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Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas Edmund Dewey was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the 47th governor of New York from 1943 to 1954. In 1944, he was the Republican Party's nominee for president, he lost the 1944 election to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the closest of Roosevelt's four presidential elections, he was again the Republican presidential nominee in 1948, but lost to President Harry S. Truman in one of the greatest upsets in presidential election history. Dewey played a large role in winning the Republican presidential nomination for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, helped Eisenhower win the presidential election that year, he played a large part in the choice of Richard M. Nixon as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in 1952 and 1956; as a New York City prosecutor and District Attorney in the 1930s and early 1940s, Dewey was relentless in his effort to curb the power of the American Mafia and of organized crime in general. Most famously, he prosecuted Mafioso kingpin Charles "Lucky" Luciano on charges of forced prostitution in 1936.

Luciano was given a thirty to fifty year prison sentence. He prosecuted and convicted Waxey Gordon, another prominent New York City gangster and bootlegger, on charges of tax evasion. Dewey succeeded in apprehending Jewish mobster Dutch Schultz as well, but not before Schultz was murdered in 1935 in a hit ordered by The Commission itself. Dewey led the moderate faction of the Republican Party, in which he fought conservative Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft. Dewey was an advocate for the professional and business community of the Northeastern United States, which would be called the Eastern Establishment; this group consisted of internationalists who were in favor of the United Nations and the Cold War fight against communism and the Soviet Union, it supported most of the New Deal social-welfare reforms enacted during the administration of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt. Dewey's successor as leader of the moderate Republicans was Nelson Rockefeller, who became governor of New York in 1959; the New York State Thruway is named in Dewey's honor.

Dewey was born and raised in Owosso, where his father, George Martin Dewey, owned and published the local newspaper, the Owosso Times. His mother, whom he called "Mater," bequeathed her son "a healthy respect for common sense and the average man or woman who possessed it." She left "a headstrong assertiveness that many took for conceit, a set of small-town values never erased by exposure to the sophisticated East, a sense of proportion that moderated triumph and eased defeat." One journalist noted that" he did show ambition above the average. In his senior year in high school he served as the president of his class, was the chief editor of the school yearbook, his senior caption in the yearbook stated "First in the council hall to steer the state, foremost in a tongue debate", a biographer wrote that "the bent of his mind, from his earliest days, was towards debate." He received his B. A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1923, his J. D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1925. While at the University of Michigan, Dewey joined Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national fraternity for men of music, was a member of the Men's Glee Club.

While growing up in Owosso, he was a member of the choir at Christ Episcopal Church. He was an excellent singer with a deep, baritone voice, in 1923 he finished in third place in the National Singing Contest, he considered a career as a professional singer, but decided against it after a temporary throat ailment convinced him that such a career would be risky. He decided to pursue a career as a lawyer, he wrote for The Michigan Daily, the university's student newspaper. On June 16, 1928, Dewey married Frances Eileen Hutt. A native of Sherman, she was a stage actress, they had Thomas E. Dewey Jr. and John Martin Dewey. Although Dewey served as a prosecutor and District Attorney in New York City for many years, his home from 1939 until his death was a large farm, called "Dapplemere," located near the town of Pawling some 65 miles north of New York City. According to biographer Richard Norton Smith, Dewey "loved Dapplemere as no other place", Dewey was once quoted as saying that "I work like a horse five days and five nights a week for the privilege of getting to the country on the weekend."

In 1945, Dewey told a reporter that "my farm is my roots... the heart of this nation is the rural small town." Dapplemere was part of a tight-knit rural community called Quaker Hill, known as a haven for the prominent and well-to-do. Among Dewey's neighbors on Quaker Hill were the famous reporter and radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas, the Reverend Norman Vincent Peale, the legendary CBS News journalist Edward R. Murrow. During his twelve years as governor, Dewey kept a New York City residence and office in Suite 1527 of the Roosevelt Hotel. Dewey was an lifelong member of the Episcopal Church. Dewey first served as a federal prosecutor started a lucrative private practice on Wall Street. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, it was in this role that he first achieved headlines in the early 1930s, when he prosecuted bootlegger Waxey Gordon. Dewey had used his excellent recall of details of crimes to trip up witnesses as a federal prosecutor.

