Wikipedia:Today's featured article/emergency

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With effect from 16 December 2014, the TFA coordinators are Brianboulton, Crisco 1492 and Dank.

If scheduling, or rescheduling, in an emergency:

  • Fully move-protect the intended new article (if not already protected) until 00:00 on the day after it is due to be TFA
  • If you are changing today's featured article:
    • If you are a Commons admin, or can find one quickly, get the new image protected at Commons. If you are not a Commons admin, upload a local copy of the new image. If neither of these steps is done, then the image will be unprotected and open to vandalism at Commons (unless and until a Commons bot happens to notice it, but you can't rely on this happening quickly or indeed at all)
    • Cut and paste the chosen blurb below into today's TFA subpage - don't change the "recently featured" links or footer
    • Change today's subpage of {{TFA title}} (found at {{TFA title/April 26, 2017}}) to match the new article
  • If you are changing tomorrow's featured article:
    • Cut and paste the chosen blurb below into tomorrow's TFA subpage - don't change the "recently featured" links or footer
  • If no TFA has been scheduled for today or tomorrow:
    • Go to Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 2017 and use the "create" button to start the required page
    • Cut and paste the chosen blurb from WP:TFAR, or from below
    • Complete the "recently featured" section by copying and updating the list from the previous day.

Thereafter, when time permits:

Thanks. BencherliteTalk 09:23, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Emergency 1[edit]

Louie B. Nunn

Louie B. Nunn (1924–2004) was Governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky from 1967 to 1971, the only Republican to hold that office between 1947 and 2003. He entered local politics after law school, becoming the first Republican county judge in the history of Barren County, Kentucky. He was the Republican nominee for governor in 1963, but lost to Democrat Ned Breathitt, after a campaign in which desegregation of Kentucky's public services was a major issue. After his election in 1967, Nunn was able to enact most of his priorities, including tax increases that funded improvements to the state park system and the construction of a network of mental health centers, despite a Democratic majority in the General Assembly. The later years of his administration were marred by race riots in Louisville and a violent protest against the Vietnam War at the University of Kentucky. Following his term as governor, he unsuccessfully challenged Walter "Dee" Huddleston in the 1972 senatorial election and John Y. Brown, Jr. in the 1979 gubernatorial contest. In his later years, he supported the political ambitions of his son, Steve, and advocated for the legalization of industrial hemp in Kentucky. (Full article...)

Emergency 2[edit]

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

The yellow-tailed black cockatoo is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia measuring 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length. It has a short crest on the top of its head. Its plumage is mostly brownish black and it has prominent yellow cheek patches and a yellow tail band. The body feathers are edged with yellow giving a scalloped appearance. In flight, yellow-tailed black cockatoos flap deeply and slowly, and with a peculiar heavy fluid motion. Their loud eerie wailing calls carry for long distances. Unlike other cockatoos, a large proportion of their diet is made up of wood-boring grubs, and they also eat seeds. Although they remain common throughout much of their range, fragmentation of habitat and loss of large trees suitable for nesting has caused a population decline in Victoria and South Australia. In some places yellow-tailed black cockatoos appear to have adapted to humans and they can often be seen in parts of urban Sydney and Melbourne. It is not commonly seen in aviculture, especially outside Australia. Like most parrots, the birds are protected by CITES, an international agreement, that makes trade, export, and import of listed wild-caught species illegal. (Full article...)

Emergency 3[edit]

Susan B. Anthony dollar

The Susan B. Anthony dollar is a United States dollar coin that was minted from 1979 to 1981 as a replacement for the larger, cumbersome Eisenhower dollar, and again in 1999 after a delay in production of the Sacagawea dollar. Initially several shapes and compositions for the new dollar were tested, but all were opposed by the vending machine industry until a round planchet with an eleven-sided inner border was chosen. The original design depicted an allegorical representation of Liberty, but organizations and members of Congress called for the coin to depict a woman, and social reformer Susan B. Anthony was selected as the design subject. Both sides of the coin were designed by Frank Gasparro, the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. The Mint struck 500 million coins in anticipation of public demand, but the new dollar was poorly received, in part because of its similarity in size and appearance to the quarter. The series was halted in 1981, reissued in 1999, and retired the next year. (Full article...)

Emergency 4[edit]

TBD

Emergency 5[edit]

TBD