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Wayne DuMond

Wayne Eugene DuMond was an American criminal convicted of murder and rape. He was born in DeWitt, is buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery of Ethel, Arkansas. DuMond had three wives, his second wife, staunchly supported him throughout his imprisonment in Arkansas, but died in a car crash January 8, 1999, after the approval of his parole but prior to the approval of his release plan. His final wife, Terry Sue, met him while he was in prison in Arkansas, visiting him as part of a church group which supported his release from prison. During his parole, after he was widowed, they married and lived together in Missouri, where he committed his final crimes. DuMond's case received intense nationwide attention in late 2007, when his parole became an issue for presidential candidate Mike Huckabee during the 2008 presidential campaign. Lois Davidson, mother of DuMond rape/murder victim Carol Sue Shields, appeared in a one-minute video entitled "Lois Davidson tells her story", posted on YouTube; the commercial attacked Huckabee's efforts to get DuMond released from prison early.

A decorated Vietnam-era military veteran, DuMond told reporters that he "helped slaughter a village of Cambodians". On August 8, 1972, DuMond was charged with murder in Oklahoma, he committed the crime with help from two other men. DuMond used the 17-year-old daughter of one of his accomplices to entice the victim to an isolated location, where DuMond and his accomplices beat him to death with a claw hammer. Prosecutors did not charge DuMond after he agreed to testify against the two others, though he admitted in court that he was among those who attacked the murder victim. On October 19, 1973, DuMond was charged with molesting a teenage girl in the parking lot of a shopping center in Tacoma, Washington; the second-degree assault charge resulted in a five-year deferred sentence and mandatory drug counseling during the five-year probation. On September 28, 1976, DuMond was charged with raping a woman in Arkansas; the charges were dropped before trial with the condition. DuMond received his second sexual assault conviction from a rape perpetrated in Forrest City, Arkansas in 1984.

The victim, Ashley Stevens, was a 17-year-old cheerleader and a third cousin of then-Governor Bill Clinton. In March 1985, after his arrest but before his trial, DuMond claimed he was attacked in his home by two men and castrated. No arrests were made in the incident. Phil Ostermann, the Arkansas State Police investigator who handled the castration case, noted in his report that Dr. Jeff Whitfield of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis examined DuMond after the incident, was asked by DuMond's wife whether it was possible the castration was self-inflicted. Whitfield responded that it was possible, he had noted similar cases of self-mutilation in the past. Fletcher Long, the attorney who prosecuted DuMond for the rape of Ashley Stevens, was skeptical that DuMond could have castrated himself, but he doubted DuMond's account because there was no evidence of a struggle, or that he had been tied up, there was a two-thirds-empty half-gallon bottle of Jim Beam whiskey at the scene of the supposed assault.

While in prison, DuMond sued the St. Francis County and the local sheriff who publicly displayed DuMond's severed testicles and flushed them down the toilet. DuMond was sentenced 20 years in prison. After Clinton was elected president, a right-wing campaign alleged that Clinton had framed DuMond for rape. Prominent among those pushing for DuMond to be pardoned were Guy Reel, author of Unequal Justice: Wayne DuMond, Bill Clinton, the Politics of Rape in Arkansas. Many of the arguments advanced by DuMond's supporters have since been shown to be incorrect. Dunleavy claimed that: DuMond was a "Vietnam veteran with no record" despite arrests for violent crime and previous rape charges going back to 1972. Dunleavy referred to the young woman, a minor at the time of the assault, on the record as the "so-called victim", asserted "that rape never happened". At the time of the trial, only ABO blood typing evidence was presented, which indicated that DuMond, along with 28 percent of the population, could have produced the semen.

In 1987 the victim's jeans were given to Dr. Moses Schanfield. Using protein-based immunoglobulin allotyping, a technique less specific than current standard DNA tests, Schanfield examined a semen spot on the jeans. Dunleavy claimed Schanfield told him, "No way, nada. No way DuMond was the donor of that sperm. Not in a million years." However, the court documents do not accord with that. In DuMond vs. Lockhart, the Court wrote: Dr. Schanfield had genetic allotyping performed on the semen found on the victim's pant leg. Schanfield concluded that based on the test, there was a ninety-nine plus percent probability that DuMond was not the rapist because the semen lacked a genetic marker which DuMond possessed. However, Dr. Schanfield's conclusion was based on the assumption that vagin

Big Blue Sky (Bebo Norman album)

Big Blue Sky is the second studio album by contemporary Christian musician Bebo Norman. The album was the first with Essential Records, his third album overall including his first independent release; this album was released on May 15, 2001, the producers are Ed Cash and Bebo Norman. AllMusic's Jonathan Widran said that Bebo Norman "employs his cool sandpaper voice on a mix of up-tempo pop/rock anthems, inspirational reflections, gentle ballads." In addition, Widran wrote that the album is "Mostly this is straightforward pop, but there's a bit of a blues influence throughout". CCM Magazine's David McCreary called the album a "brilliant new offering". Furthermore, McCreary wrote that "as long as his robust baritone and poignant lyrics rule the day, Norman’s forays into new facets of his craft will continue taking him to newheights. In the meantime, Big Blue Sky upholds the standard of sincerity and prime musicianship his fans have come to expect."Christianity Today's Russ Breimeier said that "for the record, I believe there's something critical to say about every album because it's impossible to please everyone.

