Top Cats Honor 'Cat in the Hat'
A memorial honoring Dr. Seuss in his hometown of Springfield, Mass., may get a $2 million boost in federal money. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and Rep. Richard Neal said they will ask Congress for that amount to help pay for the bronze memorial honoring “Cat in the Hat” author Theodor Geisel, who died in 1991. The memorial, which will cost $6 million ($2 million has already been raised), will feature the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the Grinch and other characters, along with a likeness of Geisel. The fund drive is headed by former first lady Barbara Bush.