Paul David Wilson

American musician Paul David Wilson

Paul David Wilson is a songwriter, composer, conductor, and music producer. Most of his professional life has been devoted to music, including composing for radio and TV commercials, he was became the president of a start-up record label begun by Frank Thomas, who was then the starring player on the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Wilson suffered a massive and debilitating stroke when he was 46 years old.
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Hawaiians demand answers after missile alert sparks 38 minutes of panic
Yahoo News - about 1 month
It took just three minutes for officials on Hawaii to realise that the text alert warning residents of an incoming missile strike had been sent in error. There was no missile. Yet it took another 35 minutes for panicking families – holed up in garages, cowering under tables or frantically saying their goodbyes - to be sent a second message with the comforting news that annihilation was no longer imminent. A day later the island chain’s public officials say they have instituted a new system to reduce the risk of mistakes and to ensure errors can be more quickly corrected. But that still leaves a shaken population coming to terms with their 38 minutes of panic. “So this was the most terrifying few minutes of my LIFE!” Paul Wilson, a professor at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, wrote on on Twitter. “I just want to know why it took 38 minutes to announce it was a mistake?!?” The islands were just waking up on Saturday when they were bombarded with phone messages and warnings broadcast on...
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Grand Jury's 'Myth' Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism
Huffington Post - 8 months
LOS ANGELES ― A grand jury in California that investigated an Orange County jailhouse informant program, which a Superior Court judge and a state appeals court have agreed clearly exists, issued an unsettling report last week claiming that it is a “myth” largely created by the defense in a mass murder case and the media and that there is no widespread cheating by district attorney’s and sheriff’s officials, even though another ruling Friday in a murder case again indicated it is true. At the center of the scandal are allegations that sheriff’s deputies have for decades planted informants next to targeted inmates in the county’s jails and have directed them to fish for incriminating evidence to help secure convictions. While it’s legal for law enforcement authorities to use informants to help bolster cases, in many Orange County trials, it’s alleged that the informants questioned inmates who were represented by lawyers, violating their right to counsel. Prosecutors are accused of pr...
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Orange County Sheriff Ordered To Testify In Hearings Over Jailhouse Snitch Scandal
Huffington Post - 9 months
SANTA ANA, Calif. ― An Orange County judge who ordered hearings related to the misuse of jailhouse informants inside county jails said that after weeks of inconsistent testimony from sheriff’s officials, he now wants to hear from the sheriff herself. Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals said Thursday that he will order Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to testify about a sophisticated and secretive jailhouse informant program that has already led to the unraveling of more than a dozen cases and threatens to upend countless others. “Based on what we’ve heard, the sheriff needs to testify,” Goethals said Thursday. “I don’t particularly care who calls her to testify.” Over the last three weeks of hearings, a steady theme has emerged from testimony delivered by sheriff’s department leadership ― if deputies inside county jails were illegally working with informants and violated the rights of numerous defendants, it was just a handful of overzealous, rogue deputies doing so,...
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Restaurant owner jailed for manslaughter of peanut allergy customer
Guardian (UK) - almost 2 years
Paul Wilson died after Mohammed Zaman swapped almond powder for cheaper one containing peanuts An Indian restaurant owner with a “cavalier attitude” to safety has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of a customer with a peanut allergy, after he supplied him with a curry containing peanuts. Paul Wilson, 38, was meticulous about his condition and asked for no nuts when staff at the Indian Garden, Easingwold, North Yorkshire, cooked his chicken tikka masala takeaway in January 2014. Continue reading...
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Kit and Ace, Lululemon founder's new venture, fires 10 percent of HQ staff
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Kit and Ace, the retail start-up launched by Lululemon Athletica Inc founder Chip Wilson's family, has laid off roughly 10 percent of staff at its Vancouver headquarters, as the closely-held company slows its rapid pace of expansion. "Like other tech start-ups, we are in a constant pursuit of learning, improving and adjusting our strategy," chief executive Paul Wilson said in an emailed statement on Sunday. Launched by Chip Wilson's wife and son in 2014, Kit and Ace went from a single shop in Vancouver to 61 locations across the globe in less than two years.
