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Reader's Exchange: Teacher seeks copy of Oprah's interview with 'the Little Rock 9'

Many teachers find that books are not the only useful learning tool, so they incorporate television programs, movies and even music into their lesson plans. That is the case for teacher Andrea Weaver of Tarpon Springs. Her class will read Warriors Don't Cry, a memoir by Melba Pattillo Beals, who recalls how she and several other black teenagers were chosen to integrate Little Rock Central High in Arkansas after the passage of Brown vs. Board of Education. Oprah Winfrey featured this true event on her program, in which she interviewed "the Little Rock 9." Andrea would love to show this to her class, so she is looking for a copy of The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Collection DVD set. She says she is especially interested in DVD No. 4, which has the interview on it. If you have the whole DVD set, the No. 4 DVD or a copy of the complete original interview episode, please call Andrea at (727) 492-2165 or e-mail her at

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Linda of Clearwater is desperate to find small, natural-colored beechwood dining chairs with seagrass seats. The chairs have rounded legs and the back is a curved slat that's a few inches wide. She would like four chairs, but will take fewer. The chairs were sold at Pier 1 stores about 20 years ago, but the manufacturer discontinued them. If anyone can help Linda, please call her at (727) 420-4737.

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Sue Dietz of Largo had success finding something in the Reader's Exchange colunm in the past, and now she's really hoping someone will come through again. Her husband, Marty, has many wonderful slides of photos that he took while he was in Vietnam, but Sue and Marty would love to be able to transfer the images on the slides to a disc, video or DVD so that they would be easier to watch and to share. Are there any REXers out there who could give them a hand with this project? If so, please give Sue a call at (941) 276-1473, or call Marty at (727) 515-0295.

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Love German music? Then you'll want to contact Adelaide Smith of St. Petersburg. She has more than 50 German music cassette tapes for your listening pleasure. Adelaide can be reached at (727) 319-6050.

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Are your feet tired, achy and in need of some pampering? Then you should call Elizabeth of St. Petersburg, who has a Conair Bubbling Foot Spa that has been used just twice and is in need of a good home. The foot spa will need to be picked up. Elizabeth can be reached at (727) 521-9602.

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Peggy of Homosassa is hoping that someone will have a treadmill to donate to her, as she is recovering from three back surgeries and is trying to regain her strength. She is afraid to walk outside, but wants to walk like she used to. If you can help, please call Peggy at (352) 263-1011.

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Marie of Pinellas Park is looking for the bottom pole of a patio umbrella. The pole measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter. Marie can be reached at (727) 546-9472.

Send requests to Reader's Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code. Due to the volume of REX requests, it might take several weeks before your item appears in the paper.

Reader's Exchange: Teacher seeks copy of Oprah's interview with 'the Little Rock 9' 03/04/11 [Last modified: Friday, March 4, 2011 9:38am]
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