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Headland, Alabama

Headland is the largest city in Henry County, United States. It is part of Alabama's metropolitan area. At the 2010 census, the population was 4,510 up from 3,523 at the 2000 census. Ray Marler is the current mayor. James Joshua Head founded Headland in 1871 as "Head's Land", he plotted the town and built his home. The post office opened, as "Headland", on October 10, 1871; the Headland Public Square was laid off in 1871 by J. J. Head with a vision for a branch courthouse. Henry County voters decided in the 1879 and 1885 courthouse site elections not to locate a courthouse on the public square. Henry has been Alabama's only county with three courthouses at the same time. J. J. Head sold Headland to Hosey C. Powell in 1879, who sold to Dr. Wyatt S. Oates in 1880. J. J. Head moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1883 and established Lake Magdalene, Florida. Headland incorporated in 1884 with 26 4 black petitioners; the railroad was built in 1893 along with the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot. The depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1980.

It has since been disassembled. Headland's "Spirit of the American Doughboy" statue was the first public statue in Henry County, it was erected on the square in 1926 as a tribute to the town's military dead. The square was paved in 1935; as of the 1960 U. S. Census, Headland had grown into Henry County's largest city, narrowly edging out Abbeville, the largest since Dothan was removed into Houston County in 1903. Headland lost that distinction to Abbeville again in 1970, but regained it in 1980 and has since solidified its hold. In 2000, it broke Dothan's then-Henry County 1900 record of 3,275 residents with 3,523 and added nearly 1,000 more by 2010. Headland is located in the southwest corner of Henry County at 31°21′12″N 85°20′23″W, it is bordered to the south by the city of Dothan and town of Kinsey in Houston County and to the west by Dale County. U. S. Route 431, a four-lane highway, passes through the east side of Headland, leading south 10 miles to the center of Dothan and north 18 miles to Abbeville.

Alabama State Route 134 runs through the center of Headland, leading east 16 miles to Columbia next to the Georgia line, west 10 miles to Midland City. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Headland has a total area of 30.3 square miles, of which 0.01 square miles, or 0.03%, are water. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,523 people, 1,423 households, 1,027 families residing in the city; the population density was 219.7 people per square mile. There were 1,516 housing units at an average density of 94.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 67.53% White, 31.28% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.03% from other races, 0.88% from two or more races. 0.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,423 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.8% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.94. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $34,388, the median income for a family was $42,150. Males had a median income of $33,500 versus $20,165 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,069. About 10.6% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over. As of the census of 2010, there were 4,510 people, 1,799 households, 1,291 families residing in the city; the population density was 281.9 people per square mile. There were 1,949 housing units at an average density of 121.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 70.1% White, 27.5% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races.

1.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,799 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $45,813, the median income for a family was $50,120. Males had a median income of $37,025 versus $30,734 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,304.

About 13.6% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 20.7% of those age 65 or over. Headland is a part of the Henry County Public Schools system, it operates Headland Middle School and Headland High School. Headland was home to the


USS LST-991 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy. Like many of her class, she is properly referred to by her hull designation. LST-991 was laid down on 26 February 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard. During World War II, LST-991 was assigned to the Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands — September and October 1944 Leyte landings — October and November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landings — January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay — January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto — April through June 1945Following the war, LST-991 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China. Decommissioned on 3 May 1946, at Shanghai, she was transferred to the U. S. Department of State for immediate transfer to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Commission for service in Republic of China; the ship is believed to have been torpedoed and sunk off of Quemoy Island by torpedo boats of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy.

LST-991 earned five battle stars for World War II service. Photo gallery of USS LST-991 at NavSource Naval History This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, is a Japanese survival horror video game developed and published by Tecmo in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. It is the second installment in the Fatal Frame series, features an independent story with little relation to the first title; the story follows twin sisters Mio and Mayu Amakura as they explore an abandoned village and experience encounters with the paranormal. Their lives become threatened when the village spirits begin to possess Mayu and target them as sacrifices for an ancient ritual. Players must use a camera with powers of exorcism to defeat enemies and uncover the secrets of the village. Development of Fatal Frame II began shortly after the completion of the first title; because many players were too frightened to finish the original, Tecmo made the sequel's story more interesting to encourage players to see it through and finish the game. Despite this, horror was still the central focus of the game. Director Makoto Shibata kept the perpetual nature of spirits in mind during development.

