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Foley, Alabama

Foley is a city in Baldwin County, United States. The 2010 census lists the population of the city as 14,618. Foley is a principal city of the Daphne–Fairhope–Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Baldwin County. Foley was named for John B. Foley of Chicago; as Foley was traveling to President McKinley's funeral in 1901, he met a railroad agent who told him of the area in South Baldwin County. Foley came down the following year, he liked what he saw and bought up to between 40,000 acres and 50,000 acres of land, he returned to Chicago and formed the Magnolia Springs Land 9Company known as the Magnolia Land Company. As he began to sell off acreage, he realized the need for a better way for the people to come to Foley. Foley used some of his own money to lay the rails; the first railroad station was built in 1905. The original station burned in 1908 and was replaced the following year by the station, now the City's museum. John Foley donated parcels of land for a school, railroad station and churches.

These included the current Catholic Church, Saint Margaret of Scotland, the Baptist church and the Methodist church. He invested in a hotel, a demonstration farm, a bank and the utility company; the first train to service Foley was a wood burner called the "Pine Knot Special." It would make a return trip in the afternoon. As people cleared the land, they would place lighter knots in a wood box for the engineer to use as was needed. Foley was incorporated in 1915 with G. I. Weatherly serving as its first mayor. Foley is located at 87 ° 40' 53.432" West. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.89 sq mi, of which 25.76 sq mi is land and 0.4% is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 14,618 people, 6,165 households, 4,124 families residing in the city; the population density was 530.8 people per square mile. There were 7,359 housing units at an average density of 284.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 77.1% White, 14.9% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.7% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races.

9.5 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 6,165 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.82. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $41,221, the median income for a family was $50,854. Males had a median income of $36,959 versus $26,855 for females; the per capita income for the city was $22,967. About 15.4% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Foley is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system. An elementary school, an intermediate school, a middle school, a high school serve the city of Foley. Fortis College Foley High School Foley Middle School Foley Intermediate School Foley Elementary School Magnolia Elementary Schools The Foley Public Library has in excess of 50,000 volumes, internet computers, children's reading programs and public meeting rooms for civic organizations; the City of Foley Antique Rose Trail features over five hundred varieties of fragrant roses. Justin Anderson, professional football linebacker Fannie Flagg, actress and author of Fried Green Tomatoes and other novels, lived in Fairhope for a time D. J. Fluker, former offensive lineman for the Alabama Crimson Tide and current offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks Julio Jones, former wide receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide and current wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons Everett A. Kelly, member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1978 to 1982 Robert Lester, professional football defensive back Bubba Marriott, football player Ken Stabler, former quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints in the NFL, the Alabama Crimson Tide in collegiate football Chris Watton, former professional football offensive lineman The City of Foley Museum & Archives and Model Train Exhibit is located in a restored train depot from the early 1900s.

It holds archives for the City of Foley as well as railroad memorabilia. The Foley Golf Course is an eighteen-hole course. Holmes Medical Museum was the first hospital in Baldwin County, it has a doctor's sled on display as well as a large collection of 20th century medical equipment. Official website

Al Johnson (musician)

Alfred Orlando Johnson was an American R&B singer, writer and producer. Born in Newport News, Virginia in 1948, Johnson attended Howard University in Washington, D. C. and while there, co-founded the soul group, The Unifics. The group, with Johnson as lead singer, scored three hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 and 1969 for the Kapp Records label; the first, "Court Of Love" reached # 3 on the US Billboard R&B chart. The follow-up, "The Beginning Of The End" got to #36 on the Hot 100 and #9 R&B. Two further releases in 1969 reached the R&B chart. Johnson returned to writing and recording in 1978 with a solo album, Peaceful which he co-produced, as well as arranging and co-writing, for a small label, part-owned by former singer, Lloyd Price, he wrote "We Have Love for You" for Deniece Williams. In 1980, Johnson collaborated with jazz/soul producer Norman Connors, for an album, Back for More, on Columbia Records; this came after he had sung on Norman Connors' album, Invitation for Arista Records in 1979, singing the lead track, "Your Love".

