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  • 'Role model' Wadena teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

    04/27/2015 6:38:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-24-15 | Anna Erickson
    WADENA, Minn. -- A Wadena-Deer Creek social studies teacher and coach is charged with molesting a student at his Henning home last week after paying her to clean cabins. Brian Kenneth Maki, 58, of Henning, was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct -- position of authority -- on Tuesday and remained in jail. According to a complaint filed by the Otter Tail County attorney, a student said Maki was her teacher and "role model" and she arranged to meet him after he offered her a job cleaning cabins. She met the defendant last Thursday and he gave her gas money...
  • Is This the Most Interesting Opening Paragraph Wikipedia's Ever Published?

    07/11/2013 1:25:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Elias Groll
    Most Interesting Man in the World, meet your match. On Sunday, Twitter user Matthew Barrett created something of a sensation by linking to the obscure Wikipedia biography of the British army officer Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. His tweet -- "This guy surely has the best opening paragraph of any Wikipedia biography ever" -- has been retweeted more than 3,200 times over the past several days. So just how mind-blowing is the introduction? Judge for yourself: Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart[1] VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 - 5 June 1963), was a British Army...
  • Dodger Clayton Kershaw and wife Ellen help African orphans; new book "Arise" tells their story

    04/10/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    scpr ^ | 4-2012
    This guy is only 23? At a news conference at Dodger Stadium this morning, somebody asked why Clayton Kershaw has made repeated trips to Africa with his wife Ellen, to help orphans there. The Cy Young Award winner replied, in full earnest, ‘Ellen always asked me, “What do you want your legacy to be when you’re done playing baseball?”’ There are always going to be people better than you, he said, who will break your records, “So you want to be remembered for doing something other than baseball.” The two work through the Dallas-based non-profit Arise Africa, and are building...
  • Will Sandra Fluke Sue Rush Limbaugh (Vanity)

    03/05/2012 10:38:29 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 157 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | March 5, 2012 | Scoutmaster
    I've seen references in some of the threads on Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke and Limbaugh's apology, wondering whether Fluke will sue Limbaugh for defamation or libel. I'm not an expert in this area, but here are a few thoughts. First, for those who haven't read Fluke's testimony, and although it may well have been factually incorrect in many ways, Fluke never mentioned her own sex life or use of contraceptives. She was going to be called by the Democrats as a expert primarily how women with medical issues that could be treated by oral birth control were being denied 'medical...
  • New Black Panther’s Shabazz: Fox News Stoking Racial Fears

    07/09/2010 10:10:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 2+ views
    accuracy in media ^ | 7/9/10 | Don Irvine
    New Black Panther Party Chairman Malik Shabazz told a Russian TV reporter that Fox News should be ashamed of themselves and that the charges of voter intimidation leveled against them by the Justice Department had no merit. Shabazz also said the Fox News audience was made up of mostly white right wingers, some independents, confederates and racist organizations and that their base are mostly dissatisfied whites who want to take back America. If anything one could accuse Shabazz of fomenting violence as he talked about a potential confrontation with the Tea Party Movement in September saying that “We’re ready to...

    04/21/2010 8:24:39 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 261+ views ^ | 04/20/2010 | Gary P
    “When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result, his men were well motivated.”—Sean Connery, from The Hunt For Red October In the relatively short time she has been on the world stage, Sarah Palin finds herself an icon to smart, strong, independent women everywhere. Sarah routinely speaks to groups ranging from a few thousand in an intimate setting to tens of thousands in parks, arenas, and open fields. Women make up a large and active portion of these groups. “Sarah Palin has brought to our table a new kind of conservative woman, the conservative activist....

    01/08/2010 8:46:57 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 58 replies · 2,907+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Jan. 08, 2010 | The Last Crusade
    FACES PUBLIC CENSURE! MEDIA DEMANDS APOLOGY! The most offensive two words in the English language are not “Barack Obama,” “George Bush,” “staunch liberal” or “compassionate conservative.” Neither are the words “f*** you,” nor any other expletive. The words, according to Fox News Analyst Brit Hume, are “Jesus Christ.” Mr. Hume has faced a maelstrom of criticism for suggesting that Tiger Woods, the professional golfer, turn to Jesus Christ in order to makeover his personal life. Woods marriage has been wrecked by scandals of adulterous behavior not only with golf groupies but also professional prostitutes. On Fox News Sunday,...
  • People are asking for Sarah Palin style eyeglasses (Vanity)