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Curry takeaway owner charged with manslaughter after customer died from peanut allergy 
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 3 years
Paul Wilson, 38, suffered an anaphylactic shock after eating food from the The Indian Garden in Easingwold, North Yorkshire.
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O.C. salon murder case stalls as D.A. office's removal is appealed
LATimes - almost 3 years
For 3 1/2 years, Paul Wilson has waited for his wife's killer to face trial, a wait protracted by lengthy evidentiary hearings probing the mishandling of the case by authorities.
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California AG Appeals Booting Of Orange County DA From Mass Murder Case Over Misconduct Allegations
Huffington Post - almost 3 years
LOS ANGELES -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris has appealed a decision by an Orange County Superior Court judge to eject the entire O.C. district attorney's office from a high-profile mass murder case over allegations of "significant" misconduct by the DA. "The findings of the court regarding the discovery violations in this case are serious," Harris' press secretary, Kristin Ford, told The Huffington Post on Friday. She added that the attorney general will conduct an independent investigation into allegations that the DA's office obstructed justice by withholding evidence. "The court’s order recusing the entire District Attorney’s Office from this case lacks legal justification and must be appealed," Ford said. She cited a section of Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethal's ruling from last week, which said "there is no direct evidence that the district attorney actively participated in the concealment of this information from the defense and the court." She also noted th...
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Three charged over Ballymena bin 'torture' case - BBC News
Google News - over 4 years
BBC News Three charged over Ballymena bin 'torture' case BBC News Three people from Ballymena have appeared in court charged with attempted murder following the discovery of an injured man in a bin. Teri Lau of Dunclug Park, David Roddy Patterson of Glendun Drive, both 26, and Paula Wilson, 20, of Millfield were also ... Antrim wheelie bin victim 'was tortured'Irish Examiner all 14 news articles »
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Will £148m EuroMillions jackpot winner share his fortune with long-lost half brother he has never met?
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
Paul Wilson, 55, yesterday learned he was the half-brother of EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford, pictured with wife Gillian here after the couple's £148m jackpot win.
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Leeds property news: Estate agent has team spirit
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 5 years
A LOCAL sports team has been backed by an estate agent – and it has proved to be a winning decision. Eddisons agreed to sponsor Horsforth St Margaret’s U12 Stallions. The football team have won their league three times. The committed youngsters, under the guidance of manager Andy Dargan from Cookridge, have succeeded in taking the 2012 league title. The boys arrived in style for their presentation night in an 18-seater Hummerzine which was big enough to take the whole squad. The boys won the title by nine points after losing only one game, scoring 70 goals and conceding only 16. Chief executive of Eddisons Residential, Graham Bates, whose son Jamie is a mid-fielder in the squad, said: “Andy has brought together a fantastic team who work brilliantly together and they deserve the success they have achieved. “It is a great way for the 
boys to learn about working as 
a team and about respecting 
each other, as well as their rivals. “They are also lucky to have such a committed ma...
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Why Milošević Yielded
Counter Punch - over 5 years
Paul Wilson, in his review of Madeleine Albright’s Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937–1948 [NYR, June 7], sensibly puts quotation marks around the word “success” in referring to the seventy-eight-day NATO bombing campaign against Serbia in 1999, hailed at the time by John Keegan as “proof positive that wars can be won by airpower alone.” As Wilson correctly observes, the war “transformed liberal attitudes to military intervention,” its legacy celebrated in subsequent campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and, perhaps in the near future, Syria and Iran. The war was indeed a triumph for air power, though not quite in the way Keegan and others understand. The eleven-week bombing offensive against Serbian military and civilian targets ended when Slobodan Milošević agreed to evacuate Kosovo, and it was therefore a simple matter for air power partisans to claim victory—a clear case of post hoc, propter hoc. In the view of many on the ground, however, the Serbs y...
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Illumination fees frozen this year
Bakewell Today - almost 6 years
COUNCIL bosses have agreed to freeze the cost of the Matlock Bath Illuminations on the back of its success last year. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Partnership and Regeneration Committee made the decision to freeze charges for the 2012 Illuminations. This year’s event is due to take place form September 1 to October 27, and will be kept at a cost of £4.50 for adults and £4 for over 60s, with free entrance for children under the age of 16, disabled people, carers and Matlock Bath residents. Around 100,000 visitors flocked to Matlock Bath to see the world renowned illuminations last year, beating the previous year’s total. The total cost of the 2011 event, which once again included a parade of decorated boats every weekend from the start of September to the end of October, plus four special clifftop fireworks displays on selected Saturdays, was £128,000 - and this figure was balanced by ticket sales, voluntary contributions from local traders, sponsorship and car park income. ...
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Watch the sun rise over the sea from the “perfect” family home
Eastbourne Herald - almost 6 years
LOOKING for the perfect family home? Picture watching the sun rise over the sea, long days on your own beach, and friends and family enjoying outdoor parties before retiring inside to a spacious family home with plenty of bedroom accommodation. Reid and Dean has the pleasure of offering such a home, located on the beach at Pevensey Bay. Paul Wilton, from Reid and Dean, said, “This house is a real treasure. “This is the first time it has come to the market for more than 50 years, and it is the sort of home that the new owners will want to keep for a long time too!” Gay Dolphins has been built and developed for seaside living. Nearly all the rooms have sea views and double or triple aspects. One bedroom has a private balcony and three share another balcony. The ground floor has a spacious and imposing hallway leading to a 23’ living room with a bay window which is nearly full width, a sun-room conservatory, an impressive beamed dining room and a bespoke 1950s retro kitchen/din...
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Gen-i plans to hire more than 60 in Australia
IT Wire - almost 6 years
Gen-i, the systems integration business of Telecom NZ, plans to expand its Australian workforce by 30% Gen-i already employs 200 people in Australia and plans a 30% increase over the next 18 months. All of the company's Australasian clients have renewed their agreements, said Paul Wilson, the company's managing director for Australia said. The focuses of the expansion will be network and security, collaboration, end user computing, and cloud and virtualisation, he added. "With employees now expecting to be able to bring their own devices into the workplace, corporate IT departments are coming under increased pressure to accommodate wide diversity in the way IT is being consumed and deployed, with systems complexity often outpacing in-house skills," Mr Wilson said. "Gen-i continues to invest in on-the-ground expertise in Australia, to support the demand we are seeing from clients for sophisticated collaboration solutions that span these complex environments." The compan...
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DONCASTER ROVERS: Super memories of our days in Championship
South Yorkshire Times - almost 6 years
TO borrow the theme from a well-known Frank Sinatra song, the end is here and we must face the final Championship game - at least for the time being. Hopefully we will only be on loan to League One for just a season. The last three games have given me renewed belief in the club; let’s hope the financial constraints don’t mean us losing the nucleus of the team during the summer. We probably may not have stayed up whatever team we turned out, but with the love and pride they have in the club, the ‘old guard’ would have given it their best shot. We started our Championship campaign with an away win at Derby, and it was also in the Midlands where we finished our away campaign with a 2-0 win at Coventry. Coventry’s defeat also condemned them to relegation. I’m not sure how much of a threat they will pose because their financial plight, along with Pompey’s, will see them in a bigger mess than us next season. The talk this week has been about Dick Watson and Terry Bramhall retu...
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(AUDIO) He Was Tired of Big Bad Corporate Radio, So He Bought His Own Station.
