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Ricky Nelson

Eric Hilliard Nelson, known professionally as Ricky Nelson, was an American pop star and singer-songwriter. From age eight he starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In 1957 he began a successful career as a popular recording artist; as one of the top "teen idols" of the 1950s his fame led to a motion picture role co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks's western feature film Rio Bravo. He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, its predecessors, between 1957 and 1973, including "Poor Little Fool" in 1958, the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart, he recorded 19 additional Top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. In 1996 Nelson was ranked #49 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Nelson began his entertainment career in 1949 playing himself in the radio sitcom series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In 1952, he appeared Here Come the Nelsons.

In 1957, he recorded his first single, debuted as a singer on the television version of the sitcom, released the #1 album titled Ricky. In 1958, Nelson released his first #1 single, "Poor Little Fool", in 1959 received a Golden Globe nomination for "Most Promising Male Newcomer" after starring in Rio Bravo. A few films followed, when the television series was cancelled in 1966, Nelson made occasional appearances as a guest star on various television programs. Nelson and Sharon Kristin Harmon were married on April 20, 1963, divorced in December 1982, they had four children: Tracy Kristine, twin sons Gunnar Eric and Matthew Gray, Sam Hilliard. Nelson was born on May 1940, in Teaneck, New Jersey, he was the second son of entertainment couple Harriet Hilliard Ozzie Nelson. His father Ozzie was of half Swedish descent; the Nelsons' older son was actor David Nelson. Harriet the vocalist for Ozzie's band, remained in Englewood, New Jersey, with her newborn and toddler. Meanwhile, bandleader Ozzie toured with the Nelson orchestra.

The Nelsons bought a two-story colonial house in Tenafly, New Jersey, six months after the purchase, moved with son David to Hollywood, where Ozzie and Harriet were slated to appear in the 1941–42 season of Red Skelton's The Raleigh Cigarette Hour. In November 1941, the Nelsons bought what would become their permanent home: a green and white, two-story, Cape Cod colonial home at 1822 Camino Palmero in Los Angeles. Ricky joined his parents and brother in Los Angeles in 1942. Ricky was a insecure child who suffered from severe asthma. At night, his sleep was eased with a vaporizer emitting tincture of evergreen, he was described by Red Skelton's producer John Guedel as "an odd little kid," likable, introspective and inscrutable. When Skelton was drafted in 1944, Guedel crafted the radio sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet for Ricky's parents; the show debuted on October 8, 1944, to favorable reviews. Ozzie became head writer for the show and based episodes on the fraternal exploits and enmity of his sons.

The Nelson boys were first played in the radio series by professional child actors until twelve-year-old Dave and eight-year-old Ricky joined the show on February 20, 1949, in the episode "Invitation to Dinner." In 1952, the Nelsons tested the waters for a television series with the theatrically released film Here Come the Nelsons. The film was a hit, Ozzie was convinced the family could make the transition from radio's airwaves to television's small screen. On October 3, 1952, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet made its television debut and was broadcast in first run until September 3, 1966, to become one of the longest-running sitcoms in television history. Nelson attended Gardner Street Public School, Bancroft Junior High, between 1954 and 1958, Hollywood High School, from which he graduated with a B average, he represented the school in interscholastic tennis matches. Twenty-five years Nelson told the Los Angeles Weekly he hated school because it "smelled of pencils" and he was forced to rise early in the morning to attend.

Ozzie Nelson was a Rutgers alumnus and keen on college education, but eighteen-year-old Ricky was in the 93 percent income-tax bracket and saw no reason to attend. At age thirteen, Ricky was making over $100,000 per annum, at sixteen he had a personal fortune of $500,000. Nelson's wealth was astutely managed by his parents. Although his parents permitted him a $50 allowance at the age of eighteen, Rick was strapped for cash and one evening collected and redeemed empty pop bottles to gain entrance to a movie theater for himself and a date. Nelson played clarinet and drums in his tweens and early teens, learned the rudimentary guitar chords, vocally imitated his favorite Sun Records rockabilly artists in the bathroom at home or in the showers at the Los Angeles Tennis Club, he was influenced by the music of Carl Perkins and once said he tried to emulate the sound and the tone of the guitar break in Perkins's March 1956 Top Ten hit "Blue Suede Shoes."At age sixteen, he wanted to impress his girlfriend of two years, Diana Osborn, an Elvis Presley fan and, although he had no record contract at the time, told her that he, was going to make a record.

With his father's help, he secured a one-record deal with Verve Records, an important jazz label looking for a young and popular personality who could sing o


Scleraxonia is a suborder of corals, a member of the phylum Cnidaria. Members of Scleraxonia have a skeletal axis made of calcified spicules, organic fibres or both, which may be separate, linked or fused together. There are nine recognised families in this suborder and over thirty genera, with four families containing some deep-water species and two families being deep water. Families and genera in this suborder include: Anthothelidae Broch, 1916Alertigorgia Kükenthal, 1908 Anthothela Verrill, 1879 Briareopsis Bayer, 1993 Erythropodium Kölliker, 1865 Iciligorgia Duchassaing, 1870 Lateothela Moore, Alderslade & Miller, 2017 Solenocaulon Gray, 1862 Stereogorgia Tubigorgia Pasternak, 1985 Williamsium Moore, Alderslade & Miller, 2017 Briareidae Gray, 1859Briareum Blainville, 1834 Lignopsis Perez & Zamponi, 2000 Pseudosuberia Kükenthal, 1919 Coralliidae Lamouroux, 1812Corallium Cuvier, 1798 Hemicorallium Gray, 1867 Paracorallium Bayer & Cairns, 2003 Melithaeidae Gray, 1870Asperaxis Alderslade, 2007 Melithaea Milne-Edwards, 1857 Paragorgiidae Kukenthal, 1916Paragorgia Milne-Edwards, 1857 Sibogagorgia Stiasny, 1937 Parisididae Aurivillius, 1931Parisis Verrill, 1864 Spongiodermidae Wright & Studer, 1889Callipodium Verrill, 1876 Diodogorgia Kuekenthal, 1919 Homophyton Gray, 1866 Sclerophyton Cairns & Wirshing, 2015 Titanideum Verrill, 1864 Tripalea Bayer, 1955 Subergorgiidae Gray, 1859Annella Gray, 1858 Rosgorgia Lopez Gonzalez & Gili, 2001 Subergorgia Gray, 1857 Victorgorgiidae Moore, Alderslade & Miller, 2017 Victorgorgia Lopez Gonzalez & Briand, 2002

Planet of Twilight

Planet of Twilight is a 1997 novel by Barbara Hambly, set in the Star Wars galaxy. The story takes place on Nam Chorios, a backwater world in the Outer Rim which infamously was the center of the Death Seed Plague centuries ago, it is now home to a fanatic religious cult, plotting to use a new weapon system of quasi-intelligent crystals as unstoppable, unmanned starfighters to attack the New Republic. Leia Organa Solo unofficially goes on a trip to meet with Seti Ashgad, the leader of the Rationalist Party. Luke Skywalker is there after receiving a message from an old flame. Luke's ship is shot down and Leia is kidnapped by the ancient and corrupt Beldorion the Hutt. After a series of adventures the two escape and end the political conspiracy between the Rationalists and the New Republic

Saschiz fortified church

The Saschiz fortified church is a Lutheran fortified church in Saschiz, Mureș County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Roman Catholic, it became Lutheran following the Reformation. Together with the surrounding village, the church forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction of a large fortified late Gothic church began in 1493 on the site of a Romanesque basilica, the main structure was completed in 1496; the church was dedicated to Saint Stephen of Hungary. A few payments from the authorities at Sibiu for building the church survive. From 1503 to 1507, the village received a Papal indulgence upon the request of a parishioner, was no longer obliged to quarter troops or send provisions to the army of the Kingdom of Hungary; the large structure, built of quarried stone, is a hall church strengthened by 22 high buttresses.