    09/01/2008 12:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 765+ views
    September 1, 2008 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet is the manager of an optical department in a major department store chain. Two customers came in today asking for "Sarah Palin" type eyeglasses, and her associates at other stores are reporting the same requests. What does that tell you?
  • Cleveland teacher charged with prostitution

    08/16/2008 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 102 replies · 1,070+ views
    Cleveland Advocate ^ | 8-16-08 | ALEX WUKMAN
    Cleveland High School theatre teacher and Student Council sponsor Laurie Anne Lewis was arrested Aug. 12 on charges of prostitution in downtown Houston. According to a Houston Police Department spokesman, Lewis, 38, was arrested in “an ongoing undercover operation.” Since Lewis’ arrest is part of a continuing investigation, the offense report regarding her arrest has not been made public. Charges were brought against Lewis by HPD officers early in the morning of Aug. 13. Lewis posted a $500 cash bond later that day through local Houston bonding agency A Better Bail Bonds. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Harris...
  • Black Boys 'Need Role Models Not Rappers'

    08/10/2007 10:57:10 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-10-2007 | Sarah Womack
    Black boys 'need role models not rappers' By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:13am BST 10/08/2007 Black youngsters need a new generation of role models, drawn from the legal profession, business and education, to counter under-achievement and involvement in crime, a Government-funded report has said. Uanu Seshmi: boys need self-confidence to reject gangs Too often the role models for young black men are celebrities and rappers who glamorise crime, guns or gangs, the independent Reach report said. It came as a charity boss claimed that Britain's inner cities were starting to resemble American ghettos and that a lack...
  • Romney: Hezbollah role model for U.S.

    08/02/2007 6:11:31 PM PDT · by givemELL · 20 replies · 626+ views ^ | August 2, 2007 | Aaron Kline
    By Aaron Klein © 2007 Mitt Romney JERUSALEM – Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney has cited the social welfare network of the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group as a role model the U.S. should copy to help promote "goodness" and "freedom" around the world. Sections of Hezbollah's social welfare network, including schools and camps, are routinely used by the terror group to indoctrinate students in anti-Israel propaganda, instruct in military tactics and promote Shiite Islamic beliefs, including the waging of a final, apocalyptic world battle against "evil." The former Massachusetts governor this weekend was asked during a campaign stop...
  • America Remains Model to Emulate[Germany](Sucks up to Obama, Proves US Greatness)

    01/02/2007 9:11:49 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 31 replies · 753+ views
    Financial Times Deutschland ^ | 22 Dec 2006 | Thomas Klau, Translation Armin Broeggelwirth
    Rarely in its history has the United States disappointed its admirers as deeply as it has in the present day. The Iraq debacle has made the American political elite look clueless and incompetent to the rest of the world. The anti-terror war has shown that despite a long tradition, American constitutional principles rest on a precariously narrow foundation. It is also depressing to see the disproportionate lack of attention devoted to American and Iraqi victims of this conflict. But even in times of weakness, this country retains the capacity to inspire greatness, which can serve as an example to others....
  • Iraqi training on fort wants to be role model

    10/01/2006 1:00:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 703+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — When U.S. led forces attacked Iraq in 2003, Haythem was an Iraqi officer in the regular Army. Assigned to an air defense artillery unit that had old equipment from the former Soviet Union, the Iraqi knew he and his men had no chance of doing any harm to the newer, more sophisticated air power the United States and its allies were unleashing in the skies over his homeland. An American pilot flew over the site indicating he was going to release his munitions but was willing to give the Iraqi conscripts a chance to flee, Haythem said....
  • A role model in heroism

    09/30/2006 7:09:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Rick Phelps
    Spc. Anthony Tonasket (right), a native of Kansas City, Kan., is awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and Army Commendation Medal with a ‘V’ device for Valor by Col. James Trafton, commander, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, 38th Divisional Support Command, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during an awards ceremony for his actions during an attack on his convoy March 7. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Phelps, 2nd Bn, 137th Inf. Regt. UPAR, 38th DISCOM, MND-B. CAMP SLAYER - It’s inevitable that some days are forever burnt into our memories, vividly etched into the mind like a slow-motion, high-quality...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Is Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion’ a Tool to Convert Jews? (Rapper 50 Shekel Converts)

    07/18/2005 1:53:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 662+ views
    New Yorl Magazine ^ | July 18-25 | Shana Liebman
    Nearly two years after it was labeled anti-Semitic (before it even came out), The Passion of the Christ might actually be converting Jews to Jesus. Take rapper 50 Shekel, who found notoriety with “In Da Shul,” a moderately clever parody of a 50 Cent hip-hop track (the Washington Post featured Shekel in a piece about being “Young, Jewish and . . . Cool”). He recently announced that he has found Jesus—inspired by the movie, which he calls “the most Jewish film ever made. They were calling Jesus ‘Yeshua’ . . . After seeing Mary sing ‘Ma nish-ta nah,’ I was...
  • A "Woman President"? But Which One?

    10/21/2005 2:50:00 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 29 replies · 1,534+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 22 October, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    This is not about Dick Morris’ latest book, Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race. The issue today is “Should America have a woman President?” I reply, “Of course, and not a moment too soon. But shouldn’t we put a LITTLE thought into which woman would be good for the job?” The woman/White House issue is, of course, raised by the new ABC program “Commander in Chief,” starring Geena Davis. Does anyone have slight doubt that a President should be impeached and removed, rather than praised, if he/she threatened war against another nation for executing one of its citizens,...
  • Back when Jackie came to town

    08/04/2005 10:59:05 AM PDT · by JZelle · 7 replies · 287+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-7-05 | Dick Heller
    So the largely faceless and mostly mediocre Dodgers are in town. No big deal. Ah, but when the Boys of Summer came calling, that was a very big deal. In the late 1940s and early '50s, the Brooklyn Dodgers frequently played exhibition games against the Senators at old Griffith Stadium before the Bums girded their loins for another fierce National League pennant race and the Nats prepared for their annual struggle to avoid the American League cellar. Griffith Stadium, located at Seventh Street and Florida Avenue NW where the Howard University Hospital now stands, usually was a good place to...
  • Do Conservatives See Women As Inferior? (Kelly Hollowell On Sexual Equality Alert)

    07/08/2005 10:47:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 85 replies · 1,997+ views ^ | 07/09/05 | Kelly Hollowell
    Do conservatives regard women as inferior? I sat in church on Mother's Day and listened to the pastor build his sermon around the book of Proverbs. Sadly, one point of emphasis was that "it is better for a man to live in the corner of a roof than share a house with a complaining wife." The pastor predictably joked that "his point was scriptural and not personal." But then went on in poor taste to make other jokes concerning his wife's shopping habits and the number of shoes in her closet. On Father's Day, another pastor spoke, again from Proverbs....
  • Rogers Shoves Cameramen, Throws Camera to Ground in Angry Tirade

    06/29/2005 11:17:20 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 8 replies · 447+ views
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers shoved two cameramen Wednesday, sending one to the hospital in a videotaped tirade that included throwing a camera to the ground and threatening to break more. Rogers, who missed his last start with a broken pinkie he sustained during an outburst earlier this month, erupted at the cameramen as they filmed him walking to the field for pregame stretching before Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels.
  • Britany Spears: Mother Of The Year

    05/07/2005 8:43:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 758+ views
    And the award for “Mother of the Year” goes to…Britney Spears! Yes, I know she’s not technically a mother yet, but the pop princess is due to pop later this fall, and I just couldn’t resist. Besides, Spears will make a terrific mom. Whether it’s a cute little boy or a beautiful baby girl, what child wouldn’t want their mom to be a slutty, seductive, sometimes lesbian, sex-pot who prostitutes herself in front of millions just to make a buck? I mean, come-on, she has PTA president written all over her. And truth be told, when looking at Spears’s character,...
  • New Developments in Cosby Fondling Investigation

    01/27/2005 3:23:59 PM PST · by pickemuphere · 73 replies · 8,515+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan 27 2005 | ABC NEWS
    Jan. 27, 2005 — Investigators probing the sexual misconduct allegations made against Bill Cosby by a former Temple University employee have concluded there was sexual contact between the entertainer and the woman, but they are trying to determine whether it was consensual, a source close to the investigation has told ABC News. Cosby met voluntarily with law enforcement officials Wednesday at a location outside Pennsylvania. A 31-year-old woman has accused Cosby, 67, of giving her a pill that rendered her semiconscious and fondling her at his Cheltenham Township, Pa., mansion early last year. Cosby has denied the allegations, his attorney...
  • Then & Now: Dr. Mae Jemison

    01/18/2005 7:27:03 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 484+ views
    CNN ^ | 14 January 2005
    Long before Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman in space as a crew member of space shuttle Endeavour, she was fascinated by science. These days, she's passing that passion on through her foundation dedicated to what she calls "science literacy."
  • Calvin Murphy found not guilty of molestation(He's as innocent as OJ?)

