In the event of intensified fighting between government forces and armed groups in the weeks ahead, all armed actors in South Kivu must have as a top priority protection of civilians and their livelihoodsSpike in Congo violence ahead of operation May 01, 2009
It is clear that the LTTE is refusing to let people flee, though many are managing to escape somehow, and I fear the combatants may be gearing up for a final confrontationCivilians in Sri Lankan war zone in peril Apr 09, 2009
Our first appeal is to the LTTE to let the civilians out in a safe and orderly fashionU.N. again calls for civilian evacuation Mar 27, 2009
It is clear that there is a serious humanitarian situation in Colombia, particularly the problems of millions of internally displaced persons and that there is a requirement collectively to do more to respond to these needsDisplaced Colombians need aid, U.N. says Feb 24, 2009
There is a need to pay particular attention to the future of indigenous people and other vulnerable groups that have a special dependency on and attachment to their landsDisplaced Colombians need aid, U.N. says Feb 24, 2009
John Curtis Holmes (August 8, 1944 – March 13, 1988) better known as John C. Holmes or Johnny Wadd (after the lead character in a series of related films), was one of the most prolific male porn stars of all time, appearing in about 2,500 adult loops, stag films, and pornographic feature movies in the 1970s and 1980s. He was best known for his exceptionally large penis, which was heavily promoted as being the longest and thickest in the porn industry, although no definitive measurement of Holmes' actual penis length exists. Near the end of his life, Holmes attracted notoriety for his involvement in the Wonderland murders in 1981, and eventually for his death from complications caused by AIDS.
Holmes was the subject of several books, a lengthy essay in Rolling Stone magazine, two feature length documentaries, and was the inspiration for two Hollywood movies, Boogie Nights and Wonderland.
Holmes was born as John Curtis Estes in Ashville, Ohio, to Carl Estes and Mary Barton. He knew very little of his father, an alcoholic railroad worker who abandoned his family when John was an infant. John's mother was a devout Southern Baptist, who regularly attended the Milport Chapel Church along with her children.