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CSI: NY

CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004, to February 22, 2013, for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as "Crime Scene Investigators" as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths, as well as other crimes; the series is an indirect spin-off from the veteran series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and a direct spin-off from CSI: Miami, during an episode in which several of the CSI: NY characters made their first appearances. It is the third series in the CSI franchise. In 2004, CSI: NY was produced in partnership with the Canadian media company Alliance Atlantis; the company dissolved after season three in 2007, all production after, done under the purview of CBS Paramount Television. The show was filmed at the CBS Studio Center, with many of the outside scenes shot in and around Los Angeles. Scenes were filmed on location in New York City.

The series ended its ninth and final season on February 22, 2013. It was canceled by CBS on May 10, 2013. CSI: NY follows a group of investigators who work for the New York City crime lab; the series mixes gritty subject matter and deduction in the same manner as its predecessors, yet places a great deal of emphasis on criminal profiling. The team is led by a former Marine from Chicago. Mac is a veteran of the NYPD who lost his wife on 9/11, as such must work to rebuild his personal life while supervising his team, he is organized, efficient and proper in his management style. Mac's partner is Stella Bonasera. Stella is half-Greek, half-Italian, New York City, she helped Mac through the impact of his wife's death and has been by his side since. She is a savvy investigator, yet she speaks before she thinks. Stella is replaced by Detective Jo Danville. Jo is an experienced psychological profiler, she and Mac form a strong friendship and an stronger working rapport. Jo is still haunted by her ousting from the FBI after blowing the whistle on improper lab procedure, so she works to regain her professional reputation.

Together, Stella, Jo head an elite team of detectives including Danny Messer, Aiden Burn, Lindsay Monroe. The team works alongside CSI Sheldon Hawkes, Detective Don Flack, Medical Examiner Sid Hammerback, CSI trainee Adam Ross. Mac Taylor is the director of the NYPD crime lab. Born in Chicago, Mac served as a major in the USMC, serving in both the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing and Operation Desert Storm, once saying that he had wanted to serve his country more than anything else in the world. Mac lost his wife, Claire, in the World Trade Center attacks and proposes to an old friend, Christine Whitney, in the series finale. Stella Bonasera is a half-Italian orphan, she is the Assistant CSI Supervisor of Mac's team. She speaks before she thinks, leading to numerous complaints being made against her by those suspected of crimes. Always going where she can do the most good, Stella resigns from the NYPD crime lab following the season-six finale to run the NOPD crime lab. Danny Messer is a Crime Scene Investigator working on Mac's team.

Growing up in a family under surveillance Danny formulated his own set of hybrid ethics, blending the world of lawbreakers with the world of lawmakers. He is driven by ethics and one day hopes to run the New York crime lab, at one point taking a promotion to sergeant to put him on track to do so, he develops a romantic relationship with Lindsay Monroe. Aiden Burn is a Detective Third Grade assigned to Taylor's team. In the first season she is just as capable as any of them, she is fired from the crime lab after considering planting evidence on a rape suspect. Aiden goes on to apply for a private investigator's license and continues to investigate this suspect, she is fatally set on fire as a result, leaving the entire team devastated. During her murder, she was able to leave behind enough evidence to convict her killer. Sheldon Hawkes, M. D. is a medical examiner with the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. He was a child prodigy who graduated from college at age 18 and was a board-licensed surgeon by the age of 24 and had several years experience in the emergency room.

He left surgery. In the second season he becomes a CSI on Mac's team, although he is not a sworn NYPD detective like his colleagues. Don Flack is an NYPD Homicide Detective First Grade who comes from a long line of law enforcement officials, he bridges the gap between old-school NYPD and the new generation of CSI. His techniques are effective. Despite being an NYPD strongman Flack is mature, he is left devastated when girlfriend Detective Jessica Angell is killed on the job. Years he begins a relationship with Detective Jamie Lovato. Lindsay Monroe-Messer is a Detective Third Grade, she worked as a CSI in Montana and realized her dream of moving to a big city like New York. Her northwestern work ethic and willingness to tackle any job is

USS Hibiscus

USS Hibiscus was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy towards the end of the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries. Hibiscus was purchased at New York City from S. M. Pook on 16 November 1864; the ship and her sister USS Spirea are described during trials in November 1864: "The new twin-screw steamer Hybiscus made her official trial trip in New York harbor on the 3d. This vessel and a sister ship were constructed for the purpose of demonstrating the plans of a light draught gunboat which should be able to carry a heavy battery, at the same time to place the machinery so far below the water line as to preclude injury to it by the enemy’s shot; these vessels were constructed by Mr. Samuel H. Pook, of Fair Haven, Conn.. The engines selected; the Hybiscus, with about 25 pounds pressure of steam, made the engines working finely. The vessel was turned around in a small space, in four minutes and eighteen seconds of time.

