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William McCrea (astronomer)

Sir William Hunter McCrea FRS FRSE FRAS was an English astronomer and mathematician. He was born in Dublin in Ireland on 13 December 1904, his family moved to Kent in 1906 and to Derbyshire where he attended Chesterfield Grammar School. His father was a school master at Netherthorpe Grammar School in Staveley, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1923 where he studied Mathematics gaining a PhD in 1929 under Ralph H. Fowler. From 1930 he lectured in Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. During his time in Edinburgh he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposers were Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Sir Charles Galton Darwin, Edward Copson and Charles Glover Barkla. He won the Society's Keith Medal for the period 1939–41. In 1932 he moved to Imperial College London as a Reader. In 1936 he became Professor of Mathematics and head of the mathematics department at the Queen's University of Belfast. In the Second World War he was co-opted onto the Admiralty Operational Research Group.

After the war, he joined the mathematics department at Royal Holloway College in 1944. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1952. In 1965, McCrea created the astronomy centre of the physics department at the University of Sussex. McCrea died on 25 April 1999 at Lewes in Sussex. In 1933 he married Marian Core. In 1928, he studied Albrecht Unsöld's hypothesis, discovered that three quarters of the Sun is made of hydrogen, about one quarter is helium, with 1% being other elements. Previous to this many people thought the Sun consisted of iron. After this, people realised. In 1964 he proposed mass transfer mechanism as an explanation of blue straggler stars. McCrea was president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1961 to 1963 and president of Section A of the British Association for the Advancement of Science from 1965–6, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1985. He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1976

Restless (Sara Evans album)

Restless is the fourth studio album by American country music singer Sara Evans. It was released in August 2003 via RCA Records Nashville, it has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album's first single, "Backseat of a Greyhound Bus", reached number 16 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Despite the rather low chart performance of the first single, the album debuted quite well, it peaked at number 3 on the country chart and at number 20 on the pop chart after selling 44,283 copies in its first week. The album's second single, "Perfect", fared better and reached number 2. "Suds in the Bucket", the third single, became a signature song for Evans, having reached number one on the country charts, making Restless her third consecutive album to contain a number one single. The fourth single, "Tonight", charted just outside the country Top 40 at number 41

Mary Ann Pascal

Mary Ann Pascal is an American actress and business executive. She is known for her role as Samantha "Sam" Booke on the Showtime original comedy series Brothers, is Vice President of Player Development at Wynn Las Vegas. Pascal was born in New York City, she broke into television in 1984, at first in guest roles on such series as Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and Hotel, in a few made-for-TV movies before landing what is her best known role to date on Showtime's Brothers, in 1986. For the next three seasons of Brothers, Pascal played Sam, the new steady love interest of Joe Waters, whom he marries at the start of the show's fifth season. Sam became pregnant just before their wedding, bore Joe a daughter, during the season. Outside of and beyond Brothers, Pascal continued to do guest work on syndicated and cable TV series, while adding more TV movies to her resume, her most visible roles in TV films include Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife, Parker Kane and Writer's Block. Pascal's last guest appearance was in a 1996 episode of USA Network's Pacific Blue.

In various credits of hers, she is sometimes billed as Marianne or Mariann, but is most referred to as Mary Ann. Prior to joining the cast of Brothers, Pascal made guest appearances in the program's first and second seasons, as nearly different characters. In her second season guest shot only, she was credited as Mariann Pascal, but in her original 1984 appearance, as well as during her three-year role as Sam, she was billed as Mary Ann Pascal. In the mid-1980s, after her acting career commenced, Pascal began working as unofficial hostess of the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, she commuted back and forth between Las Vegas and Los Angeles for work. During her time on Brothers, the show made several references to the Golden Nugget in storylines that involved the Sam character. In fact, a multi-episode story arc in the fourth season was shot on location at the Golden Nugget when most of the cast went to Las Vegas. At the end of the show's fifth-season premiere, when Joe and Sam decide to return to Las Vegas for their wedding, Sam asks Joe if they'll have a "Golden Nugget nuptial".

