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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,STAFF WRITER | December 25, 1995
Had enough of Christmas with the family? Then TV's the place to be. You can spend the holiday with a guy who's got a thing for animals, an outer space creature whose finger lights up, Buzz Lightyear, a "boy" and his horse, Good old Charlie Brown or even Mama Partridge. Choose away.* "Very Merry Christmas Parade" (10 a.m.-noon, WMAR, Channel 2) -- Spend Christmas morning with Mickey and the gang, as Joan Lunden and Regis Philbin introduce the country to Christmas at Disney World. I have a feeling a few of the guys from "Toy Story" will show up as well.
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January 11, 2010
ART CLOKEY, 88 Animator created Gumby figure Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires, died Friday in his sleep at his home in Los Osos, Calif. Gumby grew out of a student project Mr. Clokey produced at the University of Southern California in the early 1950s called "Gumbasia." Mr. Clokey also created the moralizing and often-satirized claymation duo "Davey and Goliath." The Lutheran Church hired Mr. Clokey to make the "Davey and Goliath" shorts.
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By Bobby Bryant and Bobby Bryant,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 14, 2005
Gumby! He was once a little green slab of clay. Gumby! You should see what Gumby can do today. - Lyrics from the 1950s TV series He's 49 years old and looks like an asparagus with legs. But for humble Gumby, this is the Summer of Love: In May, an art gallery in the San Francisco region opened an exhibit called "Gumby and Friends." ("Gumby is an icon," the head of the Arts and Cultural Foundation of Antioch, Calif., told the Associated Press.) In June, New York's Museum of the Moving Image opened a six-month exhibit on Gumby.
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By Bobby Bryant and Bobby Bryant,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 14, 2005
Gumby! He was once a little green slab of clay. Gumby! You should see what Gumby can do today. - Lyrics from the 1950s TV series He's 49 years old and looks like an asparagus with legs. But for humble Gumby, this is the Summer of Love: In May, an art gallery in the San Francisco region opened an exhibit called "Gumby and Friends." ("Gumby is an icon," the head of the Arts and Cultural Foundation of Antioch, Calif., told the Associated Press.) In June, New York's Museum of the Moving Image opened a six-month exhibit on Gumby.
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By Roger Catlin and Roger Catlin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 15, 2002
Their colorful faces and spirited action seem forever wedded to the time from which they sprang. But neither Gumby nor H.R. Pufnstuf exactly left the public consciousness. Both were kept alive by parody or near plagiarism over the years, from Eddie Murphy's Gumby parody on Saturday Night Live to the appropriation of the Pufnstuf gang for McDonald's commercials starring Mayor McCheese. This season, the original works are out for the first time in lavish DVD boxed sets. Both are on Rhino - the seven-disc Gumby (690 minutes, $99.95)
NEWS
January 11, 2010
ART CLOKEY, 88 Animator created Gumby figure Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires, died Friday in his sleep at his home in Los Osos, Calif. Gumby grew out of a student project Mr. Clokey produced at the University of Southern California in the early 1950s called "Gumbasia." Mr. Clokey also created the moralizing and often-satirized claymation duo "Davey and Goliath." The Lutheran Church hired Mr. Clokey to make the "Davey and Goliath" shorts.
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By Bonita Formwalt | July 24, 1991
Ferris wheels. A merry-go-round. The penny pitch. Pop the ballon andchoose your prize. Drop the ping-pong ball in the fishbowl and win aterrified fish in a plastic sandwich bag.Wait! Isn't that a parking space over there by the bank? Ignore the "No Parking" signs. No one pays attention during carnival time.Mothers chasing their children around with diaper wipes trying toclean the cotton candy from their hands and faces. Fathers trying towin two prizes because if little Lucille has a stuffed unicorn, thenLarry Jr. wants a mirror decorated with the Nintendo logo.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1996
A Baltimore Circuit Court jury last night found a 25-year-old Baltimore man guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a teammate who prosecutors had said tried to make peace in a dispute over a basketball game.Jurors deliberated a little more than two hours before convicting Elijah Davis Jr. in the death of Tony Alexander McKoy."Oh, I feel good," declared Emily McKoy, Mr. McKoy's mother, who turned 60 yesterday. "I really feel good. Happy birthday to me."Judge Paul E. Alpert revoked Davis' bail last night and set sentencing for April 1. Davis told the judge that he didn't get a fair trial.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 14, 1992
TIGNES, France -- So beach volleyball comes to the Winter Olympics.And it's the only sporting event you're likely to watch while Sammy Hagar's voice echoes in the Alps.And it's played out on a hill with all the charm of the New Jersey Turnpike.But there were medals to be found in this can't-get-any-respect sport of the 1992 Winter Olympics.Hey dude, the United States got two.Yesterday, Donna Weinbrecht, 26, of West Milford, N.J., the official sure thing of the U.S. Olympic team, won the first gold medal awarded in the women's freestyle mogul skiing event.
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May 7, 2004
On May 5, 2004, GEORGETTE M. EVLER (nee Lake), loving and devoted daughter of George E., Sr., and Margaret M. Lake, beloved sister of Ellen Stoll and her husband Richard, Peggy Cilento and her husband Carroll, George Lake, Jr. and his wife Carla, Ed Lake and his wife Margie, Bill Lake and his companion Debbie Wagner; loving aunt of Lisa and Matt Jester, Michelle and Jeff Caudill, Brandon Stoll, Dominic and Abbey Cilento, Eric Cilento and his companion Katie...
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By Roger Catlin and Roger Catlin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 15, 2002
Their colorful faces and spirited action seem forever wedded to the time from which they sprang. But neither Gumby nor H.R. Pufnstuf exactly left the public consciousness. Both were kept alive by parody or near plagiarism over the years, from Eddie Murphy's Gumby parody on Saturday Night Live to the appropriation of the Pufnstuf gang for McDonald's commercials starring Mayor McCheese. This season, the original works are out for the first time in lavish DVD boxed sets. Both are on Rhino - the seven-disc Gumby (690 minutes, $99.95)
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1996
A Baltimore Circuit Court jury last night found a 25-year-old Baltimore man guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a teammate who prosecutors had said tried to make peace in a dispute over a basketball game.Jurors deliberated a little more than two hours before convicting Elijah Davis Jr. in the death of Tony Alexander McKoy."Oh, I feel good," declared Emily McKoy, Mr. McKoy's mother, who turned 60 yesterday. "I really feel good. Happy birthday to me."Judge Paul E. Alpert revoked Davis' bail last night and set sentencing for April 1. Davis told the judge that he didn't get a fair trial.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,STAFF WRITER | December 25, 1995
Had enough of Christmas with the family? Then TV's the place to be. You can spend the holiday with a guy who's got a thing for animals, an outer space creature whose finger lights up, Buzz Lightyear, a "boy" and his horse, Good old Charlie Brown or even Mama Partridge. Choose away.* "Very Merry Christmas Parade" (10 a.m.-noon, WMAR, Channel 2) -- Spend Christmas morning with Mickey and the gang, as Joan Lunden and Regis Philbin introduce the country to Christmas at Disney World. I have a feeling a few of the guys from "Toy Story" will show up as well.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 14, 1992
TIGNES, France -- So beach volleyball comes to the Winter Olympics.And it's the only sporting event you're likely to watch while Sammy Hagar's voice echoes in the Alps.And it's played out on a hill with all the charm of the New Jersey Turnpike.But there were medals to be found in this can't-get-any-respect sport of the 1992 Winter Olympics.Hey dude, the United States got two.Yesterday, Donna Weinbrecht, 26, of West Milford, N.J., the official sure thing of the U.S. Olympic team, won the first gold medal awarded in the women's freestyle mogul skiing event.
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt | July 24, 1991
Ferris wheels. A merry-go-round. The penny pitch. Pop the ballon andchoose your prize. Drop the ping-pong ball in the fishbowl and win aterrified fish in a plastic sandwich bag.Wait! Isn't that a parking space over there by the bank? Ignore the "No Parking" signs. No one pays attention during carnival time.Mothers chasing their children around with diaper wipes trying toclean the cotton candy from their hands and faces. Fathers trying towin two prizes because if little Lucille has a stuffed unicorn, thenLarry Jr. wants a mirror decorated with the Nintendo logo.
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March 14, 2006
On March 11, 2006, JOHN W. L., SR. of Sykesville, known to many as "GUMBY, POP or LEO", beloved husband of the late Marion S. Davis, devoted father of John W.L. Davis, Jr. and Kenneth M. Davis, dear father-in-law of Sue Davis, brother of Mary Davis, loving grandfather of David Barnes and his wife, Wanda, Albert Ferguson, Calvin and Anita Davis and great-grandfather of Dylan Barnes. He was predeceased by four brothers and one sister. A funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Rd)
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