The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 25th, 2023 evening edition

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“Sesame Street” co-creator Lloyd Morrisett has died at age 93, Sesame Workshop announced Monday.

“Lloyd leaves an outsized and indelible legacy among generations of children the world over, with ‘Sesame Street’ only the most visible tribute to a lifetime of good work and lasting impact,” Sesame Workshop tweeted.

“Sesame Street” was created by Morrisett, a psychologist who was vice president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and television producer Joan Ganz Cooney.

They brought on Jim Henson and his Muppets to help bring the show to life.

The first episode ran on November 10, 1969.

Morrisett was a co-founder of Children’s Television Workshop, now called Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street,” and served as its chairman of the board of trustees for more than 30 years before becoming a Lifetime Honorary Trustee, according to the Workshop. »

Russia fumes NATO 'trying to inflict defeat on us' after tanks sent to Ukraine

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Russia has hit out at the US and Germany as the countries prepare to send more tanks to Ukraine.

He said: "It is obvious that Washington is purposefully trying to inflict a strategic defeat on us.

"If the United States decides to supply tanks, then justifying such a step with arguments about 'defensive weapons' will definitely not work. »

New owner of Astoria Goonies house wants to keep it open for movie fans

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The 1985 Steven Spielberg cult classic “The Goonies” has fans, superfans, and people like Behman Zakeri, who defy superlatives.

Zakeri lives in Kansas, but he’s now the new owner of the home in Astoria where the movie was filmed.

Since the movie first made its debut in theaters, the real Astoria house has been a tourist draw for him — and for fans from all over the world. »

‘Unknown possible explosive device’ that prompted evacuation was an egg, officials say

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(WAFB) - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said an “unknown possible explosive device” that prompted an evacuation back on Saturday, Jan. 21, was actually an egg.

The potential threat prompted the evacuation of Barrow Street in Amelia between Lake Palourde Road and Duhon Boulevard.

According to SMPSO, 911 contacted dispatch around 11 a.m. about a call that the “unknown possible explosive device” was found at a home in Amelia. »