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Gary, Indiana

Gary is a city in Lake County, United States, 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois. Gary borders southern Lake Michigan. Gary was named after lawyer Elbert Henry Gary, the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation; the city is known for its large steel mills, as the birthplace of the Jackson 5 music group. Once the second largest city in Indiana, the population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana, it was a prosperous city from the 1920s through the mid-1960s due to its booming steel industry, but overseas competition and restructuring of the steel industry resulted in a decline and a severe loss of jobs. Since the late 1960s, Gary has suffered drastic population loss, falling by 55 percent from its peak of 178,320 in 1960; the city faces the difficulties of many Rust Belt cities, including unemployment, decaying infrastructure, low literacy and educational attainment levels. It is estimated that nearly one-third of all houses in the city are abandoned.

Gary, was founded in 1906 by the United States Steel Corporation as the home for its new plant, Gary Works. The city was named after lawyer Elbert Henry Gary, the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation. Gary was the site of civil unrest in the steel strike of 1919. On October 4, 1919, a riot broke out on Broadway, the main north-south street through downtown Gary, between striking steel workers and strike breakers brought in from outside. Three days Indiana governor James P. Goodrich declared martial law. Shortly thereafter, over 4,000 federal troops under the command of Major General Leonard Wood arrived to restore order; the jobs offered by the steel industry provided Gary with rapid growth and a diverse population within the first 26 years of its founding. According to the 1920 United States Census, 29.7% of Gary's population at the time was classified as foreign-born from eastern European countries, with another 30.8% classified as native-born with at least one foreign-born parent.

By the 1930 United States Census, the first census in which Gary's population exceeded 100,000, the city was the fifth largest in Indiana and comparable in size to South Bend, Fort Wayne, Evansville. At that time, 78.7% of the population was classified as white, with 19.3% of the population was classified as foreign-born, another 25.9% as native-born with at least one foreign-born parent. In addition to white internal migrants, Gary had attracted numerous African-American migrants from the South in the Great Migration, 17.8% of the population was classified as black. 3.5% was classified as Mexican. Gary's fortunes have fallen with those of the steel industry; the growth of the steel industry brought prosperity to the community. Broadway was known as a commercial center for the region. Department stores and architecturally significant movie houses were built in the downtown area and the Glen Park neighborhood. In the 1960s, like many other American urban centers reliant on one particular industry, Gary entered a spiral of decline.

Gary's decline was brought on by the growing overseas competitiveness in the steel industry, which had caused U. S. Steel to lay off many workers from the Gary area; the U. S. Steel Gary Works employed over 30,000 in 1970, declined to just 6,000 by 1990, further declined to 5,100 in August 2015. Attempts to shore up the city's economy with major construction projects, such as a Holiday Inn hotel and the Genesis Convention Center, failed to reverse the decline. Rapid racial change occurred in Gary during the late 20th century; these population changes resulted in political change which reflected the racial demographics of Gary: the non-white share of the city's population increased from 21% in 1930, 39% in 1960, to 53% in 1970. Non-whites were restricted to live in the Midtown section just south of downtown. Gary had one of the nation's first African-American mayors, Richard G. Hatcher, hosted the ground-breaking 1972 National Black Political Convention. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Gary had the highest percentage of African-Americans of U.

S. cities with a population of 100,000 or more, 84%. This no longer applies to Gary since the population of the city has now fallen well below 100,000 residents; as of 2013, the Gary Department of Redevelopment has estimated that one-third of all homes in the city are unoccupied and/or abandoned. U. S. Steel continues to be a major steel producer, but with only a fraction of its former level of employment. While Gary has failed to reestablish a manufacturing base since its population peak, two casinos opened along the Gary lakeshore in the 1990s, although this has been aggravated by the state closing of Cline Avenue, an important access to the area. Today, Gary faces the difficulties of a Rust Belt city, including unemployment, decaying infrastructure, low literacy and educational attainment levels. Gary has closed several of its schools within the last ten years. While some of the school buildings have been reused, most remain unused since their closing; as of 2014, Gary is considering closing additional schools in response to budget deficits.

