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Williamson County, Illinois

Williamson County is a county located in the southern part of the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 66,357, its county seat is Marion. Williamson County is included in IL Metropolitan Statistical Area; this area of Southern Illinois is known as Little Egypt. Williamson is a growing county in the Metro Lakeland area and is located 88 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. Via the nearby intersection of Interstates 57 and 24, Illinois Route 13, a primary east-west four-lane expressway, the city has access to the major communities of Murphysboro, Carterville, Herrin and Harrisburg; the Metro Lakeland area of Jackson-Williamson counties has a total of 120,000 residents. Carbondale and Marion are the key urban areas in Metro Lakeland, with a combined population of more than 65,000. Over 235,000 people live within 35 miles. Williamson County was formed from Franklin County on February 28, 1839, was named for Williamson County, Tennessee. Many of its early settlers were from the Uplands South, traveling via the Ohio River from Kentucky and Virginia.

It became a center of coal mining, attracting numerous European immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Labor tensions rose as workers sought to improve their wages and conditions. Mine owners resisted and several episodes of violence resulted during strikes and other work actions. Resulted in several episodes of violence. Williamson County is referred to as "Bloody Williamson," due to several outbreaks of violence that have few parallels in American history; these include the Bloody Vendetta, armed confrontation between families and associates during the waning days of Reconstruction. In June 1915, a Sicilian miner accused of the fatal shooting of a wealthy local resident was lynched in Johnston City, Illinois by a mob; the Illinois National Guard was deployed to prevent rioting between the miner's supporters and opponents. They were later ordered to various locations during the 1920s to separate warring parties and attempt to keep order. Severe weather in Williamson County is not uncommon.

The northwest section of the county suffered extensive damage during the Tri-State Tornado of 1925. The county was struck by two tornadoes on May 29, 1982, which killed 10 people in the Marion, Illinois tornado outbreak. On May 8, 2009, the cities of Carterville and Marion were damaged by the May 2009 Southern Midwest derecho. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 444 square miles, of which 420 square miles is land and 24 square miles is water. Franklin County Saline County Pope County Johnson County Union County Jackson County Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Williamson County Regional Airport is the local airport; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 66,357 people, 27,421 households, 17,999 families residing in the county. The population density was 157.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 30,359 housing units at an average density of 72.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 92.7% white, 3.8% black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, 1.7% from two or more races.

Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.6% were German, 17.3% were Irish, 16.0% were English, 9.0% were American, 6.1% were Italian. Of the 27,421 households, 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.4% were non-families, 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age was 40.1 years. The median income for a household in the county was $40,579 and the median income for a family was $50,929. Males had a median income of $41,428 versus $30,901 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,164. About 13.3% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over. United States Penitentiary, Marion is located in Southern Precinct in Williamson County.

Williamson County lies on the border between humid continental climate and humid subtropical climate, with neither large mountains nor large bodies of water to moderate its temperature. It is subject to both cold Arctic air and hot, humid tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico and, along with the rest of the midwestern United States, is home to some of the largest temperature extremes in the world; the region has four distinct seasons. Spring is the wettest season and produces erratic severe weather ranging from tornadoes to winter storms. Summers are hot and humid, with only occasional and brief respite, the humidity makes the heat index rise to temperatures feeling well above 100 °F. Fall is mild with lower humidity and can produce intermittent bouts of heavy rainfall, with the first snow flurries forming in late November. Winters are cold with periodic snow and temperatures below freezing. Winter storm systems, such as Alberta clippers and Panhandle hooks, can bring days of heavy freezing rain, ice pellets, snowfall.

The normal high temperature in July is 90 °F, the normal low temperature in January is 19 °F, although this varies

Helen Castor

Helen Ruth Castor is a British historian of the medieval period and a BBC broadcaster. She was a lecturer in history at Cambridge University and is the author of Blood and Roses and She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth. Programmes she has presented include. Helen Castor graduated from The King's High School for Girls, Warwick, in 1986, completed a BA and a PhD at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, she was elected to a Research Fellowship at Jesus College. She is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. Castor was Director of History at Sidney Sussex College for eight years before focusing on writing and media. Castor works extensively for the BBC including presenting Radio 4's Making History and She-Wolves on BBC Four. In 2013 she was a member of the winning team on Christmas University Challenge, representing Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, she writes for the books pages of The Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Times, The Times Literary Supplement and The Times Educational Supplement.