Big Blue Sky may be a'louder' album than Ten Thousand Days was, but it will still be too mellow an album for some people, not mellow enough for purists looking for just Bebo and his acoustic guitar. The songs are all excellent, though some will say they're not as intellectually profound as past songs such as'The Hammer Holds.' I've talked to some who have a problem with Bebo including a love song,'You Surround Me,' on the same album as'Perhaps She'll Wait for Me,', about coping with loneliness as a single. These are all valid observations, I suppose, but it's nitpicking for what many will agree to be an excellent follow-up from Bebo Norman, showing that the quality of his first album was no accident; because he's demonstrated that he can write solid pop songs and that he's capable of musical growth, Bebo's future as a songwriter is bound to be filled with blue skies."Cross Rhythms' Lins Honeyman said that the album is "Spontaneous yet tight, simple but profound, there is more to come from this man."Jesus Freak Hideout's John DiBiase said that "with each song and each album, Norman is continually reaching into the depths of the listener's soul lyrically, musically further securing himself as a talented pop figure in the Christian music scene."The Phantom Tollbooth's Glenn McCarty said that "Few and more delightful are those underexposed artists, whose assaulting marketing scheme doesn't involve cramming them down our throats reminding us just how wonderful their artist is, instead allowing us to discover at our own pace their talents.

Such is the case with Bebo Norman, a refreshingly adept songwriter whose understated gifts are nowhere more evident than his new album, Big Blue Sky." Additionally, McCarty wrote that "although Big Blue Sky is less a folk album than an acoustic pop/rock album, this style does nothing except bring different musical options to Norman's signature sound. Most Norman's most mature effort to date, Big Blue Sky is a warm inviting album that begs a second listen as much for its stellar songwriting as for its spunk and enthusiasm." Lastly, McCarty noted that "Big Blue Sky reveals Norman expanding his musical horizons, reaching into pop/rock territory, yet still grounded by solid songwriting instincts and poised performances." Bebo Norman – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals Ed Cash – keyboards, backing vocals, "deep" drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drum programming, acoustic piano, Ebow bass, tambourine, pulse synthesizer Scott Cash – electric guitar David Johnson – steel guitar Mark Stallings – Minimoog, acoustic piano, Hammond B3 organ Kevin Grantt – bass Byron House – bass Garett Buell – drums, marimba, shaker Rick Murray – drums John Catchingscello, string arrangements Monisa Angell – viola David Angellviolin David Davidson – violin Julie Clark – harmony vocals Jill Phillips – harmony vocals Producer – Ed Cash Co-Producer – Bebo Norman Executive Producers – Robert Beeson, Jordyn Thomas and Cliff Young.

Engineers – Ed Cash and Ben Wisch Assistant Engineer – Scott Cash Recorded at The Farm. Strings on Track 10 recorded by Paula Wolak at Media Mix. Mark Stallings overdubs recorded by Joe Khulmann at Studio East. Tracks 1, 2 & 4-11 mixed by Ben Wisch at Recording Arts. Track 3 mixed by Ed Cash at The Farm. Mix Assistant – Grant Green Mastered by Bob Boyd at Ambient Digital. A&R Coordination – Michelle Pearson Art Direction – Robert Beeson, Bebo Norman and Jordyn Thomas. Design – Tim Parker and Ron Roark Photography – David Dobson

Diego Romero (artist)

Diego Romero is a Cochiti Pueblo artist living in New Mexico. Diego Romero was born in Berkeley, California in 1964, his father is Santiago Romero, a Cochiti Pueblo Indian, his mother is Nellie Guth, a European-American born and raised in Berkeley. Diego was raised in Berkeley, but spent his childhood summers with his paternal grandparents at the pueblo in Cochiti, New Mexico. Romero's father was a traditional painter, although he had lost a hand from being wounded in the Korean War. In his youth, Diego Romero related to his tribe with difficulty. But, the Cochiti council honored him by granting him the right to occupy his grandfather's property, his brother Mateo Romero is a notable painter. Romero's wife, Cara Romero, is a noted photographer. Raised in Berkeley, Diego Romero is a third-generation Cochiti Pueblo artist who specializes in pottery. One of his collaborators in pottery was Navajo - Hopi ceramicist Nathan Begaye. After art school in California, Romero attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

