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Super Bowl XXXIV

Super Bowl XXXIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference champion St. Louis Rams and the American Football Conference champion Tennessee Titans to decide the National Football League champion for the 1999 season; the Rams defeated the Titans by the score of 23–16, capturing their first Super Bowl win and first NFL championship since 1951. The game, played on January 30, 2000 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, was the fourth Super Bowl to be held a week after the conference championship games; the Rams entered their second Super Bowl in team history with an NFC-best 13–3 regular season record. It was the franchise's first playoff appearance since 1989; the Titans, who were the Houston Oilers finished the regular season with a 13–3 record, but advanced to their first Super Bowl in team history after entering the playoffs as a wild-card team. Tennessee finished in second place in the AFC Central division behind the 14–2 Jacksonville Jaguars; the first two quarters of Super Bowl XXXIV were a defensive battle.

Despite outgaining the Titans in total offensive yards in the first half, 294–89, the Rams held only a 9–0 halftime lead on three field goals. St. Louis scored their first touchdown midway through the 3rd quarter to go up 16–0. Tennessee responded by scoring 16 consecutive points to tie the game with 2:12 left in regulation---it was the largest deficit to be erased in a Super Bowl and the first greater than 10 points. On the Rams' ensuing drive, quarterback Kurt Warner completed a 73-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Isaac Bruce to regain the lead; the Titans drove to the St. Louis 10-yard line with six seconds remaining, but on the final play of the game, Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackled Tennessee wide receiver Kevin Dyson one yard short of the goal line to prevent the drive from resulting in a game-tying touchdown; this play went into NFL lore as "One Yard Short", or "The Tackle". Warner was named Super Bowl MVP, becoming the sixth player to win both that award and the NFL MVP during the same season.

At the time, his 414 passing yards and 45 pass attempts without an interception broke Super Bowl records. As of 2019, this was the most recent Super Bowl that featured two teams that had never won the title before; this game is referred to as the "Dot-com Super Bowl" due to the large amount of advertisements purchased by dot-com companies. This game was featured as one of NFL's Greatest Games as "The Longest Yard". NFL owners awarded Super Bowl XXXIV to Atlanta during their October 31, 1996 meeting held in New Orleans. Other cities under consideration were Miami and Los Angeles. Owners planned on selecting only two hosts, but decided to name three after strong showings by the respective delegations. Miami and Tampa were selected to host XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV; the Rams entered 1999 having been among the league's stragglers for a decade. The reasons are many, some suggest, mismanagement by executive John Shaw; the franchise moved to a taxpayer-funded stadium in St. Louis, Missouri for the 1995 season, but continued to struggle.

In 1997, the team hired Dick Vermeil as their head coach, bringing him back to the NFL after 15 years of retirement. Vermeil had turned the Philadelphia Eagles from one of the worst teams in the league into a Super Bowl team in 1980, but his first two seasons in St. Louis were hardly stellar, winning just 5 games in 1997 and 4 in 1998. Little was expected of the Rams for 1999. Indeed, ESPN The Magazine's 1999 NFL preview predicted the Rams would be the worst team in the NFL, worse than the Cleveland Browns, who had returned as an expansion team that year. Trent Green, who had just been signed as the Rams starting quarterback, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason, making undrafted quarterback Kurt Warner the team's new starter. Warner, who started the season as a backup to Green, had played for the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League and the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe; the Rams proceeded to shock the NFL with an NFC-best 13–3 regular season record and outscored their opponents 526–242, the highest scoring margin of any Super Bowl champion.

The Rams' high-powered offense, run by offensive coordinator Mike Martz, was nicknamed "The Greatest Show on Turf". In Warner's first NFL season in 1998, he threw just 11 passes, but in 1999, he experienced one of the most spectacular seasons by a quarterback, recording a passer rating of 109.2, completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 4,353 yards, 41 touchdowns, just 13 interceptions, earning the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Besides Warner, several other Rams compiled significant statistics. Running back Marshall Faulk, in his first year in St. Louis after spending five seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award, he scored 12 touchdowns, rushed for 1,381 yards, recorded a team-leading 87 receptions for 1,048 yards. In all, Faulk gained a record 2,429 total yards and became just the second running back in NFL history to gain over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season. Faulk held the NFL record for yards from scrimmage in a single season until Tennessee's Chris Johnson broke it in 2009.

Faulk wasn’t the only weapon at Warner's disposal in 1999. Veteran receiver Isaac Bruce was the top Rams receiver with 77 receptions for 1,165 yards and 12 touchdowns. While breakout rookie wide receiver Torry Holt recorded 52 receptions, 788 yards, 6 touchdowns; the team's t

City of Orange (New South Wales)

The City of Orange is a local government area in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia. Based in Orange, the area is located adjacent to the Mitchell Highway and the Main Western railway line. Suburbs of Orange: Other localities: The City of Orange has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 219-255 Anson Street: Uniting Church and Kindergarten Hall, Orange 3-25 Bathurst Road: Bowen Terrace 84 Byng Street: Union Bank of Australia building, Orange Forest Road: Bloomfield Hospital, Orange Peisley Street: Orange railway station, New South Wales 29 Summer Street: Berrilea 221 Summer Street: Orange Post Office Woodward Street: Duntryleague Situated on Blackman's Swamp Creek, Orange was proclaimed a village in 1846 and the local parish was named by the Surveyor General, Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, in honour of Prince William of Orange, whom had been an associate of in the Peninsular War, when both were aides-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, whose title was bestowed on the valley to the west by John Oxley.

Much of the town's subsequent growth and development in the early years was due to the discovery of gold in 1851 at Ophir and Lucknow. The resulting gold rush attracted a wide range of people and business to the district, many of whom settled in the region and developed a strong agricultural industry in the growing of wheat and barley. Orange was first incorporated on 9 January 1860; the first election for a six-member council was held on 9 February 1860, with John Peisley elected as the first Chairman. The first meeting of the Council was held at the Court House on 18 February 1860, with George Dolquhorn appointed as the first Town Clerk; this new council fell into controversy within a few years however, with the legality of the council constitution questioned in 1866 and the council suspended by order of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. With the Municipalities Act 1867, the Council was reconstituted and a new council was elected on 14 February 1868. In 1888, the Municipality of East Orange was proclaimed and merged with the Orange Municipality on 24 December 1912.

Orange was proclaimed a City on 19 July 1946 when its population was over 15,000. On 1 October 1977, the City of Orange was extended in area to 298 km2 when parts of the surrounding shires of Cabonne and Lyndhurst were transferred to the City of Orange. A 2015 review of local government boundaries recommended that the City of Orange merge with the Cabonne Shire and Blayney Shire Councils to form a new council with an area of 7,833 square kilometres and support a population of 63,000. Despite planning for the amalgamation to go ahead, the merger scheduled for May 2016 was delayed due to legal action, in February 2017 the NSW Government decided not to proceed with the amalgamation. Orange City Council is composed of eleven Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office; the Mayor is elected directly by a popular vote. A referendum was held on 8 September 2012 and an absolute majority of voters resolved in favour to directly-elect the Mayor, which took effect from the 2017 election.

The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, but due to delays caused by council amalgamations the current term will last only three years to 2020. The makeup of the Council is as follows: The current Council, elected in 2017, in order of election, is: Orange City Council

Hunting (House)

"Hunting" is the seventh episode of the second season of House, twenty-ninth overall. It premiered on Fox on November 22, 2005, was written by Liz Friedman and directed by Gloria Muzio. House is confronted by a homosexual man who demands treatment when other doctors diagnose him with AIDS, something he admits he does have. House begins making moves on Stacy using sensitive information on her relationship with Mark. Wilson picks up House. Wilson is not pleased when he finds out Stacy and Mark are not having sex despite his recovered status; as they head out they run into Kalvin Ryan, who wants House to treat him. House concludes his health problems stem from AIDS, but Kalvin claims that tests show that AIDS is not causing the new symptoms. After a brief struggle, Kalvin passes out into anaphylactic shock. Cuddy insists House meets with Stacy in case Kalvin files a lawsuit, they spar at Stacy's house as she reveals she has a rat, they share a moment before Mark interrupts upset. House accepts the case but is bored until they figure out Kalvin is showing all the signs of fighting back against the AIDS but is still getting worse.

