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Shire of Mundubbera

The Shire of Mundubbera was a local government area in the northern catchment of the Burnett River, Australia. The shire covered an area of 4,192.8 square kilometres, existed as a local government area from 1915 until 2008, when it amalgamated with several other shires to form the North Burnett Region. The Shire's economy was based on citrus production, grain crops, beef cattle and dairying; the Shire of Auburn came into being on 19 May 1915, being created from part of the Shire of Eidsvold and part of the Shire of Rawbelle. However, the name was not a popular choice resulting in it being renamed Shire of Mundubbera on 5 January 1923. In 1932, it lost some of its area to the neighbouring shires of Monto. On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Mundubbera merged with the Shires of Biggenden, Gayndah and Perry to form the North Burnett Region; the Shire of Mundubbera included the following settlements: Mundubbera Boynewood Dykehead Gurgeena Monogorilby Mundowran Philpott Riverleigh 1927: J. J. Mardy 2000-2004: Doug McIvor 2004—2008: Bruce Serisier

Moira MacTaggert

Dr. Moira MacTaggert née Kinross, more known as Moira X, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, she first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #96 and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Dave Cockrum. She is an expert in mutant affairs, she is most in association with the X-Men and has been a member of the Muir Island X-Men team and Excalibur. Olivia Williams played Dr. Moira MacTaggert in the 2006 feature film X-Men: The Last Stand. In the 2011 feature film X-Men: First Class, Rose Byrne played Dr. Moira MacTaggert, but in this film, the character is a CIA officer rather than a geneticist. Byrne returned as MacTaggert in the 2016 feature film X-Men: Apocalypse. Moira MacTaggert was created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #96. Moira was one of the major supporting characters in Claremont's Uncanny X-Men run, she was an expert in mutant affairs. She was romantically involved with Professor X, she would found a foundation center on Muir Island centered on mutant research.

Moira MacTaggert received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update'89 #4. Grant Morrison wanted to use Moira on his run on New X-Men as the team scientist, but she was killed prior to the start of the series. Instead, he used Beast. Moira was one of the feature characters in the 2011 two-issue limited series Chaos War: X-Men, she is one of the main characters in House of Powers of X, written by Jonathan Hickman. House of X #2 retconned established continuity, by revealing that she was a mutant all along with the ability of reincarnation. Born Moira Kinross to Scottish parents, Moira MacTaggert was one of the world's leading authorities on genetic mutation, earning her a Nobel Prize for her work, she was the longest running human associate of the X-Men and was Professor Charles Xavier's colleague and once his fiancée, having met and fallen in love with him while they were postgraduates at Oxford University. She returned to Scotland, she was married to her old flame, the late politician Joseph MacTaggert which caused delays with her former engagement to Xavier.

Joe proved to be an abusive husband. She kept her son's existence a secret, when Joe refused her a divorce she allowed people to believe she was widowed, she created a Mutant Research Center on Muir Island, off the coast of Scotland. Moira was forced to contain and imprison her son Kevin called Proteus, when he developed reality warping abilities and severe psychosis. One of Moira's goals was to understand human/mutant genetics. However, it is suggested that she intentionally married Joseph and gave birth to Kevin in order to produce a mutant with reality-bending abilities. Moira's connection to the X-Men began; the silent partner in the founding of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and co-creator of Cerebro, Moira assisted Xavier in helping the young Jean Grey recover after the traumatic triggering of her mutant abilities. Moira was a kind woman who took to helping mutants alike, she rescued a young Rahne Sinclair from an angry mob, adopted the girl. She attempted to treat Xavier's son, a mutant known as Legion who suffered from multiple personality disorder.

When a confused, traumatized Cable first arrived from the future, he washed up in Scotland unable to speak English, it was Moira who stood up for him against an angry mob. Taking him back to Muir Island, he scanned her mind and learned English in the process, as well as the truth about her son, promised to keep her secrets, she introduced him to Xavier. They became close friends since, being the first kind person Cable met in the present timeline, her death devastating him enough to leave the X-Men; when Magneto was reduced to infancy, he was entrusted to Moira's care on Muir Island, where she altered his genetic code in an attempt to keep him from reverting to villainy. Moira appeared at Xavier's call to act as "housekeeper" for the team. Though each of the X-Men formed some sort of relationship with the "Widow" MacTaggert and Sean Cassidy hit it off forming an on-and-off relationship that would last for the remainder of her life. Proteus' escape and eventual destruction at the hands of Colossus and the X-Men left Moira in a position of ethical compromise again: though Banshee stopped her from cloning her son, she saved his genetic structure on disk to allow herself the future option of bringing him back.

