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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 3, 1994
FRUITCAKESJimmy Buffett (MCA-11043)If Jimmy Buffett really is as laid-back and likable as he makes out, why does "Fruitcakes" leave me wanting nothing so much as to smack him hard? Could it be the cookie-cutter Caribbean rhythms that make each song sound almost exactly like the next? Or is it his showy remake of the Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon," which drains both the charm and the irony from the song? No, the truly irritating thing about Buffett's trademark whimsy is that it's about as subtle as a surly drunk, grinding its nose into the listener's face and demanding that we act amused -- a tall order, given that songs like "Quietly Making Noise" or "Apocalypso" are no funnier than their titles.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | October 1, 2007
Last Monday, I devoted my opening story to Marlo Thomas being in an L.A. restaurant talking about supposed plans to do a big-screen version of her landmark TV series, That Girl. This item was meant to be newsy and upbeat for this philanthropic and creative actress. Marlo then called: "Liz, I was never in that restaurant and I never talked to anybody about a film version. That Girl belonged to a certain time when young girls were just learning to be `free to be.' My partners and I are flattered by requests to do a movie version but decided long ago to leave it in the moment where it belongs!"
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By Chris Kaltenbach | September 20, 1997
At a glance TCM pays tribute to the late Red Skelton, a movie star long before he became a hit on TV, with a 24-hour marathon (6 a.m. today-6 a.m. tomorrow):"I Dood It!" (a remake of Buster Keaton's "Spite Marriage"), with Eleanor Powell and Lena Horne (9 a.m.); "Ship's Ahoy," a ship-board variety show from 1942, with Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr and Frank Sinatra (1 p.m.); "Whistling In Brooklyn," with Ann Rutherford, which has him pitching against the Dodgers (3 p.m.); "Merton of the Movies," with Gloria Grahame (8 p.m.)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun television critic | November 10, 2006
CBS correspondent Ed Bradley, whose career took him from Vietnam to the White House to 60 Minutes - making him the most prominent African-American television journalist of the era - died yesterday of leukemia. He was 65. The award-winning newsman, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, according to a CBS statement. Mr. Bradley underwent heart bypass surgery last year and this week missed his first on-air election night in two decades.
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June 2, 1997
Rose Will Monroe,77, who played "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women in the work force during World War II, died Saturday in Clarksville, Ind.She was a riveter building B-29 and B-24 military airplanes at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Mich., when she was asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort. She was also featured in posters.Her role became a symbol for the thousands of women who took defense industry jobs, filling factory positions usually held by men.Unlike many "Rosies" who returned to the kitchen after the war, Ms. Monroe kept working.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun television critic | November 10, 2006
CBS correspondent Ed Bradley, whose career took him from Vietnam to the White House to 60 Minutes - making him the most prominent African-American television journalist of the era - died yesterday of leukemia. He was 65. The award-winning newsman, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, according to a CBS statement. Mr. Bradley underwent heart bypass surgery last year and this week missed his first on-air election night in two decades.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | October 1, 2007
Last Monday, I devoted my opening story to Marlo Thomas being in an L.A. restaurant talking about supposed plans to do a big-screen version of her landmark TV series, That Girl. This item was meant to be newsy and upbeat for this philanthropic and creative actress. Marlo then called: "Liz, I was never in that restaurant and I never talked to anybody about a film version. That Girl belonged to a certain time when young girls were just learning to be `free to be.' My partners and I are flattered by requests to do a movie version but decided long ago to leave it in the moment where it belongs!"
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June 15, 1998
Thomas G. Abernethy Sr.,95, a Democrat who spent 30 years in Congress FP hing for more and improved farm programs, died Thursday of heart failure in Jackson, Miss.Charles "Teenie" Harris,89, a photographer who chronicled decades of black life in Pittsburgh, died Friday.Mr. Harris photographed celebrities -- including Lena Horne, Martin Luther King Jr., Satchel Paige and Muhammad Ali -- but was also noted for his poignant images of cabdrivers, musicians, meter maids, police officers and thousands of others, including the Homestead Grays baseball team of the Negro League.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | October 15, 1992
We're talking about the wristwatches featuring pictures of 14 famous African Americans, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bill Cosby, Malcolm X and Lena Horne.The "African Americans of Achievement" series is not the first time New York-based Creative Strategies has advocated wearing your heart on your wrist, so to speak.Geoff Walsh, 26, started out peddling watches featuring reproductions of world-famous paintings by Degas, van Gogh and Dali.His company also produces a wildlife series and a funky, colorful "Graffiti Movement" series.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 21, 1984
Lena Horne slunk out on the stage at the Mechanic last night and gave a performance that was so hot it threatened to start a second Great Baltimore Fire. She portrayed at least a dozen characters, all of whom were ineluctably Lena, all of whom smoldered with a passion and intensity that must have singed the patrons sitting in the front row. From a tough character belting out Cole Porter's "From This Moment On," thrusting her hips forward with sensuous defiance, she transformed herself into a coy comibination of the sweet and jaded, picking up a corner of her diaphanous white sleeve delicately between her thumb and forefinger as she sang Gershwin's "But Not For Me."
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By Chris Kaltenbach | September 20, 1997
At a glance TCM pays tribute to the late Red Skelton, a movie star long before he became a hit on TV, with a 24-hour marathon (6 a.m. today-6 a.m. tomorrow):"I Dood It!" (a remake of Buster Keaton's "Spite Marriage"), with Eleanor Powell and Lena Horne (9 a.m.); "Ship's Ahoy," a ship-board variety show from 1942, with Eleanor Powell, Bert Lahr and Frank Sinatra (1 p.m.); "Whistling In Brooklyn," with Ann Rutherford, which has him pitching against the Dodgers (3 p.m.); "Merton of the Movies," with Gloria Grahame (8 p.m.)
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June 2, 1997
Rose Will Monroe,77, who played "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women in the work force during World War II, died Saturday in Clarksville, Ind.She was a riveter building B-29 and B-24 military airplanes at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Mich., when she was asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort. She was also featured in posters.Her role became a symbol for the thousands of women who took defense industry jobs, filling factory positions usually held by men.Unlike many "Rosies" who returned to the kitchen after the war, Ms. Monroe kept working.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 3, 1994
FRUITCAKESJimmy Buffett (MCA-11043)If Jimmy Buffett really is as laid-back and likable as he makes out, why does "Fruitcakes" leave me wanting nothing so much as to smack him hard? Could it be the cookie-cutter Caribbean rhythms that make each song sound almost exactly like the next? Or is it his showy remake of the Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon," which drains both the charm and the irony from the song? No, the truly irritating thing about Buffett's trademark whimsy is that it's about as subtle as a surly drunk, grinding its nose into the listener's face and demanding that we act amused -- a tall order, given that songs like "Quietly Making Noise" or "Apocalypso" are no funnier than their titles.
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By Kevin Cowherd | August 7, 1992
HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH? -- Recent study by New England Journal of Medicine indicates repeated viewing of dopey McDonald's crab cake sandwich commercial, featuring annoying mute franchise manager mugging in sunglasses, causes cancer in laboratory animals.DREAM TEAM UPDATE -- Dreamers squeaked by Lithuania 522-15. Game was delayed briefly when all five American starters remained on bench scanning fine print of their Olympic agreements for additional endorsement opportunities. Resident head case Charles Barkley, finally gagged and placed in straitjacket by coach Chuck Daly, was held to 18 points.
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May 2, 2005
William Joseph Bell, 78, an Emmy Award-winning daytime television writer and producer, and co-creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, died Friday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at a Los Angeles hospital. His career as a soap opera writer spanned more than four decades and earned nine Emmy Awards - three for his writing on The Young and the Restless, and the rest for producing or writing Days of Our Lives. Throughout his career, his writing and production work is credited with contributing to 15,000 daytime drama series episodes.
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