Most fans of comics, or Mad magazine, or pop culture in general know about Basil Wolverton and his famous creation, Lena the Hyena. (I put one of Wolverton's great recent books in the sidebar a little while ago.)
But did you know that Lena was the result of a contest sponsored by Al Capp for his Li'l Abner newspaper strip? She took the prize from several other contenders for ugliness.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A five-member team of students from Providence College has placed first in a national accounting competition.
The team came ahead of four others at the xTREME Accounting competition this month in New York City. The Providence College team is known as "The Consolidators" and includes one student from North Scituate, R.I., three from Massachusetts and one from New York.
Patrick Kelly, head of the accounting department, said the victory was like the college's basketball team winning the national championship.
The other schools competing were the University of California, Berkley; the University of Texas; the University of Washington; and Villanova University.
Providence College competed in the finals in 2009.