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TINA BROWN TAKES
THE STAGE TO DISCUSS
AND TAKING CHANCES
BY ALLISON DEBUSK
"Do you carry a binder full of men?"
asked an audience member.
"Absolutely. I've always carried a
binder full of men."
This was just one of the questions that
Tina Brown, the first Bryan series speaker
of the year, answered during her speech
on Oct. 23.
Brown is a world-famous journalist and
author, and Forbes named her as one of
the 100 most powerful women of 2012.
She has received four George Pole
awards, five Overseas Press Club awards,
and 10 National Magazine Awards. She
is also a regular contributor to "Good
Morning America" and "Morning Joe."
"She has a remarkable career as an
editor and has a lot of insight from
those experiences," said Associate Vice
President for Communications and
Marketing Ty Buckner. "She has a keen
interest in understanding women's
leadership in business and other arenas.
She has a firsthand experience in how our
media is evolving from the printed page
Brown's experience also extends
beyond the world of journalism.
In 2010 she launched the Women in
the World summit. The summit brings
together powerful women from around the
world to celebrate their accomplishments
and work toward advancing women and
At her speech. Brown opened up about
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JUST THE BEGINNING:
BY JUSTYN MELROSE
"We all have our motorcycle accidents,"
said A1 Foxx, author,, inspirational
humorist and president of the Winners
Don't Quit Association: "They just come
in different forms."
He was 18 years old and had finished
his roofing work for the day. There was still
time before the concert he was heading to
later with friends and he decided to spend
it with his fiancee. But time flies. Before he
knew it, he was running late and so he did
what many teenagers would.
"I jumped on my bike, gunned it down
the driveway, raced down the street," said
Foxx. "I should've slowed down, but I
sped up, and why not? I'm 18 years old.
I'm pretty much invincible. I kept giving
it more gas, more gas. (I felt) free, happy,
powerful, in control.
"Wham. I never even saw the truck my
bike slammed into."
He woke up from his coma over a
month later, brain-damaged, changed in
what seemed the worst way possible. He
was told he would never walk and never
talk intelligibly again.
Foxx struggled with his new disabilities.
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(Top) Inspirational humorist and acclaimed author Al Foxx explains the story behind his
disabilities and the surprising advantages they have granted him over the years. He described
his motorcycle accident, along with encounters with strangers while re-learning to walkThe
first Accessibility Day was celebrated Oct. 10, with plans to continue the event annually.
(Left) Kathy Dooley and senior Bryan Dooley enjoy an amusing moment during a
conversation before Foxx's presentation. Dooley presented awards to the community.
Other Accessibility Day events included dramatic poetry readings, guitar playing, a book
reading from Foxx and community artwork.
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