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Alcan Border, Alaska

Alcan Border known as Port Alcan, is a census-designated place in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area in the U. S. state of Alaska. Part of the Unorganized Borough, Alcan Border is the site of the Alcan - Beaver Creek Border Crossing, the main U. S. port of entry for persons arriving in Alaska by road. The population was 33 at the 2010 census, up from 21 in 2000. Alcan Border is located at 62°39′42″N 141°9′40″W in the Fairbanks Recording District, it is just inside the Alaska-Canada border, southeast of Northway and northeast of Beaver Creek, along the Alaska Highway. Alcan Border has a dry-winter continental subarctic climate. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 148.6 square miles, of which, 147.9 square miles of it is land and 0.7 square miles of it is water. Alcan Border first appeared on the 1990 U. S. Census as the census-designated place of "Alcan." The name was changed to Alcan Border with the 2000 census. The name is derived from the Alaska-Canadian highway, now the Alaska Highway, the fact that its eastern boundary is the Yukon Territory, Canada border.

The Alcan community consists of families employed by federal customs at the entry point into the U. S. and Alaska from Canada. Students are home-schooled through correspondence study. During the 2000 U. S. Census, total housing units numbered 13, vacant housing units numbered 4. Vacant housing units used only seasonally numbered 2. Census data showed 11 residents as employed; the unemployment rate at that time was 0 percent, although 35.29 percent of all adults were not in the work force. The median household income was $65,000, per capita income was $21,938, 0 percent of residents were living below the poverty level; as of the census of 2000, there were 21 people, 9 households, 6 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 0.1 people per square mile. There were 13 housing units at an average density of 0.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.67% White, 23.81% Native American, 4.76% Asian, 4.76% from other races. 9.52 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 9 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 33.3% were non-families.

33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.00. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 38.1% from 45 to 64. The median age was 35 years; the median income for a household in the CDP was $65,000, the median income for a family was $87,041. Males had a median income of $77,036 versus $0 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $21,938. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line. Alcan residents derive water from individual wells. 60% of the homes have complete plumbing. A piped community sewage system serves the majority of households, outhouses or individual septic tanks are used. A central generator distributes electrical power. Electricity is provided by Alaska Telephone. There are no state operated schools in the community; the nearest healthcare facilities are in Tok.

Alcan is classified as an isolated village, it is found in EMS Region 1C in the Interior Region. Emergency services have air access. Emergency service is provided by volunteers. Alcan Border is part of the Alaska Gateway School District. Walter Northway School, a K-12 campus, serves community students. Alaska does not have a state sales tax and Alcan Border is in the Unorganized Borough and therefore has no local tax authority. Alcan Border at the Community Database Online from the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs Maps from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development: 2010

Schoolhouse Creek (Alameda County)

Schoolhouse Creek is the name of a creek which flows through the city of Berkeley, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. The creek acquired its name from a school, sited adjacent to it, the Ocean View School; the school was replaced by the San Pablo Avenue School and still the Franklin Elementary School. In 2003, Franklin was closed, in 2004, the Berkeley Adult School moved into its remodeled buildings. On this site at the corner of Curtis and Virginia Streets, a small park created by citizen volunteers, the Schoolhouse Creek Common, was opened on May 13, 2006. Schoolhouse Creek rises in the Berkeley Hills from a number of small springs just south of Codornices Creek and north of Cedar Street, its principal tributary, Lincoln Creek begins in the hills at the top of Virginia Street. Schoolhouse and Lincoln have their confluence in the vicinity of McGee and Cedar Streets on the flatlands below the hills. From there the creek runs southwest between Cedar Streets. Throughout most of its upper and middle courses, the creek is culverted.

It emerges for part of the block between Sacramento and Acton Streets, above Chestnut Street, again at Curtis Street. Where it crosses the old right-of-way of the Santa Fe railroad, now a pedestrian-bicycle trail, a massive buried concrete abutment and culvert hide the creek; the creek flowed into the south end of a large, northward-flowing salt marsh and slough that carried waters of Codornices and Marin Creeks to San Francisco Bay. West of this marsh, low dunes and a crescent of sandy beach curved northwest to Fleming Point, but the marsh was filled, the creek was channeled into a pipe that carried sewage to the Bay, the shoreline was extended westward with Berkeley's garbage. East Bay Municipal District intercepted the sewage in the late 1940s, but the creek still flows in the pipe just north of and parallel to Virginia Street, reaching San Francisco Bay in the squared off "North Basin", destined to be filled by more garbage, before citizen effort halted Bay fill in the 1960s; this shoreline is now part of Eastshore State Park, managed by East Bay Regional Park District.

The long-term plan for the park contemplates daylighting the creek here to create a small salt marsh that would lessen flood danger in West Berkeley. Friends of Five Creeks, a volunteer group, does revegetation work in this area. Codornices Creek List of watercourses in the San Francisco Bay Area Strawberry Creek Temescal Creek Schoolhouse Creek - Friends of Five Creeks information on restoration and access of Schoolhouse Creek mouth

Cerro Azul, Peru

Cerro Azul is a fishing village and a commercial port in the Cañete Province, Lima Region, Peru. Located 131 km south of Lima, it is visited in the summer by its residents, those of San Vicente de Cañete; the village has come to depend more on tourism than on fishing. It was quite damaged in the 2007 earthquake that shook much of the southern coast of Peru; the beach forms an attractive bay. These are well shaped and go for about half a mile on a good day; the renowned quality of its waves is mentioned in the Beach Boys' song "Surfin' Safari". However, the quality of the waves changes seasonally and from year to year, as the sand and stones that make up the beach are chronically withdrawn by the sea to form a bank where the waves break. South of the pier is the area known as Puerto Viejo, where all the holiday homes are and where most of the surfing takes place. To the north of the pier, the beach is less curved and much sandier. There are no holiday homes on it. During the summer, it is popular with day-trippers.

