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Greg Coleman

Gregory Jerome Coleman is a retired American football punter who had a 12-year career in the National Football League playing for the Cleveland Browns, the Minnesota Vikings, the Washington Redskins. He attended Florida A&M University. Coleman is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Coleman is the Minnesota Vikings sideline reporter for KFAN, he is the cousin of former Major League Baseball outfielder Vince Coleman. Early in his career, he earned the nickname "Coffin Corner" because of his ability to aim his kicks near the corner of the playing field where the end zone and out-of-bounds lines meet. Due to his uncharacteristic speed defenses lined up to guard against a fake punt because he was a threat to run for a first down, he is known as being one of the first African American Punters in the NFL. He was selected by the fans to be a member of the Viking 40th Anniversary team, he is a member of the Florida A&M Football Hall of Fame and is a member of the State of Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame.

He is a Manager of National Public Safety Markets for Harris Corporation - Assured Communications, a communications equipment company. He is the co-founder of the Pepsi Minority Golf Tournament, an event in his hometown of Jacksonville Florida that provides college scholarships for students in the North Florida area, he is the founder of the Greg Coleman Celebrity Golf Tournament. This event benefits students in the Twin Cities area in conjunction with the University of Minnesota YMCA Tutoring Mentoring and life skills programs, he is an ordained minister and has served as Associate Pastor in the Twin Cities for a number of years. Greg is the founder of "Touch From Him Ministries" a ministry, designed to encourage and spread the Good News and together with his wife Eleanor they facilitate marriage educations seminars, he and his wife Eleanor have two adult children and Gregory II. KFAN Vikings Broadcast Team

25th Aero Squadron

The 25th Aero Squadron was a United States Army Air Service unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I. The squadron was assigned as a Day Pursuit Squadron as part of the 4th Pursuit Group, Second United States Army, its mission was to engage and clear enemy aircraft from the skies and provide escort to reconnaissance and bombardment squadrons over enemy territory. The squadron saw limited combat, with Second Army's planned offensive drive on Metz cancelled due to the 1918 Armistice with Germany, the squadron returned to the United States in June 1919 and was demobilized; the current United States Air Force unit which holds its lineage and history is the 25th Space Range Squadron, based at Schriever Air Force Base and assigned to the Nevada Test & Training Range. A detail of men from the 3d Aero Squadron at Fort Sam Houston, was assigned to the new Kelly Field on 7 May 1917 to erect tents for the First Provisional Recruit Regiment; the next day, after a sufficient number of tents were put up, what became the 25th Aero Squadron began being quartered in Row "G".

On 10 May, the first formation of men was held. Between 11 May and 13 June, the men of Row G went through the usual recruit training, a minute allowance of drill and a large portion of fatigue, such as digging ditches, excavation for road-building, erection of wooden barracks and performing guard duty on what became Kelly Field #1. Quite a few of the buildings erected on the field. On 13 June, the unit was formally organized and given the designation of "20th Aero Squadron", due to a clerical error, the designation had been allocated to another unit, the squadron was re-designated as the "25th Aero Squadron" on 22 June. On 1 July, equipment of all kinds was issued to the men, including uniforms, ammunition belts, but no aircraft. On the 15th, an old Curtiss RE-2 aircraft was parked in front of the squadron. Training was held on repair and rigging this aircraft, on the 26th, the squadron was moved from their row of tents into one of the new wooden barracks which they had helped to erect. Further instruction on aircraft maintenance continued, on 15 September, several crews from the squadron were sent over to the airfield to take charge of some Curtiss JN-4As and LWS, which were flying daily from Kelly Field #1.

Training continued through the months of November at Kelly Field. On 9 December, the squadron was ready to be sent overseas and was ordered to proceed to the Aviation Concentration Center, Garden City, Long Island; the squadron, did not depart Kelly Field until 28 December, arriving in New York on 3 January 1918. The time spent in Garden City was short, as on 9 January, the squadron took a short train trip to Hoboken, New Jersey and boarded the RMS Carmania, bound for Liverpool, England; the voyage across the Atlantic was uneventful. A train was taken south to Winchester, where the 25th Aero Squadron was assigned to the Romsey Rest Camp. At Winchester, it was learned that the squadron would be assigned to the British Royal Flying Corps for advanced training before being sent to the front in France, it boarded a train, first proceeding to London changing there, took another train to Scotland, arriving at RFC Ayr at 9:00am on 31 January. At Ayr, the squadron was assigned to the #1 School of Aerial Fighting.

