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Colorado City, Texas

Colorado City is a city in and the county seat of Mitchell County, United States. The population was 4,146 at the 2010 census. Colorado City is located at 32°23′46″N 100°51′44″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles, all of it land. Colorado City is situated along the Colorado River to Lone Wolf Creek to the east. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Colorado City has a semiarid climate, BSk on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, 4,281 people, 1,646 households, 1,124 families resided in the city. The population density was 809.2 people per square mile. There were 2,076 housing units at an average density of 392.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 76.71% White, 5.09% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 14.62% from other races, 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latino of any race were 36.25% of the population. Of the 1,646 households, 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were not families.

About 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, 16.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12. In the city, the population was distributed as 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $22,842, for a family was $27,363. Males had a median income of $22,272 versus $20,037 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,591. About 18.7% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 23.9% of those age 65 or over. Colorado City is served by the Colorado Independent School District. Martin Dies Jr. U. S. Congressman, Born in Colorado City. Don Maynard, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member, graduated from Colorado High School.

Former U. S. Representative George Mahon of Lubbock was raised in Mitchell County and is honored with a statue in front of the courthouse; the Texas radio pioneer Clint Formby and his wife Margaret Clark Formby, founder of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, lived for a time early in their marriage in Colorado City and rented their residence from the Mahons. Colorado City - Official website "Colorado. A town and the county-seat of Mitchell County, Tex". New International Encyclopedia. 1905

Jan Clayton

Jan Clayton was a film, musical theater, television actress. She starred in the popular 1950s TV series Lassie. Born near Alamogordo, New Mexico, the only child of two schoolteachers, Clayton started singing by age four. Clayton was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starlet in the early 1940s, appearing in several films, none of them notable, except for an unbilled role in 1948 as a singing inmate in The Snake Pit, she appeared in the role of Julie Jordan in the original 1945 Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Carousel. Clayton can be heard on the original cast recordings of both Carousel and the 1946 Broadway revival of Kern's 1927 musical play Show Boat; the Show Boat album was the first American production of the show to be recorded with its original cast. In May 1954, Clayton guest-starred in ABC's sitcom Where's Raymond?, starring Ray Bolger as a song-and-dance man, Raymond Wallace. She played an actress and wife of a banker. In the story-line, Francine is in town to make a special appearance with Bolger.

In 1954, Clayton was one of the many guest stars in a television spectacular tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, The General Foods 25th Anniversary Show, which featured all the then-surviving stars of all the classic Broadway musicals that the team had written. Clayton and John Raitt, in full makeup and costume, performed ``, it was the first opportunity for millions of viewers to see a scene from the musical, since none of the film versions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musicals had yet been released. Clayton during this period played herself in an appearance on Peter Lawford's short-lived NBC sitcom Dear Phoebe. While starring in Show Boat, Clayton met Robert Lerner, an heir to the women's clothing shops bearing his name, they were married and moved to California, where Lerner attended Loyola Law School and Clayton concentrated on mothering. "We had three children in three years", she said in a 1976 interview with People magazine. "Then came Lassie". Clayton would become best known to TV audiences as the mother of Jeff Miller on the television series Lassie.

Clayton played the first four seasons of Lassie, from September 1954 to December 1957, as Ellen Miller, a war widow living on her father-in-law's farm with her preteen son and her late husband's cantankerous old father, Gramps. Clayton brought her extensive acting experience on Broadway to the Lassie series, portraying in her character Ellen the traits of a loving mother with a wide range of heartfelt emotions ranging from sorrow and tragedy to great comedic relief. There were only a few times in Lassie when Clayton exhibited her impressive singing talents, most notably in the episode "The Gypsys" in which she sang the song "Marushka". Despite Lassie doing well with the TV audiences, Tommy Rettig sought release from his contract in the popular series' fourth season. Clayton quit the production as well at that time. "My home life was being wrecked," she explained. "I had four children and a husband, I was always working". The sudden death of George Cleveland hastened the departure of the remaining cast.

