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  Boss Tweed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tweed's political machine gained numerous offices in New York City, and even to the state legislature and judges' seats, often through illegal means.
Tweed himself was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1852, the New York City Board of Advisors in 1856, and the New York State Senate in 1867.
Tweed and Gould became the subjects of political cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1869.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boss_Tweed   (753 words)

 Berwick-upon-Tweed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Berwick-upon-Tweed, (pronounced "Berrick") situated in the county of Northumberland, is the northernmost town in England, on the east coast at the mouth of the river Tweed.
Although in that region the Tweed forms the border between England and Scotland, and Berwick is located on the northern, Scottish, side, the modern boundary diverts itself around the town to keep it in England.
The town proper lies on the north bank and to the north of the River Tweed, and was formerly the county town of Berwickshire in Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Berwick-upon-Tweed   (1705 words)

 Tweed, William Marcy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Attempts within Tammany to oust the Tweed Ring failed, and in 1870 Tweed forced through the state legislature a charter that greatly increased the powers of the ring.
The immediate cause of Tweed’s downfall was the publication in the New York Times of evidence of wholesale graft revealed by M. O’Rourke, a new county bookkeeper.
Largely through the efforts of Samuel J. Tilden, Tweed was tried for felony, but the jury could not reach a verdict.
www.bartleby.com /65/tw/Tweed-Wi.html   (450 words)

 Walkabout - Tweed Heads
The Tweed Shire occupies an entire river valley bounded by the ocean to the east, the McPherson Range to the north, the Tweed Range to the west, the Burringbar Range to the south and the Nightcap Range to the south-east.
Tweed Heads can claim to be one of the first resorts on the Gold Coast and consequently its age shows in some of the buildings and amenities.
Tweed Heads was originally called 'Cooloon' by European officials but popular usage won out and Tweed Heads was the name by which the settlement was gazetted after an 1886 survey of the townsite.
www.walkabout.com.au /locations/NSWTweedHeads.shtml   (2532 words)

 William Tweed
William Tweed was born in New York in 1823.
Tweed was arrested and found guilty of corruption, was sentenced to 12 years in jail.
Tweed, who had made an estimated $200,000,000 from his activities, was able to use his wealth to escape from prison.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAtweed.htm   (474 words)

 Tweed Fashion Fabrics in Fashion History 2004
The new tweeds we are seeing are an example of weaving manufacturers reworking old ideas of tweed with a blend of yarns perhaps not always as traditional a mix of yarns as used before.
Tweed also looks set to be with us during autumn 2005 as many designers still used it in their recent shows, layering texture against texture, contrasting velvet tweed and chiffon to brilliant effect.
In 2004/5 tweed texture is set against other texture such as a ruffle trim of pleated chiffon along the edge of jacket revers or selvedge fringing inserted between seam edges of the revers, hemline and cuffs.
www.fashion-era.com /Fashion_Fabrics/fashion_fabrics_tweeds1.htm   (1895 words)

 The Tweed Ring
Tweed won an important victory in the state legislature in 1870 when a new city charter was approved.
This change vastly increased the power of Tweed's small group as they submitted billings for city work that was never performed, concocted phony legal agreements and a variety of kickback schemes to line their pockets.
Tweed was tried, convicted of forgery and larceny, then sentenced to a 12-year prison term.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h703.html   (472 words)

 The Harris Tweed Authority
The story of Harris Tweed is the story of a remote island community that lies between the Highlands of Scotland on the north west tip of Europe and the North Atlantic Ocean.
The original definition read,"Harris Tweed means a tweed, hand-spun, hand-woven and dyed by the crofters and cottars in the Outer Hebrides".
Harris Tweed means a tweed which has been hand woven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the islands of Harris, Lewis, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra and their several purtenances (The Outer Hebrides) and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.
www.harristweed.com /fabric_hist.htm   (1197 words)

 Tweed Jeffries LLC ~ Transforming Business and Healthcare ~ Lighthouse Learning Systems
As experts in strategy and leadership development, Stephen Tweed, CSP, and Elizabeth Jeffries, CSP, CPAE are frequently called upon to present keynote speeches and learning seminars for association conferences and conventions, corporate meetings, executive retreats, and board of directors events.
Tweed Jeffries LLC formed Lighthouse Learning Systems™ to provide pre-planned and custom-designed learning programs that will help your team members develop their leadership and personal skills.
A Tweed Jeffries Company: One of the core markets we have served diligently over the past 15 years is the home health care industry.
www.tweedjeffries.com   (445 words)

