Chestertown is a town in Kent County, United States. The population was 5,252 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Kent County. Founded in 1706, Chestertown rose in stature when it was named one of the English colony of Maryland's six Royal Ports of Entry; the shipping boom that followed this designation made the town at the navigable head of the Chester River wealthy. In the mid-eighteenth century, Chestertown trailed only Annapolis and was considered Maryland's second leading port. A burgeoning merchant class infused riches into the town, reflected in the many brick mansions and townhouses that sprang up along the waterfront. Another area in which Chestertown is second only to Annapolis is in its number of existing eighteenth century homes; as of the 1790 census, Chestertown was the geographical center of population of the United States. Chestertown was incorporated in 1805, was named for the Chester River. Airy Hill, the Bernice J. Brampton, Carvill Hall, Chester Hall, the Chestertown Armory, the Chestertown Historic District, Chestertown Railroad Station, Denton House, Gobbler Hill, Godlington Manor, the Island Image, Radcliffe Mill, Reward-Tilden's Farm, Rose Hill, the Silver Heel, the Charles Sumner Post No.
25, Grand Army of the Republic, Washington College: Middle and West Halls, White House Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Chestertown is located at 39°13′10″N 76°4′6″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.91 square miles, of which, 2.60 square miles is land and 0.31 square miles is water. As of the first US Census in 1790, Chestertown was the geographical center of the nation's population; the climate in this area is characterized by cool, wet winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chestertown has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2010, there were 5,252 people, 1,971 households, 984 families living in the town. The population density was 2,020.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,361 housing units at an average density of 908.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 74.2% White, 20.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 1.0% from other races, 2.2% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population. There were 1,971 households of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.7% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 50.1% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.65. The median age in the town was 34.9 years. 12.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 56.9 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,746 people, 1,891 households, 945 families living in the town; the population density was 1,818.1 people per square mile. There were 2,164 housing units at an average density of 829.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 74.46% White, 21.87% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, 1.39% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population. There were 1,891 households out of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 50.0% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.61. In the town, the population was spread out with 13.4% under the age of 18, 25.6% from 18 to 24, 18.5% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 75.0 males. For every 100, females age 18 and over, there were 71.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $31,530, the median income for a family was $40,960. Males had a median income of $27,283 versus $25,513 for females; the per capita income for the town was $18,769. 18.5% of the population and 12.8% of families were below the poverty line.
Out of the total population, 26.2% of those under the age of 18 and 13.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. In May 1774, five months after the British closing the port of Boston after the Boston Tea Party, the citizens of Chestertown wrote a set of resolves that prohibited the buying, selling, or drinking of tea. Based on these resolves, a popular legend has it that the citizens held their own "tea party" on the Chester River, in an act of colonial defiance; the Chestertown Tea Party Festival celebrates Chestertown's colonial heritage with a weekend of events on Memorial Day weekend, including a re-enactment of the legendary "tea party." A parade begins the festival, marching down High Street to the Chester River, follows with colonial music and dance and drum performances, puppet shows, colonial crafts demonstrations and sales, military drills, a walking tour of the historic district. In the afternoon, re-enactors, playing the part of angry citizens and Continental Soldiers, march to the docks where redcoats defend the ship for a
Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, Donna Dixon. The film presents the comic adventures of two novice intelligence agents sent to the Soviet Union. Written by Aykroyd and Dave Thomas to star Aykroyd and John Belushi at Universal, the script went into turnaround and was picked up by Warner Bros. with Aykroyd and Chase starring. The film is an homage to the famous Road to... film series which starred Bing Crosby. Hope himself makes a cameo in one scene. Other cameos in the film include directors Terry Gilliam, Sam Raimi, Costa-Gavras and Joel Coen, musician B. B. King, visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen. Austin Millbarge is a basement-dwelling codebreaker at the Pentagon who aspires to escape his under-respected job to become a secret agent. Emmett Fitz-Hume, a wisecracking, pencil-pushing son of an envoy, takes the foreign service exam under peer pressure. Millbarge and Fitz-Hume meet during the test, on which Fitz-Hume attempts to cheat after an attempt to bribe his immediate supervisor in exchange for the answers backfires.
