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Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm is a German retired professional footballer who played as a right back or defensive midfielder and spent much of his early career playing left back. He was the captain of Bayern Munich, having led them to numerous honours including the 2013 UEFA Champions League as part of the Treble, he is a former captain of his national team, which he led to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup, before retiring from international football. Lahm is considered by many to be one of the best defenders of his generation and one of the greatest defenders of all time and was included in the World Cup team of the tournament in 2006, 2010, 2014, the UEFA Team of the Tournament in 2008 and 2012 and in the UEFA Team of the Year 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Although Lahm is right-footed, he is able to play on both sides of the pitch, due to his tactical intelligence and versatility, he cut from the flank to the inside of the pitch to either shoot and/or pass. In particular, he is renowned for his pace, technique and precise tackling abilities, as well as his small stature, which earned him the nickname the "Magic Dwarf".

Lahm developed into a professional football player within the Bayern Munich Junior Team. He joined the team at the age of 11 after a youth coach, Jan Pienta, had scouted him several times while he was playing for the local youth team in his hometown Gern, Munich, he was considered talented. He twice won the Bundesliga youth title, the second time as captain of his team, was introduced into the B team at the age of 17, his former amateur coach Hermann Gerland considers Lahm to be the most talented player he has coached and made him the captain of the B team during his second season. Up to this point Lahm played as right midfielder or right full-back. On 13 November 2002, Lahm made his debut for the Bayern Munich first team as a 92nd-minute substitute in a 3–3 draw with RC Lens in the group stage of the Champions League. However, since Willy Sagnol and Bixente Lizarazu were established as Bayern's first choice full-backs, the club's midfield was well-staffed, Lahm made no further appearances during the 2002–03 season and was loaned to VfB Stuttgart for the 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons to gain first team experience in the Bundesliga.

Lahm was signed as a back-up for Andreas Hinkel, who played as right back, but coach Felix Magath moved him to the left back position, on which he toppled the German international Heiko Gerber. He made his Bundesliga debut on the first day of the season 2003–04 against Hansa Rostock as he came in as a substitute left back in the 76th minute for midfielder Silvio Meissner, he made his first professional start as a left back on the fourth matchday as a 63rd-minute substitute for Gerber and his first game over the full 90 minutes followed on the sixth matchday against Borussia Dortmund. Thereafter he established himself as a regular left back for Stuttgart. On 29 September 2003, Lahm made his first Champions League appearance as a starter against Manchester United. On 3 April 2004, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 5–1 away win for Stuttgart against VfL Wolfsburg. During the 2003–04 season Lahm appeared for Stuttgart in 31 Bundesliga and seven Champions League matches overall and came second in the election for the German footballer of the year.

During his second season in Stuttgart, Lahm had more difficult time. After the Euro 2004 tournament and the resulting shorter vacation and pre-season training he had difficulties getting off the ground and in conforming with the tactics and system of the new coach Matthias Sammer. However, he still made 16 Bundesliga appearances for Stuttgart before the Christmas break, 14 of them over the full 90 minutes, six appearances in the UEFA Cup. In January 2005, Lahm suffered a stress-fracture on his right foot and was thus sidelined for four months, making his comeback on 9 April 2005, against FC Schalke 04. Only around five weeks he was injured again, this time suffering a torn cruciate ligament which ended his season and his career in Stuttgart. In July 2005, Lahm returned to Bayern Munich. However, the torn cruciate ligament he had suffered just before his return forced him to start his professional time in FC Bayern on rehabilitation, he returned to the field at the end of November playing first twice for the B team and thereafter making his first professional Bundesliga appearance for Bayern in November 2005 against Arminia Bielefeld.

During the 2005–06 season he appeared for Bayern 20 times in the Bundesliga and thrice in the Champions League, contending over field-time evenly with Bixente Lizarazu. During the season 2006–07, Lahm played in all of Bayern's 34 Bundesliga games and in nine of the ten Champions League games and was only substituted twice because Lahm was the only left back in the team but due to his sufficiently solid performances during a season, one of the worst for Bayern in many years. On 20 August 2006, in Bayern's first away match of the season, a 2–1 win over VfL Bochum, he scored his first goal for the club. For the 2007–08 season, Bayern bought the German international left back Marcell Jansen and Lahm was supposed to revert to right, both to accommodate Jansen and to replace French right back Willy Sagnol. Due to injuries he still ended up playing left for Bayern and remained left for the end of the season, although he uttered his wish to play on right several times during the year 2008. During the whole season there were various rumors suggesting that Lahm would leave Bayern in the summer of 2008 to join FC

Homer Hoch

Homer Hoch was a United States Representative from Kansas. Born in Marion, Hoch graduated from Baker University, Kansas, in 1902, he attended George Washington Law School, Washington, D. C. and Washburn Law School, Kansas, from which he graduated in 1909. He served as clerk and chief of the Appointment Division in the United States Post Office Department, Washington, D. C. from 1903 to 1905. He was private secretary to the Governor of Kansas Edward Wallis Hoch in 1907 and 1908, he engaged in the practice of law in Marion from 1909 to 1919 and was editor of the Marion County Record newspaper. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928. Hoch was elected as a Republican to the six succeeding Congresses, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress. He served as member and chairman of the State Corporation Commission of Kansas 1933-1939. Hoch was elected a member of the Kansas Supreme Court in 1938, he was reelected in 1944 and served until his death in Topeka, January 30, 1949.

He was interred in Highland Cemetery, Kansas. Hoch's son, Wharton Hoch, was the editor and publisher of the Marion County Record in Marion, Kansas. United States Congress. "Homer Hoch". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Media related to Homer Hoch at Wikimedia Commons This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov

Little River Dam and Park

Little River Dam and Park is a small municipal park and dam along the Little River in the town of Zebulon, North Carolina. The original date of construction for Foster's Grist and Sawmill on the site of the dam is unknown but the mill was sold, along with 53 acres, by A. J. Foster in August 1868 for $2500 to a William C. Moore; the mill became known as Moore's Mill. The mill was run by Mr. Moore and his wife through the late 1800s during which time the mill was used for various purposes including hosting visitors overnight and providing meals. On one such visit a newlywed couple, Oscar Larkin and Ellie Beckwith Stringfield, came to stay at the Moore's Mill in 1882. “We got to Raleigh about 9:00 and were met by a man from Mr. W. C. Moore’s who had brought a nice horse and buggy for us to drive to Mr. Moore’s where we were invited to take our wedding dinner. We arrived at 1:00 before Mrs. Moore was ready for us; this was 4 miles from Wakefield. We spent the night and next day went to Wakefield to meet Mrs. Kemp with whom we were to board” Moore's Mill served as the location for the local post office by 1874.

Postmaster Nancy N. Liles ran the post office where local farmers and merchants would receive mail for the pony express until it was moved in 1888. Records still indicate local farmers receiving mail at the mill as late as 1896. Mr. Moore died in 1913 and the mill was sold. In the mid-1910s the mill began to provide power to the community, it operated a generator off a 12-cylinder Cadillac engine which provided power on Fridays and Saturdays. Zebulon had 36 street lights which were all powered by the mill and an adjacent electric power plant; the power plant was washed away shortly after this in the 1919 flood. Ownership of the mill and its land was transferred to the town of Zebulon in 1923; the mill was sold to Dave Privette who owned the mill until it's presumed burning in the 1950s. The town of Zebulon built a water filtration plant in 1963 and it stands near the park today; the town development plan notes that, “Industries, have shared in this spreading out of cities. Modern assembly-line processes require single-story construction, the two and three story mill of yesteryear stands vacant today.”

The park was constructed in the 1970s in a three-acre plot of land and was named Jaycee Park. The park fell into disuse and was abandoned by the Zebulon town parks department until a citizen by the name of John Middleswarth began to restore the park in 1985; the Zebulon's park system adopted the park about five years and it became known as Little River Park. The dam has been repaired many times over its history. A flood in 1919 destroyed dam power facilities. Based on graffiti found on stones that would have been under the waterline at the time, there was another flood in 1928. Hurricanes in 1996, 1999, most Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, have caused more flood damage; the most recent damage from Hurricane Matthew has yet to be repaired. The Zebulon town commission voted in January not to pursue using FEMA funding to rebuild the dam and has since filed a plan to pursue streambank revitalization, which would restore the river to its original state before the existence of the dam and would remove all existing dam structures.

Some of the funds would go to building additions to the existing park and trails along the river. As of April 4, 2018, the town commission is still waiting for approval for the streambank revitalization project