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Four Rooms

Four Rooms is a 1995 American anthology comedy film co-written and co-directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, loosely based on the adult short fiction writings of Roald Dahl. The story is set in the fictional Hotel Mon Signor in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Tim Roth plays Ted, the bellhop and main character in the frame story, whose first night on the job consists of four different encounters with various hotel guests. On New Year's Eve, bellhop Sam of the Hotel Mon Signor briefs Ted; the film's animated opening credits, inspired by the cartoons of The Pink Panther Show, feature the scat song "Vertigogo" by Combustible Edison. Written and directed by Allison AndersTed assists a group of unusual women with their luggage, which he brings to the Honeymoon Suite, he learns they are a coven of witches, attempting to reverse a spell cast on Diana. The ritual requires them each to place an ingredient into a large cauldron, she seduces Ted and they have sex in the cauldron.

He leaves and they complete the ritual, Diana emerges from the cauldron. After Ted's service in the honeymoon suite, a party guest from another room calls the front desk for some ice, he is unsure which floor he is on, but directs Ted to Room 404. Written and directed by Alexandre RockwellAt Room 404, Ted finds himself in a fantasy hostage situation. Sigfried maniacally accuses Ted, whom he calls Theodore, of having slept with his wife Angela. Ted is forced at gunpoint uncertain what is real, he becomes stuck in the bathroom window as the party guest appears in the window above, uttering the word "ice" and vomiting. Ted escapes, just as another guest arrives, looking for Room 404, is greeted by Sigfried in the same manner. Written and directed by Robert RodriguezA husband and wife leave for a New Year's Eve party, tipping Ted $500 to keep an eye on their children and Juancho. Ted instructs the children to stay in their room, they call Ted for toothbrushes, he tries unsuccessfully to put them to bed.

He leaves but is summoned back to find the room in further chaos: a painting has been turned into a dartboard with lipstick and a syringe, Juancho has a cigarette, Sarah has a bottle of liquor, the television is set to an adult channel, the children have found a dead prostitute in the box spring. Sarah stabs Ted in the leg with the syringe when he uses the word "whore" and Juancho accidentally sets the room on fire, their father returns, carrying his passed-out wife, asks Ted, "Did they misbehave?" The sprinkler system activates. Unsettled, Ted calls his boss Betty to quit. After a conversation with Margaret, he gets Betty on the phone and tries to quit, but receives a call from the hotel penthouse. Betty convinces him to tend to the guests. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, adapted from "Man from the South" by Roald DahlThe penthouse is occupied by famous director Chester Rush and his friends, including Angela, they request a block of wood, a doughnut, a ball of twine, three nails, a club sandwich, a bucket of ice, a hatchet "as sharp as the Devil himself".

Ted is invited to join their challenge: Chester's friend Norman has bet he can light his Zippo cigarette lighter ten times in a row. Ted, asked to "wield the hatchet" should Norman fail, tries to leave, but Chester offers $100 up front and another $1,000 to perform his assigned role. Norman's lighter fails on the first try, Ted chops off his pinky, sweeps up the money, leaves the penthouse with an energetic step; as the credits roll and company frantically prepare to take a screaming Norman to the hospital. Tim Roth as Ted Antonio Banderas as Man Valeria Golino as Athena Madonna as Elspeth Alicia Witt as Kiva Sammi Davis as Jezebel Lili Taylor as Raven Ione Skye as Eva Amanda de Cadenet as Diana David Proval as Siegfried Jennifer Beals as Angela Lawrence Bender as Long Hair Yuppie Scum Paul Skemp as Real Theodore Quinn Thomas Hellerman as Baby Bellhop Antonio Banderas as Husband Tamlyn Tomita as Wife Lana McKissack as Sarah Danny Verduzco as Juancho Patricia Vonne as Corpse Salma Hayek as TV Dancing Girl Kathy Griffin as Betty Marisa Tomei as Margaret Julie McClean as Left Redhead Laura Rush as Right Redhead Quentin Tarantino as Chester Rush Jennifer Beals as Angela Paul Calderón as Norman Bruce Willis as Leo Kimberly Blair as Hooker The four segments are shown chronologically, except for "The Misbehavers", the events of which both precede and succeed the events of "The Wrong Man".

