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Oprah ‘stunned’ dad’s writing book

first_imgWinfrey was living with her mother in Milwaukee when she was sent as a young teen to live with her father in Nashville. She previously has credited him for imposing discipline on her and stressing the importance of an education. The Daily News reported that the conversation with Winfrey took place Sunday, when she was in New York to receive the Elie Wiesel Foundation Humanitarian Award. Reached Tuesday, Michelle McIntyre, a spokeswoman for Winfrey’s Chicago-based Harpo Productions Inc., said: “We’re not going to issue any further comment.” Vernon Winfrey, who owns Winfrey Barber & Beauty Shop in Nashville, had left work Tuesday evening and was not available for comment. Winfrey told the newspaper she last saw her father when he accompanied her on a trip to Africa a few months ago, but that they often talk and she has a good relationship with him. “I would have preferred to have known my father was working on this. It would have been a nice gesture, a courtesy,” she said. Vernon Winfrey plans to call his book “Things Unspoken,” according to the newspaper.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Oprah Winfrey said she was “stunned” to learn that her father plans to write a book about her. “I was upset. I won’t say devastated, but I was stunned,” Winfrey told New York’s Daily News in a story published Tuesday. Winfrey said she laughed when one of her assistants told her the newspaper was calling to ask about a book her father Vernon Winfrey was writing. “I said, `That’s impossible. I can assure them it’s not true,”‘ she said. “… I called him and it turned out he is writing a book. The worst part of it was him saying, `I meant to tell you I’ve been working on it.”‘ last_img
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Sudarsan to create sand Konarak temple at Asian Athletics

first_imgBhubaneswar, June 28 (PTI) Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today said he will create sand sculptures highlighting Odisha?s rich culture during the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship being held here next month.Sand arts, to be carved out in the premises of Kalinga Stadium before the inauguration of the mega event on July 5, would seek to promote the rich cultural heritage of the state, Pattnaik said.Sudarsan has planned to create a miniature of the Sun Temple of Konarak, a world heritage monument. Around nine tonnes of sand would be used to create all these sculptures, said the artist.”Around four days will be required to complete the entire work. The objective is to make the participants in the international sport event aware of Odishas rich culture,” said Sudarsan, who has participated in more than 50 sand art championships and festivals around the world and won many prizes for the country.Over 1000 athletes and delegates from 45 countries are slated to take part in the event which is scheduled to conclude on July 9.Sudarsan has created many sand sculptures in different international sport events like Doha Asian games, Delhi Commonwealth games and cricket World Cup in London.The government has also taken steps for showcasing different facets of rich and diverse Odishas culture at the sport event to attract people and athletes taking part in the championship. PTI SKN CR LNSlast_img read more

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