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Planty Park

Planty is one of the largest city parks in Kraków, Poland. It encircles the Stare Miasto, where the Medieval city walls used to stand until the early 19th century; the historic Old Town is not to be confused with the Administrative District No. 1 Stare Miasto extending further east. The park has a length of 4 kilometers, it consists of a chain of thirty smaller gardens designed in varied styles and adorned with numerous monuments and fountains. There are over twenty statues of noble historical figures in the park – monuments of Nicolaus Copernicus, Jan Matejko, queen Jadwiga and king Wladyslaw II Jagiello, just to name a few. There are several plaques in the park commemorating, among others, Jan Dlugosz and Stanislaw Wyspianski; the park forms a scenic walkway popular with Cracovians. In summer, sprinkled with ponds and refreshment stalls, it is a cool and shady retreat from the nearby bustling streets. Most historic sites of the old Kraków are located inside the Planty-park-belt along the Royal Road crossing the park from the medieval suburb of Kleparz – through Florian Gate – at the northern flank of the old city walls.

The historic Wawel Castle at the Wawel Hill, adjacent to Vistula River meander, form the southernmost border of Planty. The green belt was established in place of the medieval walls between 1822–1830 as part of the urban development projects to preserve the concept of a "garden city". By the beginning of the 19th century the expanding city had begun to outgrow the confines of the old defensive walls; the walls had been falling into disrepair due to lack of maintenance after the Partitions of Poland. As a result, Emperor Franz I of Austro-Hungary ordered the dismantling of the old fortifications. However, in 1817 Professor Feliks Radwański of Jagiellonian University managed to convince the Session of the Senate of the Republic of Kraków to legislate the partial preservation of the old fortifications, the Florian Gate and the adjoining Barbican, one of only three such fortified outposts still surviving in Europe. About the city walls at krakow4u.pl dated 1 March 2006 in Polish. Retrieved on April 23, 2008.

Planty Garden Ring, undated. Retrieved on April 23, 2008. Media related to Planty at Wikimedia Commons

George Abramson

George Abramson was a guard and kicker in the National Football League who played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Green Bay Packers. He was born in Minnesota. Abramson was born in Eveleth, spent his childhood in Aurora, MN, graduated from Aurora High School in 1919, he moved to Virginia with his family in 1920. After that he started a furniture business where he had 3 stores around Illinois and retired to the Bay Area in 1964. Abramson was Jewish and was said to speak Yiddish with a Jewish teammate on the field during games in college, he was cousins with the first Jewish mayor of Minneapolis. After his football career, he moved to Kewanee, Illinois and to California, he died in 1985. Abramson played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. During the 1922 and 1923 seasons, he was named as an honorable mention to the Walter Camp All-American team. In 1924, he was named first team All-Western Conference. At Minnesota, Abramson was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. Abramson played 10 games for the Green Bay Packers, where he's recorded as having made two field goals and two extra points.

He attempted and made the first fair catch kick in NFL history

University of Mary

The University of Mary is a private, Benedictine university near Bismarck, North Dakota. It was established in 1959 as Mary College; the university is the largest degree-granting institution in Bismarck. It has study abroad campuses in Rome and Arequipa and operates academic programs at satellite locations in North Dakota, Montana and Arizona, it is endorsed by The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. It has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2017, the only such institution in North Dakota. In 2019, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam results ranked the University of Mary’s nursing program as #1 regionally and #1 of 2,061 nursing programs nationwide. Since the University of Mary's beginnings as Mary College in the late 1950s, it has expanded. Founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery as a women's college, it became co-educational in the 1960s, it achieved university status — becoming the University of Mary — in 1986. The University of Mary is the only private Catholic university in North Dakota.

It has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1969. Since its incorporation in 1959, the university's enrollment has grown from 69 to more than 3,000, its undergraduate programs have grown from nursing and education to 65+ degrees, ranging from accounting to Catholic studies. In 1986, the university began offering master's degrees in nursing and education, it has added master's programs in business administration, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public administration, project management, clinical exercise physiology, speech-language pathology, bioethics. In 2001, the University of Mary unveiled its vision as "America's Leadership University." In 2005, the master's degree in physical therapy was replaced by a Doctor of Physical Therapy — the university's first doctorate. The first 26 candidates in this program received their entry-level clinical doctorate in 2006. Since doctorates have been added in Education and Occupational Therapy; the University of Mary has expanded options in order to make education accessible to working adults and to support lifelong learning in the region and beyond.

The University of Mary Online offers accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs for the adult learner. Today, the University of Mary has 14 satellite campuses in the Upper Midwest and beyond, including the Butler Center in downtown Bismarck, Fargo Center in Fargo, North Dakota, Billings Center in Billings, Montana. Since 2005, the University of Mary has offered master's programs online. In 2006, UMary initiated the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. Named for Gary Tharaldson, a North Dakota hospitality entrepreneur and industry innovator, the new school was designed to bridge the gap between the academic and business world; the 29,000-square-foot flagship facility that houses the Gary Tharaldson School opened in September 2008. From the fall of 2009 to the Spring of 2010, the University of Mary searched for a facility as the base for its Rome, Italy program, it found one a ten-minute bus ride from the city center. The first students to study in this Rome program left the United States in the Fall of 2010.

The Catholic Studies Program, an initiative of UMary President Monsignor James P. Shea, was launched in the fall of 2010. On October 19, 2010, the program was named in honor of Bishop Paul Albert Zipfel, sixth bishop of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota; the Catholic Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to explore the Catholic Church's contributions to and influence on human thought and culture and present. The program invites students of any faith who wish to deepen their knowledge of Catholicism's rich history and living tradition. With a full-time faculty and staff of more than 300, the University of Mary remains committed to continuing the mission of its founding Sisters: serving the people of the region in a spirit that fosters servant-leadership, preparing leaders in the service of truth; the University of Mary is a rural campus located about four miles south of Bismarck and was built on a high prairie bluff overlooking the "Capital City." The campus includes 24 buildings.

Several of the original buildings on campus were designed by architect Marcel Breuer. The Harold Schafer Leadership Center is home to a leadership program; the upper floor holds conferences and meetings while the lower floor is home to IT training centers. The Benedictine Center for Servant Leadership is one of the oldest buildings on campus, since it served as the library and a priory for the Sisters, it houses the university's administrative offices, including the Offices of the President, Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Admissions, UMary Online, Public Affairs, Financial Aid, the Registrar, Student Accounts, Student Success Center, Student Development and Testing Services, M-Card Office, the Business Office. It is home to the Liffrig School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, three residence halls, the Hauer Family Theater. Boniface Hall is a women's residence hall. St. Joseph's Hall for Men is a men's faith-based residence hall. St. Scholastica's Hall for Women is a women's faith-based residence hall.

Welder Library was built in 1990 and is named for the university's president emerita, Sister Thomas Welder. The library houses 61,000 print volumes, more than 340,000 eBooks, 3,600 multimedia items, databases providing access to over 60,000 journals; the library building is home to the humanities division of the School of Arts and Sciences. Greg Butler Hall is a women's reside

Lee High School (Huntsville, Alabama)

Lee High School is a four-year public high school that serves students in grades 9–12 from Huntsville, in Madison County, Alabama in the United States, as a part of Huntsville City Schools. Lee High School was named for the Lee Highway which ran in front of the old school location in the 1950s, which in turn, was named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee; the school's mascot is now a 5-Star General and, for many years, a painting of General Robert E. Lee mounted on his horse and holding the Confederate flag was on the Gymnasium wall. In 1974 the flag was painted over and the Generals mascot is now held to represent no specific person; the original building was constructed in 1957 and opened in the part of the 1957–1958 school year. The current facility for Lee High School was begun in 2010 and is being occupied for the 2012–2013 school year. According to the 1967–1968 Lee High School Student Handbook:... Lee High School was established as a junior high school during the second semester of the 1957–58 school term.

In the school term of 1963–64 Lee became a full high school, due to the procedure of discontinuing the lower grades and adding higher ones. The class of 1964 became Lee's first graduating class. During the past school year, Lee's enrollment was 1700 students; the enrollment for the 1967–68 school term is 1600 students. Still the need for more classrooms has caused Lee to add to its present building four new portable classrooms, raising the number of portable classrooms to seven... The school operated as a Junior High School to allow for the eventual closure of nearby Rison High School and changed its status in tandem with the opening of Chapman Junior High School. In 1986, the Huntsville City Schools created the Lee Arts and Pre-Engineering Magnet programs; this program draws students from other schools in the city to Lee for study and opportunities in specific areas. The arts magnet has been rather successful, attracting talented students for theater and vocal music opportunities; the Huntsville City Schools have constructed a new Lee High School facility on Meridian Street, North.

The new building designed for 1,200 students. One issue surmounted during construction was the Norfolk Southern railroad adjacent to the school. Although the school's scheduled opening was established as the beginning of the 2012–2013 school year, the new Lee Lyric Theatre had its debut production in June 2012; the production, Oliver!, was a collaboration between the school and Independent Musical Productions. On August 16, 2012, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the new Lee High School; the new facility houses "New Century Technology High School", a virtual entity at Columbia High School since the mid-1990s. The Huntsville City School performing arts, visual arts, engineering magnet programs are co-located with Lee High School. Students are admitted to these programs through a combination of interview, scholastic achievement, audition; the magnet programs include orchestra, creative writing, engineering, technical theatre, theatre performance, video/broadcast journalism, visual art, vocal performance.

In addition to their magnet courses, students follow a full complement of academic coursework, including AP and pre-AP coursework for most students. Lee High School offers a broad array of academic offerings, including a full range of pre-AP and AP courses; the school sponsors a number of clubs and organization. Lee High's band, The Marching Generals, was awarded First Place in "The Greatest Bands in Dixie", awarded during Mardi Gras in New Orleans in February 1976; as a result, the band was selected to represent the State of Alabama at the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter on January 20, 1977. Further, the Marching Generals represented Huntsville, Alabama, as the first Huntsville City School school to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on 22 November 1984, leading the parade. On November 20, 2006, a school bus transporting Lee High School students to a local trade school careened over a retaining wall on an elevated part of Interstate 565 at the U. S. highway 231 plummeted 30 feet.

Investigating agencies at federal and local levels include the NTSB, Alabama State Department of Transportation, Alabama Department of Public Safety, Huntsville Police Department. Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital, the two local hospitals, both activated their Mass Casualty action plans. Emergency response personnel from throughout the area were called upon to assist in rescue efforts. J. D. Blair, musician Buddy Boshers, pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates Keith Butler, Seattle Seahawks linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Ron Cooper, secondary coach of Texas A&M, former head coach at University of Louisville, Alabama A&M Kim Dickens, actress Condredge Holloway, Canadian Football Hall of Fame Craig Kimbrel, pitcher in Major League Baseball with Boston Red Sox, 6-time All-Star, 2011 Rookie of the Year Ann Levine, law school commentator and consultant Jim McBride, songwriter, 1995 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Music Creator Award Amobi Okoye, defensive lineman, first-round selection in 2007 NFL Draft Israel Raybon, football player Darian Stewart, defensive back for Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams Ned Vaughn, actor Kirk Perry, Assistant District Attorney, Madison, & Jackson Counties, Alabama September 1992 through Septembe

Dunn Dunn

"Dunn Dunn", produced by Born Immaculate and DJ Pooh, is the second single from Shawty Lo's debut solo album, Units in the City. Part of Shawty Lo's third single, "Foolish," is played at the end. However, at the end of the video "to be continued" is seen on the screen. "Dunn Dunn" was intended to be a diss directly aimed at T. I. In T. I.'s song No Matter What from Paper Trail, T. I. says "So you up and coming rappers wanna diss, just kill it. I'm the realest, point blank, period." Which is directed to Shawty Lo. The album features a song called What Up, What's Haapnin' that directly disses Shawty Lo with lines such as "Still I hear you loud and clear on ya lil' song, go on get ya dissin' on while the king gone" and "'Cause I yell Bankhead and you felt left out, I ain't mention yo name that's what all this'bout?" On May 16, 2008, Shawty Lo released a video asking anyone who knows T. I. to send him T. I.'s high school yearbook picture, saying that he wanted to prove that T. I. is not from Bankhead. He offered cash to anyone.

T. I. continued to insult Shawty Lo, saying Shawty Lo only shows disrespect towards T. I. because he is successful. Rapper Ace Hood has a freestyle titled "We Here" freestyling over this beat on his mixtape, Ace Won't Fold. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright is an American actress, best known for her roles as Laverne Roberts on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, as Maxine Landis on the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives, as Mildred Clemons on the ABC drama series Private Practice and as Gretchen Bodinski on the USA Network drama series Suits. Wright was raised in California, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Wright began her acting career on stage, before appearing in films like Stuart Saves His Family, Devil in the Flesh, Shadow Hours, television shows such as Suddenly Susan, Dangerous Minds, Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, Ally McBeal and Judging Amy, she had a recurring role in the Fox series Power Rangers in Space in 1998. In 2001, Wright was cast as Laverne Roberts in Scrubs. After six seasons, her character was killed off in "My Long Goodbye", she returned in season seven playing Nurse Shirley. Initial reports stated that her character would be the alcoholic, irreligious sister of Laverne, but these turned out to be inaccurate.

She returned to play Nurse Roberts in the season 8 finale, "My Finale", as JD is looking back on all the people in his life. In 2000s, Wright guest starred on NYPD Blue, Cold Case, NCIS, Mad Men, she had supporting parts in films such as Bring It On, The Brothers, Johnson Family Vacation. In 2008, Wright began appearing as nurse Maxine Landis in the NBC daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives. From 2012 to 2013, Wright had the recurring role as Mildred Clemons in the Shonda Rhimes' series, Private Practice, in 2015 appeared in an episode of Scandal. In 2015, she joined the cast of USA Network legal series Suits for season five, as Harvey Specter’s new secretary, Gretchen Bodinski, she appeared in show in a recurring basic to series finale aired in 2019. In 2020, she was cast in the Nickelodeon sitcom Young Dylan created by Tyler Perry playing the grandmother of title character. Aloma Wright on IMDb