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river in W Tasmania, Australia, 125 mi (200 km) long. Flowing from mountains to the W coast, its main tributaries are the Franklin and Denison from the N, and Serpentine and Olga to the S. In the 1980s it was the site of controversial proposals to develop hydroelectricity.
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1 City (1990 pop. 12,907), seat of Johnson co., S central Ind., inc. 1823. It is a farm trade center. Manufactures include auto parts, aluminum doors and windows, and copper panels. Franklin College of Indiana is there. 2 City (1990 pop. 11,026), Warren co., SW Ohio, on the Great Miami River, in a farm area; inc. 1813. Paper products are manufactured in the city, which was a flourishing river port in the mid-19th cent. 3 City (1990 pop. 21,855), Milwaukee co., W central Wis., a residential suburb of Milwaukee; inc. 1956.

Franklin (Independent City), Virginia

120 Pretlow St
Franklin, VA 23851
Phone: (757) 562-8559
Fax: (757) 562-8561

In southeastern VA, southwest of Norfolk. Incorporated as a town in 1876; as a city in 1961. Annexed part of Southampton County effective December 31, 1995. Name Origin: Origin unclear: possibly for patriot and statesman Benjamin Franklin (1707-90) or for a local storekeeper named Franklin. One story has it that the name originated from the exclamation of a railroad section foreman who, upon driving a spike while working here, said, "This shall be Franklin!"

Area (sq mi):: 8.40 (land 8.35; water 0.05) Population per square mile: 1029.20
Population 2005: 8,594 State rank: 119 Population change: 2000-20005 3.00%; 1990-2000 6.10% Population 2000: 8,346 (White 45.50%; Black or African American 52.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,573; median household $31,687; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,046-$24,646
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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a unit of electric charge (quantity of electricity), equal to 10/c = 3.34 × 10–10 coulomb (where c is the speed of light in a vacuum, in cm/sec); it is identical in magnitude with the statcoulomb, the unit of electric charge in the cgs electrostatic system. The unit has the abbreviation Fr. In 1950 a proposal was made to introduce a unit of electric charge, named in honor of B. Franklin, as the fourth base unit in the cgs electrostatic system. This new cgs franklin system could, in conjunction with the cgs biot system, facilitate a gradual transition from use of the cgs system to use of the International System of Units (SI), which has seven base units. However, the two modified cgs systems have not gained wide acceptance.


Burdun, G. D. Edinitsy fizicheskikh velichin. Moscow, 1967.




An obsolete term for a lightning rod.


1. Aretha born 1942, US soul, pop, and gospel singer
2. Benjamin 1706--90, American statesman, scientist, and author. He helped draw up the Declaration of Independence (1776) and, as ambassador to France (1776--85), he negotiated an alliance with France and a peace settlement with Britain. As a scientist, he is noted particularly for his researches in electricity, esp his invention of the lightning conductor
3. Sir John. 1786--1847, English explorer of the Arctic: lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) (1836--43): died while on a voyage to discover the Northwest Passage
4. Rosalind. 1920--58, British x-ray crystallographer. She contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA, before her premature death from cancer
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"Sorry to interrupt, but Mr. Franklin said I should join you guys." She tried to look apologetic.
"If there are children involved, they (the parents) want to give them one last Christmas,'' Mr. Franklin said.
Mr. Franklin told the Acting Chairman that he will definitely recommend to bring sufficient expertise in the project team and one or two international senior Parliamentary advisers can be appointed.
Even as Daniels and Christie did not let their states' fiscal crises go to waste, national politicians can propose and effect measures that preserve federal solvency with spending reductions that, in Mr. Franklin's words, "restrain government overreach and reassert constitutional limits."
Ever the mild-mannered academic, Mr. Franklin tended orchids at his Durham, N.C., home.
Another amazing fact about our Mr. Franklin is that he never patented any of his inventions, feeling it was only right to share them when so many others' inventions were freely accessible to him.
The current prosecution has its own suspicious political beginnings, with some of the early leaks to the media suggesting that Mr. Franklin deserved his fate because he was one of those ''neocons'' who got us into Iraq.
Gregory Smith is goofing off near the windows, and Mr. Franklin grabs him by the shirt collar and hauls him to the boys' bathroom.
But with only 11 cases of lymphoma, the investigators were unable to determine with any certainty the exact contribution of more severe disease and that of use of an immunosuppressive DMARD, which would be more likely in an individual with more severe disease, Mr. Franklin said.
"If we do not hang together," he then said, "we most certainly will hang separately." Fortunately, America heeded Mr. Franklin's advice and went on to form a more perfect union.
Mr. Franklin, thanks for so carefully reading Shooting Industry magazine and visiting our Website.