Trent Lott

Chester Trent Lott Sr. is a former American politician and author. A former United States Senator from Mississippi, Lott served in numerous leadership positions in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate, he entered Congress as one of the first of a wave of Republicans winning seats in Southern states, solidly Democratic. He became Senate Majority Leader stepped down from power after praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist Dixiecrat presidential bid. From 1968 to 1972, Lott was an administrative assistant to Representative William M. Colmer of Mississippi, the chairman of the House Rules Committee. Upon Colmer's retirement, Lott won Colmer's former seat in the House of Representatives. In 1988, Lott ran for the U. S. Senate to replace another retiree, John C. Stennis. After Republicans took the majority in the Senate, Lott became Senate Majority Whip in 1995 and Senate Majority Leader in 1996, upon the resignation of presidential nominee Bob Dole of Kansas. On December 20, 2002, after significant controversy following comments regarding Strom Thurmond's presidential candidacy, Lott resigned as Senate Minority Leader.

He resigned from the Senate in 2007 and fellow Republican Roger Wicker won the 2008 special election to replace him. Lott became a lobbyist; the firm was acquired by law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs. Lott serves as a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he focuses on issues related to energy, national security and congressional reforms. Lott is a co-chair of BPC's Energy Project. Lott was born in Grenada and lived his early years in nearby Duck Hill, where his father, Chester Paul Lott, sharecropped a stretch of cotton field. Lott's mother, the former Iona Watson, was a schoolteacher. Lott's father was a philanderer with a drinking problem, Lott acted as a mediator when his mother threatened his father with divorce; when Lott was in the sixth grade, the family moved to Pascagoula, where Lott's father worked at a shipyard. Lott attended college at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in public administration in 1963 and a Juris doctor degree in 1967.

He was president of his fraternity, Sigma Nu. Lott was an Ole Miss cheerleader, on the same team with future U. S. Senator Thad Cochran. Regarding his education, the Congressional Record from 1999 quotes Senator Lott declaring: "I am a product of public education from the first grade through the second and fourth grades where I went to school at Duck Hill, I had better teachers in the second and fourth grades in Duck Hill, than I had the rest of my life." Lott married Patricia Thompson on December 27, 1964. The couple has two children: Tyler Lott. While an undergraduate at the University of Mississippi, Lott participated in the effort at the 1964 national convention of the Sigma Nu fraternity to oppose a civil rights amendment proposed by the Dartmouth College and Duke University chapters to end mandatory racial exclusion by the fraternity. Lott sided with the segregationists; the Dartmouth chapter subsequently seceded from the fraternity, Sigma Nu remained whites-only until in the decade. He served as administrative assistant to House Rules Committee chairman William M. Colmer of Pascagoula, from 1968 to 1972.

In 1972, one of the most conservative Democrats in the House, announced his retirement after 40 years in Congress. He endorsed Lott as his successor in Mississippi's 5th District, located in the state's southwestern tip though Lott ran as a Republican. Lott won handily, in large part due to Richard Nixon's landslide victory in that year's presidential election. Nixon won the 5th district with an astonishing 87 percent of the vote. Lott and his future Senate colleague, Thad Cochran, were only the second and third Republicans elected to Congress from Mississippi since Reconstruction. Lott's strong showing in the polls landed him on the powerful House Judiciary Committee as a freshman, where he voted against all three articles of impeachment drawn up against Nixon during the committee's debate. After Nixon released the infamous "smoking gun" transcripts, Lott announced that he would vote to impeach Nixon when the articles came up for debate before the full House. Lott became popular in his district though none of its living residents had been represented by a Republican before.

As evidence, in November 1974, Lott won a second term in a blowout. Cochran was reelected in a rout, they were among the few bright spots in a year that saw many Republicans turned out of office due to anger over Watergate. Lott was re-elected six more times without much difficulty, ran unopposed in 1978. In 1980, he served as Ronald Reagan's Mississippi state chairman, he served as House Minority Whip from 1981 to 1989. Lott ran for the Senate in 1988, after 42-year incumbent John Stennis announced he would not run for another term, he defeated Democratic 4th District Congressman Wayne Dowdy by eight points. Lott won by running up a 70 percent marg

1981 Cork Senior Hurling Championship

The 1981 Cork Senior Hurling Championship was the 93rd staging of the Cork Senior Hurling Championship since its establishment by the Cork County Board in 1887. The championship began on 10 May 1981 and ended on 13 September 1981. St. Finbarr's entered the championship as the defending champions. On 13 September 1981, St. Finbarr's won the championship following a 1-12 to 1-09 defeat of Glen Rovers in the final; this was their 21st championship title overall and their second title in succession. Christy Ryan from the St, Finbarr's club was the championship's top scorer with 6-05. At the County Convention on 25 January 1981, it was decided to end the three-year experiment of playing the championship on a league basis in the preliminary rounds and reverted to an open, seeded draw; the four semi-finalists from the 1980 championship were the four seeded teams and were separated in the quarter-final stage. Promoted from the Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship Ballyhea First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final After two postponements due to inclement weather, the Midleton-Carrigdhoun second round game was played on 21 June 1981.

That game featured a 28-minute delay as a number of Carrigdhoun players were caught in heavy traffic in Cork. At a meeting on 30 June 1981, the Cork County Board ordered that the quarter-final between Glen Rovers and Youghal be replayed. Glen Rovers won the initial game, Youghal objected, alleging that one of the Glen players, Red Crowley, was under suspension on the date of the match; the board upheld the objection after an investigation

1998–99 Nationalliga A

Statistics of Swiss National League A in the 1998–99 football season. The Qualification Round to the League season 2001–02 was contested by twelve teams; the first eight teams of the First Stage were to compete in the Championship Playoff Round. The teams in ninth to twelfth position completed with the top four teams of the Nationalliga B in a Nationalliga A/B Playoff round. At the end of the season Servette FC won the championship; the first eight teams of the regular season competed in the Championship Playoff Round. They took half of the points gained in the Qualification as Bonus with them The teams in ninth to twelfth position in the Nationalliga A completed with the top four teams of the Nationalliga B in a Nationalliga A/B Playoff round. Switzerland 1998–99 at RSSSF