After several weeks of intense training by the RFC, the British trainers determined that the squadron was capable of doing the work they were assigned. The men were divided into different flights, were given the assignments of maintaining Sopwith Pups, Sopwith Camels, SE.5s, Sopwith Dolphins, French SPADs, Avro 504s, Bristol Fighters and Bristol monoplanes. A captured German Albatros was sent there for instructional purposes. On 23 April, the squadron was ordered to proceed to the #2 School of Aerial Fighting, RFC Marske-by-the-Sea, England for further training. There, given the scarcity of British aircraft mechanics, a large majority of the men of the 25th were pressed into service to support the station's operations. In early August, the squadron, being eager to get to the front, was ordered to proceed to France, leaving on 7 August for the Romney Rest Camp at Winchester. However, due to delays, the 25th did not reach the port of Le Havre until the afternoon of 16 August. After several days at Rest Camp #4, the 25th Aero Squadron boarded a French troop train bound for the Replacement Concentration Center, AEF, St. Maixent Replacement Barracks on 18 August for equipping, personnel processing.

On the 27th, it moved again to the Air Service Production Center No. 2. At Romorantin Aerodrome, arriving on the 29th. There, the squadron went back to performing the same work it was doing at Kelly Field, that of ten hours of fatigue work each day, unloading steel from cars and placing it in piles, it continued this until 16 September when they departed for the 1st Air Depot at Colombey-les-Belles Airdrome. At Colombey the squadron was classified as a Pursuit Squadron, began to receive pursuit pilots. Many of the pilots had been trained in England and had been attached to British squadrons, flying Royal Aircraft Factory S. E.5s over the lines. During its time in England, the 25th had gained much experience in maintaining S. E.5s, it was delighted to learn it would be the first American Squadron to be equipped with the British aircraft. However, the S. E.5s which it would be equipped were intended to be fitted with American license-built Hispano-Suiza 8 engines manufactured by Wright Aeronautical.

The planes were being assembled by the Austin Motor Company, in Birmingham and Coventry and several flying officers were sent to England to fe

Sammy Williams

Samuel Joseph Williams was an American actor of stage and film. He was best known for his role as Paul in the musical A Chorus Line, for which he won Broadway's 1976 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. Williams was born in Trenton, New Jersey to Joseph Williams, a factory worker and Nona Dibella, a hospital employee, he started taking dance classes at age 8 at a studio run by John Tucci. He used to tag along to his sister's dance class, one day when she refused to attend, he said "I can do that!" and his career was born. After graduating from Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, where he performed school plays, he left for New York City in 1967 at age 19 to make it on Broadway, he landed some tours and appeared on Broadway in The Happy Time and Applause in chorus roles between 1968 and 1972. In 1974, Williams was invited to participate in the famous workshops which led to the creation of 1975's A Chorus Line, he originated the role of Paul, a Puerto-Rican dancer who shared a heart-breaking and touching story of growing up gay in a Catholic high school, his years as a drag performer, ultimate acceptance of his family.

While the overall characterization of Paul was based on Williams, the bulk of the story was the true life experience of A Chorus Line co-author Nicholas Dante. Williams was successful in the role and won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Along with the rest of the cast, Williams won the 1976 Theatre World Award for Ensemble Performance for the show. Williams continued on stage for several years, but he was unable to translate his success into significant credits in television and film, appearing in only a handful of projects, such as a guest appearance in Kojak. Frustrated, he quit acting in the late 1980s and moved to West Hollywood, where he went into business as a florist, he designed floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade for 10 years. Williams decided to give acting another try and began performing in California and touring in a one-man show about his experiences in A Chorus Line, among other things, he commented, "It tells of my journey through the rehearsal process and the experience of doing the show and the things that happened after I left the show.

