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Collin County, Texas

Collin County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 782,341, making it the seventh-most populous county in Texas and the 45th-largest county by population in the United States. Per the American Community Survey's estimates, its population reached 1,005,146 in 2018, its county seat is McKinney. Collin County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area. A small portion of the city of Dallas is in the county. Both the county and the county seat were named after Collin McKinney, one of the five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the oldest of the 59 men who signed it. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 886 square miles, of which 841 square miles is land and 45 square miles is covered by water. Lavon Lake Grayson County Fannin County Hunt County Rockwall County Dallas County Denton County As of the 2015 Texas Population Estimate Program, the population of the county was 923,201, non-Hispanic whites 535,165.

Black Americans 84,858. Other non-Hispanic 146,109. Hispanics and Latinos 157,069; as of the census of 2010, there were 782,341 people. According to U. S. Census figures released in 2006, the racial makeup of the county was as follows: 77.21% White, 7.26% African American, 10.02% Asian, 0.45% Native American, 5.06% of other or mixed race. 12.8% Hispanic of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 491,675 people, 181,970 households, 132,292 families residing in the county; the population density was 580 people per square mile. There were 194,892 housing units at an average density of 230 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 81.39% White, 4.79% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 6.92% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from other races, 2.11% from two or more races. 10.27 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 181,970 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.30% were non-families.

22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.18. As of the 2010 census, there were about 4.4 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 37.90% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, 5.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $70,835, the median income for a family was $81,856. Males had a median income of $57,392 versus $36,604 for females; the per capita income for the county was $33,345. About 3.30% of families and 4.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over. Based on median household income, as of 2006, Collin County is the second richest county in Texas after Fort Bend, is considered one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.

However, Collin - like other Texas counties - has one of the nation's highest property tax rates. In 2007, it was #21 for property taxes as percentage of the homes value on owner occupied housing, it ranked in the Top 100 for amount of property taxes paid and for percentage of taxes of income. Part of this is due to the Robin Hood plan school financing system in Texas. Collin County, like all counties in Texas, is governed by a Commissioners Court; the court consists of the county judge, elected county-wide, four commissioners who are elected by the voters in each of four precincts. Collin County is a Republican stronghold in congressional elections; the last Democrat to win the county was Lyndon Johnson in 1964. The factors caused Collin to swing hard to the Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s: and the expansion of the Dallas suburbs into Collin County. However, since the mid-2010s, Collin County has been moving towards the Democratic Party in Plano and Frisco. Factors causing this shift include an influx of younger professionals and families, a more diverse population, an aversion to Republican Party politics following the 2016 presidential election.

In spite of this shift, Republicans still control every countywide office and all of the overlapping seats in the State Legislature. Congressman Colin Allred, who represents its southern edge as part of the 32nd congressional district, is the only Democrat elected above the municipal level in any part of the county; the following school districts lie within Collin County: Allen Independent School District Anna Independent School District Farmersville Independent School District Lovejoy Independent School District McKinney Independent School District Melissa Independent School District Plano Independent School District Princeton Independent School District Wylie Independent School DistrictThe following districts lie within the county: Bland Independent School District Blue Ridge Independent School District Celina Independent School District Community Independent School District Frisco Independent School District Leonard Independent School District P

1961 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1961 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 80th season in St. Louis and its 70th season in the National League; the Cardinals finished fifth in the National League. It was the last season before the NL went to a 162-game schedule the following season to adjust for the new ten-team league. October 11, 1960: Leon Wagner, Cal Browning, a player to be named and cash were traded by the Cardinals to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Al Cicotte; the Cardinals completed the deal by sending Ellis Burton to the Maple Leafs on January 26, 1961. December 29, 1960: Marv Grissom was released by the Cardinals. March 15, 1961: Red Schoendienst was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals. Prior to 1961 season: Don Taussig was acquired by the Cardinals from the Portland Beavers as part of a minor league working agreement. On July 6, with the Cardinals at 33 -- 41, manager Solly Hemus was replaced by Johnny Keane; the team went 47–33 under Keane. First baseman Bill White and third baseman Ken Boyer won Gold Gloves this year.

May 10, 1961: Bob Nieman was traded by the Cardinals to the Cleveland Indians for Joe Morgan, a player to be named and cash. The Indians sent Mike Lee to the Cardinals on June 1 to complete the trade. May 16, 1961: Duke Carmel was traded by the Cardinals to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Joe Koppe. May 30, 1961: Daryl Spencer was traded by the Cardinals to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Bob Lillis and Carl Warwick. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average.

Oakfield Station

Oakfield Station is a historic former passenger rail station on Station Street in Oakfield, Maine. The station was built in 1911 by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, is a major reminder of Oakfield's onetime importance as a railroad center; the station is home to the Oakfield Railroad Museum, operated by the Oakfield Historical Society. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1987. Oakfield Station is located adjacent to the railroad tracks of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, at the end of Station Street, south of the town's rural village center, it is a single-story wood frame structure, nine bays in length and a single room deep, set on a modern concrete foundation. It has a gable-on-hip roof, where there are half-round windows and exposed rafters in the gable ends; the main facade faces southeast toward the track, with an off-center projecting bay topped by a gable with bracketed eave and lunette window. This projection has two sash windows on its main wall, narrow sash windows on its sides.

