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  • Pet holiday gifts are now a must!

    Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few...
  • Beastie Boys Countersue Toy Company Over Viral Video

    The Beastie Boys have filed a counterclaim against GoldieBlox, the toy company which scored a viral video hit with a parody of the group's song "Girls" but later sought a court judgment that their video was a fair use. In fact, the music group cited a...
  • More generous donations help fill the Empty Stocking

    More generous donations this week have continued to fill the Empty Stocking Fund, as the Harford County based charity works to help more than 300 Harford County families and senior citizens in need have a happier holiday season. Among the most recent...
  • Education briefs

    Toys for Tots collection at community college The Anne Arundel Community College Department of Public Safety is a drop-off site for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots collection program through Wednesday, Dec. 18. Take new, unwrapped toys from 8 a....
  • Retailers extending Black Friday deals amid lukewarm demand

    Retailers extending Black Friday deals amid lukewarm demand
    With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December. Merchants get nervous each year during the dreaded early-...
  • Troubled by toy guns

    Troubled by toy guns
    For weeks now, my 12-year-old son has been working on his Christmas wish list. The kid who seems never to be able to find information on the Internet when he’s writing a school report can suddenly find all kinds of details about cellphones and...
  • 'Skylanders Swap Force' brings game characters into the real world

    GamerHub.tv Activision and Toys for Bob will unleash the fourth installment of the bestselling Skylanders franchise October 5 with "Skylanders Trap Team." The new video game and toy hybrid will allow kids to pull characters out of the digital world and...
  • Toy soldiers of fortune

    Toy soldiers of fortune
    In the multicolored pop-art assemblages of sculptor Ed Stevens, themes of gay acceptance, sexuality and private turmoil take the form of plastic Army soldiers from his childhood. Hand-painted in the colors of the rainbow, dozens of the miniature figurines...
  • Lauderdale porn show Exxxotica draws fairer sex

    A record 5,000 women were expected to satisfy their curiosity, or craving, for porn and tools of the trade Friday night as the South Florida edition of Exxxotica 2014 opened at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Ladies love...
  • Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

    Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High
    Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward. Created by then-Granada Hills resident Ken Forsse, the...
  • New Trier hires alum Brian Doll as football coach

    After stints teaching football from Elk Grove all the way to London, New Trier grad Brian Doll is returning to his alma mater to lead the Trevians' football program. Doll, who spent nine years on the New Trier football staff before taking the reigns...