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The book’s official release date is tomorrow, but many stores will be hosting midnight events to celebrate the debut of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
“It’s the best wedding present,” said Miss Lanahan, a Harry Potter fan.
The couple will miss the pre-release activities and probably won’t win the costume contest when they show up in their wedding attire. But as a wedding gift, the Barnes & Noble at Clackamas Town Center that she frequents will get them the first spot in line.
Miss Lanahan, an elementary school teacher working as a substitute, said they aren’t leaving for their honeymoon until a week after the wedding so she has that time to finish the book.
Fast food helps police arrest counterfeiters
EASLEY — Bags of uneaten fast food helped police foil a couple of counterfeiters, authorities said.
An officer who pulled over a car in January noticed food from several different fast-food restaurants and a large amount of cash, federal prosecutors said.
The officer went back to the restaurants and found that people matching descriptions of those in the car had paid for the food with fake $100 bills, authorities said.
A total of $6,000 in counterfeit bills eventually was found in the car, prosecutors said.
Michele Ann Reynolds, a 35-year-old passenger in the car, pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of counterfeit money. The driver, Henry Lee Orr, 45, also has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting and is awaiting sentencing.
Teenager pleads guilty to being a hit man
LAREDO — A teenager accused of being a hit man for a drug cartel pleaded guilty to murder yesterday, abruptly ending a trial that exposed the cartel’s workings in the U.S. and Mexico.
Rosalio “Bart” Reta, 17, was immediately sentenced to 40 years in prison. He still faces separate charges in another killing in Laredo that reportedly was carried out on the orders of the Mexican Gulf Cartel.
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