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Mickey Mouse Works

Mickey Mouse Works is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends in a series of animated shorts. It is the first Disney television animated series. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Ludwig Von Drake all star in their own segments while Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Huey and Louie, Chip'n Dale, Scrooge McDuck, Humphrey the Bear, J. Audubon Woodlore, Dinah the Dachshund, Butch the Bulldog, Mortimer Mouse and Clara Cluck appear as supporting characters. Musical themes for each character were composed by Stephen James Taylor with a live 12-piece band and extensive use of the fretless guitar to which the music of the series was nominated for an Annie Award in both 1999 and 2000; the shorts from the series were used in House of Mouse. Mickey Mouse Works was produced to recreate the golden age of Disney's animated shorts featuring Disney's most popular characters. By using basic colors and the original sound effects, effort was put forth to capture the look and feel of "classic" Disney.

Each half-hour episode consisted of a variety of cartoons, varying in length from ninety seconds to twelve minutes. These shorts fell into three general types: the brief gag cartoons, the longer character-based cartoons and the more classically based "Mouse Tales"; the character-based segments included "Silly Symphonies", carrying on the tradition of that series of theatrical shorts. The gag shorts, which lasted 90 seconds each, were shown with the following umbrella titles: Mickey to the Rescue: Mickey tries to rescue Minnie from Pete's trap-laden hideout. Maestro Minnie: Minnie conducts an orchestra of anthropomorphic rebellious musical instruments. Goofy's Extreme Sports: Goofy shows off extreme sports in the words of his off-screen narrator. Donald's Dynamite: Donald's activity is interrupted by the appearance of a well-placed bomb. Von Drake's House of Genius: Ludwig Von Drake shows off an invention of his which goes haywire. Pluto Gets the Paper: Pluto goes through a bit of problems trying to fetch the newspaper for Mickey.

With no established schedule or routine, Mickey Mouse Works was designed to look like one spontaneous flow. Adding to that feeling were the show's opening credits which ended differently each week, the only constant being an elaborate interruption from a spotlight-stealing Donald Duck. While most skits involved individual characters, some have Mickey and Goofy running a special service group. Most Goofy skits have him doing a "how-to" segment always accompanied by a narrator. Most Donald segments were about him trying to accomplish a certain task which never works out right, frustrating him. Mickey Mouse The main protagonist of the series, he goes on various misadventures due to his mischief, but has a good heart. Minnie Mouse is Mickey's love interest, like Mickey, Minnie is angered by Mickey's mischief, Donald's temper, Goofy's stupidity, though she is mature for her age. Donald Duck is one of Mickey's friends, he is well known for his temper, which lashes out by immaturity and arrogance. Daisy Duck is Donald's girlfriend, though they both have fiery tempers, Daisy is more intelligent than her boyfriend.

Goofy is one of Mickey's friends, he isn't the smartest character on the show, plus stupidity makes his friends angered, despite his naivety, he is brave, however cowardly. Pluto Mickey's loyal dog, aggressive towards some animals. Ludwig Von Drake a genius duck, shown to be inventive, but has an absent-minded nature; the Phantom Blot The mysterious shadow in the distance, who wants to steal all the colors for himself and leave the real world stuck in black and white. Pete Mickey's rival, He is rude and obnoxious, but becomes more simple and dumb from season to season to season. Mortimer Mouse Mickey's obnoxious rival, charismatic, but in an obnoxious and crude manner, he flirts with Minnie Mouse and/or Daisy, his most famous catchphrase is "I CHACHA!". Chip'n' Dale Louie the Mountain Lion Dinah the Dachshund Salty the Seal Figaro Butch the Bulldog Aracuan Bird Humphrey the Bear Huey and Louie Horace Horsecollar Clarabelle Cow Chief O'Hara Scrooge McDuck J. Audubon Woodlore Clara Cluck José Carioca Mr. Jollyland Baby Shelby Mrs. Turtle When the show was replaced by Disney's House of Mouse in January 2001, most of the MouseWork segments were repeated there but the original Mickey Mouse Works format has never been seen again.

