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Tiny Toon Adventures

Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated comedy television series, broadcast from September 14, 1990 through December 6, 1992 as the first collaborative effort of Warner Bros. Animation and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment after being conceived in the late 1980s by Tom Ruegger; the show follows the adventures of a group of young cartoon characters who attend Acme Looniversity to become the next generation of characters from the Looney Tunes series. The pilot episode, "The Looney Beginning", aired as a prime-time special on CBS on September 14, 1990, while the series itself was featured in first-run syndication for the first two seasons; the final season was aired on Fox Kids. The series ended production in 1992 in favor of Animaniacs. Tiny Toon Adventures is a cartoon set in the fictional town of Acme Acres, where most of the Tiny Toons and Looney Tunes characters live; the characters attend Acme Looniversity, a school whose faculty consists of the mainstays of the classic Warner Bros. cartoons, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Wile E. Coyote and Elmer Fudd.

In the series, the university is founded to teach cartoon characters. The school is not featured in every episode, as not all of its storylines revolve around the school. Like the Looney Tunes, the series makes use of cartoon slapstick; the series references the current events of the early 1990s and Hollywood culture. Episodes delve into veiled ethical and morality stories of ecology, self-esteem, crime; the series centers on a group of young cartoon characters who attend a school called Acme Looniversity to be the next generation of Looney Tunes characters. Most of the Tiny Toons characters were designed to resemble younger versions of Warner Bros.' Most popular Looney looks. The two main characters are both rabbits: Buster Bunny, a blue male rabbit, Babs Bunny, a pink female rabbit not related to Buster, Plucky Duck, a green male duck, Hamton J. Pig, a pink male pig. Other major characters in the cast are nonhuman as well; these include a purple-and-white female skunk. Two human characters, Montana Max and Elmyra Duff, are regarded as the main villains of the series and are students of Acme Looniversity.

As villains, Elmyra is seen as an extreme pet lover while Montana Max is a spoiled rich brat who either owns lots of toys or polluting factories. Supporting characters included a gray mouse with powerful sneezes. Feeding off the characters are the more traditional Looney Tunes such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig among others. Most of the adults teach classes at Acme Looniversity and serve as mentors to the Tiny Toons while others fill secondary positions as needed; the series and the show's characters were developed by series producer, head writer and cartoonist Tom Ruegger, division leader Jean MacCurdy, associate producer and artist Alfred Gimeno and story editor/writer Wayne Kaatz. Among the first writers on the series were Jim Reardon, Tom Minton, Eddie Fitzgerald; the character and scenery designers included Alfred Gimeno, Ken Boyer, Dan Haskett, Karen Haskett, many other artists and directors. The series was planned to be a feature film. Once Steven Spielberg was attached, numerous things changed, including the idea of turning the movie into a television series.

"Buster and Babs Go To Hawaii" was co-written by three then-teenage girls. Voice director Andrea Romano auditioned over 1,200 voices for the series and chose more than a dozen main voice actors; the role of Buster Bunny was given to Charlie Adler, who gave the role, as producer Tom Ruegger said, "a great deal of energy". The role of Babs Bunny was given to Tress MacNeille. Writer Paul Dini said that MacNeille was good for the role because she could do both Babs' voice and the voices of her impressions. Voice actors Joe Alaskey and Don Messick were given the roles of Plucky Duck and Hamton J. Pig, respectively. Danny Cooksey played Montana Max and, according to Paul Dini, was good for the role because he could do a "tremendous mean voice." Cooksey was the only voice actor in the cast, not an adult. Cree Summer played the roles of Mary Melody. Other actors for the series included Maurice LaMarche as the voice of Dizzy Devil; the legendary voice behind the Looney Tunes, Mel Blanc, was set to reprise his roles as the classic characters, but died in July 1989.

