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Andrew Leeds

Andrew Leeds is an Australian former rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. He played for the Western Suburbs Magpies, Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers and Wakefield Trinity in rugby league as a goal-kicking fullback. Leeds played junior rugby union with the Northmead club, Merrylands JRU and James Ruse Agricultural High School. Joining the Parramatta Two Blues, Leeds played in the 1985 and 1986 premiership winning sides, went on to play for Sydney, New South Wales and Australia in 1986. Leeds made three tours with the Wallabies, appearing in fourteen tests, played in the 1987 Rugby World Cup. Converting to rugby league, Leeds joined the Parramatta Eels for the 1989 season, he failed to perform when played at centre or five-eighth. After a year spent with the Penrith Panthers, Leeds joined Wests from 1993 onwards. Leeds was a player with deceptive skill, he was "safe, reliable and a match-winner with the boot." He scored over 500 points for the Magpies in under-performing teams, before announcing his retirement in 1999.

He is the fourth highest point-scorer for the club. In 1997 Leeds returned to rugby union with England's Leicester Tigers coached by Bob Dwyer, he played 6 games for the club including 4 games in Premiership Rugby. Leeds joined the Wests Tigers as their physiotherapist and rehab manager, did similar unpaid work with the Two Blues As of 2012, Leeds was the Wests Tigers' longest serving employee, having missed only one game since the club started in 2000. Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson; the Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1. Andrew Leeds at NRL Stats

Kidd Kidd

Curtis Stewart, better known by his stage name Kidd Kidd, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was one of the first members of Lil Wayne's label imprint, Young Money Entertainment, as a part of Southern hip hop group Sqad Up. In 2011, Kidd Kidd signed a record deal with 50 Cent's label imprint G-Unit Records and subsequently in 2014, he joined the newly reformed East Coast hip hop group, G-Unit. In 2015, he was chosen as part of XXL Magazine's annual Freshman Class. Kidd Kidd was discovered by American hip hop recording artist Lil Wayne, while rapping on a street corner in New Orleans. Kidd Kidd went on to sign a recording contract with Wayne's record label imprint, Young Money Entertainment, he joined the label as a member of Southern hip hop group Squad Up, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rappers, Gudda Gudda and T-Streets. The group would disband and leave Young Money in 2004, due to disputes between members. Kidd Kidd would rejoin the label and make an appearance on Lil Wayne's 2008 hit single "Mrs. Officer", however after not appearing in the video, Kidd Kidd severed ties with Wayne once again.

In June 2011, two weeks after meeting New York City-based rapper 50 Cent, Kidd Kidd was shot six times. In July 2011, it was announced Kidd Kidd secured a recording contract with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent empathized with Kidd Kidd's situation, reminiscent to his own shooting in 2000, instead of walking away much like Columbia Records did to him, 50 Cent chose to help Kidd Kidd. He has gone on to appear on numerous 50 Cent's projects, such as The Big 10, The Lost Tape and 5. After being prominently featured on 50 Cent's fifth album Animal Ambition, released in June 2014, Kidd Kidd was added to the East Coast hip hop group named G-Unit. On April 11, 2018, Kidd Kidd announced that he had left G-Unit Records to focus on his own label RLLNR Entertainment On June 12, 2011, Kidd Kidd was attacked and shot six times while sitting in a vehicle, outside his mothers home in New Orleans. Two masked men ambushed the car he was sitting in. In June 2019 he married Shayla from Ocala,Florida Kidd Kidd at AllMusic Kidd Kidd discography at Discogs Kidd Kidd discography at MusicBrainz Kidd Kidd on Twitter

McDonald v. City of Chicago

McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, is a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that found that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms," as protected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by either the Due Process Clause or Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against the states. The decision cleared up the uncertainty left in the wake of District of Columbia v. Heller as to the scope of gun rights in regard to the states; the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit had upheld a Chicago ordinance banning the possession of handguns as well as other gun regulations affecting rifles and shotguns, citing United States v. Cruikshank, Presser v. Illinois, Miller v. Texas; the petition for certiorari was filed by Alan Gura, the attorney who had argued Heller, Chicago-area attorney David G. Sigale; the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association sponsored the litigation on behalf of several Chicago residents, including retiree Otis McDonald.

