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Ben Casey

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series that aired on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboard, as cast member Sam Jaffe uttered, "Man, birth, infinity." Neurosurgeon Joseph Ransohoff served as a medical consultant for the show. The series stars Vince Edwards as medical doctor Ben Casey, the young, intense but idealistic neurosurgeon at County General Hospital, his mentor is chief of neurosurgery Doctor David Zorba, played by Sam Jaffe, who, in the pilot episode, tells a colleague that Casey is "the best chief resident this place has known in 20 years." In its first season, the series and Vince Edwards were nominated for Emmy awards. Additional nominations at the 14th Primetime Emmy Awards on May 22, 1962, went to Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Cooper, Joan Hackett; the show began running multi-episode stories, starting with the first five episodes of season four. At the beginning of season five, Jaffe left the show and Franchot Tone replaced Zorba as new chief of neurosurgery, Doctor Daniel Niles Freeland.

Vince Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba Harry Landers as Dr. Ted Hoffman Bettye Ackerman as Dr. Maggie Graham Nick Dennis as Orderly Nick Kanavaras Jeanne Bates as Nurse Wills Franchot Tone as Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland Creator James E. Moser based the character of Ben Casey on Dr. Allan Max Warner, a neurosurgeon whom Moser met while researching Ben Casey. Warner served as the program's original technical advisor in 1961, he worked with the actors, showing them how to handle medical instruments, according to an article in TV Guide. Ben Casey had several directors, including Sydney Pollack, its theme music was written by David Raksin. Filmed at the Desilu Studios, the series was produced by Bing Crosby Productions. Vince Edwards appeared on the television series Breaking Point as Ben Casey; the episode was "Solo for B-Flat Clarinet" and debuted 16 September 1963. Both Ben Casey and Breaking Point were produced by Bing Crosby Productions. Members of Breaking Point had guest roles on Ben Casey.

Original runThe. Monday at 10–11 p.m. on ABC: October 2, 1961 – May 13, 1963. These are manufacture-on-demand releases. Due to the combination of CBS' The Beverly Hillbillies and The Dick Van Dyke Show, Ben Casey returned to its original Monday-night time slot in the fall of 1964, remaining there until its cancellation in March 1966. Daytime repeats of the series aired on ABC's weekday schedule from 1965 through 1967. Nielsen ratingsNOTE: The highest average rating for the series is in bold text. Both a comic strip and a comic book were based on the television series; the strip was drawn by Neal Adams. The daily comic strip began on November 26, 1962, the Sunday strip debuted on September 20, 1964. Both ended on July 31, 1966; the daily strip was reprinted in The Menomonee Falls Gazette. The comic book was published by Dell Comics for 10 issues from 1962 to 1964. All had photo covers, except for that of the final issue, drawn by John Tartaglione. From 1962 through 1963, the paperback publisher Lancer Books issued four original novels based on the series.

They were Ben Casey by William Johnston, A Rage for Justice by Norman Daniels, The Strength of His Hands by Sam Elkin, The Fire Within, again by Daniels, small-print standard mass-market size paperbacks of 128 or 144 pages each. The covers of the books featured photographs of Edwards as Casey, or in the case of the last novel, a drawing of a doctor with Edwards' appearance. In 1988, the made-for-TV-movie The Return of Ben Casey, with Vince Edwards reprising his role as Casey, aired in syndication. Harry Landers was the only other original cast member; the film was directed by Joseph L. Scanlan; the pilot was not picked up by the major networks to bring the series back. In 1962, the series inspired a semicomic rock song, "Callin' Dr. Casey", written and performed by songwriter John D. Loudermilk. In the song, Loudermilk refers to the TV doctor's wide-ranging medical abilities and asks whether Casey has any cure for heartbreak; the song reached number 83 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. During the Vietnam War, the term "Ben Casey" was used by American troops as slang for a medic.

The long-running Cleveland, late-night movie program The Hoolihan and Big Chuck Show and its successor program, The Big Chuck and Lil' John Show aired comedy skits under the title "Ben Crazy" that parodied Ben Casey. The skits opened with a spoof of the chalkboard sequence, adding one more symbol at the end — a dollar sign, accompanied by a laugh track. "Big Chuck" Schodowski, one of the hosts of the show, said that the skits continued to air for so many years after the 1966 cancellation of Ben Casey that younger viewers did not recognize the opening, that real-life doctors would send in ideas for skits, some of which were used on the show. Dickie Goodman released a novelty song in 1962 titled "Ben

2008 Rally México

The 2008 Rally México 22º Corona Rally México, was the third round of the 2008 World Rally Championship season. The rally was held on February 29 — March 2 and began with a ceremonial start on Thursday, February 28, it was the first gravel event of the season and the opening round of the Junior World Rally Championship this season. The rally consisted of 20 special stages, one of, cancelled due to safety reasons, as there were too many spectators gathered around the road. Five of the stages were Super Special Stages; some of the sections were placed as high as 2700 meters over sea level, causing significant engine power loss due to lower air pressure. The event was won by Sébastien Loeb. Before the rally there was some controversy with Citroën Team changing the engine in his car after a major malfunction during the shakedown, but the team reverted to the original unit and avoided a five minutes penalty; the first rally leader was Jari-Matti Latvala, but after having to be the opening driver on the second day's stages and suffering from the broken intercooler pipe, causing the turbo to overheat and break, he dropped to third.

