BUZZ ALDRIN SUES TRADING CARD COMPANY

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      Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969.

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LOS ANGELES — Former lunar astronaut Buzz Aldrin is not over the moon about the use of his photo on a series of trading cards.

The 80-year-old Aldrin sued Topps Inc. this week in federal court in Los Angeles, saying the company had unfairly profited from his historic achievement when they used an iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the moon in a series of "American Heroes" trading cards.

Topps attorney Michael Kahn told the Los Angeles Times that the firm has a First Amendment right to include a factual description of the Apollo 11 mission and it included an image of Aldrin in his lunar suit because he is "an American hero."

The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages and an order prohibiting Topps from marketing the cards.
(News article from the Los Angeles Times)

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IT’S KATE CAPSHAW’S BIRTHDAY TODAY!

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Kate Capshaw has turned 57 today. She played Willie Scott in the
the 1984 movie“INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF  DOOM”.
The actress is married to the movies Director Steven Speilberg.

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