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Fort Riley

(Encyclopedia) Fort Riley, U.S. military post, 5,760 acres (2,331 hectares), NE Kans., on the Kansas River; est. 1852 to protect travelers on the Santa Fe Trail from attack by Native…

Levertov, Denise

(Encyclopedia) Levertov, Denise lĕv´ərtôf˝ [key], 1923–97, Anglo-American poet, b. Ilford, England. Educated in England, she came to the United States in 1948. Her spare, emotional…

Denise Levertov

Known for poetry of political and social consciousness, Denise Levertov published her first book of poems, The Double Image, in England in 1946. Though still young, she had worked as a nurse in…

Denise Richards

Denise Richards was a model-turned-actress when she got her breakthrough role as fresh-faced sci-fi soldier Carmen Ibanez in the sci-fi film Starship Troopers (1997, based on the Robert A. Heinlein…

Riley, Fort

(Encyclopedia) Riley, Fort: see Fort Riley .

Riley, Bridget

(Encyclopedia) Riley, Bridget, 1931–, English painter. Associated with the pop art movement, Riley covers large canvases with interlocking bands, undulating curves, scattered…

Riley, Charles Valentine

(Encyclopedia) Riley, Charles Valentine, 1843–95, American entomologist, b. England. He emigrated to the United States in 1860 and served as state entomologist (1868–77) of Missouri and…

Marshall, Thomas Riley

(Encyclopedia) Marshall, Thomas Riley, 1854–1925, U.S. Vice President (1913–21), b. North Manchester, Ind. A lawyer in Columbia City, Ind., he was Democratic governor of the state (1909…

Riley, James Whitcomb

(Encyclopedia) Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849–1916, American poet, b. Greenfield, Ind., known as the Hoosier poet. He was at various times a traveling actor, a sign painter, and a…

Pat Riley

Pat RileyBorn: Mar. 20, 1945Basketball coached LA Lakers to 4 of their 5 NBA titles in 1980s (1982,85,87-88); coached New York Knicks from 1991-95, then signed with Miami Heat as coach, team…