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Marion County, Mississippi

Marion County is a county located in the U. S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,088, its county seat is Columbia. Marion County is named for American Revolutionary War guerrilla leader Francis Marion known as The Swamp Fox. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 549 square miles, of which 542 square miles is land and 6.2 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 98 Mississippi Highway 13 Mississippi Highway 35 Mississippi Highway 43 Mississippi Highway 44 Jefferson Davis County Lamar County Pearl River County Washington Parish, Louisiana Walthall County Lawrence County As of the census of 2000, there were 25,595 people, 9,336 households, 6,880 families residing in the county; the population density was 47 people per square mile. There were 10,395 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 66.96% White, 31.87% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, 0.62% from two or more races.

0.62 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 9,336 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 15.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.30% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $24,555, the median income for a family was $29,894. Males had a median income of $26,909 versus $17,192 for females; the per capita income for the county was $12,301. About 20.70% of families and 24.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.60% of those under age 18 and 23.00% of those aged 65 or over.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services's Division of Youth Services operated the Columbia Training School in unincorporated Marion County. The facility was closed in 2008. Columbia Foxworth Earl W. Bascom, "Father of Modern Rodeo" and Hall of Fame cowboy. Bass, "Father of Preventive Dentistry".

The Woodsheep

The Woodsheep is an American indie folk rock band from Morehead, United States. The band is a backbone for the songwriting of frontman Andrew G. D. Preston, functioning as a collective of rotating musicians for live performances and albums. Preston is most accompanied by Matt Holleran and Melissa Caskey. In 2016, the band released their first studio album, their second studio album, Sleeping Under Stars, was released in May 2018, along with an international record release tour. The Woodsheep was founded by Andrew Preston and David Tackett in 2015; the two met in college at Morehead State University. After years of self-producing anti-folk records, native to Van Lear, was featured by The International Bluegrass Music Association for his song, "The Mountain Wayfarers" as part of the international songwriting showcase in 2015. In March 2015, the duet began working on cover songs for a college open mic night; the duo began performing through the region. Shortly thereafter, they began to expand their folk roots to include experimental, blues and electronic elements.

The initial recordings were made with a Blue Yeti USB microphone at odd hours of the morning and in between classes in a small practice room at the university. On a whim, Preston hired classmates Matt Holleran and Melissa Caskey to record bass and drums for the record. After performing a few small shows as a quartet, they were added to the official lineup. Watching Mars, their debut album, was completed in full on Preston's laptop, they recruited Jesse Wells to master the record at The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, released the record on June 2, 2016. After releasing Watching Mars, The Woodsheep toured through the region, performing at venues around Appalachia as the original acoustic duet, aside from a few electric shows that included Caskey and Holleran. In April 2016, they joined with frontwoman of Pearl and the Beard, Jocelyn Mackenzie, for another show for suicide awareness organization, Active Minds, they began collecting show dates, leading to an impressive list of over 150 North American tour dates in their first year.

Their first single, "Live Simply" made its way to independent radio across the United States. After accruing a small fanbase in various major cities throughout south-eastern Appalachia, The Woodsheep completed an east-coast tour throughout 2017, including popular venues like Sidewalk Cafe in New York City and The Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV, they announced a follow-up record to Watching Mars to be released in the year, citing the new indie rock direction in their 2017 single, "Perspective of a Winter Leaf" as inspiration. In July 2017, they toured The People's Republic of China to promote Appalachian music. 2017–2018: Sleeping Under Stars Originally citing a release date of December 2017, the band scrapped many of their original ideas. Preston recorded and produced the entire album at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's studio; the entire rhythm section of the new album was recorded live in a single day. The band announced the release of the new album, Sleeping Under Stars, for May 2018 after a successful fundraising campaign.

The album included the primary quartet, as well as a slew of other musicians. A music video for the first single, "Lost", was released in April 2018, showcasing a departure from the country-influenced style of Watching Mars in favor of theatrical jazz and pop folk orchestrations, highlighting Caskey's vocal. On May 11, 2018, Sleeping Under Stars was released to the public, followed by an international tour through China and The U. K. 2019–Present: Reformation and Old Time Pigeon With the increasing focus on Preston's songwriting and lead vocal, Tackett's departure in August of 2018, the inclusion of a wide array of touring musicians, the band's sound shifted away from Appalachian folk/country back to Preston's original vision of piano/synth driven pop. They released an EP in January of 2019, Numbers On Lemons, to showcase the new sound and revisit old favorites from past tours. To cap off the year and bid farewell to their old-time roots, The Woodsheep, with Mary Morris and Wyatt Smith credited as members alongside Preston and Caskey, self-recorded a large collection of folk songs dubbed Old Time Pigeon.

