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Smallville (comics)

Smallville is a fictional town in comic books published by DC Comics. The childhood hometown of Superman, Smallville was first named in Superboy vol. 1 #2. The town is the setting of many Superboy comics where Superboy defends Smallville from various threats. In the earliest Golden Age comics, the name of Clark Kent's hometown is uncertain. Earliest stories would either show Clark's hometown as unnamed or as Metropolis. However, as of Superboy #2, Smallville's name is permanently identified. Smallville is retroactively shown as the Golden Age Superman's childhood hometown as well, as seen in the "Mr. and Mrs. Superman" series in Superman Family, as well as in New Adventures of Superboy #15-16. Unlike Earth-One's Smallville, Earth-Two's Smallville stays a much less prominent small town since the Earth-Two Superman was never Superboy. Additionally, the Kents never owned a general store on Earth-Two, but instead stayed farmers until their deaths. Post-Crisis, Smallville's history, as well as that of the Kents, is delved into in the late 1980s World of Smallville miniseries, plus the 1997-1998 miniseries The Kents.

Smallville was retconned to have a violent history, with green kryptonite, a common substance in the area, having a mutating, dangerous effect on normal citizens of the town. This history, plus the near-destruction and reconstruction of the town by overzealous government forces, is explored in the storyline "The Search For Kryptonite." Smallville's police chief is Chief Douglas Parker, who in pre-Crisis stories is considered a close ally of Superboy. Superboy is capable of being contacted by Chief Parker, as well as Professor Lang and the President of the United States, via a secret signal lamp hidden in the Kent household. Chief Parker exists in the post-Crisis DC comics. In the modern comics, Smallville has a sheriff department, it is headed by Sheriff Hayes, murdered by a Black Lantern version of Earth-Two's Superman at the time when he was talking to his superiors about transferring to Metropolis. A storyline late in the run of New Adventures of Superboy sees Smallville's town council propose building Smallville's first shopping mall, though the mall's construction is revealed out to have sinister ulterior motives.

While the storyline is unfinished as the comic was cancelled before the story could be concluded, it does see Jonathan Kent decide to run for a city council seat to try to thwart the mall's construction. Noted residents of Smallville include the Kent family and Martha Kent, or Ma and Pa Kent as they were called, their adopted son Clark Kent. In the original Superboy comics, other noted residents include Professor Phineas Potter, archaeologist Lewis Lang, the young Lex Luthor. In post-Crisis comics, Conner Kent, the current Superboy lives in Smallville with the now-widowed Martha Kent; the super-powered dog Krypto lives with them as well. While not enjoying Smallville, Conner changes his mind. Smallville is portrayed as an idyllic, small isolated American town, with a "Middle America" atmosphere – resembling the settings of some paintings of Norman Rockwell, its residents are very friendly, though in Silver Age Superboy stories, it tends to attract various threats. Smallville's economy consists of various locally owned businesses, along with various farms surrounding the town, including the Kent family farm.

In the original Superboy comics, the Kent family sells their farm when Clark starts school, open a general store in town. Post-Crisis comics, show the Kents residing on their farm through Clark's adulthood. Smallville has one high school, Smallville High School, which Clark and Pete attend. Smallville was the home of the Smallville Orphanage, where the Kents brought the infant Kal-El after his rocket landed on Earth. In Action Comics #8, the Daily Star's editor George Taylor mentions to Clark Kent having met Ma and Pa Kent while working as a reporter for the Smallville Sentinel. Smallville receives most of its television and radio broadcasts from a larger nearby city, though Superboy #195 shows Smallville has its own radio station, WSMV. In the original Superboy comics, a billboard outside of Smallville greets those driving into and out of town; the billboard features a picture of Superboy waving, with words next to it reading: "Welcome to Smallville, Home of Superboy." Similar to the whereabouts of other fictional DC Universe cities, the location of Smallville was never stated in the comics.

Smallville's location varied throughout many stories, many of which placed Smallville close to Metropolis and Midvale, home of Supergirl. All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 calls Smallville "a quiet town, nestled in the hills just inland from the eastern seaboard." Most sources since the 1986 John Byrne Superman origin reboot point the location of Smallville to be in Kansas. The first time in any media that Smallville or the Kent farm were linked to a

Chandler Woodcock

Chandler E. Woodcock is an American politician from Maine. Woodcock served as a Republican State Senator from Franklin County from 2000 to 2006, he was the Republican candidate for Governor of Maine in 2006. He won a close primary election by 3 % on June 13, 2006, against David F. Peter Mills, he lost to the Democratic incumbent in the November 7 election. In 2011, Republican Governor Paul LePage nominated Woodcock to be Maine's Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, he took office in the spring of that year. Woodcock was born in Mechanic Falls and grew up in Farmington, to a father who worked as a manager at the Forster Manufacturing Company and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, a mother who served as a United States Marine in World War II. Woodcock enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school, served a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. After returning home, he earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and went on to teach high school in the public school system for the next 25 years, teaching at Livermore Falls High School, Mt.