Subaru's Chris Atkinson finished second after constant pace placing him in the top eight on every stage, achieving the best result in his career so far. Fourth overall was Mikko Hirvonen who lost large amounts of time after a few punctures and having to change a wheel in his Ford Focus RS WRC 07. Henning Solberg lost his battle for fourth with Hirvonen and had to settle for fifth after damaging his damper; the rest of pointing drivers were Matthew Wilson, Federico Villagra, both in Focuses 2007 spec and privateer Ricardo Triviño driving a Peugeot 206 WRC. Petter Solberg managed to score the last point in Manufacturers' Championship though having to restart under SupeRally format after having mechanical problems with the front left driveshaft in his Subaru Impreza WRC2007 on SS10. Citroën's number two, Daniel Sordo, came back into the fight after breaking the suspension in his C4 WRC and retiring too, but though he won 3 stages overall, he wasn't able to regain the penalty he was given. Suzuki drivers suffered from mechanical problems during the first day and both Toni Gardemeister and Per-Gunnar Andersson had to retire from the rally for good.

Stobart's Gigi Galli wasn't able to finish the event - the Italian had to retire from top-eight position after breaking the suspension in his Ford Focus. The top eight was followed by the JWRC podium - Frenchman Sebastien Ogier in Citroën C2 S1600, Estonian Jaan Mölder and Pole Michał Kościuszko, both in Suzuki Swifts S1600. Mexican Ricardo Triviño was disqualified during the second day of the event for using non-homologated driving gloves, his request was rejected and Triviño was excluded from the event, which resulted in Sebastien Ogier, WRC debutant, to score one point in drivers' championship. It was the first time in World Rally history that JWRC driver driving Super 1600 front-wheel drive rally car scored points in overall classification. All dates and times are CST. Footnotes A ^ all times local Results at eWRC-results.com Results at official page WRC.com

Sinks Canyon State Park

Sinks Canyon State Park is a public recreation and nature preservation area located in the Wind River Mountains, 6 miles southwest of Lander, Wyoming, on Wyoming Highway 131. The state park is named for a portion of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River where it flows into an underground limestone cavern, named "the Sinks," and emerges a quarter-mile down the canyon in a pool named "the Rise." The park is managed by the Wyoming Division of Historic Sites. Human activity in Sinks Canyon goes back thousands of years. Archaeological digs have found hearths and tools carbon dated as far back as the last ice age. Since the late 19th century, the canyon and its river have been utilized for a variety of purposes. A saw mill, small hydroelectric dam and power plant, ski area have all operated in the canyon. Power plant A hydroelectric dam and power plant were built in the canyon in the late 1910s by the Sinks Canyon Hydro Power Company and became operational by January 1920; the purpose of the plant was to supply nearby Lander with more reliable electricity.

Power generation was possible most of the year except during winter months because water levels become too low. The design of the system consisted of a small stone-concrete dam standing 9 feet high and 60 feet wide built on the Popo Agie River a short distance upstream; the dam connected to the power house located at the Rise via a 3,145 foot long riveted-steel pipeline with a diameter of between 30 and 26 inches. The pipeline allowed water to flow at a rate of 17 feet per second until reaching the power house; the power house contained two 47 inch 250 horsepower hug impulse wheels, each spun by two 3 inch diameter water nozzles. The two wheels were controlled by two separate Lombard oil-pressure generators which were connected to a 150-kilowatt 3 phase 60 cycle alternating-current generator operating at 2,300 volts; the power was transmitted at 11,000 volts over a copper circuit suspended by cedar poles to Lander and South Pass City as well as some oil extraction projects in the area. The plant operated until around 1954 when it was shut down due to its age and cheaper sources of electricity becoming available.

State parkLarge portions of the canyon were purchased by the state in 1939 and 1953 to be set aside as a wildlife habitat and to protect the fishery. In 1963, Pacific Power and Light Company donated the Rise and the seven acres surrounding it to the city of Lander for use as a park. In 1970, city and state officials working with the state legislature and private citizens created Sinks Canyon State Park, the first park created under the newly formed Wyoming Recreation Commission; the bill creating the park was signed in 1971. A new overlook was built at the Rise in 1972. GeologyThe Madison Limestone Formation was carved by glacial movement, leaving extensive underground fissures and steep cliff walls; the gradual recession of the ice left glacial moraines along the canyon floor. The canyon is the second most southerly of the many canyons along the eastern slope of the Wind River Range; the RiseThe exact route of the passage is unknown, dye tests have shown that the water takes over 2 hours to make its 1/4-mile underground journey.

