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Achor

Achor is the name of a valley in the vicinity of Jericho. Eusebius and Jerome implied. In the nineteenth century some writers identified the valley with the wadi al-Qelt, a deep ravine located to Jericho's south. In the twentieth century the Hyrcania valley west and south of Qumran, Wadi en-Nu'eima have been suggested. One difficulty is that the narrative of Joshua appears to place the valley of Achor to the north of Jericho, between Jericho and Ai; the Book of Joshua, chapter seven, relates the story from. After the problems the Israelites had as a result of Achan's immoral theft of items commanded to be destroyed, the Israelite community stoned Achan and his household; the narrative about Achan is etiological. Due to the horrific nature of this narrative, the phrase valley of trouble became eminently proverbial and occurs elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible; the Book of Isaiah and Book of Hosea use the term – the valley of trouble, a place for herds to lie down in, the valley of trouble for a door of hope, as a way of describing the redemption promised by God.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Matthew George. "Achor". Easton's Bible Dictionary. T. Nelson and Sons; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Moses Beer. "Achor". In Singer, Isidore; the Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory is a 2007 World War II first-person shooter for the PlayStation Portable and a portable spin-off of Call of Duty 3 for consoles. It was released on March 13, 2007, developed by Amaze Entertainment and published by Activision Publishing, it is the third portable installment of the franchise, first being on the N-Gage and the second on the Pocket PC. In campaign mode several missions are available, throughout World War II. There are 3 campaigns throughout the game: American and the British; the American missions are Operation Market Garden, Operation Avalanche, Operation Detroit. The Canadian missions are the Battle of the Scheldt, Operation Infatuate, Operation Blockbuster; the British missions are Operation Varsity. Although there are 14 levels total, each take place during a certain mission from World War II. In multiplayer, up to 6 players may play wirelessly via ad hoc, in nine different maps. Game types are Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Hold the Flag, King of the Hill.

Roads to Victory is the first and only game in the Call of Duty franchise made for the PlayStation Portable. The Nintendo DS has since succeeded the PSP in serving as the computing platform for newer related Call of Duty games, until the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, released for the PlayStation Vita. A free voucher code for the game was included with purchase of Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, allowing the game to be played on the PlayStation Vita. Roads To Victory received mixed reviews. IGN rated it 6.6 out of 10 and GameSpot scored it 6.2 out of 10. GameSpy noted that the artificial intelligence in the game was "unimpressive" and "laughable", noting that despite the game having a "great presentation" that it was only "mediocre", scoring it 2.5 out of 5. Roads to Victory has been criticized for some glitches; the Age commented that these glitches "tend to mar the experience at times, such as all the architecture vanishing in a blur or finding yourself stuck on the corner of an object for no obvious reason".

The game's control scheme has been criticized, with the Sunday Mail stating that "the big drawback of the game is the clumsy control scheme, which has the buttons doing the work of the arrows and vice versa."

Benton County, Mississippi

Benton County is a county located in the U. S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,729, its county seat is Ashland. It is locally believed that residents convinced the post-Civil War Reconstruction government that Benton County was named after U. S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, but the name honored Confederate Brigadier General Samuel Benton of nearby Holly Springs in Marshall County. Benton County is included in TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 409 square miles, of which 407 square miles is land and 2.0 square miles is water. It is the fifth-smallest county by area in Mississippi; the headwaters of the Wolf River meander and braid their way north and west across northern Benton County from Baker's Pond, the river's source spring in the Holly Springs National Forest one mile southwest of where U. S. Highway 72 passes into Mississippi; the Wolf River passes into Tennessee between Michigan City and La Grange, Tennessee.

Interstate 22 U. S. Route 72 U. S. Route 78 Mississippi Highway 2 Mississippi Highway 4 Mississippi Highway 5 Mississippi Highway 7 Mississippi Highway 178 Mississippi Highway 370 Hardeman County, Tennessee Tippah County Union County Marshall County Fayette County, Tennessee Holly Springs National Forest At the 2000 census, there were 8,026 people, 2,999 households and 2,216 families residing in the county; the population density was 20 per square mile. There were 3,456 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 57.12% White, 39.76% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, 0.59% from two or more races. 3.5 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,999 households of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 14.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.10% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.12. Age distribution was 26.90% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males. The median household income was $24,149, the median family income was $29,907. Males had a median income of $26,291 versus $19,519 for females; the per capita income for the county was $12,212. About 19.20% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.00% of those under age 18 and 24.80% of those age 65 or over. Ashland Hickory Flat Snow Lake Shores Canaan Hopewell Lamar Michigan City Winborn Benton County School District operates public schools. Norris C. Williamson, member of the Louisiana State Senate, 1916 to 1932. Dry counties National Register of Historic Places listings in Benton County, Mississippi

