Archive for October 17th, 2012

DC COMICS RETAINS RIGHTS TO SUPERMAN

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The debut of Superman, 1938

LOS ANGELES (AP) – DC Comics will retain its rights to Superman after
a judge ruled Wednesday that the heirs of one of the superhero’s co-
creators signed away their ability to reclaim copyrights to the Man of
Steel roughly 20 years ago.

The ruling means that DC Comics and its owner Warner Bros. will retain
all rights to continue using the character in books, films, television and
other mediums, including a film reboot planned for next year.

In April, the $412 check that DC Comics wrote to acquire Superman and
other creative works by Shuster and Siegel sold for $160,000 in an online
auction.

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The cancelled check sent to Siegel and Shuster in 1938 to acquire Superman

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The creators of the Superman character, artist Joe Shuster, left, and  
writer Jerry Siegel.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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Ben E. King and The Drifters

"Save the Last Dance for Me" spent three non-consecutive weeks at the #1  
Billboard Hot 100 position, in addition to spending one week atop the R&B
chart.

The drifters today
The Drifters today

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MARGOT KIDDER HAS TURNED 64

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Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve in Superman

MARGOT KIDDER

Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder is a Canadian-born actress who is best 
known for her role as Lois Lane in four Superman movies opposite
Christopher Reeve, beginning with Superman: The Movie in 1978. She
also costarred in The Amityville Horror in 1979.

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James Brolin and Margot Kidder in The Amityille Horror

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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An early morning line up for gas in Portland, Ore.

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Oak Grove, Ore.

Portrait 

Most gas stations in the area reduced their hours, enforced limits on the 
amount of
fuel purchased and some closed on Sundays.

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Having to hitch a ride in Beaverton

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