Radio Ink - almost 6 years
(by Ed Ryan) Some would say Paul Wilson is living the American Radio Dream. Wilson worked his way up from a weekend announcer in High School to - 6 months ago - owning his own station. How many of us radio junkies have thought about going back to that one station, where we got our first break, to buy it and live happily ever after? Some of us think about it and talk about it. Paul Wilson did it. Here's his great story about getting into ownership.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul David Wilson
  • 2005
    Age 52
    In 2005, he returned to Chicago, where he began an intensive rehabilitation regimen, fiercely determined to resume his musical career.
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  • 1999
    Age 46
    Soon, both Dejah Gomez and Entourage were starting to "take off," but, in January 1999, just as the action and excitement was building for his young record company, Paul Wilson suffered a stroke.
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  • 1998
    Age 45
    In late 1998, Wilson produced the debut CD for Dejah Gomez ("Dejah") and Entourage ("The Fall Backs of a Playa") and matching videos for the CD songs and a CD single title "I Can’t Hide" featuring STRONG.
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  • 1989
    Age 36
    Also in 1989, Paul was appointed conductor/artistic director for a concert series entitled "Classic Black" (Executive Produced by Valarie Norman). The first concert was given at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall in April 1990. Paul wrote: In 1997, Wilson accepted an offer from Frank Thomas, "The Big Hurt" the star player and home run hitter of the Chicago White Sox, to serve as President of Un-D-Nyable Entertainment, an independent record label.
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    In early 1989, Paul was called on by noted choral conductor Nathan Carter to orchestrate Robert Ray’s "Gospel Mass" for a joint performance of the Morgan State University Choir and the Detroit Symphony.
  • 1987
    Age 34
    In 1987, because of his desire to re-enter the record business, Paul (with attorney Linda Mensch) discovered and produced a new artist, "Nikki." Eventually signed to Geffen Records, the debut album entitled "Nikki" was released in the summer of 1989.
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  • 1985
    Age 32
    In 1985, Paul scored a true "crossover hit" when a song he’d created for Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau and composed both lyrics and music featuring Lee Montgomery "Calling Me Home, Chicago," a song written for a $10 million state tourism campaign, became so instantly popular that it was released as a single and sold through area record stores.
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  • 1980
    Age 27
    In 1980, People magazine, they featured an article on Paul.
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  • 1977
    Age 24
    In 1977, a chance meeting at a barbershop brought Paul to the attention of Don Richards, a young vice-president and account executive at Leo Burnett Worldwide, Chicago’s largest and most celebrated advertising agency.
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  • 1976
    Age 23
    Despite the success and trans-Atlantic travel he was experiencing, Paul still lived at home with his mother and father. One day in early 1976, while diligently making "cold calls" from his parents’ basement in hopes of drumming up some fresh music opportunities, Paul found himself talking to Jerry Butler, a fellow Chicagoan who was already well known in American soul music.
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  • 1975
    Age 22
    In 1975, while working with Ian, Paul composed, arranged and produced for Dance, R&B and Northern Soul recording artists, in the course of which he traveled in the U.S. and England.
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    In the Fall of 1975, Danny played a significant role in Paul’s life by introducing him to Ian Levine, a producer and songwriter, who was a celebrated member of the European black music fan base known as the Northern Soul scene.
  • 1974
    Age 21
    A short time later, in the Summer of 1974, Paul met a young musician who was just completing his military service, Danny Leake.
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    In May 1974, while a senior at DePaul, he landed part-time employment at "Star Point 7," a music production company founded by Chuck Colbert, a producer/musician with a jazz-rock band, American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me").
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  • 1973
    Age 20
    He wrote at that time in August 1973:
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    In 1973, he was one of 20 music students from around the U.S. selected by Ron Logan of Walt Disney Entertainment to participate in a professional "work experience."
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  • 1970
    Age 17
    He was elected Senior Class President of Bowen in 1970.
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  • 1952
    Born on August 30, 1952.
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