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Florence, Alabama

Florence is a city in Lauderdale County, United States, in the state's northwest corner. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319. Florence is the largest and principal city of the Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area. Florence is considered northwestern Alabama's primary economic hub. Annual tourism events include the W. C. Handy Music Festival in the summer and the Renaissance Faire in the fall. Landmarks in Florence include the Rosenbaum House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home located in Alabama. Florence and Lauderdale County had Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. ECM was a 358-bed facility owned by RCCH HealthCare Partners in Tennessee. In 2010 RCCH HealthCare Partners announced; the hospital was completed in December 2018. The type of municipal government is mayor-council. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Florence has a total area of 25.0 square miles, of which 24.9 square miles is land, 0.1 square miles is water. Florence is located on Wilson Lake and Pickwick Lake, bodies of water on the Tennessee River dammed by Pickwick Dam and Wilson Dams.

Pickwick Lake was created by the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of several alphabet agencies of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. Wilson Dam was authorized by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918 and was the first dam constructed on the Tennessee River. Florence was surveyed for the Cypress Land Company in 1818 by Italian surveyor Ferdinand Sannoner, who named it after Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region of Italy. Florence, Alabama was incorporated in 1826. Florence Female Academy was established in Florence in 1847. By the 1850s it became Florence Synodical Female College, it closed in 1893. A historical marker commemorates the site. According to the 2010 census: 75.0% White 19.4% Black 0.4% Native American 1.4% Asian 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.9% Two or more races 3.6% Hispanic or Latino As of the census of 2000, there were 36,264 people, 15,820 households, 9,555 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,454.6 people per square mile. There were 17,707 housing units at an average density of 710.2 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the city was 78.39% White, 19.20% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, 0.97% from two or more races. 1.34 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 15,820 households, out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them: 43.6% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.6% were non-families. Nearly 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals, 13.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20, the average family size was 2.82. In the city, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 13.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males. The city is zoned. Communities within Florence that aren't counted towards the population include St. Florian, Happy Hollow, Petersville, Zip City and Cloverdale.

The metropolitan area is close to 150,000 but the city of Florence is only home to 40,000. The median income for a household in the city was $28,330, the median income for a family was $40,577. Males had a median income of $34,398 versus $21,385 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,464. About 14.4% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over. Situated in Florence, founded in 1830 as LaGrange College, the University of North Alabama, a public, co-educational, higher education institution, is Alabama's oldest state-certified university; the University is the largest in north Alabama, with an enrollment topping 7,000 for the first time in 2007. International students now compose 10% of the student population; the university is surrounded by historic neighborhoods. It is located just north of the downtown business district. Kilby Laboratory School, grades K - 6, is affiliated with the university and is the only laboratory school in the state.

Florence City Schools is the organization of the K–12 public school system. Florence High School is the main high school, with an enrollment of 1,000 students, it was created by a merger between the previous two city high schools, Bradshaw High School and Coffee High School. Florence High is located at the former Bradshaw site in the eastern part of the city; the merger led to the creation of Florence Middle School and the Florence Freshman Center. The middle school is located at the former Coffee High campus, east of downtown, the Florence Freshman Center is located at the Florence High School campus. There are five private schools in Florence: Riverhill School for K-6, St. Joseph Regional Catholic School for grades K–8, Mars Hill Bible School, Shoals Christian School, Florence Christian Academy, which are multi-denominational, K–12 schools; the city has a mayor-council form of government. Council members are elected from six single-member districts, the mayor is elected separately. Mayor Steve HoltSteve Holt was elected as the mayor of Florence on October 4, 2016.

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Charles Fenno Jacobs

Charles Fenno Jacobs was an American photographer in the mid-20th century. Jacobs was born in Massachusetts, his Dutch-descended father was a steamfitter. An enfant terrible extraordinaire, he did not graduate from high school and rumor has it he dropped out or was expelled in 8th grade. In spite of this, he got an education on the fly, read a great deal of contemporary literature, met everyone of the period worth knowing and was a fine journalistic writer, his older sister Frances reports. Reaching his majority, he traveled the world for a period of years. After leaving the Merchant Marines, he moved to New York where he married his first wife and began his career as a photographer by taking pictures for a commercial real estate firm. With his first 35mm camera, he began taking candid shots of New Yorkers and of New York and began going to magazine offices, offering to work for nothing, according to his third wife, at the time of their meeting a Fortune magazine researcher, his particular talent was in catching his subjects at their most revealing moments.

