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Paul Connew

Paul Norman Connew is a British former newspaper editor. Born in Coventry, Connew attended King Henry VIII Grammar School, an independent school in the city and the LSE, he entered journalism working for the Coventry Express moved to the Coventry Evening Telegraph, moved to London to work for the Daily Mirror and was the Mirror Group's US Bureau chief until joining the Murdoch organisation in the US before returning to London. He became Deputy Editor of the News of the World before returning to the Mirror as Deputy Editor, he edited the Sunday Mirror for a short period starting in 1994, subsequently worked as a consultant for Express Newspapers and TalkSport. Connew was married to television presenter Lowri Turner during which period he became a house husband, but the couple, who have two sons, separated after 10 years in 2002, divorced in 2004. Connew subsequently worked as Director of Communications for the Sparks charity, as a judge for the British Press Awards

Dirty Harry (musician)

Dirty Harry is a British rock singer, based in Los Angeles, California. Since 2011 she has performed under the name The Amazonica. Harry spent her early life living in Singapore and New York as well as in the United Kingdom, was raised under strict conservative family values – a vicar grandfather and mother in charge of a local Sunday school. Harry connected with singers such as Patti Smith and Janis Joplin – influences in both her youth and musical stylings; as she grew up, Harry became involved in social scene. She first experienced the London nightlife in her teens – earning her ‘Dirty’ tag along the way, building a reputation for herself on the underground music scene before launching a music career of her own. Recording as "Dirty Harry", Harry recorded two singles on her own record label, Dirty World Records, as well as an early version of her debut album, The Trouble with... Harry. However, the album's release was not an easy process and complications ensued, resulting in a legal battle leading to Harry dropping her'Dirty' tag and rebranding herself as Harry.

The album was edited under this new name. Years after its inception, it was released in April 2003, through Telstar Records along with the album's supporting singles - "So Real", "Imagination" and "Follow Me". In 2003, Rimmel used "Imagination" - Harry's cover of Belouis Some's hit - to front a TV advertising campaign; the song was the lead track on Harry's Under the Covers EP which featured the video for the song. In 2004, Harry performed a duet on "Take" from Pigmartyr. In 2005, Harry appeared as a guest vocalist on "Making Me Crazy" for Tommy Lee's solo album, Tommyland. Two tracks were recorded with Crystal Method for DJ Hyper's album, We Control. In the same year, she sang alongside Dani Filth in Cradle of Filth's recording of "Temptation" for the album Thornography, she was in the video for the song alongside the band. In November 2006, Mick Rock photographed Harry clothed for her own article in Playboy. In July 2008, Harry was interviewed alongside Courtney Love for Nylon magazine. In 2003 she appeared in an episode of the UK Channel 4 television programme, Faking it, where she was to help transform a choir girl into a "rock chick".

Controversy arose when the participant, Laura-Jane Foley, claimed she had been misrepresented by the show. However, the episode in question had run into trouble before it aired, with regular sponsors Smirnoff refusing to be associated with its scenes of "irresponsible drinking", in which Harry appeared hungover after a night out, her filmwork includes a role as Sophie Johnstone in the 1992 TV series Homeward Bound, a small role as a lady of the night, alongside Jonny Lee Miller in the 1999 British film, Plunkett & Macleane. In May 2003 Harry appeared on the BBC's Re:covered programme, where she performed both "Imagination", a cover of Blondie's hit "One Way Or Another". In late 2006, Harry was chosen as the face and voice of's $30 million national US marketing campaign, recording a song for, appearing in the television advertisement for the company. The Trouble with... Harry Songs from the Edge Released - A compilation album of various rare tracks from Harry's career. Under the Covers - UK #43 God Shaped Hole "Eye" "Nothing Really Matters" "So Real" - UK #53 "Follow Me" Dirty Harry on IMDb Entry for Dirty Harry

