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Procles

In Greek legends, Procles was one of the Heracleidae, a great-great-great-grandson of Heracles, a son of Aristodemus and Argia. His twin was Eurysthenes. Together they received the land of Lacedaemon after Cresphontes and Aristodemus defeated Tisamenus, the last Achaean king of the Peloponnesus. Procles married Anaxandra, daughter of Thersander, King of Kleonoe, sister of his sister-in-law Lathria, was the father of Soos and the grandfather of Eurypon, founder of the Eurypontid dynasty of the Kings of Sparta; the title of archēgetēs, "founding magistrate," was explicitly denied to Eurysthenes and Procles by the Spartan government on the grounds that they were not founders of a state, but were maintained in their offices by parties of foreigners. Instead the honor was granted to their son and grandson, for which reason the two lines were called the Agiads and the Eurypontids. After the death of Aristodemus the Spartans consulted the oracle at Delphi concerning which of his twin sons should rule.

The oracle advised them to set up a dual monarchy. Theras, Argeia's, brother was made regent. There was still a necessity of designating the elder, they chose the one the mother cleaned first, Eurysthenes. The Eurypontid line was the less senior in status and decision-making, The untimely death of Aristodemus with other events has served as some basis for dating the reigns of the first nine kings of Sparta in the line known by state definition as the Eurypontid; the Return of the Heracleidae, the closest event to a Dorian Invasion available in legend, must coincide with the entry of Aristodemus and his brethren into Arcadia, based on the chronology of Eratosthenes, happened 328 years before the accepted date of the first year of the first Olympiad, 776 BC. Eratosthenes' date is therefore 1104 BC; this must be the year of Aristodemus' military activity in Arcadia, his fatherhood and his assassination. Procles was therefore born in 1104 BC, the first year of his reign, if the regency of Theras is discounted.

Pausanias states. The date must have been 724/723 BC if the first year of the first Olympiad was 776/775 BC. Kings Polydorus of the Agiads and Theopompus of the Eurypontids were reigning at that time in mid-reign; the end of the war must be 379 years from the return of the Heraclids. According to Isaac Newton a classical scholar, the nine kings reigned an average of 42 years each, which can be used as an estimator of the dates; the less senior line has a lower mortality rate than the senior line. Procles' reign might be estimated at 1104-1062, except that some sources say he died one year before Eurysthenes. Taking into account both pieces of information, the estimate would be 1104-1063. An alternative would be to accept the 1104-1062 and extend the estimate for Eurysthenes to 1104-1061. In either the case margin of error remains unknown, as much of the data is uncertain. Eurysthenes Müller, Karl Otfried; the history and antiquities of the Doric race. I. Translated by George Cornewall Lewis. London: J. Murray

Volleyball at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men's tournament

The men's tournament of volleyball at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico will begin on October 24 and end on October 29. All games will be held at the Pan American Volleyball Complex; the defending champions are Brazil. The following nations qualified for the men's tournament: At the start of tournament, all eight participating countries had 12 players on their rosters. Final squads for the tournament are due on September 14, 2011 a month before the start of 2011 Pan American Games. All times are local Central Daylight Time MVP: Wilfredo Leon Best Scorer: Ivan Contreras Best Spiker: Wallace de Souza Best Blocker: Sebastian Sole Best Server: Fernando Hernandez Ramos Best Digger: Blair Bann Best Setter: Bruno Rezende Best Receiver: Mario Da Silva Best Libero: Hector Mata Competition Format and Match ScheduleOfficial website

Hoffman, Illinois

Hoffman is a village in Clinton County, United States. The population was 508 at the 2010 census. Bryan Eversgerd, bullpen coach for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Hoffman is located in southeastern Clinton County at 38°32′25″N 89°15′47″W. Illinois Route 161 runs through the village, leading east 7 miles to Centralia and west 11 miles to Bartelso. Carlyle, the Clinton County seat, is 11 miles to the northwest. According to the 2010 census, Hoffman has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 460 people, 182 households, 133 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,270.4 people per square mile. There were 193 housing units at an average density of 533.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.26% White, 0.22% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population. There were 182 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.9% were non-families.

24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00. In the village, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males. The median income for a household in the village was $42,115, the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $21,597 for females; the per capita income for the village was $19,897. Village of Hoffman official website

House's Head

"House's Head" is the fifteenth episode of the fourth season of House and the eighty-fifth episode overall. It was the first part of the two-part season four finale, the second part being "Wilson's Heart". Co-written by several House producers and directed by Greg Yaitanes, "House's Head" premiered on May 12, 2008 on Fox; the episode revolves around Dr. Gregory House, after being involved in a bus accident, vaguely remembers seeing someone, "going to die". House tries to trace back his steps throughout the episode to find out the identity of this person. A woman, who claims to be "the answer", guides House through hallucinations about the crash; the episode ends in a cliffhanger. 14.84 million American viewers watched the broadcasting of "House's Head", making House the ninth most-watched program of the week. The episode, in particular a striptease scene involving Cuddy, gained positive responses; the episode was submitted for five Primetime Emmy Awards. Greg Yaitanes won the Emmy for "Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series", but Hugh Laurie lost the award in the category "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" to Bryan Cranston of AMC's Breaking Bad.

Dr. Gregory House is getting a lap dance in a strip club; when he leaves the club, he sees. Back at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, House is diagnosed with a concussion and post-traumatic retrograde amnesia and orders his team to check the bus driver for a possible seizure that precipitated the crash. While the team investigates the bus driver's condition, House overdoses on Vicodin and starts to hallucinate, he finds himself back on the bus, where he sees a woman, not on the bus. However, before House can speak to her, Wilson awakens him to do an MRI on him; when House returns to the bus hallucination, Cuddy is with him. As they discuss the bus driver's possible diseases, House realizes they are in his head and tells Cuddy to accompany the discussion with a striptease; the woman from House's earlier hallucination returns and introduces herself as "the answer". She tells House to look at the bus driver's shuffling feet, which House believes to indicate Parkinson's disease; when the bus driver needs to be intubated due to a possible clot from a pulmonary embolism, House notices the driver's recent dental work.

He reasons that an air bubble being accidentally injected into the patient's bloodstream through the gums would explain all the symptoms. House believes the case to be over, but a dream that night causes him to realize that the bus driver is not the patient he saw suffering from symptoms. In a renewed attempt to retrieve his memory, House has his team re-enact the bus crash. House overdoses on physostigmine and his mind flashes back to the bus scene before the accident. "The answer" keeps asking House what her necklace is made from, until he realizes that it's made of amber. "The answer" transforms into Amber Volakis, when Wilson and Cuddy manage to resuscitate House from his overdose-induced cardiac arrest, he informs Wilson that Amber was on the bus with him, was injured in the crash. "House's Head" was the fourth House episode directed by Greg Yaitanes. It was written by David Foster, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner and Doris Egan. Executive producer Katie Jacobs said that the season finale was "a little bit different" than the episodes preceding it.

"House's Head" was supposed to air after the Super Bowl XLII but due to the 2007-2008 WGA Strike the episode was derailed, the House season 4 episode "Frozen" was aired instead. The T-shirt House wears in the episodes, which shows a skeleton drinking coffee, says "Coffin Break", was created by a designer named Taavo; when Lisa Edelstein heard she had to do a strip scene in the episode, she called actress Sheila Kelley, wife of Richard Schiff. Kelley had worked on a movie about strippers long ago and Edelstein asked her for her advice on the choreography of the striptease. On the episode itself, Edelstein commented: "It is interesting what happens in the first half of the finale in terms of learning about how House sees people and getting the world from his point of view entirely". Before the filming of the scene started, Edelstein showed the dance to Hugh Laurie, according to Edelstein, was "incredibly supportive, like a cheerleader". Edelstein commented that after the scene was filmed she, "felt beautiful, it ended up being a lovely experience".

The whole bus-crash sequence was storyboarded. Greg Yaitanes described stunt-coordinator Jim Vickers as "crucial" for the filming of this sequence; the bus crash scene was filmed in a studio using a big spinning wheel. This gadget was the back of the bus, could be turned 360 degrees to increase the authenticity of the scene. For the rest of the bus, a greenscreen was used; the shots involving Anne Dudek were filmed at another time, using light effects and people simulating a bus crash experience in the otherwise motionless gadget. The episode premiered in the US on May 2008 on Fox; the episode was viewed within five hours of broadcast by 14.84 million viewers, had a 5.8/14 share of the 18-49 demographic. It was the second most-watched program of the night, beaten only by Dancing with the Stars. In the week from May 11, 2008 to May 18, 2008 "House's Head" was the ninth most-watched program; the show was watched by 15.02 million viewers on Live + SD television. In Australia the episode aired May 12, 2008, on Network Ten, where it was watched by

4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

"4th of July, Asbury Park" known just as "Sandy", is a 1973 song by Bruce Springsteen appearing as the second song on his album The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. It was released as a single from the album in Germany. One of the best-known and most praised of his early efforts, the song remains one of his most popular ballads, has been described as "the perfect musical study of the Jersey Shore boardwalk culture." Set on, as the title suggests, the Fourth of July in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the song is a powerful love ballad, dedicated to one Sandy and describing the depressing atmosphere that threatens to smother the love between the singer and Sandy. Locals include the "stoned-out faces," "switchblade lovers" and "the greasers" who "tramp the streets or get busted for sleeping on the beach all night." The singer is tired of "hangin' in them dusty arcades" and "chasin' the factory girls." The song begins with the line: "Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight."

Writer Ariel Swartley views the song's verses as depicting the narrator as something of an "adolescent loser... ruining his chances with the girl: he can't stop telling her about the humiliations, about the girls who led him on, about the waitress that got tired of him." Swartley observes the choruses to be warm and portray an irresistibly romantic atmosphere. You travel around Nashville, Tennessee and'Hey! What's Asbury Park like?' and I play them this number. This is a song based in New Jersey or anywhere along the coast. Van Morrison's influence can be heard in this song, as "4th of July, Asbury Park" parallels his romanticization of Belfast in such songs as "Cyprus Avenue" and "Madame George" from the 1968 album, Astral Weeks."Sandy" showcases the wistful side of Springsteen. During recording of the song for the album, Springsteen wanted a children's choir to sing on it, but they did not show up for the session. Instead, he recorded the high, clear voice of Suki Lahav, overdubbing it to give a choir-like effect.

Lahav, the wife of Springsteen's sound engineer at the time, would not be credited for her role, but would join the E Street Band for six months as a violinist and singer. No singles were released from the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. "Sandy" would, along with "Rosalita", become fan favorites from the album, would garner progressive rock radio airplay during the ramp-up of Springsteen's visibility preceding the 1975 release of Born to Run. The song would be released as a single in Germany in mid-1975, with the title reversed into "Sandy". "Sandy" attracted the attention of other musicians. Once Born to Run made Springsteen a major rock figure, "Sandy" received additional airplay on progressive and album oriented rock formats. "Sandy" was included on Springsteen and the E Street Band's best-selling 1986 box set Live/1975–85, in a 1980 Nassau Coliseum performance that had a "club feel" to it. Its sequencing in the box set represented the opening stages of the journey that the core characters in Springsteen's work take.

That's the guy and he's on the boardwalk, I guess, me when I was still around Asbury. And there's the girl.... Here it is; this is the beginning of the whole trip that's about to take place." It is included on the 2003 compilation The Essential Bruce Springsteen. The song was a mainstay of Springsteen and the E Street Band's concert set lists during the early part of his career, a 1975 performance is included on the 2006 Hammersmith Odeon London'75 audio and video release, it became much rarer to hear after the 1980–1981 River Tour, appearing only sporadically, usually in New Jersey. Within the E Street Band, the song was identified with Danny Federici's accordion part, the main musical element. "Sandy" was played several times late on the first leg of the 2007–2008 Magic Tour, including Federici's final regular appearance in November 2007 before taking a leave of absence for melanoma treatment. When Federici made his only return to the stage after that, on March 20, 2008, appearing for portions of a Springsteen and E Street Band performance at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, "Sandy" was the one song that he requested be performed.

Following Federici's April 17, 2008 death, "Sandy" was performed in tribute to him, with Roy Bittan taking over the accordion part. In July 2008, the live EP Magic Tour Highlights was released, with the final Federici performance of "Sandy" the closing track; the song has been played live about 230 times. The Hollies who recorded a single of "Sandy" in 1975, included it on their Another Night album. Released on Epic Records in the U. S. in April 1975, it only achieved minor airplay, reaching number 85 on the U. S. pop singles chart. It had better success in New Zealand. Though released as a single, it did not reach the chart in the UK, though in London it made no.15 on Capital Radio's'Capital Countdown' Top 40. While not a big hit unto itself, The Hollies' use of "Sandy" presaged other artists mining the early Springsteen songbook for material, a notion that would soon be exploited to much greater commercial success by Manfred Mann and others. Air Supply recorded "Sandy" for their 1985 album Air Supply.

Singer-songwriter Richard Shindell recorded what has been described as a "near-holy reading"

Easthope

Easthope is a small village and small civil parish in Shropshire, England. Wenlock Edge passes through the parish, to the northwest of the village, along, Easthope Wood. A hamlet with the same name is within the parish. Easthope gives its name to Easthope Road in the nearby town of Church Stretton, as a result of local property developer Ralph Beaumont Benson, who lived at Lutwyche Hall near the village, he was responsible for the naming of Essex Road, Beaumont Road and Lutwyche Road, all in Church Stretton. He was the father of Stella Benson. Listed buildings in Easthope