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December 9, 2010
Dan Rodricks' column "More rotten tomatoes for American workers" (Dec. 9) made a very important point. The fairy tale of trickle down economics is a cruel hoax that impoverishes most Americans while exacerbating the ever-increasing income disparity that afflicts our country. Candidate Barack Obama proclaimed that the Bush tax cuts "offend" his "conscience. " President Obama fails to point out the obvious, that President Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy produced the worst job creation record of any president since Truman.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | March 2, 2014
Those of us of a certain age recall the scene all too well: Lucy pulling the football away just as Charlie Brown was about to kick it, visions of football glory dancing in his head. Charlie Brown always fell for the prank, believing that Lucy would finally come through next time around. Today's apologists for President Barack Obama believe (much like Charlie Brown) that the next policy or program will surely jump start a tepid, jobless recovery. And, as true believers, they are always surprised when it doesn't, when Lucy pulls the football.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 18, 1999
Chesapeake Music Hall's version of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is fun for the whole family.Charles Schulz's comic strip characters retain their unique charm and acquire an extra bounce in the songs from Clark Gesner's 1967 musical. The show opens at the theater off U.S. 50 about the same time as a Broadway revival.Sherry Kay, music hall owner and general manager, is a skilled director who gets fine performances from a cast that conveys the zest and fun of being children. Anita O'Connor makes an auspicious start as musical director.
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Susan Reimer | October 31, 2012
A daddy blogger wrote this month that the Halloween video "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" should be retired from viewing by this generation of kids because its title character is bullied and harassed throughout. Charlie Brown's friends call him a blockhead, and even the adults are mean to him - while the other kids get candy in their treat bags, Charlie Brown gets rocks. "My boys are 5 and 2. Young kids," said Buzz Bishop, the writer behind DadCamp on Babble.com . "They're at the age where words like "stupid" and "dumb" are as bad as a four letter word that rhymes with fire truck.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing Writer | June 16, 1992
Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" gang was everywhere in the 1960s, as you baby boomers might recall.Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and the rest frequently turned up on greeting cards, sweat shirts, commercials, lunch boxes, TV specials and feature films, as well as in books, rock songs, ("Snoopy Versus the Red Baron" by The Royal Guardsmen, remember?) and even a fascinating published dissertation from the University of Chicago School of Divinity entitled "The Gospel According to Peanuts."
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By Glenn C. Altschuler and Glenn C. Altschuler,[Special to The Sun] | October 14, 2007
Schulz and `Peanuts' A Biography By David Michaelis Harper / 655 pages / $34.95 "Peanuts" was a powerhouse. When its 50-year run ended in 2000 with the death of Charles M. Schulz, the comic strip appeared each week in 2,500 newspapers. Billions of people had watched a "Peanuts" animated television special - and hundreds of millions more had read a "Peanuts" book. Annual merchandising sales around the world exceeded $1 billion. The "Peanuts" gang - Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and Snoopy - had become icons of American popular culture.
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By Jocelyn Y. Stewart and Jocelyn Y. Stewart,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 20, 2005
In tribute to Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who lived and worked in Santa Rosa, Calif., for four decades, the city has painted the town Brown. Fifty-five large sculptures of Charlie Brown stand sentry throughout Santa Rosa, offering proof that although he was a loser in love, baseball and everything else, Charlie Brown wins the game of attracting tourists. This June, after the installation of the statues, the number of people stopping in at the Santa Rosa Convention and Visitors Bureau increased by more than 50 percent to a record 6,660, said Mo Renfro, the bureau's executive director.
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By Nelson Pressley and Nelson Pressley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 4, 2000
If you're a "Peanuts" fan, it's a fine time for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," the 1967 musical based on the beloved comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. The strip and its creator had been long with us until a few months ago, so the revival of the musical by the Howard Community College Student/Alumni group feels like a timely, cheerful tribute. The show -- with book, lyrics and music by Clark Gesner -- isn't much of a musical, though that didn't keep it from running for four years off-Broadway.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | September 30, 1993
Charlie Brown has handled the jokes about his name with the ease that now helps him maneuver a soccer ball, and with the skill he hopes to some day employ as a surgeon."
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 27, 2000
Amazing, isn't it, that it took a cartoon beagle to teach most Americans what little they came to know of the First World War. Or that culturally illiterate baby boomers who confuse "Madame Butterfly" with Iron Butterfly can pick Ludwig van Beethoven's face out a lineup in a heartbeat, thanks to a cartoon pianist whose toy piano had a bust of the composer's dour visage perched atop it. Where would we be without Snoopy, Schroeder, Charlie Brown and...
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December 9, 2010
Dan Rodricks' column "More rotten tomatoes for American workers" (Dec. 9) made a very important point. The fairy tale of trickle down economics is a cruel hoax that impoverishes most Americans while exacerbating the ever-increasing income disparity that afflicts our country. Candidate Barack Obama proclaimed that the Bush tax cuts "offend" his "conscience. " President Obama fails to point out the obvious, that President Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy produced the worst job creation record of any president since Truman.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 14, 2009
Series America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back: : John Walsh updates viewers on the capture of Sarah Pender, who was on the Top Ten Fugitives of 2008 list. (9 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) Specials Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown: : Charlie Brown wants to be remembered on Valentine's Day and would really like a greeting from the Little Red-Haired Girl. (8 p.m., WMAR-Channel 2) Movies Divorce American Style: : When bickering about alimony reaches a fevered pitch, well-to-do suburbanites (Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds)
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By Chris Kaltenbach | September 23, 2008
Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall / Directed by Francis Ford Coppola / Paramount / $69.99 (blu-ray, $124.99) dvds One of the greatest, most influential and most popular movies of all time, as well as its equally audacious sequel, get the red-carpet treatment, thanks to a couple years of hard work from film restoration expert Robert Harris. The result is stunning, with a depth of colors that hasn't been seen in more than 30 years. Fans of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II will revel in the films' newfound glory.
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September 13, 2008
The pile of dough 'House' builds to be bigger for actor Hugh Laurie Hugh Laurie will reportedly become one of TV's highest-paid stars under the terms of a new deal with Universal Media Studios. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurie's pact will keep him with his hit Fox drama House through the 2011-2012 season. The trade paper says Laurie's new salary will be roughly $400,000 per episode, or more than $9 million a season. Laurie, whose original House salary was only in the mid-five-figure range, might also get a producing credit of some sort.
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September 6, 2008
BILL MELENDEZ, 91 "Peanuts" animator Bill Melendez, an Emmy-winning animator who brought Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang to blithe, blockheaded life on television and in films - and who helped keep them alive after the death of their creator, Charles M. Schulz - died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 91 and lived in Los Angeles. Mr. Melendez's son, Steven, confirmed the death, saying his father had been in declining health after a fall last year. One of the very few Hispanics in the business when he began his career in the 1930s, Mr. Melendez was the only animator Schulz allowed to shepherd his characters onto the screen.
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October 30, 2007
Critic's Pick -- Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for the elusive Halloween symbol in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (8 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2)
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December 24, 1999
ANNAPOLIS' official Christmas tree has been described as an ugly, out-of-place jumble. That may be a charitable impression.Rakes and pitchforks poke through the pine branches instead of candy canes and popcorn balls. Corn, soybeans, sorghum and tobacco replace garland, icicles, ornaments and tinsel. It's as if "It's a Wonderful Life" has been preempted by "Green Acres."Famously tasteful Annapolitans are aghast. Some contend this is worse than last year, when a mannequin in a rain slicker adorned the tree near City Dock.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff writer | January 9, 1991
If only he weren't so wishy-washy, say his friends, Charlie Brown could be a king.Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and Snoopy and the gang willoffer a little help for their pal, as students get into the cartoon characters and perform "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Westminster High School."The musical is a really cute show, full of fun," said Mary Lou Grout, teacher and director. "With the many vignettes worked into the plot, everyone gets featured at one time or another."
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By Glenn C. Altschuler and Glenn C. Altschuler,[Special to The Sun] | October 14, 2007
Schulz and `Peanuts' A Biography By David Michaelis Harper / 655 pages / $34.95 "Peanuts" was a powerhouse. When its 50-year run ended in 2000 with the death of Charles M. Schulz, the comic strip appeared each week in 2,500 newspapers. Billions of people had watched a "Peanuts" animated television special - and hundreds of millions more had read a "Peanuts" book. Annual merchandising sales around the world exceeded $1 billion. The "Peanuts" gang - Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and Snoopy - had become icons of American popular culture.
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December 10, 2006
`Peanuts' -- Howard Community Colleges Student-Alumni Arts will present its version of the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (based on the Charles M. Schulz comic strip, Peanuts) at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 17 at the college's new black box theater in the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. The show is recommended for ages 3 and older. Tickets are $15; $12 for senior citizens and groups; and $10 for students with identification.
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