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Calliope

In Greek mythology, Calliope is the Muse who presides over eloquence and epic poetry. Hesiod and Ovid called her the "Chief of all Muses". Calliope had two famous sons and Linus, by either Apollo or King Oeagrus of Thrace, she taught Orpheus verses for singing. According to Hesiod, she was the wisest of the Muses, as well as the most assertive. Calliope married Oeagrus in a town near Mount Olympus, she is said to have defeated the daughters of Pierus, king of Thessaly, in a singing match, to punish their presumption, turned them into magpies. In some accounts, Calliope is the mother of the Corybantes by her father Zeus, she was sometimes believed to be Homer's muse for the Odyssey. The Roman epic poet, invokes her in the Aeneid. In some cases, she is said to be the Mother of sirens. Calliope is shown with a writing tablet in her hand. At times, she is depicted wearing a gold crown, she is depicted with her children. The Italian poet Dante Alighieri, in his Divine Comedy, refers to Calliope

Tim Truman (Sunset Beach)

Tim Truman is a fictional character from Sunset Beach, an American soap opera on the NBC network, portrayed by American actor Dax Griffin from January 6, 1997, to November 15, 1999. He returned to play his character in the final episode as a part of Meg's dream. Tim's Kansas backstory seemed to be altered at times for storyline purposes. In a background check performed by Gregory Richards, it was revealed that he was a college athlete involved in many activities; however episodes in the 500's and 600's allude to him being "not smart" and having little ambition. After the Ben/Meg cave-in, Meg talked about Tim's mother "making him carry a handkerchief to school everyday"—which seemed to indicate a well-mannered upbringing. However, in the mid-400 range of episodes, his family was described as "alcoholics" who neglected and abused him, the Cummings were the "closest thing to a family he had". A more consistent element of his backstory was a lifelong devotion to Meg, "since kindergarten". In much of 1997-98, he was portrayed as having redeeming qualities.

As the show progressed, he became more of a one-note, intolerable character that few people wanted anything to do with. In episode 1, Meg Cummings' was about to marry Tim, but it was clear she was having second thoughts due to her involvement with SB on the internet, her mother Joan seemed to support the idea that Meg was settling for an predictable life. In the church, Meg found Tim making out with Connie. Meg escaped to "Sunset Beach" to find SB. Tim, who decided to continue fighting for Meg, followed her to "Sunset Beach", where he tried to win her over by helping Annie Douglas to break off Meg and Ben, a new couple; however their plan failed. Tim and Annie developed feelings for one another, but it was unclear whether or not it went beyond physical attraction for Tim. By the end of the Kansas debacle in the late 100 episodes, Annie seemed to be smitten, but Tim's inability to let go of Meg prevented any further relationship. Tim worked as a chauffeur for the Richards family, with a covert assignment to spy on Gregory's children.

Gregory described him as "someone who knows how to keep his mouth shut". In episode 35, Caitlin Richards seduced Tim in the back of the limo in an attempt to lose her virginity. At first, Tim refused, but succumbed to Caitlin's advances, which she revoked when she realized she was still in love with Cole. Before Tim's return to Kansas, he and Caitlin shared a playful kiss that Cole reacted to with jealousy, he realized that Tim was the man Caitlin "almost made love to" and told Caitlin: "A guy like that doesn't know how to be just friends". At the end of 1997, Tim was one of the survivors of the Terror Island storyline; when under the influence of the drug-laced soup, Tim's worst fear was Meg's face covered in blood. When Mark Wolper, one of the series regulars, was killed off by Derek Evans, Ben Evans' evil twin, Tim was the one who heard Mark's final words. However, nobody believed him. Tim left Derek with the only telltale sign that distinguished him from his twin—a knife scar on his calf, which Derek covered with prosthetic skin.

Some weeks Tim wanted to prove that Ben was the killer and followed him to his warehouse after Caitlin and Cole's wedding. Derek caught him and said that he has made a big mistake and he is going to pay for this, he came after Tim with a lead pipe and the two began to fight. Tim tried to get away and find Meg to tell her that he was right about "Ben" being the killer on the island but Derek caught him again and they ended in a fight on the scaffolding of the Liberty Corporation's resort construction. Derek pushed Tim of the scaffolding. Tim survived the fall, but was injured—notably with a broken jaw that prevented him from speaking. Derek smothered him with a pillow, bringing about a coma. Tim was in coma for a long time, moved to Cedar Oaks. Dax Griffin reported, and I was worried. But the producers reassured me everything would be fine." It was discovered Derek was behind the entire thing. In the summer of 1998, when Tim realized that Ben was innocent, he confided in Sara. It's like I had to prove that.

