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Flag of Greenland

The flag of Greenland was designed by Greenland native Thue Christiansen. It features two equal horizontal bands of white and red with a large disk to the hoist side of centre; the top half of the disk is red, the bottom half is white. The top half of the flag bears a slight resemblance to the Flag of Japan as a result; the entire flag measures 18 by 12 parts. Its local name in the Greenlandic language is Erfalasorput, which means "our flag"; the term Aappalaartoq is used for both the Greenlandic flag and the flag of Denmark. Today, Greenlanders display both the Erfalasorput and the Dannebrog—often side-by-side; the flag of Greenland is the only national flag of a Nordic country or territory without a Nordic Cross. Greenland first entertained the idea of a flag of its own in 1973 when five Greenlanders proposed a green and blue flag; the following year, a newspaper solicited eleven design proposals and polled the people to determine the most popular. The flag of Denmark was preferred to the others.

Little came of this effort. In 1978, Denmark granted home rule to Greenland; the home rule government held an official call for flag proposals, receiving 555. The deciding committee came to no consensus, so more proposals were solicited; the present red-and-white design by Christiansen narrowly won over a green-and-white Nordic cross by a vote of fourteen to eleven. Christiansen's red-and-white flag was adopted on 21 June 1985. To honour the tenth anniversary of the Erfalasorput, the Greenland Post Office issued commemorative postage stamps and a leaflet by the flag's creator, he described the white stripe as representing the glaciers and ice cap, which cover more than 80% of the island. The design is reminiscent of the setting sun half-submerged below the horizon and reflected on the sea. In 1985, the public was made aware that Greenland's flag had the same motif as the flag of the Danish rowing club HEI Rosport, founded before Greenland's flag was chosen, it is not clear whether this is a case of plagiarism or just a coincidence, but the rowing club has given Greenland permission to use their flag.

The colours of the Erfalasorput are the same as those of the Dannebrog, symbolizing Greenland's place in the Danish realm. Flag of Denmark Flag of the Faroe Islands List of flags of Denmark Raven banner FOTW: Greenland - History of the Erfalasorput Other flag proposals for a Nordic cross design

Wisconsin Lutheran High School

Wisconsin Lutheran High School referred to as WLHS or Wisco, is a private preparatory religious high school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WLHS was formed when the Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, founded in 1903, split in the 1950s over doctrinal differences. Both resulting schools are use the 1903 founding date and are thus the oldest Lutheran high schools in the United States. WLHS is owned and operated by various Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod congregations in the Milwaukee area. Wisconsin Lutheran High School's curriculum includes Advanced Placement courses, Project Lead the Way – a high-level engineering curriculum, a Resource Center for those who need academic support. WLHS has attained accreditation at the exemplary level through Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation, Wisconsin Religious and Independent School Association, the National Council for Private School Accreditation. Students are required to attend a chapel service for 20 minutes each day. At school dances, students are permitted only to bring a date of the opposite gender.

WLHS does not allow pregnant students to appear in any "school-related activities where the general public is present". According to the school's 2018-19 handbook, "the privilege of participation in all school-related activities where the general public is present will be denied for the remainder of the school year" if a student continues enrollment while pregnant. While pregnant students are permitted to participate in their senior graduation service, the administration reserves the right to restrict participation if the student "exhibits an unrepentant or rebellious attitude at some time during the pregnancy or if the student's physical well-being may be at risk", according to the handbook; the handbook does not state any restrictions for male students. Wisconsin Lutheran High School is a PAVE school. PAVE is an independent, non-profit foundation funded through corporate and individual support, it aims to give low-income families in Milwaukee options. WLHS won state Division III football championships in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2014.

It was runner up in 2003 and 2011. The school won the Division II basketball state championship for the first time in 2009. and again in 2014. The WLHS boys cross country team has won the WIAA Division 2 State Championship three times: in 2011, 2013, 2014. In 2019 the girls track team made it to state and took home a state champion title for the first time; the high school's cheerleading program has won nine state championships and in 2009 made it to finals at the National High School Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida. They reached sixth place at the competition. WLHS was a national finalist in 2011 and 2015. FTC Robotics Team 265 Wisco Witnesses To The World Student council Mission trips Chess Page Turners Book Club Compass Pilot Tech team Drama club Forensics Instrumental and vocal ensembles Photo club Jubilation Handbell Choir Pottery Sewing David Craig, politician Harvey Kuenn, former player and manager, Major League Baseball, Class of 1949 Mark Wilson, five-time winner on the PGA Tour, Class of 1993 Kevin Zeitler, NFL offensive guard, Cleveland Browns, Class of 2008

