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Tommy Potter

Charles Thomas Potter was a jazz double bass player, best known for having been a member of Charlie Parker's "classic quintet", with Miles Davis, between 1947 and 1950. Born in Philadelphia, Potter had first played with Parker in 1944, in Billy Eckstine's band with Dizzy Gillespie, Lucky Thompson and Art Blakey. Potter performed and recorded with many other notable jazz musicians, including Earl Hines, Artie Shaw, Bud Powell, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Max Roach, Eddie Heywood, Tyree Glenn, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Buck Clayton and Charles Lloyd. Tommy Potter's Hard Funk, With Gene Ammons All Star Sessions With Al Cohn Al Cohn's Tones With Tommy Flanagan The Tommy Flanagan Trio With Jimmy Forrest Out of the Forrest Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest Most Much! Soul Street With Stan Getz Stan Getz Quartets The Complete Roost Recordings With Willis Jackson Please Mr. Jackson Cool "Gator" Blue Gator Together Again! - with Jack McDuff Together Again, Again - with Jack McDuffWith Jo Jones Vamp'til Ready With Cecil Payne Patterns of Jazz With Freddie Redd Freddie Redd in Sweden With Sonny Stitt Kaleidoscope Stitt's Bits Stitt in Orbit With Joe Williams Together with Harry "Sweets" EdisonWith Phil Woods Four Altos - with Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab and Hal Stein

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks are a minor league baseball team in the western United States, located in Boise, Idaho. The team is a farm team for the Colorado Rockies and play in the Class A-Short Season Northwest League. Prior to moving to Boise, the team was the Tri-Cities Triplets, who played in Richland, for four seasons after moving over from Walla Walla in 1983. An affiliate of the Texas Rangers for the first two seasons in Richland, they operated as an independent in 1985 and 1986; the Triplets were moved to Idaho for the 1987 season. Diamond Sports was headed by the Triplets' general manager Mal Fichman, their debut game was on the road and drew over 7,100 at Spokane, aided by the appearance of Hank Aaron. Continuing as an independent for their first three seasons in Boise, they joined the California Angels organization in 1990; the Hawks made the playoffs that first season under the Angels and won the league title four times in the next five years. After eleven seasons with the Angels, the Hawks moved their affiliation in 2001 to the Chicago Cubs, who were with the Eugene Emeralds for the two previous seasons.

Under the Cubs, the Hawks were runners-up three times. After fourteen years with Chicago, the Hawks switched in 2015 to the Rockies, who were affiliated with the Tri-City Dust Devils in Pasco for fourteen seasons; the Boise Hawks had the “Dream Team” in 2012. This team had future big leaguers: Dan Vogelbach, Wilson Contreras, Albert Almora Jr. Feliz Pena, Stephen Bruno, Marco Hernández, Trey Martin, Yasiel Balencourt, Pierce Johnson, they had the MILB Nickname Champ: Rock Shoulders The Hawks play their home games at Memorial Stadium in Garden City, Idaho north of the Western Idaho Fairgrounds. The facility on the banks of the Boise River has a seating capacity of 3,500; the stadium was built by an investor group led by Bill Pereira and son Cord Pereira. For their first two seasons, the Hawks played their home games at Bill Wigle Field on the campus of Borah High School. Starting in 1939, Boise was a longtime member of the Pioneer League in Class C; the teams were known as the Pilots Yankees, back to Pilots, Braves.

They played at Airway Park known as Braves Field, about a half mile east of Bronco Stadium, in Municipal Park in east Boise, now the site of the headquarters of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Noted broadcaster Bob Uecker played catcher for the league champion Boise Braves in 1956 and 1958; the Pioneer League was moved to Class A for one season in 1963, it was the last for the Boise Braves. The Pioneer League, now a rookie league, shifted west in the Treasure Valley to Caldwell with the Cubs, who played at Simplot Stadium from 1964 through 1971. Boise's original team in the Northwest League was the Boise A's, who debuted in 1975; the new franchise was awarded in 1974 to begin play in 1975, but in the meantime, two NWL teams folded after the 1974 season, New Westminster in British Columbia, Lewiston in north central Idaho. The Lewiston Broncs were an affiliate of the Oakland A's, who shifted their players to Boise for 1975; the Boise A's played their home games at Borah Field and the manager was Tom Trebelhorn, a Bronc player the previous year.

