Bill Campbell
Bill Campbell
Bill Campbell (born 1953 in Raleigh, North Carolina), is a former American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and served as the 57th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. , from 1994 to 2002. Campbell was the fifty-seventh mayor in the city's history and the third African American to hold the office. In 1960, a seven-year-old Bill Campbell was the first black student to attend an all-white school in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended William G. Enloe High School.
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A Large Corporation Claims It Owns The Trademark To "Yosemite National Park"
Huffington Post - about 1 year
SACRAMENTO (CN) - Yosemite National Park is changing the names of several iconic sites due to trademark concerns after awarding a $2 billion federal contract to a new concessionaire - but challenges the previous concessionaire's trademark claim to "Yosemite National Park." The Ahwahnee Hotel, built in 1927, will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on March 1 when Aramark takes it over from DNC Parks & Resorts. Curry Village, which has borne that name since it opened in 1899, will be renamed Half Dome Village. Badger Pass Ski Area, which became California's first ski resort in the 1930s, will become the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area; Yosemite Lodge at the Falls will be renamed Yosemite Valley Lodge; and the Wawona Hotel will become Big Trees Lodge. Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher said the names are changing to eliminate potential trademark issues with DNC, which lost a $2 billion bid last year to renew its contract. The new contract was granted instead to a su ...
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A Large Corporation Claims It Owns The Trademark To "Yosemite National Park"
Huffington Post - about 1 year
SACRAMENTO (CN) - Yosemite National Park is changing the names of several iconic sites due to trademark concerns after awarding a $2 billion federal contract to a new concessionaire - but challenges the previous concessionaire's trademark claim to "Yosemite National Park." The Ahwahnee Hotel, built in 1927, will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on March 1 when Aramark takes it over from DNC Parks & Resorts. Curry Village, which has borne that name since it opened in 1899, will be renamed Half Dome Village. Badger Pass Ski Area, which became California's first ski resort in the 1930s, will become the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area; Yosemite Lodge at the Falls will be renamed Yosemite Valley Lodge; and the Wawona Hotel will become Big Trees Lodge. Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher said the names are changing to eliminate potential trademark issues with DNC, which lost a $2 billion bid last year to renew its contract. The new contract was granted instead to a su ...
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This Murdered Trans Woman Lived To Inspire Others
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This is the final part of a three-part series written and reported by Kaley Fowler for the Matthew Shepard Foundation. To read this story on the Matthew Shepard Foundation's site, head here. To read the first two parts of this series, head here and here. Amber Monroe knew her life had purpose. Even though she faced discrimination in every aspect of her life as a trans woman of color, she believed her hardships were the makings of a story that she would one day share to inspire others. “She had no problem speaking her mind and talking about her experience,” said Bré Campbell, friend of Amber and executive director of the Trans Sista of Color Project in Detroit. “She was very bright in the ways in which she was able to recognize that all the bad things in her life were shaping her and molding her. She was very profound.” Unfortunately, Amber will never have the chance to share her own story. In the early morning hours of Aug. 8, 20-year-old Amber was found murdered on Detroi ...
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A Noble and Laudable Nobel Laureate: William C. Campbell
Huffington Post - over 1 year
One day in the early 1970s, Bill Campbell (one of this year's 3 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) stumbled on something truly remarkable. Bill had already been hard at work in Merck's Therapeutic Research institute for nearly a decade, applying his efforts to understanding the effects of various agents on a wide range of parasitic organisms, mostly worms. Parasitic worms plague every livestock operation and horse farm around the world, especially in places where domesticated animals outnumber people. Long gone were the days in which the treatment options were limited to toxic doses of dry-cleaning fluid (carbon tetrachloride). The search was on for novel antiparasitic agents. But testing each new compound required the painstaking recovery of fresh worms from a constant slaughter of infected animals. What Bill stumbled on that day was the discovery that larval worms would survive freezing at -321 F in liquid nitrogen! The implications for research were huge ...
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Somewhere In-Between
Huffington Post - about 2 years
"And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations They're quite aware of what they're going through" - David Bowie When I was a little girl, I was a hair dressing prodigy and in my community that made me a big deal. For the black women of my neighborhood, hair was critically important. Hair was not simply hair; it was the crown that determined one's social status. The more stylish the hair, the more important the person. This bizarre social casting system put anyone with hair skills in very high demand. And boy did I have skills. I have always had an artistic eye and when combined with my exceptionally dexterous fingers, intense attention to detail and outstanding bedside manner, I was the Mozart of hair. I was such a natural that before I could read the instructions on the Revlon hair relaxer box, women in my family entrusted me to apply the powerful hair straightening chemicals to their scalps. By the time I entered h ...
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Apple appoints BlackRock founding partner to board
Yahoo News - over 2 years
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said Susan Wagner, founding partner of BlackRock Inc, had been appointed to its board. The maker of iPhone said Bill Campbell, the board's longest-serving member, would retire after 17 years of service. Campbell is chairman of Intuit Inc, the developer of tax-preparation software TurboTax. Besides BlackRock, Wagner also serves on the boards of DSP BlackRock (India), as well as Swiss Re, Wellesley College and Hackley School. (Reporting By Lehar Maan in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D'Souza)
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New Person Of Interest In Disappearance Of Sheila Lyon And Katherine Lyon
Huffington Post - about 3 years
A convicted child sex offender has emerged as a person of interest in the presumed killings of two young sisters who vanished from a suburban Washington shopping mall nearly 40 years ago, Maryland police said Tuesday. Chief J. Thomas Manger with the Montgomery County Police Department announced at a press conference that Lloyd Lee Welch, also known as Michael Welch, is now the primary person of interest in the 1975 disappearance of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and her 10-year-old sister Katherine. Welch is the second convicted sex offender to emerge over the decades as a target of investigators on the case. The disappearance of the the Lyon sisters sparked widespread media coverage in the years since their disappearance. Both are presumed dead, though extensive searches over the years have failed to lead to their bodies. Manger said Welch was identified as a suspect during a recent reexamination of the cold case file. The chief declined to elaborate and wouldn't say why Welch wasn't in ...
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PayNearMe attracts serious money, big partner for unbanked
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
PayNearMe, the Sunnyvale electronic cash transaction network, just closed a $20 million round of financing from Silicon Valley venture capitalists, and gained the services of Family Dollar and its 8,000 stores nationwide. PayNearMe has two categories of users: consumers who don't have a bank account, or credit or debit card, or otherwise prefer paying their bills in cash, and businesses and government agencies who prefer not to handle cash in this digitized world. Once you and your landlord, utility company and other cash-based businesses agree to handle your bills through PayNearMe, you bring the cash, along with a preprinted slip or your mobile phone containing an electronic barcode, and the physical bill, to your nearest 7-Eleven, Ace Cash Express or Family Dollar - 17,000 stores in all - and voila! With blue-chip investors - Maveron is Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's venture fund - and board members and advisers that include Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell - PayNearMe looks to be a ...
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How Silicon Valley Conspired to Pay Everyone Less So That CEOs Could Make More
Mother Jones - about 3 years
A while ago I read—but only vaguely processed—some coverage of a government antitrust action being taken against several big Silicon Valley companies who had agreed not to hire each other's employees. But until reading this Mark Ames story at Pando, I had no idea how widespread the conspiracy was. This was no mere informal gentlemen's agreement. It was a dogged, rear-guard fight against the rising wages of top engineers in the Valley: That DOJ suit became the basis of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of over 100,000 tech employees whose wages were artificially lowered — an estimated $9 billion effectively stolen by the high-flying companies from their workers to pad company earnings — in the second half of the 2000s. Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied attempts by Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe to have the lawsuit tossed, and gave final approval for the class action suit to go forward. ....The companies argued that the non-recruitment agreements had no ...
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Service to celebrate life
Blue Ridge Now - about 3 years
Four years ago, the director of a crisis pregnancy center in Hendersonville wanted to do something to remember the Supreme Court's decision that made abortion legal in the United States. “I think it was a God thing,” said Joyce Wright, the executive director of the Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center. “God put it on my heart that we needed to do this until Roe v. Wade is reversed.” Wright eventually partnered with Henderson County's Ministerial Association to organize a candle-lighting service on the anniversary of the court decision each year. This year, the Lights for Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hendersonville's First Presbyterian Church. The service, which is designed to bring light into darkness and celebrate life, is free and open to the public. Open Arms and the ministerial association are co-sponsoring the event. At the end of the service at First Presbyterian, participants will light 265 candles and hold them as they walk around the block along Sev ...
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Apple CEO fails to soothe shareholder concerns over cash pile at meeting
Financial Post - almost 4 years
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, saying he’s in “very, very active” talks about what to do with the company’s growing cash pile, did little to assuage investors seeking more clarity on his plans. Apple shares slipped after Cook ended the company’s annual shareholder meeting without giving any additional insight on what he’ll do with US$137.1-billion in cash and investments. Shareholders re-elected the board, approved Ernst & Young LLP as accountant and passed a non-binding measure on executive pay. The stock isn’t going to do much until the investment community gets more granularity or clarity Cook is under growing pressure to use higher dividends, stock buybacks or a new class of preferred shares to compensate investors after Apple’s stock tumbled by more than a third from a September peak. The calls grew louder amid signs of slowing sales and profit growth and increasingly acute competition from Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc. “The stock isn’t going ...
