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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.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 1986
Philip D. Eastman, author of children's books that sold more than 3 million copies in 10 languages, has died at 76 in a New Jersey nursing home. Best known for "Are You My Mother?" and "Go, Dog, Go," Eastman was a story department member at Walt Disney Productions before World War II. During the war he worked with director Frank Capra's award-winning Army Signal Corps film unit producing military documentaries.
May 13, 1985
The Los Angeles Center of PEN, an international association of writers, presented its awards for outstanding literary achievement to six authors at its annual awards dinner held recently in Los Angeles. Ray Bradbury received the organization's Body of Work award. Danny Santiago, author of the novel "Famous All Over Town," was the recipient of the President's Award presented by PEN president Malcolm Boyd.
March 3, 1998 | LISA FERNANDEZ
Schools in Ventura County and across the country celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday Monday with the first nationwide "Read Across America" event. Theodor Geisel--a.k.a. Dr. Seuss--was author of 47 children's books, including "Green Eggs and Ham." Born in 1904, he died in 1991. The nationwide reading event, sponsored by the National Education Assn., was celebrated in different ways by different schools.
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