Additionally, more water flows from the Rise than enters the cavern at the Sink. The Crow Indian name of the river, "Popo Agie", is taken to mean "gurgling river." Plant lifeThe canyon has a wide variety of plant species which differ depending on elevation and location. Numerous types of grass, trees and other species of plants grow throughout the canyon; the canyon's area is divided into two main ecological zones: a subarid environment, populated by sagebrush and a pine-fir montane forest zone. TreesThe timberline in the region is between 7,217 and 8,530 feet above sea level. Most trees in the canyon grow on the south-facing wall, the concentration of different species depends on the different ecological zones within the canyon. Common tree species include aspen, subalpine fir, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, whitebark pine. Trees growing within the canyon can live for hundreds of years. Studies of tree rings conducted on Douglas fir in the canyon have found trees which started growing as early as 1649, though some of the trees were deceased at the time of sampling.

WildlifeWildlife, including prairie rattlesnakes, bull snakes, mule deer, yellow-bellied marmots, is diverse and abundant in the area. Some 94 species of birds have been observed within the canyon including golden eagles and prairie falcons. Temperatures and precipitationThe climate in the canyon is consistent with the surrounding area with warm dry summers and cold winters with snow. Summers in the canyon can be hot with temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters can be cold to warm depending on the side of the canyon. Most precipitation falls in spring and fall, the snow pack accumulates on the north facing side of the canyon. A visitor's center is located at the Sinks, an observation deck overlooks the Rise; the park offers hiking trails and facilities for camping, rock climbing, fishing. Above the canyon there are several lakes and other recreational areas such as Worthen Meadow Reservoir which offer access to trails and additional camping. Sinks Canyon State Park Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails

Newhey

Newhey is a suburban village in the Milnrow area of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies at the foot of the South Pennines, by Junction 21 of the M62 motorway and on the River Beal, 2.7 miles east-southeast of Rochdale, 10.3 miles northeast of Manchester. A part of Lancashire, Newhey was anciently a hamlet within the township of Butterworth, it was described in 1828 as "consisting of several ranges of cottages and two public houses". In the early 19th century a major road was built through Newhey from Werneth to Littleborough. Newhey was incorporated into the Milnrow Urban District in 1894. Newhey expanded as part of an unplanned process of urbanisation, brought on by the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, is now home to the Ellenroad Steam Museum - the engine house of the former Ellenroad Ring Mill, the rest of, demolished in 1985, it holds the world's largest working steam engine. Lying by the older localities of Milnrow and Haugh, Newhey is thought to have acquired its name as a result of land reclamation.

Newhey was home to the Newhey Brick and Terracotta Co. Ltd. a prosperous brick and tile works which opened on Huddersfield Road in 1899. Its bricks are found in buildings worldwide. Most mills and associated terraced houses in the Rochdale and Oldham areas were built from this "Newhey brick". In the 1920s, Newhey had at least five cotton mills, including Ellenroad, Coral and Garfield. From a early time, Newhey was part of the Butterworth township of Rochdale parish, in the Hundred of Salfordshire. From 1894 to 1974, Newhey was part of Milnrow Urban District in the administrative county of Lancashire. In the local government reforms of 1974, this urban district status was abolished and Newhey is now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. Newhey was part of the Littleborough and Saddleworth constituency, it is now represented in the House of Commons as part of the parliamentary constituency of Rochdale. Localities in and around Newhey include Woodbottom. Several reservoirs lie above and to the east, including Ogden and Piethorne.

Milnrow War Memorial, a Grade II listed structure, is in Newhey's Memorial Park. In central Milnrow, it was unveiled in 1924 by Major General A Solly-Flood, a former commander of 42nd Division. Sculpted from Sandstone by G Thomas in 1923, the memorial is surmounted by a bronze statue of a First World War infantry soldier with rifle and fixed bayonet, symbolic of the district's young manhood in early First World War; the plinth has bronze and slate panels which show the names of local men who died in the two World Wars. Ellenroad Engine House was designed by 1st Baronet, its tall chimney makes it a local landmark. Newhey parish church, dedicated to St. Thomas, was built in 1876 to serve the new Anglican parish of Newhey, its patron is the Bishop of Manchester. The church was badly damaged by arson on 21 December 2007. Newhey is served by the M62 Newhey Metrolink station. Bus Services 58, 181, 182 and 451 serve Oldham, Manchester and Rochdale, operated by First Greater Manchester and Manchester Community Transport Listed buildings in Milnrow Butterworth, James.

