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  • Jackman (Center) Associated Press Stan Lee, from left, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds attend the “X-Men: Apocalypse” panel Saturday at Comic-Con International.  

Friday, October 12, 2018 1:00 am


Taupin lyrics up for sale

Associated Press

An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.”

Don't expect “Your Song” to sell for a song. Bonhams , the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop “in the six-figure range” during the Nov. 19 Manhattan auction.

Taupin was waiting for John on a London rooftop when he wrote the now-famous line: “I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss.”

Wish lists

The Journal Gazette will publish wish lists from established 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio that seek donations to directly assist people in need.

Lists should be sent by email to with the subject line “Journal Gazette Giving.” Include a group name, mission, address, phone number and needs, including drop-off times and locations for donations.

Deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 8. Call Jessica Garvin at 461-8364 or email with questions. 

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace is 71. Actor Hugh Jackman is 50. Actor Kirk Cameron is 48. Singer Jordan Pundik is 39. Actor Tyler Blackburn is 32.