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Channel America

Channel America Channel America Network, Inc. was the first United States terrestrial broadcast television network to be intentionally assembled out of LPTV, or low-power television licensees. The network was founded by David Post in 1987 and launched in 1988, it offered a 24-hour feed of inexpensive programming, delivered to its affiliate stations, many owned and established by the network, via satellite. Channel America was founded in 1987 by David Post, who had hopes of creating a network with 1,000 low-power television stations; the network never reached its goal in terms of affiliates, but still launched in 1988. In 1990, Channel America moved to get more affiliated cable operators' local origination channel by rolling out a three-hour package of programming with interactive elements, Hometown USA, with American Television & Communications committing a best-of-local-origination series with the working title Off Broadway. In late 1995, the network peaked with a reach of 44,000,000 households through 100 affiliates.

On September 18, 1995, EVRO Entertainment of Kissimmee, Florida acquired a 51% interest in the Channel America Network, with the option to buy the remaining 49%. On July 1, 1996, the Channel announced that they would air a preview of My Pet Television Network, a joint venture of Nightwing Entertaintment Group, Inc. and The Humane Society of the United States, on September 9. The network went off the air in 1996. In March 1997, its parent company and LDE Media Techniqs, Morton Downey Jr.'s company, agreed to merge. Downey planned to launch a news magazine called Boyz Night Out on the revived network. In addition to its cable access programming mentioned above, among the other shows on Channel America was Hot Seat, a talk show hosted by Wally George, produced by KDOC in Anaheim, California.. The network aired several classic shows from Columbia Pictures Television, including Hazel, The Flying Nun, Ghost Story, Bridget Loves Bernie, The Fantastic Journey. Channel America Broadcasting, Inc. Moreno-Cripple Creek Corporation, Moreno Uranium Corporation, EnviroSearch Corp. to EVRO Financial Corp. and EVRO Corporation, was the owner of Channel America Network, Inc. and The Sports & Shopping Network Inc.

Moreno-Cripple Creek Corporation was organized February 5, 1946 and renamed Moreno Uranium Corporation on March 12, 1954 to EnviroSearch Corp. on March 10, 1970. On May 24, 1974, 1 millions of the corporation's shares were sold to Inc.. Cresson liquidated itself passing the shares onto its stockholders with EnviroSearch becoming a full reporting company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 16, 1974. On September 17, 1986, the corporation changed its name to EVRO Financial Corp. to EVRO Corporation on March 1, 1994. From 1946 to 1987, the corporation was in the oil and gas industry holding various general and limited partnership and stock investments in other oil and gas companies while investing in land for resale. In 1987, EVRO sold most of its oil and gas properties and real estate. EVRO acquired on February 1990 all the stock of Treasure Rockhound Ranches, Inc.. Under a reorganization plan, ENRO acquired Lintronics Technologies, Inc. in all-stock deal that gave 94% of the outstanding shares to Lintronic shareholders.

EVRO agreed to purchase 60% of the shares of The Good Health Channel, Inc. for stock on February 22, 1994. That year, EVRO formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Tres Rivers, Inc. to purchase the assets of Three Rios, Ltd. consisting of a 46-acre recreational vehicle campground agreed to on July 15, 1994. Technology Holdings, Inc. was formed on January 20, 1995 whereupon EVRO transferred all its assets and liabilities to THI: Lintronics, Treasure Rockhound, Tres Rivers and EVRO Trading Corporation, its holdings in Good Health into THI in exchange for all of the issued and outstanding stock of THI. THI was created to make way for the purchase of The Shopping Network Inc.. With the ending of the health related business segment in March 1995, THI, EVRO and the President of EVRO Trading triggered a dispute between them. To settle the dispute, EVRO Trading President was given 55% ownership of EVRO Trading, while EVRO would continue to own 45% with no other obligation and a THI note for the EVRO Trading President's amount due secured by the 45% remaining EVRO interest in EVRO Trading.

THI defaulted on the note April 3, 1995, giving the remaining ownership of EVRO Trading to its president. EVRO and The Stellar Companies Inc. agreed in January 1995 for EVRO to acquire The Sports & Shopping Network Inc. from Stellar with Stellar shareholders receiving a controlling share of EVRO stock. EVRO agreed in April 1995 to purchase with stock the America's Collectibles Network Inc. and merge the network with the TSSN. The deal to purchase ACN fell through do to SEC reporting concerns. On September 18, 1995, EVRO of Kissimmee, Florida acquired a 51% interest in the Channel America Network, with the option to buy the remaining 49%. In June 1996, EVRO indicated plans to move Channel America and its other television operations to Glendale Studios, Glendale. In October 1996, EVRO shareholders voted to changes its name to Channel America Broadcasting, Inc. and increase the number of common and preferred shares authorized. Following the shareholder's annual meeting, the Board of Directors voted to change CA to a home shopping format temporarily.

