At midnight, the fireships approached the Spanish Armada. The Spanish cut their anchor cables ready for flight, but in the darkness many ships collided with each other. While none of the Spanish ships were set on fire, the Armada was left scattered and disorganised.
The Night Folk are a group of Voodoo-esque killers who live in and around the swamps of Bayou Nwa and Bluewater Marsh. They attack people by setting up traps at night and then rob, loot, and pillage everything of value before murdering their victims in extremely gruesome ways. They can sometimes be seen carrying the corpses of their victims, and dead bodies (whole, partial or otherwise) can be found hanging from and strapped to trees all over the swamp, often gutted, dismembered, or otherwise disfigured.
Weather: An invasion that begins in January or February would have the advantage of frozen ground to support the cross-country movement of a large mechanized force. It would also mean operating in conditions of freezing cold and limited visibility. January is usually the coldest and snowiest month of the year in Ukraine, averaging 8.5 hours of daylight during the month and increasing to 10 hours by February.8 This would put a premium on night fighting capabilities to keep an advance moving forward. Should fighting continue into March, mechanized forces would have to deal with the infamous Rasputitsa, or thaw. In October, Rasputitsa turns firm ground into mud. In March, the frozen steppes thaw, and the land again becomes at best a bog, and at worst a sea of mud. Winter weather is also less than optimal for reliable close air support operations.
Siblings Barbra and Johnny drive to a cemetery in rural Pennsylvania to visit their father's grave. Their car radio goes off the air due to technical difficulties. As they are leaving, a strange, ashen-faced, stumbling man wearing a tattered suit kills Johnny and attacks Barbra. She flees and takes shelter in a farmhouse but finds the woman who lived there dead and half-eaten. She sees a multiplying number of strange ghouls, led by the man from the cemetery, approaching the house. A man named Ben arrives, secures the farmhouse by boarding the windows and doors, and drives away the ghouls with a lever-action rifle he finds in the closet and with fire, which the ghouls fear.
Night of the Living Dead was the first feature-length film directed by George A. Romero. His initial work involved filming shorts for Pittsburgh public broadcaster WQED's children's series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Romero's decision to direct Night of the Living Dead essentially launched his career as a horror director. He took the helm of the sequels as well as Season of the Witch (1972), The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982) and The Dark Half (1993). Critics saw the influence of the horror and science-fiction films of the 1950s in Romero's directorial style. Stephen Paul Miller, for instance, witnessed "a revival of fifties schlock shock ... and the army general's television discussion of military operations in the film echoes the often inevitable calling-in of the army in fifties horror films". Miller admits that "Night of the Living Dead takes greater relish in mocking these military operations through the general's pompous demeanor" and the government's inability to source the zombie epidemic or protect the citizenry. Romero describes the mood he wished to establish: "The film opens with a situation that has already disintegrated to a point of little hope, and it moves progressively toward absolute despair and ultimate tragedy." According to film historian Carl Royer, Romero "employs chiaroscuro (film noir style) lighting to emphasize humanity's nightmare alienation from itself."
A soundtrack album featuring music and dialogue cues from the film was compiled and released on LP by Varèse Sarabande in 1982. In 2008, recording group 400 Lonely Things released the album Tonight of the Living Dead, "an instrumental album composed entirely of ambient music and sound effects sampled from Romero's 1968 horror classic".
"We understand in this offense, it can be anyone's night at any moment," said Sanders, who didn't catch his first TD pass for Denver until Sunday night, when Manning set the career record. "I'm just happy tonight was my night."
"I'm enjoying playing with him," Manning said. "He's got a great work ethic. He really loves football and he brings that energy to practice every day and also to the playing field. ... He was pretty special tonight."
Manning broke another of Favre's records on this night, albeit a much more obscure one: he now has 16 seasons with 20 or more touchdown passes, one more than Favre. And he's approaching another of Favre's marks: with his 157th career multiple TD game, Manning is two shy of Favre's mark in that category.
Since the killing of Fadel al-Qawasmeh, there have been other serious incidents of violence perpetrated by settlers. On the night of 17/18 October, a 13-year-old Palestinian was wounded in the chest by a Molotov cocktail thrown by settlers from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba, on the outskirts of Hebron; his cousin trying to help him was hit by a large rock. Members of the Da'ana extended family, who live next to the settlement and witnessed the attack, told Amnesty International that Israeli forces were present and failed to intervene. An ambulance was called but was unable to reach the house due to the ongoing attack.
