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Record Harry Potter printing planned for Potter Book 6

This News probably comes as no suprise, Scholastic Inc. is betting that people are more interested in Harry Potter than ever.

The U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's series announced Wednesday a record-breaking first print run of 10.8 million copies for the sixth volume: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," which will go on sale in the United States at midnight on July 16.


Harry..." the AntiChrist"?

Here's a look at one extreme viewpoint of J. K. Rowling's popular series, Harry Potter:

Paw Creek Ministries

Minister Joseph Chambers refers to the series as "a creation of hell helping prepare the younger generation to welcome the Biblical prophecies of demons and devils led by Lucifer himself." In case you're in agreement, they sell a video on their website that goes along with the article.


Film crew get Potty ending

search-engines-web.com Spotted News that staff on the new Harry Potter movie are to have their names appear on GRAVESTONES in the film.

The tombstones feature in the climax to Goblet of Fire which sees a graveyard fight between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and arch-enemy Voldemort.

The film’s lawyers were worried about using names that might be the same as real people’s.

So they asked the production crew if they could use their monikers.

An insider said: “It was a bit of fun for the staff — and means they get a very unusual film credit.�

The new movie — the fourth in the Potter series — is out in November.


U.S. ARMY + Potter = Copyright Dispute

Search-e person sends these two articles from the Timesonline.co.uk/ and the Sunday Herald>

A Harry Potter lookalikes comic published by the US Army is being investigated by representatives of the author JK Rowling. A collection of characters – with striking similarities to the actors who portray Rowling’s creations in the film adaptations of her books – have graced the pages of Preventative Maintenance (or PS) Monthly, a free guide to keeping military equipment in working order distributed to 80,000 army personnel in the US.The magazine includes a cartoon character called Topper, a boy wizard, who attends Mogmarts school of magic. Harry Potter, Rowling’s boy wizard creation, attends the Hogwarts school of magic.



Rowling Warns Potter Fans - Watch Out for Scams

Anonymous Patron writes "Muggles Beware, Author JK Rowling has warned Harry Potter fans to watch out for Internet fraudsters claiming to sell electronic copies of her latest wizard saga -- they are trying to steal bank and credit card details."


The grave site of Corporal Harry Potter

The U.K. - AFP reports on Fans of literary boy wizard Harry Potter have been beating a path to the tomb of a 19-year-old British soldier who is buried in a cemetery close to Tel Aviv.
Corporal Harry Potter, a member of the Royal Worcestershire regiment, was killed 66 years ago during fighting in the southern West Bank town of Hebron and was subsequently laid to rest in a cemetery in the town of Ramle.


Potter author names baby daughter

Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who gave birth on Sunday, has named her baby daughter Mackenzie Jean.

She said she and husband Neil Murray were "absolutely delighted" by the new arrival and described her as "ridiculously beautiful".

Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray is the author's third child, and her second with Murray, who she married in 2001.

Their son David was born in 2003. She also has an 11-year-old daughter, Jessica, from a previous marriage. From The Beeb


Rowling's New Edition

Anonymous Patron writes "Yahoo! News - Rowling's New Edition
The mega-selling Potter mastermind gave birth to a baby girl Sunday in Scotland. "Both parents are thrilled, and mother and baby are doing well," Rowling's British publisher, Bloomsbury, said Monday.

There was no immediate word on the child's name or her birth stats, but a spokesperson for Edinburgh Royal Infirmary said Rowling and newborn were doing well and checked out Monday."


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) Already #1

Amazon Lists Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) as the number 1 best seller already, even though the book won't be released until July 16, 2005. Barnes & Noble agrees, and also has the Half-Blood Prince listed as #1.



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