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Dav Pilkey

David Murray "Dav" Pilkey Jr. is an American cartoonist and illustrator of children's literature. Pilkey is best known as the author and illustrator of the children's book series Captain Underpants and the children's graphic novel series Dog Man. Pilkey was born in Ohio, to Barbara and David Pilkey Sr.. He has one older sister. Pilkey was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity dyslexia as a child. In elementary school in North Ridgeville, Pilkey was reprimanded for his behavior in class and thus sat at a desk in the school hallway, where he created the Captain Underpants character. Pilkey entered his first book, World War Won, in a national competition for student authors and won in his age category; the book's publication in 1987 was included in the award. The atypical spelling of his first name came from a period of employment in a Pizza Hut. Pilkey attended Kent State University, he was in a romantic relationship with Cynthia Rylant. He married Sayuri Pilkey in 2005; the first two are graphic novels: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future, released on August 10, 2010.

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Re-turn of Tippy Tinkletrousers was released on August 28, 2012 and Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers was released in January 2013. As of 2017 Pilkey and his wife live in Washington. For the animated television series based on the books, see Dragon. A Friend for Dragon Dragon Gets By Dragon's Fat Cat Dragon's Halloween Dragon's Merry Christmas The Dumb Bunnies The Dumb Bunnies' Easter Make Way for Dumb Bunnies The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo Pilkey authored the Dumb Bunnies books under the pseudonym Sue Denim, he has stated. The Adventures of Captain Underpants Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun 2 Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Re-Turn of Tippy Tinkletrousers Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers Dog Man Dog Man: Unleashed Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties Dog Man and Cat Kid Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls Dog Man: Fetch-22 Pilkey authored the Super Diaper Baby and Ook and Gluk books under the pseudonyms Harold Hutchins and George Beard.

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha Monkeys from Mars Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Naughty Night Crawlers from Neptune Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Un-Pleasant Penguins from Pluto Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Astro-Activity Book o' Fun Big Dog and Little Dog Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog World War Won Don't Pop Your Cork on Mondays Illustrator only'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving The Place Nobody Stopped Illustrator only Julius Illustrator only Kat Kong Dogzilla Dog Breath!: The Horrible Trouble With Hally Tosis The Moonglow Roll-O-Rama The Hallo-Wiener When Cats Dream God Bless the Gargoyles The Paperboy The Silly Gooses Comics Squad: Recess!

Contributor as author/illustrator for this anthology Guys Read: Terrifying Tales contributor as author/illustrator for this anthology One Today illustrator only 1986: The National Written and Illustrated by... Awards Contest for Students, ages 14–19 category, World War Won 1997: Caldecott Honor Award, The Paperboy 1998: California Young Reader Medal, Dog Breath!: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis, publ

1998 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

The 1998 United States Figure Skating Championships were the United States Figure Skating Championships of the 1997–98 figure skating season. They were a national championship to determine the national champions of the United States. Aside from determining the national champions, the event served to help choose the U. S. teams to the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships and the 1998 Winter Olympics. The 1998 World Junior Figure Skating Championships had been held prior to the national championships and so the World Juniors team had been chosen at a World Juniors selection competition earlier in the year. Skaters competed in five disciplines across three levels; the disciplines of the competition were men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, ice dancing, compulsory figures. The levels of competition were Senior and Novice. Medals were awarded in four colors: gold, silver and pewter; this was the penultimate year of compulsory figures being competed at the U. S. Championships; the novice competitors skated one figure, the juniors and seniors skated three.

The 1998 Championships took place on January 4 -- 1998 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During this competition, Michael Weiss attempted a quadruple lutz jump in his free skating, he put his free foot down on the landing and so the jump was not ratified as complete. Despite withdrawing with injury, Jenni Meno / Todd Sand were named to the Olympic Team. In the senior ladies event, Amber Corwin, Andrea Gardiner, Sydne Vogel tied for 7th place in the free skating on Majority Of Placements. Through the Total Ordinary Majority tiebreak, Vogel's portion of the tie was broken and she placed 9th in that segment. Corwin and Gardiner's tie was unbreakable and so they shared the placement of 7th in the free skating. In the novice pairs event, five teams tied for 8th place in the short program; the tie between Vise/Bradley, Christensen/Gibbons and McCloy/McCloy was broken through the Total Ordinary Majority tiebreak. The tie between Rogeness/Rogeness and Ross/McPherson was unbreakable and so they shared the placement of 11th in the short program.