The home opener on June 18 drew 1,814 fans for the first pro game in Boise since 1963. Fresh from high school, future hall of famer Rickey Henderson played in 46 games for Boise in 1976 and hit.336 as a 17-year-old. With the exciting Henderson, attendance had fallen from an average of 800 per home game in 1975 to just 250 in 1976. After just two seasons, the team left for Medicine Hat in eastern Alberta for the 1977 season, where they joined the Pioneer League, a rookie league since 1964, as the Medicine Hat A's; the A's went without an affiliate in the NWL in 1977. After a summer without pro ball, the independent Boise Buckskins debuted in the Northwest League in 1978 at Borah Field, owned by the former female general manager of the Portland Mavericks, 27-year-old Lanny Moss. Despite starting with an 11-3 win over Salem in their debut, the team never gained a foothold and folded after a 23–49 season, poor financial performance, low attendance, inability to meet payroll, the failure to garner an affiliation with a major league club.

The Philadelphia Phillies chose to put their NWL team in Bend in 1979, rather than Salem. Boise went without minor league baseball for eight summers until the Hawks arrived in 1987; the manager was Gerry Craft. A notable Buckskin was Danny Thomas, the sixth overall pick in the 1972 draft who had played over 50 games with the Milwaukee Brewers in late 1976 and early 1977; because of his religious beliefs, he played only six days per week. The Boise Hawks are owned by Agon Sports & Entertainment LLC, the company president is Jeff Eisemann. as the Boise Hawks 1990: Lost to Spokane 2-1 in finals. 1991: Defeated Yakima 2-0 to win championship. 1993: Defeated Bellingham 2-0 to win championship. 1994: Defeated Yakima 2-1 to win championship. 1995: Defeated Bellingham 2-1 to win championship. 1997: Lost to Portland 3-2 in finals. 1998: Lost to Salem-Keizer 3-0 in finals. 2001: Lost to Salem-Keizer 3-0 in finals. 2002: Defeated Everett 3-0 to win championship. 2004: Defeated Vancouver 3-0 in finals. 2006: Lost to Salem-Keizer 3-1

George Mostow

George Daniel Mostow was an American mathematician, renowned for his contributions to Lie theory. He was the Henry Ford II Professor of Mathematics at Yale University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the 49th President of the American Mathematical Society, former Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; the rigidity phenomenon for lattices in Lie groups he discovered and explored is known as Mostow rigidity. His work on rigidity played an essential role in the work of three Fields medalists, namely Grigori Margulis, William Thurston, Grigori Perelman, he served as a Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study from 1982 to 1992. In 1993 he was awarded the American Mathematical Society's Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research. In 2013, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Mathematics "for his fundamental and pioneering contribution to geometry and Lie group theory." George Mostow was born in 1923 in Massachusetts. His parents were Jews from Ukraine.

He received his Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1948, with a thesis written under the supervision of Garrett Birkhoff. His academic appointments had been at Syracuse University from 1949 to 1952, at Johns Hopkins University from 1952 to 1961, at Yale University from 1961 until his retirement in 1999. Mostow was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1974, served as the President of the American Mathematical Society in 1987 and 1988, was a Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey from 1982 to 1992, he was awarded the AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research in 1993 for his book Strong rigidity of locally symmetric spaces, he died on April 4, 2017. Strong rigidity Superrigidity Hochschild–Mostow group Science 20 October 1978: Vol. 202. No. 4365, pp. 297–298. Pierre Deligne and Daniel Mostow, Commensurabilities among lattices in PU. Annals of Mathematics Studies, 132. Princeton University Press, 1993 ISBN 0-691-00096-4 Roger Howe, Discrete groups in geometry and analysis.

Papers in Honor of G. D. Mostow on His Sixtieth Birthday, Progress in Mathematics, Vol. 67. Birkhäuser, Boston–Basel–Stuttgart ISBN 0-8176-3301-4 George Mostow, Strong rigidity of locally symmetric spaces, Annals of Mathematics Studies, no. 78, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1973 Alexander Lubotzky, Tannaka duality for discrete groups. American Journal of Mathematics Vol. 102, pp. 663 – 689, 1980 AMS Presidents: A Timeline at the American Mathematical Society website