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Interstate 94

Interstate 94 is an east–west Interstate Highway connecting the Great Lakes and northern Great Plains regions of the United States. Its western terminus is in Billings, Montana, at a junction with I-90, it thus lies along the primary overland route from Seattle to Toronto, is the only east–west Interstate highway to form a direct connection into Canada. I-94 intersects with I-90 several times: at its western terminus. All together the major cities are Billings. I-94 begins at Billings and travels northeastward toward Glendive before exiting the state to the east. I-94 links seven counties, which are Yellowstone, Rosebud, Prairie and Wibaux counties and passes near or through Miles City, Glendive while connecting with I-90 in Billings; the highway is notable for following the Yellowstone River from Billings through Glendive. Beyond the western terminus of I-94, I-90 connects westbound I-94 travelers to points west such as Butte, Coeur d'Alene and Seattle, Washington; the route passes through the Badlands near Medora.

A public rest area about seven miles east of Medora provides an awe-inspiring view at sunset, an opportunity to hike through some of the scenery on the Painted Canyon Trail. Further east, I-94 provides access to the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park passes through the cities of Dickinson, Bismarck and Valley City on the way to West Fargo and Fargo, where it leaves the state and crosses into Minnesota. Throughout the state, the route travels straight east and west following both the railroad route and the former route of US Highway 10 where its western terminus is at exit 343 in West Fargo; the highway intersects with the Enchanted Highway 11 miles east of Dickinson at exit 72. At New Salem, it passes Salem Sue, a 38-foot-high sculpture of a Holstein cow and is visible from I-94 on the south side of the road. A drive up the road to Sue will take visitors to a vantage point where they can see a panoramic landscape for many miles. Between Mandan and Bismarck, I-94 crosses the Missouri River with a view of the Northern Pacific/BNSF Railroad Bridge on the south side of the road.

At Steele, it passes the world's largest sculpture of a sand hill crane, 40 feet tall and visible from I-94 on the south side of the road, just to the east of exit 200. At Jamestown, it passes the world's largest sculpture of the buffalo named "Dakota Thunder", 28 feet tall and is visible from I-94 on the north side of the road. US 52 is concurrent with I-94 from Jamestown to the Minnesota state line. Approximately mile marker 275 on the westbound lanes between Jamestown and Valley City, there is a small green sign marking the Laurentian Divide, which marks a continental divide where rivers south of the divide drain into the Gulf of Mexico, while the rivers north flow into the Arctic Ocean; the highway reaches Fargo, before the Red River. Leaving Fargo and entering Moorhead, Minnesota, I-94/US 52 crosses the Red River. East of the Moorhead airport, the Interstate travels in a northwest–southeast trajectory past Fergus Falls, St. Cloud on the way to the Twin Cities, eastward out of the state.

The road crosses the Mississippi River in Minneapolis between the Prospect Park and Seward neighborhoods. The highway joins Minneapolis and St. Paul together where it meets Minnesota Highway 280. US 52 leaves I-94 after being concurrent with I-94 from the North Dakota State Line, heads southbound towards Rochester In the Twin Cities, the routing of the highway is politically charged through many historic working-class and African-American neighborhoods. In Saint Paul, the routing of I-94 is set through and displaces the historic Rondo neighborhood, which prior to the highway construction was the largest African-American community in Saint Paul. East of Saint Paul, I-94 leaves Minnesota between Lakeland and Hudson, while crossing the St. Croix River. I-94 enters Wisconsin east of the Twin Cities at Hudson, it passes Eau Claire before turning southeastward and joining with I-90 in Tomah and I-39 in Portage. I-94 leaves I-90 and I-39 near Madison and resumes its easterly path toward Milwaukee before turning south and heading to Chicago, entering Illinois at Pleasant Prairie.

