Month: March 2012

fans get the ‘hunger’: first installment of trilogy rakes in ticket sales

NEW YORK — “The Hunger Games” depicts a dismal vision of the future, but the present is looking mighty rosy for the movie itself. The movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ immensely popular young adult novel blazed into theaters at midnight yesterday, netting $19.7 million in ticket sales on 2,565 screens nationwide. It was the seventh-highest […] Read more…

iwait, then ibuy: fans flock to apple stores for new ipad

NEW YORK — A circus atmosphere of enthusiasts and opportunists prevailed at Apple stores nationwide early yesterday morning as the electronics giant launched the latest iteration of the iPad. Some were in line simply for the joy of being one of the first to own the new device, like Christopher DiBella, ninth in line at […] Read more…

the love proctor: ca student shacks up with teacher

High school sweethearts aren’t usually at the center of a scandal, but when the couple in question is an 18-year-old senior and her 41-year-old computer business teacher, things get very complicated. Jordan Powers, who turned 18 last September, moved out of her mother’s house in Modesto, Calif., last week and into an apartment with James […] Read more…