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Curtis W. Harris

Curtis West Harris (born July 1, 1924) is an African-American minister, civil rights activist, and politician in Virginia.

Civil rights work

Curtis W. Harris' civil rights work began in 1950 with his stint as president of the Hopewell chapter of the NAACP.[1] In 1960, he was arrested and sentenced to 60 days in jail for his role in a sit-in at segregated Georges' Drugstore in Hopewell, Virginia. Later in that year, he protested the segregation of the Hopewell swimming pool, which eventually led to the pool's closure. In 1966, Harris led a peaceful demonstration to prevent the building of a landfill in Hopewell's African American community; and was confronted by the Ku Klux Klan on the steps of city hall.[2] Harris was arrested 13 times for civil disobedience during his years of involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.[1]

In 1960, Harris helped to organize the Hopewell Improvement Association, an affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and was elected Vice President.[3] He was named to the Board of Directors of the National SCLC in 1961 while Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was president. Also in 1961, Harris was cited for contempt by the Boatwright Committee of the Virginia General Assembly for not revealing the names of individuals associated with SCLC and not responding to the questions asked by the committee. On March 29, 1962, Dr. King along with more than 100 Virginia ministers and laymen accompanied Harris to his contempt trial (Boatwright Committee) in Hopewell. [3] He worked with Dr. King on multiple civil rights initiatives, including the March on Washington and the 50 mile march from Selma to Montgomery; and considered him as one of his mentors in the Civil Rights Movement. Harris served as president of the Virginia State Unit of SCLC from 1963–1998, and was elected the National SCLC Vice President in 2005.[3]

In 1987, he led a march against discrimination in Colonial Heights, Virginia. In 1996, he filed a discrimination complaint against a Fort Lee, VA military unit. In 2007, Harris marched against a proposed ethanol plant being built in Hopewell with support from the national SCLC.[4]

Other professional work

Curtis Harris was employed at Allied Chemical when he was ordained a Baptist minister in 1959, and First Baptist Church, Bermuda Hundred in Chester, VA was where he first served as a pastor and remained until 1969. In 1961, he was called to pastor at both Union Baptist Church in Hopewell, VA and Gilfield Baptist Church in Ivor, VA. Harris retired from Gilfield in 1994, and on December 16, 2007, he delivered his final sermon at Union Baptist after a 46-year pastorship.

As early as 1964, Harris ran for a seat on the Hopewell City Council. After seven attempts to be elected, he and many other like-minded residents moved the city of Hopewell to replace its longstanding at-large system with a ward system in 1983. Harris was finally elected to the Hopewell City Council (Ward 2) in 1986; in 1994 he was elected vice mayor; and in 1998, Harris was sworn in as the first African-American mayor of Hopewell. After 26 years of service to the city as well as to his constituents in Ward 2, Harris retired from his seat on the Hopewell City Council on March 1, 2012. [5]

On February 11, 2014, the Hopewell City Council voted to rename Terminal Street, Rev. C. W. Harris Street. For 57 years, Curtis and Ruth Harris lived at 209 Terminal Street, a street in Hopewell which now bears his name. The council also voted to rename Booker Street (which intersects Terminal), Ruth Harris Way in honor of Curtis’ late wife, Ruth. The Street Sign Ceremony hosted by the Hopewell City Council was held at Union Baptist Church on June 15, 2014, to pay tribute to Rev. Dr. Curtis W. Harris and his late wife, Dr. Ruth J. Harris. Herbert Bragg, Hopewell’s Director of Intergovernmental and Public Affairs was master of ceremony, music was rendered by the Harris Connection Singers and statements were made by Dr. Anthony Nutt, Mayor Michael Bujakowski, Vice Mayor Jasmine Guy, City Manager Michael Haley, Councilwoman Brenda Pelham, Councilwoman Jackie Shonak, State Senator Henry Marsh and Dr. Joanne Lucas, Dr. Harris’ daughter. Letters were read from Governor Terry McAuliffe, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and U.S. Senator Timothy Kaine.[6]

On July 1, 2017, Harris celebrated his 93rd birthday with family and friends at a program, "Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Curtis West Harris," hosted by Union Baptist Church where he is Pastor Emeritus.

References
  1. Setegn, Lea (2006-02-13). "Curtis W. Harris". The TimesDispatch. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  2. "Community Honors Harris". The HopewellNews. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  3. "SCLC People to People Tour" (PDF). SCLC Newsletter. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  4. "2001 Honorees - Curtis W. Harris". Dominion. Archived from the original on 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  5. "Hopewell: Rev. Curtis Harris to retire from city council". WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, LA. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  6. "Hopewell Political Rights Activist Get Street Named After Him". WRIC.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
External links
  • [1] Curtis W. Harris Website
  • [2] Recognition of Virginia Civil Rights Activists 2005
  • [3] Hopewell Political Rights Activist Get Street Named After Him
  • [4] The HistoryMakers
  • [5] Civil rights leader Harris to attend the State of the Union
  • [6] Curtis Harris 2003 Oral History Video from the Voices of Freedom Collection of the VCU Libraries
  • [7] Curtis W. Harris_Civil Rights Activist Video
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Curtis W. Harris

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Curtis West Harris (born July 1, 1924) is an African-American minister , civil rights activist , and politician in Virginia . Civil rights work Curtis W. Harris' civil rights work began in 1950 with his stint as president of the Hopewell chapter of the NAACP . In 1960, he was arrested and sentenced to 60 days in jail for his role in a sit-in at segregated Georges' Drugstore in Hopewell, Virginia . Later in that year, he protested the segregation of the Hopewell swimming pool, which eventually led to the pool's closure. In 1966, Harris led a peaceful demonstration to prevent the building of a landfill in Hopewell's African American community; and was confronted by the Ku Klux Klan on the steps of city hall. Harris was arrested 13 times for civil disobedience during his years of involvement in the Civil Rights Movement . In 1960, Harris helped to organize the Hopewell Improvement Association, an affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference , and was elected Vice President. He was named to the Bo ...more...



