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Lime Grove Studios

Lime Grove Studios was a film, television, studio complex in Shepherd's Bush, west London, England. The complex was built by the Gaumont Film Company in 1915, it was situated in Lime Grove, a residential street in Shepherd's Bush, when it first opened was described by Gaumont as "the finest studio in Great Britain and the first building put up in this country for the production of films". Many Gainsborough Pictures films were made here from the early 1930s, its sister studio was Islington Studios used by Gainsborough. In 1949, the complex was purchased by the BBC, who used it for television broadcasts until 1991, it was demolished in 1993. In 1922, Isidore Ostrer along with brothers Mark and Maurice, acquired control of Gaumont-British from its French parent. In 1932 a major redevelopment of Lime Grove Studios was completed, creating one of the best equipped studio complexes of that era; the first film produced at the remodelled studio was the Walter Forde thriller Rome Express, which became one of the first British sound films to gain critical and financial success in the United States.

The studios prospered under Gaumont-British, in 1941 were bought by the Rank Organisation. By Rank had a substantial interest in Gainsborough Pictures, The Wicked Lady, among other Gainsborough melodramas, was shot at Lime Grove. In 1949 the BBC bought Lime Grove Studios as a "temporary measure"—because they were to build Television Centre at nearby White City—and began converting them from film to television use, reopening them on 21 May 1950. Lime Grove would be used for many BBC Television programmes over the next forty-two years, including: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Lime Grove's use for programmes outside current affairs declined over time, episodes of the continuing series were made at BBC Television Centre and BBC Elstree. Indeed, in Lime Grove Studios' final years, its official name was Lime Grove Current Affairs Production Centre; the last live programme was The Late Show on 13 June 1991 from Studio D, although the final portion of the programme, with a symbolic "unplugging" of a camera power cord in Studio D by Cliff Michelmore, was pre-recorded.

A children's magazine-style programme, Studio E, was broadcast live from the studio of the same name from 1955 until 1958. Humble Pie performed Desperation, a Steppenwolf single from the debut albums of both: Steppenwolf and Humble Pie. Led Zeppelin performed White Summer and Black Mountain Side there, on The Julie Felix Show, on 23 April 1970. In 1991 the BBC decided to consolidate its London television production at the nearby BBC Television Centre and to close its other studios including Lime Grove. On 26 August 1991, a month after the studios were closed, the BBC transmitted a special day of programming called The Lime Grove Story, featuring examples of the many programmes and films, made at Lime Grove in its 76 years as a place of film and television production. BBC Television Theatre close by, near Shepherd's Bush Green, reverted to being the Shepherd's Bush Empire. By the end, the building was in such a poor state of repair that the remaining BBC staff nicknamed it "Slime Grove"; the building was put on the market and bought by a development company, Notting Hill Housing Association, which demolished the studios in 1993, redeveloped the site into a housing estate.

The streets in the estate were named Gaumont Terrace and Gainsborough Court, in memory of the past owners of Lime Grove Studios. Lime Grove Studios was the setting for the fictional current affairs programme The Hour in the BBC drama of the same name; the studios are represented in the 2013 drama An Adventure in Space and Time, depicting the early years of Doctor Who, shot at Wimbledon Studios. Gaumont Film Company Gainsborough Pictures List of Gainsborough Pictures films History of Lime Grove Studios History of Gaumont-British and Lime Grove Studios

Russ Mitchell (baseball)

Russell Lance Mitchell is a former Major League Baseball player who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010 and 2011. A third baseman, he played first base and left field in the minor leagues. A graduate of Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Mitchell was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 15th round of the 2003 MLB Draft, he was promptly assigned to the rookie level Gulf Coast Dodgers. In 2004, he played with the Vero Beach Dodgers and Columbus Catfish. In 2005 with the Ogden Raptors he hit.289 with 13 home runs in 69 games and was named to the Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star Team. In 2006 with Columbus, he hit 15 home runs with 75 RBI and was selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. In 2007 with the Inland Empire 66ers he hit.324 with 22 homers and 82 RBI. He played for the West Oahu CaneFires of the Hawaii Winter Baseball league following the season. In 2008, he played with the Double-A Jacksonville Suns and in 2009, he was with the Chattanooga Lookouts, he played in the Arizona Fall League after the 2009 season and was awarded the "Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award."

He received an invitation to Major League camp for 2010 spring training. He was assigned to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes to start the season. In 126 games with the Isotopes in 2010, he hit.315 with 23 home runs and was selected to the PCL Post-season All-Star team. On September 6, 2010, Mitchell was called up to the Dodgers, he made his Major League debut on September 8 against the San Diego Padres. He did not record a hit in two at-bats. Mitchell's first Major League hit was a home run off San Francisco Giants pitcher Jonathan Sánchez on September 16, 2010, his second career hit was a home run, this time off Franklin Morales of the Colorado Rockies two days later. He was the first Los Angeles Dodger player in history to hit home runs as his first two major league hits, he appeared in 15 games for the Dodgers. In 2011, he was assigned to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes to start the season. In his first 17 games, he hit.214 with three home runs. On April 29, he was called up to the Dodgers, made headlines on May 20 in Chicago when, against the White Sox, he stepped to the plate with two outs in the 9th inning, hit a solo home run to tie the game up at 3-3, leading the Dodgers to a 6-4 win in extra innings.

On May 27, after 14 games with the Dodgers, he returned to the Isotopes as Dodgers regular Casey Blake returned from the disabled list. Mitchell played in 93 games with the Isotopes during the season, he returned to the Dodgers in September and on the season he played in 25 games, with a.157 average and 2 home runs. He played much of the 2011 season with a wrist injury choosing to have surgery on September 27, ending his season a few days early, he was designated for assignment on February 6, 2012. He was released on March 29, 2012. On April 23, 2012 Mitchell signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins. on June 8, 2012 Mitchell signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants. He nearly came back to MLB Turning down minor league deal Phillies in January 2016 Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference

Brigham Young University Student Service Association

The Brigham Young University Student Service Association is the official student association at Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah. Student government appeared at BYU as early as the 1900s. Throughout its existence, the student government took different forms. Up until 1933, the student government association was known as the student body, after which it was known as the Associated Students of Brigham Young University. During its early history the student body sought to provide students with campus events and forms of entertainment for its students; the structure of modern BYUSA includes a president and executive vice-president as well as seven area vice-presidents in charge of a distinct sect of BYUSA which include Campus activities, Student Advisory Council, Student Honor and Involvement. Throughout its history, the student government at BYU has clashed with the administration at BYU. Sometimes finding themselves underneath the control of BYU administration and prominent LDS Church leaders on the Board of Trustees, the student body leadership attempted to reorganize or protest in order to assert their desire to affect policy at BYU.

BYUSA was reorganized and rechartered in 1988, while Jeffrey R. Holland was the university president. Following their rechartering, BYUSA reevaluated their role at BYU, seeking to emulate their motto "students serving students" by focusing their attention as a student government on advisement and service. A prominent controversy surrounding BYUSA and BYU administration revolved around the firing of a BYUSA faculty advisor for writing a letter to the school newspaper, asking for more transparency in BYUSA elections which led to student protestation of the firing and the call for more freedom for students to express opinions. In the 1990s and the 2000s, BYUSA made university history by electing its first female BYUSA president in 1991 and its first African-American student body president in 2002; the organization of student government at BYU can be traced to the early 1900s. According to Brigham Young University: The First One Hundred Years, the student government organization began in 1909. However, according to Brigham Young University: A House of Faith, student government began in December 1902.

Regardless of the discrepancy, a de facto student government existed at BYU as early as 1899 with the establishment of the first student newspaper at BYU, White and Blue. While, not an official student government, the newspaper used their influence to establish student policies; until 1933, the student government association was known by the title the "student body", after which it was known as ASBYU. During the university presidency of Franklin S. Harris, ASBYU ran with little supervision from administration or faculty. In 1937, the Board of Control, made up of administration chosen student members, was dissolved and students were granted permission to hold primary elections, students continued to notice the lack of student government's power for the next 20 years. Early duties of student government included running intercollegiate athletics, managing the Student Loan Fund, operating the BYU bookstore, planning campus social activities, maintaining the paint on the "Y" on the mountainside near BYU, overseeing freshman initiation.

The ASBYU senate was more outspoken than other student government branches but was censored by the administration. For example, in 1958, senate members proposed a "dead week" before final exams with no university activities. Administration pushed back on the senate led by BYU president Ernest L. Wilkinson who reminded students that the university was "private...not a republic" and that it was "ludicrous" to think students could affect university policy. From the 1950s to the 1970s, interest in student government was on a steady decline due to the creation of local religious organizations that became the new social units for students. Additionally, interest in ASBYU had decreased because students began to identify with their major rather than their class in school. Despite its declining interest, ASBYU funded and helped organize many campus events and improve student and BYU relations. Throughout the history of ASBYU, student body officials had been forced to resign due to moral or legal violations which included public "lewdness", unauthorized use of university vehicles among other violations.

Some students suggested that student officers be appointed by local ecclesiastical leaders rather than elected. President of BYU Dallin H. Oaks argued that it was important for students to experienced the democratic system and ecclesiastical appointment of leadership was never implemented. In 1988, ASBYU was renamed BYUSA by BYU president Jeffrey R. Holland. According to the director of the Honor Code Office, Rush Sumpter, ASBYU became too powerful with students believing they "could do their own thing". Additionally, Sumpter stated that elections became exclusive to wealthy students who could afford to campaign, social clubs had too much control, activities excluded students. John Coleman became the new president of BYUSA with advisement and service rather than power, being the focus of the government modeled institution. Despite being the equivalent of a student government, the association claims to function as a student service association, because students work with administration to solve problems rather than have the power to make direct chang