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Hate-Crime Watchdog Could Lose County Funding
Aliso Viejo Patch - over 4 years
The nonprofit that tracks hate crimes in the county and trains agencies in the aftermath of high-profile racial incidents could soon lose its county funding. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday discussed slashing or eliminating the amount of funding provided to the Orange County Human Relations Council, which helped Fullerton to work with its homeless population in the aftermath of the Kelly Thomas beating last year. If there is a market for such services, the nonprofit should be able to function solely on private donations or contracts, county supervisors said. Last year, the council agreed to a five-year, $302,000 annual funding contract that would be subject to annual review by the county. Supervisor Shawn Nelson proposed cutting the council's county funding by two-thirds for this year, and Orange County Board Chairman John Moorlach suggested cutting it by one-third. The board put off any decision to allow Supervisor Patricia Bates to work with Rusty Kennedy, the council ...
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Todd Spitzer wins Orange County supervisor seat -- again
LATimes - over 4 years
In an easy victory, former state Assemblyman Todd Spitzer won a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisor in Tuesday's election, reclaiming an office he had previously held. Spitzer, who ran against Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly, garnered an unofficial 68% of the votes. Pauly, who became something of a controversial figure during the election, was recently removed from a leadership post on the county's GOP central committee after officials called her a divisive figure. The councilwoman was branded in part by inflammatory comments she made outside an Islamic charity event in Yorba Linda. INTERACTIVE MAP: California primary results "I know quite a few Marines who will be very happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise," Pauly said at the time. Pauly also drew attention after Orange businessman Bob Walters sent out mailers supporting Pauly on "George Wallace for President" letterhead. Walters had been a campaign chairman for the former Alabama ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Campbell
    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 50
    In 2010 he recalled this time while talking to WRAL NEWS over the phone. “My family prepared me by simply saying this. ’This is important, and you’re going to have to do it.
    More Details Hide Details You’re going to have to endure it…” Campbell’s parents also tried to enroll Williams older brother Ralph, who is a former state auditor, and their sister at the time; Though only William the youngest, was approved.
  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 49
    Campbell was released from prison in February 2009 after receiving a shortened sentence by enrolling in a drug treatment program.
    More Details Hide Details This came just a short time after he told a federal judge that he was not struggling with a substance abuse problem. It was reported that the New York Times that “Prison officials said inmates must offer documentation of prior substance abuse to enter the treatment program, but for privacy reasons they said they could not disclose whether Mr.Campbell submitted such proof.” Mr.Campbell statements to the judge wasn't used to determine whether or not he could enter the program.
  • 2008
    Age 48
    After leaving prison he lived in a halfway house until October 21, 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 46
    On August 21,2006 he reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Miami, Florida.
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    Campbell was later acquitted on all charges relating to the indictments; although on March 10, 2006, a federal jury convicted him on three counts of tax evasion.
    More Details Hide Details He was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story to 30 months in prison for the three counts on tax evasion. He was also ordered to serve a year on probation, pay a $6,000, and pay more than $60,000 in back taxes.
  • 2004
    Age 44
    In August 2004 Campbell retained high-profile attorney Billy Martin to defend him against several indictments by a federal grand jury on racketeering, bribery, and wire fraud.
    More Details Hide Details The charges came from a five-year federal investigation into possible corruption during his time as Mayor of Atlanta.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 34
    His term was from January 1994 to January 2002 Campbell would later be criticised for deploying anti-Black racist messaging in an attempt to deflect criticism of his record as mayor.
    More Details Hide Details Campbell was succeeded by Shirley Franklin. Following his tenure as mayor, he moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where he worked as a practising attorney. He was disbarred by order of the Supreme Court of Florida as a result of his tax evasion conviction. In November 1994, the Atlanta Empowerment Zone was established, a 10-year, $250 million federal program to revitalise Atlanta's 34 poorest neighbourhoods including the Bluff. Scathing reports from both the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs revealed corruption, waste, bureaucratic incompetence, and specifically called out interference by mayor Campbell. According to the documentary, "Blue Gold - World Water Wars," Mayor Campbell accepted a $6,900 campaign contribution and a trip to Paris from water privatisation company Suez even though he was "not running for office."
  • 1993
    Age 33
    Heartily endorsed by his predecessor, Maynard Jackson, to take the reins in the 1993 election, Campbell subsequently fell into disfavour during his second term, despite defeating then-president of the Atlanta City Council, Marvin S. Arrington, Sr. The 1997 race was known for its emphasis on the racial overtones often not publicly seen in the African-American community, with Campbell being the lighter-skinned candidate and Arrington the darker complexioned.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 0
    In the fall of 1960, Campbell became part of history when his parents enrolled the then 7-year old boy at Raleigh’s all-white Murphey Elementary School; this was the first step in integrating the largely white school Raleigh City School System.
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  • OTHER
  • 1953
    Age -7
    Born in 1953.
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