Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Turin and of the Piedmont region, was the first capital city of Italy from 1861 to 1865; the city is located on the western bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley, is surrounded by the western Alpine arch and Superga Hill. The population of the city proper is 878,074 while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million. The city has a rich culture and history, being known for its numerous art galleries, churches, opera houses, parks, theatres, libraries and other venues. Turin is well known for its Renaissance, Rococo, Neo-classical, Art Nouveau architecture. Many of Turin's public squares, castles and elegant palazzi such as the Palazzo Madama, were built between the 16th and 18th centuries. A part of the historical center of Turin was inscribed in the World Heritage List under the name Residences of the Royal House of Savoy.
The city used to be a major European political center. From 1563, it was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy of the Kingdom of Sardinia ruled by the Royal House of Savoy, the first capital of the unified Italy from 1861 to 1865. Turin is sometimes called "the cradle of Italian liberty" for having been the birthplace and home of notable individuals who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour; the city hosts some of Italy's best universities, academies and gymnasia, such as the University of Turin, founded in the 15th century, the Turin Polytechnic. In addition, the city is home to museums such as the Mole Antonelliana. Turin's attractions make it one of the world's top 250 tourist destinations and the tenth most visited city in Italy in 2008. Though much of its political significance and importance had been lost by World War II, Turin became a major European crossroad for industry and trade, is part of the famous "industrial triangle" along with Milan and Genoa. Turin is ranked third after Milan and Rome, for economic strength.
With a GDP of $58 billion, Turin is the world's 78th richest city by purchasing power. As of 2018, the city has been ranked by GaWC as a Gamma World city. Turin is home to much of the Italian automotive industry. Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F. C. and Torino F. C. the headquarters of automobile manufacturers Fiat and Alfa Romeo, as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics. The Taurini were an ancient Celto-Ligurian Alpine people, who occupied the upper valley of the Po River, in the center of modern Piedmont. In 218 BC, they were attacked by Hannibal as he was allied with their long-standing enemies, the Insubres; the Taurini chief town was captured by Hannibal's forces after a three-day siege. As a people they are mentioned in history, it is believed that a Roman colony was established in 9 BC under the name of Julia Augusta Taurinorum. Both Livy and Strabo mention the Taurini's country as including one of the passes of the Alps, which points to a wider use of the name in earlier times.
In the 1st century BC, the Romans founded Augusta Taurinorum. The typical Roman street grid can still be seen in the modern city in the neighborhood known as the Quadrilatero Romano. Via Garibaldi traces the exact path of the Roman city's decumanus which began at the Porta Decumani incorporated into the Castello or Palazzo Madama; the Porta Palatina, on the north side of the current city centre, is still preserved in a park near the Cathedral. Remains of the Roman-period theater are preserved in the area of the Manica Nuova. Turin reached about 5,000 inhabitants at all living inside the high city walls. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the town was conquered by the Heruli and the Ostrogoths, recaptured by the Romans, but conquered again by the Lombards and the Franks of Charlemagne; the Contea di Torino was founded in the 940s and was held by the Arduinic dynasty until 1050. After the marriage of Adelaide of Susa with Humbert Biancamano's son Otto, the family of the Counts of Savoy gained control.
While the title of count was held by the Bishop as count of Turin it was ruled as a prince-bishopric by the Bishops. In 1230–1235 it was a lordship under the Marquess of Montferrat, styled Lord of Turin. At the end of the 13th century, when it was annexed to the Duchy of Savoy, the city had 20,000 inhabitants. Many of the gardens and palaces were built in the 15th century; the University of Turin was founded during this period. Emmanuel Philibert known under the nickname of Iron Head, made Turin the capital of the Duchy of Savoy in 1563. Piazza Reale and Via Nuova were added along with the first enlargement of the walls, in the first half of the 17th century. In the second half of that century, a second enlargement of the walls was planned and executed, with the building of the arcaded Via Po, connecting Piazza Castello with the bridge on the Po through the regular street grid. In 1706, during the Battle of Turin, the French besieged the city for 117 days without conquering it. By the Treaty of Utrecht the Duke of Savoy acquir
AARP is a United States-based interest group whose stated mission is "to empower people to choose how they live as they age." According to the organization, it had more than 38 million members as of 2018. AARP was founded in 1958 by Ethel Percy Andrus and Leonard Davis, it is an influential lobbying group in the United States focusing on seniors issues. AARP sells paid memberships, markets insurance and other services to its members, its "Fraud Watch" includes write-ups by FBI advisor Frank Abagnale. According to the group's official history, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus founded AARP in 1958. AARP evolved from the National Retired Teachers Association, which Andrus had established in 1947 to promote her philosophy of productive aging, to promote health insurance for retired teachers. After ten years, she opened the organization to all Americans over 50, creating AARP. Today, the NRTA is a division within AARP. Critics of AARP offer an alternative version of the group's origins. 60 Minutes reported in a 1978 exposé that AARP had been established as a marketing device by Leonard Davis, founder of the Colonial Penn Group insurance companies, after he met Ethel Percy Andrus.
