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John B. Anderson

John Bayard Anderson was a United States politician from Illinois. As a member of the Republican Party, he served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 16th congressional district from 1961 to 1981. In 1980, he ran an independent campaign for president. Born in Rockford, Anderson practiced law after serving in the Army during World War II. After a stint in the United States Foreign Service, he won election as the State's Attorney for Winnebago County, Illinois, he won election to the House of Representatives in 1960 in a Republican district. One of the most conservative members of the House, Anderson's views moderated during the 1960s regarding social issues, he became Chairman of the House Republican Conference in 1969 and remained in that position until 1979. He criticized the Vietnam War as well as President Richard Nixon's actions during the Watergate scandal. Anderson entered the 1980 Republican presidential primaries, introducing his signature campaign proposal of raising the gas tax while cutting social security taxes.

He established himself as a contender for the nomination in the early primaries, but dropped out of the Republican race, choosing to pursue an independent campaign for president. In the election, he finished third behind Republican nominee Ronald Reagan and Democratic President Jimmy Carter, he won support among Rockefeller Republicans, liberal intellectuals, college students. After the election, he resumed his legal career and helped found FairVote, an organization that advocates electoral reforms such as instant-runoff voting, he won a lawsuit against the state of Ohio, Anderson v. Celebrezze, in which the Supreme Court struck down early filing deadlines for independent candidates. Anderson served as a visiting professor at numerous universities and was on the boards of several organizations, he endorsed Ralph Nader in 2000 and helped found the Justice Party in 2012. Anderson was born in Rockford, where he grew up, the son of Mabel Edna and E. Albin Anderson, his father was a Swedish immigrant.

In his youth, he worked in his family's grocery store. He graduated as the valedictorian of his class at Rockford Central High School, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1939, started law school, but his education was interrupted by World War II. He enlisted in the Army in 1943, served as a staff sergeant in the U. S. Field Artillery in France and Germany until the end of the war, receiving four service stars. After the war, Anderson returned to complete his education, earning a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1946. Anderson was admitted to the Illinois bar the same year, practiced law in Rockford. Soon after, he moved east to attend Harvard Law School, obtaining a Master of Laws in 1949. While at Harvard, he served on the faculty of Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. In another brief return to Rockford, Anderson practiced at the law firm Reno & Zahm. Thereafter, Anderson joined the Foreign Service. From 1952 to 1955, he served in Berlin as the Economic Reporting Officer in the Eastern Affairs Division, as an adviser on the staff of the United States High Commissioner for Germany.

At the end of his tour, he left the foreign service and once again returned to the practice of law in Rockford. Soon after his return, Anderson was approached about running for public office. In 1956, Anderson was elected State's Attorney in Winnebago County, first winning a four-person race in the April primary by 1,330 votes and the general election in November by 11,456 votes. After serving for one term, he was ready to leave that office when the local congressman, 28-year incumbent Leo E. Allen, announced his retirement. Anderson joined the Republican primary for Allen's 16th District seat—the real contest in this then-solidly Republican district—with four other contenders, he won first the primary in April and the general election in November. He served in the United States House of Representatives for ten terms, from 1961 to 1981. Anderson was among the most conservative members of the Republican caucus. Three times in his early terms as a Congressman, Anderson introduced a constitutional amendment to attempt to "recognize the law and authority of Jesus Christ" over the United States.

The bills died but came back to haunt Anderson in his presidential candidacy. As he continued to serve, the atmosphere of the 1960s weighed on Anderson and he began to re-think some of his beliefs. By the late 1960s, Anderson's positions on social issues shifted to the left, though his fiscal philosophy remained conservative. At the same time, he was held in high esteem by his colleagues in the House. In 1964, he won appointment to a seat on the powerful Rules Committee. In 1969, he became Chairman of the House Republican Conference, the number three position in the House Republican hierarchy in what was the minority party. Anderson found himself at odds with conservatives in his home district and other members of the House, he was not always a faithful supporter of the Republican agenda, despite his high rank in the Republican caucus. He was critical of the Vietnam War, was a controversial critic of Richard Nixon during Watergate. In 1974, despite his criticism of Nixon, he was nearly swept out by the strong anti-Republican tide in that year's election.

He was re-elected with 55 percent of the vote. His spot as the chairman

Donald Dell

Donald Dell is an American sports attorney, writer and former tennis player. Dell was the first sports agent in professional tennis, represented Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl during the golden age of pro tennis, he was the founder of Professional Services, one of the nation's first sports marketing firms established in 1970. Dell is considered one of the fathers of sports marketing and the sports agent business along with IMG's Mark McCormack. Dell co-founded the Association of Tennis Professionals in 1972 with Cliff Drysdale. Clients of ProServ dominated the leadership roles of the ATP in its formative years. ProServ expanded into basketball, Dell signed Patrick Ewing, Michael Jordan, other top NBA players, he wrote his first book, Minding Other People’s Business in 1989 about how to recruit, manage and keep client athletes, a second book in 2009, Never Make the First Offer. Dell negotiated two of the most successful shoe deals in all of sports: Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan line with Nike and the Stan Smith shoe with Adidas.

Dell played his collegiate tennis at Yale University. He reached the NCAA singles finals in 1959, was a semifinalist in 1960, he played on the United States Davis Cup team in 1961 and 1963 and was the captain of the winning Cup teams of 1968 and 1969, both undefeated. In 1961, Dell was a quarterfinalist at the U. S. National championships, at the Cincinnati Masters he was a singles finalist in 1959 and a semifinalist in 1958. In 1961, he and Mike Franks were the first Americans to play tennis in the Russian National Championships. Dell received his undergraduate degree from Yale in 1960 and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1964, he was an associate for the law firm of Hogan & Hartson from 1966 to 1967, was Special Assistant to Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver from 1968 to 1969. He worked with the presidential campaigns of Robert Kennedy in 1968 and Sargent Shriver in 1972, he was a founder of the ATP Players' Union with Jack Kramer and Cliff Drysdale in 1972, was co-founder with childhood friend, John A. Harris, Head of Potomac Ventures, of the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington, D.

C. in 1969. Dell is the Vice Chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and a member of the board of directors for the Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health. Dell was a tennis commentator for PBS and NBC television in the 1970s and'80s with Bud Collins and Barry MacKay, makes appearances on the CBS local affiliate station, WUSA, he was the agent for Barry MacKay. Who died on June 15, 2012. Dell was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009. Dell is Group President for Media, Tennis & Events at Lagardère Sports and Entertainment and continues to be involved in tennis, television rights negotiations, sports marketing consulting.. He was enshrined into the ITA College Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993, he was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009. Donald Dell at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Donald Dell at the Davis Cup

Juan Vidal

Juan Vidal, is an actor based in Mexico. He became known in his native country after winning the Mister Dominican Republic contest in 1995. Subsequently he participated in the Mister World in Turkey, he studied acting and dramaturgy at the Centro de Educación Artística of Televisa. He began his acting career in the United States on the NBC series The Guiding Light. In 1999, he moved to Mexico, where it has become known for participating in several telenovelas of Televisión Azteca, his entire acting career has been in Mexico, although he has participated in several theater plays in United States and the Dominican Republic. Vidal has been the only TV Azteca actor to be recognized at the TVyNovelas Awards, although it does not have an exclusive contract with the network. Juan Vidal on IMDb

The Last Kiss (album)

The Last Kiss is the third studio album by American rapper Jadakiss. The album was released on April 7, 2009, on D-Block Records, Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings, after numerous delays; the album features guest appearances from Faith Evans, Swizz Beatz, Bobby V, Pharrell Williams, OJ da Juiceman, Sheek Louch, Mary J. Blige, Styles P, Ghostface Killah, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, D-Block, U. S. D. A. Lil Wayne, & Avery Storm. Production on the album is handled by The Alchemist, Swizz Beatz, Neo da Matrix, The Neptunes, Baby Grand, Eric Hudson, Sean C & LV and more The first official single, "By My Side" featuring Ne-Yo was released on October 7, 2008 and the second single, "Can't Stop Me", which has peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks, was released on February 17, 2009. "Letter to B. I. G" was released as a promo single from the album and was included on the soundtrack to the motion picture Notorious released on March 10, 2009. "Death Wish" was released as the third official features Lil Wayne.

The fourth and final single "Who's Real" was digitally released on May 5, 2009, released for airplay on June 9, 2009 and released on June 16, 2009. The album was given positive to mixed reviews from music critics. After securing a new deal with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records, Jadakiss began recording in 2008. After multiple push backs, the album was given an April 2009 release date; the original album title was Kiss My Ass, however Jada decided to change the album title: I had to change the name of my album because "Kiss My Ass" wasn’t testing well at retail. As The Last Kiss might lead some to believe that it could be Jadakiss' final album, he stated that he has no plans to retire anytime soon and explained the meaning behind the album's title; some people asked me if this was my last album, nah, it’s just the first album was Kiss tha Game Goodbye, the second album was The Kiss of Death, so this one is The Last Kiss. This is the last time; the Last Kiss received positive reviews from music critics.

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 61, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 7 reviews. David Jeffries of AllMusic said, "In a genre where albums miss their street date, Jadakiss' The Last Kiss is an late hip-hop release, having been pushed back and retooled numerous times; this problematic arrival shows too in the final product, but the problem may not be the much maligned rapper's ability or inspiration but the constant mishandling of his material. So many prime street cuts have been given away to comps and soundtracks in the five years since Kiss of Death was released that only the slick, polished numbers remain, save the misleading kickoff "Pain & Torture."Steve Jones of USA Today said, "Though Kiss isn't as gritty as his previous efforts — a sign of maturity — he still serves up plenty of bangers for hard cases. There's no shortage of songs boasting of his accomplishments,'hood credentials and microphone prowess.

But he takes a broader view and more varied sonic palette." HipHopDX said, "Even if there are a handful of tracks that should've been shaved off, there's nothing outright bad on The Last Kiss and a lot that's good. It won't be a standout in his overall catalogue when its all said and done but it's a solid entry nonetheless. A good album from a great rapper--give it your time." Simon Vozick-Levinson of Entertainment Weekly said, "When he caters to changed times, the results are forgettable. But when he stays in his lane, there’s no one who can snarl a couplet quite like him." The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Jadakiss responded to the sales, by explaining he was pleased with the album's overall success, that it has since been attributed to traditional marketing; the Last Kiss at Metacritic

Trout Creek Pass

Trout Creek Pass, elevation 9,487 ft, is a mountain pass located in the Rocky Mountains of south-central Colorado in the United States. The pass sits atop the southern end of the Mosquito Range on the Park-Chaffee county line, between South Park and the headwaters of the Arkansas River to the west, it is traversed jointly by U. S. Highway 24 and US 285, it is closed only during severe winter storms. The approach from the north is mild. Curiously, the elevation stated on the highway sign at the summit appears to be in error by about 140 ft, as it disagrees with well-established topographic maps as well as published data. Geologically, the pass is located on a fault. Road cuts along the eastern approach to the pass reveal Pennsylvanian black shale and thin gray limestone layers that were laid down prior to the creation of the Ancestral Rockies; these Paleozoic layers were not uplifted during the creation of the Ancestral Rockies 300 MYA and thus were not eroded to the same degree as other areas to the east and west.

The pass was traversed by the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad in 1879, providing the first rail link between Denver and Leadville in the early days of the Colorado Silver Boom. The Colorado Midland built a line west from Colorado Springs to Leadville over Trout Creek Pass in the 1890s. Both lines fell into disuse in the 1920s; the pass is in the San Isabel National Forest. Colorado mountain passes Photos of Trout Creek Pass region

Neil McGowan

Neil William McGowan is a Scottish professional footballer, Player/First Team Coach in the junior ranks for Troon F. C.. McGowan was signed by Queen of the South boss Gordon Chisholm after his departure from Airdrie United. A central defender, who can play at left back, who upon signing for the Dumfries club, McGowan listed no fewer than six clubs for whom he had played for – Stranraer, Albion Rovers, Oxford United, Clydebank, KA Akureyri and Airdrie United, he joined Ayr United on 25 January 2008. McGowan signed for Clyde in the January 2010 transfer window, he stayed at Clyde after making 48 appearances in all competitions. After his release by the Bully Wee, McGowan joined his brother Chris at Irvine Meadow. McGowan signed for Troon F. C. in the summer of 2013 and was part of the West of Scotland Super League First Division winning side of 2013–14. He was appointed player / coach in May 2015. McGowan started his coaching career when he joined Ayr United and worked as the club's under 19s coach at Somerset Park, he was appointed as Player / Coach of Troon F.

C. in May 2015 under Jimmy Kirkwood. Neil McGowan at Soccerbase