Millbarge, was forced to take the test, having had only one day to prepare after his supervisor gives him a two week old notice leaving him vulnerable to fail and stay behind in the Pentagon trenches at his expense. Needing expendable agents to act as decoys to draw attention away from a more capable team, the DIA decides to enlist the two, promote them to be Foreign Service Operatives, put them through minimal training, send them on an undefined mission into Soviet Central Asia. Meanwhile, professional agents are well on their way to reaching the real objective: the seizure of a mobile SS-50 ICBM launcher; the main team takes a loss, while Millbarge and Fitz-Hume escape enemy attacks and encounter Karen Boyer, the only surviving operative from the main team. In the Pamir Mountains of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, the trio overpowers a mobile missile guard unit using hastily constructed extraterrestrial outfits and tranquilizer guns. Following orders in real-time from the intelligence agency, they begin to operate the launcher.
At the end of their instructions, the vehicle launches the ICBM into space, targeting an unspecified area in the United States. Thinking they have begun a nuclear war, the American agents and their Soviet counterparts pair up to have sex before the world ends. Meanwhile, the military commander at the operations bunker initiates the conversion of the drive-in theater to expose what is hidden beneath the screens and projection booth: a huge black-op SDI-esque laser and collector/emitter screen; the purpose of sending the agents to launch a Soviet ICBM is thereby exposed as a means to test this anti-ballistic missile system. The laser fails to intercept the nuclear missile, heading for Detroit and will certainly trigger a global thermonuclear war. One of the military commanders at WAMP, General Slime reveals an elaborate plan to “preserve the American way of life.” The covert operations conducted throughout the film are now assumed to be a plot by high-ranking military officials to orchestrate a war.
Back in the Soviet Union, horrified at the thought of having launched a nuclear missile at their own country, the American spies and the Russian soldiers use Millbarge's technical knowledge to force a malfunction in the launcher vehicle and transmit junk instructions to the traveling missile, sending it off into space where it detonates harmlessly. After, the underground bunker is stormed by U. S. Army Rangers, the intelligence and military officials involved in the covert operation are arrested. Millbarge, Fitz-Hume, Boyer go on to become nuclear disarmament negotiators, playing a nuclear version of Risk-meets-Trivial Pursuit against the Soviets; the title song, "Spies Like Us", was performed by Paul McCartney. It reached #7 on the singles chart in the United States in early 1986, it reached #13 in the UK. John Landis directed a music video for the song where Aykroyd and Chase can be seen performing the song with McCartney; the film's score was composed by Elmer Bernstein and performed by the Graunke Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer.
The soundtrack album was released by Varèse Sarabande. The film featured "Soul Finger," by the Bar-Kays absent from the soundtrack; the Ace Tomato Company Off To Spy Russians In The Desert Pass In The Tent Escape To The Bus The Road To Russia Rally'Round W. A. M. P. Martian Act Arrest Recall Winners, it grossed $8,614,039 on the U. S. opening weekend and it grossed $60,088,980 in the United States and Canada versus a budget of $22,000,000. The film grossed $17.2 million overseas for a worldwide gross of $77.3 million. The Washington Post critic Paul Attanasio called Spies Like Us "a comedy with one laugh, those among you given to Easter egg hunts may feel free to try and find it." The Chicago Reader critic Dave Kehr criticized the film's character development, saying that "Landis never bothers to account for the friendship that springs up spontaneously between these two antipathetic types, but he never bothers to account for anything in this loose progression of recycled Abbott and Costello riffs."
The New York Times critic Janet Maslin wrote, "The stars are always affable, they're worth watching when they do little, but it's painful to sit by as the screenplay runs out of steam."Variety magazine opined in a staff review, "Spies is not amusi
Idrus Abdulahi is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Melbourne City. Abdulahi made his City debut as a second-half substitute in the final game of the 2018–19 season against Central Coast Mariners, replacing Dario Vidosic in the 81st minute. In doing so, he became Melbourne City's youngest player at the age of 15 years, 7 months and 4 days. On 9 September 2019, Abdulahi signed a two-year scholarship deal with the club. On 2 October 2019, Abdulahi was selected in the Joeys squad for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, he played in all of the Joeys' Group B games, playing the full 90 minutes against Hungary and Nigeria as they progressed to the Knockout stage. He started in their Round of 16 clash with France on 7 November 2019, losing 4-0 and being eliminated from the competition. Idrus Abdulahi at Soccerway