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Jacket CopyLos Angeles Unified School District Supt. Ramon C. Cortines has resigned from the board of publisher Scholastic Inc. Cortines, who makes $250,000 annually in his position as schools superintendent, earned an additional $150,000 last year from Scholastic,...
Chicago TribuneMonday: -- Earnings: Adobe Systems Inc.; Omnova Solutions Inc. Tuesday: -- Federal Reserve meeting -- August producer price index -- Earnings: AutoZone Inc.; Best Buy Co.; CBRL Group Inc.; Darden Restaurants Inc.; Kroger Co.; Lehman Brothers Holdings...
It was a plot twist even J.K. Rowling did not see coming. Days before Saturday's release of the eagerly awaited "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the final installment in the British author's hugely popular series, news of the book's content...
The assault on the " Harry Potter" embargo continued Wednesday, as Scholastic Inc., publisher of the blockbuster series, revealed that as many as 1,200 copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" were delivered the day before to readers who bought...
Jennie Pomerante, 17, began squealing early Saturday as soon as she received her preordered copy of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." "Pages, pages, how many pages," the Oak Park teen mumbled. "652!" she shrieked with excitement, clutching the...
Associated PressA federal judge has rejected a writer's claims that she was plagiarized by "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling and in turn fined her $50,000, saying she perpetuated a fraud. U.S. District Judge Allen G. Schwartz found only minimal similarities between the...
Tags: Fraud, Crimes, Fiction, Punishment, Book
Times Staff WriterWhen 15-year-old Emma Pettit flies off June 22 to summer camp in upstate New York, her suitcase will be loaded down with the usual shorts, sneakers and bathing suits -- plus 2.8 pounds of spanking new Harry Potter. Back home in Santa Monica, her...
Times Staff WriterThough details of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" have been kept under the tightest of wraps, fans on Wednesday stumbled across an unexpected and tantalizing preview of J.K. Rowling's latest book on Amazon.com. The online retail giant...
Associated PressNEW YORK - Think you've seen a lot of hype about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? Just wait until the book comes out. Billboards. Baseball parks. A countdown in Times Square. Scholastic Inc., the U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's mega-selling...
Times Staff WriterThere's nothing like a secret to get people's attention. Under extraordinary security at distribution centers in the U.S. and other countries this week, workers are shipping painstakingly sealed cartons of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of...
Courant Staff WriterJeff Scanlon, head of the English department at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, is a bit reticent when it comes to Harry Potter. "I don't want to sound snobby or elitist, but it's sort of middle- or lowbrow literature," he explained. "I can't...
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