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Polish Cup

The Polish Cup in football is an elimination tournament for Polish football clubs, held continuously from 1950, is the second most important national title in Polish football after the Ekstraklasa title. Due to mass participation of teams, the tournament is called The Cup of the Thousand Teams. Participation is open to any club registered with the Polish FA, regardless of whether it competes in any league in the national pyramid. Reserve and veteran teams are eligible, with reserve teams reaching the final on two occasions; the Cup is popular among lower level teams. In some cases, the underdogs reached the final, with the most famous example being Czarni Żagań, which in 1964–1965 season lost the final game 0–4 to Górnik Zabrze. Lower league clubs have to enter regional qualification rounds and the winners of these join the teams from the first and second division in the competition proper; the regional qualifications are played in the preceding season, so that one edition of Polish Cup for lower ranked clubs can last two seasons.

Each tie is decided by a single game, held at the lower league side's stadium. The final used to be 2002 -- 2006 it was contested over two legs. Since 2007, the Cup has returned to the single-game final; the first edition of the Polish Cup took place in 1926, but it was abandoned. In the late 1930s, the President of Poland's Football Cup was organized, which featured teams of the Polish Football Association's regional districts. Previous cup winners are: Football in Poland Polish Championship in Football Polish SuperCup Official website Cup at UEFA

John Ball (novelist)

John Dudley Ball was an American writer best known for mystery novels involving the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs. Tibbs was introduced in the 1965 novel In the Heat of the Night, which won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and was made into an Oscar-winning film of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Ball was born in Schenectady, New York, grew up in Milwaukee and attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, he wrote including the Brooklyn Eagle. For a time he worked as a part-time reserve deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, was trained in martial arts, was a nudist. In the mid-1980s, he was the book review columnist for Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine. Ball lived in Encino and died there in 1988, he was a member of the exclusive The Baker Street Irregulars, a society of ardent Sherlock Holmes fans. He was invested in the BSI in 1960 as "The Oxford Flier." Ball's Last Plane Out consists of two stories which share characters and meld together.

The first involves a group of travelers in a troubled Third World country, waiting for the last plane out, which they hope will carry them to safety. The second story is shared by an aviation buff, given his chance to increase his flying skills by the airline, built by the pilot of the first story, he was buried at the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. While in college he performed as a semi-professional magician under the name "Jacques Morintell" and "Howduzi", he was listed in the "Who's Who in Magic" in the May 1933 issue of The Sphinx and contributed an article called "Further Ideas" to The Sphinx in 1937. In the Heat of the Night, Harper & Row Publishers, 1965 The Cool Cottontail, Harper & Row Publishers, 1966 Johnny Get Your Gun, Brown, 1969 ISBN 0316079456 Republished as Death for a Playmate, Bantam 1972. Five Pieces of Jade, 1972 The Eyes of Buddha, Brown, 1976. Came Violence, Doubleday, 1980. ISBN 0385157266 Singapore, Mead, 1986, ISBN 0396087639 short stories published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine: "One for Virgil Tibbs" Feb 1976 "Virgil Tibbs and the Cocktail Napkin" Apr 1977 "Virgil Tibbs and the Fallen Body" Sep 1978 short story published in Murder California Style, 1987: "Good Evening Mr. Tibbs" Operation Springboard.

Rescue Mission, Harper & Row, 1966. Arctic Showdown: an Alaskan Adventure, 1966. Miss One Thousand Spring Blossoms, 1968. Last Plane Out, 1970; the First Team, Little and Company. Mark One: The Dummy, 1974; the Winds of Mitamura, 1975. Phase Three Alert. Police Chief, 1977. A Killing in the Market and Company, 1978; the Mystery Story, Penguin Books. The Murder Children, 1979. Trouble for Tallon, 1981. Chief Tallon and the S. O. R. 1984. Murder California Style, 1987; the Kiwi Target, 1988. The Van: A Tale of Terror, 1989. Tuck, Donald H.. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. P. 27. ISBN 0-911682-20-1

Thurston County, Washington

Thurston County is a county located in the U. S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 252,264; the county seat and largest city is the state capital. Thurston County was created out of Lewis County by the government of Oregon Territory on January 12, 1852. At that time, it covered all of the Olympic Peninsula. On December 22 of the same year, King and Jefferson counties were split off from Thurston County, it is named after the Oregon Territory's first delegate to Congress. Thurston County comprises the Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA Combined Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 774 square miles, of which 722 square miles is land and 52 square miles is water. Major watersheds: Black River, Budd/Deschutes, Chehalis River, Eld Inlet, Henderson Inlet, Nisqually River, Skookumchuck River, Totten Inlet and West Capitol Forest. Interstate 5 U. S. 12 U. S. 101 SR 507 SR 510 Pierce County – northeast Lewis County – south Grays Harbor County – west Mason County – north/northwest Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 207,355 people, 81,625 households and 54,933 families living in the county.

The population density was 285 per square mile. There were 86,652 housing units at an average density of 119 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 85.66% White, 2.35% Black or African American, 1.52% Native American, 4.41% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, 3.85% from two or more races. 4.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.1% were of German, 10.2% English, 9.8% Irish, 6.9% United States or American and 5.5% Norwegian ancestry. There were 81,625 households of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.70% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99. Age distribution was 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males. The median household income was $46,975, the median family income was $55,027. Males had a median income of $40,521 versus $30,368 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,415. About 5.80% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 252,264 people, 100,650 households, 66,161 families living in the county; the population density was 349.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 108,182 housing units at an average density of 149.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 82.4% white, 5.2% Asian, 2.7% black or African American, 1.4% American Indian, 0.8% Pacific islander, 2.2% from other races, 5.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 7.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.2% were German, 13.4% were English, 13.2% were Irish, 5.0% were Norwegian, 4.7% were American.

Of the 100,650 households, 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families, 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 38.5 years. The median income for a household in the county was $60,930 and the median income for a family was $71,833. Males had a median income of $53,679 versus $41,248 for females; the per capita income for the county was $29,707. About 7.1% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. School Districts in Thurston County: The Olympian, founded in 1889, is the newspaper of record for Thurston County; the Weekly Volcano has covered Thurston County entertainment since 2001. Lacey Olympia Rainier Tenino Tumwater Yelm Bucoda Grand Mound Nisqually Indian Community North Yelm Rochester Tanglewilde-Thompson Place Tono National Register of Historic Places listings in Thurston County, Washington Geographic data related to Thurston County, Washington at OpenStreetMap Thurston County, official county site Thurton County Chamber of Commerce Thurston County Transmission OlympiaCommunitySchool.org – Independent K-3 Education Thurston Conservation District – Local Solutions to Local Problems Thurston County Solid Waste – Waste prevention tips to become more green Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau