Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights A Day in the Life, is an American rock band from Dayton, formed in 2001. Their lineup consists of JT Woodruff, Matt Ridenour, Mark McMillon, Chris Popadak. On November 24, 2007, rhythm guitarist and unclean backing vocalist Casey Calvert died, leaving the band as a four-piece. On June 2014 it was announced the departure of original drummer Eron Bucciarelli. On January 20, 2015, it was announced; the band found success with both of their first two albums, their 2004 release, The Silence in Black and White, their 2006 album, If Only You Were Lonely, both achieving Gold certification. Their second album additionally peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard's Independent Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 charts. They are well known for their 2006 single "Saying Sorry", which reached Gold status and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The band's third album, Fragile Future, was released on August 5, 2008 through Victory Records again, after a lengthy legal battle between the two parties.

Hawthorne Heights released their fourth studio album with Wind-up Records on June 1, 2010. The album's title is Skeletons, it peaked at No. 50 on the Billboard 200. The band's former label, released a Hawthorne Heights "greatest hits" album, entitled Midwesterners: The Hits, on November 9, 2010. Shortly afterward, Hawthorne Heights left Wind-up Records to begin their own record label, Cardboard Empire. Via this new label, the band will be releasing an EP trilogy, beginning with Hate released August 23, 2011, followed by Hope released June 5, 2012. After signing with Red River Entertainment in 2013, the band postponed the release of the third EP in the trilogy, released a full length concept album titled Zero on June 25, 2013; the band played on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. In September 2015, the band released the third EP of the trilogy; the band's seventh LP, titled Bad Frequencies followed in 2018. A Day in the Life were formed by JT Woodruff, Jesse Blair, Andy Saunders, Josh Bethel, Andy Lazier in Dayton, Ohio, in 2001.

They took their name from the popular Beatles song "A Day in the Life". Their first record was a demo titled Four Bullets for One Girl, which sold its 500 copy run in 2 months; this brought them to the attention of Confined Records, with which they released an album titled Nine Reasons to Say Goodbye. They released a 6-song EP titled Paper Chromatography: The Fade from Dark to Light in the winter of 2003. In 2003, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist JT Woodruff changed their name to Hawthorne Heights because there was a band that existed for many years with a following from Long Island, New York with the same name. On the DVD portion of The Silence in Black and White, drummer Eron Bucciarelli states that the band took their current name from the author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Vocalist and guitarist JT Woodruff is the only original member; the first song the band wrote after the change is titled "The Transition". Their first album The Silence in Black and White, was recorded over a four-week period, was released in 2004.

The album was slow to build sales at first. The Silence in Black and White peaked at number 56 on the Billboard charts; the singles "Niki FM" and "Silver Bullet" were released in 2005. When their second album If Only You Were Lonely was released on Feb 28, 2006, it debuted at number 3 on the Billboard charts, powered by the lead single "Saying Sorry" which has received regular airplay on MTV, VH1 and Fuse; the Legion of Doom remixed a song from the album, entitled "Where Can I Stab Myself in the Ears?" and it appeared on the Underworld: Evolution Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The remix was re-titled "Where Do I Stab Myself in the Ears"; the band performed on the 2006 Nintendo Fusion Tour. A live CD/DVD was intended to be recorded from this tour, but was cancelled due to complications with Victory. Casey Calvert, the band's rhythm guitarist, was found dead on the band's tour bus on November 24, 2007; the band had begun its American tour just the day before in Michigan. Toxicology and autopsy reports stated.

A statement issued by the members of the band said that Calvert died in his sleep, that his body was discovered before the band was to carry out a sound check before its show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D. C; the members of the band spent a few days mourning and writing a song about the death. This song became "Four Become One" on its album Fragile Future; the members dedicated another song to Calvert called "Sugar in the Engine". In the end of the song, JT Woodruff can be heard speaking of Calvert. Calvert was only 26; when the band plays old hits from either "The Silence in Black and White" or "If Only You Were Lonely" Carli steps in and does all of Calvert's parts. According to the results of an autopsy performed by the office of the chief medical examiner in Washington, released in December 2007, Calvert's death was accidental. Dr. John Mendelson, a pharmacologist at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, told MTV News that "Cases like Calvert's are so rare that they're nonexistent.

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Potomac River Rapist

The Potomac River Rapist refers to a serial rapist and murderer, active in the Washington, D. C. metropolitan area from 1991 to 1998. Ten sexual assaults and one murder were linked to the suspect by DNA. In November 2019, a suspect identified as Giles Warrick was arrested and charged in connection with the rapes and murder; the perpetrator is known to be responsible for ten sexual assaults. Each of the attacks have been linked by DNA: On August 1, 1998, at around 10:30 to 11 pm EDT, Christine Mirzayan was walking home in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D. C. when she was dragged into the woods. Mirzayan yelled out and a man responded, asking if she was okay. There was no response from Mirzayan; the next day, she was found murdered by a blow to the head. The police asked for the public's help after the murder and another person who had heard Mirzayan scream during the murder came forward and provided law enforcement with a description of a man who they saw running out of the woods moments after the scream.

This description was enough to provide the public with a composite sketch of the suspect. In 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a new website in an attempt to bring public attention to the cold case; the site includes a podcast about the crimes and other information about the case. Police requested help from Parabon Nanolabs genetic genealogy team who used DNA from the crime scenes to create a family tree for the perpetrator. Parabon suggested five possible suspects to the police and on November 13, 2019, they arrested one of them, Giles Warrick, a 60-year-old man from Conway, South Carolina, who had worked as a landscaper in Maryland at the time of the rapes and murder, he was subsequently charged in connection with the crimes. Potomac River Rapist Cold Case, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Robert Blake (USMC)

Robert Blake was a decorated Major General in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was a recipient of the second highest decorations of the Army and Navy, the Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross, both of which he earned during his service in World War I. Blake received second Navy Cross during Nicaraguan Campaign. Blake was born on August 17, 1894, in Seattle and attended the University of Washington; when United States declared War on Germany in April 1917, Blake reported for active duty and was commissioned second lieutenant in the Marine Corps on May 19, 1917. After finishing of basic training, he was assigned to the 17th Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment and sent overseas to France, he arrived in France on November 19, 1917, was appointed platoon leader in his company. Blake was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. With the German Spring Offensive, 5th Marine Regiment participated in the Battle of Belleau Wood at the beginning of June 1918; when the liaison between Blake's 17th Company and other 1st Battalion 49th Company was interrupted, First Lieutenant Blake volunteered himself to maintained liaison with that unit.

He crossed several times open field under heavy machine gun and sniper fire and reestablished the communication. Blake crossed large wheat field under enemy fire and reached French unit, he subsequently returned with valuable information about enemy's position. For his extraordinary heroism in action, he was decorated with Distinguished Service Cross, he was decorated with the Navy Cross for the same action. Blake was promoted to the temporary rank of captain on July 1, 1918, he was decorated with the Silver Star for his leadership during the Battle of Château-Thierry and appointed commanding officer of 66th Company of 1st Battalion. He participated in the Battle of Soissons, Battle of Saint-Mihiel or Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Blake received Croix de guerre 1914-1918 with two Gilt Stars from the Government of France and Order of the Crown, rank of Chevalier from Belgium. On 8 July 1940, Blake was promoted to the rank of colonel and was assigned to Senior Course at Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island.

After his graduation in May 1941, he was appointed commanding officer of 5th Marine Regiment. Regiment was garrisoned at North Carolina for next ten months. In June 1942, Blake was transferred to the command of 10th Defense Battalion and participated in the Solomon Islands campaign at Russell Islands, he was in charge of antiaircraft defense of the islands. Colonel Blake was subsequently transferred to the 3rd Marine Division, where he served as division chief of staff under the command of Major General Allen H. Turnage; the 3rd Marine Division participated in Bougainville Campaign, Blake coordinated and planned amphibious operations. He was responsible for the coordination of air and naval support. For his work during this operation, Blake was decorated with the Legion of Merit with Combat "V", he remained in this capacity until February 1944, when he was transferred to the command of 21st Marine Regiment. With the Second Battle of Guam in July 1944, Blake was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and appointed chief of staff of the Island Command of Guam.

He was subsequently appointed deputy island commander in March 1945. He received his second Legion of Merit for this service. On 20 June, 1945, when the Battle of Okinawa was over, Blake was transferred to the staff of Tenth United States Army under the command of General Joseph Stilwell, where he served as Marine Deputy Chief of Staff. In this capacity, Blake accepted surrender of the Truk Islands Japanese Garrison under command of Vice Admiral Chūichi Hara on 4 October, 1945. A month Blake was appointed commanding general of the Occupation Forces and Central Caroline Islands. Blake returned to the United States in June 1946 and was appointed president of the Postwar Personnel Reorganization Board and Naval Retirement Board at Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D. C, his main duty was to study the records of all officers. He subsequently made recommendations based on this records. On 1 October 1946, Blake was appointed inspector general of the Marine Corps. In this capacity, he succeeded Major General Pedro del Valle.

Blake remained in this capacity until his retirement on June 30, 1949. He was advanced to the rank of major general on the retired list for having been specially commended in combat on the same date, he subsequently resided in Berkeley and died on October 2, 1983, in Oakland, California. Blake is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery