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Don McLeroy

John Donald "Don" McLeroy is a dentist in Bryan, a Republican former member of the Texas State Board of Education. The SBOE establishes policy for the state public school system. Dr. McLeroy, who represented SBOE District 9, served on the board from 1998 until 2011. McLeroy was appointed in 2007 as SBOE chairman by Governor Rick Perry; the term ended in February 2009. McLeroy received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, his D. D. S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. McLeroy served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army. In 1976, McLeroy married the former Nancy Fleming, the couple has two sons. Before being appointed chairman, McLeroy was vice chairman of the Texas State Board of Education, he has been a board member of the Bryan Independent School District and is a board member of Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach, a Christian adoption organization for "families who have a love for Jesus Christ." McLeroy volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and Gideons International.

He is an Elder and Sunday school teacher at Grace Bible Church in College Station, where he espouses creationism in the biblical perspective. He believes Christians who accept evolution show a "lack of consistency." When McLeroy ran for Texas State Board of Education in 1998, he defeated a Democrat, Mary Delk, 145,556 to 119,149. McLeroy's strongest counties were his own Brazos as well as Smith counties. In 2002, McLeroy won his second term by defeating the Democrat Dean W. Woodard, 193,454 to 111,909. In 2006, he defeated Democrat Maggie Charleton, a retired teacher from College Station, 192,218 to 130,375, the choice of the teacher associations. McLeroy's term on the board expired in January 2011. McLeroy was appointed Chair of the SBOE on July 17, 2007, by Governor Perry for a term that expired on February 1, 2009. In February 2009, he was reappointed by Perry to a term ending February 1, 2011. However, during a two-hour hearing before the Senate Nomination Committee, McLeroy's reappointment ran into trouble.

On May 28, 2009, his appointment failed to receive the necessary 2/3 majority vote of the Senate with only 19 of 31 Senators voting to approve, 11 voting to reject, one abstaining. McLeroy has been criticized by scientists and lauded by conservatives for his actions on the Texas Board of Education. Governor Perry reappointed McLeroy, an advocate of creationism, as chairman to a second extend until February 1, 2011, but on May 28, 2009, the Texas Senate rejected the re-appointment. McLeroy lost re-election to a moderate in the Republican primary in March 2010. McLeroy was narrowly defeated for renomination to the SBOE in the Republican primary held on March 2, 2010, he lost to Moderate Republican Robert Thomas Ratliff of Kyle in Hays County, a son of former State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff of Mount Pleasant. McLeroy received 57,528 votes to Ratliff's 58,388. McLeroy's tenure on the SBOE is chronicled in the 2012 documentary The Revisionaries. McLeroy is known for his criticism of evolution and has tried to convince textbook publishers to demonstrate what he considers the weaknesses of the theory of evolution.

The board can refuse to place materials. If school districts want textbooks not on the list, the districts must purchase such materials from their own funds; the SBOE thus selects the textbooks for the entire state's 4.7 million schoolchildren, where in most other states this selection is made in individual school districts. As a result, it "has outsized influence over the reading material used in classrooms nationwide, since publishers craft their standard textbooks based on the specs of the biggest buyers."Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, said that McLeroy dragged the Texas State Board of Education into a series of "divisive and unnecessary culture-war battles". In 2001, McLeroy voted to reject the only advanced placement textbook for environmental science proposed for Texas high schools though panels of experts – including one from Texas A&M – found the textbook free of errors. Baylor University in Waco used the same textbook. In 2003, McLeroy led efforts by proponents of creationism and intelligent design to de-emphasize discussion of evolution in proposed new biology textbooks.

He was one of only four board members who voted against biology textbooks that year that included a full account of evolution. Over objections by his critics in 2004, McLeroy voted to approve health textbooks that stress "abstinence-only" in regard to instruction about pregnancy and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. In 2005, McLeroy conducted a sermon in his church, in which he said naturalism is "the enemy" and questioned: "Why is Intelligent Design the big tent? Because we're all lined up against the fact that naturalism, that nature is all. Whether you're a progressive creationist, recent creationist, young earth, old earth, it's all in the tent of Intelligent Design."According to a 2008 article in The New York Times, "Dr. McLeroy believes that Earth's appearance is a recent geologic event — thousands of years old, not 4.5 billion.'I believe a lot of incredible things,' he said,'The most incredible thing I beli

BCC Lions F.C.