After finding out that her foster daughter, was a mutant, Moira was the catalyst for change. She talked a discouraged Xavier into opening his school to the next generation of New Mutants, with Rahne becoming an initial member, she was an integral part of the support for the X-Men and the New Mutants, providing medical aid including cloning Xavier after the Brood attacks, transferring his mind into a new body and restoring his ability to walk after a Brood embryo nearly killed him. With the apparent death of the X-Men and Banshee formed an alternate team based from Muir, carried on as the leader of the team without him when his duties with the X-Men called him away, her behavior became unpredictable, her temper impressive, her

Charles Morris, Baron Morris of Grasmere

Charles Richard Morris, Baron Morris of Grasmere, was an academic philosopher and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. Morris was born in Sutton Valence and educated at Tonbridge School and Trinity College, Oxford. From 1921 to 1943 he was tutor in philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford. However, from 1939 during the Second World War he worked as a civil servant, he was appointed headmaster of King Edward's School, Birmingham, in 1941, taking up the post in 1943. He became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds from 1948 to 1963. In 1966 the University opened the Charles Morris Hall of Residence named after him. In 1955 he opened Maryport, in Maryport, Cumbria. Morris served as the chairman of both the Council for Training in Social Work and the Council for the Training of Health Visitors. In 1967 he became a life peer as "Baron Morris of Grasmere, of Grasmere in the County of Westmorland", he died at Grasmere in 1990 aged 92. Morris's wife, was the daughter of Ernest de Sélincourt: they had a son and a daughter, wrote a book together, A History of Political Ideas


Massaco was a native settlement near the present-day towns of Simsbury and Canton along the banks of the Farmington River. The small, local Algonquian-speaking Indians who lived there in the 17th and early 18th centuries belonged to the Tunxis, a Wappinger people; the Massaco were first encountered by Dutch settlers at the beginning of the 17th century, who referred to the river where they dwelt as the Massaco. Over time, the term Massaco came to refer to the indigenous peoples, the river, the village they occupied, the land adjacent to the river; the area known as Massaco was transferred to European settlers, when a local Native man, burnt a large quantity of tar belonging to John Griffin. Manahanoos was fined 500 fathoms, or 914.4 meters, of wampum. The local Indians did not possess that vast quantity of wampum, so the sachem, or political leader, of the native community deeded the land to Griffin; the "Massaco Division" included the lands around the towns of Canton and Simsbury, as well as parts of Granby, Connecticut.

Connecticut Colony De Forest, John William. History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850

1987 Haitian general election

The 1987 Haitian general election took place on 29 November 1987, with a second round planned on 29 December. In these elections voters would have to elect 77 deputies and 27 senators. Among the candidates for President were: Marc Bazin for the Mouvement Pour la l'Instauration de la Démocratie en Haïti. Gérard Gourgue for the Front National de Concertation. Louis Déjoie Jr. for the National Agriculture and Industry Party. Sylvio Claude for the Haiti's Christian Democratic Party. Hubert de Ronceray for the Moubilisation pour le Developpement National. Leslie Manigat for the Rally of Progressive National Democrats. Grégoire Eugene for the Social Christian Party of Haiti. René Théodore for the Unified Party of Haitian Communists. Francois Latortue for the Mouvement Democratique pour la Liberation d'Haiti. Gerard Philippe Auguste. Rosny Desroche. Two candidates were assassinated before the election: Louis Eugene Athis on 3 August, Yves Volel on 13 October. On 2 November 1987, the National Electoral Council barred some presidential candidates because their support to the late Duvalier regime.

Among the rejected candidates were Clovis Desinor, Lieut. General Claude Raymond and other army officers and Cabinet ministers. Other rejected candidates were Clemard Joseph Charles, Alphons Lahens, Hillaire Jean-Baptiste, Jean Julme, Edouard Francisque, Jean Theagene, Arthur Bonhomme, Herve Boyer and Franck Romain; the election was canceled only three hours after polls opened, because troops led by Service d'Intelligence National member Lt. Col. Jean-Claude Paul massacred 30 - 300 voters on election day. Jimmy Carter wrote that "Citizens who lined up to vote were mowed down by fusillades of terrorists' bullets. Military leaders, who had either orchestrated or condoned the murders, moved in to cancel the election and retain control of the Government." The election was followed several months by the 1988 Haitian general election, boycotted by all the previous candidates, saw turnout of just 4%. List of massacres in Haiti

Classical Gas (Mason Williams and Mannheim Steamroller album)

Classical Gas is a 1987 album by new age group Mannheim Steamroller and guitarist/composer Mason Williams. The album's title piece, "Classical Gas", was featured on Williams's 1968 solo album The Mason Williams Phonograph Record. All tracks written by Mason Williams. "Classical Gas" – 3:32 "Sunflower" – 2:14 "Samba Beach" – 3:59 "Country Idyll" – 2:18 "Saturday Night at the World" – 3:56 "Shady Dell" – 3:23 "Katydid's Ditty" – 0:58 "Greensleeves" – 3:07 "Doot-Doot" – 2:08 "La Chanson de Claudine" – 3:17 "McCall" – 2:41 "Vancouver Island" – 2:50 "Baroque-a-Nova" – 3:06 Mason Williams – composer. When Frasier's new boss copies his apartment down to the last detail, Frasier tries redecorating, the song plays over a montage of him trying a long series of ridiculous styles of décor. Classical Gas at AllMusic Classical Gas at Discogs