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Lanett, Alabama

Lanett is a city in Chambers County, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 6,468, down from 7,897 in 2000. Lanett called Bluffton, is located in eastern Alabama, on the Chattahoochee River, southwest of Atlanta; the city's name is derived from Lafayette Lanier and Theodore Bennett, founders of the West Point Manufacturing Company. Lanett is located on the eastern edge of Chambers County at 32°51'48.326" North, 85°11'58.862" West. Its eastern boundary is the Alabama–Georgia state line, with the town of West Point, bordering Lanett to the east. Interstate 85 forms the southeast boundary of Lanett, with the city of Valley, Alabama, on the other side of the highway; the unincorporated community of Huguley is along Lanett's southwest border. The Chattahoochee River forms the state line and eastern boundary of Lanett from I-85 north to the downtown area, at which point the state line turns north-northwest and becomes a land boundary between Lanett and West Point, Georgia. According to the U.

S. Census Bureau, Lanett has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2010, there were 6,468 people, 2,723 households, 1,746 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,040 people per square mile. There were 3,338 housing units at an average density of 538 per square mile; the racial makeup of the city was 57.5% Black or African American, 39.3% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.4% from other races, 1.5% from two or more races. 2.4 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,723 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.6% were married couples living together, 25.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.9% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $25,220, the median income for a family was $27,487. Males had a median income of $32,386 versus $24,794 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,178. About 22.7% of families and 28.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.0% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over. Linton Lomas Barrett, influential educator, diplomat, editor and translator of Romance languages Josh Cooper, professional football defensive end John Copeland, former Alabama Crimson Tide All-American who played on 1992 National Champs, NFL player for the Cincinnati Bengals Josh Evans, former University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazer and NFL player for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and New York Jets Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, born in nearby Cusseta, graduate of Lanett High School Fred Hatfield, former Major League Baseball player Hal Herring, former Auburn University and professional football player.

He served as the defensive coordinator for Auburn from 1953 to 1965. Dave Hill, former Auburn offensive lineman who played for Kansas City Chiefs in first Super Bowl Bobby Hunt, former Auburn University and Kansas City Chiefs defensive back who played in the first Super Bowl Fob James, 48th governor of Alabama, born in Lanett Jimmy Johnson, comic strip cartoonist who writes and draws Arlo and Janis Walt Landers, former NFL running back Jesse Francis McClendon, chemist and physiologist, made the first pH measurement of human stomach in situ Marcus Pollard, Director of Player Development for the Jacksonville Jaguars John Levi Sheppard, U. S. Representative for the Fourth Congressional District of Texas from 1899 to 1902. Listed as being born in Bluffton. Dick Wood, former Auburn quarterback, starting quarterback for the New York Titans in in 1963. Served many years as assistant coach in the NFL including offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. City of Lanett official website

Chuck DeShane

Charles Frederick DeShane was a professional American football player in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions from 1945 to 1949. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, DeShane was the starting quarterback for the University of Alabama in 1939 and 1940 and was named to the All-Southeastern Conference team his senior season, he coached football from 1942 to 1944 at his alma mater, Creston High School, before signing with the Lions. From 1945 to 1946, Deshane played linebacker for the Lions, he played guard from 1947 to 1949. DeShane was a railroad conductor during the offseasons, he was married to his second wife Evelyn for 31 years and had four children with his wife Lorraine, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He died in Michigan, he was preceded in death by Pamela Rae and his son, Robert Floyd. His son Charles Jr and daughter Sandra survive. Database Football Detroit Free Press obituary Chuck DeShane at Find a Grave

Gary Johnson 2016 presidential campaign

The 2016 presidential campaign of Gary Johnson, the 29th Governor of New Mexico, was announced on January 6, 2016, for the nomination of the Libertarian Party for President of the United States. He won the nomination on May 29, 2016, at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, receiving 56% of the vote on the second ballot. Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld was endorsed by Johnson for the Libertarian vice-presidential nomination, which he received on May 29, 2016. Johnson and Weld formed the first ticket of any party to feature two governors since the 1948 presidential election, they received nearly 4.5 million votes nationally, dwarfing Johnson's 2012 popular vote total and marking the Libertarians' most successful presidential run to date and the most successful third-party candidacy since Ross Perot in 1996. Johnson ran as the Libertarian presidential nominee in the 2012 election. In that race, he finished with the third highest popular vote total, nearly 1.3 million votes, garnered nearly 1% of the popular vote.