Dendron, Virginia

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Dendron is a town in Surry County , Virginia , United States . The population was 297 at the 2000 census. Sculptor Leslie Garland Bolling was born in Dendron, as was mayor of Hopewell, Virginia , Curtis W. Harris . Geography Dendron is located at 37°2′40″N 76°56′5″W  /  37.04444°N 76.93472°W (37.044516, -76.934737). According to the United States Census Bureau , the town has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), all of it land. History Dendron was originally a mill town, built and run by the Surry Lumber Company in to house employees of its sawmill. The village was known as Mussel Fork Village until 1896 when it was renamed "Dendron." The name was derived from δένδρον , the Greek word for tree. The years after 1896 saw rapid growth and expansion of the sawmill and the Town. More people moved to Dendron and additional Company housing built. By 1906, Dendron had a population of 1513 people, 298 dwellings, two hotels, eighteen Company stores and five churches. By 1928, Dendron's population had reached ne ...more...



Tony Curtis

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Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz ; June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades but who was mostly popular in the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances. Although his early film roles were partly the result of his good looks, by the latter half of the 1950s he became a strong screen presence with the range to act in numerous dramatic and comedy roles. In his earliest parts he acted in a string of mediocre films, including swashbucklers , westerns, light comedies, sports films and a musical. However, by the time he starred in Houdini (1953) with his wife Janet Leigh , "his first clear success," notes critic David Thomson , his acting had progressed immensely. He achieved his first serious recognition as a dramatic actor in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) with co-star Burt Lancaster . The following year he ...more...



Curtis W. Fentress

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Curtis Fentress , FAIA, RIBA (born 1947), an American architect, is the principal-in-charge of design at Fentress Architects , an international design studio he founded in Denver, Colorado , in 1980. Fentress Architects also has studios in Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California; Washington, D.C. and London, UK. Fentress’ DIA ( Denver International Airport ), Incheon International Airport (Seoul, South Korea) and his in-progress modernization of LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) et al., have garnered recognition (see background below) worldwide for design excellence and outstanding “airside-to-curbside” traveler experience. Focused on the public process, Fentress’ works are in the genres of airport, museum and public buildings. A protégé of I.M. Pei , Fentress has developed a reputation as a hybrid architect, developing iconic design reflective of the region’s culture, within the cost and budgetary confines associated with high-profile public architecture. He is known among students of architectur ...more...



Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year

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Charles Curtis

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Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was an American attorney and politician, who served as the 31st Vice President of the United States from 1929 to 1933. After serving as a United States Representative and being repeatedly re-elected as United States Senator from Kansas , Curtis was chosen as Senate Majority Leader by his Republican colleagues. A member of the Kaw Nation born in the Kansas Territory , Curtis was the first person with significant Native American ancestry and the first person with acknowledged non-European ancestry to reach either of the highest offices in the United States government 's executive branch. He also was an Executive Branch officer born in a territory rather than a state. His mother was of Kaw, Osage and French ancestry, and his father was ethnic British American. As an attorney, Curtis entered political life at the age of 32. He won multiple terms from his district in Topeka, Kansas , beginning in 1892 as a Republican to the US House of Representatives. He was el ...more...



Benjamin W. Harris

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Benjamin Winslow Harris (November 10, 1823 – February 7, 1907) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and judge from Massachusetts . He was the father of Robert Orr Harris . Born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts , Harris pursued an academic course at Phillips Academy, Andover , graduating in 1847. He graduated from Dane Law School of Harvard University in 1849. He was admitted to the bar in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850, commencing practice in East Bridgewater. He served in the Massachusetts Senate in 1857, was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1858, was district attorney for the southeastern district of Massachusetts from 1858 to 1866 and was collector of internal revenue for the second district of Massachusetts from 1866 to 1873. Harris was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1872, serving from 1873 to 1883, not being a candidate for renomination in 1882. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs from 1881 to 1883. Afterwa ...more...



Sam Riley

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Samuel Peter W. Riley (born 8 January 1980) is an English actor and singer. He is best known for his performance in the 2007 biographical film Control about the life of Ian Curtis , as protagonist Sal Paradise in the 2012 adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel On the Road , and as Diaval in the 2014 film Maleficent . Early life Riley was born in Menston, West Yorkshire , the son of Amanda, a nursery school teacher, and Andrew Riley, a textile agent. He was educated at Malsis School, Cross Hills, and at Uppingham School . He was trained in London though neglected other pursuits such as musical theatre. Career Acting His breakthrough performance came when he played the role of Ian Curtis in the film Control , a biopic about the lead singer of the 1970s post-punk band Joy Division . The film received high critical acclaim due in no small part to Riley's performance, which won him a selection of awards including the British Independent Film Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" a BAFTA "Rising Star" nomination; ...more...



Curtis LeMay

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B-17s and the Liner "Rex" LeMay became known for his massive incendiary attacks against Japanese cities during the war using hundreds of planes flying at low altitudes. Curtis Emerson LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990) was a general in the United States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of American Independent Party candidate George Wallace in the 1968 presidential election . LeMay is credited with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial, systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II . He served as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965. LeMay joined the United States Army Air Corps while studying civil engineering at Ohio State University . He had risen to the rank of major by the time of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor . He commanded the 305th Operations Group and the 3d Air Division in the European theatre of World War II from October 1942 to August 1944, when he was transferred to the China Burma In ...more...



