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Atchison County, Kansas

Atchison County is a county located in northeastern Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 16,924, its county seat and most populous city is Atchison. The county is named in honor of a United States Senator from Missouri. For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau. In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U. S. state. In 1855, Atchison County was established. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 434 square miles, of which 431 square miles is land and 2.6 square miles is water.

It is the fourth-smallest county by area in Kansas. On July 4, 1804, to mark Independence Day, the Lewis and Clark Expedition named Independence Creek located near the city of Atchison. Doniphan County Buchanan County, Missouri Leavenworth County Platte County, Missouri Jefferson County Jackson County Brown County Sources: National Atlas, U. S. Census Bureau U. S. Route 59 U. S. Route 73 U. S. Route 159 Kansas Highway 7 Kansas Highway 9 Kansas Highway 116 Atchison County comprises the Atchison, KS Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined Statistical Area; as of the 2000 census, there were 16,774 people, 6,275 households, 4,279 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile. There were 6,818 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.62% White, 5.32% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, 1.59% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population. There were 6,275 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.80% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $34,355, the median income for a family was $40,614. Males had a median income of $29,481 versus $20,485 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,207.

About 7.90% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over. Atchison County has been a swing county for most of its history, it has had multiple extended streaks of being a bellwether county, the first running from 1896 to 1936. After voting more Republican than the nation in the 1940s & voting for losing candidate Richard Nixon in 1960, another bellwether streak ran from 1964 to 2004. Since the county has become more Republican, with Barack Obama failing to win the county in both of his victories & Hillary Clinton losing it by over 30 percent to Donald Trump in 2016. Atchison County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. Atchison County Community USD 377 Atchison USD 409 Atchison Effingham Huron Lancaster Muscotah Atchison County is divided into eight townships.

The city of Atchison is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size. National Register of Historic Places listings in Atchison County, Kansas Standard Atlas of Atchison County, Kansas. A. Ogle & Co. Official sitesAtchison County - Official Atchison County - Directory of Public Officials Atchison County - Chamber of CommerceHistoricalAtchison County - History, Kansas State Historical Society Atchison County - Historical SocietyMapsAtchison County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society

Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar

Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar is a 1990 Tamil romantic drama film, directed by Amirtham and produced by M. Gopi; the film stars Vijayakanth, Bhanupriya and Rajesh in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja, it was dubbed in Telegu as Rowdeelaku Rowdy and Hindi as Zakhmi Sher. Muthappa, a poor singer falls in love with the sister of a cruel landlord. After surviving a murder attempt, Muthappa marries his ladylove, he is shocked to learn. However, that night Muttappa and his wife are shifted to a secret and separate prisons by her brother, an evil landlord in such a way that they can never meet each other. After the incident he forbids love in the village and closes the temple where his sister's marriage was conducted. People forget the dead Muthappa. Several years Parthiban, a courageous young man arrives in the village defying the laws of the landlord, he helps in uniting lovers. He humiliates the arrogant children of the landlord much to his anger. On a journey the landlord who hears the long forgotten song of Muthappa confronts the singer who happens to be Parthiban and is shocked to find his similarities to Muthappa.

Who is Parthiban? Is he related to Muthappa? Will Muthappa escape from the prison? What happens forms the crux of the story; the music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The Indian Express wrote "Directed by Amirtham, the film follows the traditional manner of narration"

Drakengard (video game)

Drakengard, known in Japan as Drag-On Dragoon, is a 2003 action role-playing video game developed by Cavia and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2. The game is the first installment of the Drakengard series and features a mixture of ground-based hack-and-slash, aerial combat, role-playing elements which have become a staple of the series; the story is set during a religious war between two factions—the Union and the Empire—with the war tipping in favor of the Empire. The player controls Caim, a deposed prince of the Union, in his quest for vengeance against the Empire. Wounded in battle while protecting his sister Furiae, he is forced to make a pact with a red dragon named Angelus; as they journey together, they join with Hierarch Verdelet on a quest to prevent the Empire from destroying magical seals that keep the world in balance: Furiae acts as the central seal, her death will drop the world into chaos. Takamasa Shiba and Takuya Iwasaki conceived the game as a hybrid between the popular Dynasty Warriors series and Namco's aerial combat game Ace Combat.

It was Shiba's first project as a producer. The dark story was created by director Yoko Taro and Sawako Natori, who wrote the majority of the script; the music was written by Takayuki Aihara. Drakengard sold well in Japan and received mixed to positive reviews in the west: reviewers praised the game's story and music, but were mixed about the graphics and criticized the gameplay for being repetitive. A Europe-exclusive mobile adaptation was developed by Macrospace and published by Square Enix for Vodafone devices in August 2004. Drakengard is an action role-playing video game featuring three types of gameplay: ground missions, aerial missions, Free Expedition Mode; the gameplay modes are called Ground Mode, Strafe Mode, Air Mode. In some levels, players can switch between aerial combat. Ground-based gameplay has the player controlling the main protagonist, Caim, he has access to three types of attack: a standard sword-slash, a magic attack and a dash attack that throws enemies to the ground. Additional weapons can be swapped via the menu.

Weapons gain experience levels through use. Each has a four-level cap; the player can access up to eight weapons during a mission. Pressing the attack button while in combat with enemy units triggers combos, pressing another button mid-combo will trigger a special attack which will temporarily incapacitate enemy units in the immediate area; the player can temporarily switch between Caim and an assigned ally, who shares similar attacks but deals more damage. These allies can only be summoned a limited number of times. In aerial combat missions, players control Caim's dragon partner Angelus. During these moments, players are directed against multiple aerial targets that must be destroyed in order to win; as Angelus gains experience points through combat, she levels up and is able to do more damage – similar to the weapons used in ground-based combat. Boss battles are all located in these aerial stages. Angelus has access to two types of standard fire attacks: a free-aim blast that causes high damage, homing bolts that can hit multiple targets but do less damage.