After one year at IAIA, he enrolled at Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, where he earned his BFA degree. He studied next at University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his MFA in 1993. Romero's pots marry Cochiti Pueblo ceramics with his love of comic books, superheroes and pop culture, he honors his Cochiti worldview and his ancestors' method of coiling clay but expands the tradition with imagery and painting treatments. He is a self-proclaimed "chronologist on the absurdity of human nature." He draws on prehistoric Ancestral Pueblo and Mimbres ceramics, Greek vessels, pop culture. Romero's narratives combine humor and often-biting social commentary that communicate messages about contemporary Native American life, including difficult issues related to Native politics, identity and alcoholism. In the 1990s, Romero catapulted to notoriety in the American Southwest ceramics world with his "Chongo Brothers" polychromed earthenware series. A chongo is a Southwest Native man.

Some of the characters figured in his work reflect a Greek painting style, portray idealized, muscular bodies. Romero's work explores gender politics and multifaceted identities of Native people, all the while, relates the contemporary to the ancient. A collection of his work toured Europe in 2006, he is represented by galleries including Robert Nichols Gallery. British Museum, England, UK Cartier Foundation, France Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY: Dough Bowl, 1994, gift of Ralph T. Coe National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC: She-Wana's Dream, 2008 National Museum of Scotland, Scotland, UK New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University, Providence, RI List of Native American artists Interview with Diego Romero by Larry Abbott Images of his work at Robert Nichols Gallery Vision Project, Diego Romero, Vision Project, by Dylan A. T. Miner

Ambika Anand

Ambika Anand is an Indian TV anchor and fashion consultant at NDTV Hop. She has anchored shows like Eyes on Style, Band Baajaa Bride Season 7, The Big Fat Indian Wedding, I’m Too Sexy For My Shoes. I’m Too Sexy –All Access, Born in Chandigarh, she completed her schooling from Delhi Public School & graduation from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University, she earned a Diploma Degree in Economics from the Cardiff Business School. Ambika joined NDTV on 8 December 2002 and worked for their show India Business Report, a weekly programme, produced for the BBC. After close to two years of working with NDTV, she went and worked for the Department of Communication of the International Labour Organisation, Geneva. In December 2005, she rejoined NDTV and worked on several programmes in her capacity as reporter and anchor, including Hot Property, Boss's Day Out and Value for Money, she anchored live business news on the channel. Ambika turned to fashion and wedding related programming in 2007 and joined NDTV's lifestyle channel, Good Times.

She worked on a series of hit programs like The Big Fat Indian Wedding, 10 Things To Do Before You Say Bye, Vanity No Apologies, The Inside Story and I’m Too Sexy For My Shoes. Continuing with her foray in this genre, she began anchoring a new show Band Baja Bride in 2011, a bride makeover show where she performed the part of mentor, she hosted The Fast and the Gorgeous, a reality show, in the same year Was on Verve India Magazine India's best dressed list in 2009, 2010 Her show'I'm Too Sexy For My Shoes' won the Best Lifestyle & Fashion Show for 2010 at the Telly Awards Awarded Cosmopolitan India Fun Fearless Female TV Personality Award 2011 "10 Things to do before you say Bye! - London" - A show that Ambika was a part of, won the award for Outstanding Broadcast Feature at Visit Britain Media Awards 2011"Band Baajaa Bride", a show that Ambika hosted won Best Lifestyle Show at Indian Telly Awards 2011 Was on the list of HT City Delhi's Most Stylish 2013 Meet Ambika Anand NDTV Reality bytes Tribune Chandigarh Indian interested in Brazil Style tips from the women who set trends Cosmopolitan India, November 2010.

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Tonight Is the Night (song)

"Tonight Is the Night" is the official debut single by Outasight and was released on Warner Bros. Records, it is featured on his debut album Nights Like These. The US national television debut of the song was on November 3, 2011 on the FOX network, during the week two results show on the American The X Factor in its inaugural season. Outasight performed it at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, Canada. A music video was directed by Dori Oskowitz; as of August 2012, it has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The song is being used throughout ads for the premiere of Australian reality show The Shire; the song was used in commercials for the 84th Academy Awards on ABC, was theme song for WWE's Raw 1000 on July 23, 2012. Honda uses this song in TV advertisements for their Summer Clearance Event, it is featured in Pizza Hut commercials. The track is being featured in Pepsi's "Who's Next" campaign; the ad shows an anonymous young artist sipping from a Pepsi can while he is getting prepared for his show.

While "Tonight Is the Night" is being played, renowned "icon" artists appear, namely Michael Jackson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Ray Charles, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Mariah Carey. The final shot goes back to the new aspiring artist while "who's next?" Slogan is splashed on the screen. The ad ends with the catch phrase: "Where there's Pepsi, there's music"