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Pete Peterson

Douglas Brian "Pete" Peterson is an American politician and diplomat. He served as a United States Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War and spent over six years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese army after his plane was shot down, he returned to Hanoi when he became the first United States Ambassador to Vietnam in 1997. He was an ambassador until July 2001. Peterson grew up in Milton and attended college at the University of Tampa, he joined the U. S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War, where his F-4 Phantom II fighter was shot down on September 10, 1966, he spent six years in prison, a period he described as "hours and hours of boredom, spliced with moments of stark terror." He was released on March 4, 1973. After the Vietnam War, Peterson remained in the U. S. Air retired in 1981 as a colonel with 26 years of service. After retirement he established a general contracting firm in Tampa, Florida and a small computer company in Marianna, Florida, he served for 5 years on the faculty of Florida State University in Florida.

In 1990, Peterson ran as a Democrat for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in Florida's 2nd congressional district. He defeated James W. Grant, a politician who grew unpopular after switching from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in the middle of his second term, he declined to run for a fourth term and in 1997 was asked by President Bill Clinton to become the United States's first post-war ambassador to Vietnam. One of his goals was securing an account of those still listed as missing in action from the war and so helping to resolve the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. On November 17, 2000, he was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Clinton. Since retiring as ambassador, Peterson founded The Alliance for Safe Children, TASC, which aims to lower preventable injuries to children worldwide, focuses on such issues as drowning in Asia. With his wife he started a company. Peterson is a Senior Advisor for Albright Stonebridge Group, an international strategic consulting firm.

In 1995, his first wife, had died, two weeks after his installation in Hanoi he met Vi Le, Australia's senior trade commissioner, born in Vietnam, whom he married. In 2002, he moved to Australia, so they could be closer to her family. In 2009, Peterson acquired Australian citizenship. United States Congress. "Pete Peterson". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. All POW-MIA InterNetwork Appearances on C-SPAN

Weekendavisen Book Award

The Weekendavisen Book Award is an annual literary award presented by the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen. The nominees are selected om December by Weekendavisen's corps of literary critics and the final winner is selected by the readers; the ceremony takes place in January the following year. 1980: Suzanne Brøgger for Brøg 1981: Marie Hammer for Forsker i fem verdensdele 1982: Villy Sørensen for Ragnarok 1983: Jørgen Christian Hansen for Knæleren 1984: Poul Behrendt for Bissen og dullen 1985: Anna Sophie Seidelin for Genfortælling af det nye testamente 1986: Bent William Rasmussen for En dag i Amerika 1987: Peter Bastian for Ind i musikken 1988: Peter Høeg for Forestilling om det tyvende århundrede 1989: Ib Michael for Kilroy Kilroy 1990: Peter Seeberg for Rejsen til Ribe 1991: Søren Ulrik Thomsen for Hjemfalden 1992: Birgitte Possing for Natalie Zahle. Viljens styrke 1993: Benny Andersen for Denne kommen og gåen 1994: Pia Tafdrup for Territorialsang 1995: Peter Schepelern for Filmleksikon 1996: Bettina Heltberg for Hvor der handles 1997: Knud Sørensen for En tid 1998: Anne Marie Løn for Dværgenes dans 1999: Hans Edvard Nørregård-Nielsen for Mands minde 2000: Joakim Garff for SAK 2001: Kristian Ditlev Jensen for Det bliver sagt 2002: Bent Jensen for Gulag og glemsel 2003: Jens Andersen for Andersen – en biografi 2004: Jørgen Jensen for Danmarks oldtid 2005: Jørgen Leth for Det uperfekte menneske 2006: Knud Romer for Den som blinker er bange for døden 2007: Jens Smærup Sørensen for Mærkedage 2008: Mikkel Kirkebæk for Schalburg – en patriotisk landsforræder 2009: Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen for Hildegard 2010: Birgithe Kosovic for Det dobbelte land 2011 Erik Valeur for Det syvende barn 2012: Kim Leine for Profeterne i Evighedsfjorden 2013: Yahya Hassan for Digte 2014: Tom Buk-Swienty for Kaptajn Dinesen - Til døden os skiller 2015: Pia Fris Laneth for 1915.

Da kvinder og tyende blev borgere 2016: Flemming Rose for De besatte 2017: Naja Marie Aidt for Har døden taget noget fra dig, så giv det tilbage - Carls bog 2018: Niels Brunse for Shakespeares samlede skuespil I-VI

N. Howard Thorp

Nathan Howard "Jack" Thorp was an American collector and writer of cowboy songs and cowboy poetry. Starting in 1889, he collected cowboy material while living in New Mexico, his small book Songs of the Cowboys was published there in 1908. It was the first such book published, containing the words to only 23 songs, including the now-classic "The Streets of Laredo" and "Little Joe the Wrangler". A expanded second edition was published in 1921. Today, Thorp is credited with being the first person to take a serious interest in collecting and preserving the homespun ballads of the American West. Nathan Howard Thorp was the youngest of three sons of a New York City lawyer and real estate investor; as a child he summered at his brother's ranch in Nebraska, at nineteen he moved there. He moved to New Mexico, where he worked as a cowboy and a civil engineer, operated cattle and sheep ranches, served as New Mexico's state cattle inspector, he married in 1903, living in Palma and Santa Fe before moving closer to Albuquerque in 1935.

