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News Update - May 16, 2022

The weekly news update featuring the First Academy Awards Ceremony

To all North Pole City Elves, those in Santa's Village, in the Lower 48 and all around the world, this is your weekly update for the week of May 16, 2022. I'm your host Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and I'm your co-host, Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstown, Let's go to press.

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Santa's Village Update

Update from Santa's Village, as Santa unfortunately suspected, there are some issues with the inventory counts on the gifts that are stored within the warehouses and what is being projected on the inventory database. After Santa had met with the supervisors from the workshop and warehouses, he had asked that they re-count the inventory to make sure that there were no issues. When the new tallies came in, it was determined that production is actually three weeks behind schedule instead of being ahead like originally projected. They are not sure at this time how the counts do not match, but every inventory tag is now being scanned to cross-reference the orders that were in the computer in order to help determine where the counts went awry.

Department of Elfland Security

Edward Hinklemyer is asking that all elf supervisors throughout Santa's Village to make an important stop by his office to have your security badges recoded and updated for the new security systems that are being installed throughout all of the workshops and factories. "In most cases the badges are fine and remain the same," said Edward, "but there are a few that seem to be giving off some false readings on our reports and we want to check and double check that the system system is functioning properly."

TAOLF.com Updates

We haven't seen many new posts on the website this week since there has been a large development project going on behind the scenes with the WELF-NPC news writers, the Peppermint Post Writers, and the Division of WWW/PR that will allow all three offices to work together and share information. This project will help streamline and optimize the publications in order to prepare and distribute the information in a more timely manner.

NPC Weather Update

We will have some lovely weather this week with no rain or snow predicated in the forecast. This warming trend will not be lasting very long so make sure you take advantage of getting outside when you can.

WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio

WELF-NPC radio will be returning to regular programming this week on the radio station. There were some glitches with the Internet radio connection again over this past week, but all have been fixed and resolved. Please look for the programming to be to normal starting Monday morning.

This Week in Elf History

On May 16, 1929, the first movie academy awards were presented. The ceremony was quite different from the extravaganzas that have taken place in recent years. The ceremony took the form of a private dinner party for 250 people in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

Louis B. Mayer, head of the MGM film studio, created the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927 to advance and improve the film industry.

Its first president was the silent movie star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and he was the host for the 1929 awards.

As it turned out, only silent movies were considered for an award in 1929, which ruled out all of the first “talkies”. The academy believed it to be unfair for movies without sound to compete against those that benefited from the new technological revolution.

The silent film "Wings" won the Best Picture award which was called “outstanding picture” in 1929. It would not be until 2011 that another silent movie, "The Artist", would win the Best Picture award.

Charlie Chaplin was originally nominated for Best Actor, Best Writer, and Best Comedy Director for his film The Circus. However, some say due his unpopularity in Hollywood, Chaplin was removed from those three categories and received a special honorary award for his work instead. Others however say this was done to recognize his total contribution to the industry.

In the end was Emil Jannings who won the inaugural Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in the films "The Last Command" and "The Way of All Flesh".

Janet Gaynor, the only female winner, won for best actress for her roles in three films – "7th Heaven", "Street Angel" and "Sunrise". She is also the only person ever to win Best Actress for multiple roles.

The award is designed as a figure of a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader's sword was designed by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons. Los Angeles sculptor George Stanley was then asked to bring the design to life in a three-dimensional statue. The 13.5 inch (34.3cm) award is made of bronze, plated in 24-carat gold, and weighs 8.5 pounds (3.8kg).

The nickname Oscar for the awards began to be used in 1939. It is uncertain how the name came about but a popular story has it that Margaret Herrick, an executive director of the academy, mentioned that the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar.

In contrast with the original 1929 15-minute awards ceremony with 12 categories, 250 guests, no live radio or T.V. coverage, where the winners were announced 3 months before the awards ceremony itself, today’s Oscars extravaganza is very different. Beginning in 1942, the results of the secret ballot voting have been announced during the live-broadcast. Today there are 24 award categories presented before an audience of about 3,400 in a show televised across the world that that lasts for about three and a half hours.