Johnson's vote total was the highest received by any LP candidate—for any office—in the party's history. Shortly after the election, Johnson began to express interest in running for the Libertarian nomination again in the 2016 election. Johnson formally announced his candidacy for the 2016 Libertarian presidential nomination, in an interview with Neil Cavuto on the Fox Business Network program Coast to Coast, on January 6, 2016, he subsequently began participating in a series of debates with the other candidates seeking the Libertarian nomination, held at state LP conventions around the country leading up the Libertarian National Convention over Memorial Day weekend in Orlando, Florida. On March 3, 2016, Johnson addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D. C. touting himself as the third-party option for anti-Trump Republicans, saying that the Libertarian Party would be the only third party able to place its nominee on the ballot in all 50 states in 2016 due to ballot access hurdles.

Johnson's campaign attracted increased attention as a possible vehicle for the Stop Trump movement's votes in the general election, once Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. Johnson has branded Trump's political views as authoritarian. On March 15, 2016, Johnson won the North Carolina Libertarian primary with 42% of the vote, ahead of "No Preference" at 35%, with other candidates all polling below 6%. On March 1, 2016, Johnson won the Libertarian Party of Minnesota caucus with 76% of the vote. On March 29, 2016, Johnson attended the first nationally televised pre-nomination convention Libertarian Party presidential debate, hosted by Fox Business Network, on John Stossel's show Stossel; the two-hour debate was divided into two one hour segments which were televised on April 1 and 8 at 9:00 Eastern Time. The debate featured John McAfee. Following Ted Cruz's withdrawal from the Republican primary elections and Trump becoming the Republican Party's presumptive nominee, it was reported that online searches for "Gary Johnson" and "Libertarian Party" spiked on Google.

In early May, some commentators opined that Johnson was moderate enough to pull votes away from both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump who are disliked and polarizing. Both conservative and liberal media noted that Johnson could get votes from "Never Trump" Republicans and disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters. Johnson began to get time on national television, being invited on ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, many other networks. On May 18, Johnson announced that he had chosen former Republican Massachusetts Governor William Weld to be his running mate. On the first ballot of the 2016 Libertarian National Convention on May 29, 2016, Johnson earned 49.5% of the vote. On the second ballot, he won the nomination with 55.8% of the vote. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said he would consider supporting the Johnson-Weld ticket. Romney remarked that, "if Bill Weld were at the top of the ticket, it would be easy" for him to do so.

On June 22, Johnson and Weld participated in a nationally televised Town Hall hosted by CNN. On August 3, Johnson and Weld returned to CNN for a second nationally televised town hall, it was viewed by over 1.61 million people. Beginning on August 12, a pro-Johnson political action committee, America Deserves Better PAC, began running television ads in Maine. On August 17, Johnson and Weld attended. In August, Johnson's poll numbers began to approach the 15% threshold necessary to make him the first third party candidate in recent history to participate in the broadcast, fall Presidential debates. Johnson began doing major rallies. On August 5, about 500 people turned out to a rally in Nevada; the following day he attended an event at the University of Utah. On August 17, Johnson and Weld attended a town hall, attended by about 600 people, at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center in Miami, Florida; the following day and Weld held a Las Vegas, Nevada rally at The Foundry SLS Las Vegas. The campaign held events in Burlington Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, where pro-Johnson super-PAC ads were being aired, Boston, home of Bill Weld.

The campaign added a brunch with Johnson and Weld in Portland, Maine. Over the weekend, hundreds of people attended each of the rallies. In early September the Gary Johnson campaign began its first wave of paid TV ads, they were targeted at the Western states of Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington and the northeast state of New Hampshire. Purple PAC began airing pro-Johnson television ads in August. In early

Birtles & Goble

Birtles & Goble was an Australian pop music duo composed of Beeb Birtles and Graeham Goble. Although they were both full-time members of Little River Band, they released an album and three singles as a duo. Birtles and Goble had worked together since 1972, first in the band Mississippi and in Little River Band. LRB had an abundance of songwriters, with Birtles, Glenn Shorrock and David Briggs all contributing hit songs. Birtles and Goble were prolific songwriters so, despite contributing to four LRB albums by 1978, they had a wealth of material left over. Birtles noted that "we had so many good songs left over which the guys thought were unsuitable for Little River Band, that we decided to approach Glenn Wheatley with the idea of recording a duo album using our unwanted songs"; the Last Romance was recorded with numerous musicians including current and future members of Little River Band. Birtles and Goble each wrote three of the songs, three songs were co-compositions and one track was written by Randy Newman.