There were several unbreakable ties in the figures competition on the senior levels. Kharen Kloeffler and Brooke Pitman tied for the junior gold, Josselyn Baumgartner and Alecia Moore tied for the junior bronze, Jessica Koslow and Amy Miyoshi tied for seventh place in juniors, Olivia Baer and Sara Stach tied for eleventh place in juniors, Jaime Clark and Jamie Walzer tied for eighth place in seniors. In his winning free skating Eldredge fell on a quad toe loop attempt. 1998 State Farm U. S. Figure Skating Championships Event reports

Dubois Museum

The Dubois Museum is a 3,850-square-foot museum preserving and interpreting the history of the Upper Wind River Valley and is located in the town of Dubois, Wyoming on U. S. Route 26 along the Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway; the museum offers interpretive programs, multi-media presentations, special events. The center contains several permanent exhibits; the Natural History of the Upper Wind River Valley featuring displays including the geology of the Wind River including the Chugwater Formation, Turritella agates, the flora and fauna including the native cutthroat trout and bighorn sheep The Mountain Shoshone, known as the Sheepeaters, how they lived as interpreted from the steatite tools, horn bows crafted from bighorn sheep horn, petroglyphs left from ancestors The Charlie Moore Collection presenting artifacts of the CM Ranch, the oldest continuously operating guest ranch in Wyoming. The Scandinavian loggers who cut railroad ties for the nation's railroads in the national forests near Dubois as presented in the Wind River Tie-Hack Gallery The US Cavalry in Wyoming The homesteaders who settled in the late 1800sEducational tours are offered to area geological and historical sites of Sheepeater bighorn sheep traps, Plains Indians teepee rings and cabins from the “tie hack” era.

CM Ranch and Simpson Lake Cabins National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center List of Registered Historic Places in Wyoming Dubois Museum - official site

A Decade in the Grave

A Decade In The Grave is a box set by death metal band Six Feet Under. It was released in 2005 on Metal Blade Records. Ten years after the formation of Six Feet Under, Metal Blade celebrated the band's longevity with A Decade in the Grave, a five-disc box set; the first two discs is SFU's best-of, disc three contains rare demos as well as live performances, while the fourth disc contains demos and rehearsal material by Leviathan. The DVD offers a blend of live performances; the box set includes 4 new songs, "Dead and Buried", "From Flesh Bone", "A Knife Fight to the Death", "Burned at the Stake", the latter 3 being unreleased, the former being recorded for the album. "Feasting On The Blood Of The Insane" "Revenge Of The Zombies" "Impulse To Disembowel" "Bonesaw" "Dead And Buried" "The Enemy Inside" "Drowning" "Silent Violence" "Bringer Des Blutes" "Brainwashed" "When Skin Turns Blue" "Rest In Pieces" "Braindead" "Murdered In The Basement" "Knife, Axe" "War Is Coming" "Shadow Of The Reaper" "The Day The Dead Walked" "Deathklaat" "The Murderers" "Decomposition Of The Human Race" "Cadaver Mutilator" "Hacked To Pieces" "Remains Of You" "Torture Killer" "Lycanthropy" "The Art Of Headhunting" "This Graveyard Earth" "Beneath A Black Sky" "Human Target" "Suffering In Ecstasy" "The Enemy Inside" "Tomorrow's Victim" "Ugly" "Claustrophobic" "From Flesh Bone" "A Knife Fight To The Death" "Burned At The Stake" "War Is Coming" "Brainwashed" "Human Target" "Torture Killer" "Revenge Of The Zombie" "Lycanthropy" "Violent Slaughter" "Destructive Aggressor" "Lamentation Of Death" "Leviathan" "Asphyxiation" "Tormented Nightmare" "Blood Feast" "Apocalyptic Rain" "Bestial Deception" "Lycanthropy" "Manipulation" "Victim Of The Paranoid" "The Day The Dead Walked" "Amerika The Brutal" "Bringer Of Blood" "Dead And Buried" "Shadow Of The Reaper" "Shadow Of The Reaper" "Murdered In Basement" "When Skin Turns Blue" "No Warning Shot" "Feasting On The Blood Of The Insane" "Victim Of The Paranoid" "Deathklaat" "The Day The Dead Walked" "Hacked To Pieces" "Hacked To Pieces" "No Warning Shot" Poster SFU Sticker 32-page book SFU Trading cards Chris BarnesVocals Steve Swanson – Guitars Allen West – Guitars Terry ButlerBass Greg GallDrums Six Feet Under's Home Page

Hemlock woolly adelgid

The hemlock woolly adelgid, or HWA, is an insect of the order Hemiptera native to East Asia. It feeds by sucking spruce trees. In its native range, HWA is not a serious pest because populations are managed by natural predators and parasitoids and by host resistance. In eastern North America it is a destructive pest that threatens the eastern hemlock and the Carolina hemlock. HWA is found in western North America, where it has been present for thousands of years. In western North America, it attacks western hemlock Tsuga heterophylla and has only caused minor damage due to natural predators and host resistance. Accidentally introduced to North America from Japan, HWA was first found in the eastern United States near Richmond, Virginia, in 1951; the pest is now found from northern Georgia to southwestern Nova Scotia. As of 2015, 90% of the geographic range of eastern hemlock in North America has been affected by HWA. An adult individual body length is 0.8 mm, is oval in shape. The tiny brown-colored insect has four thread-like stylets that are bundled together and function as a mouthpart.