According to critics, until the 1980s AARP was controlled by Davis, who promoted its image as a non-profit advocate of retirees in order to sell insurance to members. As a result of this report, AARP conducted a competitive bidding process, and, in 1980, shifted the insurance contracts available to members to Prudential Financial. In the 1990s, the United States Senate investigated AARP's non-profit status, with Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson chairman of the United States Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy, questioning the organization's tax-exempt status in congressional hearings. According to Charles Blahous, the investigations did not reveal sufficient evidence to change the organization's status, though in an interview years by The Des Moines Register, Senator Simpson remained "troubled by AARP's practices", calling AARP "the biggest marketing operation in America and money-maker" and an organization whose practices are "the greatest abuse of American generosity I witnessed in my time in the U.
S. Senate"; the organization was named the American Association of Retired Persons, but in 1999 it changed its name to "AARP" to reflect that its focus was no longer American retirees. For a full membership, AARP no longer requires that members be retired, but they must be at least age 50. AARP offers associate memberships for anyone age 18 or older, that automatically converts to full membership on the individual's 50th birthday. AARP addresses issues affecting older Americans through lobbying efforts at the state and national governmental level, an activity permitted by its 501 status; the organization says that it is non-partisan and does not support, oppose or give money to any candidates or political parties. The total revenue for 2006 was $1 billion and it spent $23 million on lobbying. Middle-class security has been a major focus for the organization in recent years. AARP provides extensive consumer information, volunteer opportunities, events including the annual National Event & Expo.
AARP launched Life Reimagined in May 2013, calling it a "first-of-its-kind series of online and offline experiences that guide people through life transitions by helping them discover new possibilities and connect with a community of people pursuing similar passions and goals". USA Today called the iniative "the latest step for the AARP... as it continues to rebrand itself and become the go-to address for feeling good about aging." AARP has several affiliated organizations, including: AARP Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit charity that helps people over age 50 who are at social and economic risk. C. AARP Financial Services Corporation, a for-profit corporation that holds AARP's real estate. According to its 2015 Consolidated Financial Statement, the largest sources of income were: royalties for the rights to use AARP's intellectual property paid by commercial providers of products and discounts for AARP members. AARP Services, Inc. founded in 1999, is a wholly owned taxable subsidiary of AARP that manages the range of products and services offered as benefits to members.
Its offers include Medicare supplemental insurance. AARP Services founded AARP Financial Incorporated, a subsidiary that
Sir Isaac Pitman, was a teacher of the English language who developed the most used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand in 1837, he was the vice-president of the Vegetarian Society. Pitman was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1894. Pitman was born in Wiltshire in England. One of his cousins was Abraham Laverton. In 1831 he had five months' training at the Training College of the British and Foreign School Society, sufficient to qualify him as a teacher, he started teaching at Lincolnshire. In 1835 he married a widow, moved in 1836 to Wotton-under-Edge, where he started his own school. In 1839 he moved to Bath. In the 1851 census he appears in Bath aged 38, living with his wife, aged 58, born in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, he married Isabella Masters in 1861, he appears in the 1871 census, aged 58, with his new wife Isabella, aged 46. Isaac Pitman was a lifelong advocate of spelling reform for the English language, producing many pamphlets during his lifetime on spelling reform.
