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Harvey Comics

Harvey Comics was an American comic book publisher, founded in New York City by Alfred Harvey in 1941, after buying out the small publisher Brookwood Publications. His brothers, Robert B. and Leon Harvey, joined shortly after. The company soon got into licensed characters; the artist Warren Kremer is associated with the publisher. Harvey's mascot is a harlequin jack-in-the-box character. Harvey Comics was founded by the Harvey brothers; the title's headliners were a patriotic hero like The Shield. Harvey added more anthologies, including Pocket Comics. From the new titles only one would stay around for a while: The Black Cat, a Hollywood starlet-superhero, published into the 1950s. Harvey began a shift to licensed characters when in 1942 took over as the radio hero Green Hornet's publisher from Holyoke after six issues. Harvey added additional titles such. Licensed characters included Joe Palooka, Dick Tracy, other newspaper strip characters; the company became best known for characters it published in comics from 1950s onward those it licensed from the animation company Famous Studios, a unit of Paramount Pictures, starting in 1951.

These include Little Audrey, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Baby Huey, Herman and Katnip. Harvey licensed popular characters from newspaper comic strips, such as Mutt and Jeff and Sad Sack. In addition, Harvey developed such original properties as Little Dot and Little Lotta. While the company tried to diversify the comics it published, with brief forays in the 1950s and 1960s into superhero, horror and other forms in such imprints as Harvey Thriller and Thrill Adventure, children's comics were the bulk of its output. On July 27, 1958, Harvey purchased the October 1950–December 1967 Famous Studio cartoons; the Famous cartoons were repackaged and distributed to television as Harveytoons, Harvey continued production on new comics and a handful of new cartoons produced for television. Casper the Friendly Ghost, Famous' most popular original character, now became Harvey's top draw. Associated characters such as Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost, The Ghostly Trio, Casper's horse Nightmare, Hot Stuff the Little Devil, Wendy the Good Little Witch were added to the Harvey line.

By the early 1980s, Marvel Comics was in negotiations with Harvey Comics to assume publication of some of their characters. Harvey editor Sid Jacobson, along with the other Harvey staff, were interviewed by Mike Hobson, Marvel's group vice-president of publishing; as part of the process, Jacobson created several new characters which were well received by Hobson and sealed the deal. Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter appointed editor Tom DeFalco as executive editor to coordinate with the Harvey staff, who were hired by Marvel. On the day Marvel was set to take over the Harvey publications, Harvey Comics pulled out of the deal due to an internal disagreement among the two remaining Harvey brothers and Leon. Harvey would cease publishing their comics in 1982. In summer 1984, Steve Geppi paid $50,000 for, among other properties, Harvey's entire archive of original art from the Harvey comic Sad Sack. Geppi made this agreement with Steve Harvey, who at the time was president of Harvey Publications, Inc. as well as president of Sad Sack, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvey Publications, Inc.

In 1985 the Marvel imprint Star Comics published. Harvey sued Star for copyright infringement; the Royal Roy comic ended after the lawsuit was dropped. In 1986, Harvey resumed publication under the leadership of Alan Harvey, focusing on a few core titles and reprints. In 1987, Harvey sued Columbia Pictures, for $50 million, claiming that the Ghostbusters logo used in the 1984 film was too reminiscent of Fatso from the Casper series; the court ruled in Columbia's favor, due to Harvey's failure to renew the copyrights on early Casper stories and the "limited ways to draw a figure of a cartoon ghost". In 1989, Harvey was sold to Jeffrey Montgomery's HMH Communications, located in Santa Monica, California, it was renamed Harvey Comics Entertainment, publishing reprints in the early 1990s as Harvey Classics. In 1993 the company created two imprints, Nemesis Comics and Ultracomics, to publish Ultraman comics, as well as a couple of other titles. In 1994 Marvel took over publishing and distribution for HCE.

In addition, Montgomery himself began selling a package of older cartoons featuring the characters Harvey had purchased from Paramount to local stations. With Claster Television serving as his distributor, Montgomery launched Casper & Friends in 1990. After the rerun package was pulled in 1994, Montgomery teamed with Carbunkle Cartoons and Film Roman for two new animated series based on Harvey properties; the first, produced by Carbunkle and launching in 1994, featured Baby Huey and the second, produced by Film Roman, was a new Richie Rich cartoon launched in 1996.

Vic Taylor

Vic Taylor was a Jamaican singer, in well known Jamaican groups and Byron Lee & the Dragonaires. He died in 2003. Taylor was once a member of The Skatalites and later on in the 1970s and 1980s, the front man of Byron Lee & the Dragonaires, he was well loved on the Jamaican music scene. During his career he had some hits, he moved to the US in the early Nineties, where he sang on the cabaret and club scene switching from Reggae and R&B to Gospel, having completed work on a religious album shortly before his passing. According to Family sources, Taylor had been feeling unwell for a couple of weeks and had complained of having chest pains, he was hospitalised for 9 days and having suffered breathing problems, he was placed on a respirator. He died on Monday 23 June 2003, his daughter Vanessa gave his age as 56. "Dusty Road" / Version - Dama Nessa - 19?? - "For Your Precious Love" / Version - Trojan Records – TR 7856 - 1972 Does It His Way - Dynamic Sounds – DY 3317 - 19?? Reflections - Dynamic Sounds – DY 3334 - 1973 Startime - Dynamic Sounds – DY 3362 - 1976 Goodbye Love - Dynamic Sounds – DY 3393 - 1979

Meaning (House)

"Meaning" is the first episode of the third season of House and the 47th episode overall. It aired on Fox on September 5, 2006. House, still benefiting from his ketamine-induced coma, is seen running and pain-free, has recovered from multiple gunshot wounds, is back at work, taking on two cases simultaneously; the first is Richard, paralyzed and unable to speak since brain cancer surgery eight years earlier, who drives his wheelchair into a pool. The second is Caren, a young woman mysteriously paralyzed from the neck down after a yoga session, despite no evidence of injury to her neck or spine. Cuddy and Wilson are convinced House is creating a mystery out of Richard's case to cure his own boredom. House concludes Caren is faking the paralysis, tries to prove it by burning her foot, causing her to move her leg in reflex; when she develops shortness of breath, House again accuses her of faking and threatens to stick a huge needle into her back. He notices engorged neck veins and plunges the needle into her chest to learn that blood is building up around her heart.

House insists on opening her up to find the tumor. Before surgery, he diagnoses her with scurvy. House orders an upper endoscopic ultrasound for Richard, but Foreman objects that his throat will collapse. House orders an MRI scan of the brain with heavy doses of contrast, Foreman tells him that it will cause a bleed into Richard's brain. Foreman's predictions hold true and Richard dies again. While running at night, House hypothesizes that a corticosteroid production imbalance in Richard's adrenal gland is the cause of the paralysis, which points to Addison's disease. Although forbidding House to treat Richard, Cuddy gives Richard the cortisol injection after he is discharged from the hospital. Seconds Richard rises from his wheelchair and hugs his family. Wilson argues against telling House, that being right is not the same as having the right to do everything with the patient on House's guess. Cuddy argues she will be seeing House every day, Wilson closes with, "Everybody lies". House forges a prescription with Wilson's pad.

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