 Mt Warning (Tweed Volcano) - John Seach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tweed volcano is a 100 km wide shield volcano.
The original volcano height of Tweed volcano was 1900 m and it erupted 3200 sq km of lava.
Mt Warning is the central complex of the Tweed volcano.
www.volcanolive.com /tweed.html   (160 words)

 English Tweed
This is the original Tweed that was launched in 1925 and is still one of the United Kingdom's best known fragrances.
Tweed is an elegant and sophisticated fragrance with a classic English branding.
Tweed has a distinguished scent that creates a special aura around a woman.
store.marthaswhsle.com /tweed.html   (165 words)

 Harris Tweed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tweed that is made in the Scottish Outer Hebridean islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra and called Harris Tweed, is widely acknowledged as being the finest available.
Today Harris Tweed is manufactured on the islands, still often woven in the homes of the islanders on their own looms.
The current status of Harris Tweed is owed to Lady Dunmore, widow of the late Earl of Dunmore who in 1846 had the weavers in Harris copy the Murray tartan.
www.coolantarctica.com /Shop/antarctica-clothing/antarctica-arctic-clothes-harris-tweed.htm   (762 words)

 Tweed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tweed is a type of fabric using the twill weave.
Boss Tweed was a 19th century New York politician.
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tweed   (84 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
TWEED WAS DYING that morning, locked inside New York City's Ludlow Street Jail at Grand Street on the Lower East Side.
The critical moment to the story is when Tweed engineers the proverbial license to steal by devising a new charter for New York City, putting the power in the hands of his incredibly greedy ring of thieves.
Ackerman often describes Tweed after his fall from power as elderly and thus worthy of compassion-- when in fact he was only 55 at death.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786714352?v=glance   (2544 words)

 BOSS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Both beloved by many of the city's poor immigrants and the target of pointed jabs from political cartoonist Thomas Nast, Tweed was a figure to be reckoned with.
Tweed was arrested in October and would die in jail in 1878.
The Tweed Courthouse, newly restored at a cost of Tweedlike proportions—more than twice the initial estimate—is slated to become the new home of the Museum of the City of New York.
www.smithsonianmag.si.edu /smithsonian/issues02/feb02/boss.html   (476 words)

 Municipality Of Tweed - Index
If you are planning a holiday in any season, we would be happy to have you come by our municipality in person and experience the wonderful scenic surroundings and friendly citizens of this great area.
Your support is needed to ensure that Tweed is considered favourably when the Province allocates long term care beds.
Plan to participate in the Tweed and Area Studio Tour and Doors Open Campaign on October 1st and 2nd, 2005.
www.twp.tweed.on.ca   (415 words)

 Tweed Coast Limousines - Weddings Corporate Transportation Airport Transfers & Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At Tweed Coast Limousines we pride ourselves on our professionalism and our luxuriously appointed current model vehicles.
Tweed Coast Limousines is an local, family-owned and operated accredited limousine hire service catering for any event:
Tweed Coast Limousine chauffeurs pick up door to door and can carry a maximum of seven people.
www.coastlimousines.com.au   (147 words)

 Berwick upon Tweed History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the mainland five miles north of Holy Island, is the mouth of the River Tweed and the most historic town of Berwick Upon Tweed.
The River Tweed at Berwick is almost as well known as the Tyne at Newcastle for its bridges.
There are three here namely; Old Bridge, the Royal Tweed Bridge, and the Royal Border Bridge.The Royal Tweed is the most recent, built in 1925 it carries the old A1 through the town, although the more modern road now bypasses the town to the west.
www.thenortheast.fsnet.co.uk /BerwickuponTweed.htm   (1445 words)

 Welcome to Tweed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Tweed’s property development company renovates properties all over the West Hull area and has a continuing commitment to develop, renovate and maintain high quality housing for people looking for accommodation.
John says: “We have just completed two recent additions in the Anlaby Road area,”; The Tweed Accommodation team, have now moved on to the next project which is already well under construction.
John is treasurer and membership officer of The Hull and District landlords Association, an organisation consisting of 60 reputable landlords, who abide by a strict code of conduct laid down by its committee.
www.tweedaccommodation.co.uk   (290 words)

 tweed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tweed was responsible for the overall administration of the Center and for its development efforts.
Tweed was responsible for the practice area of management development; designing and marketing tailored programs for senior managers in the U.S. and overseas.
Prior to his business career, Tweed was a Special Assistant to the Administrator of the largest New York City government agency.
www.cityofdefiance.com /tweed.htm   (554 words)

