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Lisa Simpson

Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is most accomplished of the Simpson family. Voiced by Yeardley Smith, Lisa was born as a character in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. Cartoonist Matt Groening designed her while waiting to meet James L. Brooks. Groening had been invited to pitch a series of shorts based on his comic Life in Hell, but instead decided to create a new set of characters, he named the elder Simpson daughter after his younger sister Lisa Groening Bartlett. After appearing on The Tracey Ullman Show for three years, the Simpson family were moved to their own series on Fox, which debuted on December 17, 1989. Intelligent and the moral center of the family, Lisa Simpson, at eight years old, is the second child of Homer and Marge, younger sister of Bart, older sister of Maggie. Lisa's high intellect and liberal political stance creates a barrier between her and other children her age, therefore she is a bit of a loner and social outcast.

Lisa is a vegetarian, a strong environmentalist, a feminist, a Buddhist. Lisa's character develops many times over the course of the show: she becomes a vegetarian in season 7 and converts to Buddhism in season 13. A strong liberal, Lisa advocates for a variety of political causes which sets her against most of the people in Springfield. However, she can be somewhat intolerant of opinions that differ from her own refusing to consider alternative perspectives. In her free time, Lisa enjoys many hobbies such as reading and playing the baritone saxophone, despite her father's annoyance regarding the latter, she has appeared in other media relating to The Simpsons – including video games, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons Ride and comic books – and inspired a line of merchandise. Yeardley Smith tried out for the role of Bart, while Nancy Cartwright tried out for Lisa. Producers considered Smith's voice too high for a boy, so she was given the role of Lisa. In the Tracey Ullman Show shorts, Lisa was something of a "female Bart" who mirrored her brother's mischief, but as the series progressed she became a liberal voice of reason which has drawn both praise and criticism from fans of the show.

Because of her unusual pointed hair style, many animators consider Lisa the most difficult Simpsons character to draw. TV Guide ranked her 11th on their list of the "Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time", her environmentalism has been well received. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals included Lisa on their list of the "Most Animal-Friendly TV Characters of All Time". Yeardley Smith won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992 and Lisa and her family were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000; the Simpsons uses a floating timeline. The show itself is perpetually set in the year of broadcast. In several episodes, events have been linked to specific time periods, although this timeline has been contradicted in subsequent episodes. Lisa's year of birth is given in "Lisa's First Word" during the Summer Olympics; the episode "That'90s Show", contradicts much of the established backstory. Lisa is a lover of music, with jazz as her favorite genre.

She enjoys and excels at playing the saxophone and became friends with jazz musician Bleeding Gums Murphy, whom she regards as an idol. Murphy helps pull Lisa out of her depression in "Moaning Lisa", she is deeply saddened by Murphy's death in "'Round Springfield". Lisa has been romantic with several boys, including Ralph Wiggum in "I Love Lisa", Nelson Muntz in "Lisa's Date with Density" and Colin in The Simpsons Movie. Bart's best friend Milhouse Van Houten has a crush on her, but despite dropping unsubtle hints about his feelings, he has been unsuccessful in winning her affection, her voice actor Yeardley Smith said. In 2019, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean said. In the 2011 Season 23 episode 9 episode "Holidays of Future Passed" Lisa is shown holding hands with an unnamed dark-haired woman in a photo, shown in a second photo where she is holding hands with two different women at once, suggesting polyamory. However, this episode is non-canon. Lisa is the most intellectual member of the Simpson family, many episodes of the series focus on her fighting for various causes.

Lisa is the focus of episodes with "a real moral or philosophical point", which according to former writer David S. Cohen is because "you buy her as caring about it." Lisa's political convictions are liberal and she contests other's views. She is a vegetarian, environmentalist and a supporter of gay rights and the Free Tibet movement. In a special Christmas message for the UK in 2004 Lisa showed her support for Cornish nationalism speaking the Cornish language to get her message across. While supportive of the general ideals of the Christian church in which she was raised, Lisa became a practicing Buddhist in the episode "She of Little Faith" after she learned

Hancock Township, Hancock County, Illinois

Hancock Township is one of twenty-four townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 255 and it contained 129 housing units, it was formed from Fountain Green and St. Mary's townships on April 27, 1855. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of all land. Joetta at 40.433654°N 90.931525°W / 40.433654. U. S. Route 136 Illinois Route 336 Southeastern Community Unit School District 337 West Prairie Community Unit School District 103 Illinois's 18th congressional district State House District 94 State Senate District 47 United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles "Hancock Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-20. United States National Atlas Illinois State Archives Township Officials of Illinois

Dembel City Center

Dembel City Center known as Dembel Mall is a shopping center in Addis Ababa. Located in the center of the city less than 3 mi from Bole International Airport, Dembel City Center was one of the first western-style shopping malls to open in Ethiopia, it is a twelve floor structure built in 2002 with 123 spaces designated for use as shops and other business offices. It has about 105 shops and galleries. Dembel City Center is part of a modern development of the city center along Bole Road known as Airport Road or Africa Avenue. Bole Road like many of the streets in Addis Ababa is experiencing a large construction boom spurred by the growing Ethiopian Economy. However, recent construction to revamp this major avenue has created havoc for the many shopping centers, Dembel City Center being one of them; some businesses in the mall have been forced to close up shop and move to new locations

55th Scripps National Spelling Bee

The 55th Scripps National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, D. C. at the Capital Hilton on June 2–3, 1982, sponsored by the E. W. Scripps Company; the competition was won by 12-year-old Molly Dieveney from Denver, Colorado spelling "psoriasis" for the win. Dieveney was coached by the mother of Jacques Bailly. Second place went to 13-year-old Uma Rao of Pittsburgh, who misspelled "contretemps". Jason Johnson, 13, of St. Joseph and who placed second the prior year, placed third after missing "gauleiter". There were 126 spellers this year, 81 girls and 45 boys, with 54 making it to the second day of competition. Nine spellers left in the first round, 22 in the second, 8 in the third, 33 in the fourth. Alex Cameron was the pronouncer. A total of 546 words were used; the first place cash prize was $1,000, with $500 for second, $250 for third. The next five finishers got $100, the next ten $75, the remaining received $50

Diego Cristin

Diego Nicolás Cristin is a former professional tennis player from Argentina. A right-handed player, Cristin comes from the Núñez neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Cristin was known for his fast serve, once registering 214 km/h while still a teenager, surpassing the fastest serve of any other Argentine player at that time. In 2003 he had the distinction of being the first player to beat future US Open winner Juan Martín del Potro in a professional match, which he did at a local satellite tournament, he was unable to break into the ATP Tour. As a doubles player he made the world's top 200 and won a Challenger tournament in Santiago in 2009, partnering Eduardo Schwank. Diego Cristin at the Association of Tennis Professionals Diego Cristin at the International Tennis Federation


The term felony originated from English common law, to describe an offense that resulted in the confiscation of a convicted person's land and goods, to which additional punishments including capital punishment could be added. Other crimes were called misdemeanors. A felony is traditionally considered a crime of high seriousness, whereas a misdemeanor is regarded as less serious. A felon is a person. Following conviction of a felony in a court of law, a person may be described as a convicted felon; some common law countries and jurisdictions no longer classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors and instead use other distinctions, such as by classifying serious crimes as indictable offences and less serious crimes as summary offences. In the United States, where the felony/misdemeanor distinction is still applied, the federal government defines a felony as a crime punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of one year. If punishable by one year or less, it is classified as a misdemeanor; the classification is based upon a crime's potential sentence, so a crime remains classified as a felony if a defendant receives a sentence of less than a year of incarceration.

Individual states may classify crimes by other factors, such as context. In some civil law, such as Italy and Spain, the term delict is used to describe serious offenses, a category similar to common law felony. In other nations, such as Germany, France and Switzerland, more serious offenses are described as crimes and misdemeanors or delicts are less serious. In still others and delicts are synonymous and are opposed to contraventions. Felonies include but are not limited to the following: Murder Aggravated assault or battery Manslaughter Animal cruelty Vehicular homicide Larceny Arson Burglary Tax evasion Various forms of fraud Computer Crime Fraud and Abuse The manufacture, distribution, or possession with intent to distribute of certain types or quantities of illegal drugs In some states, the simple possession of certain types of illegal drugs in more than a certain quantity but regardless of quantity for some drugs in some jurisdictions Grand larceny or grand theft, i.e. larceny or theft above a certain statutorily established value or quantity of goods Vandalism on federal property.

Impersonation of a law enforcement officer with intention of deception Treason Rape/sexual assault Kidnapping Obstruction of justice Perjury Check fraud Copyright infringement Child pornography Mail and wire fraud Forgery Threatening an official Extortion BlackmailBroadly, felonies can be characterized as either violent or nonviolent: Violent offenses contain some element of force or a threat of force against a person. Some jurisdictions classify as violent certain property crimes involving a strong likelihood of psychological trauma to the property owner; some offenses, though similar in nature, may be felonies or misdemeanors depending on the circumstances. For example, the illegal manufacture, distribution or possession of controlled substances may be a felony, although possession of small amounts may be only a misdemeanor. Possession of a deadly weapon may be legal, but carrying the same weapon into a restricted area such as a school may be viewed as a serious offense, regardless of whether there is intent to use the weapon.

Additionally, driving under the influence in some states may be a misdemeanor if a first offense, but a felony on subsequent offenses. "The common law divided participants in a felony into four basic categories: first-degree principals, those who committed the crime in question. In the course of the 20th century, American jurisdictions eliminated the distinction among the first three categories." Gonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez, 549 U. S. 183. A felony may be punishable with imprisonment for two or more years or death in the case of the most serious felonies, such as murder. Indeed at common law, felonies were crimes punishable by either death or forfeiture of property. All felonies remain a serious crime, but concerns of proportionality have in modern times prompted legislatures to require or permit the imposition of less serious punishments, ranging from lesser terms of imprisonment to the substitution of a jail sentence or the suspension of all incarceration contingent upon a defendant's successful completion of probation.

Standards for measurement of an offense's seriousness include attempts to quantitatively estimate and compare the effects of a crime upon its specific victims or upon society generally. In some states, all or most felonies are placed into one of various classes according to their seriousness and their potential punishment upon conviction; the number of c