Santa Rita, New Mexico

Santa Rita is a ghost town in Grant County in the U. S. state of New Mexico. The site of Chino copper mine, Santa Rita was located fifteen miles east of Silver City. Copper mining in the area began late in the Spanish colonial period, but it was not until 1803 that Franscisco Manuel Elguea, a Chihuahua banker and businessman, founded the town of Santa Rita, he named it Santa Rita del Cobre, after Saint Rita of Cascia and the existing mine. During the early 19th century the mine produced over 6 million pounds of copper annually; the crudely smeltered ore was shipped to Chihuahua for further smelting and sent to Mexico City on mule back. The area was peaceful, despite an occasional attack from the Warm Springs band of the Chiricahua Apache, who lived nearby at the headwaters of the Gila and Mimbres rivers. In 1837, however, an American trader named John Johnson lured the Apaches to a gathering and massacred them to sell their scalps for the bounty offered by the Mexican government. Johnson's massacre inflamed the Apache rather than intimidated them.

The rich Santa Rita copper mine in New Mexico was a principal target of Mangas Coloradas and his followers. In 1838, 22 fur trappers were killed nearby and the Apache severed the mine's supply line; the 300 to 400 inhabitants of Santa Rita fled south toward the Janos presidio, 150 miles away, but the Apache killed nearly all of them en route. Afterwards, the Santa Rita mine was only in operation until 1873 when Apache chief Cochise signed a peace agreement with the U. S. and the mine was reopened. Martin B. Hayes reopened the mine in 1873. A post office opened in 1881 and the coming of the railroad five years spurred further development of the mine. After the Santa Rita mine was converted to an open pit in 1901, the town was forced to move several times as the pit grew. Shortly after the town relocated in 1957, heavy rains washed boulders and mud into the new townsite; the town was abandoned once and for all in 1967, the school system for the area was discontinued in 1972. The population of Santa Rita was about 500 in 1884.

By 1915 it was 2,500, by 1920 had reached 6,000. It remained at 6,000. Ralph Kiner, member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut and U. S. Senator 1977-83 William Harrell Nellis, for whom Nellis Air Force Base was named Notes BibliographyJulyan, Robert Hixson "Santa Rita" The place names of New Mexico University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, p. 326, ISBN 0-8263-1688-3 Pearce, T. M. "Santa Rita" New Mexico place names. "Santa Rita — the town that vanished into thin air" "Santarita" Ghost Towns and History of the American West

The Boat Race

The Boat Race is an annual rowing race between the Cambridge University Boat Club and the Oxford University Boat Club, rowed between men's and women's open-weight eights on the River Thames in London, England. It is known as the University Boat Race and the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race; the men's race was first held in 1829 and has been held annually since 1856, except during the First and Second World Wars. The first women's event was in 1927 and the race has been held annually since 1964. Since 2015, the women's race has taken place on the same day and course, since 2018 the combined event of the two races has been referred to as "The Boat Race". In the 2019 race, which took place on Sunday 7 April 2019, Cambridge won the men's and women's races as well as both reserve races; the course covers a 4.2-mile stretch of the Thames from Putney to Mortlake. Members of both teams are traditionally known as blues and each boat as a "Blue Boat", with Cambridge in light blue and Oxford in dark blue.

As of 2019, Cambridge has won the men's race 84 times and Oxford 80 times, with one dead heat. Cambridge has led Oxford in cumulative wins since 1930. In the women's race, Cambridge have won the race 44 times and Oxford 30 times. Cambridge has led Oxford in cumulative wins since 1966. A reserve boat race has been held since 1966 for the women. Over 250,000 people watch the race from the banks of the river each year. In 2009, a record 270,000 people watched. A further 15 million or more watch it on television; the tradition was started in 1829 by Charles Merivale, a student at St John's College and his Old Harrovian school friend Charles Wordsworth, studying at Christ Church, Oxford. The University of Cambridge challenged the University of Oxford to a race at Henley-on-Thames but lost easily. Oxford raced in dark blue because five members of the crew, including the stroke, were from Christ Church Head of the River, whose colours were dark blue. There is a dispute as to the source of the colour chosen by Cambridge.

The second race was with the venue moved to a course from Westminster to Putney. Over the next two years, there was disagreement over where the race should be held, with Oxford preferring Henley and Cambridge preferring London. Following the official formation of the Oxford University Boat Club, racing between the two universities resumed in 1839 on the Tideway and the tradition continues to the present day, with the loser challenging the winner to a rematch annually. On January 12, 1915, the Daily Telegraph announced that the annual race was cancelled due to men leaving for war, "for every available oarsman, either Fresher or Blue, has joined the colours." The race in 1877 was declared a dead heat. Both crews finished in a time of 8 seconds in bad weather; the verdict of the race judge, John Phelps, is considered suspect because he was over 70 and blind in one eye. Rowing historian Tim Koch, writing in the official 2014 Boat Race Programme, notes that there is "a big and entrenched lie" about the race, including the claim that Phelps had announced "Dead heat... to Oxford by six feet".

Phelps's nickname "Honest John" was not an ironic one, he was not drunk under a bush at the time of the finish. He did have to judge; some newspapers had believed Oxford won a narrow victory but their viewpoint was from downstream. With no clear way to determine who had surged forward at the exact finish line, Phelps could only pronounce it a dead heat. Koch believes that the press and Oxford supporters made up the stories about Phelps which Phelps had no chance to refute. Oxford disabled, were making effort after effort to hold their waning lead, while Cambridge, curiously enough, had settled together again, were rowing as one man, were putting on a magnificent spurt at 40 strokes to the minute, with a view of catching their opponents before reaching the winning-post, thus struggling over the remaining portion of the course, the two eights raced past the flag alongside one another, the gun fired amid a scene of excitement equalled and never exceeded. Cheers for one crew were succeeded by counter-cheers for the other, it was impossible to tell what the result was until the Press boat backed down to the Judge and inquired the issue.

John Phelps, the waterman, who officiated, replied that the noses of the boats passed the post level, that the result was a dead heat. In 1959 some of the existing Oxford blues attempted to oust president Ronnie Howard and coach Jumbo Edwards. However, their attempt failed. Three of the dissidents returned and Oxford went on to win by six lengths. Following defeat in the previous year's race, Oxford's first in eleven years, American Chris Clark was determined to gain revenge: "Next year we're gonna kick ass... Cambridge's ass. If I have to go home and bring the whole US squad with me." He recruited another four American post-graduates: three international-class rowers and a cox, in an attempt to put together the fastest Boat Race crew in the history of the contest. Disagreements over the training regime of Dan Topolski, the Oxford coach, led to the crew walking out on at least one occasion, resulted in the coach revising his approach. A fitness test between Clark and c

Bill Justis

William Everett Justis Jr. was an American pioneer rock and roll musician and musical arranger, best known for his 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame song, "Raunchy." As a songwriter, he was often credited as Bill Everette. Justis was born in Birmingham, United States, but grew up in Memphis and studied music at Christian Brothers College and Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. A trumpet and saxophone player, while in university he performed with local dance bands, he returned home to Memphis in 1951 and was taken on by Sam Phillips at Sun Records where he recorded music for himself as well as arranged the music for Sun artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, the latter of which he is credited with discovering. Released in November 1957, his song "Raunchy" was the first rock and roll instrumental hit, its popularity was such that it reached #2 on the American Billboard chart by three different artists, Ernie Freeman for Imperial, Billy Vaughn on Dot), it reached #11 in the UK Singles Chart.

It sold over one million copies, was awarded a gold disc. Justis had one other significant hit record, "College Man", that went to U. S. #42. In 1961, Justis moved to Nashville where he became a successful record producer and music arranger for both pop and country music performers at Monument and Mercury Records and other labels, he played saxophone on the soundtrack for the 1964 Elvis Presley film, Kissin' Cousins and that same year took over as manager of the singing group, Ronny & the Daytonas. Justis had a number one hit in Australia in 1963 with "Tamoure"; the song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100. In the early 1960s he produced a successful series of instrumental albums on the Smash label. Justis was credited by Ray Stevens in the TNN special, The Life and Times of Ray Stevens, for giving him the phrase "gitarzan", which became a million selling hit for Stevens in 1969. Justis wrote the scores for several films including Dear Dead Delilah and the Bandit, The Villain, Island Claws. Justis died of cancer in Nashville in 1982, at the age of 55, was interred in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

Allmusic biography Bill Justis on IMDb