His motto was "time saved is life gained". One of the outcomes of his interest in spelling reform was the creation of his system of phonetic shorthand which he first published in 1837, in a pamphlet titled Sound-Hand. Among the examples in this pamphlet, were Psalm 100, the Lord's Prayer, Swedenborg's Rules of Life. By 1843 his business of preparing and publishing had expanded sufficiently to give up teaching, to set up his own printing press, as well as compositing and a binding. In 1844 he published his major work on spelling reform. In 1845 he published the first version of the English Phonotypic Alphabet. In the 1881 census his name is spelled phonetically as Eisak Pitman. In the 1891 census he is again listed as Isaac. In 1886 Pitman went into partnerships with his sons Ernest to form Isaac Pitman and Sons. In the same year the millionth copy of the Phonographic Teacher was sold in Great Britain. Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons was to become one of the world's leading educational publishers and training businesses with offices in London, New York City, Johannesburg and Tokyo.
The publishing division was bought by rival Pearson Plc in 1985. The training business evolved into two separate businesses: Pitman Training and JHP Training; the first distance education course in the modern sense was provided by Sir Isaac Pitman in the 1840s, who taught a system of shorthand by mailing texts transcribed into shorthand on postcards and receiving transcriptions from his students in return for correction. The element of student feedback was a crucial innovation of Pitman's system; this scheme was made possible by the introduction of uniform postage rates across Britain in 1840. Isaac Pitman was fervently Swedenborgian. Not only did he read The Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg daily, he devoted much time and energy to educating the world about them, he distributed books and tracts by and about Swedenborg. Among the authors he encouraged. Pitman was active in the local New Church congregation in Bath while living on Royal Crescent, he was one of the founding members, when this congregation was formed in 1841.
He served as president of this society from 1887 to his death in 1897. His contribution to this church was honoured by the congregation with a stained glass window depicting the golden cherub in the temple of wisdom described in Swedenborg's True Christian Religion No. 508. The window was dedicated on 5 September 1909, his memorial plaque on the north wall of Bath Abbey reads, "His aims were steadfast, his mind original, his work prodigious, the achievement world-wide. His life was ordered in service to God and duty to man." Isaac Pitman is the grandfather of Sir James Pitman. His great-grandson John Hugh Pitman was appointed an OBE in 2010 for services to Vocational Training. In 1837, Pitman discontinued the use of all alcoholic beverages, became a vegetarian, both lifelong practices he embraced. Pitman advocated a simple vegetarian diet, he did not smoke. He was Vice-President of the Vegetarian Society. In an 1879 letter to The Times, he attributed his vegetarian diet and abstinence from alcohol to his excellent health and his ability to work long hours.
His brother, Benjamin noted that Pitman "became a vegetarian, not for religious, but humanitarian and physiological reasons." Benjamin Pitman, his brother who introduced his system to America Jacob Pitman a settler in South Australia, founded a Swedenborg Church there, taught Pitman shorthand in New South Wales. Mentions Uncle William, who emigrated to South Australia with his large family. Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Pitman, Sir Isaac". Encyclopædia Britannica. 21. Cambridge University Press. P. 666
New York State Education Department
The New York State Education Department is the department of the New York state government responsible for the supervision for all public schools in New York and all standardized testing, as well as the production and administration of state tests and Regents Examinations. In addition, the State Education Department oversees higher education, cultural institutions such as museums and libraries, the licensing of numerous professions, it is headed by the regents of the University of the State of New York and administered by the Commissioner of Education. Its regulations are compiled in title 8 of the New York Codes and Regulations; the main offices of the department are housed in the New York State Department of Education Building, located at 89 Washington Avenue in Albany, the state capital. Each year New York spends over 22 thousand dollars per student, 90% more than the average in the US; the general education and diploma requirement regulations require that every public school student be provided an opportunity to receive instruction in order to achieve the New York State Learning Standards.
The creation of new Common Core State Standards are now being phased in. The new standards and related new assessments will be inline by 2014-2015; the Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and CCSS for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies and Technical Subjects on July 19, 2010, with the understanding that the state may add additional expectations. It incorporated New York-specific additions on January 10, 2011, creating the Common Core Learning Standards; the Board of Regents adopted a new social studies curriculum at its April 2014 meeting. At its December 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved new P-12 Science Learning Standards. New York has a graduation rate of 80.2 percent, Compared to National Average of 84 percent. This was a slight increase over previous year, but that may have been because the State eliminated one of the tests required to graduate; each Year, New York spends 67 billion dollars or $22,366 per-student in elementary and secondary school.
This is 90% higher than the US average of $11,762, higher than neighboring states with similar living expenses. The spending has increased in recent years by 5.5 % between 2016 alone. Schools in poor high need districts received lower funding; the NY State Education Department requires that all students in grades 3-8 take state tests in the areas of Mathematics, Science. All grade 8 students are tested in these subjects as well as a Foreign Language test in a Language Other Than English of the student's choice, it was mandated that students take a Social Studies standardized test. Regents exams are administered to New York high school students in the subjects of English, Science, Social Studies and a LOTE. Students who decide not to study a foreign language may make up the regents credit by taking an appropriate number of business education, art and technology classes; the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education require that all public school students earn passing scores on State examinations in the areas of English, United States history and government and global history and geography to obtain a high school diploma.
Students, for instance some with IEPs for special needs, who cannot pass the Regents exams may receive a local diploma by passing the RCT. On July 22, 2013, the Board of Regents adopted regulations that established requirements to transition to the new Regents Examinations in English Language Arts and in mathematics which measure the Common Core Learning Standards. In order to improve school performance across the state, NYSED developed a Data Warehouse for the purposes of tracking performance data connected to state examinations; each K-12 public school student is assigned a unique 10-digit identifier, captured in the SIRS database for the purposes of data assessment in connection with state examinations and school report card analysis from state to the local level. The state's Education Data Portal partners with inBloom to integrate student data; as student test results are analyzed and checked for accuracy the Data Warehouse system allows for certain data characteristics to be collected and processed for further school improvement and decision making at the local as well as statewide level.
Level 0 represents the regional or local level where individual schools, at the district level, input state assessment results and check for accuracy in data reporting. Schools use software utilities and online analytical tools to make school improvement decisions and examine changes in overall curriculum planning at a district wide level. Level 1 represents a second regional or local level where data is placed after Level 0 data has been submitted for aggregate processing. For example, New York State BOCES large city level. Level 1C represents repository data ready for migration to the state repository level Level 2 represents a statewide repository where data is moved. Includes name and unique identifier for comparative and independent school performance and analysis. Level 3 represents locked assessment data used for state use, such as school report cards and decisions involving accountability. For privacy reasons, no names ar
HBO is an American premium cable and satellite television network owned by the namesake unit Home Box Office, Inc. a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. The program which featured on the network consists of theatrically released motion pictures and original television shows, along with made-for-cable movies and occasional comedy and concert specials. HBO is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service in the United States, having been in operation since November 8, 1972. In 2016, HBO had an adjusted operating income of US$1.93 billion, compared to the US$1.88 billion it accrued in 2015. HBO has 130 million subscribers worldwide as of 2016; the network provides seven 24-hour multiplex channels, including HBO Comedy, HBO Latino, HBO Signature, HBO Family. It launched the streaming service HBO Now in April 2015 and has over 2 million subscribers in the United States as of February 2017; as of July 2015, HBO's programming is available to 36,493,000 households with at least one television set in the United States, making it the second largest premium channel in the United States.
In addition to its U. S. subscriber base, HBO distributes content in at least 151 countries, with 130 million subscribers worldwide. HBO subscribers pay for an extra tier of service that includes other cable- and satellite-exclusive channels before paying for the channel itself. However, a regulation imposed by the Federal Communications Commission requires that cable providers allow subscribers to get just "limited" basic cable and premium services such as HBO, without subscribing to expanded service. Cable providers can require the use of a converter box—usually digital—in order to receive HBO. HBO provides its content through digital media. HBO maintains near-ubiquitous distribution in hotels across the United States through agreements with DirecTV, Echostar, SONIFI Solutions, Satellite Management Services, Inc. Telerent Leasing Corporation, Total Media Concepts and World Cinema as well as cable providers that maintain hospitality service arrangements with individual hotels and local franchises of national hotel/motel chains.
Since June 2018, through a content partnership with Enseo, HBO Go is distributed to some Marriott International hotels around the U. S.. Many HBO programs have been syndicated to other networks and broadcast television stations, a number of HBO-produced series and films have been released on DVD. Since HBO's more successful series air on over-the-air broadcasters in other countries, HBO's programming has the potential of being exposed to a higher percentage of the population of those countries compared to the United States; because of the cost of HBO, many Americans only view HBO programs through DVDs or in basic cable or broadcast syndication—months or years after these programs have first aired on the network—and with editing for both content and to allow advertising, although several series have filmed alternate "clean" scenes intended for syndication runs. In 1965, Charles Dolan—who had done pioneering work in the commercial use of cables and had developed Teleguide, a closed-circuit tourist information television system distributed to hotels in the New York metropolitan area—won a franchise to build a cable television system in the Lower Manhattan section of New York City.
The new system, which Dolan named "Sterling Information Services", became the first urban underground cable televisi
Thomas Jamieson Boyd
Sir Thomas Jamieson Boyd and philanthropist, was Lord Provost of Edinburgh from 1877 to 1882. He was the catalyst behind the building of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Lauriston Place. Thomas was born on 22 February 1818 at 16 Charlotte Street in Leith an independent burgh, north of Edinburgh, he was the eldest of three sons of John Boyd, corn merchant, Anne Jamieson, daughter of Thomas Jamieson. At an early age he entered the renowned Edinburgh printing/publishing company of Oliver & Boyd, at that point run by his uncle, George Boyd. Thomas became the managing partner in 1843, he was senior partner from 1869 to 1894. His brothers, John Boyd and Thomson Boyd were junior partners in the firm; the great profitability of this company freed Thomas, enabling him to undertake many public-minded projects. In the 1870s, he transformed the Merchant School system in Edinburgh, combining many functions with the Industrial Schools, transferring the upper level education of merchants to Edinburgh University through creation of a new Professorship.
In the same time period he undertook the raising of funds for, planning of, a new Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, a nine-year project. In 1871, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 1875, he was elected a city councillor and in 1877 was made Lord Provost of Edinburgh. During this period he instructed major rebuilding of Leith Docks, including a new deep water wet dock, the Edinburgh Dock, opened in July 1881, he was knighted on 25 August 1881, during her visit for a large Volunteer review. The knighthood came as a result of these several major public works. In 1896, on his retiral, Oliver & Boyd was bought over by James Thin, but the name continued to live on. Boyd died at home, 41 Moray Place in the west end of Edinburgh on 22 August 1902, he is buried in Dean Cemetery. The grave lies in the first northern extension to the main cemetery facing its southern path, set in the second row. Thomas married Mary Ann Ferguson on 6 June 1844. Lady Boyd died on 21 February 1900 at their home in Edinburgh.
They had six daughters. His grand-daughter Mary Ferguson Macnaghten Boyd married Edmund Taylor Whittaker and were parents to John Macnaghten Whittaker. Boyd was sculpted by William Brodie in 1871. A second bust by Brodie, carved in 1880, stood in the entrance hall of the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Around the same time a portrait, by Otto Leyde RSA was hung in the Merchant Hall in Edinburgh. A full-length portrait by Leyde, is in the possession of Edinburgh City Council. Master of the Merchant Company of Edinburgh Deputy Lieutenant of Edinburgh Chairman of the Scottish Fisheries Board Commissioner of the Northern Lights Commissioner for Scottish Educational Endowments Honorary Colonel of the Queens Regiment in Scotland Curator of Edinburgh University Director of the Union Bank of Scotland Director of the Scottish Provident Institution Justice of the Peace Elder of the United Free Church "Former Members of the Royal Society of Edinborough, 1783 – 2002"; the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Norgate, Gerald le Grys.
"Boyd, Thomas Jamieson". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co
Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an American author of children's books and young adult fiction. His books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space and the picture book The Big Orange Splot, he has written an adult novel, The Afterlife Diet, essay collections derived from his talks on National Public Radio. Many elements of his fiction are based on real events and people he encountered in his youth. Pinkwater is a trained artist and has illustrated many of his books, but for more recent works, that task has passed to his wife, Jill Pinkwater, his artistic technique varies from work to work, with some books illustrated in computer drawings, others in woodcuts and others in Magic Marker. Pinkwater varies his name between books, he was born in Tennessee, to Jewish immigrant parents from Poland. He describes his father as a "ham-eating, iconoclastic Jew." His parents moved to Chicago. He attended Bard College. Pinkwater tends to write about social misfits who find themselves in bizarre situations, such as searching for a floating island populated by human-sized intelligent lizards, exploring other universes with an obscure relative, or discovering that their teeth can function as interstellar radio antennae.
They are though not always, set in thinly—or not at all—disguised versions of Chicago and Hoboken, New Jersey. He includes Chicago landmarks and folkloric figures from his childhood in 1950s Chicago, regardless of when the book is set. An example of this is the recurring character the Chicken Man, a mysterious but dignified black man who carries a performing chicken on his head; this character is based on a shadowy figure from 1950s Chicago. Pinkwater pays tribute to the Clark Theater, Bughouse Square, Ed & Fred's Red Hots. Another common theme is Jewish culture, with characters incongruously speaking in Yiddish-influenced dialogue or participating in Borscht Belt culture. Characters sometimes have surnames that append the "-stein" element familiar in some Jewish names to names suggesting other ethnicities. In 1995, Pinkwater published his first adult novel, The Afterlife Diet, in which a mediocre editor, upon dying, finds himself in a tacky Catskills resort populated by "circumferentially challenged" deceased.
Pinkwater authored the newspaper comic strip Norb, illustrated by Tony Auth. The strip, syndicated by King Features, was cancelled after 52 weeks; the daily strips were released in a 78-page collection by MU Press in 1992. Pinkwater is a longtime commentator on National Public Radio, he reviews children's books on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. For several years, he had his own NPR show: Chinwag Theater. Pinkwater is known to avid fans of the NPR radio show Car Talk, where he has appeared as a random caller, for example, on the physics of the buttocks, giving practical advice as to the choice of automobiles. In the early 1990s Pinkwater voiced a series of humorous radio advertisements for the Ford Motor Company. Following an appearance by Pinkwater on the Public Radio International program This American Life, his book The Devil in the Drain ended up on challenged book lists at numerous children's libraries. In April 2012, a story attributed to Daniel Pinkwater, "The Hare and the Pineapple", was used on a standardized exam for 8th grade students in New York.
The story was based on Pinkwater's short story, "The Story of the Rabbit and the Eggplant", which he had sold to the testing company. The published version changed the racer from an eggplant to a pineapple, changed the moral of the story. Students were asked two perplexing questions: "Why did the animals eat the pineapple?" and "Which animal spoke the wisest words?" These questions baffled students. City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott issued a statement saying improvements on the state exam will be made in the future; the New York Daily News staff sent the question to Jeopardy! Champion Ken Jennings, he was stumped as well; the Terrible Roar Bear's Picture Wizard Crystal Fat Elliot and the Gorilla Magic Camera Blue Moose Three Big Hogs Around Fred's Bed The Big Orange Splot The Blue Thing Fat Men From Space The Hoboken Chicken Emergency Pickle Creature Return of the Moose The Magic Moscow The Wuggie Norple Story Attila the Pun: A Magic Moscow Story Roger's Umbrella Tooth-Gnasher Superflash Slaves of Spiegel: A Magic Moscow Story I Was a Second Grade Werewolf Devil in the Drain Ducks!
Jolly Roger: A Dog of Hoboken The Frankenbagel Monster The Moosepire The Muffin Fiend Aunt Lulu Guys from Space Uncle Melvin Doodle Flute Wempires The Phantom of the Lunch Wagon Author's Day Spaceburger: A Keven Spoon and Mason Mintz Story Ned Feldman, Space Pirate Mush, A Dog from Space Goose Night reprinted as The Magic Goose Wallpaper from Space At the Hotel Larry Young Larry Bongo Larry Second Grade Ape Wolf Christmas Big Bob and the Halloween Potatoes Big Bob and the Magic Valentine's Day Potato Big Bob an