In the episode "Transition", Ellen and Jeff start a new life in the city after selling the farm to the Martin family and giving Lassie to little Timmy Martin. Clayton appeared in only one more Lassie episode after those cast changes. In "Timmy's Family", broadcast in December 1957, she guest-starred in a supporting role to Lassie's new family. Following her departure from Lassie, Clayton in 1959 starred in a TV pilot called "The Jan Clayton Show", a sitcom in which she portrayed a college English teacher, she produced and starred the next year in "The Brown Horse", another proposed series about a woman trying to pay for her daughter's college tuition by working in a San Francisco restaurant. In 1961, she again starred in a comedy pilot based on Bess Streeter Aldrich's book Cheers for Miss Bishop. None of those three pilots was "picked up" or purchased by a sponsor for production as a weekly series. Clayton performed in the 1961 episode "The Prairie Story" on NBC's Wagon Train; the episode, written by Jean Holloway, examines how the harsh prairie causes havoc in the lives of some of the women on the wagon train.

Robert Horton starred in this episode. In the 1962 episode "St. Louis Woman" on NBC's The Tall Man, Clayton performed in the role of Janet Harper, a widow engaged to Tom Davis, a friend of Sheriff Pat Garrett. While Tom is away from Lincoln, New Mexico, the setting of The Tall Man, on a cattle drive, Janet begins to show a romantic interest in Garrett. Roger Mobley appears in this episode as Janet's young son. In "The Man Who Wouldn't Die", a 1967 episode of the syndicated series Death Valley Days, Clayton was cast as the Margaret Wilbarger, the sister of Texas pioneer Josiah Wilbarger, who lived for 11 years after being scalped by the Comanche. Don Collier played Wilbarger, for whom Wilbarger County, Texas, is named, along with Wilbarger's brother. Clayton was posthumously inducted into the New Mexico Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2012. Clayton's first husband was western actor Russell Hayden; the couple married in 1938 and had one daughter, Sandra Jane Hayden, born in 1940 but died at the age of 16 in an automobile accident on September 22, 1956.

While driving her mother's Cadillac, Sandra ran through a stop


Nouakchott is the capital and largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in the Sahel; the city serves as the administrative and economic center of Mauritania. Nouakchott was a mid size village of little importance until 1958, when it was chosen as the capital of the nascent nation of Mauritania, it was designed and built to accommodate 15,000 people, but drought and increasing desertification since the 1970s have displaced a vast number of Mauritanians who resettled in Nouakchott. This caused massive urban growth and overcrowding, with the city having an official population of just under a million as of 2013; the resettled population inhabited slum areas under poor conditions, but the living conditions of a portion of these inhabitants have since been improved. The city is the hub of the Mauritanian economy and is home to a deepwater port and Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, one of the country's two international airports, it hosts the University of Nouakchott and several other more specialized institutes of higher learning.

Nouakchott was a fortified fishing village in pre-colonial times and under French rule. As Mauritania prepared for independence, it lacked a capital city and the area of present-day Nouakchott was chosen by Moktar Ould Daddah and his advisors. Ould Daddah desired for the new capital to be a symbol of modernity and national unity which ruled out existing cities or towns in the interior; the village was selected as the capital city for its central location between Saint-Louis, the city from which the colony of Mauritania was governed, Nouadhibou. Its location meant that it avoided the sensitive issue of whether the capital was built in an area dominated by the Arab-descended Moors or Black Africans. Construction began in March 1958 to enlarge the village to house a population of 15,000 and the basics were completed by the time that the French granted independence on 28 November 1960. Nouakchott was planned with the expectation that commerce and other economic activities would not take place in the city.

