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Ship to become 2nd largest intentional reef - The Associated Press
Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a massive World War II ship last used by the US Air Force to track missiles and spacecraft, it's anything but business as usual. Crews are preparing the decommissioned ship for sinking Wednesday seven miles off Key West,...
USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg To Be Sunk For a Reef - Slashdot
caffiend666 writes "On Wednesday the USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg is to be sunk in 140 feet of water off of Key West to become the world's second largest artificial reef. (The largest was created by sinking the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany off of Pensacola...
Spring playoff primer: Teams start road to state - Green Bay Press Gazette
If Lemanski repeats in Division 3 or Vandenberg wins a gold in the 400 in Division 4, they would join a list of 15 athletes in state history who have won a state title in the same event for four straight years. The Green Bay Notre Dame boys team will...
Vandenberg Delta II Launch For Missile Defense Agency Successful - Aero-News Network
A Delta II rocket managed by NASA's Launch Services Program lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA., Tuesday with a spacecraft for the United States Missile Defense Agency. The spacecraft is called the Space Tracking and Surveillance System...
Matt Weinstock - Los Angeles Times Blogs
"Try Vandenberg." At Vandenberg they were too busy trying to get a few things into the ground. "Try Randolph," they said. The general called Randolph AFB and asked, "Got any mice down there we can put into orbit?" "Must be something wrong with this...
'Vandenberg' sink date set for May 27 - KeysNet
Hoyt S. Vandenberg on May 27. "Our sink window opens Wednesday, May 27, and that's the date we're currently targeting," said Jim Scholl, Key West's city manager and project administrator. "However, there are factors that could delay the scuttling,...
Five Golds And Depth Key Eagles; Vandenberg Steals Show With Trio ... - Peshtigo Times
Niagara, led by the always-steady Jamie Vandenberg, racked up enough points for a runner-up finish. Vandenberg was a triple winner on the day, taking the 400, 800 and 1600, while also finishing second in the high jump. The Cougars picked up three wins...
Local buyers increase - Sarnia Observer
Loyal customers that Margaret Vandenberg sees every week at the Sarnia Farmers Market have come for years because they've always preferred local produce. But in recent years, they've been joined by a small but growing number of new customers influenced...
Ms. Frizzle brings sizzle to Vandenberg - Mirror
By Hugh Gallagher • OBSERVER STAFF WRITER • May 17, 2009 Two Ms. Frizzles greeted the third-graders Wednesday at Vandenberg Elementary School as they boarded the Magic School Bus. If they looked closely, they could see their Principal Syndee Malek and...
Gary Vandenberg named president of Cape Coral's new resident club - The News-Press
Gary Vandenberg is the new president of the New Resident Club (NRC) of Cape Coral. Vandenberg and his wife Kathy Vandenberg are fulltime residents of Cape Coral having moved from Venice, Fla., last spring. Vandenberg has extensive business and...

Vandenberg resolution

The Vandenberg resolution (S.Res. 239) was passed on June 1948. It was proposed by, and named for, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg.

Negotiations over the nature and degree of the U.S. commitment to the defense of its North Atlantic allies were complicated by the conflicting desire of the allies for an iron-clad assurance of immediate U.S. intervention in case of a Soviet attack and the insistence of the U.S. Senate that its constitutional prerogatives be preserved, especially the power to commit the United States to war. State Department officials, after assuming a common position of support for the idea of a treaty, patiently wove together a text that balanced the concerns of its European allies, of the Senate, and of the U.S. military. Domestic U.S. politics, particularly those arising from the presidential election of 1948, played an important role in the international and congressional negotiations.

In keeping with practices worked out during the congressional debate over the Marshall Plan, discussions between administration and Republican leaders over collective security arrangements in Europe were held between April and June 1948. The talks reflected the likelihood of a Republican (GOP) presidential victory in the November elections. Republican Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, was a leading contender for the GOP presidential nomination before dropping out of the contest. In friendly and candid talks with Secretary of State Marshall and Under Secretary Lovett, Vandenberg embraced the concept of a North Atlantic alliance and agreed to support it in the Senate, but only if substantive negotiations were delayed until after the elections and the UN Charter were more clearly affirmed and invoked in the prospective treaty.

The role of personal relations in foreign policy was demonstrated by Lovett's informal discussions with Vandenberg. The Senator, now a convinced internationalist, wanted to be helpful but was mindful of political realities, which he sought to impress on the Under Secretary and the Truman administration. In an April 11 meeting, Lovett tactfully probed Vandenberg's thinking on a number of key issues, including the type of aid Congress would approve; the form of a pact, particularly the willingness of the Senate to approve a slightly modified version of the Rio Treaty with regard to Europe; the role of the United Nations in collective security arrangements; and the legislative preparation needed for eventual conclusion of a long-term European security agreement. A week later Vandenberg and Lovett discussed the wording of a resolution that would provide the legislative groundwork for a long-term pact.

The Vandenberg Resolution was the landmark action that opened the way to the negotiation of the North Atlantic Treaty. While it is clear that the concept of such an alliance first arose during the Pentagon Talks in Washington in March, American action would have been stymied without the Senate action endorsing an internationalist role for the United States.

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Don VandenBerg

Don VandenBerg is a professor of Astronomy (Ph.D. Australian National University) at the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria. Dr. VandenBerg is internationally acclaimed for his work on modelling stars of different size and composition.

Using basic input physics (e.g. nuclear reaction rates and opacities), Dr. VandenBerg uses computer models to help understand the structure and evolution of stars. These models, which are tightly constrained by observations, provide insight into stellar populations and will ultimately be used to synthesize the stellar populations of distant galaxies.

Don Vandenberg has the most-cited research papers of any astronomer in Canada. His stellar isochrones (resulting from his models) are widely used throughout the world.

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Vandenberg Village, California

Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California

Vandenberg Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County, California, United States. The population was 5,802 at the 2000 census.

Vandenberg Village is located at 34°42′23″N 120°27′56″W / 34.70639°N 120.46556°W / 34.70639; -120.46556 (34.706281, -120.465513).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.5 km²), all of it land.

Vandenberg Village is the location of Cabrillo (Senior) High School (one of two general high schools located within Lompoc Unified School District boundaries), Buena Vista Elementary School, and Maple High (Continuation) School.

Water and Wastewater services are provided by Vandenberg Village Community Services District. Electricity services are provided by Pacific Gas and Electric. Library services are provided by the Lompoc Public Library System.

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,802 people, 2,304 households, and 1,737 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,110.5 people per square mile (429.2/km²). There were 2,366 housing units at an average density of 452.9/sq mi (175.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.54% White, 5.60% African American, 1.02% Native American, 3.00% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 2.67% from other races, and 3.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.88% of the population.

There were 2,304 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,700, and the median income for a family was $66,122. Males had a median income of $50,362 versus $27,969 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,838. About 3.8% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

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Source : Wikipedia