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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | June 25, 1995
Q: I have been collecting Betty Boop items for several years and have formed quite a collection. Is there a Betty Boop fan or collectors club I can join, or how can I find out more about such memorabilia? Or can you put me in touch with others who (like me) adore Betty?A: For the scoop on Boop, write the Official Betty Boop Fan Club c/o its president Bobbie West, 6025 Fullerton Ave., Apt. 2, Buena Park, Calif. 90621-2345; enclose $10 for an annual membership, which includes a quarterly club newsletter, a personalized membership certificate, a wallet-size card picture of Betty and a Betty Boop white lacy garter decorated with a red heart.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Having succumbed at long last to a winter cold, I felt I would dedicate this Midweek Madness installment to my fellow sufferers. I suggest we all sing through our pain, with the help of Betty Boop and that profound ditty "I Got a Cold in My Nose. " (Her performance makes me want to dig out "Funny Lady" again to hear Streisand's fun version.) Grab a Kleenex and chime in:
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By Doug Nye and Doug Nye,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | August 8, 1995
Boop-oop-a-doop!Whenever moviegoers of the 1930s heard that phrase, the image of a cute, curvaceous flapper with short skirt and low-cut blouse quickly came to mind.She was Betty Boop, the sexiest cartoon character to ever wiggle across the movie screen.The creation of animation pioneer Max Fleischer and his brother Dave, Betty Boop has become a legendary figure (pun intended) in the world of movie cartoons. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in her screen adventures, and today you can find her image on T-shirts, coffee cups and dozens of other items.
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August 12, 2000
Nancy Jean Adcock, 56, homemaker, cosmetologist Nancy Jean Adcock, a homemaker and former longtime Baltimore Highlands resident, died Sunday of cancer at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. She was 56. Mrs. Adcock, who had lived in Keyser, W.Va., since 1990, had been a homemaker and earlier was a cosmetologist. Nancy Jean Brewer was born in Baltimore Highlands and graduated from Catonsville High School. She enjoyed dancing to 1950s music and performing in dance competitions. Mrs. Adcock was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 195 in Keyser and the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Having succumbed at long last to a winter cold, I felt I would dedicate this Midweek Madness installment to my fellow sufferers. I suggest we all sing through our pain, with the help of Betty Boop and that profound ditty "I Got a Cold in My Nose. " (Her performance makes me want to dig out "Funny Lady" again to hear Streisand's fun version.) Grab a Kleenex and chime in:
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August 12, 2000
Nancy Jean Adcock, 56, homemaker, cosmetologist Nancy Jean Adcock, a homemaker and former longtime Baltimore Highlands resident, died Sunday of cancer at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. She was 56. Mrs. Adcock, who had lived in Keyser, W.Va., since 1990, had been a homemaker and earlier was a cosmetologist. Nancy Jean Brewer was born in Baltimore Highlands and graduated from Catonsville High School. She enjoyed dancing to 1950s music and performing in dance competitions. Mrs. Adcock was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 195 in Keyser and the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption.
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January 10, 1998
Richard Wesley Hamming,82, whose mathematical genius made possible everything from compact disks and video recorders to digital images from outer space, died in Monterey, ZTC Calif., Wednesday of a heart attack. Hamming helped spur the computer revolution by developing codes allowing computers to fix their own mistakes. The "Hamming codes" are used to enhance the reliability of most of today's microchip devices.Dean X Johnson,42, a composer, conductor and choral arranger who worked with singers including Eartha Kitt and Stockard Channing, died of AIDS in New York Sunday.
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By Mary Corey | July 21, 1991
Paulette Merrills spends 14 hours a day dishing out Caribbean foodWhen Paulette Merrills opened the Caribbean Cafe, she faced a tough challenge: getting crab-loving Baltimoreans to try curried goat.To draw people in, she decided to keep prices low ($8 is considered expensive), quality high and offer free samples.Eight months later, her efforts have paid off. She's attracted a devoted following to her Federal Hill carryout and plans to offer Caribbean cooking classes in the fall."It's always been in me to cook," explains Ms. Merrills, 32, the chef and co-owner with her musician husband, Ronald.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 8, 1995
A pair of sexy cartoon characters separated by more than a half-century are on display on cable tonight, while Jane Pauley offers viewers a chance to test their reliability as crime scene witnesses.* "Wings" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In a kind of countdown to the new season, the series repeats the episodic countdown to the season finale in which Joe and Helen (Tim Daly and Crystal Bernard) finally get married. Tonight, Brian (Steven Weber) videotapes memories of them as a wedding present.
