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Pulaski County, Missouri

Pulaski County is a county located in the U. S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,274, its county seat is Waynesville. The county was organized in 1833 and named for Kazimierz Pułaski, a Polish patriot who died fighting in the American Revolution. Pulaski County is the site of Fort Leonard Wood, a U. S. Army training base, it comprises the Fort Leonard Wood, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area which has nearly one-third of the total county population. Pulaski County's earliest settlers were the Quapaw and Osage Native Americans. After the Lewis and Clark Expedition of the early 19th century, white settlers came to the area, many from Kentucky and the Carolinas. Like the county, Waynesville is named after an American Revolutionary hero, Mad Anthony Wayne. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 551 square miles, of which 547 square miles is land and 4.4 square miles is water. Miller County Maries County Phelps County Texas County Laclede County Camden County Mark Twain National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 41,165 people, 13,433 households, 9,953 families residing in the county.

The population density was 75 people per square mile. There were 15,408 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 78.35% White, 11.99% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 2.50% from other races, 3.57% from two or more races. 5.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 13,433 households out of which 42.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.90% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 16.60% from 18 to 24, 32.00% from 25 to 44, 15.90% from 45 to 64, 7.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years.

For every 100 females there were 112.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $34,247, the median income for a family was $37,786. Males had a median income of $26,553 versus $20,500 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,586. About 8.00% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over. Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field serves the community with air service; the City of Richland has an "Unmanned" Airport that consists of a 3000 ft runway. The major east-west route is Interstate 44. S. Route 66, which still exists as a scenic route through the area and passes through Devil's Elbow, St. Robert, Waynesville and Hazelgreen. Names for U. S. Route 66 vary - at different places, it's called Teardrop Road, Highway Z, Old Route 66, Historic Route 66, Highway 17. State-posted signs mark most of the alignment of the road.

Major north-south routes include: Highway 133 runs north from Interstate 44 exit 145 about two miles east of Hazelgreen to Richland, Swedeborg and about two miles west of Dixon north out of the county. Highway 7 runs north from Interstate 44 exit 150 about three miles west of Buckhorn to Richland north out of the county toward the Lake of the Ozarks region. Highway 17 crosses Interstate 44 at exit 153 at Buckhorn, runs east through Waynesville, turns north to Crocker, runs north out of the county to Iberia. South of Interstate 44, Highway 17 hugs the western edge of Fort Leonard Wood, passes near Laquey, circles south of the post until it runs out of the county and joins Highway 32 in Roby. Missouri T runs north from Highway 17 at Waynesville to Swedeborg, where it meets and ends at Highway 133 about halfway between Richland and Crocker. Highway 28 crosses Interstate 44 at exit 163 at the eastern edge of St. Robert, runs north through Dixon, runs north out of the county. A secondary road parallels Highway 28, beginning as Missouri Y at exit 161 of Interstate 44 in St. Robert, running north to the Gasconade River bridge where it becomes the county-maintained Cave Road and turning north as Highway O until it meets Highway 28 a few miles south of Dixon.

Major attractions along U. S. Route 66 include the Old Stagecoach Stop in downtown Waynesville, now a museum but began as a tavern and boarding house and is the oldest standing structure in the county, it was used as a Civil War hospital for Union troops who were garrisoned above the city in Fort Wayne, demolished after the war. The Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Waynesville is near the Old Stagecoach Stop; the third Pulaski County courthouse was destroyed. Three bridges cross the Big Piney River at Devil's Elbow - the modern Interstate 44 bridge, the U. S. Route 66 alignment on Highway Z, made possible by the Hooker Cut through a steep hillside, the original U. S. Route 66 alignment on Teardrop Road that includes a historic bridge, in the process of reno

Golden State (band)

Golden State is an indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. Band members include former Paloalto vocalist James Grundler, Marc Boggio, Kemble Walters, Elias Reidy of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Vocalist James Grundler is known for heading Los Angeles-based band Paloalto. Paloalto's two studio albums were released through American Recordings. James was in San Luis Obispo, California-based band The Din Pedals. Golden State's songs "All Roads Lead Home" was featured on the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch, episodes of the Canadian TV series Flashpoint, Heartland as well as on the soundtrack for the movie Dolphin Tale; the band's song "Save Me", from their debut album Division, features Tyler Blackburn on vocals and is the theme song to webseries Wendy. Their song "Till the End" was used as the official theme for the BBC's coverage of the 2011 Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton; the band's song "Bombs" was featured as the opening song of an episode of the TV series Gossip Girl.

