soo not much in the way of daily takes lately, eh?  All this house buying
stuff is really time consumming.  also this actaull work is getting the
way.  i geuss now it will be the weekly take (or geighly take). 
should move into the new house on friday.
buying this place is just like anything else, no one does any work til the
last minutes then everyone has to rush and i have to stress out.
i'll try and keep up on these things (daily takes),  well not really.

dave ninja

   
                       Tuesday December 14 2:14 PM ET
                                      
                      Schulz To Retire 'Peanuts' Comic
                                      
        SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Charles Schulz will retire his beloved
              ``Peanuts'' comic strip, his wife said Tuesday.
                                      
    ``I think we have to say that he's sad about it,'' Jean Schulz said.
                                      
   The creator of comic immortals including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus
   and Lucy was released earlier this month from the hospital undergoing
   abdominal surgery. Schulz, 77, was diagnosed with cancer at that time.
                                      
       Schulz will retire Jan. 4, the day after the final strip runs,
                   according to syndicator United Media.
                                      
      The wildly popular comic strip made its debut Oct. 2, 1950. The
    travails of the ``little round-headed kid'' and his pals eventually
   ran in more than 2,600 newspapers, reaching millions of readers in 75
                                 countries.
                                      
     Over the years, the Peanuts gang became a part of American popular
     culture, delivering gentle humor spiked with a child's-eye view of
                               human foibles.
                                      
       One of the strip's most endearing qualities was its constancy.
                                      
    The long-suffering Charlie Brown still faced misfortune with a mild
   ``Good grief!'' Tart-tongued Lucy still handed out advice at a nickel
      a pop, a joke that started as a parody of a lemonade stand. And
       Snoopy, Charlie Brown's wise-but-weird beagle, still took the
    occasional flight of fancy back to the skies of World War I and his
                        rivalry with the Red Baron.
                                      
     ``Peanuts'' was an intensely personal effort for Schulz, who had a
   clause in his contract dictating the strip had to end with his death.
                                      
   ``It's a sad, sad time for us. It been such a part of our lives for 50
    years. We've kind of grown up on Snoopy and Charlie Brown and to see
      it come to a close is a sad time,'' said Lorrie Myers, Schulz's
                                 secretary.
                                      
   ``Right now he just wants to concentrate on being with his family and
         getting stronger and focusing on overcoming the cancer.''
                                      
     Although he remained a private person, ``Peanuts'' brought Schulz
      international fame. He won the Reuben Award, comic art's highest
        honor, in 1955 and 1964. In 1978, he was named International
   Cartoonist of the Year, an award voted by 700 comic artists around the
                                   world.
                                      
     In 1990, when the Peanuts gang turned 40, the government of France
     named Schulz Commander of Arts and Letters, one of that country's
                 highest awards for excellence in the arts.
                                      
   The 1965 CBS-TV special ``A Charlie Brown Christmas'' won an Emmy and
    rerun immortality, and many other specials followed. There was a hit
     musical, ``You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.'' The characters also
        appeared on sheets, stationery and countless other products.
                                      
   Schulz was born in St. Paul, Minn., on Nov. 26, 1922, and studied art
                after he saw a ``Do you like to draw?'' ad.
                                      
   After serving in the Army during World War II, he did lettering for a
      church comic book, taught art and sold cartoons to the Saturday
                               Evening Post.
                                      
     His first feature, ``Li'l Folks,'' was developed for the St. Paul
   Pioneer Press in 1947. In 1950, it was sold to a syndicate and renamed
      - though he admitted later he didn't like the title ``Peanuts.''
                                      
   The popularity of the strip soared in October 1965 when Snoopy turned
    his doghouse into a Sopwith Camel for the first of many engagements
   with the Baron. The following year, a group called the Royal Guardsmen
             had a No. 2 single, ``Snoopy vs. the Red Baron.''
                                      
   Charlie Brown, named after a friend at art school, was to some extent
   the cartoonist's alter ego, and Snoopy was inspired by a dog he had as
   a child that Schulz recalled as ``the smartest and most uncontrollable
                        dog that I have ever seen.''
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