Monthly Archives: December 2007

Jackson to produce “The Hobbit”

Tolkien fans rejoice. At long last, New Line has confirmed that “The Hobbit” will come to the big screen. Peter Jackson is on board, but he’s not directing, he’s producing. And, the book will apparently be split in half and … Continue reading

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“The Ballad of Joe Strummer”

It’s hard to ignore the legacy of The Clash. Countless bands from the 1980s to the present can point to them as their greatest influence. They’re widely considered the greatest punk band ever and “London Calling” is among the greatest … Continue reading

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Rowling’s book of fairy tales sells for $4 million

J.K. Rowling’s handwritten and illustrated book of fairy tales, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard,” sold for nearly $4 million at a London auction today.

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Local author Jessica Mary Buck

The book: “Makeshift Christmas,” $11.95, Outskirts Press. The author: Jessica Mary Buck is a freelance writer and musician. She lives in Shrewsbury with her husband and “two very spoiled little dogs.” What it’s about: A woman, her pregnant daughter and … Continue reading

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Local author — Katrina Burchett

The book: “Choices” (Kapribooks, $13.95) The author: Katrina L. Burchett, a York native and 1979 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, now lives in Jacksonville, Fla. “York is part of my history, which is why it was the only … Continue reading

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Teacher’s book features her dog

BIL BOWDEN Katie Deardorff with her dog Jackson, the star of ‘Jackson Discovers Pattern.’ By LAUREN MITCHEL Katie Deardorff, an art teacher at Indian Rock Elementary School in the York Suburban School District, wrote a children’s picture book, complete with … Continue reading

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Stray cat teaches trust

By MEGAN ERICKSON First I saw the tufts of hair at the tips of the ears, and then I saw a striped fore´head and finally a pink nose. “Hey buddy,” I cooed to the stray cat peering at me from … Continue reading

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