It is possible to surf here too, when the swell is high adjacent to the pier, where the waves are fast and the rides tend to be short.. Cerro Azul's main feature is the pier, built by a British company around 1900 for the export of locally grown cotton; the pier has been disused for over 60 years and is now frequented by fishermen and tourists and is one of the main tourists attractions. The village has an attractive main square and the remains of Pre-Inca mud buildings, half buried by sand between two hills which are made from the blue rock that gives the village its name; the other hill features a derelict lighthouse from the days. It sits above craggy, dangerous cliffs, where birds in the area make their nests. Of note is the Inca tern, a bird endemic to the Humboldt Current, which sweeps the Peruvian coast. Other wildlife of note seen in the area: porpoises, sea lions, herons and, on rare occasions, sharks; the village prides itself in catching the largest shark in a 5m long great white. Behind the village, across the Pan-American Highway, are fields and winding valleys in the foothills of the Andes.

In pre-Columbian times, Cerro Azul was the site of a fishing village of the Kingdom of Warku. Warku was contemporaneous with the Chimú culture to the north; the Kingdom of Warku was hierarchical. All residences at Cerro Azul included rooms for drying fish; the dried fish could be traded for goods from outside the village. Elite residences included a brewery that contained large hearths and gigantic vessels to store the chicha that could be served during feasts; the town was subdued by the Inca Pachacutec who ordered to build a stone fortress, with steps down to the sea in honor of his victory and a symbol of his absolute power. This fort was as grand and magnificent as the Sacsayhuaman fortress according to Cieza and some historians. In 1830 it is issued a decree which temporarily enables the Port of Cerro Azul for the coasting trade, i.e. to allow landlocked products in the valley of Cañete, as well as the production of the guano islands nearby

Ballot (horse)

Ballot was an American two-time Champion Thoroughbred racehorse and damsire of the important sire, Bull Lea. Bred and raced by James R. Keene, owner of Castleton Stud in Lexington, Kentucky, he was out of the farm's broodmare Cerito and sired by Voter, their 1897 Metropolitan Handicap winner and the retrospective American Champion Older Male Horse of 1899. Trained by future U. S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, James Rowe, at age two Ballot won important races in 1906 but was overshadowed by that year's Champion, Salvidere. However, the following year he began winning and set a new track record for a mile and a half in winning the Second Special Handicap at Gravesend Race Track. At age four in 1908 Ballot set a new world record at Sheepshead Bay Race Track for a mile and five sixteenths on dirt in winning the first of two editions of the Advance Stakes, his performances in 1908 earned him retrospective American Champion Older Male Horse honors. Ballot met with little success on their grass racecourses.

Returning to the United States for the 1910 season, he returned to top form. His biggest win of the year came in the Advance Stakes. Ballot finished second in the August 4 Saratoga Handicap on a track described as a "sea of mud" by the Chicago Tribune and came out of the race with a foreleg injury that ended his racing career, his win in the Advance Stakes combined with top three finishes in other major races earned Ballot retrospective honors as the Co-American Champion Older Male Horse of 1910. Retired to stud duty, Ballot stood at his owner's farm in 1911 was sent to stud in England, he returned to the United States in 1913 where he was the sire of many stakes winners and for seven straight years was near the top of the leading American sire's list. Through his daughter, Ballot was the damsire of 1928 Belmont Stakes winner Vito. Through another daughter, Rose Leaves, Ballot left his most significant mark as the damsire of Bull Lea, a five-time Leading sire in North America and a four-time Leading broodmare sire in North America.

Ballot's pedigree and partial racing stats

In Concert (Jethro Tull album)

In Concert is a live album by Jethro Tull, recorded on 8 October 1991 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London and released in 1995. "Minstrel in the Gallery/Cross-Eyed Mary" – 4:00 "This Is Not Love" – 4:00 "Rocks on the Road" – 6:30 "Heavy Horses" – 7:33 "Tall Thin Girl" – 3:28 "Still Loving You" – 4:40 "Thick as a Brick" – 7:48 "A New Day Yesterday" – 5:45 "Blues Jam" – 3:00 "Jump Start" – 6:30 Ian Andersonvocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar, harmonica Martin Barre – electric guitar, acoustic guitar Maartin Allcockkeyboards Dave Peggbass Doane Perrydrums

Dsungaripteroidea

Dsungaripteroidea is a group of pterosaurs within the suborder Pterodactyloidea. The earliest known fossils attributed to this group are from the Kimmeridgian-age Upper Jurassic Argiles d'Octeville Formation of France, dated to around 155 million years ago, belonging to the species Normannognathus wellnhoferi; the Dsungaripteroidea was defined in 2003 by David Unwin. Unwin made Dsungaripteroidea the most inclusive clade containing both Dsungaripterus weii and Germanodactylus cristatus. Unwin at that time considered those two species to be close relatives. However, more recent studies have shown Germanodactylus to be much more primitive, either an archaeopterodactyloid or a primitive member of the Eupterodactyloidea; this makes Dsungaripteroidea a much larger group. Alexander Kellner in 2003 defined Dsungaripteroidea differently as the group containing the last common ancestor of Nyctosaurus and Quetzalcoatlus, all its descendants. Dsungaripteroids sensu Unwin appear to have been terrestrial pterosaurs.

Not only do they have thick bone walls and stouty bodily proportions, they occur in inland environments away from the coast. Their flight style remains untested, but it is speculated that it was dominated by frantic flapping and abrupt landings