Monthly Archives: April 2008

Bloomberg to write book

Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg will share what he has learned in business and government in a new book due out later this year.

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Arcadia publishes picture book on York College

Carol McCleary Innerst has written a book “York College of Pennsylvania” via Arcadia Publishing. The title of pretty well explains the contents of this $19.95 picture book. For a mini-reviews, see: New York College book provides insight into school, community … Continue reading

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Local author: Robert Merrill

The book: “Tankman in America.” The author: Robert F. Merrill, 65, is a retired Navy pilot and York City schoolteacher. He was a member of a support group to help Golden Venture asylum seekers and wrote and sang freedom songs … Continue reading

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Update: del Toro to direct “Hobbit”

Updated 4/24/08: The Associated Press has reported that New Line Cinema officially announced that Guillermo del Toro is, indeed, directing the two “Hobbit” movies. The report says they’ll be made “back-to-back,” but doesn’t go into specifics. Also, it says he’ll … Continue reading

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Wonderful photos, beautiful (and funny) memories

It’s rare that I take great pleasure in proofreading pages. But the other day I was asked to tackle our newest publication, “All In One Room: York County’s Schoolhouses.” I have always loved looking at old photos — even when … Continue reading

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Comics foster literacy

Allyson A.W. Lyga will show how comics foster literacy and model graphic-novel lessons connected to national and state standards at 7 p.m. May 15 at Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 S. Baltimore St., in Dillsburg.

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Jodi Picoult in Reading

Jodi Picoult, New York Times best-selling author of “Plain Truth,” “My Sister’s Keeper” and “Nineteen Minutes,” will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 310 S. 7th Ave. in Reading.

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“The Good Guy” in paperback

Dean Koontz fans will be happy to hear that his novel “The Good Guy” will be issued in paperback on April 29. To learn more, visit his Web site at

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Did she really say …

Let them eat cake? Well, the short answer is no, but after reading the 500-plus pages of “Abundance” by Sena Jeter Naslund, I know a lot more about Marie Antionette than I ever thought I would. The novel is filled … Continue reading

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“The Passion of Artemisia”

Susan Vreeland’s historical novel about the Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi opens with an accusation of rape. At the papal court, the thumbscrews are applied. But wait!

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