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Port Charles

Port Charles is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003. It was a spin-off of the serial General Hospital, running since 1963 and takes place in the fictional city of Port Charles, New York; the new show features longtime General Hospital characters Lucy Coe, Kevin Collins, Scott Baldwin, Karen Wexler, along with several new characters, most of whom were interns in a competitive medical school program. In its years, the program shifted more towards supernatural themes and stories, with a reduced emphasis on the original hospital setting. Plans to spin off General Hospital were announced in December 1996. ABC had passed on the idea of a GH spin off proposed by former head writer, Claire Labine. Tentatively titled GH2, the series was set to revolve around interns at the medical school across from General Hospital. Wendy Riche, executive producer of General Hospital, was hired to fill the same role for the new series. Riche said of the new show, "This will be a multigenerational show, the kind of drama we've always done at GH".

It was announced that the series would be titled Port Charles, after the fictional city the series are set, would star Jon Lindstrom and Lynn Herring, playing their roles from GH. The series premiered with a two-hour prime time special, that aired on June 1, 1997, it started in its regular timeslot the following day, replacing the canceled The City, whose timeslot had been filled by classic episodes of All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital since April of that year. The series featured the return of General Hospital characters Scott Baldwin, Karen Wexler. After the series premiered, it was unclear if Lindstrom and Shriner would remain with the series, it was confirmed the actors would stay on the show. Riche recalled the creation process by saying, "We knew that The City was not going to last. I was having lunch with Pat at some event. We were talking about The City. I said,'If I were a programmer, I would start the ABC lineup with a half hour of the west wing of General Hospital with the interns in a learning hospital, cap the day off with General Hospital.

I would interface the characters in Port Charles with both wings of General Hospital.' Pat thought, a great idea. She thought about it for a few hours, ran it by upper management, told me to write it up. I sat down, wrote down some characters and storylines, sent her back some pages, created the show; that was a natural bridge as a programmer. I had worked as a programmer at ABC and FOX so my head thinks in those terms. We wanted to bring continuity to the show, Lucy and Scotty."In the first episode, tenured nurse Audrey Hardy was injured and an intern had to operate on her with a power drill to save her life. Despite low ratings, Port Charles celebrated its first anniversary on June 1, 1998, as the series continued to establish its own audience and improve in its time slot. In its first few years, Port Charles developed a reputation for focusing most of its energies on the medical school program, setting more of its main action at Port Charles' General Hospital than was seen on the parent show, General Hospital.

As it evolved, it turned its focus to stories with gothic intrigue that included themes such as forbidden love and life after death. In December 1999, Julie Hanan Carruthers was promoted to executive producer after Wendy Riche wanted to step down to focus on General Hospital. Carruthers was the senior supervising producer of Port Charles, while serving the same role on General Hospital at the inception of Port Charles. In December 2000, it was announced that Port Charles would abandon the traditional open-ended style of storytelling, in favor of 13-week story arcs, similar to Latin telenovelas; each arc is referred to as a "book", has its own plot line. The approach was designed to attract more younger viewers, with shorter format being easier for many viewers to keep up with. ABC's head of daytime, Angela Shapiro said of format change, "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey, still, we need to come up with stories that have a beginning and end." The new production model allowed the cast and writing staff to only work six months out of the year.

In June 2003, Port Charles was cancelled by ABC after six years due to low ratings. The final episode aired on October 3, 2003. Brian Frons said of the decision to cancel the young series, "This was an difficult decision, we were pleased with the creative execution of the show, but the 30 minute format in this time period posed significant financial challenges, which led to this decision." Since the program taped for only six months out of the year, the remaining episodes were aired with the cast not allowed to return to tape resolutions to storylines. This left the final episode as a cliffhanger. ABC returned the 12:30 p.m. time slot to its affiliates. After Port Charles, the characters of Scott Baldwin and Audrey Hardy returned to General Hospital, many of the other actors from Port Charles moved on to play roles on other dramas, including a few who took on new roles on General Hospital, such as actors Kelly Monaco, Kiko Ellsworth, Eddie Matos, Kent King, J

