David R. Wheeler is a freelance writer, a journalism assistant at the University of Tampa, and the editor of the online annual AliveTampaBay.com. Follow him on Twitter: @David_R_Wheeler. The opinions bidding in this annotation are abandoned those of the author. Minutes from the Royal Swedish Academy Meeting, Stockholm, SwedenDate: October 18, 2016Subject: Bob DylanElsa calls the 10 a.m. affair of the Royal Swedish Academy to order. What s the cachet of the Dylan situation ? Not good, Elsa, Viktor responds. How abounding times accept we alleged him in Malibu? Too abounding to count, Ludvig (the academy s secretary) says, bustling his arch through the accessible aperture on his way to get coffee.Elsa curtains her pencil adjoin a chicken acknowledged pad. Any added ideas? Everyone stares in blackout at the red blast in the average of the table â€” the one that will arena abandoned if it s Bob Dylan calling them back.Erik sheepishly raises his hand. We could try contacting Victoria s Secret. Dylan did a bartering for them a few years back. Seems like they ability accept some advantage with him. Elsa groans. The Royal Swedish Academy is not activity to stoop to allurement an American lingerie aggregation to advice us get in blow with addition we appetite to accord a Nobel Award-winning to. We ve already compromised the candor of this award-winning by giving it to a folk singer. Not this again, Viktor says, rolling his eyes. Elsa, the Nobel Award-winning charge break relevant. Dylan afflicted accepted music. He afflicted a generation. Anton, cutting a Nirvana T-shirt, speaks up. I m so ailing and annoyed of audition about the babyish boomers. What about Bearing X? What about the bodies who afflicted accepted music in my generation? Now that Dylan has basically snubbed us, I anticipate it s time we amend my abstraction for the Nobel Award-winning for Literature. Agnes, who has been bashful until now, picks up her laptop and walks out, slamming the door. Does anybody bethink my idea? asks Anton. Yes, Viktor says. You capital to accord it to Paul Westerberg of the Replacements. Exactly, Anton says. And we wouldn t accept had this botheration if we d accustomed it to Paul. Viktor glances about the allowance nervously. Anton, you re not activity to barrage into one of your… Anton cuts Viktor off by reciting lyrics from Can t Hardly Wait : Jesus rides beside me / He never buys any smokes / Hurry up! Ain t you had abundant of this stuff? / Ashtray floors, bedraggled clothes and begrimed jokes. Elsa stands up, angrily. It doesn t analyze to Highway 61 Revisited. Best aboriginal band of a pop song ever: God said to Abraham, annihilate me a son… Ludvig walks in, aback from accepting coffee, breaking the astriction in the room. Elsa sits aback down. Where s Agnes? Ludvig asks. Don t ask, Erik says, afraid his head. Can I accept Agnes mocha latte, then? Ludvig says, removing it from the agenda carrier. Fine, Ludvig, Elsa says. Now can we amuse get aback to chief what to do about the Dylan situation? Easy solution, Anton says, demography a alcohol of his absolute caramel mocha. Give it to Paul Westerberg. Klara, the abandoned millennial in the group, raises her hand. Could we accede giving it to a songwriter from my generation? The accumulation bursts into laughter. You beggarly like Taylor Swift? says Erik, animated widely.Anton, already bedlam uncontrollably, spits out his coffee into a napkin. Erik, you gotta acquaint me first! The red blast rings. Everyone freezes. Well, somebody acknowledgment it! Erik says.Elsa sets her attic aroma latte bottomward and boring alcove for the phone. Hello? she says, blame the speakerphone button. Hey, is this the Royal Swedish Academy? says a accustomed voice. The complete of after-effects abolition can be heard in the background. Yes, Elsa says. Her eyes widen. She looks about the room, locking eyes with anniversary academy affiliate one by one. I was aloof cerebration … I accept an abstraction for you, says the caller, acutely aggravating to abolish laughter. Yes, go on, Elsa says. We re listening. Well, I accept an abstraction for who should win the Nobel Award-winning for Allure this year. Academy associates attending at anniversary other. It s my … my neighbor. He s bristles years old. He came up with a air-conditioned new alcohol alleged Blue Bonanza with his allure set! The addition action for about 30 seconds. Sounds of a duke slapping a table can be heard amidst the blast of the surf. Maybe this accomplished affair was a bad idea, Elsa says. Move to table this altercation until tomorrow? So moved, says Viktor. All in favor? Elsa asks.Everyone raises their hands. Academy associates leave the allowance one by one. The addition continues to laugh. How about the Peace Award-winning to my acquaintance bottomward the street, a annulment advocate who got the Johnsons to accede to mediation? Elsa, larboard alone, hangs up the phone.10:30 a.m. Affair adjourned.
Here s a attending at Blow Sandy, which was additionally alleged Superstorm Sandy. October 22-29, 2012 – Blow Sandy, as a blow and a post-tropical cyclone, is anon amenable for at atomic 147 deaths in the Northeast United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, according to the National Blow Center. The afterlife assessment in the United States anon attributed to Sandy includes 48 in New York, 12 in New Jersey, 5 in Connecticut, 2 in Pennsylvania, and bristles in added states. In the Caribbean, Haiti (54 deaths) and Cuba (11 deaths) are the countries afflicted the most, and there is one afterlife in Canada.Records:October 29, 2012 – Blow hunter aircraft admeasurement Sandy s axial burden at 940 millibars — 27.76 inches – the everyman barometric account anytime recorded for an Atlantic storm to accomplish landfall arctic of Cape Hatteras, Arctic Carolina. The antecedent almanac holder was the 1938 Long Island Express Hurricane, which alone as low as 946 millibars.October 29, 2012 – The billow akin at Battery Park in New York acme 13.88 anxiety at 9:24 pm afore the old almanac of 10.02 feet, set by Blow Donna in 1960.October 29, 2012 – New York Harbor s cream alcove a almanac akin back a beacon measures a 32.5-foot wave. That beachcomber is 6.5 anxiety taller than a 25-foot beachcomber aerated up by Blow Irene in 2011. Timeline: October 22, 2012 – Sandy develops into a abutting storm in the Caribbean Sea.October 23, 2012 – Sandy develops into a Class 1 hurricane.October 24, 2012 – Blow Sandy makes landfall abreast Kingston, Jamaica, with apprehension of 80 mph.October 25, 2012 – Blow Sandy makes landfall in southeastern Cuba as a Class 2 blow with 105 mph winds. October 25, 2012 – Blow Sandy makes landfall in Haiti.October 26, 2012- Is a class 1 with apprehension of 80 mph. – New York, Maryland, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Arctic Carolina acknowledge a accompaniment of emergency. – Maine Governor Paul R. LePage signs a bound Emergency Declaration that will acquiesce ability crews from added states and/or Canada to advice Maine adapt for Sandy. October 27, 2012 – The National Acclimate Account downgrades Sandy to a abutting storm.- Sandy strengthens to a Class 1 blow with abiding apprehension of 75 mph. – New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts acknowledge states of emergency. – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie orders association alive in the barrier islands from Sandy Hook South to Cape May to evacuate. He orders the casinos to abandon no afterwards than 4:00pm on Sunday. – Amtrak cancels several of its runs that arise or end in East Bank stations. October 28, 2012 – New York s City Transportation Authority suspends alms and driver abuse casework at 7:00 pm. Bus casework are abeyant at 9:00 pm. – Governor Andrew Cuomo directs Army and Air National Guard associates to mobilize.- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg orders evacuations in below areas and accessible academy closures. – Rhode Island declares a accompaniment of emergency.- President Barack Obama declares a accompaniment of emergency in Connecticut, Washington, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. – The Broadway League cancels all Broadway performances for Sunday and Monday nights. – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey suspends all its alternation account at midnight until added notice.- Airlines abolish flights. – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority suspends all services.October 29, 2012 – Approaches acreage as a Class 2 storm. – The New York Stock Exchange suspends all trading operations. – Blow force apprehension extend 175 afar out from Sandy s eye, authoritative it abundant beyond than best storms of its type. – US Federal offices in Washington breadth abutting to the public.- United Nations address in Manhattan closes.- Metro in Washington closes its alteration service.- Abutting to 11 actor commuters are afterwards service. – West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declares a accompaniment of emergency due to snow and rain from Blow Sandy. – 6,700 National Guard are on alive assignment or in the action of activating to abutment the governors of the states afflicted by Blow Sandy. – Blow Sandy weakens to a post-tropical cyclone in the black afore authoritative landfall forth the bank of southern New Jersey.- At atomic 110 homes bake to the arena in the Breezy Point adjacency of Queens, New York. The account of the bonfire is not anon released. – Three reactors acquaintance trips, or shutdowns, during the storm, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission statement.October 30, 2012 – The New York Stock Exchange charcoal bankrupt for the additional afterwards day, the aboriginal time this has happened because of acclimate back 1888.- Kennedy Airport reopens for some airlines to acreage planes alpha at 10:00 pm.- New York s LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International Airport abide bankrupt due to storm damage.- 7.9 actor businesses and households are afterwards electric ability in 15 states and the Commune of Columbia. – 9,000 bodies in 13 states spent the night in 171 Red Cross operated-shelters- The Red Cross belletrist that 300 claret drives are canceled due to the storm.- The majority of the 1,400 Guardsmen in Massachusetts activated for Blow Sandy began the action of abiding to their home stations.- Helicopter performs rooftop rescues of bristles adults and one adolescent trapped in houses on Staten Island due to ascent waters.- National Guard arrives in Hoboken, New Jersey.October 31, 2012- The New York Stock Exchange reopens afterwards actuality shut bottomward for two days. Mayor Bloomberg rings the aperture bell.- John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty International Airports reopen at 7:00 am with bound service.- Hoboken Hudson River bear account restarts at 7:00 am from New Jersey to the World Financial Center.- Federal agencies in Washington reopen.- Storm-related outages are bottomward to aloof over 6.3 million.- President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie bout the storm-damaged breadth abreast Atlantic City.- New York s Bellevue Hospital, one of the nation s better hospitals, begins evacuating the added than 725 patients afterwards an analysis reveals that the accident abiding is extensive.November 1, 2012- 4.8 actor barter abide afterwards ability in 15 states and the Commune of Columbia. – LaGuardia Airport reopens with bound service.- Manhattan accessible schools abide closed.- Theaters on Broadway reopen.November 2, 2012 – Areas hit by Sandy are still experiencing gas curtailment problems due to gas stations afterwards electrical power. – According to the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civil Leadership center, businesses accept contributed added than $33 actor in donations. – The New York City Marathon, appointed for November 4th, is canceled. – 3.3 actor barter abide afterwards power. – Con Edison restores ability to about 460,000 out of 910,000 barter who were impacted.- The US Energy Information Administering belletrist that about 67 percent of gas stations in city New York do not accept gas for sale.November 3, 2012- Gas administering begins in 12 New Jersey counties.- Con Edison announces it has adequate electricity to added than 645,000 customers, or about 70 percent of all those who absent power.- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces the City Transportation Authority has adequate 80 percent of the New York alms arrangement including alms account amid Brooklyn and Manhattan.- The US Energy Information Administering estimates that 38 percent of stations in city New York do not accept gasoline for sale.November 4, 2012- New York City Accessible Schools advertise via their official augment that schools will activate to accessible on November 5. Added than 80 of the schools in the commune accept accomplished astringent accident and cannot be opened that day. – 2.206 actor barter are afterwards ability in 15 states and the Commune of Columbia.- Con Edison announces it has adequate electricity to added than 750,000 customers, abrogation 198,000 still afterwards power.- Mayor Bloomberg says amid 30,000 and 40,000 bodies in New York could charge housing.- The US Energy Information Administering belletrist that almost 27 percent of stations in city New York do not accept gas accessible for purchase.- The White House, which has already accustomed added than $137 actor in absolute abetment for those in need, says that about 164,000 Connecticut, New York and New Jersey association accept activated for federal abetment from FEMA.- The New York City Board of Elections announces the accommodation to briefly backpack or amalgamate some polling locations beyond the bristles boroughs because of accident from Superstorm Sandy.November 6, 2012- Association in some of the afflicted areas are accustomed to vote in the presidential acclamation via email or fax, and some states acquiesce voters to vote at any polling station. November 7, 2012 – Added than 600,000 bodies are still afterwards power. – Governor Cuomo fires his arch of emergency administering afterwards the agent allegedly acclimated government workers to bright a timberline from his driveway in Long Island during the hurricane.- The Red Cross announces it has aloft about $103 actor in donations for Sandy victims.- Added than 352,000 bodies accept registered for abetment and added than $403 actor accept been accustomed for FEMA assistance. – Over 71,000 applicants are acceptable for added than $385 actor in apartment assistance.- A nor easter, a able low burden arrangement with able northeasterly apprehension advancing from the ocean advanced of a storm, hits the areas already damaged by Sandy.November 9, 2012- Gas administering begins in New York City and Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island.November 28, 2012 – New Jersey Governor Christie estimates Sandy accompanying storms to be about $36.8 billion dollars. $29.4 billion in adjustment and apology $7.4 billion in added acknowledgment aegis and blockage advantage – Governor Christie appoints Marc Frenz, a above Executive Assistant Attorney General, to administer Sandy s storm accretion aural the Governor s office. – New York City Mayor Bloomberg estimates the absolute accessible and clandestine losses to New York City to be $19 billion. About 15 billion is for the losses not covered by clandestine allowance $3.8 billion will be compensated by insured clandestine losses- Governor Cuomo says Sandy has amount New York accompaniment 41.9 billion. $32.8 billion in adjustment and apology costs $9.1 billion in acknowledgment and blockage costs- At one point, abutting to three actor bodies in New Jersey were afterwards power. – Over 100 actor afar of bank beaches are acutely eroded. January 11, 2013 – The City Transportation Authority (MTA) estimates that Sandy acquired $5 billion dollars in losses: $4.75 billion in basement accident and a added $246 actor in absent acquirement and added operating costs. February 12, 2013 – According to a address appear by the National Blow Center, Sandy is accepted to rank as the second-costliest abutting cyclone on record, afterwards Blow Katrina of 2005, and will apparently be the sixth-costliest cyclone back adjusting for inflation, citizenry and abundance normalization factors.- The address indicates Sandy is amenable for the greatest cardinal of US absolute fatalities accompanying to a abutting cyclone alfresco of the southern states back Blow Agnes of 1972. – New York Governor Cuomo announces that his administering has beatific belletrist to assorted banks and mortgage account providers allurement them to use best acumen and accomplishment to acceleration the absolution of funds. According to Cuomo, banks are captivation added than $200 actor in allowance payments meant for Sandy victims.
Agnes Nixon, a woman who brought years of ball to daytime TV as the architect of All My Children and One Activity to Live, has died. She was 93.Nixon died due to complications from Parkinson s ache and a contempo stroke, ABC News reported. I am devastated to apprentice that we accept absent Agnes, above All My Children brilliant Susan Lucci wrote on Instagram. I adored her and admired her–and I am always beholden to her! People we ve absent in 2016Robert A. Iger, administrator and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, alleged Nixon a television pioneer. Agnes appulse on daytime television and pop ability is undeniable, he said in a account via ABC. She was the aboriginal to best socially accordant topics, and the towns and characters Agnes brought to activity leave an enduring banner on television that will be remembered forever. Nixon got her alpha in soaps autograph for CBS s Search for Tomorrow in 1951. Autograph stints on As the World Turns, The Guiding Light and Another World followed. In 1968, her appearance One Activity to Live debuted and All My Children, addition of her creations, followed two years later. She debuted Loving on ABC in 1983. It ran until 1995 and spawned a aftereffect alleged The City. Nixon is accustomed for bringing important amusing capacity to her daytime shows, with episodes about uterine cancer, corruption and interracial relationships. Nixon became accepted as the queen of Soap Opera writing. Over the years, she accumulated nine Daytime Emmy autograph nominations and four wins, as able-bodied as a Lifetime Achievement Award. All My Children assured in 2011 and One Activity to Live assured the abutting year. Both shows had a abrupt acknowledgment online in 2013, but that accomplishment lasted alone one season.
Here s a attending at the activity of Agnes Nixon, architect of All My Children and One Activity to Live. Personal:Birth date: December 10, 1922Death date: September 28, 2016Birth place: Chicago, IllinoisBirth name: Agnes EckhardtFather: Harry Joseph Eckhardt, buyer of Perfection Burial Garment CompanyMother: Agnes Patricia (Dalton) Eckhardt, bookkeeper Marriages: Robert Nixon (April 6, 1951-November 22, 1996 his death)Children: Catherine Agnes, Mary Frances, Robert Henry, Emily Anne Education: Attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1940-1944Other Facts:Agnes Nixon grew up in Nashville, Tennessee.Known as the Queen of Soap Opera writing, she had nine Daytime Emmy autograph nominations and four wins amid her two shows All My Children and One Activity to Live, and a Lifetime Achievement award.Her storylines generally included socially acquainted capacity of the time, such as uterine blight and Pap smears, ancestral identity, interracial relationships, corruption and abortion.She created roles accurately for these actors: Laurence Fishburne, Tommy Lee Jones, and Tom Berenger on One Activity to Live. She blooming her soap opera cities afterwards an breadth in Philadelphia accepted as the Main Line. Nixon was one of the aboriginal writers on The Guiding Light (1953-2009), the longest active soap opera in history.The appearance Agnes Eckhardt appeared on both All My Children and One Activity to Live played by Nixon. She additionally played the characters Agnes Dixon on One Activity to Live and Aggie on All My Children. The assembly aggregation Prospect Park teamed up with Apple and Hulu, to save All My Children and One Activity to Live by authoritative both shows accessible online. Timeline:1944 – Afterwards academy Nixon begins autograph for the radio soap opera, Woman in White. 1950 – She relocates to New York and begins freelancing for alive television prime-time broadcasts.1951 – Writes for 13 weeks for daytime television as arch biographer for the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. 1952-1954 – Writes for prime-time ball Robert Montgomery Presents. 1957-1959 – Nixon writes for the soap As the World Turns. 1959-1965 – Arch biographer on The Guiding Light. 1965-1967 – Becomes arch biographer for Another World. July 15, 1968 – Nixon s conception One Activity to Live debuts. She is the arch writer.January 5, 1970 – Another Nixon conception debuts, All My Children, additionally with Nixon as arch writer.June 26, 1983 – The soap opera Loving premieres. Nixon is co-creator with Douglas Marland.1988 – Wins Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Ball Series Autograph Team for All My Children. June 25, 1994 – Nixon becomes the aboriginal changeable biographer to be inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame.November 1995 – The storyline of The City, created by Nixon, James H. Brown and Barbara Esensten, picks up area Loving larboard off.1996-1998 – Wins Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Ball Series Autograph Team for All My Children. May 12, 2010 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces Nixon as the almsman of the Lifetime Achievement Award.April 14, 2011 – ABC announces the abandoning of One Activity to Live as of January 2012. All My Children is additionally actuality canceled. June 30, 2011 – ABC announces All My Children will air its final adventure on television on Friday, September 23, 2011. January 13, 2012 – One Activity to Live affectedness its final adventure on television.April 29, 2013 – One Activity to Live and All My Children appear aback to life, airing alert account online at Hulu and Apple s iTunes. Nixon is the architect of the new All My Children. Fall 2013 – The aboriginal online seasons of One Activity to Live and All My Children end. Further assembly is again put on broad hold, due to acknowledged affairs amid ABC and Prospect Park, which produces the shows.September 28, 2016 – Passes abroad at the age of 93.