Larry Johnson (running back)

Larry Alphonso Johnson Jr. is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He played college football for Penn State University, was recognized as a unanimous All-American, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft and played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins of the NFL. Johnson was born in Maryland, he was one of three children born to Christine and Larry Johnson Sr.. His father is a former high school vice-principal, a high school football coach, former defensive line coach at Penn State University, the current defensive line coach at Ohio State University. Johnson graduated from State College Area High School in State College, where he played for the State College Little Lions high school football team. Johnson attended Pennsylvania State University, played for coach Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions football team from 1999 to 2002; as a senior in 2002, he rushed for over 2,000 yards in a season without winning the Heisman Trophy, despite doing so with fewer carries than any other running back in the exclusive 2,000-yard club.

He averaged 8.0 yards per carry during the regular season. Johnson broke the Penn State record for rushing yards in a game three times in 2002, his 257 yards in a 49–0 home thrashing of Northwestern broke Curt Warner's previous record of 256 yards set against Syracuse in 1981. He went on to rack up 279 yards in an 18–7 home win against Illinois and 327 yards in a 58–25 road win against Indiana, he surpassed the 2,000-yard mark by gaining 279 yards on just 19 attempts in the Penn State Nittany Lions' final Big Ten Conference game against Michigan State. Johnson gained all 279 of his rushing yards in the first half, was kept on the bench for the entire second half of the game, he finished the 2002 season with 2,087 yards. Following his 2002 senior season, Johnson was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American, he won the Doak Walker Award, the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Award. Johnson rushed for 29 touchdowns, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative arts from Penn State in 2002.

Source: Johnson was drafted in the first round with the 27th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft as insurance for the Kansas City Chiefs, who were unsure if Priest Holmes would be healthy or sign a contract extension. Johnson was drafted over the objection of head coach Dick Vermeil, who wanted to select a defensive player, despite the lack of recent NFL success by Penn State running backs; the conflicts between Johnson and Vermeil grew, in 2004 Vermeil said that Johnson needed to grow up and "take the diapers off." Johnson took great offense to this comment, the public estrangement led to rumors that he would be traded. However, towards the end of the 2004 season, Johnson got an opportunity to start after injuries to Priest Holmes and Derrick Blaylock. Facing the same situation in 2005, with Blaylock gone and Holmes having gone down with a season-ending neck injury in early November, Johnson stepped up, on November 20 against the Houston Texans ran for a Chiefs' record 211 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

He led the league in rushing touchdowns after the injury to Holmes. At the end of the 2005 regular season, Johnson had nine consecutive games with 100+ rushing yards, passing the 100-yard mark in every start for the Chiefs that season and earning a Pro Bowl berth. During the final game of the 2005 regular season, Johnson set a new franchise record of 1,750 rushing yards in one season, despite not starting in 7 games during the season. In addition to his running ability, Johnson proved himself to be an adept receiver. In 2005, Johnson caught 33 passes for 343 yards. Johnson was named the 2005 MVP for the Chiefs; the Chiefs' record did not make the playoffs in spite of a winning record. With injuries limiting Holmes during the previous two seasons, Johnson began the 2006 season as Kansas City's featured back, he rushed for 1,789 yards on 416 carries, an NFL record for most carries in a season. In an October 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Johnson pulled strong safety Troy Polamalu down by the hair in order to tackle him.

Although tackling a player by his hair is legal and does not alone constitute unnecessary roughness, Johnson was penalized for rising to his feet while retaining grasp of Polamalu's hair. The Chiefs made an appearance in the playoffs with a 9–7 record, where Johnson ran for 32 yards on 13 carries against the Indianapolis Colts. At the conclusion of the season, Johnson was selected for his second Pro Bowl appearance. On June 21, 2007 Johnson stated that he was willing to sit out the Chiefs' training camp unless he and the Chiefs reach an agreement on a new contract. On July 22, rumors spread about Johnson being traded to the Green Bay Packers; the initial asking price was a first-, second-, third-round draft pick. However, on August 21, Johnson and the Chiefs agreed to a five-year contract extension that locked Johnson up with the Chiefs through the 2012 season; as a result of the extension, Johnson was the highest-paid running back in the NFL based on average salary per year. His new contract covered six years and was to pay him $45 million, with $19 million in guaranteed money—the biggest contract in Chiefs history.

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1979–80 FIBA European Champions Cup

The 1979–80 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 23rd season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup. The Final was held at the Deutschlandhalle, in West Berlin, on March 27, 1980. Real Madrid defeated Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv, by a result of 89–95. 22 teams, playing in a tournament system, entered a Quarterfinals group stage, divided into six groups that played a round-robin. The final standing defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used to decide the final classification: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; the group winner and the runner-up of the Semifinals group stage qualified for the final, played at a predetermined venue. March 27, West Berlin Earl Williams 1979–80 FIBA European Champions Cup Champions Cup 1979–80 Line-ups and Stats Copa De Europa Baloncesto 1980 Final Real Madrid-Maccabi

The Dreaming (Tokyopop comic)

The Dreaming is an original English-language manga series created by artist/author Queenie Chan and published by Tokyopop. It is one of the first manga put out by the company. Jeanie and Amber Malkin - identical twin sisters - are new students at the 100-year-old Greenwich Private College, a boarding school in North Sydney, Australia that lies on the edge of vast, virgin bushlands. After settling in and meeting new friends, the girls learn an unsettling secret: time and time again over the past century, students have wandered off into the wilderness surrounding the school and vanished without a trace, never to return, they both are scared of the school. Jeanie and Amber begin to discover the mystery behind the disappearances and the reason why the college's creepy vice-principal carries such a prejudice against identical twins. Amber Malkin She is the serious-minded twin, is the first of the twins to feel the supernatural presence at Greenwich. Amber is shy, as such feels a little left out when next to her more exuberant twin.

She will not always tell her what is on her mind. Amber has frequent dreams of a mysterious and menacing gathering in a forest and in the school itself; as the manga progresses Amber is drawn more under the control of the supernatural presence and spends most of her time asleep. In book three it was revealed that Amber was miraculously survived. While with Jeanie in the art gallery she became possessed by Mary Spector. Jeanie Malkin Jeanie is the more outgoing of the two, makes friends easily, she sometimes will accidentally leave her quieter sister out in her drive to be accepted. Jeanie is loyal to Amber, however. Jeanie can be a rebel at times, as such will not always make the right choices. After leaving Greenwich she becomes a paralegal secretary. Millie Millie is a student at Greenwich Private College, she is one of the more knowledgeable people about the mysteries that surround the bushland area, since her mother and great-grandmother have all gone to Greenwich when they were younger. Peppy and popular, she is quick to invite the two sisters into her social group.

However, she is pronounced "missing" in the first novel. Jeanie finds her dead body floating in a pool of water. In the short story featured in the three book collection, it's revealed that Millie comes from a family of witches that are bent on finding the secret to eternal youth and immortality and is believed to be related to Peggy Sue, the girl who escaped Greenwich Private college in the 1920s when Beatrice and Mary Spector arrived on a horse and carriage. Schala She is one of the fellow students at the school. Schala is daring, thinks nothing of sneaking out of her room late at night to go to a party in one of the other dorm rooms, she can lose her patience somewhat as she was quick to scold Amber when she refused to cooperate in a group seance. Schala has some knowledge of the stories surrounding the college, but it is limited, she is good at leading, was able to get herself and her friends on a search team when one of the fellow students goes missing, but she leaves once Jeanie finds Millie dead and accuses Jeanie and Amber for the reason of Millie's death.

Trevor A friend of Millie's and the rest of the group. He is interested in artwork throughout the campus, although it is just all a lie, he seem to be interested in Jeanie, though she doesn't seem to be as interested in him. Gabrielle Millie and Schala's friend, she asked Jeanie to do a mirror dare and say "Mary Spector" five times and nothing happened. Millie tried it and something cracked, she went back to sleep. She is nosy. Mrs. Skeener She is the vice-principal of Greenwich Private College, refuses to let twins into the school under any circumstances, her reasons for this are as yet unknown, as she is secretive about them. She is strict, is quick to scold any students that she thinks is acting improperly. Mrs. Skeener has a mysterious back room in her office, which contains an antique dress, picture of two twins and an ax. Speculation exists between some of the students that these twins are related somehow to Mrs. Skeener. Catherine Anu She is one of the younger teachers at the college, is strict.

She comes across the girls sneaking out of their dorm room one night. She is the one that sends the twins to the office, causing them to discover Mrs. Skeener's back room, her past is somewhat vague. Jeanie finds out that the teacher's friend disappeared into the brush, she helps Jeanie with the missing girls mystery. Jessie Malkin Jessie is the aunt of Jeanie, as well as the head-mistress of the college, she was insistent on the twins attending the school going as far as to fake the twins' birthdates. As soon as the twins arrive, she goes on a trip for three months for an educational summit as well as to bury her father-in-law, she is aware of the stories circulating through the college, but it is so far unknown if she brought the twins to the school purposely because of the stories. Avril Merriweather The school's first headmistress and its founder, back when it was a finishing school for young ladies during the 1920s, Mrs. Skeener's aunt. Avril was a governess in England, known for her cruel techniques for disciplining her charges.

One such example, of locking them in wardrobes, resulted in a girl going mad and biting off her tongue. Her reputation ruined, Avril bought a patch of land in the Australian bush, away from prying eyes, founded her school, she continued her sadistic teachings, such as locking misbehaving students inside of a coffin that had air holes covered by black velvet. One such girl who suffered t