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Hennepin County, Minnesota

Hennepin County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,152,425, it is the 32nd-most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is the state's most populous city; the county is named in honor of the 17th-century explorer Father Louis Hennepin. Hennepin County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area; the center of population of Minnesota is in the city of Minneapolis. Hennepin County was created in 1852 by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature. Father Louis Hennepin's name was chosen because he named St. Anthony Falls and recorded some of the earliest accounts of the area for the Western world. Hennepin County's early history is linked to the establishment of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Anthony. Resources on the history of Hennepin County can be found at the Hennepin History Museum, Hennepin County Library's Special Collections Department, the Minnesota State Historical Society. Hennepin County became a Sanctuary for illegal immigrants in July 2014, under Governor Tim Pawlenty's term 2003 - 2011.

Policy Decision Maker: Sheriff's Policy Detainer Policy: Will not honor ICE detainer absent judicial authority. Source: ICE Document, Declined Detainers List According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 607 square miles, of which 554 square miles is land and 53 square miles is water. Hennepin is one of 17 Minnesota counties with more savanna soils than either prairie or forest soils, is one of only two Minnesota counties with more than 75% of its area in savanna soils; the highest waterfall on the Mississippi River, the Saint Anthony Falls is in Hennepin County next to downtown Minneapolis, but in the 19th century, the falls were converted to a series of dams. Barges and boats now pass through locks to move between the parts of the river above and below the dams. Anoka County Ramsey County Dakota County Scott County Carver County Wright County Sherburne County Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Mississippi National River and Recreation Area As of the 2010 Census, there were 1,152,425 people, 475,913 households, 272,885 families living in the county.

The racial makeup of the county was 74.4% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 6.2% Asian, 3.4% from other races, 3.2% from two or more races. 6.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. According to the 2010–2015 American Community Survey, the largest ancestry groups were German, Norwegian and Swedish. At the 2000 Census, there were 1,116,200 people, 456,129 households, 267,291 families living in the county; the population density was 774/km². There were 468,824 housing units at an average density of 325/km²; the racial makeup of the county was 80.53% White, 8.95% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 4.80% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.06% from other races, 2.60% from two or more races. 4.07 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 456,129 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.30% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.40% were non-families.

31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county 24.00% of the population was under the age of 18, 9.70% was between 18 and 24, 33.70% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, 11.00% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $51,711, the median income for a family was $65,985 Accounting for inflation, these figures rise again to $76,202.87 for individuals, $92,353.46 for households, adjusted for 2014 dollars. Males had a median income of $42,466 versus $32,400 for females; the per capita income for the county was $28,789. About 5.00% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.

Hennepin County is the wealthiest county in Minnesota and one of the 100 highest-income counties in the United States. Besides English, languages with significant numbers of speakers in Hennepin County include Arabic, Khmer, Russian, Somali and Vietnamese. In 2010 statistics, the largest religious group in Hennepin County was the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, with 215,205 Catholics worshipping at 73 parishes, followed by 124,732 ELCA Lutherans with 106 congregations, 59,811 non-denominational adherents with 103 congregations, 20,286 UMC Methodists with 42 congregations, 18,836 Missouri Synod Lutherans with 34 congregations, 16,941 PC-USA Presbyterians with 21 congregations, 16,230 Converge Baptists with 26 congregations, 16,128 AoG Pentecostals with 32 congregations, 12,307 UCC Christians with 20 congregations, 8,608 Reform Jews with 3 congregations. Altogether, 54.3% of the population was claimed as members by religious congregations, although members of African-American denominations were underrepresented due to incomplete information.

