December 31, 1999 |
Burger King Corp. was charged in a lawsuit with acting negligently when it distributed millions of potentially hazardous Pokemon balls to children. The suit, filed in Dallas County Court in Texas, came three days after the hamburger chain recalled the popular toy, which had been included in its Kids Meals for about two months, after reports that an 18-month-old girl suffocated on one of the toys.
March 3, 2010 |
They are not in Topeka anymore. Residents of the city in Kansas are abuzz after their mayor signed a proclamation that for the month of March, Topeka will be known as "Google, Kan." It's part of a campaign to persuade Google to choose the city of 120,000 as the site of a 1-gigabit-per-second fiber-optic broadband network that the Internet giant plans to build as the first outpost of an envisioned nationwide system. That speed would be about 100 times faster than a typical high-speed Internet connection.
April 6, 1999 |
POP/ROCK Daughters Sue Over Wynette's Death: Three of Tammy Wynette's daughters filed a $50-million lawsuit in Nashville Monday blaming the country star's death last April on negligence by her husband and her doctor. Daughters Tina Jones, Jackie Daly and Georgette Smith claimed that Wynette died because Dr. Wallis Marsh of Pittsburgh did not monitor her condition closely and overprescribed medication.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1999
Both of my boys, ages 6 and 8, are heavily into Pokemon. They take their binders, stuffed full of cards, everywhere. How cute! While checking in at the airport last week, I glanced around to see 10 kids (including mine) sitting cross-legged on the floor trading cards. I realized, now, I'd much rather see them incinerating ants with a magnifying glass, or digging up worms and sow bugs. With the strict guidance from their parents not to trade first editions or foil cards, they're looking more like junk-bond traders than children.
November 20, 1999
I read Robin Rauzi's review of "Pokemon: The First Movie" ("All's Not Right in Pokemon World, Nov. 10) and I disagree with her comment about the theme of Pokemon that the whole competition between trainers "starts to look like cockfighting, or worse."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2001
"Arabs See Jewish Conspiracy in Pokemon" (April 24), on the trend to demonize and ban Pokemon in Arab Muslim countries and blame a "Jewish conspiracy" for Pokemon, contains many of the themes that limit the chances for Middle East peace at the present time. Arab leaders fear modernization and Western influences (even Pokemon, which is actually Eastern, or Japanese). Arabs blame these influences for their societal problems. They try to connect these to Jews or Israel in one way or the other (even when there is no connection)