Ghosts reappearing in different locations, being able to feel their presence after their death were characteristics Shibata felt were indicative of a horror scenario. Upon release, Fatal Frame II received positive reviews, is considered to be among the scariest video games made. An Xbox port, subtitled Director's Cut, was released in 2004 and included improved visuals and new gameplay modes; the game has been re-released on the PlayStation 3 via PSN in 2013, a remake of the game titled Project Zero 2: Wii Edition was released for the Wii in 2012 in Europe and Japan. Fatal Frame II is a survival horror video game. For most of the game, the player controls the protagonist Mio Amakura as she and her sister Mayu explore a ghost town; as they explore the town and uncover its secrets, they defeat enemies in the form of ghosts and spirits by taking pictures of them with an enchanted camera, the Camera Obscura. There are two modes of field mode and viewfinder mode; when in field mode, the player controls Mio directly and can examine items and search areas for clues.

When the camera is used, the game enters viewfinder mode, from where pictures of ghosts and scenery can be taken. Information about the camera film type, lens type, camera enhancements is visible. Most of the game is spent directing Mio followed by Mayu as they explore the village. A filament in the corner of the screen will glow when clues are nearby. Many clues are only visible through the viewfinder, some ghosts are non-hostile and will provide hints to advance further. Sometimes Mayu will stop. Other than clues and key items to progress the narrative, consumable items such as health restoratives and film for the Camera Obscura can be found. Fighting spirits by taking pictures of them is a key gameplay mechanic; when in viewfinder mode, one can take pictures of enemies. More damage can be dealt by snapping shots at certain moments, indicated by the filaments and lights on the camera. Power-up lenses can be used to provide added affects such as slowing down the enemy or pushing them back. Pictures taken with the camera can be saved to the memory card.

Mayu cannot fight off ghosts, if she takes too much damage, it results in a game over. The player character Mio has a health meter, like Mayu, if she receives too much damage it is game over; the game must be continued from a previous save. The game can only be saved at red lanterns located in throughout the village. Fatal Frame II is set in the fictional Minakami region of Japan; the region is home to Minakami Village, an abandoned town where the majority of the game takes place. The player learns that Minakami Village was host to the "Crimson Sacrifice Ritual", the failure of which caused the settlement to vanish—thus earning it the name "The Lost Village". In the game's present, there is an urban legend about the Lost Village, where people who become lost in the Minakami forest will become trapped forever in the village; the protagonists of Fatal Frame II are Mio and Mayu Amakura, twin sisters who are visiting their favorite childhood playspot in Minakami before it is lost due to construction of a new dam.

The main antagonist is the vengeful spirit of Sae Kurosawa, the sole Twin Shrine Maiden sacrificed for the failed ritual. She yearns to reunite with her twin sister Yae. Sae mistakens Mio for her sister, wants to use Mayu to try and complete the ritual with her. Other characters include the spirit of Itsuki Tachibana, a young man who mistakes Mio for Yae, but instead tries to help her and Mayu escape; the plot of Fatal Frame II is independent from the first game in the series. During the Amakura twins' visit to their favorite childhood playspot in the Minakami region, Mayu follows a mysterious red butterfly deep into the woods. Mio, concerned for her older sister and they soon discover a village at night. While it seems abandoned, the twins soon realize that the village contains the tortured souls of the dead, forever reliving the events that trapped them in this state. Mayu soon is led deeper into the village by the butterflies; as Mio searches for her, she learns of the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual, the failure of which caused the "Repentance", a disaster which shrouded the village in darkness.

The village houses a system of tunnels underneath, where its deepest point is home to the "Hellish Abyss", a deep hole that collects the souls of the dead. To keep the Abyss from unleashing the dead, a pair of twins born in the village are required to perform a ri

