WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – The dispute between Martha Stewart and some of her neighbors over her bid to trademark the name of their village has been resolved with a compromise: Katonah furniture, OK; Katonah paint, no way.

Stewart’s company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., has agreed to seek a “Katonah” trademark only for furniture, mirrors, pillows and chair cushions. Those opposing the trademark have agreed not to challenge that application.

Stewart’s Katonah furniture line is already for sale but not yet trademarked.

Stewart agreed to drop trademark applications for additional products, “such as hardware, paint, lighting and home textiles,” according to a statement issued by Stewart’s company, the Katonah Village Improvement Society and two Katonah stores.

Simpson to face kidnapping trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) – O.J. Simpson must face trial on kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges stemming from a suspected sports memorabilia heist, a justice of the peace ruled Wednesday.

Defense attorneys had argued during a preliminary hearing that the case was based on the accounts of con artists and crooks, and they asked for the charges to be dropped.

Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure ruled all charges in the 12-count complaint would remain against Simpson and co-defendants Clarence “C.J.” Stewart and Charles “Charlie” Ehrlich.


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