The network went off the air in 1996 and the parent company was delisted from the NASDAQ that year due to "insufficient capital and surplus," with the share value dropping from a high of $2.50 to 7 cents. In March 1997, Channel America Broadcasting and LDE Media Techniqs, Morton Downey

L'oca del Cairo

L'oca del Cairo is an incomplete Italian opera buffa in three acts, begun by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in July 1783 but abandoned in October. The complete libretto by Giovanni Battista Varesco remains. Mozart composed seven of the ten numbers of the first act, plus some recitative, as well a sketch of the finale. Mozart's correspondence shows he wanted to write a comic opera to a new text for the Italian company in Vienna, he had only just met Lorenzo Da Ponte, who would pen the libretti for several of Mozart's most successful operas, but Da Ponte was not available, so Mozart turned to Varesco, librettist for Mozart's earlier opera Idomeneo. Mozart's urgent need of a poet is attested by his willingness to work with someone, who in his opinion had "not the slightest knowledge or experience of the theatre". Mozart realized the hopelessness of the project and abandoned Varesco's libretto after six months because of its silly ending, a farcical travesty of the Trojan Horse legend. Several versions have been prepared by adapting other music.

The first performance was in Frankfurt in April 1860 with numbers taken from Lo sposo deluso and some concert arias. The first stage performance was given on 6 June 1867 in Paris at the Théâtre des Fantaisies-Parisiennes in a 2-act French adaptation, L'oie du Caire, by the Belgian librettist Victor Wilder, who added a new conclusion, a musical arrangement by the conductor, Charles Constantin, who orchestrated the music and added other pieces by Mozart to complete it. Fragments from L'oca del Cairo, Lo sposo deluso, Der Schauspieldirektor have been combined as Waiting for Figaro, performed in 2002 by the Bampton Classical Opera. Don Pippo, a Spanish Marquess, keeps his only daughter Celidora locked up in his tower, she is betrothed to Count Lionetto. Biondello makes a bet with the Marquis that if he can rescue Celidora from the tower within a year he wins her hand in marriage, he succeeds by having himself smuggled into the tower garden inside a large mechanical goose. List of operas by Mozart Cairns, David.

Mozart and his Operas. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520228986. Lecomte, Louis-Henry. Histoire des théâtres de Paris: Les Fantaisies-Parisiennes, l'Athénée Le Théâtre Scribe, l'Athénée-Comique. Paris: H. Daragon. Copy at the Internet Archive. Wilder, Victor. L'oie du Caire, opéra-bouffe en deux actes, libretto. Paris: Librairie Internationale. Copy at Gallica. L'oca del Cairo: Score and critical report in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe Archive copy: Critical report at the Wayback Machine L'oca del Cairo, addendum: No. 4 Siano pronte': Score in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe Libretto and Dramatis Personæ at http://opera.stanford.edu/Mozart/OcaDelCairo/

John Mellus

John George Mellus was an American football player who played professional football as an offensive tackle for eight seasons in the National Football League and in the AAFC. Mellus was born in 1917 at Plymouth, the grandson of Lithuanian immigrants, graduated in 1934 from Hanover High School at Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Mellus attended Villanova University from 1934 to 1937. In 1937 he was named to the New York Sun's collegiate All-America team and to the Associated Press's 13th annual collegiate All-America team. In 1938, Mellus played for the New York Giants on their championship team, on their teams of 1939-1941. In December 1941, he was named to the first team of the Associated Press's NFL All-Star team. After being drafted into military service in February 1942, Mellus played for the Eastern Army All-Star Team. In December 1943, he was named to the Associated Press's military service All American team. Following his discharge from the military, Mellus played in 1946 for the San Francisco 49ers and from 1947–1949 for the Baltimore Colts.

He was inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame in 1988, into the Villanova University "Wall of Fame" in 2002. John Mellus died at Dallas, Pennsylvania in 2005. John Mellus at Find a Grave

Mike Baxter

Michael Joseph Baxter is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, he is now a hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for Vanderbilt University. Baxter was born and raised in the Queens, New York neighborhood of Whitestone, where he attended St. Luke's Parish school and part of the Bayside Little League, he graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in 2002. Baxter attended Columbia University, he attended Vanderbilt University. In 2004 and 2005, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League, he was selected by the San Diego Padres in the fourth round of the 2005 amateur entry draft. Baxter's contract was purchased by the Padres and he was promoted to the major leagues on September 6, 2010 and hit a pop fly to second base off Vicente Padilla of the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first at-bat, as a pinch hitter, he appeared in 9 games that season, all as a pinch hitter, with his only hit being on September 26 off Francisco Cordero of the Cincinnati Reds.

