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Woodford County, Illinois

Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The 2010 United States Census listed its population at 38,664, its county seat is Eureka. Woodford County is part of IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area, its name comes from General William Woodford, an officer of the American Revolutionary War who served at the brutal military encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Woodford County is part of what was the homelands of several Native American peoples, including the Potawatomi, the Meskwaki, the Sauk peoples, it was located just south of the land of the Illiniwek. The western portion of the county in particular shows extensive archeological evidence of supporting extensive First Nations populations. At the time of the American Revolutionary War, three competing American colonies — Massachusetts and Connecticut — claimed part of what is today the state of Illinois; the matter was solved in 1778 when Virginia amalgamated lands in the region into a massive county called Illinois, borrowing the name of a native people.

Indiana Territory was formed in 1800 with William Henry Harrison as Governor. It was not until 1809 that Illinois Territory was formally established as an official territory of the United States of America. Statehood followed in December 1818; the first organized Anglo settlements in the future Woodford County region appeared in the 1820s. First settlement in the county came at Spring Bay, with pioneers managing to select the same ground occupied by an ancient Indian burial site which ran north-and-south through the entire settlement; the location was chosen due to its proximity to the Illinois River. In the 1870s, an early historian of Woodford County wrote: There were a few Indians in the county at the time of settlement by the whites, but the two races did not come into conflict to any extent; the advancing wave of civilization seemed to follow up the retreating wave of barbarism. The first settlers encountered a few Indians...and in 1832 were involved to some extent in the Black Hawk War, but the active operations were further north than Woodford County.

The current boundaries of the county were not those drawn. In 1827 new lines were drawn and Tazewell County was established, including all of today's Woodford County. Settlers began arriving from neighboring territories during the early 1830s; this led to the formal creation of Woodford County along its current boundaries in February 1841. The County was named for Woodford County, in turn named after General William Woodford, who served with General George Washington at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania during the brutal winter of 1777-78; the first post office in today's Woodford County was established in 1836 at Partridge township, named for local tribal leader Black Partridge. In 1836, the area's first school was founded, by Miss Betsy Page; the first public school followed shortly thereafter. The first Sunday school was established in 1837 in the home of Parker Morse in Cazenovia; the first settlers of Woodford County occupied crude log cabins. Windows were covered with oiled papers. Construction of the cabins was primitive, with the floor plan involving a single room heated with a fireplace.

Meat was roasted on a spit. A common staple of pioneer life was waffles, baked from batter in a folding iron mold three or four feet long. Modern canning processes were unknown and the wintertime larder consisted of bread and meat. Vegetables were consumed seasonally, with pumpkin, red peppers and venison dried for use. Clothing was made at home of linen made from homegrown flax. In addition, other heavier compound fabrics known as "linsey," made of linen or cotton with woolen filling, "jeans," made of an heavier material and dyed brown with walnut bark, were used. Prior to 1831 all preparation of wool had to be done by hand at home, with the raw fiber "carded" between pairs of thin, metal spiked boards about 4 inches wide and a foot long; the resulting rolls of wool were spun into thread upon a spinning wheel and thereby prepared for the loom. A sexual division of labor was practiced, with women engaged in home manufactures and food preparation while men were occupied with agriculture and construction.

Since a great percentage of the land of Woodford County was tillable, farming was the principal occupation of the early settlers. Plowing was by means of wooden plows with iron shares. Hay using wild rather than cultivated grass, was cut with a scythe and taken up with rakes and pitchforks. With the advent of timber milling in the area, frame houses became possible. Settlers cooperated in construction, helping one another raise barns; the latter could be 30 feet in length and width with walls 16 feet high. "It was heavy and dangerous work, the raising of a large barn required the united energies of a whole community," one settler recalled. Other buildings constructed included stables, corn-cribs and ash-hoppers. Plank fences began to appear in the 1850s. Governance by the early settlers was not by voice vote. By 1850, Woodford County was well settled. Illinois settlers were

Aurora Transportation Center

The Aurora Transportation Center is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Aurora, Illinois. The station is 37.1 miles from Union Station, the east end of the line. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Aurora is in zone H. There is a staffed station building. Just north of the station is the Aurora Hill Yard, a large coach yard used to store the Metra trains on the BNSF Line. Aurora is the west end of the BNSF Railway Line and is served by numerous Pace bus routes, it served as a Greyhound bus stop until September 7, 2011. Amtrak trains do not stop here; the station replaced the former Aurora Train Station, at the corners of South Broadway and Washington Street. The station was constructed in 1922 by the Chicago and Quincy Railroad and closed in 1986, it was served by Amtrak and Metra trains until the opening of the Aurora Transportation Center. The building was torn down in April 2013. Aurora is a stub-track terminal, which means the Metra tracks stop here. Amtrak and BNSF freights use the two tracks east of the station.

Pace 524 West Aurora 530 West Galena/Naperville 533 Northeast Aurora 540 Farnsworth Avenue 802 Aurora/Geneva via Lake Media related to Aurora Transportation Center at Wikimedia Commons Metra – Stations – Aurora Transportation Center

Joseph Zong Huaide (Shandong)

Zong Huaide was a Chinese Roman Catholic Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Shandong, China. In the final years of his life, he achieved high offices in the church and CCP-supported Catholic organizations, he was a member of the 5th and 6th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and a member of the 7th and 8th Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Zong was born in Shandong, on May 12, 1917, to a Catholic family, he had six young sisters. After graduating from the Yaohan Theology and Philosophy in Jinan, he was consecrated as priest in Zhoucun District of Zibo City. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, he propagated Counter-Japanese and National Salvation throughout Shandong province. In 1948 he was accepted to the Fu Jen Catholic University. Zong was ordained bishop in 1958. On August 24, 1966, at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards had attacked the Catholic Church, volumes of scriptures, historical documents, other works of art were either removed, damaged or destroyed in the massive socialist movement.

Zong was forced to take part in reeducation through labour. In June 1970, after the Sino-Soviet border conflict, he was sent to home to raise pigs. On October 1, 1978, Zong was transferred to Jinan as a member of the Shandong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. In 1980 he was elected president of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, deputy director of the National Administrative Commission of the Chinese Catholic Church and vice-president of the Bishops Conference of the Catholic Church in China. Before his death, Zong was forgiven by the Pope. On June 27, 1997, he died in Beijing, aged 80, he was buried in Zhangjiadian Catholic Church, Shandong

Johan Fano

Johan Javier Fano Espinoza is a Former Peruvian footballer. His professional football debut was on March 1995 playing for León de Huánuco. Fano has played for many Peruvian football clubs throughout his career, he has played for both Universitario and Alianza Lima, notably scored 46 goals for Coronel Bolognesi. He has been called to play for the Peru national football team for both friendlies and official matches, he was the top-scorer for the 2007 season and signed with Once Caldas the following season and scored on his debut in the Colombian league. In 2009, he scored. In December 2009 the Mexican team Atlante F. C. have signed the Peruvian forward from Colombian club Once Caldas on a one-year deal. Fano has made nine appearances for the Peru national football team. Fano scored his first international goal for Peru against Argentina in the dying seconds of stoppage time on September 10, 2008; the goal gave Peru a morale boosting tie against Argentina. This goal was an important one for his international career as well as his personal career.

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Beau Hill

Beau Hill is an American record producer, best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Winger, Warrant, Fiona and Ratt. He played instruments and sang backing vocals for some of the artists that he produced, as well as for his own bands Airborne and Shanghai who both released albums in the early 1980s, he has co-written hit singles. He was one of the founding partners of Interscope Records. At age six Beau studied classical piano and composition. Five years he was playing guitar in local groups and began learning how to write pop and rock music, he graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and was accepted to Yale but declined to attend in order to pursue a career in recording and production. Beau attended the University of Colorado from 1971 to 1974, majoring in music and history, while working as an engineer at Applewood Recording Studios. After being promoted to head engineer at Applewood, Hill got his first production job working for Chicago producer and Caribou Ranch Studios owner James William Guercio.

