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The Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Character Great Dane known as Scooby-Doo and the members of his mystery-solving pals Mystery, Inc.--Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred

For their accomplishments as a positive non-violent model of cooperative problem solving for children.

Scooby-Doo (Scoobert) is a Great Dane of dubious courage who nevertheless endeavors to maintain a full stomach of Scooby snacks.

Scooby-Doo and the members of Mystery, Inc. Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake and Fred Jones, invariably have solved mysteries involving crime and the supernatural, for over thirty years.

Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred have maintained and drivea the same Mystery Machine van for over 30 years.

Scooby-Doo was first produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1969 as CBS's flagship cartoon, "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You"?

Today, January 16, 2002, Scooby-Doo will be presented by Warner Bros. at the Warner Theatre in the national touring live production of "Scooby-Doo! In Stagefright--Live On Stage!".

Scooby-Doo's name was inspired by Frank Sinatra's improvisations at the end of Strangers in the Night; and the members of Mystery, Inc. were inspired by the cast of The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.

Scooby-Doo will go live in 2002 starring in the first-ever Warner Bros. Pictures live-action feature film, Scooby-Doo.

These characters have laid a foundation for children to cooperate in problem solving:

Scooby-Doo and Mystery, Inc. form one of the most effective and longest-running cartoon groups of mystery-solving friends on television today.

Scooby-Doo encourages children to develop nonviolent solutions to challenges and problems.

Scooby-Doo always demonstrates consistency in solving challenges and problem situations.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION COLUMBIA, commends Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc. for over thirty years of providing a positive role model of cooperative problem solving to children and adults everywhere.
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Date:Mar 1, 2002
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