Laurie Strode

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Laurie Strode is a fictional character in the Halloween horror franchise, portrayed by actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Scout Taylor-Compton . She appears in six of the ten Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter 's original 1978 film . She is the primary protagonist of the first, second, and seventh and appears at the beginning of the eighth in a small role. Jamie Lee Curtis portrayed the role in the original run of the series, with Scout Taylor-Compton taking the role in Rob Zombie 's reboot and its sequel . In academic materials, Strode is widely cited as the one of the earliest and most influential examples of the " final girl " slasher film archetype and has been compared to other heroines such as Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). In September 2017, it was announced that Curtis is set to reprise her role in Halloween (2018). Appearances Films Original appearances Laurie Strode first appears in the original Halloween . The 17-year-old Laurie (Curtis) has plans to babysit Tomm ...more...



Halloween: Resurrection

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Halloween: Resurrection is a 2002 American horror film and the eighth installment in the Halloween (franchise) . Directed by Rick Rosenthal , who had also directed Halloween II (1981 film) in 1981, the film builds upon the continuity of Halloween H20: 20 Years Later . Larry Brand and Sean Hood devised the screenplay. It continues with the masked serial killer Michael Myers continuing his murderous rampage in his hometown of Haddonfield. Yet, this time, the killer's old, derelict childhood home is being used for a live internet horror show. It stars Busta Rhymes , Bianca Kajlich , Thomas Ian Nicholas , Ryan Merriman , Sean Patrick Thomas and Tyra Banks , with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode . Halloween: Resurrection was released on July 12, 2002, to widely negative critical reviews, having just a 12% score on Rotten Tomatoes , with many claiming it was an unnecessary sequel to the H20 film. Despite the heavy criticism, Resurrection was somewhat of a box office success, with over $30 milli ...more...



Battle of Westport

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The Battle of Westport , sometimes referred to as the " Gettysburg of the West, " was fought on October 23, 1864, in modern Kansas City, Missouri , during the American Civil War . Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis decisively defeated an outnumbered Confederate force under Major General Sterling Price . This engagement was the turning point of Price's Missouri Expedition , forcing his army to retreat. The battle ended the last major Confederate offensive west of the Mississippi River , and for the remainder of the war the United States Army maintained solid control over most of Missouri. This battle was one of the largest to be fought west of the Mississippi River, with over 30,000 men engaged. Cannon at Loose Park . Price was said to have watched the battle from a grove of trees here. The "General Tree", long since gone, was a landmark for many years John Wornall House , which was used by both sides as a hospital Westport Westport (now a part of Kansas City, Missouri ) had already established ...more...



Curtis Institute of Music

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The Curtis Institute of Music is a conservatory in Philadelphia that offers courses of study leading to a performance diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera, or Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. It is renowned for being among the most selective institutes of higher education in the world, with a 4.8% admissions rate. History Looking southeast from Rittenhouse Square toward the Curtis Institute's main building at the corner of Locust Street (on the left) and South 18th Street (on the right) (2006) The institute was established in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok , who named it in honor of her father, Cyrus Curtis , a notable American publisher. After consulting with musician friends including Josef Hofmann and Leopold Stokowski on how best to help musically gifted young people, Bok purchased three mansions on Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square and had them joined and renovated. She established a faculty of prominent performing artists and eventually left the institute with an endowment of U ...more...



Michael Myers (Halloween)

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Michael Myers is a fictional character from the Halloween series of slasher films . He first appears in John Carpenter 's Halloween (1978) as a young boy who murders his sister then fifteen years later returns home to murder more teenagers. In the original Halloween, the adult Michael Myers, referred to as The Shape in the closing credits, was portrayed by Nick Castle for most of the film, with Tony Moran and Tommy Lee Wallace substituting in during the final scenes. The character was created by Debra Hill and John Carpenter and has appeared in nine films, as well as novels , multiple video games, and several comic books. The character is the primary antagonist in the Halloween film series, except Halloween III: Season of the Witch , which is not connected in continuity to the rest of the films. Since Castle, Moran, and Wallace put on the mask in the original film, six people have stepped into the role. Tyler Mane is the only actor to have portrayed Michael Myers in consecutive films, and one of only two acto ...more...



The Shirelles

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The Shirelles were an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston Reeves), Doris Coley (later Doris Kenner-Jackson), Addie "Micki" Harris (later Addie Harris McFadden), and Beverly Lee . Founded in 1957 for a talent show at their high school, they were signed by Florence Greenberg of Tiara Records . Their first single, "I Met Him on a Sunday", was released by Tiara and licensed by Decca Records in 1958. After a brief and unsuccessful period with Decca, they went with Greenberg to her newly formed company, Scepter Records . Working with Luther Dixon , the group rose to fame with " Tonight's the Night ". After a successful period of collaboration with Dixon and promotion by Scepter, with seven top 20 hits, the Shirelles left Scepter in 1966. Afterwards, they were unable to maintain their previous popularity. The Shirelles have been described as having a "naive schoolgirl sound" that contrasted with the sexual themes of many o ...more...



Freaky Friday (2003 film)

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Freaky Friday is a 2003 American fantasy-comedy teen film directed by Mark Waters and written by Heather Hach and Leslie Dixon , based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers . It stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan as a mother and daughter whose bodies are switched due to a mysterious fortune cookie . The film was released in theaters on August 6, 2003, by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures . It received positive reviews from film critics and it earned over $160 million worldwide on a $20 million budget. It was Disney 's third film adaptation of the novel, after the 1976 film Freaky Friday starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster , and the 1995 TV film Freaky Friday starring Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffmann . It was released on VHS and DVD on December 16, 2003 by Walt Disney Home Video . Plot Anna Coleman is an average teenager with a stressful life due to her stodgy widowed mother, Tess, and annoying younger brother, Harry. The conflicts revolve around: Tess's upcoming second marriage to ...more...



List of Halloween characters

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Curtis Thomas

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W. Curtis Thomas is a Democratic Party member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181 . References Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications (2005). The Pennsylvania Manual . 117 . Department of Property and Supplies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . Retrieved 2015-05-13 . Cox, Harold (2010-02-26). "House Members T" . Wilkes University Election Statistics Project . Wilkes University. External links Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Curtis Thomas (Democrat) official PA House website Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus - Curtis Thomas official Party website Profile at Project Vote Smart W. Curtis Thomas is a Democratic Party member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 181 . References Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications (2005). The Pennsylvania Manual . 117 . Department of Property and Supplies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . Retrieved 2015-0 ...more...



Curtis R. Reitz

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Curtis Randall Reitz (born c. 1930) is the Algernon Sydney Biddle Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School . He received his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, and his LL.B. in 1956. He served as the editor-in-chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review from 1955 to 1956, and then worked as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren from 1956 to 1957. He has represented Pennsylvania for 25 years in the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws , and is chair of the Conference's Committee on International Legal Developments. He also participated in the recent revision of the Uniform Commercial Code . His recent work has focused on international commercial law , including aspects of the World Trade Organization 's operations. Selected publications Cases and Materials on International Regulation of Trade and Investment (2006) Sales and Transactions: Domestic and International Law (3d ed. 2006) The Law of Sales and Secured Finan ...more...



Brian Lee (wrestler)

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Brian Lee Harris (born November 26, 1966) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler . He is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Brian Lee and with the World Wrestling Federation as Chainz and an imposter version of The Undertaker . He is also the cousin of Ron and Don Harris . Professional wrestling career Continental Wrestling Association and United States Wrestling Association (1988–1991) Brian Lee made his debut in 1988 for Jerry Jarrett 's Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis . In 1989, the CWA merged with World Class Championship Wrestling to form United States Wrestling Association . He would remain with the USWA until 1991. He appeared in a dark match at the World Wrestling Federation's 1991 special Tuesday pay-per-view event This Tuesday in Texas . He made his debut in World Championship Wrestling's Clash of the Champions XIII on November 20, 1990 losing to The Z-Man . Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1991–1 ...more...



Spencer Tracy

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Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his natural style and versatility. One of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age , Tracy won two Academy Awards for Best Actor , from nine nominations, sharing the record for nominations in that category with Laurence Olivier . Tracy first discovered his talent for acting while attending Ripon College , and he later received a scholarship for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts . He spent seven years in the theatre, working in a succession of stock companies and intermittently on Broadway . Tracy's breakthrough came in 1930, when his lead performance in The Last Mile caught the attention of Hollywood . After a successful film debut in Up the River , Tracy was signed to a contract with Fox Film Corporation . His five years with Fox were unremarkable, and he remained largely unknown to audiences after 25 films, most of them starring Tracy as the leading man. None of them were hits although The Power and the Glory (1 ...more...



Angel Band (song)

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"Angel Band" is an American gospel music song. The lyrics – a poem written in common metre – were originally titled "My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast," and were written by Jefferson Hascall (sometimes found as Haskell in hymnals). The lyric was first set in J. W. Dadmun's tunebook The Melodeon in 1860, to a tune by Dadmun. These words, being in common metre, could be sung to many hymn tunes, but the tune now universally associated them is by William Batchelder Bradbury , and was published in Bradbury's Golden Shower of S.S. Melodies in 1862. Bradbury's song was originally titled "The Land of Beulah." "Angel Band" became widely known in the 19th century, both in folk traditions and in published form, e.g. William Walker 's Christian Harmony of 1866, and has been recorded by many artists, probably most famously by the Stanley Brothers , Emmylou Harris , and by the Monkees . The Stanley Brothers version is included on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack album (2000). Angel Band - Autoharp A recording of "A ...more...



George H. W. Bush

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George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. He was also the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party , he previously was a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence . He is the oldest living former U.S. President and Vice President. Previously known as simply "George Bush", since 2001, Bush has often been referred to as "George H. W. Bush", "Bush 41", "Bush the Elder", or "George Bush Senior" to distinguish him from his eldest son, George W. Bush , the 43rd President of the United States. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts , to Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Bush postponed his university studies, enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday, and became the youngest aviator in the U.S. Navy at the time. He served until the end of the war, then attended Yale University . Graduatin ...more...



Warren G. Harris

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Warren G. Harris was an American politician and business executive who served as a member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council from 1947 to 1949. Early life Harris was born on April 29, 1913 in Worcester, Massachusetts . He was raised in Millbury, Massachusetts , where his father, Warren B. Harris, was a member of the school committee. Harris attended the Boston University College of Business Administration and School of Law . Political career In 1938, Harris was elected to the Millbury school committee. He defeated the same candidate who beat his father in 1923. Harris was reelected in 1940. In addition to serving on the school committee, Harris was also the president of the town's Republican committee and Kiwanis . In 1942, Harris enlisted in the United States Army . He served in the Pacific , African and Middle East theaters of World War II . He left the Army with the rank of Lieutenant. In 1946, Harris was elected to the Massachusetts Governor's Council. He was defeated for reelection in 1948 by Dem ...more...



