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Skyros

Skyros is an island in Greece, the southernmost of the Sporades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Around the 2nd millennium BC and later, the island was known as The Island of the Magnetes where the Magnetes used to live and Pelasgia and Dolopia and Skyros. At 209 square kilometres it is the largest island of the Sporades, has a population of about 3,000, it is part of the regional unit of Euboea. The Hellenic Air Force has a major base in Skyros, because of the island's strategic location in the middle of the Aegean; the municipality Skyros is part of the regional unit of Euboea. Apart from the island Skyros it consists of the small inhabited island of Skyropoula and a few smaller uninhabited islands; the total area of the municipality is 223.10 square kilometres. The north of the island is covered by a forest, while the south, dominated by the highest mountain, called Kochila, is bare and rocky; the island's capital is called Skyros. The main port, on the west coast, is Linaria; the island has a castle that dates from the Venetian occupation, a Byzantine monastery, the grave of English poet Rupert Brooke in an olive grove by the road leading to Tris Boukes harbour.

There are many beaches on the coast. The island has its own breed of Skyrian ponies. One account associates the name Skyros with skyron or skiron, meaning "stone debris". According to Greek mythology, Theseus died on Skyros when the local king, threw him from a cliff; the island is famous in the myths as the place from where Achilles set sail for Troy after Odysseus discovered him in the court of Lycomedes. Neoptolemus, son of Achilles, was from Skyros, as told in Book Nineteen of the Iliad and in the play by Sophocles, Philoctetes. A small bay named Achili on the east coast of the island is said to be the place from where Achilles left with the Greeks, or rather where Achilles landed during a squall that befell the Greek fleet following an abortive initial expedition landing astray in Mysia. In c. 475 BC, according to Thucydides, Cimon conquered the entire island. From that date, Athenian settlers colonized it became a part of the Athenian Empire; the island lay on the strategic trade route between the Black Sea.

Cimon claimed to have found the remains of Theseus, returned them to Athens. In 340 BC the Macedonians took over the island and dominated it until 192 BC, when King Philip V of Macedon and the Roman Republican forces restored it to Athens. After the Fourth Crusade of 1202-1204, the island became part of the domain of Geremia Ghisi; the Byzantines retook it in 1277. After the Fall of Constantinople, Venetians ruled again the island until 1538, when it passed to the Ottoman empire, it became part of the new Greek State in 1830. Rupert Brooke, the famous English poet, is buried on Skyros, having died on board a French hospital-ship moored off the island on 23 April 1915, during World War I. Present at Brooke's burial that same evening, were Patrick Shaw-Stewart and William Denis Browne.. The tomb that visitors see today when they visit the grave, located in the Tris Boukes Bay, is one, commissioned by Brooke’s mother and was placed after the 1st World War. On the tomb is an inscription of Brooke's famous poem The Soldier.

In 1941 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Karl Shapiro wrote the World War II poem Scyros, which he set on the island Skyros "because it was a tribute to and irony upon Rupert Brooke."In 1963 the Archaeological Museum of Skyros was established, with the inauguration taking place 10 years in 1973. The Faltaits Folklore Museum was founded in 1964 - one of the first local folklore museums to operate in Greece. Skyros is home to a one-runway airport. Skyros Shipping Company operates the ferry service to Skyros. During holiday season the ferry runs twice daily from Kymi to Linaria on Skyros. During the winter months the service operates daily; the ship has the name "Achilleas SKYROS SHIPPING CO.". The Official website of the Greek National Tourism Organisation The official website of the Skyros Shipping Company

Profiles Theatre Chicago

Profiles Theatre was a small non-Equity theater company based in Chicago. The company was founded in 1988 by artistic director Joe Jahraus, developed a reputation for powerful and intense productions, including the multiple Jeff Award-winning Killer Joe. In June 2016 the Chicago Reader published an article alleging an extensive pattern of workplace abuse and sexual harassment on the part of the theater company's artistic director Darrell W. Cox; that month, the theater announced that it was closing. In response to concerns about harassment and abuse at some non-Equity Chicago theaters, including Profiles Theatre, the organization Not in Our House was founded by Lori Myers, Laura T. Fisher, other theater professionals. Not in Our House developed a code of conduct called the Chicago Theatre Standards, adopted by a number of theater companies

Illinois Route 91

Illinois Route 91 is a rural state road in central Illinois. It runs from the northwest edge of Peoria at U. S. Highway 150 to U. S. Highway 34 south of Kewanee. Illinois 91 is 40.72 miles long. IL 91 serves the cities of Toulon, Wyoming and Dunlap, it travels concurrently with IL 90 around Princeville. IL 91 does not travel in a straight line between any two major towns. IL 91's endpoints are northwest-to-southeast, but the route consists of north–south and east–west stretches; the Rock Island Trail State Park follows IL 91 for much of its length. This State Park trail is the former right-of-way of a Peoria branch line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. SBI Route 91 was the current U. S. Route 150 from Knoxville to Peoria. Prior to 1936, Illinois Route 30 followed present-day IL 91 and a part of IL 17 east of Galva. IL 30 was rerouted north of Toulon which followed current IL 91. In March 1941, the state announced that IL 91 was replacing the designation of IL 30 from Kewanee to US 150, has remained so to this day