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October 26, 1999 | By SCOTT MARTELLE and KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was only a nine-second encounter, but it left Nicola Bernard, 10, speechless. "She shook my hand!" Bernard said, slack-faced with awe moments after children's fantasy author J.K. Rowling scrawled her signature across the title page of one of her books. So it went for two hours Monday at the Whale of a Tale Children's Book Shoppe in Irvine, where the author of the top-selling Harry Potter series signed more than 800 autographs on the heels of 500 more earlier in the day in Ventura County.
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October 26, 1999 | By SCOTT MARTELLE and KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was only a nine-second encounter, but it left Nicola Bernard, 10, speechless. "She shook my hand!" Bernard said, slack-faced with awe moments after children's fantasy author J.K. Rowling scrawled her signature across the title page of one of her books. So it went for two hours Monday at the Whale of a Tale Children's Book Shoppe in Irvine, where the author of the top-selling Harry Potter series signed more than 800 autographs on the heels of 500 more earlier in the day in Ventura County.
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July 6, 2000
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum, standard exams and the California Reading List. Here are home-viewing tips: * Today-- "John Singer Sargent: Outside the Frame" (KCET 10-11 p.m.) Documentary on the French-educated American artist, known for his portraits of the rich and famous of the Gilded Age. He also was a masterful landscapist who combined classic technique with realism and Impressionism. Jacqueline Bisset narrates.
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