Little Bob

Little Bob Story is a French rock band with strong blues and rhythm'n' blues influences. Lemmy from Motörhead features on the album Ringolevio. In 2011, the vocalist Roberto Piazza alias Little Bob plays himself in the movie Le Havre directed by Aki Kaurismäki, in competition at the 2011 edition of Festival de Cannes. Little Bob Story 1976: High Time 1977: Off The Rails 1977: Living In The Fast Lane 1978: Come See Me 1980: Light Of My Town 1982: Vacant Heart 1984: Too Young To Love Me 1985:... Wanderes... Followers... Lovers... 1987: RingolevioLittle Bob 1989: Rendez-Vous In Angel City 1991: Alive or nothing 1993: Lost Territories 1997: Blue stories 2002: Libero 2005: The Gift 2009: Time To BlastLittle Bob Blues Bastards 2012: Break Down The Walls 2015: Howlin' 2018: New Day Coming 1978: Live In London 2003: Rock On Riff On Roll On Move On - Live 2003 2005: Live In The Dockland 2005: Live In London 1977: Little Bob Story 1991: High Time + Like Rock'n Roll 1999: One Story Volume 1 2000: One Story Volume 2 2011: Wild And Deep - Best Of 1989/2009 1999: Tribute to Lee Brilleaux 2000: Blues against racism 2002: Roots and new 2002 2002: A South Louisiana soul sensation Little Bob et Christian Eudeline, La Story, Éditions Denoël, coll.

X-treme, 2010 ISBN 978-2-2072-6040-1, 251 p. Stories of Little Bob, histoires pour Roberto. Jean-Bernard Pouy, Frédéric Prilleux, Jean-Noël Levavasseur, Jean-Luc Manet, Stéphane Le Carre, Stéphane Pajot, Sylvie Rouch, Serguei Dounovtez et al. Editions Krakoën. April 2013. Official website Vidéo interview - September 2007 Vidéo interview - October 2009 Interview for radio RDL Colmar Vidéo interview - July 2011

Global Classrooms

Global Classrooms is a U. S.-based global education program, belonging to the United Nations Association of the United States of America, that engages middle school and high school students in an exploration of current world issues through Model United Nations, wherein students step into shoes of UN Ambassadors and debate a range of issues on the UN agenda. Global Classrooms was created for students in economically disadvantaged public schools who have little or no knowledge of global affairs or experience with Model UN The Global Classrooms program is in 24 major cities around the world. Global Classrooms bridges the gap in the Model UN community between established global education programs and traditionally underserved public schools by exposing students to the growing influence of globalization. Early in the 1990s UNA-USA observed that Model UN activities overwhelmingly attracted the participation of students and teachers from private and/or affluent suburban schools. Believing it to be of critical importance, UNA-USA determined that it would increase the number of students from economically disadvantaged public schools participating in Model UN.

Global Classrooms was founded in 1999, as a vehicle for education to reach students who would otherwise never have the opportunity to participate in Model UN. It has been estimated that Annually, over 300,000 high school and university students worldwide participate in Model United Nations activities. Numerous organizations and high-profile individuals have supported the Global Classrooms program. On May 13, 2010, MTV Networks International President, MTV Staying Alive Chairman, UNAIDS Ambassador Bill Roedy addressed the Global Classrooms international student delegation at the UN General Assembly, during which he discussed issues ranging from AIDS and HIV to global media. Past Global Classrooms conferences have hosted speakers and guests such as: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Ambassador Frederick "Rick" Barton, U. S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, Kantathi Suphamongkhon and on multiple occasions, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The United States Department of State is a major supporter of Global Classrooms and Model UN and annually offers its headquarters as the conference venue for the Global Classrooms DC conference.

In addition to its ties to the diplomatic community, Global Classrooms continues to benefit from school based partnerships with school districts and universities such as: Chicago Public Schools, Kyung Hee University, Lebanese American University, the Mulberry School for Girls Global Classrooms United Nations Association of the United States of America

Ship of Fools (World Party song)

"Ship of Fools" is a rock song performed by World Party. It was written and produced by singer and multi-instrumentalist Karl Wallinger of The Waterboys. Wallinger is the sole member of World Party."Ship of Fools" was the first single released by World Party and was included on the 1987 debut album Private Revolution. It was World Party's sole Billboard Top 40 single, debuting on that chart on April 4, 1987 and peaking at number 27, it reached no. 42 on the UK singles chart, no. 5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, no. 4 on the Australian Music Report chart. A longer version, at 6 minutes and 40 seconds, was released as a 12" single, with a double B Side of World Groove and Nowhere Man; the song has been included on over a dozen compilations, including Greenpeace's Rainbow Warriors compilation. A version of the song by Noah Hawley and Jeff Russo was used in season 3 of the TV series Fargo