Volume 3, Number 51
JIM HENSON DEAD
Abridged from "Jim Henson: TV's gentle Muppeteer", by Ed Siegel
The Boston Globe, May 17
Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets,
died Wednesday. His
death was attributed to "galloping pneumonia" that resulted in multi-
Jim Henson, born on Sept. 24, 1936, began puppeteering when he was
a teenager. He was the voice of Kermit the Frog, who first appeared on
television in 1954 on "Sam and Friends", a five-minute program
broadcast in Washington, D.C. The first Muppet to appear nationwide
was Rowlf the Dog, who appeared on "The Jimmy Dean Show" and in dog-
food commercials in the late '50s.
A memorial service will be held on Monday. Jim Henson asked that
none of the attenders wear black.
POWERFUL PSYCHIC FOUND MASQUERADING AS PROMINENT CARTOONIST -
By Edwy ap Edwin, Staff Writer
Recent searches in the archives of a noted
comic strip revealed
the surprising fact that the cartoonist was, in fact, a psychic able to
predict events more than five years in the future.
Berke Breathed, the author of the comic strip Bloom County,
probably did not want to go into business as a psychic because of the
bad stereotypes connected with the group. Instead, he created a
nationally syndicated comic strip, which reached a far larger audience
and had the added advantage of conveying political views in a non-
One 1983 prediction has already come true - the rest of the events
portrayed in Bloom County may happen any day.
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