January 3, 2000
The last original "Peanuts" daily cartoon, a message from Charles M. Schulz to his readers, appears today on Page E5. Beginning tomorrow in the same spot, "Peanuts Classics" will debut. The strips will reprise Schulz's work beginning with 1974, a year that the United Media syndicate said was chosen because it features the strip's well-known original characters as well as those introduced in later years, such as Woodstock and Peppermint Patty. The final original Sunday cartoon will appear Feb.
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August 21, 2006 |
When Frank Sinatra ended his two-year retirement at 57 in 1973, Warner Bros. Records art director Ed Thrasher came up with the perfect title for the legendary singer's comeback album. The album -- for Warner's Reprise Records label -- with its cover photograph by Thrasher showing a relaxed and grinning Sinatra during a recording session, was called "Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back." "Ed showed the artwork to Frank, and he just flipped, as we all did," recalled Joe Smith, former president of Warner Bros.
December 27, 1985
Thirteen people were killed in California traffic accidents during the 30-hour Christmas holiday, and 581 people were arrested for investigation of drunk driving, the California Highway Patrol said. The generally low figures for accidents and arrests from 6 p.m. Tuesday to midnight Wednesday were attributed to the mid-week Christmas holiday, CHP spokeswoman Susan Cowan-Scott said. "It's actually not a whole bunch," she said, of the 581 drunk-driving arrests statewide.
August 3, 1991 |
A doctor besieged for nearly three weeks by protesters said he is more committed than ever to keeping his Wichita, Kan., abortion clinic open. Dr. George Tiller, 49, has been the target of Operation Rescue protests since July 15. About 1,516 arrests later, protesters continue to block the parking lot of his clinic nearly every day. "If I'm OK on the inside, what people say on the outside does not make much difference," he said.
May 16, 1989 |
A team of elderly Chinese jazzmen who stopped playing their favorite music for 30 years after their country's communist revolution will be honored guests at the 16th Sacramento Dixieland Jubilee, May 26-29. Members of the Peace Hotel Old Jazz Band played in Shanghai before the 1949 revolution, having learned jazz by listening to Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller records, and from the few American bands that visited China. The Chinese group will be one of 15 foreign bands playing at the Sacramento jazz show, which began with 21 jazz groups and 8,000 visitors when it was launched in 1974.
July 30, 1994
Rosa Chacel, 96, a novelist and poet who was one of Spain's most prolific writers. Miss Chacel married Spanish painter Timoteo Perez Rubio and spent six years in Rome before returning in 1927 to Madrid, where she became noted for her dense and compact narrative style. She wrote her first novel, "Two-Way Station," in Rome and published it in 1930 in Spain. In 1938, as Gen.