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In Greek mythology, King Oenomaus of Pisa, was the father of Hippodamia and the son of Ares. His name Oinomaos signifies him as a wine man. Oenomaeus' mother was either naiad Harpina or Sterope, one of the Pleiades, whom some identify as his consort instead, he married, if not Sterope Evarete of Argos, the daughter of Acrisius and Eurydice. Yet others give daughter of Danaus, either as his mother or consort, his children besides Hippodamia were Alcippe. Pausanias, skeptical about stories of humans descending from gods, makes Oenomaus son of a mortal father, Alxion. John Tzetzes adduces a version which, in the same vein, calls Oenomaus son of a Hyperochus by Sterope; the genealogy offered in the earliest literary reference, Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris, would place him two generations before the Trojan War, making him the great-grandfather of the Atreides and Menelaus. King Oenomaus, fearful of a prophecy that claimed he would be killed by his son-in-law, had killed eighteen suitors of his daughter Hippodamia after defeating them in a chariot race.

He affixed their heads to the wooden columns of his palace. Pausanias was shown what was purportedly the last standing column in the late second century CE. Worried about losing, Pelops went to his former lover. Reminding Poseidon of their love, he asked Poseidon for help. Smiling, Poseidon caused a chariot drawn by winged horses to appear. Pelops and Hippodamia much in love, devised a plan to replace the bronze linchpins attaching the wheels to the chariot axle with fake ones made of beeswax; the race began, went on for a long time. But just as Oenomaus was catching up to Pelops and readying to kill him, the wheels flew off and the chariot broke apart. Oenomaus' charioteer, survived, but Oenomaus was dragged to death by his horses. Pelops killed Myrtilus after the latter attempted to claim Hippodamia; as Myrtilus died, he cursed Pelops. This was the source of the curse that haunted descendants of Pelops', including Atreus, Agamemnon, Aegisthus and Orestes; the burial place of Myrtilus was a taraxippus in Olympia, a "horse-frightening place" during races.

In memory of Oenomaus, the Olympic Games were created. Oenomaus' chariot race was one legendary origin of the Olympic Games. Pindar, Olympian Ode, I Sophocles, Electra, 504 and Oenomaus, Fr. 433 Euripides, Orestes, 1024-1062 Bibliotheca, Epitome 2, 1–9 Diodorus Siculus, Histories, 4.73 Hyginus, Fables, 84: Oinomaus.

Robin Tanner (minister)

Reverend Robin Noelle Tanner is an American Unitarian Universalist minister notable for her activism for the causes of religious freedom and civil rights. Reverend Tanner is the Minister of Worship and Outreach at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit. From 2010 to 2016, she was lead minister at the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church in Charlotte and Salisbury in North Carolina. Tanner is a lesbian who married her partner in 2014 and has performed marriage services for same-sex couples. In 2014, Tanner joined the United Church of Christ in an innovative lawsuit challenging prohibitions against marrying same-sex couples; this lawsuit took the novel position. The suit was successful: On October 10, 2014, the federal district court for western North Carolina struck down the ban on same-sex marriage. Reverend Tanner worked to overturn HB2, the North Carolina law, passed in March 2016 to ban individuals from using a public bathroom that does not match the person's biological sex.

The law prevented cities from passing rules to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination. In spite of challenges and an apparent agreement between the city of Charlotte and the state to repeal both the Charlotte anti-discrimination ordinances and HB2, HB2 remains in effect, she is an advocate for equal opportunity, voting rights for Latino and African-Americans, raising the minimum wage, marriage equality, as well as other issues. In July 2017, she was arrested while protesting outside the office of senator Mitch McConnell, as part of an effort of "moral obedience" or civil disobedience, to espouse the cause of health care being a fundamental human right. In January 2017, she began serving as the Minister of Worship and Outreach at the Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, New Jersey. In July 2017, Tanner protested the GOP healthcare plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act by bringing a coffin to the offices of congressional leaders, was arrested for her civil disobedience.

