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Houston Texas Business Directory The gulf's warm water temperature can feed powerful Atlantic hurricanes causing extensive human death and other destruction as happened with Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in the Atlantic a hurricane will draw up cool water from the depths and making it less likely that further hurricanes will follow in its wake (warm water being one of the preconditions necessary for their formation) However the Gulf is shallower; when a hurricane passes over the water temperature may drop but it soon rebounds and becomes capable of supporting another tropical storm! Alief (Partially annexed by Houston partially unincorporated), The call for unconditional surrender was rejected by the Japanese government which believed it would be capable of negotiating for more favourable surrender terms in early August the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Between the two bombings the Soviets pursuant to the Yalta agreement invaded Japanese-held Manchuria and quickly defeated the Kwantung Army which was the largest Japanese fighting force thereby persuading previously adamant Imperial Army leaders to accept surrender terms the Red Army also captured the southern part of Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands on 15 August 1945 Japan surrendered with the surrender documents finally signed at Tokyo Bay on the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri on 2 September 1945 ending the war, The 2003 Texas redistricting of Congressional districts led by Republican Tom DeLay was called by the New York Times "an extreme case of partisan gerrymandering" a group of Democratic legislators the "Texas Eleven" fled the state in a quorum-busting effort to prevent the legislature from acting but was unsuccessful the state had already redistricted following the 2000 census Despite these efforts the legislature passed a map heavily in favor of Republicans based on 2000 data and ignoring the estimated nearly one million new residents in the state since that date Career attorneys and analysts at the Department of Justice objected to the plan as diluting the votes of African American and Hispanic voters but political appointees overrode them and approved it. Legal challenges to the redistricting reached the national Supreme Court in the case League of United Latin American Citizens v Perry (2006) but the court ruled in favor of the state (and Republicans).
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