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Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones. Lee's first and so far only solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000. An award-winning musician, Lee's style and skill on the bass guitar have inspired many rock musicians such as Cliff Burton of Metallica, Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, John Myung of Dream Theater, Les Claypool of Primus, Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Along with his Rush bandmates – guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart – Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996; the trio was the first rock band to be so honoured, as a group. In 2013, the group was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame after 14 years of eligibility. Lee is ranked 13th by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time.

Lee was born on July 29, 1953 in Willowdale, Ontario, to Morris and Mary Weinrib. His parents were Jewish Holocaust survivors from Poland who had survived the ghetto in their hometown Starachowice, followed by their imprisonments at Auschwitz and Dachau and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, during the Holocaust and World War II, they were about 13 years old when they were imprisoned at Auschwitz. "It was kind of surreal pre-teen shit," says Lee, describing how his father bribed guards to bring his mother shoes. After a period, his mother was transferred to his father to Dachau; when the war ended four years and the Allies liberated the camps, Morris set out in search of Mary and found her at a displaced persons camp. They married there and emigrated to Canada. In Canada, Lee's parents gave him a Jewish education, with a bar mitzvah at age 13, his father was a skilled musician, but died the year before from medical problems resulting from his imprisonment. This forced his mother to find outside work to support three children.

Lee feels that not having parents at home during those years was a factor in his becoming a musician: "It was a terrible blow that I lost him, but the course of my life changed because my mother couldn't control us." He said that losing his father at such an early age made him aware of how "quickly life can disappear", which inspired him from on to get the most out of his life and music. He turned his basement into practice space for a band he formed with high-school friends. After the band began earning income from small performances at high-school shows or other events, he decided to drop out of high school and play rock and roll professionally, his mother was devastated when he told her, he still feels that he owes her for the disappointments in her life. "All the shit I put her through," he says, "on top of the fact. I felt. I wanted to show her that I was a professional, that I was working hard, wasn't just a fuckin' lunatic."Jweekly featured Lee's reflections on his mother's experiences as a refugee, of his own Jewish heritage.

Lee's name, was derived from his mother's accented pronunciation of his given first name, Gary. This was picked up by his friends in school, leading Lee to adopt it as his stage name and his legal name. After Rush had become a recognized rock group, Lee told the story about his mother's early life to the group's drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart, who wrote the lyrics to "Red Sector A", inspired by her ordeal; the song, for which Lee wrote the music, was released on the band's 1984 album Grace Under Pressure. The lyrics include the following verse: Lee began playing music in school when he was 10 or 11, got his first acoustic guitar at 14. In school, he first played drums and clarinet. However, learning to play instruments in school wasn't satisfying to Lee, he took basic piano lessons on his own, his interest increased after listening to some of the popular rock groups at the time. His early influences included Jack Bruce of Cream, John Entwistle of The Who, Jeff Beck, Procol Harum. "I was interested in early British progressive rock," said Lee.

"That's how I learned to play bass, emulating Jack Bruce and people like that." Bruce's style of music was noticed by Lee, who liked that "his sound was distinctive – it wasn't boring." Lee has been influenced by Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, James Jamerson. Beginning in 1969, Rush began playing professionally in coffeehouses, high school dances and at various outdoor recreational events. By 1971, they were now playing original songs in small clubs and bars, including Toronto's Gasworks and Abbey Road Pub. Lee describes the group during these early years as being "weekend warriors", holding down jobs during the weekdays and playing music on weekends: "We longed to break out of the boring surrounding of the suburbs and the endless similarities... the shopping plazas and all that stuff... the music was a vehicle for us to speak out." He claims that in the beginning they were "a straightforward rock band."Short of money, they began opening concerts at venues such as Toronto's Victory Burlesque Theatre for the glam rock band New York Dolls.

By 1972, Rush began performing full-length concerts, consisting of original songs, in cities including Toronto and Detroit. As they gained more recognition, they began performing as an opening act for groups such as Aer

Bunchy Carter

Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter was an American activist. Carter is credited as a founding member of the Southern California chapter of the Black Panther Party. Carter was shot and killed by a rival group, is celebrated by his supporters as a martyr in the Black Power movement in the United States. Carter is portrayed by Gaius Charles in the 2015 TV series Aquarius. In the early 1960s Carter was a member of the Slauson street gang in Los Angeles, he became a member of the Slauson "Renegades", a hard-core inner circle of the gang, earned the nickname "Mayor of the Ghetto". Carter was convicted of armed robbery and was imprisoned in Soledad prison for four years. While incarcerated Carter became influenced by the Nation of Islam and the teachings of Malcolm X, he converted to Islam, he would renounce Islam after an encounter with Eldridge Cleaver citing contradictions and focus on the black liberation struggle. After his release, Carter met Huey Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party, was convinced to join the party in 1967.

