April 18, 2006 |
Arthur the aardvark is turning 30, but creator Marc Brown says his beloved, bespectacled, slightly nerdy character will always be 8 -- "and he'll never have to take the SATs." Brown is as shocked as anyone that Arthur and those around him -- including pesky little sister D.W., best friend and rabbit Buster and algebra teacher Mr. Ratburn -- are favorites of a new generation, including his own two granddaughters.
February 23, 2001 |
"It can be like having a root canal!" exclaims Marc Brown, the creator, writer and illustrator behind the popular "Arthur" children's books and PBS television series. Brown is referring to the experience some parents have in accompanying their kids to children's theater productions based on hit TV series. The little ones may be transfixed by the characters onstage, but Mom and Dad spend much of the show checking their watches and wondering what's for dinner.
October 8, 1994
The fifth annual "Third World Arts Festival" will kick off with a parade featuring director John Singleton ("Poetic Justice") as grand marshal today at 10 a.m. in South-Central Los Angeles. The parade, which also features TV news figures Larry Carroll and Marc Brown, among others, will originate at 103rd Street and Central Avenue and culminate at the festival site of 103rd and Compton Avenue. The festival of live music, art exhibitions and multicultural dance will continue until 6 p.m.
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December 10, 1996 |
The cuddly Arthur the Aardvark creature, created by children's author Marc Brown, is appearing on special bookmarks for kids who plan to do some reading over their Christmas break. Kids must go to the Buena Park Library's Children's Room and either check out two books or offer a receipt showing that they have checked out two books during the month of December.
August 24, 1990 |
Washington Redskins receiver Ricky Sanders pleaded innocent today to charges stemming from a May 1 fight with a parking lot worker outside a topless nightclub. State District Judge Donald Shipley set an Oct. 22 trial date for Sanders, who was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault and failing to stop and render aid. Azzam (Sam) Jamus, 29, who works for United Parking at The Men's Club bar claimed Sanders drove a Cadillac into him after the two argued about Sanders' missing hubcaps.
August 12, 2000 |
Veteran KABC-TV Channel 7 "Eyewitness News" anchor Harold Greene has left the station after what sources say were disagreements with station management. Greene, who had been with KABC for 18 years, left Friday, station officials said. They declined to comment on the reason for his departure. Insiders said that Greene, who reportedly had been having difficulties with colleagues and management, was given a one-year contract last year. They said Greene left after a disagreement over his future.