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Cornbread Red

Billy Joe "Cornbread Red" Burge, was an American pool player. Inducted into the One-pocket Hall of Fame in 2004 and Legends of Bank Pool in 2005, Cornbread Red is revered as "one of the most talented and entertaining characters in the history of pool". Red was born in Paducah, Kentucky to a sharecropping family during the Great Depression, when he acquired a passion and talent for billiards, he learned the rules of the road from notorious hustlers, con men, world-class pool champions. Burge frequented The Rack, a popular pool room in Detroit, Michigan, in an era when gambling was considered the norm in American pool. Though he never had a job, he devoted his life to pocket billiards, he was always looking for a game, it did not matter what game because he could play all games well. Burge is an American legendary pool player, he is heralded as one of the greatest money players and proposition men of all time. When asked how much was the most money he played for, he said it was a race to 6 for US$100,000.

He will be remembered as one of the great professional billiard players. He was featured in May 2000, in the "Legends of the Road" section. 1992 West Coast One-Pocket Championship, Los Angeles, California 10. The Lions and the Lambs.

British Rail Class 67

The Class 67 locomotives are a class of Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives which were built for the English Welsh & Scottish Railway between 1999 and 2000 by Alstom at Meinfesa in Valencia, Spain with drive components from General Motors' Electro-Motive Division. EMD's designation for this locomotive type is JT42HW-HS. EWS ordered thirty locomotives via leasing company Angel Trains in a £45million contract split between Alstom and Electro Motive Diesel, for use as Class 47 replacements for hauling high-speed Royal Mail trains and passenger trains; the locomotives were obtained on a 15-year lease from Angel Trains. At the end of the fifteen-year contract, ownership of the locomotives was transferred to DB Cargo UK; the bodyshell is a monocoque load bearing Alstom design, the bogies are an "H" frame Alstom design, The engine, traction motors and control electronics are GM-EMD products, the same as used in the British Rail Class 66. Unlike the Class 66, the traction motors are frame mounted rather than axle hung to reduce unsprung mass and the gear ratio is increased allowing higher speeds.

The cab design has a central driving position. The locomotives are able to supply electric head end power for passenger train heating and air-conditioning, are equipped for buffer and screw coupling and coupling via a buckeye coupler attached on a swing arm mount. High speed running tests were undertaken with 67002 starting at Alstom's facility at La Sagra and running on the standard gauge Madrid-Toledo high-speed rail line. A top speed of 143 miles per hour was obtained; the first locomotive to be delivered was 67003, which arrived in October 1999. Plans were for a rapid acceptance into service, but problems with the locomotives being out of loading gauge caused delays. Acceptance trials began in December, all 30 units had been delivered to the UK by early 2000; the high axle load of the locomotive caused an initial speed restriction to 110 mph and modifications to the bogies were required. The class were used on mail trains. In June 2003 EWS lost the Royal Mail mail train contract, with services diminishing to complete cessation in March 2004.

The locomotives have since been used by First ScotRail on the Caledonian Sleeper on non electrified lines north of Edinburgh. In April 2015, GB Railfreight commenced a contract to haul the Caledonian Sleeper with 67004 repainted and renamed for use on the service. Class 67s ceased being used on the service in June 2016 when replaced by GB Railfreight Class 73/9s, although they can still be seen on some portions of the Highland Sleeper to Inverness and Aberdeen. Class 67s are used as Thunderbird rescue locomotives for failed trains on the East Coast Main Line, on some freight trains, for use on chartered tourist trains. Two locomotives were assigned to, received special liveries for use with the Royal Train from 2003, a third had a commemorative jubilee livery applied for use with the Royal Train during the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012. Five locomotives were dedicated to Wrexham & Shropshire's services until it ceased operating in January 2011. Chiltern Railways began using ex Wrexham & Shropshire Class 67 hauled passenger sets in December 2010, in September 2011 after improvements to the Chiltern Main Line infrastructure, Chiltern began running a 100 mph service from London to Birmingham branded Mainline using Class 67 powered sets.

Chiltern Railways leased six Class 68s from December 2014, to replace Class 67s on its Chiltern Main Line services. In March 2012, Arriva Trains Wales began the lease of three Class 67s from DB Schenker to replace its Class 57s on its Premier Service. In January 2017, 67023 and 67027 were sold to Colas Rail and repainted at Toton TMD for use on Network Rail infrastructure monitoring trains. Locomotives that do not carry their names are shown with the name in brackets; the locomotives were painted in EWS's maroon and yellow livery. In 2003, 67005 and 67006 replaced the two previous Class 47 locomotives hauling the Royal Train; these were repainted in the Royal Claret colour, named Queen's Messenger and Royal Sovereign in December 2000 and February 2005, respectively. In October 2004, 67029 was repainted silver to haul the EWS Company Train. On 12 October 2007, 67029 was named Royal Diamond at Rugeley Trent Valley railway station, in honour of the 60th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

In 2008, 67012 -- 67015 were repainted in Shropshire's silver and grey livery. In 2008, these were named A Shropshire Lad, Dyfrbont Pontcysyllte, Thomas Telford and David J Lloyd, respectively; these were joined by 67010 in March 2009. In January 2010, 67018 was repainted into DB Schenker red with a maple leaf and named Keith Heller at the National Railway Museum. In honour of the Canadian-born former EWS and DB Schenker UK chairman. In 2011, 67001–67003 were repainted blue, for use by Arriva Trains Wales. In March 2012, 67026 received a silver livery, union flag and Diamond Jubilee logo for use during the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II celebrations, being named Diamond Jubilee by Queen Elizabeth II on 23 March at London Victoria station. In March 2015, 67004 received the Caledonian'Midnight Teal' livery and named'Cairn Gorm'. This, along with repainted 67010, was used on the non-electrified parts of the Serco Caledonian Sleeper until the release of sufficient Class 73/9s for use by GB Railfreight.

Both 67004 and 67010 have been repainted into DB Red livery, are now both operational. In June 2017 Colas Rai

Barton Turf

Barton Turf is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is 20 km north-east of the city of Norwich, on the northwestern edge of Barton Broad, the second largest of the Norfolk Broads In primary local government the area is in the district of North Norfolk; the civil parish, which includes the whole of Barton Broad and the smaller village of Irstead at its southern end, has an area of 10.86 km2. In the 2001 census it had a population of 480 in 181 households, the population decreasing to 467 at the 2011 Census. Barton Turf's St Michael and All Angels Church, Barton Turf about a mile from the clustered village centre has a large, ornate medieval painted rood screen such as many medieval parishes who could afford fine artesans had but survived the English reformation. Barton Hall, Barton Turf is a fine house having had some notable residents, such as Sir Sidney Peel's noble wife and is a Grade II listed building with a typical, of a former manorial farmhouse and array of outhouses around a courtyard to the front.

It was built 1742 with two fronts remodelled. Its walls are brick plastered to appear ashlar, its roofs are of plain pantiles. A grand list of 18th-century revival classical architecture follows in its listing such as detailing its typanum, pediment, rustication, string course by cornice and rounded window within intercolumniation. Inside its square entrance hall leads to a passage via glazed doors, its dog-leg staircase has a ramped handrail and iron twist balusters. High resolution images of the Barton Turf Rood Screen Information from Genuki Norfolk on Barton Turf Barton in the Domesday Book

John N. Maclean

John Norman Maclean, is an author and journalist who has published five books on fatal wildland fires. He is the son of author of A River Runs Through It. John N. Maclean was born in Illinois, in 1943, the second of two children, he attended the University of Chicago school system through high school and graduated from Shimer College in Mt. Carroll, Illinois a satellite school of the U of C. Maclean began his career in journalism in 1964 as a police reporter and rewrite man with the City News Bureau of Chicago, he went to work for the Chicago Tribune the following year. He married Frances Ellen McGeachie in 1968. In 1970 Maclean was assigned to the Washington Bureau of the Tribune; as diplomatic correspondent there he covered the State Department and was a regular on the "Kissinger Shuttle," covering much of the "shuttle diplomacy" of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Maclean was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University for the 1974-1975 academic year and became the Tribune’s Foreign Editor in Chicago in 1988.

He resigned from the newspaper in 1995 to write Fire on the Mountain and has since published three other books on fatal wildland fires. In the late 1980s he was a daily guest on WBEZ radio's "Midday with Sondra Gair" news program, billed as Energy and Economics Reporter. Maclean's first book was Fire on the Mountain, about the deadly South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain, in 1994; the book won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers award for the best non-fiction of 1994. Maclean's second book and Ashes: On the Frontlines of American Wildfire, was published in 2003 and chronicles the 1953 Rattlesnake Fire on the Mendocino National Forest in northern California, the 1999 Sadler Fire in Nevada, the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire in Montana, the subject of his father, Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire, a book published posthumously with John’s assistance. Maclean's third book, The Thirtymile Fire: A Chronicle of Bravery and Betrayal, recounts the deadly Thirtymile Fire; the Thirtymile killed four members of a fire crew.

