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Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Dauphin County is a county in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 268,100; the county seat and the largest city is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital and tenth largest city. The county was created on March 4, 1785, from part of Lancaster County and was named after Louis-Joseph, Dauphin of France, the first son of king Louis XVI. Dauphin County is included in the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located within the county is Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station, site of the 1979 nuclear core meltdown. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 558 square miles, of which 525 square miles is land and 33 square miles is water; the county is bound to its western border by the Susquehanna River. It has the hardiness zone ranges from 6a to 7a; the area code is 717 with an overlay of 223. Northumberland County Schuylkill County Lebanon County Lancaster County York County Cumberland County Perry County Juniata County As of the 2010 census, the county was 72.7% White, 18.0% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 3.1% were two or more races.

7.0 % of the population were of Latino ancestry. As of the census of 2000, there were 251,798 people, 102,670 households, 66,119 families residing in the county; the population density was 479 people per square mile. There were 111,133 housing units at an average density of 212 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 77.11% White, 16.91% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.96% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.97% from other races, 1.85% from two or more races. 4.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.2 % were of 7.3 % American and 7.2 % Italian ancestry. 91.8 % spoke 3.9 % Spanish as their first language. According to 2005 estimates, 73.9% of the county's population was non-Hispanic whites. 17.8% of the population was African-Americans. 2.5% were Asians. Latinos now were 5.0% of the population. In 2000 there were 102,670 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.60% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.60% were non-families.

30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.80 males. A study by Echelon Insights found Dauphin County to be the most typical county in America, with its 2016 presidential vote, median income, higher education rate, religiosity all close to the national averages. County poverty demographicsAccording to research by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a legislative Agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the poverty rate for Dauphin County was 13.4% in 2014. The statewide poverty rate was 13.6% in 2014. The 2012 childhood poverty rate by school district was: Central Dauphin School District - 39.3% living at 185% or below than the Federal Poverty Level.

Live Birth rateDauphin County's live birth rate was 3,688 births in 1990. The County's live birth rate in 2000 was 3,137 births. Over the past 50 years, rural Pennsylvania saw a steady decline in both the number and proportion of residents under 18 years old. In 1960, 1.06 million rural residents, or 35 percent of the rural population, were children. The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Dauphin County as the Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of the 2010 U. S. Census the metropolitan area ranked 5th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 96th most populous in the United States with a population of 549,475. Dauphin County is a part of the larger Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, PA Combined Statistical Area, which combines the populations of Dauphin County as well as Adams, Lebanon and York Counties in Pennsylvania; the Combined Statistical Area ranked 5th in the State of Pennsylvania and 43rd most populous in the United States with a population of 1,219,422.

Like most of the rest of the Susquehanna Valley, Dauphin County was once reliably Republican. However, there has been a decided shift toward the Democrats in national and statewide elections in recent years, who overtook the Republican countywide registration during the summer of 2008. Bob Casey Jr. carried the county in the 2006 Senate election. According to the Dauphin County Board of Elections, in 2008 Barack Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Dauphin County since 1964, receiving 9.0% more of the vote than John McCain. It was only the third time Dauphin County had supported a Democrat for president since 1936. Obama won Dauphin with a reduced majority in 2012, while Hillary

1st Lancashire Engineers

The 1st Lancashire Engineer Volunteer Corps was a Volunteer unit of Britain's Royal Engineers, first raised in 1860. It went on to spin off a unit of fortress engineers and provided a signals training centre during World War I, its successor units provided signal support for West Lancashire Territorial Army formations in the early stages of World War II, for Eighth Army HQ during the Second Battle of El Alamein, the advance to Tunis, invasion of Sicily and through Italy, ending the war in Austria. Postwar successor units have continued in the Army Reserve to the present day; the enthusiasm for the Volunteer movement following an invasion scare in 1859 saw the creation of many Rifle and Engineer Volunteer units composed of part-time soldiers eager to supplement the Regular British Army in time of need. One such unit was the 1st Lancashire Engineer Volunteer Corps formed at Liverpool on 1 October 1860. In the early part of 1864 it absorbed the 2nd Lancashire EVC, formed at Liverpool on 29 December 1860.