To myself. Meg. Everyone"; when Tim was recovering in the Cedar Oaks facility, a mysterious amnesia patient began to accost him in his room. Her name was Dana and she had no memory of her past—but Tim realized it was the presumed-dead Maria Torres Evans; when Meg and Ben were meant to tie the knot, Tim plotted with Annie to reveal Ben's ex-wife with great fanfare and ruin the wedding. This ended up going better than they'd planned—Maria walked into the reception and caught Meg's bouquet, shocking everyone; this wasn't without consequence—Gregory fired Tim as a result of his scheming. From time to time, Tim comforted Meg, they shared a brief kiss in episode 161—when Meg was trying to forget the pain of the cave-in incident - during which Tim persuaded her to "go ahead and use me, Meg". They kissed again upon their return to Kansas, but Meg was distressed by his assumption that they were getting back together. In 1998-1999, Tim tried to manipulate Sara Cummings's insecurities about Casey in order to break up Ben and Meg once again.

He taunted her with the notion that Casey was going to leave her for Meg if Sara didn't help reunite Meg and Tim. When Sara agreed to "sell her soul to the devil", (episod

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is an American-British Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web hosting company Wikia. Wales was born in Huntsville, where he attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in finance from Auburn University and the University of Alabama respectively. In graduate school, Wales taught at two universities. In 1996, he and two partners founded a web portal featuring entertainment and adult content. Bomis provided the initial funding for the free peer-reviewed encyclopedia and its successor, Wikipedia. On January 15, 2001, with Larry Sanger and others, Wales launched Wikipedia—a free, open-content encyclopedia that enjoyed rapid growth and popularity; as Wikipedia's public profile grew, he became its spokesman. Though he is credited as co-founder, he has disputed this, declaring himself the sole founder. Wales serves on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, the charity that he helped establish to operate Wikipedia, holding its board-appointed "community founder" seat.

For his role in creating Wikipedia, which has become the world's largest encyclopedia, in 2006 Time named him one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World". Wales was born in Huntsville, shortly before midnight on August 7, 1966, his father Jimmy, worked as a grocery store manager, while his mother, Doris Ann, his grandmother, ran the House of Learning, a small private school in the tradition of the one-room schoolhouse, where Wales and his three siblings received their early education. As a child, Wales enjoyed reading; when he was three, his mother bought a World Book Encyclopedia from a door-to-door salesman. As he grew up and learned to read, it became an object of reverence, but Wales soon discovered that the World Book had shortcomings: no matter how much was in it, there were many more things that were not. World Book sent out stickers for owners to paste on the pages in order to update the encyclopedia, Wales was careful to put the stickers to work, stating, "I joke that I started as a kid revising the encyclopedia by stickering the one my mother bought."During an interview in 2005 with Brian Lamb, Wales described his childhood private school as a "Montessori-influenced philosophy of education", where he "spent lots of hours poring over the Britannicas and World Book Encyclopedias".

There were only four other children in Wales's grade, so the school grouped together the first through fourth-grade students and the fifth through eighth-grade students. As an adult, Wales was critical of the government's treatment of the school, citing the "constant interference and bureaucracy and sort of snobby inspectors from the state" as a formative influence on his political philosophy. After eighth grade, Wales attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school in Huntsville, graduating at sixteen. Wales said that the school was expensive for his family, but that "education was always a passion in my household... you know, the traditional approach to knowledge and learning and establishing that as a base for a good life." He received his bachelor's degree in finance from Auburn University in 1986. He began his Auburn education. Wales entered the PhD finance program at the University of Alabama before leaving with a master's degree to enter the PhD finance program at Indiana University.

At the University of Alabama, he played Internet fantasy games and developed his interest in the web. He taught at both universities during his postgraduate studies but did not write the doctoral dissertation required for a PhD, something he ascribed to boredom. In 1994, Wales took a job with Chicago Options Associates, a futures and options trading firm in Chicago, Illinois. Wales has described himself as having been addicted to the Internet from an early stage and he wrote computer code during his leisure time. During his studies in Alabama, he had become an obsessive player of Multi-User Dungeons —a type of virtual role-playing game—and thereby experienced the potential of computer networks to foster large-scale collaborative projects. Inspired by the remarkably successful initial public offering of Netscape in 1995, having accumulated capital through "speculating on interest-rate and foreign-currency fluctuations", Wales decided to leave the realm of financial trading and became an Internet entrepreneur.

In 1996, he and two partners founded Bomis, a web portal featuring user-generated webrings and, for a time, erotic photographs. Wales described it as a "guy-oriented search engine" with a market similar to that of Maxim magazine. Though Bomis had at the time struggled to make money, it provided Wales with the funding to pursue his greater passion, an online encyclopedia. While moderating an online discussion group devoted to the philosophy of Objectivism in the early 1990s, Wales had encountered Larry Sanger, a skeptic of the philosophy; the two had engaged in detailed debate on the subject on Wales's list and on Sanger's meeting offline to continue the debate and becoming friends. Years after deciding to pursue his encyclopedia project and seeking a credentialed academic to lead it, Wales hired Sanger—who at that time was a doctoral student in philosophy at Ohio State University—to be its editor-in-chief, in March 2000, Nupedia, a peer-reviewed, open-content encyclopedia, w