Josh Taylor
American actor
Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor is a long-time American comedy and dramatic television actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Chris Kositchek (he originated in 1977) and Roman Brady on the long-running American dramatic serial Days of our Lives and as Michael Hogan, the father figure on NBC's long running situation comedy The Hogan Family.
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Josh Taylor, Florida TV Reporter, Becomes Crime Victim While Covering Alleged Rental Scam (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
When a reporter shows up to ask questions about a possible rental property scam, most people either give a statement or close the door. On Friday, the subject of one such interview reacted by allegedly carjacking the journalist. According to WTXL-TV, Florida chiropractor Dr. Craig Siegal allegedly placed an advertisement on the Internet for an 11-bedroom rental home on Siesta Key. When an elderly woman rented the place for a family reunion, she was stunned to discover that the property only had five bedrooms -- and several code violations. After getting stiffed out of her deposit, the renter contacted WWSB-ABC 7 for an investigation of the alleged property scam. Veteran reporter Josh Taylor went to the house and was just setting up his camera when a woman confronted him, seizing his tripod and driving away in his newsvan. Taylor caught the incident on camera (see video above). He later found his vehicle a few blocks away. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office identified the woman ...
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Veterans Affairs Shows Progress On Major Headache
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department is chipping away at a massive inventory of disability claims for veterans, reducing the number of claims considered backlogged by about 13 percent in recent weeks. Republican lawmakers are skeptical that the trend will continue, but they've been unable to agree on a solution to a problem that has become a major headache for the Obama administration. The VA pays disability benefits to veterans who are injured or become ill as a result of their active service. For years, veterans have complained that it takes too long for their claims to be resolved. In late March, more than 611,000 claims, or about 70 percent, were pending longer than 125 days. But in recent months, the department has taken steps to try to deal with the backlog. The oldest claims in the system were moved to the front of the line and claims processors were required to work at least 20 hours of overtime each month. That has helped to reduce the backlog ...
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VA stops bonuses for disability claims executives
Fox News - almost 4 years
The Veterans Affairs Department is withholding bonuses for senior officials who oversee disability claims, citing a failure to meet performance goals for reducing a sizable backlog in claims processing. The backlog has increased dramatically over the past three years, and the department has come under intense criticism from veterans' groups and members of Congress. VA spokesman Josh Taylor said Monday that the savings would be used to help reduce the backlog. He could provide no specifics nor say how many people would be affected. In all, records show the department paid its senior executives a total of $2.8 million in bonuses in fiscal 2011. During that same year, the number of disability claims pending for longer than 125 days jumped from less than 200,000 to nearly 500,000.
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Marines killed in training were young, lives ahead
Fox News - almost 4 years
Lance Cpl. Mason Vanderwork loved going to the beach and cruising in his Mustang convertible. He and his wife, Taylor, married the day after she graduated high school and hoped to start a family. The 21-year-old loved being a Marine and had a tattoo emblazoned on his chest, she said, that read: "Sacrifice. Without fear there is no courage." He was among the Marines killed in a desert training accident this week — most of them young men not yet weathered by life's hardships. Just 19, Pfc. Josh Martino of Dubois, Pa., had already spent nearly half his young life dreaming of becoming one of "the few, the proud." He had joined in July and was hoping to marry his fiancee later this year before being deployed to Afghanistan, his mother said. "Since he was probably 8 years old he wanted to be a Marine," Karen Perry said Wednesday after meeting with military officials to start planning her son's funeral. "That's all he wanted to do." ...
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Marines killed in Nevada depot explosion were young, had lives ahead
Fox News - almost 4 years
They're called "leathernecks" or "Devil Dogs," but some of the Marines killed in a desert training accident this week were just a year or so out of high school, their boyish faces not yet weathered by life's hardships. Just 19, Pfc. Josh Martino of Dubois, Pa., had already spent nearly half his young life dreaming of becoming one of "the few, the proud." He had joined in July and was hoping to marry his fiancee later this year before being deployed to Afghanistan, his mother said. "Since he was probably 8 years old he wanted to be a Marine," Karen Perry said Wednesday after meeting with military officials to start planning her son's funeral. "That's all he wanted to do." Lance Cpl. Josh Taylor, 21, also seemed to have been born for the Corps. The Marietta, Ohio, native had talked about being a Marine since he was about 5, said his grandfather, Larry Stephens. Josh, too, was planning for a wedding, scheduled for May. Both young men were among seven members of the 2nd Marine ...
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Profiles of Nev. Army depot explosion victims
Fox News - almost 4 years
A mortar shell explosion Monday at an Army depot in Hawthorne, Nev., killed seven Marines and injured eight other servicemen. Here are profiles of victims identified by family members: JOSH TAYLOR, 21 Marine Lance Cpl. Taylor, who worked with mortars and served tours in Afghanistan and Kuwait, had dreamed being in the Corps since watching the History Channel as a boy. He joined right after graduating from a high school in Marietta, Ohio, in 2010. Taylor's grandfather, Larry Stephens, said Taylor was engaged to be married, with a wedding planned for May. His fiancee's father called him an exceptional person. "You don't meet many young men like him today," Keith Malone told The Marietta Times. "He was respectful to everyone, very humble, just happy, happy all the time." Taylor is also survived by three sisters and a brother. ROGER MUCHNICK, 23 Muchnick, who'd been in th ...
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Google to kill off Google Reader in 'spring cleaning' - ZDNet
Google News - almost 4 years
The Age Google to kill off Google Reader in 'spring cleaning' ZDNet Summary: As of July 1, 2013, Google will retired its RSS subscription service Google Reader, the company has announced today. Josh Taylor. By Josh Taylor | March 14, 2013 -- 00:20 GMT (17:20 PDT). Follow @joshgnosis. Google has announced it will kill ... Top 5 Google Reader AlternativesTapscape Like a Dagger to Bloggers' Hearts, Google Just Killed Google ReaderThe Atlantic Wire RIP Google Reader — and here are a few RSS alternativesThe Week Magazine Economic Times -Ars Technica -Today's iPhone all 59 news articles »
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New season underway for Buxton ABC
Buxton Advertiser - over 4 years
BUXTON Amateur Boxing Club has commenced its 2012-13 season with activity across a number of club shows and championships. Newcomer Josh Chapman made a winning debut against Burslem ABC opposition at their home show. After a difficult first round, Chapman demonstrated heightened aggression, along with huge fitness and heart, to secure a deserved victory on points. Jon Pickering kicked-off his campaign against strong Bridlington opponent Chris Boyes. This was a hard-fought contest over four rounds, with Boyes awarded the victory on points. Adam Sircar faced an old foe in the form of Burslem lightweight Roweley. Despite a disciplined performance by Sircar, the tall and awkward style of his Staffordshire opponent made it difficult to land with any consistency and he was defeated on points. Buxton cadet Josh Taylor demonstrated capability and aggression during a thoroughly entertaining and closely-fought contest in Hinckley, Leicestershire, narrowly losing out on points. Liam Burke en ...
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How Do You Do: Hot Chip
Clash - over 4 years
Last year, Clash spoke to the ever-so-chatty Joe Goddard about his seemingly impossible juggling act between various commitments. Then, his hectic schedule was largely focused on the promotion of new solo EP ‘Gabriel’, which proved an essential dancefloor moment and even went on to achieve the number one spot in the South African charts. Now, after more or less fifteen years in the business and the release of Hot Chip album number four 'In Our Heads', we thought it only apt to have another catch-up with one of the industry’s busiest music-making masterminds… How’s the European tour going? Well we’ve been doing a lot of festivals at weekends. We’ve done Pitchfork and a big opening show at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and they both went really well. Pukkelpop’s coming up next weekend which should be good. Then we’ve got Clapham Moore, Bestival, and The Hollywood Bowl in L.A. before starting our UK tour in October. We’re touring all year basically. Does it ever get boring? ...
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Climax, Georgia No. 2 on ‘Most Unfortunate’ town names list
ajc - over 4 years
Getting here is difficult. It's like a five-hour drive. (AJC file photo) In college, I once drove my girlfriend to Climax, a little city in southwest Georgia so close to Cairo you could smell the syrup if they were still making it. Long a geographic punchline, Climax narrowly missed having the “Most Unfortunate” city name, according to a poll conducted by family history website Boring, Oregon and Hooker, Oklahoma are off the hook too. The new Number One? Toad Suck, Arkansas, which, according to legend and Wikipedia, got its name from the heavy drinkers working the docks (and the liquor bottles) along the Arkansas River. “They suck on the bottle ’til they swell up like toads,” is the unfortunate quote. Climax, as all south Georgia boys know, got its name because it was the highest point on the rail line between Savannah and the Chattahoochee River (which separates Georgia and Alabama). Josh Taylor, a genealogist and spokesperson for FindMyPast says such p ...
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Olympic Boxing: U.S., Great Britain, Ireland Off To Perfect Starts At London Olympics
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
LONDON -- Britain, Ireland and the revitalized American team are all off to a perfect start in the Olympic boxing tournament. Jose Ramirez and Errol Spence won their opening bouts Sunday night to improve the Americans to 4-0, while Freddie Evans and Josh Taylor rode the home crowd's raucous cheers to a 3-0 start for Britain. Welterweight Adam Nolan then added a win in the late session, pushing Ireland's record to 3-0. Read More... More on Summer Olympics
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WWSB Makes 'Conan' In Ice Cream Gag Reel
Bradenton Patch - over 4 years
Shows like The Daily Show and Conan make a good living mashing up news bits and poking fun at the media. And Sarasota's WWSB became part of a gag reel on Conan Monday night. "A lot of people these days think the big news stories are either the upcoming presidential election or the upcoming London Olympics," Conan tells the audience. "Well, judging by local news, apparently there's an even bigger story sweeping the nation right now." For the video impaired, the clip shows stations after station using the same story on ice cream apps for your smartphone an intro, or lead (or lede) as we call it in the business, for the wire story used on air.  "I scream, you scream ... well, you know the rest," anchor after anchor says, including WWSB's own Josh Taylor, who is an occasional fill-in anchor and often reports for the station's South County team. You can watch Taylor at the 56 second mark, giving him about three seconds of fame on TBS.  "I don't find it funny. I find it sca ...
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Gilad Wenig: Exploring the Line Between Academics and Politics
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In July 1978, Natan Sharansky, Aleksander Ginzburg, and Vladimir Slepak were all sentenced to varying years of hard labor and imprisonment for subversive political activity in the former Soviet Union. U.S. President Jimmy Carter railed against the convictions, while Newsweek plastered Sharansky's image on its cover. Leading the academic charge, New York University cancelled its exchange programs with the Soviet Union, a ban that then-President John Sawhill claimed would "remain in effect until all three dissidents are released." By involving itself in one of the most well-known cases of dissent in the Soviet Union, NYU boldly straddled the tenuous line that separates American academia from politics, consequently setting a significant precedent for the university. Last month, State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland announced that Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist whose case nearly caused a diplomatic rift between the U.S. and China, "has been offered a fello ...
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Baxter wins Bradley Cup
Sleaford Standard - almost 5 years
THE ladies got their season started with matches and cup competitions. The EWGA medal was won by Joan Carpenter with 36 points, beating Debbie Smith on a count-back. A second medal was won by Liz Drayton with a net 69, beating Glenda Budd (net 72) into second place. Glenda’s second place was sufficient to win the Top-Dog prize, a season long competition to find the most consistent lady golfer. The Trafford Trophy was won by Gill Lamming with a fine 40 points, with Hayley Taylor in second place on 35. Helen Prue won the Slee Trophy with a score of 39 points. Debbie Smith finished second place on count-back with 32. The Daily Mail Foursomes pairing of Eilen Phipps and Eveline Hayler continue to make progress and are now through to the third round. The first round was played away at Blankney, with the Sleaford pair winning 7 and 5. The second round, at home, resulted in a win over a Stoke Rochford pair by 5 and 3. n The Sleaford senior section entertained Lincoln Golf Club and the m ...
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Turkish delight as Josh Taylor nets Olympic place
Scotsman - almost 5 years
PRESTONPANS amateur boxer Josh Taylor was today hailed for his “four years of hard work” after securing qualification for the GB Boxing team for this summer’s Olympics in London. The 21-year-old’s dreams became reality after defeating his Armenian opponent, Vladimir Sarukhanyan, 17-9 in a convincing quarter-final duel at the European Olympic qualifiers in the city of Trabzon on the Turkish Black Sea coast. Taylor’s win, coupled with fellow Brit Sam Maxwell’s defeat in his respective quarter-final clash, means the Lochend gym star will now have the nation’s hopes rest on his shoulders in the men’s 60kg lightweight category in London. The youngster will remain in Turkey ahead of his semi-final clash but closer to home, Taylor’s coach Terry McCormack is thrilled all the hard work and endeavour has taken the boxer to the platform and level of competition he so richly deserves to perform. McCormack, of the Lochend club, said: “The whole gym is ecstatic as we were waiting on the resul ...
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Josh Taylor and Freddie Evans progress to semi-finals at Olympic boxing test event
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
Great Britain enjoyed a successful morning at the Olympic boxing test event as <a class="fplink fp-155304" href="/josh+taylor">Josh Taylor</a> and Freddie Evans progressed to the semi-finals.
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Councillor fears legal cost of building land shortfall - Burton Mail
Google News - over 5 years
A COUNCIL has left itself wide open to costly legal challenges from property developers, it has been claimed. East Staffordshire Borough Council is not meeting its legal requirement to have a five-year supply of land ready for
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Irricana online forum gets mixed reviews - Rocky View Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
That may not bother Dusome, who said the message board is self-policing, but it is a point of irritation for Mayor Josh Taylor. “I believe very strongly that you have your rights to an opinion, but I think you should be able to stand behind your
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Taylor
  • 2004
    Age 60
    In 2004, Roman was murdered by the Salem Stalker (who turned out to be his ex-wife, Marlena) during his and Kate's wedding reception.
    More Details Hide Details A few months later, it was revealed that Roman didn't die but was alive on a tropical island called Melaswen (New Salem backwards). He is still appearing on the show.
  • 1997
    Age 53
    In 1997, he returned to Days, this time playing the character of Roman Brady.
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  • 1991
    Age 47
    He played Jack McKay, Dylan's father, on Beverly Hills, 90210 on and off between 1991 and 1993.
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  • 1988
    Age 44
    In 1988, Taylor starred opposite Barbara Eden in the made-for-television movie, The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick, and guest starred on series including Diagnosis: Murder, Walker: Texas Ranger, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, and L.A. Law.
    More Details Hide Details The Hogan Family moved to CBS for its sixth season in 1990, but was canceled by the end of 1990-91 season. Taylor followed this with the pilot of the television version of North Dallas Forty.
  • 1987
    Age 43
    In 1987, behind-the-scenes events on Valerie would cause Taylor to leave Days of our Lives.
    More Details Hide Details Valerie Harper was fired by Lorimar-Telepictures, the series' parent studio, during that year's filming hiatus (between seasons two and three) following a contract dispute. Both her dismissal and her character's being written off as having died was controversial at the time, since the show was named after its star and lead character. Sandy Duncan was named as Harper's replacement, and Taylor felt that to ensure the continued success of the show, that he would leave Days in order expand his sitcom role. Seeing this as a foothold to a lasting role in primetime, Taylor only thought it appropriate that the Michael Hogan character would be home more often for his family, both in the wake of his wife's death and in order to help his sister (Duncan) settle into the household. The series was retitled Valerie's Family: The Hogans in September 1987, later becoming The Hogan Family (as which all seasons of the show became known in syndication) in June 1988.
  • 1986
    Age 42
    Valerie premiered in March 1986 to moderate ratings but critical success, and as the series was picked up for a second season, Taylor successfully balanced his work on the sitcom with his long-running role on Days.
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  • 1981
    Age 37
    In 1981, Taylor went to CBS and had his own short-lived detective series, Riker.
    More Details Hide Details His role on Days continued uninterrupted. In 1985, producers Tom Miller and Bob Boyett were casting the husband role for Valerie Harper on her new NBC series Close to Home, which was retitled Valerie before its premiere. Harper's on-screen husband, Michael Hogan, was an airline pilot who was seldom around. Taylor was called in for the part, among many other actors who were willing to settle for part-time status on the show, and earned the role.
  • 1977
    Age 33
    In 1977, he took the role of bartender Chris Kositchek on the soap opera Days of Our Lives.
    More Details Hide Details His notoriety heightened as he became an integral part of the fictional landscape of Salem, the setting of the soap, and this eventually led to primetime starring tryouts.
  • 1976
    Age 32
    After the Bratskeller closed, he worked as a bartender at the Riverside Lounge in Santa Monica until he snagged his first acting role playing a contemporary cowboy on an episode of Barnaby Jones in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details This was quickly followed with roles on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Hardy Boys.
  • 1943
    Born on September 25, 1943.
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