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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park named the San Diego Wild Animal Park until 2010, is an 1,800 acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, near Escondido. It is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County; the park houses a large array of wild and endangered animals including species from the continents of Africa, Europe and South America, Australia. The park is in a semi-arid environment, one of its most notable features is the Africa Tram, which explores the expansive African exhibits; these free-range enclosures house such animals as antelopes, buffalo and rhinoceros. The park is noted for its California condor breeding program, the most successful such program in the United States; the park, visited by 2 million people annually, houses over 2,600 animals representing more than 300 species, as well as 3,500 plant species. Depending on the season, the park has about 400 to 600 employees; the park is Southern California's quarantine center for zoo animals imported into the United States through San Diego.

The park has the world's largest veterinary hospital. Next door to the hospital is the Institute for Conservation Research, which holds the park's Frozen Zoo; this zoological park and the San Diego Zoo are both run by the Zoological Society of San Diego. The park is 32 miles away from the zoo, at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, east of Escondido, along California State Route 78. Although the park is within the San Diego city limits, it has an Escondido address; the San Diego Zoological Society became interested in developing the Wild Animal Park in 1964. The idea of the park began as a supplementary breeding facility for the San Diego Zoo, which would allow ample space for large animals and ungulates; the development proposed would differ from that of a typical zoo in that animals would be exhibited in a natural environment rather than in cages. In 1964, the park was assessed financially and moved onto the next phase. There was an idea for a conservation farm, a game preserve, a natural environment zoo.

The natural environment zoo development was chosen over the conservation farm and game preserve though it was the most expensive option. The estimated initial cost was $1,755,430; the main purposes of this zoo were to be species conservation, breeding of animals for the San Diego Zoo as well as other zoos and providing areas where zoo animals could be conditioned. When it came to naming the park, five titles were considered: San Diego Animal Land, San Diego Safari Land, San Diego Wild Animal Safari, San Diego Wildlife Park and San Diego Wild Animal Park; the scheduled opening day of the park was set for April 1, 1972. The general layout of the park, designed by Charles Faust, included a large lagoon with a jungle plaza, an African fishing village, an aviary at the entrance of the park and 50,000 plants were to be included in the landscaping. Although the park was scheduled to open in three years from the time of the groundbreaking, the total development of the park was estimated to take ten years.

The first two animals to arrive at the park were the nilgai, an antelope from the plains of North India, the black-and-white striped Grant's zebra, native to East Africa. Other animals to arrive at the park include the gemsbok, a type of oryx from Namibia, the sable antelope, a horse antelope from Central & South Africa, the greater kudu, a striped, spiral horned antelope from East & South Africa, the white rhinoceros, in danger of extinction, the Indian rhino, the one-horned rhino from northern India, & 10 cheetahs, the fastest land animal, who were brought to the park for breeding purposes. In the summer of 2003, the San Diego Zoological Society and Lowry Park Zoo orchestrated the capture of 11 wild African elephants from the Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland; the zoos said. However, In Defense of Animals disputes this, claiming that new fencing costing many times less than the capture and transport would have ended the need to remove any elephants from Swaziland, that the Save Wild Elephants Coalition reported that there were three other sanctuaries in Africa that had offered to take the elephants.

Five of these elephants are now at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, cumulatively they have produced thirteen babies as of 2013. In March 2012 five elephants were moved to the Reid Park Zoo in Arizona, to form a new herd. A bull elephant, two cows, two baby bulls were moved and in return two cow elephants, together for years. Connie, an Asian elephant, Shaba, an African elephant, were sent to the San Diego Zoo. Connie died from cancer in July 2012 just five months after the move. Shaba was introduced into the herd in February 2013; the California wildfires that started on October 21, 2007, burned 600 acres of native habitat preserved in the park and caused it to temporarily close. The park moved many of their endangered animals out of danger; the fire did not reach any of the main enclosures, no animals were killed directly by the fire, although deaths of a clapper rail and kiang were attributed to indirect effects of the blaze. On June 30, 2010 the San Diego Zoo board of trustees voted to change the name of the park from the Wild Animal Park to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to clarify what it offers, since some visitors were unclear as to the difference between the zoo proper and the "animal park".

