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May. 24,, 2012' Golden Valley News Page ,9 Insurance legal notices L66842 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the American General Life Insurance Company of Delaware In the state of Delaware Total Assets 9,146,118,352 Total Liabilities 8,695,492,913 Common Capital Stock 4,883,515 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 353,601,298 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 20,097,405 Unassigned funds (surplus) 72,043,221 Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders 450,625,439 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 9,146,118,352 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 109,874 Total Direct Losses Paid 383,892 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 278,725 Total Direct Losses Paid 485,938 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- formable to the requirements of the laws of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that theabove named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in-the state according to, the laws thereolnlmtihth 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) L60739 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the American National Insurance Company In the state of Texas Total Assets 17,390,041,492 Total Liabilities 15,389,490,437 Common Capital Stock 30,832,449 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and : Contributed surplus 27,302,969 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 65,944,566 Unassigned funds (surglus) ,, 1,974,961,083 Le,4S treaSury s}ock, at cost: 98,490,102 # shares common 4,011,165 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders 2,000,551,055 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 17,390,041,492 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 6,532,297 Total Direct Losses Paid 1,572,591 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 572,115 Total Direct Losses Paid 191,208 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE 1, Adam Harem, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, 1 have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- formable to the requirements of the laws of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) L91785 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the American Phoenix Life and Reassurance Company In the state of Connecticut Total Assets 19,768,118 Total Liabilities 5,799,532 Common Capital Stock 5,000,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 479,153 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 0 Unassigned funds (surplus)8,489,433 Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders t3,968,586 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 19,768,118 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 0 Total Direct Losses 0 Paid ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 0 Total Direct Losses 0 Paid STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially flied by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY eq-JIEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the taws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- formable to the requirements of the laws of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) L67679 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the American Republic Corp Insurance Company In the state of Nebraska Total Assets 22,916,878 Total Liabilities 15,654,732 Common Capital Stock 1,500,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 5,994,115 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 0 Unassigned funds (surplus) -231,969 Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders 7,262,146 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 22,916,878 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 0 Total Direct Losses Paid 0 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 1,231,547 Total Direct Losses Paid 802,296 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- (ormable to the requirements of the laws of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) L60836 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the American Republic Insurance Company In the state of Iowa Total Assets 538,648,651 Total Liabilities 279,349,000 Common Capital Stock 5,000,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 8,995,517 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 7,000,000 Unassigned funds (surplus) 238,304,124 Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders 259,299,641 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 538,648,641 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 254,497 Total Direct Losses Paid 146,560 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 5,359,762 Total Direct Losses Paid 5,801,025 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- formable to the requirements of the laws of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) L60895 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the American United Life Insurance Company In the state of Indiana Total Assets 17,342,635,551 Total Liabilities 16,506,714,126 Common Capital Stock 5,000,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 75,000,000 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 550,000 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 20,585,534 Unassigned funds (su rplu s) 734,785,891 Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders 835,921 ;425 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 17,342,635,551 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 3,313,411 Total Direct Losses Paid 1,616,578 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 9,904 Total Direct Losses Paid 0 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed I in this office a sworn statement exhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- formable to the requirements of the laws of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) L61301 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation In the state of Nebraska Total Assets 7,278,337,028 Total Liabilities 5,929,t88,689 Common Capital Stock 2,500,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate'write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 457,438,387 Aggregate write-ins for tda surplus fund' 9;89,,982 Unassigned funds (surplus) 879,314,970 Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders 1,349,148,339 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 7,278,337,028 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 207,798 Total Direct Losses Paid 231,426 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 309,153 Total Direct Losses Paid 328,240 