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A Beautiful Example

Fri., Oct. 10, 1997

The new Miss America, Kate Shindle, above, has offered her support for programs that provide clean needles to drug addicts as an AIDS prevention measure. She follows in the footsteps of recent winners who have backed nontraditional causes. At a news conference Thursday, the 20-year-old Northwestern University senior and former Miss Illinois pleaded with politicians, religious leaders and others to “please accept the facts of this epidemic.”

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