I would like to know how useful is skyscrapers and high buildings lighting to get a visual reference for helicopter and small planes pilots by night in cities like New York. This is different from obstruction lights. I'm talking about shapes and colors.
Freeways with heavy traffic are also helpful. Interstate 5 running south from Albany, OR to Eugene, OR has a 33 mile straight stretch that produces a line of headlights. Aircraft approaching from the north can aim about 15° right of that line and be headed to the Eugene Airport.
In addition to the direct visual references provided by building and street lighting, in major urban areas the overall light pollution often provides enough light to see terrain and unlit obstructions. I commute across the Los Angeles basin by Lancair daily, and if it's overcast or slightly hazy the reflected and scattered city lights provide almost as much general illumination as one would get from a good moon on a clear night in an unpopulated area.
The Chargers controlled the clock for more than 38 minutes in both games, including a 27-20 stunner at Denver on a Thursday night in December. That was Manning's only divisional loss since heading West in 2012 and the Broncos' only loss at home.
Manning was coming off an emotional four-TD performance Sunday night against San Francisco in which he surpassed Favre as the NFL's touchdown pass king. Manning broke another of Favre's records on this night, albeit a much more obscure one: he now has 16 seasons with 20 or more touchdown passes, one more than Favre.
Matt Prior is telling Nick Knight he has "huge belief" in his keeping. His batting is such that he could go down as the best batsman to wear the gloves for England, but his keeping? Hmm.
39th over: West Indies 142-3 (Sarwan 66, Chanderpaul 18) Broad replaces Anderson, but his first ball is leg-sidish and scoots away for four leg-byes as Prior fails to get across in time. The next ball is straighter, but Chanderpaul is waiting for it and whips it for two runs through square-leg. They're batting very well, these two. But there's a long way to go to save this game. Meanwhile, Omar Dobouny suggests Gary Naylor, currently in Hong Kong, has "a night out with my mate Julian down at Fenwicks. Makes the bar in Star Wars look positively terrestrial". I gather they speak very highly of you too, Omar.
50th over: West Indies 184-4 (Sarwan 96, Nash 1) Sarwan pushes the first ball of Swann's new over towards deep backward point for a single, leaving Nash to contend with a slip, a gully, a silly point and a short leg. Aggressive stuff from Strauss with lunch approaching, but Nash is careful not to get in a tangle and is playing - shock, horror - with his bat. A testing over.
5th over: West Indies 27-0 (Smith 10, Gayle 17) need 259 to avoid an innings defeat What would England settle for tonight? Two wickets, I would guess, preferably including Sarwan. Smith almost provides one of them as he gets a very thick inside edge off Anderson that dribbles past his leg-stump and away for a single.
6th over: West Indies 27-0 (Smith 10, Gayle 17) need 259 to avoid an innings defeat Broad goes round the wicket to Smith, who according to Sky has the fifth-worst average of any Test opener to have played a reasonable amount of matches. Third in the list is Mike Brearley. A maiden. "You sound slightly lonely," writes the perceptive Phil Sawyer. "The emails have rather dried up so as there's a possibility that you could be here until 7.30 (I think Bull was praying for bad light even more than the Windies batsmen last night) I thought I'd keep you company. All other methods having failed, I've turned to the hair of the dog method to perk myself up. Might as well be hungover on work's time rather than waste my Sunday evening. How's the light looking, incidentally?" Gloomy. Or should I say, Stygian: I believe that's cricket's cliche of choice...
Richmond-Louisa-Gordonsvifle-Stanardsville-Harrisonburg-(Franklin,W.Va.). US 33. Richmond to West Virginia Line, 144 m.Asphalt-paved roadbed throughout.The Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. parallels route between Richmond and Gordonsville.Accommodations in towns; few tourist homes and camps.The eastern half of US 33 passes through country that produces food and forage crops and dark tobacco; westward are apple orchards, pastures,and grain fields. Yet farther westward the highway climbs the mountains, drops into the valley, and climbs again into the mountains.US 33 runs west from Capitol Square in RICHMOND, 0 m., on Broad Street, in union with US 250 (see Tour 17a) to a junction at 4.8 m., where US 33 turns R. from US 250.STAPLES MILL (L), 6.2 m., a plain clapboarded structure beside a stone dam, is typical of early Virginia grist mills.LAUREL GOLF COURSE (L), 9.6 m., is a public links (see Richmond).At 18.9 m. is a junction with County 670.Left here to County 675, 1.8 m., and R. to the RUINS OF AUBURN MILL (L), 2.9 m.,a large structure built before 1750 of local rock, 'laid dry'-that is, without mortar.After the walls were finished the outside cracks were 'pointed' or fined with plaster.Auburn shipped its product to a wide market. The loss of a cargo of flour that wentdown with a sailing ship bound for the Argentine led indirectly to the failure of itsowner, Michiah Crew. During the War between the States the mill manufactured bayonets, sabers, and cutlasses.At 24.9 m. on US 33 is a junction with County 657.Right here to CEDAR CREEK, 1 m., near the SITE OF CEDAR CREEK MEETINGHOUSE, from which the Friends' influence spread westward as early as 1746.MONTPELIER, 26.7 m., a few houses, stores, and a post office, is in an area where are found rutile crystals, often called 'venus-hair stones' or 'love's-arrows' and ranging in size from small grains to masses weighing 20 pounds. One of the three crystal forms of the element titanium, rutile is, curiously, black by reflected light and deep red by transmitted light.In the forks of the road at 43.3 m. is the SITE OF CUCKOO TAVERN, from which Jack Jouette, the son of the proprietor, began his ride on the night of June 3, 1781, to warn Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and the Virginia assembly in Charlottesville of the approaching British dragoons under Colonel Tarleton. Jouette had learned of their mission while the British rested here. In gratitude for his warning, the assembly voted' . . .to present Captain John Jouette an elegant sword and a pair of pistols as a memorial of the high sense which the General Assembly entertains for his activity and enterprise . . . whereby the designs of the enemy were frustrated and many valuable stores preserved.'Later, after Jouette moved to Kentucky, then a Virginia county, he served in the general assembly, where he sponsored a petition for the divorce of his brother-in-law, Lewis Robards, from Rachel Donelson (see Tour 4a), who was later Mrs. Andrew Jackson.PENDLETON, 46.1 m. (69 pop.), is little more than a station on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. The Louisa Railroad, begun in 1836, was the first in this section. It reached Louisa in 1838 and Gordonsville in 184o and caused diversion of trade from Fredericksburg to Richmond. During the War between the States the line transported supplies to Richmond and iron to Confederate armament factories.MINERAL, 47.4 m. (463 alt., 416 pop.), with scattered stores, houses, and sawmills, was once a shipping point for iron, mica, sulphur, and some gold. In 1848 Robert and Colonel James Hart, brothers, operated a furnace here that they called 'Rough and Ready' to honor Zachary Taylor. After the War between the States the demand for sulphur increased; and iron pyrites, found near by, was mined and smelted for that product. After 1900, operations in Louisiana caused a decline in profits here.LOUISA, 53.6 m. (437 alt., 300 pop.), seat of Louisa County, has remained a placid 'courthouse' in spite of the modern stores that line the highway. The town's beginning was in 1742 when it became the seat of Louisa County, taken from Hanover in 1742 and named for Queen Louisa of Denmark, daughter of George II of England.The LOUISA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, a white-pillared brick building on a green, was built in 1905.It was as a member from Louisa that the 29-year-old Patrick Henry in May 1765 began his fight for the common man when he spoke against the 'loan office,' an instrument intended to cloak certain questionable loans made from the public treasury by John Robinson, Speaker of the House and Treasurer of the Colony (see Tour 1). Toward the end of this session when the House was in committee to consider the Greenville Stamp Act, Henry introduced his resolutions proposing 'That the General Assembly . . . have the only and sole exclusive right and power to lay taxes and impositions upon the inhabitants of this colony.' The startled members were brought to their feet when Henry cried, 'Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell, and George the Third-' 'Treason, treason!' cried members of the assembly. Henry continued, ' . . . and George the Third may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it!'Though cautioned against sleeping at Louisa Courthouse-with 'the worst lodging . . . in all America'-the Marquis de Chastellux, when traveling in Virginia after the Revolution, had 'a curiosity to judge of it by my own experience' and went in. 'This man, called Johnson, is become so monstrously fat, that he cannot move out of his armchair . . . A stool supported his enormous legs, in which were large fissures on each side, a prelude to what, must soon happen to his belly . . .'During the Revolution and again during the War between the States Louisa lay in the path of hostile forces. Tarleton passed through in 1781; and on May 2, 1863, General George Stoneman's Union forces destroyed the railroad here. From the friendly side, however, came General Fitzhugh Lee, who camped near by on June 10, 1864, before the Battle of Trevilian.A STONE MEMORIAL (R) at 60.4 m. commemorates the Battle of Trevilian Station, fought near here on June 11-12, 1864. As the Union army lay at Cold Harbor in June (see Tour 20a), Grant sent General Philip H. Sheridan with two cavalry divisions to cut Lee's communications and join General David Hunter, then advancing eastward from the Valley. General Wade Hampton overtook Sheridan here, and after a two-day battle turned him eastward.At 64.4 m. is a junction with US 15 (see Tour 3c), which unites northward with US 33 for 5 miles. BOSWELL'S TAVERN (R), a story-and-a-half frame building with large end chimneys, was praised by the Marquis deChastellux, though he said that the innkeeper, Colonel Boswell, 'a tall, stout Scotsman . . . appeared but little prepared to receive strangers.'GORDONSVILLE, 69.3 m. (442 alt., 462 pop.), in an area of prosperous estates, is concentrated along a main street lined with comfortable homes on shaded lawns, and places of business that close at sunset, except on Saturday. Until a few years ago, Gordonsville to travelers meant fried chicken. When the train stopped, vendors of pullet done to a turn circulated among passengers, who purchased almost to a man. The village had its first growth as the western terminus of the Louisa Railroad. In 1855 the Orange & Alexandria established its terminus here. To reach these, two toll roads were constructed in the 1850's across the Blue Ridge.Interest in blooded horses began early here. Before the middle of the nineteenth century, local breeders set up a training stable under the care of an English trainer and dubbed it 'Horse College.' Here was kept Voltaire, a renowed sire.GORDON INN, a tan-colored frame building in two sections built by Nathaniel Gordon about 1787, became a stage stop.In Gordonsville is the northern junction with US 15 (see Tour 3c).MONTE BELLO (L), 73.2 m., is a frame house with a long porch. From the boxwood-covered lawn is a sweeping view of the Blue Ridge. According to one story (see Tour 10), Zachary Taylor, who became twelfth President of the United States, was born here on September 24, 1784.BARBOURSVILLE, 75.2 m. (200 pop.), took its name from the home of Governor James Barbour (1775-1842) that once stood near by. Barbour, a conservative, was governor of Virginia (1812-14) and later United States senator.BARBOURSVILLE RUINS stand at the end of a long oval 'green,' bordered half-around by tall box that halts opposite the entrance. Behind four Roman Doric columns, approached by steps of turf, rise ivy-covered brick walls, roofed only by the spreading branches of a large walnut tree that has grown up in the center. One of the old dependencies is the present house. Designs for the mansion were drawn by Jefferson about 1817, and construction began soon afterwards. Hospitality was dispensed here on a general scale until the mansion burned in 1884.In Barboursville is a junction with State 20 (see Tour 10).At RUCKERSVILLE, 82.3 m. (108 pop.), an old village, is a junction with US 29 (see Tour 4).At 83.4 m. is a junction with County 644.Wt here to RHEA HOUSE (L), 1.4 m., a small frame building below the highway,once the home of William Thurman, the founder of a religious sect called Thurmanites, who believed they knew the day the world would end. The date passed unchaotically, and the sect died out.STANARDSVIELLE, 88.7 m. (350 pop.), seat of Greene County, is the largest settlement in a wide area of foothills. Along the western horizon flows the undulating line of the Blue Ridge.The COURTHOUSE, a red brick building with a Doric portico and a cupola, was erected shortly after Greene County was cut from OrangeCounty in 1838 and named for General Nathanael Greene. The COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING was completed in 1938.West of Stanardsville the highway follows small Swift Run to the summit of SWIFT RUN GAP, 97.2 m. Here is a junction with the Skyline Drive (see Tour 4A). Through this gap Indians in 1716 guided Governor Alexander Spotswood and his merry gentlemen. Hoping to find a new pass westward, they started from Germanna (see Tour 3b), on August 29, 1716, well provisioned, especially with liquors of several kinds. At the slightest provocation, they drank the health of the king and the governor. They traveled westward, by easy stages, amusing themselves shooting deer, bear, turkeys, and snakes and making the expedition a pleasure trip. The party reached the top of the Blue Ridge September 5, drank the special toasts to the king and to Governor Spotswood, and named a peak for each. Riding into the Shenandoah Valley, they ceremoniously claimed