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Piru, California

. Piru stood in for Clarksburg, California, in the 1974 (1974 in television) TV movie (television movie), ''The California Kid''. It was used for exterior shots in the 1975 (1975 in television) Filmation children's series ''The Ghost Busters''. Scenes in ''The Dukes of Hazzard'' were sometimes filmed on location in Piru, as were scenes in ''Murder, She Wrote'' and ''NCIS (NCIS (TV series))''. In ''Twilight Zone: The Movie'' ( 1983 in film

— as was much of the television movie ''The Love War'' (1970 (1970 in film)) starring Jeff's father Lloyd Bridges, with Angie Dickinson (with Piru serving as location ''and'' setting). The town has also served for some of the scenes on TV's ''Reno 911!'' and for scenes set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, in ''True Blood''. In the Disney (Walt Disney Pictures) movie ''Race to Witch Mountain'' (2009 (2009 in film)) starring Dwayne


of the United Kingdom in the 1860s and 1870s and close confidant of Queen Victoria. It is part of Greater Montreal locally referred to as the West Island. Dhavernas portrayed swimmer Marilyn Bell in the made-for-television movie ''Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story'' (1999). She trained for 2 months with the Pointe-Claire Swim Club to convincingly portray Marilyn Bell who was the first to cross 32-mile Lake Ontario in 1954. Other notable films have included a leading role in ''Edge of Madness'' (2002), and supporting roles in ''Out Cold (Out Cold (2001 film))'' (2001) and ''Lost and Delirious'' (2001). She also had a notable role on ''Law & Order'' as a closeted, gay teenager who killed her girlfriend in the episode "Girl Most Likely" (12x17). Montréal (Montréal (territory equivalent to a regional county municipality)) '''Montreal''' (V), '''Westmount (Westmount, Quebec)''' (V), Montréal-Ouest (Montréal-Ouest, Quebec) (V), '''Côte Saint-Luc (Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec)''' (V), Hampstead (Hampstead, Quebec) (V), Mount Royal (Mount Royal, Quebec) (V), Dorval (V), '''Pointe-Claire''' (V), '''Kirkland (Kirkland, Quebec)''' (V), Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield, Quebec) (V), Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec) (V), '''Dollard-des-Ormeaux''' (V) - During the 2003 provincial elections (Quebec general election, 2003), the winning Liberal Party (Quebec Liberal Party) had promised to submit the mergers to referendums. On June 20, 2004, a number of the former cities voted to demerge from Montreal and regain their municipal status, although not with all the powers they once had. The following voted to demerge: Baie-d'Urfé (Baie-d'Urfé, Quebec), Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield, Quebec), Côte Saint-Luc (Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec), Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Dorval, the uninhabited L'Île-Dorval (L'Île-Dorval, Quebec), Hampstead (Hampstead, Quebec), Kirkland (Kirkland, Quebec), Montreal East (Montreal East, Quebec), Montreal West (Montreal West, Quebec), Mount Royal (Mount Royal, Quebec), Pointe-Claire, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec), Senneville (Senneville, Quebec), and Westmount (Westmount, Quebec). The demergers were effective on January 1, 2006. The first miniature golf course in Canada was at the Maples Inn in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. The "Mapes" was constructed as a summer home in the 1890s but was renovated into a club in 1902, opened to the public in 1914, and had a miniature golf course in 1930. The popular nightspot burned in 1985. (See: West Island Chronicle, June 29, 2008.) Life and career Born in Westmount three weeks after his parents immigrated to Montreal from South Africa, Sam Roberts grew up on Cedar Avenue in Pointe-Claire, where his family moved when he was five years old. He attended St. Edmund Elementary School (St._Edmund_Elementary_School) in Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield,_Quebec), Loyola High School (Loyola High School (Montreal)) in N.D.G. and John Abbott College (John_Abbott_College) in Ste. Anne de Bellevue (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue,_Quebec) before graduating from McGill University in Montreal. Roberts formed the band that eventually became known as ''William'' in 1993. The band's name was changed to ''Northstar'' in 1996. Although the band gained some notice in independent rock circles, they never broke through to a national audience and broke up in 1999 after failing to release an album. birth_place Pointe-Claire, QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) draft 15th overall DATE OF BIRTH December 22, 1953 PLACE OF BIRTH Pointe-Claire, QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH '''Patricia Noall''' (born June 2, 1970 in Pointe-Claire, Quebec) is a former international freestyle (Freestyle swimming) swimmer from Canada, who competed for her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics (Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics) in Seoul, South Korea.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

hockey player *Scott Smith (musician), bassist for Loverboy *Rick Tippe, country music artist

Merced, California

lived as "Dennis Parnell" with his kidnapper, Kenneth Parnell, until Parnell kidnapped another child, Timmy White. Stayner would be reunited with his family at age 14 after he and White went to the police in Ukiah, California. The story became a book and a 1988 television movie, with the title ''I Know My First Name Is Steven'' Mike Echols, ''I Know My First Name Is Steven'' (Pinnacle Books, 1991). p36; "Vast Hunt on For Missing Merced Boy", ''Oakland Tribune'', December 8, 1972, p30 *Ramón Ernesto Cruz, who had been elected President of Honduras in 1971, was overthrown in a coup led by the Army. General Oswaldo López Arellano, who had handed power over to Cruz following the election, returned to office as President. "Honduras President Is Ousted", ''Oakland Tribune'', December 4, 1972, p6 '''Catheys Valley''' (formerly, '''Cathay''' and '''Cathey's Valley''') is a census-designated place The '''''Merced Sun-Star''''' is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Merced, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 20,000 copies. The newspaper is published every day except for Sundays.

Ottumwa, Iowa

"Radar" O'Reilly - Company clerk from M*A*S*H (M*A*S*H (TV series)) television series and books was from Ottumwa, Iowa. The town is mentioned as Radar's hometown in the novel and regularly on the show. * The television movie ''The Woman Who Loved Elvis'' starring

Grand Island, Nebraska

. Seven tornadoes touched down in or near the city that night, killing 5 and injuring 200. The name "The Night of the Twisters" comes from the semi-fictionalized book of the same name by author Ivy Ruckman, which in turn inspired a 1996 made-for-TV movie (Television movie) seen on ABC Family. Background and Early Education Edwin H. Sutherland grew up and studied in Ottawa, Kansas, and Grand Island, Nebraska. In 1904 he received the B.A degree from Grand Island

Ajax, Ontario

in the ''Little Men (Little Men (TV series))'' TV series in 1998 and 1999. He later starred in the Canadian series ''2030 CE'' as Hart Greyson. He briefly starred in the failed WB series ''Black Sash'' (Black Sash (TV series)) before landing his role on ''North Shore''. He starred in the movie ''Decoys (Decoys (film))'' and its sequel ''Decoys 2: Alien Seduction''. He starred opposite Elizabeth Berkley in the made-for-television movie ''Student Seduction'' which premiered

Presidio of San Francisco

) ''The Presidio'' , a 1988 American crime thriller movie starring Mark Harmon, Sean Connery, and Meg Ryan is set in and around the military base. * As seen in the 2004 Metallica movie, ''Some Kind of Monster (Some Kind of Monster (film))'', the band members start recording their new album ''St. Anger'' at the Presidio in January 2001. * The Presidio appeared as ''Paradiso'' in the 2004 video game ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''. * The 2005 television movie ''Murder at the Presidio'' is loosely based on actual events. * The Presidio was featured in the Sci-fi Channel (Syfy) reality show, ''Ghost Hunters'', on October 3, 2007 in the episode entitled "Spirits of San Francisco." * The Presidio was featured as a racing track in the 1999-2000 video game ''San Francisco Rush 2049'' * The Presidio was modeled in a map in the 2003 video game ''Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield)''. * On their 2008 self-titled album (This Will Destroy You (album)), band This Will Destroy You performed a song called "Burial on the Presidio Banks". See also '''San Francisco National Cemetery''' is a U.S. National Cemetery, located in the Presidio (Presidio of San Francisco) of San Francisco (San Francisco, California), California. Because of the name and location, it is frequently confused with Golden Gate National Cemetery, a few miles south of the city.


) is an English (English people) actor who has worked on various TV programmes and series. May be best recognized as Jack Favell in “Rebecca” (1997), Oswald Mosley in “Mosley” (1997), Japheth in the NBC television movie “Noah's Ark” (1999), Alastair Campbell in the ABC miniseries “Empire” ( 2005) and Cole Barker in the Zachary Levi comedy series “Chuck” (2 episodes, 2009). He has also appeared in “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” “The Jump,” “The American Embassy,” “Six Degrees,” “Law & Order: Criminal


'' (2001), a depiction of the Wannsee Conference, where Nazi officials decided on the Final Solution. In 2002 Branagh starred in the two-part television movie ''Shackleton'' (Shackleton (TV serial)), a dramatization of the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition's (Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition) battle for survival, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award and an Emmy. "Shackleton" awards. Branagh

''Deathwatch (Deathwatch (2002 film))'' and ''Ultimate Force'', and in ''Colditz (Oflag IV-C#Television and TV movies)'' (2005). In the latter made-for-television movie, Fox played Capt. Tom Willis who, after an unsuccessful attempt to break out of a prisoner-of-war camp, is brought to Oflag IV-C in Colditz Castle, one of the most infamous German Army POW camps for officers in World War II. Actor Kevin Whately caught Fox's performance in the last ten minutes of the film

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