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Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline was an American singer. She is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century and was one of the first country music artists to crossover into pop music. Cline had several major hits during her eight-year recording career, including two number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country and Western Sides chart. Cline's first professional performances began at the local WINC radio station. In the early 1950s, Cline began appearing in a local band led by performer Bill Peer. Various local appearances led to featured performances on Connie B. Gay's Town and Country television broadcasts, it led to the signing of her first recording contract with the Four Star label in 1954. She had minor success with her earliest Four Star singles including "A Church, A Courtroom and Goodbye" and "I've Loved and Lost Again". In 1957 however, Cline made her first national television appearance on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. After performing "Walkin' After Midnight", the single would become her first major hit on both the country and pop charts.

Cline's further singles with Four Star Records were unsuccessful, although she continued performing and recording. After marrying in 1957 and giving birth in 1958, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to further her career. Working with new manager Randy Hughes, Cline would become a member of the Grand Ole Opry and move to Decca Records in 1960. Under the direction of producer Owen Bradley, her musical sound shifted and she achieved consistent success; the 1961 single "I Fall to Pieces" would become her first to top the Billboard country chart. As the song became a hit, Cline was injured in an automobile accident, which caused her to spend a month in the hospital. After recovering, her next single release "Crazy" would become a major hit. Between 1962 and 1963, Cline had hits with "She's Got You", "When I Get Through with You", "So Wrong" and "Leavin' on Your Mind", she toured and headlined shows with more frequency. In March 1963, Cline appeared at a benefit show in Missouri. To return home, she boarded a plane along with country performers Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and manager Randy Hughes.

Upon hitting rough weather, the plane crashed outside of Camden, killing all those on board. Since her death, Cline has been cited as one of the most celebrated and influential performers of the 20th century, her music has influenced performers of various genres. She has been seen as a forerunner for women in country music, being among the first to sell records and headline concerts. In 1973, she became the first female performer to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In the 1980s, Cline's posthumous successes continued in the mass media, she was portrayed twice in major motion pictures, including the 1985 biopic Sweet Dreams starring Jessica Lange. Several documentaries and stage shows were released during this time, including the 1988 musical Always... Patsy Cline. A 1991 box set of her recordings was issued, her greatest hits album sold over 10 million copies in 2005. In 2011, Cline's childhood home was restored as a museum for fans to tour. Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester Memorial Hospital, located in Winchester, Virginia.

Cline's mother was only 16 years old at the time of her birth. Besides being called "Virginia" in her childhood, she was referred to as "Ginny", she temporarily lived with her mother's family in Gore, Virginia before relocating many times throughout the state. In her childhood, the family relocated where Sam Hensley could find employment, including Elkton and Norfolk; when the family had little money, she would find work. This included an Elkton poultry factory, where her job was to cut chickens; the family moved before settling in Winchester, Virginia on South Kent Street. Cline would report that her father sexually abused her; when confiding about the abuse to friend Loretta Lynn, Cline told her, "take this to your grave". Hilda Hensley would report details of the abuse to producers of Cline's 1985 biopic Sweet Dreams. At age 13, Cline was hospitalized with rheumatic fever. Speaking of the incident in 1957 she said, "I developed a terrible throat infection and my heart stopped beating; the doctor put me in an oxygen tent.

You might say. The fever affected my throat and when I recovered I had this booming voice like Kate Smith's." It was during this time. She started performing with her mother in the local Baptist choir. Mother and daughter performed duets at church social events, she taught herself how to play the piano. Cline's interest in performing continued to build. At age 14, she declared to her mother, her first radio performances began at WINC in the Winchester area. According to WINC's radio disc jockey Joltin' Jim McCoy, Cline appeared in the station's waiting room one day and asked to audition. McCoy was impressed by her audition performance saying, "Well, if you've got nerve enough to stand before that mic and sing over the air live, I've got nerve enough to let you." While performing on the radio, she started appearing in talent contests and created a nightclub cabaret act similar to performer Helen Morgan. Cline's mother and father had marital conflicts during her childhood and by 1947, her father deserted the family.

Author Ellis Nassour of the biography Honky Tonk Angel: An Intimate Story of Patsy Cline reported Cline had a "beautiful relationship" with h

John Leach (cricketer)

John Leach was an English cricketer. Leach was a right-handed batsman, he was born at Lancashire. Leach made his first-class debut for Lancashire against Middlesex in 1866 at Old Trafford, he made two further first-class appearances in 1866, against Middlesex in the return fixture at the Cattle Market Ground and Surrey at The Oval. He made his next first-class appearance ten years against Kent at Castleton Cricket Club Ground, Rochdale, he made a final first-class appearance the following season against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's. In his five first-class matches, he scored a total of 103 runs at an average of 11.44, with a high score of 34. His died at the town of his birth on 1 February 1893, his brothers, Harold and Roger, all played first-class cricket. John Leach at ESPNcricinfo John Leach at CricketArchive


Sangharshana is a 1983 Indian Telugu action film directed by K. Murali Mohan Rao; the film stars Chiranjeevi and Vijayashanti in the lead roles with Kaikala Satyanarayana, Rao Gopala Rao and Gummadi in other vital roles. It is the only Chiranjeevi film financed by D. Rama Naidu. Chakravarthy scored the film's soundtrack; the film was a Superhit at the box office. Dilip is educated in returns to India after a long time, his father Janardhan rao wants his son to take over his business. Meanwhile, Dilip meets Rekha and they both fall in love with each other. One day, Dilip realizes that his father is a smuggler, who runs his dark business under the mask of his factory, he senses the danger and refuses to take over his father's position and joins the same factory as a labour. He rises to union leader's position and revolts against his father. Chiranjeevi as Dilip Vijayashanti as Radha Kaikala Satyanarayana as Dilip's father Gummadi as Krishnamurthy Rao Gopala Rao as Site Manager Nalini as Rekha Sivakrishna as Shivam Allu Ramalingaiah as Varahamurthy Sangharshana on IMDb

Karta Bay

Karta Bay is a western arm of Kasaan Bay, an eastern inlet on Prince of Wales Island off the southern coast of the U. S. state of Alaska. Situated about 200 miles from Sitka, it contains a bronze copper mine, considered valuable in the late 19th century. Karta Bay is the site of the first salmon saltery in Alaska. Karta Bay is situated at the northwestern end of Kasaan Bay. A saltery on the cove directly east of Karta Bay proper, known as Karta Bay or Baronovich Fishery, was one of the first operated in southeast Alaska. A redfish stream empties into the head of Karta Bay about a mile from the saltery; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: United States. Congress. Senate's "Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive Documents: 14th Congress, 1st Session-48th Congress, 2nd Session and Special Session" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: United States. Census Office's "Report on Population and Resources of Alaska at the Eleventh Census, 1890" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: J. F. Moser's " The Salmon and Salmon Fisheries of Alaska: Report of the Operations of the United States Fish Commission Steamer Albatross for the Year Ending June 30, 1898"


SpinSpotter was an online service, developed by Seattle-based SpinSpotter Inc. designed to surface specific instances of bias and inaccuracy in any news story online. The service focused on these major news outlets: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The New York Times and Yahoo! News. Users of the service installed a browser toolbar called Spinoculars, which allowed them to see and edit the spin out of any news story; when users noticed a subtle or egregious instance of spin, they would highlight the text within the news article, creating a "Spin Marker", chose an appropriate "Rule of Spin" from a drop-down menu. The Seven Deadly Spins were: Reporter's Voice, Inaccurate Information, Passive Voice, Biased Source, Disregarded Context, Selective Disclosure, Lack of Balance. Users were able to interact in several ways including: adding a description to someone else's Spin Marker, joining a discussion on a Spin Marker, voting on the significance of spin within a Spin Marker. Based on those votes, users established a trust level within the community.

Votes with a higher impact came from a panel of journalism students and media professionals called "Referees". The service launched in beta form on September 8, 2008. SpinSpotter Inc. was founded by Todd Herman and its chief executive officer was John Atcheson. Epic Ventures was the main corporation supporting SpinSpotter. In early reaction to the beta release, Language Log concluded that the service appeared to be overly reliant on user input and that its spin-spotting software didn't do anything at all; the New York Times reported that there appeared to be few phrases in SpinSpotter's database of spin and that the service's algorithm cannot account for context or tone. Language Log noted that the service's example of passive voice is not in fact in the passive voice. SpinSpotter failed to achieve success, it attracted 30,000 unique visitors in the first month after its launch, but, down to only 7,000 unique visitors in March 2009. SpinSpotter’s founders shut down the web site that month and subsequently replaced it with, a site that invites people to post a provocative phrase and follow it with a question, in hopes of generating discussion

Charles T. Clotfelter

Charles T. Clotfelter is an economist and the Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics and Law at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he has taught since 1979, he is director of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at Duke and is a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. His primary research interests include the economics of education, the nonprofit sector, tax policy and public finance. During his time at Duke, Clotfelter has served as vice provost for academic policy and planning, vice chancellor and vice provost for academic programs, he has served as president of the Southern Economic Association and was a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation for the 2005-06 year. He was ranked among the most influential scholars in the nation’s dialogue on education in the 2014 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence List. Prior to teaching at Duke, Clotfelter taught at the University of Maryland from 1974 to 1979, spending his last year on leave as a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow at the U.

S. Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Analysis. Born in Birmingham, Clotfelter grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a B. A. in 1969. He studied at Harvard University, receiving an M. A. in 1972 and PhD in economics in 1974. Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity. 2017. Harvard University Press. Big-Time Sports in American Universities. 2011. Cambridge University Press. After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation. 2004. Princeton University Press. Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education. 1996. Princeton University Press. Economic Challenges in Higher Education. 1991. University of Chicago Press. Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America. 1989. Harvard University Press.. Federal Tax Policy and Charitable Giving. 1985. University of Chicago Press. "It's Madness as universities play for pay" Observer. Published as "March Madness: Universities in the entertainment business" Seattle Times, "March Madness: Sports' stranglehold on education" Sun-Sentinel and "The NCAA bracket racket" The Globe and Mail.

"Stop the Tax Deduction for Major College Sports Programs" Washington Post. "Is Sports in Your Mission Statement?" The Chronicle of Higher Education. "Hold That Line? For 80 Years, Universities Haven’t” Raleigh News and Observer. Published as "College Athletics under Fire" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and "80 Years of Trade-Offs in College Sports" Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The Death of Desegregation" Raleigh News and Observer. Published as "Abandoning the Promise" Baltimore Sun. "What If The Lottery Were Run For Lottery Players?" Raleigh News & Observer. "Surprising Progress Among Hispanic Students" Raleigh News and Observer. Published as "Latinos’ School Performance Progressive, Not Stagnant, Study Suggests" Contra Costa Times. "The Decline of Diversity in Our Schools" Washington Post. Co-winner, Gladys M. Kammerer Prize, awarded by the American Political Science Association for the best political science publication in 2004 in the field of U. S. national policy. For "After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation".

Raymond Vernon Memorial Prize for best article published in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2004. For Clotfelter, Helen Ladd, Jacob Vigdor, Aliaga Diaz, “Do School Accountability Systems Make it More Difficult for Low Performing Schools to Attract and Retain High Quality Teachers?” Vol. 23. - Charles Clotfelter's Official Duke Bio - National Bureau of Economic Research publications by Charles Clotfelter