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Skagway, Alaska

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. As of the 2010 census, the population was 968. Estimates put the 2018 population at 1,148 people; the population doubles in the summer tourist season in order to deal with more than 1,000,000 visitors each year. Incorporated as a borough on June 25, 2007, it was a city in the Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Census Area; the port of Skagway is a popular stop for cruise ships, the tourist trade is a big part of the business of Skagway. The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad, part of the area's mining past, is now in operation purely for the tourist trade and runs throughout the summer months. Skagway is part of the setting for Jack London's book The Call of the Wild, Will Hobbs's book Jason's Gold, for Joe Haldeman's novel, Guardian; the John Wayne film North to Alaska was filmed nearby. The name Skagway is derived from shԍagéi, a Tlingit idiom which figuratively refers to rough seas in the Taiya Inlet, which are caused by strong north winds.

Skagway was derived from shԍagéi, a Tlingit idiom which figuratively refers to rough seas in the Taiya Inlet, that are caused by strong north winds. Shԍagéi means beautiful woman; the word is a gerund, derived from the Tlingit verb theme -sha-ka-l-ԍéi, which means, in the case of a woman, to be beautiful. The reason for its figurative meaning is that Shԍagéi or Skagway is the nickname of Kanagoo, a mythical woman who transformed herself into stone at Skagway bay and who now causes the strong, channeled winds which blow toward Haines, Alaska; the rough seas caused by these winds have therefore been referred to by the use of Kanagoo's nickname, Shԍagéi or Skagway. The Kanagoo stone formation is Face Mountain, seen from Skagway bay; the Tlingit name for Face Mountain is Kanagoo Yahaayí. One prominent resident of early Skagway was a former steamboat captain; as a member of an 1887 boundary survey expedition, he had made the first recorded investigation of the pass over the Coast Mountains, which became known as White Pass.

He believed that gold lay in the Klondike because it had been found in similar mountain ranges in South America, Mexico and British Columbia. In 1887, he and his son, J. Bernard "Ben" Moore, claimed a 160-acre homestead at the mouth of the Skagway River in Alaska. Moore settled in this area because he believed it provided the most direct route to the potential goldfields, they built a log cabin, a sawmill, a wharf in anticipation of future gold prospectors passing through. The boundary between Canada and the United States along the Alaska Panhandle was only vaguely defined then. There were overlapping land claims from the United States' purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 and British claims along the coast. Canada requested a survey after British Columbia united with it in 1871, but the idea was rejected by the United States as being too costly, given the area's remoteness, sparse settlement, limited economic or strategic interest; the Klondike gold rush changed everything. In 1896, gold was found in the Klondike region of Canada's Yukon Territory.

On July 29, 1897, the steamer Queen docked at Moore's wharf with the first boat load of prospectors. More ships brought thousands of hopeful miners into the new town and prepared for the 500-mile journey to the gold fields in Canada. Moore had his land stolen from him and sold to others; the population of the general area increased enormously and reached 30,000, composed of American prospectors. Some realized how difficult the trek ahead would be en route to the gold fields, chose to stay behind to supply goods and services to miners. Within weeks, stores and offices lined the muddy streets of Skagway; the population was estimated at 8,000 residents during the spring of 1898 with 1,000 prospective miners passing through town each week. By June 1898, with a population between 8,000 and 10,000, Skagway was the largest city in Alaska. Due to the sudden influx of visitors to Skagway, some town residents began offering miners transportation services to aid them in their journeys to the Yukon at inflated rates.

A group of miners upset with the treatment organized a town council to help protect their interests. But as the members of the council moved north to try their own hands at mining, control of the town reverted to the more unscrupulous, most notably Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith. Between 1897 and 1898, Skagway was a lawless town, described by one member of the North-West Mounted Police as "little better than a hell on earth." Fights and liquor were ever-present on Skagway's streets, con man "Soapy" Smith, who had risen to considerable power, did little to stop it. Smith was a sophisticated swindler who liked to think of himself as a kind and generous benefactor to the needy, he was gracious to some, giving money to widows and halting lynchings, while operating a ring of thieves who swindled prospectors with cards and the shell game. His telegraph office charged five dollars to send a message anywhere in the world. Unknowing prospectors sent news to their families back home without realizing there was no telegraph service to or from Skagway until 1901.