In early 1968, Carter formed the Southern California chapter of the Black Panther Party and became a leader in the group. Like all Black Panther chapters, the Southern California chapter studied politics, read Party literature, received training in firearms and first aid, they began the "Free Breakfast for Children" program which provided meals to the poor in the community. The chapter was successful, gaining 50–100 new members each week by April 1968. Notable members included Geronimo Pratt; the Black Panthers were referred to as "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country" by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, the party was targeted by the secret FBI operation known as COINTELPRO; as revealed in Senate testimony, the FBI worked with the Los Angeles Police Department to harass and intimidate party members. In 1968 and 1969, numerous false arrests and warrantless searches were documented, several members were killed in altercations with the police. "The Breakfast for Children Program," wrote Hoover in an internal FBI memo in May 1969, "represents the best and most influential activity going for the BPP and, as such, is the greatest threat to efforts by authorities to neutralize the BPP and destroy what it stands for."

The breakfast program was shut down by daily arrests of members. In 1969, Hoover sent orders to FBI field offices: "exploit all avenues of creating dissension within the ranks of the BPP", "submit imaginative and hard-hitting counterintelligence measures aimed at crippling the BPP". In Southern California, the Black Panthers were rivals of a black nationalist group called Organization Us, founded by Ron Karenga; the groups had different aims and tactics, but found themselves competing for potential recruits. This rivalry came to a head in 1969, when the two groups supported different candidates to head the Afro-American Studies Center at UCLA. During a meeting of the Black Student Union at UCLA's Campbell Hall on January 17, 1969, Bunchy Carter and another BPP member named John Huggins were heard making derogatory comments about Ron Karenga, the head of Organization US. Other accounts mention a heated argument between Panther Elaine Brown. An altercation ensued during which Huggins were shot to death.

BPP members insisted that the event was a planned assassination, claiming that there was a prior agreement that no guns would be brought to the meeting, that BPP members were not armed, that Organization Us members led by Ron Karenga were. Organization Us members maintained. Former BPP deputy minister of defense Geronimo Pratt, Carter's head of security at the time stated that rather than a conspiracy, the UCLA incident was a spontaneous shootout; the person who shot Carter and Huggins, Claude Hubert, was never found. During the Church Committee hearings in 1975, evidence came to light that under the FBI's COINTELPRO actions, FBI agents had deliberately fanned flames of division and enmity between the BPP and Organization US. Death threats and humiliating cartoons created by the FBI were sent to each group, made to look as if they originated with the other group, with the explicit intention of inciting deadly violence and division. Following the UCLA incident, brothers George and Larry Stiner and Donald Hawkins turned themselves in to the police, who had issued warrants for their arrests.

They were convicted for conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of second-degree murder, based on testimony given by BPP members. The Stiner brothers both received life sentences and Hawkins served time in California's Youth Authority Detention; the Stiners escaped from San Quentin in 1974. George Stiner has not been recaptured. Larry Stiner survived as a fugitive for 20 years, he surrendered in 1994 in order to try to negotiate help for his family suffering from turmoil in Suriname. He was returned to San Quentin to serve out his life sentence; the State Department reneged on the agreement to let his family come to the U. S. saying he did not qualify as a sponsor due to being incarcerated. His children remained in precarious and impoverished circumstances for eleven years, until they were able to come to the U. S. in 2005. His wife passed away. Larry Stiner was paroled in 2015; the LAPD responded to the attack by raiding an apartment used by the Black Panthers and arresting 75 members, including all remaining leadership of the chapter, on charges of conspiring to murder US members in retaliation.


USS Wave (1863)

USS Wave was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways until she was herself captured by Confederate forces. Argosy No. 2, a sidewheel steamboat built in 1863 at Monongahela, was acquired by the Navy on 14 November 1863, renamed Wave, converted to a "tinclad" gunboat. Early in 1864, she was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and took up her initial station off New Orleans, Louisiana. On 15 April, she received orders to shift to Calcasieu Pass at the mouth of the Calcasieu River in southwestern Louisiana, she arrived there on 24 April and entered the mouth of the river in company with USS Granite City to collect Confederate renegades for service in the Navy and to round up all the arms and harness in the area that could be utilized for military purposes by the Confederacy. At daybreak on 6 May, while riding at anchor in the river, the two ships were surprised by the entire Sabine Pass garrison.