His characters were recast by the likes of Jeff Bergman, Joe Alaskey, Greg Burson, Mel's son, Noel Blanc. During production of the series' third season, Charlie Adler left the show due to a conflict with the producers. Adler was upset that he had not landed a role in Animaniacs while


Châtel-sur-Montsalvens is a municipality in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. Châtel-sur-Montsalvens is first mentioned in 1388 as Chastel propre Montservens. Châtel-sur-Montsalvens has an area, as of 2009, of 2 square kilometers. Of this area, 0.94 km2 or 46.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.85 km2 or 41.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.16 km2 or 7.8 % is settled, 0.05 km2 or 2.5 % is either lakes. Of the built up area and buildings made up 3.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.4%. Out of the forested land, 36.8% of the total land area is forested and 4.9% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 28.9% is pastures and 17.2% is used for alpine pastures. Of the water in the municipality, 2.0 % is in lakes and 0.5 % streams. The municipality is located in the Gruyère district; the blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules, in base issuant a Wall embattled Argent on it a Crane of the same passant and in chief dexter a Mullet of Five Or.

Châtel-sur-Montsalvens has a population of 286. As of 2008, 22.2% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 34.4%. Migration accounted for 22.6%, while births and deaths accounted for 5.4%. Most of the population speaks French as their first language, German is the second most common and English is the third; as of 2008, the population was 48.6 % female. The population was made up of 29 non-Swiss men. There were 32 non-Swiss women. Of the population in the municipality, 35 or about 17.1% were born in Châtel-sur-Montsalvens and lived there in 2000. There were 80 or 39.0% who were born in the same canton, while 49 or 23.9% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 39 or 19.0% were born outside of Switzerland. As of 2000, children and teenagers make up 23.4% of the population, while adults make up 62% and seniors make up 14.6%. As of 2000, there were 87 people who never married in the municipality. There were 13 individuals who are divorced.

As of 2000, there were 84 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.3 persons per household. There were 22 households that consist of 4 households with five or more people. In 2000, a total of 74 apartments were permanently occupied, while 47 apartments were seasonally occupied and 9 apartments were empty; as of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 24 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 2.78%. The historical population is given in the following chart: The Monstalvens Dam, shared with Broc is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance. In the 2011 federal election the most popular party was the SVP; the next three most popular parties were the SP, the CVP and the FDP. The SVP improved their position in Châtel-sur-Montsalvens rising to first, from second in 2007 The SPS moved from third in 2007 to second in 2011, the CVP moved from first in 2007 to third and the FDP retained about the same popularity. A total of 93 votes were cast in this election, of which 2.2 % were invalid.

As of 2010, Châtel-sur-Montsalvens had an unemployment rate of 1.7%. As of 2008, there were 7 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 3 businesses involved in this sector. 5 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 3 businesses in this sector. 8 people were employed with 3 businesses in this sector. There were 104 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 41.3% of the workforce. In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 16; the number of jobs in the primary sector was 5. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 5 of which 2 or were in manufacturing and 3 were in construction; the number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 6. In the tertiary sector. In 2000, there were 7 workers who commuted into 88 workers who commuted away; the municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 12.6 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering. Of the working population, 11.5% used public transportation to get to work, 72.1% used a private car.

From the 2000 census, 135 or 65.9% were Roman Catholic, while 20 or 9.8% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 10 individuals. There was 1 individual, Jewish, 6 who were Islamic. 32 belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, 6 individuals did not answer the question. In Châtel-sur-Montsalvens about 78 or of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, 25 or have completed additional higher education. Of the 25 who completed tertiary schooling, 52.0% were Swiss men, 24.0% were Swiss women. The Canton of Fribourg school system provides one year of non-obligatory Kindergarten, followed by six years of Primary school; this is follo

The Golden Girls (film)

The Golden Girls is a 1995 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Joe Ma and starring Lau Ching-wan and Anita Yuen. The film is not related to the US TV sitcom of the same name. Lau Ching-wan as Chun-wai Anita Yuen as Mei-ball Ada Choi as Lulu Shum Alien Sun as May Chu Allen Fong as Assistant director Nancy Lan as Assistant director Manfred Wong as Director of Cleopatra Francis Ng as Wong Siu-yi Cheung Tat-ming as Cousin J. P. Yeung Bing-lam as Lam Sin Pak Yiu-charn as Studio boss Wong Yat-fei as Brother Choi Vincent Kok as Kent Michael Tse as Fey Leading Man Lee Lik-chi as Priest Josephine Koo as Sister Sen Tin Kai-man as Trainee actor with cigarette in mouth Chan Hau-yee as New actress Cheung Chi-sing as Cinematographer Cheuk Wai-man as Studio boss' secretary David Lai as Projectionist Leung Pui-san as Trainee actress June Chan as Trainee actress Irsi Chai as Trainee actress Perry Chiu as Trainee actress Lok Sze-man as Trainee actress Chan Chor-man as Trainee actress Alan Mak as Assistant director Lam Suk-foon as Make up artist A Irene Kong as Make up artist B Lung Chi-shing as Traitor Chan Hing-hang as Cinematographer Wong Wa-wo as Reporter So Wai-nam as Cousin's bodyguard So Wai-nam as Cousin's bodyguard List of Hong Kong films The Golden Girls on IMDb HK Cinemagic entry

Landon House

The Landon House known as the Stancioff House, is a historic home located at Urbana, Frederick County, United States. It was built about 1849 and is a large three-story frame house with a notable clerestory roof, two-story full length galleried porch; the home's interior woodwork is of a simple Greek Revival style. The former smokehouse has been converted to a chapel; the house is said to have stood on the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg and moved to its present location in 1846 at the direction of the Reverend R. H. Phillips, it has been used as private home. Reverend Phillips established a Female Seminary here between 1846 and 1850 become a military institute for boys, by the end of the 1850s it had resumed its role as a Female Seminary, it was used by the 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers as a resting point for Union Troops marching toward the Battle of Antietam on September 16, 1862. The house would host a cotillion ball for Confederate soldiers before becoming a field hospital during the civil war.

During 2013 the building was purchased by new owners who have plans to restore it to its Civil War state. The house was listed as the Stancioff House on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975; the building is located on the Antietam Campaign Civil War Trail. The Landon House was built in 1754 near the Rappahannock River in Virginia. In 1846 the building was transported by barge to Georgetown before being moved again via the Potomac to Point of Rocks. During the move the house was added onto with it having 40 rooms; the property it sits on is about 6 acres in size. Denis Supercynski, with the Frederick County Planning Department, has said that though some of the material for the building came from other buildings, something, common at the time, there was "no precise evidence" of the building having been moved. Over the years the Landon house has been used for a variety of purposes; when it was first built it was used as a silk mill. After being rebuilt it was used as a schoolhouse for girls.

In 1854 it was transformed into the Landon Military Academy run by Robert C. Jones; the building was the site of a notable ball in 1862. The building was used as a field hospital. At the time of the dance the building was known as the Landon Female Academy. On 8 September 1862 Confederate Gen. J. E. B. Stuart was walking, after having eaten with a local family at their invitation, when he discovered Landon House; the building was unoccupied at the time. While exploring the house, Stuart discovered a ballroom on the east end. Stuart felt the need for a break from the war and decided to hold a ball there that night to give his men and himself a rest from the war; the ballroom was decorated with roses for the ball. Music was provided by the 18th Mississippi Cavalry's regimental band. Ladies living in Urbana were invited to attend; the ball became known as the Roses Ball. During the ball a report came in that Union cavalry were nearby in Hyattstown and heading towards Urbana; the festivities stopped and Stuart and his men left to the picket posts in Hyattstown that were threatened by Union cavalry.