During this period, Hill honed his production skills with hours at Applewood doing demos with his band Airborne, featuring the guitar work of David Zajicek. These demos caught the ear of veteran producer Keith Olsen. In 1978 Airborne signed a major recording contract with Columbia Records and a management contract with Irving Azoff and Bob Buziak at Frontline Management. Keith Olsen produced the debut album in LA. An Airborne demo of the song "Bored with Russia", written by Hill, found its way into the hands of Welsh band Budgie who recorded it for their 1982 album Deliver Us from Evil. Hill moved to New York City in 1980, signed with Chrysalis Records and Aucoin Management, recorded the debut album with his new group Spider, produced by Bruce Fairbairn and engineered by Bob Rock. An opportunity presented itself for Hill to develop and record Houston-based singer/songwriter Sandy Stewart. Stewart’s demos found their way to Stevie Nicks after her first platinum solo effort, resulted in Stewart getting signed to Modern / Atlantic Records, with Hill as the producer.

Stewart and Hill went on to co-write three songs with Nicks for her next solo venture The Wild Heart. In 1983, Atlantic Records president Doug Morris recruited Hill to produce the newly signed group Ratt; the debut effort sold over 3 million copies domestically alone, made Beau Hill an internationally acclaimed producer. He went on to produce the next three Ratt albums. In 1985, while still working with Ratt, he produced Midnite Dynamite by Kix and Crimes in Mind by Streets, in London in 1986, he produced and arranged the original motion picture soundtrack to Hearts of Fire; the recording featured three new songs by Bob Dylan with Ron Wood. In 1987, the formation of ‘Control Management’ found Hill's career moving in a new direction, working with Winger, whose debut Atlantic Records album sold 1.8 million copies. He worked with multi-platinum band Warrant and the Japanese female rock band Show-Ya. In 1990, Hill was recruited by Doug Morris to form a new label for Atlantic Records with multi-platinum producer Jimmy Iovine.

Shortly after the introduction of Ted Field, Interscope Records was born. Hill produced Bad Reputation for the band Dirty White Boy. In 1991 he produced Prisoners in Europe's fifth album. Since 1994, Hill has continued producing and developing new artists including up and coming Michigan rockers, Bad Side, he mixed some songs for the band's 2007 CD, Bad Side II. He has been involved with several successful international business ventures, but his main focus is working with up and coming artists. In 2007, Beau Hill Mastered “1.0” by Never Enough. In 2012, Beau Hill remixed the song "Pamela", by Finnish glam-rock band Stala & SO. and in 2014, he mixed Irish rock band Nine Lies' track Save Me released on their 2015 album 9 Lies. In 2015 Beau Hill mixed the acclaimed album “Happily Neverafter” by Murder FM, featuring a remix by Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe. Hill is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Grammy Awards, as well as being affiliated with the Audio Engineering Society, American Society of Composers and Publishers, Broadcast Music, Inc. as a writer and music publisher.

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Nasional FM

Nasional FM is a Malay language-radio station operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia. It was Malaysia's first radio station to broadcast in FM Stereo since its launch on 20 June 1975, their former motto was Stesen Muzik Anda. The station was known as Radio Muzik, Radio 2, Radio Malaysia Saluran Muzik, Radio FM Stereo and Muzik FM. Following the demerger of Klasik Nasional FM in 1 January 2012, Nasional FM was relaunched and took over both of Muzik FM's frequencies, its announcers and DJs. However, Muzik FM is broadcasting on the internet under the Galaksi Muzik RTM branding. Nasional FM's current motto is Sentiasa di Hati. Official website