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Yes, President Clinton helped Peter Max open his "Pop to Patriotism" show at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, which included Max's monumental iconographic renditions of the Statue of Liberty, the American flag and, yes, the "100 Clintons" Max created for the 1993 inauguration. Also on view was his dynamic four portrait installation of a young John Glenn in full astronaut gear, entitled "Homage to an American Hero." And, yes, the opening was a benefit for Sen. John Glenn to help him raise the heroic $500,000 needed to pay off the senator's 1984 presidential campaign debt.

The family of Mary Woodard Lasker, the great philanthropist whose courage and vision made possible great strides in medicine, is inviting her friends to a tribute in celebration of her life next Thursday at four in the afternoon at the Caspary Auditorium at Rockefeller University. There will be a reception following the Tribute at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall. Mary Lasker was one of the truly splendid women of our time, and because she was unique, her death left a void that perhaps can never be filled.
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