updated 01/13/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 01/13/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST
They're known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbears, and their namesake is suing to have them taken off the market. According to Kareem, the Chicago company that made the bears paid him no royalties and exploited his name. Or maybe he just found the pun unbearable. But that didn't stop him from trying out the bears on some L.A. school-kids. Said Jabbar: "It was a cute toy, but the company went a bit too far."
New home companion
Garrison Keillor has said that Ulla Skaerved "doesn't read English well enough to know that I'm a humorous person." But he did get her to laugh after their wedding in Denmark, perhaps by telling her that he'd reserved a honeymoon cottage in Lake Wobegon, Minn., fictional locale of his best-selling book. Keillor and Skaerved, both divorcés, celebrated the marriage with their four children.