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Calhoun County, Arkansas

Calhoun County is a county located in the south central part of the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,368; the county seat is Hampton. Calhoun County is Arkansas's 55th county, formed on December 6, 1850, named for John C. Calhoun, a Vice President of the United States; the county is part of AR Micropolitan Statistical Area. This area was developed for plantation agriculture, based on large gangs of slave workers; the population was majority enslaved African Americans before the American Civil War. After the Reconstruction era, there was increasing white violence against blacks as the minority attempted to assert dominance over the freedmen. From 1877 to 1950, whites lynched 10 African Americans in the county in the decades around the turn of the century. Several other counties in the state had higher rates of such murders. In September 1892, what became known as the "Hampton Race War", or the Calhoun County Race War, broke out across the southern part of the county.

In 1891 the Democratic-dominated state legislature had passed laws to make voter registration more difficult for illiterate people both black and white, which disenfranchised many of the poorer residents. But tensions were rising in this period, the economy was poor. Whites resented that freedmen would work for lower wages if they knew the latter men had a choice. Whitecappers called night riders, were poor white farmers and workers who acted as vigilantes, attacking various residents to enforce their moral views, they met in secret societies to patrol both white communities. Their reasons were economic; the African Americans resented these attacks. Newspapers printed rumors of armed blacks planning attacks against whites, as was typical in tense times, inflaming existing tensions. There was violence associated with the September election; some newspapers reported that a white man named Unsill, an ex-convict Republican, led 42 armed blacks to the polls, "where they demanded to vote." Accounts of this period are contradictory, but agree that major events seemed to take place within several days, beginning about September 17, while incidents were reported over the month of September.

An estimated five to eight African Americans were killed during the violence, with one or more described as lynched. At least two whites were killed in these encounters. Among the dead was a black man murdered by two whites. Due to such violence, social oppression, economic problems, mechanization of agriculture, many African Americans and whites left the county in the first half of the 20th century. Population declined in every census after 1920 through 1970, as may be seen in the table in the Demographics section below. African Americans left in the Great Migration to northern and midwestern industrial cities for work before World War II. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 632 square miles, of which 629 square miles is land and 3.8 square miles is water. Future Interstate 69 U. S. Highway 79 U. S. Highway 167 U. S. Highway 278 Highway 160 Dallas County Cleveland County Bradley County Union County Ouachita County As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 5,744 people, 2,317 households, 1,628 families residing in the county.

The population density was 9 people per square mile. There were 3,012 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 74.51% White, 23.38% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.92% from other races, 0.94% from two or more races. 1.50 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,317 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.70% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.70 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,438, the median income for a family was $34,647. Males had a median income of $30,353 versus $17,452 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,555. About 13.20% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.90% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over. Over The past few election cycles Calhoun County has trended towards the GOP; the last democrat to carry this county was Bill Clinton in 1996. Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by the Hampton School District, which leads to graduation from Hampton High School. Hampton Thornton Harrell Tinsman Note: Unlike most counties, Calhoun County has numbered townships instead of named townships. Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county; each township includes unincorporated areas.

BL 12-inch Mk VIII naval gun

The BL 12-inch Mark VIII naval gun was one of the first large British rifled breech-loading naval guns designed for the higher pressures generated by the new cordite propellant of the 1890s, Britain's first large wire-wound gun. It represented a major advance compared to previous British guns; the gun was installed on the Majestic-class battleships from 1895 and on the Canopus-class battleships from 1899. During World War I guns removed from the obsolete Majestic class were mounted in Lord Clive-class monitors for shore bombardment. From 1921 to 1926 two guns from the decommissioned battleship HMS Illustrious were in service in the Tyne Turrets for coast defence and south of the mouth of the River Tyne in the northeast of England. During bombardment service when mounted in the Lord Clive-class monitors deposition of copper from the projectile driving bands needed frequent removal. However, problems with the inner liners were more serious; the continual drag of the driving bands caused the liner to be stretched forward.

The resulting protrusion at the muzzle could be cut off, but in addition the liner began to form a ridge in the barrel near the shoulders of the outer ‘A’ tube, where the inner ‘A’ tube was keyed to the outer. The ridge accumulated copper from the driving bands, which could give sufficient retardation to the projectile to start the fuze, which resulted in a premature detonation either within the bore, or soon after leaving the muzzle; this happened several times during bombardment service, including an occasion when Lord Clive showered pieces of shell over the French destroyer Aventurier. The ‘steel choke’ restriction could be temporarily removed by rubbing down with an emery-covered block pulled back and forth in the bore, but the only permanent cure was to fit new guns with a modified design of liner, which had a different arrangement of internal shoulders. List of naval guns 12"/35 caliber gun - contemporary US Navy weapon 12-inch gun M1895 - contemporary US Army coast defence weapon Canon de 305 mm Modèle 1893/96 gun - contemporary French naval and railway weapon Text Book of Gunnery, 1902.