Her mean draught of water is 6 feet 7 inches, she drawing 6 feet 10 inches aft and 4 feet 4 inches forward, this with her bunkers stowed full of coal." She sailed from New York on 29 January 1865 and reached Tampa, via Port Royal, South Carolina, Key West, Florida, on 17 February. Hibiscus patrolled out of Tampa, until the end of July, putting in at Cedar Keys and St. Andrews Bay as well as Key West during this period. On 11 April 1865 off Crystal River, Sea Bird, which served as tender to Hibiscus, captured small Confederate sloops Florida and Annie with cargos of loose and baled cotton. With the end of the war, Hibiscus sailed on 11 August stood into New York, she decommissioned there 19 August 1865 and was sold 5 October 1866. The Hibiscus sank off New Jersey 30 2 April 1873; the shipwreck known to local divers as the Emerald Wreck has been tentatively identified as the Hibiscus Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York. United States Navy American Civil War Confederate States Navy This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

The entry can be found here. USS Hibiscus

John Panton

John Panton, MBE was a Scottish professional golfer, who represented Great Britain three times in the Ryder Cup. Panton was born in Pitlochry, he took up a job in the local golf club shop. After serving in the army during World War II, he went on to win many prestigious tournaments including the 1956 PGA Match Play Championship, the 1950 Silver King Tournament, the 1951 Daks Tournament and the 1952 North British-Harrogate Tournament, he won the Woodlawn Invitation Open in Germany for three consecutive years from 1958. In Scotland, he dominated, with eight victories in the Scottish Professionals Championship and seven in the Northern Open between 1948 and 1962. In addition to tournament golf, Panton served as a club professional at Glenbervie Golf Club until 1984. In his career, he won the PGA Seniors Championship twice, in 1967 and 1969, the World Senior Championship in 1967, defeating Sam Snead 3 and 2 in the final. Panton was appointed honorary professional to The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1988, a position he held until his retirement in 2006.

In 2005, he was made an honorary life member of the European Tour. As well as his Ryder Cup appearances in 1951, 1953 and 1961, Panton represented Scotland 13 times in the World Cup between 1955 and 1968. Panton's daughter, Catherine Panton-Lewis, is a professional golfer and was a founding member of the Ladies European Tour. In common with Arnold Palmer, Panton had a beverage named after him in his home country. A John Panton is a drink consisting of angostura bitters, ginger beer mixed with a dash of lime cordial; this list is incomplete 1948 Northern Open, Scottish Professional Championship 1949 Scottish Professional Championship 1950 Silver King Tournament, Scottish Professional Championship 1951 Daks Tournament, Northern Open, Scottish Professional Championship 1952 North British-Harrogate Tournament, Northern Open, Goodwin Foursomes Tournament 1954 Scottish Professional Championship, Yorkshire Evening News Tournament 1955 Scottish Professional Championship 1956 News of the World Match Play, Northern Open, Gleneagles-Saxone Foursomes Tournament 1958 Woodlawn Invitation Open 1959 Woodlawn Invitation Open, Northern Open, Scottish Professional Championship 1960 Woodlawn Invitation Open, Northern Open 1962 Northern Open 1966 Scottish Professional Championship 1967 PGA Seniors Championship, World Senior Championship 1969 PGA Seniors Championship Note: Panton only played in The Open Championship.

NT = No tournament CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Ryder Cup: 1951, 1953, 1961 World Cup: 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968 Joy Cup: 1954, 1956 Amateurs–Professionals Match: 1956 R. T. V. International Trophy: 1967 John Panton at the European Tour official site

The Romance of Helen Trent

The Romance of Helen Trent was a radio soap opera which aired on CBS from October 30, 1933 to June 24, 1960 for a total of 7,222 episodes. The show was created by Frank and Anne Hummert, who were among the most prolific producers during the radio soap era; the program opened with: And now, The Romance of Helen Trent, the real-life drama of Helen Trent, when life mocks her, breaks her hopes, dashes her against the rocks of despair, fights back bravely to prove what so many women long to prove, that because a woman is 35 or more, romance in life need not be over, that romance can begin at 35. The storyline revolved around a 35-year-old dressmaker who fascinates men as she works her way up to become the chief Hollywood costumer designer. Helen was played by three different actresses. Virginia Clark did the role for 11 years, Julie Stevens portrayed Helen for 16 years. Stevens, who had finished playing the title role on the radio soap Kitty Foyle, was only 22 when she joined the cast, she continued in the role from 1944 to the show's cancellation in 1960.

Stevens was married to a US Steel executive Charles Underhill, while portraying Helen Trent during 1951-52, she made her television debut as the female lead of Lorelei Kilbourne on the Big Town television series. Stevens said. Stevens felt her character was boring and remembered the director allowed the actors to "fall around and scream with laughter during rehearsals. We had to keep our sanity. By air time we had gotten it all out of our systems and could be dead serious about the story." During the 7,222 episodes, Helen never married, she always remained at the age of 35. However, she had Gil Whitney. An unusual incident occurred during a 1948 broadcast, as documented in Tune in Tomorrow, the memoir by Mary Jane Higby, who portrayed Cynthia Carter on the program; as Gil attempted to convince Helen of his love for her, Helen again hesitated. A voice came over the airwaves, saying, "Ah, for chrissakes, lay the dame and get it over with!" As crew members tried to locate the voice inside the studio, the man proceeded to give sexually graphic examples of what Gil should do with Helen.

