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  • 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...
  • Barbie coming to the big screen in live-action comedy for Sony

    Barbie is going from the toy store shelf to the silver screen. The iconic blond-haired, blue-eyed doll will be featured in an coming live-action comedy, Sony Pictures and Mattel announced Wednesday. Production for the movie, which Sony sees as its...
  • Two Central Florida fathers launch toy company

    Two Central Florida fathers launch toy company
    Two Central Florida fathers with backgrounds in engineering and online games are developing a toy to teach math and science skills. Jeremy Scheinberg of Winter Park and Chris Harden of Apopka are both 39 and both have young kids. After participating...
  • Barbie Movie in Development at Sony as Live Action Comedy

    Mattel has found a starring role for Barbie, setting up a live action comedy at Sony Pictures that the toymaker will produce with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. The studio plans to start lensing the film by the end of the year, using a script...
  • Play and replay

    Play and replay
    “Everyone dies with secrets, why can’t I?” Convalescing at home after a fall, Lilith Fischer, age 87, is snappish with her son on the phone, rude to her in-home aide and determined to keep the memories of her youth buried. A ghost...
  • Earn $10 Amazon credit with Easter toy purchase

    Earn $10 Amazon credit with Easter toy purchase
    Amazon is offering a $10 credit with the purchase of certain toy products. Both Mattel and Fisher Price are participating in the offer. To earn the credit, shoppers must buy three Mattel or three Fisher Price toys. Here are the rules: "For a limited...
  • Stocks slump, extending decline from last week

    For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. The market logged its longest losing streak in two months, and extended a sell-off that began last week. After biotechnology and internet stocks pulled the market lower...
  • Tablets and apps for children are on the rise

    Tablets and apps for children are on the rise
    Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...
  • Marlon Wayans is in it for laughs, but his career is no joke

     Marlon Wayans is in it for laughs, but his career is no joke
    "How you doin', baby?" Marlon Wayans said, leaning down to kiss a doll on the lips. The toy, a prop from Wayans' latest movie, "A Haunted House 2," was propped up in a chair across the table from the actor at a stuffy Beverly Hills restaurant. The doll,...
  • Post Office workers labor under increasing loads in 1914

    An article in the April 18, 1914 edition of The Argus reported the need for more help at the post office. In spite of the increase in the volume of mail coming to the Catonsville postoffice, including the load of parcels post packages, the Postoffice...