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Lake Jocassee

Lake Jocassee is a 7,500-acre, 300-foot deep reservoir located in northwest South Carolina created by the state in partnership with Duke Power in 1973. The lake is known for the clean and cold Appalachian mountain rivers that feed the lake to keep its waters cool and clear year-round; the Jocassee Dam, which forms the lake, is 1,750 feet long. The lake is within Devils Fork State Park. Although most manmade structures were demolished before the creation of the lake, divers discovered the remains of a lodge, left intact until the lake rose. Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery was a setting for a scene in the film Deliverance, starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight, produced before the lake was flooded; the site is now covered by 130 feet of water in the lake. A confluence of four rivers supplies Lake Jocassee's water; the farthest west of the rivers, the Whitewater River, flows southeast until it meets the northwest corner of Lake Jocassee. The Thompson River flows due south; the Horsepasture River feeds the lake from the northeast corner, along with the Toxaway River, directly east of the Horsepasture River.

The Jocassee Hydro Station, located in the southeast corner of Lake Jocassee, separates it from the beginning of Lake Keowee known as the Keowee River. Lake Keowee's furthest extent to the south brings it close to the city of Seneca, with the old mill town of Newry on it. Unlike Lake Jocassee, Keowee is settled because most of the land adjacent to Lake Jocassee is owned by Duke Power and the State of South Carolina. A rare wildflower, the Oconee Bell, native to only a few counties in the Blue Ridge area, was discovered in the area in 1788 by French botanist André Michaux; the creation of Lake Jocassee is said to have caused the destruction of the heart of the species' range. More biologists have documented the occurrence of a number of rare and endangered species; the Eastatoee Gorge Heritage Preserve was transferred from Duke Power Company to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in 1979 due to the diverse flora occurring there. Wildlife management efforts in the Jocassee Gorges area began as early as the 1930s when the Chief Game Warden managed the stocking of trout from the Cleveland State Fish Hatchery, Table Rock State Hatchery, the Walhalla National Fish Hatchery.

This led to the improvement of fish populations in the area. People hiking, fishing, or nature watching benefit from the fish stocking and law enforcement of the Game Management Program; the name Jocassee comes from the legend of a Cherokee maiden. An Oconee tribe, the "Brown Vipers" led by Chief Attakulla, inhabited the west side of the Whitewater river, while a rival tribe, "The Green Birds", lived on the east. Legend says that a young Green Bird warrior, Nagoochee was not afraid to enter Brown Viper hunting grounds. On one occasion, he was convinced he was going to die, he heard Jocassee, Attakulla's daughter, who brought him back to her father's lodge and nursed him back to health. Jocassee fell in love with him, but in a battle, Jocassee's brother and brought Nagoochee's head back on his belt. Legend has it that Jocassee went into the water and did not sink but walked across the water to meet the ghost of Nagoochee; the name Jocassee means "Place of the Lost One." The Jocassee Gorges area was once home to the part of the Cherokee Nation.

Nearby Keowee Town was a major hub in the Cherokee Path that connected Cherokee towns and villages throughout the area. Early 18th Century traders delivered as many as 200,000 deerskins annually to Charleston, South Carolina and local Indians became well supplied with European firearms, ammunition and clothing as a result. However, mounting discord between Europeans and Cherokees led to war in 1759. In 1785, General Andrew Pickens hosted a large gathering of Indian chiefs leading to a treaty that gave all of the Jocassee gorges area, with the exception of northern Oconee County, to the United States. European settlers of Scottish and Irish descent, came from Virginia and Pennsylvania as well as from Charleston. Land grants in the Jocassee area go back to 1791. Lake Jocassee was one of the filming locations for the 2012 movie The Hunger Games. Lake Jocassee holds state records for 5 species including three in the sunfish family. In 2001 a 5 lb 2.5 oz Redeye bass and a 9 lb 7 oz Smallmouth bass were caught.

An 8 lb 2 oz Spotted bass was caught in 1996. The last two came from the salmon family. A 17 lb 9.5 oz Brown trout was caught in 1987 and an 11 lb 5 oz Rainbow trout was caught in 1993. The Jocassee Hydro Station, owned by Duke Power, in between Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee, is a 610 megawatt pumped storage facility. Just off the Whitewater River, Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station is a 1,065 megawatt pumped-storage facility that started generating electricity in 1991 and is owned by Duke Power. Both facilities provide jobs for the surrounding area. Salem, South Carolina- pop. 126 Lake Keowee List of lakes in South Carolina Jocassee Lake Tours Lake Jocassee History Devils Fork State Park website Lake Jocassee Website Area Boat and Kayak Rentals Lake Jocassee Vacation Rentals

