Produced by Gary Drevitch
To mark the 50th anniversary of its iconic 64-crayon box, Crayola revealed eight newly-named colors, influenced by the online suggestions of nearly 20,000 kids. And here are the winners, each of which can be found inside a limited-edition 50th birthday box:
Super Happy (yellow), Fun in the Sun (orange), Giving Tree (green), Bear Hug (brown), Awesome (dusty pink), Happy Ever After (blue), Famous (hot pink) and Best Friends (purple)
TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN BORN IN A REGION WHERE CRANIOFACIAL
DUPLICATION GETS YOU WORSHIPPED. INSTEAD OF, SAY, PITTSBURGH
In case you missed it: A little girl with two faces was recently born in a northern Indian village where she is apparently living in good health, breathing normally — she drinks milk from both mouths and closes all four eyes at the same time, her doctor says — and being worshipped as the reincarnation of Durga, the Hindu goddess of valor.
We grew up reading "The Mini Page" in our local newspaper every week, appreciating its combination of current events, patriotic trivia, and earnest but primitive illustrations. Unbeknownst to us, the page continues to be published in 500 papers across the country, but now without its founding editor, as per this press release from her syndicator:
Betty Debnam has decided to step aside from her duties as editor and publisher of The Mini Page, a children's newspaper syndicated in about 500 papers across this country, to dedicate more time to painting, writing children’s books, and researching trends and developments in education . . . Debnam also will work to develop the Debnam-Hunt Literacy Resource Center at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Her official title now becomes founding editor and editor-at-large.
As editor for 37 years (l969 to 2007), Debnam has been the guiding force of The Mini Page, which for many of the early years she wrote and illustrated . . . . Debnam will continue as editor-at-large for The Mini Page, covering stories she considers of interest to readers . . . . "The Mini Page is a legacy to Betty Debnam,” says John McMeel, president of Andrews McMeel Universal, the parent company of Universal Press. “Her vision, insight and sensibilities are still embraced by teachers and parents who want to instill an appreciation and a love of newspapers for generations to come.
April 17, 2008 | Permalink |
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