BCC Lions Football Club is a Nigerian football team based in Gboko and will play their home games at the J. S. Tarka Stadium. In the early 1990s, they were one of the dominant teams in the league, peaking with the double in 1994, they were relegated from the Nigerian Premier League in 1998 by two points, were unable to regain the former glory. After spending six years in the lower division, they lost their fan base and financial support. Despite a 2.5 million naira boost from Benue State governor George Akume in 2002 and another million from Guilder Brewing two years the team was disbanded, not showing for their 2004 FA Cup first round game against Shooting Stars F. C. An attempt to resurrect the team began in November 2007. In September 2008, Aliko Dangote, chairman of the BCC board, announced 110 million naira has been approved for the team to participate in the 2008/09 season, they were relegated after finishing 13th. Nigerian Premier League: 11994Nigerian FA Cup: 41989, 1993, 1994, 1997African Cup Winners' Cup: 11990 African Cup of Champions Clubs: 1 appearance1995 – Second RoundCAF Cup Winners' Cup: 4 appearances1990 – Champion 1991 – Finalist 1994 – Quarter-Finals 1998 – First Round Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. GULDER SPLASHES N20.5m ON CLUBS The Punch: Benue woos BCC to revive Lions BCC Lions to bounce back Benue government moves to revive BCC Lions BCC Lions coach laments

Gulf Coast League Phillies

The Gulf Coast League Phillies are a minor league baseball team located at the Carpenter Complex, in Clearwater, Florida. A member of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, the Phillies are an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies; the team is composed of players who are in their first year of professional baseball as either draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Dominican Republic and various other countries. The GCL Phillies played some games at the Joe DiMaggio Complex in Clearwater in 2009 while the Carpenter Complex was being renovated; the GCL Phillies play some home games at Bright House Field. Beginning in the 2018 season, the Phillies have fielded two GCL teams, "East" and "West" named for the divisions in which they competed. In 2019, both teams compete in the North division. See: Category:Gulf Coast Phillies players Official website Official website

Robert Mugabe

Robert Gabriel Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and as President from 1987 to 2017. He served as Leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front, from 1980 to 2017. Ideologically an African nationalist, during the 1970s and 1980s he identified as a Marxist–Leninist, as a socialist after the 1990s, his policies have been described as Mugabeism. Mugabe was born to a poor Shona family in Southern Rhodesia. Educated at Kutama College and the University of Fort Hare, he worked as a school teacher in Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, Ghana. Angered by white minority rule of his homeland within the British Empire, Mugabe embraced Marxism and joined African nationalists calling for an independent state controlled by the black majority. After making anti-government comments, he was convicted of sedition and imprisoned between 1964 and 1974.

On release, he fled to Mozambique, established his leadership of ZANU, oversaw its role in the Rhodesian Bush War, fighting Ian Smith's predominately white government. He reluctantly participated in peace talks in the United Kingdom that resulted in the Lancaster House Agreement, putting an end to the war. In the 1980 general election, Mugabe led ZANU-PF to victory; as Prime Minister of the newly renamed Zimbabwe, Mugabe's administration expanded healthcare and education and—despite his professed desire for a socialist society—adhered to mainstream, conservative economic policies. Mugabe's calls for racial reconciliation failed to stem growing white emigration, while relations with Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union deteriorated. In the Gukurahundi of 1982–1987, Mugabe's Fifth Brigade crushed ZAPU-linked opposition in Matabeleland in a campaign that killed at least 10,000 people Ndebele civilians. Internationally he sent troops into the Second Congo War and chaired the Non-Aligned Movement, the Organisation of African Unity, the African Union.

Pursuing decolonisation, Mugabe emphasised the redistribution of land controlled by white farmers to landless blacks on a "willing seller–willing buyer" basis. Frustrated at the slow rate of redistribution, from 2000 he encouraged black Zimbabweans to violently seize white-owned farms. Food production was impacted, leading to famine, economic decline, Western sanctions. Opposition to Mugabe grew, but he was re-elected in 2002, 2008, 2013 through campaigns dominated by violence, electoral fraud, nationalistic appeals to his rural Shona voter base. In 2017, members of his own party ousted him in a coup, replacing him with former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Having dominated Zimbabwe's politics for nearly four decades, Mugabe was a controversial figure, he was praised as a revolutionary hero of the African liberation struggle who helped free Zimbabwe from British colonialism and white minority rule. Critics accused Mugabe of being a dictator responsible for economic mismanagement, widespread corruption in Zimbabwe, anti-white racism, human rights abuses, crimes against humanity.

Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on 21 February 1924 at the Kutama Mission village in Southern Rhodesia's Zvimba District. His father, Gabriel Matibiri, was a carpenter while his mother Bona was a Christian catechist for the village children, they had been trained in their professions by the Jesuits, the Roman Catholic religious order which had established the mission. Bona and Gabriel had six children: Miteri, Robert, Dhonandhe and Bridgette, they belonged to one of the smallest branches of the Shona tribe. Mugabe's paternal grandfather was Chief Constantine Karigamombe, alias "Matibiri", a powerful figure who served King Lobengula in the 19th century. Through his father, he claimed membership of the chieftaincy family that has provided the hereditary rulers of Zvimba for generations; the Jesuits were strict disciplinarians and under their influence Mugabe developed an intense self-discipline, while becoming a devout Catholic. Mugabe excelled at school, where he was a secretive and solitary child, preferring to read, rather than playing sports or socialising with other children.

He was taunted by many of the other children, who regarded him as a mother's boy. In about 1930 Gabriel had an argument with one of the Jesuits, as a result the Mugabe family was expelled from the mission village by its French leader, Father Jean-Baptiste Loubière; the family settled in a village about 11 kilometres away. Around the same time, Robert's older brother Raphael died of diarrhoea. In early 1934, Robert's other older brother, Michael died, after consuming poisoned maize; that year, Gabriel left his family in search of employment in Bulawayo. He subsequently abandoned Bona and their six children and established a relationship with another woman, with whom he had three further offspring. Loubière died shortly after and was replaced by an Irishman, Father Jerome O'Hea, who welcomed the return of the Mugabe family to Kutama. In contrast to the racism that permeated Southern Rhodesian society, under O'Hea's leadership the Kutama Mission preached an ethos of racial equality. O'Hea nurtured the young Mugabe.

As well as helping provide Mugabe with a Christian education, O'Hea taught him about the Irish War

Barbecue sauce

Barbecue sauce is used as a flavoring sauce, a marinade, condiment, or topping for meat cooked in the barbecue cooking style, including pork or beef ribs and chicken. It is used on many other foods as well; the ingredients vary even within individual countries, but most include some variation on vinegar, tomato paste, or mayonnaise as a base, as well as liquid smoke, onion powder, spices such as mustard and black pepper, sweeteners such as sugar or molasses. Some place the origin of barbecue sauce at the formation of the first American colonies in the 17th century. References to the sauce start occurring in both English and French literature over the next two hundred years. South Carolina mustard sauce, a type of barbecue sauce, can be traced to German settlers in the 18th century. Early cookbooks did not tend to include recipes for barbecue sauce; the first commercially produced barbecue sauce was made by the Georgia Barbecue Sauce Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Its sauce was advertised for sale in the Atlanta Constitution, January 31, 1909.

Heinz released its barbecue sauce in 1940. Kraft Foods started making cooking oils with bags of spice attached, supplying another market entrance of barbecue sauce. Different geographical regions have allegiances to their particular styles and variations for barbecue sauce. East Carolina – Most American barbecue sauces can trace their roots to a sauce common in the eastern regions of North Carolina and South Carolina; the simplest and the earliest, it was popularized by African slaves who advanced the development of American barbecue, was made with vinegar, ground black pepper, hot chili pepper flakes. It is used as a "mopping" sauce to baste the meat while it is cooking and as a dipping sauce when it is served. Thin and sharp, it cuts the fats in the mouth. There is little or no sugar in this sauce, which in turn has a noticeably tarter flavor than most other barbecue sauces. Western Carolina – In Lexington and the Piedmont areas of western North Carolina, the sauce is called a dip, it is similar to the East Carolina Sauce with the addition of tomato paste, tomato sauce, or ketchup.

South Carolina mustard sauce – Part of South Carolina is known for its yellow barbecue sauces made of yellow mustard, vinegar and spices. This sauce is most common in a belt from Columbia to an area settled by many Germans. Memphis – Similar to the Western Carolina style, but using molasses as a sweetener, with additional spices. Kansas City – Thick, reddish-brown, tomato-based, made with sugar and spices. Evolved from the Western Carolina, but is thicker and sweeter and does not penetrate the meat as much as sit on the surface; this is the most common and popular sauce in the US and the style of most commercial barbecue sauces. Texas – In some of the older, more traditional restaurants the sauces are seasoned with cumin, chili peppers or chili powder, black pepper, fresh onion, while using less tomato and sugar, they are medium thick and resemble a thin tomato soup. They penetrate the meat rather than sit on top. Bottled barbecue sauces from Texas are different from those used in the same restaurants because they do not contain meat drippings.

Alabama white sauce – North Alabama is known for its distinctive white sauce, a mayonnaise-based sauce that includes apple cider vinegar, sugar and black pepper. Which is used predominantly on chicken and pork