However, when the shorts were shown right before and after Toon Disney's Big Movie Show on weekdays, they were shown with the Mickey Mouse Works closing credits. Minnie Takes Care of Pluto and Pluto Gets the Paper: Vending Machine were the only two MouseWorks shorts that were not re-ran in House of Mouse due to their dark content. Four of the gag

Lubbock Cotton Kings

The Lubbock Cotton Kings were a professional ice hockey team based in Lubbock, Texas as members of the Western Professional Hockey League and the Central Hockey League. The team played home games at City Bank Coliseum; the Lubbock Cotton Kings played their first game in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum in October 1999. During the inaugural season, the Cotton Kings went 42–24–4 and lost in the second round of the Western Professional Hockey League playoffs. In the 2000–01 season, the Cotton Kings advanced to the WPHL Championship where they lost to the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. After the WPHL merged with the Central Hockey League, the team only made one playoff appearance in the 2004–05 season. In June 2007, after the Cotton Kings failed to reach an agreement with the city of Lubbock for use of City Bank Coliseum, the Central Hockey League announced that the Cotton Kings must take a year off, suspending operations for the 2007–08 season; the team attempted to return to Lubbock or move to San Angelo, however, this never happened and the CHL folded seven years later.

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John Dash

John Dash was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Dash was born in Blackall, the son of John Dash Snr, a German migrant, his Irish-born wife Margaret and was educated at Blackall State School, he began his working life as a stockman at the Fort Constantine station before going to Mount Elliott on the Cloncurry copper fields. Dash married Violet Alone in 1911 and together had three daughters, he was injured in a rail motor accident in September 1932 from which he never recovered. He developed Parkinson's disease and after a prolonged illness died in Brisbane in January 1952, he was accorded a state funeral which proceeded from St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane to the Nudgee Cemetery. Dash became involved in the trade union movement while working the copper fields in the Cloncurry district; the north-western miners' unions merged in 1909 to form the Western Workers' Association of which Dash was its secretary. The next year the unions further merged to form the Amalgamated Workers' Association and Dash was the northern organizer for the union.

In this role he was involved in several disputes including the 1911 sugar strike, the 1912 general strike, the Hampden lockout of 1913, the railway strike in 1917, the Townsville meatworks strike in 1919. At the 1920 Queensland state election he won the seat of Mundingburra for the Labor Party and represented the electorate for the next 24 years, he was made Minister for Transport in June 1932 but it was just three months that he was injured in the rail motor accident, something that he never recovered from and forced his resignation from the ministry in 1939. His worsening health, both physical and mental, plus the splitting of his political base over the Aid-to-Russia issue led to his defeat at the pre-selection ballot for the 1944 state election. During his seven years as the Minister for Transport, Dash introduced just three pieces of legislation to the parliament. In the 1930s, Dash dispensed political patronage to unionists and party members in his constituency by placing them in jobs on the northern railways which helped his re-election in 1941

Lumber River

The Lumber River is a 133-mile-long river in south-central North Carolina in the flat Coastal Plain. European settlers first called the river Drowning Creek; the waterway known as the Lumber River extends downstream from the Scotland County-Hoke County border to the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Soon after crossing into South Carolina, the Lumber River flows into the Little Pee Dee River, which flows into the Pee Dee River, or Great Pee Dee River; the combined waters flow into Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. In 1989, the river was designated as a "Natural and Scenic River" by the North Carolina General Assembly. In addition, it is the only blackwater river in North Carolina to be designated as a National Wild and Scenic River by the Department of the Interior. In 2010, the Lumber River was voted one of North Carolina’s Ten Natural Wonders, the result of an on-line contest held by Land for Tomorrow, a coalition dedicated to supporting the preservation of North Carolina’s land and water resources.

Evidence from archeological excavations along the Lumber River has shown that successive cultures of indigenous Native Americans inhabited this area for thousands of years. A number of archaeological sites have been excavated on high ground along the river. While many have been disturbed by the agricultural practices of the post-Columbian era, numerous artifacts and some fossils have been recovered; these include a dugout canoe estimated to be over 1,025 years old. This ancient canoe is on display at the Native American Resource Center at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Much of the archaeological work in the Lumber River region has been done in Robeson County. A total of 429 archaeological sites have been recorded in this area; the sites contain components from various archaeological periods: Paleo-Indian, Archaic Woodland and Historic. Iroquoian and Carolina Algonquian-speaking peoples were among the historic tribes who lived in the coastal and inland region prior to European encounter.

Archeologists have identified 47 sites of potential importance, 20 of which are eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Early English surveyors named the river "Drowning Creek." In 1749, British colonial records identified the river as a branch of the Little Pee Dee River. In 1809, the North Carolina state legislature changed the name of the river to Lumber, most to symbolize the thriving lumber industry in the area, its use of the river for transporting logs, they wanted a name more positive than Drowning Creek. In the late 18th and the 19th centuries, the lumbering and naval stores industries were critical to the region's economy; the Lumber River became a vital route for transporting 100-foot logs downriver to the seaport of Georgetown, South Carolina. Lumberton, North Carolina was important for the timber industry and associated production of turpentine; the visible remaining bridge abutments, tram bridges, dock pilings are reminders of the critical importance of lumbering and naval stores industries to the area as a whole.

In the 21st century, the Lumber River is a prized recreation corridor in North Carolina. Active outdoor recreation and festivals are among the most popular activities, including canoeing, fishing, picnicking, nature study, biking, jogging and fossil and artifact hunting; the Lumber and some of its adjoining banks are part of the Lumber River State Park, which comprises 9,874 acres of land and 115 miles of waterway. The park’s recreational activities are at Princess Ann Access in the south and the Chalk Banks access to the north. There are 24 boat launches along the Lumber River that serve as access points to Lumber River State Park; the entire length of the river is open to fishing. The common game fish are black crappie, largemouth bass and redbreast sunfish. All anglers must have a valid fishing license and follow the regulations of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Nine primitive camping sites are located at the Princess Ann section of the park, between Orrum and Fair Bluff.

These campsites are meant to be used by no more than 6 people at a time. Each camp site features, a picnic table and grill, lantern holder, trash can, fire ring. There are several hiking trails and picnic areas at Princess Ann as well as the many municipal and county parks that are located on the Lumber River. Fourteen individual campsites are available at the Chalk Banks Access Area in Scotland County for family camping; each site has lantern holder, trash can and fire pit. Canoe-in campsites are available. Lumber River State Park Locklear, Lawrence T. “Down by the Ol’ Lumbee: An Investigation into the Origin and Use of the Word ‘Lumbee’ Prior to 1952”, Native South 3: 103-117. Knick, Stanley G. 1988 Robeson Trails Archaeological Survey: Reconnaissance in Robeson County. Knick, Stanley G. 1993 Robeson Crossroads Archaeological Survey: Intensive Testing. Knick, Stanley G. 2008 "Because It Is Right", Native South 1: 80-89. <>. Scotland County Travel & Tourism

Thomas Bond (American physician)

Thomas Bond was an American physician and surgeon. In 1751 he co-founded the Pennsylvania Hospital, the first medical facility in the American colonies, with Benjamin Franklin, volunteered his services there as both physician and teacher. Bond was born in Calvert County, the third of five sons of Richard Bond and Elizabeth Chew; the family moved to Philadelphia. He traveled to Paris and England in 1738 to complete it, he returned to Philadelphia in 1739, two years was made Port Inspector for Contagious Diseases in that city. In 1743, he helped his long-time friend Benjamin Franklin establish the American Philosophical Society. Having formed a favorable opinion of British hospitals in the course of his studies, Bond began trying to raise funds in 1750 to establish a place of care for both the sick and the mentally ill for the poor. Unable to raise the funds himself, he turned to his friend Franklin. Together they co-founded the Pennsylvania Hospital, located on Eighth and Pine Streets in Philadelphia.