After being placed on the 60-day disabled list in March 2011, Baxter began his rehab in Single-A, before being claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on July 22. He was called up by New York on August 8. In his first game, he hit an RBI double against San Diego to bring the Mets closer to what would end up being a come-from-behind victory. On September 28, 2011, the final game of the Mets' season, Baxter hit his first career major league home run, it gave the Mets a 3–0 lead, was the last home run and RBI of the season for the team. He became a free agent. On December 16, he re-signed a minor league contract with the Mets, he received an invitation to spring training as part of the deal. In 2012, Baxter began the season on the Mets active roster as a reserve outfielder. On June 1, during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Baxter made a difficult catch against the outfield wall, injuring his shoulder in the process, he was subsequently placed on the team's disabled list on June 3. Despite the recoil, his big play led to Johan Santana's no-hitter, the first no-hitter in Mets' history.

Baxter began a rehab assignment with the Single-A St. Lucie Mets on July 15, before being promoted to the Double-A Binghamton Mets and last to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. On July 30, Baxter was activated from the 15-day disabled list. On August 4, during a game against the San Diego Padres, Baxter set a New York Mets franchise record by recording five walks in a nine-inning game, tying the record for most walks in a nine-inning game in the National League. Baxter tied a New York Mets franchise record for most walks in a game, regardless of the number of innings played, he tied Vince Coleman, who achieved the feat on August 10, 1992, in a 16-inning game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2013, Baxter was on the Mets' active roster for opening day for the second consecutive year. Despite being considered a front-runner for a starting outfield spot at the beginning of spring training, the starting job was instead given to Marlon Byrd, again relegating Baxter to a reserve role. In June, Baxter was sent down to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.

On August 3, the Mets recalled Baxter to replace David Wright, placed on the 15-day disabled list. Baxter was optioned down on August 24, he was called back up on September 8. On October 17, 2013, Baxter was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, he made the opening day roster and appeared in 4 games and was hitless in 7 at-bats before he was optioned to the minors. He was designated for assignment on April 6, 2014, cleared waivers, was outrighted to AAA Albuquerque, where he hit.289 in 119 games. Baxter signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs in January 2015, he was assigned to the Cubs Triple-A Iowa team to start the season. Baxter's contract was selected by the Cubs and he was called up on May 19, 2015 as part of a number of roster moves made by the Cubs that day, he would be optioned back down to Iowa on June 2 but recalled on June 3. On July 29, 2015 Baxter was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs. On December 15, 2015, Baxter signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.

He became a free agent on November 7, 2016. Baxter has served as a hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team at Vanderbilt University since 2018. 2008 Arizona Fall League All-Prospect Team Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

Celebrating Fred Anderson

Celebrating Fred Anderson is an album by American jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, recorded live in 2015 at Chicago's Constellation and released on Nessa. For this tribute to saxophonist Fred Anderson, Mitchell assembled a quartet with cellist Tomeka Reid, bassist Junius Paul and drummer Vincent Davis and prepared four original pieces and adaptations of two Fred Anderson compositions, "Bernice" and "Ladies in Love"; the Down Beat review by Peter Margasak says "Reedist and bandleader Roscoe Mitchell has always trusted in his own vision. He takes the AACM’s emphasis on creating new, original music as immutable gospel, it is a major sign of respect that Mitchell has paid homage to the great Chicago tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson on this bracing new effort." All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell except as indicated"Song for Fred Anderson" – 17:24 "Bernice" – 10:40 "The Velvet Lounge" – 6:43 "Hey Fred" – 17:05 "Ladies in Love" – 13:46 "Cermak Road" – 4:27 Roscoe Mitchell - alto sax, soprano sax, sopranino sax Tomeka Reid – cello Junius Paul – bass Vincent Davis – drums

Union Meeting House (Whiting, Maine)

The Union Meeting House known as the Whiting Community Church, is a historic church building at 153 United States Route 1 in Whiting, Maine. Built in 1836, it is a distinctive local example of transitional Federal-Greek Revival architecture, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. The Union Meeting House stands in the center of the rural village of Whiting, on the north side of the three-way junction of US 1 and Maine State Route 189, it is a single story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, clapboard siding, a foundation of ornamental concrete blocks. The roof is topped by an open belfry with a pyramidal roof that has a spire, a sculpted metal fish; the main facade is three bays wide, with a center entrance flanked by sash windows, a pedimented gable above, in which there is an arched panel at the center. The entrance is framed by pilasters and topped by an entablature and cornice; the interior of the building has a vestibule area, from which narrow stairs wind to the gallery on one side, a center double door leads into the sanctuary.

The sanctuary has a coved ceiling finished in pressed tin, which extends down the walls to wainscoting. The floors are wide pine, there are three banks of bench pews; the church was built in 1836 by a union committee of two different Christian congregations, has a basic Federal-period form, with a few added Greek Revival details, such as the pedimented gable. Churches of this period are rare in eastern Maine, this one is a well preserved instance, it underwent an interior remodeling in 1886, again in 1904, when it is that the belfry and pressed tin finishes were added. A heating system was added in the 1960s, altering the configuration of the vestibule, but these changes have been reversed. Due to declining attendance of the congregations, the union committee deeded the building to the town in 2012. National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Maine