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Ellis O. Knox

Dr. Ellis O'Neal Knox was the first African American to be awarded a Ph. D. on the West Coast of the United States. Knox received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1922 from the University of California and his doctorate in the history and philosophy of education from the University of Southern California in the 1931. Ellis O. Knox was born in Northern California on July 6, 1900; the son of a Latin teacher, Albert P. Knox, homemaker, Addie Knox, Ellis always had a love of education; as a young boy in the public schools of Lake County, California at the turn of the century, the only black student in his classroom, excelled. In 1923, shortly after graduation from UC Berkeley, Knox accepted a position on the staff of Phoenix Union High School. Soon he met his wife Lois Wynne; the couple moved to Los Angeles in 1926, where Knox began his studies at USC. With his doctorate in hand, Knox moved to the District of Columbia to accept a position on the staff of Howard University in 1931. By 1955, Knox was appointed to the President's White House Conference on Education.

A decade he began work as a consultant to both the Peace Corps and the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights. In the tradition of his philosophical and academic focus of promoting civil rights in education, Knox worked alongside Thurgood Marshall in the campaign that led to the desegregation of the schools in the District of Columbia and served as the Chairman of Education for the NAACP from 1945 to 1962. In 1967, Knox ended his tenure at Howard University and retired in Los Angeles, where he served as Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California and the University of California Los Angeles until his death in 1975. During his lifetime, Knox published several studies on the philosophy of education, his Ph. D. dissertation dealt with the trend of philosophical doctrines in their relation to African-American youth in the United States. Dr. Knox was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, was one of the founders of Alpha Epsilon Chapter at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Knox's contemporaries and close friends included Nobel Prize winner Ralph Bunche, United States Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, as well as famed California architect Paul Williams and civil rights leader H. Claude Hudson

Oneida Stake Academy

The Oneida Stake Academy was a secondary school operated by the Oneida Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1888 to 1922. The academy building was constructed in Preston, Idaho, in 1895, after the stake headquarters moved from Franklin, Idaho, in 1889. Among its alumni were Ezra Taft Benson and Harold B. Lee, both of whom were presidents of the church. Medal of Honor recipients Mervyn S. Bennion, Leonard Brostrom and Junior Van Noy attended the school. Following the emergence of the LDS seminaries and better-equipped public schools, the LDS Church decided to close its system of secondary academies. In 1922, the Oneida Stake Academy was dissolved, although the public school system continued to use the building until 1990. In 2003, the building was moved using funds raised by the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation to a new site called Benson Park, donated by the LDS Church. Media related to Oneida Stake Academy at Wikimedia Commons Oneida Stake Academy official website

2010 EuroLeague American Tour

The 2010 Euroleague American Tour was the second American Tour organized by the Euroleague in the USA. The games were part of the NBA's preseason schedule and allowed the Euroleague teams to display some of their particular characteristics to the American public under NBA rules; the Euroleague teams that participated in the second edition were Caja Laboral. On the other hand, the NBA franchises that played against them were the Miami Heat, the Memphis Grizzlies, the San Antonio Spurs, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the opening game on October 12, CSKA Moscow was determined to compete against the Heat though they were playing without two starters, Victor Khryapa and J. R. Holden. Miami on the other hand was missing Dwyane Wade and needed LeBron James alongside Chris Bosh to step up. After a first half in which Ramūnas Šiškauskas and Trajan Langdon gave the opposite defense a tough challenge to face, CSKA was leading 44–39. In the second half James and Bosh were the leaders of a Heat comeback that led to a 96–85 victory.

They had 22 and 17 points for the winners, whereas Langdon led all CSKA scorers with 20 points, Jamont Gordon had 17 and Šiškauskas 15. On October 14, Caja Laboral fell short of a victory in Memphis against the Grizzlies, as they lost 110–105. Mike Conley led all scorers with 27 points, while Sam Young had 21. Mirza Teletović led the Spanish team with 24 points and 9 rebounds, Fernando San Emeterio scored 15 points and Marcelinho Huertas had an all-around performance with 7 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists; the Thunder played the same day against CSKA in Oklahoma City, winning 97–89. Kevin Durant had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners, Šiškauskas scored 17 for CSKA; the last day of the tour was a history-changing one, as CSKA beat the Cavaliers to become the first international team to defeat an NBA franchise on US soil. In a game where both teams played without several key players, the 2008 Euroleague MVP Ramūnas Šiškauskas made the difference by scoring 22 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.

