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July 21, 1994 | MIMI AVINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lassie's place in the pantheon of great American screen icons is solid. For 50 years the collie whose long, glossy coat rippled in the breeze as she ran across panoramic fields of grass has been a friend of uncommon bravery, intelligence and loyalty to a lonely boy. And, by extension, to anyone who has sat in the dark longing for such an extraordinary companion. While the dog's character has always been unassailable, what is a matter of some confusion is its gender.
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July 21, 1994 | MIMI AVINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lassie's place in the pantheon of great American screen icons is solid. For 50 years the collie whose long, glossy coat rippled in the breeze as she ran across panoramic fields of grass has been a friend of uncommon bravery, intelligence and loyalty to a lonely boy. And, by extension, to anyone who has sat in the dark longing for such an extraordinary companion. While the dog's character has always been unassailable, what is a matter of some confusion is its gender.
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September 7, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
Ever since "Lassie" was taken off the air 18 years ago, dog trainer Bob Weatherwax has been patiently breeding and training look-alike collies in preparation for the day Lassie would come home . . . to television. That day is almost here. On Sept. 23, MCA-TV's revival of the television classic will make its debut on KHJ-TV Channel 9.
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September 23, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
She's heroic, clever and kind--and yes, "she" is still really a "he." It's that canine wonder, that defender of the weak and champion of the good: tonight, MCA-TV's new "Lassie" series begins on Channel 9 at 6:30 p.m. Press releases promise a " '90s flavor," but the premiere episode proves you can go home again. From theme music to simple plot, the formula is as cozy and familiar as your old Davy Crockett cap. Well, maybe Lassie has changed just a tad.
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September 23, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
She's heroic, clever and kind--and yes, "she" is still really a "he." It's that canine wonder, that defender of the weak and champion of the good: tonight, MCA-TV's new "Lassie" series begins on Channel 9 at 6:30 p.m. Press releases promise a " '90s flavor," but the premiere episode proves you can go home again. From theme music to simple plot, the formula is as cozy and familiar as your old Davy Crockett cap. Well, maybe Lassie has changed just a tad.
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March 5, 2012 | By Ashley Powers
For 53 days, Barbara Bagley waited for news of her Shetland sheepdog, Dooley. The 4-year-old dog vanished after a December car accident in a remote swath of Nevada that broke Bagley's ribs and punctured her lungs. Her husband, Brad Vom Baur, and their other sheepdog, Delaney, were killed. “But something inside me told me Dooley was still alive out there,” Bagley, 48, told the Associated Press. “I wasn't 100% sure, but I didn't grieve for Dooley like I did for my husband and our other dog.” Bagley, who lives in Salt Lake City, and a group of Nevada residents who heard about her plight on Facebook spent weeks combing the sagebrush near Battle Mountain, a blip of a town along Interstate 80. People there had repeatedly a spotted a skittish, “Lassie-type” dog. On Feb. 18, searchers finally cornered Dooley, who'd subsisted on roadkill and water from nearby ranches.
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June 24, 1990
SERIES Audrey Landers has joined the cast of ABC's "One Life to Live" as Charlette Hesser, the spoiled daughter of drug kingpin Thom Christopher, in a role created especially for her. Beside former soap roles and TV guest spots, Landers is a recording star in Europe, where she has 10 gold and two platinum records. MCA TV has renewed "The New Lassie" for its second season of syndication.
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April 18, 1988 | Jack Smith
While visiting in Bakersfield the other day I read a story in the Bakersfield Californian that I'd like to pass on: It is a dog story for our times. I am indebted to the Californian for the following account, which I have taken, not verbatim, but in detail, from its pages. It concerns a collie named either Lady or Missy, as the case may be. The story begins in 1980 when a young man named Gary Jones bought the dog and named her Lady. She was a smart dog and Jones trained her to do tricks.
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May 14, 1995 | Judy Brennan, Judy Brennan is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
Hollywood is nothing if not optimistic. A few years back, bending to the demand for more family films--especially from aging baby boomers with young children of their own-- most studios cranked up their children's film slates, resulting in more than a dozen last summer alone. Unfortunately, with the exception of "The Lion King" and one or two others, last summer's family films disappeared quickly from theaters.
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July 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before working "Sharknado" into all my stories. The Skinny: I know a lot of you have always wondered, but no, J.K. Rowling is not the secret author of the Morning Fix. Just wanted to make that clear. Monday's headlines include the weekend box office recap, Lassie attempt a comeback and the Hulu sale canceled. Also, the sad passing of "Glee" star Cory Monteith. Daily Dose: The Tennis Channel is continuing its fight against Comcast Corp. Friday it petitioned the full D.C. U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a decision by three of its judges that said Comcast did not have to carry the network in all its homes as it does with sports channels that the cable giant owns.
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September 7, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
Ever since "Lassie" was taken off the air 18 years ago, dog trainer Bob Weatherwax has been patiently breeding and training look-alike collies in preparation for the day Lassie would come home . . . to television. That day is almost here. On Sept. 23, MCA-TV's revival of the television classic will make its debut on KHJ-TV Channel 9.
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