Soul jazz

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Jimmy Smith on the Hammond organ Soul jazz is a development of jazz incorporating strong influences from blues , soul , gospel and rhythm and blues in music for small groups, often an organ trio featuring a Hammond organ . History Soul jazz is often associated with hard bop . Mark C. Gridley, writing for the All Music Guide to Jazz , explains that soul jazz more specifically refers to music with "an earthy, bluesy melodic concept" and "repetitive, dance-like rhythms.... Note that some listeners make no distinction between 'soul-jazz" and 'funky hard bop,' and many musicians don't consider 'soul-jazz' to be continuous with 'hard bop.'" Roy Carr describes soul jazz as an outgrowth of hard bop, with the terms "funk" and "soul" appearing in a jazz context as early as the mid-1950s to describe "gospel-informed, down-home, call-and-response blues." Carr also notes the acknowledged influence of Ray Charles ' small group recordings (which included saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman and Hank Crawford ) with Horac ...more...



Christian Scott

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Christian Scott (born March 31, 1983), also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is an American trumpeter, composer and producer. Biography Christian Scott live in 2016 at Leverkusener Jazztage Scott was born on March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana , to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III and also has a twin brother, Kiel. At the age of 13 he was given the chance to play with his uncle, jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison . By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors, Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan. Once he graduated NOCCA, Scott received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2004. Between 2003 and 2004, while attending Berklee, he was member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet, and studied under the direction of Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro, and Gary Burton . He majored in professional music ...more...



Free Will (book)

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Free Will is a 2012 book by American neuroscientist and author Sam Harris . Harris argues that the truth about the human mind (that free will is an illusion ) does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of political and social freedom, and can as well as should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life. Overview Harris says the idea of free will "cannot be mapped on to any conceivable reality" and is incoherent. According to Harris, science "reveals you to be a biochemical puppet." People's thoughts and intentions, Harris says, "emerge from background causes of which we are unaware and over which we exert no conscious control." Every choice we make is made as a result of preceding causes. These choices we make are determined by those causes, and are therefore not really choices at all. Harris also draws a distinction between conscious and unconscious reactions to the world. Even without free will, consciousness has an important role to play in the choices we make ...more...



Annie Brackett

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Annie Brackett ( Born November 28th 1959 ) is a fictional character in the Halloween horror franchise . The character was created by screenwriters John Carpenter and Debra Hill . First appearing in Halloween (1978), and its sequel Halloween II (1981), she is portrayed by Nancy Kyes . In the 2007 remake and its sequel , she is portrayed by Danielle Harris , who had previously starred as Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4 and 5 . The character also appears in various novels and comic books of the franchise. In the films, Annie is presented as one Laurie Strode 's best friends and a classmate. On Halloween night, she babysits Lindsey Wallace . She is the first of Laurie's friends to be killed by Michael Myers , with her corpse being placed alongside Judith Myers ' tombstone. In the remake, Annie's role remains relatively unchanged, though her struggle with Michael is lengthier, bloodier and includes extended nudity . While Michael does get his hands on her and also kills her boyfriend in the Wallace house, she survives ...more...



USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175)

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USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175) was a C1-M-AV1 coastal freighter. Built as Spindle Eye , one of the many named for knots. The ship, modified to be a "news transmission ship" for the press during the planned invasion of Japan, was completed 9 July 1945, delivered to the War Shipping Administration and placed under its agent Lykes Brothers Steamship Company the same day. Days later, on 26 July, Spindle Eye was bareboat chartered to the War Department for operation by the Army. The ship was renamed November 1947 by the Army, after serving as a radio relay ship at the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests and conversion to an Army passenger-cargo vessel, Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup in honor Sergeant Curtis F. Shoup who had been awarded the Medal of Honor. After layup the U.S. Navy acquired the ship and placed her in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as the USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup . The ship was converted by the Navy into a helicopter freighter and later into a ship responsible for ...more...



Robert H. Frank

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Robert Harris Frank (born January 2, 1945) is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and a Professor of Economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University . He contributes to the "Economic View" column , which appears every fifth Sunday in The New York Times . Frank's 2011 book is on wealth inequality in the United States . Career Born in Coral Gables, Florida , Frank graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1962. Frank received a B.S. in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1966, M.A. in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971, and Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley in 1972. Until 2001, he was the Goldwin Smith Professor of Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy in the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences . For the 2008–09 academic year, Frank was a visiting professor at the New York University Stern School of Business . Frank has also been a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Nepal , the chief econom ...more...



List of magicians

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This is a list of magicians , illusionists, mentalists , escapologists , and other practitioners of stage magic . For a list of witches , wizards , and other practitioners of paranormal magic , see: List of occultists . Magicians are listed by the most common name used in performance. Magicians' actual names, when applicable, follow in parentheses. A Aalto, Simo Abbot, David Acer, David Ackerman, Allan Adams, Curtis Aich, Jewel Alexander, C. A. (Claude Alexander Conlin) Alexander, Jay Amazing Johnathan (John Edward Szeles) Ammar, Michael Amodei, Ivan Anckorn, Fergus ("Wizardus") Anderson, Harry Anderson, John Henry Andrus, Jerry Andruzzi, Tony (Tom S. Palmer) Angel, Criss (Christopher Sarantakos) Annemann, Theodore (Theodore John Squires) Archer, John Atkins, Jeffery B Baker, Al Balducci, Ed Baldwin, Samri Ballantine, Carl (Meyer Kessler) Bamberg II, David Tobias (Fu Manchu) Bamberg, Tobias Banachek (Steven Shaw) Barry and Stuart (Barry Jones & Stuart MacLeod) Barry, Keith Bartl, János Bavli, Guy Becker, ...more...



Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1950

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The 1950 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950. Democratic incumbent Paul A. Dever defeated Republican Arthur W. Coolidge , Socialist Labor candidate Horace Hillis, and Prohibition candidate Mark R. Shaw . In the race for Lieutenant Governor , Democratic incumbent Charles F. Sullivan defeated Republican Laurence Curtis and Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder. Primaries Democratic Paul Dever ran unopposed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Incumbent Charles F. "Jeff" Sullivan defeated former Democratic State Committee Chairman John Francis Cahill , Hull selectman William N. Bergan , G. Edward Bradley , and J. Frank Murphy for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor. Democratic Lt. gubernatorial primary, 1950 Party Candidate Votes % ± Democratic Charles F. Sullivan 196,638 52.68% Democratic G. Edward Bradley 55,176 14.78% Democratic J. Frank Murphy 49,095 13.15% Democratic John Francis Cahill 47,635 12.76% Democratic William N. Bergan 24,718 6.62%% Republican Fo ...more...



The Foundations

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The Foundations were a British soul band , active from 1967 to 1970. The group, made up of West Indians , White British , and a Sri Lankan , are best known for their two biggest hits, " Baby Now That I've Found You " (number one in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, and number eleven in the US), written by Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod; and " Build Me Up Buttercup " (number two in the UK and number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 ), co-written by Macaulay with Mike d'Abo , at the time the lead vocalist with Manfred Mann . The group was the first multi-racial group to have a number one hit in the UK in the 1960s. The Foundations were one of the few British acts to successfully imitate what became known as the Motown Sound . The Foundations signed to Pye , at the time one of only four big UK record companies (the others being EMI with its HMV , Columbia Records , and Parlophone labels; Decca ; and Philips who also owned Fontana ). Biography Origins The Foundations drew much interest and intrigue due to the siz ...more...



Highway 101 (album)

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Highway 101 is the self-titled debut album by the American country music band Highway 101 . It saw the group shoot straight to the tops of the country music charts with two singles hitting the #1 spot on the Billboard Country charts, another rising to #2, and a fourth song at #4. The album itself was a #7 Country album. The #1 hits were "Somewhere Tonight" and "Cry, Cry, Cry." Also, "Whiskey, If You Were a Woman" rose to #2, and "The Bed You Made for Me" did almost as well at #4. Track listing " Whiskey, If You Were a Woman " (Mary W. Francis, Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison) – 3:00 "Bridge Across Forever" ( Matraca Berg , Ronnie Samoset) – 3:11 " Somewhere Tonight " ( Harlan Howard , Rodney Crowell ) – 3:15 "Woman Walk the Line" ( Emmylou Harris , Paul Kennerley ) – 4:06 "Good Goodbye" ( Paulette Carlson , Bob DiPiero , Pat McManus) – 3:09 " Cry, Cry, Cry " ( John Scott Sherrill , Don Devaney) – 2:28 "Are You Still Mine" (Carlson) – 3:30 "One Step Closer" (Scott "Cactus" Moser, Curtis Stone) – 2:55 "Someone Beli ...more...



Scream of the Wolf

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Scream of the Wolf is a 1974 television film starring Peter Graves and Clint Walker and directed by Dan Curtis . Plot Local adventure writer and former hunter John Weatherby (Peter Graves) is called in to investigate a series of brutal murders that has the sheriff confused. The clues are not clear and leave no clear trail. The tracks left at the murder site appear to be that of a wolf, but then change into human footprints. The townspeople begin to believe that it is a werewolf. Lost in his search for answers but disbelieving the werewolf theory, Weatherby contacts his old friend Byron (Clint Walker), a mysterious big game hunter and a recluse with strange ideas, who was once bitten by a wolf, to help him track this unknown killer. Byron repeatedly refuses to get involved, but then agrees to help find the beast in a nighttime hunt, with an unexpected conclusion for all. Cast Peter Graves - John Weatherby Clint Walker - Byron Douglas Jo Ann Pflug - Sandy Miller Philip Carey - Sheriff Vernon Bell Don Megowan - ...more...



Justin Harris

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Justin Todd Harris (born 1975) is the owner and operator of a preschool in West Fork in Washington County in northwestern Arkansas and a Republican former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives . From 2013 to 2017, he represented District 81, which includes parts of Washington and Crawford counties. From 2011 to 2013, he represented District 87, which was moved to the domain of the since term-limited Republican Jonathan Barnett of Siloam Springs in Benton County . Background A native of Muskogee in eastern Oklahoma , Harris was reared in Siloam Springs, where he graduated from Siloam Springs High School . He holds degrees in Human and Child Development and Human Environmental Science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville . He is a member of the Arkansas and the Southern Early Childhood Education associations. Since 2003, he has owned Growing God's Kingdom Preschool in West Fork. From 2000 to 2003, he was director of the Living Faith Preschool. For some two years in the late 1990s, he was a ...more...