In spite of the shock, there were few protests from listeners. List of radio soaps LaGuardia, Robert. Soap World. New York: Arbor House, 1983. "The Romance of Helen Trent," a short story based on the radio program, begins on page 30 of the July 1940 issue of Radio and Television Mirror. American Studies at the University of Virginia: The Romance of Helen Trent John R. Hickman Collection: The Romance of Helen Trent The Romance of Helen Trent at the National Radio Hall of Fame Short story based on The Romance of Helen Trent and Television Mirror, April 1940, page 12

Cathy's Child

Cathy's Child is a 1979 Australian film, directed by Donald Crombie and starring Michele Fawdon, Alan Cassell and Bryan Brown. Cathy Baikas is a woman of Greek heritage who lives in Sydney, Australia with her three-year-old daughter; when her daughter's father kidnaps the child and takes her back to Greece, Cathy discovers the authorities can do little to help her. She turns to the media. A reporter on the Hotline column of The Sun, a major daily newspaper, proves sympathetic to Cathy's problem and begins giving her case press coverage, because the same situation had happened to him; the film is based on a true story. On 14 January 1973 Greek born John Baikas left Australia for Athens, taking his daughter Maris with him on a forged passport, her mother Cathy tried to get her back. The government seemed to do little; the film used the real names for the characters of Cathy Baikas, Dick Wordley and Wordley's Hotline editor Paul Nicholson. However other names were fictionalised. Ken Quinnell read Dick Wordley's book on the case.

He gave it to producer Errol Sullivan who thought it might make "a small but emotional film, one that could reach the middle audience in Australia - the audience that people like Hoyts say doesn't exist: namely, the North Shore, blue rinse set."It was thought the budget had to be kept below $400,000 so the action was set in the present day rather than 1973. Finance from the Australian Film Commission, the New South Wales Film Corporation, Roadshow Distributors and $55,000 of private investment. Gillian Armstrong was meant to be director and money was raised from the AFC on the basis of her name, but there was a potential clash with My Brilliant Career so Donald Crombie was offered the job instead. Filming started on June 1978, with the majority of the film shot in Sydney over four weeks, with a week's filming in Greece. Money had been allocated in the budget for an overseas actor to play the Australian consul in Greece but the filmmakers were unable to find any one for an appropriate price and Willie Fennell took the role.

The script included a scene where Dick Wordley go to bed together. Wordley denied this happened but allowed it in the film after much discussion; the scene ended up being cut after a preview. Michele Fawdon was awarded Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 1979 Australian Film Institute Awards for her role as Cathy Baikis; the film received nominations for Best Actor in a Lead Role, Best Direction and Best Film at the same awards. Cathy's Child grossed $135,000 at the box office in Australia, equivalent to $527,850 in 2009 dollars. In 1996 Donald Crombie said the film was his favourite of all the features he had made: Mainly because I think we were extraordinarily successful in creating that character, Cathy Bikos. Michelle Fawdon is not Maltese, but she pulled that off brilliantly, I thought; the accent, is perfect. She lived with a family and that's how she achieved it; that was a good project to work on. Cinema of Australia Cathy's Child on IMDb Cathy's Child at Oz Movies Cathy's Child at AllMovie Cathy's Child at the National Film and Sound Archive

Organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy

Organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy called organophosphate-induced delayed polyneuropathy, is a neuropathy caused by killing of neurons in the central nervous system in the spinal cord, as a result of acute or chronic organophosphate poisoning. A striking example of OPIDN occurred during the 1930s Prohibition Era when thousands of men in the American South and Midwest developed arm and leg weakness and pain after drinking a "medicinal" alcohol substitute; the drink, called "Ginger Jake," contained an adulterated Jamaican ginger extract containing tri-ortho-cresyl phosphate which resulted in reversible neurologic damage. The damage resulted in the limping called "jake paralysis" – and "jake leg" or "jake walk", which were terms used in the blues music of the period. Europe and Morocco both experienced outbreaks of TOCP poisoning from contaminated abortifacients and cooking oil, respectively; the disorder may contribute to the chronic multisymptom illnesses of the Gulf War veterans, as well as aerotoxic syndrome The exact cause of the syndrome is unknown, although it has been associated with inhibition of patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein 6.

There is no specific treatment, recovery is incomplete, affecting only sensory nervous system, while motor neutopathy persists. Aerotoxic syndrome Gulf War syndrome Costa, Lucio G. "Current issues in organophosphate toxicology". Clinica Chimica Acta. 366: 1–13. Doi:10.1016/j.cca.2005.10.008. PMID 16337171