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Baca County, Colorado

Baca County is the southeasternmost of the 64 counties in the U. S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,788; the county seat is Springfield. Baca County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 16, 1889, out of eastern portions of Las Animas County. Baca County was named in honor of Colorado territorial legislator Felipe Baca. Prior to the 1880s there was little activity in the county, other than along the Cutoff Branch of the Santa Fe Trail that crosses its extreme southeastern corner; the 1910s saw wet years and expansion due to the increase in acreage. World War I brought increased demand for agricultural products; the arrival of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1926 created a population increase. The Dust Bowl arrived with Baca County being one of the hardest hit areas; this prompted soil conservation efforts by the federal government. Part of this effort was the purchase of cultivated land by the government in order to return it to grassland. Today the U. S. Forest Service supervises 220,000 acres of Comanche National Grassland, purchased in the 1930s.

These areas include Picture Canyon. The Colorado Division of Wildlife maintains the recreational areas at Two Buttes Lake and Turk's Pond. On May 18, 1977, an F4 tornado struck the southeastern portion of Baca County, causing an estimated 2.5 million dollars in damage. It tracked from Keyes, where damage was estimated between 25,000 dollars, it was the first F4 tornado in Colorado since at least 1950. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,557 square miles, of which 2,555 square miles is land and 2.4 square miles is water. Prowers County, Colorado Stanton County, Kansas Morton County, Kansas Cimarron County, Oklahoma Union County, New Mexico Las Animas County, Colorado Bent County, Colorado Santa Fe National Historic Trail As of the census of 2000, there were 4,517 people, 1,905 households, 1,268 families residing in the county; the population density was 2 people per square mile. There were 2,364 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 93.73% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.99% from other races, 1.79% from two or more races.

7.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,905 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.40% were non-families. 30.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,099, the median income for a family was $34,018. Males had a median income of $23,169 versus $18,292 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,068.

About 12.90% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.60% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over. The town is served by the Southeast Colorado Hospital. Springfield Municipal Airport is located a few miles north of Springfield. Like all of the High Plains, Baca County has long been overwhelmingly Republican; the last Democrat to carry the county was Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 landslide – when he carried all bar three Colorado counties – and since the "Reagan Revolution" only Michael Dukakis had exceeded thirty percent of the county's vote for the Democratic Party, whilst in 2016 Hillary Clinton received a mere thirteen percent. Campo Pritchett Springfield Two Buttes Vilas Walsh Deora Lycan Utleyville Outline of Colorado Index of Colorado-related articles Colorado census statistical areas National Register of Historic Places listings in Baca County, Colorado Official Baca County website Baca County History Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck Colorado Historical Society Town of Campo official website Town of Springfield official website Town of Walsh official website

Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 7th Baronet

Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 7th Baronet of Killerton in Devon and Petherton Park in Somerset, was Member of Parliament for Devon, 1746–1747, for Somerset, 1767–1768, was High Sheriff of Somerset in 1751. He was a prominent member of the West Country gentry, a famous staghunter who used as his hunting seats his wife's Exmoor estates of Pixton and Holnicote, he was the eldest son and heir of Sir Hugh Acland, 6th Baronet of Killerton in Devon, by his wife Cicely Wroth, eldest daughter and eventual sole heiress of Sir Thomas Wroth, 3rd Baronet, MP, of Petherton Park, Somerset. He succeeded his father as 7th Baronet on the latter's death on 29 July 1728; the ancient Acland family, believed to be of Flemish origin, originated at the estate of Acland in the parish of Landkey in North Devon, where it is first recorded in 1155. He was Member of Parliament for Devon, 1746–1747, Member of Parliament for Somerset, 1767–1768, High Sheriff of Somerset for the year 1751. On 7 January 1745 he married Elizabeth Dyke and heiress of Thomas Dyke of Tetton and Pixton in Somerset.

Thomas Dyke was a prominent Westcountry staghunter, kept his own pack of hounds, the earliest recorded precursor of the present Devon and Somerset Staghounds, whose vast hunting terrain covered most of North Devon and Exmoor and the Quantocks in Somerset. His passion for the sport and his pack of hounds were inherited by his son-in-law. By his wife Thomas had two sons: Colonel John Dyke Acland, eldest son and heir apparent, who predeceased his father, he was Tory Member of Parliament for Callington in Cornwall and fought in the American War of Independence in 1776. He married daughter of Stephen Fox-Strangways, 1st Earl of Ilchester, they had a son, Sir John Dyke Acland, 8th Baronet, who on 24 February 1785, at the age of 7, inherited the baronetcy on the death of his grandfather, the 7th Baronet. Sir John died a few weeks aged 7, the baronetcy passed to his uncle Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 9th Baronet. Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 9th Baronet, second son, who in 1785 succeeded his 7-year-old nephew, Sir John Dyke Acland, 8th Baronet, in the baronetcy.