The album released for streaming on October 17, 2019, with the official release stated as October 20, 2019. A year after the reformation of the band, Preston announced a video album in the works, set for release in 2020; the album will feature dream-pop and antifolk elements, with an accompanying experimental film produced by Anna Nichols. Official website

Non-English press of the Communist Party USA

During the nine decades since its establishment in 1919, the Communist Party USA produced or inspired a vast array of newspapers and magazines in at least 25 different languages. This list of the Non-English press of the Communist Party USA provides basic information on each title, along with links to pages dealing with specific publications in greater depth. Panvor — Daily organ of the Armenian Workers Party and the Armenian Communist Party, published in New York City; the publication, which resembled a magazine in form and content, published news from Soviet Armenia, theoretical material, serialized translations of politically oriented fiction. Only a handful of issues have survived in the United States. Lraper — Successor to Panyor published in New York City three times a week, before being reduced to two issues a week in 1964 and to a weekly publication cycle in 1967; the paper was issued by the Armenian Progressive League of America and its affiliated social-benefit society, the Armenian Assistance Committee and moved its production to Los Angeles in 1979.

Throughout its existence, Lraper provided news from Soviet Armenia and included works of Marxist theory as well as national news of the Armenian-American community. Proletar — Short-lived 4-page weekly newspaper published in New York City. Claimed circulation in 1924 was 1,100 copies. Suznanie — Weekly newspaper published in Chicago by the Bulgarian Section of the Workers Party of America; the initial editor of the paper was Georgi Radulov, succeeded in 1924 by Todor Tsekov, who continued at the helm until 1931. At the 4th National Convention of the Workers Party, held in Chicago in August 1925, the circulation of the paper was claimed at 1900 copies. Publication of the paper moved to Detroit, Michigan; some copies of the paper exist in Bulgaria but there are no known repositories in North America. Glas Komunista — Short-lived Croatian-language newspaper, published in Chicago in the fall of 1919 as the official organ of Yugoslav adherents of the Communist Party of America. Only one issue is known, dated November 1, 1919.

Komunista — According to Official Bulletin No. 2 of the unified Communist Party of America, a Croatian-language edition of the official organ of the party, The Communist, was "expected" to be provided by the party's South Slavic Federation Language Bureau beginning in the second half of 1921. Radnik — In 1922 a split erupted in the South Slavic Federation of the Socialist Labor Party of America, with Communist dissidents leaving that organization and its newspaper, Znanje, to join the new "legal" Workers Party of America; the group established their own publication, publishing it as a weekly in Chicago. The paper went to daily status before returning to a weekly publication cycle. In 1923, the publication's first editors were replaced by Leo Fisher. Glas Radnika — Chicago weekly which continued Radnik following the reorganization of the South Slavic section of the Communist Party USA and the establishment of an explicitly Croatian section in 1935. Radnički Glasnik — After the conclusion of the 1st Conference of Croatian Communists in Chicago in May 1936, Glas Radnika was made the official organ of the Croatian Section of the CPUSA and the name was changed to Radnički Glasnik.

The paper continued to be published in Chicago on a weekly basis, with F. Borić at the editorial helm. Narodni Glasnik — In December 1940, Radnički Glasnik changed its name, although its basic political line remained unaltered. During World War II the renamed paper supported the American war effort at home and Josip Broz Tito in Yugoslavia, although when push came to shove following the Stalin-Tito break of 1948, the Narodni Glasnik sided with the Soviet Union rather than with the national communist Yugoslav regime headed by the Croatian Tito. Following the rapprochement between the two countries in the Khrushchev period, the paper softened its critique of communist Yugoslavia accordingly. Editor of the paper was F. Borić succeeded by Leo Fisher, who remained in charge until the end of the publication in the summer of 1973. Narodni Zajedničar — Short-lived Pittsburgh publication launched by Croatian communists who were members of the Croatian Fraternal Union. No surviving copies known to exist.

Obrana — Weekly newspaper launched in New York City by the Czech Socialist Section of the Central Labor Union. The publication moved to the left after the 1917 Russian Revolution and sided with the Left Wing Section of the Socialist Party during the factional war of 1919 which resulted in the formation of the American communist movement; the paper was produced in the interim by the "Independent Czechoslovak Marxist Federation," with this group joining the Communist Party. In 1924 Obrana proclaimed itself the official publication of the Czechoslovak Section of the Workers Party of America. Circulation as of that date was 4,000 copies; the paper moved from weekly to daily status in 1934. Publication was terminated in 1938. See also: "Norwegian/Danish" listings below. Fremad — In February 1935, the Scandinavian Educational Publishing Company in New York City, publisher of the Ny Tid Norwegian-Danish Edition, decided to make that an Norwegian paper. A Danish-language monthly called Fremad was launched for the Danish readers effected by the decision to move to linguistic homogeneity.

The Danish paper was terminated after onl

Analy High School

Analy High School is a public high school in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California. Analy was established in 1908 and celebrated its centennial in May 2008. In 2011, the school was listed at #184 on Newsweek's list of "America's Best High Schools" for California schools. Analy was the only school in the Redwood Empire listed in the top 500, ranked 20th overall out of all California private and public high schools; the school is located in Analy Township, which derives its name from the Annaly Ranch, located in the township in the 1840s, which in turn was named for an Annaly in Ireland, which had connections to the settler Jasper O'Farrell. The school and several facilities, including the library and some classrooms were used as setting of the popular Netflix TV show 13 Reasons Why, in which the school is called Liberty High School. Analy was established in the town of Sebastopol in 1908, it is a college preparatory school. Many local parents are Analy graduates; the community supports the school.

Although the town's population is small, the school serves an area of 50,000. The town it serves has changed from a rural community to a more suburban community in recent decades. 85% go directly to two or four-year colleges. Analy is one of two comprehensive high schools in the West Sonoma County Union High School District, the other being El Molino High School in Forestville, California; the high school district has 11 feeder elementary districts. Over the last three years these districts together have developed grade level standards K-12 in English and social studies, work continues in technology and science. Analy has a seven-period day and offers a wide variety of electives, including 11 programs in practical arts. Analy provides an entirely untracked curriculum for all students and a full range of AP and Honors classes in the five academic areas. Students participate in athletics, performing arts, debate. There are thirteen clubs with a total membership of over 600 students. 30 % of the student population is involved in choir, or theater departments.

Analy offers 5 honors courses. Laboratory scienceAP Biology AP Physics B AP Physics C Chemistry HonorsMathematicsAP Calculus AB AP Statistics Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus HonorsEnglish languageAP English Language and Composition AP English Literature and Composition English 11 HonorsForeign languageSpanish 4 Honors French 4 HonorsSocial studiesAP World History AP U. S. History AP U. S. Government and Politics AP Microeconomics A minimum of 240 semester units are required for graduation from Analy High School. Ten units equal one year of work for each period. In order to graduate, students must pass the CAHSEE, which can be taken during the 10th, 11th, 12th grades. Santa Rosa Junior College courses may be taken in lieu of Analy courses, with 1 SRJC unit equaling 3⅓ Analy credits toward graduation. Analy High School served 1,317 students in the 2014-15 academic year, its population is 14.7 % Latino. 3.1% are Limited English Proficient. Less than 8 % are on reduced lunch. 9% are in Special Education programs.

Analy provides a Spanish-speaking aide for Latino students and their families. The 2011 Newsweek report on America's Best High Schools found that Analy has a 99% graduation rate, a 95% college matriculation rate, a 38.1 student teacher ratio, an average 1743 SAT Reasoning Test score, an average of 1.3 Advanced Placement tests per student. Analy has over 600 athletes on 38 teams in 21 sports each year. In 2009, the varsity boys' basketball team at Analy won the NCS Division III Final for the first time in the school's 101-year history. Other sports offered include football, cross country, softball, swimming, golf and field, badminton; the Analy High School football team was mentioned by Bruce Campbell's character, Sam Axe, in Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe. He stated that the tactics he used to train the rebels were the secrets of the Analy High School football team. There are four band classes and one orchestra class at Analy, with an average combined student participation of well over 200.

The school has one of the highest instrumental music students per capita ratios in the State of California. The bands include a 0 period jazz band that starts at 6:45am every morning, an intermediate band, advanced band, honor band, an orchestra, which were all under the direction of Vance Regan until 2013; the bands host the annual Band Wagon Fall Festival. The bands annually perform the national anthem at a San Francisco Giants game, travel to southern California to participate in the Disney Magic Music Days main street parade, march in the local Apple Blossom Festival Parade; the honor band has received numerous awards and has participated in several Festival of Gold National competitions. The Analy bands are well known for exquisite class. Once a week, the orchestra percussion meet at 6:00 pm and adjourn at 7:30 pm for rehearsal; the band has won numerous awards for their jazz and orchestra programs. The jazz band and orchestra annually participate in the California Music Educators Association festivals and competitions.

In 2011, the Analy orchestra was given a unanimous superior rating at a California Music Educators Associa

Dan Humphrey

Daniel Randolph "Dan" Humphrey is a fictional character in the best selling Gossip Girl book series. He is one of the central male characters in the TV series of the same name, where he is portrayed by Penn Badgley. Dan Humphrey is the son of Rufus Humphrey and has a younger sister, Jenny Humphrey, while his mother remains absent for the majority of the series. Dan and his family live in Brooklyn, the alternative of the old-moneyed and conservative Upper East Side, he attends St. Jude's Preparatory School for Boys on the West Side as a scholarship student, his life changed when his father, Rufus Humphrey, married the wealthy Lily van der Woodsen, moving the family to the Upper East Side. He is described as being attractive and sensitive, loves to write poetry, one of his poems, "Sluts," was featured in The New Yorker, he drinks copious amounts of dark coffee. He overanalyzes and is frustrated. Dan is close and protective of little sister Jenny who attends an exclusive private school, called the Constance Billard School for Girls, a small, all-girls' school located at 93rd Street and Madison Avenue.

Daniel Humphrey lives with his father Rufus, sister Jenny in Brooklyn. He is tall, quite neurotic, quite "intense" and enjoys drinking coffee, he is considered to be an intellectual when it comes to writing and literature, was in fact an intern for The Strand one summer. His favorite past time is writing on his black journals, he goes to St. Jude's Preparatory School for Boys, on the Upper East Side, with Chuck Bass and Nate Archibald. In the first part of the books, he is in love with Serena Van Der Woodsen because of a party he threw at their apartment before he went to boarding school; when Serena returned to the Upper East Side, she was ostracized by her peers, so she made friends with Dan and Jenny. Dan realizes that he has feelings for Vanessa, so he begins a relationship with her, they have a fight when a video of Jenny without her pants is leaked onto the internet, she apologizes by sending his poem to The New Yorker. Dan gets published, they make up, he gets an agent called Rusty Klien who claims he is "the next Keats."

Rusty introduces Dan to a novelist. They hook up on stage at a poetry reading which Vanessa sees ending their relationship, he gets an internship at Red Letter, which he leaves once he realizes they don't want him there for his talent. He gets back together with Vanessa after he sends her a small, pink singing toy from Japan to film, at a party at her house, a band called The Raves make him their new front man because of his poems, which they thought were lyrics, he hooks up with one of the instrumentalist's wife. He meets Bree while working at The Strand one summer while he was still dating Vanessa. Dan explores his sexuality in the books by starting a relationship with his Strand co-worker, Greg, by making literary salons with him, which were, in actuality, giant orgies, he breaks up with Greg. Dan realizes that he loved Vanessa, he went to The Evergreen State College for bachelor studies. Dan "Lonely Boy" Humphrey is the son of rocker Rufus Humphrey, is the older sibling of Jenny Humphrey, his best friend is Vanessa Abrams, secretly in love with him.

Dan and his family reside in Brooklyn. He attends the St. Jude's School for boys, he has longed for Serena van der Woodsen since a party when they were fifteen and she was the only person, nice to him. During the beginning of the show Dan has had somewhat of a disgust towards Serena's childhood best friend Blair Waldorf, however as the seasons progressed he develops a close friendship with her, his mother lives away in Hudson, as an artist. He is financially strained compared to his wealthy classmates at St. Jude's. Dan is one of the first people to see Serena back in person, he accidentally bumps into her, causing her to fall and spill the contents of her purse and leave behind her cellphone. In an attempt to see her again, he returns the phone to The New York Palace Hotel, he runs into Serena there and ends up on a date that with her so she does not have to go to the "Kiss On The Lips" party which Blair is throwing. They have a rocky first date; the date is ended early. Serena saves her from Chuck Bass.

Dan is embarrassed after this, as at the end of the date he only waves to her from a taxi. He and Serena end up going out again but he leaves her after Blair tells him about Serena and Nate hooking up at a party when Nate and Blair were a couple, they become a constant source of attention. At the Ivy Mixer, Blair tells the whole school and Ivy scouts that Serena is a patient at the Ostroff Centre for alcoholism. Serena goes on stage and lies to protect the real patient at the Centre: her brother. Dan is surprised at Serena's apparent problem after it seems that Serena has been making a real effort to change from her old partying ways. However, Jenny reveals that Eric is the actual patient, which causes Dan to respect Serena for protecting her family; this event strengthens their relationship, instead of weakening it like Blair had intended it to do. Behind the scenes, though, is Dan's childhood best friend Vanessa, jealous of Serena and much in love with Dan. Dan is oblivious to this. Despite Dan's clear preference for Serena, Serena cannot help but feel jealous of how close Dan is with Vanessa, such as when Dan tells Vanessa that his mother came home, while Serena learns this from Vanessa instead of Dan himself.

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The PINE Study

The Population Study of ChINese Elderly Study is a collaborative effort between the Chinese Health and Policy Program at Rutgers University, Northwestern University and several community services organizations, including Chinese American Service League, Midwest Asian Health Association and Xilin Asian Community Center as the main community partners. This synergistic academic-community partnership is led by XinQi Dong MD, MPH, at Rutgers University, Melissa A Simon, MD, MPH, Esther Wong, ACSW, Bernarda Wong, ACSW, utilizes a community-based participatory research approach; the PINE Study is an extensive study that examines the general health and quality of life of Chinese elderly in the Chicago metropolitan area–the largest cohort of Chinese elderly assembled for epidemiological research in Western countries. The image and acronym "PINE" was used as a suitable name for the study as in Chinese culture, it symbolizes longevity, resilience and successful aging, parallel to the research objectives.

Between 2011 and 2013, 3,159 face-to-face interviews were conducted with elderly living in the community, ages ranging from 60 to 105. Each participant’s interview was personalized according to the languages or dialects they preferred, such as English, Taishanese, Mandarin or Teochew. Data were assembled using a web-based program application which had English, Chinese traditional and simplified characters; the Chinese constitutes 56 different ethnicity, with 53 language dialects, 21 of which possessed their own written scripts. Asian American population, including those who are of mixed race, is estimated to be 18.2 million in 2010. Census BureauExternal Web Site Icon anticipates that there will be more than 40.6 million Asians present in the United States, comprising 9.2 percent of the total U. S. population by the year of 2050. Amongst the Asian population, Chinese population is one of the largest Asian groups in the United States in 2011, constituting 4 million people; the distribution of Chinese American population was found to be in California, New York, Texas, New Jersey and Massachusetts with Illinois.

Chicago is among the top 10 cities. In most major US Cities, Chinese communities are dominant in Chinatowns called as "Tang2 Ren2 Jie1" in Mandarin and "Tong yan gai" in Cantonese. One of the largest Chinatowns in North American is Chinatown, where first few Chinese immigrants settled when they arrived in Chicago in the 1870s. Among 56 ethnic groups in China, Mandarin is used. In Chicago, Mandarin, in addition to Cantonese and Teochew dialects are commonly used. In 1910, Chinese population in Chicago increased to 1,000. 2 years increasing living costs and racial discrimination led most Chinese towards the south side of Chicago, leading to the establishment of the current Chinatown near Wentworth and Cermak. After the 1943 Chinese Exclusion Act repeal, a second wave of immigration occurred due to economic opportunities and family reunion; the revolution that occurred in mainland China in 1952 and the Tiannanmen Square protests in 1989 further increased the settlement of Chinese in the US. The Chinese population from Hong Kong and China further increased with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act in addition to the increase the visa quota by 40% in 1990.

In the 1970s, Chicago has the 4th largest Chinese population in the US and by 2012, Census 2010 data recorded 42,060 Chinese in Chicago. After the conclusion of Vietnam war in 1975, a large number of ethnic Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos settled at uptown Argyle. In Illinois, Chinese community is growing and increased 35.4% between year 2000 to 2010. This rate is much faster than the African Americans and White population. Similar trends are seen in Cook County. For the past 10 years, the Chinese population has experienced an increase of 30% in Cook County in contrast to the declining total population. Chicago experienced a similar pattern. With increasing global aging population, it is estimated that China's elderly population aged over 60 will hit 360 million by 2030. Concurrently, it is conceived that between 2012 and 2050, United States will experience considerable growth in its older population, from 43.1million to 83.7 million, due to the baby boomers. Amongst the Asian subpopulation, the Chinese American was found to be one of the oldest and the most rapid expanding society.

Furthermore, they are growing with a growth rate of four times higher than of overall U. S. older adult population from 2000 to 2010. Despite national statistics reports where U. S. Chinese older adults possess a longer life expectancy as compared to the general population, the initial phase of PINE Study discovered that elderly may not be enjoying the best quality of life. By shedding light on the health and well-being of Chicago Chinese older adults, the goal is to improve the health and quality of life of the Chinese aging population through education, advocacy and sustainable community engagement in the Chicago area, beyond. PINE Study team executed a community-based participatory research approach in order to assess Chicago Chinese population's health needs, congruent to social and linguistic backgroupd. CBPR was the foundation to promote Chinese community health; this research design uses exhaustiv