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Roger the Dodger

Roger the Dodger, whose real name is Roger Dawson, is a fictional character featured in the UK comic The Beano. His strip consists of Roger's basic remit to avoid doing chores and homework which involves him concocting complex and disastrous plans, the undoing of which results in him being punished. To perform these tasks he enlists the help of his many'dodge books', he first appeared in issue 561, dated 18 April 1953. His appearance is vaguely similar to that of Dennis the Menace from the same magazine, he used to have a white tie, but it seems to have disappeared. Drawn by Ken Reid, Gordon Bell took over in 1959, but Roger dodged his way out of the Beano in 1960, he returned, drawn by Bob McGrath, in April 1961. Ken Reid was re-commissioned to draw the strip in 1962, Robert Nixon when Reid left D. C. Thomson & Co. in 1964. When Nixon left in 1973, Tom Lavery began drawing the strip, followed by Frank McDiarmid in 1976. Ten years after Euan Kerr took over as Beano editor, Nixon returned, drawing in a noticeably different style from the one before.

Roger's strip was given a second page in 1986. Between 1986 and 1992, a spin-off strip appeared at the end called Roger the Dodger's Dodge Clinic. Readers would write in with problems, Roger would try to find a dodge for it. Winning suggestions would win special scroll. Roger is shown in other Beano characters' stories offering "help", which he took to a new level in Beano issue 2648 from April 1993; this issue marked Roger's 40th birthday, to celebrate he made appearances in every strip in the comic. Nixon continued drawing it until his death in October 2002, though due to the strips being drawn months in advance, his strips continued appearing in the Beano until the end of January 2003, when artist Barrie Appleby took over, he drew the strip until 2011, when he stopped to concentrate on Dennis and Gnasher, though Trevor Metcalfe drew a few strips in 2003 and 2004, there have been some Robert Nixon reprints during 2005 and 2006. Since Appleby stopped drawing Roger, the comic has run reprints of Robert Nixon strips from the 1980s.

Along with the Nixon reprints, Roger's Dodge Diary was introduced on the second half of Roger's pages, where Beano readers can send in their own dodges. In each one, Roger says a bad thing and the results of the dodge; when the Beano was revamped on 8 August 2012, Appleby started drawing Roger again and Roger's parents were made younger. In the 75th birthday issue released on 24 July 2013, Jamie Smart took over as artist. On 9 April 2014, Wayne Thompson replaced Jamie Smart as Roger's artist, until Barrie Appleby returned to draw the strip temporarily, before Wayne Thompson returned. In 2017, writing duties for the strip were taken over by Danny Pearson. Roger is the second longest-running character in the Beano, behind only Dennis the Menace. However, if taken into account the strip's absence in 1960 he would be the third longest-running behind Minnie the Minx. Roger was going to feature in the Beano Video and The Beano Videostars, but he was dropped due to his chequered jersey being difficult to animate and he only appears on the VHS cover of the Beano Videostars.

Roger is a crafty-looking ten-year-old boy who sports a red-and-black chequered jersey with a white shirt collar poking out. He is usually attired in a white tie, the Barrie Appleby strips dropped this around 2005. Upon his debut, Roger sported the usual school boy shorts, however he began wearing trousers during the 1970s. Roger, unlike most Beano characters, does not go out of his way to cause mayhem. Instead, he chooses to watch from dodging responsibilities and punishments. Willow and Bill Dawson. In one strip in the Beano Book from 1957, his dad's name is Barkeley revealed to be Bill Dawson, he has shown to have been a dodger in his youth and on occasion asks Roger for dodging help, his rival is a bully named Cruncher Kerr. Roger has had two different pets, firstly a Crow called Joe the Crow, secondly a Cat called Dodge Cat. Roger had two friends, called Crafty Colin and Sneaky Pete; these two appeared in the 1990s, though Pete did reappear in the 2006 Beano Annual. However, in the late 2000s Roger gained.

