kFROM SINGAPORE to Boston, from London to New Delhi, millions of children and adults will gather Friday evening at bookstores to count down the minutes to the 12:01 a.m. release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
kGINA MARINELLI, longtime reporter and anchorwoman for WKBN's Channel 27, is moving to WYTV's Channel 33.
Packard Hall turnsinto the land of Oz
kCHILDREN are the stars as W.D. Packard Music Hall presents "The Wizard of Oz" as part of its summer theater programming.
Justice Rehnquisttaken to hospital
kCHIEF JUSTICE William H. Rehnquist, ailing with cancer, has been hospitalized with a fever, spurring more retirement speculation about the 33-year veteran of the Supreme Court.
kBERNARD EBBERS, who as the once-swaggering CEO of WorldCom oversaw the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history, wept in court Wednesday when a judge sentenced him to 25 years in prison -- the toughest sentence yet in the string of recent corporate scandals.
Tentative NHL deal
kAFTER LOSING an entire season to a lockout, National Hockey League players and owners ended an all-night bargaining session Wednesday by reaching their goal: a tentative deal, expected to include a salary cap, that virtually ensures hockey will return this fall.