When they arrived, they discovered that the Union soldiers had been repulsed by the 1st North Carolina Infantry and returned to the ball. By the time they had returned. Ladies were invited to return to the ball and the ball resumed. After the ball the building was used as a field hospital after the ball. According to Michael Kurtianyk, both Confederate soldiers and Union soldiers made "lightning sketches" on the walls of the hospital; the Confederate soldiers are said to have drawn Stuart. Union soldiers using the hospital on 16 September 1862 drew Abe Lincoln twice as large as the Confederate drawings, they signed their drawing. These drawings can still be seen on the walls of the house today. Following the Civil War, the abandoned military academy was purchased by Sam Hinks, once mayor of Baltimore. At his death, it was occupied by his descendants until purchased by Lt. Col. Luke Tiernan Brien, a Confederate veteran and an officer in Gen. Stuart's division, who lived there with his wife until 1912.

The property was acquired in 1946 by Mrs. Ivan Stancioff, he arrived in America with his wife Marion and their children in 1946. They purchased the home in April 1947 and it remained in the Stancioff family until July 1997; the house was added to the National Historic Register in 1974. The building was purchased by Kevin Dolan and used as an event venue and hosted Civil War re-enactments. In 2013 the Landon House was purchased by Dr. Praveen Bularum, Dr. Rohit Khirbat and Chakri Katepalli, who have plans to restore the building to the condition it was in during the Civil War, for $850,000, they plan to open the house by March 2014. The house will be used as an event center and there are plans to add a bed and breakfast. Preservation of the building has been supported by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. In season 5 episode 9 of My Ghost Story. Stancioff House, Frederick County, including photo in 2006, at Maryland Historical Trust


A mobcap is a round, gathered or pleated cloth bonnet consisting of a caul to cover the hair, a frilled or ruffled brim, a ribbon band, worn by married women in the Georgian period, when it was called a "bonnet". These caps were always gathered to a flat curved, brim; the caul had curved top. The bottom was gathered to fit the back neck with a drawstring, while the curved sides and top were gathered and stitched to the brim, which had some curves, too. An informal style, the bonnet became a high-fashion item as part of the adoption of simple "country" clothing in the 18th century, it was an indoor fashion, was worn under a hat for outdoor wear. The origin of the term mobcap is a compound of mob'dishabille, casually dressed' + cap, it may be modeled on Dutch mop'woman's cap'. During the French Revolution, the name "mob cap" caught on because the poorer women who were involved in the riots wore them, but they had been in style for middle class and aristocracy since the century began; the one piece, gathered circle mobcap seen worn with historical costumes is a simplified, modern interpretation, rather than a copy of a period cap.

By the Victorian period, mobcaps lingered as the head covering of servants and nurses, small mobcaps, not covering the hair, remained part of these uniforms into the early 20th century. Modern versions of mobcaps are still worn in the pharmaceutical industry, in clean-rooms, in other sectors where the hair has to be contained; these mobcaps are a simple circle shape with an elastic band and may be made of disposable materials such as spun-bound polypropylene so they are like a shower cap. They can be made of nylon netting. Media related to Mob caps at Wikimedia Commons

Lake Razelm

Lake Razelm or Lake Razim is the name of a large freshwater lagoon on the shores of the Black Sea in Romania, south of the Danube Delta and part of its World Heritage Site. It is the largest liman in Romania; the name is sometimes applied to the complex it forms with several other limans and liman. This complex can be separated into two subgroups; the northern subgroup contains freshwater Razelm and Lake Golovița, which are connected by a channel 1.9 miles wide, whereas the southern group is made up of salt lakes. All these lakes cover 400 km ² of it being the area of Lake Razelm alone; when the Razelm/Golovița system was closed off from the ocean in the late 1970s, this resulted in several changes to the ecological conditions of the system, including an decrease in salinity to zero, an increase in refreshment time to over a year, episodes of eutrophication. Despite this environmental degradation, the system remains an important habitat. Three families of cockles could be found in Romania in the 1960s, the two that remain are found only in Razelm.

Popina Island at the north end of the lake is an important refuge for many bird species and invertebrates