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Mr. Hawkins

n. the winter wind. (see also hawk.) Put something on your head, or Mr. Hawkins will cut you down.
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Sadie Hawkins Day

Ladies choice. A character in Al Capp's Lil' Abner comic strip, Sadie Hawkins was reputedly the homeliest girl in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch. Eager to see her married off, her father instituted a footrace in which all of the town's unmarried girls pursued eligible bachelors— Daisy Mae's enticing Lil' Abner to the altar was an ongoing theme of the strip's plot. As is often the case, nature imitates art, and by the late 1930s real live Sadie Hawkins Day events took place at many colleges and high schools, with girls taking the initiative and inviting boys to dances, dinner, and other events. Even at proms, hops, and other social events, one or more “Sadie Hawkins” dances allowed women to ask any man to take a turn on the dance floor.
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While these merely replaced paper coupons with electronic discounts, Hawkins knew there was a deeper value.
In the indictment, the government claimed Hawkins helped White bribe Corey Kemp, the former treasurer of Philadelphia, by lavishing Kemp with cash and gifts, including a trip to the Super Bowl in 2003 and a party at an upscale Detroit eatery that Hawkins controlled.
Hawkins couldn't pedal the bike, but he balanced himself carefully, and the remarkable pair soon became a familiar sight in Coos Bay, Ore.
So after two years in the military, Hawkins embarked on a journalism career that has lasted more than 35 years.
In On Intelligence, Hawkins portrays human intelligence as more subtle and flexible than anything computers do.
The claim made on behalf of NAFTA and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas [FTAA] is that we're opening up new export markets throughout the hemisphere," observes Hawkins.
Kelsey shows how the disastrous third voyage--which resulted in the defeat at San Juan de Ulua and the death or capture of 370 of his men--moved Hawkins to dubious expedients to recover his material losses and redeem his men from captivity.
I am a sponge, and I want to learn more," said Hawkins to a number of management personnel at the Port of Olympia.
At South Heights School, teachers visit the media center every Thursday and give Hawkins an overview of what students are studying.
Hawkins was equally interested in the distinctiveness of each individual dancer's movements.
Certainly, Hawkins feels "guilt and debt" because he fails to realize the important goals to which he had committed himself when setting out from Cripplegate to Leviathan: to earn enough money to purchase his own freedom as well as that of his father George Hawkins, his stepmother Mattie Hawkins, and his betrothed Minty, all of whom make certain sacrifices in order to make his slave existence endurable.
Luckily Mrs Hawkins, who has been a teacher for six years, made sure she was there for the youngster.
I now believe the PC is pretty much a dead issue as a consumer market," Hawkins told us last week.
Grey Mountain Partners ("Grey Mountain"), through its wholly owned entity Hawkins Architectural Products, LLC ("Hawkins Architectural Products" or the "Company"), has acquired substantially all of the assets of the flat glass division of Hawkins Glass Wholesalers, L.
EAST WENATCHEE -- Republican Brad Hawkins was a state representative for the 12th District of Washington, but now his stature has been elevated as he becomes the first new 12th District State Senator in 16 years effective January 2017.