London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane I. V. Hogg & L. F. Thurston, British Artillery Weapons & Ammunition 1914–1918. London: Ian Allan, 1972. Tony DiGiulian, British 12"/35 Mark VIII

Gene Stanlee

Eugene Stanley Zygowicz was an American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Gene Stanlee. During his wrestling career, he was known by the nickname "Mr. America". Zygowicz was born in Illinois, his parents and Paul Zygowicz, were Polish immigrants. Zygowicz was the eighth child of fifteen—he had eight brothers and six sisters; when he was five, Zygowicz fell down a set of stairs, was paralyzed. He was given his last rites, he began wrestling and competing against other boys when he was eight, collected iron from a railyard to fashion his own homemade gym to develop his physique. By his own count, he claimed to have 165 bodybuilding trophies and 50 gold medals from bodybuilding competitions. During World War II, along with his brother Steve, served on a U. S. Navy floating repair ship as a machinist, he wrestled 134 matches for the entertainment of other servicemen in the South Pacific area during the war. He was termed "pinup boy of the Navy", once he received his discharge from the Navy, he was sought out by wrestling promoters, who wanted to capitalize on his publicity.

Zygowicz's first professional match was April 26, 1946 in Milwaukee against Leo Kirilenko under the ring name "Gene Stanlee". All his early matches took place in the Chicago–Milwaukee area, his career as Gene "Mr. America" Stanlee picked up in 1951. After defeating Pat O'Hara on September 24 of that year Gene became NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion, it was around this time he formed a tag team with his real life brother Steve Stanlee. Bob Merrill worked as a kayfabe third brother, Bob Stanlee. On November 18, 1952, the legendary Lou Thesz faced off with, defeated Gene Stanlee in 15:14 to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Stanlee sold out Madison Square Garden over 50 times in his career. While wrestling for the Midwest Wrestling Association, Stanlee won the Ohio version of the MWA Heavyweight Championship on February 2, 1956, he held the belt for over two months before dropping it to Bobo Brazil on April 19. In an interview for the Icons of Wrestling program that aired on Canada's Biography Channel, Britain's TWC, Stanlee explained his concept of showmanship.

"When I walked into the ring, I would add a little showmanship to my style. I noticed that as I was achieving more showmanship, I started getting ideas. I seen. So I starting glamorizing, thinking up beautiful costumes". Stanlee began wearing ring jackets, a rarity in that era, had monogrammed towels—"Wrestling's TV King"—which he wore once he took off the ring jacket, his elaborate entrance infuriated opponents, both faces and heels, but meant he appeared on over 200 magazine covers during his career. After retiring from wrestling, a health enthusiast and longtime vegetarian, began to sell a line of supplements and became an advisor and physical trainer for many of Hollywood's great actors and actresses, such as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Cheryl Tiegs. Gene described himself as the "world's foremost authority on age reversal through blood purification", something that worked well for him as he would go on to still be active up until the day he died. Gene had not made a public appearance in over 20 years when he was honored at the Cauliflower Alley Club 2002 reunion in Las Vegas.

Championship Wrestling from Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship Worldwide Wrestling Associates WWA International Television Tag Team Championship - with Sandor Szabo Midwest Wrestling Association MWA Heavyweight Championship "Mr. America" Stanlee a showboating pioneer Gene's appearance on What's My Line? on November 19, 1950

Pebblebrook High School

Pebblebrook High School is a high school in the Cobb County School District in Mableton, United States. It was opened in 1963, serving grades 9-12. Pebblebrook has had two campuses in its history; the first was at the Lindley Middle School building on Pebblebrook Circle, its current location. Elementary schools: Bryant Intermediate Clay Elementary Harmony Leland Elementary Riverside Intermediate Riverside PrimaryMiddle schools: Lindley Middle Garrett Middle Tay Glover-Wright - football player Mark "Slick" Johnson - professional wrestling referee Giff Smith - football coach Collin Sexton - basketball player Carlos Valdes - actor Becca Tobin - American actress and dancer Lil Yachty - Rapper, sneakerhead Official site

Government of Richmond, Virginia

The government of Richmond, headquartered at Richmond City Hall in Downtown, is organized under the Richmond, Virginia Charter and provides for a "strong" mayor-council system. The mayor is elected to a four-year term and is responsible for the administration of city government; the Richmond City Council is a unicameral body consisting of 9 members, each elected from a geographic district for four-year terms. The court system consists of three state courts. Richmond's government employs 4,000 people; the city government being responsible for public education, correctional institutions, public safety, recreational facilities, water supply, welfare services. The city contains nine city council districts; the citywide elected officials are: The mayor has the power to appoint the directors and administrative leaders of the following city offices and departments: The following are office leaders of agencies City Council City Assessor Boards Commissions and Appointees City Attorney's Office City Auditor's Office Clerk's Office Council Chief of Staff Library Board Retirement Office Adult Drug Court Circuit Court Civil Court Criminal Court Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Manchester Court Special Magistrate Traffic Court Community Development Authority Greater Richmond Convention Center Authority Greater Richmond Transit Company Economic Development Authority Port of Richmond Richmond Ambulance Authority Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitor's Bureau Richmond Public Schools General Registrar Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Virginia Department of Health's Richmond City Health District List of Richmond, Virginia agencies Richmond City Organizational Chart