Blue High School, Skowhegan Area High School. He served as basketball coach at each school and led the Mount Blue High School girls' varsity basketball team to two Class A state championships. Woodcock served for five years on the Board of Selectmen in Farmington, before being elected to the state Senate. During his first term, he served on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee and the Legal and Veterans' Affairs Committee. Woodcock made a bid for the Governorship of Maine in 2006 but was defeated by incumbent John Baldacci. Woodcock ran as a publicly financed Clean Elections candidate. In January, 2009, he became the executive director of the Maine Harness Horsemen's Association, he is the co-host (with State Representative Tom Saviello of Wilton of a Public-access television talk show on Mount Blue Community Access TV called "Talkin Maine With the Bow Tie Boys". Woodcock is married to his wife Charlotte with whom he has a son. Http://www.woodcockforgovernor.com http://www.myspace.com/woodcockforgovernor https://web.archive.org/web/20060714094245/http://www.bangordailynews.com/election/2006_primary/ http://www.bangordailynews.com/news/templates/?a=135778 http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=36930

Justin Mashore

Justin Clyde Mashore is an American professional baseball coach and former player who serves as the hitting coach for the AAA New Orleans Baby Cakes. Mashore was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the third round of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft out of Clayton Valley High School in Concord, California, he played in Minor League Baseball until 2001 for numerous different organizations: the Tigers, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Colorado Rockies. After his playing career he became a coach for numerous minor league teams. Prior to the 2016 season, Mashore was hired by the Texas Rangers to be their assistant hitting coach, a position he retained through the 2018 season, he was named as the Hitting Coach for the AAA New Orleans Baby Cakes of the Miami Marlins organization. His father, Clyde Mashore, brother Damon Mashore both played in MLB. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

The Pooch

The Pooch is a 1932 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan, it was the 115th Our Gang short, released. Cheerful vagrant Stymie tries to get back in the good graces of the gang after stealing their pies; when a mean dogcatcher tries to round up Pete the Pup because Stymie let the gang's dogs loose, Stymie comes to the rescue, earning the undying devotion of the kids and the animosity of the dogcatcher, who vengefully bundles Petey off to the pound after the kids bother the dog catcher with Stymie biting him, Spanky throwing a rock at him two times, one in the head, one in the neck with the dog catcher yelling loud, he gets pulled off the wagon by Stymie. Brisbane and Sherwood bring some rotten eggs, lettuce to throw at the dog catcher while Spanky throws a last rock but misses the dog catcher, intending to consign the poor pooch to the gas chamber. Stymie prays for the five dollars necessary to spring Pete, whereupon a five-spot blows out of the hands of a lady shopper and lands at Stymie's feet.

After out smarting a cop, with the help of Spanky, in pursuit to take it back he and the gang race to the dog pound. A former employee walks up to the dog catcher telling him that he can't get Pete gassed but he tells the employee that he is going to get those kids upset. After the employee walks back to the dog catcher, the dog catcher pushes the former employee away from him. Upon arriving the dog catcher says that he gassed Petey and was dead. Stymie and the gang sulk, it turns out there wasn't any gas in the cylinders and Petey was just sitting alive in the chamber when opened. It ends with Petey chasing the dog catcher for revenge with the gang following. George McFarland as Spanky Matthew Beard as Stymie Sherwood Bailey as Spud Dorothy DeBorba as Dorothy Kendall McComas as Breezy Brisbane Bobby Hutchins as Wheezer Harold Wertz as Bouncy Pete the Pup as Himself Laughing Gravy as Himself Artye Folz as Girl who Reads Dickie Jackson as Boy with donuts Harry Bernard as Officer Baldwin Cooke as Diner attendant Estelle Etterre as First housewife Budd Fine as Budd, the dog catcher Dick Gilbert as Co-worker at dog pound May Wallace as Second housewife The Pooch is a semi-remake of the 1927 film Love My Dog.

This is the last entry featuring the second Pete the Pup. His trainer was fired from Hal Roach studios. Other unrelated dogs aired as Pete the Pup until 1938; this episode was edited for perceived racial content toward African Americans and the mistreatment of children by about five minutes from the syndicated Little Rascals television in 1971. The film was reinstated in its entirety on its AMC airings from 2001-2003. Our Gang filmography The Pooch on IMDb

South Carolina Highway 75

South Carolina Highway 75 is an 8.2-mile state highway in the U. S. state of South Carolina. The road is a rural road, its eastern terminus at the North Carolina state line at North Carolina Highway 75. SC 75 is a 55 mph road for most of its existence. After running for two miles through the tip of Lancaster County, SC 75 overlaps U. S. Route 521. From Hancock, the road continues on with US 521 for five miles, before merging off near the community of Van Wyck. SC 75 heads in the town's direction and about 2 miles past US 521 is the "downtown" of the tiny community. SC 75 bends to the left at a fork. From there, SC 75 only has one mile left in its route, as it passes through Van Wyck's farmland and the AME Zion Church before ending at SC 5 for its western terminus. Established in 1937 as a renumbering of SC 12, it ran from US 521 to the North Carolina state line in Hancock. By 1964, SC 75 was extended to its current western terminus at SC 5 in Van Wyck, replacing part of SC 504; the entire route is in Lancaster County.

South Carolina Highway 75 Truck is a 4.6-mile-long truck route of SC 75 bypassing Van Wyck. When SC 75 merges off from US 521 near Van Wyck, Truck SC 75 begins and follows US 521 until an interchange with SC 5. Truck Route 75 follows SC 5 until it meets up with SC 75 at its western terminus

Owl Babies

Owl Babies is a 1992 book by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson. It is about three owlets that wake up one night to find their mother gone, worry about her absence, but are elated when she returns from her night flight; the Horn Book Magazine, in a review of the board book edition of Owl Babies, wrote "too much text on each spread, destroying the pace of the original and demanding too much of the board-book audience." And School Library Journal wrote "This simple story pales in comparison to the exceptionally well-crafted illustrations... The repetition just doesn't work; the plot is too meager, the text too unexciting... Simple, well-written books about mother love and reassurance for this age group are abundant.", while Booklist, suggested "This story will strike a familiar chord in every small child, afraid when left by his or her parent, parents will gain a new understanding of how a small child might feel when he or she is left." And concluded "A wonderful "read to me" book for nap time, story time, or bedtime."Booktrust called it "reassuring and stunningly illustrated" and The Guardian found it "The best owl family.."Owl Babies has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Books for Keeps, Early Childhood Ireland