The name "safari" is supposed to emphasize "the park's spacious enclosures of free-ranging animals", encouraging visits to both location

Niagara Purple Eagles women's basketball

The Niagara Purple Eagles women's basketball team is the college basketball team that represent Niagara University in Lewiston, New York, United States. The school's team competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Niagara began play in 1974, they joined the MAAC in 1989. They have never made the WNIT tournaments, their brief achievements came in regional AIAWs, such as winning the New York AIAW Championship in 1978 and 1980 and the Eastern AIAW in 1979, with a Third Place finish in the U. S. AIAW, they made it to the ECAC North title game in 1986, losing to St. Anslem's 77–65 and lost to Saint Peter's 66–38 in the 1997 MAAC title game, they have never won it. As of the end of the 2015–16 season, the Purple Eagles have an all-time record of 456–575. Official website

Rock Crest–Rock Glen Historic District

The Rock Crest–Rock Glen Historic District is a nationally recognized historic district located in Mason City, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. At the time of its nomination it contained 10 resources, which included eight contributing buildings, one contributing site, one non-contributing building. All of the buildings are houses designed in the Prairie School style, are a part of a planned development. Joshua Melson, a local developer, bought the property along Willow Creek between 1902 and 1908. There were only going to be 10 houses built, but the number grew to 16. While only half the houses planned were constructed, it is still the largest cluster of Prairie School houses in the country; the one non-contributing house is the 1959 McNider House, a Modern movement structure, built where one of the planned houses was to be built, but never was. The architects who contributed to the district include Walter Burley Griffin, who provided the initial plan for the development.

Frank Lloyd Wright had a design, never built here. The plans were used to build the Isabel Roberts House in Illinois instead; the mill was built in 1870, it was the second mill built in Mason City. When the Rock Crest–Rock Glen plans were finalized, the mill was dismantled and the stone foundations maintained to house a hydroelectric station for the development; the station was never built. Other plans included having them used as a pier support for a bridge across Willow Creek, for a small summer house; those plans were never executed. Media related to Rock Crest-Rock Glen Historic District at Wikimedia Commons

Venegono Inferiore

Venegono Inferiore is a comune in the Province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 35 kilometres northwest of Milan and about 11 kilometres southeast of Varese. As of 31 December 2018, it had a population of 6,097 and an area of 5.8 square kilometres. Venegono Inferiore borders the following municipalities: Binago, Castelnuovo Bozzente, Castiglione Olona, Gornate-Olona, Lonate Ceppino, Venegono Superiore. Venegono Inferiore is named as the see of the seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milan, one of the biggest in Italy. On the 25th of May 2014 the candidate Mattia Premazzi was elected as the mayor of the city. On the 12th of June 2019, Premazzi began his second mandate as the mayor of Venegono Inferiore, for the next 5 years, after winning the elections in May; the official site of the City Hall of Venegono Inferiore The site of the Seminary whose main location is in Venegono Inferiore The official site of the Parish SS. Giacomo e Filippo of Venegono Inferiore Live Crib of Venegono Inferiore The official site of the team "Friends of the Theater" of Venegono Inferiore Parish Youth Club "Oratorio Immacolata" of Venegono Inferiore LAAV, a Seniors Center of Venegono Inferiore

The Savage (1952 film)

The Savage is a 1952 Technicolor Western film directed by George Marshall. The film stars Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hansen. Much of The Savage was shot in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the film is based on The Renegade, first published in 1949 by Pocket Books. A young boy, Jim Aherne Jr. is the only survivor of a raid on a wagon train by Crow Indians. He is rescued by a group of Sioux Indians and is raised by Chief Yellow Eagle as a Sioux and renamed War Bonnet. Jim grows to maturity, but soon his loyalties between his tribe and his white heritage are questioned. Gold is discovered in the Black Hills and the Sioux expect the sovereignty of their territory to be respected because of an earlier treaty. War Bonnet is sent to Fort Duane to determine whether the U. S. government intend to honor the treaty. On his way, he helps save a party of U. S. cavalry, led by Lt. Hathersall, from an attack by Crow Indians, he introduces himself as Jim Aherne and telling them he is taking some ponies to the fort to sell, insinuating that he is a local trapper.

