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Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for professional American football, located in Canton, Ohio. Opened in 1963, the Hall of Fame enshrines exceptional figures in the sport of professional football, including players, franchise owners, front-office personnel all of whom made their primary contributions to the game in the National Football League; the Hall of Fame's Mission is to "Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE." As of 2020, there are a total of 346 members of the Hall of Fame. Members are referred to as "Gold Jackets" due to the distinctive gold jackets they receive during the induction ceremony. Between four and eight new inductees are enshrined every year. In 2020, an additional 15 members, known as the "Centennial Slate", were inducted into the Hall of Fame to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL; the community of Canton, Ohio lobbied the NFL to have the Hall of Fame built in their city for three reasons: first, the NFL was founded in Canton on September 17, 1920.

Third, the Canton community held a fundraising effort that garnered nearly $400,000 to get the Hall of Fame built. Groundbreaking for the building was held on August 11, 1962; the original building contained just two rooms, 19,000 square feet of interior space. In April 1970, ground was broken for the first of many expansions; this first expansion cost $620,000, was completed in May 1971. The size was increased to 34,000 square feet by adding another room; the pro shop opened with this expansion. This was an important milestone for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as yearly attendance passed the 200,000 mark for the first time; this was at least in some part due to the increase in popularity of professional football caused by the advent of the American Football League and its success in the final two AFL-NFL World Championship games. In November 1977, work began on another expansion project, costing US$1,200,000, it was completed in November 1978, enlarging the gift shop and research library, while doubling the size of the theater.

The total size of the hall was now more than 2.5 times the original size. The building remained unchanged until July 1993; the Hall announced yet another expansion, costing US$9,200,000, adding a fifth room. This expansion was completed in October 1995; the building's size was increased to 82,307 square feet. The most notable addition was the GameDay Stadium, which shows an NFL Films production on a 20-foot by 42-foot Cinemascope screen. In 2013, the Hall of Fame completed renovation to date; the Hall of Fame consists of 118,000 square feet. Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, an estimated $900 million expansion project adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has completed Phase I of construction. Dick McCann Dick Gallagher Pete Elliott John Bankert Steve Perry David Baker Through 2020, all players in the hall except one, Buffalo Bills guard Billy Shaw, played at least some part of their professional career in the NFL, whereas Shaw played his entire career in the American Football League prior to the 1970 AFL–NFL merger).

Though several Hall of Famers have had AFL, Canadian Football League, World Football League, United States Football League, Arena Football League and/or Indoor Football League experience, there is a division of the Hall devoted to alternative leagues such as these, to this point no players have made the Hall without having made significant contributions to either the NFL, AFL or All-America Football Conference. For CFL stars, there is a corresponding Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Again for the Arena Football League, there is a corresponding Arena Football Hall of Fame; the Indoor Football League has established a Hall of Fame, of which Terrell Owens played one season. The Chicago Bears have the most Hall of Famers among the league's franchises with either 34 or 28 enshrinees depending on whether players that only played a small portion of their careers with the team are counted. Enshrinees are selected by a 48-person committee made up of media members known as the Selection Committee; each city that has a current NFL team sends one representative from the local media to the committee.

A city with more than one franchise sends a representative for each franchise. There are 15 at-large delegates, including one representative from the Pro Football Writers Association. Except for the PFWA representative, appointed to a two-year term, all other appointments are open-ended and terminated only by death, retirement, or resignation. To be eligible for the nominating process, a player or coach must have been retired for at least five years. Any other contributor such as a team owner or executive can be voted in at any time. Fans may nominate any player, coach or contributor by writing via letter or email to the Pro Football Hall of Fame; the Selection Committee is polled three tim

Lego Digital Designer

LEGO Digital Designer is a freeware computer program produced by the Lego Group as a part of LEGO Design byME. It is available for Windows; the program allows users to build models using virtual Lego bricks, in a computer-aided design like manner. Until January 16, 2012, these could be uploaded, along with instructions and a box design, to the Lego Design byME website, from where the models could be ordered for delivery as a real, packaged set. Users can take screenshots of their models and store the models on their computer in an. LXF file. On January 21, 2016, LEGO announced the project had been defunded, would not receive additional updates. However, in March 2016, a new updated version, 4.3.9, was uploaded. The latest version, 4.3.11 was uploaded in late 2018 and is the only version available. The program features a palette of bricks and pieces in different colours that can be used to build any model imaginable. Only a subset of the bricks made by LEGO are available for use in regular mode; the more comprehensive LDD Extended mode allows any brick to be put in any color, but these were not available through the LEGO Design byME service.

There is a mode for viewing in which screenshots can be taken and the model can be "exploded". A third mode automatically generates building instructions to an.html file. LEGO Digital Designer was one of the modeling programs used to create The LEGO Movie. On November 9, 2011, LEGO declared that the Design byME service was going to end on January 16, 2012 due to its failure to meet quality expectations and for being too complex. In its absence, custom brick orders have had to be made via the Pick a Brick service; the closing of Design byME has not affected the ability of LDD users to print custom instructions for their models. LDraw MLCAD Official website

Larch Mountain salamander

The Larch Mountain salamander is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae endemic to the United States. It occurs in the Cascade Mountains of northern Oregon. In Washington, it occurs from the Columbia River Gorge to just north of Snoqualmie Pass, its natural habitats are rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss; the Larch Mountain salamander was described as a species by D. M. Burns in 1962. Considered a subspecies of Van Dyke's salamander, the Larch Mountain salamander's closest genetic relative is the Jemez Mountains salamander, endemic to New Mexico; the Larch Mountain salamander is a terrestrial salamander. The species is characterized by a variable dorsal stripe orange, light brown, or yellow, blotchy; the ground color is brown, with light speckling in certain areas. This species is distinguishable from other western Plethodon by its reddish-salmonish venter. Adults are 35 to 55 mm in snout-to-vent length, with a mode of 15 costal grooves