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McLean, Virginia

McLean is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. McLean is home to many diplomats, members of Congress, high-ranking government officials due to its proximity to Washington, D. C. and the Central Intelligence Agency. It is the location of Hickory Hill, the former home of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, it is the location of Salona, the former home of Light-Horse Harry Lee, the Revolutionary War hero. The community had an estimated total population of 53,673 in 2015, according to estimates prepared by the United States Census Bureau, it is located between the town of Vienna. McLean is distinguished by its luxury homes and its nearby high-profit shopping destinations: the Tysons Corner Center and the Tysons Galleria; the two McLean zip codes - 22101 and 22102 - are among the most expensive ZIP Codes in Virginia and the United States. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that McLean was the 3rd wealthiest city in the United States, based on its poverty rate of 2.6% and its median household income of $190,258.

The community received its name from John Roll McLean, the former publisher and owner of The Washington Post. Along with Stephen Benton Elkins, in 1902 he bought the charter for the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad. Completed in 1906, it connected the area with Washington, D. C. McLean named a railroad station costing $1,500, of which $500 was raised locally, after himself where the rail line crossed the old Chain Bridge Road; the community itself was founded in 1910, when the communities of Langley merged. McLean is located at 38°56′03″N 77°10′39″W at an elevation of 285 feet. Located on the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia, central McLean is 8 miles northwest of downtown Washington, D. C. and 9 miles northeast of Fairfax, the county seat. The community lies in the Piedmont upland on the west bank of the Potomac River; the river forms the community's northern and eastern borders, a number of its smaller tributaries flow north and northeast through the CDP. From west to east, these include Bull Neck Run, Scott Run, Dead Run, Turkey Run, Pimmit Run.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 24.88 square miles of which 24.79 square miles is land and 0.09 square miles is water. As a suburb of Washington, D. C. McLean is a part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and the larger Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area; the CDP includes the unincorporated communities of Langley and West McLean, it borders several other Washington suburbs including: Potomac and Cabin John, Maryland to the north. McLean is in hardiness zone 7a; as of the 2010 census, there were 48,115 people, 17,063 households, 13,453 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,940.9 people per square mile. There were 17,756 housing units at an average density of 716.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.3% White, 14.9% Asian, 1.8% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% from other races, 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 4.9% of the population. There were 17,063 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.2% were non-families.

Of all households, 18.0% were made up of individuals, 10.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80, the average family size was 3.17. The median age was 45.1 years. 26.9% of the population was under the age of 18, 4.3% was 18 to 24, 18.6% was 25 to 44, 33.2% was 45 to 64, 17.0% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the community was 51.8 % female. The median income for a household in the CDP was $164,888, the median income for a family was $194,832. Males had a median income of $132,714 versus $87,663 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $87,073. About 1.3% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under the age of 18 and 3.2% of those 65 and older. Capital One, Geebo, Booz Allen Hamilton, Freddie Mac, Hilton Worldwide and the Gannett Company are among the companies based in McLean, Virginia. Many businesses in neighboring Tysons Corner those east of Leesburg Pike have a McLean mailing address, because the US Postal Service boundary for West McLean follows Leesburg Pike.

As of 2012, 61.6% of the population over the age of 16 was in the labor force. 0.4% was in the armed forces, 61.2% was in the civilian labor force with 58.4% employed and 2.9% unemployed. The occupational composition of the employed civilian labor force was: 73.2% in management, business and arts. The three industries employing the largest percentages of the working civilian labor force were: professional and management, administrative and waste management services.

Solo (Mason novel)

Solo is a 1993 science fiction novel by Robert Mason. The book was Mason's second novel; when the self-aware Pentagon-built robot, goes AWOL, the Pentagon uses its reserve robot, Nimrod, as bait luring Solo into a trap meant to destroy him, setting the stage for a cyborg confrontation. Solo, a robot designed by the US Government as a hyper intelligent super assassin, goes AWOL on his mission in Nicaragua, finds himself at the bottom of a lake. Reaching the surface Solo realizes that he needs to recharge, makes his way to New York, acquiring friends along the way. A widowed bag lady named Laura befriends Solo and benefits not only from Solo's friendship, but his protection. Solo is bent on his self-imposed mission to rescue his younger "brother," Nimrod, a newer, more advanced robot like Solo. Meanwhile, agents of the Government maneuver to destroy the renegade Solo at any cost. Self-determination on the part of the main character; the feature film Solo created in 1996, is an adaptation of the first book of the series Weapon, though it borrows the name of the title character from both novels, it is not considered to be true to the source material.

Sample Chapters from Robert Mason's Website Author's Note on Weapon Plot Description Summary for Solo

William Apollos James House

William Apollos James House is a historic home located at Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina. It was built in 1903, as a Folk Victorian cottage with a center gabled dormer, it was enlarged and altered in 1911, in the Colonial Revival style, with the addition of a second story with hipped roof, a hip-roofed wraparound porch. It was the home of William Apollos James, prominent state representative, agriculturalist and community leader of Lee County. On the property is a collection of historic and interesting flora in its ornamental and fruit garden, along with mature trees and shrubs; the house serves as the headquarters for the Lee County Historical Society. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999

Ellis Harrison

Ellis Wade Harrison is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a forward for Portsmouth. He made 185 Football League appearances for Bristol Rovers, 17 for Ipswich Town and played for Hartlepool United and for Wales at under-21 level, he made his senior debut for the Pirates on the 16 April 2011 in a 1–0 defeat to Southampton at St Mary's Stadium, when he came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Jo Kuffour. This was the first time he had been in a first team matchday squad, having been included after impressing the manager during a reserve team game four days earlier. Ellis made his first league start on 12 January 2013 in a 3–0 victory against Fleetwood Town, setting up Danny Woodards to score the first goal after only five minutes of play, he scored his first goal for the club two weeks on 26 January 2013, in a 3–1 victory away against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium. He scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over Rochdale in March 2013. Prior to the following season, Harrison agreed a new three-year contract with Rovers.

Harrison featured in 25 league games, but scored just once, again at Highbury Stadium home of Fleetwood Town. Rovers ended the season relegated to the Conference Premier, ending their 94-year stay in the Football League. Harrison meanwhile was placed on the transfer list by manager Darrell Clarke. Harrison featured sporadically at the start of the 2014–15 season, but scored late winners against F. C. Halifax Town and Lincoln City in August and September respectively. Harrison scored his first professional hat-trick in the FA Cup fixture away to Dorchester Town. Harrison ended the season with 17 goals in league and cup, including six in the final five league fixtures as Rovers finished just one point off top of the league and with it automatic promotion. Harrison was sent off in the play-off semi-final game with Forest Green Rovers, but returned for the final at Wembley Stadium where he scored the crucial equalising goal against Grimsby Town. Rovers went on to win the game on penalties to return to League Two at the first time of asking.

The 2015–16 season saw Harrison feature, both in the starting lineup and from the substitutes' bench, until toward the end of 2015 when he was an unused substitute. On 17 January 2016 he agreed to join fellow League Two side Hartlepool United on a month-long loan with a view to attaining more game time; as Ellis returned from his loan spell at Hartlepool United, he scored a crucial late equaliser vs league leaders Northampton Town. This proved to be important for the clubs automatic promotion race, as Rovers went up on goal difference with a victory over Dagenham & Redbridge on the final day. Harrison scored his first goal of the 2016–17 season in a 2–1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers. Harrison scored again on 24 September 2016 with the equaliser in a 2–1 win over Port Vale, he scored a last gasp winner against Gillingham on 15 October to make it three goals that season for him and keep a 3-game winning streak alive. On 7 January 2017 he scored 4 goals in a 5–0 victory over Northampton Town. On 28 June 2017, Harrison signed a new deal following.

Harrison scored his first goal of the season in his 2nd match, a 4–1 Carabao Cup victory over Cambridge United. Harrison made it 3–0 to the hosts after Lee Brown whipped in a delightful delivery from the left and Harrison climbed above the U's defender to head home from 6 yards, he scored his first league goal of the season on 26 August, grabbing the third goal off the bench in a 3–1 victory over Fleetwood Town just a few days after scoring to give Rovers a 1–0 win away to Championship side Fulham in the Carabao Cup. He scored twice in the 6–0 away win against Northampton Town 6 weeks later. On 2 December, he scored the equaliser in a 2-1 victory over Rotherham United at the Memorial Stadium. Harrison won the January goal of the month award for EFL League One with his solo effort against Doncaster Rovers late on in a 3-1 victory, the goal being his 10th of the season. On 23 July 2018, Harrison signed a two-year deal with Ipswich Town with an option for a third year, joining the club for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £750,000.

He scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on the 22 December 2018. That would be his only goal for the club during his injury impacted season with the Tractor Boys. On 21 June 2019, Harrison signed for Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee. Harrison scored his first Portsmouth goals in his second game, a 3-0 victory over Birmingham City in the Carabao Cup, on 6 August. Harrison was called up to the Wales Under-21 squad versus Moldova on 22 March 2013, he was called up for a second time for the 14 August 2013 UEFA Championship qualifier against Finland. He made his Wales under-21 debut on 8 October 2013 in a 2–0 win over Lithuania and scored his first international goal while gaining his second cap in the 4–0 win over San Marino five days helping to avenge an embarrassing 1–0 defeat to the minnows the previous month; as of match played 18 February 2020 Bristol Rovers Conference Premier play-offs: 2014-15 Football League Two promoted: 2015-16 Ellis Harrison at Soccerbase

Edward Shearmur

Edward Shearmur is a British film composer. Born in London, England, at age 7 he sang in the boys' choir at Westminster Cathedral. Educated at Eton College, he studied at the Royal College of Music and went on to a scholarship at Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, he worked as orchestration and conducting assistant to Michael Kamen on such films as Licence to Kill, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon and the acclaimed Don Juan DeMarco) before scoring his first full-length feature film The Cement Garden which won the director's prize at the Berlin Film Festival. His first major feature score was that of The Wings of the Dove, he has since scored a diverse range of popular films, including both Charlie's Angels outings, Cruel Intentions, Species II, K-PAX. In addition to his film work, Shearmur has collaborated as keyboardist and arranger with a number of prominent rock musicians, including Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Pink Floyd, Marianne Faithfull, Bryan Adams, Echo & the Bunnymen, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Ambient artist David Helpling has cited Shearmur's compositional style as a major influence on his work. Shearmur was married to film producer Allison Shearmur until her death from lung cancer in January 2018, they have two children. Sylvia Hates Sam The Cement Garden Demon Knight The Leading Man Remember Me? The Wings of the Dove The Hunchback Girls' Night Species II Martha, Meet Frank and Laurence The Governess Cruel Intentions Jakob the Liar Blue Streak Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Whatever It Takes Charlie's Angels Miss Congeniality The Brightness You Keep K-PAX The Count of Monte Cristo The Sweetest Thing Reign of Fire Johnny English Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Laws of Attraction Wimbledon Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Nine Lives Bad News Bears The Skeleton Key Derailed Dedication Fast Track Epic Movie 88 Minutes Meet Bill College Road Trip The Other Boleyn Girl Passengers Righteous Kill Mother and Child The Winning Season The Wolfman - Additional Music Furry Vengeance Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Abduction The Babymakers Spinning Plates Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days The Polar Bears Before I Go to Sleep She's Funny That Way Curve Elvis & Nixon Dying Laughing Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Four Good Days Manchester Prep.

Masters of Horror The Starter Wife Devious Maids The Outcast Reg Cruel Intentions Edward Shearmur on IMDb

Raimundo PĂ©rez Lezama

Raimundo Pérez Lezama was a Spanish footballer who played as a goalkeeper. After beginning his professional career in England, he returned to his country, going on to represent Athletic Bilbao. Lezama was born in Barakaldo, Biscay but moved to England as a refugee at the age of 14, he entered at the port of Southampton on board the Habana on 23 May 1937, he and his brother Luis being among 3,889 Basque children fleeing the Spanish Civil War. While in Southampton, Lezama played for his school Nazareth House, where he was spotted by Southampton and signed for the club as a trainee progressing to the reserves before making his first-team debut on 1 June 1940 in a 0–5 away defeat against Arsenal, his next game was at Craven Cottage, when the "Saints" fielded five Arsenal players in a 2–1 victory over Fulham, with both goals for the victors being scored by local boy Eric Webber despite the plethora of stars. Lezama played one further match, a 1–3 defeat at Charlton Athletic at the end of an extended wartime season.

Despite being underage, he worked as a driver for the Royal Air Force. On returning to Spain in 1940, Lezama joined Arenas Club de Getxo in Segunda División. In 1941 he signed for Athletic Bilbao, made his La Liga debut on 27 September 1942 in a 5–0 home win over Real Betis; the 1942–43 season saw the side, with a team that included Telmo Zarra, José Luis Panizo and Agustín Gaínza, win a double. While at Bilbao, Lezama won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy as best goalkeeper during 1946–47, he added his only cap for Spain on 26 January 1947, when he was a second-half substitute for José Bañón in a 1–4 away defeat against Portugal. Throughout the rest of his career at Athletic, Lezama was only a squad player, making only 12 league appearances in his last five campaigns combined. After playing 197 league matches, he left the club in 1957. In 1957, Lezama joined SD Indautxu in the second level, where his teammates included emerging youngsters Jesús María Pereda and Miguel Jones, he spent two further seasons in that tier with Sestao Sport Club, before rejoining first team in Spain Arenas de Getxo in 1960.

Lezama died of heart failure in Laguardia, Álava, at the age of 84. It was sometimes thought that Athletic's training facilities were named after him, but in fact these were named for their location, the village of Lezama near Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao La Liga: 1942–43 Copa del Generalísimo: 1943, 1944, 1945, 1950 Copa Eva Duarte: 1950 Ricardo Zamora Trophy: 1946–47 Raimundo Lezama at BDFutbol Raimundo Lezama at Athletic Bilbao Raimundo Lezama at National-Football-Teams.com Spain stats at Eu-Football