markhb writes "Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz will retire to concentrate on his recovery from colon cancer. According to the announcement, the final new daily will run January 3rd, 2000; the final new Sunday page will run February 13. Following those dates, the strip will go into reruns from 1974. After 50 years of the strip, I think he's earned his rest. Godspeed, Sparky."