Jamont Gordon was excellent with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, whereas Trajan Langdon's 14 points were more than crucial. Cleveland gave a strong fight through Daniel Gibson who scored 21 points, Ryan Hollins who had 17 and Ramon Sessions with 14. In the other game of the night Caja Laboral was unable to threaten the Spurs in San Antonio losing 108–85. Tony Parker led the winners with 22 points, while David Logan and Mirza Teletović scored 20 and 18 respectively. Official 2010 Euroleague American Tour Website

The Cat Who Went Bananas

The Cat Who Went Bananas is the 2005 novel in The Cat Who... series by Lilian Jackson Braun. Jim Qwilleran reviews the local play for the Moose County Something. Polly is busy with the grand opening of a local bookstore funded by the K Fund. While going about with his daily life, one of the cast members of The Importance of Being Ernest is killed during a car accident. Rumors circulate. Jim has a sneaky suspicion over a notorious ladies man. In order to get closer to Alden, Qwill writes a book about the Hibbard House, run by an eccentric Violet Hibbard. It's up to Qwill and Yum-Yum to solve the mystery; the Cat Who Went Bananas has been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, the Bristol Herald Courier

2010 Huntingdonshire District Council election

The 2010 Huntingdonshire District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. After the election, the composition of the council was Conservative 37 Liberal Democrats 12 UK Independence Party 2 Independent 1 After the last election in 2008 the Conservatives continued to run the council with 38 councillors, while the Liberal Democrats had 12 and there were 2 independents. However, in July 2009 the UK Independence Party won their first seat on the council after Peter Reeve won a by-election for Ramsey ward, taking the seat from the Liberal Democrats, he was joined by the other Ramsey councillor, Andy Monk, elected at another by-election in April 2009 as a Conservative, but defected to the UK Independence Party in January 2010. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats gained a seat from the Conservatives in another by-election in Fenstanton in February 2010.

These changes meant that going into the 2010 election there were 36 Conservative, 12 Liberal Democrat, 2 UK Independence Party and 2 independent councillors. The Conservatives increased their majority on the council by 1 to have a majority of 22 seats on the council

Take Me Back to Tulsa

"Take Me Back to Tulsa" is a Western swing standard song. Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan added words and music to the melody of the traditional fiddle tune "Walkin' Georgia Rose" in 1940; the song takes its name from the chorus. The song is a series of unrelated nonsense, rhyming couplets, i.e.: Modern covers of the song, in order to avoid racial offense, tend to replace above line with: When Wills was asked about the lines, he said they were just nonsense lyrics that he learned as a youth. Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys recorded "Take Me Back to Tulsa" in 1941 and it became one of their larger hits; when played at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, it included the lines: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys performed the song in his 1940 movie Take Me Back to Oklahoma. Spade Cooley's Western Dance Gang performed it in their 1944 short movie titled for the song, Take Me Back to Tulsa; the song has been recorded by many other artists over the years. Al Dexter is sometimes erroneously credited with writing "Take Me Back to Tulsa" due to his musically similar hit song "Pistol Packin' Mama".

The country music group Asleep at the Wheel covered the song on their 1973 album Comin' Right at Ya. Red dirt band Cross Canadian Ragweed performed a backstage cover of the song, released on their 2006 live album Back to Tulsa – Live and Loud at Cain's Ballroom. Carlin, Richard. Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary. Routledge, 2002. ISBN 0-415-93802-3 Coleman, Mark. Playback: From The Victrola To Mp3, 100 Years Of Music, And Money. Da Capo Press, 2004. ISBN 0-306-80984-2 Peterson, Richard A. "Class Unconsciousness in Country Music". You Wrote My Life: Lyrical Themes in Country Music pp. 35–62, edited by Melton A. McLaurin and Richard A. Peterson. Routledge, 1992. ISBN 2-88124-554-4