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James Sherwin

James Terry Sherwin is an American corporate executive and International Master in chess. Born in New York City in 1933, Sherwin attended Stuyvesant High School, Columbia College and Columbia Law School, he graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy Officer Candidate School in 1956 and became a Lieutenant Commander, he is an attorney admitted to the New Supreme Court Bars. He joined GAF Corporation in 1960 serving in various legal and operational roles and becoming its Chief Financial Officer, he was CFO at Triangle Industries from 1983 to 1984, rejoining GAF Corporation as Vice Chairman from 1985 to 1990. While at GAF, in 1988, he was indicted by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, for stock manipulation in connection with the 1986 sale of stock owned by GAF, he was convicted after three trials, but the conviction was reversed on appeal and dismissed with prejudice. In 1991 he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hunter Douglas N.

V. a Dutch multinational company, in which capacity he served until 1999. Since he has been a Director and an adviser to Hunter Douglas, he is an Overseer of the International Rescue Committee and member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Bath in December, 2007. In chess, Sherwin finished third and tied for third in the US Chess Championship four times and tied for fourth three times, he was Intercollegiate Champion and New York State Champion in 1951 and US Speed Champion in 1956–57 and 1959–60. He earned the International Master title in 1958, he played in the Portorož Interzonal in 1958, part of the 1960 World Championship cycle. While he finished only 17th out of 21 players, he scored against the six players who qualified from the tournament to the Candidates tournament at Bled 1959, he is a previous President of the American Chess Foundation. Sherwin resides with his wife, near Bath, United Kingdom. James T Sherwin rating card at FIDE James Sherwin player profile and games at


Bultfontein is a town in the Free State province of South Africa with a total population of about 23,400 people. It is situated in the Tswelopele Local Municipality, about 100 kilometres north of Bloemfontein; the town site was laid out in 1873. The township of Phahameng was established on the outskirts of Bultfontein in the 1970s. According to the 2011 census, Bultfontein proper has a population of 2,176, while Phahameng has a population of 21,189, giving the urban area a total population of 23,365. Of this population 93% described themselves as Black African, 5.5% as White, 0.5% as Coloured. 57% spoke Sotho as their home language, 23% spoke Xhosa, 9.5% spoke Tswana and 6% spoke Afrikaans as first language

Antillean cave rail

The Antillean cave rail known as DeBooy's rail, is an extinct rail species which occurred on Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Bone fragments of this species were first unearthed by archaeologist Theodoor de Booy in kitchen midden deposits on the Richmond estate near Christiansted, U. S. Virgin Islands in July 1916 and described by Alexander Wetmore in 1918; the Antillean cave rail might have become extinct before the arrival of the Europeans but stories heard by Alexander Wetmore on Puerto Rico in 1912 about an easy-to-catch bird named carrao might refer to this species. The Antillean cave rail was flightless and was hunted as food by the aborigines Wetmore, A.: Bones of birds collected by Theodoor de Booy from Kitchen Midden deposits in the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix Olson, S. L.: A new species of Nesotrochis from Hispaniola, with notes on other fossil rails from the West Indies The Auk Vol. 55, p. 51: Bird remains from the West Indies by Alexander Wetmore Catalogue of Fossil birds by Pierce Brodkorb Part 3 - Family Rallidae p. 127 Bird remains from the caves of Porto Rico.

Bulletin of the AMNH. 1922

Ed Beatin

Ebenezer Ambrose "Ed" Beatin was an American baseball player. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball as a left-handed pitcher for the Detroit Wolverines from 1887 to 1888 and the Cleveland Spiders from 1889 to 1891. A 20-game winner in both 1889 and 1890, Beatin was known for having the best "slow ball" in the game, he was a member of the 1887 Detroit Wolverines team that won the National League pennant. Beatin was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1866, he began his professional baseball career at age 20 with the Allentown Peanut Eaters in the Pennsylvania State Association. He appeared in 25 games for Allentown, threw 22 complete games, compiled a 19–5 record with a 1.37 earned run average. After his strong showing at Allentown, a dispute arose between three National League clubs over which had the rights to Beatin; the Indianapolis club claimed it had struck a deal with the Allentown club for Beatin's services in early July, Detroit and Cincinnati both claimed to have struck deals for Beatin and catcher Tom Kinslow in late July.

The dispute, referred to as "The Beatin Case", became front page material in the Sporting Life throughout the month of August 1887. Indianapolis manager Horace Fogel accused both Beatin and the Allentown directorate of having acted "very dishonorably" in the matter and suggested that "this Allentown youth is deserving of the blacklist." In the end, only Cincinnati and Detroit pressed their claims at a hearing before baseball's Board of Arbitration. Detroit president Frederick K. Stearns testified and produced telegrams showing that he had closed deals with Beatin and Kinslow on July 20, seven days before Cincinnati claimed to have signed them. Detroit thus established priority to the players, the Sporting Life described Cincinnati's case as having "proved decidedly weak." The Board issued its ruling in September 1887. Beatin's best pitch was his "slow ball." A report published in The Sporting Life stated: "His slow ball has never been equaled by any pitcher living, it would set such batters as Delehanty and Anson wild, the little cuss would use it with the bases chock full and a heavy hitter at bat.

I should expect my release if I lobbed a slow one at such times, but Beatin's teaser was the best thing in his repertoire." Another account, published in 1910, stated that Beatin threw his slow pitch with "the nerve of a wrestling promoter" and added: "Beatin had the most deliberate slow ball that wearied its way toward a plate. Cy Young, Mathewson, Ed Walsh, Mordecai Brown, Addie Joss or any of the artists would gladly separate from $5000 for a loaf ball like Beatin's; the batter never knew when Beatin wound up whether the ball would come like Johnny Moisant or an A. D. T. Boy."Teammate Ed McKean in 1905 opined that Beatin "had the most astonishing slow ball, offered up to a batter." McKean recounted a story of Harry Stovey coming to bat against Beatin in the ninth inning of a game and being so confused by Beatin's slow ball that he swung once and missed swung again and hit the ball for what appeared to be a game-winning hit. However, the umpire ruled that the first swing counted as an out; when Stovey protested, the umpire replied, "there is no rule allowing you two strikes at the same ball.

You were out a full second before you made that hit!" Beatin pitched a four-hit complete game in his major league debut for Detroit on August 2, 1887, as the Wolverines beat Philadelphia by a score of 10-3. The headline for the game coverage in the Detroit Free Press read: "A GOOD BEATIN: Both Detroit and Philadelphia in Possession of One." Beatin pitched in only one other game for Detroit in 1887 and concluded his first major league season with a 1-1 record and a 4.00 ERA. During the 1888 season, Beatin appeared in 12 games for all complete games, he compiled a 5-7 record and a 2.86 ERA. The team finished in fifth place with a 68-63 record. With high salaries owed to the team's star players, gate receipts declining markedly, the team folded in October 1888 with the players being sold to other teams. Beatin was sold to the Cleveland Spiders along with three other players, including Larry Twitchell. In 1889, Beatin had the best season in his major league career. Despite playing for a sixth place team with a losing record, Beatin threw 35 complete games and compiled a 20-15 record.

He ranked among the National League's pitching leaders with three shutouts, a Wins Above Replacement rating of 5.7, 126 strikeouts, 20 wins, a 3.57 ERA. In 1890, Beatin was the Spiders' top pitcher despite competition from rookie Cy Young. Beatin started 54 games in 1890 and threw 53 complete games, ranking fourth in the National League in both categories. On the other hand, he led the league in hits and earned runs allowed, his win-loss record of 22-30 was hampered by the performance of a team that finished in seventh place with a 44-88 record. In 1891, Cy Young emerged as Cleveland's pitching ace, Beatin sustained arm troubles, spending a portion of the season seeking treatment in Mount Clemens, Michigan. In all, Beatin started only four games for Cleveland in 1891, he compiled an 0-3 record as his ERA jumped to 5.28. He appeared in his final major league game on September 28, 1891. Beatin died in Baltimore in 1925 at age 58, he was buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Baltimore. Beatin was one of only two Major League Baseball players with the given name of Ebenezer.

The other was Abbie Johnson. Both went by names other than Ebenezer. Ed Beatin at Find a Gr

John Dossett

John Dossett is an American actor and singer. Dossett attended Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Delaware from 1972 through 1976, where he was an announcer for the school's radio station, WMPH, appeared in student theater productions. Dossett made his Broadway debut in 1979 in a short-lived musical entitled the King of Schnorrers. In 1982 he joined the cast of Fifth of July, after which the bulk of his work was in off-Broadway productions and on television, he was a member of the off-Broadway Circle Repertory Company, performing in many plays between 1980 and 1994. A significant screen credit is Longtime Companion, he achieved success in two popular musicals and the 2003 revival of Gypsy as "Herbie" opposite Bernadette Peters. His performance in the latter garnered him both Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, he was re-united with his Gypsy co-star Peters in a one-night only benefit reading of Love Letters in September 2007, for Opening Act.

Dossett appeared in the world premiere of the Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson musical Giant, as Bawley, at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia through May 31, 2009. He reprised his role at the Dallas Theater Center production of Giant, from January 18, 2012 through February 19, he played the role of "Aaron" in the new musical First Wives Club, starting in July 2009 at the Old Globe, San Diego, California. In September 2009, Dossett returned to the Broadway musical Mamma Mia! in the role of Sam Carmichael opposite Tony Award winner Beth Leavel and Lisa Brescia. In September 2011, he played the role of Joseph Pulitzer in the premiere of the Disney stage musical Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, he had been cast as Frank Crawley in the Broadway production of Rebecca, but left that musical because he appeared in Newsies on Broadway as Joseph Pulitzer. Newsies opened on Broadway on March 2012 in previews, he joined the Broadway production of Chicago as Billy Flynn for an engagement lasting from March to May 2015.

He played the role of "Larry Murphy" in the Off-Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen, which opened in previews on March 26, 2016 at the Second Stage Theatre, closed on May 29, 2016. He appears as "Tommy Lewis" in the musical by Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie titled War Paint; the musical, which stars Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole, premiered at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, on June 28, 2016. Dossett married actress Michele Pawk on February 14, 2004; the couple met in 1994 while Hello Again. They worked together in the musical Mamma Mia! in 2005. The couple resides in New Jersey, they have a son, born in February 2000. King of Schnorrers Fifth of July Reckless Mastergate Prelude to a Kiss Hello Again Ragtime Dinner with Friends The Adventures of Tom Sawyer An Almost Holy Picture A Little Night Music Dinner at Eight Gypsy Democracy The Constant Wife Mamma Mia! The Clean House Saved Giant Newsies Pippin Chicago Dear Evan Hansen War Paint Grand Hotel A Small Fire by Adam Bock A Number by Caryl Churchill Law & Order Homicide: Life on the Street JAG Sex and the City Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Hack Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gossip Girl John Adams Blue Bloods Suits The Americans Madam Secretary John Dossett on IMDb John Dossett at the Internet Broadway Database Lortel entry