On his death in 1785 he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his grandson Sir John Dyke Acland, 8th Baronet son of his eldest son.

2000 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 2000 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season, the 106th season of Sooner football. The team was led by Bob Stoops in his second season as head coach, they played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. During this season, they competed in the Big 12 Conference; the Sooners opened the season ranked #19, the first time they had made it into a pre-season poll in five years. Conference play began with a win over the Kansas Jayhawks at home on September 30, ended with a win over the Kansas State Wildcats in the Big 12 Championship Game on December 2; the Sooners finished the regular season 12–0, while winning their first Big 12 title and their 37th conference title overall. They were invited to the 2001 Orange Bowl, which served as the BCS National Championship Game that year, where they beat the Florida State Seminoles by a score of 13-2; this is Oklahoma's most recent national championship. Following the season, Torrance Marshall was selected in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft, along with Josh Heupel in the sixth.

Source: Rocky Calmus – LB Josh Heupel – QB J. T. Thatcher – FSSource: Josh Heupel – Walter Camp Award J. T. Thatcher – Mosi Tatupu AwardSource: The 2001 NFL Draft was held on April 21–22, 2001 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City; the following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft

Côte-d'Or's 2nd constituency

The 2nd constituency of the Côte-d'Or is a French legislative constituency in the Côte-d'Or département. Côte-d'Or's 2nd constituency covers the centre and east of Dijon as well as the rural areas to the east of the city; the seat has been held by Gaullist parties since 1988. The seat was taken by Jean-Marc Nudant in 1998 following the appointment of his predecessor Louis de Broissia to the Senate; the seat is held by former long serving mayor of Saint-Apollinaire Rémi Delatte. Official results of French elections from 2002: "Résultats électoraux officiels en France"

Mark A. Hardy

Mark A. Hardy is Auchincloss Professor of Surgery, Director Emeritus of the Transplant Centre, Vice Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Hardy is most recognized for co-founding the New York Organ Donor Network in 1978. In addition to his work in transplantation, in the earlier part of his career he made several contributions to the development of prosthetic vascular grafts and the development and studies of biologic function of thymic hormones, both experimentally and clinically. Hardy laid another cornerstone of organ transplant medicine by helping found the program for dialysis and kidney transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, he based the new program on the principle of combined clinical care between surgeons and nephrologists during a time when renal transplant programs were managed by one or the other discipline, never by both at once.

This cooperation between disciplines led to major contributions in immunogenetics, immunosuppression, treatment of autoimmune diseases and lymphoma. His most recent focus has been on cellular transplantation with emphasis on islet transplantation. Hardy is Principal Investigator of a multicenter clinical trial exploring a combination of two immunosuppressant drugs and tacrolimus, he currently a member of several multiinstitutional studies of immunosuppressive agents which are individually sponsored by Novartis and Bristol Myers. Hardy has been a professor in about 30 institutions and delivered over 10 eponymous lectures worldwide, he has received honoraria for lectures in the past from Upjohn, Hoffmann-La Roche, Novartis and Gore. Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, Hallym University, South Korea, 2004 Honoris Causa Doctoris, University of Warsaw, 2000 Honorary Fellowship in the Polish Surgical Society, 1999 NIH Academic Scholar in Surgery, 1968–1971 Hardy is an editor of Transplantation and has published more than 300 articles on subjects varying from surgical techniques to basic immunology.

He was editor of one of the first books on xenotransplantation, Xenograft 25. Loss, Grief & Care. M. A. Hardy, J. Kiernan, A. H. Kutscher, L. Cahill and A. Benvenisty; the Haworth Press, Inc. New York. 1991. Xenograft 25. M. A. Hardy. Elsevier Science Publishers B. V. Amsterdam. 1989. Transplantation of the Endocrine Pancreas in Diabetes Mellitus. R. van Schilfgaarde, M. A. Hardy. Elsevier Science Publishers B. V. Amsterdam. 1988. Evaluation of a°. A 360 Night-float System for General Surgery: A Response to Mandated Work-hours Reduction. MJ Goldstein, E Kim, WD Widmann, MA Hardy. Current Surgery. 61:445-451. 2004. The Use of Allopeptides in Tolerance Induction In Rodents. MA Hardy, OO Oluwole, HA Depaz, R Gopinathan, AO Ali, M Garrovillo and SF Oluwole. Graft. 2003. Dr. Mark A. Hardy at Columbia University Department of Surgery New York Organ Donor Network