The oral arguments took place on March 2, 2010. On June 28, 2010, the Supreme Court, in a 5–4 decision, reversed the Seventh Circuit's decision, holding that the Second Amendment was incorporated under the Fourteenth Amendment thus protecting those rights from infringement by state and local governments, it remanded the case back to Seventh Circuit to resolve conflicts between certain Chicago gun restrictions and the Second Amendment. In the 2010 case McDonald v. City of Chicago, Chicago resident Otis McDonald, a 76-year-old retired maintenance engineer, had lived in the Morgan Park neighborhood since buying a house there in 1971. McDonald described the decline of his neighborhood, claiming it was being taken over by gangs and drug dealers, his lawn was littered with refuse and his home and garage had been broken into a combined five times, with the most recent robbery committed by a man McDonald recognized from his own neighborhood. An experienced hunter, McDonald owned shotguns, but believed them too unwieldy in the event of a robbery, wanted to purchase a handgun for personal home defense.

Due to Chicago's requirement that all firearms in the city be registered, yet refusing all handgun registrations after 1982 when a citywide handgun ban was passed, he was unable to own a handgun. As a result, in 2008, he joined three other Chicago residents in filing a lawsuit which became McDonald v. Chicago. Despite being consolidated at the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the cases are different in scope in terms of the specific regulations challenged and the legal argument for applying the Second Amendment against state and local governments; the Second Amendment Foundation brought the McDonald case to the Supreme Court with its lead attorney Alan Gura. The cases were appealed separately to the U. S. Supreme Court. McDonald Petition for Certiorari Chicago Brief in Opposition to Cert Petition McDonald challenged four broad aspects of Chicago's gun registration law, according to the plaintiffs: Prohibit the registration of handguns, thus effecting a broad handgun ban Require that guns be registered prior to their acquisition by Chicago residents Mandate that guns be re-registered annually, with another payment of the fee Render any gun permanently non-registrable if its registration lapses All of the post-Heller cases, including McDonald, NRA v. Chicago and Maloney, argued that the Second Amendment, in addition to applying to federal jurisdictions, should be applied against state and local governments, using a judicial process called selective incorporation.

Selective incorporation involves convincing the court that a right is "fundamental" by being "implicit in the concept of ordered liberty" or "deeply rooted in our nation's history and traditions" as defined most in the Supreme Court case Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U. S. 145. In addition to claiming the Second Amendment should be incorporated through the selective incorporation process, McDonald is unique among post-Heller gun cases in that it asked the court to overturn the Slaughter-House Cases, 83 U. S. 36. Slaughter-House determined that the 14th Amendment's Privileges or Immunities Clause did not apply the Bill of Rights to the actions of states. If it had been overturned, the Selective Incorporation process may have become unnecessary, since the entire Bill of Rights, including the 2nd Amendment, would arguably be applied to the states. In attempting to overturn Slaughter-House, this case garnered the attention and support of both conservative and liberal legal scholars interested in its potential application in areas outside of firearms law.

Their interest was that if Slaughter-House had been overturned, it would have been possible that constitutional guarantees such as the right to a jury in civil cases, right to a grand jury in felony cases, other parts of the Bill of Rights, as well as future court rulings and existing federal precedent, not universally guaranteed in actions by the states, would have been applied against the states automatically. In his concurring opinion, Justice Thomas criticized the Slaughter-House and Cruikshank decisions, proposing that "the right to keep and bear arms is a privilege of American citizenship that applies to the States through the Fourteenth Amendment's Privileges or Immunities Clause." Thirty-three amici curiae briefs for this case were filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Court. One of these briefs was filed by U. S. senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Jon Tester and U. S. representatives Mark Souder and Mike Ross asking the Supreme Court to find in favor of the petitioners and rule that the Second Amendment does apply to the states.

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Seagren's Building

Seagren's Building is a heritage-listed workshop at 124 Charlotte Street, Shire of Cook, Australia. It was built from 1880s to c. 1900. It is known as Motor Inn Motel and Seagren's Inn, it was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992. This two-storeyed timber and galvanised iron building was constructed in the 1880s for Cooktown cabinet maker and furniture dealer, Pher Erick Seagren, who acquired the site in 1880. Photographic evidence reveals that the building was extant by the late 1880s at least, although the northern side verandah was not added until around the turn of the century; the upper level of the building was the Seagren family residence, with the lower level a furniture display room/shop. A c. 1888 photograph indicates a large workshop attached to the rear of the building. Whether part of this survives in the present rear extension has yet to be determined. PE Seagren was born in Sweden in 1845. Following an apprenticeship in cabinetmaking, he worked in his trade in Copenhagen before emigrating to the Queensland in his mid-twenties, arriving at Rockhampton in 1871.