We are a moral movement. We are commanded by a moral imperative to care for the sick. Forget partisan politics, forget left and right, forget Republican and Democrat, we are commanded to take care of the people ― our people. Robin Tanner Piedmont Unitarian Church Press conference after Charlotte protests

2005 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament

The 2005 Division I Men's NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament was a tournament of 48 teams from NCAA Division I who played for the NCAA Championship in soccer. The College Cup for the final four teams was held at SAS Soccer Park in North Carolina. All the other games were played at the home field of the higher-seeded team; the final was held on December 2005, with Maryland defeating New Mexico, 1 -- 0, for the title. NCAA Men's Soccer Championship "2005 Division I Men's Championship Bracket". Men’s Division I Championship Brackets. National Collegiate Athletic Association. P. 45. Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011

606 (radio show)

606 is a weekend early evening football phone-in program, broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live throughout the British football season. It covers topics relating to the current affairs of football in the United Kingdom; the programme gets its name from the time the show starts on a Saturday evening – six minutes past six – after the Sports Report has finished. The name may be influenced by the phrase "six of one, half a dozen of the other" in reference to the exchange of contrasting views within the programme, it airs till 8pm Saturdays and 7:30pm Sundays and is produced by Shooting Shark Productions Limited since 2015: it was made by Campbell Davison Media from 2003 Somethin' Else Productions from 2009. As well as listeners phoning in, a selection of texts and e-mails to the studio are read out; the programme was inspired by long-running BBC Local radio football phone-ins such as the BBC Radio Sheffield programme "Praise or Grumble".6-0-6's current theme tune is an arrangement of "Psycho" from Muse.

The original host was Danny Baker in the 1991–1992 season. Baker hosted the show in the 1996–97 and 2008–09 seasons. David Mellor presented 6-0-6 from 1992-2001 and was for a long time the regular Wednesday-evening presenter. Other previous hosts have included: Richard Littlejohn Adrian Chiles Jonathan Pearce - Pearce presented a similar programme Talkback on Sky Sports from 1992–1994 Tim Lovejoy DJ Spoony and Gabriele Marcotti Alan Green Mark Chapman Darren Fletcher Kelly Cates Jason Mohammad Alistair Bruce-Ball Sam Quek Emma Jones Danny Baker returned to 6-0-6 to present six Euro 2008 specials, proved such a big hit with the listeners that he was invited back to present on Tuesdays. Under Baker in the 1990s the show favoured bizarre and obscure but hilarious topics, avoiding the matches played and headline football news. On occasions other sports would be included, it included music in its first years. However, from Mellor onwards, the show became established as a more mainstream phone-in focusing on Premier League teams.

Between 2007 and 2009 the programme was hosted by Gabriele Marcotti. From the 2009-2010 season Alan Green presented on Saturdays, as he commentated on an evening match before presenting the Saturday show. Tim Lovejoy joined to present on Wednesdays while Danny Baker continued to present on Tuesdays from 10-11pm. After TalkSport took the rights to Saturday evening Premier League matches from the 2010-11 season, the Saturday edition returned again to 6:06pm; the hosts became Mark Robbie Savage, in his final season as a professional footballer. Savage won the Rising Star in radio Sony Radio Award for his plain speaking. Sunday's show was hosted by Alan Green; the Tuesday and Wednesday shows were dropped, only appearing on international nights. In 2011-12, as Savage was taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, he was replaced on Saturdays by Jason Roberts. Savage instead joined Green on Sunday. In 2012-13, Savage returned to the Saturday evening program, alongside either Darren Fletcher or Mark Chapman.

Green again hosts Sunday on his own. From the 2013-14 season, there were two teams hosting between the two nights. Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage hosted on Saturdays while Kelly Cates and former footballer Ian Wright hosted on Sundays. From the 2016-17 season, the Saturday team changed, with Jason Mohammad joining Savage, due to Fletcher's BT Sport commentary commitments. Cates and Wright continued to host on a Sunday. From the 2018-19 season, the Saturday show was hosted by Jason Mohammad with Robbie Savage and the Sunday show saw Alistair Bruce-Ball and Chris Sutton take over from Cates and Wright. From the 2019-20 season, Alistair Bruce-Ball and Chris Sutton moved to the Saturday evening show with Sam Quek and Emma Jones alternating each week to present the Sunday evening show alongside Robbie Savage. Season 2009/10 saw the launch of the 606 Soapbox outside grounds. Fans can drop into the Soapbox and speak live to presenters Spoony and Gabriele Marcotti in the 5 Live studios; every three weeks the Soapbox visits a league football ground in various locations around the country.

Sunday's 606 has a weekly celebrity fan, reporting on the game they have been to that day. Celebrity fans so far have included Ray Winstone, Alan Davies, Beverley Knight, Norman Jay, Trevor Nelson, Tony Jeffries and James and Oliver Phelps aka Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter films. Since Alistair Bruce-Ball and Chris Sutton started presenting, they have introduced a game called “Sutton Death” in which both take it in turns to give answers to a certain category each week, in a given a time. Other features on their show include, “ABB” in which both Bruce-Ball and Sutton share what has “Amused”, “Bugged” and “Baffled” them during the week, and, “The Simulation Game” in which they play a clip of the song “Free Fallin'” by Tom Petty and play the commentary from the times during the week when players have been caught diving; the Sunday show has a feature where Robbie Savage gives 6 callers, 6 seconds to state their name, where they are from and their point. In addition to the phone-in programme, there was an online version of 6-0-6 in the form of an Internet message board, although in June 2006 the site was forced to temporarily close due to the large amount of web traffic and forum threads.

Football, rugby union, rugby league, snooker and several other sports had message boards embedded into 606. On 24 January 2011, it wa

3rd Missouri Volunteer Infantry (3 months, 1861)

The 3rd Missouri Volunteers evolved from one of several unofficial pro-Unionist militia units formed semi-secretly in St. Louis in the early months of 1861 by Congressman Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and other Unionist activists. The organization that would become the Third Missouri was composed of ethnic Germans, who were opposed to slavery and supportive of the Unionist cause. Although without any official standing, beginning on April 22, 1861, four militia regiments Blair helped organize were sworn into Federal service at the St. Louis Arsenal by Captain John Schofield acting on the authority of President Lincoln. Upon entry into Federal service the members of the new Third Missouri elected Franz Sigel colonel of the regiment; the new Missouri Volunteer regiments, subsequently elected Captain Nathaniel Lyon as the brigadier general of the new brigade of Missouri volunteers. President Lincoln would confirm Lyon's promotion from Captain to Brigadier general; the regiment, composed completely of ethnic Germans, was unusually large, with ten infantry companies and two rifle companies.

On May 10, 1861, the Third Missouri under Colonel Blair and Lieutenant Colonel Franz Hassendeubel participated in the arrest of the Missouri Volunteer Militia drilling at Camp Jackson at Lindell Grove on the western border of St. Louis City; as the Missouri militiamen were being march under guard back to the Arsenal near the riverfront, angry crowds confronted the Federal forces and the confused situation soon devolved into rioting and gunfire. Over 27 people were killed and the Camp Jackson Affair helped to polarize the state and send Missouri down the road to its own internal civil war. After June 12, 1861, the Third Missouri was part of a complex movement against the Missouri State Guard. One force, under Brigadier General Lyon moved up the Missouri River by steamer, to capture the State capital at Jefferson City. A second brigade, composed of the 3rd and 5th Missouri and two batteries of artillery moved into southwest Missouri under the overall command of Colonel Sigel, to cut off any Missouri State Guard troops which might move south before Lyon's advance.

Colonel Sigel took his force to Rolla, thence to Springfield, arriving on June 25. They marched to Neosho and were forced to retreat to Mt. Vernon in the face of a large force of State Guardsmen. Two companies of the Third Missouri who formed Sigel's rear guard were captured covering the retreat. On July 5, Sigel's force of 1,100 met 4,000 State Guardsmen at the Battle of Carthage. Confronted with the large force of Guardsmen Sigel retreated in good order into Carthage and disengaged and retreated back to Sarcoxie that night; the Third joined with General Lyon's force at Springfield, participated in the August 10 Battle of Wilson's Creek. The Third was again part of a brigade under Colonel Sigel. Sigel's 2nd Brigade had significant success, attacking Confederate cavalry on the southeast corner of the southern camps. After driving off these southern troops, Sigel halted his brigade across the Wire Road, above Skeeg's Branch. However, Sigel positioned his artillery badly and cautioned his men against accidentally firing on Federal troops he expected to be advancing south down the Wire Road.

At this point, Confederate Brigadier Ben McCulloch lead an attack south down the Wire Road, with the respected Third Louisiana Infantry in fore. Skirmishers and Sigel himself mistook the Louisiana troops for the Iowa infantry allowing them to advance to point blank range before delivering a devastating volley into the confused Federal troops. Sigel shouted "they make a mistake"; the majority of the shattered Third Missouri escaped, rejoined the Federal force retreating to Springfield, back to Rolla. From there the regiment was ordered back to St. Louis to be demobilized; the all companies of the regiment were mustered out by September 4, 1861. Elements of the 3rd Missouri Volunteers were incorporated in the new 3rd Missouri Volunteer Infantry under Colonel Isaac F. Shephard. Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, 1908; this article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H.. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

Piston, William Garrett and Richard W. Hatcher III, Wilson's Creek: The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Who Fought It; the University of North Carolina Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-8078-2515-0 External link the Missouri Civil War Museum and a discussion of ethnic Germans in early war Missouri units, including the 4th Missouri Infantry Video clip of Civil War reenactors recreating the presentation of the Colors of the Third Missouri Volunteers Article discussiong role of ethnic Germans during the Missouri Secession Crisis

2002 in radio

The year 2002 in radio involved some significant events. January – The Glenn Beck Program launched on 47 stations on Premiere Radio Networks. January 21 – A train derailment in Minot, North Dakota kills one person and knocks out power throughout the region, spilling 250,000 gallons of toxic anhydrous ammonia for fertilizer purposes; the designated primary station for the EAS in Minot, Clear Channel-owned KCJB 910-AM, fails to air any disaster information. The EAS had to be activated by local law enforcement; the incident attracts controversy, as well as attacks on Clear Channel from future Minnesota senator Al Franken. March 11 – BBC 6 Music, the first new BBC music radio station in decades, is launched. May 29 - After 2 years with rhythmic oldies, KBTB/Seattle begins stunting on this day as "Quick 96." 2 days KBTB flips back to classic hits as KJR-FM. July 8 – KHBZ-FM in Oklahoma City shifts to Alternative Rock. November 4 - After 36 years in the country format, KIKK-FM/Houston flipped to smooth jazz as KHJZ, "95.7 The Wave."

December 2 – radio2XS launches onLine from Sheffield "Dawson McKay & The Get Up Gang" becomes "The Get Up Gang with Dawson and Levi" as Dawson moves from KASH 107.5 in Anchorage, Alaska to Albuquerque New Mexico's 92.3 KRST. KDWN in Las Vegas, Nevada fires Doug Basham, despite receiving the highest ratings of any other host on the station including nationally syndicated ones for spending "too much time bashing the president." CBS Radio fires Opie and Anthony of The Opie and Anthony Show from WNEW-FM, following the backlash of their Sex for Sam 3 promotion in New York City, NY. July 1 – Launch of Sirius Satellite Radio Karl Haas retired from broadcasting at the age of 89, recorded his last episode of Adventures in Good Music. August 27: CHUM Radio shuts down its "Team" syndicated sports network in Canada after a little over a year. January 21 - Peggy Lee, 81, American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter and actress. February 27 - Spike Milligan, 83, English comedian and writer, writer/performer of The Goon Show.

March 31 - Barry Took, 73, English comedy writer and broadcast presenter. April 26 - Del Sharbutt, 90, American radio and television announcer. June 7 - Wayne Cody, 65, radio and television sportscaster who spent the bulk of his career in Seattle, Washington at KIRO. June 18 - Jack Buck, 77, American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. Louis Cardinals. August 2 - Joe Allison, 77, American songwriter and television personality, record producer, country music business executive. August 5 - Chick Hearn, 85, television and radio announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team since 1960. September 23 - Vernon Corea, 75, international broadcaster. November 27 - Stanley Black, 89, English pianist, composer and arranger. Radio broadcasting