Peach State Airport

Alexander Memorial Airport known as Peach State Aerodrome or Candler Field, is a public grass strip located 1 mile west of Williamson, Georgia, in the United States. Alexander Memorial Airport is located in picturesque rural Pike County, 27 nautical miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. At last report, there were twenty-one aircraft based at Alexander Memorial Airport, including one multi-engine. Average operations per week over one 12-month period totaled sixty-seven, 79% local flights and 21% transient flights. In addition to hosting various annual fly-in events oriented towards vintage and unusual aircraft, Alexander Memorial Airport serves as home to the Barnstormer's Grill restaurant, popular with transient pilots and local residents. Adjoining the restaurant is the Candler Field Museum, home to 1920s era aircraft and memorabilia. Alexander Memorial Airport hosts EAA Chapter 468, Civil Air Patrol Griffin Composite Squadron, the Candler Field Flying Club, the Barnstormer's Workshop.

Adjacent to the airport is Peach State Airpark, a subdivision for pilots who share interest in experimental or antique aircraft. In 1967, Carl Hoffman bought a peach tree orchard on the current location of Alexander Memorial Airport, with the intent of building an airfield from which he could reach Atlanta. By mid-1968, the field had been finished, Antique Acres could soon support light aircraft with a 3,350 foot long grass runway. In 1969, the runway was modified to accommodate gliders as well. Hoffman sold the airport operations in 1973, after the buyer ran into financial difficulties, re-acquired the airfield. Hoffman sold Antique Acres a short time afterwards. Pike County tax records show that Bobby Tisdale bought the airport March 14, 1979, sold it to Lynford and Brenda Sullivan on August 3, 1990; the Sullivans sold Peach State to David Harwell on March 31, 1994, he held it until the April 7, 2005 sale to Ronald Alexander. Peach State Airport was the original home for the Atlanta Soaring Club, founded October 4, 1986.

In May 1988, the ASC moved to Etowah Bend Airport due to "increasing uncertainty of additional air space restrictions around Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport, the proposed Mode C requirements, the shift of the demographics of potential club members more further north and the impending sale of Peach State by Bob Tisdale...."Following the death of airport owner Ron Alexander, Peach State Airport was re-named Alexander Memorial Airport. The change was announced during a March 2017 ceremony held in his honor. Founded in March, 2005, the non-profit Candler Field Museum is a dedicated recreation of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as it appeared in the late 1920s and early 1930s known as Candler Field, it is composed of the American Airways hangar, representing the original Candler Field terminal, the adjacent Doug Davis hangar, housing the Candler Field Museum Youth Mentorship Program. The Candler Field Museum has featured several vintage aircraft, including a 1917 Curtiss JN-4, a 1928 Curtiss Robin, a 1930 6L Stearman, a 1940 Douglas DC-3A, a 1941 PT-17 Stearman, a Waco YMF-5.

Aircraft are displayed in the American Airways hangar, alongside several era-specific vehicles and artifacts. The Museum sponsors several events throughout the year, including the Vintage Day Fly-In, held each summer. Most events emphasize aircraft and culture of the 1920s, Vintage Day attracts a wide variety of old and unusual aircraft. Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for GA2 AirNav airport information for GA2 FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker SkyVector aeronautical chart for GA2 Airport Master Record available as a printable form Peach State Aerodrome website,

History of Bellingham, Washington

The history of Bellingham, Washington, as it is now known, begins with the settling of Whatcom County in the mid-to-late 19th century. The name of Bellingham is derived from the bay. George Vancouver, who visited the area in June 1792, named the bay for Sir William Bellingham, the controller of the storekeeper's account of the Royal Navy; when the first European settlers reached the area in 1854, the coastal areas around Bellingham Bay and the surrounding islands had been inhabited for thousands of years by Coast Salish peoples. The land on which Bellingham is located was ceded to European Americans by the local Native American tribes, including the Lummi people, in the controversial Treaty of Point Elliott; the Lummi people continue to live in the area, many of them on Lummi Peninsula across the bay from the present-day City of Bellingham. Local history and legend credit one "Blanket" Bill Jarman as the first white man to reside in the area; the first substantial settlement was named Whatcom, located where Whatcom Creek empties into the bay.

It was at this location that schooner Capt. Henry Roeder and Russel Peabody set up a lumber mill, having been told of the falls location by Lummi leader Chow’it’sut while south in Olympia, Washington; the mill was destroyed by a fire in 1873. Roeder established coal mining operations in the area of town that came to be called Sehome. A stockade, "Fort Bellingham", was built on Peabody Hill, commanded by Captain George E. Pickett, who arrived in 1856 and became famous as a Confederate General in the American Civil War. Pickett's house remains to this day as the oldest house in the city. Where Fort Bellingham was located now lies northwest just outside the current city limits, near a road that still bear the name "Ft. Bellingham." In 1858, the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush caused thousands of miners and scalawags to head north from California. Whatcom grew overnight from a small northwest mill town to a bustling seaport, the basetown for the Whatcom Trail, which led to the Fraser Canyon goldfields, used in open defiance of colonial Governor James Douglas's edict that all entry to the gold colony be made via Victoria, British Columbia.

The first brick building in Washington was built this same year, the T. G. Richards and Company Store; the building, which still stands today and is being restored became the territorial courthouse until 1884. The first newspaper in Whatcom County, the Northern Light, was published by William Bausman during the boom. Just as soon as it started, the boom went bust with the miners being forced to stop at Victoria, B. C. for a permit before heading to the mining fields. Whatcom's population dropped as as it had grown, the sleepy little town on the bay returned. In the early 1890s, three railroad lines arrived, connecting the bay cities to a nationwide market of builders; the foothills around Bellingham were clearcut after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to help provide the lumber for the rebuilding of San Francisco. In time and shingle mills sprang up all over the county to accommodate the byproduct of their work. A fictionalized account of the history of early Bellingham is "The Living" by Annie Dillard.

The City of Bellingham was incorporated on November 4, 1903. It was the result of the consolidation of four towns situated around Bellingham Bay: Whatcom, Sehome and Fairhaven. Thus, the history of Bellingham begins with the history of each of these settlements. Whatcom on the north end of the bay came first Sehome along the eastern shore, followed by Fairhaven, laid out on the southern end of the bay; the tiny town of Bellingham situated between Sehome and Fairhaven, came last in 1890, was soon annexed to Fairhaven. A year Whatcom and Sehome merged to become New Whatcom, which reverted to back to Whatcom; the name "Bellingham" was proposed as a compromise name for the final merger of the four communities, since all of the towns bordered Bellingham Bay. Coal mining was commonplace near town from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Coal was discovered by Henry Roeder off the northeastern shore of Bellingham Bay. In 1854, a group of San Francisco investors established Bellingham Bay Coal Company.

By 1866, Darius Ogden Mills purchased and reorganized the company, making it a subsidiary of his Black Diamond Coal Mining Company. The Sehome Coal Mine, at the present Laurel Street in Bellingham, employed 100 people in 1860. Under the management of Pierre B. Cornwall, the mine operated profitably until its closure in 1878. By this time, Black Diamond had acquired a considerable amount of land around Bellingham Bay, throughout the next 19 years, Cornwall focused the company's efforts on the sale of its real estate; the Blue Canyon mine, at the south end of Lake Whatcom, opened in 1891 with solid investment, supplied lower-grade bituminous coal for the United States Pacific Fleet. Twenty-three workers died in huge explosion on April 8, 1895, Washington's worst industrial accident to date; the Blue Canyon mine closed in 1917. That same year, the Bellingham Coal Mines opened near present-day Birchwood Avenues; the mine extended to hundreds of miles of tunnels as deep as 1200'. It ran southwest to Bellingham Bay, on both sides of Squalicum Creek, an area of about one square mile.

It employed some 250 miners digging over 200,000 tons of coal annually, at its peak in the 1920s. It was closed in 1955. In 1889, Cornwall and an association of investors formed the Bellingham Bay Improvement Company; the compan

Sphaerodactylus gaigeae

Sphaerodactylus gaigeae known as the chevronated sphaero or Gaige's least gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Puerto Rico; the specific name, gaigeae, is in honor of American herpetologist Helen Beulah Thompson Gaige. The preferred habitat of S. gaigeae is forest at altitudes of 0–450 m. Adults of S. gaigeae may attain a snout-to-vent length of 22–25 mm. S. gaigeae is oviparous. Grant C. "A new sphaerodactyl from Porto Rico". Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 16: 31.. Rösler H. "Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa ". Gekkota 2: 28-153... Schwartz A, Henderson RW. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions and Natural History. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press. 720 pp. ISBN 978-0813010496.. Schwartz A, Thomas R. A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

216 pp.. Thomas R, Schwartz A. "Sphaerodactylus in the Greater Puerto Rico Region". Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 10: 193–260


WLAU is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Heidelberg, Mississippi. The station is owned by TeleSouth Communications, Inc.. Licensed as "WEEZ" since 1979, the station's call sign was changed to "WHER" by the Federal Communications Commission on March 13, 1999; the station's call sign was changed again to "WLAU" by the FCC on June 26, 2012. As of June 18, 2012, WLAU broadcasts a News/Talk format to the greater Laurel/Hattiesburg, area as part of the SuperTalk Mississippi Network. While the station was owned by Clear Channel Communications, it aired a country music format branded as "Eagle 99". WLAU official website Query the FCC's FM station database for WLAU Radio-Locator information on WLAU Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WLAU