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Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC is an American publisher of games based on fantasy and science fiction themes, an operator of retail stores for games. A basement-run role-playing game publisher, the company popularized the collectible card game genre with Magic: The Gathering in the mid-1990s, acquired the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game by purchasing the failing company TSR, further increased its success by publishing the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game; the company's corporate headquarters are located in Washington in the United States. Wizards of the Coast publishes role-playing games, board games, collectible card games, they have received numerous awards, including several Origins Awards. The company has been a subsidiary of Hasbro since 1999. All Wizards of the Coast stores were closed in 2004. Wizards of the Coast was founded by Peter Adkison in 1990 just outside Seattle and its current headquarters are located in nearby Renton; the company only published role-playing games such as the third edition of Talislanta and its own The Primal Order.

The 1992 release of The Primal Order, a supplement designed for use with any game system, brought legal trouble with Palladium Books suing for references to Palladium's game and system. The suit was settled in 1993. In 1991, Richard Garfield approached Wizards of the Coast with the idea for a new board game called RoboRally, but was turned down because the game would have been too expensive for Wizards of the Coast to produce. Instead, Adkison asked Garfield if he could invent a game, both portable and quick-playing, to which Garfield agreed. Adkison set up a new corporation, Garfield Games, to develop Richard Garfield's collectible card game concept called Manaclash, into Magic: The Gathering; this kept the game sheltered from the legal battle with Palladium, Garfield Games licensed the production and sale rights to Wizards until the court case was settled, at which point the shell company was shut down. Wizards debuted Magic in July 1993 at the Origins Game Fair in Dallas; the game proved popular at Gen Con in August 1993, selling out of its supply of 2.5 million cards, scheduled to last until the end of the year.

The success of Magic generated revenue that carried the company out from the handful of employees in 1993 working out of Peter's original basement headquarters into 250 employees in its own offices in 1995. In 1994, Magic won both the Mensa Top Five mind games award and the Origins Awards for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Board Game of 1993 and Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game of 1993. In 1994, Wizards began an association with The Beanstalk Group, a brand licensing agency and consultancy, to license the Magic brand. After the success of Magic, Wizards published RoboRally in 1994, it soon won the 1994 Origins Awards for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Board Game and Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game. Wizards expanded its role-playing game line by buying SLA Industries from Nightfall Games and Ars Magica from White Wolf, Inc. in 1994. In 1995, Wizards published another card game by Richard Garfield, The Great Dalmuti, which won the 1995 Best New Mind Game award from Mensa.

In August 1995, Wizards released Everway and four months closed its roleplaying game product line. Peter Adkison explained that the company was doing a disservice to the games with lack of support and had lost money on all of Wizards' roleplaying game products. In 1995, Wizards' annual sales passed US $65 million. Wizards announced the purchase of TSR, the cash-strapped makers of Dungeons & Dragons on April 10, 1997. Wizards acquired Five Rings Publishing Group for $25 million. Many of the creative and professional staff of TSR relocated from Wisconsin to the Renton area. Wizards used TSR as a brand name for a while retired it, allowing the TSR trademarks to expire. Between 1997 and 1999, the company spun off several well-loved but poorly selling campaign settings to fan groups, focusing business on the more profitable Greyhawk and Forgotten Realms lines. In Summer 1997, Wizards revisited the concept of a 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons, having first discussed it soon after the purchase of TSR.

Looking back on the decision in 2004, Adkison stated: "Obviously, had a strong economic incentive for publishing a new edition. And given the change in ownership we thought this would be an excellent opportunity for WotC to'put its stamp on D&D'." He "Set overall design direction" for the new edition of D&D. Wizards released the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons in 2000, as well as the d20 System. With these releases came the Open Game License, which allowed other companies to make use of those systems; the new edition of the D&D game won multiple Origins Awards in 2000 such as Best Roleplaying Game for Dungeons & Dragons and Best Graphic Presentation of a Roleplaying Game, Adventure, or Supplement for the Monster Manual. In 2002, Wizards sponsored a design contest which allowed designers to submit their campaign worlds to Wizards, to produce an original campaign world; the Eberron Campaign Setting won the 2004 Origins Award for Best Role-Playing Supplement. In 2003 Wizards released version 3.5 of the d20 system.

Wizards helped to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the D&D game at Gen Con Indy 2004. On August 2, 1997, Wizards of the Coast was granted U. S. Patent 5,662,332 on collectible card

John Dockery

John Dockery is an American sportscaster and former American football defensive back who played for the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1968 to 1973. He graduated from Brooklyn Preparatory a Jesuit High School where he lettered in Football, Basketball,and Baseball, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets out of Harvard. He spent the last two years of his playing career with the Steelers. In 1965, he played collegiate summer baseball for the now defunct Sagamore Clouters of the Cape Cod Baseball League. A first-baseman, Dockery played alongside future major league manager Bob Schaefer under Clouters' manager Lou Lamoriello, who skippered the team to the 1965 league title. Following his retirement, Dockery went on to co-host Sports Extra on WNYW Channel 5 in New York City with Bill Mazer, he served as a color analyst for College Football on ABC and NFL on CBS telecasts as well as a sideline reporter for College Football on CBS and Notre Dame Football on NBC. Dockery served as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football broadcasts on Westwood One radio from 1999 to 2007.

Prior to that, he served as analyst for the network's Sunday Night Football radiocasts, as well as sideline reporter for other games. Dockery continues to serve the game of football by co-organizing a youth football camp with Joe Namath, in this 44th year. Additionally after his sports career Dockery founded Cambridge Corporate Services in 1998, a New York-based outsourcing service provider. Other American Football League players Full roster of all American Football League players 1960 - 1969 Joe Namath / John Dockery Football Camp Cambridge Corporate Services

Roseanne Roseannadanna

Roseanne Roseannadanna is one of several recurring characters created and portrayed by Gilda Radner on Weekend Update in the early seasons of Saturday Night Live. She was the segment's consumer affairs reporter who, like an earlier Radner character Emily Litella, editorialized on current issues, only to go off-topic before being interrupted by the anchor. Unlike Litella's meek and apologetic character, Roseannadanna was tactless; the character was based on Rose Ann Scamardella, a former anchorwoman on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City. The character appeared in Radner's live one-woman shows. Roseannadanna's Saturday Night Live commentary followed a strict formula, she read a letter from Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey, although she once read a letter from his wife, "Mrs." Richard Feder. The letter would include a series of questions about a current social issue, to which Roseannadanna made derogatory comments about New Jersey before moving on to respond to the question; the name Richard Feder was an in-joke.

The “character” Feder moved to Mount St. Helens, while the real Feder moved to West Nyack, New York, but moved back to New Jersey, settling in Hamburg. While answering the questions, Roseannadanna invariably digressed, launching into lengthy anecdotes having to do with an encounter with celebrities which had no relevance to the topic at hand. Invariably, the story led to Roseannadanna going into graphic detail about bodily functions or personal hygiene; the concept was that the celebrities had told her the graphic stories and she was relating them to the audience. She provided response to these stories, the rhetorical question and catch phrase: "What are ya tryin' to do, make me sick?!" Weekend Update co-anchor Jane Curtin would interrupt, saying, "Roseanne, you're making me sick." Curtin would ask Roseannadanna what her comments had to do with the question. Radner would reply: "Well, Jane, it just goes to show you, it's always something — if it’s not one thing, it's another." Roseannadanna's comments wrapped up with the sharing of a piece of advice passed along by a family member, most her father, but sometimes her "Nana Roseannadanna".