North Pole City Commerce

The North Pole City Commerce Association will have their normal monthly meeting this week at Christie's Cookies and More on Snowflake Street starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning. Discussions during the meeting will cover putting together some information for North Pole City businesses that will help them with advertising and promoting their businesses. All are welcome to join and participate in the discussion.

NPC Sports League

The North Pole City Sports league will be hosting a catch and release fishing competition this Friday out at Polar Bear Lake. Those wishing to come out and participate should sign up by Thursday night at the offices of the sports league as spots for the competition are limited. The competition will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday and end by 1 p.m.

Community Events

With the announcement of the fishing competition this weekend, Mrs. Claus' Kitchen has offered to setup a buffet tent out at the lake for all those in the coemption and for any spectators that wish to come out and socialize. Lunch will be ready promptly at noon, so stop on out to have some delicious dishes from Mrs. Claus' Kitchen.

Elf Birthdays

WELF-NPC Would like to wish a very happy 500th birthday to Mandy "Sugarplum" Yeardley. Mandy has been working as a data entry operator at Santa's Workshop and enjoy spending time with her fellow co-workers and friends. We wish Mandy many more happy years.


This is Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstone with the reminder: Teamwork makes the dream work. ~ John Maxwell.

Have a good evening, and be sure to tune in next week for another WELF-NPC North Pole Radio News Update.

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Morning Show with Corby Snow Morning Show with Corby Snow
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You can now listen to rebroadcasts of the Matinee Theater from the 1940's every Sunday at 2 p.m. on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio.
The Birds Eye Open House The Birds Eye Open House
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The Charles Dickens Hour The Charles Dickens Hour
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Little Orphan Annie Little Orphan Annie
Part of the WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio's Kids Saturday Morning Show block, we will be rebroadcasting shows from the Little Orphan Annie Show.
Christmas on the Moon Christmas on the Moon
There can be no Christmas without Santa Claus, so when our hero finds out that he has been kidnapped and taken to the moon there is no time to spare.
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger
Who Was That Masked Man? The Lone Ranger is one of the iconic characters in American folklore, and he got his start on Mutual, airing from 1933 through 1954.
Standard School Broadcast Standard School Broadcast
The Standard School Broadcast began airing in 1928 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil of California, making it one of the earliest educational radio programs.
Superman Radio Show Superman Radio Show
From 1939 right up into the atomic 1950's, Superman was on call in Metropolis. Now Superman is broadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Dick Tracy Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In.
Howdy Doody Time Howdy Doody Time
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time! Rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Land of the Lost Land of the Lost
The Land of the Lost is a children's deep-sea adventure program about two children who travel in that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea. Lead by Red Lantern, the wisest fish in the sea, Billy and Isabel discover lost objects on the ocean floor.
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon first appeared on the comic pages in 1934, following the success of Buck Rogers. Flash soon made the move to radio before the classic film serial starring Buster Crabbe.
Jungle Jim Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim was a long-running jungle adventure show, feet planted firmly in the footsteps of Tarzan, but with the hardware and politics of the modern great white hunter.
Mark Trail Mark Trail
When Mark Trail made his way to the radio from the Sunday Funnies, he picked up a greater sense of adventure, but he still had time to teach kids about life in the Great Outdoors.
Comic Weekly Man Comic Weekly Man
Based on what is published in the weekly paper, The Comic Weekly Man entertains us with a dramatized reading of the Sunday comics, complete with sound effects and music. Young and old alike would follow along with the print copy in hand.
Christmas Mystery Christmas Mystery
Grab yourself a warm cup of cocoa and curl up by the fire. Tune into WELF-NPC on Friday nights for another episode of Christmas Mystery
Christmas Crime Christmas Crime
Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
Christmas Detectives Christmas Detectives
Crime does not stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
Untold History Revealed Untold History Revealed
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Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
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Suspense Suspense
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Classical Music Hour Classical Music Hour
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Rock Music Hour Rock Music Hour
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