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Bill Watterson American comic artist

William Boyd Watterson II is an American former cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Watterson stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his readers that he felt he had achieved all he could in the medium. Watterson is known for his negative views on licensing and comic syndication, his efforts to expand and elevate the newspaper comic as an art-form, and his move back into private life after he stopped drawing Calvin and Hobbes. Watterson was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The suburban Midwestern United States setting of Ohio was part of the inspiration for Calvin and Hobbes.

Henry Watterson United States journalist

Henry Watterson, the son of a U.S. Congressman from Tennessee, became a prominent journalist in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a Confederate soldier, author and partial term U.S. Congressman. A Democrat like his father Harvey Magee Watterson, Henry Watterson for five decades after the American Civil War was a part-owner and editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, which founded by Walter Newman Haldeman and would be purchased by Robert Worth Bingham in 1919, who would end the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist's association with the paper.

John Ambrose Watterson Catholic bishop

John Ambrose Watterson was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Columbus from 1880 until his death in 1899.


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In population genetics, the Watterson estimator is a method for describing the genetic diversity in a population. It was developed by Margaret Wu and G. A. Watterson in the 1970s. It is estimated by counting the number of polymorphic sites. It is a measure of the "population mutation rate" from the observed nucleotide diversity of a population. , where is the effective population size and is the per-generation mutation rate of the population of interest. The assumptions made are that there is a sample of haploid individuals from the population of interest, that there are infinitely many sites capable of varying, and that . Because the number of segregating sites counted will increase with the number of sequences looked at, the correction factor is used.

Watterson Towers

Watterson Towers is a student residence hall at Illinois State University, and is the tallest dormitory in the world at 298.5 feet. Located in Normal, Illinois, at the corner of Fell and Beaufort Streets, it was completed in 1969. The 28-story complex holds over 2,200 students and stands at 91m. Watterson Towers was named after Arthur W. Watterson, a popular professor and chair of the ISU Geography Department, who taught at the University from 1946–1966. The building was designed by Fridstein and Fitch Architects in Chicago, and built by C. Iber and Sons Company of Peoria, Illinois.

<i>The Amazing World of Gumball</i> British-American childrens animated television series

The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-American Comedy animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Studios Europe, it first aired on May 3, 2011. The series revolves around the lives of 12-year-old Gumball Watterson, a blue cat, and his best friend—adoptive brother goldfish 10-year-old Darwin, who attend middle school in the fictional city of Elmore. They frequently find themselves involved in various shenanigans around the city, during which time they interact with Gumball's family members—4-year-old sister Anais and parents Nicole and Richard—and an extended supporting cast of characters.

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Watterson Park, Kentucky City in Kentucky, United States

Watterson Park is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 976 at the 2010 census.

The Continuing Anglican movement, also known as the Anglican Continuum, encompasses a number of Christian churches that are from the Anglican tradition but that are not part of the Anglican Communion. The largest of these are the Anglican Catholic Church, the Anglican Church in America, the Anglican Province of America, the Anglican Province of Christ the King, the Diocese of the Holy Cross, the Episcopal Missionary Church, and the United Episcopal Church of North America. These churches generally believe that traditional forms of Anglican faith and worship have been unacceptably revised or abandoned within some Anglican Communion churches in recent decades. They claim, therefore, that they are "continuing" or preserving the Anglican line of apostolic succession as well as historic Anglican belief and practice.

Francis Kenrick Catholic Bishop of Philadelphia

Francis Patrick Kenrick was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the third Bishop of the Diocese of Philadelphia (1842–1851) and the sixth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore (1851–1863).

<i>The Courier-Journal</i> newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky

Courier Journal, locally called The Courier-Journal or The C-J or The Courier, is the largest news organization in Kentucky. According to the 1999 Editor & Publisher International Yearbook, the paper is the 48th-largest daily paper in the U.S. and the single-largest in Kentucky.

Interstate 264 is a loop around the south side of the city of Louisville, Kentucky. A child route of I-64, it is signed as the Georgia Davis Powers Expressway for its first eight miles from its western terminus at I-64/US-150 to US-31W/US-60; and as the Watterson Expressway for the remainder of its length from US-31W/US-60 to its northeastern terminus at I-71. It is 22.93 miles (36.90 km) in length, and runs an open circle around central Louisville, Kentucky. The highway begins four miles (6 km) west of downtown at I-64 just east of the Sherman Minton Bridge which links Southern Indiana with Kentucky as it crosses the Ohio River. The interstate ends approximately six miles northeast of downtown Louisville, where it connects to I-71.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville consists of twenty-four counties in the central American state of Kentucky, covering 8,124 square miles (21,040 km2). It is the seat of the Metropolitan Province of Louisville, which comprises the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. The cathedral church of the archdiocese is the Cathedral of the Assumption.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington diocese in northern Kentucky, United States

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington is a Roman Catholic diocese in Northern Kentucky, covering 3,359 square miles (8,700 km2) that includes the city of Covington and the Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Gallatin, Carroll, Grant, Owen, Pendleton, Harrison, Bracken, Robertson, Mason, Fleming, and Lewis. Since 2002, the bishop is Roger Joseph Foys. The cathedral church of the diocese is the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

Harvey Magee Watterson was an American lawyer, newspaper editor, and politician. Watterson was what his only child Henry later described as an "undoubting Democrat of the schools of Jefferson and Jackson", active in Tennessee politics at both the state and federal level.

Bishop Watterson High School (Columbus, Ohio)

Bishop Watterson High School is a parochial, college preparatory high school located in Columbus, Ohio.

Theodore H. Reverman was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Superior in Superior, Wisconsin from 1926 until his death in 1941.

The Daily News is a daily newspaper based in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is published Saturday and Sunday mornings and Monday through Friday evenings.

Thomas McGovern (bishop) Catholic bishop

Thomas McGovern was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the second bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (1888-1898).

Henry Richter (bishop) Catholic bishop

Henry Joseph Richter was a German-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the first Bishop of Grand Rapids, Michigan (1883–1916).

Francis William Howard was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Covington from 1923 until his death in 1944.

Joseph Rademacher (bishop) Catholic bishop

Joseph Rademacher was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Nashville, Tennessee (1883–1893) and Bishop of Fort Wayne, Indiana (1893–1900).

Peter Francis Watterson was an American Catholic priest who had formerly been a bishop of the Continuing Anglican movement.

St. Henry District High School is a Catholic high school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, located in an unincorporated area of Boone County, Kentucky with a mailing address of Erlanger, Kentucky.

Kentucky Route 864 is a 16.339-mile-long (26.295 km) state highway located entirely in the Louisville metropolitan area of Jefferson County in north central Kentucky.