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Candid Camera

Candid Camera was a popular and long running American hidden camera reality television series. Versions of the show appeared on television from 1948 until 2014. Created and produced by Allen Funt, it featured practical jokes, began on radio as The Candid Microphone on June 28, 1947. After a series of theatrical film shorts titled Candid Microphone, Funt's concept came to television on August 10, 1948, continued into the 1970s. Aside from occasional specials in the 1980s and 1990s, the show was off air until making a comeback on CBS in 1996, before moving to PAX TV in 2001; this incarnation of the weekly series ended on May 5, 2004, concurrent with the selling of the PAX network itself. Beginning on August 11, 2014, the show returned in a new series with hour-long episodes on TV Land, but this incarnation only lasted a single season; the format has been revived numerous times, appearing on U. S. TV networks and in syndication in each succeeding decade, as either a regular show or a series of specials.

Funt, who died in 1999, hosted or co-hosted all versions of the show until he became too ill to continue. His son Peter Funt, who had co-hosted the specials with his father since 1987, became the producer and host. A United Kingdom version of the format aired from 1960 to 1976; the show involved concealed cameras filming ordinary people being confronted with unusual situations, sometimes involving trick props, such as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed or a car with a hidden extra gas tank. When the joke was revealed, victims were told the show's catchphrase, "Smile, you're on Candid Camera." The catchphrase became a song with music and lyrics by Sid Ramin. The show played its hidden-camera pranks on celebrities as well: one episode had actress Ann Jillian scheduled to make a small donation to a Lithuanian charity; when police officers informed her a con artist was behind the charity, they convinced her to donate a much larger amount with the assurance that he would be arrested when he accepted the check.

After the arrest attempt, Jillian was told the man was running a legitimate charity, a set-up that forced her into acting as though she had intended to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars all along. In another episode, the show filmed the reactions of citizens after they saw the former President Harry S. Truman walking down the street. After being advised that the former president and his Secret Service entourage would be taking a walk in downtown Manhattan, the program tracked them with a hidden camera in a van. A young woman, a champion runner was planted at a street corner they would pass, she was asking directions from a passerby when she saw Truman and shouted hello. In a stunt suggestive of the classic radio play The Hitchhiker, she ran around the block so she could be ahead of Truman and was at the next corner where she again said hello to him as he approached. After this was done several times, she asked President Truman; the former president replied he expected she had something to do with the van, following him, pointed straight into the camera with his walking stick without turning to look.

Some of Funt's pieces did not involve pranks but consisted of interviews with ordinary people. There were bizarre sequences in which people, sometimes children, gave one-of-a-kind interpretations of works of art. A little girl once told Funt that The Discus Thrower by Praxiteles showed a man throwing his little girl's allowance to her while she stood in the back yard; the Candid Microphone was first heard on June 28, 1947, at 7:30 p.m. on ABC radio. That series came to an end on September 23, 1948; the announcer for the radio program was Dorian St. George. Beginning June 6, 1950, The Candid Microphone was broadcast by CBS on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. sponsored by Philip Morris, which continued for three months until August 29. Funt brought his program to ABC television in 1948, using the Candid Microphone title of the radio series, switched to NBC in the fall of 1949, at which point its name was changed to Candid Camera; the format moved to syndication in 1951 and continued for three years before returning to NBC in 1958 as a segment of Jack Paar's The Tonight Show.

The segment reappeared in 1959 on CBS as a feature on The Garry Moore Show, before once again becoming a standalone show in 1960. Its longest uninterrupted run came in the CBS Sunday evening version. Debuting in October 1960, dominating its 10pm time slot for seven years, the program reached its peak in 1963 placing second for the year in the national Nielsen Ratings. In these shows producer/host Funt was joined on stage by several co-hosts. Veteran CBS broadcaster Arthur Godfrey for the first season, Garry Moore's long time announcer and sidekick Durward Kirby from 1961 to 1966 and, for the final prime time season, TV hostess and former Miss America, Bess Myerson; the 1966-67 season, with Miss Myerson, saw the series first use of color film. Appearances on the show by silent film comedy legend Buster Keaton were included in the 1987 Thames Television tribute documentary "Buster Keaton: A Hard Act To Follow". Among the standout favorite segments was 1965's traffic cop Vic Cianca with the Pittsburgh Police, who gained national exposure through the show and appeared in Budweiser commercials, as well as Italian TV and the movie Flashdance.