There are some connections between the four segments: In "The Wrong Man", Ted recalls the witches' ritual in "The Missing Ingredient" with the expression "weird voodoo thing". Ted can be seen with the two cherries from "The Missing Ingredient" at the beginning of "The Misbehavers". Sarah in "The Misbehavers" calls a random room to ask a question; the man who picks up happens to be Siegfried from "The Wrong Man". Angela appears in both "The Wrong Man" and "The Man from Hollywood"; when calling his boss, just before the beginning of "The Man from Hollywood", Ted recalls the events of the first three segments. James Berardinelli of ReelViews described it as "one of 1995's major disappointments". Hal Hinson of The Washington Post said it "ass

Saga 105.7 FM

Saga 105.7fm was an independent local radio station broadcasting to the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. As well as the West Midlands County, it served surrounding areas such as Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Part of the Saga Radio Group, the station broadcast its programmes from its studios on the Hagley Road in Birmingham. Saga 105.7 FM was available locally on the FM frequency, as well as through DAB digital radio and online via a streaming service. Programming was a quality service aimed at an audience over the age of 50, with familiar, melodic music covering most genres from the 1940s up to the present day. There were special interest shows on genres such as Country and Western, Big Band music and Rock and Roll; these included: dance band music. Smooth Jazzjazz music Pure Nostalgia – music from the 1930s through to the early 1950s. Notable presenters who hosted shows for the station included Les Ross, David Hamilton, Tony Brandon, Roger Day, Bev Bevan, Sheila Tracy. Following GMG Radio's purchase of the Saga Radio Group in December 2006, it was announced that from March 2007, all Saga stations were to be rebranded as Smooth Radio.

Saga 105.7 FM closed shortly after 6pm on Friday 23 March 2007 and was followed by a preview weekend for its replacement. 105.7 Smooth Radio was launched at 6am on Monday 26 March 2007. Saga 105.2 FM Saga 106.6 FM History of local radio in Warwickshire Article about the Rebranding Media UK

Peter Marshall (journalist)

Peter Marshall is a journalist and broadcaster who has worked across national and international media since 1978 for the BBC. He was educated at Rhyl Grammar School, De La Salle College and the pioneering Communication Studies course at Birmingham Polytechnic. After reporting for the Birkenhead News and Radio City in Liverpool, he joined BBC Radio 4 in 1978, he joined BBC TV’s Newsnight in 1987, specialising in investigative reporting from the UK and around the world, with particular focus on the U. S, he covered Ronald Reagan’s 1980 election for BBC Radio 4, The World At One and reported on America at key points throughout the George H. Bush, George W Bush and the Bill Clinton administrations, he covered the election and first term of the Obama presidency. He has made numerous long form documentaries including Digging the Dirt on the 2000 US election campaign, The Trillion Dollar Conman on football and international fraud, Cops On Drugs, To Catch A Cop, Tragedy At Smolensk, The King Of Corruption and Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth He now works as a freelance for broadcast and print, presenting investigative documentaries on BBC Radio 4, for BBC TV, ITV Peter's Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth won the Bulldog Award for investigative journalism His investigation into the wrongful dismissal of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Gurpal Singh Virdi won the RIMA

Fredricka Whitfield

Fredricka Whitfield is an American journalist and news anchor. She anchors CNN's weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from the network's world headquarters in Atlanta. Whitfield is the daughter of Olympian Mal Whitfield. Whitfield attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, graduating in 1983, she earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Howard University’s School of Communications in 1987. While attending Howard, she served as a news anchor for campus radio station WHUR. Prior to joining CNN, Whitfield was a correspondent for NBC News and served as an Atlanta-based correspondent for NBC Nightly News from 1995 to 2001, she worked for other news programs at NBC including The Today Show. Before joining NBC, Whitfield worked at WPLG-TV in Miami, News Channel 8 in Washington, D. C. KTVT-TV in Dallas, WTNH in New Haven, WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina. Since joining CNN in 2002, Whitfield has covered several major stories, she was the first anchor to break the news of the death of Ronald Reagan.

She has reported the devastating Asian tsunami which occurred in December 2004. Whitfield reported from the Persian Gulf region during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Whitfield anchors CNN's weekend edition of CNN Newsroom from the network's world headquarters in Atlanta. Whitfield has been married to John Glenn, the director of photography at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, since 1999, she gave birth to a son in January 2005, to fraternal twins, daughter Nola and son Gilbert, in November 2012. Her father, Mal Whitfield, died November 18, 2015. On June 13, 2015, Whitfield described the gunman who attacked police in Dallas, Texas, as "courageous and brave" on air, when she thought he might be part of a coordinated terrorist attack; the next day she claimed she misspoke. The following day, she issued a formal on-air apology, saying she misused those words and was sincerely sorry. Howard University Celebrates 141st Anniversary

