++ Borders Group Inc., in bankruptcy, is seeking six-figure payouts for the company’s top executives. When the corporate closure is final, more than 10,000 Borders employees will have lost their jobs.
++ Michael S. Hart, ebook inventor and founder of Project Gutenberg, died on Tuesday at age 64. A pioneer in digitizing books, his online library housed more than 36,000 texts as of June and added, on average, 50 new texts a week.
++ Bill Hudson, father of Kate Hudson and ex-husband of Goldie Hawn, will be revealing intimate details about his life and the dissolution of his three-year marriage to Hawn in an upcoming memoir. Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family will include parts about his fractured relationship with daughter Kate, whom he recently called a “spoiled brat” on RadarOnline.com.
++ A question on the minds of students and parents (especially parents!) everywhere: Why are college textbooks so expensive?