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Controversy

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Avignon
location of alternate papacy (1309–1377). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 376]
Birth of a Nation, The
film elicits emotional response (1915). [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 36–39]
Chicago 8 trial
alleged ringleaders of Chicago riots tried in circus atmosphere (1969). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 630]
Drell Scott decision
Supreme Court decision concerning freedom of slaves (1857). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 151–152]
Origin of Species, The
once revolutionary theory of evolution and natural selection (1859). [Br. Science: The Origin of Species]
Pentagon Papers
Defense Department’s Vietnam policy papers leaked to press. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 376]
Rite of Spring, The
Stravinsky’s score caused riot at premiere (1913). [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1900]
Sacco and Vanzetti
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) Italian immigrants tried and executed for murder in witch-hunt for anarchists. [Am. Hist.: Sacco-Vanzetti Case: A Transcript]
Scopes trial
concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools (1925). [Am. Hist.: Allen, 142–146]
Scottsboro Case
cause célèbre concerning nine Negro men, two white girls (1931). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 753]
scrap of paper
pre-WWI Belgian neutrality; German disregard precipitated British involvement. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 450]
Stamp Act
legislative development contributing to American Revolution (1765). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 475]
Tonkin Gulf
disputed N. Vietnamese attacks escalated U.S. war effort (1964). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 595]
Warren Report
government’s much disputed conclusion that President Kennedy’s assassin acted alone. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 594]
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Extensive damage was caused to the property in Ballina which has been controversially allocated to a Traveller family.
The news comes after the region lost out on a pounds 250m contract when it was controversially moved to Scotland.
ASTON VILLA manager Martin O'Neill is hoping to canvass the opinion of the travelling fans after controversially deciding to leave his big-name stars at home for tonight's UEFA Cup clash.
The Birmingham boxer, 23, was an overwhelming favourite to win an Olympic gold medal in Beijing but was controversially forced to withdraw at the last minute after failing to make the weight.
But when the Scot withdrew injured for a second time, he was controversially stripped of the title.
WOLVES boss Mick McCarthy let referee Paul Taylor off the hook after he controversially refused to award a late penalty that might have given them three points.
REFEREE Alan Boyd last night controversially called off Albion Rovers' clash with Stranraer at Cliftonhill just 45 minutes before kick-off.
He made his pro debut at Ninian Park in 1967 and later he, too, was managed by Jacobs for a period, during which he was controversially outpointed by Billy Waith in Swansea.
BRITISH light-heavyweight champion Tony Oakey returns to the scene of one of his darkest moments tonight and will try to exact revenge on Peter Haymer, the man who controversially beat him for the English title two years ago.
Centurion Symonds survived despite nicking behind on day one when on 30, while Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly controversially fell on day five after Australian appeals.
But in 2001 he controversially described the September 11 attack on New York's World Trade Center as "the greatest work of art one can imagine".
Ruth, of course, was the runner-up last year when Sir Alan Sugar controversially fired her in the final episode.