Three times the length of its body, the stylet bundle pierces the host plant's parenchymatic ray tissue to derive nutrition from stored reserves. It may inject a toxin while feeding; the resulting desiccation causes the tree to lose needles and not produce new growth. Hemlocks stricken by HWA become grayish-green rather than a healthy dark green. In the northern portion of the hemlock's range, death occurs 4 to 10 years after infestation. Trees that survive the direct effects of the infection are weakened and may die from secondary causes; the presence of HWA can be identified by its egg sacs, which resemble small tufts of cotton clinging to the underside of hemlock branches. In North America, the hemlock woolly adelgid asexually reproduces and can have two generations per year. Both generations are parthenogenetic and female. In its native Asian habitat, a third winged generation called. Larvae emerge in spring and can spread on their own or with the assistance of wind, birds, or mammals. In the nymph stage, the adelgid settles on a single tree.

The current leading biological control method of hemlock woolly adelgid is Sasajiscymnus tsugae. S. tsugae is a black lady beetle, host-specific, feeding only on three known aldegid species, including HWA. This beetle was discovered in 1992 while feeding on hemlock woolly adelgid in its natural range of Japan. Since 1995, the DCNR's Bureau of Forestry has released hundreds of thousands of adult S. tsugae beetles into affected hemlock forests of the eastern United States to determine its effectiveness at controlling the spread of the adelgid. From 1995 to 1997, experiments in Connecticut and Virginia found that releasing adult Sasajiscymnus tsugae beetles into infested hemlock stands resulted in a 47 to 88% reduction in adelgid densities within 5 months of introduction; the beetle's lifecycle is in parallel to the lifecycle of the hemlock woolly adelgid. Both lay eggs in the spring and hatching occurs nearly simultaneously; when hatched, S. tsugae larvae are mobile and feed on hemlock woolly adelgid eggs and larvae.

Each S. tsugae larva can consume about 500 adelgid eggs or nearly 100 developing adelgid nymphs. Laricobius nigrinus is another predatory beetle used as a biological control in response to hemlock woolly adelgid. Native to the western United States and Canada, L. nigrinus is known to prey on various woolly adelgids. L. nigrinus adults lay their eggs on top of wintering adelgid larvae in early spring, upon hatching, the larval beetles feed on hemlock woolly adelgid. Under study is Laricobius osakensis from Japan, a relative of L. nigrinus. They have shown promise in field trials; the environmentally safest chemical control methods for treating individual trees are nontoxic insecticidal soap and horticultural oil. These are smother the insects as they dry. Most trees need to be treated on a yearly basis. Toxic systemic insecticides may be applied to the foliage and bark of a tree and can persist in killing the adelgid for up to four years after application. Caution must be used, restraint exercised around bodies of water.

Soil drenches/soil injections/bark sprays are used in larger trees that cannot be sprayed with insecticidal soaps or foliage insecticides. Tree roots kill hemlock woolly adelgid. Soil drenches must be applied when soil moisture is adequate for the tree roots to absorb the product; these products should not be used in close proximity to bodies of water. Trunk injections are used for large trees that are near water or where soils are too rocky for soil injections or drenches; the chemical is injected directly into the tree and transported to the twigs and needles where the hemlock woolly adelgids are feeding. Adequate soil moisture is necessary for the tree to take up these products. Hemlock is a vital component of the New England forest system, is the third-most prevalent tree in Vermont, it provides protection from erosion along stream banks, food for deer and wildlife, shelter for deer in winter. The tree is valued both as an ornamental and as an important source of lumber. Unlike the balsam woolly adelgid that attacked only mature balsam fir, H

Shawneetown, Illinois

Shawneetown is a city in Gallatin County, United States. The population was 1,239 at the 2010 census, down from 1,410 at the 2000 census, it is the county seat of Gallatin County. Shawneetown is located southeast of the center of Gallatin County at 37°42′53″N 88°11′00″W. Illinois Route 13 passes through the city, leading southeast 3 miles to the Ohio River and the Kentucky border at Old Shawneetown, west 20 miles to Harrisburg, it is located at the northeast edge of Shawnee National Forest. According to the 2010 census, Shawneetown has a total area of 0.679 square miles, of which 0.67 square miles is land and 0.009 square miles is water. The present town was established in 1937 after the Ohio River flood of 1937 inundated what is now Old Shawneetown, Illinois; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,410 people, 632 households, 389 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,181.8 people per square mile. There were 693 housing units at an average density of 580.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 96.17% White, 0.50% African American, 2.34% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, 0.57% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population. There were 632 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.83. In the city, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $20,789, the median income for a family was $33,500. Males had a median income of $32,368 versus $20,208 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,834. About 20.8% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.2% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

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