Club de Deportes Green Cross

Green Cross is a defunct Chilean sports club that were based in the city of Santiago until 1965, when they moved to Temuco. The club was founded on 27 June, 1916, their first chairman was Francisco Tapia, it was one of the 8 teams that founded the professional Chilean football league in 1933. The club had other sports branches besides football; the club won their first and only Chilean league title in 1945. In April 1961 a number of players were killed in a plane crash in the Chilean Andes; the remains of the plane were found ten days after the accident. The wreckage was rediscovered in February 2015 by a climbing party. In 1965 the club moved to Temuco where they merged with the local football team Deportes Temuco, after which they were known as Green Cross Temuco, until 1985, when the club changed its name again to the current one. Primera División de Chile: 1945. Segunda División de Chile: 1960, 1963. Honour Division of Liga Metropolitana de Deportes: 1917, 1918. Nino Brusadelli Cup: 1928. Seasons in Primera División: 25.

Seasons in Segunda División: 3. Bigger victory achieved: In Primera División: 6–1 against Santiago National on August 23, 1942 and October 6, 1946. Bigger defeat received:. In Primera División: 1–10 against Unión Española on July 8, 1934. Best position in Primera División: 1º Worst position in Primera División: 18º Best scorer: Juan Morcillo Deportes Temuco LAN Chile Flight 210 Short background of the club

Benjamin Ward

Benjamin Ward was the first African American New York City Police Commissioner. Ward was born in the Weeksville section of Brooklyn, New York, he attended Brooklyn Automotive Trades High School, graduating in 1944. Drafted into the Army after high school, he served as a military policeman and a criminal investigator with the Army in Europe for two years. Ward entered the NYPD on June 1, 1951 as a patrolman, becoming the first black officer assigned to Brooklyn's 80th Precinct, where he faced resentment from both white residents and white fellow cops, he wasn't assigned a locker at the precinct, forcing him to dress at home and ride the New York City Subway to work in his uniform for three years. During the next 15 years in uniform, he rose through the ranks to lieutenant, serving in the Patrol Division, Juvenile Aide Division, Detective Division, Legal Bureau, his rise was aided, in part, by his after-work studies at Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Law School that earned him undergraduate and law degrees—invariably with top honors.

He served as special legal counsel to Police Commissioner Howard R. Leary. Ward left the uniformed ranks to become executive director of NYPD's Civilian Complaint Review Board in 1966. Two years he was named a Deputy Police Commissioner of Trials, serving as chief hearing officer in all departmental disciplinary matters, he became Deputy Commissioner of Community Affairs with responsibilities for the Youth Aid Division and the Auxiliary Forces Section. Mayor John V. Lindsay designated Ward as Traffic Commissioner in 1973. Under his leadership, uniformed traffic controllers from his agency took on street duties, thereby freeing hundreds of police officers from traffic direction posts; the following year he headed up what is now known as the Criminal Justice Agency that performs bail risk evaluations. Three years Mayor Edward I. Koch named him to the first of three posts in his administration: Chief of the New York City Housing Authority. On August 13, 1979, he was designated to run the New York City Department of Corrections.

He served as commissioner until December 31, 1983, when he accepted an appointment by Koch as New York City Police Commissioner. Ward was sworn in by Mayor Koch as the city’s thirty-fourth Police Commissioner on January 5, 1984, he was the first African American. Ward oversaw the nation's largest police department during increased drug use, ex. crack and a sharp increase in related crime, including drug related murders. Ward's ownership coincided with a period of culminating in the Tompkins Square Park Riot. See 1972 Harlem Mosque incidentOn April 14, 1972, Patrolman Philip Cardillo and Vito Navarra responded to a "10–13" call at 102 E. 116th St. in Harlem, a Nation of Islam mosque where Malcolm X used to preach. Upon arriving inside, they were ambushed by 15 to 20 men, one of whom, according to the ballistics report, shot Cardillo at point blank range. Most of the police were forced out of the mosque and locked out, leaving a dying Cardillo and officers Victor Padilla and Ivan Negron locked inside.

