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Howard County, Iowa

Howard County is a county located in the US state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,566; the county seat is Cresco. The county was founded in 1851. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 474 square miles, of which 473 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 63 Iowa Highway 9 Iowa Highway 139 Mower County, Minnesota Fillmore County, Minnesota Winnesheik County Chickasaw County Mitchell County Floyd County The 2010 census recorded a population of 9,566 in the county, with a population density of 20.207/sq mi. There were 4,367 housing units. At the 2000 census, there were 9,932 people, 3,974 households and 2,650 families residing in the county; the population density was 21 per square mile. There were 4,327 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 99.06% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% from other races, 0.42% from two or more races.

0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,974 households of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03. 26.30% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males. The median household income was $34,641 and the median family income was $43,284. Males had a median income of $28,856 compared $21,367 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,842. About 5.6% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

The Mighty Howard County Fair is held annually in the last full week of June. This celebration originated in 1858, three fairs were celebrated before being interrupted by the American Civil War, they resumed from 1866 through 1899, were resumed in 1923 under aegis of the present directorship. The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Howard County.† county seat Norman Borlaug - Nobel Peace Prize winner, raised and went to school in the county. National Register of Historic Places listings in Howard County, Iowa Howard County Development Commission's website Howard County Government Website

Demetrios Chomatenos

Demetrios Chomatenos or Chomatianos, Eastern Orthodox Archbishop of Ohrid from 1216 to 1236, was a Byzantine priest and judge. His comprehensive legal education allowed him to exert substantial influence as judge, arbiter and advisor to the Byzantine imperial house; this makes him a characteristic representative of a time where judicial power was devolving from the weakened secular authorities to the Church, one of the last legal practitioners in full command of Justinian's laws as recovered by the Macedonian legal renaissance. According to the eminent Byzantinist Donald Nicol, Chomatenos' court at Ohrid was a rare centre of stability and law in an uncertain and tumultuous era; some 150 of Chomatenos' case files have survived, allowing legal historians to construct a reasonably complete picture of the legal and institutional framework of the late Byzantine Empire. He played an important role in the rivalry of the two main post-Fourth Crusade Byzantine Greek successor states, the Empire of Nicaea and Epirus.

Along with John Apokaukos and George Bardanes, Chomatianos championed the Epirote cause of political and ecclesiastical independence from Nicaea, in 1225 or 1227, it was he who crowned the Epirote ruler Theodore Komnenos Doukas as Byzantine Emperor in Thessalonica. An important ecclesiastical and jurisdictional dispute arose soon after his arrival in Ohrid. In that time, the Eastern Orthodox eparchies in Serbia were still under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Ohrid; that changed in 1219, when Patriarch Manuel I of Constantinople, created a new Archbishopric for Serbia by appointing Sava Nemanjić as the first Serbian Archbishop. Demetrios Chomatenos protested and in the spring of 1220 he sent bishop Jovan of Skopje as an envoy to Archbishop Sava, but with no result. Serbia was lost to his jurisdiction, his attempts to remedy the situation in 1233 were unsuccessful. Günter Prinzing, Demetrii Chomateni Ponemata diaphora. Berlin 2002. ISBN 3-11-015612-1 Nicol, Donald M.. "Refugees, Mixed Population and Local Patriotism in Epiros and Western Macedonia after the Fourth Crusade".

XVe Congrès international d'études byzantines, Rapports et corapports I. Athens. Pp. 3–33. Simon, Dieter. "Chomatian, Demetrios". In Michael Stolleis. Juristen: ein biographisches Lexikon. Jahrhundert. München: Beck. P. 129. ISBN 3-406-45957-9. Popović, Svetlana. "The Serbian Episcopal sees in the thirteenth century". Старинар: 171–184. Ćirković, Sima. The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing

José Hernández-Fernández

José Hernández-Fernández is a professional male tennis player from the Dominican Republic. Hernández-Fernández reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour of World No. 287 in October 2013. He has played on the Futures circuit with a record of 74-40 and the ATP Challenger Tour where he has a record of 5-11. Hernández-Fernández is a member of the Dominican Republic Davis Cup team, having posted a 7–5 record in singles and a 5–1 record in doubles in eighteen ties played since 2006. Hernández-Fernández has represented the Dominican Republic in multiple international competitions. Hernández-Fernández partnered with countrywoman Chandra Capozzi in the mixed doubles competition at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, winning the bronze medal, he represented the Dominican Republic at the 2011 Pan American Games, though did not win any medals at the Games. Ranked 37th in the world junior rankings by the International Tennis Federation. Reached the round of 16 in the qualifying for the U.

S. Open Junior Tennis Championships, he played in the Wimbledon Junior Championships. Reached the round of 32 in the main draw of the Roland Garros Junior Championships. Won the JITIC tournament in Monterrey, Mexico. Made the finals of the Copa Merengue tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Finalist of the Barranquilla Junior Tennis Tournament in Barranquilla, Colombia. Prior to joining UNC Hernández-Fernández received offers from Texas A&M, Ohio State, among others. Hernández-Fernández played tennis at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, he finished his career at UNC ranked # 9 in the 2012 pre-season rankings before turning pro. He was twice a member of the "All-ACC" team. Combined record at UNC was 17 losses. José Hernández-Fernández at the Association of Tennis Professionals José Hernández-Fernández at the International Tennis Federation José Hernández-Fernández at the Davis Cup

Dull Knife Fight

The Dull Knife Fight, or the Battle on the Red Fork, part of the Great Sioux War of 1876, was a battle, fought on November 25, 1876 in present-day Johnson County, Wyoming between soldiers and scouts of the United States Army and warriors of the Northern Cheyenne. The battle ended the Northern Cheyennes' ability to continue the fight for their freedom on the Great Plains. After soldiers from Fort Fetterman in Wyoming Territory under Brigadier General George Crook fought the Northern Cheyenne at the Battle of Powder River, on March 17, 1876, the Battle of Prairie Dog Creek on June 9, 1876, the Battle of the Rosebud on June 17, 1876, the Battle of Slim Buttes on September 9–10, 1876, General Crook received reinforcements at his Goose Creek, Wyoming supply base and began to move up the old Bozeman Trail towards Crazy Horse. After learning of a village of Cheyennes in October, 1876, Crook sent Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie into the Southern Powder River Country to locate it. Colonel Mackenzie departed Camp Robinson, Nebraska with nearly 1,000 soldiers in 11 companies of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th United States Cavalry Regiments.

He had a large contingent of 400 Indian scouts, including Pawnee led by Li-heris-oo-li-shar, Shoshone led by O-ho-a-tay, Arapaho led by "Sharp Nose", Sioux led by "Three Bears", Bannocks led by Tup-si-paw, Cheyenne. The expedition of 1500 officers and men left Fort Fetterman on 14 Nov. 1876, accompanied by four dismounted companies of the 4th Artillery and eleven companies of infantry from the 4th, 9th, 14th and 25th regiments under Col. R. I. Dodge, a medical staff of 6 surgeons; the Indian scouts "scoured" the front and rear up to 40 miles. The cavalry pushed forward, ready to fall back on the infantry if necessary. A train of some 168 wagons, 7 ambulances, 219 drivers and attendants, 400 mules and 65 packers in the pack-train supplied the column, they waited out a snow storm at Cantonment Reno until 22 Nov. On 23 Nov. a Cheyenne Indian from the Red Cloud Agency informed the soldiers of an "extremely large" Cheyenne village at the source of Crazy Woman Creek, further upstream from the current US camp, in a Bighorn Mountains canyon.

Col. Mackenzie was ordered to take the Indian scouts, all of the cavalry except one company, in search of the village, he led 1000 men. On November 25, 1876, Mackenzie found the camp of Dull Knife and Little Wolf on the Red Fork of the Powder River; the Cheyenne warriors were having a celebration because of a recent victory over a Shoshone village. Mackenzie waited until dawn attacked and drove the warriors from the village; some were forced to leave their clothes and buffalo robes behind and flee into the frozen countryside. Dull Knife began to offer stiff resistance, savage fighting continued; the Pawnee warriors accompanying the soldiers fought with exceptional ability against the Cheyenne. Second Lieutenant John A. McKinney, of the 4th United States Cavalry Regiment, five enlisted men were Killed in action. Chief Dull Knife's Cheyenne warriors retreated, abandoning their village; the Cheyenne village of 200 lodges and all its contents were destroyed, the soldiers captured about 700 "head of stock".

Dull Knife lost 3 sons in the fight. "From the desperate cold of the night following they suffered as much. Eleven babies froze to death in the arms of famished mothers..." The US soldiers recovered articles from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The Dull Knife Fight ended the Northern Cheyenne's resistance to the United States for all practical purposes. General Crook telegramed the War Dept. "This will be a terrible blow to the hostiles, as those Cheyennes were not only their bravest warriors but have been the head and front of most all the raids and deviltry committed in this country."Dull Knife's followers were left in the freezing November weather without sufficient clothing, many suffered from frostbite. A large number of Dull Knife's band traveled north along the Bighorn Mountains reaching the upper Tongue River regions; some joined Chief Crazy Horse's Oglala Sioux camp on Beaver Creek, on January 8, 1877, would fight alongside Crazy Horse and Two Moon at the Battle of Wolf Mountain on the banks of the Tongue River, in Montana Territory.