Granite City surrendered about 45 minutes but Wave fought on for another 45 minutes until, her engines and moveable guns disabled and eight of her crew wounded, she found herself unable to continue the struggle. Accordingly, her crew destroyed documents and materiel on board, her commanding officer surrendered Wave to the Southerners; the Confederates employed the vessel as a cargo steamer. Her ultimate disposition is unknown, but she was destroyed by retreating Confederate forces. Confederate States Navy United States Navy List of United States Navy ships This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. Union service This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. Confederate service

Radiate (Enter Shikari song)

"Radiate" is a single by British rock band Enter Shikari. The song was first played on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio One show on the evening of 10 June 2013 and was his single of the week; the single peaked at #79 on the UK Singles Chart on 22 June 2013. The music video was released on the band's official YouTube channel on 10 June; the video includes the band, who are handcuffed, with their guitars un-stringed, drums without skins and black bars over their eyes. The video was directed by Joshua Halling. Roughton "Rou" Reynolds – lead vocals, keyboards, guitar Chris Batten – bass guitar, backing vocals Liam "Rory" Clewlow – guitar, backing vocals Rob Rolfe – drums, backing vocals

Orchard Farm High School

Orchard Farm High School is a public high school in St. Charles, Missouri, part of the Orchard Farm School District; the school serves the towns of West Alton and Portage Des Sioux as well as parts of the city of St. Charles and St. Charles County. Orchard Farm High School is located 7 miles north of Highway 370 along Highway 94. OFHS serves students from St. Charles, Orchard Farm, Portage Des Sioux, West Alton and Black Walnut; the district covers 125 square miles. The school district was created on February 14, 1959, having combined 15 smaller schools into what was the St. Charles R-V School District; the Orchard Farm Elementary School, the Orchard Farm Middle School, the Orchard Farm High School are on the original campus, while Discovery Elementary School, at 500 Discovery Path Lane, opened in late 2010. The Early Learning Center, at 3489 Boschertown Road, opened in August 2016. In 2017, the Orchard Farm School District earned 100% on the state's APR. For two consecutive years, the Orchard Farm School District was named in the Top Five for Mid-Sized Companies by the St. Louis Post Dispatch

Deacon (comics)

The Deacon is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a zealot, he has been blessed with weapons from Heaven. His sole weakness is. After being confined by himself in a maximum security detention center somewhere in Texas, the man known as the Deacon was liberated by a prison guard in the service of the rogue angel, Zadkiel; the Deacon is a mountain of a man who believes he is doing the Lord’s work by punishing those who have sinned. He feels his murderous ways are righteous and just, he killed two prisoners soon after being released; the guard spoke to Deacon about Zadkiel and his mission, he presented the former prisoner with the Ark of Bezalel – telling him to reach inside so the Lord could provide the necessities the Deacon would need to fulfill his task. First, the Deacon was given the Elixir of the Rock of Etam followed by two large golden daggers from Heaven itself, it is unknown if the Deacon's assignment was to kill a recent addition to the prison in the form of Ghost Rider, or if it was to dispose of the priest Blaze was speaking to with the hope of finding a way to reach Zadkiel, but either way the Deacon had no trouble slaying the priest and his Satan worshipper protectors and taking on the Ghost Rider at the same time.

The Deacon's wrath was furious and he seemed to be more than a match for Blaze with the power of Heaven on his side, but it was when he had Ghost Rider on the ropes that the Deacon’s demise was imminent. Just as he was going to plunge one of the golden daggers into Ghost Rider while inside the prison chapel, Blaze took a large Bible and shielded himself with it. Deacon refused to stab Ghost Rider. Blaze turned this to his advantage and beat the Deacon into submission with the book the Deacon was so well versed in. Ghost Rider left the Deacon inside the chapel wondering; the Deacon escaped from prison after his defeat at the hands of Ghost Rider and Zadkiel had a new mission for him. Deacon traveled to Kansas where he slaughtered the nuns of The Sacred Heart Convent for the Sisters of the Holy Sepulcher. After that despicable act, he met with Blackout to decide who else would join their cause to kill the Ghost Rider; the two madmen recruited Big Wheel, Madcap and Vengeance, but Deacon did not cause any real damage until he confronted the guardians of one of the gateways to Heaven – the Gun Nuns.

It did not take him long to kill every one of them, but the arrival of Blaze's Caretaker, temporarily stayed his hand. Sara knew he was the one who sought revenge against him. Deacon was sure he would slay her too. Sara sliced into the back of Deacon's neck paralyzing him and leaving him for the authorities to escort him back to prison. Deacon would not suffer alone. None, but the Deacon is a mountain of a man whose strength is greater than that of a normal man considering he can lift an average-sized man with one arm and choke the life out of him at the same time. If the Deacon takes a sip from the Elixir from the Rock of Etam, he will gain superhuman strength, he is immune to the Penance Stare of Ghost Rider because he is not bothered by anything he has done. The Deacon feels as if he is doing the Lord's work by punishing the sinners of the world. Deacon is a formidable unarmed combatant. Deacon at the Marvel Universe