Nouakchott's central business district was planned with a grid-like structure. During the 1960s, the city obtained its own local government. By the 1970s, these new areas had grown so much that they replaced the old ksar in terms of importance, as they hosted the governmental buildings and state enterprises; the city was attacked twice in 1976 by the Polisario Front during the Western Sahara conflict, but little damage was caused by the guerrillas. The city has had massive and unconstrained growth, driven by the North African drought, since the beginning of the 1970s; the official censuses showed 134,000 residents in 1977 and 393,325 in 1988, although both figures were smaller than reality. The population is now estimated to consist of at least one third of the country's population of 3.2 million and the 2013 census showed a population of 958,399. Located on the Atlantic coast of the Sahara Desert, it lies on the west coast of Africa. With the exception of Friendship Port and a small fishing port, the coastal strip is left empty and allowed to flood.

The coastline includes sandy beaches. There are areas of quicksand close to the harbour. Nouakchott is flat and only a few meters above sea level, it is threatened by the sand dunes advancing from its eastern side. There have been efforts to save particular areas, including work by Jean Meunier. Owing to the rapid build-up, the city is quite spread out, with few tall buildings. Most buildings are one-story. Nouakchott is built around a large tree-lined street, Avenue Gamal Abdel Nasser, which runs northeast through the city centre from the airport, it divides the city into two, with the residential areas in the north and the medina quarter, along with the kebbe, a shanty town formed due to the displacement of people from other areas by the desert. Other major streets are named for notable Mauritanian or international figures of the 1960s: Avenue Abdel Nasser, Avenue Charles de Gaulle, Avenue Kennedy, Avenue Lumumba, for example; the kebbe consists of cement buildings that are built overnight and made to look permanent to avoid destruction by the authorities.

In 1999, it was estimated that more than half of the city's inhabitants lived in tents and shacks, which were used for residential as well as business purposes. The city is broken into nine arrondissements, sub-divided into alphabetised Îlots; these are Teyarett, Tevragh Zeïna, Sebkha, El Mina, Dar Naïm, Arafat and Riad. The Sebkha Arrondissement is home to a large shopping area. Nouakchott features a hot desert climate with hot temperatures throughout the year, but cool winter night temperatures. Due to the city's oceanside location, Nouakchott is not quite as hot as other cities with this climate. Still, the city can experience hot days. While average high temperatures are constant at around 33 °C, average low temperatures can range from 25 °C during the summer months to 13 °C during the winter months. Minimum temperatures can be as low as 10 °C during winter nights in Nouakchott. Average rainfall in the city is 95 mm a year. Nouakchott is divided into three regions, each of which contains three departments: Nouakchott-Nord: Dar-Naim, Toujouonine Nouakchott-Ouest: Ksar, Tevragh-Zeina Noua

Jeff Manto

Jeffrey Paul Manto is a former journeyman Major League Baseball player and hitting coach. He is the Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the Baltimore Orioles, Baseball Consultant and Motivational Speaker, he is a member of 8 Halls of Fame. Jeff attended Temple University. After his freshman year Manto was converted to a RF. During his Temple career Manto had a career BA of.412. He held Owl records for most bases, extra base hits, highest HR percentage, highest slugging percentage. Member of 2 Atlantic 10 Championships. Inducted into Temple University HOF in 2000. Manto was drafted in the 35th round of the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees as a RH Pitcher, but opted not to sign with them. Three years he entered again into the draft where he was drafted in the 14th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft by the California Angels and signed on June 7, 1985 in that same year. Drafted by the Angels in 1985. Played 16 years and retired after the 2000 season. During that span, Manto was part of 3 World Series teams, 1993 Phillies, 1997 Cleveland Indians, 1999 NY Yankees.

Manto's nickname in his playing days was "Mickey". Manto won the Texas League Most Valuable Player in 1988. International League Most Valuable Player Award In 1994, a season in which he played for both the Norfolk Tides and the Rochester Red Wings he won the International League Most Valuable Player. Manto tied a major league record with 4 consecutive Home Runs in 4 consecutive official at bats. Manto's most sustained run with one team was a stretch as a member of the Buffalo Bisons, at the time the Indians' Class AAA affiliate. In four interrupted years with the Bisons, Manto hit. For his achievements, Manto's number 30 was retired by the Bisons, one of only three players to have earned the honor. Though Manto's stay in Rochester was brief, he forever made a name for himself in franchise history. In the winter of 1995, the city of Rochester was at risk of losing the franchise. Governor George Pataki had reversed a previous decision of his, opted to deny the city the state funds needed to build the new stadium and keep the Red Wings in town.

When team owners staged a rally called "StadiumStock" Jeff, along with his father Michael, drove from Philadelphia through a massive snowstorm to attend the rally. Manto spoke at great length of his passion for the city, its fans, the Silver family, which ran the Red Wings; the rally was successful and funding was restored. Manto made the Orioles team the following spring. After Baltimore let him go the following winter, Manto signed on with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan, but struggled, he was released. Though he called Baltimore several times about signing a minor league deal, Syd Thrift, the Orioles GM, declined. Manto ended up in Syracuse and Buffalo. However, the Orioles decision not to bring back Manto to Rochester after what he did to help keep the franchise intact inflicted a wound that never healed, the once warm relationship between Rochester and Baltimore began to show chinks in the armour. After his playing career ended, he worked as a hitting coach, as well as manager for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Lakewood BlueClaws. Was hired as the Pittsburgh Pirates Hitting Coordinator in 2003 and was named the Pittsburgh Pirates hitting coach in November 2005, he was the hitting coach for the Pirates for two seasons from 2006–2007. In 2006 helped guide Freddy Sanchez to the NL Batting Title with a.344 batting average. During his time as the Pirates hitting coach, Manto saw the future breakout potential of Pirate, José Bautista. According to Keith Olbermann, Manto had said of Bautista, "If we can get him to replicate his swing three days in a row, José Bautista could hit 25 homers a year. In fact, I think he could hit 40, he is just so frustrated when it doesn’t go right that he blames himself and forgets what he's learned. Or ignores it, but of all these guys I have, if you want one of them who will do something special in this game, I’d pick him. I wouldn’t be surprised." On October 31, 2011, Manto was named hitting coach for the Chicago White Sox. Helped guide Adam Dunn to AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2012.

He serves as the Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the Baltimore Orioles. Manto is a member of 8 Halls of Fame. Bristol High School HOF, Bucks County HOF, Temple University HOF, Pennsylvania Sports HOF, Buffalo Bison HOF, Rochester Red Wings HOF, Greater Buffalo HOF, International League HOF, his Number 30 is Retired for the Buffalo Bisons. Member 3 World Series teams 1993 NL Phillies, 1997 AL Cleveland Indians, 1999 AL NY Yankees. Tied Major League record for 4 consecutive HR's in 4 consecutive AB's. Tied AL record for 5 HR in 3 games. Numerous artifacts in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference Manto Player Development Center

Smart card

A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card is a physical electronic authorization device, used to control access to a resource. It is a plastic credit card-sized card with an embedded integrated circuit chip. Many smart cards include a pattern of metal contacts to electrically connect to the internal chip. Others are contactless, some are both. Smart cards can provide personal identification, data storage, application processing. Applications include identification, mobile phones, public transit, computer security and healthcare. Smart cards may provide strong security authentication for single sign-on within organizations. Numerous nations have deployed smart cards throughout their populations; the universal integrated circuit card, or SIM card, is a type of smart card. As of 2015, 10.5 billion smart card IC chips are manufactured annually, including 5.44 billion SIM card IC chips. The basis for the smart card is the silicon integrated circuit chip, it was invented by Robert Noyce at Fairchild Semiconductor in 1959, was made possible by Mohamed M. Atalla's silicon surface passivation process and Jean Hoerni's planar process.

