People: Dec. 9, 2002

SNOOPY, COME HOME

Those who turn to the comics to avoid the strife reported in the rest of the newspaper may have lost their refuge. The estate of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz has sued Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey, for the return of 19 comic strips lent to Walker in 1978 when he was opening a museum of cartoon art. One stipulation was that they be returned when Walker no longer needed them. In July, lack of funds caused the museum to close. The Schulz trust wants the strips back, but Walker says he plans to reopen the museum in...

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