The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on December 9, 2003 · 1
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II- r ,1 i.i - - - - a San Francisco's Hometown Newspaper f JCXTZS I II Ml2!mi!K: Alt I I If I 1111 I Ir Ir riK fc-. II 4 XYfeJ'i ft W .III WIMA TUESDAY December 9, 2003 11 t E II r 0 Arts & Culture Hoio afcoirf some 'Jo' chit-chat? - 1, ip,:j.v t- "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard talks about his new album and being overshadowed by runner-up Clay Aiken. I ARTS I College Basketball Powes difficult road to Cal 1" ' 4ttf . Mil Freshman Leon Powe overcame a tough upbringing before taking his precocious talent from Oakland Tech to Berkeley. I SPORTS Q World News Taliban targeted in U.S. operation The U.S. military is hunting Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan during the largest ground offensive since the end of the war. I NEWS 1 Election 2003 Clinton tops list of celebrity supporters Bi e-name endorsements add spice to campaigns BYJ.K. DINEEN AND ADRIEL HAMPTON Of The Examiner Staff There's nothing like a little celebrity style to juice up a political campaign and the four candidates for today's election all have a little star power in tow. Bill Clinton was in town Monday night to rally supporters of Gavin New-som, and progressive activist and actor Danny Glover toured the neighborhoods with Matt Gonzalez on Sunday. Clinton's last-minute visit occupied Newsom volunteers for hours, as they waited in line as early as 4 p.m. outside the Van Ness Avenue headquarters for the former president to arrive. Some drifted into sleep after a long weekend of working the vote. A packed house of about 600 people, jammed wall-to-wall, greeted Clinton when he arrived just after 7 p.m. to audio speakers blaring the former president's campaign anthem, Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)." He told them "people power" I SEE ENDORSEMENTS, PAGE 8 wit 1 JOE MANIOTHE EXAMINER Former president Clinton endorses Newsom. 0 TOM)!? M h W Alleged victim of groping sues Arnie for libel BV TIM MOLLOY Associated Press LOS ANGELE S A woman who alleged sexual harassment by Arnold Schwarzenegger filed a libel lawsuit Monday against the governor, saying his staff falsely suggested in an e-mail that she was a convicted felon. Rhonda Miller, who alleges Schwarzenegger groped her when she was working as a stunt woman, says she has never been arrested and that the false information about her was broadcast on national television reports. Miller made the groping allegations jn a news conference, on Oct. 6, the day before the California gubernatorial recall election with her attorney Gloria Allred by her side. She said Schwarzenegger lifted her shirt to photograph her breasts and groped her twice, when she worked as a stunt double on the film "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" in 1991 and in 1994 on the set of "True Lies." Within hours, the Schwarzenegger campaign sent an e-mail to several reporters directing them to the Los Angeles Superior Court Web site and instructing them to type in the name "Rhonda Miller." That produced court records for .. J - - ' I. S'. i ; A n i '' Fallout from alleged groping incidents continues to haunt Gov. Schwarzenegger. another woman named Rhonda Miller, who had a long criminal record. . The e-mail, sent by Schwarzenegger adviser Sean Walsh, said: "We have to believe that as a lawyer, Gloria would have thoroughly checked the facts and background of the individ ual she presented at a news conference today." The e-mail also noted that Allred was a large contributor to Democratic candidates, including then-incumbent governor Gray Davis. Attorney Paul Hoffman, who is representing Miller along with Allred in her libel lawsuit, said the Schwarzenegger campaign deliberately misled reporters about Miller's background in order to raise doubts about her allegations until the election was over. "They destroyed her life for I SEE LAWSUIT, PAGE 8 i i

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