March 20, 2007
Hearing that Mayor Sheila Dixon hopes to spit-shine Baltimore's streets with a snappy new campaign to reform even the worst litterers, Sun readers jumped to help. Eager to share their wisdom, to save the city money and, most of all, to see how the city would look clean, Baltimoreans submitted to us dozens of anti-litter slogan suggestions -- many of which are even printable. Some people revealed their inner poet: "Stash it, Don't Trash it." "Litter -- It makes the City and Planet Bitter."
August 11, 1995
NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc. is looking for a buyer for its majority stake in Spelling Entertainment Group Inc., producer of television hits such as "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place."Viacom, which is seeking to shed assets and reduce debt, values Los Angeles-based Spelling at as much as $2 billion, said an investment banker familiar with Viacom's pricing strategy. Based on today's stock price, Spelling's market value is about $1.06 billion.The investment banker said candidates to buy Spelling include Westinghouse Electric Corp.
April 23, 2000
If yure kidz R riting, but having trubl speling, reading can help. Exposure to written words helps form mental images of how words heard are supposed to look; it also expands vocabulary. There's bound to be some stumbling along the way, so keep a dictionary handy and emphasize the importance of proper spelling. Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts, educators and co-authors of the syndicated "Dear Teacher" column, offer ideas to help your child with weekly spelling quizzes. Most important, parents need to be involved.
March 9, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. said it will acquire control of Spelling Entertainment Group Inc. in a $141.5 million stock swap, expanding its reach in home entertainment programming.Blockbuster, the world's largest home-video retailer, will acquire 48.2 percent of the Los Angeles-based production and distribution company by issuing 7.6 million shares to Spelling's parent, American Financial Corp.The agreement, expected to close in several weeks, will make American Financial, a Cincinnati holding company controlled by investor Carl Lindner, the third-biggest shareholder in Blockbuster.
April 9, 2009
Attention, prospective home-buyers: looking for a killer deal with the real estate market up in flames? Is all this recession, recession, recession talk getting you down? For a measly $150 million, you can buy Aaron Spelling's place, a 57,000-square-foot L.A. estate called "The Manor" that has a gym, bowling alley, tasting room, gift-wrapping room, humidity-controlled silver-storage room and beauty salon. There's also a screening room where the screen rises out of the floor like a gleaming silver altar.
December 19, 1997
THE HOLIDAY season has arrived and once again we are faced with a question that has perplexed the English-speaking world for decades: What is the correct spelling of the Jewish holiday that will be celebrated next week?The most common spellings are: Hanukkah, Chanukah and Hanukah, but other variations abound. They include: Hanuka, Hanukka, Chanuka, Chanukka and Chanukkah.Last year, the U.S. Postal Service weighed in with a ''Hanukkah'' stamp. This may have settled the matter once and for all by having a single spelling officially sanctioned by an agency of the U.S. government.