SO THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE (SFC)
LP Bart Simpson, the cartoon character who spouts ""Don't have a cow, man," was voted one of the ""Ten Most Inspiring" by The Millennium Society, the organization specifically established to celebrate New Year's Eve 1999.
TX He joins such other inspiring people as Czechoslovakia's President Vaclav Havel, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and singer Paul McCartney, who also received special invitations to worldwide festivities planned to ring in the new century. The World Millennium Charity Ball, the society's worldwide, 24-hour celebration on New Year's Eve 1999, will be at the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Giza, Egypt. To make sure that society members have no problem getting there, the group is chartering the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2. The event will be televised as midnight strikes in each of the world's 24 time zones. The organization was founded in 1979 by a group of Yale University students who vowed to meet in 20 years, patterned after an O. Henry story, ""After 20 Years," said Carol Treadwell, executive director. There are now more than 6,000 members in 31 countries and almost every American state. Nominations for the most inspiring are solicited from all members with results announced just before each New Year's Eve. * The other most inspiring for 1990 are: The Aga Khan, General Colin Powell, basketball player Michael Jordon, Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, the Central Park jogger and film star Kevin Costner. Treadwell said the group, is also establishing a scholarship fund. *************
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