Jack Thorp began collecting and writing cowboy songs in 1889. An expanded version was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1921, his publications included Tales of the Chuck Wagon and Pardner of the Wind: Story of the Southwestern Cowboy. His fiction and poetry appeared in New Mexico Magazine, The Cattleman, The Atlantic Monthly and The Literary Digest. Cowland, a book-length story targeted towards a younger audience, remains unpublished. From 1936-1939 Thorp worked for the Works Progress Administration’s New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project. N. Howard Thorp died at his home in Alameda, New Mexico, on June 4, 1940. A new edition of Songs of the Cowboys, including biographical material and a CD with many of its songs played on historical instruments, was published in 2005 by the University of New Mexico Press. Full text version of Songs of the Cowboys 1921 edition

World Crazy Golf Championships

The World Crazy Golf Championships have been held every year since 2003 at the Adventure Golf Complex on Crazy Golf Course on the seafront of Hastings, East Sussex. Individuals compete for the prestigious trophy with players from all over the world including England, Wales, Finland, Czech Republic and the United States. However, during its 16-year history only six different players have managed to lift the coveted trophy; the World Crazy Golf Championships is open to everyone with no age restriction. There are categories for women and novices each having their own dedicated trophies; the World Championship Crazy Golf courses at Hastings Adventure Golf on the town's seafront contain many hazards and obstacles over the 18-holes including a water wheel,a windmill, an obelisk, ramps, bends and bunkers. The World Crazy Golf Championships is a miniature golf tournament which has its own unique playing rules, such as every player using the same type of ball, thus able to have a world championship competition of its own.

Up to 102 competitors play six qualifying rounds, four on the Saturday and two on Sunday, with just the lowest scoring 18 players making the cut to participate in the final round. Since 2010, the championship has been played on one course, the crazy golf, an Arnold Palmer type course with obstacles. Prior to this, it was played on two different 18 hole courses, the crazy golf and the former mini golf course; the winner receives £1000 in prize money, a further £2000 is distributed to the placed players. In 2013 Czech teenager Olivia Prokopová became the first female winner and the youngest champion at the age of 18; the World Crazy Golf Championships part of the tour of the British Minigolf Association, the governing body for minigolf sport, including crazy golf. The final is played on Sunday afternoon, in front of enthusiastic spectators, in 2007 the mayor of Hastings watched the final and presented the prizes and trophies to the winning players. 1-pro,4th leader∏quote 14 2019 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Britclip 2018 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Britclip 2017 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Britclip 2016 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Youtube 2015 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Youtube 2014 World Crazy Golf Championships - Final Hole 2014 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Britclip 2013 WCGC winner Olivia Prokopová 2012 World Crazy Golf Championship - Final Hole of the Final Round 2011 World Crazy Golf Championships - Final Play-off 2010 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of World Business 2009 World Crazy Golf Championship From Sky Sports News 2007 World Crazy Golf Championship courtesy of Youtube

CB Estudiantes

Club Estudiantes, S. A. D. Known as Movistar Estudiantes for sponsorship reasons, is a basketball team based in the city of Madrid, Spain, it is a member of the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto. Founded in 1948, it is one of the most recognized basketball teams in Spain; some of its achievements include winning three Spanish Cups and reaching the ACB Finals in 2004. The club is particularly famous for its renowned youth programme that has produced many Spanish talents over the years such as Alberto Herreros, Nacho Azofra, Aíto García Reneses, Alfonso Reyes, Felipe Reyes, Carlos Jiménez, Iñaki de Miguel or Pepu Hernández. Along the years CB Estudiantes has had several sponsorship names: The club was founded in 1948 by a group of students of a public preparatory school in Madrid. By the time when the first Spanish-wide season-long championship was organized in 1955, by the Spanish Basketball Association, it was one of the six clubs participating in that tournament, as the second best team from the Province of Madrid (the first being Real Madrid.

Since it has always participated in the premier Spanish basketball league. It is one of only three of such clubs, together with Real Joventut, it is one of two only Spanish basketball clubs with teams both at the top male and female Spanish championships. In May 2012, Estudiantes was relegated for the first time in its history from the top tier of Spanish basketball, but remained in the league because LEB Oro champion CB 1939 Canarias didn't present the required documentation and money. La Nevera: Polideportivo Antonio Magariños: Palacio Vistalegre: Madrid Arena: Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid: Estudiantes has a rivalry with Real Madrid. Both teams meet in the Madrid basketball derby. Antonio Díaz-Miguel, F, 1950–1952, 1953–1958, Inducted 1997 Liga ACBRunners-up: 1962–63, 1967–68, 1980–81, 2003–04Copa del Rey de Baloncesto Winners: 1963, 1992, 2000 Runners-up: 1962, 1973, 1975, 1991Copa Príncipe de Asturias Winners: 1986 EuroLeague4th place: 1991–92 Final Four: 1992FIBA Saporta Cup Semifinalists: 1973–74, 1975–76FIBA Korać Cup Runners-up: 1998–99EuroCup BasketballSemifinalists: 2002–03, 2003–04FIBA EuroChallenge 4th place: 2006–07 Final Four: 2007 FIBA International Christmas Tournament Winners:1992 4th place: 1972, 1974, 1975, 1993 CB Estudiantes has a women's team, founded in 1989 and played during several seasons in Liga Femenina, the Spanish women's basketball top tier.

It plays in Liga Femenina 2. CB Estudiantes Official Website Unofficial CB Estudiantes forum and website ENGLISH Arena, club & matchday guide for visitors to Madrid

The Messiah (wrestler)

William C. Welch is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name The Messiah. Welch's professional career began on November 11, 1996, after being trained at the Slam U. Wrestling Gym in Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, he worked for the school's parent company, the Slammers Wrestling Federation for a time, losing his first professional match there to El Sprito. In the Slammers Wrestling Federation, he worked under the name Iron Mike Ehrhardt. On November 20, 1999, Welch made his Xtreme Pro Wrestling debut under a mask as The Blunatic, where he lost to Nicole Bass; the following week, The Blunatic teamed with Felony to face Bass in a handicap match, but was again defeated. On December 17, Welch debuted his new ring name The Messiah, a holy man gimmick, where he defeated Johnny Webb; the Messiah soon rose up the card and became a main eventer while wrestling against Extreme Championship Wrestling alumni such as Sabu, Chris Candido and New Jack. The Messiah cemented his spot as one of XPW's main stars when he won both the World Heavyweight and the King of the Deathmatch Championships to become the company's first and only double champion.

After leaving XPW due to both personal issues and an uneasy feeling over the promotion's pornographic ties, Welch made his debut in Combat Zone Wrestling on January 12, 2002 under his Messiah ring name and gimmick, where he accepted then-World Heavyweight Champion Justice Pain's open challenge. At the first Tournament of Death on August 31, Messiah competed in the tournament despite not being an official entrant. Though he managed to defeat Adam Flash in the first round, Messiah lost to Nick Mondo in the semi-finals. Despite the loss, Messiah defeated Flash to win the Iron Man Championship on October 12 before defeating Justice Pain for the World Heavyweight Championship on December 14. After losing the Iron Man Title to Nick Mondo on February 8, 2003, Messiah lost the World Heavyweight Title to Zandig on October 25. Messiah would go on to win the World Heavyweight Title two more times before leaving the company in December 2006. One year Messiah made a one-night return to compete for the World Heavyweight Title against defending champion Ruckus and Nick Gage, the latter of whom won the match and the title.

On July 10, 2010 at the CZW and Jersey All Pro Wrestling co-event Acid-Fest: A Tribute to Trent Acid, Welch returned to compete as The Messiah in a 28-man battle royal, won by Helter Skelter. After leaving CZW in 2006, Messiah wrestled three matches for Pro Wrestling Unplugged in 2007 before taking a hiatus. On July 25, 2009, Messiah returned to wrestle a match for the Alternative Wrestling Show, which he lost to Johnny Goodtime. On July 10, 2011 at the second Acid-Fest event and Adam Flash defeated Devon Moore and Drew Blood in a tag team match, he was set to appear at CZW Down With The Sickness 2014 event in an 8 Man Tag Team Match. Due to personal issues Messiah did not return. On February 9, 2019 at CZW 20th Anniversary show in Voorhees, New Jersey, Welch was inducted into the CZW Hall Of Fame, he was inducted along with Adam Flash, B Boy, Sonjay Dutt and Trent Acid. On July 20, 2019 at Santino Brothers Wrestling “Don’t Get Made, Get Even” show in Huntington Park, Welch was the second induction into the SoCal Death Match Hall Of Fame.

He was inducted along with Supreme. Both men are credited with pioneering Death Match Wrestling in California with their memorable semi main event Death Match at XPW “Go Funk Yourself” event on July 22, 2000 at the L. A. Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. Welch, as The Messiah, is a playable character in the video game Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood. On August 1, 2002, Welch was attacked in his home by two men and had his thumb cut off during the assault; the attempted hit made national media coverage and was featured on the September 21, 2002 episode of America's Most Wanted. Welch married Renell Madison on October 14, 2006, he and Renell have two daughters together. Combat Zone Wrestling CZW Iron Man Championship CZW World Heavyweight Championship CZW Hall of Fame Insane Wrestling Federation IWF Tag Team Championship – with Adam Flash Mexican pro Wrestling MEXPRO Heavyweight Championship Millennium Pro Wrestling MPW Heavyweight Championship NWA Florida NWA Florida King of the Deathmatch Championship Pacific Championship Wrestling PCW Heavyweight Championship Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI ranked him #241 among the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2001 River City Wrestling RCW Tag Team Championship – with Scott McKenzie Xtreme Pro Wrestling XPW King of the Deathmatch Championship XPW World Heavyweight Championship The Messiah on IMDb