Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario is a Spanish former world No. 1 retired tennis player. She won 14 Grand Slam titles: four in singles, six in women's doubles, four in mixed doubles. In 1994, she was crowned the ITF World Champion for the year. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario started playing tennis at the age of four, when she followed her older brothers Emilio Sánchez and Javier Sánchez to the court and hit balls against the wall with her first racquet; as a 17-year-old, she became the youngest winner of the women's singles title at the 1989 French Open, defeating World No. 1 Steffi Graf in the final. Sánchez Vicario developed a reputation on the tour for her tenacity and refusal to concede a point. Commentator Bud Collins described her as "unceasing in determined pursuit of tennis balls, none seeming too distant to be retrieved in some manner and returned again and again to demoralize opponents" and nicknamed her the "Barcelona Bumblebee", she won six women's doubles Grand Slam titles, including the US Open in 1993 and Wimbledon in 1995.

She won four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. In 1991, she helped Spain win its first-ever Fed Cup title, helped Spain win the Fed Cup in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998. Sanchez Vicario holds the records for the most matches won by a player in Fed Cup competition and for most ties played, she was ITF world champion in 1994 in singles. Sánchez Vicario was a member of the Spanish teams that won the Hopman Cup in 1990 and 2002. Over the course of her career, Sánchez Vicario won 29 singles titles and 69 doubles titles before retiring in November 2002, she came out of retirement in 2004 to play doubles in a few select tournaments as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she became the only tennis player to play in five Olympics in the Games history. Sanchez Vicario is the most decorated Olympian in Spanish history with four medals – two silver and two bronze. In 2005, TENNIS Magazine put her in 27th place in its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era and in 2007, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

She was only the third Spanish player to be inducted. In 2009, Sánchez Vicario was present at the opening ceremony of Madrid's Caja Mágica, the new venue for the Madrid Masters; the second show court is named Court Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in her honour. In 2015 Sanchez Vicario went into professional coaching, she got involved in training Danish player Caroline Wozniacki. She has been married twice: her first marriage to the sports writer Juan Vehils on 21 July 2000 ended in 2001, she married the businessman Josep Santacana in September 2008. Their first child, a girl named Arantxa, was born on 27 February 2009. Sánchez Vicario gave birth to their second child, a boy named Leo, on 28 October 2011. In 2012 it was reported that, despite Sánchez Vicario having earned $60 million over the course of her career, her parents had lost all of her money, she became poor and that she was in debt to Spanish tax authorities. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario lost in the semi-finals to Jennifer Capriati 3–6, 6–3, 1–6. In 1992, there was no bronze medal play-off match, both beaten semi-final players received bronze medals NH = tournament not held A = did not participate in the tournament SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

* as of 17 January 2010 WTA Awards World number one women tennis players Arantxa Sánchez Vicario at the Women's Tennis Association Arantxa Sánchez Vicario at the International Tennis Federation Arantxa Sánchez Vicario at the Fed Cup Arantxa Sánchez Vicario at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Tax evasion issue of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Arantxa Sanchez Vicario's induction speech to the Hall of Fame Golden Heart Award 1997 granted by Spanish Heart Foundation

2001 The Winston

The 2001 edition of The Winston was held on May 19, 2001, at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. This was the 17th running of the event; the race is remembered for the start, when rain progressed onto the track, causing cars to get loose and crash into the wall. One of the first ones to crash was Kevin Harvick, in his first appearance at the speedway. Jeff Gordon got sideways and wrecked after tapping Jeff Burton from behind Michael Waltrip wrecked Gordon, destroying his car, at which point the race was stopped. All of the drivers returned with back-up cars. At the end, Gordon won his third All-Star race, tying Dale Earnhardt. Drivers Johnny Benson and Todd Bodine advanced from The Winston Open, with Benson winning the Open and Bodine winning the No Bull 5 Sprint race; this was the first Winston event without Dale Earnhardt. Waltrip retired at the end of 2000 and called the 2001 race from the booth, Earnhardt was killed earlier in the season at the Daytona 500. Both drivers competed in the first 16 events.

1-Steve Park 2-Rusty Wallace 5-Terry Labonte 6-Mark Martin 8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 9-Bill Elliott 12-Jeremy Mayfield 15-Michael Waltrip 17-Matt Kenseth 18-Bobby Labonte 20-Tony Stewart 21-Elliott Sadler 22-Ward Burton 24-Jeff Gordon 25-Jerry Nadeau 29-Kevin Harvick 55-Bobby Hamilton 88-Dale Jarrett 99-Jeff Burton During the Winston Open, part-time driver Ryan Newman led for most of the end of the race until he blew up an engine with 2 laps to go. Second-place driver Johnny Benson headed on to win the race. In the No Bull 5 Sprint race, Buckshot Jones touched 60-year-old driver Dave Marcis in turn one, which caused Jones to crash hard into the wall, Jason Leffler involved in the accident when he spun around. Jones was wearing the HANS Device; as for Marcis, it was his last chance of making it to the Winston as he retired after the 2002 Daytona 500. Todd Bodine made it into the main race. At the start of the race, pole sitter Rusty Wallace led off the green flag when rain was starting to fall at the track.