Police managed to break down the door and witnessed a man named Louis 17X Dupree standing over Cardillo with a gun in hand. Before Dupree could be taken into custody, Louis Farrakhan and Charles B. Rangel arrived at the scene, threatening a riot if Dupree was not released. Just as the police forensics unit was about to seal off the crime scene, they were ordered out of the mosque by the police brass. Outside a mob had overturned a police cruiser. Ward released the 16 suspects, an action for which he was criticized by a grand jury, he apologized to the minister, Louis Farrakhan, for violating an agreement that the police would not enter the mosque. Ward retired as NYC Police Commissioner on October 22, 1989. After his retirement, he remained active and serving on various boards until failing health forced him to curtail such endeavors, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, an Adjunct Professor of Corrections at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, an adjunct professor of the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

Ward's personal papers are housed in the Lloyd Sealy Library Special Collections at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Benjamin Ward died on June 10, 2002 at the age of 75. Tompkins Square Park Police Riot Benjamin Ward Papers, Lloyd Sealy Library Special Collections, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Cannato, Vincent J. "The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New York". New York: Basic Books, 2001. 703 pages. Jurgensen and Robert Cea. "Circle of Six: The True Story of New York's Most Notorious Cop-Killer And the Cop Who Risked Everything to Catch Him". New York: Disinformation Co.. 256 pages

John A. Franks

John Franks was an American businessman and a Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder. A native of Haughton, Louisiana, he earned a degree in geology from Louisiana State University. In 1957, he founded the successful Franks Petroleum Inc. and invested in real estate with Franks Realty LLC. In 1989 he sold his petroleum company to Sonat Inc. In 1976, Franks became involved in the horse racing business and would become a leading North American stable owner with a horse farm in Shreveport, Louisiana plus his own breeding operation in Ocala, Florida. Franks success in Thoroughbred racing saw him become the leading owner at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana for eighteen consecutive years from 1982 through 1999. Nationally, he earned the American Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner in 1983, 1984, 1993, 1994; as at 2007, his four wins remain the most of any owner. In 1993 and 1994 he led all American owners in earnings from racing. Seven times he was the leading owner in races won, taking the title in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994.

Franks was the owner and/or breeder of more than a dozen horses which earned more than $1 million in their racing careers including Answer Lively, winner of the 1998 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, voted American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. His other horses of note included Royal Anthem, Sharp Cat and Kissin Kris. In poor health, in 2002 the seventy-seven-year-old Franks undertook a liquidation of his horse racing and breeding operations, he died on December 2003 at the WK Pierremont Health Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. In his memory, three racetracks have named races for him. In 1992, Franks was inducted into the Fair Grounds Racing Hall of Fame

Wildwood, Alberta

Wildwood is a hamlet in west-central Alberta, Canada within Yellowhead County. It is located on the Yellowhead Highway 112 kilometres west of Edmonton and 82 kilometres east of Edson; the Yellowhead Highway's intersection with Cowboy Trail is 9 kilometres east of the hamlet. The Lobstick River, which flows from Chip Lake to the west, runs through the hamlet. Statistics Canada recognizes Wildwood as a designated place. Named Junkins, Wildwood was established in 1908 by a group of 20 African-American immigrants as a block settlement; the new Black Canadian homesteaders arrived from Oklahoma and Texas, just three years after Alberta became a province in 1905. As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Wildwood recorded a population of 273 living in 139 of its 157 total private dwellings, a change of -7.1% from its 2011 population of 294. With a land area of 0.54 km2, it had a population density of 505.6/km2 in 2016. In the 2011 Census, Wildwood had a population of 294 living in 149 of its 167 total dwellings, a 6.1% change from its 2006 population of 277.

With a land area of 0.89 km2, it had a population density of 330.3/km2 in 2011. List of communities in Alberta List of designated places in Alberta List of former urban municipalities in Alberta List of hamlets in Alberta Similar 1908 to 1910 Alberta homesteader settlements of Black Canadians: Amber Valley, Alberta Campsie, Alberta Keystone, Alberta

Colt Clavier Collection

The Colt Clavier Collection was a collection of historical keyboard instruments located in Bethersden, England. Consisting of 18th and 19th-century pianos, it included a few harpsichords and a few unusual keyboards which defy standard categorisation, it was thought one of the most important collections of important keyboard instruments in the world. Some 114 instruments, the balance of the collection, were sold on 7 June 2018 by Canterbury Auction Galleries; the Colt Clavier Collection was located in Bethersden, housed in a community of demonstration houses built by the Colt family. Most of the instruments were housed in a purpose-built building located next to the corporate business office, but each of demonstration house features an instrument. A few of the instruments were on loan to museums in Germany and Switzerland; the collection consisted of pianos, but included harpsichords and a few clavichords. The Colt Collection contained the largest single accumulation of Broadwood pianos; the oldest specimen dated with the most recent instrument dating to the late 19th-century.

Consisting in excess of 130 instruments, the collection was one of the largest of its type in England. In addition to actual instruments, the museum displayed numerous images and miscellaneous artefacts related to the history of pianos and their manufacture; the collection was started in 1944 by Charles F. Colt, whose family fortune came by way of constructing prefabricated housing. Colt began his collection with the purchase of an 1827 Broadwood square piano, which cost the sum of £6. Colt stored these instruments at the village hall in Bethersden, built by the Colt family, it was in Bethersden that Colt resided; the collection grew to size that storage necessitated using several Colt buildings within the village. Colt acquired specimens. Many of the instruments are artistically ornate, although some were acquired because of a decided absence of aesthetic sensibility. In the 1940s, many early pianos had been modified to sound like modern instruments; those that remained in original condition were considered "old fashioned" and therefore valued as little more than decoration pieces.

These conditions allowed Colt to acquire many of the specimens inexpensively. Piano-maker Derek Adlam was the curator of the collection from 1936 until 1973. A second building built to house specimens was built in the mid-1970s. Although Colt died in 1985, maintenance of the collection continued under the management of Colt's widow and a board of trustees. Construction was underway in 1994 to create more appropriate space for housing the instruments, as many were difficult to access due to area limitations; the Colt Collection maintained a policy of controlled viewing and playing access in response to damage caused by the public to the historical instruments found in the Fenton House. Schiedmayer, 1780 A notable specimen is a "claviorganum" constructed by Merlin in 1784; this instrument combines the strings and the pipes of an organ, although the strings may be disabled. In appearance it is similar to many of the square pianos housed in the Colt collection. An 1812 Clementi cottage piano An 1818 Érard.

An 1821 Broadwood, sent to the Brighton Royal Pavilion. An 1824 Broadwood, significant in that it contains three iron bars which provide structural reinforcement to the piano frame, during a time in which Broadwood and the Érard company were in disagreement as to the origination of this development. An 1827 Broadwood square piano, the first instrument acquired by Colt. A Graf from the late 1830s. An 1840 "dog-kennel" instrument manufactured by Lichtenthal, whose appearance has been described as "ghastly." An 1845 Collard cabinet piano, with an elaborate rosewood case. A Joseph Schneider, made 1851; this piano is manufactured out with a mosaic inlay of wood. It is this is the instrument exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851, it has simple action, a warm tone described as "feminine" in keeping with Viennese standards of the time. An 1855 Érard, an early example of a "modern" instrument with iron frame and action as in use in pianos. An 1868 Érard. Following concerns about the climate control within the main building, the proximity of climate-modifying equipment to the instruments, the balance of the collection, some 114 instruments, were sold on 7 June 2018 by Canterbury Auction Galleries.

They realised a total of £715,800. A number of instruments are now in East Sussex. Another number of instruments are now in the collection and some on display in the Geelvinck Music Museum Zutphen in Zutphen. On 11 January 2019 the Department of Culture Media and Sport issued a press release announcing that: Mahoon’s ‘double-manual harpsichord’, built in 1738, has been blocked from export by Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts and Tourism, to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. "This double-manual harpsichord by Joseph Mahoon is a remarkable survival. As well as its significance in the history of British keyboard instrument making, it is beautiful in its own right. Mahoon was well-known for such luxurious harpsichords to the extent that the famous print by his contemporary, William Hogarth, in ‘The Rake’s Progress’ series, depicts Handel playing a harpsichord by Mahoon, while accompanying the Bolognese castrato singer, Carlo Farinelli. Given that this may have been a concert instrument it is not impossible that the great composer may have performed on it.

This is a considerable rarity redolent of a high point in British musical life.... The decision on the export licence