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October 27, 1985
In spite of all the hype about "The Golden Girls," we find the show to be mediocre. My friends and I watched it the first few times and then gave up. The women all represent personality extremes, and all are pretty ridiculous, especially the acid-tongued old crone. Why couldn't at least one of them be charming and normal? Must we look forward to being cartoon characters? The show strays far from its announced intention of depicting older women as attractive. Kathy Jennings, Santa Barbara
July 4, 1989
Mel Blanc, the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, the Road Runner's "Beep!" and Woody Woodpecker's laugh, was in serious condition Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a spokesman said. Blanc, 81, was suffering from several medical conditions, including a heart problem, said hospital spokesman Ron Wise. His condition has remained unchanged for a week. He entered the hospital May 19.
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