Smith controlled a comprehensive spy network, a private militia called the Skaguay Military Company, the town newspaper, the Deputy U. S. Marshal's an array of thieves and con-men who roamed about the town. Smith was

2012–13 Hellenic Football League

The 2012–13 Hellenic Football League season is the 60th in the history of Hellenic Football League a football competition in England. Premier Division features 17 teams which competed in the division last season, along with three new teams: Highmoor Ibis, promoted from the Hellenic Football League Division One East. Newbury, promoted from the Hellenic Football League Division One East. Marlow, relegated from Southern Football League Division One. From this league, only Binfield, Cheltenham Saracens, Slimbridge, Thame United and Wantage Town have applied for promotion. Division One West features 12 teams which competed in the division last season, along with four new teams: Lambourn Sports, transferred from the Hellenic Football League Division One East. Letcombe, transferred from the Hellenic Football League Division One East. North Leigh Reserves, promoted. Fairford Town, relegated from Hellenic League Premier Division. Division One East features 10 teams which competed in the division last season, along with five new teams: Easington Sports, transferred from the Hellenic Football League Division One West.

Headington Amateurs, transferred from the Hellenic Football League Division One West. AFC Hinksey, promoted from the Oxfordshire Senior Football League Premier Division Bracknell Town, relegated from Hellenic League Premier Division. Henley Town, demoted from Hellenic League Premier Division. Hellenic Football League


Veselynove is an urban-type settlement in Mykolaiv Oblast of southern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Veselynove Raion. Population: 6,045 Veselynove was settled in the end of the 18th century and got its name from the landowner Veselinov. Since the beginning of the 19th century, it belonged to Kherson Governorate, after 1834 to Ananyevsky Uyezd. In January 1918, Veselynove became a center of a volost. On 16 April 1920, Odessa Governorate split off, the area was moved to Voznesensky Uyezd of Odessa Governorate. In 1923, uyezds in Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic were abolished, the governorates were divided into okruhas. In 1930, okruhas were abolished, on 27 February 1932, Odessa Oblast was established, Veselynove was included into Odessa Oblast. Veselynove Raion with the administrative center in Veselynove was established in 1939 and belonged to Odessa Oblast. In 1944, Veselynove Raion was transferred to Mykolaiv Oblast. In 1960, Veselynove was granted urban-type settlement status.

In 1963, during the abortive Khrushchyov administrative reform, the raion was abolished. In 1965, it was re-established. Veselynove

Red Condor

Red Condor, Inc. is a held company that offers anti-spam appliances and a hosted service that block e-mail spam and viruses. The company offers a message archiving service that provides back-up of inbound and outbound email messages. In 2007, Red Condor introduced Vx Technology, which integrates a local appliance with a Hosted Service; the technology redirects email from the appliance to the Hosted Service in the event of network failure. In November 2008, the company named Dr. Thomas Steding, former CEO of PGP Corporation, as president and CEO. In January 2009, Red Condor received Technology of the Year award from InfoWorld magazine. In April 2010, Red Condor was purchased by St. Bernard Software. Message Assurance Gateway Appliances Message Assurance Gateway Hosted Service Red Condor Archive EdgeWave home page Red Condor Threat Center

Eve of Destruction (film)

Eve of Destruction is a 1991 American science fiction/action film. The film is about a nuclear armed prototype android named EVE gone amok while being field tested by the military in a big city; the film stars Gregory Hines as Col. Jim McQuade and Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk with the dual roles as the robot's creator Dr. Eve Simmons, the robot Eve herself. EVE VIII is a military android created to look and sound like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons; when the robot is damaged during a bank robbery, it accesses memories it was programmed with by her creator. The memories used though are tragic ones; the robot is programmed as a killing machine if anyone tries to stop her mission. Colonel Jim McQuade is tasked with eliminating the unstoppable machine. With the help of Dr. Simmons, he tries to outthink the intelligent and emotional robotic doppelgänger. Gregory Hines as Col. Jim McQuade Renée Soutendijk as Dr. Eve Simmons/EVE VIII Kurt Fuller as Bill Schneider Michael Greene as General Curtis John M. Jackson as Peter Arnold Loren Haynes as Steve the Robot The film received negative reviews from critics, having a 20% "rotten" score on

Vincent Canby gave a negative review in The New York Times, calling the film "an undistinguished functional action-melodrama." The movie opened with $2.5 million. It finished its run with a total of $5,451,119 against a $13 million budget, making it a box-office bomb. Eve of Destruction on IMDb Eve of Destruction at AllMovie Eve of Destruction at Box Office Mojo

Come On, Rangers

Come On, Rangers is a 1938 American western musical film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Roy Rogers. Roy Rogers as Roy Rogers Lynne Roberts as Janice Forbes Raymond Hatton as Jeff J. Farrell MacDonald as Colonel Forbes Purnell Pratt as Senator Harvey Harry Woods as Morgan Burke Bruce MacFarlane as Lieutenant Nelson Lane Chandler as Ken Rogers Chester Gunnels as Smith Lee Powell as Ranger Earp Roy Rogers and other Texas Rangers - "Song of the West" Roy Rogers - "Let Me Hum a Western Song" Roy Rogers - "I've Learned a Lot About Women" Roy Rogers and soldiers - "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground" Come On, Rangers on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie Come On, Rangers is available for free download at the Internet Archive