18 April 1953: Roger The Dodger made his debut in issue 561, drawn by Ken Reid.1959: Gordon Bell becomes the artist.1960: Roger's first series ends. April 1961: Roger returns to the Beano, drawn by Bob McGrath.1962: Reid is artist again.1964: Robert Nixon takes over.1973: Tom Lavery takes over.1976: Frank McDiarmid takes over.1986: Nixon returns to draw Roger again, he moves to two pages and Roger The Dodger's Dodge Clinic is introduced.1992: Roger The Dodger's Dodge Clinic ends. April 1993: Roger's 40th anniversary is celebrated. January 2003: Barrie Appleby takes over, after Nixon's death.2011: Appleby stops drawing Roger to focus on Dennis and Gnasher, Roger's Dodge Diary is introduced alongside Nixon reprints.2012: Appleby resumes drawing Roger after Nigel Parkinson takes over Dennis and Gnasher. July 2013: Jamie Smart takes over as artist. April 2014: Wayne Thompson takes over as artist. July 2014: Barrie Appleby returns as artist. Roger had his own ride in Chessington World of Adventures named Roger the Dodger's Dodgems before Beanoland was re-themed to Wild Asia.

Roger appeared in the PC racing game Beanotown Racing as a playable character. His v

Doug Elliott (musician)

Douglas Robert Elliott is a Canadian musician best known for his work in the alternative rock group Odds. As a child growing up in the Rocky Mountain town of Jasper, Alberta, he took piano lessons and played trombone and bass in the Jasper Jr-Sr High School band. At the age of 14 he was playing professionally in local bands. Upon graduating high school in 1980, Elliott went to Malaspina University-College for 2 years and to New York city to live with, be mentored by, his cousin renowned jazz bassist Rick Kilburn, he moved to Vancouver, B. C. While in his first year at Malaspina College Elliott met drummer Pat Steward; the two struck up a working relationship that saw them perform as the rhythm section for several west coast bands before achieving some notoriety with the colourful Vancouver ska unit "Rubber Biscuit". In 1984, Bryan Adams recruited Steward for their band "Rubber Biscuit" soon fizzled. Elliott did sessions. In 1987 he toured as bassist with "k.d. lang & the reclines" in support of her album Angel with a Lariat.

Upon returning home to Vancouver he began writing and rehearsing with singer/guitarist Steven Drake and drummer Paul Brennan in hopes of forming a new band. Brennan brought in singer/guitarist Craig Northey and they made their live debut as "the Odds" in November 1987. Odds travelled to Los Angeles to make their mark and were signed by Zoo Entertainment/BMG, they released their debut album Neopolitan in 1991. Odds released three more albums achieving platinum success in their native Canada and critical success worldwide. Odds broke up in 1999 and Elliott continued to work with Northey and Steward on various film and recording projects, he performed live and recorded on Northey's solo debut Giddy Up and continued on with him for Northey Valenzuela and Stripper's Union. Elliott worked as live bassist for Long John Baldry and Jerry Doucette in this period and recorded with Canadian alt rockers Limblifter, as well as Spirit of the West's John Mann. From 2002 to 2011, Elliott worked as bassist in the Colin James Band, rejoined Odds upon their reformation in 2008.

On February 21, Odds released an EP called "the Most Beautiful Place on Earth" 1991: Odds: Neopolitan 1993: Odds: Bedbugs 1995: Odds: Good Weird Feeling 1996: Odds: Nest 1996: k.d. lang/Various Artists: Best of Austin City Limits: Country Music's Finest Hour 1996: Kim Stockwood: Bonavista 1999: Sharkskin: Sharkskin 2000: Limblifter: Bellaclava 2002: John Mann: Acoustic Kitty 2002: Bruce McCulloch: Drunk Baby Project 2002: Various Artists: Women & Songs 6 2002: Camille Miller: She Knows 2003: Northey Valenzuela: Northey Valenzuela 2005: Colin James: Limelight 2005: Stripper's Union: Stripper's Union Local 518 2009: Odds: Cheerleader 2010: Swan: Salt March 2011: Stripper's Union: The Deuce 2011: Gerry Barnum: Step On It 2013: Odds: the Most Beautiful Place on Earth Canadian Rock Canadian blues

Branch House

Branch House in Richmond, was designed in 1916 by the firm of John Russell Pope as a private residence of financier John Kerr Branch and his wife Beulah Gould Branch. The house lies within Richmond's Monument Avenue Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1967. Branch House itself was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984; the district's status was extended in 1989 and subsequently upgraded to a National Historic Landmark in 1997. After a Branch family heir gifted the home to a local charity in the 1950s, the house changed ownership several times until it was purchased in 2003 by the Virginia Architecture Foundation and reopened in 2005 as headquarters of its successor, the Virginia Center for Architecture, offices for the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects and its now defunct publication, Inform magazine; the building houses the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. After designing Branch House, the firm of John Russell Pope became known for designing the National Archives and Records Administration building, the Jefferson Memorial and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Pope's partner, Otto R. Eggers, completed those commissions after Pope's death in 1937, subsequently designed prominent projects including the interior of the SS United States and the Morehead Planetarium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Branch House was thus elevated to the National Register because it was designed by one of the country's prominent architectural firms during the early 20th century. In addition, the house is located within a historic district of cultural significance and is the largest house in the city of Richmond. Branch House reflects a particular period of American history, in the early decades of the twentieth century, when English architectural styles were fashionable among wealthy industrialists and financiers; the client was scion to a distinguished Virginia family and had assembled a substantial collection of Renaissance artifacts. After receiving the gift of half a city block from his father, John Kerr and Beulah Branch commissioned the firm of John Russell Pope for the design.

The site was adjacent to the colonnaded memorial to Jefferson Davis at 2501 Monument Avenue at Davis Street, in what is now the Monument Avenue Historic District, itself within Richmond's Fan district. Notably, the site is on axis with the Broad Street Station to the north related to John Kerr Branch's professional associations with the railroad. According to the 1984 application to the National Register of Historic Places, Pope himself had limited involvement in the project and never visited the building; the architectural construction drawings were dated August 18, 1916, signed by his business partner, architect Otto R. Eggers. Floor plans included 28 major rooms: public halls, private suites, servants' quarters, a ballroom, storage rooms designated for carpets, paintings – and suits of armour; the overall size of the house has been reported as ranging from 27,000 to 33,000 sq ft. It is three times the size of its neighbors on Monument Avenue. Branch House features a central portion flanked by two projecting pavilions.

The roof is double-pitched with parapets and castellation, creating numerous complexities and hidden flat areas. The eastern pavilion has a three-story castellated bay; the 1984 application to the National Register of Historic Places described the home's relationship to the street as "extremely awkward." Pope's office had made provision for a garage on Park Avenue, but a two-door garage was not added until the 1920s, at the west end of the building. Although from the outside the house appears to have three storeys, although the interior is logically laid out, the interior is organized on numerous different levels — variously reported as ranging from 11 levels to as many as 19; the historic style of Branch House has been variously reported as Tudor, Tudor Revival, Tudor-Jacobean or Domestic Tudor. The 1984 application to the National Register of Historic Places noted that the design "incorporated salient features from several 16th-century English country houses to form a convincingly correct assemblage of design elements," adding that "to maintain the illusion of age, the architect had the building materials distressed and aged to add patina to the image of power and pedigree" and furthermore that "barons of American industry and culture, such as Branch, appropriated the traditions of English domestic architecture as a way of asserting a noble lineage for their class."John Russell Pope had traveled extensively and the firm based the design for Branch House on a large 16th-century country house in Warwickshire, England known as Compton Wynyates, which features numerous exterior details found at Branch House including linenfold paneling inside and exterior half-timbering and brick diapering, along with oriel and casement windows with leaded glass.

Pope's office borrowed details and design elements from Compton Wynyates, which wraps around a large interior courtyard, sits on the interior of a large country parcel, is expansive and asymmetrical. Branch House, by contrast, includes no courtyard, sits adjacent to a street corner on an urban parcel and is compact and more symmetrical. Exterior features of Branch House include its perimeter wall of brick construction, w

Galactic Cowboys

Galactic Cowboys are an American heavy metal band based in Houston, Texas. They combine progressive metal with a vocal style influenced by The Beatles and the heavy playing style of thrash bands such as Anthrax, they have been described as "possibly the most melodic metal band to exist in Christian or general markets." Although the band members are Christians, they did not consider Galactic Cowboys to be a Christian band. The band has toured with prominent hard rock and metal acts such as Anthrax, Dream Theater, King's X and Overkill. Galactic Cowboys was formed in 1989 in Houston, Texas by bassist Monty Colvin and drummer Alan Doss of the band The Awful Truth; when The Awful Truth broke up, Colvin and Doss joined singer Ben Huggins and guitarist Dane Sonnier to form Galactic Cowboys. In 1990, the band was signed to DGC and released their self-titled debut album in 1991. Despite some favorable criticism, the band was ignored by the label due to the success of Nirvana's Nevermind during that same time.

After poor sales and some touring, they returned to the studio and released Space in Your Face in 1993. Space... was the band's break into the general market. The album featured two minor hits for the band with "If I Were A Killer" and "I Do What I Do", both of which received regular airplay at MTV and the now-defunct radio station ZROCK. DGC released Galactic Cowboys from their recording contract, the band parted ways with manager Sam Taylor and guitarist Dane Sonnier; the band appeared in the 1994 movie Airheads, under the name "Sons of Thunder". The one original song they performed for that movie, "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful", is not available anywhere, only a short excerpt is heard in the movie. After breaking up, the band reorganized with Wally Farkas on guitars and a new recording contract with Metal Blade Records; the band released a third album, Machine Fish, an EP titled Feel the Rage in 1996. The album The Horse That Bud Bought followed in 1997, departing from the band's metal sound into a toned-down style.

The band recorded At the End of the Day in 1998, a concept album regarded by fans as the band's peak effort. Two weeks before the album's release, drummer Alan Doss left the band. Session drummer Erick Tatuaka performed drums on the subsequent tour. Let It Go, was released in 2000 and featured lead vocal performances by each band member. King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill, a friend of the band, performed drums on the album. Besides original songs, Galactic Cowboys have recorded cover versions of songs by KISS, Petra and Wings; as of 2009, the former members of the band continue to be active in the music scene. The band performed 3 reunion shows in August 2009 in Houston and Austin, they reunited for a special, one-off performance at Acadia Bar and Grill in Houston, Texas on September 13, 2013. On July 4, 2016, they announced via bassist Monty's Rockcast podcast that they had signed with a progressive record label and were working on a new album with the original lineup. On November 17, 2017, Mascot Label Group released titled Long Way Back to the Moon.

Bassist and backing vocalist for Galactic Cowboys from 1991 until 2000, Monty Colvin embarked on a solo career in 2000 with his band project Crunchy. The first album, All Day Sucker, released in 2001, defined the Crunchy sound as fun, pop punk with a slight heavy guitar edge. On Crunchy's second album, Clown School Dropout, the band was stripped down to Colvin playing most of the instruments and bringing in a hired drummer. Band influences include the Wildhearts, Cheap Trick, Foo Fighters, the Ramones, in addition to the aforementioned Galactic Cowboys; the third Crunchy album, includes a contribution by Kerry Livgren of Kansas. Colvin hosts an irregular hour-long Internet podcast called "Monty's Rockcast" on his personal web site, he sells his paintings on his web site. Colvin is a cousin of Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones. Since leaving the music industry for a while, Doss has involved himself with producing. Most he has served in that capacity for the bands Ashbury Keys, Toy Subs and Jambi's Revenge contributing instrumental work to the outputs of those bands.

Huggins' musical activities following the Galactic Cowboys breakup in 2000 included recording and playing with his band Gristle, in addition to guest appearances with artists such as The Phlegmatics. Gristle's first album, Cold Blue Sky, was released in downloadable format on July 17, 2010. Farkas has worked as a distributor for hip hop artists in the Houston area, he teamed with Ty Tabor of King's X to release two ambient albums under the name Xenuphobe. He established a record label, Molken Music for a handful of artists with which he has had prior connections. Farkas played guitar on the Doug Pinnick album Strum Sum Up, he announced a forthcoming solo album, Past Due, but, unreleased as of yet. He has been part of dUg Pinnick's touring band, Texas Poundation, he has toured as part of the Houston band Peace and the Chaos. After leaving Galactic Cowboys, Sonnier kept involved in the music world, most notably in The Sonnier Brothers Band, the band he formed with his brother Len, who plays lead guitar in Gristle.

Sonnier served as lead guitarist for a Houston-based modern rock band, Sevenfold. Like Farkas, he has been part of Texas Poundation, continues to do so after rejoining Galactic Cowboys. Monty Colvin - bass guitar, vocals Alan Doss - drums, vocals, ke

2019 AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic

The 2019 AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic was held September 10 to 15 in Cornwall, Ontario. The total purse for the event was $59,000 for $34,500 for the Women's. In the Men's final, John Epping defeated Brad Jacobs 5-3 in an all Ontario matchup. In the Women's final, Jennifer Jones defeated Tracy Fleury 6-4 in an all Manitoba affair; the teams are listed as follows: Final Round Robin Standings All draw times are listed in Eastern Time. Tuesday, September 10, 20:00 Wednesday, September 11, 18:30 Wednesday, September 11, 21:00 Thursday, September 12, 08:00 Thursday, September 12, 10:45 Thursday, September 12, 13:30 Thursday, September 12, 16:15 Thursday, September 12, 19:00 Thursday, September 12, 21:30 Friday, September 13, 08:00 Friday, September 13, 10:45 Friday, September 13, 13:30 Friday, September 13, 16:15 Friday, September 13, 19:00 Friday, September 13, 21:30 Saturday, September 14, 08:00 Saturday, September 14, 10:45 Saturday, September 14, 13:30 Saturday, September 14, 16:15 Saturday, September 14, 19:00 Saturday, September 14, 21:30 Source: Sunday, September 15, 09:00 Sunday, September 15, 12:30 Sunday, September 15, 15:30 The teams are listed as follows: Final Round Robin Standings All draw times are listed in Eastern Time.

Tuesday, September 10, 20:00 Wednesday, September 11, 18:30 Wednesday, September 11, 21:00 Thursday, September 12, 08:00 Thursday, September 12, 10:45 Thursday, September 12, 13:30 Thursday, September 12, 16:15 Thursday, September 12, 19:00 Thursday, September 12, 21:30 Friday, September 13, 08:00 Friday, September 13, 10:45 Friday, September 13, 13:30 Friday, September 13, 16:15 Friday, September 13, 19:00 Friday, September 13, 21:30 Saturday, September 14, 08:00 Saturday, September 14, 10:45 Saturday, September 14, 13:30 Source: Saturday, September 14, 19:00 Sunday, September 15, 09:00 Sunday, September 15, 12:30 Sunday, September 15, 15:30 World Curling Tour

Montague Island (Baja California)

Montague Island, known in Spanish as Isla Montague, is an island at the mouth of the Colorado River in the municipality of Mexicali, Baja California, is part of the Colorado River Delta and part of a broader region called the Salton Trough. It is about 32 km in length along its longest axis; the Colorado River Delta region experiences some of the highest tidal ranges in the world, up to 10 metres, at the highest tides, Montague Island is inundated. Although the islands in the delta have changed much over time, a map of the region shows Montague Island in 1873; the island is uninhabited, as the climate is hot and the area floods. The nearest inhabited town is El Golfo de Santa Clara; the climate in the region of the Island is hot and arid, with average annual rainfall of 2.4 in. Montague Island, as part of the Colorado river delta, has had its ecology radically altered by diversion and use of water upstream in the river; the only water reaching the delta, with the exception of occasional floods, is agricultural wastewater.

At least seven species of water birds are known to breed on Montague Island. The island is one of two known active breeding colonies of elegant tern in Mexico. During two years, a large number of nests were destroyed by tidal flooding, but there were only low levels of nests lost to predation; the birds nesting on Montague Island have reacted to El Niño, with brown boobies being replaced by blue-footed boobies, an increase in nesting of least and royal terns, as well as black skimmers. Montague Island is one of the few locations where Mulinia coloradoensis, an endangered species of clam, is found; this species was once abundant near the mouth of the Colorado river, but now only exists in a few isolated places. The decline of this clam is explained by the increase in salinity of the water due to diversion of and use of water from the Colorado river. In 1981, Pemex discovered natural gas near the island, prompting a scramble for oil and gas leases in the nearby city of Yuma, Arizona; the area has been studied for the potential use of tidal power