November 25, 1997 in Nation/World

Cartoonist Takes A Break


In nearly 50 years, Charlie Brown never pitched a no-hitter, Snoopy never shot down the Red Baron, and Charles Schulz never took a break. But this Wednesday, the “Peanuts” creator begins a five-week leave to mark his 75th birthday. Good grief! What’s next? Linus shreds his security blanket? During his hiatus, the 2,600 newspapers that run “Peanuts” will have to make do with reruns of old strips. But fans don’t have to worry. Schulz, who started the strip in 1950, said he has no intention of retiring. “The only thing that would stop me is if I had an illness and couldn’t work,” he said.

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