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November 22, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
Dartmouth College has acquired the papers of 1936 graduate Budd Schulberg, author of "What Makes Sammy Run?" and an Oscar winner for his screenplay for "On the Waterfront." The collection includes drafts of various projects and correspondence, including material related to his controversial testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The papers will be available to the public at Dartmouth's Rauner Special Collections Library, which also houses the works of Theodor Geisel (Dr.
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August 5, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Audrey S. Geisel, widow of Theodor Geisel, the children's book writer popularly known as Dr. Seuss, has donated $1 million to expand UC San Diego's Faculty Club. "I wanted to help with the expansion of the Faculty Club because it is the heart of the campus -- a place where faculty, staff and students can come together to exchange ideas and learn from one another," she said in a statement. Geisel, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, is a founding member of the Faculty Club.
NEWS
October 13, 1991
As I read the thoughtful eulogy to Theodor Geisel ("Our Imaginations Ran Loose in the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss," Sept. 26), tears streamed down my face as once again my children and grandchildren sat beside me and we ventured into the marvelous make-believe world that he created. I give much credit to Dr. Seuss for the sense of humor that has blessed my children and their children. I feel certain that those who share my sentiments may be counted in the millions. PHIL PISTER Bishop
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2005 | Geoff Boucher
Elvis Presley is still the King. Forbes magazine's annual list of the "Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities" is again led by the rock 'n' roll icon who died Aug. 16, 1977, but remains a potent profit engine, not only for his music and memorabilia sales but also for the licensing value of his likeness. Presley pulled in $45 million between October 2003 and October 2004 to lead the list for the fifth consecutive year. He was followed by "Peanuts" creator Charles M.
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June 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
"Sam I Am" isn't -- anymore. The planned ABC fall comedy starring Christina Applegate has changed its name to "Samantha Be Good" after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from lawyers representing the rights-holder to Dr. Seuss characters, an attorney said. The show stars Applegate as Samantha "Sam" Newly, a woman suffering from amnesia who discovers she wasn't such a nice person.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Teachers at Jordan Elementary School don't care whether your skills at reading aloud are shaky or sharp. They just want you to read to their kids. No volunteer will be turned away from participation in Read Across America Day, said teacher Robin Moore. The school is preparing for a reading blitzkrieg on March 2, which is also the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the late Theodor Geisel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1985
Theodor Geisel, better known as children's author Dr. Seuss, will be grand marshal of the 28th La Jolla Holiday Parade today. Organizers are expecting 20,000 people to watch the parade, which will start at 3 p.m. at the top of Girard Avenue. About 115 entries--including Marine and Navy bands, floats and Rolls-Royces bearing other marshals--will parade to the recreation center on Prospect Street. Draper Avenue will be blocked off for a party from 5 to 8 p.m.
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