the land west of the mountains for the king, then returned east. A short time after their return Governor Spotswood presented each member of the party with a jeweled miniature horseshoe of gold. The owners of these elaborate mementoes became the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe.From the crest (2,400 alt.), US 33 drops into the Shenandoah Valley, following the course of Elk Run, to ELKTON, 104.2 m. (965 pop.), which hugs the slope at the edge of fertile river bottom lands. Prior to 1908 it was called Conrad's Store-a name that appears in war records. The Confederates burned the bridge across Elk Creek June 3, 1862, to keep Union forces under Shields from crossing to join Fremont against Jackson.In Elkton is a junction with State 12 (see Tour 5A), which unites westward with US 33 for 8.6 miles.The highway crosses the SHENANDOAH RIVER, 104.9 m. When Governor Spotswood's party camped by this river, they named it Euphrates. According to the diary of one of the members of the party, 'The Governor buried a bottle with a paper inclosed, on which he writ that he took possession of this place in the name and for King George the First of England . . . and we drank the king's health in champagne and fired a volley, the Princess's health in Burgundy, and fired a volley, and all the rest of the Royal Family in Claret, and fired a volley. We drank the Governor's health and fired a volley. We had several sorts of liquiors, viz; Virginia red wine, Irish usquebaugh, brandy shrub, two sorts of rum, champagne, canary, cherry punch, water cider, etc.'McGAHEYSVILLE, 110.9 m. (400 pop.), is an old village lying under the Peaks of the Massanutten Mountain. Like other villages in the Blue Ridge country, at the beginning of the nineteenth century McGaheysville was a manufacturing center supplying local needs for clothes, shoes, hats, furniture, and wagons.About 1809, George Rockingham Gilmer, a native of this region who was later Governor of Georgia, wrote of numerous excavations on the side of 'Peaked Mountain,' 'made by the neighboring Dutch people in search of hidden treasure.' Gilmer told of a young man who 'had a club foot and was made a tailor of, as fit for nothing else,' and who told the treasure seekers that 'in his travels through Ohio, he had seen a factory of spyglasses, which so added to the power of sight, that he could see several feet into the earth with one of them.' On his suggestion, the Dutch made up a purse to send him to Ohio for a glass. On his return, without the glass, he told sorrowfully that he had bought the glass, but had lost it; he added that the glasses had been so much improved that without doubt it would be possible to see entirely through Peaked Mountain. The eager fortune hunters made up another purse and the tailor left again. This time he did not return.At 112.9 m. is the western junction with State 12 (see Tour 5A).PEALE'S CROSSROADS, 115.9 m., also called Massanutten Crossroads, is at a junction with County 620. At the crossroads is MASSANUTTEN CROSSROADS CHURCH (R), a white frame successor to a church closely identified with the organizing of the Presbyterian denomination in this area. The Reverend John Hindman was sent here as a missionary from the Presbytery of Donegal Synod of Philadelphia in 1742.Right on County 620 to KEEZLETOWN, 1.6 m. (116 pop.), which retains thecharms of an earlier day. It was established about 1790 by George Keisell, who laid out his town shortly after Thomas Harrison established Harrisonburg farther west. Rivalry for the honor of being the county seat resulted in a horse race in which Harrison outdistanced Keisell.Signs lead from the town to MASSANUTTEN CAVERNS, 2.8 m. (adm. $1.50), discovered in 1892 in a secondary ridge of the Massanutten.At 117.5 m. on US 33 is a junction with County 687.Left here 0.7 m. to MASSANETTA SPRINGS, a former resort now owned by thePresbyterian Synod of Virginia. Annual summer conferences, schools of music, and music festivals are held here.HARRISONBURG, 121.6 m. (1,338 alt-, 7,232 pop.) (see Tour 5a), is at a junction with US 11.At 127.7 m. is a junction with County 752.Right here to MT. CLINTON, 1.5 m., a small community. Its former name, MuddyCreek, was changed by election in 1833. Poultry raising is the leading commercial activity on farms near by.WAR BRANCH, 128.8 m., is a mountain stream named for an Indian battle along its banks. The low ridge in front and slightly to the left of the highway at 129.2 m. is a local landmark called Giant's Grave.RAWLEY SPRINGS (L), 133 m., is a spa that started its career when Joseph Hicks advertised in 1825 the benefits to be derived from its waters. Numerous fires have reduced its accommodations to cabins and campsites.Just west of Rawley Springs the highway passes into the GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST (camp and picnicking facilities), an area of many thousand acres of mountain land in Virginia and West Virginia set aside for the protection of watersheds and timber reserves. Since 1933 the recreational facilities of the forest have been greatly increased by the C.C.C.The highway passes upward across the Allegheny Range, following the bed of Dry River through a parklike area.US 33 crosses the crest of the Allegheny Range and the West Virginia line, 144 m., at a point 21 miles east of Franklin, W.Va. (see West Virginia Guide). 2b1af7f3a8