Native Americans, Chief's Dull Knife, Little Coyote. About 400 warriors. United States Army Expedition from Camp Robinson, October–November, 1876, Late Major General, Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie, commanding; the Dull Knife Battlefield is located east of the Bighorn Mountains in Johnson County, Wyoming near the present day town of Kaycee, Wyoming. The battlefield is on private land and tours are available only by special arrangement; the location is now the site of a Cattle ranch. Dillon, Richard H. North American Indian Wars The Great Sioux War 1876-1877: Dull Knife Battle Chronological History of Engagements

Les chapeaux noirs

Les chapeaux noirs, album in the Belgian comic series Spirou et Fantasio, released in 1952. The album contains the longer story Les chapeaux noirs written and drawn by Franquin, three shorter stories, Mystère à la frontière by Franquin, Comme une mouche au plafond and Spirou et les hommes-grenouilles by Jijé. All the stories were serialised in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou between 1949-50. In Les chapeaux noirs and Fantasio go on assignment for Le Moustique and travel to USA, on assignment to report on the status of Wild West. Upon arrival they are disappointed to find a modern culture, but by chance meet a man who directs them to Tombstone, a town with all the western myths intact. In Comme une mouche au plafond, Spirou finds himself levitating in his apartment; this phenomenon turns out to be caused by the wizard neighbour whom Spirou and Fantasio must outwit in order to stop his mischief. In Les hommes grenouilles and Spip take the train to meet Fantasio in the Mediterranean village Cassis-sur-Mer where he lives in his boat while trying his luck in the tourism industry.

But as crime flourishes abundantly in the area, they find themselves in a dangerous maritime adventure. In Mystère à la frontière, the heroes investigate a case reported in the papers, hoping to expose a smuggling ring responsible for bringing into Belgium a new drug, "Hicoine"; the title story draws upon Franquin's experiences in the United States, when he joined Jijé and Morris on a journey to absorb Americana. While the other two harvested a great deal of material for their western series Jerry Spring and Lucky Luke, Franquin limited his United States-inspired work to the shorter story Les chapeaux noirs. Upon completing it, he went directly to work on Mystère à la frontière, another short story featuring a harmless drug, from there started work on Il y a un sorcier à Champignac. Since this became the launch of the series' stories told in long, in-depth context, this last prior work marks the end of the Spirou short story period. Spirou official site album index Franquin site album index

In the Still of the Night (Cole Porter song)

"In the Still of the Night" is a popular song written by Cole Porter for the MGM film Rosalie sung by Nelson Eddy and published in 1937. Two popular early recordings were by Leo Reisman. Dorsey's charted on October 16, 1937 and peaked at No. 3. Reisman's charted on December 25, 1937 and peaked at No. 9. Al Bowlly - recorded on January 20, 1938 with Maurice Winnick and His Sweet Music. Roy Fox and His Orchestra - David Rose and His Orchestra - Jo Stafford - Autumn in New York Django Reinhardt - Integrale Vol 5 Charlie Parker - Big Band Della Reese - released as a single for Jubilee Records Perry Como - Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook Joni James - In the Still of the Night album and title song Doris Day - Hooray For Hollywood The Four Freshmen - Voices in Love Johnny Mathis - Bing Crosby - from the album El Señor Bing Dion and The Belmonts - Billy Eckstine - from the album The Cole Porter Songbook - Night And Day Billy Eckstine At Basin Street East - Live with Quincy Jones Frank Sinatra - Ring-A-Ding-Ding, Sinatra 80th: Live in Concert, Sinatra/Vegas Shirley Bassey - Shirley The Lettermen - Sammy Davis, Jr. - Sammy Davis Jr. at the Cocoanut Grove Eartha Kitt - The Romantic Eartha Bobby Vinton - Sergio Franchi - RCA Victor album, Live at the Coconut Grove Ray Vasquez In the Still of the Night 1959 produced by Oliver Berliner Music Director George Hernandez Tropicana Records Eddie Fisher - on the album This Is Eddie Fisher Rosemary Clooney - Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Cole Porter Michael Crawford - Songs from the Stage and Screen Neville Brothers - Red Hot + Blue Michael Nesmith - Tropical Campfires Neil Diamond - The Movie Album: As Time Goes By Aaron Neville - Nature Boy: The Standards Album Carly Simon - Moonlight Serenade Stevie Holland - Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter "In The Still of the Night" at "In The Still of the Night" at