William Maxwell Gaines, was an American publisher and co-editor of EC Comics. Following a shift in EC's direction in 1950, Gaines presided over what became an artistically influential and important line of mature-audience comics, he published the satirical magazine Mad for over 40 years. He was posthumously inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was inducted into the Ghastly Awards' Hall of Fame. Gaines was born in New York, to a Jewish household, his father was Max Gaines, who as publisher of the All-American Comics division of DC Comics was an influential figure in the history of comics. The elder Gaines tested the idea of packaging and selling comics on newsstands in 1933, Gaines accepted William Moulton Marston's proposal in 1941 for the first successful female superhero, Wonder Woman. With the publication of Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent, comic books like those that Gaines published attracted the attention of the U.
S. Congress. In 1954, Gaines testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. In the following exchanges, he is addressed first by Chief Counsel Herbert Beaser, by Senator Estes Kefauver: Beaser: "Is the sole test of what you would put into your magazine whether it sells? Is there any limit you can think of that you would not put in a magazine because you thought a child should not see or read about it?"Gaines: "No, I wouldn't say that there is any limit for the reason you outlined. My only limits are the bounds of good taste, what I consider good taste."Beaser: "Then you think a child cannot in any way, in any way, shape, or manner, be hurt by anything that a child reads or sees?"Gaines: "I don't believe so."Beaser: "There would be no limit to what you put in the magazines?"Gaines: "Only within the bounds of good taste."Beaser: "Your own good taste and saleability?"Gaines: "Yes." Kefauver: "Here is your May 22 issue. This seems to be a man with a bloody axe holding a woman's head up, severed from her body.
Do you think, in good taste?"Gaines: "Yes sir, I do, for the cover of a horror comic. A cover in bad taste, for example, might be defined as holding the head a little higher so that the neck could be seen dripping blood from it, moving the body over a little further so that the neck of the body could be seen to be bloody."Kefauver: "You have blood coming out of her mouth."Gaines: "A little."Kefauver: "Here is blood on the axe. I think most adults are shocked by that." Gaines converted Mad to a magazine in 1955 to retain the services of its talented editor Harvey Kurtzman, who had received offers from elsewhere. The change enabled Mad to escape the strictures of the Comics Code. Kurtzman left Gaines' employ a year anyway and was replaced by Al Feldstein, Gaines' most prolific editor during the EC Comics run. Feldstein oversaw Mad from 1955 through 1986, as Gaines went on to a long and profitable career as a publisher of satire and enemy of bombast. Although Mad was sold in the early 1960s for tax reasons, Gaines remained as publisher until the day he died and served as a buffer between the magazine and its corporate interests.
In turn, he stayed out of the magazine's production viewing content just before the issue was shipped to the printer. "My staff and contributors create the magazine," declared Gaines. "What I create is the atmosphere." Gaines was devoted to his staff, fostered an environment of humor and loyalty. This he accomplished through various means, notably the "Mad trips." Each year, Gaines would pay for the magazine's staff and its steadiest contributors to fly to an international locale. The first vacation, to Haiti, set the tone. Discovering that Mad had a grand total of one Haitian subscriber, Gaines arranged to have the group driven to the person's house. There, surrounded by the magazine's editors and writers, Gaines formally presented the bewildered subscriber with a renewal card; when the man's neighbor bought a subscription, Gaines declared the trip to be a financial success because the magazine had doubled its Haitian circulation. The trips became a more elaborate annual event, the staff would visit six of the world's continents.
Despite his largesse, Gaines had a penny-pinching side. He would stop meetings to find out who had called a particular long-distance phone number. Longtime Mad editor Nick Meglin called Gaines a "living contradiction" in 2011, saying, "He was singularly the cheapest man in the world, the most generous." Meglin described his experience of asking Gaines for a raise of $3 a week. Recalled Meglin: "The check came, I said,'That's the whole raise!' "And Bill said, ` I like good food. I don't enjoy giving raises.'"In his memoir Good Days and Mad, Mad writer Dick DeBartolo recalls several anecdotes that characterize Gaines as a generous gourmand who liked practical jokes, who enjoyed good-natured verbal abuse from his staffers. Frank Jacobs paints a similar picture in The Mad World of William M. Gaines, a biography published by longtime friend Lyle Stuart. C. 2008, director John Landis and screenwriter Joel Eisenberg planned a biopic called Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines, with Al Feldstein serving as a creative consultant.
