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Sheridan County, Nebraska

Sheridan County is a county in the U. S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 5,469, its county seat is Rushville. The county was formed in 1885, was named for General Philip H. Sheridan. In the Nebraska license plate system, Sheridan County is represented by the prefix 61. Sheridan County lies on the north line of Nebraska, its north boundary line abuts the south boundary line of the state of South Dakota. An upper reach of the Niobrara River flows eastward through the upper central part of the county; the terrain consists of arid rolling hills, dotted with small lakes in the eastern and southern parts of the county. The county has a total area of 2,470 square miles, of which 2,441 square miles is land and 29 square miles is water, it is the fourth-largest county in Nebraska by area. Smith Lake State Wildlife Management Area Walgren Lake State Recreation Area As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 6,198 people, 2,549 households, 1,728 families in the county.

The population density was 2 people per square mile. There were 3,013 housing units at an average density of 1.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 88.11% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 9.23% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, 2.08% from two or more races. 1.47 % of the population were Latino of any race. 31.6 % were of 7.8 % Irish and 7.3 % American ancestry. There were 2,549 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.20% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95. The county population contained 25.60% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, 21.70% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,484, the median income for a family was $35,167. Males had a median income of $21,892 versus $18,423 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,844. About 11.00% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.30% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over. Gordon Rushville Clinton Hay Springs Whiteclay Bingham Ellsworth Hoffland Lakeside Antioch Sheridan County voters have traditionally voted Republican; every national election since 1936 has seen Sheridan County choose the Republican Party candidate. National Register of Historic Places listings in Sheridan County, Nebraska

257 Central Park West

257 Central Park West, constructed between 1905 and 1906 is a co-op apartment building located on the southwest corner of 86th Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Designed by the firm of Mulliken and Moeller and built by Gotham Building & Construction, the structure was erected as a luxury apartment house called the Central Park View. Mulliken and Moeller had finished The Lucerne, on the corner of 79th and Amsterdam Avenue, the Bretton Hall hotel on the east side of Broadway from 85th to 86th Streets; when Mulliken and Moeller began working on the Central Park View in 1905 for an investor group known only as the Monticello Realty Company, they were designing the Severn and Van Dyck apartments for a separate client. In the following year and Moeller designed Rossleigh Court, the adjoining and designed apartment building located on the northwest corner of 85th Street and Central Park West. In 1909, Dr. H. F. L. Ziegel and his wife, added the adjoining Neo-Georgian residence at 8 West 86th StreetSituated opposite the 86th Street transverse to Central Park West on the southwest corner, the Central Park View's design followed the popular “French Flat” model in a Beaux Arts-style, modified to conform to the size of a twelve-story structure.

Upon its completion, the new hotel anchored the eastern end of the developing West 86th Street. On the western end of West 86th Street, the Columbia Yacht Club had relocated to a site adjoining the Hudson River in 1874 and remained the other West 86th Street bookend until 1937.257 Central Park West is located within the Upper West Side-Central Park West Historic District, designated on April 24, 1990. It is located next to the 86th Street station of the New York City Subway. Starting at the sidewalk level and moving up to the parapet, there is a simple but massive limestone base up to the windowsill at the 1st floor. From this level up to the level of the 3rd floor sill, there is a facing of limestone, with deep horizontal rusticated joints, terminating with a sill course above the 3rd floor. From the 3rd floor up to the sill level of the 4th floor, the course and window trims and 4th floor sill course are of architectural terracotta, with an isolated alternate course of red face brick. From this 4th floor to the sill of the 11th floor, the façade is red face brick, with isolated courses, window trims and sills of architectural terracotta with three groups of suppressed window balcony and pediment head trims on each facade of architectural terracotta, with continuous vertical corner quoins of architectural terracotta.

The 11th floor sill course is a continuous suppressed cornice of modest projection. From this level to the 12th floor sill level, the wall treatment is a repetition of the treatment between the sill levels of the 3rd and 4th floor, but with a wide, prominently projecting, continuous sill cornice. At the 12th floor, the wall is red face brick, with quoins of architectural terracotta at the corners of the building; the street walls are thirty-four inches thick in the cellar, twenty-six inches thick at the 1st and 2nd floors, sixteen inches thick from the 3rd to 7th floors, twelve inches thick from the 8th floor to the parapet above the main roof. The framing system consists of cast-iron columns carrying steel girders and steel beams, which in turn support concrete floors and the roof deck; the columns rest upon cast-iron base-plates, which in turn rest upon masonry piers founded on the schist bedrock laying a short distance below the cellar floor level. Continuous peripheral foundations resting upon bedrock carry the exterior masonry walls.

These walls are self-supporting and independent of the steel framing system and are tied to the steel framing at every floor level. The floors consist of four-inch thick reinforced cinder concrete slabs. Although all floor slabs are level, the roof slab is framed with an integral slope so that it pitches downward from a uniformly high level at Central Park West and West 86th Street sides to a low level along the inner court sides and downward from the south end of the west wing to a valley along the court walls; the Central Park View opened in 1906, in the midst of a decade which saw New York City add a number of its iconic structures. George B. McClellan, Jr. was mayor between 1904 and 1909, during his Tammany-backed term of office, the Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, the Municipal Ferry Pier, the first IRT subway line were all completed. The construction of Grand Central Terminal and the erection of the New York Public Library Main Branch were ongoing during this decade and would be completed soon after.