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- formable to the requirements of the laws of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) L71439 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the Assurity Life Insurance Company In the state of Nebraska Total Assets 2,403,180,678 Total Liabilities 2,145,364,225 Common Capital Stock 2,500,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 20,000,000 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 0 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 8,959,929 Unassigned funds (surplus) 226,356,515 Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders 257,816,444 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 2,403,180,669 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 453,251 Total Direct Losses Paid 774,790 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 209,119 Total Direct Losses Paid 22,841 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement eFhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- formable to the requirements of the laws of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the said company has filed in this office a duly certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL) ........................... ADAM HAMM ' : " ComnSii dfinsa,a]ce :   ." (May 10, 17, 24)' L61182 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the Aurora National Life Assurance Company In the state of California Total Assets 2,818,709,621 Total Liabilities 2,462,829,269 Common Capital Stock 3,000,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 223,460,219 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 5,724,682 Unassigned funds (surplus) 123,695,451 certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) L61190 ABSTRACT OF STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 of the Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company In the state of Michigan , Total Assets 3,106,658,396 Total Liabilities 2,849,267,312 Common Capital Stock 3,450,000 Preferred Capital Stock 0 Aggregate write-ins for Other than special surplus 0 Surplus notes 0 Gross paid in and Contributed surplus 16,568,902 Aggregate write-ins for Special surplus fund 3,944,772 Unassigned funds (surplus) 233,427,410 Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common 0 # shares preferred 0 Surplus as regards Policyholders 257,391,084 Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 3,106,658,396 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 5,396,861 Total Direct Losses Paid 1,311,596 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 117,864 Total Direct Losses Paid 0 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY WHEREAS, the above corporation duly organized under the laws of its state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibit- ing its condition and business for the year ending December 31, 2011 con- formable to the requirements of the laws .of this State regarding the busi- ness of insurance and WHEREAS, the sai 0mpay'has filed in this office a duty certified copy of its charter with certificate of organi- zation in compliance with the require- ments of insurance law aforesaid, NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, pursuant to the provisions of said laws, do hereby certify that the above named company is fully empowered through its author- ized agents and representatives, to transact its appropriated business of authorized insurance in the state according to the laws thereof, until the 30th day of April, A.D., 2013. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bismarck this first day of May, A.D., 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM Commissioner of Insurance (May 10, 17, 24) Less treasury stock, at cost: # shares common o StrEn.g e # shares preferred Surplus as regards Policyholders 355,880,352 t ,,.BOT TRO/E Total Liabilities, Capital and Surplus 2,818,709,621 NORTH DAKOTA BUSINESS ONLY FOR THE YEAR 2011 LIFE & ANNUITY Total Direct Premiums Written 105,607 Total Direct Losses Paid 749,579 ACCIDENT & HEALTH Total Direct Premiums Written 0 Total Direct Losses Paid 0 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE I, Adam Hamm, Commissioner of Insurance of the State of North Dakota, do hereby certify that the fore- going is a true Abstract of Statement, as officially filed by the Company in this office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of this office at Bismarck, the first day of May, A.D. 2012 (SEAL). ADAM HAMM By Salnantha Weaver It was, unsurprisingly, comedian and writer W.C. Fields who said, "'I am freeofall prejudices. I hate every- one equally." Even if you haven't heard the They Might Be Giants song "lstanbul (Not Constantinople)" you are probably aware that the Turkish metropolis has undergone name changes throughout its long history. It seems that when the name was Constantinople, it was common for residents of the area to refer to things "in the city," which in the Aegean dialect of Greek is pro- nounced "is tan polin." Eventually the name stuck, and in 1930 Turk- ish authorities formally adopted the name lstanbul. The giant squid has the distinction of possessing the largest eyes of any animal -- they're as big as pie plates. Commissioner of Insurance For a queen bee, laying 3;000 eggs . STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA : isaII in a day's work. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE Evidencing a drastic change in COMPANY'S CERTIFICATE OF the nature of the United States since AUTHORITY its agrarian beginnings, today only WHEREAS, the above corporation a quarter of Americans live in rural duly organized under the laws of its areas. state or country of domicile, has filed in this office a sworn statement exhibit- The next time you're in the jungle ing its condition and business for the observinggori!las, besuretonoticeif year ending December 31 2011 con- one sticks out its tongue. That means formable to the requirements of the. :it's angry: . laws of this State regarding the busi- Inthe filming of the original "Star ness of insurance and Trek" television series, the ship's WHEREAS, the said company has transporter was used simply to cut filed in this office a duly certified copy costs. With it, characters could move of its charter with certificate of organi- fi'om one set to another without hav- zation in compliance with the require- . ments of insurance law aforesaid, mg to shoot costly landing scenes. As NOW THEREFORE, I, ADAM :a side note, the ,sPark!ing effect that ..... HAMM, Commissioner of Insurance of otdd be seen:when characters were' the State of North Dakota, purSuantlo transported wascreatedbya|uminum the provisions of said laws, do hereby dust.