Television Q&A: How long have the Hershey Kisses Christmas ads been running?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: My question is about the delightful Hershey Kisses Christmas commercial where the Kisses jingle while the melody “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is heard. When did it make its debut? I am thinking several years ago. It is one of the few ads that never gets old.A: Would you believe it is more than 30 years old? The longest running ad for a Hershey brand, it premiered in 1989. After a production company had made some stop-motion ads with the Kisses for Hershey, a Hershey brand manager asked for a Christmas-themed item. As the Morning Call newspaper repo...
Tribune News Service
Editorial: As COVID surges, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has gone MIA
If 2020 were a play, Florida would have reached Act 2 of the COVID-19 drama. It’s disturbingly like Act 1.Cases are surging, people are waiting hours to get tested and Ron DeSantis doesn’t appear up to the job.Actually, he hasn’t appeared much of anywhere lately. DeSantis has adopted a basement strategy since the election, retreating to the governor’s mansion and avoiding most interviews.No doubt, he’s had an exhausting year, and is disappointed by the defeat of his political benefactor, Donald Trump. But this is not the time to go underground.With the holidays bearing down, it’s time for DeSa...
UPS boosts dry ice capabilities in preparation for vaccine transport
UPS said it has boosted its dry ice production capabilities in preparation for the task of distributing COVID-19 vaccines that must be kept at freezing temperatures.As the logistics industry prepares to ship vaccines around the world, experts have raised concerns about a potential dry ice shortage.UPS said it can now produce as much as 1,200 pounds of dry ice per hour at its U.S. facilities.The company said the boosted capacity will ensure there’s enough dry ice to pack shipments from its health care facilities in Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas, as well as Ontario, Canada.UPS is also p...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Daniel Neman: We all scream for waaaaaay too much ice cream
There were still 14 samples of ice cream to go when I first thought that I might not want any more ice cream.I had already tried 25 samples, and I have to say this: Twenty-five samples of anything is enough. Even ice cream.But I’m a professional, or the next best thing. So I plugged on, with the help of an ice cream called the Charleston.The Charleston is an ice cream made with cold-brew coffee and homemade pralines, and it was delicious. Maybe it was the quality of the ice cream, maybe it was the jolt of caffeine, but I was ready again to soldier on.Earlier this month, the National Ice Cream ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Deesha Thosar: How Mets should spend money saved from Robinson Cano's steroid suspension
Robinson Cano, batting second as DH, led off the top of the fifth inning against the Nationals on Sept. 27 in the Mets’ final game of the 2020 season. He popped out to shortstop on the first pitch from right-hander Austin Voth to end an 0-for-3 day at the plate.Last week, new owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy Alderson considered that may have been Cano’s final at-bat as a Met. Their immediate interest, though, was the $20 million Cano freed up for the 2021 season when he failed a drug test for a steroid. (Cano is owed $24 million annually with the Mariners covering roughly $4 million....
New York Daily News
Jeff McLane: Doug Pederson repeats mistakes in Eagles' loss to the Browns
CLEVELAND — The Eagles are broken and Doug Pederson can’t seem to figure out how to fix them.Last week, he agreed that maybe some tinkering on offense was in order. He said that he could roll quarterback Carson Wentz outside the pocket more. He said that he could take Wentz off the field when Jalen Hurts was under center, perhaps sarcastically, but he said it nonetheless.He said the Hurts plays, the screen game, and Wentz’s decision-making could all improve.But in Sunday’s 22-17 loss at the Browns, Wentz hardly ever threw outside by design. Hurts took the field for one play — another unimagina...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Marcus Hayes: Carson Wentz pilots another Eagles debacle as Jalen Hurts looks on
Jalen Hurts must look terrible in practice.The Browns didn’t put their best player on the field Sunday, but that was OK, since the Eagles once again started their worst.Two more turnovers, including a pick-six; a passel of bad decisions; and more third-down feebleness wrote the Chapter 10 in the tale “Carson Wentz: 2k20.” Wentz extended his interceptions lead with Nos. 13 and 14, which brought his turnovers lead to 18. Only three NFL teams had more than his 16 giveaways as he took the field in Cleveland, and he was the lowest-rated passer and least-accurate passer in the league among starters ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Sideline Chatter: How will they fit New Kim under salary cap?
And you thought NBA free agency was expensive?A Chinese bidder using the pseudonym Super Duper put up $1.9 million to land … a Belgian-bred racing pigeon named New Kim.———Headlines— At Fark.com: “Watch DeAndre Hopkins make the catch of the year on a last-second Hail Mary to win the game for Arizona. Is it possible to fire Bill O’Brien again?”— At TheOnion.com: “Parents cheer as 8-year-old son chokes out opponent in UFC Jr. League match.”———Shooting Guard Dept.Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested on a gun charge in Ohio after he crashed his car and investigating officers discovered a l...
The Seattle Times
UCF rally falls short during loss to No. 7 Cincinnati
ORLANDO, Fla. — It was a battle of immovable object versus unstoppable force in the Bounce House Saturday.Cincinnati’s vaunted defense against UCF’s explosive offense, a perfect match made for national television.For a while, the two college football heavyweights traded blows, but in the end, the Knights simply ran out of gas, falling 36-33 to the No. 7 Bearcats in front of a limited but spirited crowd.UCF (5-3, 4-3 AAC) couldn’t slow down Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder, who found the end zone four times. Ridder finished with a season-high 338 passing yards, including seven plays of 20-...
New details in notorious 1990 'killer clown' case show why prosecutors are so sure who was under the wig
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After South Florida’s killer clown slipped away three decades ago, witnesses told investigators the culprit wearing white makeup and an orange wig looked like a man.But finally it’s been revealed that evidence found in the getaway car — a strand of burgundy head hair with the root attached — is why authorities in 2017 unmasked the clown as a woman: Sheila Keen Warren.In court documents filed this month, Palm Beach County prosecutors gave new insights into how they intend to use DNA evidence and other findings to win a conviction in the 1990 murder of Marlene Warren.It’s...