Their song "Take Me Out" is featured in the soundtrack for the film Cavemen. CurrentJames Grundler – lead vocalist Marc Boggio – guitar Elias Reidy – bass guitar Kemble Walters – drumsFormerFern Sanchez – drums Kameron Waters – drums Robb Torres – guitar Tommy Black – bass guitar Noah Stone – guitar Alex Parnell – bass guitar "Destroyer" "All Roads Lead Home" "Bombs" "Rocket" "Love Song" "A Triumphant Return" "Take Me Out" "Take Me Home" "Wolves" Official Golden State Band Website Golden State Facebook website Golden State MySpace website Ron Paul "iTunes Bomb" organized by the band

National Captioning Institute

The National Captioning Institute, Inc. is a 501 nonprofit organization that provides real-time and off-line closed captioning and translation, described video, web captioning, Spanish captioning for television and films. Created in 1979 and headquartered in Chantilly, the organization was the first to caption live TV and home video, holds the trademark on the display icon featuring a simple geometric rendering of a television set merged with a speech balloon to indicate that a program is captioned by National Captioning Institute. National Captioning Institute has an office in Santa Clarita, California; the National Association of Broadcasters formed a task force in 1972 to create the technology to provide captions of television broadcasts without an unreasonably large financial burden on television networks or local television stations. Federal funding paid for the technology. Viewers would buy an adapter for their televisions that would decode and display the text while watching closed-captioned television programs.

Up to that point, captioning of television shows was rare, with Boston television station WGBH being one of the few with open captioning of news and public affairs shows since the early 1970s. National Captioning Institute was incorporated on January 30, 1979, with millions of dollars of start-up funding from the federal government. On March 23, 1979, United States Department of Health and Welfare announced plans for closed-captioning of twenty hours per week of television shows. National Captioning Institute established its original headquarters in Bailey's Crossroads and that year it established a second office in Los Angeles. National Captioning Institute's work first became publicly well known on March 16, 1980, when ABC, NBC, PBS collectively introduced closed-captioning of their television shows. At the time, CBS decided not the join the group at first because CBS preferred a different captioning system, being used in Europe. John E. D. Ball was the founding president of the National Captioning Institute.

Mark Okrand was National Captioning Institute's first supervisor of captioning, overseeing the transcription of audio. At the time, employees of National Captioning Institute used court-reporter steno machines to caption shows. Rosalynn Carter hosted a reception at the White House honoring the work of National Captioning Institute on March 19, 1980. In 1981, Hollywood Radio and Television Society gave an award to the National Captioning Institute for developing the closed captioning system for television shows. In 1981, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video became the first video company to release movies on videotape that had closed captions. In 1993, a federal law went into effect that required built-in capacity to display captions on all televisions 13 inches or larger, which would make purchasing separate decoders no longer necessary. All television shows were being broadcast with closed-captions at that point. In 2006, National Captioning Institute terminated the employment of 14 employees who had joined the National Association of Employees and Transmission Technicians in an effort to have reasonable workloads, receive annual cost-of-living raises, prevent cuts in employee benefit plans.

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Republic (political organisation)

Republic is a British republican pressure group advocating the replacement of the United Kingdom's monarchy with a republic. It is a member organisation of Common Cause and the Alliance of European Republican Movements and is the only organisation campaigning for a republican constitution for Britain. Republic states that its mission is: "To achieve the abolition of the British monarchy in favour of a democratic republic". Robbie Parkin is the current Chair and Graham Smith is the current Chief Executive Officer of Republic. Created by a small group of republicans in London in 1983, Republic was reinvented as a campaigning pressure group in 2006, when it became formally set up as a limited company with a board of directors and Executive Office. During the period between the announcement of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2010 and the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012 the group's supporters increased from around 9,000 to around 30,000, with around 500 new members being gained at the time of the 2011 Royal Wedding.

By 2015 the group had two full-time members of staff and an income of £140,000. In 2016 it had over about 35,000 online supporters. CEO Graham Smith criticised hereditary power as being "absurd" and monarchy as an outdated political institution that "abuses its position, abuses public money and which gives politicians too much power." Republic has said that after the death of Queen Elizabeth II it intends to mount a campaign for a referendum on the future of the monarchy. The group plans to do this during the period between the Queen's funeral and the coronation of Prince Charles. Republic asserts that there is a lack of transparency and accountability with respect to the funding of the monarchy; the group believes the royal finances should be independently audited by the National Audit Office, like all other central government departments, that the monarchy's exemption from the Freedom of Information Act should be removed. Republic's response to the annual royal finance reports is reported in the media.

In 2009, while Buckingham Palace claimed the total cost of the monarchy to be £41.5m, Republic estimated the figure at £334 million, once additional costs such as royal security had been taken into account. Republic's calculations do not factor in the profits of the Crown Estate, which are transferred to the national coffers in return for the civil list. In May 2007 Republic persuaded Brian Iddon MP to table an early day motion about the lack of transparency in the Duchy of Cornwall's accounts. Following a legal ruling in 2011 that the Duchy of Cornwall was separate from Prince Charles for the purposes of regulation, Republic asked HM Revenue and Customs to investigate if the Duchy should still be exempt from tax; the tax exemption is based on the assumption that the Duchy estate is inseparable from the tax exempt person of Prince Charles, now open to question. In 2013, lobbying by Republic resulted in William Nye, Prince Charles's private secretary, appearing before the Public Accounts Committee to explain the Duchy's tax arrangements.

Republic criticises Prince Charles for expressing forthright views and lobbying on political issues, which the group says is unconstitutional. It has called on the British Government to stop subsidising Charles' £16.3m annual income through grants and tax breaks. During 2015 Republic launched a campaign and petition Take Back the Duchy to abolish the Duchy of Cornwall and transfer its land and assets to the Crown Estate. In December 2015 a freedom of information request by Republic revealed that Prince Charles had routine access to confidential government papers. In 2008 Republic launched a campaign to give republicans an alternative oath of allegiance; the campaign began with an Early Day Motion and was taken up by human rights lawyer Louise Christian. In advance of the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the tourist organisation VisitBritain said that the event would be good for tourism. In response Republic made a freedom of information request for VisitBritain documents which indicated that royal weddings had in the past had a negative effect on tourism.

Republic held an alternative street party in London at the Royal Wedding, "celebrating democracy and people power rather than inherited privilege", along with other events across the UK's major cities. Republic's London event had been blocked by Camden Council. Republic has claimed; the documentary The Diamond Queen was criticised for this: in a letter to the chairman of the BBC Trust, Chris Patten, Graham Smith, the organisation's Chief Executive, argued that the programme breached BBC guidelines on impartiality. In his letter, Smith claimed the series was subject to "distortions, half-truths and fabrications". Advocacy of the replacement of the monarchy with a republic has been an imprisonable offence in law; the Treason Felony Act 1848 prohibits the advocacy of a republic in print. The penalty for such advocacy if the republic is to be set up by peaceful means, is lifetime imprisonment; this Act remains in force in the United Kingdom. However, under the Human Rights Act 1998, the Law Lords have held that although the Treason Felony Act remains on the statute books it must be interpreted so as to be compatible with the Human Rights Act, therefore no longer prohibits peaceful republican activity.

Finances of the British royal family Labour for a Republic List of advocates of republicanism in the United

Spectemur agendo

Spectemur Agendo is a Latin motto meaning Let us be judged by our acts. It comes from Book XIII of Ovid's Metamorphoses where it is attributed to the hero Ajax: Denique spectemur agendo!, translated as Finally let us be judged by the doing! It was the ship's motto of HMCS Qu'Appelle, with the translation Let us be judged by our actions. In the United Kingdom, it was first adopted as the motto of The Royal Dragoons regiment of the British Army, it is the current Motto for A Company of the Royal Irish Regiment It is the civic motto of: London Borough of Lambeth, with the translation Let us be regarded according to our conduct. The Borough uses the more direct translation Judge us by our Actions in publicity. C. football club. Spectemur agendo is the motto of: The RSEA The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses The Royal Dublin Fusiliers The Royal Munster Fusiliers RAF Benson The 148 Squadron of the Air Training Corps Based in Barnsley The 344 Squadron of the Air Training Corps based in Hammersmith.

Kingsbury High School the Albion FC Clapham, London. Maclear House, at King's College School, Wimbledon. Swindon Cricket Club Freemason Lodge in Germany The Lancashire Regiment The Barnsley & District Table Tennis Associationand was once the motto of Dishforth Police Training Centre; the motto was adopted by the North Eastern Police Training Centre at Durham, which opened when Disforth closed. Spectemur Agendo was the motto of the following institutions: Newbridge Comprehensive School, South Wales. Earsham Hall School, Suffolk. Queens Park Rangers football club. Sunbury Grammar School, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex. Old Saltleians RFC, Birmingham In the United States, it is the motto of several college student organizations including: the Cap and Skull Senior Honor Society, the Beta Charge of Theta Delta Chi fraternity at Cornell University,It is the Motto found on the challenge coin of Medic One paramedics, it is the official motto of: The City of Troy Police Department Emergency Response Team Westminster Choir College Apple Valley Police Department of Minnesota.

York City Department of Fire/Rescue. The Anaheim Kingsmen Drum and Bugle Corps - the 1972 DCI world champions; the Spring Hill High School soccer team in Spring Hill, est 2007. Sweet Briar College uses it as the class motto every four years, their translation is We are proven by our actions Camberwell Grammar School, a Church of England school for boys in Melbourne wears the motto, preferring the translation By our deeds may we be known. Clyde House within Geelong Grammar School, Gosford High School, New South Wales Hawthorn Football Club Rivers College, Lismore High Campus, New South Wales Newcastle Grammar School South Sydney High School, New South Wales The Forest High School, Frenchs Forest, New South Wales Highlands Intermediate School, New Plymouth South African College Schools, Cape Town, oldest school in South Africa. Gymnasium Haganum A German freemason lodge in Düsseldorf.'Spectemur agendo' is and has been used as a motto by armigerous families including the Earls of Shannon and Viscounts Clifden, individuals including Edward Hussey-Montagu, 1st Earl Beaulieu, Thomas McClure, Admiral Edward Thornbrough.

It is used by the German "von Hammerstein" family

Jeff MacMillan

Jeff MacMillan is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. At the height of his career he played for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. MacMillan began his career in 1996, icing for the junior team the Oshawa Generals in the OHL. MacMillan stayed with the Generals for three years, making 170 appearances in that time, his solid defensive play combined with a reasonable offensive output for a defenceman meant that in the 1999 NHL entry draft, MacMillan was drafted in the seventh round by the Dallas Stars. MacMillan was sent to play for the Fort Wayne Komets in the UHL, where he played just seven games before being moved to the Michigan K-Wings, a Dallas Stars affiliate team playing in the IHL. In the K-Wings' last season as a Stars affiliate, MacMillan featured in 53 games. Due to the Stars ending their association with the K-Wings, MacMillan was farmed to the Utah Grizzlies again in the IHL, he would stay in Salt Lake City for the next four seasons, remained playing for the Grizzlies when they changed league to play at the higher AHL standard.

MacMillan was a cornerstone of the Grizzlies team, featured in over 300 games during his stay there. MacMillan's hard work and natural defensive qualities meant that during the 2003/04 season he featured for the Dallas Stars themselves, played four regular season NHL games; the following season, MacMillan was again relegated back down to the AHL, this time playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack. In his one season playing for Hartford he was again a key player, playing 71 times and clocking up 136 penalty minutes. MacMillan would play one more season in the AHL for the Syracuse Crunch. For the 2006/07 season, MacMillan decided to play in Europe and signed for the Vienna Capitals in the Austrian national league, but did not stay for the whole season, signing for the Phoenix RoadRunners of the ECHL back in North America, where he featured in the ECHL playoffs. MacMillan again decided to play in Europe the following year, in the summer of 2007, along with Capital team-mate Scott Fankhouser, agreed to sign for the Manchester Phoenix, a team playing in the EIHL, the top tier of British club ice hockey, where he was appointed alternate captain by player/coach Tony Hand.

MacMillan proved to be a solid, physical defender for the Phoenix but struggled to find form, suffering a number of injuries through the season. The Manchester defence was notably unreliable during the 2007/08 season and at the end of the season, head coach Hand made the decision to re-model the entire defence, releasing MacMillan. MacMillan and Fankhouser would again choose to sign for the same club, agreeing to play for the Bloomington Prairie Thunder of the United Hockey League, an announcement made in July 2008. Since his professional days, MacMillan has split his time between the Durham Thundercats of the WOAA Senior AA Hockey League and the Dundas Real McCoys of Allan Cup Hockey, he won the Allan Cup with Real McCoys in 2014. Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database