Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

`Oprah' Show to Focus on Semo Hazing Case

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

`Oprah' Show to Focus on Semo Hazing Case

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MEDIA MIX: Today's installment of the Oprah Winfrey Show (4-5 p.m., Channel 5) will focus on Carlos Turner, who pleaded guilty in October 1994 to involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and misdemeanor hazing in the death of Michael Davis, 25, who died Feb. 15, 1994, as a result of fraternity hazing at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Winfrey interviews Davis' mom, Edith Davis, of University City. Turner, of Florissant, served 30 days in the Cape Girardeau jail, has completed 500 hours of community service and remains on probation.

Said Morley Swingle, prosecuting attorney of Cape Girardeau County, who is also on the show, "Carlos had been the most truthful (of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity members charged in the case) and showed the most integrity. The others gave a story line that Davis had been injured in football. After Carlos had met with his parents, who implored him to be truthful, he returned to Cape Girardeau and gave the true facts. He wants to prevent this from hapening again."

Of the "Oprah" taping in Chicago, Swingle said, "We didn't get paid for being on the show, but they sure treat guests right - limos at the airport and a great hotel." . . . In the publishing biz, it's called a "Dad/Grad title," and the next big one is written by hometowner and former St. Louis magazine editor-in-chief Steve Friedman. Titled "The Gentleman's Guide to Life," (Clarkson Potter, $20) and subtitled, "What every guy should know about living large, loving well, feeling strong and looking good," the tome covers everything from bluffing your way through a wine list to behaving on a blind date, from the losing the love handles to winning at office politics, not to mention secrets of dressing, grooming and generally thriving in the world. The book hits the stalls the first week in May. . . . And, come September, Radiance magazine's fall issue will feature a lengthy article (complete with photos) by Post-Dispatch scribe Patricia Corrigan. She tells us she first contacted the national magazine for large women to ask about writing a regular column. Editor Alice Ansfield was so enthralled with Corrigan's eclectic interests that she asked Corrigan to write about her life. …

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