Six-string pawn

An acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley on his final tour before his death in 1977 is at the center of a custody battle between a museum in South Dakota and a collector in Tennessee.

Since the guitar dates from the sweat-soaked jumpsuit period of The King’s career, Judge Buzz hereby rules against both parties and orders that it shall be relocated to its true home: Las Vegas.

Don’t know a Tardis from a Time Lord: The season premiere of “Doctor Who” will not only be shown on television but also at hundreds of movie theaters across the country.

The screenings will be accompanied by special discussion events for fans; perhaps one will emphasize the utter futility of trying to explain “Doctor Who” to nonfans.

Magic words: When they want their children to do something, parents should employ what child psychologist John Rosemond calls the most powerful words in parenting: “Because I said so.”

With children who are young adults, the most powerful words in parenting are “No, I won’t co-sign on a car loan.”

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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