In 2014, Hennepin County had 708 religious organizations, the 16th most out of

Itasca Township, Sherman County, Kansas

Itasca Township is one of the thirteen townships of Sherman County, United States. The population was 321 at the 2000 census. Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships: Voltaire Township — north Washington Township — east Iowa Township — southeastern corner Smoky Township — south Logan Township — westIt lies south of the county seat of Goodland. While part of Goodland lies within the township's original boundaries, the city is not part of the township. There are no communities in the township proper; the intermittent source of the south fork of Sappa Creek is located in Itasca Township. Interstate 70 and U. S. Route 24 run east–west through Itasca Township, while its western border with Logan Township is occupied by the north–south K-27. A small airport lies in the northern part of the township. A railroad line travels east–west through Itasca Township, just north of the interstate; as an active township, Itasca Township is governed by a three-member board, composed of the township trustee, the township treasurer, the township clerk.

The trustee acts as the township executive. County website

Spencer Bachus

Spencer Thomas Bachus III is an American politician. He is a former U. S. Representative for the state of Alabama, serving from 1993 to 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served as ranking member and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. On September 30, 2013, Bachus announced his retirement from Congress, his term ended in 2015. Born and raised in Birmingham, Bachus graduated from Auburn University and the University of Alabama Law School, he served in the Alabama National Guard before being elected to the Alabama State School Board in 1986 and holding the position of Alabama Republican Party Chairman in 1991. He was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1992, was re-elected by wide margins. From 2006 to 2012, Bachus was the leading Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, serving as committee chairman when his party held a House majority during the 112th Congress. Due to House Republican term limits on committee leadership positions, Bachus was succeeded by Congressman Jeb Hensarling in 2013.

Bachus was born in Birmingham, the son of Edith and Jim Bachus Jr. He graduated from Auburn University in 1969 where he became a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, he served in the Alabama National Guard from 1969 to 1971, during the Vietnam War, while attending law school. Prior to his political career, he owned a sawmill and practiced law until 1992. In 1982, Bachus was elected to the Alabama Senate; because new legislative elections were scheduled for 1983, he served only one year. In 1983 he was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives. In 1986, he was elected as the first Republican to the Alabama State Board of Education, serving one four-year term representing the 6th District. In 1990, he ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General of Alabama. In 1991, he became Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, serving in that position until his campaign for Congress. From 2006 to 2012, Bachus was the leading Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, serving as committee chairman when his party held a House majority during the 112th Congress.

Due to House Republican term limits on committee leadership positions, Bachus was named Chairman Emeritus of the Financial Services Committee and rejoined the Judiciary Committee, which he had to take leave of when named Financial Services Chair. On September 30, 2013, Bachus announced his retirement from Congress, his term ended in January 2015. Upon his retirement in 2014, Norman Ornstein wrote a column in the National Journal lamenting the "Exodus of Problem Solvers on Capitol Hill." Alabama's 6th congressional district was redistricted based on the 1990 United States Census. In the 1992 election, Bachus defeated incumbent Democrat Ben Erdreich. Bachus was endorsed by The Birmingham News. Bachus got a major assist from redistricting, which drew most of Birmingham's black neighborhoods into the majority-black 7th district, replacing them with suburban and Republican territory around Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Despite being outspent 2 to 1, the 7th's more Republican bent was enough to give Bachus the victory by seven points.

He was undoubtedly helped by George H. W. Bush winning the district by over 30 points. Bachus would never face another contest nearly that close. No Democrat filed from 2000 to 2010. In the 2004 Republican primary, Bachus defeated Phillip Jauregui, a member of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's legal team. Bachus was unopposed in the 2004 general election. In the 2010 midterm elections, Bachus turned back a challenge from pastor Stan Cooke in the Republican primary, winning 75% of the vote. 2012 Bachus decided to run for re-election after redistricting to the newly redrawn 6th district. In the Republican primary, he drew three challengers, most notably State Senator Scott Beason. Beason ran well to Bachus's right and called for "true conservative leadership." Bachus outspent him. The incumbent spent over $1.5 million, outspending Beason 45–1. Bachus defeated him 59%–27%, he won every county in the district except for Blount County. For the first time since 1998, Bachus faced a Democratic challenger.

