Janice Lawrence Braxton

Janice Faye Lawrence Braxton is an American professional women's basketball player. She was born in Mississippi. Braxton was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Braxton played college basketball for Louisiana Tech, where she helped lead the Lady Techsters to national championships in 1981 and 1982. While only a sophomore in 1982, she was the leading scorer in the NCAA tournament, was named the tournament MVP. Braxton won the WBCA Player of the Year award in 1984. Source Braxton was a member of the 1983 Pan American team. Braxton was a member of the USA National team at the 1983 World Championships, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil; the team lost two against the Soviet Union. In an opening round game, the USA team had a nine-point lead at halftime, but the Soviets came back to take the lead, a final shot by the USA failed to drop, leaving the USSR team with a one-point victory 85–84; the USA team won their next four games, setting up the gold medal game against USSR. This game was close, was tied at 82 points each with six seconds to go in the game.

Elena Chausova of the Soviet Union received the inbounds pass and hit the game winning shot in the final seconds, giving the USSR team the gold medal with a score of 84–82. The USA team earned the silver medal. Braxton averaged 8.9 points per game. In 1984, the USA sent its National team to the 1984 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, for pre-Olympic practice; the team beat each of the eight teams they played, winning by an average of just under 50 points per game. Braxton averaged 6.7 points per game. She won a gold medal with the USA Women's Olympic basketball team in 1984, she was inducted into the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2006, Braxton was elected to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Braxton played for the New York team in the Women's American Basketball Association, a short-lived league in the mid-80's. Braxton played 13 seasons in Europe with Vicenza and Parma in Italian League; the Vicenza team won four European Champions Cup while Braxton played for the team, scoring 23 points per game.

She earned All-Star honors in 1997. She spent three seasons playing for the Cleveland Rockers in the Women's National Basketball Association. 1997–1999: Cleveland Rockers In 2003, she joined the Cleveland Rockers as an assistant coach. 1982—NCAA Tournament MVP 1983—Kodak All-America 1984—Kodak All-America 1984—Wade Trophy David L. Porter, ed.. Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-30952-6

Murder Over New York

Murder Over New York is a 1940 mystery film starring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan. Chan must solve a murder mystery while attending a police convention. Shemp Howard plays "Shorty McCoy" in an uncredited appearance. On a flight to New York for an annual police convention, Chan encounters his old Scotland Yard friend, Hugh Drake. Drake is now a member of military intelligence trying to track down what he believes is a sabotage ring led by a Paul Narvo. A bomber and its pilots crashed the day before. Chan offers his assistance. Chan is welcomed at the airport by New York Police Inspector Vance and, to Chan's surprise, his number two son Jimmy Chan. Chan goes to see Drake the next day at the apartment of George Kirby, where a dinner party is in progress, he finds his friend dead of poison gas in Drake's library. Drake's briefcase, containing all the information he had gathered about the sabotage ring, is missing; the window is latched, so Chan concludes one of the guests is responsible. Chan discovers that Drake asked that his Oxford classmate Herbert Fenton, actress June Preston and Ralph Percy, chief designer at the Metropolitan Aircraft Corporation, be invited to the party.

Kirby himself is the company president. The lost bomber crashed at the company's plant. Present is stockbroker Keith Jeffery. A servant reports chemist David Elliot insisted on seeing Drake, so he showed him in. Chan learns that Preston spoke with Drake that night, on behalf of a friend, Patricia Shaw. Shaw, married Narvo in India; when she found out Narvo was involved in sabotage, she fled, only to be pursued by her husband and his assistant, Ramullah. Ramullah is tracked down, with Shaw's help, taken into custody. Before Ramullah can be questioned, however, he is killed. Shaw narrowly avoids the same fate. A coatroom attendant states Drake checked his briefcase at the club where he works. Chan and Vance wait to see, it is Kirby's butler. He claims. Upon close inspection, Chan concludes, he discovers Kirby's body. Chan decides to gather all the suspects at the airport the next day; the airplane, rigged the night before to release poison gas when it dives, takes off for a test flight with nearly everyone aboard.

As the bomber starts to descend, Fenton grabs the falling glass globe containing the gas. When they land, he gets out and locks the door. However, the police are waiting to apprehend him, Chan and the rest emerge unscathed. Fenton can not be Narvo, he refuses to identify his leader. When Chan asks for a glass of water for Fenton, Jeffrey gets it for him; the detective samples the water and identifies the same poison, found in Kirby's brandy. Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan Marjorie Weaver as Patricia Shaw Robert Lowery as David Elliot Ricardo Cortez as George Kirby Donald MacBride as Inspector Vance Melville Cooper as Herbert Fenton Joan Valerie as June Preston Kane Richmond as Ralph Percy Sen Yung as Jimmy Chan John Sutton as Richard Jeffery Leyland Hodgson as Robert Boggs Clarence Muse as Butler Frederick Worlock as Hugh Drake Lal Chand Mehra as Ramullah Shemp Howard as Fakir Murder over New York at the American Film Institute Catalog Murder Over New York on IMDb Murder Over New York at the TCM Movie Database

Stan Papi

Stanley Gerard Papi is a former major league baseball player most remembered for being traded by the Montreal Expos to the Boston Red Sox for Bill Lee during the 1978-79 off-season. Papi was born in Fresno and was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft but was traded to St. Louis and Montreal, where he played part of 1977 and 1978 with the Expos; the Red Sox had a Gold Glove-caliber shortstop in Rick Burleson, the trade for a light-hitting utility shortstop as Papi for a left-handed pitcher of some quality, was denounced by fans and questioned by Red Sox team captain and future Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. Shortly after the trade of Lee for Papi was announced, the graffiti "Who the hell is Stan Papi?" was painted on the exterior wall of the Green Monster at Fenway Park. Although Fenway Park staff painted over the graffiti many times, the sentence continued to re-appear until Bill Lee retired in 1982. While Yaz and other fans may have been skeptical of Papi's contributions, Papi remains a cult legend in the eyes of young West Roxbury fans like Father William P. Lohan.

In Montreal, Lee went on to win 16 games in 1979. Lee was instrumental to the Expos achieving their first winning record under manager Dick Williams, Lee's first manager. With a 16–10 won loss record, 3.04 earned run average and three shutouts, Lee proved valuable to Montreal. Papi hit.188 with one home run and six runs batted in 117 at bats. After appearing in one game in 1980, he was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete an earlier trade for catcher Dave Rader, he was sent to the Phillies' minor league affiliate in Oklahoma City, never appeared with the major league club. Just over two weeks he was sold to the Detroit Tigers, where he ended his career in 1981. In his six major league seasons, Papi hit.218 with 51 RBIs in 225 games. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet