"Eugene-Springfield, meet Captain Awesome.
Not that the former Douglas Allen Smith Jr. is a newcomer to Lane County.
He was born here in 1983. He graduated from Willamette High School in 2002.
But he officially became Captain Awesome only last month, when a Lane County Circuit Court judge approved his name change petition.
(Judge) Mitchell also allowed Awesome to change his official signature to a right-pointing arrow, a smiley face and a left-pointing arrow. The state Department of Motor Vehicles actually accepted the cheerful new signature. But alas, his bank refused to honor it, Awesome said."
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