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Emma Watson has won a

Posted by: Leaky
April 08, 2002, 12:04 PM

Emma Watson has won a Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Leading Young Actress). Also, for those who were wondering where Daniel Radcliffe's name went (as he was nominated in several categories), a spokesperson from the Young Artists Awards told us that "Daniel's representative's asked for his name to be removed."

An online survey asking what Alaskans are reading found that Harry Potter rules among students, while adult choices varied greatly. The Alaska State Literacy Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to literacy issues, particularly those involving children, conducted the survey. The poll, named "Alaska Reads," was available on the group's Web site during the last week of February, which is also Love of Reading month. Children and adults across the state went online to register the title and author of the book they were reading at the time.

The woman in Father Donald Tremblay's office last December was not even a member of his congregation, but as a devout Catholic, she felt obliged to make her concerns known to the misguided young priest. It was about the Christmas play the children of Saint-Agapit Church were staging. The shepherds and baby Jesus were fine, but what was this she heard about Harry Potter? ''She told me I was possessed by the devil, letting Harry Potter into the church,'' Fr. Tremblay, 36, recalled in an interview last week. But as it turned out, 1,000 people crammed the church in Deux-Montagnes, Que., to see Harry Potter and the Magic of Christmas -- written by fourth-grader Vincent Labranche -- in which the boy wizard travelled in time to land among shepherds on their way to Bethlehem.

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