House suspects the strength of Kalvin's immune system fighting back is causing his new symptoms, orders more tests. House prepares to kill Stacy's rat so he can get her to reveal his feelings and get her fired, but notices its odd behavior. While Kalvin flirts with Chase and Stacy head up to Stacy's attic to find the rat and share another moment, but they're interrupted by the staff calling him and updating him. House prescribes some treatments but is more concerned with killing the rat he just spotted. Kalvin's tox screen shows recreational drugs and it's clear he's not too concerned with maintaining his health, he starts to cough and bleed, spewing blood into Cameron's face. Cameron is given treatment for the possibility of HIV while House considers the new symptom, a ruptured blood vessel in the lung. Cameron comes in determined to keep on working, gives her theory that Kalvin's rec drugs are contaminated. While she and Chase go off to check Kalvin's apartment, House runs the rat's odd behavior past Foreman to get a diagnosis.

Cameron mentions that legal might check her out for HIV testing and treatment and accuse her of using drugs to get out of paying her bills. They find Kalvin's photos of broken 1930s fluorescents that contained beryllium, which can inflame the lungs and inhibit breathing. House orders Cameron to get a lung biopsy from Kalvin. Kalvin reveals to her that he brought his drugs in to the hospital and insists she should show some reaction rather than sympathize with him. Back at Stacy's, House breaks in and when Stacy shows up, informs her that the rat has a tumor that might be caused by something in the house; when Mark calls, House takes off, but not before putting up the toilet seat to make Stacy believe that Mark left it up, one of Stacy's pet peeves that House learned from her psych file. Kalvin goes into respiratory distress as he bleeds into his pericardial space, asks them to tell his father he's sorry, they find nothing in the cavity and Foreman believes he has a tumor on the heart. CT confirms his diagnosis but Cameron believes it may be a non-lethal mass and House lets her conduct the test to confirm.

He wonders why Kalvin would be apologizing to his father, when his father threw Kalvin out. As Cameron conducts her test and reveals she hid his drugs, Kalvin suggests that HIV might loosen her up since she no longer has to play by the rules. House heads off to Stacy's to confirm that she has not told Mark that House is with her, the two of them wait for the rat to come out to take the antibiotics in the bait, he reveals the rat's urine shows signs that someone in the house is smoking – Stacy has been doing it secretly and started two weeks after House's surgery. They share yet another moment over her misery over his pain and how she caused his pain, they start to consider a kiss when the rat sets off the trap. Chase goes to visit Cameron who starts kissing him. She's high on Kalvin's drugs and the two have sex; the next day Cameron shows up for work as House arrives with his rat and figures out she was using. They end up at Kalvin's room to find his father Michael has arrived and they're having a fight.

House pokes away at. The staff check over the new information – Kalvin lied and his mother died because she needed a kidney and he was the only donor, but had HIV, it soon becomes clear to everyone Cameron and Chase slept together, the tests show that Kalvin has terminal cancer with no chance of a cure, they prepare to pinpoint its location with a biopsy. Chase helps Cameron with her symptoms and admits they might have a problem with their continuing relationship. House and Wilson discuss the rat, on two weeks of antibiotics, House remembers the fact that Kalvin's dad was sweating and they're from Montana. House cancels the biopsy and concludes Kalvin's illness is caused by Echinococcosis, a parasite native to Montana that infests foxes – Kalvin and Michael hunted in Montana; the parasites can stay in a host body for decades, causing cysts, House has figured Michael has cysts in his liver. A blood test for Michael will confirm House's diagnosis and Michael is upset that Kalvin killed his mother.

House aggravates both of them by accusing Kalvin's mother of killing herself. Michael takes a swing at him and House cold cocks him in the gut, initiating anaphylactic shock and confirming his diagnosis the hard way. Father and son have the cysts and parasites removed. House i