She was a photographer and a painter and illustrator in her free time, as well. So, I got a lot of inspiration from that also. She would draw special things for me in the way that I asked her to. There were two aspects of her being an artist, the professional side and the personal creative side. My father wasn't an illustrator, his paintings were much more abstract, but he was the one who was into the sort of Pop Culture stuff that I picked up on like comics, movies, music and things like that, so I got exposed to lot of that through him.
I was considering Cal Arts and some other film schools for animation, but when I found out that SVA had a cartooning department, a specific degree in cartooning, which I didn't see anywhere else, that's what sold me on trying to get in there. A degree in Cartooning sounded appealing me.
On one hand the teachers were professional and expert but I was somewhat unimpressed with the body of work from the other students, in general. It wasn't an easy to school to get into if you were going on skill alone, but it became clear once there that if you had money then that was your card to get in. So I was a little disappointed about that, to see these people who just didn't really have that much talent, but must have been able to pay the tuition and attend. There was just a lot of cliche student work in the Cartooning department. The department was aimed on channeling students into the world of working for DC or Marvel and I had no interest in that, really. I was into underground comics like Robert Crumb and Vaughn Bodé and stuff like that which was less popular then than it is now.
So when you were starting to do work for Tee Pee Records, were those releases going exclusively to CD or was there a vinyl release for them, as well I ask because the tradition and the celebration of album cover art is sort of predicated by the boldness and the size of the vinyl album jacket. For a long time, I think that the ability to celebrate or pay deeper consideration to album cover art was probably diminished by the CD being the dominant physical release of the album.
Downtown, that was well drawn, well animated, and very sensible in terms of space and direction and the way that it was laid out. It was all meant to be more like a Disney approach, in terms of how we were making it. Chris worked very hard on it and had real vision. It was all cel animation, too. This was before everything became digital. The cels were being sent overseas , but all the in-house stuff was done here in New York. So I got to catch the very end of the old style of producing animation. I also painted cels for the Ren and Stimpy Christmas special around the same time for a separate company.
Yeah, you know they've isolated certain parts of marijuana into just its medicinal qualities and then - the psychoactive properties, they've separated that. That's fine, but I don't love the fact that pharmaceutical companies are trying to turn it into a commodity and make it something that I don't really think it is meant to be. I think it really is something that needs to be taken seriously and studied and used to help people, but it's very powerful and I don't think it should be diminished by treating it as something that can just be manipulated and turned into a pill, too easily. But I think, overall, it's a good thing. I just hope that it can be used in a respectful way because it's very powerful and can teach you a lot about yourself if you choose to use it wisely.
\"Where you custodied your assets simply wasn't a topic that anyone really considered, until the Madoff bomb hit,\" according to Stoltmann. \"Had that happened, the scam wouldn't have been able to proliferate.\"
\"People want to believe there's some great investment opportunity out there they've just lucked into,\" she added. \"It's as old as time, the persuasive con artist who can talk someone into buying the cure-all elixir.\"
Respondents, holders of credit cards issued by petitioner bank, sued petitioner for damages in Federal District Court, seeking to represent both their own interests and those of a class of similarly situated credit card customers. The complaint, based on the National Bank Act, alleged that usurious finance charges had been made against the accounts of respondents and the putative class. The District Court denied respondents' motion to certify the class, ruling that the circumstances did not meet all the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3). After the Court of Appeals denied respondents' motion for interlocutory appeal, petitioner tendered to each respondent the maximum amount that each could have recovered, but respondents refused to accept the tender. The District Court, over respondents' objections, then entered judgment in their favor on the basis of the tender and dismissed the action, the amount of the tender being deposited by petitioner in the court's registry. Respondents thereafter sought review of the class certification ruling, and the Court of Appeals concluded, inter alia, that the case had not been mooted by the entry of judgment in respondents' favor and reversed the adverse certification ruling.
Frankel Streit and Williams Rodriguez said that, with nowhere else to turn, some community members end up staying at a local motel for as long as they can afford it. They urged the board to use county resources to establish an emergency shelter.
Some residents have complained at recent Board of Supervisors meetings that farm animals frequently trespass on their property and, at times, cause damage, but the county has no way to correct the problem.
Jefferson Jakubowski, a member of Mercerville Land Trust, told the Planning Commission that he and his partners plan to divide the property into a maximum of 13 lots, ranging from 1.6 acres to 5.2 acres. Under current rules for A-1 zoning, the property, which covers two tax map parcels, can only be divided into six pieces. Each lot would have at least 125 feet of frontage along Centerville Road, Jakubowski said, providing ample space for private entrances.
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The deferral marks the second time supervisors have delayed consideration of the request. The first came at the board\\u2019s December 19 meeting when the developer asked to defer the hearing because Patrick Henry District Supervisor Fitzgerald Barnes couldn\\u2019t attend the meeting. The property lies in Barnes\\u2019 district.
Emerson-Roper has contracted to buy the 90-acre residential portion of Zion Town Center from Zions Town Center, LLC, which won board approval to rezone the 113-acre property for mixed-used development in 2019. The Chesterfield-based developer wants to put its own spin on the residential section, requesting amendments to the PUD\\u2019s proffers and master plan to increase the number of dwellings to 723, tweak the community\\u2019s layout and design, and focus more heavily on townhomes.
\\u201CHad such study been made available to the public and the Planning Commission they would have seen that there was insufficient water to grant the request of the applicant and in fact there was insufficient water to supply a development of 723 units and in fact there was only water sufficient to supply a development of 359 units,\\u201D Ely wrote.
Emerson-Roper representative Jeffrey Geiger has insisted adequate water is available. But he\\u2019s said that, more importantly, the developer addressed concerns about water in a proffer, first agreed to during the property\\u2019s 2019 rezoning. The proffer acknowledges that public water is available on a \\u201Cfirst come, first serve\\u201D basis and the county will limit building permits based on availability. Supervisors adopted a policy in 2019 to cap the water usage in the wells at 75 percent of their permitted capacity.
Three residents spoke in opposition to Emerson-Roper\\u2019s request during the meeting\\u2019s public comment period, with two suggesting there\\u2019s insufficient water to support the project and the third complaining that the development is another example of undesirable \\u201Csprawl.\\u201D
Since 2015, the real estate tax rate has sat at 72 cents per $100 of assessed value and it currently ranks as one of the lowest among surrounding counties. Supervisors will determine where to set this year\\u2019s rate as part of the annual budget process.
County revenues are expected to rise about 11.5 percent, or $16.15 million, over last year, Colvin said, reaching nearly $157 million. That\\u2019s driven largely by increases in real estate and personal property tax revenue. Based on the current tax rates, revenue from real estate taxes is projected to rise some 17 percent, about $7.45 million, while revenue from personal property taxes could jump as much as 24 percent, roughly $2.75 million.
The county\\u2019s personal property tax rate is $2.43 per $100 of assessed value for individuals, the lowest rate in the area. Supervisors will also set that rate when crafting next year\\u2019s budget.
Colvin emphasized that the numbers presented Monday night are just a preliminary look at the budget as supervisors haven\\u2019t decided what to fund or where to set tax rates. The county is also waiting on a final state budget.
But supervisors have said there\\u2019s also a pressing need to fund near-term mitigation efforts. They sent a letter to Youngkin last fall urging the governor to push for money to support immediate measures.
\\u201CWhile we expect DEQ\\u2019s study to eventually produce useful and actionable information, that process will likely take many years to come to fruition. Meanwhile, there is an immediate need for treatment and mitigation of HABs at Lake Anna using any number of proven treatments that can help ensure the lake remains safe, open, and economically viable,\\u201D the letter states. 59ce067264