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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Chewbacca becomes U.S. Citizen

British actor Peter Mayhew is now a U.S. citizen. Mayhew softly recited the oath to become a naturalized American Monday, with his raised right hand trembling slightly.

He was among more than 450 people from 56 countries who became naturalized Americans in a ceremony in Arlington.

The former English hospital worker said he decided to seek American citizenship when he got married "to a Texan lady." Mayhew and his wife wed six years ago. His wife, Angelique, was beside him, with a drawing depicting Chewbacca, a background of the American flag and Union Jack and the words "Citizen Wookiee."

"I'll have a British passport, an American passport and a Wookiee passport," joked the 2.2 metre tall 60-year-old actor after the event.

Bono With George on Lunch

Rock singer Bono is invited for lunch with George Bush. U2 are singing at Washington now. US president and Bono will continue their discussion started during G-8 in Scotland about problems of third world, AIDS and hunger.
Bono is fighting for US support with solving global problems since 1999.
Bono said: “I’m representing the poorest and the most vulnerable people. On a spiritual level, I have that with me. I’m throwing a punch, and the fist belongs to people who can’t be in the room, whose rage, whose anger, whose hurt I represent."
“The moral force is way beyond mine, it’s an argument that has much more weight than I have. So I’m not feeling nervous.”

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