List of NFL players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy

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A large number of former American football ( NFL ) players have been diagnosed with or have suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy , or CTE. A definitive diagnosis so far can be made only post-mortem . However, an increasing number of former players are reporting symptoms of CTE. Former players with CTE confirmed post-mortem A definitive test currently can be made only by examining the brain tissue of a deceased victim. As the families of many deceased players wish to keep their medical information private, the following list is incomplete. A brain injury study conducted at the Boston University School of Medicine showed that 33 of 34 players tested post-mortem showed clear signs of CTE, and additional players have so far been confirmed with CTE separately. A new list released in November 2016 mentions CTE in 90 of 94 brains of former and deceased NFL players. In July 2017, a new study showed that 110 of 111 brains examined showed signs of CTE. Jovan Belcher Forrest Blue Bill Bryant Lew Carpenter Da ...more...



James Curtis Hepburn

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James Curtis Hepburn (March 13, 1815 – September 21, 1911) was an American physician , translator , educator , and lay Christian missionary . He is known for the Hepburn romanization system for transliteration of the Japanese language into the Latin alphabet , which he popularized in his Japanese–English dictionary . Background and early life Bust of James Curtis Hepburn Hepburn was born in Milton, Pennsylvania , on March 13, 1815. He attended Princeton University , earned a master's degree , after which he attended the University of Pennsylvania , where he received his M. D. degree in 1836, and became a physician . He decided to go to China as a medical missionary, but had to stay in Singapore for two years because the Opium War was under way and Chinese ports were closed to foreigners. After five years as a missionary, he returned to the United States in 1845 and opened a medical practice in New York City . Missionary work in Japan In 1859, Hepburn went to Japan as a medical missionary with the American Pr ...more...



Ba'athism

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Ba'athism ( Arabic : البعثية ‎‎, al-Ba'athiyah IPA:  , meaning "renaissance" or "resurrection") is an Arab nationalist ideology that promotes the development and creation of a unified Arab state through the leadership of a vanguard party over a progressive revolutionary government. The ideology is officially based on the theories of the Syrian intellectuals Michel Aflaq (according to the Iraqi-led Ba'ath Party ), Zaki al-Arsuzi (according to the Syrian-led Ba'ath Party ) and Salah al-Din al-Bitar . A Ba'athist society seeks enlightenment, renaissance of Arab culture , values and society. It supports the creation of one-party states , and rejects political pluralism in an unspecified length of time – the Ba'ath party theoretically uses an unspecified amount of time to develop an enlightened Arabic society. Ba'athism is based on principles of Arab nationalism, pan-Arabism , Arab socialism , as well as social progress . It is a secular ideology. A Ba'athist state supports socialist economics to a varying degree, ...more...



Curt Gowdy

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Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster , well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. Early years The son of Jack Gowdy, a manager and dispatcher for the Union Pacific railroad, Curt Gowdy was born in Green River, Wyoming , and moved to Cheyenne at age six. As a high school basketball player in the 1930s, he led the state in scoring. He enrolled at the University of Wyoming in Laramie , where he was a 5'9" (175 cm) starter on the basketball team and played varsity tennis , lettering three years in both sports for the Cowboys. He was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After graduating in 1942 with a degree in business statistics, Gowdy aimed to become a fighter pilot , but a ruptured disk in his spine from a previous sports injury cut short his service in the Army Air Force , leading to a medical discharge in 1943. In Novemb ...more...



Wynonie Harris

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Wynonie Harris (August 24, 1915 – June 14, 1969), born in Omaha, Nebraska , was an American blues shouter and rhythm-and-blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics. He had fifteen Top 10 hits between 1946 and 1952. Harris is attributed by many music scholars to be one of the founding fathers of rock and roll . He influenced Elvis Presley , among others. His dirty blues repertoire included "Lolly Pop Mama" (1948), "I Like My Baby's Pudding (1950), "Sittin on It All the Time" (1950), "Keep On Churnin'" (1952), and "Wasn't That Good" (1953). Biography Early life and family Harris's mother, Mallie Hood Anderson, was fifteen and unmarried at the time of his birth. His paternity is uncertain. His wife, Olive E. Goodlow, and daughter Patricia Vest said that his father was a Native American named Blue Jay. Wynonie had no father figure in his family until 1920, when his mother married Luther Harris, fifteen years her senior. In 1931, at age 16, Harris dropped out of high school in No ...more...



Stephen E. Harris

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Stephen Ernest Harris (born November 29, 1936) is an American physicist known for his contributions to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), modulation of single photons, and x-ray emission. In a diverse career, he has collaborated with others to produce results in many areas, including the 1999 paper titled “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold gas,” in which Lene Hau and Harris, Cyrus Behroozi and Zachary Dutton describe how they used EIT to slow optical pulses to the speed of a bicycle. He has also contributed to developments in the use of the laser , generating paired photons with single driving lasers He has also shown the development of such pairs of photons using waveforms His more recent work has sought to address restraints imposed on the types of waveforms that can be produced by the single-cycle barrier Harris and colleagues succeeded in this endeavour in 2005 during a series of experiments aimed at obtaining full control of waveforms, noting "we were able ...more...



Off and Running

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Off and Running is a 1991 American film starring singer and actress Cyndi Lauper as a mermaid -themed lounge singer who gets involved with a caring but troubled man. Because of his involvement with horse racing and breeding (and consequent mafia ties), the man is murdered in front of her, and she goes on the lam to escape his killers. On the way, she takes on the company of a professional golfer and a rebellious pre-teen boy, and together they attempt to unravel the mystery behind her slain lover's past. The film was not widely distributed and coasted into notability mainly because of Lauper's involvement. It is generally available on VHS for less than a dollar. The film fared far better in other countries where Lauper's popularity has sustained. In Germany and Japan it was packaged as "Moon Over Miami". Cast Cyndi Lauper ... Cyd Morse David Keith ... Jack Cornett Johnny Pinto ... Pompey David Thornton ... Reese Richard Belzer ... Milt Zoloth José Pérez ... J.W. (Woody) Vilela Anita Morris ... Florence Hazen ...more...



