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By Richard Verrier and Richard Verrier,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 27, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Mickey Mouse, once described by Walt Disney as "a little fellow trying to do the best he could," is now being called on to do even better. On its face, using Mickey Mouse to full effect as a marketing tool would seem a no-brainer for the executives at Walt Disney Co. After all, over the past three-quarters of a century, Mickey has sustained himself as one of the most recognizable figures in America, if not the world. Yet when Andy Mooney arrived at Disney a few years ago to rescue its struggling merchandising operation, he was stunned to find how much the entertainment giant was under-utilizing its famous mouse.
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June 15, 2012
The Sun's recent editorial ("Doing better than 'fine,'" June 12) shows your view is to protect President Barack Obama with words such as the "economy is recovering" when what really is happening is that he is a disaster. Try to review what is happening - our country is in a deplorable state. Try and say what the problem is - it's the president. This is reflected in Mr. Obama's blame game. He blames everyone or everything but not him. Watch out, Donald Duck, you're next. John Francis, Catonsville
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By DAN BERGER | August 2, 1995
Finally, Peter Jennings and Donald Duck under the same roof.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | August 18, 2011
Michael Scheyer lost his wife five years ago, then lost work as demand for electricians withered with the economy. Things have been so tight that he recently went through some old boxes in a back room at his North Carolina home to see if there might be anything in there he could sell. What he turned up might just belong in a museum - or an aquarium: an old-fashioned yellow-and-red striped bathing suit, zebra-striped bathrobe and inflatable Donald Duck. Looks a whole lot like the Victorian swim suit and props that William Donald Schaefer used in his famous 1981 dip in the aquarium seal pool.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
The Sun's recent editorial ("Doing better than 'fine,'" June 12) shows your view is to protect President Barack Obama with words such as the "economy is recovering" when what really is happening is that he is a disaster. Try to review what is happening - our country is in a deplorable state. Try and say what the problem is - it's the president. This is reflected in Mr. Obama's blame game. He blames everyone or everything but not him. Watch out, Donald Duck, you're next. John Francis, Catonsville
FEATURES
August 14, 1991
Evenflo Product Co. is recalling all of its infant pacifiers decorated with images of Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse because of a choking hazard.In some instances, the characters can separate from the pacifier and pose the danger of choking, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.The pacifiers were sold from December through last month, retailing for $2 to $3. Evenflo informed all distributors, wholesalers and retailers of the recall and will ask stores to post warning posters of the action, the commission said.
NEWS
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,[SUN THEATER CRITIC] | October 29, 2006
Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden -- about a confrontation between a former political prisoner and the man she believes to have been her torturer -- quickly emerged as one of the most widely produced new plays after its 1991 world premiere in London. More than 50 productions sprang up in Germany alone. Glenn Close and Gene Hackman starred in the 1992 Broadway production; Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley were in the 1994 Roman Polanski movie. After Sept. 11, when terrorism and torture became pressing issues for Americans, the playwright expected Death and the Maiden to undergo a resurgence in this country.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
Even grouchy Donald Duck and his miser uncle, Scrooge McDuck, seemed to smile yesterday as Carl Barks looked back over the results of his 65-year career as one of America's premier comic-book artists.It was Mr. Barks who made Donald a thinking duck instead of an angry quacker and who created Uncle Scrooge, the world's funniest miser, because they reflected humanity.More than 100 of Mr. Barks's oil paintings, watercolors and pencil drawings -- most of them of the Duck family -- along with many of his comic books, went on display yesterday at the Diamond International Galleries, in Timonium, in a tribute to the artist on his 95th birthday.
NEWS
By Thomas L. Friedman | December 24, 2002
WASHINGTON - Saddam Hussein has always been a unique political creature - a combination of Don Corleone and Donald Duck. He's always been capable of the most shrewd, but brutal, survival tactics, a la the Godfather, and the most cartoonish miscalculations, a la the Donald. At the moment, we are witnessing his Donald Duck side. Imagine if instead of stiffing the United Nations and the United States by issuing a report that he had no weapons of mass destruction, Mr. Hussein had simply said: "Oh my gosh, we just found eight Scud missiles and four barrels of chemicals hidden under some blankets in the basement.
NEWS
By Donald G. Vitek | April 12, 1992
Brenda Lemon lives in Laurel and bowls in five -- that's right, five-- leagues each week.Monday, it's the Ball and Chain league in Woodlawn; Tuesday, a mixed league in Fort Meade; Wednesday, the Bendixmixed in Columbia; Thursday, in Columbia again with the Hi-Flyers; and, Saturday, it's back to Woodlawn for another mixed league.It was with the Hi-Flyers at Brunswick Columbia on March 12 that Brenda put together games of 201, 267 and 211 for a career-high series of 689. That 267 is her high game.
