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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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Ian Bell struck 73 runs before being controversially dismissed lbw
But he is too short to lump on against a fighter who has beaten him already, controversially or not, and given the poor KO records of both men an Oakey points win would seem the best bet.
Controversially, when the scheme was established, Saddam was allowed to determine who could trade Iraqi oil.
In Tomalonis' view, Kronstam survived long enough to witness the company, which he directed tot a period, lose its stylistic integrity and respect for authority; the final years, during which the illness-plagued dancer was controversially relieved of his teaching and coaching responsibilities, add up to a regrettable coda to an extraordinary career.
More controversially, William is shown bumping into tables and throwing up after getting drunk in a pub on his 16th birthday and raiding the wine cellars at Buckingham Palace.
Cole also had the ball in the back of the net, but it was controversially ruled out for offside.
Cosgrove slotted a pass from Paul Nugent home but the linesman controversially flagged for offside.
In the book Posner controversially ranks the top 100 intellectuals, by using the Internet to count the number of media mentions of anyone who commented on matters of general public concern between 1995 and 2000.
More controversially, WSTS expects the worldwide DRAM market to rebound this year, despite the fact that memory prices hit an all time low recently.
Moreover - and perhaps more controversially - he attributes involvement in the definition and practice of this poetics to the poems' authors themselves, proposing that "some early Italian poets composed their lyrics with an eye to the manuscript forms in which their poems would be copied and circulated" (xxi).
It demonstrated convincingly, but controversially, how political, economic, and labor market forces shape social responses to the mentally ill, mold psychiatric treatment philosophy, and influence the onset and course of one of the most common forms of mental illness.