Because of his actions, he is received warmly by Col. Robert Ellis at the fort; the Colonel has Lt. Hathersall take care of Jim while he is their guest and Hathersall's sister, takes an instant liking to him, seeing him as rugged and handsome. Capt. Vaughant doesn't agree with Jim having dinner with them, she asks him to leave and on his way out he calls Jim a savage, inciting Jim to attack him briefly. After several days, War Bonnet is leaving the fort to go on a picnic with the Hathersall siblings when he sees smoke signals in the distance. Not disclosing its meaning to them, he discovers dead soldiers in the hills. Out of the woods comes his friend from the tribe, Long Mane, who tells him that the soldiers were killed by a party of Crow and that Jim's sister, was taken captive, she had been with the soldiers. War Bonnet rescues his sister. On the ride back, they encounter Capt. Vaughant and some soldiers who have discovered the soldiers that were killed by the Crow. During the brief encounter, Luta is killed.

Taking her body back to his tribe, War Bonnet is now convinced that the whites will not honor the treaty and agrees to go back and lead the soldiers at Fort Duane into an ambush. Meanwhile, Col. Ellis has received orders from Washington that all the Indians are to be moved to reservations, by force if necessary. Returning to the fort as a scout, War Bonnet leads Vaughant's men to a Crow camp instead of the Sioux, they send artillery into the camp. Using explosives, War Bonnet and Corp. Martin flush the fleeing Crow out of the forest where they are subdued by Lt. Hathersall and his men. After the battle, Vaughant and furious at the outcome, tries to shoot War Bonnet. Corp. Martin intervenes and Vaughant is killed; that night, War Bonnet leaves camp and meets with Yellow Eagle and finds they have planned to attack the remaining column the next day. When Yellow Eagle orders no prisoners to be taken, War Bonnet questions the wisdom of the attack, he goes along with the plan but his internal struggle continues after a wagon train of women and children have joined the column for protection.

As they approach the ambush site, struggling with memories of his own youth and family that were killed, War Bonnet helps the wagon train escape the planned ambush but is injured by an arrow. Taken back to the fort, a doctor tends to his wound. Tally and Corp. Martin, who has taken a liking to Jim as well, question; that same night, Jim sneaks out of the fort and, still weak from his wound, meets with Yellow Eagle to try and persuade him to abandon his war plans. Surrounded by those who now hate him, he pleads for them to not fight so they won't be decimated and forgotten to history due to the white man's numbers and war superiority. Reluctantly, but according to Sioux law for betraying him, Yellow Eagle throws a spear at him, injuring him but leaving him alive. Yellow Eagle declares the matter over and says for his people to return to their fires. War Bonnet's mother, Pehangi argues in support of War Bonnet's pleas while tending to his wound, convincing Yellow Eagle that his son is right. War Bonnet is taken back to the fort and left outside its walls where Corp.

Martin and other soldiers ride out to meet him. As the Sioux go away, War Bonnet tells Corp. Martin that they aren't going away but making some elbow room for others, using Corp. Martin's line from earlier and implying. Charlton Heston - Jim Aherne, Jr./War Bonnet Susan Morrow - Tally Hathersall Peter Hansen - Lt. Weston Hathersall Joan Taylor - Luta Richard Rober - Capt. Arnold Vaughant Don Porter - Running Dog Ted de Corsia - Iron Breast Ian MacDonald - Chief Yellow Eagle Milburn Stone - Corp. Martin Angela Clarke - Pehangi Michael Tolan - Long Mane Howard Negley - Col. Robert Ellis Orly Lindgren - Jim Aherne, Jr; the staff writers at Variety wrote in their review: "This tale of Indian fighting travels in devious circles to relate a standard story. However, it has liberal amounts of Indian fighting scenes. Charlton Heston has a confused role which forces the story to travel unnecessarily in circles; the femme interest is slight, with Susan Morrow as the belle of the army fort. Joan Taylor as an Indian maid is Morrow’s major competition for Heston’s affection.