Javed Jabbar

Javed Jabbar is a prominent Pakistani writer, advertising executive, intellectual, artist, mass communications expert and former information minister. Jabbar's roots can be traced back to India. Javed Jabbar has a son named Kamal and a daughter Mehreen Jabbar, a film producer and director. Jabbar credits Father D'Arcy D'Souza with talking his father into allowing him to enroll in the Faculty of Arts at St Patrick's High School, rather than in the Commercial course in which he was first enrolled. A Man in the Queue. Readers Associates. 1971. From Chaos to Catharsis: Perspectives on Democracy and Development. Royal Book Company. 1996. ISBN 978-9-69-407193-0. Beyond the last mountain: the original screenplay of Pakistan's first feature film, 1976.... MNJ Publications. 2001. ISBN 978-9-69-407267-8. Bridges Or Barriers?: Indigenous Languages Print Media in South Asia. Summit Media. 2005. ISBN 978-9-69-407311-8. Pakistan: Unique Origins. National Book Foundation. 2011. ISBN 978-9-69-370534-8. Jabbar has been involved as a writer, and/or producer of the following films: Moenjodaro: The City That Must Not Die, A documentary film made for Pakistan television that won a national award Beyond the Last Mountain, A film written and directed by Javed Jabbar Ramchand Pakistani The award-winning film'Ramchand Pakistani' was written and produced by Javed Jabbar, directed by his daughter Mehreen Jabbar.

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Defunct newspapers of Minnesota

Many of the newspapers founded in the area, now the state of Minnesota became Defunct newspapers of Minnesota when they ceased to be published for a variety of reasons. The earliest known newspaper, The Minnesota Weekly Democrat, was founded while the area was part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. According to records of the Library of Congress, there have been throughout its history 4,000 newspaper titles in the current area of the state of Minnesota, founded in 1858; these include newspapers in English, Swedish and other languages, as well as Native American newspapers. There were 500 newspapers in Minnesota at the beginning of 2020; the following are some of the notable defunct newspapers: Jane Lamm Carroll. "Good time eh, Minnesota Territorial newspapers". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved February 6, 2020

Bod (TV series)

Bod is a BBC1 children's television programme first shown in 1975, with thirteen episodes, based on four original Bod books by Joanne and Michael Cole. It is a cel animated cartoon series narrated by John Le Mesurier and Maggie Henderson with music by Derek Griffiths and produced by David Yates; the four books were published in 1965 in the United Kingdom and in the United States and France. They are: Bod and the Cherry Tree; the French version of Bod's Apple is called La Pomme de Gus. Before the animated series was commissioned, the four books had been read on another BBC children's programme: Play School. In 1974, thirteen five-minute episodes were created for transmission on the BBC as part of the Watch with Mother series, were sold to Australia's ABC channel. Soon thereafter, it was shown in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway and Israel. In the United States, Bod aired on Nickelodeon as a segment on the Pinwheel program; the character of Bod is a boy who lives in a town with Aunt Flo, PC Copper, Frank the Postman and Farmer Barleymow.

Each of the characters has their own theme music performed by Griffiths, heard when they appear. Regular features are Bod Snap. There is another set of characters who appear in each episode called Alberto Frog and his Amazing Animal Band with artwork by Joanne Cole; this section featured short extracts from famous pieces of classical music as part of the story, always ended with Alberto choosing a different flavour of milkshake as his reward for solving a problem, was narrated by Maggie Henderson. Bod has appeared in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Kids' TV shows and 100 Greatest Cartoons. Bod's Dream* - 10/10/75 Bod In The Park - 19/10/75 Bod And The Rain - 29/10/75 Bod And Breakfast* - 02/11/75 Bod And The Apple - 11/11/75 Bod On The Beach - 19/11/75 Bod And The Dog* - 25/11/75 Bod And The Cake - 01/12/75 Bod And The Kite - 07/12/75 Bod And The Birds* -15/12/75 Bod And The Grasshopper - 19/12/75 Bod's Present* - 22/12/75 Bod And The Cherry Tree - 27/12/75All thirteen Bod episodes are available on DVD.

The Alberto Frog segments were produced separately by the BBC and were shown alongside the Bod episodes. The five surviving segments are marked above with an asterisk and are present on the Bod DVD. Another is available on YouTube; as well as books for each of the televised episodes, there have been two other tie-in books based on Bod, by Alison and Lo Cole, the children of creators Joanne and Michael Cole. Bod's Way: The Meaning of Life was being worked on by Michael Cole before he died in 2001, was completed by Alison; the books reveal the Taoist beliefs of Bod's original creators. Cole, Bod's Way: The Meaning of Life, ISBN 1-84357-029-7 Cole, Alison. Sheridan, The A to Z of Classic Children's Television, Reynolds & Hearn, ISBN 1-903111-27-7 Contains a chapter on Bod and an interview with Lo Cole. Bod on BCDB Bod page at "Toonhound" Bod on IMDb Bod from Worst to Best at The Anorak Zone

Kori Cheverie

Kori Cheverie is a women's ice hockey player. Having won the 2014 Clarkson Cup with the Toronto Furies, she has competed in Atlantic University Sport women's ice hockey. On August 12, 2016, she was announced as an assistant coach for the Ryerson Rams men's ice hockey team, making her the first female full-time assistant coach in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's hockey history. With the St. Mary's Huskies women's ice hockey program, Cheverie was an Academic All-Canadian, team captain and multiple conference nominee for the Marion Hillard Award. A charter member of the Toronto Furies, Cheverie spent six years with the franchise, starting in their inaugural season of 2010-11. Cheverie made her CWHL debut on October 2010, in a 7-3 loss against the Brampton Thunder. Les than 30 seconds into Cheverie scored a power play goal in the second period; the assists were credited to fellow rookie Tessa Bonhomme. Said goal was scored on Erika Vanderveer, who would become a future Furies teammate during the 2012-13 season.

Twice during her rookie season, she registered a pair of three point performances. Both against the Boston Blades, the first occurred on January 9, 2011 in 9-4 final, while the second took place on March 11, 2011, she would finish her rookie season ranked third on the team in scoring, behind fellow rookie Britni Smith and Jennifer Botterill. Having retired from the Furies in 2016, she retired with three franchise records: points, games played and power play goals. In addition, she holds the league record for most consecutive games played with 152; the final points of her CWHL career occurred in her final regular season game, a February 14, 2016 contest against the Brampton Thunder. Cheverie logged a pair of power play goals in the third period to force overtime, her final goal was scored at the 18:39 mark of the third period, with Natalie Spooner and Kelly Terry earning the assists. Said goal was scored against Brampton goaltender Erica Howe. Cheverie would finish the 2015-16 season leading the Furies in game-winning goals while ranking second to Spooner in team scoring, respectively.

During January 2009, Cheverie was named to the team that competed at the International University Sports Federation Winter Universiade in Harbin, China. She would be part of the Canadian squad that would claim the gold medal in the women's ice hockey event. Cheverie competed with the Italy women's national ball hockey team in international play. Participating at the 2015 world championship, she would lead the tournament in penalty minutes while compiling three points; as a walk-on member of the Italian team, she appeared in all of the team's seven games. Her first point came on a June 23 match against a 6-2 victory for Italy. During the second period, Cheverie scored a power play goal as Annalisa Mazzarello and Nicole Corriero earned the assists. On June 27, Cheverie registered her only multi-point game at the event, logging a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory against Great Britain, she would assist on a goal scored by Corriero. In addition to her coaching role with the Ryerson Rams men's ice hockey team, Cheverie has worked as Ryerson's Skate Training Specialist.

