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Happy Halloween! Don't forget to visit the Halloween Ads gallery and the Sci-Fi & Horror Movies gallery.

I added just six more ads today, all from December 1989, plus five more Random Pages gallery additions, all from Peach Sections of The Blade. The first one will be of special interest to fans of The Andy Griffith Show, a Saturday, 12/9/89 column by Tom Ensign, “First Lady of Mayberry Gone But Never Forgotten.” It was an “obituary” for Beatrice “Aunt Bee” Taylor, following the 12/6/89 death of her portrayer, Frances Bavier. Next are some Wednesday, 12/13/89 items, by Tom Ensign, about the premiere of The Simpsons on Fox, the new start time for the Channel 36 prime-time movie, and the 1989 UNCF telethon on Channel 13. There's also a Thursday, 12/21/89 story, “Big 3 Networks Find Fox Force to Be Reckoned With,” which includes the Nielsen ratings for all of the prime-time network shows. The other two are both by Tom Ensign, a Saturday, 12/23/89 story, “Syndicated Exclusivity Rules Changing Cable TV,” and a Thursday, 12/28/89 story, “Former Toledoan Sees His Dream Get Closer to a Slot on Network TV,” about Jim Orr. There are two additions to the PBS gallery for shows on Channel 30. First is a Saturday, 12/9/89 ad for the movie, “How the West Was Won,” followed by a Thursday, 12/14/89 ad for Mystery!, “Rumpole of the Bailey” (Leo McKern). There's one addition to the Buckeye CableSystem gallery, a Friday, 12/22/89 ad (“Get the most with The CableSystem Convertor”). There are two additions to the ToledoVision 5 gallery. Both of them are “Happy Together” ads. The first one is a Saturday, 12/9/89 ad for two college basketball games, Notre Dame at Marquette and American U. at Ohio State. The second one is a Sunday, 12/17/89 ad, for a UCLA at Notre Dame basketball game, Bugs Bunny and Friends, The Wild, Wild West, Rawhide, Perry Mason, The Honeymooners, and Consumer Magazine. There's also one addition to the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Wednesday, 12/27/89 ad for Dolly & Joe's Restaurant. January and February 1990 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...