Charlotte Coliseum was a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was operated by the Charlotte Coliseum Authority, which oversees the operation of Bojangles' Coliseum, the Charlotte Convention Center, Ovens Auditorium, it is best known as the home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets from 1988 to 2002, the Charlotte Bobcats from 2004 to 2005. The Coliseum hosted 371 consecutive NBA sell-outs from December 1988 to November 1997, which includes seven playoff games, it hosted its final NBA basketball game on October 26, 2005, a preseason game between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Indiana Pacers. The city of Charlotte sold the property and the building, along with a Maya Lin commission outside it, was demolished via implosion on June 3, 2007. Construction on the Charlotte Coliseum began in 1986 and was opened on August 11, 1988 with a dedication by the Rev. Billy Graham. At the time the venue was seen as state-of-the-art, complete with luxury boxes and a large eight-sided video scoreboard.
George Shinn had used the under-construction arena as his hole card to get the NBA to place a team in the city. With 24,000 seats, it was not only the largest venue in the league, but the largest basketball-specific arena to serve as a full-time home for an NBA team; some thought the Coliseum was too big, but Shinn believed the area's longstanding support for college basketball made the Coliseum a more-than-viable home for an NBA team. The day after the dedication, the United States Olympic basketball team was scheduled to play an exhibition game at the Coliseum. While preparing for the event, the multimillion-dollar scoreboard was being repositioned when it struck the ceiling and crashed to the floor, destroying both it and the court it landed on — an alternate floor was brought from Independence Arena in time for the game that night; the Hornets would go on to lead the NBA in attendance over the course of their first seven seasons playing in "The Hive". At one point, they sold out 364 consecutive games—almost nine consecutive seasons.
However, poorly received decisions made by Shinn, as well as anger over personal scandals involving him, caused fan support to dwindle, by the once-sparkling Coliseum was seen by many as outdated and no longer suitable to be the home of a major professional sports team. When the Hornets relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2002, the Hornets' attendance had dropped to last in the 29-team league. One of the Coliseum's last functions before being shuttered was as a shelter for people fleeing New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005; this was the second building to use the name "Charlotte Coliseum". Although the Hornets were the best-known tenants of the Coliseum, many other teams called The Hive home; the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA began play in the Coliseum upon their inception in 1997, but had moved to Spectrum Center in 2006. During most Sting games, the upper level and a portion of the lower level were curtained off, reducing capacity to around 10,000. However, during the Sting's unexpected run to the WNBA Finals in 2001, they attracted the largest crowd in WNBA history to one playoff game.
The Charlotte 49ers played in the Coliseum during their final days in the Sun Belt Conference from 1988 through 1993. The Coliseum played host to the 1989 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament, setting a record for attendance, they moved back to their old home, Bojangles' Coliseum for the 1993–94 season due to a desire for a more intimate atmosphere. The 49ers came close to filling the arena, they were swallowed up in the environment. Additionally, the Coliseum was located on the opposite side of the county from UNC Charlotte's campus, was thus inconvenient to most of its student body. Two now-defunct Arena Football League teams played in the Coliseum—the Charlotte Rage and the Carolina Cobras; when the NBA returned to Charlotte in 2004 with the expansion Bobcats, they played their first season in the Coliseum as what became the Spectrum Center was being built. Although the Coliseum and all but one of its parking lots had been demolished as of September 2013, the street leading to the grounds named Hive Drive and a sign at the beginning guiding drivers to the Coliseum and surrounding amenities remained for some time afterward.
Additionally, for some years after the arena's demolition, signs on Billy Graham Parkway continued to direct drivers to the "Coliseum Area." The arena was used for college basketball events. The Coliseum hosted the 1994 Men's Final Four and the 1996 Women's Final Four, in addition to NCAA Tournament regionals, sub-regionals, eight ACC men's basketball tournaments and the 1989 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball tournament, it hosted the 1991 NBA All-Star Game. It was the site of WWE Unforgiven 1999 and Judgment Day 2003. In addition to the many sporting events hosted at the Coliseum, it hosted large concerts; the first concert featured Frank Sinatra. The Coliseum was home to filming of the movie Eddie in 1996, was the Tech Dome, home of the fictitious Tech University in the 1998 film He Got Game, it was featured in 2002's Juwanna Mann. City Park, a mixed-use development, was constructed on the former site. City Park includes
The Mexican Satellite System known as MEXSAT, is a network of three satellites bought by the Mexican government's Ministry of Communications and Transportation. The three satellites are named Mexsat-1, Mexsat-2, Mexsat-3. Subsequently, they have been named Centenario, Morelos III and Bicentenario respectively. Mexsat-1 and Mexsat-2 are twin satellites for mobile communication devices and will operate in the electromagnetic frequencies of the L and Ku bands. Mexsat-3 will operate in the range of the extended Ku bands. Together these three satellites will form the whole system, operated by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation; the system is expected to meet the telecommunications needs of the whole country. Two control centres have been built in Hermosillo from, they were inaugurated by the then-president Felipe Calderón on 29 November 2012. On 20 August 2009, the National Security Program of Mexico announced the MEXSAT project as a means by which to preserve security in Mexico, it is developed by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation and on 17 December 2010 in New York City, United States of America, the Federal Government signed a contract for the acquisition of the MEXSAT system by Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
On 28 June 2011 a contract is signed with Arianespace SA, who will provide the launch services for Mexsat-3. On 6 February 2012 a contract is signed with International Launch Services to provide the launch services for Mexsat-1. In April 2012 the government renames the satellites from Mexsat-1, 2 and 3 to Centenario, Morelos III and Bicentenario; the first of the three satellites which formed the MEXSAT system was Centenario, named to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution. It was a Boeing 702HP communications satellite completed in November 2013, it was equipped with a Ku band antenna. It had an estimated lifespan of 15 years; the satellite was launched on an ILS Proton-M rocket on 16 May 2015. However, 490 seconds after lift-off a technical failure in the third stage of the craft caused the destruction of the satellite, which burned up in the atmosphere and fell into Siberia; the second satellite, Morelos III was held back. It instead launched on October 2, 2015, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V.
It is identical in design and function to Mexsat-1, in that it is a Boeing 702HP fitted with the same equipment. It was the second satellite in the network to achieve orbit, it is named after Morelos Satellite System. The third satellite, Bicentenario is so named to commemorate the bicentennial of Mexican Independence. Instead of being a Boeing 702Hp like its counterparts, Mexsat-3 is instead a GEOStar-2 manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation, it launched on 19 December 2012 from a base in Kourou, French Guiana, becoming the first satellite in the network to achieve orbit
Carrington Tanner Marshall was a lawyer from Zanesville, United States who served for twelve years as Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, was a judge at the Nuremberg Trials. Carrington T. Marshall was born near Zanesville, Ohio June 17, 1869, he attended a one-room country school, rode seven miles a day to attend high school in Zanesville. He taught school for three years, was a bookkeeper. In 1892, he graduated from the Cincinnati Law School, began a practice at Zanesville; the first office Marshall held was Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. He was nominated by the Republicans to run against incumbent Democrat Hugh L. Nichols, he won election in November 1920. The University of Cincinnati awarded him an honorary Doctor of Law in 1925. Marshall won re-election in 1926, but lost to Carl V. Weygandt in 1932. After leaving the bench, Marshall established a practice in Ohio, he wrote a number of books. In 1947, he served as presiding judge of the Judges' Trial, one of twelve trials for war crimes held before U.
S. military courts in Nuremberg in 1947. He was appointed February 13, 1947 by General Lucius D. Clay of the Office of Military Government for Germany. Due to illness, Marshall returned to Ohio. Marshall died June 1958 at home in Bexley, Ohio, he was buried at Zanesville Memorial Park in Zanesville. Marshall married Dora Foltz in June 1900, they had one daughter. History of Courts and Lawyers of Ohio New Divorce Courts for Old Liberty Under Laws in America Law Reforms and Law Reformers "1926 Republican Party Sample Ballot with picture of Marshall". Columbus Public Library. Retrieved January 12, 2012. Carrington T. Marshall at Find a Grave