Eupatorium fortunei

Eupatorium fortunei is a plant species in the family Asteraceae native from Asia where it is rare in the wild but cultivated. The white to reddish colored flowers and herbage smell like lavender. In China the plants are used to make fragrant oils. Eupatorium fortunei is herbaceous perennial that grows 40 to 100 centimeters tall, growing from procumbent rhizomes. Plants are upright growing with green stems that are tinted with reddish or purple dots; the stems have few branches and the inflorescence is apically branched. Cauline foliage is large with short petioles, the 5 to 10 cm long and 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide leaves are 3-sected or 3-partite and the terminal lobe of the leaves is large and narrowly elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate or oblanceolate shaped. The margins of the leaves are toothed, the largest leaves are produced mid stem and the leaves become smaller as they descend down the stems, the bottom leaves wither away by the time flowering begins; the flowers are in capitula, which are arranged in apical compound corymbs.

The phyllaries are purple-red, they lack hairs and glands. The florets are white to reddish in color, have 5 cm wide corolla that lack glands; the elliptically shaped fruits are 5 angled achenes which are black-brown in 3 -- 4 mm long. Pappus is about 5 mm long; this species fruits in July through November in China. In Chinese, the name is Pei-lan, in ancient literatures, it is referred to as Lan-tsao. In Japanese it is known as fujibakama, a term, applied to cultivated Eupatorium flowers which have noticeable differences from the wild E. fortunei. The plant is used medicinally in both China. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is indicated for poor appetite and vomiting due to'dampness' obstructions or summer heat, its modern usage includes stomach flus and acute gastritis, in conjunction with other herbs including Huo Xiang. Eupatorium fortunei contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids

Allen R. Morris

Allen Robert Morris is an American television producer/director/writer. His professional career began when he and his twin sister, as teenagers, provided the voices and operated puppets on a local children's television show, "Through Magic Doorways"; this experience led to a job at a small market station in Lufkin, Texas, KTRE-Channel 9, owned by the Buford brothers of Tyler, Texas. His varied experiences there included running a studio camera. Still in his teens, this was the first step on a professional journey across the globe. Allen Morris was born in Dallas, Texas in April 1954, the son of the late Robert Leonard Morris and Ora Lee, he was born eight minutes before his sister Myra, who says she gave Allen his first big push in the world, because she "was tired of being womb mates". Other siblings include a younger sister; the children grew up in Glen Oaks a new neighborhood of the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Their family was one of the first to move in; the children attended Mark Twain Elementary, located directly across the street from the Morris' house.

It was like having an enormous playground in our front yard. A few blocks away were'The Woods,' an undeveloped area where we neighborhood boys created bike trails in the hills among the cedar trees. Crystal Creek wound its way through the neighborhood, providing a place for all sorts of childhood adventures. We played Tarzan swinging from ropes tied to the oak trees, pretended to be explorers cutting fossils out of the quartz and limestone walls surrounding the creek, or went skinny-dipping in the large pond formed at the base of the'Twin Falls.' It was a different time. The neighborhood was our private world, our imaginations turned it into whatever we wanted it to be. Our parents never worried about their children's safety, it was a time. Morris' interest in television started as a child growing up during the Golden Age of Television, his earliest television memories are of Howdy Doody. At the young age of six, he paid attention to the Kennedy-Nixon debates when the networks pre-empted regular programming.

He had nightmares about missiles from Cuba obliterating his world. The coverage of the Kennedy assassination fascinated the nine-year-old to the point that he credits that tragic event with his becoming a lifelong "news junkie." Throughout the decade, television continued bringing the events of the world into his home – The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Goldwater vs. Johnson, the Watts race riots in the summer of 1965, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, one small step for man. In 1968, prompted by the desire to retire from the rat race and facilitated by an offer for his father to open a store selling stereos and sewing machines and to build a coin-operated car wash, the family moved to Lufkin, a small town in East Texas. "At the time, it was like moving to Mayberry. The town had friendly people, it proved to be an auspicious move, providing the opportunity to spend more time with my father." Morris spent his formative adolescent years attending Lufkin High School and working in his father's store after school.

From his father, he learned the fine art of salesmanship. On the weekends, he worked at the car wash cleaning the bays, making change and sitting on a rail sunning while reading a book, he has said his childhood was like growing up in Disneyland. "I saw. It lasted about fifteen seconds. Morris graduated Lufkin High School in 1972 among the top ten percent of his class; the original plan was to attend Baylor University on a music scholarship. However, planning to major in chemistry and go into pre-med, Morris did not have time in his freshman schedule for music and neglected to sign up for any music courses. Instead, he enrolled in Angelina Junior College, where he could keep his job at KTRE, studying the sciences and becoming involved with the theatre department; as a college student, Morris was able to take advantage of his early broadcasting experience by supervising a practicum course in radio/TV/film, for which he received full course credit. This course entailed students from nearby Stephen F. Austin State University doing their coursework at the Channel 9 studios, using the facilities there to develop the film and edit a five program wildlife series under the tutelage of their professor Paul Potter.

It was during the second year of college that Morris produced an hour-long television special featuring music and theatre students from SFASU entitled "A Journey Through Christmas". The program aired two years consecutively on two of the Buford-owned television stations in Tyler and Lufkin. In the fall of 1974, Morris entered SFASU and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre and Communications. KDOG After graduating college, Morris' First Class FCC license helped him get a job at KDOG-TV in Houston. With the license, he could sign on the transmitter log and edit using the RCA TEP Editor because both the editor and the transmitter monitor were located in the main control room. At KDOG, he edited national television commercials for Ford, Ultrabrite Toothpaste, others; the first national spot he edited for J. Walter Thompson's client, Ford Trucks won the Grand Prix at the Houston Advertising Awards and went on to win a Clio Award. In his second year with KDOG, Morris became the producer of the all-night show, Paws for the Night and hired Houston radio personality

Second Battle of Masaya

The Second Battle of Masaya took place in the town of Masaya, northwest of William Walker’s filibuster capital, Granada. Having fought an inconclusive battle there the previous month, Walker again aimed to capture the valuable fortified town; the assault and subsequent siege of the town was inconclusive, as the heavy losses suffered on both sides still did not produce a definitive result, with Walker’s men withdrawing back to Granada after three days and nights of fighting. This loss drove Walker to not only abandon his vulnerable capital at Granada, but to burn it to the ground. After the unsuccessful First Battle of Masaya in October, Walker knew that an enemy force encamped so nearby made his position in Granada untenable. After driving Jose Maria Cañas out of La Virgen at the Battle of the Transit on November 11, with the return of the experienced General Charles Frederick Henningsen to his force, Walker felt confident in his victorious army's ability to retake Masaya. Walker and his men embarked from La Virgen to Granada.

On the morning of the 15th, Walker and this force set off in the direction of Masaya. However, halfway to their destination, Walker received news that 800 men under General Máximo Jerez had departed Masaya in order to reinforce Cañas’ defeated army at Rivas; this newly mobile force threatened the transit link under Walker’s control, so Walker peeled off 200 men with orders to reinforce the garrison left to man the captured transit city of La Virgen. Left at this point with only 350 men, Walker inexplicably decided to carry on with the assault on Masaya; as explained by Daniel Bedinger Lucas, Walker’s “mania for assaulting fortified towns with an inferior force” is what motivated the decision to attack. Whatever the reason, on the 15th of November, Walker’s force arrived at Masaya. Walker’s men assaulted the town, this time supported by constant fire from the artillery commanded by General Henningsen. Just as had happened during the battle at Masaya in October, Walker’s men captured the small plaza of San Sebastian, but after vicious fighting, were halted mere yards from the city’s central plaza.

By this point, one third of Walker’s command had been killed or wounded, inconclusive fighting raged for the next two days. By midnight of the 17th, Walker had concluded that not only had losses been too costly in the assault, but that too much valuable time had been lost. Walker and his men thus lifted the siege and retired back to Granada. Walker and his remaining 200 men were able to return unmolested back to Granada because the Central American forces had taken serious losses and were in no position to pursue Walker’s army, it was after this costly battle that Walker made the decision to abandon and destroy Granada, relating to Henningsen his intentions after re-entering the city on the 18th