In one episode, she mentioned her aunt "Pollyanna Roseannadanna", while in others, her "musically happening cousin Carlos Santana Roseannadanna", her religious aunt "Hosanna Roseannadanna", her singing cousin "Lola Falana Roseannadanna". In the final episode in which the character appeared, she mentioned her fashion designer aunt, "Murjani Roseannadanni". Radner's character had a tendency to refer to herself by her full name whenever possible: "Mr. Feder, I know what you're talkin' about, because, I, Roseanne Roseannadanna, once had the same thing happen to me." She exaggerated her tribulations, saying: "I thought I was gonna die!" For example, she narrated a story about eating a hamburger in a restaurant and feeling something hard in it. She spat it out and found it was white and looked like a toenail, she said: "I thought I was gonna die. I mean, what was a toenail doing in my hamburger?". She went to the restroom and, on the way, she saw Princess Lee Radziwill whom she described as the: "classy lady that no one knows where she's the princess of."

However, what the Princess didn't know was that she had a tiny piece of toilet paper hanging off her shoe, she was walking around and the toilet paper hadn't fallen off. "I thought. So I said to her,'Hey Princess Lee — what are ya tryin' to do, make me sick?'. Jane Curtin asked her what this had to do with anything, Roseannadanna replied: "Well it just goes to show you, it's always something, you either got a toenail in your hamburger or toilet paper clinging to your shoe." In Radner's off-Broadway one-woman show, she included a sketch where Roseanadanna is invited to give the commencement speech at Columbia University. After disclosing that she had not been the first choice for the commencement speech, that the university only called her after Geraldo Rivera pulled out because he "had a boil that needed to be lanced", she attempts to prepare the new graduates for the hard road ahead by describing a job interview she once had with CBS, in which Walter Cronkite mistakenly thought that she'd "passed gas" and kicked her out of his office.

Roseannadanna was credited as "co-author" of Radner's book Roseanne Roseannadanna's Hey Get Back to Work. In the last year of her life, Radner released a memoir of her experience with ovarian cancer, entitled It's Always Something. Radner recorded the memoir as an audio book, imitating Roseannadanna and some of her other SNL characters when describing parts of her life. October 29, 1977 – Host: Charles Grodin January 21, 1978 – Host: Steve Martin January 28, 1978 – Host: Robert Klein February 25, 1978 – Host: O. J. Simpson March 18, 1978, – Host: Jill Clayburgh April 15, 1978 – Host: Michael Sarrazin May 13, 1978 – Host: Richard Dreyfuss October 7, 1978 – Host: The Rolling Stones November 18, 1978 – Host: Carrie Fisher December 16, 1978 – Host: Elliott Gould February 24, 1979 – Host: Kate Jackson April 7, 1979 – Host: Richard Benjamin May 26, 1979 – Host: Buck Henry October 20, 1979 – Host: Eric Idle December 22, 1979 – Host: Ted Knight March 15, 1980 – Host: No specific host May 24, 1980

Pühertoonia

Pühertoonia is the third album by Estonian rock group Terminaator, released in 1997. Muinasjutu mets [Fairy tale forest - 3:40 Õnnelik 37 - 3:54 Šaakali päev - 3:20 Keegi tahab sind - 4:15 Sügav uni - 5:13 Pime viha - 3:39 Valge liblika... - 4:25 Kui kuningas nutab - 3:48 Kristallkülmas öös - 4:57 Imelikud soovid - 2:28 Kes uskus? - 3:46 Tahan ärgata üles - 3:08 Ingli puudutus - 8:25 "Muinajutu mets" is about how time separates close friends. The only song from "Pühertoonia" to be featured on "Go Live 2005". "Õnnelik 37" is about a man. But that man doesn't feel free and he wants to cut himself loose. "Šaakali päev" is about a man having a bad hair day and being angry. "Keegi tahab sind" is about cheating in marriage. The "other" wonders, why she cheats on his husband, because he's a good man and husband. "Sügav uni" is about a relationship gone bad. The woman is dreaming about good old days. "Pime viha" is about a man, to whom somebody does great injustice, making him feel bad, thus generating "blind rage" towards him/her.

The message of "Valge liblika..." is: "I'm hurt because of you and I'm trying to forget you". "Kui kuningas nutab" is about the hard life of a king. He's so sad. "Kristallkülmas öös" is a typical love song and references to miracles. It's on "Kuld". "Imelikud soovid" is about a girl, that wants the narrator so badly, that she doesn't care, what he does to her. "Kes uskus?" is about wanting or believing something and getting the opposite or getting nothing at all. On "Kuld". "Tahan ärgata üles" is about nightmares. The message may be deeper. "Ingli puudutus" is the longest song by Terminaator. It's about a man, he feels, that her spirit aids him throughout life. On "Kuld". Estmusic.com Listen to the songs

John Daniel Wild

John Daniel Wild was a twentieth-century American philosopher. Wild began his philosophical career as an empiricist and realist but became an important proponent of existentialism and phenomenology in the United States. Wild was born in Illinois. After undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, he received his master's degree from Harvard University and completed his PhD at the University of Chicago in 1926, he taught for a year at the University of Michigan and at Harvard from 1927 until 1961 when he left to assume the chairmanship of the philosophy department at Northwestern University, a leading center for phenomenology and existentialism in the United States. Wild moved to Yale, in 1969, to the University of Florida, he received an honorary doctorate from Ripon College and served as visiting professor at the Universities of Chicago and Washington. He served as president of the Association for Realistic Philosophy and the Metaphysical Society of America. In 1962 Wild, along with William A. Earle, James M. Edie, others, founded the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.

John Wild died in Connecticut. George Berkeley. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 1936. 552 pages. George Berkeley: a study of his life and philosophy. New York: Russell & Russell. 1962. Plato's Theory of Man: an introduction to the realistic philosophy of culture. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 1946. 320 pages.. New York: Octagon Press. 1964. Introduction to Realistic Philosophy. New York: Harper. 1948. 516 pages.. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 1984. ISBN 0-8191-3890-8. Plato's the Theory of Natural Law. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 1953. 259 pages. The Challenge of Existentialism. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press. 1955. 297 pages.. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1979. ISBN 0-313-21127-2. Human freedom and social order: an essay in Christian philosophy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 1959. 250 pages. Christianity and Existentialism. With James M. Edie and William Earle. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. 1963. CS1 maint: others 186 pages. Existence and the World of Freedom. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

1963. 243 pages. The Radical Empiricism of William James. New York: Doubleday. 1969. 430 pages.. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1980. ISBN 0-313-22641-5. Benedictus de Spinoza: selections, edited by John Wild. New York: C. Scribner’s sons. 1930. 479 pages. Classics of religious devotion, by John Wild and others. Boston: Beacon. 1950. 117 pages. The Return to Reason: Essays in Realistic Philosophy. Chicago: Henry Regnery. 1953. 373 pages. American philosophy List of American philosophers Patterns of the life-world. James M. Edie, Francis H. Parker, Calvin O. Schrag. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. 1970. CS1 maint: others 414 pages. William E. Kaufman. John Wild: From Realism to Phenomenology. P. Lang. 226 pages. ISBN 0-8204-2796-9; the Promise of Phenomenology: Posthumous Papers of John Wild. Richard Ira Sugarman and Roger B. Duncan. Lexington Books. 2006. CS1 maint: others 289 pages. ISBN 0-7391-1366-6

Michael McGarry

Michael McGarry was a successful association footballer who represented New Zealand in the 1980s and 1990s. His senior career began with Dunedin City and Mosgiel, before he moved to Australia to join Sydney Olympic in the National Soccer League, he returned to New Zealand after a single season to join Christchurch United where he won back-to-back Jack Batty Memorial Trophies contesting the Chatham Cup final on the winning side in 1989 and the losing side in 1990. McGarry scored in his full All Whites début in a 4–2 win over Fiji on 17 September 1986 and ended his international playing career having pulled on the all white shirt 87 times, including 54 A-international caps in which he scored 12 goals, earning his final cap in a 0–5 loss to Indonesia on 21 September 1997, he is the father of New Zealand Under-20 footballer James McGarry. A teacher at Otago Boys High School Michael McGarry – FIFA competition record