The unit ranked 4th in the list of precedence of EVCs, by 1866 it consisted of eight companies, with its headquarters at 44 Mason Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool. During the 1860s the 1st Lancashire EVC acted as a battalion headquarters, with several smaller EVCs attached to it: 1st Flintshire EVC; the Rossall School Cadet Corps – the oldest school cadet corps in the UK, founded in 1860 – was attached to the 1st Lancashire EVC from 1890 to 1908. When Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew Clarke, Inspector-General of Fortifications 1882–1886, did not have enough Regular Royal Engineers to man the fixed mines being installed to defend British seaports, he utilised the Volunteer Engineers for this task. After successful trials the system was rolled out to ports around the country. In October 1884 the 1st Lancashire EVC formed K Company to cover the Mersey Estuary, in March 1888 this became independent as the Mersey Division Submarine Miners. Again, when Clarke needed engineers for railway construction at the Red Sea port of Suakin for the British force engaged there in 1885, he sent a detachment of Volunteers to assist the Regulars.

The detachment was drawn from the 1st Newcastle & Durham EV and the 1st Lancashire EV. The EVC titles were abandoned in 1888, when the units became'Engineer Volunteers, Royal Engineers', proclaiming their affiliation to the Regular RE, simply'Royal Engineers' in 1896; the unit sent a detachment of 26 volunteers to assist the regular REs during the Second Boer War in 1901. When the Volunteers were subsumed into the new Territorial Force in 1908, the original plan was for part of the 1st Lancashire RE to join the Lancashire Fortress Royal Engineers formed by the former Mersey Submarine Miners, the remainder of the unit would form the West Lancashire Divisional Telegraph Company. By 1910 this plan had changed: none of the 1st Lancashire transferred to the fortress company, but the telegraph company had been expanded to form the Western Wireless Telegraph, Cable Telegraph and Air-Line Telegraph companies, collectively known as the Western Signal Companies; these were'Army forming part of Western Command.

By now the HQ was at 38 Mason Street. The Commanding Officer of the companies from 1912 was Lt-Col F. A. Cortez-Leigh, transferred from a TF battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers. In professional life he was chief electrical engineer of the North Western Railway; when war broke out in August 1914 the TF was mobilised and the Western Signal Companies were recruited up to full strength. The unit established a training camp in the public park known as The Mystery at Wavertree; the whole unit volunteered for overseas service, it was called upon to provide two cable telegraph sections and two air line telegraph sections to join the British Expeditionary Force serving on the Western Front. These sections left Wavertree in October 1914. In the autumn of 1914 the War Office decided to address the urgent need for trained signallers by using the TF to establish training depots; the Army Troops signal units of the five Home Commands were concentrated in Bedfordshire, the officers and men were transferred to the Regular RE for the duration of the war.

The Western Signal Companies became the Western Signal Service Centre, RE, based at the empty manor house at Haynes Park in Bedfordshire, with many of the men being billeted in nearby Clophill. The unit had to establish a complete depot in the park, with roads and electricity and water supplies; the training centre was known as the Haynes Park Signal Depot, remained under the command of Lt-Col Cortez-Leigh, who visited the Western Front in 1915 to see for himself the service conditions for which the men had to be trained. During the war some 2,000–3,000 officers and 20,000 NCOs and men from across the UK, together with thousands of horses and mules, were trained at Haynes Park. Mrs Cortez-Leigh took charge of a detachment of women of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps at the park, which released men for active service; when the TF was reconstituted in 1920 as the Territorial Army, the RE signal units became part of the new Royal Corps of Signals. The Western Command units became 2nd Western Corps Signals, based at Liverpool.

