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Black Tom Cassidy

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Like many superheroes, Sean Cassidy, the Irish X-Men member called the Banshee, has an evil brother, Thomas Samuel Eamon Cassidy, better known as Black Tom. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Dave Cockrum, Black Tom emerged from the shadows in X-Men #101 (1976). A mutant like his brother, Black Tom can generate heat or concussive force, and he employs a wooden Irish shillelagh to focus his blasts. Heir to the Cassidy fortune and castle, Tom lost both in a game of dice to Sean, and turned criminal. Both brothers were in love with Maeve Rourke, who married Sean. While Sean was on assignment for Interpol, the international police agency, Maeve gave birth to their daughter Theresa. Soon afterward Maeve was killed in an Irish Republican Army bombing, but Tom raised Theresa without ever informing Sean of her existence. Black Tom formed a partnership with his old friend Cain Marko, the Juggernaut, and together they battled the X-Men and other superheroes, including the original Spider-Woman and X-Force. Black Tom forced Theresa, who had inherited her father's superpowers as the teenage Siryn, to aid him in his crimes, but finally revealed her identity to Sean. After Black Tom was shot, doctors grafted onto his wounds a substance resembling wood, which spread throughout Tom's body, eventually turning him into a sentient form of plant life that resembled a humanoid made of wood. This gave Black Tom the power to control plants—and even to create plant doppelgängers of himself and other people—but it also drove him insane. (After transforming into a plantlike being, he no longer needed to use the shillelagh.) After Black Tom murdered Marko's friend Sammy Pare, the Juggernaut turned against him. Thus Black Tom Cassidy lost his last friend and final link to his former humanity. Black Tom has also appeared in X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997).
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Tom Cassidy, Vice President, Government Relations and Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation said: Older, smaller buildings in Main Streets are central to the economic and cultural vitality of large and small communities across America.
The appointment of the "animated" 48-year-old has led to a surge in visitors from his home country, the club's commercial tourism manager, Tom Cassidy, revealed.
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Other United memorabilia includes a Wembley 1955 FA Cup fFinal match programme for Manchester City v Newcastle United; a 1932 FA Cup dinner card; a 1976 Football League Cup dinner card, signed by Alan Gowling, Tom Cassidy, Gordon Lee, Alan Kennedy and others and a 1951 FA Cup final programme with signatures of Joe Harvey and Frank Brennan.
Tom Cassidy, a spokesman for Haven Holidays which operates the park, said a three-year-old and a member of staff were among the casualties.
Tom Cassidy, a spokesman for Wild Duck owner Haven Holidays, said: "There was a chemical leak.
Also Martin Preece, who joins the development team from Glovers in London, and Tom Cassidy, also joining the development team from Sandwell Borough Council.
Tom Cassidy was credited with the seventh and last try.
Atkinson was unfortunate to not score when he hit the woodwork with a blistering drive, and Tom Cassidy also found the frame of the goal, before Taylor added his second of the game with a good solo effort.
Tom Cassidy, president of aircraft systems group for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, which manufactures the Predator and Predator B, said UAV technology is safe enough to be used domestically.
Kristian Nalson, Mitchell Norman and Scott Motlib's workrate was outstanding as Norristhorpe did their best to get back into the game, and Roberts' trickery on the ball was a constant threat, but when a shot from Sean Raven and a Tom Cassidy header flew over the bar, the home side's chances of turning the game around were getting slim.
After giving up a solo home run to Chatsworth's Matt Dominguez with one out in the first inning, Pettis did not allow another hit until Tom Cassidy led off the seventh with a ground-rule double.