Designed as a luxury apartment house, the main entrance faced north on West 86th Street and featured an ornate entrance opening from a porte cochère and leading into the lobby. From there, a central courtyard reached further into an open interior yard level providing both improved light and ventilation to the apartments above as well as privacy from the street; the original apartments were designed for luxury, arranged in seven, nine and eleven-room suites, each with two or three bathrooms. Each suite included the modern amenities of telephone service, an automated mail delivery system, filtered water, storage in the basement and elevators serving all floors; the interiors were designed elegantly, with parquet floors and apartments finished in quartered oak and mahogany. The kitchen contained porcelain sinks and tubs, nickel-plated plumbing, gas ranges, five-foot marble wainscoting; the interior courtyards and the broad exterior facing offered the rooms air. The custodian's apartment occu

Ljubica Živković

Ljubica Živković, née Jocić, was a Serbian and Yugoslav chess player who held the title of Woman International master. She was a winner of the Yugoslav Women's Chess Championship. Ljubica Živković was born in Bukovac, where she finished elementary school and secondary economics school in Novi Sad, she was employed in Sarajevo, where she spent two years and returned to Novi Sad, where she worked at Yugoslavian company Naftagaspromet information center until retirement. She learned chess early in her youth, she joined the Novi Sad Chess Club in 1953 when she moved to Novi Sad, she won several times at the Women's Championship of Vojvodina, in 1959 in Zagreb she won the Yugoslav Women's Chess Championship. In 1966, Ljubica Živković was awarded the FIDE International Women Master title. In 1973, she participated in the Women's World Chess Championship Interzonal Tournament in Menorca and ranked 16th place. For her main Novi Sad chess club she played about 150 official matches, with a high percentage of performance.

Most of her wins contributed to the club's biggest successes. Together with Dušica Čejić, playing for NŠK, she won the first cup in Yugoslavia's chess cup in Pula in 1979. Due to family and business reasons and poor support of chess structures, Ljubica Živković was chessfully dealing with amateurishness and did not use her great chess potential. According to some estimates, she could enter the top of the world women's chess. After completing her chess player career, Ljubica Živković was known as chess arbitr, she was awarded the title of the International Chess Arbitr in 1984, she served as deputy chief arbitr and chief arbitr of the 29th Chess Olympiad in Novi Sad in 1990. Ljubica Živković chess games at

Miharu Takizakura

The Miharu Takizakura is an ancient cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima, in northern Japan. It is over 1,000 years old, it flowers in mid to late April, its light pink flowers spread in all directions from the branches, like a waterfall. The tree is 12 metres high, the trunk circumference is 9.5 metres, the east-west spread is 22 metres, the north-south spread is 18 metres. It is classified as one of the five great cherry trees of Japan and one of the three giant cherry trees of Japan, it was designated a national treasure in 1922. Polls rank it as the number one tree in all of Japan. Around 300,000 people visit the Miharu Takizakura every year, making it an important source of income for Miharu, otherwise a farming community of around 17,000 people; the tree suffered some damage from heavy snow in January 2005. It was unharmed by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, but in the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster the number of visitors decreased markedly. While in 2011, the number of visitors was less than half the usual amount, in 2012, visitors returned to the tree.

This article was translated from the Japanese Wikipedia article "三春滝桜". Miharu, Fukushima Miharu Dam Miharu Takizakura, Fukushima Prefecture Tourism Information

Kildare (disambiguation)

Kildare may refer to: Kildare, Australia, now known as Geelong West Kildare, a residential neighbourhood in Edmonton, Canada Kildare Township in Quebec, see Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare and Sainte-Marcelline-de-Kildare County Kildare, an administrative region in the east of the Republic of Ireland Kildare, the town from which the county name is derived Kildare railway station, the railway station in Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland History of County Kildare, a history of the county Kildare Abbey Kildare, United States Kildare, United States, an unincorporated community Kildare, United States The county of Kildare in Ireland has been represented by several parliamentary constituencies: Athy Harristown Kildare Borough Kildare County Naas Kildare North Kildare South Kildare Kildare–Wicklow Kildare Kildare Kildare North Kildare South Brigid of Kildare, an Irish saint known as Saint Brigid D. Kildare, an American poet Owen Kildare, an American writer Earl of Kildare, an Irish peerage title since 1316 Kildare Dobbs, a Canadian writer Dr. Kildare, from a series of American films in the 1930s and 1940s a 1950s radio series and a 1960s television series Young Dr. Kildare, 1938 film starring Lew Ayres as the idealistic but somewhat immature young medical doctor Kildare, the fairy protagonist of the comic book Aria Kildare Gygax, the son of Colin and Ellie Gygax in the book Daniel X: Game Over.