Kevin Harvick, the third car in line, got loose and hit the wall in turn one. Jeff Gordon hit Jeff Burton from behind, both hit the wall. Gordon was spinning and was hit by Michael Waltrip as rain was coming down more, Gordon's car was lying at the grass; the red flag came out. The drivers involved in the crash restarted the race with back-up cars. Harvick would be the only driver to not finish the race. After the wreck, Jeff Gordon came back from the mayhem to win his third career All-Star race victory, tying Dale Earnhardt. Gordon earned $515,000 for the win. 24-Jeff Gordon 88-Dale Jarrett 20-Tony Stewart 18-Bobby Labonte 25-Jerry Nadeau 22-Ward Burton 8-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 66-Todd Bodine 10-Johnny Benson 55-Bobby Hamilton 5-Terry Labonte 12-Jeremy Mayfield 6-Mark Martin 17-Matt Kenseth 2-Rusty Wallace 99-Jeff Burton 9-Bill Elliott 21-Elliott Sadler 1-Steve Park 15-Michael Waltrip 29-Kevin Harvick

Pickens County Courthouse (Alabama)

The Pickens County Courthouse in the county seat of Carrollton, Alabama is the courthouse for Pickens County, Alabama. Built-in 1877-1878 as the third courthouse in the city, it is noted for a ghostly image that can be seen in one of its garret windows; this is claimed to be the face of freedman Henry Wells from 1878. According to a common version of the myth, Wells was arrested in January 1878 on suspicion of burglary and arson, lynched by a white mob soon after his arrest, he was alleged to have burned down the second courthouse in 1876. Accounts in the story do not conform to historic facts; this period was one of the continuing racial tensions. In 1877, the federal government withdrew its troops from the South. White Democrats had regained control of state legislatures and passed measures to impose white supremacy. Wells was charged with the courthouse burning two years before. A local newspaper reported that Wells died of wounds after being shot while fleeing arrest for robbery in January 1878.

A total of 15 African Americans were lynched in Pickens County, many in the courthouse square, from 1877 to 1917. This was the fifth-highest total of any county in the state. A mass lynching was committed by a white crowd who fatally shot four black men and a black woman in their cells in September 1893, they were suspects in the burning of a cotton gin owned by a white man. The story of Wells' face in the courthouse window seems to have been a conflation through the myth of two historic events, that of the lynching of African American Nathaniel Pierce, that of the arrest and shooting of Henry Wells, he confessed to burning down the courthouse under coercion, died of his wounds. White guilt over the lynching may have contributed to the account of Wells cursing the town and threatening they would be haunted by him; this period was one of turmoil, as the federal government was withdrawing the last of its troops from the south, formally ending Reconstruction. White Democrats had regained control of the state legislature and on the local level, white minorities used racial violence to impose and maintain white supremacy.

As the 19th century progressed, the rate of lynchings rose directed at black men. According to the West Alabamian, Carrollton's only newspaper at the time of the events, Nathaniel Pierce was being held on charges of murder when, on September 26, 1877, an armed mob forced their way into the jail where he was being held, took him outside the city, lynched him. Pierce's lynching was not reported as having anything to do with the burning of the courthouse; the whites in town suspected Henry Wells and an accomplice, Bill Buckhalter, of the arson. A story in the West Alabamian on December 13, 1876, said that Wells and Buckhalter were suspected of robbing a store on the night in 1876 when the courtroom was burned; the newspaper reported. But that supports their part in the robbery, not arson. Buckhalter was arrested in January 1878, he blamed Wells for the burning of the courthouse. Wells was caught a few days later; when confronted by the police, he was shot twice. He confessed to burning the courthouse under coercion, including beatings.

He died from his wounds five days later. These two events appeared to have been combined into the told myth of how a face appeared in the courthouse window, but neither Pierce nor Wells could have been the "face in the window." Both Pierce and Wells died. The West Alabamian reported that windows were being installed in the courthouse on February 20, 1878; these windows were the windows in the main courtroom, which were the first windows installed to prepare for a court session scheduled in the middle of March. The garret windows, including the one with the ghostly face, were not installed until weeks after Wells' death. What follows is the told myth of how the face was etched into the window. On November 16, 1876, the people of Carrollton, Alabama watched as their courthouse burned to the ground; the Pickens County Courthouse had been a source of pride for them. Their first courthouse had been burned down by invading Union Army troops during the American Civil War. In the difficult days of the Reconstruction, when materials were scarce and money was scarcer, rebuilding the courthouse seemed to be an impossible task.

Yet, through hard work and deep personal sacrifices by residents, the courthouse was rebuilt. It stood as a symbol of defiance in the face of defeat by the Union. Fewer than twelve years after Union troops had set fire to the town's first courthouse, the new one burned in 1876; some said. As work began on a third courthouse, the townspeople demanded vengeance for the arson. Despite the lack of circumstantial evidence, they identified Henry Wells as a suspect. Henry Wells was said to have a horrible temper, he had been involved in several brawls. People said he carried a straight razor and was not afraid to use it. Despite these rumors, there was only vague circumstantial evidence against him in the burning of the courthouse, but it was Alabama in 1878, Henry Wells was a black man accused of burning down a symbol of town pride. He was charged and arrested on four counts: arson, carrying a concealed weapon and assault with intent to murder, he was tak