 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tweed Forum is a non- profit making company limited by guarantee with charitable status and registered as an Environmental Body under the Landfill Tax regulations.
The Forum’s main objective is “to promote the wise and sustainable use of the whole of the Tweed catchment through holistic and integrated management and planning”.
Tweed Forum’s membership of 29, includes local councils, Government Agencies, Environmental and Recreational Groups and others dedicated to securing the future of the River Tweed.
www.tweedforum.com   (119 words)

 Tweed Bird Observers - Keen bird watching group in the Tweed Heads, Tweed Valley, Northern Rivers, far north coast, ...
Tweed Bird Observers - Keen bird watching group in the Tweed Heads, Tweed Valley, Northern Rivers, far north coast, NSW, between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast of Australia.
Tweed Bird Observers are a bird watching group, in the Tweed Valley to Byron Bay region, south of the Gold Coast.
Tweed Bird Observers are an enthusiastic group of bird watchers, twitchers, amatuer onithologists, and sociable folk with an appreciation for the natural world, who meet (informally) twice a month.
www.bigvolcano.com.au /custom/birdos   (527 words)

 Fishing in Scotland. Fisheries and fishing on the River Tweed system and the Borders
Not only is the Tweed one of the classic salmon rivers, but it is famous for its early and late running salmon.
The Tweed is a large river and has some sizeable tributaries including the Teviot, Till, Ettrick and Whiteadder.
Around 5 Miles of the River Teviot, one of the major tributaries of the famous River Tweed, is available for salmon, sea-trout, brown trout and grayling angling.
www.fishing-scotland.net /tweed.htm   (319 words)

 Tweed Heads Real Estate
Tweed Heads Real Estate are the proud sponsors of the South Tweed Junior Rugby League Club.
Tweed Heads Real Estate has been established for over 42 years, servicing the areas of Banora Point, Terranora, Tweed Heads, Bilambil Heights, Fingal, and Kingscliff.
Outside has three car lock up garage and an ample amount of storage space under the house, concrete access up the side for a boat, van or trailer which is fenced of from the street.
www.tweedheadsrealestate.com.au   (141 words)

 "Boss Tweed" and the Tammany Hall Machine
There is little question that the Tweed Ring were outright thieves and that Tammany Hall did have a series of reoccurring scandals.
Samuel Tilden was the Chairperson of the New York State Democratic Party during the Tweed era and ran for President against Rutherford Hayes in 1876.
As he gathered information to prove Tweed criminality beyond a shadow of a doubt Tilden also wanted the state Democratic Party to not be accused of corruption or covering up.
www.albany.edu /~dkw42/tweed.html   (1059 words)

 Political Wire: Tweed
"Tweed is a wonderfully vivid subject, a man of gigantic, Rabelaisian hungers.
As the boss of Tammany Hall, Tweed "feasted on a flood of post-Civil War money, stealing with his associates a sum that has been estimated from a low of $1 billion in today's dollars to a high of $4 billion."
Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York
politicalwire.com /archives/2005/03/27/tweed.html   (304 words)

 John Tweed
JACK TWEED IS The March 1956 issue of The Union & New Haven Trust Company Journal carried a complete story of the New Haven Municipal Airport and its manager since the beginning --- John Hancock "Jack" Tweed.
I was at Tweed when a 4 engine navy plane was flown in.
Tweed is still very active with some smaller liners and a lot of freight goes out of there, but I'm afraid expansion isn't for now as the local residents are quite vocal about it.
www.earlyaviators.com /etweed.htm   (921 words)

 Today in History: December 4
Convicted of forgery and larceny in 1873, Tweed was released in 1875.
Meanwhile, Tilden's efforts to oust Tweed solidified his name as a reformer—a reputation that made him Governor of New York in 1874 and nearly put him in the White House in 1877.
Boss Tweed, acting as a policeman, although wearing the uniform of a convict, holds two boys by the collar with one hand, and carries a billy club in the other.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/dec04.html   (1951 words)

 The QAC Member Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tweed National Theatre is a group of people dedicated to providing the community with quality live theatre.
Tweed National Theatre originated in 1984, with a variety night as its first production.
Anyone is welcome to join the Tweed National Theatre for a nominal fee, which entitles you to one vote at general meetings.
www.quinteartscouncil.org /members/tnt.html   (203 words)

 Holiday Caravan Parks Accommodation : Camping Sites/Grounds - Tweed Heads, New South Wales, NSW, Australia
While the Tweed Billabong is set in a bushland environment, the saltwater billabong has provided impetus for a nautical boat shed theme.
Thus, the Tweed Billabong is located in a unique setting and attracts domestic and international guests.
Tweed Billabong is a member of the BIG4 Holiday Parks of Australia chain.
www.tweedbillabong.com.au   (316 words)

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