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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, December 31, 2001

The Left Lane
Britannica revised

Madonna is a new entry in Britannica's 2002 edition.

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Madonna, J.K. Rowling and Tiger Woods will make their first appearances in the Encyclopaedia Britannica next year. Encyclopaedia Britannica has published the first revised version of its 32-volume set since 1998. The 2002 printing includes revisions to thousands of articles and hundreds of new entries.

The company said printing was halted after the Sept. 11 attacks so editors could incorporate the events into articles on New York City, terrorism, the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and others.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica has been in print without interruption since 1768. It also has been available for about a decade in a variety of electronic forms. The printed set carries a suggested retail price of $1,295.

— Associated Press