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Albertville, Alabama

Albertville is a city in Marshall County, United States, is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 21,160 and it is the largest city in Marshall County; the area which today includes Albertville was inhabited by the Cherokee Indians until their removal to Oklahoma in the 1830s. It was, near the territory of the Creek nation, several major trails which afforded communication between the two nations crossed the area, it is believed to have been crossed by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto during his expeditions in 1540. During the American Civil War, the area around Albertville was the scene of several mid-level clashes between Union and Confederate forces; the first non-indigenous settlement in what is today Albertville began in the 1850s, the settlement was named for Thomas A. Albert, an early settler who moved from Georgia and was a town leader until his death in 1876; the city was incorporated in 1891. A post office was established in 1910.

At about 4:10 p.m. on April 24, 1908, the city was wiped out by a tornado that became called "The Great Cyclone," or "The Cyclone of 1908." The storm is believed to have killed 35 people across northeastern Alabama, including 15 in Albertville. Relief was delivered by railroad from the nearby city of Gadsden. Trains from Gadsden transported doctors and the Queen City Guards, the Alabama militia company based in Gadsden; the commander of the latter, future Gadsden mayor and Col. R. A. Mitchell, reported in a dispatch to Governor B. B. Comer:... The destruction of property here is, I unprecedented in the history of the state. I have never seen anything like it, so complete and absolute as to leave little of worth in the path of the storm through town. On viewing the wreckage, covering forty acres or more in the heart of town, it appears incredible that any living being could have escaped the fury of the storm and death... In 1893, the Alabama Legislature passed an act for the erection of an agricultural college in each of the state's Congressional districts.

After some competition, Albertville was awarded the school for the Seventh District. This is the school that evolved into today's Albertville High School, whose sports teams are still known as the "Aggies."In 1910 Albertville had a population of 1,544, becoming the largest community in Marshall County. Before the New Deal, when the Tennessee Valley Authority built Guntersville Dam, flooding on the Tennessee River would leave the county courthouse in Guntersville inaccessible for residents of Albertville and other areas atop Sand Mountain. In 1919, the Alabama Legislature responded by requiring the erection of a courthouse at Albertville, in which cases arising in that part of the county would be heard. In 1950 Albertville had a population of 5,397, reclaimed the title of the largest city in the county, has held the distinction to date. On June 1, 2009 the city council voted to establish English as the town's official language. On April 24, 2010, an EF-3 tornado ripped through downtown Albertville.

The storm resulted in no deaths. The High School was damaged, nearly every home had some type of damage, many were destroyed beyond repair. Albertville is located at 34°15′55″N 86°12′41″W. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.0 square miles, of which 26.0 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water. The current slogan of Albertville is "The Heart of Sand Mountain" and can be seen on the welcome sign coming into the city. Albertville first appeared as an incorporated town on the 1910 U. S. Census, it was the same name as its precinct/census division, which preceded it in reporting on the census since 1880. As of the census of 2000, there were 17,247 people, 6,566 households, 4,615 families residing in the city; the population density was 664.6 people per square mile. There were 7,090 housing units at an average density of 273.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 86.15% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 9.78% from other races, 1.35% from two or more races.

16.08 % of the population are Latino. By 2007, the Hispanic population was estimated at 25%. In 2000 there were 6,566 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.7% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,893, the median income for a family was $38,508. Males had a median income of $30,076 versus $20,275 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,336.

About 14.1% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over. As of the census of 2010, there were 21,160 people, 7,497 households, 5,270 families residing in the city; the population density was 813.8 people per square mile. There were 8,128 housing units at an average density of 312.6

Jack Gets in the Game

"Jack Gets in the Game" is the second episode of NBC's second season of 30 Rock and twenty-third episode overall. It was directed by one of the season's producers, Don Scardino, it first aired on October 2007 in the United States. Guest stars in this episode include Fajer Al-Kaisi, Will Arnett, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, Erin Hilgartner, Marceline Hugot, Matt Lauria, Jean Morgan, Chris Parnell, Sherri Shepherd and Rip Torn. In this episode, Devon Banks finds out that Jack had a heart attack, which occurred in "Hiatus", decides to use this to his advantage; this episode received positive reviews. Jack realizes that his boss Don Geiss is hinting that he will retire and believes that he, Jack, is a definite candidate to take over Don's job, as the CEO of General Electric. Jack's only other opposition is Devon, who has returned from the west coast, only now with a fiancée who happens to be Kathy Geiss, Don's daughter. Upon returning, secretly gay, finds out from Kenneth Parcell about Jack's secret heart attack.

