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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.
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.
AN ASSISTED suicide was controversially shown on television amid fierce debate over the issue.
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.
The reverse fixture at Goodison Park, which Liverpool won 2-1, was a feisty affair, with the Reds scoring a lastminute penalty and the Toffees controversially being denied one after Jamie Carragher hauled down Joleon Lescott, and more of the same is expected, especially given what is at stake this time around.
Cole's tackle on Spurs defender Alan Hutton in the 4-4 draw at White Hart Lane last Wednesday resulted in a yellow card and, more controversially, an apparent disregard by the England defender for what referee Mike Riley was telling him.
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.
Chasing a victory target of 389, the key moment came when Jacques Kallis was controversially given out caught behind off the bowling of Fidel Edwards for 85 when the ball appeared to clip his shoulder.
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".
Harrington had led the floundering Falcons to back-to-back wins while Leftwich recovered from ankle surgery, but he controversially got the nod against the Bucs and threw two interceptions before being hauled off for Harrington.