Colonel Penny Bailey defeated William Barnes to become the Democratic nominee. However, Bachus turned back this challenge easily, defeating Bailey with 71 percent of the vote. Bachus had a conservative voting record, with a lifetime rating of 92 from the American Conservative Union, he was a signer of Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Bachus was an active legislator, engaged in many important issues over the course of his congressional career, he helped amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to curtail identity theft and ease consumer access to their credit reports. Bachus had a reputation for good constituent service. 1990sIn the late 1990s, during his tenure as Chairman of the Banking Oversight Committee, he uncovered the Community Development Financial Institute, which led to the resignation of the top two CDFI officials. In the 1990s he became an advocate of international debt relief for the Third World, joined a broad coalition of activists in a one-day fast to demand action, successful.

He criticized the Bush administration over negotiations with the genocidal regime in Sudan, urged Bush to stop payment of oil revenues to the Sudanese government. Bachus was credited. In 1995, Bachus pushed for the creation of the Alabama National Cemetery, a United States National Cemetery located in Montevallo, Alabama. Bachus said, "The Alabama National Cemet

Kappad

Kappad, or Kappakadavu locally, is a beach near Kozhikode, in the district of the same name, India. A stone monument installed by government commemorates the "landing" by Vasco da Gama with the inscription,'Vasco da Gama landed here, Kappakadavu, in the year 1498'. In 2007 a Rs. 1.5 crore program to beautify the beach was launched by Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. It is now completed and Kappad beach has a corniche and park; the park includes a restroom and seating. The nearest major railway station is Koyilandy, about 10 km away from Kappad; the nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, about 25 km from the town of Kozhikode. Private transport buses are available from the main bus stand, or visitors can reach the beach by stopping at Thiruvangoor on National Highway 66 between Kozhikode and Vadakara. Moodadi Chengottukavu Arikkulam Thikkodi Chemancheri Atholi Ulliyeri Cheekilode Nochad Koyilandy Chemancheri railway station

Aleksandr Savin (volleyball player)

Aleksandr Borisovich Savin is a Russian former volleyball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1976 Summer Olympics and in the 1980 Summer Olympics. He was born in Taganrog. Where as a child he moved with his parents in the city of Obninsk, Kaluga Oblast, he studied at the high school №6 Obninsk. The pupil Obninsk volleyball school. Volleyball started in 1967 in Obninsk Youth. First coach — Vladimir Pitanov. In 1976 he was part of the Soviet team, he played. Four years he won the gold medal with the Soviet team in the 1980 Olympic tournament, he played. He was a major player to help Soviet Union men's national volleyball team to dominate the World in late 1970s to early 1980s by winning 1977 FIVB Men's World Cup, 1978 FIVB Men's World Championship, 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, 1981 FIVB Men's World Cup and 1982 FIVB Men's World Championship in row, and so we welcome Aleksandr Borisovich Savin, Olympic Gold Medalist, as a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame. Awarded Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, Order of Friendship of Peoples, Order of the Badge of Honour.

October 22, 2010, Savin was admitted to the Volleyball Hall of Fame. Aleksandr Savin at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com

Proud Scum

Proud Scum was a notable punk band in New Zealand punk's second wave. Proud Scum attracted a hardcore punk and bootboy following. Formed from members of punk bands Rooter and The Atrocities, Proud Scum were: Jonathan Jamrag, John Atrocity, Alastair Rabbit, Bruce Diode. Atrocity left in June 1979. Atrocity's departure was inspiration for one of the band's best known tracks, Suicide 2, which encourages him to "...jump off Grafton Bridge". They are known for the tracks I am a Rabbit, Suicide. All of which are on the defining New Zealand punk compilation album AK-79. Proud Scum released a shared 7" single with The Terrorways in 1980; the band relocated to Sydney in 1980 before disbanding in 1981. Proud Scum had a reunion in the early 1980s, reformed for the AK-79 reunion show in Auckland, November 2008. According to the band's official MySpace page they are located in Sydney and were recording for a Toy Love tribute album, Stitched Up. "Proud Scum – Auckland punk's second wave". "Jamrag interview". "Proud Scum at Last FM".

"Proud Scum – part discography". Proud Scum's MySpace page Proud Scum's Facebook Page