The first single "I'm Coming Home" was a top ten hit in Australia and sold over 100 000 copies in The Philippines. Birtles & Goble performed the song live on television programs such as The Don Lane Show and The Paul Hogan Show; the song earned Birtles and Goble a nomination for Best Recorded Songwriters at the 1979 Australian Pop Music Awards. Goble believes that the duo suffered from a lack of promotion: "If The Last Romance album had been successful, I expect that Beeb and I would have left Little River Band and recorded as a duo, e.g.'Hall & Oates'. Our record company were concerned about this possibility and so our album received little support, it was a great experience to record The Last Romance and it remains one of my favorite recordings."Birtles and Goble did not record again as a duo. Songs from The Last Romance were recorded subsequently by other artists: Mark Holden had an Australian top ten hit with the song "Last Romance", The Imperials recorded "Into My Life"; the third single from The Last Romance, Birtles' paean to his country of birth, subsequently appeared in demo form as a bonus track on the 1997 re-release of the Little River Band album No Reins, showing just how close the song came to being released by LRB.

All tracks are written except where noted. Side 1 "Lonely Lives" – 3:31 "Last Romance" – 3:02 "I'm Coming Home" – 3:50 "I Didn't Stand a Chance" – 3:07 "He Gives Us All His Love" – 4:56Side 2 "The Netherlands" – 5:02 "Into My Life" – 5:39 "You'll Never Change Your Mind" – 4:07 "How I Feel Tonight" – 3:25 "Whales" – 3:57 AlbumThe Last Romance – May 1980Singles"I'm Coming Home" / "You'll Never Change Your Mind" – 1979 AUS #6 "Lonely Lives" / "Megan" – 1979 "How I Feel Tonight" / "The Netherlands" – 1980

Balthazar (restaurant)

Balthazar is a French brasserie restaurant located at 80 Spring Street in SoHo in Manhattan, in New York City. It opened on April 21, 1997, is owned by restaurateur Keith McNally. McNally joked. McNally owns Pastis, Cafe Luxembourg, Lucky Strike, the Russian-themed bar and restaurant Pravda, Odeon in Tribeca, Schiller's Liquor Bar on the Lower East Side. Balthazar Bakery was opened, at 80 Spring Street. McNally opened Balthazar in the theater district in Covent Garden in London, in February 2013. Balthazar London will reside within a building known as The Flower Cellars, sharing the space with The London Film Museum. General manager will be Byron Lang. Among its dishes are steak au poivre, steak frites, short ribs, beef stroganoff, duck confit, butternut squash and French onion soup. Balthazar serves around 1,500 guests a day, by the far the most popular dish is steak frites, it is known for its raw bar. The head chef is Shane McBride, preceded by Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr; the SoHo building that houses Balthazar used to be occupied by a tannery.

Today, Balthazar is designed to imitate traditional brasserie atmosphere. It has high-backed red leather banquettes and peeling brass oversize mirrors, high tin ceiling, scuffed tiled floor, faded saffron yellow walls, large windows, antique lighting. One reviewer wrote; the restaurant is loud and bustling, seats 180 people. Balthazar is known for celebrity-watching. In 2013, Zagat's gave Balthazar a food rating of 24, a decor rating of 24, ranked it the second best French brasserie restaurant in New York City; that year, the New York Daily News rated its French onion soup the second-best in the city. Balthazar is featured in the 2009 autobiography Under the Table: Saucy Tales from Culinary School, by Katherine Darling, in the 2010 novel The Associate, by John Grisham, in the 2010 novel Something Borrowed, by Emily Giffin, in the 2010 novel 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, by Rebecca Goldstein, in the 2011 juvenile fiction novel Holiday Spirit, by Zoe Evans, in the 2011 autobiography Innocent Spouse: A Memoir, by Carol Ross Joynt, in the 2012 novel The Stolen Chalice, by Kitty Pilgrim.

In November 1999, comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld proposed to Jessica Sklar at Balthazar. Jesse Dunford Wood, a chef at Balthazar www.balthazarny.com The Balthazar Cookbook, by Keith McNally, Riad Nasr, Lee Hanson, Random House

Lord Mengchang

Lord Mengchang, born Tian Wen, was an aristocrat and statesman of the Qi Kingdom of ancient China, one of the famed Four Lords of the Warring States period. He was grandson of King Wei of Qi, he succeeded to his father's fief in Xue. Lord Mengchang is well known for the size of his entourage. According to the Records of the Grand Historian, he had up to three thousand people in his retinue. Lord Mengchang become the Chancellor of Qi and of Wei. Lord Mengchang was born as Tian Wen, his father had over 40 children by the time he was born and was prepared to let him to starve to death because he was born on the fifth day in the fifth month of the lunar calendar, considered a bad omen. Tian Wen was secretly brought up by his mother. At a young age, he showed promising signs of talent and intelligence and persuaded his father to keep him. One day, the young Tian Wen warned his father that although their lives had improved over the years, the family clan was in a short supply of intelligent counsellors.

His father began to welcome commoners to join his clan. Everybody was welcomed, with no regard for physical appearance, background, or skill; the guests were given food and a salary. As a result, people flooded in from all over the province; because the family treated everybody with respect and honour, the Tian family prospered and Tian Wen's name became well known. When Tian Ying died, Tian Wen became the ruler of the clan by popular demand, he took the title of Lord Mengchang of Xue. As Lord Mengchang's name spread, people started to come in from all over China. Many had criminal backgrounds. Lord Mengchang still treated them and welcomed them with open arms; the size of his entourage had become a burden for the family's livelihood over the years, but he was still determined to welcome everybody. Every night, Lord Mengchang would serve dinner in the hall with all his entourage in attendance, he would set scribes behind a screen to note every word, said. He would study the notes and learn from his advisers, take care of any needs.

One night, during dinner, one of the guests was upset that he could not see what Lord Mengchang was eating because of bad lighting, believing that the advisers were only eating leftovers. Lord Mengchang stood up, walked to this person’s seat and showed him his bowl, it turned out to be the same food. The guest was so ashamed. Lord Mengchang's praises reached the king of Qin, who sent a messenger to Qi to invite the young lord to meet him. Lord Mengchang wanted to meet the king; as he was about to depart, his advisers told him not to, including many natives of Qin, who dissuaded him by explaining the Qin king's questionable motives. In 299 BC, Lord Mengchang was sent to Qin on an official journey. King Zhaoxiang had heard so much about the young lord that he wanted to appoint him as the new Chancellor of Qin. However, King Zhaoxiang was warned by his ministers that Lord Mengchang was still loyal to his homeland of Qi, soon put Lord Mengchang under house arrest. Desperate, Lord Mengchang sent a messenger to the king of Qin's beloved concubine for help.

In exchange for her aid, the woman asked for the snow fox fur coat which Lord Mengchang had given to the king as a gift when he first arrived in Qin. It was worth a thousand pieces of gold and there was not its like anywhere. King Zhaoxiang kept it in the royal treasury. One of Lord Mengchang's entourage in Qin was a skilled thief, he disguised himself as a dog and sneaked into the treasury under cover of darkness and retrieved the coat. Within two days, Lord Mengchang was released thanks to the pleas of the concubine. Lord Mengchang hired a chariot, dashed to the borders. By midnight of the next day, he had reached Hangu Pass—the last checkpoint of Qin before entering the territories of Qi. King Zhaoxiang had regretted letting Lord Mengchang go and a small army was chasing him to bring him back; the guards at Hangu Pass would not let anyone pass through until the cock-crow at dawn. Lord Mengchang turned to his entourage for help. One of his aides could imitate all types of sounds, he crowed like a rooster, this woke up the rest of the roosters.

Not knowing that Lord Mengchang was being hunted, the guards at the pass allowed Lord Mengchang and his entourage to enter Qi territory to safety. Out of guilt, the King of Qi appointed Lord Mengchang as the Chancellor of Qi after his return. Due to his experience in Qin, the new chancellor was gathering allies and asking neighbouring countries like Wei and Han to return past favours and prepare for war against Qin, his adviser warned him of growing power of Qi's neighbouring lands, which would be dangerous for Qi if Qin were not in the equation. Instead, the adviser told the chancellor that it was in the interest of Qi to allow Qin to grow in power; this would maintain the balance of power against Han and Wei so they would still rely on Qi, the most powerful of the three states. The chancellor proceeded as planned; as his adviser predicted, King Zhaoxiang gave Qi the land and not a single drop of blood was shed among the four states. One of the well-known Chinese four-character proverbs is 狡兔三窟, or "a crafty rabbit has three burrows."

It means. This chengyu came directly from Lord Mengchang. A member of his entourage, Feng Xuan (simplified Chinese: 冯谖.