The nave is wide and long, while the choir is closed on three sides. A brick defensive level was built above the choir, while there are two such levels above the sacristy's vaulted ceiling; these floors are accessed through two small brick towers on the western part of the church. The defensive portion is wider than the hall beneath; the nave ceiling vaulted, was rebuilt in 1878. The interior decor is Baroque, with only the richly decorated choir pulpit being Gothic. Inscription fragments survive on the exterior walls. Among the church's features are the two arched portals at the north and south sides, the upper windows with their delicate Gothic details, the Baroque altar and its floral decorations made of carved wood, the 1786 organ; the complex was surrounded by a powerful defensive wall, the perimeter of, today marked by a fence. The only surviving portion is the northern tower, fitted with a prominent spire in 1677, is located 10 m away from the church, its multicolored slate roof can be seen from afar.

A nearby hill was once the site of a 14th-century citadel for protecting the peasants, but only ruins survive. It was located 2 km away from the village center so that people from nearby places could shelter there, was a gift from a childless woman who willed it to the residents. Legend has it that the hill is haunted by a noose-wielding protective giant who emits ghostly sounds on one night a year; this distance is one reason why the church was fortified, so that the inhabitants would have readier access to a refuge. Earthquakes in 1977, 1986 and 1990 damaged the church and tower, while the site's immediate proximity to European route E60 leaves it vulnerable. In 1999, together with five other places, was added to the already-listed Biertan to form the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, the church is listed as a historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, with the wall and tower being listed as a separate entry, as well as the citadel ruins.

Saschiz fortified church

1885 St. Louis Browns season

The 1885 St. Louis Browns season was the team's fourth season in St. Louis and the fourth season in the American Association; the Browns went 79–33 during the season, best in the American Association, won their first AA pennant. In the World Series, the Browns played the National League champion Chicago White Stockings; the series ended with each club winning 3 games with 1 tie. Manager Charlie Comiskey was able to assemble and direct a team from start to finish the way he wanted; the result: a runaway championship. The team was built on daring baserunning, clutch hitting, the best pitching in the league; the team as a whole led the league in both earned run average and overall runs allowed by a healthy margin over second-best Louisville. Individually, Dave Foutz was outstanding, as he won 33 of the 46 games he started and ranked fifth in ERA, his teammate Bob Caruthers was better, compiling league-leading totals in wins, ERA and winning percentage. The Browns took over first place to stay in the second week of May, but they made a joke of the race in July.

On successive home stands, they had winning streaks of 17 and 10 games, combining for a major-league record 27-game winning streak at home that still stands as the best ever. They finished games laps ahead of the second-place Cincinnati Red Stockings and earned a berth in the World Series against the National League champion Chicago White Stockings. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average. Game 2: With Chicago leading 5–4 in the sixth inning, Browns manager Charles Comiskey calls his team off the field to protest a ruling made by umpire Dave Sullivan; the game is forfeited to Chicago. Game 6: The series moves from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati‚ setting a record for the series played in the most cities. Chicago takes a 3–2 series lead by beating the Browns 9–2. Game 7: Behind pitcher Dave Foutz, St. Louis defeats Chicago 13–4 in the 7th and last game; the Browns claim the game 2 forfeit therefore claim the championship. The two clubs split the $1000 prize. 1885 St. Louis Browns 1885 St. Louis Browns team page at


Goodmayes is a district of Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge in North East London, England. It is situated three miles west of Romford town centre and two miles east of Ilford town centre. Goodmayes forms part of both the Ilford post town. Part of Essex, it was part of the Municipal Borough of Ilford until 1965 when it was incorporated into Greater London. Goodmayes was undeveloped until the end of the 19th century, when large scale suburban development took place as London expanded. However, Goodmayes does appear on maps as early as the 1770s. Barley Lane is believed to be named after Dorothy Barley, the sister of Henry Barley, Dorothy was the last Abbess of nearby Barking Abbey. Most of the area here and in neighbouring Seven Kings was only built up between 1898 and 1910 by the developer A. C. Corbett who used new stations on the Great Eastern Railway to promote the new suburbs. Goodmayes station was built in 1901. Since little has changed in the area and the lines of Edwardian terraced housing continue to dominate the area with few more recent additions.

Former extensive railway sidings near Goodmayes Station were closed in the 1970s and redeveloped for retail purposes. A large Tesco store and a branch of Wickes now occupy the site. Actor Cardew Robinson was born in Goodmayes on 14 August 1917, he is best remembered for character and cameo roles, the best known being the fakir in'Carry-On Up the Khyber'. He died at Roehampton in 1992. Actor Sir Ian Holm was born at Goodmayes Hospital on 12 September 1931, to Scottish parents, Jean Wilson Holm and James Harvey Cuthbert, his mother was a nurse and his father was a psychiatrist and superintendent of the West Ham Corporation Mental Hospital as Goodmayes Hospital was known. Cuthbert was one of the pioneers of electric shock therapy for treating mental illness. Ian Holm was created a CBE in 1989 and was knighted in 1998. Goodmayes was part of the Chadwell ward of the ancient parish of Essex. In 1888 the Chadwell and Great Ilford wards of Barking became a new parish of Ilford; this became Ilford Urban District in 1894 and was the Municipal Borough of Ilford from 1926 to 1965.

The London Borough of Redbridge was formed in 1965 from other areas. Goodmayes Park, an area of open space containing a lake and tennis courts, is located here, it once contained a bandstand and a boathouse but these are no longer available. Another local park is named Barley Lane Park. On Barley Lane, Brookside is based. Brookside is, according to'the quality network for inpatient CAMHS services', an adolescent unit that provides a high standard of care. Brookside comprises Brookside Main, Interact Outreach service and the Brookside High Dependency Unit; the Brookside unit was closed by the NELFT following a cqc inspection and has since reopened. Bedrock Radio is a charity run community health & Hospital radio station with studios located within the grounds of Goodmayes Hospital; the first Hospital Radio service In Ilford began broadcasting in 1975 as Goodmayes Hospital Radio Association. Today, Bedrock Radio serves the community by broadcasting online and to Goodmayes, King Georges & Queen's Hospitals and features information about the Hospitals and NHS services, promotes charitable and community organisations and has an extensive local events guide featuring community non-profit events.

Ilford Becontree Dagenham Chadwell Heath Seven Kings Chigwell Row Collier Row Goodmayes railway station is served by TfL Rail, with trains to/from London Liverpool Street. Services will be extended via the Elizabeth line through central London to Heathrow Airport and Reading, but as at 2019 the project is delayed. Additional East London Transit route EL3 to Barking Riverside has served the station and surrounding area since February 2017; the nearest London Underground stations are Barking on the District and Hammersmith & City lines, Newbury Park on the Central line. Goodmayes is home to various local Scout groups, most notably 4th Goodmayes who are located on Barley Lane next to St Pauls Church. Established for 90 years their home is traditionally called the Gaffery which has had many different buildings in the past but they have remained on the same site; the group's current home is incorporated within the St Paul's Community Centre, which opened in 2005. Ages start from 6 up to 14 with the three sections called the Beavers, the Cubs and the Scouts.

In 2010 they opened up their own Explorer Unit for 14- to 18-year-olds and incorporated it into a Young Leader Scheme, providing trained and qualified young leaders for other Scouting sections to assist their leaders. 7th Goodmayes scout group has over 100 members. It is the first scout group in East London to be run by Muslims, it has accomplished many tasks and activities, including visiting the House of Lords, Buckingham Palace, partaking in numerous water sports activities including rafting, sailing and canoeing. The group aims to contribute to the community through activities such as tree planting and a sponsored walk for Comic Relief raising over 1000 pounds. Other activities include archery, wall climbing, etc. Goodmayes Hospital - History & Photographs