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Coos County, Oregon

Coos County is a county in the U. S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,043; the county seat is Coquille. The county was formed from the western parts of Jackson counties, it is named after a tribe of Native Americans. Coos County comprises OR Micropolitan Statistical Area. It's unclear. Lewis and Clark noted Cook-koo-oose. Early maps and documents spelled it Kowes, Coose, among others. Although exploration and trapping in the area occurred as early as 1828, the first European-American settlement was established at Empire City in 1853 by members of the Coos Bay Company. Coos County was created by the Territorial Legislature from parts of Umpqua, Jackson counties on December 22, 1853. Curry County, was created from the southern part in 1855; the county seat was at Empire City. In 1895 the legislature permitted the citizens of the county to choose a new county seat; the 1896 vote resulted in moving the seat to Coquille. The Territorial Legislature granted permission for the development of wagon roads from Coos Bay to Jacksonville, Oregon, in 1854, to Roseburg, Oregon, in 1857.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,806 square miles, of which 1,596 square miles is land and 210 square miles is water. Douglas County - east Curry County - south Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge Siskiyou National Forest Siuslaw National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 62,779 people, 26,213 households, 17,457 families living in the county; the population density was 39 people per square mile. There were 29,247 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.97% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 2.41% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, 3.17% from two or more races. 3.40 % of the population were Latino of any race. 18.5% were of German, 12.4% English, 11.3% Irish and 10.7% U. S. or American ancestry. 96.0 % spoke 2.5 % Spanish as their first language. There were 26,213 households out of which 26.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.90% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.40% were non-families.

27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.80. In the county, the population dispersal was 21.90% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, 19.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,542, the median income for a family was $38,040. Males had a median income of $32,509 versus $22,519 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,547. About 11.10% of families and 15.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.90% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 63,043 people, 27,133 households, 16,857 families living in the county; the population density was 39.5 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 30,593 housing units at an average density of 19.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 89.8% white, 2.5% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.2% Pacific islander, 1.7% from other races, 4.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 22.9% were German, 15.0% were English, 12.7% were Irish, 7.4% were American, 5.2% were Scottish. Of the 27,133 households, 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.9% were non-families, 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.78. The median age was 47.3 years. The median income for a household in the county was $37,491 and the median income for a family was $46,569. Males had a median income of $39,744 versus $28,328 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,981.

About 11.5% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. Bandon Coos Bay Coquille Lakeside Myrtle Point North Bend Powers Barview Bunker Hill Glasgow Coos County at one time favored the Democratic Party and was one of the few counties in the West to be won by George McGovern. No Republican presidential candidate obtained a majority in the county between 1956 and 1996, although Ronald Reagan did obtain pluralities in both 1980 and – narrowly – in 1984. Since the turn of the century it has become a solidly Republican county in Presidential elections as a result of de-unionization in the timber industry and opposition to Democratic environmental policies; the last Democrat to win a majority in Coos County was Michael Dukakis in 1988, although Bill Clinton won pluralities in both his elections. In the United States House of Representatives, Coos County in located in Oregon's 4th congressional district, which includes the more left-leaning Eugene metropolitan area and has been represented by Democrat Peter DeFazio since 1987.

In the Oregon State Senate, the county is split between the 5th District, represented by Democrat Arnie Roblan

Barbara Kinghorn

Barbara Kinghorn is a British actress, a member of the Royal Shakespeare company from 1980 to 1983 playing Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Helen of Troy in Troilus and Cressida. She played Timmin in the Doctor Who episode The Caves of Androzani, she appeared in Sorry! and Chance in a Million. Her West End appearances included "Fringe Benefits" at the Whitehall Theatre and "Good" at the Aldwych. Barbara married Johannesburg theatre producer/actor Louis Ife. Barbara's parents Edith and Gordon Kinghorn were well-known performing arts figures in Johannesburg. Gordon was chairman of JODS whilst Edith was an industrious speech and drama teacher at various schools throughout the city and its suburbs. Edith produced many varied and popular Gilbert and Sullivan operettas at high-schools to a high standard. Edith was a skilled Scottish and Highland dancing teacher. Gordon Kinghorn and JODS staged world-class productions including an acclaimed "The Man of La Mancha" at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre.

Barbara's sister Elizabeth had an sought-after soprano voice. Barbara's dramatic and dancing skills, she was possessed of a wicked sense of humour and great practical-joker were honed via her love of Highland and Scottish Highland dancing, winning several medals and awards from childhood; the entire Kinghorn family were avid supporters of the Johannesburg Caledonian Society and were the doyens of the Society. Barbara's book "Miss McKirdy's Daughters will now Dance the Highland Fling" provides her account of a Scottish dancing career, the Kinghorn family's own performing-arts endeavours and her insights into the competitive rivalries between various Scottish dancing studios in the greater Johannesburg. In 1995 Black Swan published Barbara's autobiography entitled "Miss McKirdy's Daughters will now Dance the Highland Fling" which received excellent notices and it was printed by St. Martin's Press New York. Miss McKirdy, affectionately as "Aunty" to all spent decades of her life patiently thumping out the repetitive music necessary for the Scottish dancing studios at the piano.

