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Michael Reagan

Michael Edward Reagan is an American television personality, political commentator, Republican strategist, former radio talk show host, author. He is the adoptive son of former U. S. President Ronald Reagan and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman. Reagan was born John Charles Flaugher in Los Angeles to Irene Flaugher, an unmarried woman from Kentucky who became pregnant through a relationship with John Bourgholtzer, a U. S. Army corporal of German background, he was adopted by Jane Wyman shortly after his birth. He was expelled from Loyola High School after a short period of time at the school and in 1964, he graduated from the Judson School, a boarding school outside of Scottsdale, Arizona, he attended Arizona State University for less than one semester and Los Angeles Valley College but never graduated. In 1965, the FBI warned Ronald Reagan that in the course of an organized crime investigation it had discovered his son Michael was associating with the son of crime boss Joseph Bonanno, which would have become a campaign issue had it been publicly known.

Reagan said he would tell his son to discreetly discontinue the association. Sometime prior to September 1970, Reagan was working as a salesman for the clothing company Hart, Schaffner & Marx, he became a director of special events catering at Michaelson Food Service Company in Los Angeles. Reagan has had small roles in movies and television shows since 1985, including Falcon Crest, which starred his mother, Jane Wyman, his work in talk radio started in the Southern California local market as a guest host for radio commentator Michael Jackson's talk radio show slot on KABC in Los Angeles. After this beginning, he landed a talk show spot on KSDO radio in San Diego. Reagan hosted The Michael Reagan Show nationwide for most of the 2000s; the show was variously syndicated on Radio America. Since he has focused on public speaking about his father. In 1988, he wrote, with an autobiography, Michael Reagan: On The Outside Looking In, he wrote that he was sexually abused at the age of seven by a camp counselor.

In 2005, he wrote Twice Adopted about his feelings of rejection being adopted, parents divorcing and becoming a born-again Christian. In April 2013, in a syndicated column, Reagan accused American churches of not fighting hard enough to block same-sex marriage, he wrote that, in regard to arguments supporting gay marriage, similar arguments could be used to support polygamy and murder. As he wrote: "There is a slippery slope leading to other alternative relationships and the unconstitutionality of any law based on morality. Think about polygamy and even murder." After Reagan wrote the piece, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center disinvited him as the keynote speaker for a fundraising luncheon. In June 2008 Mark Dice launched a campaign urging people to send letters and DVDs to troops stationed in Iraq which support the theory that the September 11 attacks were an "inside job". "Operation Inform the Soldiers", as Dice has called it, prompted Reagan to comment that Dice should be executed for treason.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, a liberal/progressive media criticism organization, asked Radio America at the time to explain whether it permits "its hosts to call for murder on the air". He spoke out in support of profiling in October 2014. In a piece called Profile or Die, he wrote that it would be left to citizens to defend themselves if there were an attack against them by terrorists such as the Islamic State. In 1981 Reagan was accused, but cleared of felony violations of California securities laws in court documents; the Los Angeles County District Attorney alleged that Reagan had baited investors into unlawful stock arrangements, selling stocks despite the fact that he was not permitted to do so. The D. A.'s office investigated allegations that Reagan improperly spent money invested by others in a company, Agricultural Energy Resources, he operated out of his house in a venture to develop the potential of gasohol, a combination of alcohol and gasoline. Investigators said they were checking whether he had spent up to $17,500 of investors' money for his living expenses.

The district attorney's office cleared Reagan of both charges that year. On September 20, 2012, Reagan and two associates were sued by Elias Chavando, a fellow partner, for withholding Chavando's interest in an e-mail business built around the Reagan.com domain name. In 2015, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury found Reagan liable for conversion and breach of fiduciary duty. Reagan and his business partners were ordered to pay $662,500 in damages. In June 1971, Reagan married Pamela Gail Putnam, daughter of Duane Putnam, former Atlanta Falcons football line coach; the couple divorced in 1972. He married an interior decorator, in 1975 at The Church on the Way, they have two children and Ashley. Reagan and his wife live in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles. In January 2011, he called his brother Ron Reagan "an embarrassment" for speculating in a memoir that their father suffered from Alzheimer's disease while president. Appearances on C-SPAN

West Indian cricket team in England in 1957

The West Indies cricket team toured England in the 1957 season to play a five-match Test series against England. England won. West Indies' spinners Sonny Ramadhin and Alf Valentine were unable to repeat the success they had on the 1950 tour, though the young Wes Hall was in the team, the fast bowling was not yet as potent as it would be in a few years, Hall did not play in the Tests; the West Indies team was captained by John Goddard. The vice-captain was Clyde Walcott but towards the end of the tour, when both Goddard and Walcott were injured, the team was captained in some matches by Frank Worrell who "showed unmistaken gifts of leadership", according to Wisden Cricketers' Almanack; the full side was: John Goddard, captain Clyde Walcott, vice-captain Gerry Alexander, wicketkeeper Nyron Asgarali Denis Atkinson Tom Dewdney Andy Ganteaume Roy Gilchrist Wes Hall Rohan Kanhai Bruce Pairaudeau Sonny Ramadhin Collie Smith Gary Sobers Alf Valentine Everton Weekes Frank WorrellKanhai was used as the reserve wicketkeeper and, because his batting was deemed stronger than Alexander's, was used as the wicketkeeper in the first three Test matches, though Wisden said that he was "little more than a stopper".

Ganteaume, a wicketkeeper during his early career with Trinidad, did not keep wicket on the tour. Alexander, Gilchrist and Kanhai had not played Test cricket before this tour. Of the other players who had played Test cricket before 1957, only Ganteaume did not make an appearance during the Test series. CricketArchive – tour summaries Playfair Cricket Annual 1958 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1958

Ivan Stojanović

Ivan Stojanović was a Serb-Catholic priest who wrote the book Dubrovačka Književnost, published in 1900, arguing that the people of Dubrovnik were Roman Catholic by religion, but by language Serbs. He was involved with the literary journal Slovinac. Ivan "Ivo" Stojanović was born in Dubrovnik on 17 December 1829, he was taught in Zadar. At an early age he decided to take orders, becoming a priest upon his graduation from the Zadar Roman Catholic Seminary in 1852, he first spent a year in Korčula as a parish priest. After that he went to Rijeka. In his lifetime he befriended many politicians and men of letters, including Vlaho Getaldić, Luka Diego Sorkočević and Jozo Bunić. From 1883 until his death he esteemed wherever he went. A warm admirer of Dositej Obradović, Stojanović was one of the leading members of a group of intellectuals, along with Niko Pucic, Medo Pucic, Pero Budmani, Luko Zore, Antun Paško Kazali, Pero Marinović, Konstantin Vojnović and his son Lujo Vojnović and many others who formed the Serb-Catholic Circle under the leadership of Baron Frano Getaldić-Gundulić of Dubrovnik.

The chief dialogue of this movement, fostering inclusiveness for both Italians and Serbs, was Dom Ivo Stojanović. His reputation rests on his Dubrovačka Književnost, published in 1900 by Srpska Dubrovačka Akademiska Omladina, which has passed through many subsequent editions, he wrote many detached papers on various literary subjects, including the writings of St. Augustine, Petronius, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich Schiller, Denis Diderot, Paul Louis Courier, Petar II Petrović Njegoš, Edmondo De Amicis, his contemporary. Stojanović translated a German historical book Geschichte des Freystaates Ragusa by Johann Christian Engel into Serbian under the title of Najnovijie povjest Dubrovačke Republike, published in Dubrovnik by Srpsko Dubrovačke Štamparije A. Pasarića, 1903; as a priest and moralist, Stojanović divided his history of nineteenth-century Dubrovnik into three epochs: first, being the fall and death of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik, of course, had beenin decline before 1808, above all, to the lessening of its role as intermediary in Balkan and Levantine trade, too to the falling of its merchant fleet in the Mediterranean.

Stojanović acted in the spirit of Vuk Karadžić, called the father of modern Serbian culture. Ignjat Job Matija Ban Milan Rešetar Vicko Adamović Ivan Stojanović, "Dubovačka Književnost". Translated Ivo Stojanović's brief biography from the Introduction