He became a photographer for Time, Inc. and was soon traveling as a photographer throughout South America as well as the United States, taking pictures that wound up in Life, National Geographic, U. S. Camera and Fortune; some of his more memorable photos were of the Mexico City flower market and agave fields in Mexico, a Bolivian toddler on the back of her mother, one large black eye fixed on the photographer, a down-at-heels banana dictator in a gilt-braided uniform, his color covers for Fortune were always striking. He married his second wife, Marjorie Kent, in New York in 1941 and they had two daughters, Shelley Isom and Kathe Stolz. Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward Steichen recruited Jacobs to join his Naval Aviation Photographic Unit; the U. S. Navy had established this special group to publicize its aviation activities. Jacobs, like the other photographers in the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, followed Steichen's advice to concentrate on the human side of modern war.

He photographed aircraft workers in California, capturing the novel sight of female factory workers. On another assignment he photographed life aboard the battleship USS New Jersey, shooting the activities of the crew off- and on-duty. Other of Jacobs's images capture the earnestness of young aviation cadets, the humiliation of a Japanese prisoner of war on the deck of an aircraft carrier, melancholy scenes of Navy pilots on leave with their dates; when the war ended and two of his colleagues, Horace Bristol and Victor Jorgensen, still dressed in uniforms, walked into the offices of Fortune and boldly proposed that the magazine hire them, assign each a different part of the world as his beat. The magazine agreed and Jacobs was assigned to cover Europe in the immediate postwar years, he photographed the airlift to Berlin, German post-war politics and landscape, the industrial Ruhr and images of the ruined German cities. He spent time in eastern Europe, documenting life under Communism, as well as in France and the British Isles.

A photograph of Jacobs was in the Family of Man exhibition, created by Edward Steichen in 1955 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which resulted in a book of the same name. Since Jacobs' work has appeared in several major shows and a book Steichen at War: The Navy's Pacific Air Battles. In life, Jacobs opened two restaurants, one on Maryland's Eastern Shore—grudgingly frying up hamburgers when obliged to instead of his wonderful soft shelled crabs with smithfield ham or chicken à la Maryland—and one in Marlboro, where he fed, among others, the members of the Budapest Quartet and pianist Rudolph Serkin. A glowing review in the New York Times by Craig Claiborne provided him with customers for a summer, he became an editor for a yachting magazine named Skipper based in Annapolis, whose chief editor was Victor Jorgensen, fellow Navy photographer and longtime friend. A lover of yachting who once took his first wife down the Mississippi River, Jacobs bought a beautiful Old Matthews 42 foot yacht on which he traveled down the inland waterway to Florida.

He lived on the boat several years with Gloria. They remained close friends for the rest of their lives, he and reluctantly retired and he died in Englewood, New Jersey, with his partner, Helen Herbstman. National Archives and Records AdministrationThis article incorporates text from a work of the United States federal government not subject to copyright

Kim Kwan-yong

Kim Kwan-yong is the governor of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea. He was the mayor of Gumi from 1995 to 1997, serving again in 2006, he is a member of the Grand National Party. He graduated from Daegu Teachers' School in 1961, he received his BS in Economics from Yeungnam University in 1969. He received an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Kumoh National Institute of Technology in 1998, he received a master's degree from the Graduate School in public administration of Yeungnam University in 2001. From 1961 to 1967 Kim worked as an elementary school teacher in Gyeongsangbuk-do. In 1989 he became Superintendent of Gumi Tax Office. From 1991 to 1993 he was an Administrative Officer to the President for civil affairs. In 1995 he was elected Mayor of Gumi, serving until 1997, later again in 2006. In 1999 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Shenyang Industry University in China. On 1 July 2006 he became the 29th Governor of the Province of Gyeongsangbuk-do. In 2010 he was reelected with 75.4 % of the vote.

On 2 June 2010 he was reelected again. On 1 July 2010 he was sworn in as Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-do at the Inauguration Ceremony of the EXPO Park in Gyeongju. 1998 Awarded the Konrad Adnauer Self-Governing Organization Prize 2000 Awarded the 7th BPW Gold Award from Business & Professional Women's Clubs of Korea 2003 Awarded for excellence in local self-government management from KMA 2004 Awarded the Grand Prix in leadership category at the national productivity innovation competition Gyeongsangbuk-Do > Provincial Government > Governor

Peltogyne purpurea

Peltogyne purpurea known as nazareno, or purpleheart, is a species of Peltogyne tree native to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and Panama, the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Peltogyne purpurea is native to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and Panama, the Atlantic coast of Colombia, it is a common canopy tree in rainforests 50–500 meters above sea level at sites with more than 2500 mm rainfall per year and temperatures from 23 to 27 °C or 73 to 80 °F. It occupies sites with well-drained and deep loamy soils in sloping terrains, as well as poor, reddish clay soils with high concentrations of iron and aluminum. Peltogyne purpurea grows up to 1 meter in diameter, it has a rounded crown and short buttress roots that reach 3 meters tall. Purpleheart bark is light gray in old trees, its distinct coloration makes it recognizable from great distances. The leaves are alternate and composed of a single pair of leaflets that are 5–7 cm long and 2–3 cm broad. Peltogyne purpurea reproduces depending on geographic location.