The invention of the silicon integrated circuit led to the idea of incorporating it onto a plastic card in the late 1960s. Smart cards have since used MOS integrated circuit chips, along with MOS memory technologies such as flash memory and EEPROM; the idea of incorporating an integrated circuit chip onto a plastic card was first introduced by two German engineers in the late 1960s, Helmut Gröttrup and Jürgen Dethloff. In February 1967, Gröttrup filed the patent DE1574074 in West Germany for a tamper-proof identification switch based on a semiconductor device, its primary use was intended to provide individual copy-protected keys for releasing the tapping process at unmanned gas stations. In September 1968, Helmut Gröttrup, together with Dethloff as an investor, filed further patents for this identification switch, first in Austria and in 1969 as subsequent applications in the United States, Great Britain, West Germany and other countries. Independently, Kunitaka Arimura of the Arimura Technology Institute in Japan developed a similar idea of incorporating an integrated circuit onto a plastic card, filed a smart card patent in March 1970.

The following year, Paul Castrucci of IBM filed an American patent titled "Information Card" in May 1971. In 1974 Roland Moreno patented a secured memory card dubbed the "smart card". In 1976, Jürgen Dethloff introduced the known element to identify gate user as of USP 4105156. In 1977, Michel Ugon from Honeywell Bull invented the first microprocessor smart card with two chips: one microprocessor and one memory, in 1978, he patented the self-programmable one-chip microcomputer that defines the necessary architecture to program the chip. Three years Motorola used this patent in its "CP8". At that time, Bull had 1,200 patents related to smart cards. In 2001, Bull sold its CP8 division together with its patents to Schlumberger, who subsequently combined its own internal smart card department and CP8 to create Axalto. In 2006, Axalto and Gemplus, at the time the world's top two smart-card manufacturers and became Gemalto. In 2008, Dexa Systems spun off from Schlumberger and acquired Enterprise Security Services business, which included the smart-card solutions division responsible for deploying the first large-scale smart-card management systems based on public key infrastructure.

The first mass use of the cards was as a telephone card for payment in French payphones, starting in 1983. After the Télécarte, microchips were integrated into all French Carte Bleue debit cards in 1992. Customers inserted the card into the merchant's point-of-sale terminal typed the personal identification number, before the transaction was accepted. Only limited transactions are processed without a PIN. Smart-card-based "electronic purse" systems store funds on the card, so that readers do not need network connectivity, they entered European service in the mid-1990s. They have been common in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK, Denmark and Portugal. Private electronic purse systems have been deployed such as the Marines corps at Parris Island allowing small amount payments at the cafeteria. Since the 1990s, smart cards have been the subscriber identity modules used in GSM mobile-phone equipment. Mobile phones are used across the world, so smart cards have become common.

Europay MasterCard Visa -compliant cards and equipment are widespread with the deployment led by European countries. The United States started deploying the EMV technology in 2014, with the deployment still in progress in 2019. A country's national payment association, in coordination with MasterCard International, Visa International, American Express and Japan Credit Bureau, jointly plan and implement EMV systems. In 1993 several international payment companies agreed to develop smart-card specifications for debit and credit cards; the original brands were MasterCard and Europay. The first version of the EMV system was released in 1994. In 1998 the specifications became stable. EMVCo maintains these specifications. EMVco's purpose is to assure the various financial institutions and retailers that the specifications retain backward compatibility wi

D-Freaked It

D-Freaked It is the fifth album released by Domino. It was produced by Domino. After two unsuccessful albums in a row, this marked Domino's return to the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 95 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. "Intro"- 1:35 "Like That"- 3:49 "Parking Lot Pimpin'"- 4:19 "Dollar Bill Shit"- 4:06 "Flossin'"- 4:22 "Chocolate Girl"- 4:26 "Toes Up"- 3:50 "Unphuckwitable"- 3:57 "4 My Peeps"- 4:43 "G Spot Touchin'"- 4:46 "Don't Hate Me"- 3:20 "Brand New"- 4:11 "D-Freaked It"- 4:33 "Like That" - 3:50