In 1873 he married, at Rockhampton, Rosetta Bradish, a London emigrant who had arrived in Rockhampton in 1871. Intending to join in the Palmer River goldrush, Seagren travelled to Cooktown in February 1874, but chose instead to establish himself in his trade at the burgeoning port, he was one of the town's earliest citizens, according to local tradition his son, William Erick Endeavour, was the first white male born at Cooktown, on 26 August 1874. Cooktown was founded in October 1873 as the Endeavour River port for the Palmer River goldfields, within six months had 20 restaurants, 12 large and 20 smaller stores, 6 butchers, 5 bakers, 3 tinsmiths, chemists, fancygoods shops, watchmakers and saddlers. Two Cooktown newspapers were established in 1874, the town was declared a municipality on 5 April 1876. A railway was constructed from Cooktown to Laura between 1884 and 1888, further opening the port to development. By the turn of the century the Cooktown-Palmer River district had a population of 35,000 and Cooktown had become the important centre not only of a thriving mining district, but of pearling, beche-de-mer, pastoral activity.

In the 1880s Queensland Post Office Directories Seagren was listed as a cabinetmaker and furniture dealer and upholsterer, general importer, a furniture and china dealer. In August 1889, Seagren advertised as a cabinetmaker and upholsterer, whose furniture warehouse and china and glass bazaar was located near the Queensland National Bank in Charlotte Street, the principal thoroughfare of Cooktown; this equates with the position of the present building. By 1898 PE Seagren had acquired the adjoining northern allotment, containing two shops, c. 1900 an upper level verandah was added to the northern side of his shop-house. This was enclosed below as shop space. Seagren acquired the adjoining southern allotment, which contained a small shop, in 1915. By the early 1900s output from the Palmer goldfield was declining, Cooktown's significance as a regional port correspondingly decreased; the Charlotte Street building survived the cyclone of 1907 and the 1918 fire which destroyed the buildings on the opposite side of the street, but following PE Seagren's death at Cooktown in 1934, aged 88, the furniture warehouse was closed.

Seagren-manufactured furniture reputedly became collectors' items. PE Seagren was one of the earliest settlers of Cooktown, a substantial landholder in the district, a resident of Cooktown for 60 years, a prominent and respected member of his community, he was keen to encourage Cooktown's progress, was involved in municipal work for many years, beginning with three years on the Daintree Divisional Board prior to being elected to the Cooktown Municipal Council in 1895. He served as mayor of Cooktown for two terms: 1898-1901 and 1905-1908. Seagren's contribution to his community has been described as follows:"He has laboured for the improvement of the town with unsparing energy, the excellent condition of the streets and other public works is due to his progressive methods when mayor. Seagren was a Justice of the Peace, held positions on the Hospital Board and School Advisory Board. In 1924 title to the Charlotte Street property was transferred to Seagren's only surviving child, Mrs Gertrude Blanche Muller, following her death in 1949, to her children Mrs Malvine Rosetta Blanche Johnson and Erick Seagren Muller, who sold the building in 1952.

Little has been recorded of the use of the building between the mid-1930s and the late 1960s, when Margaret Edmonds and Adrienne Gravenor established a newsagency and tourist information centre in the downstairs shop. They acquired title to the property in 1973, by 1975 had converted the building into the Motor Inn Motel, it operated as a hotel under the name Seagren's Inn. In 2016, the building is for sale; the site rises from Charlotte Street to the east and the building responds to this. The two-storeyed front section is at street level and the adjoining rear single-storeyed section is at a half level above this; the front section has a steep hipped roof which runs back to a gable end and drops down to a lower gable roof. Attached to this is a single storey lean-to; the building has an exposed frame at first floor level. The remainder of the building is clad in fibrous cement sheeting either replacing or covering original corrugated iron. A two-storeyed verandah with cast iron balustrade at first floor level run

2014–15 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team represented Saint Louis University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Billikens were led by their head coach Jim Crews; the team played their home games at Chaifetz Arena. They were a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference; the Bilikens proceeded to complete their best to worst season. The season was the 100th in Saint Louis men's basketball history; the Billikens finished the season with an overall record of 27–7, with a record of 13–3 in the Atlantic 10 regular season to win the regular season conference championship. In the 2014 Atlantic 10 Tournament, the Billikens lost to St. Bonaventure in the quarterfinals, they received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated NC State in the second round before losing in the third round to Louisville. SLU celebrated the 100th season of Billiken basketball by announced their All-Century team; the team would be honored at halftime of their February 22 game against La Salle:Players: Anthony Bonner Dick Boushka Erwin Claggett Monroe Douglass Dwayne Evans Bob Ferry Roland Gray Scott Highmark Larry Hughes Jordair Jett Kevin Lisch Ed Macauley Dan Miller Jack Mimlitz Kwamain Mitchell Joe Wiley Coaches: Eddie Hickey Rick Majerus Charlie Spoonhour