A History And Description Of The Parish Of Rochdale In Lancashire. W D Varey. Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Metropolitan Rochdale Official Guide. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Limited. Youngs, F.. Local Administrative Units: Northern England. Royal Historical Society. Ellenroad Engine House Tourist attraction home page Newhey Community Primary School School Home Page St Thomas Church, Newhey Church Home Page St Thomas School, Newhey School Home Page

Keelung Islet

Keelung Islet is a small island in Zhongzheng District, Taiwan and 4.9 km away from the Port of Keelung. It has an area of 23.91 ha. It is 910 m in length, 410 m in width including the artificial harbor, the highest point is 182 m above sea level. In ancient times, the island was seen as a sacred place by locals, it was rumoured that a female ghost named Shih-Yun lived there, to mourn over her husband who died in a shipwreck hundreds of years ago. In the modern day, the islet is used as a military training base. Since 2001, it has been opened for tourists. Ferry services to the island operate daily from the port of Keelung. There is a walkway on the island; the island is popular with the local fishing industry, because of the quantity of fish it attracts in its surrounding sea. In 2013, the islet was closed to visitors following Typhoon Soulik; the islet remained closed to the public. In July 2017, the city government allocated NT$82 million for the island's infrastructure reparation and renovation works.

Plans to reopen for tourists in August 2018 were delayed until June 2019. The islet was reopened again on 25 June; the island is volcanic, part of the Chilung Volcano Group. It dates from the Pleistocene period; the eruption was explosive tholeiitic dacite. The main mineral is calcium rich plagioclase; the magma source is the western extremity of the Ryukyu Volcanic Arc formed when the subducting Philippine Sea Plate was compressed below the edge of the Eurasian Plate at about 20 to 30 km deep. The magma was contaminated with continental crust material. Geochemistry of the rock shows that iron, titanium, potassium and strontium are enriched, but sodium and nickel are impoverished; the island can be accessed from Keelung mainland at Bisha or Keelung Ports. List of islands of Taiwan

Fort Street–Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct

The Fort Street–Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct is a bridge carrying six lanes of Fort Street over both Pleasant Street and multiple tracks comprising the Norfolk Southern Railway Detroit District and Conrail Shared Assets Lincoln Secondary and Junction Yard Secondary lines on the border of the Boynton and Oakwood Heights neighborhoods in Detroit, just west of the Rouge River. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000; the bridge underwent massive repairs and other construction in late 2010 and throughout much of 2011, which included narrowing the Fort Street boulevard north of the viaduct into a six-lane undivided road with a left-turns-only lane. The area along the Fort Street corridor near Pleasant Street was transformed early in the 20th century from a residential community to a industrial center. An undated newspaper clipping from the time on the "passing of Fort Street West" laments, "nce a social center, it is now a great business artery whose splendid mansions have given way before the march of industrial progress".

Among other industrial centers in the area, the Ford River Rouge Complex is just upstream from the Fort Road river crossing, making both Fort Road and the Norfolk & Western tracks main transportation arteries in Detroit. In the 1920s, Fort Road was one of the roads chosen for upgrade to a "superhighway"; these roads were upgraded by the city and state to feature 204-foot right-of-ways, central medians, nighttime lighting. Additionally, with the growth in vehicular traffic in the early 20th century, railroad-highway intersections became sources of both travel delays and accidents. On 1928, the Wayne County Road Commission and the Michigan State Highway Department announced plans to separate rail and vehicle grades, with railways contributing to the cost; the Fort Road bridge project was the first to be undertaken. However, the project had substantial design considerations, resulting in a large cost and a lengthy planning process; the bridge was required to be long enough to permit passage of both two city streets and twelve railroad tracks at an oblique angle.

Construction began in summer 1928, the structure was completed in 1930. The resulting structure, according to a Wayne County Road Commission at the time, included an "ornamental concrete handrail" supporting "ornamental concrete lamp posts" so that "the entire project will be adequately and beautifully lighted". In subsequent years, the urn-shaped balusters of the original railing have been replaced by solid concrete panels. However, the other components of the railings, including the octagonal lamp posts, remain intact; the loss of the balusters is unfortunate, but the overall scale and significance of the bridge outweighs the minor loss. The Fort Street Viaduct is noteworthy for both size, it was cheaper to build a railroad bridge over the street rather than the other way around. However, the large number of tracks at the Fort Road crossing would have required a substantial subway; the Fort Street Viaduct, which stretches 2,800 feet in length and includes an 80-foot roadway, was by far the largest and most ambitious structure included in the 1920s grade separation plan.

This bridge exemplifies the importance attached to the grade separation program, as planners tried to increase vehicle safety and decrease congestion. Michigan portal National Register of Historic Places portal Fort Street Viaduct from HistoricBridges.org: multiple photographs