Her work as a specialist was implemented as part of the Ryerson Hockey Development program. Cheverie joined the Scarborough Sharks Midget AA girls team during the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach, she was appointed the Sharks head coach in the summer of 2016. During the summer of 2016, she worked with referee Vanessa Stratton in New Zealand, working with their national women's team coaching staff to help develop the game there. Prior to Ryerson and Midget AA, Cheverie served as a coach with Hockey Nova Scotia from April to August 2012, coaching youth aged 15–17 years old. In the summer of 2014, Cheverie went to Shanghai and Beijing to participate in a hockey camp for kids. From August 2013 to August 2014, Cheverie held a position with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in Hockey Development and Community Relations. 2006-07 AUS First Team All-Star 2007-08 AUS First Team All-Star 2009-10 AUS First Team All-Star 2006-07 CIS Academic All-Canadian 2006-07 AUS Marion Hilliard Award winner, nominee CIS Marion Hilliard Award 2007-08 AUS Marion Hilliard Award winner, nominee CIS Marion Hilliard Award 2008-09 AUS Marion Hilliard Award winner, nominee CIS Marion Hilliard Award 2006-07 Saint Mary's Female Athlete of the Year 2007-08 Saint Mary's Female Athlete of the Year 2006-07 Most Valuable Player for St. Mary's women's hockey 2007-08 Most Valuable Player for St. Mary's women's hockey 2008-09 Most Valuable Player for St. Mary's women's hockey Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com

1908 Peckham by-election

The Peckham by-election, 1908 was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Peckham in the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, London on 24 March 1908. The seat was won by the opposition Conservative Party candidate, a gain from the Liberal Party who had won a large majority at the 1906 general election; the by-election was caused by the death of the sitting Liberal MP, Charles Clarke, on 7 March 1908. Clarke had won the seat from the Conservatives at the 1906 general election with a majority of 2,339 votes; the Liberal Party were described as "quite unprepared" with no obvious candidate. A decision was taken not to consider the nomination until after Clarke's funeral. A special meeting of the Peckham Liberal and Progressive Association was held on 12 March, with the names of seven potential candidates for consideration. Thomas Gautrey, a member of the Liberal-backed Progressive Party that controlled the London County Council was selected. Gautrey, a former teacher and member of the London School Board, was secretary of the London Teachers Association.

He was a long-term resident of Peckham, had represented the area on the county council since 1904. The Conservative Party had selected Henry Gooch, a Moderate Party councillor representing the neighbouring Dulwich on the London County Council as their prospective parliamentary candidate; the Moderate Party formed the opposition on the county council, were allied to the parliamentary Conservatives. Gooch had represented Peckham on the London School Board from 1897 until 1904, when the board was abolished, his candidacy was unanimously approved at a meeting of the Peckham Conservative Association on 12 March. It was anticipated; the party had not contested parliamentary elections in Peckham, but had begun to organise in the area. W. T. Kelly of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, who had unsuccessfully contested the county council elections in 1907, was seen as most to run; the Camberwell Socialist Council decided on 15 March not to put forward a candidate, as it was felt that this would lead to a split in the anti-Conservative vote.

Gooch's campaign centred on opposition to the policies of the Liberal government of Henry Campbell-Bannerman. In particular he attacked the provisions of proposed education reforms; the Licensed Victuallers' Association pledged to support Gooch. There was controversy when it emerged that Meux's Brewery had made two large donations to the Conservative campaign, the cheques were returned. Gooch was a strong proponent of "Imperial Preference" and was supported by the Tariff Reform League. Gautrey, in his election address, made clear his support for free trade and for the government's licensing legislation, he was in favour of women's suffrage, land reform, ending denominational education in publicly funded schools. He was opposed to the "hereditary principle in the Legislature" and would support any legislation that curbed the powers of the House of Lords. Gautrey was supported by the Free Trade Union. Polling opened at 8 a.m.. Forty motor cars were used by the two parties to bring their supporters to the polls, Peckham was said to present "the appearance of a huge fair".

Processions of voters moved through the streets accompanied by marching bands and displaying coloured rosettes and lights: red for the Conservatives and blue for the Liberals. The votes were counted with the result announced at 11 pm; the Conservatives overturned the Liberal majority by a margin of nearly two and a half thousand votes, surpassing their expectations. The party's celebrations continued late into the night, including a firework display