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Cheney Award

The Cheney Award is an aviation award presented by the United States Air Force in memory of 1st Lt. William H. Cheney, killed in an air collision over Foggia, Italy on January 20, 1918, it was established in 1927, is awarded to an airman for an act of valor, extreme fortitude or self-sacrifice in a humanitarian interest, performed in connection with aircraft, but not of a military nature. 2018 Maj. Kyle T. Waite 2016 MSgt Christian M. Egger 2015 Capt. Melonie Parmley and SSgt Eric McElroy 2013 MSgt William T. Fritsch 2012 Capt. Thaddeus L Ronnau 2011 Capt. Kenneth Green and Master Sgt. Joseph Brownell 2010 Maj. John Foy and Capt. Patrick Markey 2009 Maj. John G. Mangan 2008 Capt. Chad Bubanas 2007 Maj. Brad Downs and Maj Dan Roesch 2005 SSgt Patrick Mortell 2004 Maj. John Groves 2003 1Lt. Randell Voas and 1Lt. Craig Prather 2002 Capt. Sean LeRoy 2001 TSgt. Thomas Fields 2000 TSgt. Jeanne M. Vogt 1996 Major Marshall B. "Brad" Webb 1995 Capt. Charles M. Moncrief and Capt. Charles M. Harmon 1994 SrA Matthew A.

Wells and SrA Jesse W. Goerz 1993 John L. Brainerd 1992 Major Richard Brian Mcnabb and Major Stephen J. Laushine 1986 Capt Scott A. Chavez 1985 Major Larry Clemons, a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross in Vietnam, “…distinguished himself by performing a conspicuous act of valor during an aerial flight on 7 January 1985, while assigned to the 6594th Test Group, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Major Clemons’ outstanding skill and leadership as aircraft commander of an HH-53 aircraft resulted in the rescue of a ill crew member aboard the vessel “Queen Victoria.” The 1,380-mile flight established a new world record for the longest overwater helicopter rescue without landing. The professional competence, aerial skill, outstanding leadership displayed by Major Clemons reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.” 1984 Captain John C. Ritchie. Ritchie distinguished himself by performing a conspicuous act of valor during aerial flight at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, on 29 August 1983.

His selfless actions in recovering a flamed-out T-33 aircraft averted a potential disaster in a densely populated residential area. Without regard for his personal safety, Captain Ritchie landed his aircraft and controlled it to avoid a JC-130 aircraft readying for takeoff and three F-4 Phantoms parked on the ramp; the professional competence, aerial skill, outstanding courage displayed by Captain Ritchie reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. 1983 SSgt Jeffrey Yates Jones 1982 Capt. Greg Engelbreit and Capt. Fred Wilson. Capt. Wilson safely landed an RF-4C following a bird strike to the canopy during high speed training at low level which injured the pilot, Capt Engelbreit. Capt. Wilson received the Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy and the Distinguished Flying Cross for this event. 1981 TSgt David J. Gerke and TSgt Tommie C. Wood 1980 Capt Ronald W. Summers and 1Lt Kim F. P. Skrinak 1979 Capt Kenneth R. Rees and TSgt John L. Pighini 1977 SSgt James T. Carter 1975 1LT Regina Aune 1974 Capt Steven L. Bennett 1970 Maj Travis Wofford 1969 Sgt Isidro Arroyo Jr. 1968 Sgt Thomas Newman 1967 A1C Duane Hackney 1965 Capt James A Darden, Jr and Capt Robert S Henderson 1962 Maj. Rudolf Anderson, Jr. 1961 1Lt William A. Luther and MSgt Lawrence G. Seckley 1960 Capt Alfred S. Despres Jr. 1959 Capt Herbert L. Mattox, Jr 1957 First Lieutenant Robert M. Kerr 1956 MSgt.

Leonard J. Bachetti 1955 William Sutherland 1954 John Stapp 1953 Capt. Edward G. Sperry 1952 Capt. Kendrick U. Reeves 1951 Capt. Daniel J. Miller 1950 Sgt. Paul Prosper Ramoneda 1949 Capt. William E. Blair 1948 Col Gail S. Halvorsen 1946 Sgt Larry Lambert - first live subject of a US ejector seat 1939 1Lt Harold L. Neely 1936 Maj Frederick D. Lynch, SSgt Joseph L. Murray 1935 1Lt Robert K. Giovannoli 1933 2Lt William L. Bogen, SSgt Doy D. Dodd, Sgt Thomas J. Rogers 1932 Pfc Arden M. Farley 1931 Lt R. D. Moor and Pvt J. B. Smith. Lt. Moor, who awarded the American Distinguished Flying Cross, lost his life while acting as an instructor to the Michigan National Guard air unit. Pvt Smith risked his life to rescue a pilot from a crashed and burning aircraft; these were reported in the British magazine AEROPLANE, issue of 17 February 1932. 1930 No Award 1929 William Albert Matheny 1928 2Lt Uzal Girard Ent 1927 MSgt Harry A. Chapman - First Recipient of the Award List of aviation awards Ruth Cheney Streeter sister of William H. Cheney

Garrett (character)

Garrett is a player character and the protagonist of the stealth games series Thief. The character was introduced in Thief: The Dark Project in 1998. Multiple publications praised his character as one of top antiheroes in video games and as one of gaming's best characters overall; as a child, Garrett was recruited into the Keepers but left the organization, went into business for himself as a thief, now uses his Keeper skills to steal from the rich. In Thief: Deadly Shadows a large scar runs down one side of his face, the result of Viktoria plucking out one of his eyes in Thief: The Dark Project. During the second and third games Garrett sees with a mechanical eye, a piece of Mechanist technology given to him by the Hammerites at the end of The Dark Project; the mechanical eye incorporates a zoom lens. At the end of Thief: Deadly Shadows, Garrett catches hold of a small child trying to pick his pocket, their conversation is identical to that between his mentor Artemus and child Garrett. Garrett's height is 5.4 feet.

A new character with same name appears in the new Thief, released in 2014. This Garrett is described as being a new version of the original; the character was well received by critics. In 1999, GameSpot included him on the list of top ten heroes in gaming, stating how "over the course of his adventures, Garrett emerges from under the misanthropic facade as a character with a noble heart, whose immoral ways are reluctantly justified by an immoral talent that's well suited to his immoral world." GameSpot chose him as one of the 64 contenders in the 2009 user poll "All Time Greatest Video Game Hero". In 2010, games™ listed him among the greatest game characters, commenting that "few main characters are as cynical and mysterious as Garrett" and adding that "it's Garrett's unique skills and upbringing that make him such a fascinating character." In 2011, Empire ranked him as the 29th greatest video game character, calling him to "a medieval Han Solo type" and adding that it is "his sardonic amorality that shines through most of all, ensuring Garrett a place as one of gaming's most appealing anti-heroes."

In 2012, GamesRadar ranked this "not Robin Hood" as 35th "most memorable and badass" protagonist in games calling him "a pioneer of sorts, paving the way for the myriad other thieves and assassins of our time." In 2008, PC Zone ranked him as PC gaming's ninth best character for his "wonderful" situational sarcasm, calling him a "medieval Sam Fisher of sorts" and contrasting him with Marcus Fenix. That same year, Garrett got an honorable mention on the list of the best Xbox Heroes by 360 Magazine along with a comment that Garrett "was unfortunate not to make the final 50" in the user poll. In 2012, IGN featured him among gaming's most notorious anti-heroes, calling him "a true badass and anti-hero, combining a ruthless exterior with an unshakeable sense of honor." GameSpy's Mike Sharkey called Garrett a noticeable omission from the 2011 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition's top 50 video game characters

Amy Ignatow

Amy Ignatow is an American author and cartoonist. She is best known for The Popularity Papers. Ignatow was raised in Huntington, New York, on Long Island, she graduated from Huntington High School in 1995. She attended SUNY Oneonta and transferred to study illustration at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, graduating magna cum laude in 2002. In 2009, she bought a home in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, her brother is sociology professor Gabe Ignatow. The poet David Ignatow is her cousin, her first book, The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang, was published by Amulet Books in spring 2010. Positive reviews of the book appeared in The New York Times, School Library Journal, other publications and review web sites, such as KidLiterate; the sequels were well-reviewed, became a seven-book series about middle schoolers Julie and Lydia. Ignatow has since written several additional children's books. According to her author biography, Ignatow has worked as a teacher, a farmer, a florist, a short-order vegan cook, a ghostwriter for Internet personal ads, a telefundraiser, a wedding singer, an air-brush face and body painter.

Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang Words of Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang The Awesomely Awful Melodies of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang Love and Other Fiascos with Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang The Less-Than-Hidden Secrets and Final Revelations of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang The Mighty Odds Against the Odds Odds & Ends Jedi Academy: Revenge of the Sis Jedi Academy: Attack of the Furball Jedi Academy: At Last, Jedi The Cutest Thing Ever

Samsung U740 Alias

The Samsung Alias was a cell phone made by Samsung. The phone was available in a champagne finish black, with the dialing keys in grey in contrast to black keys. A subsequent relaunch under the "Alias" name was accompanied by the switch to a blue/silver color scheme with the dialing keys half white and half black instead of grey and black, it features a dual-hinge design that can be opened landscape style. In landscape mode it features a QWERTY keyboard and VCAST music on the Verizon Wireless network within Australia and the USA; the phone runs on Verizon Wireless's Ev-DO networks. It is available within Canada on Bell Mobility's network; the music format is WMA. Its external features are a small postage stamp sized front display, touch sensitive music control buttons and a 1.3-megapixel camera with flash. On the right side there is a microSD card slot. On the left, there is a hold button along with an up/down volume button and proprietary charger/data transfer port. Opened in portrait mode, a standard numerical dialing pad along with two soft keys and end keys, a camera button, a voice command button, a circular four-point dial with an OK key in the center are all available.

Opened horizontally, the full QWERTY keypad is usable and a simple button press allows switching between the various alphanumeric functions. A pair of stereo speakers are mounted on either side of the 2.2 inch screen. The u740 is compatible with all Verizon services, such as VCAST, it is equipped with voice recognition, text message dictation, two flash-based display themes, as well as the standard red Verizon Wireless themes. For the Bell Mobility service there is a firmware upgrade; the old version is called BG08, the new one is called AH31. The phone must be sent into the service department for the upgrade. Samsung FAQs for SCH-U740 SCH-u740 Verizon Wireless - mobile phones SAMSUNG Verizon site CNET editors' review PC World - Samsung SCH-u740 Samsung SCH-U740 Bell Mobility - Samsung u740

Couchwood

Couchwood is the summer estate of Harvey C. Couch, an industrialist and founder of Arkansas Light and Power in the early 20th century; the estate, located at 601 Couchwood Road, is southeast of Hot Springs, straddling the border of Garland and Hot Spring counties on the north shore of Lake Catherine. The 17-acre estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for two separate reasons, it was first listed on 1986 for the five naturalistic sculptures by Dionicio Rodriguez that are located on the property. The estate was again listed on 2001 for its association with Couch, for its well-preserved collection of Rustic architecture. Several of the estate's eight buildings were designed by the noted Arkansas architect John Parks Almand. Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt both spent time at Couchwood as guests. There are five red cedar log-houses on the estate: the Big House, Little Pine Bluff and the Traincar. Today, the estate serves as a retreat for visitors; the estate is sometimes available for renting for such purposes as weddings, business trips or as a vacation getaway.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Garland County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Hot Spring County, Arkansas Couchwood Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture: Couchwood Historic District

The Courtney Novels

The Courtney Novels are a series of seventeen novels published between 1964 and 2018 by Wilbur Smith. They chronicle the lives of the Courtney family, from the 1660s through until 1987; the novels can be split into three parts. The second part is five books which follows Centaine de Thiry Courtney, her sons and grandchildren between 1917 and 1987; the third part, the most written, follows the Courtney family from the 1660s through until 1939, focusing on successive generations of the family. There are two books that follow the third series; as well, there are three additional Courtney books. The first sequence beginning with When the Lion Feeds follows the life of Sean Courtney. Sean and Garrick Courtney are twins; the jealous schemes of a woman draw them apart. Sean, believed dead, returns home to find, she wants to be with Sean but when he refuses her she tricks Garrick into thinking Sean raped her, causing Garrick to hate his twin. Sean wanders the African plains searching for fame, he meets and befriends Duff and they start a gold-mining business together in Johannesburg which makes them rich.

They lose their money to a shady deal and travel the wilderness together where Duff dies after an attack by a rabid jackal. Sean meets a Boer family and marries the daughter, she becomes ill and commits suicide at the end of the book but not before giving birth to a boy, Dirk. The Sound of Thunder is set several years after the first book. Sean and his son Dirk leave the wilderness and discover that a war is brewing between the British and the Boers, he meets and falls in love with a woman called Ruth and they conceive a daughter during a thunderstorm. Ruth runs away to return to her husband, a soldier in the Boer War. Sean wins many victories in the war and befriends Saul, Ruth's husband; the commander of the Boers is none other than Jan Paulus Leroux. They decide to leave each other alone. Saul is killed in battle and Sean, although feeling unnecessarily guilty, finds Ruth and marries her. Sean's daughter, named Storm, grows to be pretty and bright but Sean's first-born, has become evil with jealousy for his father's attention.

The book ends with Sean's brother Garrick forgiving him and Dirk running away, promising to ruin the Courtneys. A Sparrow Falls is the concluding part of Sean Courtney's life story, it begins with a young soldier named Mark Anders being sent out to kill a German sniper in the First World War. Sean offers him a job. Mark returns home to find his grandfather murdered, he makes an investigation and discovers that Dirk Courtney is trying to build a dam that would cover a massive area including his stolen land. Father and son clash and Dirk swears to kill Sean. Mark falls in love with Sean's daughter and South Africa moves towards a tumultuous civil war. In the climax of the book, Dirk brutally kills Sean and Ruth but is killed by Mark. Mark becomes the warden and lives with Storm in relative happiness; the second sequence of Courtney novels begins with The Burning Shore. It follows Michael, the first-born, illegitimate son of Sean Courtney and his exploits as a pilot during World War I in Europe. Michael meets and falls in love with Centaine de Thiry, a Frenchwoman, in a night of stolen passion they conceive a baby.

Before Centaine discovers she is pregnant, Michael asks Centaine to marry him and takes her to meet his'Uncle' Sean, biologically his father. Michael is killed on their wedding day, before the ceremony takes place, Centaine goes to Sean for help. Consumed with grief for his unacknowledged first-born son, Sean sends Centaine and her nurse, Anna, to his brother Garrick in South Africa; however the Hospital Ship they are traveling on is torpedoed by a German submarine and Centaine is shipwrecked and pregnant, on the coast of South West Africa. Only through her incredible determination to live for the sake of Michael's unborn son does Centaine survive, she is adopted by an old San couple who teach her the language and the ways of the Kalahari Desert, they take her to'The Place of All Life', a San Holy Place, Where Centaine discovers a beautiful stone. After the birth of her son, who she names Michael Shasa Courtney, Centaine is tracked down by a German South African, Lothar De La Rey, a renegade outlaw who has demanded Garrick trade the safe delivery of Centaine and her child for a Free Pardon.

Lonely and deprived of contact with her own kind, Centaine falls for Lothar and conceives him a child in the desert. After she discovers that Lothar murdered H'ani and O'wa, her adopted San family, Centaine turns on Lothar and insists he take the baby from the child-bed and that she never wants to see Lothar or their bastard child again. While hiding in the desert awaiting the child's birth, Centaine pegs out and lays mining claims on the'Place of all life', guided by the promise in the glittering stone she found years before upon returning to the colony and Shasa are accepted into the Courtney family and the fact she and Michael Courtney never married remains as guarded a secret as the maternity of Lothar De La Rey's son, the newly christened H'ani Diamond Mine makes Centaine Courtney one of the richest women in the world; the second sequence continues through four more books following the exploits of the Courtneys: Power of the Sword focuses on the lives of Centaine de Thiry Courtney's sons — Shasa Courtney and Manfred De La Rey — caught up in South Africa's tumultuous h