However, the concept of Army Troops signal companies was soon afterwards abandoned and the unit reformed the same year as 55th Divisional Signals. The new unit was based at Mason Street, with No 2 Company at Prescot, was commanded by Colonel J. Tennant, it had 235th Field Artillery Signal Section and 210th Medium Artillery Signal Section attached to it. In

Yooroonah Tank Barrier

Yooroonah Tank Barrier is a heritage-listed former tank barrier at Waterfall Way, Armidale Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Eastern Military Command and built in 1942 by the NSW Department of Main Roads, the Dumaresq Shire, local workers and miners, it is known as Yooroonah Tank Traps and Ebor Tank Traps. The property is owned by the Office of Environment and Heritage and Maritime Services and the Rural Lands Protection Boards State Council, it was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 27 November 2009. With the outbreak of World War II, Japan's entry into the conflict in 1941, Australia was feeling vulnerable to invasion by its enemies. Japan's superiority in the air and by sea made the invasion of Australia eminently possible and, with a growing national fear of such an event occurring, various defence measures were planned by the government. Despite defence resources being limited, with shortages in skilled manpower and tools, Australia's response was to develop these defence systems and position them along its coast and tablelands.

With particular inland roads being the primary source of communication and movement of populations and supplies, it became important to control access to these strategic routes in light of the threat of Japanese invasion. To do this, slow the advance of the enemy if invasion did occur, it was decided that construction of a number of inland defence barriers and anti-tank obstacles was of critical importance to Australia's defence. Up to 50 systems were constructed in eastern NSW during this time, with eight in Dumaresq Shire Council. In early January 1942, the Australian Military Forces Eastern Command called for the construction of these inland roadblocks to be carried out and to commence immediately. Despite obvious urgency, the shortage of skilled labour and materials saw delays in work on the Dumaresq Shire sites, with work on the Yooroonah Barrier commencing in late January. Under the direction and instruction of the Eastern Command and the supervision of the Main Roads Department, workers from Dumaresq Council, local miners and timber workers began construction of the barrier system with the excavation of the tunnel under the old Armidale-Ebor Road.

This system was to comprise an approach trench, main tunnel shaft with two iron and concrete-lined explosive chambers, road-fracture lines and funk holes. Two local miners excavated the tunnel using small charges of gelignite. Machinery to ease the process was available but the hardness of the terrain made drilling difficult and the "fact that the excavation job was completed owes much to the skill and experience of the miners". Early plans show that the tunnel was built to a depth of 4m. Under orders from the military authorities, the excavated material was to be cleared and hidden from aerial view while the tunnel entrance was to be sealed (after being charged with 23 cm thick concrete and protected by a permanent military guard. Despite these intentions, it is believed that the tunnel was never charged. In April 1942, before the excavation of the tunnel was complete, work on the flanking anti-tank barrier had commenced; this supporting system was to consist of concrete tetrahedra and five sections of wooden posts in parallel rows.

Although the construction and lining of the tunnel was complete, the explosives had been ordered and the flanking ground-cover barrier was underway, a halt was called on any further progress on the site in May 1942, pending an enquiry into the strategic effectiveness of the barrier system. The system was only going to be successful if there was no alternative route that allowed the invading force to avoid the complex completely. During an inspection of the site by the military authorities, an older superseded section of road was discovered that would allow the enemy to skirt the barrier entirely. Despite the poor site choice, valuable resources of time and supplies had been spent on the barrier system and, by July 1942, it was resolved to continue with its construction. To protect this newly-discovered access point via the superseded road, the wooden barrier system was extended across what is now Waterfall Way; this section ran from this point up to the crest of the ridge overlooking the old mined Armidale-Ebor Road.

While the mined roadway is protected on its eastern side by the steep ridge, to the west the landscape drops away into a gully with a marshy creek at the bottom and, to protect this section of the site, the "Tunnel Block" was constructed and extended from the roadside to a rocky outcrop, midway to the creek. From here, the last section of wooden posts were reached to the edge of the creek. However, being timber, it was not feasible to install any posts in the waterlogged marshland and the solution, to protect this potential access point, was the installation of concrete tetrahedra. Although early plans indicate 20 tetrahedra were anticipated for the site, these designs underwent changes and only two rows of four tetrahedra were installed in the marshland, at the foot of the gully. Poured on-site, the 1.5m-high tetrahedra were laced togeth