She was however a superb pianist/accompanist she provided the live music for evening Caledonian events such as Burns Nicht and Hogmanay, keeping both young and old dancing for hours. On such occasions she accompanied a fiddler or accordionist shouting out key-changes above the din. Aunty could effortlessly changes keys, effortlessly sustain strict-tempos and was never seen using sheet music. Soon after the book's publication Barbara now lives in Spain. Barbara Kinghorn on IMDb

Mochdre, Powys

Mochdre is a small village and larger community in Montgomeryshire, Wales. The community includes the much larger settlement of Stepaside; the community had a population of 494 as of the 2011 UK Census. About 3 miles southwest of Newtown, it is near the River Severn, its tributary, Mochdre Brook runs through the village in a narrow steep-sided valley. The name means "pigs settlement", from moch, meaning pigs, tre for settlement or town, it is possible that the name refers to Mochdre in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion, the tale of Math, son of Mathonwy, where Gwydion takes the pigs of Pryderi, staying overnight between the nearby commote of Ceri and Arwystli. In 1872, it was a parish in the Newtown district called Moughtrey or Mochtref, with Eskirgilog and Moughtreyllan townships. At that time, there were 95 houses, a population of 526, was 5,025 acres; the church, in the diocese of St. Asaph in the late 19th century, was an ancient church in poor shape as of 1859. With a roof dating from the 15th century, the rest of the Church of All Saints was rebuilt in 1867.

All Saints is a parish of the Mission Area of Church in Wales. Lake Mochdre, a former reservoir a fish farm, now a fishing venue, was created by damming a tributary stream. Since the May 1999 local government elections the community has been covered by the electoral ward of Llandinam, which elects a county councillor to Powys County Council; the community elects up to seven community councillors to Mochdre with Penstrowed Community Council

Princess Amelia of Great Britain

Princess Amelia of Great Britain was the second daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Queen Caroline. Princess Amelia was born at Herrenhausen Palace, Germany, on 30 May 1711. At the time of her birth, her father was The Hereditary Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the son of the Elector of Hanover, her mother was daughter of Johann Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. She was known to her family as Emily. On 1 August 1714, Queen Anne of Great Britain died. Princess Amelia's grandfather succeeded her to become George I of Great Britain, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701. Amelia's father, now heir apparent to the throne of Great Britain, was made Duke of Cornwall and created Prince of Wales on 27 September 1714, she moved to Great Britain with her family and they took up residence at St James's Palace in London. Though comparatively healthy as an adult, Amelia was a sickly child and her mother employed Johann Georg Steigerthal and Hans Sloane to treat her as well as secretly asking advice from physician John Freind.

In 1722, her mother, who had progressive ideas, had Amelia and her sister Caroline inoculated against smallpox by an early type of immunisation known as variolation, brought to England from Constantinople by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Charles Maitland. On 11 June 1727, George I died and her father succeeded him as George II, she lived with her father until his death in 1760. Amelia's aunt Sophia Dorothea, Queen in Prussia suggested Amelia as a suitable wife for her son Frederick but his father Frederick William I of Prussia forced his son to marry Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern instead. Amelia enjoyed riding and hunting, she was disliked by artistic fops such as John, Lord Hervey, Lady Pomfret considered her "one of the oddest princesses, known. In 1751, Princess Amelia became ranger of Richmond Park after the death of Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford. Afterwards, the Princess caused major public uproar by closing the park to the public, only allowing few close friends and those with special permits to enter.

This continued until 1758, when a local brewer, John Lewis, took the gatekeeper, who stopped him from entering the park, to court. The court ruled in favour of Lewis, citing the fact that, when Charles I enclosed the park in the 17th century, he allowed the public right of way in the park. Princess Amelia was forced to lift the restrictions; the Princess was generous in her gifts to charitable organisations. In 1760 she donated £100 to the society for educating poor orphans of clergymen to help pay for a school for 21 orphan daughters of clergymen of the Church of England. In 1783 she agreed to become an annual subscriber of £25 to the new County Infirmary in Northampton. In 1761, Princess Amelia became the owner of Gunnersbury Estate, at some time between 1777 and 1784, commissioned a bath house, extended as a folly by a subsequent owner of the land in the 19th century, which still stands today with a Grade II English Heritage listing and is known as Princess Amelia's Bathhouse, she owned a property in Cavendish Square, London, where she died unmarried on 31 October 1786, at which time she was the last surviving child of King George II and Queen Caroline.