A then-unknown Woody Allen was one of the writers for the show in the early 1960s and performed in some scenarios. Though a rarity, a few celebrities appeared in the last CBS season. Following an ABC speci

Yates Stirling Jr.

Yates Stirling Jr. was a decorated and controversial rear admiral in the United States Navy whose 44-year career spanned from several years before the Spanish–American War to the mid-1930s. He was awarded the Navy Cross and French Legion of Honor for distinguished service during World War One; the elder son of Rear Admiral Yates Stirling, he was an outspoken advocate of American sea power as a strong deterrent to war and to protect and promote international commerce. During Stirling's naval career and following retirement, he was a frequent lecturer, newspaper columnist and author of numerous books and articles, including his memoirs, Sea Duty: The Memoirs of a Fighting Admiral, published in 1939. Describing himself, Stirling wrote, "All my life. I have never hesitated to use the pen to reveal what I considered should be brought to public attention within the Navy, but to a wider public. I seem to see some benefits. I have always believed that a naval man is disloyal to his country if he does not reveal acts that are doing harm to his service and show, if he can, how to remedy the fault.

An efficient Navy cannot be run with'yes men' only." Yates Stirling Jr. was born in Vallejo, California, in 1872 to Lieutenant Commander Yates Stirling Sr. and his wife, Ellen Salisbury Stirling. At the time of Yates Jr.'s birth, his father was assigned to the USS Independence, receiving ship at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. From an established Maryland family, Stirling was a great-grandson of Thomas Yates, Fourth Battalion, Maryland Regulars during the American Revolutionary War; when he was about four, Stirling's family moved to Baltimore, the home of his father and grandfather. He was one of five children that survived to adulthood and the oldest of two boys, both of whom followed their father's footsteps to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, his younger brother, Commander Archibald G. Stirling retired in 1933 but returned to active duty from 1942 to 1945 during World War II; the Yates Stirling family was the second in U. S. Naval history to have son flag officers living at the same time; the first were Jr..

As a boy living in Baltimore's upper west side, Stirling attended public schools where, despite a professed dislike of physical combat, he had a reputation of being a fighter. While his father was at sea for as long as three years at a time, Stirling had a happy home life with a mother that instilled a love for reading and provided private teachers that enabled him to skip grades at school, though Stirling admitted he was not a good student. During his father's cruise absences, the family's only knowledge of his well-being came in bulky packets of letters arriving in bunches over long intervals that Stirling's mother, would read aloud to her children; the exciting details of life on a warship—"gales, tropical coral reefs, savage people and yellow fever"—influenced Stirling's desire for the naval life. But he saw. A younger brother was about three. A few months the boy contracted diphtheria and died. Another younger brother, was born shortly after that. Yates Stirling Jr. wondered how his father must have felt when he returned home and saw a new son, nearly the same age as the one he had lost.

When Stirling was nearly fifteen, his father was given command of the old sloop-of-war USS Dale, the receiving ship at the Washington Navy Yard. CDR Stirling moved his family from Baltimore to Washington, D. C. where the family set up comfortable, but cramped living quarters on the Dale. Stirling was delighted with the change, when he wasn't at school, enjoyed sailing on the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers in a boat that the Dale's sailors had rigged for him. Thrown in with the sons of naval officers at the Navy Yard, he soon realized that like himself, most aspired to naval careers; when Yates Jr. was fifteen, his father had taken him to the White House for the purpose of meeting President Grover Cleveland and requesting an appointment to Annapolis for his son. Dressed in shorts, that Stirling regretted wearing since they accentuated his youthful looks, he recalled Cleveland telling his father, "Why, your son looks too young to go to Annapolis this year. Maybe next, it will be possible. Shall I have his name put down for an appointment then?"Although a Marylander, Stirling secured his appointment to the Naval Academy the following year from William Whiting, congressman from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district.

Whiting was Stirling's frequent ice-skating companion on the Potomac. Since no one from Whiting's district had sought an appointment that year, it could be filled by the Secretary of the Navy at the Congressman's request. Whiting wrote the Secretary and it was done. Stirling reported for examinations that he passed and entered Annapolis on September 6, 1888. Naval Cadet Stirling continued his less than stellar academic endeavors at Annapolis. "I lacked fundamental grounding in the various basic subjects, but worse, I had not formed the habit of close application and was much keener for games and pranks than for my studies. At times, things seemed easy enough, showing that after all my brain was sound but that it needed much disciplining." During the three-month, first-class training cruise on the pre-Civil War sloop-of-war USS Constellation, before beginning his final academic year and another cadet were ordered aloft during a severe squall to shorten sail and se