In the state of Illinois, I-94 runs south from Wisconsin to Indiana via downtown Chicago. It is tolled on the Tri-State Tollway to the I-94/I-294 split. At I-80, I-94 runs east to Indiana on the Kingery Expressway. In the state of Indiana, I-94 runs east from Illinois concurrently with I-80, it crosses Interstate 90. I-94 continues northeasterly; the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit used to continue east of exit 26. Between mile markers 0.0 and 15.5, the highway is posted along with I-80. Between mile markers 15.6 and 19.0, I-94 is posted alone. I-94 runs north along Lake Michigan to St. Joseph and Benton Harbor before heading east toward Detroi

Nick Drake (album)

Nick Drake was an American only LP compilation release by Nick Drake. It was released in August 1971 as SMAS-9307, shortly after Island Records had started selling their own records in the U. S. At the time, they were distributed by Capitol records; the album included three songs from Five Leaves Left and five songs from Bryter Layter, was packaged in a gate-fold sleeve that featured photos by Keith Morris. The 5th Edition of the Goldmine Record Album Price Guide places its value at $80. Universal Island Records released a limited-edition reproduction of the LP on April 20, 2013, as part of Record Store Day 2013. "Cello Song" – 4:48 "Poor Boy" – 6:09 "At the Chime of a City Clock" – 4:45 "Northern Sky" – 3:45 "River Man" – 4:22 "Three Hours" – 6:15 "One of These Things First" – 4:51 "Fly" – 3:00 The 1971 August 7 edition of the Billboard Magazine gave the album the following review: " From the Opening Tune,"The Cello Song". Nick Drake has established his past and future, as he blends with the finest taste, the elements of jazz and pop music with a mellow voice which whispers its message and soothes the ears of the listener.

"Poor boy" is a jazz based arrangement leaning on piano and saxophone improvisations and a soul chorus. "Three Hours is rhythmic and foreboding in parts" Nick Drake – vocals, piano Rocky Dzidzornupercussion Mike Kowalskidrums Clare Lowther – cello Dave Peggbass Danny Thompson – bass Ed Carter – bass Chris McGregor – piano John Cale – piano, organ, viola Paul Harris – piano Ray Warleigh – alto sax P. P. Arnold and Doris Troy – backing vocals Robert Kirby – string arrangements Harry Robinson – string arrangementsProduction notes: Joe Boyd – producer John Wood – engineer


Nisaba, is the Sumerian goddess of writing and the harvest. She was worshiped in shrines and sanctuaries at Umma and Ereš, was praised by Sumerian scribes, she is considered the patroness of mortal scribes as well as the scribe of the gods. In the Babylonian period, her worship was was redirected towards the god Nabu, who took over her functions. Nisaba's name was written using a combination of the cuneiform sign, called NAGA, the dingir, representing divinity; the NAGA sign is a pictogram representing a stalk of wheat, denoting her as the divinity present within grains. Although the sign NAGA is sometimes read as Nidaba, Jeremy Black points out that "the name Nisaba seems more correct than Nidaba", she is known by the epithet Nanibgal, may have been the same goddess as Nunbarsegunu. Nisaba's worship began in the city of Umma, where she was a grain goddess during Early Dynastic Period I, c. 2900–2700 BC. As a grain goddess, she was represented by the symbol of a single stalk of grain. A fragment from a stone vase found in Girsu and held in the British Museum, shows a goddess identified as Nisaba.

She is depicted with four long curled tresses of hair crowned with a horned headdress supporting ears of wheat and a crescent moon, holds a bunch of dates. After she became recognized as a goddess of writing, she was described on the Gudea cylinders as holding a gold stylus and a clay tablet carrying the image of starry heaven. Nisaba's transition from being a grain goddess to one worshiped as patroness of writing and accounting took place as modes of writing became more and more important for documenting the buying and selling of grain and other staple goods. Cuneiform writing itself was seen as a gift handed down from the goddess; as writing itself moved from a simple accounting shorthand to documenting contracts, laws and literature, Nisaba's worship grew to include these functions. Her worship spread to Ereš, which housed a shrine to her and other deities in the temple, though she does not seem to have had any temples dedicated to her worship. Worship seems to have been conducted via the art of writing, each composition was seen as a gift for the goddess.

Many clay-tablets end with the phrase. A Hymn to Nisaba composed during the Second Dynasty of Ur begins, "Lady colored like the stars of heaven, holding a lapis lazuli tablet! Nisaba, great wild cow born of Uras, wild sheep nourished on good milk among holy alkaline plants, opening the mouth for seven reeds! Endowed with fifty great divine powers, my lady, most powerful."Nisaba's worship seems to have declined during the Babylonian period and the reign of Hammurabi in the 18th century BC, during which time goddesses were de-emphasized in favor of gods. By end of the Third Dynasty of Ur, her worship seems to have been replaced by that of Nabu, the male god of writing, who in some sources had Nisaba as his wife, though she continued to be revered alongside him in his temples for millennia, she continued to be counted alongside Nabu in lists of the gods of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, their widespread veneration protected them from some of the religious persecution that came with new regimes. However, while the cult of Nabu spread as far as the Mediterranean during the first few centuries AD, worship of Nisaba seems to have remained within Mesopotamia, where it seems to have died out following the fall of the Seleucid Empire in 63 BC, the last period during which she is attested in historical records.

This saw Nisaba fall into obscurity and lose influence, her remaining forms of worship being suppressed as Christianity spread. Nisaba serves as the scribe of the gods in Sumerian and Mesopotamian mythology; the god of wisdom, who organized the world after creation, gave each deity a role in the world order. He named Nisaba the scribe of the gods, Enki built her a school of learning so that she could better serve those in need, she keeps records, chronicles events, performs various other bookwork-related duties for the gods. She is in charge of marking regional borders; some pieces of writing, such as the Kesh Temple Hymn, were said to have been spoken by the gods and recorded by Nisaba herself. She is the chief scribe of Nanshe. On the first day of the new year and Nanshe work together to settle disputes between mortals and give aid to those in need. Nisaba keeps a record of the visitors seeking aid and arranges them into a line to stand before Nanshe, who will judge them. Nisaba is seen as a caretaker for Ninhursag's temple at Kesh, where she gives commands and keeps temple records.

As with many Sumerian deities, Nisaba's exact place in the pantheon and her heritage appears somewhat ambiguous. In the tradition of her original center of worship at Umma, she is held to be the daughter of An and Urash, the sister of Ninsun, the mother of Gilgamesh. In the Eresh tradition, she is said to be the daughter of Ninlil. In still other sources, she is considered the mother of Ninlil, by extension, the mother-in-law of Enlil. Sources beginning in the First Babylonian dynasty assign Nisaba a husband, named Ḫaya, described as a god of scribes, though Ḫaya seems to have been little more than a masculine "reflection" of Nisaba. In one of the Mesopotamian god lists, Ḫaya is called "the Nissaba of Wealth", counterpart to the female "Nissaba of Wisdom", his rise to prominence following

1830 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

The 1830 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on from December 14 to 16, 1830. William Wilkins was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate. Incumbent National Republican William Marks, elected in 1825, was not a candidate for re-election to another term; the Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on December 14, 1830, to elect a new Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1831. Twenty-one ballots were recorded over the next three days; the results of the twenty-first and final ballot of both houses combined are as follows: Pennsylvania Election Statistics: 1682-2006 from the Wilkes University Election Statistics Project

Torrens (clipper ship)

Torrens was a clipper designed to carry passengers and cargo between London and Port Adelaide, South Australia. She was the fastest ship to sail on that route, the last sailing ship on which Joseph Conrad would serve before embarking on his writing career, she was built by James Laing of Sunderland to the specifications of Captain Henry Robert Angel. She was jointly owned by Captain H. R. Angel and the Elder Line, but Captain Angel was her principal owner, she was of composite construction with teak planking. She was "heavily sparred and carried a main sky sail yard, for many years she was the only vessel with studding sail booms running in the Australian trade"; the Captain's elder daughter, Flores Angel, performed the traditional breaking of the bottle at the launching ceremony. It is that the vessel was named in honour of Colonel Robert Torrens, a principal exponent of the economic benefits of nineteenth-century colonial trade; the Torrens was aimed at the upper end of the market – accommodation was first and second class passengers only.

Apart from the crew, she carried "a surgeon, a stewardess and a good cow". Another luxury that would have been appreciated by passengers was an icehouse; the outward journey to Adelaide was via the Cape of Good Hope. She carried any number of notable passengers, but one in particular deserves a mention: Rev. C. W. Evan, first minister of Stow Memorial Church, died on board 22 August 1876, just as she was nearing London, his wife had died, he was in poor health and was returning to England in the hopes of a recovery. She was managed by Elder, Smith & Co. and skippered by Capt. H. R. Angel who, as Commodore of the fleet, flew a version of the company flag with a red crescent and two stars on a white field rather than white on red. Captain Angel had commanded the Glen Osmond and the Collingrove on the same route for Elders, his time with the Torrens was a remarkably happy one: fifteen voyages to Adelaide without serious incident. In 1890 Captain Angel decided to retire from active sea life and handed her command to Captain W. H. Cope.

From this moment, the ship's fortune changed. She lost her foremast and main topmast in 1891, while being refitting in Pernambuco a fire broke out on board. Henry Robert Angel's son, Captain Falkland Angel took her command over in 1896. On the evening of 11 January 1899 she struck an iceberg some 40 km south west of the Crozet Islands and limped into Adelaide dismasted, with her bow stoved in. Neither Captain Cope nor Captain Falkland Angel achieved shorter voyages than Captain H. R. Angel's average of 74 days; when the Torrens hit the iceberg and lost her foretopmast, jib-boom and bowsprit, she lost her figurehead, modelled on Captain Angel's daughter and carved by Joseph Melvin. In 1973, two ANARE expeditioners discovered a headless figurehead at Sellick Bay, on the mid-west coast of Macquarie Island. There has been some speculation that this damaged figurehead of a woman may have belonged to the Torrens. Although Macquarie Island is a considerable distance from the site of the collision at the Crozets, it is conceivable that the Antarctic Circumpolar Current could have carried it that distance, or that the figurehead made two or more circumflotations of Antarctica.

Joseph Conrad was Chief Officer of the Torrens from November 1891 to June 1893 under Captain Cope. It was on one of his two outward voyages to Australia that he showed one W. H. Jacques the draft manuscript of his first novel, Almayer's Folly. In March 1893, on the return Port Adelaide-to-Cape Town leg, Conrad struck up a friendship with Edward Lancelot Sanderson and the future Nobel literary laureate John Galsworthy. Galsworthy had sailed to the antipodes with the intention of meeting Robert Louis Stevenson, but by chance met Conrad instead! Conrad wrote of the Torrens:"A ship of brilliant qualities – the way the ship had of letting big seas slip under her did one's heart good to watch, it resembled so much an exhibition of intelligent grace and unerring skill that it could fascinate the least seamanlike of our passengers." In 1906 the Torrens was sold for £1,500 to an Italian shipping line, but after running her ashore, she was sent to the shipbreakers. They were however so taken by her aesthetic appearance that they refused to break her up, repaired her instead.

But it was not long. She was broken up at Genoa in 1910. After retiring from active sea life, Captain H. R. Angel set up a factory for smelting ores in London, he retired to South Devon and was to live to 93, dying in Las Palmas after injuring himself in a fall on board the Highland Piper. The steamer was taking him to his favourite holiday spot. According to one story, the ship had struck heavy weather and he had refused to go below decks, his eldest son, Captain Falkland Angel was able to be at his bedside before he died of pneumonia. H. R. Angel's brother, Richard Angel, was a sea captain of some note, commanding the Verulam and Beltana. Although a strong captain and capable seaman, he was intemperate in habits, was suspended for two years after he r

Leonardville, Kansas

Leonardville is a city in Riley County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 449. Leonardville was established in 1881, it was named for a railroad official. A post office has been in operation at Leonardville since 1882. Leonardville is located at 39°21′48″N 96°51′34″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles, all of it land. Leonardville is part of Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of the census of 2010, there were 449 people, 169 households, 112 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,603.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 195 housing units at an average density of 696.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% from other races, 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population. There were 169 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 33.7% were non-families.

29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91. The median age in the city was 43.4 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 54.8 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 398 people, 167 households, 114 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,545.7 people per square mile. There were 198 housing units at an average density of 769.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.74% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population. There were 167 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,875, the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,469 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,327. About 4.2% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. Quentin Breese, boxer Albin Longren, aviation pioneer Jordy Nelson, former American football player for the Green Bay Packers CityCity of Leonardville Leonardville – Directory of Public OfficialsSchoolsUSD 378, local school districtMapsLeonardville City Map, KDOT