Smokey the Bear

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Smokey (the Bear)

n. a highway patrol officer; a police officer. (see also bear, lady bear.) A Smokey was hiding behind a billboard!
See also: bear, Smokey
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Through an innovative partnership with the USDA Forest Service, a portion of the proceeds from every sale of Smokey the Bear honey goes to support educational efforts on wildfire prevention, say Natural American Foods officials.
Smokey The Bear showed his liking for the course when completing a hat-trick in a Class 5 handicap last month.
So, out go Heron Bay, Players Please, Charlie Tokyo, Sgt Schultz and Smokey The Bear.
A 1996 study showed that more kids recognized the Budweiser Frogs than Tony the Tiger or Smokey the Bear.
Those of you who are graduating today have not always had a warm feeling of affection for the men and women wearing the Smokey the Bear hat, but today you realize that you are a better Airman because they care about you and our Air Force.
With the Department of the Interior also promoting recreational user fees, corporate sponsorship of park activities, and partnerships for bio-prospecting (companies looking to develop new drugs from microbes, plants, and animals) in the parks, one can start to imagine Smokey the Bear recast as ComCast Bear, Arches National Park as Golden Arches National Park, or hip ads promoting Yellowstone washed jeans.
I remember a tough old drill sergeant, perfectly adorned with his Smokey the Bear hat, telling me it is easy to be gung-ho and act like you know what you're doing when you've had plenty of sleep and have a full stomach.
This is a campaign very much like Smokey the Bear, but instead of fighting forest fires, Dewie the Turtle will be concerned with creating a culture of cybersecurity," says Mario Correa, director of Internet and network security policy with Business Software Alliance.
Although he wouldn't give up the legal profession, Justice Shaw jokes that in another life he "would probably like to be a forest ranger and be out there with Smokey the Bear doing nothing but fishing and looking out for forest fires.
For decades, firefighting agencies from the feds on down to local volunteer outfits have aggressively fought back the fires that break out en masse during the summer and autumn months, throwing enough resources behind the battles to make Smokey the Bear breathe easy.
We're paying for all those decades that Smokey the Bear suppressed fires," says Karl Brown of the U.
Just as the public links Smokey the Bear with preventing forest fires, the goal of the Fight BAC
He has Smokey the Bear stickers," Penelope pleaded.
The response from an outraged public put USFS into the firefighting business in a big way and launched the career of Smokey the Bear, whose "Only you can prevent forest fires" became one of the most successful advertising slogans in American history.
It often surprises people to learn that this is the same Forest Service of Smokey the Bear and Ranger Rick, the benevolent protectors of the 192 million acres of national forest.