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Bat Masterson

Bartholemew William Barclay "Bat" Masterson was a U. S. Army scout, professional gambler, journalist known for his exploits in the 19th and early 20th-century American Old West, he was born to a working-class Irish family in Quebec, but he moved to the Western frontier as a young man and distinguished himself as a buffalo hunter, civilian scout, Indian fighter on the Great Plains. He earned fame as a gunfighter and sheriff in Dodge City, during which time he was involved in several notable shootouts. By the mid-1880s, Masterson moved to Denver and established himself as a "sporting man" or gambler, he took an interest in prizefighting and became a leading authority on the sport, attending every important match and title fight in the United States from the 1880s until his death in 1921. He moved to New York City in 1902 and spent the rest of his life there as a reporter and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph, his column covered boxing and other sports, it gave his opinions on crime, war and other topics, as well.

He became a close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt and was one of the "White House Gunfighters" who received federal appointments from Roosevelt, along with Pat Garrett and Ben Daniels. By the time of his death in 1921, Masterson was known throughout the country as a leading sports writer and celebrity, he is remembered today for his connection to many of the Wild West's most iconic people and events, his life and likeness are depicted in American popular culture. Masterson was born on November 26, 1853, at Henryville, Quebec, in the Eastern Townships of what was known as Canada East, he was baptized under the name Bartholomew Masterson. Masterson was the second child of Thomas Masterson, born in Canada to an Irish family, Catherine McGurk, born in Ireland; the other six Masterson children were Edward John, James Patrick, Nellie E. Thomas, George Henry, Emma Anna "Minnie"; the children were raised on farms in Quebec, New York and Missouri until the family settled near Wichita, Kansas. In his late teens and brothers, Ed and Jim, left their family's farm to hunt buffalo on the Great Plains.

In July 1872, Ed and Bat Masterson were hired by a subcontractor named Raymond Ritter to grade a five-mile section of track for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Ritter skipped out without paying the Masterson brothers all of the wages to which they were entitled, it took Masterson nearly a year, but he collected his overdue wages from Ritter, at gunpoint. On April 15, 1873, Masterson learned that Ritter was due to arrive in Dodge City, aboard a Santa Fe train and that Ritter was carrying a large roll of cash; when Ritter's train pulled in, Masterson entered the car alone and confronted him and marched him out onto the rear platform of the train, where he forced him to hand over the $300 owed to him, his brother Ed, a friend named Theodore Raymond. A loud cheer went up from a large crowd which had witnessed the event. Masterson was once again engaged in buffalo hunting on June 27, 1874, when he became an involuntary participant in one of the Wild West's most celebrated Indian fights: a five-day siege by several hundred Comanche and Cheyenne warriors led by Quanah Parker at a collection of ramshackle buildings in the Texas panhandle known as Adobe Walls.

Masterson was one of just 28 hunters. The Comanche suffered the most losses during the battle, though the actual number killed is not known, with reports ranging from a low of 30 to a high of 70; the defenders of Adobe Walls lost only four men. After being fought to a standstill, Quanah Parker and his followers rode off. In August 1874, Masterson signed on as a U. S. Army scout with Colonel Nelson Miles, leading a force from Fort Dodge to pursue Comanche and Apache war parties across the Cherokee Strip and into Texas; the force was engaged to recover four sisters—ranging in age from 9 to 15—who had been captured by a group of Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. The sisters were part of a family, attacked outside of Ellis, Kansas, on September 11, 1874, while migrating to Colorado Territory, their parents and two older sisters had been killed and scalped. All four sisters were recovered alive by Miles' force over a period of about six months. Masterson's first gunfight took place on January 1876, in Sweetwater, Texas.

He was attacked by a soldier, Corporal Melvin A. King, real name Anthony Cook because he was with a woman named Mollie Brennan, accidentally, or not, hit by one of King's bullets and was killed. King died of his wounds. Masterson recovered. Masterson soon settled in Dodge City. On June 6, 1877, Masterson tried to prevent the arrest of Robert Gilmore, known to the locals as "Bobby Gill." Masterson managed to wrap his arms about the girth of the 315 pound city marshal, Lawrence Edward "Larry" Deger, thereby permitting Gill to escape. Masterson was pistol-whipped by the lawman; the following day, Masterson was fined $25 for disturbing the peace. Bobby Gill, the cause of Masterson's fine, was assessed only $5. During July 1877, Masterson was hired to serve as under-sheriff to Sheriff Charles E. Bassett. Bassett was prohibited by the Kansas State Constitution from seeking a third consecutive term. With the job up for grabs, Masterson decided to run for the office. Masterson's opponent turned out to be Larry Deger.

On November 6, 1877, Masterson was elected

Grant Austin Taylor

Grant Austin Taylor is an American rock and blues guitarist from Norfolk, Virginia. He started playing guitar at the age of 6 and made his performing debut at the opening of the Town Point Park in his hometown with the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra on May 30, 2003. While Grant Austin Taylor is known for his solo work, he is the vocalist, lead guitarist and harmonica player in the Grant Austin Taylor Band in which Jimmy Wiseman plays bass guitar and David Taylor plays rhythm guitar. On the May 15, 2005 episode of America's Most Talented Kids, Taylor won the night's competition with his rendition of Bob Dylan's Knockin' on Heaven's Door which received a score of 9.85. He won $1000, a Gibson Les Paul guitar, a stereo system, a karaoke machine. On December 3, 2005 the USO awarded Taylor the "Patriot Award" after his performance at the USO holiday party at Rockwell Hall. On March 10, 2007 Taylor received the special award for Outstanding Young Original Blues-Rock Artist at the 28th annual Young Artist Awards in Studio City, California.

He performed. Official Grant Austin Taylor website The Grant Austin Taylor Band at MySpace. Grant Austin Taylor at the Boy Choir and Soloist Directory

2018–19 Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball team

The 2018–19 Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball team represented the University of Minnesota during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Golden Gophers, led by first-year head coach Lindsay Whalen, played their home games at Williams Arena as members of the Big Ten Conference, they finished the season 9 -- 9 in Big Ten play to finish in a 4-way tie for fifth place. They lost in the second round of the Big Ten Women's Tournament to Indiana, they received at-large bid of the WNIT. There they defeated Northern Iowa in the first round before losing to Cincinnati in the second round. Source ^Coaches did not release a Week 2 poll. 2018–19 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team