Gary chief of police Thomas Houston was convicted of excessive force and abuse of authority in 2008. In April 2011, 75-year-old mayor Rudy Clay announced that he would suspend his campaign for reelection as he was being treated for prostate cancer, he endorsed rival Karen Freeman-Wilson, wh

2014–15 Old Dominion Monarchs basketball team

The 2014–15 Old Dominion Monarchs basketball team represented Old Dominion University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Monarchs, led by second year head coach Jeff Jones, played their home games at Ted Constant Convocation Center and were members of the Conference USA, they finished the season 13 -- 5 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for second place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament to Middle Tennessee, they were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Charleston Southern in the first round, Illinois State in the second round, Murray State in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Stanford. The Monarchs the season 9 -- 7 in C-USA play to finish in sixth place, they advanced to the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament to Middle Tennessee. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they defeated South Dakota State and Radford to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Fresno State.

The team posted the following statistics: Jeff Jones Barefoot Coach of the Year Trey Freeman All-Conference USA First Team Conference USA Newcomer of the Year NABC All-District 11 First Team Conference USA All-Academic Team 2014–15 Old Dominion Lady Monarchs basketball team

Wilder Park, Louisville

Wilder Park is a neighborhood four miles south of downtown Louisville, Kentucky USA. The area was the site of Greenland race course, built in 1866, a sister track of Churchill Downs. Greenland track was subsequently used as a park; the first houses in Wilder Park were built off Southern Parkway in 1891. The rest of the area was completed by 1901 as streetcar lines linked the neighborhood to Iroquois Park and new factories in South Louisville. In 1904, Wilder Park was part of the incorporated city of Oakdale, until the city of Louisville annexed it in 1922. A memorial to South Louisville veterans of the Second World War is located in Wilder Park in the 3900 block of south Second Street; as of 2010, the population of Wilder Park was 2,798, of which 53% are white, 26% are black, 13% are Hispanic, 2% are listed as other. The median household income was $23,708. ^ "Wilder Park Neighborhood Profile". Retrieved 10 March 2020. Street map of Wilder Park Images of Wilder Park in the University of Louisville Libraries Digital Collections "Wilder Park: Railroad Workers Weaved a Social Fabric That's Been Tightly Knit and Long-lasting" — Article by Bill Pike of The Courier-Journal

Thomas Ryan

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Baltic 21

Baltic 21 is a plan to cooperate on implementing regional sustainable development. It is managed by the Council of the Baltic Sea States; the mission of Baltic 21 is to contribute towards advancing sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region by coordinating goals and activities, by serving as a forum for cooperation across borders and between stakeholder groups. Initiated by the Prime Ministers of the Baltic Sea countries in 1996, Baltic 21 is a regional expression of the global Agenda 21 adopted by the United Nations “Earth Summit.”In June 2016, the CBSS updated the plan in accordance with UN's Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development created the Baltic 2030 Action Plan tailored for the BSR to guide macro-regional stakeholders through the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals; the senior adviser was Krista Kampus. In February 2017, a presentation of the work involved to archive the targets was given in Tallinn, Estonia.

As a multinational team, members of Baltic 21 are government ministries and agencies from the 11 Baltic Sea states, the European Commission, numerous intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations and financial institutions, as well as local and business networks. The Baltic 21 network brings together people who are active in sectors including agriculture, energy, forests, tourism and spatial planning; the Baltic 21 process is steered and monitored by the Senior Officials Group consisting of representatives of the member countries and institutions. Http://

1967 Palmerston North by-election

The Palmerston North by-election of 1967 was a by-election for the electorate of Palmerston North on 2 December 1967 during the 35th New Zealand Parliament. The by-election resulted from the death of the sitting member Bill Brown of the National Party on 16 October 1967. Brown had held the seat since 1960; the by-election was won by Joe Walding of the Labour Party, he held the seat for the next two elections, 1969 and 1972. The following table contains the election results: Clifford. New Zealand Parliamentary Election Results 1946–1987: Occasional Publications No 1, Department of Political Science. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. P. 251. ISBN 0-475-11200-8. Wood, G. A.. Ministers and Members in the New Zealand Parliament. Dunedin: University of Otago Press. P. 113. ISBN 1 877133 00 0