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Saratoga, Wyoming

Saratoga is a town in Carbon County, United States. The population was 1,690 at the 2010 census. Saratoga is the home of the Steinley Cup microbrew festival and competition held in August at Veterans Island Park, a playground and picnic facility located on a small island in the North Platte River, designated a Blue Ribbon Stream by the Wyoming Game and Fish. There is a public pool heated by a hot spring located in Saratoga; the town's two largest employers are the United States Forest Service and Carbon County School District No. 2, both public sector employers. The town's motto is, "Where The Trout Leap In Main Street." The local newspaper is the Saratoga Sun. Saratoga is located at 41°27′16″N 106°48′30″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.59 square miles, of which, 3.40 square miles of it is land and 0.19 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,690 people, 802 households, 474 families residing in the town; the population density was 497.1 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 979 housing units at an average density of 287.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.4% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 2.2% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population. There were 802 households of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 40.9% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.62. The median age in the town was 48.9 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,726 people, 757 households, 482 families residing in the town; the population density was 505.7 people per square mile.

There were 939 housing units at an average density of 275.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.42% White, 0.12% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.11% of the population. There were 757 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.3% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79. In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,135, the median income for a family was $45,362. Males had a median income of $32,446 versus $20,489 for females; the per capita income for the town was $23,376. About 8.4% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over. Howard Thomas Orville was an American naval officer and meteorologist born in Saratoga Carbon County was represented in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1978-1982 by Democrat Thomas E. Trowbridge, a dairy farmer from Saratoga. From 1982-1986, Trowbridge was a member of the Wyoming State Senate, he was appointed by Governor Mike Sullivan to the Wyoming State Board of Equalization. Trowbridge's father, Elton Trowbridge a Democrat, held the state House seat from Carbon County from 1961 until his death in office in 1974. New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist Garrett Price lived in Saratoga as a boy and wrote and illustrated a Sunday comic strip, set in the town and called ″White Boy,″ which appeared in the Chicago Tribune during the 1930s.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Annie Proulx moved to Saratoga in 1994. American commercial illustrator and portrait artist C. C. Beall was born in Saratoga. American painter Virginia Fredrick Large resided in Saratoga from her marriage and until passing in 1982. Public education in the town of Saratoga is provided by Carbon County School District #2. Saratoga has Saratoga High School and Saratoga Elementary School; the middle school was closed and demolished in 2005. Following the destruction of the building, the classes that would have been in that building were separated, part of them attending the elementary school and the remainder attending the high school. Saratoga has redeveloped an old school building into the multi-use Platte Valley Community Center, which hosts concerts, theatrical performance, community events. Saratoga has a branch of the Carbon County Library System. Town of Saratoga website

Henan Museum

The Henan Museum, located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, is a history and archaeology museum. It has a collection of more than 130,000 pieces of cultural relics through the ages. In addition to its collection of human history the museum is home to many relics of natural history including dinosaur bones and fossils. Henan Museum's present building, which opened in 1997, occupies an area of more than 100,000 square feet, with a total floor space of 78,000 square feet. At present the museum has a collection of more than 130,000 pieces of cultural relics treasures, of which more than 5,000 pieces are treasures of the first and second grades. Among them, the prehistoric cultural relics, bronze vessels of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, pottery and porcelain wares of the various dynasties in Chinese history possess most distinguishing features. Inside the museum, there are basic exhibition halls, specialized exhibition halls and provisional exhibition halls. For the first batch of exhibitions, two basic displays and six specialized displays are offered.

Henan Museum is one of the oldest museums in China. In June 1927, General Feng Yuxiang, the commander in chief of the National Revolutionary Army and the chairman of Henan Province at that time, proposed that “Education is the Essential Politics for a Country ”. In July, the founding committee of the Henan Museum was established; the site designated for the museum was the former Legal and Law School, located at Kaifeng Court West Street. Thus, the Museum was born. In May 1928, the former provincial government changed the name of Henan Museum into “National Museum” to represent the history and actuality of the nationalities. On December 1, 1930, Henan Provincial Government changed “National Museum” back to “Henan Museum” as a social educational organization directly under the Provincial Educational Ministry; the schoolhouse of the Demotic Normal School was taken as a showplace of antiques. The Storing Department and the Collection & Investigation Department were set up; the Executive Council was established, including the directors of the Civil Administration Office and Educational Office, the president of Henan University, the Museum curator.