Arkansas Highway 261

Highway 261 is a designation for two state highways in Arkansas. Both are short rural highways in the Arkansas Delta. Created in 1957, the longer segment connects several small communities to Interstate 40; the shorter route was created in Highway 1 in Caldwell. Both segments are maintained by the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Both highways are located in the Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains ecoregion within the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, nearly level, agriculturally-dominated alluvial plain with flat, poorly-drained soils called the Arkansas Delta in the state; the two routes are separated by 6.7 miles along St. Francis County Road 255, a paved road. No segment of Highway 261 has been listed as part of the National Highway System, a network of roads important to the nation's economy and mobility. Highway 261 begins at Highway 259 at South Plains, an unincorporated community in northwest Lee County; the highway runs east across flat fields used for row crops to an intersection with Highway 121 at Holub.

The highway turns north, continuing through sparsely populated agricultural areas, including the unincorporated community Gill, before crossing into St. Francis County. Highway 261 continues north as a section line road through Humphrey to Palestine, a small city in the Arkansas Delta; the highway intersects US Highway 70 near Palestine–Wheatley High School before becoming Parker Avenue and entering a commercial district. The highway parallels the Union Pacific Railway tracks before becoming Main Street. Along Main Street, the highway passes Palestine City Hall prior to a junction with I-40. Highway 261 ends just north of the last freeway ramp at the northern city limits, with the roadway continuing north as St. Francis County Road 255; the ARDOT maintains Highway 261 like all other parts of the state highway system. As a part of these responsibilities, the Department tracks the volume of traffic using its roads in surveys using a metric called average annual daily traffic. ARDOT estimates the traffic level for a segment of roadway for any average day of the year in these surveys.

As of 2017, AADT was estimated as 240 vehicles per day near the southern terminus, 670 VPD north of the Highway 121 intersection, 920 north of the St. Francis County line, 2,500 in Palestine between I-40 and US 70. For reference, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, classifies roads with fewer than 400 vehicles per day as a low volume local road. State maintenance begins at an intersection with CR 255 / CR 265 in Horton, an unincorporated community in rural St. Francis County; the highway runs due east, crossing the L'Anguille River adjacent swamps. The highway continues east through row crop agricultural fields, it turns right toward the small town of Caldwell, crossing the Union Pacific Railway tracks shortly after entering the municipal limits. Just east of this crossing, Highway 261 intersects Highway 1. In 2016, the AADT was 750 near the route's midpoint. List of state highways in Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 261 at Wikimedia Commons

The Platinum Brothers

The Platinum Brothers are an American record production duo based in Atlanta, Georgia. Consisting of Adam Gibbs and Mike Chesser, the duo produced "Let's Chill" and "So Hot" from Charlie Wilson's album Charlie, Last Name Wilson which has gone on to sell over 300,000 copies. In 2002, The Platinum Brothers provided the beats to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Thug World Order. In August 2004, they sat on the "Super Producers Panel" at Billboard magazine's fifth annual R&B and Hip-Hop Conference Awards in Miami Beach, Florida. In 2005, they contributed to Charlie, they were featured in 2006 on Bone Thugs and Harmony's Koch Records release entitled Thug Stories. The Platinum Brothers produced the current single "On The Radio" from Deemi's album entitled Soundtrack Of My Life, they have produced for artists such as Bone Thugs and Harmony, Bella, Q. Amey, Will Smith, 4 songs from Nivea's 2005 album entitled'Complicated; the Platinum Brothers have been featured on episode 3 of BET's TV show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, TBA, The Movement and are featured on the upcoming albums Brave by Jennifer Lopez and Back Of My Lac by J. Holiday.