    12/06/2004 2:59:36 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 47 replies · 1,305+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/6/04 | Houston Chronicle staff
    Hall of Fame basketball player Calvin Murphy was found not guilty today of charges he molested five of his daughters. Jurors deliberated just two hours before finding Murphy not guilty on all six counts. When the verdict was read, Murphy closed his eyes, then looked up at the ceiling. Earlier today during closing arguments, prosecutors Murphy as a cheat and a child molester today, while defense attorneys maintained that the daughters accusing him of sexual abuse were lying in an orchestrated effort to make him pay. "You can never fully repair his reputation," defense attorney Rusty Hardin told jurors during...
  • Mathematician Hawking beats Beckham as British role model

    10/06/2004 11:20:33 AM PDT · by hookman · 6 replies · 479+ views
    LONDON (AFP) - British mathematician Stephen Hawking is more of a role model to teenage boys than soccer star David Beckham and comes a close second to rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson. Hawking came second in a poll to find the men whom boys aged 16 to 18 look up to the most. He was just beaten by Wilkinson, England's Rugby World Cup hero, in the survey of 500 teenage boys for Good Housekeeping magazine. Hawking, author of "A Brief History of Time," was quoted in the magazine saying: "Over the years I've been voted the second-most intelligent person in Britain...
  • The interesting story of Ronan Tynan(tenor who sang 'Ave Maria' at the Reagan Funeral)

    06/11/2004 10:26:13 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 55 replies · 2,927+ views
    Barnes and Noble review ^ | earlier | someone named EJ Johnson
    "If there is a more remarkable figure in the music world than Ronan Tynan, would you please stand up? Athlete, doctor, and world-class singer, Tynan, who found international fame as a member of the popular trio, the Irish Tenors, makes his solo debut with My Life Belongs to You. Released along with his autobiography, My Life 'till Now, the album is yet another striking achievement from this truly unstoppable talent. Tynan was born with a lower- limb disability, and his legs were later amputated. Recovering quickly, he became a champion athlete, piling up 18 gold medals and 14 world records...
  • McCartney: "I Have Tried Heroin" (Doubtless Explains the Writing of "Silly Love Songs")

    06/02/2004 10:51:49 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 61 replies · 877+ views
    The Mirror ^ | 6/2/04 | Jon Wilde and David Edwards
    AT THE very height of Beatlemania, the Fab Four played to an astonishing 500,000 people during a 1964 whirlwind tour of the US. Today, 40 years on, Sir Paul McCartney will be seen by more than 700,000 fans in a 13-date European tour. Not bad for a man who turns 62 this month. But even though he is in numerical terms a bigger draw than the Beatles ever were, he is not about to play down the debt he owes to his years in the biggest pop group of all time. In his most revealing interview ever, McCartney has talked...
  • ANG Woman Wing Commander Doesn't See Herself as Pioneer

    03/18/2004 12:57:44 PM PST · by Calpernia · 26 replies · 168+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | March 18, 2004 | By Master Sgt. Bob Haskell
    Air National Guard Col. Linda McTague has gotten pretty good at regarding herself through the eyes of others. She does not see a pioneer for women's achievements when she looks in a mirror. But she realizes that other people consider her to be a role model – a pioneer – for what women can accomplish in this country's military service. And she strives very hard to live up to those expectations, as well as to her own. McTague is in a good position to take that kind of stock in herself, because she is the first woman to command an...
  • Scandal over steroids touches on governor

    03/13/2004 8:43:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 204+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3/13/04 | Ann E. Marimow and Mark Emmons
    SACRAMENTO - As the controversy over drug use by athletes unfolded in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke only sparingly on the subject. But now it has hit home -- at Schwarzenegger's own event in the sport that first made him famous. At least five federal subpoenas were delivered to bodybuilders at last weekend's Arnold Fitness Weekend in Columbus, Ohio, which the governor has sponsored since 1989. Some are now urging the governor, perhaps the world's best-known former steroid-user, to use his increasing political clout to take a tougher stand against performance-enhancing drugs. The use of steroids in sports is a...
  • NFL's Jamal Lewis indicted(sp?) on Federal Drug charges

    02/25/2004 2:16:33 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 38 replies · 254+ views
    ESPN NEWS Channel | 2-25-03
    I caught this on ESPN News while channel surfing. Lewis is charged with Federal Drug crimes. Don't know what exactly.
  • Britney as Bond Girl? Aieeee!!