Supernatural (rapper)

Reco Price, better known by his stage name Supernatural is an American rapper best known for his "on-the-spot" freestyle and battle rap abilities He has been a regular performer and host of the Rock the Bells Music Festival since its beginning in 2004. Born in Marion, Supernatural began rhyming at the age of 14. Moving to New York City at the age of 19, Supernatural began to make a name for himself on the hip hop scene and by 1993 he won the New Music Seminar. A week prior he was signed by Elektra Records, where he recorded an album titled "Natural Disasters", his first worldwide known single was "Buddha blessed it". He had landed a radio-show on 98.7 Kiss-FM 1994 where he met KRS-One from the group Boogie Down Productions who became not only a friend but his business manager. He is renown for his improvisational talents, or freestyle, about which he said in a 1997 interview, "my definition of a freestyle is coming from the deepest realms of improvisational skills. Just being able to formulate and make rhymes on the spot that's the definition of a freestyle.

Freestyle is the highest form of expression through one's self". A compilation album of recorded tracks entitled The Lost Freestyle Files was released in 2003. Supernatural has said in press that "this was something that I wanted to put out as like a piece of my history", "there are little tid-bits and pieces of history on there that the real heads like to have, it takes you back to those times. You got the dates on there, when you see the whole cover it has all the dates, what I was doing at the time in there so you know". In the end 2005 MC Supernatural has released a second full-length album, called S. P. I. T. Which featured Raekwon, B-Real, Chali 2na and had Producers like Vitamin D, Jake One, Bean One, Marco Polo, DJ Muggs, DJ Khalil, DJ Rhettmatic and Evidence. Supernatural's story and performances are reported in the 2005 documentary film Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, which contains clips of his and Craig G's battle and of the epic battle between Supernatural and MC Juice. On August 5, 2006, Supernatural set a new world record for the longest continuous freestyle rap at the Rock The Bells Festival in San Bernardino, CA. where he rapped for 9 hours and 15 minutes.

Alongside Mark Battles, Freddie Gibbs and Dorian, Supernatural is one of the only rappers from Indiana to become known in the music industry. Supernatural is seen in the documentary Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, he is credited as a commentator in NBA Ballers. Supernatural appeared on Assassin on the single "Undaground Connexion" in September, 1996 as well as the 2000 Assassin LP "touche d'espoir" with Rockin' Squat on "Undaground Connexion Part. II". Supernatural is mentioned at the end of the Tech N9ne song'Show Me a God' "Internationally Known" appears on the soundtrack of the 2003 video game Tony Hawk's Underground 2000: Natural Disasters 2003: The Lost Freestyle Files 2005: S. P. I. T. Webpage Supernatural on Discogs

2008 Illinois Democratic primary

The Illinois Democratic Presidential Primary took place on Super Tuesday, February 5, 2008, with 153 delegates at stake. The winner in each of Illinois's 19 congressional districts was awarded all of that district's delegates, totaling 100. Another 53 delegates were awarded to Barack Obama; the 153 delegates represented Illinois at the Democratic National Convention in Colorado. Thirty-two other unpledged delegates, known as superdelegates attended the convention and cast their votes as well. Polls indicated that then-U. S. Senator Barack Obama was leading then-U. S. Senator Hillary Clinton by double digits in the days before the contest in his home state of Illinois. Chicago Public Radio reported on March 13, 2008, that the delegate counts were recalculated and Obama won 106 delegates to 47 for Clinton, it was no surprise that Barack Obama cruised to a landslide victory in Illinois, the state he had represented in the U. S. Senate since 2005, he enjoyed massive support in his state among all demographics.

According to exit polls, 57 percent of voters in the Illinois Democratic Primary were Caucasian and they opted for Obama 57-41. Obama tied Clinton among senior citizens aged 65 and over, he won all voters in the state of all educational attainment levels as well as income/socioeconomic classes. He won all ideological voters from both parties as well as self-identified Independents. Regarding religion, Obama won every major denomination except Roman Catholics, who narrowly backed Clinton 50-48 percent. Obama won Protestants by a margin of 58-38, other Christians 79-19, other religions 82-17, atheists/agnostics 78-21. Obama performed well statewide and wracked up massive victories in his home city of Chicago as well as its suburbs and the metropolitan area, he won Northern Illinois as well as the collar counties by substantial victories. Clinton’s best performance was in Southern Illinois among the more rural and conservative counties that are majority white, although Obama still won the region as a whole.

Illinois Republican primary, 2008