A pair of doorways are located east of the bay, along with some windows. The main roof has deep eaves with long thin brackets, breezeway connects the main building to a tool shed; the interior is divided into three rooms, two of which retain original pressed tin paneling on the walls. The station was built in 1911 by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, served as a passenger depot until rail service was discontinued on the line in 1961, it was moved about 100 yards from its original location in 1941 to accommodate changes in a local grade crossing. The building was given to the Oakfield Historical Society in 1986, has undergone restoration and adaptation for use as a museum. National Register of Historic Places listings in Aroostook County, Maine Oakfield Railroad Museum - official site

Alberich Glacier

Alberich Glacier is a small glacier that drains west from Junction Knob toward the east flank of Sykes Glacier, in the Asgard Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. It is one in a group of features in the range named by New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee from Norse mythology. In German legend, Alberich is the all-powerful king of the chief of the Nibelungen. List of glaciers in the Antarctic Glaciology This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Alberich Glacier"

Yukio Edano

Yukio Edano is a Japanese politician and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. He served as Chief Cabinet Secretary and Minister of Economy and Industry in the Democratic Party of Japan cabinet between 2010 and 2012, he has served as the head of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan since its formation in October 2017. Edano was born in Utsunomiya on 31 May 1964, he is named after Japanese progressive liberal political figure Yukio Ozaki, who Edano's father admired. Edano graduated from Tohoku University with a degree in law, passed the Japanese bar examination at the age of 24. In the 1993 general election, at the age of 29, Edano joined Morihiro Hosokawa's Japan New Party and won a seat in the Saitama 5th district, he participated in the formation of the "Old" DPJ in 1996. As a legislator, Edano played a role in the government response to the HIV-tainted blood scandal of 1995 and the financial industry reorganization of 1998. Edano was appointed as the secretary general of the DPJ in March 2010 when it was the country's ruling party.

Katsuya Okada, the former Foreign Minister, subsequently replaced him in September 2010. In January 2011, Edano became Chief Cabinet Secretary. In March 2011, he was temporarily appointed head of the Foreign Ministry. In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, he was the face of the government efforts to combat the aftermath appearing on television to talk about the problems at the two reactor facilities in Fukushima; because of the frequency of his appearances, Twitter users concerned with his health were prompted to post messages asking him to get some sleep. The Twitter hashtag "#edano_nero" became popular, from the imperative word for sleep! in Japanese. As economy minister, Edano approved the introduction of feed-in tariffs on 18 June 2012, whereby a percentage of energy use fees are used to subsidize renewable energy. Edano left the Cabinet following the DPJ's defeat in the December 2012 general election, but retained his seat representing the Saitama 5th district.

Edano was named secretary general of the DPJ in September 2014. He retained this position in the Democratic Party following the merger of the DPJ with the Japan Innovation Party in March 2016. DP leader Renho resigned in July 2017 after the party suffered a poor result in the 2017 Tokyo assembly election. Edano ran in the subsequent leadership election, facing an opponent from the conservative wing of the party in Seiji Maehara. With the liberal wing of the party losing clout due to the influx of conservative Japan Innovation Party members after the merger, Edano only managed to garner 40% of the points up for grabs in the election. In an attempt to unify the party, the freshly-elected leader Maehara appointed Edano as the deputy president. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a surprise announcement for a snap election on 25 September 2017, only three weeks after the DP leadership election. With the party unprepared and in disarray, Maehara was scrambling to find a way to shore up support for the party.

At the same day as Abe's election announcement, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike launched a new conservative party called Kibō no Tō. Seeing Koike's high popularity at that time as a potential asset, Maehara coordinated with Koike on DP candidates' nominations for the election. Koike agreed to endorse DP candidates and Maehara disbanded the party in order to allow the candidates run under the Kibō banner. However, despite Maehara's request, Koike imposed an ideological filter that barred liberal-leaning members of the DP, such as Edano, from joining Kibō. Edano decided to form a separate party to house liberal DP members rejected by Koike. On 2 October 2017, Edano launched the Constitutional Democratic Party as a split from the Democratic Party, becoming the party's leader. Despite being formed only less than three weeks before the election, the CDP ran a efficient campaign with a principled platform and used social media in a level unprecedented in Japanese politics. Edano led the party to become the second largest party in the Diet in the general election.

He serves as Leader of the Opposition. Edano has twin sons. Media related to Yukio Edano at Wikimedia Commons Official website

Saturn INT-21

The Saturn INT-21 was a study for an American orbital launch vehicle of the 1970s. It was derived from the Saturn V rocket used for the Apollo program, using its first and second stages, but lacking the third stage; the guidance unit would be moved from the top of the third stage to the top of the second stage. The INT-21 was never flown. A related variant was launched once, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida carrying the Skylab space station into orbit, at 17:30 UTC, on May 14, 1973; as Skylab was built from an S-IVB stage, there was no need to move the guidance unit. This version was intended to be used for other flights in the Apollo Applications Program, would have been used to launch other American space stations, including Skylab B. Comparison of orbital launch systems Apollo program Saturn I Saturn IB Saturn V Skylab Apollo Applications Program S-IC S-II Saturn I SA-1 Saturn INT-21 in Encyclopedia Astronautica Skylab, US Centennial of Flight Commission