NEWS
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,[SUN THEATER CRITIC] | October 29, 2006
Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden -- about a confrontation between a former political prisoner and the man she believes to have been her torturer -- quickly emerged as one of the most widely produced new plays after its 1991 world premiere in London. More than 50 productions sprang up in Germany alone. Glenn Close and Gene Hackman starred in the 1992 Broadway production; Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley were in the 1994 Roman Polanski movie. After Sept. 11, when terrorism and torture became pressing issues for Americans, the playwright expected Death and the Maiden to undergo a resurgence in this country.
BUSINESS
By Richard Verrier and Richard Verrier,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 27, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Mickey Mouse, once described by Walt Disney as "a little fellow trying to do the best he could," is now being called on to do even better. On its face, using Mickey Mouse to full effect as a marketing tool would seem a no-brainer for the executives at Walt Disney Co. After all, over the past three-quarters of a century, Mickey has sustained himself as one of the most recognizable figures in America, if not the world. Yet when Andy Mooney arrived at Disney a few years ago to rescue its struggling merchandising operation, he was stunned to find how much the entertainment giant was under-utilizing its famous mouse.
NEWS
By Thomas L. Friedman | December 24, 2002
WASHINGTON - Saddam Hussein has always been a unique political creature - a combination of Don Corleone and Donald Duck. He's always been capable of the most shrewd, but brutal, survival tactics, a la the Godfather, and the most cartoonish miscalculations, a la the Donald. At the moment, we are witnessing his Donald Duck side. Imagine if instead of stiffing the United Nations and the United States by issuing a report that he had no weapons of mass destruction, Mr. Hussein had simply said: "Oh my gosh, we just found eight Scud missiles and four barrels of chemicals hidden under some blankets in the basement.
FEATURES
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
Even grouchy Donald Duck and his miser uncle, Scrooge McDuck, seemed to smile yesterday as Carl Barks looked back over the results of his 65-year career as one of America's premier comic-book artists.It was Mr. Barks who made Donald a thinking duck instead of an angry quacker and who created Uncle Scrooge, the world's funniest miser, because they reflected humanity.More than 100 of Mr. Barks's oil paintings, watercolors and pencil drawings -- most of them of the Duck family -- along with many of his comic books, went on display yesterday at the Diamond International Galleries, in Timonium, in a tribute to the artist on his 95th birthday.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | August 2, 1995
Finally, Peter Jennings and Donald Duck under the same roof.
FEATURES
By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | July 12, 1994
The rear gallery at Grimaldis has the big news now.As usual in summer, the larger front gallery has a group show of Grimaldis' regular artists -- Grace Hartigan, Eugene Leake, Mel Kendrick and others. But gallery owner Constantine Grimaldis, who usually shows well-established artists, gives his rear gallery this month and next to two recent graduates of the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, both former students of Grace Hartigan."I felt that they should be seen," he says.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | December 20, 1992
If you're planning a party for your 12-year-old child, my main piece of advice is: Allow plenty of time for the CAT scan.I learned this important parenting lesson recently when my son, Rob, decided he wanted to celebrate his 12th birthday by holding a dance party. So we rented a hall used for exercise classes and hired a disc jockey. ("I won't play anything with dirty words," the disc jockey assured us. "Unless of course you want me to.")Our plan was to decorate the hall with crepe streamers and helium-filled balloons, so several hours before the party, we went to a store that rented helium tanks.
FEATURES
By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | July 12, 1994
The rear gallery at Grimaldis has the big news now.As usual in summer, the larger front gallery has a group show of Grimaldis' regular artists -- Grace Hartigan, Eugene Leake, Mel Kendrick and others. But gallery owner Constantine Grimaldis, who usually shows well-established artists, gives his rear gallery this month and next to two recent graduates of the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, both former students of Grace Hartigan."I felt that they should be seen," he says.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | December 20, 1992
If you're planning a party for your 12-year-old child, my main piece of advice is: Allow plenty of time for the CAT scan.I learned this important parenting lesson recently when my son, Rob, decided he wanted to celebrate his 12th birthday by holding a dance party. So we rented a hall used for exercise classes and hired a disc jockey. ("I won't play anything with dirty words," the disc jockey assured us. "Unless of course you want me to.")Our plan was to decorate the hall with crepe streamers and helium-filled balloons, so several hours before the party, we went to a store that rented helium tanks.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | September 21, 1992
Unlike most people, I have never much cared for postcards.It has always seemed to me that people send postcards to gloat about where they are, and to make the receiver of the card miserable because he or she is not there, too.This might be raging paranoia on my part, but if you knew the sort of people I know, you'd be a little paranoid, too.Surely there is nothing more depressing than shivering out to the mailbox in the dead of winter, only to discover a...
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