There’s nothing Martin Kehoe likes

Mar 21, 2002

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There’s nothing Martin Kehoe likes doing more than kicking a ball around, except perhaps pretending to be James Bond or Harry Potter. But while Martin’s life could be said to be that of an ordinary 15 year old, with the same dreams and aspirations as the rest, the past few years have set the brave boy apart during his unrelenting struggle against cancer.

Harry helps Mattel too:

For the fourth quarter, Mattel posted a 33-cents-per-share profit, which included a $22 million charge for receivables related to Kmart ‘s (NYSE:KM – news) bankruptcy filing. The results were up 21% from last year’s report of 28 cents per share. Net sales ticked up 2% to $1.6 billion, buoyed by gross international sales from continuing operations, which jumped 17% from the year-ago report. American Girl anchored its Girls division, showing a 4% increase in global gross sales, while Harry Potter led the Boys-Entertainment segment to a 14% improvement.

Marcus Theatres reported record revenues and operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2002 due to a solid slate of holiday movies including The Lord of the Rings, Ocean’s Eleven, A Beautiful Mind and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. “We are especially pleased with Marcus Theatres’ performance given that the strong Thanksgiving holiday weekend was included in the second quarter of this fiscal year rather than in the third quarter as in the prior year. In spite of this, the division was able to achieve a 23% increase in operating income on a 2% increase in revenues, illustrating the effectiveness of strict cost controls,” said Marcus.

John Williams, conductor laureate of the Boston Pops, is competing against himself in this year’s Oscar race. Two of his film scores, for ”A. I.” and ”Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” are up for best original score. Williams will be at Sunday night’s ceremonies – working. He’s conducting the show’s music. After Walt Disney, Williams has received more Oscar nominations than anyone else. He’s been nominated 41 times, and has won five awards. (That’s in addition to his 18 Grammys and three Golden Globes.)

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