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December 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Retro cartoon: Building a winning baseball team in Santa’s workshop

Digging through the archives for a Christmas editorial cartoon, we found this undated single frame from Seattle Times cartoonist Sam Groff, who worked at the newspaper in the 1940s. It certainly has the look of a “Dick Tracy,” “Dagwood or “Blondie” strip. Despite being drawn in a different era — check out the dated…


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November 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Readers give Thanksgiving Day shopping mixed reviews

In a Monday Opinion Northwest blog post, we asked readers to share their thoughts about some retailers opening their doors to consumers on Thanksgiving Day.

Below is an edited sampling of their nuanced responses.

Read on. Have a safe holiday weekend.

(Cartoon by Chan Lowe / Sun Sentinel)

(Cartoon by Chan Lowe / Sun Sentinel)

Thanksgiving Day is not a day to shop

No way. It is a day for families and friends to come together. Respect families enough to close the stores and eateries and give it a rest for 24 hours, for goodness sake. Can we please retain some respect for something other than the almighty dollar in this country? For just one day? Please?

— Dot Thiessen, Kent


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