CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2005 |
Charles Black, a businessman, maritime expert and the husband of former child star Shirley Temple Black, died Thursday of complications of a bone marrow disease, his widow said. He was 86. Black died at his home in the San Francisco suburb of Woodside, with his wife of 55 years and other family members by his side. He had suffered from myelodysplastic syndrome for nearly three years. The couple met in 1950 in Honolulu, where Black had been working for a shipping company.
May 10, 2005 |
Some of the hottest toys in America for kids ages 4 and up are $20 "Star Wars" light sabers that have been upgraded to change colors or vibrate with "feel the Force" combat action. The plastic swords do more than make cash registers ring; each one is a reminder to youngsters that a brand-new "Star Wars" film hits theaters May 19. But there is a dark side to the retail force.