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Rockaway River

The Rockaway River is a tributary of the Passaic River 35 mi long, in northern New Jersey in the United States. The upper course of the river flows through a wooded mountainous valley, whereas the lower course flows through the populated New Jersey suburbs and former industrial area west of New York City, it drains an area of 130 sq mi. It rises at the eastern edge of Sussex County and within a few hundred yards enters Morris County, in the Highlands, along the northwestern slope of Green Pond Mountain south of Oak Ridge, it flows SSW, in a direct course between in the valley between the mountain ridges. Northeast of Wharton it emerges from the mountains and flows east in a meandering course, past Wharton, Rockaway and Boonton, where it passes through the Boonton Gorge; the gorge begins with the impressive 25 foot Boonton Falls. It continues for a little over 1 mile dropping around 120 feet per mile through nearly continuous class 3 and 4 whitewater. On the south side of Boonton it is impounded to form the Boonton Reservoir.

Downstream from the reservoir dam it flows south, through Lake Hiawatha, where the river splits and joins again. It flows through Parsippany and into Hatfield Swamp, where it is joined by the Whippany River and merges with the Passaic River. Beaver brook is a stream that enters the Rockaway River in Denville. In the 19th century the river connected to the Morris Canal near Wharton and served as an industrial transportation link for shipping coal and iron ore between Pennsylvania and New York City; the communities of Wharton and Boonton were important iron processing towns in the early 19th century, with a large concentration of forges and mills. The significant pollution problem in the lower course of the river has been somewhat alleviated by legislation and by the nearly complete abandonment of heavy industry in the area; the isolated upper course of the river is a popular region site for smallmouth bass fishing. The New Jersey Fish and Game stocks the river in many sections with rainbow and brown trout.

Many fisherman find enjoyment in fishing the river. The river is shown in the movie, The Station Agent, appears in one episode of The Sopranos; the Rockaway River has the potential to cause flooding in the area of Denville, north of the central business district, including residential areas along the river. During the massive flooding following Hurricane Irene in August 2011, the Rockaway River crested approx. 6 feet above its previous record flood level. The flooding was considered to be a 500-year event; the downtown Denville business district and surrounding residential areas were flooded, by in some places up to 8 feet of water. As silt has accumulated in the river basin, the average depth of the river has decreased. Since the flooding of Irene there have been no problems reported with the river overreaching its banks. Discussions are ongoing with the Township of Denville and the Army Corps of Engineers as to a solution, including the control of dams upstream which may have contributed to the downtown flooding.

Den Brook Whippany River List of New Jersey rivers New Jersey Skylands: The Rockaway River U. S. Geological Survey: NJ stream gaging stations 40.8494°N 74.3309°W / 40.8494.

You Go to My Head

"You Go to My Head" is a 1938 popular song composed by J. Fred Coots with lyrics by Haven Gillespie. Numerous versions of the song have been recorded, it has since become a pop and jazz standard. Alec Wilder terms Coots' melody a "minor masterpiece". According to Ted Gioia, “’You Go to my Head’ is an intricately constructed affair with plenty of harmonic movement; the song starts in a major key, but from the second bar onward, Mr. Coots seems intent on creating a feverish dream quality tending more to the minor mode; the release builds on the drama, the final restatement holds some surprises as well. The piece would be noteworthy if it lacked such an exquisite coda, but those last eight bars convey a sense of resigned closure to the song that fittingly matches the resolution of the lyrics.” Gillespie's lyrics begin: "You go to my head and you linger like a haunting refrain". Larry Clinton recorded the song with his orchestra and with vocals by Bea Wain on February 24, 1938, the song became a hit reaching #3 on the pop charts.

It inspired an answer song, "You Went To My Head", recorded by Fats Waller on March 11, 1938, again by Duke Ellington on April 17, 1938. The song was recorded in 1938 by Teddy Wilson with a vocal by Nan Wynn, by Billie Holiday, and by Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra. The Wilson and Gray versions all placed in the top-20 of the music charts in 1938; the song is played in The Big Sleep. The Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson version of the song is played in Corrina. On 23 April 1961, Judy Garland performed the song at the Judy at Carnegie Hall concert. Bryan Ferry recorded the song as a single with a video in 1975 reaching No. 33 in the UK charts. Dave Brubeck and Paul DesmondJazz at Storyville Betty CarterIt's Not About the Melody Casa Loma Orchestra with Kenny Sargent – 1938 Jan Savitt and his orchestra with Carlotta Dale - 1938 Bill Evans with Freddie Hubbard and Jim Hall – Interplay Coleman Hawkins with Milt Jackson – 1946 Billie Holiday – 1938 Bing Crosby Miles Davis Shirley Horn with Joe HendersonThe Main Ingredient Dianne Reeves with Nicholas PaytonA Little Moonlight Cassandra WilsonComing Forth by Day Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald List of 1930s jazz standards Picardy Third Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Did It for the Girl