Peter Hansen and Richard Rober do well in major white roles while Indians are staunchly portrayed by Ian MacDonald and Donald Porter." The Savage

Once a Hero (novel)

Once a Hero is a science fiction novel by Elizabeth Moon. It is the first of the three books of the Esmay Suiza trilogy in Moon's fictional Familias Regnant universe, following the three of the Heris Serrano trilogy. Chronologically, Once a Hero directly follows Winning Colors overlapping but the focus distinctly shifts to young Esmay Suiza, who came to prominence after leading a mutiny against her traitorous captain and intervening to decisive effect in the Battle of Xavier. Suiza is not praised and feted for her heroism, for her actions demand official scrutiny. Thorough and complete, neither the Board of Inquiry nor the court-martial find Suiza guilty of anything, so she is allowed to take a vacation before her next assignment. Back home on Altiplano, Esmay is honored with Altiplano's highest award, the Starmount, although she remains convinced that she was not a hero, that it was blind luck. While talking with an old soldier who had served under her father and was a family friend, she learns that the nightmares and her dislike of command and horses were psychological trauma from when, as a child, she had ventured into a warzone seeking her father.

She had been molested by one of her father's subordinates. He felt free to tell her since he assumed that Suiza's father's coverup had failed to convince Suiza that the memories were nightmares during an illness or fragments of her imagination; this revelation precipitates a break with her father. Meanwhile, some mendacious and greedy civilian contractors for the Fleet have agreed to carry out a job for the barbarian space-warriors of the Bloodhorde: they would take a Fleet contract to rekey the command sequences of various missiles, when they were aboard the specified massive Deep Space Repair vessel, covertly disable its self-destruct mechanism; this job would pave the way for the Bloodhorde boarding team. By a remarkable coincidence, it is this same DSR, the Koskiusko which Suiza is assigned to. After catching a resupply vehicle to the Kos, Suiza is assigned to a Major Pitak in Hulls and Architecture. In her spare time, Suiza begins assembling a circle of friends one Ensign Barin Serrano; as the months pass by Suiza settles in.

The Bloodhorde launches its attack, crippling the patrol ship Wraith. Wraith is incapable of further safe FTL jumps. So the Kos goes out to meet it, since it is in the neighborhood, although the danger of pulling the Kos out of its normal routes and so near Bloodhorde space is real. Suiza is sent by Major Pitak to take pictures of the forward section of the hull to ascertain the full extent of the damage. Suiza discovers instead the first prong of the Bloodhorde plan: a massive mine was planted on Wraith, programmed to wait until Wraith was brought into one of the Kos's repair bays and detonate. Thanks to Suiza's presence of mind, the mine is safely disarmed, but all is not well. The Bloodhorde's plan is remarkably subtle: though the first prong has been deflected, the second was yet to strike. After the mine is disposed of, repairs continue in earnest on the Wraith. Forward of the mine, some 25 crew members are discovered knocked out by sleeping-gas and are taken into the hospital facilities. Despite their location, open to space, they are uniformly uninjured, scattered across the Kos to help out.

One interacts with Suiza. His manner strikes her as drastically unlike that of a Fleet member, more reminiscent of commandos she had known. After making inquiries as to their location, whether they were injured at all like they should have been, whether any senior Wraith officers recognize them, it is concluded that Kos has been boarded by Bloodhorde commandos seeking to capture the DSR and massively upgrade the Bloodhorde's industrial infrastructure and its military construction capability increasing its killing power; the captain orders everybody's identification checked against their DNA and fresh IDs issued. During the change-over, the Bloodhorde kidnaps Barin Serrano. With the Kos' FTL drive broken and its self-destruct disabled, the higher-ups decide on a risky strategy of detaching the section of Kos containing most of the intruders, ambushing the expected follow-up wave of Bloodhorde. During a meeting with Suiza to discuss how to suppress the commandos, the spoken-of commandos attack, cutting off most of the senior personnel with poison gas.

They escape the cabin with the injured captain and link up with some personnel who had made it to the security lockers before the Bloodhorde. They conclude that to lead an effective resistance, they have to lead it from the T-1 arm of the Kos, but all the arms have been locked off from the core by the Bloodhorde. So, they decide to go EVA and go around