At a gathering at Don's house, the pair face off against one another during a game of football. Tracy is still struggling with his marriage to Angie. In this episode, the pair reconcile, but only if Tracy allows for Angie to follow him to make sure that he isn't having an affair. Jenna becomes attached to her newly gained fat when a mishap during a sketch, on TGS with Tracy Jordan, brings her large amounts of attention from the public. Liz Lemon is still re-adjusting to life outside of a relationship. Chris Parnell, who played Dr. Leo Spaceman in this episode, has appeared in the main cast of Saturday Night Live, a weekly sketch comedy series which airs on NBC in the United States. Tina Fey was the head writer on Saturday Night Live from 1999 until 2006. Various other cast members of Saturday Night Live have appeared on 30 Rock; these cast members include: Rachel Dratch, Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis and Molly Shannon. Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan have both been part of the main cast of Saturday Night Live.

Alec Baldwin has hosted Saturday Night Live seventeen times, the highest number of episodes of any host of the series. The "Me Want Food" T-shirts which Jenna and Liz see in the NBC store, at Rockefeller Center, were made available from the NBC Universal website shortly after the episode aired. Shortly after the episode "MILF Island" aired, similar T-shirts were manufactured, featuring the MILF Island logo. "Jack Gets in the Game" brought in an average of 6.6 million American viewers. This episode achieved a 3.0/8 in the key 18–49 demographic, a series high in that category. The 3.0 refers to 3.0% of all 18- to 49-year-olds in the U. S. and the 8 refers to 8% of all 18- to 49-year-olds watching television at the time of the broadcast, in the U. S; this episode was the highest-rated program, among the men 18 -- 34 demographic. Robert Canning of IGN thought that this was a "solid episode", that Will Arnett's character "was more entertaining in this episode" compared to his appearance in the episode "Fireworks".

He added that "there was little to complain about", rated it 8.9 out of 10. Matt Webb Mitovich of TV Guide said that he "preferred this episode of 30 Rock" compared to the previous episode, "SeinfeldVision". Jeff Labrecque of Entertainment Weekly asked his readers "do you feel like Liz Lemon took a back seat, if so, did you mind?", adding that " Baldwin and Morgan get the laughs, but like the Tracy Jordan Meat Machine, 30 Rock requires three distinct flavors. Don't be afraid to sprinkle in the Lemon."For their work in this episode and Rip Torn were nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. "Jack Gets in the Game" on IMDb "Jack Gets in the Game" at

Miloš Vujanić

Miloš Vujanić is a Serbian former professional basketball player, basketball coach. A two-time All-EuroLeague selection, he won the EuroLeague championship with Panathinaikos, in 2007. Vujanić started his professional career with Crvena zvezda, in 1999. After two seasons at the club, he signed with Partizan Belgrade, in the summer of 2001. In the 2002 NBA Draft, Vujanić was selected with the 36th overall pick, by the New York Knicks, but his draft rights were traded to the Phoenix Suns. However, he decided to stay with Partizan for one more season, he was the top scorer of the EuroLeague's 2002–03 season, averaging 25.8 points per game. In the summer of 2003, he moved to the Italian League, signed a three-year deal with Skipper Bologna. With the senior FR Yugoslav national team, Vujanić won the gold medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championship, in Indianapolis, he was a member of the senior Serbia and Montenegro national team at the 2003 EuroBasket, at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season.

He played in domestic competition, regional competition if applicable. Miloš Vujanić at Miloš Vujanić at Miloš Vujanić at Miloš Vujanić at Miloš Vujanić at Miloš Vujanić at


Voeren is a Flemish municipality with a bilingual population, located in the Belgian province of Limburg. Bordering the Netherlands to the north and the Walloon province of Liège to the south, it is geographically detached from the rest of Flanders, making Voeren/Fourons an exclave of Flanders. Voeren's name is derived from that of a small right-bank tributary of the Meuse, the Voer or Foron, which flows through the municipality; the current municipality of Voeren/Fourons was established by the municipal reform of 1977. On 1 January 2008, Voeren/Fourons had a total population of 4,207, its total area is 50.63 km2. About 25 % of the population is made up of foreign nationals; the municipality consists of the six villages of's-Gravenvoeren, Sint-Pieters-Voeren, Sint-Martens-Voeren, Moelingen and Remersdaal.'s-Gravenvoeren is the most important and most populous village of the municipality. Locally, the three villages are named Sint-Marten/Saint-Martin, Sint-Pieter/Saint-Pierre, Voeren/Fouron. Since the 11th century, two-thirds of the territory of the present municipality of Voeren was in the county of Dalhem, a possession of the Dukes of Brabant, the remaining one-third in the Duchy of Limburg, which belonged to Brabant after 1288.

Both of these Duchies were part of the Holy Roman Empire but they developed a independent regime ruled by powerful dynasties. They successively became part of the Burgundian Netherlands, the Habsburg Netherlands, after the Dutch Revolt, part of the Spanish Austrian controlled, Southern Netherlands. During the French occupation, the old boundaries of the "ancien regime" were rejected and the French "département" of Ourthe was created. After the defeat of France and the end of Napoleanic wars, this became the modern Belgian province of Liège until 1963 when Les Fourons was transferred out of Liège, into the province of Limburg, thus becoming part of Flanders. Most native people in Voeren speak a variant of Limburgish, a regional language related to Dutch and German. Voeren is economically dependent on the surrounding provinces of Liège and Dutch Limburg and standard Dutch and French are generally spoken; until the beginning of the 20th century language use in the area was mixed. People spoke the local dialect in daily life.

The government institutions used French, while school used German or Dutch. However, some influential inhabitants such as the local priest, Hendrik Veltmans, argued that Voeren was culturally Flemish and tried to bring Voeren into Flanders. In 1932, with the introduction of new language laws, the linguistic alignment of Voeren was determined on the basis of the results of the census of 1930. According to this census 81.2% of the population of the six villages that now make up Voeren spoke Dutch and 18.8% declared that they spoke French. Administrative changes were made as a result; the results of the next census, held in 1947, were only made public in 1954 and gave a different outcome, with only 42.9% stating that they spoke Dutch and 57.1% French. According to the 1932 legislation this would have meant that the linguistic status of the villages would have changed from Dutch speaking with a French minority to French speaking with a Dutch-speaking minority. At that time however, due to the rising political controversy between the Dutch- and French-speaking communities in Belgium, a parliamentary committee was established to fix, amongst other things, the language boundary once and for all.

This committee proposed, notwithstanding the 1947 results, that the six villages were Dutch speaking with special regulations for the French-speaking minority to be decided after discussion with the town councils. In 1962 the work of the committee resulted in a law proposed by the Minister of the Interior, whereby Voeren would be Dutch speaking with language facilities for the French-speaking community, but would remain part of the French-speaking province of Liège. After fierce debate in parliament this proposal was approved but subject to the amendment that Voeren would become part of the Dutch-speaking province of Limburg; this switch from Liège to Limburg was received badly by many local people because of the region's dependence on Liège. Francophones in particular campaigned for the region to be returned to the province of Liège. On January 1, 1977, the six small municipalities were merged into the present-day Voeren municipality; the Francophone and Flemish movements could organize themselves politically more as there was now one instead of six municipal councils.

This resulted in political and linguistic strife between the Francophone Retour à Liège party and the Flemish Voerbelangen party. The Retour à Liège faction won a majority in the new council. There were action committees on both sides and gangs who daubed place-name signs and took part in violent demonstrations; the language struggle in Voeren became a national issue, people from outside the region became involved. The linguistic struggle came to a head when José Happart was put forward as mayor in 1983. For one thing, he was alleged to have supported the Francophone gangs in Voeren; however the main problem was the constitutional question of whether someone who could

Sucreries Raffineries Bulgares

Sucreries Raffineries Bulgares was a Belgian company active in Bulgaria from 1897 to 1916. In March 1895, three Belgian industrialists were granted a 10-year concession over sugar beet production in the Bulgarian regions of Sofia and Kyustendil; the investors were given tax concessions and a Bulgarian State Railways transport discount. The concession was extended in 1897 and a subsidy of five Bulgarian leva per tonne of refined beet was granted to the Belgians; the Sucreries Raffineries Bulgares joint-stock company was established in Brussels in May 1897. The main shareholder in the company was the Solvay group under Belgian chemist Ernest Solvay. Sucreries Raffineries Bulgares's factory, situated four kilometres out of Sofia's city limits at the time, in what is today the Zaharna Fabrika neighbourhood, was opened on 28 November 1898 in the presence of Bulgarian monarch Prince Ferdinand I; the Sucreries Raffineries Bulgares was the largest industrial enterprise in the Principality of Bulgaria at the time.

It was constructed near the Sofia -- Kyustendil railway. Most of the equipment was Belgian-made, though some of the machinery and the coke were shipped from the German Empire and machine oil was delivered from Austria–Hungary; the refinery used limestone from water from the Vladaya River. 23 Belgian specialists arrived in Bulgaria to train the staff. Production in the refinery was pronouncedly seasonal: the factory employed from 500 to 1,200 people from October to March and only around 150 in the remaining months; the factory had the capacity to produce 7,000 tonnes of refined sugar a year, though production hardly exceeded 5,000 tonnes annually. The company's market share reached a maximum of 20%. In 1916, with Bulgaria's entry into World War I as part of the Central Powers, the Belgian investors sold their assets and left the country; the factory's buildings designed a monument of culture of national importance, have been abandoned and disused for many decades, which has led to their bad condition.

A group of architects has informally suggested several ideas to use the buildings, for example as a museum of modern art, as loft apartments or as an unlimited space for smokers. The factory played a prominent role in Bulgarian director Ivan Nichev's 2005 film Children of Wax.


Automobiles Delaunay-Belleville was a French luxury automobile manufacturer at Saint-Denis, north of Paris. At the beginning of the 20th century they were among the most prestigious cars produced in the world, the most desirable French marque. Julien Belleville had been a maker of marine boilers from around 1850. Louis Delaunay married Belleville's daughter, he succeeded his father-in-law in charge of the company. S. A. Des Automobiles Delaunay-Belleville was formed in 1903 by Marius Barbarou. Barbarou's family owned the boiler making company St. Denis in Belleville, with boiler design influences inspired by the company. Barbarou 28, had experience working for Clément, Lorraine-Dietrich and Benz and was responsible for design and styling, including the trademark round grille shell; the first car was exhibited at the 1904 Paris Salon, it received enormous acclaim. The company started with three models, all fours: a live axled 16 hp and a 24 hp and 40 hp model, both chain-driven; these were the first automobiles to have pressure-lubricated camshafts.

The bodies were attached with just four bolts, the brakes were water-cooled, from a 2 imp gal reservoir. Delaunay-Belleville were a prestige marque, one of the world's leaders, from the outset, by 1906, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had purchased a 40. Other royal owners included King Alphonso XIII of Spain; the first French car maker to offer a six-cylinder engine, Delaunay-Belleville's 70 hp became available only in 1909, only in small numbers, remaining in limited production until 1912. This model came to be known as the Type SMT, or Sa Majesté le Tsar, because Nicholas purchased one of the last 70s built, he ordered another in 1909. Like most prestige marques, the cars were sold as bare bodies were coachbuilt for them. Between 1906 and 1914, British imports were bodied by Shinnie Brothers, a Burlington subsidiary, in Aberdeen shipped to London for sale. Postwar, Continental bodies gained popularity, at least in Britain, as Belgium's D'Ieteren Frères became most associated with the company: their landaulette, on a 26 hp chassis, was priced in Britain at ₤900, between Napier and Rolls-Royce.

After Barbarou resigned, Delaunay-Belleville quality began to slip. In 1919, the company offered a 10 hp four-cylinder, undoubtedly the most expensive voiturette on the market, as well as a 15.9 hp four, the P4B, in 1922. New four-cylinder overhead valve 14/40 and 16/60 models appeared in 1926, the prewar 20 hp and 10 hp six-cylinder models continued to be produced until 1927; the last gasps were the 3,180 cc 21 hp six of 1928 and the 3,619 cc 21/75 OHV six of 1930. In 1931, Continental engines, imported from the US, were offered. By the late 1920s, Delaunay-Belleville had lost its prestige, converted to truck and military vehicle production. In 1936 the separate car company was merged with the Delaunay-Belleville parent. Production of the Delaunay-Belleville RI-6 continued through the late 1930s and was revived after the Second World War; this was a six-cylinder-engined car resembling the Mercedes-Benz 230, featuring independent suspension all-round. However, the business was in decline: anyone buying a RI-6 in the 1940s would have done so in the knowledge after-sales service might disappear soon.

Six cars were completed in 1947 and this sank to four during the first part of 1948. The company continued to advertise new cars for sale until 1950, but the factory was sold to Robert de Rovin in 1948 and thereafter used to make cyclecars. Delage Delahaye Wise, David Burgess. "Delahaye: Famous on Road and Race Track", in Ward, executive editor. World of Automobiles, Volume 5, pp. 525–526. London: Orbis, 1974. La Delaunay-Belleville, un fleuron de l'automobile, Pierre-Henri, Philippe et François Richer, Les Editions Page de Garde, Elbeuf. Media related to Delaunay-Belleville at Wikimedia Commons