Rico Brogna

Rico Joseph Brogna, is an American former professional baseball first baseman, who played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, for 9 seasons. Brogna was drafted in the first round by the Tigers, in 1988. Brogna attended Watertown High School in Watertown, where he played baseball and football, he was named to the All-State team as a quarterback and won the state championship in 1986. Brogna signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at Clemson University, but instead, chose to pursue a career in baseball. On April 26, 1995, Brogna hit the first-ever home run at the Colorado Rockies’ new stadium, Coors Field, on its opening day, he was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a form of spinal arthritis, in 1991, had to take medication for the condition on a daily basis. Concerns surrounding Brogna’s condition contributed to the decision of the Mets to trade him to the Phillies, following the 1996 season, but he recovered sufficiently to be an offensive contributor for several seasons, thereafter.

Brogna became national spokesperson for the Spondylitis Association of America. In 1999, Brogna hit, he retired as a baseball player, in July 2001. In 2006, Brogna managed the Post University baseball team; the Eagles finished with a record of 13-40 overall and 6-19 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play. He coached the Watertown High School boys basketball team from 2006 to 2009. Overall, in Watertown, his win–loss record was 10–41, he coached for a high school football team in Woodbury, Connecticut. Soon after the conclusion of the 2008 football season, Brogna resigned as coach of the Chiefs and took a volunteer job as wide receivers coach for the Wesleyan University football team. In 2010, Brogna managed the Mobile BayBears, the Arizona DiamondbacksDouble-A Minor League Baseball affiliate. In 2011, he was named the head football coach at Notre Dame-Fairfield high school in Connecticut, stated he had retired from baseball to concentrate on his football duties, year-round. Brogna resigned as head football coach, in 2012, following a 1-9 record, in his only season, took a scouting job with the Tampa Bay Rays.

In 2013, Brogna returned to the Watertown High School gridiron as the special teams and defensive line coach. After the 2013 season, he was hired as special assistant to Jerry Dipoto, general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In August 2014, Brogna was named the Angels’ player-information coach, he "felt a growth" during spring training in 2015, diagnosed as testicular cancer. Five days after being notified of his condition, Brogna underwent surgery. In December 2017, Brogna was hired as a coach of the Reading Fightin Phils, the minor-league AA team in the Philadelphia Phillies’ farm system. Brogna married Melissa Shuhart, whom he had met in high school, in 1992, they have Alexa Grace and Hunter. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Rico Brogna at Ultimate Mets Database

St Francis House

St Francis House was a home for inland children from 1946 to 1959 at Glanville Hall in Semaphore South, South Australia. Established by Father Percy Smith he purchased Glanville Hall on behalf of the Anglican Church to provide accommodation for young Aboriginal boys from remote areas who were attending school in the local area; the St Francis Boys Home at Glanville was a dream of Father Smith, he talked to the parents about bringing boys down for education and employment. In a time when it was believed that Aboriginal children were unable to be educated beyond Grade 3, Father Smith saw the home as a way of providing a family environment for the children to pursue a higher level of education without losing their Aboriginal identity. Father Smith described the hostel as “not one of fostering, but rather a boarding establishment to which boys came with their mothers' consent for the school year and in that respect it was no different from children being sent by their parents to a boarding school".

The manor became known as St Francis House: A Home for Inland Children and over the next 14 years, more than 50 children found at home at St Francis on their way to greatness. Former residents include Dr Charles Perkins AO, Dr Gordon Briscoe AO, Dr John Moriarty AM, Mr Les Nayda AM, Mr Bill Espie; some notable sporting identities including Vincent Copley, Richie Bray and Ken Hampton went on to play football for Port Adelaide, while Wally McArthur became an accomplished track and field athlete. Many other residents fulfilled lives. Dr John Moriarty has said, St Francis House was an exceptional home. If you look at the situation today and look back in retrospect. At St Francis House, the boys formed a strong, life-long bond with Father Percy Smith and Mrs Smith and each other; the history of St Francis House is being written by former Australian test cricketer Ashley Mallett

Valley Metro

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority, more popularly known as Valley Metro, is the unified public brand of the regional transit system in and around the Phoenix, metropolitan area, responsible for public transit. Within the system, it is divided between Valley Metro Bus, which runs all bus operations, Valley Metro Rail, responsible for light rail operations in the Valley. Valley Metro is a membership organization. Most services are separately funded and operated by individual cities and suburbs in the greater Phoenix region; these cities have agreed to participate in Valley Metro as a unifying brand name to streamline service and reduce confusion among riders. Each city appoints a representative to the RPTA board of directors, a chairman, vice chairman, treasurer are voted on amongst the board members for a one-year term; the two largest operators of bus service are the city of Phoenix and the Regional Public Transportation Authority. Circulator service in Glendale is operated by the city of Glendale directly, the Scottsdale Trolley circulators are contracted by the city of Scottsdale, intra-city paratransit service in the cities of Glendale and Peoria are operated by the respective cities directly.