Castor's book Blood and Roses is a biography of the 15th-century Paston family, whose letters are the earliest surviving collection of private correspondence in the English language. Blood and Roses was long-listed for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction in 2005, it was awarded the Beatrice White Prize for outstanding scholarly work in the field of English literature before 1590, by the English Association in 2006. She-Wolves was voted one of the books of the year in the Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times and BBC History Magazine. BBC Four televised a three-part series based on the book in 2012, presented by Castor. Castor was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2017. Castor lives in London with her son, her sister is Harriet Castor Jeffrey. The King, the Crown, the Duchy of Lancaster: Public Authority and Private Power, 1399–1461 Oxford University Press ISBN 0198206224 Blood and Roses Faber and Faber She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth Faber and Faber Joan of Arc: A History Faber and Faber A Renaissance Education: The Schooling of Thomas More's Daughter BBC Four She-Wolves: England's Early Queens BBC Four Medieval Lives: Birth and Death BBC Four Joan of Arc: God's Warrior BBC Two The Real Versailles BBC Two Women Sex and Society: A Timewatch Guide BBC Four England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey BBC Four BBC Radio 4 – England: Made in the Middle Faber profile "Paperback Q&A: Helen Castor on She-Wolves" 11 October 2011 The Guardian Profile at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Buick Lucerne

The Buick Lucerne is a full-size car manufactured by General Motors from 2005 to 2011. Named for the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, it served as Buick's top-of-the-line sedan until it was replaced by the second generation Buick LaCrosse; the Lucerne replaced both top-of-the-line Park Avenue in the Buick lineup. It was based on a revised G platform, though GM continued to refer to it as the H, it was introduced with the standard 3.8 liter Buick V6, with a 4.6 litre Cadillac Northstar LD8 V8 and the Chevrolet Corvette's Magnetic Ride Control active suspension available as options. All General Motors 3.8 L V6 powered cars become the first SULEV-compliant vehicles. In keeping with Buick tradition, the Lucerne featured a row of "Ventiports" on the front fenders corresponding to the number of cylinders in the engine — three on each side for the V6 or four for the V8; the CXL trim package added numerous premium features. The Lucerne was built at GM's Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly Plant alongside the Cadillac DTS.

The plant won Initial Quality Awards from J. D. Power and Associates from 2004 through 2006. GM lead all other automakers in Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index Sales remained brisk through much of 2007; the Super was introduced at the 2007 New York Auto Show, featuring the sophisticated 4.6 litre Northstar L37 V8 and upscale trim. In addition to 17 hp extra horsepower over the CXS V8, updated front end styling and a rear spoiler created a bolder, sportier look. All Lucernes got modest mid-cycle updates in 2008, including a lane departure warning system and revised exterior colors. Two new trim levels, CXL Special Edition and Super, were added for 2008; the 2009 Lucerne received some small upgrades, including a new base engine, the 3.9 L GM High Value LZ9 V6, Bluetooth phone connectivity, XM NavTraffic. Flex-fuel technology was made available at no additional cost. For 2010, the Super's rocker panels and fog lights were added to the entire Lucerne lineup; the 2011 Lucerne was unchanged. The last was built on June 15, 2011.

The second generation LaCrosse replaced it as Buick's flagship sedan for 2012. The Buick Lucerne earns a "Good" overall score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety front impact test, an "Acceptable" score in the side impact test; the IIHS found that 2006-08 model year Lucerne had the highest fatality rate in the large 4-door car class

Nassian Department

Nassian Department is a department of Bounkani Region in Zanzan District, Ivory Coast. In 2014, its population was 44,528 and its seat is the settlement of Nassian; the sub-prefectures of the department are Bogofa, Koutouba and Sominassé. Nassian Department was created in 2005 as a second-level subdivision via a split-off from Bouna Department. At its creation, it was part of Zanzan Region. In 2011, districts were introduced as new first-level subdivisions of Ivory Coast. At the same time, regions were reorganised and became second-level subdivisions and all departments were converted into third-level subdivisions. At this time, Nassian Department became part of Bounkani Region in Zanzan District. In 2014, the population of the sub-prefecture of Nassian was 19,971; the seventeen villages of the sub-prefecture of Nassian and their population in 2014 are

Emily Robinson

Emily Robinson is an American actress. In 2010, Robinson made her off-Broadway debut in Horton Foote's epic The Orphans' Home Cycle at the Signature Theatre in New York, directed by Michael Wilson, she played the roles of Lily Dale and Irma Sue. The Wall Street Journal called the plays, which were performed in repertory, "the most significant theatrical event of the season, the kind of show you tell your grandchildren you saw." A special Drama Desk Award was presented to creative team and producers. Robinson's television credits include: Transparent, Rizzoli & Isles, Criminal Minds, The Following, CSI: NY, Person of Interest, A. N. T. Farm, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Guiding Light. Emily Robinson on IMDb

DSBN Academy

The DSBN Academy, less formally known as The Academy is a public high school and middle school in St. Catharines, Canada, it is part of the District School Board of Niagara. The DSBN Academy accepts students from anywhere in the Niagara Region; the DSBN Academy was founded in 2010 and opened its doors in September 2011, offering classes at grades six and seven. The original building it occupied was the former Empire High School in Welland, Ontario but, in 2013, relocated to the previous West Park Secondary School in St. Catharines; that year the school had about 200 students. In 2015 DSBN received a $30,000 grant to purchase new instruments for the school's music program. In 2017 the first class of 45 Grade 12 students graduated from the school. At the school is a track and field centre operated by the Niagara Olympic Club. District School Board of Niagara Education in Ontario District School Board of Niagara Ontario Ministry of Education DSBN Academy