Maclean's fourth book, The Esperanza Fire: Arson and the Agony of Engine 57 details the 2006 wildfire that killed a five-man Forest Service engine crew. The arsonist, Raymond Lee Oyler, was the first person convicted of murder for setting a wildland fire. Maclean's fifth book, "River of Fire: The Rattlesnake Fire and the Mission Boys," brings up to date his account of the 1953 fire that killed 15 firefighters in northern California, 14 of them members of a missionary fire crew, that he first chronicled in "Fire and Ashes." Following publication of that first account, the site of the fire was reclaimed and turned into a living memorial, with key points located as guides for learning. Many families and friends rediscovered those; the arsonist who started the fire and was imprisoned for it, Stan Pattan, whom Maclean located and corresponded with for many years, died without an obituary, until this volume was published. John Maclean's website

Joy Morton

Joy Sterling Morton was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding Morton Salt and establishing the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. He was born on September 1855 in Detroit, Michigan, his mother, Caroline Joy, was an accomplished artist and gardener. His father, Julius Sterling Morton, a newspaperman and a leader in Nebraska territorial and state politics, was central to the founding of Arbor Day. J. Sterling Morton served as United States Secretary of Agriculture in the second administration of President Grover Cleveland. In 1880, Morton married the daughter of Nebraska Supreme Court Judge George Lake, they had two children, who married Joseph Cudahy of the Chicago meat packing company, Sterling, who married Sophia Preston Owsley, a granddaughter of Carter Henry Harrison, a popular mayor of post-Civil War Chicago. Two years after Joy Morton’s first wife died in 1915, he married Margaret Gray, who became a local leader in health care. At 15, Morton began to manage estate.

He took a job at the local bank. At age 18, he fell ill with spinal meningitis. Needing physical exercise and an outdoor environment for full recovery, he farmed his own land for two years, he worked for railroads in Omaha and Aurora, before joining a Chicago salt distribution company in 1880. By 1886 he owned the firm, naming it Joy Morton and Company, branched out into the distribution and processing of agricultural products in Nebraska and Illinois. In 1910 he incorporated his salt firm as the Morton Salt Company, he remained the company's president until 1930 when Daniel Peterkin, Sr. became president while he served as chairman of the board until his death in 1934. He died on May 1934 in Lisle, Illinois. Among Morton's brands are Argo Starch. Morton supported the development of the teleprinter and formed the Morkrum company with the inventor Howard Krum; the company was renamed to Morkrum-Kleinschmidt to Teletype Corporation. It was sold to American Telephone & Telegraph Company in 1930 for $30,000,000.

Morton took an active interest in the future of Chicago, chairing the Chicago Commercial Club’s railway terminal committee for Daniel Burnham's and Edward Bennett’s 1909 Plan of Chicago. Morton served on the Chicago Plan Commission for 25 years and was a staunch advocate of inland waterway transportation and building air rights, his advocacy of air rights in Chicago helped make possible the construction of buildings above railway lines, such as the Merchandise Mart. Throughout his life, Morton believed that inland waterways were essential to the development of commerce and to the growth of cities. Morton Salt was the last firm to use the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Hennepin Canal to transport goods from Chicago to the Quad Cities via the Mississippi River before the United States entered into World War I. In 1922, Morton established the Morton Arboretum on 178 acres of land adjacent to his estate in Lisle, Illinois. Today, the Morton Arboretum has grown to 1,700 acres; as Morton began to define the direction his arboretum should take, he sought the advice of Charles Sprague Sargent, the director of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum.

They agreed that the Morton Arboretum should exist to display woody plants that grow in temperate zones around the world, to educate the public about them, to conduct research on their management and preservation. After his father's death, he hired the architect Jarvis Hunt to redesign and enlarge Arbor Lodge into a 52-room mansion and used it as his family's summer home. After he began his own arboretum, Morton honored his father by giving Arbor Lodge, the family estate known as the birthplace of Arbor Day, to the State of Nebraska as its first state park. Arbor Lodge is known as Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum. Ballowe, James, A Man of Salt and Trees: the Life of Joy Morton, Northern Illinois University Press, 2009. Ballowe, with Michelle Klonowski. A Great Outdoor Museum: the Story of the Morton Arboretum, 2003; the Sterling Morton Library archives, Morton Arboretum Chicago History Museum Nebraska Historical Society Joy Morton at Find a Grave