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Powerhouse Fire

The Powerhouse Fire was a wildfire in northern Los Angeles County, California in the Angeles National Forest. It started at 3:30 PM on May 30, 2013, it was 100% contained by June 10, 2013. The fire destroyed 53 structures, including 24 homes. At the fire's peak it threatened more than 1,000 structures. Two thousand firefighters were deployed to fight the fire; the communities of Lake Hughes, Elizabeth Lake, Green Valley were evacuated. The fire never posed a threat to urban areas because the majority of the blaze was located in Angeles National Forest; the Powerhouse Fire did pose a threat to local forests as well as to powerlines, watershed areas, the habitats of threatened and endangered species

New York State Route 127

New York State Route 127 is a 6.36-mile north–south state highway in Westchester County, New York, in the United States. It begins at an intersection with U. S. Route 1 in the village of Mamaroneck and ends at an interchange with I-287 in the city of White Plains; the route connects to the Hutchinson River Parkway in the town of Harrison. NY 127 was assigned as part of the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York. Within White Plains, NY 127 is maintained by Westchester County as County Route 30; the concurrent county route designation is unsigned. NY 127 begins at an intersection with US 1 in the village of Mamaroneck; the highway proceeds northeast through Mamaroneck as a two-lane residential street named Keeler Avenue, crossing through the Old Rye Neck neighborhood. The route soon reaches a junction with Harrison Avenue, where it turns north off Keeler, leaving the Old Rye Neck neighborhood and soon the entire village. Now in the town and village of Harrison, NY 127 continues as Harrison Avenue, bending north into downtown Harrison, as a two-lane commercial street.

Just after the junction with Halstead Avenue, the route crosses west of the parking lot for the Harrison Metro-North Railroad station and soon over the New Haven Line tracks. After crossing the railroad, NY 127 enters a residential section of Harrison, crossing north as Harrison Avenue. Soon the route crosses under, but does not interchange with, the New England Thruway, winding northeast past the Harrison Avenue School and a junction with Union Avenue; the route makes a gradual bend to the north, passing west of the Willow Ridge Country Club near the intersection with North Street. At the intersection, NY 127 drops the Harrison Avenue moniker; the route bends northwest through a residential section of Harrison, reaching a junction with the Hutchinson River Parkway. Upon crossing the Hutchinson River Parkway, NY 127 enters the Rosedale section of the city of White Plains. Within White Plains, NY 127 becomes a county-maintained highway, gaining the designation of CR 30 as it passes the Maple Moor Golf Course.

Winding up the hills of White Plains, the route crosses through the North Street section, becoming a four-lane residential street past White Plains Senior High School. Passing a commercial complex, NY 127 turns north and enters an interchange with the Cross Westchester Expressway; this interchange, which serves Westchester Avenue, marks the northern terminus of NY 127, whose right-of-way continues through the town of Harrison as White Plains Avenue. The state-maintained section of NY 127 was improved by the state of New York as part of two projects carried out in the 1910s. On March 17, 1910, the state awarded a contract to improve the 2.91-mile segment of what is now NY 127 leading south from the White Plains–Harrison line. The rebuilt road was added to the state highway system on July 31, 1911, as State Highway 780; the remainder of the modern state-maintained segment of NY 127 was reconstructed as part of a contract let on September 28, 1916, to reconstruct 3.81 miles of roads in Harrison and Rye.

The rebuilt roads were accepted into the state highway system on December 21, 1921, as SH 1457. Both state highway numbers are unsigned. SH 780 and its southward continuation to US 1 in Mamaroneck did not receive a posted route number until the 1930 renumbering of state highways in New York when both roads became part of NY 127, a new route continuing north into White Plains to Westchester Avenue; the route's alignment has remained unchanged since that time. The entire route is in Westchester County. List of county routes in Westchester County, New York New York State Route 127 at Alps' Roads • New York Routes

Tommie Draheim

Tommie Draheim is a Canadian football offensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He played American football in the National Football League, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at San Diego State. Draheim played college football at San Diego State, he started 33 games, including 30-consecutive starts to end his career. He earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior, becoming the first Aztec offensive lineman to be named first-team all-league since 2003. A three-year letterman, he helped SDSU rank 10th in the country in 2011 for fewest sacks allowed and blocked for a running back who finished No. 3 in the country with 1,711 rushing yards on the season. After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Draheim signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 11, 2012. On August 31, 2012, he was released by the Packers. Draheim was signed to the Seattle Seahawks on September 6, 2012, but was released on September 11.

