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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Auction to sell items from 'Star Trek'

LAS VEGAS -- ''Star Trek'' lovers looking for Enterprise chairs, Starfleet uniforms or a model Klingon Bird of Prey can seek out new life for the dismantled pieces of a closed Las Vegas attraction based on the famous franchise.

Auctioneer Propworx Inc. plans to sell roughly 1,000 items large and small from Star Trek: The Experience at a warehouse sale today in Las Vegas, CEO Alec Peters said.

The attraction, based on the beloved television series and movies, closed in 2008 after a 10-year run.

''Anything like this, you're sad to see it go, but on the other hand it's an opportunity for fans to preserve the stuff,'' Peters said. ''It's an opportunity for the studio to get it in the hands of people who made it great."

Kerrigan's brother pleads not guilty to manslaughter

WOBURN, Mass. -- Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother pleaded not guilty to manslaughter Friday in the death of their father, who prosecutors said was stricken after a violent clash with his son.

Prosecutors said 70-year-old Daniel Kerrigan died after the fight with 45-year-old Mark Kerrigan in the family home in Stoneham, outside Boston. The family said Mark Kerrigan is not responsible for his father's death.

Kerrigan was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, where he entered not guilty pleas to manslaughter and assault. He left the courthouse without comment just before noon after posting a new $25,000 bail set by the clerk magistrate.

Smith estate appeals ruling on oil fortune

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lawyers for the estate of Anna Nicole Smith have appealed a ruling that gave her none of her late billionaire husband's fortune.

The appeal filed Thursday seeks a full review by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and continues a case that has outlived both parties.

In a March 19 ruling, a panel of the court sided with a Houston jury that decided in 2001 that Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall never intended to leave any of his $1.6 billion estate to Smith.