The RPTA operates a customer service and long-range transit planning operation from headquarters in downtown Phoenix, shared among all Valley Metro member cities. A few routes which operate within several member cities have their funding and operations shared between those cities; some RPTA funding is used to augment service provided by the member cities. The city of Phoenix alone operates 73 percent of all Valley Metro routes; the RPTA was formed in 1985 as the result of Phoenix-area voters approving a one-half percent sales tax increase for expansion of the local freeway system, for expansion of mass transit. The RPTA was chartered under the laws of the state of Arizona. At the time all transit service in the Phoenix area was operated by Phoenix Transit System, with a few other bus services such as in Mesa and Scottsdale having started around 1990. Valley Metro, as an integrated regional transit service, did not begin operations under its own brand identity until 1993, when the RPTA board of directors chose that name, the logo, color scheme as described below.

At this time, Phoenix Transit System and Mesa Sunrunner were rebranded as Valley Metro, several new routes operating under the RPTA were started. Prior to the formation of the RPTA, the bus route structure of Phoenix Transit System was quite different, both in terms of numbering and routes; the bus system was based on a "hub-and-spoke" structure with most routes starting from downtown Phoenix. These routes were split in half by Central Avenue, which most routes used to access downtown Phoenix. For example, the western half of Van Buren Street was served by route 3W, the eastern half of Van Buren Street was served by route 3E. Most bus routes inherited a arbitrary, but chronologically assigned, system from their Phoenix Street Railway heritage. Express routes were numbered in the 90s. In the mid-1980s, the route structure was changed to form the basis for the system operating today. Most routes were restructured so that they would stay on a single street rather than be based out of the downtown terminal.

Routes that operated on multiple streets were split. The route numbering system was simplified so that bus routes were numbered according to the block number of the street that they operated on. For example, route 50-Camelback is numbered because it runs on Camelback Road, in the 5000 block; because of the establishment of route numbers in the 80s and 90s, the express routes were renumbered to the 500-series, where they remain today. The second digit of the 500-series express routes denotes the region of the metropolitan area where the bus is traveling to; the evolution to a full "supergrid" structure continues today as route branches are either replaced with circulators or separated into new routes. The buses of one of Valley Metro's predecessors, Phoenix Transit System, were painted with an orange and pink stripe, a logo on the sides and front, featuring a character known as "Tico", a sun wearing sunglasses, a sombrero. In the late 1980s, this logo disappeared and buses were labeled "City of Phoenix Transit System".

In 1993–1994, the RPTA changed the colors to a green and purple color scheme, with a green stripe and a large purple "V" on the passenger's side, the reverse on the driver's side. In 2006, a simplified color scheme was introduced with the delivery of the C40LFR buses; this scheme is similar to the previous scheme except that the "V" has been removed, there is only a green stripe around the bus, the Valley Metro logo is displayed on the front and rear sides of the bus, the sides are lettered "Valley" in purple and "Metro" in white. All new buses delivered to the RPTA from 2006 onwards feature a ne

Reminiscence (EP)

Reminiscence is the debut extended play by South Korean girl group Everglow under Yuehua Entertainment. The EP was released on February 3, 2020, together with its lead single, "Dun Dun". On January 20, 2020, Yuehua Entertainment revealed that Everglow will release their first mini-album titled Reminiscence. Concept images were released from January 22 to January 24; the tracklist was released on January 25, revealing four tracks: "Salute", "Dun Dun", "Player" and "No Lie". The music video teaser for "Dun Dun" was released on January 29 and the full music video on February 3. Everglow was supposed to hold a live fan showcase on February 3 but it was canceled for the public because of coronavirus prevention concerns, they held the showcase without audience where they performed "Dun Dun" and "Salute". The group began promoting their title track "Dun Dun" on February 6, they first performed the lead single on Mnet's M Countdown together with "Salute", followed by performances on KBS' Music Bank, MBC's Show!

Music Core and SBS' Inkigayo