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Olmsted County, Minnesota

Olmsted County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 144,248, has an estimated population of 156,277 as of 2018, its county seat and largest city is Rochester. Olmsted County is part of the Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area; the Wisconsin Territory was established by the federal government effective 3 July 1836, existed until its eastern portion was granted statehood in 1848. Therefore, the federal government set up the Minnesota Territory effective 3 March 1849; the newly organized territorial legislature created nine counties across the territory in October of that year. One of those original counties, had portions partitioned off in 1853 to create Fillmore and Rice counties. On 20 February 1855, portions of Rice and Fillmore counties were partitioned off to create the present county, with Rochester as county seat; the county name recognized David Olmsted, a member of the first territorial council and the first mayor of St. Paul; the county boundaries have remained unchanged since 1855.

Olmsted County is drained by three rivers. The Zumbro River flows northward into Wabasha County; the Whitewater flows northeast from the northeast part of the county into Winona County, the Root flows east-southeastward through the lower part of the county into Fillmore County. The county terrain consists of low rolling hills, etched by drainage gullies and marked by occasional buttes; the available area is developed for other productive uses. The county terrain slopes to the east and north, its highest point is a hill 7.5 miles west of Stewartville, at 1,380' ASL. The county has a total area of 655 square miles, of which 653 square miles is land and 1.5 square miles is water. It is one of four counties in Minnesota. Mid-Continent Airport Rochester International Airport Though Olmsted County does not have any natural lakes, it does have six reservoirs created by dams: Chester Lake: Eyota Township Lake Florence: High Forest Township Lake George: Rochester Township Mayowood Lake: Rochester Township Silver Lake: Haverhill Township and Cascade Township Lake Zumbro: Oronoco Township As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 124,277 people, 47,807 households, 32,317 families in the county.

The population density was 190/sqmi. There were 49,422 housing units at an average density of 75.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 90.33% White, 2.68% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 4.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, 1.51% from two or more races. 2.38 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 47,807 households out of which 35.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.40% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09. The county population contained 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 32.20% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.60 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $51,316, the median income for a family was $61,610. Males had a median income of $40,196 versus $29,994 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,939. About 3.80% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over. Olmsted is a Republican county. Rapid population growth in Rochester, has been turning the county more competitive in the last several decades. National Register of Historic Places listings in Olmsted County, Minnesota County website

Destroy All Humans! (2005 video game)

Destroy All Humans! is an action-adventure video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game is the first installment in the Destroy All Humans! franchise, is set in 1959 in the United States, parodies the lifestyles, pop culture, political attitudes of this time period. The player controls Cryptosporidium 137, a member of the fictional Furon race of alien life, who has come to Earth to harvest DNA from humans to continue the cloning process of his species. A full remake of the game is set for a 2020 release; the game begins with a Furon, Cryptosporidium-136, hovering over a launch site with military personnel testing a rocket. The rocket is launched and destroys the ship carrying Crypto-136, leaves him fatally wounded. Crypto-136 is captured by the U. S. Army; some time Cryptosporidium-137 travels to Earth with another Furon, Orthopox-13. Cryptosporidium comes with the intention of rescuing 136, while Orthopox desires to extract human brain stems for study.

Crypto arrives at Turnipseed Farm in the Southern United States, where Pox mistakes cows for Earth's dominant life-form. The Majestic agency is alerted to the Furon presence when Crypto decimates an army brigade passing through the area. Pox, communicating with Crypto through a hologram-like device reveals to Crypto that the reason he requires human brain stems is because they contain pure Furon D. N. A. Handed down to them by Furon scouts eons ago when the Furons stopped on Earth for "shore leave" following a war with Mars, rendered uninhabitable by the Furon Empire. After several missions in the Midwestern town of Rockwell and the California suburb of Santa Modesta and Pox become aware of the Majestic, begin crippling government attempts to stop them by performing acts such as destroying Area 42 with an atomic bomb and defeating his recurring foe, the head of the army. Throughout the game, Crypto's various acts are covered up by the government and media, which attribute them either to freak accidents or to Communism.

After being temporarily captured in Union Town, the game climaxes in Capitol City, where Crypto assassinates President Huffman and brutally slaughters all members of Congress. Soon, the U. S. government surrenders to the Furons. Crypto meets leader of Majestic, in front of the Capitol. After a brief scuffle with Silhouette, Crypto discovers. Silhouette unveils the Roboprez, a towering mech controlled by President Huffman's brain. Crypto defeats Roboprez in his flying saucer, defeats Silhouette in a final battle at the Octagon; as Silhouette dies, she reveals. Crypto, however, is confident that without Silhouette's leadership, Majestic will be powerless to resist the Furon takeover; the game ends with Huffman making a televised speech, assuring America that the recent events were the work of communists, who have poisoned the U. S. water supply, that as a result testing centers have been set up all across the country to scan people for harmful toxins. People are shown being herded reluctantly by Army soldiers into strange machines for brain stem extraction.

Huffman is revealed to be Crypto in disguise. Furons: Coming from the planet Furon, mistaken for Gorta in'Destroy All Humans!' by the Majestic, in the Proxima Centauri system. Pox corrects the planet's name in'Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon'; the Furons are aliens that have a similar appearance to the Greys, aside from having mouths full of sharp teeth. Furons are named after diseases, are a advanced race who use their technology for harsh, unsympathetic science and vicious war. Unregulated atomic weaponry caused a fatal mutation in the Furon race whereby they could no longer reproduce due to their lack of genitalia. Using their advanced biotechnology, they began cloning themselves, rendering each Furon immortal and personality being technologically transferred to each new clone. However, with each new clone errors appeared in the genetic material, leading to unpredictable results. Without an infusion of uncorrupted Furon D. N. A. they will clone themselves into extinction. Destroy All Humans! is set in the United States in the year 1959 and consists of six settings.

All buildings and structures in these environments can be destroyed, humans can become alarmed by Crypto's presence at these locations. While some run or hide, others fight back. An alert system, much like Grand Theft Auto's "wanted level" denotes how much attention Crypto has attracted. Depending on the alert level, police and the Majestic will attempt to defend civilians from Crypto. Neutral NPC's refer to pop culture of the late 1950s such as the Edsel, Marilyn Monroe and'Ike' Dwight D. Eisenhower when scanned by crypto. In keeping with the cold war setting, hostile NPC's refer to crypto as a'commie' with his various actions covered up in news stories as communist attacks. Military technology in the game is depicted as being far more advanced than it was in the 1950s, with the US Army having possession of sentry guns, automated anti-air batteries, ultra-radioactive tesla coils, mechanized walkers; the Majestic group seems to be equipped with energy weapons, reverse-enginee

Telenet Japan

Telenet Japan Co. Ltd. was a Japanese video game and software developer founded in October 1983 by Kazuyuki Fukushima. The company was known as Nippon Telenet; the company was best known for the Valis series as well as its Wolfteam, Laser Soft and RiOT divisions. The company's North American subsidiary, Renovation Products was acquired by Sega; the company closed its doors on October 25, 2007. Sunsoft has acquired Telenet's entire software library, with plans of re-releasing old titles for Virtual Console or remaking them; the Riot division came into existence in 1991. However, because Telenet was starting to lose sales in 1993, the company went through extensive restructuring which resulted in the closing of a few subsidiaries; some staff employed at Laser Soft and Riot were transferred to Wolfteam. The same year, several key developers of the PC Engine games Tenshi no Uta I & II left Riot to found Media. Vision and work on a new RPG franchise, Wild Arms. Riot was known for employing graphic artist and game director Eiji Kikuchi, as well as music composer Michiko Naruke.

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Isidingo is a South African soap opera, with dialogue in English. The series premiered on SABC 3 in July 1998 and is broadcast evenings on SABC 3 from Monday to Friday at 19:00; until 2001 it was titled Isidingo: The Need. Created by Gray Hofmeyr, the story is loosely based on another popular soap opera created by Hofmeyr, The Villagers, broadcast during the apartheid era in South Africa. Former series Head Writers include Neil McCarthy, Mitzi Booysen, Ilse van Hermert, Christian Blomkamp, Busisiwe Ntintili, Loyiso Maqoma, Liam J Stratton, Rohan Dickson, Bongi Ndaba, Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso. On 29 November 2019 the SABC announced that the production is to be cancelled with the final broadcast scheduled to be aired on 12 March 2020; the main characters include the Haines family, the Matabanes, Vusi Moletsane the mine manager and the various residents of the boarding house owned by Maggie Webster. Barker Haines, owner of ON TV, is a high-living billionaire who schemes his way into the lives of various people in and out of the mining town Horizon Deep, notably his daughter Leone.

The Matabanes are a close-knit family who comprise a stronghold, of sorts, in the populace of Horizon Deep, with Zebedee as the patriarch. Other central characters are Lolly De Klerk, Frank Xavier, Parsons Matibane, Georgie Zamdela and Calvin Xavier. Lincoln Sibeko Kgothalo Letsoalo Nikiwe Sibeko Nina Zamdela Obakeng Zamdela Sechaba Moloi Ntando Sibeko Samuel Gatanga Masilo Shadrack Bhekiziswe Sibiya Makgorometsa Anja Lategan Zandre Lategan Lalage Lategan Wendy Van Onselen Morongwa Kau Georgie Zamdela Agnes Matabane Angelique Scott Aphiwe Nzimande Benjamin Le Roux Barker Haines Lerato Tsotetsi Kamogelo Tsotetsi Katlego Sibeko Cherel de Villiers Derek Nyati Dusty da Silva Bradley Haines Calvin Xavier Priya Kumar Rajesh Kumar Tiffany Steyn Samantha Sharma Charlie Holmes Frank Xavier Sizwe Zondile Harriet Thompson Joey Ortlepp Len Cooper Kimberly Lewis Kyle Ortlepp Kieran Harriman Leone Haines Lesedi Moloi Letti Matabane Lolly van Onselen Maggie Webster Nandipha Sithole Natasha Wallace Parsons Matabane Paul McPherson Erin McPherson – 2005 Philippa de Villiers – 1998–2001 Pradashan Naiker Sean Kumar Siyanda Mazibuko Stella Fouche Jaseel Gonasalen Georgie Zamdela S'khumbuzo Nzimande Zukisa Zondile Yvette Janine Steve Stethakis Stuart Buller – 1998–2000 Ted Dixon Tim Wilson Elize Tommy "Mad Dog" McCulum – 2004–2006 Vusi Moletsane Yvette Meyer – 2004 Zak Zebedee Matabane Parsons Matabane Dr McNamara Gabriel Mothusi Hendrik Lategan Lungi Biyela Actress Michelle Botes, who had played villainess Cherel De Villiers since Isidingo's 1998 debut, announced her imminent departure from the series in October 2006, a week after being "snubbed" by The South African Television Awards.

Botes next portrayed Ingrid in the rival soap Binnelanders, which directly competes with Isidingo on the pay-channel M-Net. She returned to Isidingo from 2010 to 2013. Soon after winning Best Actress Award at the South African Film and Television Awards for her portrayal of Leone "Lee" Haines, 32-year-old actress Ashley Callie died following a car accident in February 2008; the role was not recast, the character was written out by having Lee went missing as she didn't showed up for work and revealed she had died in a deserted field without specifying her cause of death. Six months after Callie's death, the series killed off original character Letti Matabane in a similar car accident, prompting a "nationwide outpouring of grief". List of South African television series Official website Isidingo on IMDb Isidingo at TVSA's Isidingo site Isidingo on Demand Africa

Sumter Indians

The Sumter Indians was a minor league baseball team, based in Sumter, South Carolina, as a member of the Western Carolinas League. The team was formed when the Cleveland Indians relocated their Class-A affiliate, the Monroe Indians, to Sumter in 1970 and Sumter, was home to professional baseball for the first time in 20 years with the arrival of the club. After a last-place, 23-43 first half, the 1970 Indians went 38-26 in the second half, only one and a half games behind the first-place Greenville Red Sox; the following season, Sumter was an affiliate of the Houston Astros, becoming the Sumter Astros in 1971. They were replaced in the league in 1972, when the Sumpter Astros and Monroe Pirates were replaced by the Charlotte Twins and the Gastonia Pirates in the six team league. Sumner teams played at Riley Park. Located at Church Street & DuBose Street, 29150, it is still in use today as home to the University of South Carolina Sumter Fire Ants and Morris College Hornet baseball teams. The Sumter Chicks of the Tri-State League, Sumter Indians and Sumter Astros of the Western Carolinas League and the Sumter Braves and Sumter Flyers of the South Atlantic League all played at Riley Park.

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Tornado (wrestler)

Steve Debbes, better known by his ring name Tornado, is a South African professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Professionals. He is a 2-time WWP Heavyweight World Champion and the longest-reigning title holder in the championship's history. Steve Debbes was a former amateur wrestler and Judoka, starting his athletic career at the age of 5, he was a member at the Reitz klub in Pretoria. He was trained by Don Charles and Wild Bill Murphy and at the age of 18 he turned professional, debuting under his real name in 1985. In the early 1990s, wrestling for All Stars Wrestling, he donned the Tornado II gimmick after Danie Brits, the original Tornado, passed it onto him. In his early career he traveled extensively overseas in order to gain experience; some of the countries he toured included United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia. In 1994, he unmasked for the first time during a match against Steve Austin that took place at the Sun City Superbowl. In 1998, he took part in South Africa's first-ever barbed-wire match against Jacques Roque.

In 1999, shortly after the death of close friend Paul Lloyd, Sr., the promoter of All Stars Wrestling, Tornado unmasked himself permanently in honour of his passing and took over the operations of the promotion. At the time International Wrestling Federation: South Africa served as a feeder system to All Stars Wrestling, producing young talent such as Paul Lloyd Sr.'s son and former WWE wrestler Justin Gabriel. Tornado decided to combine All Stars Wrestling with IWF:SA under the IWF banner, he became the IWF Heavyweight Champion in 2000 and went on to win the IWF-sanctioned All Africa Championship five times. In 2004, IWF closed down due to a new Port Elizabeth-based promotion, World Wrestling Professionals, securing a major national television deal with SABC2 and hiring wrestlers from all over the country, including Tornado who had close ties to the promoter of WWP, Mark Beale. Around this period Tornado was still operating the IWF training camp and he tutored many of this generation's top professional wrestlers in South Africa.

Tornado captured the WWP World Heavyweight Title in 2005 on the first episode of WWP Thunderstrike. He defeated the Van Der Westhuizen brothers in a handicap match a few weeks to win the WWP World Tag Team Titles before losing it again to the same tag team. In 2008, he headlined WWP's Carnival City show in a Steel Cage match against Vincent Skull, a show that drew a record paid crowd for a South African wrestling show, he lost the WWP World Heavyweight Championship after a multi-year reign to newcomer Dameon Duke, now signed to WWE. He won the WWP World Tag Team Championship for the second time in February 2009, subsequently losing it to The French Connection in September of that same year. On July 11, 2009, in front of another record crowd of 20,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tornado defeated Dameon Duke to win the vacant WWP World Heavyweight Title, becoming a 2-time champion. Tornado had a dominant run on 100% De Dana Dan, a television show airing nationally in India on Colours TV.

Tornado's son are involved in wrestling and the owner of holiday resort with his wife. International Wrestling Federation: South Africa IWF Heavyweight Championship World Wrestling Professionals WWP All-Africa Heavyweight Championship WWP World Heavyweight Championship WWP World Tag Team Championship WWP 100% Championship Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI ranked him #448 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in 1993. Official World Wrestling Professionals Website Tornado's Profile at WWP