Nkasa Rupara National Park

Nkasa Rupara National Park Nkasa Lupala National Park Mamili National Park, is a national park in Namibia. It is centered on the Nkasa and Rupara islands on the Kwando/Linyanti River in the south-western corner of East Caprivi. Botswana lies to the west and east, Sangwali village to the north, it is Namibia's largest formally protected wetland area. It is one of Namibia's protected areas; the unfenced park forms a trans-boundary link for wildlife migration between Angola, Botswana and Zambia. Nkasa Rupara is part of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Mamili National Park was proclaimed along with the nearby Mudumu National Park on 1 March 1990. In 2012, the Namibian Government renamed the area as Nkasa Rupara National Park; the former name, referred to a family of traditional leaders of the Mafwe tribe with that surname. The new name, Nkasa Lupala, is a reference to two Kwando River islands within the park's territory; the Kwando River runs along Nkasa Rupara’s western border and changes course to become the Linyanti River, forming the park’s south-eastern boundary.

It is known by different names in various areas. The northern border abuts the Balyewa and Dzoti communal area conservancies The entire area is flat. Most of the park consists of channels of reed beds and islands. Nkasa Rupara has narrow, permanently filled main channels of the Kwando/Linyanti River and several periodically flooded channels; the river has its catchment area in Angola and flooding regimes vary considerably. This results in flooding in dry spells during others. To access Nkasa Rupara National Park turn off the B8 Trans-Caprivi Highway, onto the D3511 after the Kongola Bridge; the only entrance track crosses a bridge over a back-channel of the Kwando/Linyanti River, near Sangwali village in Wuparo Conservancy. Rupara Island is reached via a dirt track. Rainfall: 600 millimetres – 700 millimetres per annum. Temperature: 5 °C - 35 °C. Nkasa Rupara National Park contains Namibia’s most extensive wetlands and seasonally inundated areas. Ecosystem types are similar to the Okavango Delta habitats.

Periodic flooding drives the park’s ecosystem. Caprivi floodplains dominate. Various trees are found on small islands consisting of old termite mounds known as termitaria. Nkasa Rupara is found in the broadleaved wood savanna biome. Woody vegetation is found on higher islands that are flooded. Examples of common woodland species are knob thorn, paper-bark acacia, large-leaved albizia, monkey bread, sausage tree and silver cluster-leaf. Nkasa Rupara forms a corridor for all large mammal species moving between Namibia and Botswana African elephant and buffalo. There are about 1 000 buffalo in the largest concentration in Namibia. Around 560 hippopotami and 500 crocodile occur in the park's channels. Rare antelope species include sitatungas, red lechwe and oribis. Mammals of this park as well as reptiles feature elephants, Namibian cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Cape wild dogs, roan antelopes, kudus, baboons, spotted-necked otters, rock monitor lizards and water monitor lizards. About 450 bird species have been counted.

Several rare and endangered species are found here, such as wattled crane, Pel’s fishing-owl, black-cheeked lovebird and yellow-billed oxpecker. Other birds are Stanley's bustard, rosy-throated longclaw, Dickinson's kestrel, Allen’s gallinule, lesser jacana, black-winged and red-winged pratincole, long-toed lapwing, Luapula cisticola, coppery-tailed coucal and black coucal. Lightning or human-caused fires occur seasonally, they are important for the park’s ecology, regulating the dominance of tall grass stands and keeping woody plants at bay. At least two all-wheel drive vehicles are needed as the terrain can be waterlogged. Nkasa Rupara is situated in a malaria area. Park fees must be either pre-paid at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism offices in Katima Mulilo, Windhoek or upon arrival. Nkasa Rupara has minimal facilities. There are no shops, filling other facilities in the park. Visitors must be self-sufficient. There is a community camp-site on the park’s northern border; the Nkasa Lupala tented lodge was built as part of a tourism concession granted by the Namibian Government.

It is a partnership with the Wuparo Conservancy. Wuparo Conservancy runs a community campsite outside the park. Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe have agreed to manage trans-boundary conservation through the Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Nkasa Rupara is situated in the centre of the KaZa TFCA and forms a corridor for elephant, buffalo and sable antelope movement from Botswana into Angola and Zambia. KaZa includes 22 protected areas. KaZa aims to broaden the protected areas network, increase biodiversity, expand historical game migration routes and draw more tourists to the area. In a place where local people bear the costs of living with wildlife, KAZA aims to make the protection of wildlife and wild places economically more attractive to rural communities. Nkasa Rupara National Park is one of five national parks in north-eastern Namibia, it is managed as a unit with Bwabwata National Park, Khaudum National Park, Mangetti National Park and Mudum