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Finding a message in Obama

Sting (The Spokesman-Review)
Sting (The Spokesman-Review)

Sting isn’t a religious man, but he says President Obama might be a divine answer to the world’s problems.

“In many ways, he’s sent from God,” the musician joked in an interview, “because the world’s a mess.”

But Sting is serious in his belief that Obama is the best leader to navigate the world’s problems.

The former Police frontman says he spent some time with the president and “found him to be very genuine, very present, clearly super-smart, and exactly what we need in the world.”

“I can’t think of anyone better qualified because of his background, his education, particularly in regard to Islam.”

The British singer, who released the seasonal album “On A Winter’s Night” last week, said he’s fascinated by American politics and Obama’s opponents on the right.

“(They’re) aggressive and violent and full of fear,” he says. “They don’t want change, they want things to feel the same because they feel safe there.”

Feed the need

Rachael Ray plans to serve an early Thanksgiving dinner to an Ohio community slammed by job losses.

The talk show host and cookbook author is offering people who live in Wilmington a free dinner Nov. 8 at the local convention center.

The city in southwest Ohio has lost thousands of jobs due to the pullout of delivery company DHL Express.

Ray won’t be the first sympathetic celebrity to visit Wilmington. Jay Leno came to town in May to perform two free comedy shows.

The birthday bunch

Actor-dancer Ken Berry (“Mayberry R.F.D.,” “Mama’s Family”) is 76. Actor-radio personality Shadoe Stevens is 63. Singer Lulu is 61. Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr is 57. Actress Kathy Kinney (“The Drew Carey Show”) is 56. Actress Kate Capshaw is 56. Comedian Dennis Miller is 56. Singer Adam Ant is 55. Actor Dolph Lundgren (“Rocky IV”) is 52.