The flowers are white and small, are arranged in subterminal panicles, or clusters. Purpleheart fruit matures between February. Fruits are brown with single seed pods, they are compressed, oval-shaped, grow to 5 cm long. In Costa Rica and Colombia, Peltogyne purpurea has been declared a vulnerable species. Peltogyne purpurea was included in the Red Book of Plants of Colombia: Endangered Timber Species, under the IUCN designation of Vulnerable. Purpleheart wood is heavy with a medium to fine texture; the sapwood is gray-yellow. The wood is difficult to work with and preserve, but has a high natural durability. Purpleheart wood is popular for manufacturing floors, structural elements, architectural finishes due to its physical and mechanical properties. Purpleheart wood is moderately difficult to work with machine tools. Slow feed rates and hardened cutters are suggested, because purpleheart exudes a gummy resin when heated by dull tools; the wood is easy to glue and takes finishes well. There is little information about cultivation, because Peltogyne purpurea is not commercially cultivated.

Its fruits can be collected directly from the soil once fruits have fallen. To remove the seeds, fruits must to be exposed to sunlight for 3 -- 4 hours for two days. Seeds can be stored 2 to 3 years with regulated conditions of 6-8 % humidity. A kilogram of seeds has between 2500 seeds. In a plant nursery, seeds can be planted in disinfected sand seedbeds. Once plants reach 8 -- 10 cm, plants are ready to be transplanted to the bags or boxes. A plant will be ready to be planted in the field. Peltogyne purpurea is a recognizable and exploited species. In Costa Rica and Panama, Purpleheart wood is an economically valuable tree, however its harvest is prohibited by law; the wood is used for general carpentry and exterior decoration, cabinet work, marquetry, wooden boat building & restoration, luxury coffins

Thurcroft Colliery

Thurcroft Colliery was a coal mine situated in the village of Thurcroft, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. In 1902 the Rother Vale Colliery Company leased the rights to work coal from below the Thurcroft Estates which were owned by Messrs. Marrian and Binns, but it was not until 7 years that they began sinking a shaft. Problems were encountered within a year when they found water which needed to be pumped from the workings and caused a delay in reaching the coal seam; the Barnsley seam, of good quality coal had been thrown out of its normal alignment and its expected position by a geological fault, not discovered until the shaft was sunk. Delays meant that no coal was produced until 1913. From 1913 the company began to build housing for the miners, designed by Rotherham architect James Knight; the colliery was nationalized in 1947, becoming part of the National Coal Board, was closed on 6 December 1991. Details from Rother Vale Colliery Co. paperwork

Larisa Malevannaya

Larisa Ivanovna Malevannaya is a Russian film and theater actress, theater director, writer. Malevannaya was born on January 22, 1939 in the village of Fedorovka Neklinovsky District of Rostov Oblast, she graduated from a pedagogical institute and only after that she went to study at a theater academy. In 1965 Malevannaya graduated from the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts. Since 1965 she has worked in the Krasnoyarsk Youth Theater as an director. Around this time Malevannaya married director Gennady Oporkov. In 1968 Malevannaya began working at the Lensoviet Academic Theatre. In 1971 she transferred to the Leningrad Theater of the Lenin Komsomol, where her husband was appointed as chief director. Malevannaya split from her husband in the year 1976. At the invitation of George Tovstonogov, she transferred to the Bolshoi Drama Theater where she worked until 2007. In the years 1984-1988, Malevannaya was employed at the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography in the position of associate professor of acting, as a course supervisor.

In 1988 she released an acting course. Malevannaya at the BDT staged the theater play "Daughter" by Valentine Krymka, as well as "Sparklers", by Arkady Averchenko in the year 1984. From 1988 to 1993, Malevannaya was head of the Municipal Drama Theater of Vasilyevsky Island, she is an author of three published books. Malevannaya's first marriage was at the age of 23 to the theater director Gennady Oporkov, they divorced because of his infidelity. They had one child from son Alexander Oporkov, who works as a programmer. Malevannaya has three grandchildren. To her second husband Larisa Malevannaya was married for twenty years. Late Dates as Vera Rafferty as Martha Intergirl as Alla Sergeyevna Zaytseva Encore, Once More Encore! as Tamara Vladimirovna Vinogradova The Idiot as general Ivolgin's wife Gold Field as Olga Sluzhaeva The Admiral as admiral Essen's wife Home as Nadezhda Shamanova Ottepel as grandmother Zoya Two Women as Anna Semyonovna Islaeva The Crimean Bridge. Made with Love! as Raisa Honored Artist of RSFSR People's Artist of the RSFSR Medal of Pushkin Larisa Malevannaya on IMDb