World War II

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World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2 ), also known as the Second World War , was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries —including all of the great powers —eventually forming two opposing military alliances : the Allies and the Axis . It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war , the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort , erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history , marked by 50 million to 85 million fatalities, most of which were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres , the deliberate genocide of the Holocaust , strategic bombing , starvation, disease and the first use of nuclear weapons in history. The Empire of Japan aimed to d ...more...



The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (also known as The Bad News Bears 3 ) is a Sport-drama film 1978 film release by Paramount Pictures and was the third and last of a series, following The Bad News Bears and The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training . It stars Tony Curtis and Jackie Earle Haley , also featuring Regis Philbin in a small role and Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki in a role. This film was followed by a 1979 CBS - TV series , and by a 2005 remake of the 1976 film . Plot Small-time promoter/hustler Marvin Lazar (Curtis) sees a potential money-making venture in the Bears that will help him to pay off his debts. After seeing a TV spot about the Bears, he decides to chaperone the baseball team for a trip to Japan in their match against the country's best little league baseball team. As implied in Breaking Training, the Bears had to defeat the Houston Toros for a shot at the Japanese champs. In the process, the trip sparks off a series of adventures and mishaps for the boys. A subplot involves the interest of ...more...



Bray Wyatt

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Windham Lawrence Rotunda (born May 23, 1987) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE , where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Bray Wyatt . He is a former WWE Champion and SmackDown Tag Team Champion . Rotunda is a third generation professional wrestler, he has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Blackjack Mulligan , his father Mike Rotunda , and two of his uncles, Barry Windham and Kendall Windham . His younger brother Taylor Rotunda also performs in WWE under the ring name Bo Dallas who is currently part of the stable known as the Miztourage (with The Miz and Curtis Axel ). Alongside his brother, he held the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship twice while in WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he wrestled under different ring names between 2009 and 2012. He also briefly wrestled on WWE's main roster from 2010 to 2011, most notably as a member of The Nexus . After returning to WWE's developmental territories in mid-2011, Ro ...more...



Jeffrey Dahmer

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Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal , was an American serial killer and sex offender , who committed the rape , murder , and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia , cannibalism , and the permanent preservation of body parts—typically all or part of the skeletal structure . Although diagnosed with borderline personality disorder , schizotypal personality disorder , and a psychotic disorder , Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial. Convicted of 15 of the 16 murders he had committed in Wisconsin , Dahmer was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment on February 15, 1992. He was later sentenced to a 16th term of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio in 1978. On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by Christopher Scarver , a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution . Early life Early childhood Jeffrey Dahmer was born at the Evangeli ...more...



Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont

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St. Anthony Cathedral-Basilica The Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont ( Latin : Dioecesis Bellomontensis ) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering nine counties in the U.S. state of Texas . It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston . St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica serves as the cathedral church. History On September 29, 1966, Pope Paul VI established the diocese. Its first bishop was the Most Rev. Vincent Madeley Harris , D.D. Ordinaries The list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service: The Most Rev. Vincent Madeley Harris , D.D. (1966–1971) The Most Rev. Warren L. Boudreaux , D.D. (1971–1977) The Most Rev. Bernard J. Ganter , D.D. (1977–1993) The Most Rev. Joseph A. Galante , D.D. (1994–2000) The Most Rev. Curtis J. Guillory , D.D. (2000–Present) Catholic schools Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School St. Anne Catholic School St. Anthony Cathedral School St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School St. Mary Catholic School The Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School (PreK-5) opened circa 19 ...more...



Maestro Curtis

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Maestro Curtis , also known as Maestro Brian , is an American musician, composer, arranger, educator, author, and sound alchemist (sound healing). Biography Maestro Curtis is known for his musical versatility and voracity, most notably his piano and guitar playing, singing, and compositional and arranging skills. He was born into a family of musicians his mother Lucille Wong Curtis Robinson was a jazz, and gospel singer who performed across the Louisiana bayou and later around the San Francisco Bay Area . Her twin brother Emile Cy Wong was a singer/songwriter on Nat King Cole 's record label(KC records). Maestro earned a scholarship to Grambling State University where he attained bachelor's degrees in music (piano and voice), speech and theatre, and radio and television production with a minor in English and foreign languages. Grambling State University is home of the Grambling tiger marching band under the direction of Conrad Hutchinson Jr. While matriculating at Grambling's music department, Maestro was a s ...more...



Gospel Music Hall of Fame

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The Gospel Music Hall of Fame , created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association , is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music . Inductees This is an incomplete list of those inducted into the GMA's Gospel Music Hall of Fame, listed alphabetically with the year of induction. Many of these were honored posthumously for their contribution in gospel music. Individuals Lula Collins (1975) Doris Akers (2001) Brown Bannister (2014) Eugene Monroe Bartlett (1973) James Blackwood , Sr. – founder of The Blackwood Brothers , National Quartet Convention (1974) Pat Boone (2003) Shirley Caesar (2000) Ralph Carmichael president of Lexicon Music, Light Records (1985) Johnny Cash (2010) James B. Coats - songwriter (1992) Fanny Crosby – songwriter (1975) Andrae Crouch (1998) Thomas A. Dorsey (1982) Tennessee Ernie Ford (1994) John Wallace Fowler (1984) Aretha Franklin (2012) Bill Gaither (1983) Gloria Gaither (1997) Vestal Goodman (2004) ...more...




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