Woman finds bone marrow donor with help from Rihanna
NEW YORK - A leukemia patient in dire need of a bone marrow transplant reportedly has found a donor after Grammy-winning singer Rihanna publicized her case.
'The English language does not have words that are adequate to thank someone for working to save your life,' Lisa Gershowitz Flynn of New York wrote in an e-mail to supporters Thursday, People.com reported.
Flynn, a 41-year-old lawyer and mother of two small children, was diagnosed in November with acute myelogenous leukemia, a fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
China will be stricter on foreign performers after Bjork show
SHANGHAI, China - China will be stricter on foreign performers after Icelandic singer Bjork shouted 'Tibet! Tibet!' at the end of her concert in Shanghai this week, the government said Friday.
A statement by China's Culture Ministry said Bjork's outburst 'broke Chinese law and hurt Chinese people's feelings.'
Bjork shouted 'Tibet!' after a passionate performance of her song 'Declare Independence' on Sunday. The outburst drew rare public attention inside China to Beijing's often harsh rule over the Himalayan region.
Springsteen to help raise money for N.J. theater
RED BANK, N.J. - Bruce Springsteen plans to raise some money for the restoration of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.
Springsteen, who grew up in nearby Freehold, is scheduled to hold a benefit on May 7 at the theater, which was built in 1926 to showcase movies and vaudeville.
Somali model found in Brussels
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Police on Friday found Waris Dirie, three days after the Somali-born model who launched a worldwide campaign against female genital mutilation had vanished.
Dirie, 43, appeared to be in good health and was being questioned by police about the disappearance, said Estelle Arpigny, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office.
- From wire reports