Grammy Award 2008, Best Contemporary R&B Album: Back of My Lac' Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is -Episode 3 -originally aired on BET "On The Radio" "Come Here" "La La" "Bed" Remix feat Trina And Ja Rule "Gotta Be There" "Gotta Be There" Remix feat J-Bo from the YoungBloodz and Michael Jackson "Just Let It Be" "That's Just Me" "The Future" "I Need A Wife" "I Know Love" "When You Get Home" "Wrong Lover" feat Rick Ro$$ "Run Into My Arms" "Fall" "Make That Sound" "Test Drive" The Platinum Brothers Official website

Space Quest III

Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon is a 1989 graphic adventure game by Sierra On-Line, the third game in the Space Quest series. Roger Wilco's escape pod from the end of Space Quest II is floating in space until it is picked up by an automated garbage freighter. Finding a derelict spaceship amongst the freighter's garbage, Roger sets out to repair the Aluminum Mallard and leave the scow. Roger visits a variety of locations, including a fast food restaurant called Monolith Burger and a desert planet called Phleebhut. At the latter, he encounters trouble, as Arnoid the Annihilator persecutes him for not paying for a whistle acquired in Space Quest II. From information he picks up there and at Monolith Burger, Roger uncovers the sinister activities of a video game company known as ScumSoft, run by the "Pirates of Pestulon". Pestulon, a small moon of the volcanic planet Ortega, is covered in soft, moss-like vegetation, dotted with twisted tree-like growths throughout. Elmo Pug, the CEO of ScumSoft, has abducted the Two Guys from Andromeda and is forcing them to design awful games.

Roger manages to sneak into the impregnable ScumSoft building and rescue the two programmers. He is discovered, must battle Pug in a game that combines giant Mecha-style combat with Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots. After winning and the Two Guys escape. In the game's conclusion, Roger delivers the two game designers to Sierra On-Line's president, Ken Williams, on Earth. PC versions of the game support mouse movement and a new improved text parser. Mouse movement was still in a primitive state at the time of the game's release, so Roger is unable to automatically find his way around obstacles in the game world, instead stopping if he encounters a barrier. Computer mice were new at the time, Sierra's mouse movement would improve in subsequent games. Astro Chicken is an arcade minigame in Space Quest III. Gameplay consists of attempting to land a chicken on a trampoline; the mechanics of the game are similar to those of Lunar Lander, with the exception that the chicken rebounds unharmed if it strikes the trampoline too forcefully.

Achieving a high score reveals a hidden distress message left by the Two Guys from Andromeda. The Astro Chicken theme music is a variation on Chicken Reel, a traditional folk song best known for its use in animated cartoons. Sierra released the Astro Chicken minigame as a demo to promote Space Quest III. Space Quest III was developed using an early version of Sierra's SCI engine. Unlike the series' previous installments, the player is no longer able to choose the protagonist's name. From this game onward, the character is known as Roger Wilco, the name, the default, it features music composed by Supertramp drummer Bob Siebenberg, was one of the first games to support the new Sound Blaster sound card. Sound effects include digitized audio sampling, such as the voice of Roger saying "Where am I?" during the introduction. The digitized effects can be heard in the Tandy and Macintosh versions of the game. Though Space Quest III was designed to utilize the Sound Blaster's ability to play digital samples, the inclusion of an incorrect audio driver left the effects unavailable to IBM PC users with the Sound Blaster card.

Space Quest III was released on March 24, 1989. According to Sierra On-Line, combined sales of the Space Quest series surpassed 1.2 million units by the end of March 1996. UK magazine C&VG gave the Atari ST version of Space Quest III a score of 83%, calling it "enjoyable and addictive". In 1989, Dragon gave the game 4 out of 5 stars; the Macintosh & PC/MS-DOS versions of the game were given 4 out of 5 stars. Compute! praised the game's graphics and sound card audio, stating that they were the best of the series. STart praised the ST version's graphics and sound. While warning that Space Quest III was "essentially a text adventure" with syntax guessing and frequent saved game reloading, the magazine described it as "not-too-difficult" and suitable for those new to adventure games. Computer Gaming World gave the game a positive review, noting improvements in the presentation and action sequences over its predecessors. In 1989 the magazine gave it a Special Award for Achievement in Sound, in 1996 listed the player's body parts being sold at a butcher shop as #2 on its list of "the 15 best ways to die in computer gaming".

SQ III is the only game in the series to not have originated or have been remade beyond the EGA graphics engine. Several attempts got cancelled.. On 2003, a non playing demo was released. Space Quest III at MobyGames Space Quest III can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive