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    Stephen King to Pay for Troops' Holiday Trip Home

    Author Stephen King to Pay for Troops' Holiday Trip Home - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com


    BANGOR, Maine Author Stephen King and his wife are donating money so 150 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard can come home for the holidays.
    More on the story at the link.

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    Yet another reason why Stephen King is totally and completely badass.
    The truth is you're the weak, and I am the tyranny of evil men.
    But I'm tryin' Ringo.
    I'm tryin'...real hard...to be the shepherd.

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    Very nice!

    I thought this part was interesting:

    Julie Eugley, one of King's personal assistants, told the Bangor Daily News that the Kings were approached about giving $13,000. But Stephen King thought the number 13 was a bit unlucky, so the couple pitched in $12,999 instead.
    Count on a horror novelist to worry about the possible consequences of an unlucky number!

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    That is great!




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    Class move on Mr. King's part. Another good reason why I read his novels.
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