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November 15, 2004
Harry Lampert, 88, the illustrator who created the DC Comics superhero the Flash and later became known for his instructional books on bridge, died of cancer Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla. He began drawing professionally at 16, inking cartoons at Fleischer Studios in New York for characters such as Popeye and Betty Boop. Six years later, he created the DC Comics original Flash Comics 1 in 1940, collaborating with writer Gardner Fox. The first-edition featuring the physics-defying superhero has become a classic among comic book collectors.
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January 10, 1998
Richard Wesley Hamming,82, whose mathematical genius made possible everything from compact disks and video recorders to digital images from outer space, died in Monterey, ZTC Calif., Wednesday of a heart attack. Hamming helped spur the computer revolution by developing codes allowing computers to fix their own mistakes. The "Hamming codes" are used to enhance the reliability of most of today's microchip devices.Dean X Johnson,42, a composer, conductor and choral arranger who worked with singers including Eartha Kitt and Stockard Channing, died of AIDS in New York Sunday.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 8, 1995
A pair of sexy cartoon characters separated by more than a half-century are on display on cable tonight, while Jane Pauley offers viewers a chance to test their reliability as crime scene witnesses.* "Wings" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In a kind of countdown to the new season, the series repeats the episodic countdown to the season finale in which Joe and Helen (Tim Daly and Crystal Bernard) finally get married. Tonight, Brian (Steven Weber) videotapes memories of them as a wedding present.
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By Doug Nye and Doug Nye,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | August 8, 1995
Boop-oop-a-doop!Whenever moviegoers of the 1930s heard that phrase, the image of a cute, curvaceous flapper with short skirt and low-cut blouse quickly came to mind.She was Betty Boop, the sexiest cartoon character to ever wiggle across the movie screen.The creation of animation pioneer Max Fleischer and his brother Dave, Betty Boop has become a legendary figure (pun intended) in the world of movie cartoons. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in her screen adventures, and today you can find her image on T-shirts, coffee cups and dozens of other items.
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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | June 25, 1995
Q: I have been collecting Betty Boop items for several years and have formed quite a collection. Is there a Betty Boop fan or collectors club I can join, or how can I find out more about such memorabilia? Or can you put me in touch with others who (like me) adore Betty?A: For the scoop on Boop, write the Official Betty Boop Fan Club c/o its president Bobbie West, 6025 Fullerton Ave., Apt. 2, Buena Park, Calif. 90621-2345; enclose $10 for an annual membership, which includes a quarterly club newsletter, a personalized membership certificate, a wallet-size card picture of Betty and a Betty Boop white lacy garter decorated with a red heart.
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By Mary Corey | July 21, 1991
Paulette Merrills spends 14 hours a day dishing out Caribbean foodWhen Paulette Merrills opened the Caribbean Cafe, she faced a tough challenge: getting crab-loving Baltimoreans to try curried goat.To draw people in, she decided to keep prices low ($8 is considered expensive), quality high and offer free samples.Eight months later, her efforts have paid off. She's attracted a devoted following to her Federal Hill carryout and plans to offer Caribbean cooking classes in the fall."It's always been in me to cook," explains Ms. Merrills, 32, the chef and co-owner with her musician husband, Ronald.
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By Maureen Ryan and Maureen Ryan,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 31, 2004
Not everyone will love the profane and scatological Drawn Together. But there's a good chance Comedy Central's target demographic - the younger folk who eat up Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and have made Chappelle's Show a sketch-comedy sensation - are already finding Drawn to their liking. The animated show is a sometimes deft, sometimes dirty parody of reality TV and the animation genre. Drawn (10:30 p.m. Wednesdays) depicts eight characters living in the kind of tackily decorated house viewers recognize from The Real World or Big Brother.
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By Joe Burris | August 31, 2008
Just For Fun Collectibles 108 S. Main St. , BelAir , 410-588-5998 Open 11 a.m. - 5 p. m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. -8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday The display of superhero comic books dating back to the 1940s would impress most any avid collector. Ditto the hand-held toys and gadgets from years past, the mood rings and fake sunglasses that allow you to see from behind. But what truly makes the Just For Fun Collectibles store in downtown Bel Air unique is that it is perhaps one of the few stores in the country where you can get your three-cents' worth.
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