"Did It for the Girl" is a song recorded by American country music artist Greg Bates. It was released in April 2012. Bates co-wrote the song with Rodney Clawson; the song is a mid-tempo in which the male narrator attempts to gain the affection of his lover, saying that all of his actions are done for her benefit. The lyrics contain a reference to "Marina del Rey" by George Strait. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four stars out of five, saying that it is "instantly memorable — if only for its clean simplicity." Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song a favorable review, writing that Bates "marries the best of the neo-traditionalist movement with the modern country world." Joseph Fafinski of Preserving Country Music called it the best single of 2012. The music video was directed by Brian Lazzaro and premiered in July 2012. "Did It for the Girl" debuted at number 57 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 28, 2012, it debuted at number 100 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of October 6, 2012

Terrorism in Uganda

Terrorism in Uganda occurs in the north, where the Lord's Resistance Army, a militant religious cult that seeks to overthrow the Ugandan government, has attacked villages and forcibly conscripted children into the organization since 1988. The Al-Shabbab militant group has staged attacks in the country in response to Ugandan support for Isis. From 1997 the Allied Democratic Front, a terrorist organization based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, threw bombs into taxis and public buildings. More than 50 people were killed and more than 160 were injured. Suspects were held in safe houses; the Uganda Human Rights Commission and other non-governmental organizations criticized this process because suspects were held for more than the legal 48 hours before being charged with a crime and were tortured. In 1998, the Uganda Salvation Front attacked abducted several inmates. On 11 July 2010, suicide bombings were carried out against crowds watching a screening of 2010 FIFA World Cup Final match during the World Cup at two locations in Kampala.

The attacks left 74 dead and 70 injured. The Al-Shabbab militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks as retaliation for Ugandan support for AMISOM. On 5 July 2014, several tribal gunmen armed with machetes and spears attacked in Kasese and Bundibugyo districts killing civilians, military officers and policemen, it led to property worth millions of shillings. The Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 makes "terrorism," and supporting or promoting terrorism, crimes punishable by capital punishment, it defines terrorism as, "the use of violence or threat of violence with intent to promote or achieve religious and cultural or social ends in an unlawful manner, includes the use, or threat to use, violence to put the public in fear or alarm." Livingstone Ssewannyana, Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, says the act is "in conflict with international standards the freedom of expression and Association. An objective examination of the act from a human rights perspective shows that it infringes on freedom of expression and assembly, including media freedom."

The Minister for Internal Affairs can dissolve any organization the government designates as terrorist, the government can seize its assets if the cabinet agrees. In addition, the minister can designate individuals "authorized officers" who have the "right to intercept the communication of a person."When the National Assembly debated the act, Internal Affairs Minister Eriya Kategaya said the government needed "this power to move and decisively against suspected terrorists before they cause more havoc." Colonel Leopold Kyanda, Head of the Ugandan government's Military Intelligence department, General Aronda Nyakairima, Chief of Defence Forces, answered questions regarding Ugandan policy on terrorism in a press conference in February 2007. Colonel Kyanda acknowledged that "in the process of trying to arrest terrorists at times you find people who are innocent; as you all well know, a terrorist does not have any boundary. So, operations against a terrorist are complicated. A terrorist does not wear uniform.

General Nyakairima said. Kyanda said that innocent people who are arrested accidentally are those who are with terrorists at the time of their arrest. "Terrorism is more complicated than the ordinary crime where within the stipulated 48 hours you will not get what you want. So some of these individuals are held in transit, we begin to get more information whether they are clean or not and proceed with the cases. So, what I can say about the innocent people we pick up accidentally during terrorist operations." Defence Ministers Amama Mbabazi of Uganda, Kivutha Kibwana of Kenya and Philemon Sarungi of Tanzania met with other military officials in Kampala, Uganda from 21–23 November 2003 in a U. S.-sponsored counter-terrorism conference. Ugandan Military Intelligence Chief Colonel Nobel Mayombo told reporters in Kampala that terrorism is "one of the items high on the agenda of the meeting and how East African resources could be put in place to create security; the meeting will assess the three countries' readiness to defense challenges and increase information-sharing including issue on training.

As for Uganda... we have targets that have to be protected" because some of the countries near Uganda are "incubators of terrorism."Representatives from the governments signed an agreement on tracking terrorist suspects in East Africa. Ugandan police arrested Peter Waldron, an evangelist, along with six other suspects on charges of "terrorism" on 20 February 2006. Police say they found 180 bullets under Waldron's bed. Three of the other suspects are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and three are from Uganda. Chief Magistrate Margaret Tebulya said Waldron had the arms "all without a valid license or reasonable excuse." The arrest came shortly before presidential elections, the suspects had planned to found a Christian political party. Ugandan police arrested Christopher John Howdy in Gulu on 20 November 2006, charging him with "terrorism" on 21 November. Police say. Howdy was imprisoned in Kampala prison. Ugandan police chief Major General Kale Kayihura, Honorary Consul Noraihan Haji Adnan, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs James Mugume, Malaysian police chief Tan Sri Musa Hassan met in Bukit Aman Police Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 15 February 2007.

They agreed to provide information on counter-terrorism, drug trafficking, riot control and marin

Nikoghos Tahmizian

Nikoghos Tahmizian was an Armenian musicologist and historian. His professional accomplishments were to decipher neumes of Armenian church music, analyze the musical theory of old Armenia and research the life and works of Armenian composers from medieval times to modern era. Tahmizian's discoveries in the area of the medieval Armenian notational system open a door to understanding and interpreting the liturgical chants of the period, his book Modern Neumology summarizes his forty years of research in the field. Several dozen neumatic symbols have now been revealed, defined and interpreted as a result of his work, his research into the musical heritage of Armenia revealed and explained the most crucial periods in the history of Armenian music and its notorious representatives. He brought to life the musical contributions of Mesrop Mashtots, Sahak Partev, Movses Khorenatsi, Gregory of Narek, Nerses Shnorhali, Sayat-Nova, Makar Yekmalian, Dikran Tchouhadjian and others, his work placed an overall historical perspective of the musical development in Armenia from 5th to 20th Centuries.

He categorized the period from ancient times to the 12th century as an ascending era, the timeframe from 13th to 18th centuries as a period of creative decline. He conducted extensive research into the theory of Armenian music from the pagan era to the church music of the 8th Century A. D. In his defining book entitled'Theory of Music in Ancient Armenia' he interpreted and classified the modal system used during this period, he analyzed the metric and rhythmic constructs and their formational significance. He explained the uniqueness of the Armenian oktoechos and shed light upon the conceptual and aesthetical issues of the medieval music of Armenia. Moreover, he brought into focus the specific characteristics of the Armenian modes as compared and contrasted with Persian, Turkish, as well as Greek and Caucasian modal systems. Throughout his career, Tahmizian published over a dozen books and around two hundred articles and essays in Armenian, English and Polish, he has delivered over 60 academic lectures in universities and conservatories throughout the former Soviet Union, as well as London, Tokyo, San Francisco and New York City.

He contributed to the Russian Music Encyclopedia, Armenian Encyclopedia. Born in Athens, Greece on May 9, 1926. Received elementary education at the local Armenian school, followed by high school at the Melkonian Educational Institute in Cyprus on a merit based scholarship. After graduation in 1945, being recognized as a promising young musical scholar, he received a funded fellowship for a seven-year academic course at the Music Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium; the "Repatriation Movement", initiated by the government of post-war Armenia, changed his plans. Along with over hundred thousand Armenians he moved to Soviet Armenia in 1946. In September of that year, he was admitted and started his education at the Romanos Melikian Musical College of Yerevan - graduating in 1950. From 1950 to 1956 he attended Musicology Department, he completed his graduate studies with a thesis on 13th century Armenian monk Hovhannes Yerznkatzi's views on music theory. From 1947 to 1956 Tahmizian worked at the Yerevan Opera House occupying the chair of third French Horn in the orchestra.

From 1956 to 1960 he completed his post-graduate studies at St. Petersburg State Conservatory under the mentorship of renowned music scholar Christopher Kushnarev, it was here that he met his lifetime soul mate Svetalan Nikitina - a talented musician studying with the famous pianist and organist Professor Braudo. From 1960 to 1990 he was a senior researcher at Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan, Armenia. During the same period he collaborated with the Composers' Union of Armenia, Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and the Armenian National Academy of Sciences. Tahmizian upheld his dissertation for doctoral candidacy in 1962 on the history of Armenian music from 5th to 8th centuries A. D. In 1980 he obtained an honorary doctorate degree presenting the publication of his monumental work "Theory of Music in Ancient Armenia." In 1984 he was awarded an honorary title for his accomplishments in musical arts by the government of Armenia. In 1987 he was granted professorship of musical sciences by the music history department of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.