Adron Chambers

Adron Lamar Chambers is an American professional baseball outfielder, a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. Prior to playing professionally, Chambers attended Pensacola High School where he was the star quarterback for his team, he went on to attend Mississippi State University on a football scholarship before resuming his baseball career at Pensacola Junior College. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 38th round of the 2007 amateur draft, he began his professional career in 2007, playing for the Johnson City Cardinals, hitting.279 in 36 games. In 2008, he played for the Quad Cities River Bandits, he played for the Palm Beach Cardinals in 2009, hitting.283 with 21 stolen bases and 16 triples in 122 games. He split 2010 between the Springfield Cardinals and Memphis Redbirds, hitting a combined.283 with 14 stolen bases in 112 games. On September 6, 2011, Chambers was called up to play for the St. Louis Cardinals. On September 16, 2011, during his second major league at-bat, Chambers earned his first Major League hit which brought in the go ahead runs for the Cardinals to beat the Phillies.

Chambers, brought in as a defensive sub for Lance Berkman attempted an inside the park home run, but was tagged out at the plate. He was credited with a triple off of Michael Schwimer who had walked Albert Pujols in order to get to Chambers. Chambers was noted for his contributions off the field to help spur the Cardinals on during their quest to win the Wild Card playoff berth. With the Cardinals' playoff hopes looking much in doubt prior to the bottom of the ninth inning during their game on September 24, 2011 against arch-rival Chicago Cubs, Chambers was shown on the WGN television broadcast of the game taking it upon himself to encourage and excite the hometown fans to join him in cheering for the team prior to the start of the inning; the Cardinals began to rally, Chambers himself was inserted into the game as a pinch-runner, where he proceeded to score the winning run during a wild pitch. That down-to-the wire win was one of many that month that helped the Cardinals earn their playoff berth.

On October 28, 2011 Adron Chambers was added to the St. Louis Cardinals World Series roster as an emergency replacement for the injured Matt Holliday before game 7 of the 2011 World Series against the Texas Rangers. After splitting time between St. Louis and the team's minor league system in 2012 and 2013, Chambers was out-righted off the Cardinals roster on November 5, 2013 and elected free agency. In 2013, he had four hits in 26 at bats with St. Louis, he was kept on the Cardinals active roster through the 2013 National League Divisional Series and the 2013 National League Championship Series. Chambers signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros in November 2013, he played in 17 games with the Astros during Spring Training before being assigned to the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks to begin 2014. He was the team's Opening Day center-fielder and leadoff hitter, but injured himself on a slide, dislocating his left ring finger in the 4th inning, he was placed on the disabled list, he was played that day.

In 25 games for the RedHawks, Chambers hit.281 with 2 HR and 15 RBI. On June 12, Chambers was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for two minor leaguers, LHP Alejandro Solarte and 2B Will Dupont; the Blue Jays assigned him to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. On December 23, 2014 Chambers signed with the Chicago Cubs on a minor league deal. On June 13, 2016, Chambers signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, he was released on July 26, 2016. On August 12, 2016, Chambers signed with the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League, he won the Championship title with the Champions, defeating the Rockland Boulders 3-2 in a best of 5 series on September 17, 2016. He re-signed on December 16, 2016. On June 3, 2017, Chambers was traded to the Sussex County Miners, he was released on August 14, 2017. In February 2018, Chambers signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, he was assigned to AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs for the 2018 season. Chambers was released on August 3, 2018.

On August 13, 2019, Chambers signed with the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League. He became a free agent following the season. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Retrosheet, or Baseball Reference, or Pura Pelota

Saïd Boutahar

Saïd Boutahar is a retired Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent who played as a midfielder. Born in Rotterdam, Boutahar played alongside the likes of Robin van Persie and Mounir El Hamdaoui in the streets of the Kralingen neighborhood, he made his debut in professional football. He played for Excelsior Rotterdam, RKC Waalwijk, N. E. C. and Willem II. He moved abroad to play for Spanish side Real Zaragoza in 2010 after he decided not to renew his contract with Willem II. In 2014, he appeared to be one of 41 suspects to be involved in a 2011 match-fixing scandal around Zaragoza's win over Levante on the final day of the 2010–11 season which kept Zaragoza up. In 2011, he joined Al-Wakrah in Qatar, he played for Umm-Salal and Al-Shamal. Profile at

Christoph Friedrich Reinhold Lisiewski

Christoph Friedrich Reinhold Lisiewski was an 18th-century German portrait painter. Lisiewski belonged to a family of painters, founded by his father, Georg Lisiewski, a native of Poland, an active portrait painter in Berlin. Christoph Lisiewski was from 1752 to 1772 court painter to the Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. In that time, he traveled to Dresden and Leipzig to work, he brought together with his sister Anna Dorothea Therbusch a workshop in Berlin in which a shared work was performed, activities lasted from 1773 to 1779. His other sister was the portrait painter Anna Rosina de Gasc. In 1783 he became an honorary member of the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin; as the successor to his nephew Georg David Matthieu, he was a portrait painter for the Mecklenburg-Schwerin court at Ludwigslust palace. He worked there for 18 years - until his death, his daughter is the artist Friederike Julie Lisiewski. Christoph Friedrich Reinhold Lisiewski. In: Ulrich Thieme, Felix Becker, among others: General lexicon of visual artists from antiquity to the present, Vol. 23, E.

A. Seemann, Leipzig 1929, pp. 283–284. Helmut Börsch-Supan: Lisiewski, Christian Friedrich Reinhold. In: New German Biography. Vol. 14, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1985, ISBN 3-428-00195-8, p. 684. Thomas Weiss: Christoph Friedrich Reinhold Lisiewsky, German art publishing house, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-422-07036-3. Wolfgang Savelsberg: Christoph Friedrich Reinhold Lisiewsky. Design of a real image of man. In: Human Images in the 18th century. Search for clues in museums and archives of Saxony-Anhalt, Hall: Medium German Verlag 2011, ISBN 978-3898128193, pp. 89–102


A streetfighter is a sport bike, customized by removing the fairing, making other changes that result in an overall more aggressive look. Beyond removing fairings, specific changes that exemplify the streetfighter look are a pair of large, round headlights, upright handlebars such as those on a motocross bike, short, lightweight silencers. Streetfighters is the name of a UK motorcycle magazine. Streetfighters used custom-built frames intended to overcome the weakness of the tubular steel frames of the early 4-cylinder superbikes of the 1970s and 1980s. Many of these frames turned out to be "beautifully crafted pieces of metallurgical art," only unintentionally. Many were originally racing machines. Made popular by European riders, this type of custom motorcycle gained worldwide popularity, motorcycle manufacturers responded in the late 1990s by adopting the terminology and producing factory-built streetfighters, beginning with the 1994 Triumph Speed Triple and the 1999 Honda X11, up through the 2009 Ducati Streetfighter.

Though it has its styling roots in the café racer culture of the 1950s and 1960s, the streetfighter is much inspired by the new Japanese bikes of the late 1970s and early 1980s from young riders in the UK who couldn't afford to replace damaged fairings after repeated crashes. More appropriate headlights were added high handlebars to aid in wheelies and other stunts; the first sighting of the streetfighter design template was seen in Bike magazine in 1983 when the editor commissioned Andy Sparrow to draw a comic strip to replace Ogri. It was titled Bloodrunners and featured dispatch riders, delivering blood and live human organs for transplant operations in which bikers rode enormous Japanese inline fours with turbos, with no extraneous parts. Fairings, pillion seats & rear footpegs etc. were all binned in favour of lightness and handling ability. Under-seat exhausts, dual headlights and the widest sport tyres were de-rigueur. Actor Huggy Leaver is credited with being inspired to build such customized motorcycles in this style and there was a proliferation of'ratted' streetfighters in London around the late 1980s.

The term streetfighter was first applied to a custom street bike by a British photojournalist and bike builder to a Harley-Davidson customized sports-bike, extended to the Japanese four-cylinder customs being created at the time. Outline of motorcycles and motorcycling Triumph StreetFighter

San Diego Hall of Champions

The San Diego Hall of Champions was an American multi-sport museum in San Diego, California. It was recognized as the largest multi-sport museum in the United States until its closure in June 2017. Located in the Federal Building in Balboa Park until 2017, the 70,000-square-foot facility recognized outstanding athletic accomplishments and traditions involving more than forty-two sports until June 2017; the Hall of Champions was founded in 1959 and includes the Breitbard Hall of Fame, being relocated to be displayed at Petco Park. The Breitbard Hall of Fame was established in 1953 by Robert Breitbard, it honors athletes who either have excelled in sports in San Diego or are native San Diegans who have excelled in sports elsewhere. As of 2008, 117 athletes have been inducted. New members are inducted in February at the Salute to the Champions dinner. To be eligible for enshrinement, the candidate must meet these criteria: An athlete, coach or special contributor native to San Diego county or who represented a San Diego high school, sports organization or professional team Professional athletes not native to San Diego county must have spent at least 4 years of their career in San Diego Athletes must be retired for at least 2 years or be at least 50 years old Coaches and contributors do not need to be retired, but must have spent at least 7 years working in their field For each inductee's San Diego connection, see footnote San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame, local American football team's hall of fame San Diego Padres Hall of Fame, local baseball team's hall of fame California Sports Hall of Fame San Diego Hall of Champions official website Breitbard Hall of Fame webpage.

San Diego Hall of Champions website