The hospital drew attention as a center for medical advancement in maternity care and the humane treatment of mental illness, a poorly understood area of medicine at the time. Bond volunteered his services as a surgeon at this facility for more than three decades, from the year of its founding until he died; some years after the hospital opened, he was joined there by his younger brother, Phineas Bond, a skilled physician. Dr. Bond earned a high reputation as a surgeon for amputations and bladder stone operations. Many patients traveled considerable distances to avail themselves of his surgical care, he performed the first lithotomy in the United States at Pennsylvania Hospital in October 1756 and developed a splint for fractures of the lower arm, known as a "Bond splint." In 1737, he was one of seven physicians to publicly recommend inoculation against smallpox. Thomas Bond served as trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, where, in 1766, he began clinical lectures for the benefit of medical students.

These formal lectures supplemented the bedside clinical instruction. For his learning and pedagogy, he earned the title, "Father of Clinical Medicine." The alumni association of the Pennsylvania Hospital is today known as the Thomas Bond Society. When the American Revolutionary War broke out, the sixty-three-year-old doctor along with his son, helped to organize the medical department of the Continental Army, he established the first American field hospitals during the conflict. He was a member of the local Committee of Safety during the war, he served as personal physician to Deborah Read, Benjamin Franklin's wife, attended her during her final illness while Franklin was in France. Thomas Bond was a Quaker, his first wife, Susannah Roberts, was the daughter of the mayor of Philadelphia. They married in 1735, with her he had two children, he remarried after her early death and had seven children by Sarah Weyman, among whom was another Dr. Thomas Bond, he is buried in Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia.

His epitaph reads: "In Memory of Thomas Bond, MD who practiced Physic and Surgery with signal reputation and success nearly half a century. Lamented and beloved by many and esteemed by all, adorned by literary honors sustained by him with dignity." His home at 129 South 2nd Street in Philadelphia is now a bed & breakfast, called Thomas Bond House. A letter written on August 24, 1781 by Dr. Bond provides an early reference to the production of morphine in the United States, he wrote to a Pennsylvania farmer, "The opium is pure and of good quality. I hope you will take care of the seed." Thomas Bond and the History of Pennsylvania Hospital Biography and portrait at the University of Pennsylvania Thomas Bond at Find a Grave Thomas Bond House, Philadelphia, PA, Web site

Janet Green (All My Children)

Janet Green is a fictional character that appeared on the daytime soap opera, All My Children. She is known for terrorizing the residents of Pine Valley, including her sister Natalie Marlowe, the murder of Will Cortlandt. Janet suffers from bouts of psychosis resulting from emotional abuse inflicted upon her since childhood. While experiencing psychosis, she hallucinates two-way conversations with her reflection in the mirror; the hallucination looks. Its responses are critical of Janet and while it does provide her with solutions to current obstacles, the solutions are illegal and something a reasonable individual would not consider; as a result of her mental illness and erratic behavior, the character was sometimes referred to as "Janet from Another Planet". Janet has had extended periods of sanity, she and her psyche have been studied within scholarly contexts. The role was originated in 1991 by Kate Collins, who had portrayed Janet's sister, Natalie on the series since 1985. Collins played both characters until she left All My Children in 1992, her replacement in the role of Natalie Melody Anderson, portrayed Janet for one day in 1993.

With the character of Natalie being killed off, Robin Mattson played Janet from 1994 to May 9, 2000. After Mattson's tenure, Collins reprised the role several times with each occurrence lasting a couple of months. Janet Marlowe Dillon -