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Henderson County, Kentucky

Henderson County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,250; the county seat is Henderson. The county was formed in 1798 and named for Colonel Richard Henderson who purchased 17,000,000 acres of land from the Cherokee Indians, part of which would make up the county. Henderson County is part of the IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area. Henderson County was established in 1798. A peninsula across the Ohio from Henderson, which now forms Union Township, Vanderburgh County, was the subject of Handly's Lessee v. Anthony, a U. S. Supreme Court case in 1820. An area known as "Green River Island" is part of Kentucky though it is on the Indiana side of the Ohio River; the Ellis Park Race Course is located there. A workplace shooting occurred at an Atlantis Plastics factory in Henderson, United States on June 25, 2008; the gunman, 25-year-old Wesley Neal Higdon and killed five people and critically injured a sixth, before taking his own life. The mass murder is the worst in the history of Henderson County, surpassing the triple homicides that took place in 1799 and 1955.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 466 square miles, of which 437 square miles is land and 30 square miles is water; the county's northern border with Indiana is formed by the Ohio River, though some of the county lies north of the river. Posey County, Indiana Vanderburgh County, Indiana Warrick County, Indiana Daviess County McLean County Webster County Union County As of the census of 2000, there were 44,829 people, 18,095 households, 12,576 families residing in the county; the population density was 102 per square mile. There were 19,466 housing units at an average density of 44 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.16% White, 7.10% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population. There were 18,095 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.50% were non-families.

26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,892, the median income for a family was $44,703. Males had a median income of $33,838 versus $22,572 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,470. About 9.70% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over. Corydon Henderson Robards Anthoston Poole Spottsville Happy Chandler, 44th and 49th governor of Kentucky. Ewing Galloway, a journalist and one time county prosecutor, in 1920 founded the Ewing Galloway Agency in New York City, a stock photography agency.

By the time of his death 33 years his catalog of photos had grown to 400,000 images. Although most, if not all, of the photographs were either purchased from other agencies or shot by employees, the name "Ewing Galloway" appeared beside photos that appeared in books, encyclopedias and magazine, making his name world-famous.. Kentucky clergyman and university president LaVerne Butler was born in Henderson County in 1926. Country entertainer Grandpa Jones was raised in Henderson County. Command Sergeant Major Gary L. Littrell, Medal of Honor recipient for his service during the Vietnam War National Register of Historic Places listings in Henderson County, Kentucky


The Voies Ferrées Locales et Industrielles is a French freight rail company, a subsidiary of SNCF in the SNCF Geodis logistics group. The company was formed in 1998 as industrial railway operator; the subsidiary Fertis operated construction trains on the LGV Est up to 2007. From 2007 on, SNCF developed VFLI into a full-fledged freight railway. VFLI was created in 1998 as a subsidiary of the holding company SNCF Participations to operate as a low cost operation the company took over the operations of two industrial railway systems: Voies Ferrées des Landes and Mines Dominiales de Potasse d'Alsace. In 2000 the company began a joint venture with Compagnie des chemins de fer départementaux called Voies Ferrées du Morvan to operate the 87 km Avallon-Autun railway line, in 2001 took over operations on the Houllières du Bassin de Lorraine via a subsidiary'VFLI Cargo. Up to 2007 the company was involved in the construction of LGV Est through the subsidiary Fertis. In 2007, VFLI got the certification to run trains on the full extent of the French national railway network owned by Réseau Ferré de France.

By 2008 the company was providing services for around forty industrial sites, with clients having included Rhodia, Arcelor and Coke de Carling, Ciments français, Elf, Port Edouard Herriot, ALZ, Smurfit SCF in Facture and PSA, other contracts included transport of combustion waste from Protires waste processing plant in Strasbourg, work sub-contracted from SNCF and transportation from ports. As of 2012 VFLI's operations are in four main areas: main rail freight in France. Main line freight rail accounted in 2011 for nearly two thirds of VFLI's turnover, representing a turnover of 67.7 million Euros, compared to 5.4 million Euros in 2007. In 2010 VFLI owned ~100 diesel locomotives shunting and short trip locomotives; as well as ~800 wagons. The company operates rolling stock workshops, carrying out maintenance and refurbishment. Europorte, SNCF Fret, Euro Cargo Rail: rail freight operators in France Company website Alternate company Website

Irrational Man

Irrational Man: A Study In Existential Philosophy is a 1958 book by the philosopher William Barrett, in which the author explains the philosophical background of existentialism and provides a discussion of several major existentialist thinkers, including Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre. Irrational Man helped to introduce existentialism to the English-speaking world and has been identified as one of the most useful books that discuss the subject, but Barrett has been criticized for endorsing irrationality and for giving a distorted and misleading account of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Barrett discusses existentialism and its background, including the philosophical tradition to which existentialism was a reaction, he outlines the views of philosophers from Plato to Hegel, tracing the development of ideas about being and metaphysics. He attempts to explain how developments in science, modern art and religion, including Protestantism, provided the background to existentialism.

