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'Family Circus' Creator Dead at 89

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.) -- Bil Keane, the creator of Family Circus, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, according to The Washington Post.  He was 89 years old.

Keane first drew the one-panel cartoon featuring Billy, Jeffy, Dolly, P.J. and their parents in February 1960, and the comic, which is now drawn by his son Jeff, is currently featured in nearly 1,500 newspapers across the country.

Bil Keane’s first cartoon was published in 1936 in the Philadelphia Daily News.  He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945, and was president of the National Cartoonists Society from 1981 to 1983.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Going from Governor to Governator

Gov [dot] CA [dot] gov(NEW YORK) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is apparently turning 'toon.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the former California governor says he's becoming a cartoon superhero called The Governator.

"When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about 'the Governator,' I thought the word was so cool," Schwarzenegger says.  "And [this cartoon] brings everything together.  It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the True Lies."

"The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he'll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger," says Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who's a part of the project.  "Only after he leaves the governor's office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood."

The Governator apparently does battle with an organization of thugs called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-Cons -- or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short.

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