From 1990 to 2011 he resided in California. He was honored to become a US citizen in 1995. During this time he continued his involvement in Armenian music history, he published a dozen articles. He lectured in various US cities. Tamburist Harutin, 18th Century, A Manual of Eastern Music, Yerevan, 1968, with a summary in English. Nerses Shnorhali and Musician, Yerevan, 1973, in Armenian with a summary in French; the Theory of Music in Ancient Armenia, Yerevan, 1977, in Russian with a summary in English. Makar Yekmalian (Makar Yekmalian, 19th Centu

Robert Sawyer (murderer)

Robert Wayne Sawyer was an American convicted murderer. He was tried and executed by the state of Louisiana for the murder of Frances Arwood, he was the first inmate put to death by lethal injection in Louisiana. Allegations about Sawyer’s mental capacity were made after his conviction. On September 28, 1979, Robert Sawyer, Frances Arwood, Charles W. Lane were at Cynthia Shano's mother's house in Gretna, Louisiana. Arwood was Shano's sister in law, was baby-sitting with Shano's two small children, who were present. Sawyer lived at the residence with Shano; when Shano returned home at 12:30 p.m. Sawyer and Arwood were arguing; as the arguing continued, Sawyer pushed Arwood's head back against a sofa bed and hit her in the face. At this point, Lane hit Arwood in the face with his fist. Sawyer started hitting her in the chest; as Arwood tried to get up from the bed, Sawyer kicked her in the chest and told her to get up and go wash herself. After Shano had gone into the bedroom with the children, she heard Lane hitting Arwood.

When she came out of the bedroom, Shano saw Sawyer drag Arwood by the hair into the bathroom. When Arwood would not get into the bathtub, Sawyer kicked her in the chest, knocking her into the tub, hitting her head against the wall. Lane pulled Arwood out of the bathtub and undressed her; the bathroom door was closed for about twenty minutes. While Lane was in the bathroom alone with Arwood, Sawyer boiled hot water, he went into the bathroom and poured detergent over Arwood's head and poured the hot water on her. Lane started punching her with his fists. Sawyer and Lane pulled Arwood out of the bathtub; when Arwood resisted by hitting Sawyer, he kicked her in the chest. Arwood's head rendered her unconscious. Sawyer and Lane carried Arwood into the living room and dropped her face down on the floor. Lane started kicking Arwood in the rib area. After Sawyer beat Arwood with a leather belt, the two men put her on a sofa bed. Shano, screaming for them to stop, covered Arwood's body with a blanket. While Shano was in the bathroom, after being nauseated, she heard Sawyer say to Lane, "I'll show you how cruel I can be."

When Shano returned from the bathroom, she saw smoke coming from Arwood's face and that Arwood's legs were open. Lane was laughing and informed her that his penis was burned because he was having sexual intercourse with her while Sawyer set them on fire. Sawyer and Lane continued to lounge about the residence listening to records and discussing the disposition of Arwood's body. Lane fell asleep next to swollen body. Shortly after noon, Shano's sister and nephew came to visit; when the nephew knocked insistently, Sawyer gave Shano the key to open the door and she ran screaming to the safety of her relatives. Her excited ravings were incomprehensible to her nephew and sister until they looked inside and saw the gruesome scene and Arwood's beaten and blistered body, they saw Sawyer sitting with his feet propped up on the edge of the couch. In the mean time, Shano called for emergency units; when the authorities arrived, they arrested Lane and Sawyer and rushed Arwood to West Jefferson Hospital. Arwood, who arrived at the hospital in a coma, had third degree burns all over her body, lacerations on her chin, swelling of the face and neck.

She died on November 21, 1979 two months later. The cause of death was significant brain damage from a blunt head injury and extensive burns over most of her body. Sawyer and Lane were indicted for first degree murder by the Jefferson Parish Grand Jury. Lane was sentenced to life imprisonment. Sawyer was convicted by a unanimous jury, which proceeded to sentence defendant to death. At the sentencing hearing, the prosecution offered evidence that Sawyer had a previous conviction for involuntary manslaughter in Arkansas. On Friday, March 5, 1993, Sawyer was executed by lethal injection at Louisiana State Penitentiary at the age of 42, his final statement was as follows, "I would like to tell young kids who might read this, that drinking and hanging with the wrong people will get you where I am sitting right here and I hope that nobody else has to go through what i have gone through, expecially young kids. I'm sorry for any pain they say I caused. I have no hard feelings toward anyone. I just want my sister, my brother-in-law, my son, all of my family and friends to know that I love them and I'll be waiting on them in heaven."

In a petition to the Pardon Board before his execution, Sawyer alleged he was mentally unfit, suffering from organic brain damage. List of people executed in Louisiana Capital punishment in Louisiana Capital punishment in the United States State v. Sawyer, 422 So.2d 95. State v. Sawyer, 442 So.2d 1136. State v. Lane, 414 So.2d 1223. "Decision offers possible reprieve for handful of inmates in La,". Gwen Filosa, 06/21/02 * Times-Picayune. Beyond Reason: Mental Retardation: An Overview. Human Rights Watch. Retrieved 2007-11-14. Http://www.burkfoster.com/AnyLastWords.htm http://www.moratoriumcampaign.org/russia.lasso