Draheim was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad on December 4, 2012, but was released on December 11. Draheim was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on December 18, 2012. Draheim signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on April 3, 2013, he was released from the practice squad on September 10. Draheim was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on November 7, 2013; the Cardinals released Draheim on August 25, 2014. Draheim signed with the BC Lions on May 5, 2015, he was released by the team on May 5, 2016. Draheim was signed by the Ottawa RedBlacks on May 6, 2016. San Diego State Aztecs bio Green Bay Packers bio Seattle Seahawks bio Archive index at the Wayback Machine New England Patriots bio Jacksonville Jaguars bio

Antoine Lahad

Antoine Lahad was the leader of the South Lebanon Army from 1984 until 2000, when the army withdrew from Southern Lebanon and was dissolved. Born into a Maronite Catholic family in 1927 in the village of Kfar Qatra, Chouf District, he graduated from the Lebanese Military Academy in 1952. Lahad took control of the SLA in 1984, following the death of Saad Haddad the founder of the SLA. After several meetings with many political leaders in Lebanon from all religions he agreed to take on the problematic south because his career and stature would allow him to hold together an army from all the Lebanese religions. Lahad was a Lebanese Army major general, close to the Lebanese President, Camille Chamoun, a Maronite. While commanding the SLA General Lahad formed three regiments from Druze and Christians who fought together to take back control of Lebanese territory from all the Palestinian factions who controlled much of southern Lebanon. During his service he never cut contact with the capital and all leaders from all political factions and religions kept visiting him asking him for help on several matters.

He re-instated the salaries of the Lebanese army soldiers in the south, cut off. He built three major hospitals in Hasbaya and Nabatieh and rejuvenated the economy of southern Lebanon, left to its own devices by all Lebanese central governments. After stabilizing the south the conflict with Hezbollah took center stage, until the unilateral withdrawal of Israel from southern Lebanon, it is worth noting that the whole withdrawal happened without a single shot being fired or any casualties being recorded on either the Israeli or the Hezbollah side. Lahad was condemned to death by Hezbollah following Israel’s occupation of southern Lebanon. Men were required to sign written pledges not to visit with Lahad or his people if they were traveling into southern Lebanon, his headquarters at Marjayoun, which flew an Israeli flag flanked by two flags of Lebanon. In the compound was the Pat Robertson CBN broadcast center. In 1988, Souha Bechara, a 21-year-old woman, tried to assassinate Lahad, she had become a member of the Communist party.

She was tasked with assassinating Lahad. Bechara disguised herself as an aerobics instructor to visit with Lahad’s family. On November 17, 1988 while she was having tea with Lahad’s wife, he returned home. Bechara shot him twice in the chest, she was detained by his security team. Lahad spent eight weeks in the hospital and suffered health complications leaving his left arm paralyzed. Upon his return to service he pardoned and released Souha Bechara after the Lebanese and French government pleaded with him to do so, after she spent ten years in Khiam prison and suffered six years of solitary confinement in a tiny cell; when Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000, Lahad was determined to carry on against Hezbollah. He pleaded for support from Israel: "I need three things: 1 - I need Israel not to stop the money, keep the flow of money coming so I can keep paying my soldiers; when I'll have those three things, I can hold for 200 years. That's all I need." Lahad never received the support he asked for, the SLA collapsed following Israel's withdrawal.

At the time, Lahad was in Paris trying to convince the French authorities to send troops to replace his army because he always wanted and supported the peaceful implementation of the UN resolution 425. He came to Israel after the remainder of the SLA disintegrated. In Lebanon, Lahad was sentenced to death for treason in absentia in case he returned. In a meeting with the Israeli Government Coordinator, Uri Lubrani, in May 2000, Lahad expressed deep concern surrounding the appropriate treatment of SLA members who ended up in Israel following the withdrawal. Contrary to contemporary media reports, Lahad stated that Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, had not tricked him, he highlighted the importance of his country’s cooperation with Israel and cited the United Nations Security Council resolution 425 as a legitimate reason for Barak’s withdrawal of Israeli armed forces. Lubrani assured Lahad that SLA members would receive appropriate treatment and thanked him and his men for their "long struggle for peace".

Soon afterwards Lahad went to France to meet up with his family. Despite having family members living in France, the French authorities denied him permission to live in the country. After being refused the right to settle in France, Lahad moved to Israel, he released a Hebrew language autobiography in 2004, entitled, In the Midst of a Storm: An Autobiography. In November 2006, Lahad had an interview with Ynet, he asserted his opinion that Syria was behind the assassination of Lebanese Industry Minister Pierre Amine Gemayel, “I have no doubt about who assassinated Lebanese Minister Pierre Gemayel last week. It was the Syrians, there’s no question, it could be that one of their proxies in Lebanon carried out the actual assassination, but the order came from Damascus.” In May 2014, a Lebanese court sentenced him to death in absentia for High Treason, Intelligence with the Enemy and Accessory to Kidnapping and Murder. Lahad died in Paris on 10 September 2015 from a heart attack. Lahad, Antoine. In the Midst of a Storm: an Autobiography, ed. Estelle Golan.

In Hebrew. Ynetnews, Interview with Antoine Lahad, 26 November 2006. Harald List: Antoine Lahad. in: ORIENT 2/88 p. 179-187. Biography in German. Hussein Assi: LF Seeks to Pass "Amne

New Post, Wisconsin

New Post is a census-designated place in the town of Hunter, Sawyer County, United States. The population was 305 at the 2010 census. New Post is located at 45°54′14″N 91°10′43″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 27.4 square miles, of which, 20.4 square miles of it is land and 7.1 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 367 people, 156 households, 97 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 18.0 people per square mile. There were 425 housing units at an average density of 20.9/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 34.60% White, 65.12% Native American, 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population. There were 156 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.2% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.94. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.6 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,219, the median income for a family was $28,000. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $21,528 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $12,395. About 11.1% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those who are under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over