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Jimmy Sidle

James Corbin Sidle was a professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Auburn University and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 4th round of the 1965 NFL Draft. Sidle attended Sylacauga High School, before transferring after his sophomore season to L. Frazier Banks High School, where as a quarterback he received All-State and All-American honors, he practiced basketball and won the state championship in the hurdles. He accepted a football scholarship from Auburn University, where the team employed a run oriented offense. In 1963, as the starting quarterback he finished second in the nation in rushing behind Dave Casinelli and was named first-team All-American, after leading his team to a No. 5 ranking and losing 7-13 to Nebraska in the 1964 Orange Bowl. He registered 1,006 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 706 passing yards and 5 passing touchdowns. Although he was a quarterback, he still was featured on the cover of the September 21, 1964 edition of the Sports Illustrated magazine, under the title: "The Year of the Running Back".

That year his team was one of the favorites to win the National Championship, but he tore the rotator cuff in his right shoulder in the season opener, playing against the University of Houston. He still played in all 10 games that season after being switched to halfback, but the team finished with a 6-4 record, he posted 303 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 262 passing yards, 54 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. In 1999, he was inducted into a walk of fame honoring former school greats. In 2002, he was inducted in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Sidle was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft and by the New York Jets in the ninth round of the 1965 AFL Draft, he signed with the Cowboys and was switched to fullback, but he was lost for the year in training camp, after re-injuring in July the same shoulder he hurt in college. His rights were sold to the expansion team Atlanta Falcons on August 31, 1966. In 1966, the Atlanta Falcons first used him before switching him to tight end.

He was signed to the taxi squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 7. In 1967, he signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, where he played as a tight end for 2 seasons. Sidle died of heart failure after being hospitalized with pneumonia. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame bio... And Auburn Runs The Most

Towner County, North Dakota

Towner County is a county in the U. S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population is 2,246, its county seat is Cando. It is south of the Canada–US border with Manitoba; the Dakota Territory legislature created the county on March 8, 1883, with areas partitioned from Cavalier and Rolette counties. It was named for a businessman and member of the 15th territorial legislature; the county organization was not completed at that time, the county was attached to Pembina County for judicial and administrative purposes. That lasted until January 24, 1884, when the county organization was effected, its attachment to Pembina was dissolved. However, on January 26, 1889, the county was attached to Ramsey County for judicial and administrative purposes; this arrangement only lasted a few months. The boundaries of Towner County as first formed have not been altered to the present; the city of Towner, North Dakota, is in McHenry County. Towner County lies on the north line of North Dakota, thus on the north line of the continental United States.

Its north boundary line abuts the south boundary line of Canada. Its terrain consists of rolling hills, dotted with ponds; the area is devoted to agriculture. The Laurentian Divide runs across Towner County - the northern terrain slopes to the north while the southern terrain slopes to the south, the county as a whole slopes to the east; the county has a total area of 1,041 square miles, of which 1,025 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water. As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 2,876 people, 1,218 households, 785 families in the county; the population density was 2.8/sqmi. There were 1,558 housing units at an average density of 1.52/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 97.32% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 2.05% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% from other races, 0.45% from two or more races. 0.17 % of the population were Latino of any race. 35.1% were of German and 31.0% Norwegian ancestry. 98.4% spoke English as their first language. There were 1,218 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.50% were non-families.

33.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93. The county population contained 24.60% under the age of 18, 3.60% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, 23.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,740, the median income for a family was $39,286. Males had a median income of $24,917 versus $17,335 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,605. About 6.30% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.20% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,246 people, 1,048 households, 639 families in the county; the population density was 2.19/sqmi.

There were 1,449 housing units at an average density of 1.41/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 96.7% white, 2.2% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.3% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 46.5% were German, 41.5% were Norwegian, 10.4% were Irish, 7.4% were English, 5.5% were Swedish, 3.2% were American. Of the 1,048 households, 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.0% were non-families, 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.71. The median age was 50.3 years. The median income for a household in the county was $43,684 and the median income for a family was $54,609. Males had a median income of $36,350 versus $26,164 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,203.