Pascal continued her career with Las Vegas resorts after leaving on-screen acting in 1996 becoming Vice President of Player Development at Wynn Las Vegas, a position she holds. Pascal is married to Michael Pascal, a former marketing executive for the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino whose sister, Elaine Wynn, was married to billionaire Steve Wynn. Michael became senior executive host for Wynn Las Vegas until February 2015. Mary Ann has Andrew Pascal and David Pascal. Mary Ann Pascal on IMDb

Ben Wagner

Benjamin L. "Ben" Wagner is an American sportscaster. Since March 2018, he has worked as the play-by-play radio announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. Wagner was born in Indiana; as a child, he was a fan of the Chicago Cubs. He was hired for his first on-air role with WAWC-FM in Syracuse, Indiana. Wagner attended Indiana State University, where he worked for WISU-FM calling both men's and women's college baseball games, graduated in December 2003 with a bachelor's degree in radio-TV/film. While attending the university, he met Megan. In 2004, Wagner began working as the play-by-play announcer and director of media and public relations for the Class-A Lakewood BlueClaws. In the offseason, he worked in the radio booth for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, calling the Hawks basketball games. On March 19, 2007, Wagner was hired as the play-by-play radio announcer for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, he remained in that role with the Bisons until March 27, 2018, when it was announced that he would replace the retiring Jerry Howarth as the lead radio play-by-play announcer for the Bisons' parent club, the Toronto Blue Jays.

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The Vejtables

The Vejtables were an American rock band from Millbrae, California. They recorded for the Autumn label and found limited success with such songs as "I Still Love You" and a cover version of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind". Lead singer Jan Errico played drums for the group's recordings, making her one of the few female drummers at the time; the Vejtables began their career playing bars and nightclubs along El Camino Real on the San Francisco Peninsula though they were still in high school at the time. The band's origin was Portola Valley, south of San Francisco, they started playing together around 1964 A good body of their Autumn recordings were produced by Sly Stone. From 1964 to 1965 the line up consisted of Ned Hollis on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Bob Bailey on lead vocals, tambourine and percussion, Jan Errico on drums and backing vocals, Rick Dey on bass and backing vocals, Bob Cole on lead guitar. In May 1965, the band was part of a KYA sponsored concert held at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium.

Other acts at the concert were The Beau Brummels, The Byrds, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Rolling Stones. In 1965, Autumn label boss Tom Donahue had hired Sly Stone to produce the group along with The Great Society, The Mojo Men and The Beau Brummels. By mid to late August, Billboard had predicted that their single "I Still Love You" would reach the Hot 100 chart, it did quite well in Chicago. Debuting on the 10th of September, it spent 3 weeks in the charts, peaking at no 23 on the 24th of that month. By October 1965, "I Still Love You" along with others by The Other Tikis, The Mojo Men, The Beau Brummels appeared in a Billboard advertisement "autumn IS HERE WITH BIG RECORDS BREAKING NATIONALLY WITH PROVEN SALES IN MAJOR MARKETS". In October 1965, the band was on the bill of a Tom "Big Daddy" Donahue and Bob Mitchell produced concert at The Cow Palace that featuring Little Anthony & The Imperials, Bobby Freeman, The Beau Brummels, The BYRDS, Glen Campbell, The Castaways, The Lovin Spoonful, The Mojo Men, Charlie Rich, The Shangri Las, SONNY & CHER, The Sunrays, The Tikis, The Toys, Roy Head.

Here is the program for that concert: In early January 1966, the group was playing at the Nu Beat club in Redwood City which had opened. That year Autumn went broke and closed which meant the end of their relationship with the label. By the spring of 1966, Errico had left the band and she was a member of The Mojo Men. Bob Bailey kept the band going. For a short time Bob Mosley who would one day join Moby Grape was a member, but he never recorded with the group. With a change in musical direction to a more psychedelic sound, the group recorded 2 more singles in 1966 for the Uptown and Tower labels, they were credited as The Book of Changes for their Tower release. The A side of the single was. Jan Errico changed her last name to Ashton because she thought it sounded British, she left the group because their sound was evolving into a harder psychedelic sound, joining another San Francisco group, the Mojo Men, for which she sang a audible harmony vocal on their biggest selling single, the Stephen Stills-composed "Sit Down I Think I Love You" from 1967.

The Mojo Men shortened their name to Mojo, released an album and several singles on the GRT label before disbanding. Jan Errico - drummer, vocals Bob Bailey - tambourine, vocals Bob Cole - guitar Rick Dey - bass Ned Hollis - guitar, organ Reese Sheets - guitar Frank Smith - bass Jim Sawyers - guitar Richard Fortunato - guitar, vocals Roland Oeler - bass Saul Lewis - organ, vocals Arthur Penthollow - drums Bob Mosley - bass

Leigh Hall (Gainesville, Florida)

The Leigh Hall known as the Chemistry-Pharmacy Building, is an historic building on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, in the United States. It was designed by Rudolph Weaver in the Collegiate Gothic style and was built in 1927. In 1949 the pharmacy college moved to new quarters and the building was renamed Leigh Hall for Townes R. Leigh, longtime chairman of the chemistry department. A west wing was added in 1949 and the building was renovated in 1994. Leigh Hall is a contributing property in the University of Florida Campus Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 20, 1989. University of Florida Buildings at the University of Florida Campus Historic District UF Historic Sites Guide: Leigh Hall