Fremont High School is a public high school located in Fremont, United States. Fremont High School is the high school for the Fremont Community Schools Independent School District Fremont High School uses block scheduling, meaning students have four 85 minute classes per day; the school year is divided into 4 quarters, much like American universities. Courses offered meet all of the requirements for Academic Honors Diploma, Technical Honors Diploma, Core 40 Diploma; the school is able to keep its graduation rate high through Steuben County's Educational Opportunity Center, an alternative high school, which "meets the needs of discouraged and defeated students" and allows students to graduate with diplomas from their original school district. Fremont HS students are 70% proficient in English and 73% in algebra, generating a college readiness score of 17.5. In the fall of 2009, Fremont High School entered into an agreement with Trine University to offer 12 different dual credit concurrent enrollment courses on the high school campus along with Advanced Placement Biology.
Microeconomics Principles of Sociology Introduction to Government Psychology American History II English Composition I Introduction to Literature English Composition II College Algebra Pre-calculus Calculus I Advanced Computer Applications In 2010 40 students earned at least 3 dual credits or scored a 3 or above on an AP exam. These 40 students took nearly 100 dual credit or AP courses for a potential total of 300 semester hours. In 2011, only 12.2% of the 22 students sitting for AP exams passed. Schools in Indiana are assessed by their ISTEP+ scores. In 2010-2011, 97.8% of Fremont High School students passed the mathematics assessment. Meanwhile, 90% of students passed the English/language arts assessment. Fremont High School scores above the state average for students achieving College and Career Readiness at 67.8%. In general, academics are secondary to athletics at high schools in this area of Indiana. Fremont High School graduates, who pursue collegiate studies attend schools in Indiana, such as Huntington University, Bethel College, IUPUI, IPFW.
A number of current Fremont High School teachers are Fremont graduates. Fremont High School has a music program consisting of a concert band, jazz band, concert chorus, show chorus. FHS teams compete in the Northeast Corner Conference of Indiana against Angola, Central Noble, Eastside, Hamilton, Prairie Heights, West Noble, Westview. Fremont High School has teams for boys' & girls' golf boys' baseball boys' & girls' tennis boys' & girls' basketball boys' football boys' & girls' cross-country and track boys' wrestling girls' volleyball girls' softball The current Fremont High School building was opened in the fall of 1980. Fremont High School consists of one building attached to Fremont Elementary School by a hallway; the elementary and high schools share a cafeteria. The high school is two levels with a small elevator for physically disabled students' use, it consists of lower hallway wrapped around the gymnasium. There is one auditorium, eight restrooms, an auto repair shop, an industrial tech facility, a weight-lifting room, two music rooms, 20 classrooms.
A new Max Mitchell Athletic Complex building which includes an auxiliary gymnasium and related facilities was completed in the fall of 2006. List of high schools in Indiana Official site
Amanaki Lelei Mafi is a Tongan-born, Japanese professional rugby union player who plays as a number 8 for the Japanese Sunwolves, Japan national rugby union team and the Bath Rugby Union team for a short period of time. Mafi represented Tonga U20 in the 2009 Junior World Cup, before moving to Hanazono University in Japan in 2010. After a breakout first season in the Top League for NTT Communications Shining Arcs, Mafi was named in both the Tonga and Japan squad for the 2014 November tests, he opted to play for Japan though, made an immediate impact, noted as'pretty special' by coach Eddie Jones. He was sidelined for eight months with a career-threatening dislocated hip injury but recovered just in time to make it back into the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad, where he again impressed. Following the 2015–16 Top League season, he moved to England to join for Bath on a short-term loan deal where he was described as a'sensation', However his stay was ended early in controversial circumstances following an altercation with the club's medical officer.
Mafi made four appearances for Japan, including scoring two tries, at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and played an important role in the team's historical 34-32 win over the Springboks by providing the winning pass that secured the biggest upset of the tournament. Before his 2014 call up for the Brave Blossoms for his senior international debut against Romania he played in Japan's Kansai Collegiate Rugby Championships. In 2016, Mafi joined Bath Rugby Team on a short term contract and made immediate impact with four tries in his first four matches. In August 2016 Mafi signed to join the Melbourne Rebels to train for the 2017 Super Rugby season, he is playing for the Rebels until the end of the season to return and play in the Japan team. On November 19, 2016 Mafi won the Man of the Match award in Japan's 33-30 loss to Wales at the Principality Stadium in the Under Armour Autumn Series. In May 30, 2017 Amanaki was named to be in the Brave Blossoms Rugby Union team that represents Japan in international rugby union competitions.
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