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Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Bradford County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,622, its county seat is Towanda. It is bounded by these Pennsylvania counties: east by Susquehanna, southeast by Wyoming, south by Sullivan, southwest by Lycoming, west by Tioga. To the north in the State of New York, it is bounded by the counties of Steuben to the northwest, Chemung to the north, Tioga to the northeast; the county was created on February 1810, from parts of Lycoming and Luzerne counties. Called Ontario County, it was reorganized and separated from Lycoming County on October 13, 1812, renamed Bradford County for William Bradford, a chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and United States Attorney General. Bradford County comprises PA Micropolitan Statistical Area; the county is not to be confused with the city of Bradford, in McKean County, 141 miles to the west via U. S. Route 6; as noted above, Bradford County was named Ontario County. The county was reorganized and renamed in 1812.

However, a section of north Philadelphia in which major east–west streets are named after Pennsylvania counties retains an Ontario Street, between Westmoreland and Tioga Streets. There are two short Bradford Streets in northeast Philadelphia four miles from Ontario Street. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,161 square miles, of which 1,147 square miles is land and 14 square miles is water, it third-largest by total area. Bradford has a warm-summer humid continental climate and average monthly temperatures in Towanda range from 24.5 °F in January to 70.6 °F in July. Chemung County, New York Tioga County, New York Susquehanna County Wyoming County Sullivan County Lycoming County Tioga County As of the census of 2000, there were 62,761 people, 24,453 households, 17,312 families residing in the county; the population density was 54 people per square mile. There were 28,664 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.94% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, 0.69% from two or more races.

0.63 % of the population were Latino of any race. 32.4 % were of 6.4 % Italian ancestry. There were 24,453 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.20% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males. Birth rateThe Bradford County live birth rate was 901 births in 1990; the County's live birth rate in 2000 was 710 births. From 1960 to 2010, rural Pennsylvania has experienced a decline in the number of residents under 18 years old.

Teen pregnancy rateBradford County had a 511 babies born to teens in 2011. In 2015, the number of teen births in Bradford County declined to 490. County poverty demographicsAccording to research by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a legislative agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the poverty rate for Bradford County was 12.9% in 2014. The statewide poverty rate was 13.6% in 2014. The 2012 childhood poverty rate by school district was: Athens Area School District – 40.3% living at 185% or below than the Federal Poverty Level. The child poverty rate is collected by the school districts as part of the federal free school lunch program; the United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Bradford County as the Sayre, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 U. S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 8th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 131st most populous in the United States with a population of 62,622. Bradford County is a Republican Party stronghold in presidential elections.

The only two instances Republican presidential candidates have failed to win the county from 1888 to the present were when Theodore Roosevelt won it in 1912 by splitting the Republican vote & in 1964 when Lyndon B. Johnson won statewide & nationally in a landslide. Johnson is the only Democrat to manage over forty percent of the county's vote. Daryl Miller, Republican Doug McLinko, Vice-Chairman, Republican Edward Bustin, Democrat Auditors, Jeff Warner, Eric Matthews, Sebrina Shanks Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Dawn Close, Republican Coroner, Thomas Carman, Republican District Attorney, Chad Salsman, Republican Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds, Sheila Johnson, Republican Sheriff, Clinton J. Walters, Republican Treasurer, Matthew Allen, Republican Gene Yaw, Pennsylvania's 23rd Senatorial District Clint Owlett, Pennsylvania's 68th Representative District Tina Pickett, Pennsylvania's 110th Representative District Fred Keller, Pennsylvania's 12th co

Fort Wayne Flames

The Fort Wayne Flames were an indoor soccer club based in Fort Wayne, that competed in the American Indoor Soccer Association, playing home games at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum from 1986–1989. The team was founded in by a group of four investors: Bob Britt, Fred Mathews, Jr. James Speed, William Fahlsing and began play in the 1986–87 season of the American Indoor Soccer Association; the team reached out to experience by hiring away Pete Mahlock from the Louisville Thunder to be the team General Manager. Former Seattle Sounders, Cleveland Force, & Wichita Wings goalkeeper and University of Washington coach Cliff Brown was brought in to be the first Head Coach of the franchise; the inaugural season was one of struggle for the fledgling team. Just five games into the season, Brown was fired and replaced by defenseman Tom Alioto who continued his on field duties as a player/coach; as the team struggled on field, finishing last in the Southern Division with a 13–29 record, it struggled off field.

Despite finishing the season with the fourth-best attendance in the league, the season ended with the franchise having racked up huge losses that left the future in jeopardy. The franchise would return for the 1987–88 season as remaining investors Mathews and Speed were joined by local businessman Craig Hartman, who with a huge influx of his own money, assumed the role as team President. Retaining Mahlock as GM, the team hired former three-time Indiana University All American, 1978 Hermann Trophy winner, NASL player, United States Olympian Angelo DiBernardo to become the third Head Coach of the franchise. Although the on field play improved under new leadership, the team suffered and incredible 10 one-goal losses en route to a 9–15 record and a last-place finish in the regular season. Abandoning a traditional playoff format, the AISA instituted a six-team, home-and-away, round robin “Challenge Cup” Series to crown the 1988 post-season champion. Living up the promise they showed in the regular season, the Flames became dominant during the Cup Series, outscoring their opponents 67–46 through the first 11 games and posting an 8–3 record.

The final game of the “Challenge Cup” was scheduled for April 1, 1988, with the Flames playing host to the 1984–85 and 1985–86 AISA Champion Canton Invaders. With each team hosting an 8–3 record, the game would be winner-take-all for the Cup. In front of a sellout crowd of 8,028, the Flames would fall behind early and stage a furious rally late, only to fall to the Invaders 5–4. Despite gains in the regular season attendance and league-leading playoff attendance, the 1988 off-season was again troublesome for the franchise. Looking to stem the flow of red ink, Hartman restructured the Flames into the only registered not-for-profit sports franchise in the nation; the off-season saw an intense fund-raising operation that included GM Mahlock and players Alan Bodenstein and Bobby Poursanidis living atop a billboard in the heart of downtown to raise both team awareness and funding. The results were impressive as hundreds of fans purchased stock in the team and 27 prominent local business leaders invested in the team to make up the new Board of Directors.

When DiBernardo decided to leave coaching, the team turned to former MISL standout defenseman Dave MacKenzie to be the fourth Head Coach of the franchise. Entering the position as the all-time leader in MISL games played and with a reputation as a hard-nosed, physical player, the team showed marked improvement under MacKenzie, but continued to struggle in close games. Looking to add some extra spark, MacKenzie became the second player/Coach of the franchise as he activated himself and played in 27 games. Despite improving to a.500 record the team missed the playoffs by one game. The team folded following the 1989 season. Under separate ownership, Fort Wayne was awarded an expansion franchise Indiana Kick, which lasted one additional season. Starting in 1989, the AISA began assigning different point values to goals. All 3-pt. 2-pt, & 1-pt. Goals count as one in these stats. History of sports in Fort Wayne, Indiana

1987 in Iceland

The following lists events that happened in 1987 in Iceland. President – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Prime Minister – Steingrímur Hermannsson, Þorsteinn Pálsson 30 January – Matthías Vilhjálmsson, footballer 4 March – Theódór Elmar Bjarnason, footballer 6 March – Ragnar Þórhallsson, musician 14 May – Ari Freyr Skúlason, footballer. 27 June – Katrín Ómarsdóttir, footballer 13 August – Guðmundur Ingólfsson, swimmer.19 December – Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson, politician