About 8.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. Agate Maza Olmstead Towner County voters have chosen the Republican Party candidate in 62% of the national elections since 1964. National Register of Historic Places listings in Towner County, North Dakota Towner County official website

Mazurkas, Op. 41 (Chopin)

Mazurkas, Op. 41 is a set of four mazurkas for piano by Frédéric Chopin and published between 1838 and 1839. A typical performance of the set lasts about nine and a half minutes; the set is dedicated to Chopin's friend Stefan Witwicki, a minor poet, ten of whose poems Chopin set to music as songs. The order here is the order in the first German edition; the first French and English editions placed the A flat major mazurka first rather than last. The first mazurka is in C-sharp minor and has a time signature of 3/4, it has the tempo marking: Maestoso. The Mazurka op.41 no.4 in C sharp minor should have a subtitle: in the Phrygian mode for this is the special quality of its main theme and the crowning climax at the end. How Chopin incorporates the mode into the piece is fascinating: The mazurka starts with an outlining of the Phrygian scale as a solo right hand melody, only repeating it with harmonization and subjecting it to harmonic development in E major. Various episodes introduce new key areas, all clearly marked off from one another, many developing the dotted rhythm idea from the main theme.

The big dominant build-up to the climax is quite awe-inspiring both in its length and its ubiquitous use of dotted rhythms. In the 13 bar coda Chopin takes us back to C sharp minor and we enjoy the minor scale without the characteristic flattened supertonic of the Phrygian mode; the second mazurka is in E minor and has a time signature of 3/4. It has the tempo marking: Andantino; the third Mazurka is in B major and has a time signature of 3/4. It has the tempo marking: Animato; the final mazurka in the set is in A-flat major and has a time signature of 3/4. It has the tempo marking: Allegretto. Mazurka Op. 41 No.1, No.2, No.3 and No.4, played by Arthur Rubinstein Mazurkas, Op.41: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project

Ernest W. Lefever

Ernest Warren Lefever was a Republican American political theorist and foreign affairs expert who founded the Ethics and Public Policy Center in 1976 and was nominated for a State Department post by President Ronald Reagan, but withdrew after his nomination was rejected by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Lefever was born in York, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1919, he was ordained as a minister in the Church of the Brethren. He attended Elizabethtown College, graduating in 1942, he attended Yale Divinity School, where he was awarded a degree in 1945 receiving a doctoral degree in Christian ethics from the school, in 1956. Following World War II, Lefever worked for three years with prisoners of war from Nazi Germany being held by the allied forces as a representative of the World's Alliance of YMCAs. While there, a visit to the remains of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp turned him into a self-described "humane realist", with his sight of "scattered rib bones in the red clay" convincing him of the tangibility of evil.

He took a bone from the camp. Professionally, Lefever served as a foreign affairs consultant to Hubert H. Humphrey when he was in the United States Senate, in a similar role with the National Council of Churches and as a senior researcher at the Brookings Institution. In 1976, Lefever established the Ethics and Public Policy Center to apply "the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy" by defending "the great Western ethical imperatives—respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, individual freedom and responsibility, the rule of law, limited government." EPPC was criticized for accepting a $25,000 contribution from Nestlé while the organization was in the process of developing a report investigating medical care in developing nations —, never published — in an alleged deal to minimize Nestlé's marketing of infant formula in many of these countries. President Ronald Reagan nominated Lefever for a post as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in the Department of State.

The 1981 nomination was cited by The Washington Post as an effort to appeal to "ultraconservatives" upset that Secretary of State Alexander Haig hadn't appointed conservative "hardliners" to his policy team. Lefever testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the U. S. should not act to "promote human rights in other sovereign states". Critics drew attention to his involvement with the Ethics and Public Policy Center and criticized remarks that contrasted regimes that supported the United States which he deemed "authoritarian" that should be the targets of "quiet diplomacy" – stating that "ur friends deserve quiet support and public encouragement in their quest for a more humane society" and that we should be "a steadfast ally" without "moral posturing" – while those that opposed the U. S. were deemed "totalitarian" and could not be the targets of change achieved through diplomatic means. Opposition to the nomination at Senate hearings came from Jacobo Timerman, a journalist from Argentina, tortured by that country's military government.

Time magazine described Timerman as "a nonetheless potent presence" at the hearings. Two of Lefever's brothers opposed the nomination, with Donald Lefever testifying that his brother was not up to the job, the allegation made by the brothers that Ernest Lefever had supported William Shockley's views that "blacks were genetically inferior". Lefever withdrew his name in June 1981 in a letter to President Reagan rejecting what he called "suspicion and character assassination", after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 13–4 to reject his nomination, with five Republican Senators joining all eight Democrats in rejecting the nomination; the post was filled by Elliott Abrams. A resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland at the time of his death, Lefever died at age 89 on July 29, 2009, due to Lewy body dementia at a nursing home in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, he was survived by his wife, the former Margaret Briggs, whom he married in 1951, as well as two sons and four grandchildren. Appearances on C-SPAN Booknotes interview with Lefever on The Irony of Virtue: Ethics and American Power, March 22, 1998

2015 UCI Road World Championships – Men's under-23 time trial

The Men's under-23 time trial of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships took place in and around Richmond, United States on September 21, 2015. The course of the race was 29.9 km with the finish in Richmond. The gold medal was by won former junior world champion Mads Würtz Schmidt of Denmark, beating German pair Maximilian Schachmann and Lennard Kämna – the reigning junior world champion – by 12.2 and 21.02 seconds respectively. All National Federations were allowed to enter four riders for the race, with a maximum of two riders to start. In addition to this number, the outgoing World Champion and the current continental champions were able to take part; the outgoing world champion Campbell Flakemore did not compete, as he was no longer eligible to contest under-23 races. The individual time trial was contested on a circuit of 15 km and has a total elevation of 96 meters; the under-23 men rode two laps of the circuit. The circuit was a technical course. From the start, the route headed west from downtown to Monument Avenue, a paver-lined, historic boulevard that's been named one of the "10 Great Streets in America."

From there, the course made a 180-degree turn at N. Davis Avenue and continued in the opposite direction; the race cut through the Uptown district before coming back through Virginia Commonwealth University and crossing the James River. After a technical turnaround, the race came back across the river and worked its way through downtown Richmond heading up to ascend 300 meters on Governor Street. At the top, the riders had to take a sharp left turn onto the false-flat finishing straight, 680 meters to the finish. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. 50 cyclists from 34 nations took part in the men's under-23 time trial. The number of cyclists per nation is shown in parentheses

Oddmund Vik

Oddmund Jakobsen Vik was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party. He was born in Vik i Øystese as the son of farmer Jakob Larsen Vik and his wife Magnhild Nilsdotter Laupsa, he graduated from the teacher's college at Stord in 1877, worked as a teacher in Sund in 1878, at Sagatun folk high school the next year, in Telemark from 1879, in Askov from 1882 and Andebu from 1884 to 1888. In 1885 he wrote a piece in Dagbladet, "Fra Ekserserpladsen Tvildemoen", seen as anti-military agitation, he was sentenced to 40 days in prison by a military court. He was ordered to pay NOK 100 in costs. However, the government of Norway changed the sentencing to ten days in no costs. In 1888 he was hired as chief editor of Rogalands Folkeblad; the next year the name was changed to Stavanger Avis, Vik was hired as subeditor under new editor Alexander Kielland. He worked as chief editor again from 1890 to 1908, he was the chairman of the board of Venstres Presseforening from 1899 to 1900. He was active in local politics, serving as deputy mayor of Stavanger from 1898 to 1901 and 1904 to 1912, mayor from 1913 to 1914.

In 1900 he was elected to the Norwegian Parliament, representing the constituency Stavanger og Haugesund. He sat through one term, but was re-elected in 1910. In 1914 Vik was appointed County Governor of Romsdals Amt; the county was shortly thereafter renamed Møre, is now known as Møre og Romsdal. During the First World War he left this office, to lead the newly created Ministry of Provisioning in the second cabinet Knudsen from July 1916 to November 1917; when he left this position, he returned as County Governor of Møre, leaving in 1928 to become a pensioner