A miniature of Prince Frederick of Prussia was found on her body. She was buried in the Henry VII Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Amelia Island in Florida, United States, is named for her, as is Amelia County in Virginia, United States. On 31 January 1719, as a grandchild of the sovereign, Amelia was granted use of the arms of the realm, differenced by a label argent of five points ermine. On 30 August 1727, as a child of the sovereign, Amelia's difference changed to a label argent of three points ermine. Panton, Kenneth J.. Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy. Scarebrow Press, Inc. ISBN 0-8108-5779-0. Van der Kiste, John George II and Queen Caroline. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0-7509-1321-5. Letters from or relating to Princess Augusta Sophia Eleanor at the Royal Collection

Platinum (Miranda Lambert album)

Platinum is the fifth studio album by American country music singer and songwriter Miranda Lambert. It was released on June 2014, by RCA Nashville. Lambert wrote or co-wrote eight of the album's 16 tracks while working with a host of session musicians and songwriters, as well as guest performers Little Big Town, The Time Jumpers, Carrie Underwood; the album was produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf. Platinum debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Lambert's first to top the chart, while selling 180,000 copies in its first week, it received widespread critical acclaim and earned Lambert a Grammy Award for Best Country Album as well as a CMA Award and ACM Award in the same category. The album was certified platinum for sales of one million copies in the United States. Lambert co-wrote eight of the album's 16 tracks; the album features collaborations with Little Big Town and The Time Jumpers, as well as a duet with Carrie Underwood on "Somethin' Bad". It was recorded in sessions at Cyclops Sound in Los Angeles, Dave's Room in Hollywood, the Nashville-based studios Ronnie's Place, Ben's Studio, Sound Stage Studios, St. Charles Studio, The House.

Platinum was released by RCA Nashville on June 3, 2014. It debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts while selling 180,000 copies in the United States, the highest first-sales week of Lambert's career, it was her first album to reach the top of the Billboard 200, marked her fifth consecutive number-one debut on the Top Country Albums, making her the first artist in the history of the chart to start her career with five number-one albums. It debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart with first-week sales of 9,300 copies. On February 1, 2016, it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. By September 2016, the album had sold 850,000 copies in the US. Four singles were released in promotion of the album: the lead single "Automatic", the top-20 hit "Little Red Wagon", "Smokin' and Drinkin'", "Somethin' Bad". Lambert debut the latter song with Underwood at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18, 2014, performed it again on June 4, during the CMT Music Awards.

In support of Platinum, she embarked on a concert tour of North America in mid 2014, featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett as her opening acts. Platinum was met with widespread critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 86, based on 11 reviews. In a review published by Cuepoint, Robert Christgau hailed Platinum as the year's most daring and consummate big-budget record, featuring "apolitical de facto feminism at its countriest"; the New York Times critic Jon Caramanica found it "vivacious and slickly rowdy", showing Lambert had become "a sophisticated radical, a wry country feminist and an artist learning to experiment but with less abrasion". Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic said the record was shrewdly produced with Lambert's attempts at modern pop songs sequenced ahead of the more authentic country material, while Will Hermes wrote in Rolling Stone that Lambert incorporated both traditional and alternative elements from country into her homespun, feminine perspective.

Spin magazine's Dan Hyman was less enthusiastic, singling out the collaborations on "Smokin' and Drinkin'" and "Something Bad" as contrived appeals to pop audiences on what was an otherwise consistent and crafted record. At the end of 2014, Platinum was voted the 12th best album of the year in the Pazz & Jop, an annual poll of American critics published by The Village Voice. Christgau, the poll's creator, named it the year's second best record in his year-end list for The Barnes & Noble Review; the album was ranked fifth and nineteenth best by Rolling Stone and Spin, respectively. At the 2014 CMA Awards, it won in the "Album of the Year" category, it earned Lambert the Best Country Album award at the 57th Grammy Awards in 2015. Platinum at Discogs

Lesley Collier

Lesley Collier is an English ballerina and teacher of dance. In 1972 she became a principal dancer of the Royal Ballet. In 1995 she began to teach at the Royal Ballet School. Born at Orpington in Kent, Collier began dancing at the age of two and won a scholarship to attend the Royal Ballet School. In 1965 she completed her years at the school and for her graduation performance danced the leading role in Frederick Ashton's The Two Pigeons; the same year she joined the Royal Ballet. In 1968 she was given her first solo roles, she went on to perform in all of the important classical ballets, in 1972 became a principal dancer. On 13 November 1978 Collier danced with Wayne Sleep in a Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. In 1981 The Ballet Goer's Guide called her "a dancer of sparkling technique and speed". During her dance career Collier was leading ballerina in Giselle, La fille mal gardée, Anastasia and Juliet, Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. After retiring in 1995 she joined the teaching staff of the Royal Ballet School.

Great Pas de Deux: dancing The Nutcracker with Anthony Dowell Lesley Collier at the Ballerina Gallery Lesley Collier on IMDb