The 19 showrooms of the former National Museum were renovated in 7 and enriched with historical cultural relics instead of the many folk fineries and models. During the years from 1930 through 1937, Henan Museum underwent an unprecedented development. Under the guidance of a team of skilled researchers led by Guan Baiyi, the Museum amassed fine and substantial collections focusing on local history. At that time Henan Museum became famous, gaining recognition both at home and abroad. In 1937 the Marco Polo Bridge Incident erupted and the Japanese army formally invaded China; the Museum was closed and 68 boxes of key cultural relics were moved to Chongqing, the Republic of China's wartime capital in southwest China. Hundreds of boxes from the Palace Museum had been shipped off by the Kuomintang to Chongqing for safe-keeping. In 1940, the Japanese occupation government reopened the Henan Museum as “Henan Provincial Museum” with several departments such as Affair Office, Storage Department, Investigation Department.

After the Anti-Japanese War, the Kuomintang's Honan Provincial Government resumed management of the Museum. By 1948, many of the museum's artifacts had once again been boxed and moved for safe-keeping, this time to Taiwan; these artifacts formed part of the National Museum of History in Taipei. After the Liberation Army entered Kaifeng, in November 1949, Qu Naisheng, director of the Provincial Education Office, was nominated by the Henan Provincial Government as curator of the Museum. In 1961, along with the move of the provincial capital, Henan Museum moved from Kaifeng to Zhengzhou. In 1991 the museum was remodeled. In 1999 the official reopening to public was held and the name was declared as the "Henan Museum"; the new Museum is located in central Zhengzhou on the Agriculture Road. The main building, at the center of the grounds, is in the shape of pyramid. Behind it is a storeroom for culture relics, around it there are the electrified education building, combined service building, office building and training building.

The design of the new museum incorporates the artistic culture of central China. Provisions such as an audio tour, magnified video-tape playing, computer consultation, interactive facilities are provided for visitors. Henan Museum is equipped with advanced security system, automatic building management system, audio-visual education system, service information computer network system, cultural relics preservation and research system and other high technology equipment. List of museums in China Lee Yuan-Yuan and Shen, Sinyan. Chinese Musical Instruments. 1999. Chinese Music Society of North America Press. ISBN 1-880464-03-9 Henan Museum website

Corona (restaurant)

Restaurant Les Saison, part of Hotel Corona, is a defunct restaurant in The Hague, Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant, awarded one Michelin star in 1988 and retained that rating until 1992. In the time of the Michelin stars, head chef was Robert Kranenborg. Hotel Corona is located in three 17th century buildings, within sight of the Dutch parlementary buildings, it reopened after an extensive renovation in January 2012. Restaurant Les Saison closed down in 1992; because head chef Kranenborg moved on to La Rive in Amsterdam. But because the owners, Heineken International, sold the hotel to Ad Ph. Siliakus; the new owner Chagall Hotels & Restaurants and Hampshire Hospitality & Leisure, wanted a brasserie instead of a fine dining restaurant. List of Michelin starred restaurants in the Netherlands

Jean-Pierre Schmitz

Jean-Pierre Schmitz was a Luxembourgish professional road bicycle racer. Schmitz won the Midi Libre in 1957, the Tour de Luxembourg in 1954 and 1958, one stage in the 1956 Tour de France. In 1955, Schmitz was second in the World Road race championship after Stan Ockers. Schmitz died on 14 November 2017 at the age of 85. 1952 Luxembourg national amateur road race championship 1954 Tour de Luxembourg 1955 Chalon-sur-Saône 1956 Tour de France, Winner stage 12 1957 Grand Prix du Midi Libre 1958 Luxembourg national road race championship and Tour de Luxembourg Jean-Pierre Schmitz at Cycling Archives Official Tour de France results for Jean-Pierre Schmitz

Ferko v. National Ass'n for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.