Kildare College, a secondary college for girls in Australia Kildare County Council, the local authority for County Kildare Kildare County F. C. a football club from Newbridge, County Kildare Kildare GAA, responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kildare Kildare Senior Football Championship, competition between the top Kildare Clubs Kildare Senior Hurling Championship, competition between the top Kildare Clubs Kildare Catholic College, a secondary college in Australia Kildare's Irish Pub, a popular "Irish" pub The Killdares, an Irish band

Orange County Choppers bikes

Orange County Choppers bikes are motorcycles featured on the television series American Chopper built by Orange County Choppers for a specific corporate or celebrity customer. Theme bikes are motorcycles in which the theme of the motorcycle takes priority over everything else, influencing the frame dimensions, paint scheme, overall'feel' of the motorcycle; the function of motorcycle takes a backseat to the presentation of the theme, these motorcycles attract attention on the premise of the theme itself. Customer bikes are built for and to the specifications of a particular customer. Although the customers give OCC creative freedom to do what they will, some clients have a specific idea in mind and expect OCC to reproduce their mental picture literally. Customers use the bikes for promotional purposes at tradeshows or auction them off as a charity fundraiser. OCC was in the business of building custom motorcycles for individuals before it gained fame building themed projects or was featured on television.

OCC has returned to that business while incorporating some of the designs. The "Web" production bike is inspired by the "Black Widow" theme bike and other bikes which have incorporated spider webs into the design; the Greeny is an old-school style chopper designed by Paul Senior. The OCC Original includes many of the design elements that have made OCC famous including the heavy frame, wide back tire and wide rake on the front forks; the splitback features a unique split gas tank conceived from theme bikes on the show. A T-Rex Softail and a T-Rex Rigid were available in the production series in the past. Paul Senior's love of the style led him to create a number of old-school style choppers including: "10-Up Old School", "Greeny", "Maroon and Gold", "Orange Bobber", "The Blue Bomber", "Little Red", "Old School Vette", "Orange Knucklehead", "Pitchfork", "Triumph Flames", "Sunshine"; the "Greeny" model is available for purchase from the production series. In recognition of the show's growing fanbase, a contest was held to select fans which would receive custom built bikes.

Winners were asked to describe their dream bike. Winners include Jeff Clegg's "Corporal Punishment", Susan Morisset's "Female Snake Bike", Joseph McClendon's "Custom Hog", Bryan King's "Vertebrae Trike". Season 1, Episodes 1&2 Original Airdates 03/31/03 04/07/03Paul Teutul Jr. was the primary designer and fabricator on this bike. The "Black Widow Bike" was the bike central to the first two episodes of American Chopper; this bike was the first sign to fans of the show of Paul Jr.'s obsession with spiders and spider webs as well as the capabilities of OCC. The bike is now at home at Paul Jr. Designs; this was the first bike Vinny and Paul Jr. worked on together. Season 1, Episodes 5,6,&7, Original Airdates 04/28/03 06/02/03 06/09/03 The "Fire Bike" was created by everyone at OCC, the project holding more emotional weight with its ties to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it was, as Paul Teutul Sr. put it, "not just an Orange County Chopper, it's a New York City Chopper." This bike follows Orange County Choppers around to most of their shows and is a big hit.

The chopper was built as a tribute to the firefighters who died in the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. The custom paint job features the number "343" on the rear fender, representing the number of firefighters who died while saving civilians that day, it features, as the last part attached to the bike, a piece of steel, recovered from Ground Zero. Paul Jr. welded the piece, which resembles a large rivet with the end opposite the head jagged, onto a bracket made from diamond plate, attached to a cavity on top of the gas tank. This was done when the bike was presented to the firemen at one of the New York fire stations at the end of the episode. During the "New York Jets Bike" episode, the "Fire Bike" was damaged during a highway accident, it was the New York City Fire Department that arrived to help and took special care in recovering the bike, repaired. Though they're never mentioned nor alluded to in these episodes, some fire departments do use motorcycles, but they're not custom choppers.

They're based on stock touring bikes and trail bikes, are used to get to the scene of the fire more in congested cities, but may carry medical supplies and some light firefighting equipment. Season 1, Episodes 8&9 Original Airdates 06/16/03 06/30/03 Based around a Harley Davidson replica frame, the Old School Chopper has an 88-cubic-inch pan head motor that delivers 40 horsepower through a chain drive to the back wheel, it features a springer front end, sportster style tank, old style ape hanger handlebars and Jockey shift/Suicide clutch. Detailing includes gold-leaf accenting. Most of the fabrication on this bike was done by OCC's former student intern, Cody Connelly, as a joint project with Paul Sr. Despite the bike being presented to Connelly at the end of the episode, it was returned to OCC and became the subject of a lawsuit claim by Connelly. Season 1, Episodes 9,10&11 Original Airdates 06/30/03 07/14/03 Designed and fabricated by Paul Teutul Jr. the bike was inspired by the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter.

The "Comanche Bike" was debuted at an event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina which saw the Teutul's and Vincent DiMartino fly in on a Bell 206 helicopter, an entrance which required major set-up and timing. Earlier in the day Vinnie had started the bike only to have the engine spin a bearing; the engine's original builder, Joe from H&M Motors flew to SC and with others from the OCC Crew attempted to fix the massive problems with the engine, with a nervous Vinnie having to leave