Milo

Milo

[mahy-loh]
Djukanović, Milo, 1962-, Montenegrin political leader, president (1998-2002) and prime minister (1991-98, 2003-6, 2008-) of Montenegro, grad. Univ. of Montenegro, Podgorica (1986). He joined the Communist party in 1979 and rose steadily through its ranks. Once a protegé of Slobodan Milošević, Djukanović became prime minister of Montenegro, then a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, in 1991, and thereafter he dominated Montenegrin politics. Reelected three times, he at first favored the unity of Yugoslavia, but by 1997, when he narrowly won the presidency, he had broken with Milošević and supported increased sovereignty or independence for Montenegro. As president he increasingly favored the latter, but in 2002, the year he again became prime minister, he agreed to a compromise, and a looser union between Serbia and Montenegro was created. In 2006, largely through his efforts, Montenegro became independent and soon thereafter Djukanović resigned from office. He became prime minister for a fifth term in 2008 when Željko Šturanović, who had succeeded him, resigned for health reasons. He led his Democratic party of Socialists (DPS) to victory in the 2009 elections.
Milo or Milon, fl. 500 B.C., athlete of ancient Greece, b. Crotona. He won numerous victories in wrestling at the Olympic and Pythian games. He is said to have carried a heifer on his shoulders through the Olympic stadium, killed her with a blow of his fist, and devoured her in the course of a day. Finding a tree partially split, he attempted, according to legend, to tear it apart but caught his hand and was eaten alive by wolves.
Milo (Titus Annius Papianus Milo), 95 B.C.-47 B.C., Roman partisan leader. As tribune of the people (57 B.C.) he obtained the recall from exile of Cicero. At the insistence of Pompey, Milo hired a gang to fight the gang of Clodius. The rivals kept Rome in an uproar until it ended (52 B.C.) in the death of Clodius in an affray at Bovillae, on the Appian Way. Pompey was appointed sole consul to restore order in the city, and Milo was brought to trial. Cicero, his advocate, was so intimidated that he did not deliver his oration, which he later published (Pro Milone). Milo was exiled to Massilia, joined the insurrection of Marcus Caelius in Italy, and was defeated, captured, and killed. Milo's wife was Sulla's daughter.
milo or milo maize: see sorghum.

Cereal grain plant of the family Poaceae (or Gramineae), probably native to Africa, and its edible starchy seeds. All types raised chiefly for grain belong to the species Sorghum vulgare, which includes varieties of grain sorghums and grass sorghums (grown for hay and fodder), and broomcorn (used in making brooms and brushes). The strong grass usually grows 2–8 ft (0.5–2.5 m) or higher. The seeds are smaller than those of wheat. Though high in carbohydrates, sorghum is of lower feed quality than corn. Resistant to drought and heat, sorghum is one of Africa's major cereal grains. It is also grown in the U.S., India, Pakistan, and northern and northeastern China. Substantial quantities are also grown in Iran, the Arabian Peninsula, Argentina, Australia, and southern Europe. The grain is usually ground into meal for porridge, flatbreads, and cakes.

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Milo is a city in Warren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 839 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Milo is located at (41.288213, -93.440001).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 891 people, 312 households, and 242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,353.2 people per square mile (522.5/km²). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 529.0/sq mi (204.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.52% White, 0.12% Native American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 312 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,927, and the median income for a family was $46,125. Males had a median income of $32,153 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,263. About 4.9% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

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