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Ashley, Merrill

(Encyclopedia) Ashley, Merrill, 1950–, American ballerina, b. St. Paul, Minn. as Linda Michelle Merrill. She studied (1964–67) at the School of American Ballet, joining the parent New York City…

State Symbols

StateSongBirdTreeFlowerAlabama“Alabama” (1931)yellowhammer (1927)Southern longleaf pine (1949, 1997)camellia (1959)Salt water fish: fighting tarpon (1955); Fresh water fish: largemouth bass (…

1985 Grammy Awards

Record of the Year“We Are the World,” USA for AfricaAlbum of the YearNo Jacket Required, Phil Collins (Atlantic)Song of the Year“We Are the World,” Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie,…

Idaho

Capital: Boise State abbreviation/Postal code: Idaho/ID Governor: C. L. Butch Otter, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Brad Little, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Mike Crapo, R (to Jan. 2023); Jim…

New Jersey

Capital: Trenton State abbreviation/Postal code: N.J./NJ Governor: Chris Christie, R (to Jan. 2018) Senators: Robert Menendez, D (to Jan. 2019); Cory Booker, D (to Jan. 2021) U.S. Representatives…

North Dakota

Capital: Bismarck State abbreviation/Postal code: N.D./ND Governor: Doug Burgum, R (to Dec. 15, 2020) Lieut. Governor: Brent Sanford, R (to Dec. 15, 2020) Senators:John Hoeven, R (to Jan. 2023);…

Oregon

Capital: Salem State abbreviation/Postal code: Ore./OR Governor: Kate Brown, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Jeff Merkley, D (to Jan. 2021); Ron Wyden, D (to Jan. 2023) U.S. Representatives: 5…

Alabama

Alabama State Facts Organized as territory: March 3, 1817Entered Union: Dec. 14, 1819 (22nd State)Present constitution adopted: 1901 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: Ala./ALNickname:…

Nebraska

Capital: Lincoln State abbreviation/Postal code: Nebr./NE Governor: Pete Ricketts, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Mike Foley, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Ben Sasse, R (to Jan. 2021); Debra…