The speaker is Graham Foulkes, whose son David was murdered six years ago today in the London b2ombings. The people who make the dark even darker are the News of the World. It now seems clear, after years of smokescreens and foot-dragging by News International, the paper’s publisher, that the private conversations of ordinary men and women like Mr Foulkes were hacked into for profit. The most desperate, grief-stricken people imaginable are on the list of the NoW’s victims, which is lengthening by the hour.
In a carefully worded statement, News International’s chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, reminded us how proud she is of the successful campaigns at the NoW. “The battle for better protection of children from paedophiles and better rights for the families and the victims of these crimes defined my editorships,” she said.
Actually, yes I am counting. I've already been to the school Web site, twice, to find out when school starts. I knew I was in trouble on the evening of Monday, June 20, when my daughter, the youngest child, turned to me and said, "I'm bored." She had been out of school, if you don't count the weekend, all of one day.
My daughter is signed up for several weeks at a program in Portsmouth that she seems to like. In addition, she goes to a yoga class in August and I usually take vacation the last two weeks before school starts, so we should be able to muddle through.
Over in Hampton, in advance of the final Harry Potter film, coming out July 15, the Lane Memorial Library, 2 Academy Ave., will be presenting a Harry Potter marathon the week of July 11. Call 926-3368. The schedule is as follows: July 11 at 1 p.m.: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (rated PG, 152 minutes). July 11 at 4 p.m.: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (rated PG, 161 minutes). July 12 at 1 p.m.: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (rated PG, 141 minutes). July 12 at 4 p.m.: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (rated PG-13, 157 minutes).
On Sunday, The Tommy Gallant Jazz Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Prescott Park, Portsmouth and a free John Paul Jones Birthday Party will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 10, at the John Paul Jones House Gardens, corner of Middle and State streets, Portsmouth.
The hugely popular Twin Cities book club moderated by Jeff Kamin -- has designated its upcoming meeting date "Harry Potter Day."
Just three days before the highly-anticipated release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II," Books & Bars members will tackle not one -- not two -- not three -- but all seven books in the "Harry Potter" series.
Making an abrupt turn away from feature films to the small screen, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have agreed to join a re-production of the Fawlty Towers television series set to air in the Fall of 2012 on BBC2.
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