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2009-10-16 13:29:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Taylor Crichton filed papers in the Los Angeles Probate Court in connection with a petition Taylor intends to file seeking to remove Mrs. Sherri Crichton as a Co-Trustee of her late husband Michael Crichton's trust. Adam Streisand, partner of Loeb & Loeb and Mrs. Sherri Crichton's attorney, commented: "Taylor Crichton has absolutely no legal or factual basis to make any claim that Mrs. Crichton has done anything other than faithfully...

2009-10-13 16:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Taylor Crichton filed papers in the Los Angeles Superior Court to challenge the paternity of Michael Crichton's eight-month old son, John Michael Todd Crichton, in order to block him from obtaining his rightful inheritance from his father. Michael Crichton was in the process of updating his estate plan to include John Michael but was unable to complete revisions before he passed away. As a matter of public policy, the law provides for a child...

2009-09-21 11:07:00

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc., (Pink Sheets: ACTC) announced today that Dr. Robert Lanza, its Chief Scientific Officer, will be featured this week on "Explorations in Science" with Dr. Michio Kaku, an hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. It is broadcast each week on public radio in New York City (WBAI 99.5 FM), and re-aired in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Houston, and stations across the...

2009-04-28 14:53:00

HOUSTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned energy expert Matt Simmons will discuss the sobering state of the oil and gas industry -- from the natural gas glut to the Obama Administration's energy policy and the growing talent vacuum -- in a special Oil and Gas Investor presentation on Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m. CDT, from his remarks at the "Strategies for High Performance in Volatile Times" conference. To register and learn more about this webinar, visit OilandGasInvestor.com at the link...

2009-04-16 17:10:00

LOS ANGELES, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Loeb & Loeb, on behalf of the firm's client Sherri Crichton, widow of Michael Crichton and the mother of their newborn son John Michael Todd Crichton, today filed a routine petition in Probate Court requesting the Court's blessing that she will not be violating the terms of her late husband's will or trust by acting on their son's behalf to establish his clear legal right to share in his father's estate, as Michael Crichton intended," stated Adam...

2009-04-07 15:13:42

Two novels U.S. author Michael Crichton was working on before his death are to hit book sellers within the next 18 months, publisher HarperCollins said. The scribe who penned The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park died of cancer last November. His publishing company told The New York Times it will release on Nov. 24 Pirate Latitudes, an adventure story set in 17th century Jamaica and completed before Crichton's death. HarperCollins, which published Crichton's previous three books, said it...

2008-12-08 23:01:00

The U.S. computer industry and Silicon Valley are marking the 40th anniversary Tuesday of the premiere of the personal computer. Douglas Engelbart and his team at SRI International -- known at the time as Stanford Research Institute -- gave the first public demonstration of the mouse and other fundamentals of modern computing Dec. 9, 1968. SRI, which has been separate from Stanford University since 1970, said it will hold a celebration Tuesday afternoon in Memorial Auditorium at Stanford to...

2008-11-06 06:00:12

By Bob Minzesheimer He scared millions of us by cloning dinosaurs with prehistoric DNA in Jurassic Park and by unleashing a virus from outer space in The Andromeda Strain. But author Michael Crichton, who died Tuesday at age 66, was more than just the king of the cinematic techno-thriller whose books and screenplays became 13 movies. He also created ER, one of TV's longest-running dramas. As a movie producer and director, he pioneered the use of computer-generated special effects....

2008-11-05 15:10:00

Blockbuster novelist, medical doctor and "ER" creator Michael Crichton has died at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer, his family said. Among the books he penned are "The Andromeda Strain,""Jurassic Park,""Congo" and "Next," all of which have been adapted for television or as films. Usmagazine.com said the Chicago-born author's family described his death as unexpected. "While the world knew him as a great storyteller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us...

2008-10-15 15:00:21

WorldEnergy.TV interviewed Clayton Williams, Matt Simmons, Rod Erskine and several other high-ranking executives on the presidential candidates and their energy policies, prior to tonight's third presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama at New York's Hofstra University. To watch, visit www.WorldEnergy.TV. "We've survived in spite of politicians, and the free market has worked through some of the idiotic things that are done in Washington," Clayton Williams, Texas independent...

Word of the Day
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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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