He argues that the modern world is becoming secularized and that faith has become "attenuated". He maintains. Surveying trends in art, Barrett writes that the Dada movement was "one of the valid eruptions of the irrational in this century."Four existentialist thinkers - Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Sartre - receive extended discussion from Barrett, who explains their main ideas and philosophical terminology. Barrett more discusses other existentialist thinkers such as Karl Jaspers, Nikolai Berdyaev, Martin Buber, Miguel de Unamuno, Gabriel Marcel, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, as well as some artists and writers he considers existentialist, such as the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, whom he compares to Nietzsche, crediting him with anticipating Nietzsche's insights into the will to power in Crime and Punishment. Discussing Kierkegaard, Barrett maintains that the Danish philosopher is relevant to non-Christians because of his "appeal to their own existence." Barrett writes that, "Being a Christian, after all, is one way of being a man - for Kierkegaard it was the only way - and to have this way illumined, to be summoned to its tasks, is to be called on to be a man, however divergent our own choice of a way may be."

Barrett adds that, "Kierkegaard stated the question of Christianity so nakedly, made it turn so decisively about the individual and his quest for his own eternal happiness, that all religious writers after him seem by comparison to be symbolical, institutional, or metaphorical - in a word, gnostic. The nakedness of Kierkegaard's statement of faith makes it impossible for Christianity to go anywhere but in the direction of some kind of gnosticism."In his discussion of Nietzsche, Barrett writes that, "Nietzsche's fate is one the great episodes in man's historic effect to know himself. After him, the problem of man could never quite return to its pre-Nietzschean level." Barrett calls Thus Spoke Zarathustra Nietzsche's "most lyrical book" and "the expression of the loneliest Nietzsche."Finally, Barrett applies existentialist thought to the world of the late 1950s, during the Cold War. Irrational Man includes two appendices, "Negation and the Nature of Man", which reprints a 1957 paper by Barrett, "Existence and Analytic Philosophers", a technical discussion of existentialism in relation to analytic philosophy.

Irrational Man was first published in 1958 by Inc.. Editions include those published by Greenwood Press, Inc. in 1977 and Anchor Books in 1990. Irrational Man received a positive review from Robert Jordan in The Nation. Discussions of the book include those by Paul Stuewe in Quill & Quire, Andrew Pulver in The Guardian, John Williams in The New York Times Book Review. Jordan described the book as a "spirited defense" of the methods and conclusions of existentialist philosophy. Stuewe described the book as "perhaps the best popular book on existentialism". Pulver identified the book as an influence on filmmaker Woody Allen, observing that the title of his film Irrational Man is inspired by Barrett's book, which "no doubt formed part of Allen’s self-taught intellectual life in the late 50s and early 60s"; the theologian John Macquarrie described Irrational Man as one of the most useful books about existentialism. In The Ominous Parallels, the Objectivist philosopher Leonard Peikoff presented Irrational Man as an example of a prominent philosopher endorsing irrationality, citing Barrett's comments about Dada.

The philosopher Jon Stewart accused Barrett of caricaturing, propagating myths about, Hegel. Stewart deemed Barrett guilty of misrepresenting Hegel as a "cosmic rationalist" who, like the philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, some romantics, believed in a metaphysical world soul. Books Journals Online articles

Sleepy Hollow (film)

Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely based on Washington Irving's 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, with Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones in supporting roles; the plot follows police constable Ichabod Crane sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman. Development began in 1993 at Paramount Pictures, with Kevin Yagher set to direct Andrew Kevin Walker's script as a low-budget slasher film. Disagreements with Paramount resulted in Yagher's being demoted to prosthetic makeup designer, Burton was hired to direct in June 1998. Filming took place from November 1998 to May 1999; the film had its world premiere at Mann's Chinese Theatre on November 17, 1999 and was released in the United States on November 19, 1999, by Paramount Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics, with many praising the performances, direction and musical score, as well as its dark humor, visual effects and atmosphere.

It grossed $207 million worldwide. Sleepy Hollow won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. In 1799, New York City police constable Ichabod Crane is dispatched to the upstate Dutch hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, plagued by a series of brutal decapitations: Peter and Dirk Van Garrett, a wealthy father and son, a widow, Emily Winship. Received by the insular town elders—wealthy businessman Baltus Van Tassel. Ichabod begins his investigation, skeptical of the paranormal story. Boarding at the home of Baltus Van Tassel and his second wife, Lady Van Tassel, he is taken with Baltus' spiritual daughter, Katrina; when a fourth victim, Jonathan Masbath, is killed, Ichabod takes the victim's son, Young Masbath, under his wing. Ichabod and Masbath exhume the victims on a tip from Philipse, learning that the widow died pregnant. He, Young Masbath and Katrina venture into the Western Woods, where a crone living in a cave reveals the location of the Horseman's grave at the "Tree of the Dead", he digs up the Horseman's grave and discovers the skull has been taken, deducing that it has been stolen by someone who now controls him and that the tree is his portal into the living world.

That night, the Horseman kills Beth Killian, the village midwife, her family, as well as Katrina's suitor Brom when he attempts to intervene. Judging by the Horseman's habit of murdering specific victims and leaving others in his path unharmed, Ichabod hypothesizes that he is attacking select targets linked by a conspiracy, he and Masbath visit Hardenbrook, who reveals that the first victim, Peter Van Garrett, had secretly married the widow, writing a new will that left his estate to her and her unborn child. Ichabod deduces that all the subsequent victims are either beneficiaries or witnesses to this new will, that the Horseman's master is the person who would have otherwise inherited the estate: Baltus, a Van Garrett relative. Upon discovering the accusation, Katrina burns the evidence. Hardenbrook commits suicide, Steenwyck convenes a town meeting to discredit Ichabod, but Baltus bursts into the assembly at the church, announcing that the Horseman has killed his wife, although he did not witness her death: he fled upon seeing the Horseman approach his wife with his sword in hand.

The Horseman is unable to enter. In the chaos, the remaining elders turn on and attack each other: Steenwyck and Lancaster are killed, the Horseman harpoons Baltus through a window, dragging him out of the church and acquiring his head. Concluding that Katrina controls the Horseman, Ichabod discovers that her diagram, which he believed summoned the Horseman, is one of protection, additionally finds a post-mortem wound on "Lady Van Tassel's" body. Lady Van Tassel and well reveals herself to Katrina. Lady Van Tassel abducts Katrina and explains her true heritage from an impoverished family evicted years ago by Van Garrett when he favored Baltus and Katrina instead, she swore revenge against Van Garrett and all who had wronged her, pledging herself to Satan if he would raise the Horseman to avenge her, to claim the Van Garrett and Van Tassel estates uncontested. Manipulating her way into the Van Tassel household, she used fear and lust to draw the other elders into her plot. Having eliminated all other heirs and witnesses — and having killed her sister, the crone, for aiding Ichabod — she summons the Horseman to finish Katrina.

Ichabod and Masbath rush to the windmill. After an escape that destroys the windmill and the subsequent chase to the Tree of the Dead, Ichabod retrieves the Horseman's skull from Lady Van Tassel and returns it to him, breaking the curse, setting the Horseman free from Lady Van Tassel's control. With his head restored, the Horseman spares Katrina and abducts Lady Van Tassel, giving her a bloody kiss and returning to Hell with her in tow, fulfilling her end of the deal. Ichabod returns to New York with Young Masbath, just in time for the new century. Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane: Crane is a quirky, yet sympathetic constable infatuated with integrating modern science into police proc


Magny-en-Vexin is a commune in the Val-d'Oise département in Île-de-France in northern France. It is located in the reigonal national park of Vexin. Public schools: Groupe Scolaire de l’Aubette: École Maternelle Albert Schweitzer and École Élémentaire Victor Schoelcher- Tél.: 01 34 67 27 60 Groupe Scolaire du Centre: École Maternelle Paul Eluard and École Élémentaire Anne Frank École Élémentaire Jean Moulin is in the Regroupement scolaire des quartiers d’Arthieul et de Blamécourt One junior high school, Collège Claude Monet.École Maternelle et Elémentaire Marie-Thérèse/Collège Marie Thérèse is a private school in the commune. Public high schools in the vicinity: Lycée Jules Verne - Cergy Lycée Polyvalent Galilée - Cergy Lycée d’Enseignement Professionnel de Chars - Chars Lycée d’Enseignement Professionnel d’Éragny - Éragny Lycée Polyvalent de Jouy le Moutier - Jouy le Moutier Lycée Polyvalent d’Osny - Osny Lycée Alfred Kastler de Cergy-Pontoise - Pontoise Lycée Camille Pissarro - Pontoise Lycée Technique Jean Perrin - Saint Ouen l’Aumône Lycée Professionnel Industriel d’Epluches - Saint Ouen l’Aumône Lycée Camille Claudel - VauréalPrivate high schools in the vicinity: Lycée Notre Dame de la Compassion Lycée Vauban École Saint Martin de France Vexin Communes of the Val-d'Oise department Chipping Norton, twin town of Magny-en-Vexin.

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Agustín Humberto Estrada Negrete

Agustín Humberto Estrada Negrete, a former director and teacher at the "Centro de Atención Múltiple 33 y 34 de Chiconautla" school for children with special needs, claims to have been Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico’s homosexual lover for seven years while Peña Nieto was governor of the State of Mexico and married to Mónica Pretelini. Estrada claims he was removed from his position by the state government for being gay, furthermore was jailed and raped in a jail in 2009 for this. Estrada appealed to the United Nations about this, requesting an inquiry by the Mexican national government into the case. In Spring 2010 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights requested the Mexican national government to guarantee the life and physical well-being of Estrada Negrete, however Mexico ignored the request. However, Estrada claims that in January 2007, Peña Nieto’s wife discovered Estrada and the future president having sex and that a fight between the husband and wife took place. According to Estrada, Peña Nieto began beating his wife.

Shortly thereafter, Mónica Pretelini was dead. Estrada claimed to have been beaten by Peña Nieto, was thus convinced that Peña Nieto killed his wife. In an interview, Estrada said that after Pretelini’s death, the future president cried upon Estrada's breast, “I went too far.” Photos of Estrada Negrete at official functions of Peña Nieto,