Homing shots can be dodged or countered by some enemy types in the game. Angelus can perform a special area-affecting magical attack that damages or kills multiple enemy units, she can be used to traverse battle areas during ground-based missions. Players can play her in Strafe Mode. Controls are identical to ground-based combat. Pressing the select button causes Caim to dismount Angelus. Caim and Angelus level up during combat in different ways: as Caim levels up, their shared health meter grows, while Angelus' leveling increases the damage her attacks do to enemy units. Players can select missions via a world map accessed between levels. While playing, a mini-map allows the player to see enemy locations, a full-screen map can be switched to that covers the entire area and shows mission objectives. Drakengard's levels are called verses, the verses are grouped across thirteen chapters; each level has a time limit of one hour for players to complete them. Normal levels are numbered; the game features five endings: the normal ending and four additional endings which are unlocked when certain conditions are met, such as completing optional chapters or obtaining powerful weapons.

Drakengard takes place in a medieval dark fantasy world called Midgard. The world is protected from falling into chaos by the Seals, objects magically linked to a woman chosen as the Goddess of the Seal. If the seals and the Goddess were destroyed, malevolent beings known as the Watchers would enter the world to destroy humanity. A key element of the world is the ability for a human and a beast to form a pact, a ritual that ties their souls together and grants great power, their lives become bound by the pact, the human pays a price for it in the form of some attribute. During the events of Drakengard, the Union, which protects the Seals, is in the midst of a religious war with the Empire, a power led by a cult who believe that destroying the seals will bring them good fortune; the main characters are Caim, a deposed prince of the Union, Angelus, a red dragon. Joining Caim and Angelus in optional sections of the story are Leonard, a hermit who loses his brothers in an attack by the Empire.

Oscar Fitzalan Long

Oscar Fitzalan Long was a United States Army Brigadier General, a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action on September 30, 1877 near Bear Paw Mountain, Montana. An 1876 graduate of West Point, he served in the Army until 1904. Long was born in Utica, New York in 1852, he received an appointment to West Point, graduating in 1876. He served most of his Army career in the American West. During the campaign against Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce in the fall of 1877, Long was one of nine men who received the Medal of Honor for valor at the Battle of Bear Paw Mountain. Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont. 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Utica, N. Y. Born: 16 June 1852, Utica, N. Y. Date of issue: 22 March 1895. Citation: "Having been directed to order a troop of cavalry to advance, finding both its officers killed, he voluntarily assumed command, under a heavy fire from the Indians advanced the troop to its proper position."

After retiring as a Brigadier General in 1904, Long moved to Oakland and became a businessman. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, he has a collection of papers on file at the University of Berkeley. Long is buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland; this article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History

Antiphon (album)

Antiphon is the fourth studio album by American folk rock band Midlake, released on November 5, 2013, on Bella Union Records, in Europe, ATO Records in North America. Recorded following the departure of vocalist and primary songwriter Tim Smith, Antiphon is the first album to feature guitarist Eric Pulido on lead vocals, alongside new members Jesse Chandler and Joey McClellan. Released to critical acclaim, the album reached number 39 on the UK Albums Chart. In November 2012, vocalist and primary songwriter Tim Smith departed from Midlake, in the midst of recording a fourth studio album. Following his departure and backing vocalist Eric Pulido occupied his vacated role, noting, "We understood this band couldn’t offer Tim what he wanted... that he needed to do his own thing." Upon his departure, Smith offered to split the recorded material with both the band and himself, Pulido noted, "Of what we’d recorded, Tim had said,'You can have this,' but what we couldn’t take with us turned out to be seventy-five per cent of the recording."The remaining members opted to start anew, recording Antiphon in six months.

Pulido noted, "There were some growing pains, I won't lie. When your singer-songwriter leaves, there's some transition that takes place, but we bonded together in a way that we had never done before." The subsequent writing and recording sessions found the band working in a more democratic and spontaneous method than in the past, with songs stemming from improvised jam sessions. Vocalist and guitarist Eric Pulido notes that the album's title refers to Tim Smith's departure: "This album is a response to what’s gone on with Tim; the original Antiphon was an orator in Ancient Greece, part of an oligarchy that fought democracy. But we didn’t overthrow Tim! He’s not Antiphon." Pulido elaborated, "In a bigger way, it's kind of the plight of man. It's not about what happens to you, it's how you respond to it that you're defined."

Gymnastics at the 2019 Pan American Games – Qualification

The following is the qualification system and qualified gymnasts for the Gymnastics at the 2019 Pan American Games competition to be held in Lima, Peru. *In Artistic Gymnastics, NOCs with 5 entered gymnasts may enter the team competition. The top eight teams in each event qualified five gymnasts each. Teams 9-13 each qualified two gymnasts each. A further seven spots were available for individual qualification; the top six nations in the individual event at the Pan American Championship qualified two gymnasts. The last four spots went to the top four nations in the individual event, that have not earned any quotas; the top six nations in the group event qualified, with each group consisting of 5 gymnasts. If the host nation has not qualified, the organizing committee will need to provide an additional quota for the country to compete; the top three countries, defined by the top two results of the individual event at the Pan American Championship qualified two gymnasts in each respective event. The last six spots in each event went to the top six nations in the individual event, that have not earned any quotas.

The host nation Peru is guaranteed a quota if it does not qualify and would take the place of the 12th place ranked athlete. Peru did not finish in the top 12 spots, its best placed athlete was awarded the final slot. Only 8 nations competed in the qualification tournament, which meant the fourth placed nation received an extra quota spot