So many people ask me what happened, so I just wrote a show about it."He died on 17 March 2018, of cancer in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Sammy Williams at the Internet Broadway Database Sammy Williams on IMDb Flinn, Denny Martin, What They Did for Love: The Untold Story Behind the Making of A Chorus Line, Bantam Books, 1989. ISBN 0-553-34593-1 Kelly, One Singular Sensation: The Michael Bennett Story, Zebra Biography, 1990. ISBN 0-8217-3310-9 Mandelbaum, Ken, A Chorus Line and the Musicals of Michael Bennett, St. Martin's Press, 1989. ISBN 0-312-03061-4 Viagas, Baayork Lee, Thommie Walsh, On the Line: The Creation of A Chorus Line, Morrow, 1990 ISBN 0-688-08429-X

Aha Oe Feii?

Aha Oe Feii? or Are You Jealous? is a painting by Paul Gauguin from 1892, based on a real-life episode during his stay on Tahiti which he described in the diary Noa Noa: "On the shore two sisters are lying after bathing, in the graceful poses of resting animals. The recollection causes them to quarrel, "What? Are you jealous?" Gauguin titled the painting in Tahitian language, Aha Oe Feii?, in the lower left corner of the canvas. The painting evokes a sense of Pacific paradise in which sexual relations are harmless. According to Professor Peter Toohey, "this jealousy is not the product of a threat to an exclusive sexual relationship or jilted love affair - it is the result of one of the sisters having enjoyed more sex than the other the night before". In a letter to his friend from 1892, Gauguin wrote about the painting: "I think this is the best of what I've made so far"; the painting is housed in the Pushkin Museum, Russia

Kim Thatcher

Kim Thatcher is an American politician. She is a Republican state senator from Oregon's Senate District 13, having won election in 2014. Prior to becoming a senator, she was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from House District 25, she is a resident of Keizer. Thatcher attended Portland State University. Thatcher was first elected to the Oregon House District 25 in 2004. Early in her career, as the owner of the highway construction firm KT Contracting, she was well known as a critic of the Oregon Department of Transportation. In May 2005, Thatcher sponsored a bill to limit public access to information about concealed handgun license, she was reelected in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. In 2014, Thatcher chose to run for Oregon State Senate Seat 13, held by the retiring Larry George, rather than seek reelection to her house seat. Thatcher's 2014 campaign for State Senator got off to a strong start, she won the election. However, The Oregonian had revoked the endorsement the day after giving it due to newly released reports showing companies she owned had lied about expenses submitted to ODOT for repayment, was found destroying evidence when records were requested in court proceedings.

The rulings ended with a $60,000 fine, an assessment stating that while the company had willfully destroyed evidence, the resources needed to prosecute a criminal case would require more than could be justified as an appropriate use. Thatcher was a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention, where she cast her vote for Donald Trump as the nominee. While she was a Ted Cruz supporter, she came away from the convention supporting Trump for president, stating "I can say I feel less uncomfortable with Trump."On February 10, 2020, Thatcher announced that she is running for the office of Oregon Secretary of State in the 2020 general election. As of 2017 this office is the only statewide office in Oregon held by Republicans, as of the date of her announcement Thatcher is the only Republican candidate that has announced her candidacy. Thatcher serves on the Transparency advisory commission, she currently sits on the General Government and Accountability Committee. Thatcher was one of several cosponsors of legislation in 2009 to establish an Oregon's first transparency website.

Thatcher was a chief sponsor of legislation signed into law in 2011 that expanded Oregon's transparency web site to include economic development tax incentives, in 2013 was a sponsor of legislation that required the state transparency website to post additional materials, such as minutes or summaries of public meetings, additional state contracts, information on tax expenditures under Oregon Low Income Community Jobs Initiatives. Thatcher was the sponsor of subsequent successful legislation in 2015 and 2017 that expanded the material on the state transparency website. In 2017, Thatcher introduced a bill that would have required public universities and community colleges in Oregon to expel students convicted of rioting. Thatcher introduced similar legislation in 2011. From June 20, 2019, all 11 Republican state senators for Oregon, including Thatcher, refused to show up for work at the Oregon State Capitol, instead going into hiding, some fleeing the state, their aim was to prevent a vote on a cap-and-trade proposal that would lower greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to combat climate change.

The Senate has 30 seats, but one seat was vacant at the time due to the recent death of Senator Jackie Winters. Without the Republican senators, the remaining 18 Democratic state senators could not reach a quorum of 20 to hold a vote. Oregon House website Campaign website