Ferko, et al. v. National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. et al. known as the Ferko lawsuit, was an American lawsuit between plaintiff Francis Ferko, a resident of Plano, Texas and a minor shareholder of the publicly traded Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and defendants NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation, which are both owned by the France family. Ferko, a racing fan not associated with the executive management team of SMI, contended that the defendants violated antitrust laws in preventing SMI's Texas Motor Speedway from obtaining a promised second NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race per racing season; the suit was filed in February 2002, was settled out of court in May 2004. The settlement delivered a second Sprint Cup race each season to the track, but resulted in numerous other changes to the NASCAR schedule of races and racing venues; as the case was preparing to go to trial in 2004, the parties settled the lawsuit as part of a larger restructuring of NASCAR's schedule. In the settlement, ISC sold the North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham to SMI, but Rockingham's one NEXTEL Cup race was moved to ISC's Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

Continuing with NASCAR's schedule realignment, Texas earned its promised second race when a November race, used for the prestigious Southern 500, was moved to Texas from ISC's Darlington Raceway. As it happens, the November date had been inherited by Darlington from Rockingham only a year earlier, when Rockingham had been reduced from two NEXTEL Cup races to one; the November date gave Texas a race in the Chase for the Nextel Cup and cost Darlington the more prestigious of its two race dates. For its part, SMI had to agree that Rockingham would be used only for non-competition NASCAR uses, such as for movie settings about the sport or for testing; as a result of a 2006 NASCAR testing rule change limiting testing on tracks used for NASCAR competition, testing at Rockingham has become more commonplace. SMI sold off the Rockingham track in 2007. Ferko's life fell apart as a direct result of the lawsuit. In 2002, he lost his job in food safety, because his boss disliked the publicity that Ferko received, he and his wife were forced to move to Atlanta for his new job.

Shortly after moving, their 20-year-old son Anthony, who remained in Texas to be with his own 6-month-old son, committed suicide, which Ferko believes may have been avoided if they had stayed in Texas with him. After Ferko and his wife failed to win custody of their grandson, they divorced; the management team of SMI never rewarded Ferko, a fan and minor shareholder, for winning them a race slot worth millions of dollars. In 2005, before the initial running of the Dickies 500, Ferko expressed his disappointment in SMI not asking him to wave the green flag at the race, said that "nowing what I know now, I would not have pursued.... I never expected those kinds of unintended consequences to occur." In 2005, Kentucky Speedway filed a similar suit against NASCAR and ISC, requesting a NEXTEL Cup race at their venue. However, unlike the promise of a second race at the heart of the Ferko lawsuit, the France family had expressly told Kentucky Speedway that it would not be given one race, so the case was filed on antitrust grounds only.

The lawsuit was dismissed on January 2008, although the track's owners appealed the dismissal. On May 22, 2008, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. announced it had purchased Kentucky Speedway from Kentucky Speedway, LLC and further litigation became moot as a result. The purchase was finalized on January 1, 2009. Bruton Smith, head of Speedway Motorsports Inc. who bought the racetrack, said he had plans to bring a Sprint Cup race to Kentucky Speedway. That came in 2011 when Kentucky Speedway gained a date at the expense of Atlanta Motor Speedway, its sister track. Ferko v. National Association of Stock Car Racing at FindACase

Galinsoga quadriradiata

Galinsoga quadriradiata is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, known by several common names, including shaggy soldier, Peruvian daisy, hairy galinsoga. Its native home is central Mexico, although it has become naturalized in many other places. Galinsoga quadriradiata is an annual herb; the main stem may branch or not. The petioled leaves are ovate and serrated are opposite branching, covered coarse, hispid hairs; the roots form a fibrous root system. The small flower heads are up to a centimeter wide but 2-3mm in diameter and have rounded center filled with many disc florets in a shade of bright yellow. There are five white ray florets spaced around the center, each an oval shape with three crenate teeth at the tip. Both the disk and ray florets are fertile producing a achene with a large pappus. G. Quadriradiata and its cousin G. parfivolia are both edible and can be used as a pot herb or in salads although outside of their native range, they have not been adopted as a culinary item other than in China.

G. parfivolia is preferred as a salad green due to its non-hairy leaves. Care must be taken to not confuse them with the unrelated, but visually similar Tridax procumbens, poisonous. Jepson Manual Treatment "Galinsoga quadriradiata". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture