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Letona, Arkansas

Letona is a town in White County, United States. Sherrel Bennett is the current mayor; the population was 201 at the 2000 census. Letona is located at 35°21′43″N 91°49′42″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 201 people, 80 households, 56 families residing in the town. The population density was 199.0/km². There were 91 housing units at an average density of 90.1/km². The racial makeup of the town was 96.02% White, 1.00% Native American, 2.99% from two or more races. 0.50 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 80 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.0% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males. The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $22,292 versus $15,208 for females; the per capita income for the town was $12,303. About 11.1% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.9% of those sixty five or over

Karns High School

Karns High School is a public high school in the Karns community of Knox County, Tennessee administered by the Knox County Schools public school district. A growing population in western Knox County required its establishment in 1913; as of the 2008-2009 academic year there were about 1,900 enrolled students. Since 1995, Karns High School has educated students in grades 9 through 12. In 2008, the school underwent construction to add additional cafeteria to serve the influx of new students. Karns High School is 1 of 16 Knox County schools. Foreign languages offered at Karns are French, German and Spanish. Nearby, Byington is considered to be one of the top vocational and technical supplimentarys in East Tennessee. 9 of the other 15 Knox county schools charter buses to Byington Vocational so that other students are presented with an opportunity to participate in this program. Options are being considered to introduce a new internship program in which student can obtain full-time jobs upon graduation.

The student to teacher ratio is 16:1. The graduation rate is 91%, above the state average of 84%; the student body makeup is 52% female 48% male, the total minority enrollment is 21%. 32% of the student body qualifies for low income aid. 2017 Enrollment: 1,213. Karns High School provides a number of extracurricular activities for its students; the mascot for Karns High School is the Beaver. Karns High school rivals - Powell High School and Hardin Valley High School Sports offered include: Baseball Basketball Cheerleading Cross Country Dance Football Golf Majorettes Rugby Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball Wrestling Concert Band Chorus Drama Drumline Ensemble Marching band Orchestra Yearbook Staff Academic Team AFJROTC CDC & Peer Tutoring Chess Color Guard DECA Family Career Community Leaders of America Fellowship of Christian Athletes Future Business Leaders of America Health Occupation Students of America Key Club Marching Band National Honors Society Scholars' Bowl Student Government Association Technology Student Association Ultimate Frisbee Young Life Winter Guard Future Teachers of America Emily Ann Roberts, A finalist on season 9 of NBC’s The Voice.

Trevor Bayne, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series Driver Phil Bozeman, lead vocalist for the deathcore band Whitechapel Andrew Carlton, Christian singer Will Chambers Singer, songwriter. Wilbert Cherry, first African American basketball player at The University of Tennessee Cylk Cozart, actor whose credits include Conspiracy Theory and 16 Blocks Cale Iorg, former minor league baseball player in the Detroit Tigers organization Dwight Smith Played baseball at Austin Peay, he was a four-year starter and 1st team all O. V. V, he coached for the Beavers for 17 seasons and is the all-time winningest coach boasting a record 287 wins and 12 district appearances, winning 4 of the 12 district championships. He coached his team to 1 state championship appearance but was defeated by Montgomery Bell Academy. In 2003 The Karns baseball field was named after Mr. Dwight Smith. Doug Roth, who played for the University of Tennessee, the NBA's Washington Bullets. Devin Sibley who played for Furman and was a 3x SoCon player of the year Knoxville's Best Award Knoxville's Best Teacher Award PDK Principal of the Year - 2002 Diane Psihogios PDK Assistant Principal of the Year - 2002 David Boggan Leadership Education Five 21st Century Classrooms Optimist Club Sportsmanship Award Graduating classes averaging over $1.99 million in scholarships ACOM / Panasonic Cultural Exchange Program to Japan UT Whittle Scholars 7 National Merit Finalists Special Recognition Area 5 Special Olympics United Way Award of Appreciation 1 Profile in Courage Essay Contest Honorable Mention Official Website

People & Power

People & Power is a current affairs programme on Al Jazeera English which broadcasts once a week, on Wednesdays, repeated throughout the week. The show is shown on Al Jazeera America once a week on Thursdays; each half-hour programme features one investigative documentaries on an issue related to power from around the world. The programme has one-hour specials. People & Power was launched on November 2006 when Al Jazeera English launched; the programme had a presenter. It was hosted by Shereen El Feki but she was replaced by a new presenter, Samah El-Shahat, a development economist, in March 2007. Juliana Ruhfus was occasional presenter, her film on the ex-combatants in Liberia launched the programme the day. The show introduced several regular slots. A series called ‘If I had the Power’ asked people in the street what they would do if they had the power of President of the United States George W. Bush for the day. Five minute long ‘Power of One’ films look at how one person has changed the lives of a community through their own actions.

These slots are no longer shown. People & Power has since had a major relaunch; the programme features studio discussions. On the day of Tony Blair’s departure, Samah El-Shahat led a discussion on the departing Prime Minister’s legacy, her guests were the Iraqi journalist Ziad Al-Khuzai, Ruth Lea - the Director of the Centre for Policy Studies and Lord Ahmed from the British House of Lords. In a People & Power special on 3 June 2007, Samah El-Shahat led a discussion on the ‘Fragmentation of the Middle East’ from the Doha studios, it featured Dr. Azzam Tamimi, the Director of the Institute for Islamic Political Thought, Dr. Amr Hamzawy, a Senior Researcher at the Carnegie Endowment, Dr. Ibrahim Mousawi, the Editor-in-Chief of foreign news at Al Manar TV, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Malik, a Qatari Journalist

Palmyrene alphabet

Palmyrene was a historical Semitic alphabet used to write the local Palmyrene dialect of Aramaic. It was used between 100 300 CE in Palmyra in the Syrian desert; the oldest surviving Palmyrene inscription dates to 44 BCE. The last surviving inscription dates to 274 CE, two years after Palmyra was sacked by Roman Emperor Aurelian, ending the Palmyrene Empire. Use of the Palmyrene language and script declined. Palmyrene was derived from cursive versions of the Aramaic alphabet and shares many of its characteristics: Twenty-two letters with only consonants represented Written horizontally from right-to-left Numbers written right-to-left using a non-decimal systemPalmyrene was written without spaces or punctuation between words and sentences. Two forms of Palmyrene were developed: The rounded, cursive form derived from the Aramaic alphabet and a decorative, monumental form developed from the cursive Palmyrene. Both the cursive and monumental forms used typographic ligatures. Palmyrene used a non-decimal system which built up numbers using combinations of their symbols for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20.

It is similar to the system used for Aramaic which built numbers using their symbols for 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 100, 1000, 10000. There are some styles in which the'r'-letter is the same as the'd'-letter with a dot on top, but there are styles in which the two letters are visually distinct. Ligation, after b, ḥ, m, n, q before some other consonants was common in some inscriptions but was not obligatory. There are two fleurons that tend to appear near numbers. Examples of Palmyrene inscriptions were printed as far back as 1616, but accurate copies of Palmyrene/Greek bilingual inscriptions were not available until 1756; the Palmyrene alphabet was deciphered in the 1750s overnight, by Abbé Jean-Jacques Barthélemy using these new, accurate copies of bilingual inscriptions. Palmyrene was added to the Unicode Standard in June, 2014 with the release of version 7.0. The Unicode block for Palmyrene is U+10860–U+1087F

Vonda Phelps

Avonda Maude Phelps credited as Vonda Phelps, was an American child stage actress, vaudeville performer and dancer in the 1920s. She appeared in 4 silent film productions in 1922 and 1923 Phelps was born on April 19, 1915 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Rinaldo Abel Phelps and Lillian Maude Tiffin. In May 1924 Phelps participated in Good Fairy, a fantasy play in two acts, at the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, she performed along with twenty other children. Phelps appeared as a dancer at the Christmas program of the Cosmos Club the following December, her presentation was highlighted by a rendition of Pierrotte Phantasy. The dance demonstrated her unique personality. Phelps gave a similar interpretation of the dance at the Ambassador Theater in Los Angeles, her performance was part of a concert given by The Children's Opera in June 1926. Phelps appeared in four motion pictures in the early 1920s: in The Man Who Waited, as "June", a baby, in The Jungle Goddess as "Betty", a little girl, Strange Idols, as a girl at seven and Slippery McGeeHer fame as a youth performer did not endure.

She had a birthday luncheon in 1928 at the Elite on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Guests were entertained at a table replete with a centerpiece of sweet peas rendered in pastel shades; the celebrants went to Grauman's Chinese Theater. Fellow silent film star Virginia Marshall was among Phelps' birthday attendants. In 1935 she spent twelve weeks dancing in Mexico at the Paris Inn Cafe. On December 7, 1940 in Alameda, California she married Gerald Russell Hunsaker, she died on age 89, in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles Times, Stars Tomorrow? April 1, 1925, Page C4. Los Angeles Times, Talented Child At Benefit Dance, June 4, 1925, Page 20. Vonda Phelps on IMDb

Milton Blockhouse

Milton Blockhouse was an artillery fortification constructed as part of Henry VIII's Device plan of 1539, in response to fears of an imminent invasion of England. It was built at Milton, near Gravesend in Kent at a strategic point along the River Thames, was operational by 1540. Equipped with 30 pieces of artillery and a garrison of 12 men and a captain, it was a two-storey, D-shaped building, designed to prevent enemy ships from progressing further up the river or landing an invasion force, it was stripped of its artillery in 1553 and was demolished between 1557 and 1558. Milton Blockhouse was built as a consequence of international tensions between England and the Holy Roman Empire in the final years of the reign of King Henry VIII. Traditionally the Crown had left coastal defences to the local lords and communities, playing only a modest role in building and maintaining fortifications, while France and the Empire remained in conflict with one another, maritime raids were common but an actual invasion of England seemed unlikely.

Modest defences, based around simple blockhouses and towers, existed in the south-west and along the Sussex coast, as well as a few more impressive works in the north of England, but in general the fortifications were limited in scale. In 1533, Henry broke with Pope Paul III in order to annul the long-standing marriage to his wife, Catherine of Aragon, remarry. Catherine was the aunt of Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, he took the annulment as a personal insult; this resulted in France and the Empire declaring an alliance against Henry in 1538, the Pope encouraging the two countries to attack England. An invasion of England now appeared certain. Henry issued an order, called a "device", in 1539, giving instructions for the "defence of the realm in time of invasion" and the construction of forts along the English coastline. Under this programme of work the River Thames was protected by a mutually reinforcing network of blockhouses at Gravesend and Higham on the south side of the river, Tilbury and East Tilbury on the opposite bank.

The fortifications were strategically placed. London and the newly constructed royal dockyards of Deptford and Woolwich were vulnerable to seaborne attacks arriving up the Thames estuary, a major maritime route; the village of Milton and the adjacent town of Gravesend, only 500 metres apart, formed a important communications point along the river. They formed the centre of the "Long Ferry" traffic of passengers into the capital, for the "Cross Ferry" over the river to Tilbury, resulting in the local riverbank becoming lined with wharfs; this was the first point that an invasion force would be able to disembark along the Thames, as before this point the mudflats along the sides of the estuary would have made landings difficult. Milton Blockhouse was designed by the Clerk of the King's Works, James Nedeham, the Master of Ordnance, Christopher Morice, with Robert Lorde serving as the paymaster for the project and Lionel Martin, John Ganyn and Mr Travers acting as the local overseers; the fort was built on Chapel Field, which the Crown bought, along with the land for Gravesend Blockhouse, from William Burston for £66.

The work was completed, by 1540 the blockhouse was in operation and equipped with 30 artillery guns, 6 handguns and various pikes and longbows. Commanded by Captain Sir Edward Cobham, it had a small garrison of 12 men, including a second in command, a porter, three soldiers and seven gunners. Fresh fears of invasion after 1544 prompted further work being carried out on the blockhouse by Sir Richard Lee, a prominent military engineer, although peace was declared the following year, it is uncertain what shape the fort took. By 1546 the King's accountants estimated that £1,072 had been spent on building and developing the fortification. In 1553, orders were issued for the artillery pieces to be removed from the blockhouse and taken to the Tower of London; the former site was rediscovered during excavations in 1826, but was destroyed during the building of the Gravesend Canal Basin, Canal Road and the Gordon Pleasure Gardens in the 19th century. Archaeological investigations between 1973 and 1978 uncovered the foundations of the blockhouse, now protected under UK law as a scheduled monument.

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