Methodist Church of Southern Africa

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa is a large Wesleyan Methodist denomination, with local churches across South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and a more limited presence in Mozambique. It is a member church of the World Methodist Council; the church is the largest Mainline Protestant denomination in South Africa – 7.3% of the South African population recorded their religious affiliation as'Methodist' in the last national census. The denomination has nearly 2 million members. Methodism in Southern Africa began as a result of lay Christian work by an Irish soldier of the English Regiment, John Irwin, stationed at the Cape and began to hold prayer meetings as early as 1795; the first Methodist lay preacher at the Cape, George Middlemiss, was a soldier of the 72nd regiment of the British Army stationed at the Cape in 1805. This foundation paved the way for missionary work by Methodist missionary societies from Great Britain, many of whom sent missionaries with the 1820 English settlers to the Western and Eastern Cape.

Among the most notable of the early missionaries were William Shaw. The largest group was the Wesleyan Methodist Church, but there were a number of others that joined together to form the Methodist Church of South Africa known as the Methodist Church of Southern Africa to reflect its cross-border mission. Peter J. Harley, born 24 November 1931 in Acres Goodwood, Cape Town, is the longest serving Local Preacher in the Cape of Good Hope District. Renowned throughout for the futuristic type of youth programs which today is the norm, teaching young people in disadvantaged areas about terms such as organograms, resource, co-ordinator,liaison,scrounger as far back as 1969, way ahead of its time. Our premise was that within every community there are organisations and groupings exercising an influence for good. Organisations like sports clubs, Boy Scouts, Ratepayers Associations etc, including of course the Churches and Mosques as the main sources of good influence. However, through investigation we discovered that these influences for good on a community penetrated the community only up to a point, beyond which the influence of the church were either diminished or not felt at all.

Though it was impossible to mark on a map where the good influences diminished or stopped. It was decided wrongly to make such a marking; that mark became for us a line, a sort of FRONTIER and it was beyond that frontier where we would concentrate our efforts. From 1969 through 1974 they drew up to 450 of the youth in the area, unfailingly attending its activities week by week. An outspoken and challenging local preacher, the preached word more than not sending parishioners home with much food for thought as the unadulterated word is preached as a pure Methodist; the originator of many Bible Study groups throughout the Peninsula of which some are still in operation. Many young people from that group have advanced to become leaders in various fields with much thanks and gratefulness to the commitment and dedication of Peter Harley for the spreading of the Gospel and above all: teaching others to teach; the MCSA rejected the apartheid ideology from the beginning and was a vocal critic of the Nationalist government policy throughout the apartheid era.

A notable politician with Methodist roots was Nelson Mandela, who addressed the annual conference in a 1994, praising the work of the church throughout the era of minority-rule. Faced by government pressure to divide along racial lines, the 1958 conference declared its "conviction that it is the will of God for the Methodist Church that it should be one and undivided, trusting to the leading of God to bring this ideal to ultimate fruition". Six years the first African to serve as president of conference was elected; the life of the MCSA reflects the tensions of an apartheid society. In spite of this, the conference, connexional executive and synods have long since been non-racial; the idea of a one and undivided church has still to be realized at the congregational level. The Methodist Church of southern africa has been best church. On issues of gender and human sexuality, the denomination is more liberal than other denominations in African countries. For example, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa has allowed and supported the ordination of women in ministry.

In 2019 the Methodist Church of Southern Africa inducted Purity Malinga as Presiding Bishop, making her the first female Bishop in the church. Additionally, the denomination has opposed discrimination against members of the gay and lesbian community. In particular, the denomination opposed the anti-gay legislation being proposed in Uganda. In 2013, the denomination announced that it was in the midst of conversation regarding how to approach same-sex relationships. “Conference recognises that any decision and subsequent action on the issue of civil unions between same sex partners must await the outcome of the on-going process of engagement as specified by Conference 2005 and, in the interim, expects Methodist Ministers to continue to offer pastoral care to homosexual individuals."In a case concerning a married lesbian pastor, the Western Cape High Court determined that "the Methodist church did not have a rule prohibiting its ministers from marrying someone of the same sex". Additionally, another court determined that the denomination "even accepts same-sex relationships, which means it is not at the core of the Church’s beliefs".

At the Constitutional Court, the Church said that "it tolerates homosexual relationships but requires its ministers not to enter into same-sex marriages." Regarding a specific case involving a lesbian minister, the MCSA "allowed her to b