Back For More peaked at #48 on the Billboard Black Albums chart. The lead single from the album, "I'm Back for More", a duet with Jean Carn, reached #26 on the R&B chart, whilst the follow-up, "I've Got My Second Wind", hit #58, both in 1980. Around this time, Johnson was writing and playing keyboards on recording sessions, including for the Willie Lester-Rodney Brown production team that released several successful disco/soul albums on Prelude in the early 1980s, with acts such as Sharon Redd, Bobby Thurston and Gayle Adams. In the 1990s, Johnson worked with The Whispers on several albums and, in 1999, released another solo album for an independent label, Clout. Johnson re-formed the Unifics with original group member Tom Fauntleroy, toured with a solo gospel show; the group issued a new album, Unifics Return in 2005. Johnson, aged 65, died on October 26, 2013. Peaceful Back for More My Heart Is an Open Book AllMusic

Highland (song)

Highland is a song performed by Swedish group One More Time. The song was written by Nanne Grönvall and Peter Grönvall, released as a single in 1992; the song became one of the group's most international successes, ending up in second position at the Swedish singles chart. The song is on the group's 1992 studio album Highland. Blackmore's Night recorded a version of the song for their 2010 album Autumn Sky. Vinyl 7-inch CNR "Highland" - 5:22 "Vitality" - 4:55Vinyl 7-inch PWL "Highland" - 4:32 "Vitality" - 4:55Vinyl 12-inch PWL "Highland" - 5.22 "Vitality" 4.55 "Highland" - 4.32Cassette PWL "Highland" - 4.32 "Vitality" - 4.55CD5 CNR "Highland" - 4.32 "Highland" - 5.22 "Vitality" - 4.55CD5 PWL "Highland" - 4.32 "Highland" - 5.22 "Vitality" - 4.55CD5 Ultrapop "Highland" - 4.32 "Highland" - 5.22 "Vitality" - 4.55CD5 KONGA "Highland" - 4.32 "Highland" - 5.22 "Vitality" - 4.55CD5 Pappersomslag Touch of Gold / Polygram "Highland" - 4.32 "Highland" - 5.22CD5 Touch of Gold / Polygram "Highland" - 4.32 "Highland" - 5.22 "Vitality" - 4.55

Czech Cup

The Czech Cup known as the MOL Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the major men's football cup competition in the Czech Republic. It is organised by the Czech Football Association; the Czech Cup was first held in 1961. The winner would face the winner of the Slovak Cup in the Czechoslovak Cup final; this competition was discontinued in 1993, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia into two independent states. The winner gains entry to the following season's UEFA Europa League. 1993–2000 – Pohár Českomoravského fotbalového svazu 2000–2002 – Raab Karcher Cup 2002–2009 – Pohár Českomoravského fotbalového svazu 2009–2012 – Ondráškovka Cup 2012–2014 – Pohár České pošty 2014–2015 – Pohár Fotbalové asociace České republiky 2015–now – MOL Cup Football Cup at ČMFS website - National cup results. Czechoslovak Cup Czech Women's Cup Czech Republic - List of Cup Finals,

Dedicated (The Marshall Tucker Band album)

Dedicated is the eleventh studio album by The Marshall Tucker Band. It was "dedicated" to their former bassist and founding member, Tommy Caldwell, killed from injuries sustained in a car crash the previous year, the other Caldwell brother, who died under similar circumstances, to all lost loved ones. All songs written except where noted. "Rumors Are Raging" - 4:10 "Tonight's The Night" - 3:57 "Love Some" - 2:55 "Silverado" - 4:10 "Something's Missing In My Life" - 3:31 "This Time I Believe" - 3:19 "Tell The Blues To Take Off The Night" - 4:51 "Special Someone" - 4:01 "The Time Has Come" - 2:45 "Ride In Peace - Dedicated to Tim and Tommy Caldwell and To All Lost Loved Ones" - 3:58

Judicial system of Japan

In the judicial system of Japan, the Constitution of Japan guarantees that "all judges shall be independent in the exercise of their conscience and shall be bound only by this constitution and the Laws". They cannot be removed from the bench "unless judicially declared mentally or physically incompetent to perform official duties," and they cannot be disciplined by executive agencies. Supreme Court judges, may be removed by a majority of voters in a referendum that occurs at the first general election following the judge's appointment and every ten years thereafter; the judiciary was far more constrained under the Meiji Constitution than it is under the present Constitution and had no authority over administrative or constitutional law cases. Moreover, the Ministry of Justice had complete and direct control over the courts' administrative affairs. Nonetheless, Professor John Haley argues that the courts maintained complete independence in the adjudication of particular cases. "Judicial independence from the political branches was emphatically established as a fundamental principle of governance in Article 57 of the Meiji Constitution.

Of all branches of government only the courts exercised authority "in the name of the Emperor." Haley argues that this was and remains a matter of great pride for Japanese judges and notes that "placed prominently in all courtrooms was the inscription "in the name of the Emperor" as a meaningful reminder to imperial officials and subjects alike that the Emperor's judges were not subject to political control or direction."A key feature of Japanese courts is the emphasis on wakai settlements by mutual agreement of the parties, with no loser or winner. These settlements have the same effect as a court judgement. For example, in 2016, the District Courts issued 63,801 judgments and orders, 52,957 claims were solved by wakai settlement. In the Summary Courts, the numbers were 40,509 respectively. Courts in Japan were following the inquisitorial procedure, for example in a shirasu court in the Edo era, where the Chief Magistrate was the prosecutor. After 1890, Japan was influenced by the European inquisitorial style of French and German law, where judges and the prosecutor had the responsibility to find the fact and apply the law.

After 1948, the courts in Japan were influenced by the American adversarial system. Japan's court system is divided into four basic tiers. At the first of the four tiers of courts are the 438 summary courts, staffed by 806 summary court judges. Summary court judges are not career judges. Qualification as a regular judge is not required. Instead, summary court judges are formally nominated for pro forma cabinet appointment by a special selection committee formally comprising all Supreme Court justices, the President of the Tokyo High Court, the deputy procurator general, representatives of the bar, others "with special knowledge and experience, they handle small claims civil cases, as well as minor criminal offenses. They are only able to imprison defendants in a few special cases. Summary Courts are presided over by one judge. Civil cases in the Summary Court are appealed to the District Court, while criminal cases are appealed to the High Court. At the second tier are the district courts, the principal courts of first instance.

There are 50 district courts with additional 203 branches. Except for minor cases, which account for 80 to 90 percent of all adjudicated cases, trials require a three-judge panel; these are the principal court of first instance. District Courts have original jurisdiction in felony cases and in civil cases where the disputed amount is over ¥1,400,000, they handle bankruptcy hearings. Each District Court trial is presided over by at least one judge: two associate judges are called in for appellate cases from Summary or Family Courts, or for criminal cases where the maximum penalty would be in excess of 1 year in prison. Attorneys sit on either side of the courtroom. In a criminal case, the accused faces the judges from the rear of the courtroom; the witness box is in the center facing the judges. There are eight High Courts, they serve defined circuits of several prefectures each. There exists the Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo, a special branch of Tokyo High Court. A High Court sits in the same manner as a three-judge District Court.

Each court is led by a President, appointed by the Cabinet. An appeal to a High Court is called kōso; the high courts are appellate courts for either kōso appeals from district court judgments, criminal judgments from summary courts, or, in civil cases tried in summary courts, second appeals limited to issues of law. At the apex of the judicial hierarchy is the Supreme Court, located adjacent to the National Diet Building; the "Grand Bench" of the Supreme Court has associate justices, who are appointed by the Cabinet with the Emperor's attestation. The Chief Justice is appointed to office by the Emperor; the Grand Bench is subdivided into three "Petty Benches" of five justices each, who hear incoming appeals and recommend them for an audience before the Grand Bench. An appeal to the Supreme Court is called jōkoku, requires either an error in the interpretation of the C