    02/05/2004 7:15:09 PM PST · by ArcLight · 168 replies · 557+ views
    Hoping to follow former Bond girls such as Halle Berry, Jane Seymour and Ursula Andress, Britney Spears met in London recently with the producers of the James Bond movies, reportedly at her request. Spears' Web site says she has signed on to produce and star in an adaptation of author Tobi Tobin's Door to Door, in which she will play a teenager trying to catch her big break in Hollywood.
  • Altar Egos, The top 10 worst and wackiest Hollywood nuptials

    05/08/2003 1:19:47 PM PDT · by Coyote · 16 replies · 1,577+ views
    MSN Entertainment ^ | 5/8/03 | Kat Giantis
    ©Kevin Mazur/ Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley Altar Egos The top 10 worst and wackiest Hollywood nuptials by Kat Giantis MSN Entertainment On the whole, the rich and famous suck at marriage, but they're masters at getting hitched (granted, some have had a lot of practice). Most celebrities take a liberal approach to nuptial spending, creating the illusion -- at least for a little while -- that happily ever after is possible. Take Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt . When they tied the knot, their million-dollar, ultra-private ceremony included 50,000 flowers, loads of brown sugar candles imported from...
  • Tribute to my dad... the greatest father who ever lived

    03/31/2003 7:32:14 PM PST · by cyborg · 24 replies · 294+ views
    April 2,1918- December 23,1997
  • This Sunday (January 19) is Robert E. Lee's Birthday

    01/17/2003 3:26:24 PM PST · by pttttt · 27 replies · 367+ views
    Holiday Origins Website ^ | 2002 | various
    Robert E. Lee´s Birthday Which day? January 19 Earliest Observance? 1889 Demographic Practice? [official?]Southern States General Robert E. Lee's birthday is recognized by the Southern States.  During the Civil War, his brilliance as a leader was well recognized but despite his leadership qualities, the overwhelming industrial base proved too difficult to overcome.   He was a graduate of West Point and he first made a name for himself in the Mexican War.  He also commanded the attack at Harper's Ferry. He was neither a slave advocate nor a slave owner.  He was; however, a southern loyalist, dedicated to his home state...
  • Jam Master Jay Murdered (Run DMC Member Slain)

    10/31/2002 5:26:10 AM PST · by wideawake · 47 replies · 1,407+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/31/02
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Jam Master Jay, the DJ of the longtime rap group Run-DMC, was shot in the head and killed Wednesday night in a Queens recording studio, according to New York police. Another man, Urieco Rinco, 25, was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital, police said. Police are investigating the shooting, which took place inside a studio on Merrick Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. No arrests have been made in the case. Jam Master Jay was born January 21,1965, as Jason Mizell in the middle-class Hollis neighborhood of Queens, New York, according to the group's...
  • Safety to give up NFL life for the Army (A True Sports Role Model - My Title

    05/23/2002 8:18:43 PM PDT · by AgentEcho · 47 replies · 542+ views
    AP ^ | May 23, 2002 | MEL REISNER (AP Sports)
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman is giving up the NFL for the Army. ADVERTISEMENT Tillman said Thursday he is enlisting in the Army for three years. Cardinals coach Dave McGinnis said Tillman, a two-year starter at free safety, wants to go through boot camp and join the elite Rangers program with his younger brother, Kevin, an infielder who spent last year with the Cleveland Indians' organization. Remainder of the story of a true AMERICAN ROLE MODEL

    04/01/2002 3:31:14 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 37 replies · 447+ views
    Page Six ^ | 4/1/02 | ADAM BUCKMAN
    TIME was, when the president of the United States requested your help, you helped - no matter what. But not Oprah Winfrey. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that she actually said no when President Bush asked for her help promoting U.S. values on a tour of Afghan schools as part of a planned delegation of accomplished American women. Oprah's refusal - supposedly because she'll be too busy making her TV show at the time the goodwill trip was to be scheduled - was astonishing and dismaying. Oprah is one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment...