Down on Their Luck to Be VIPs at Obama Ball

Based on the charitable efforts of a Virginia businessman, it looks like an unexpected group will have some of the hottest tickets in town when President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated Jan. 20. "We're hoping those who had no expectations of being a part of this to have one of the best seats, one of the best views of Washington," said Earl Stafford, 60, founder of a technology company in Centreville, Va. Despite intense demand surrounding the inauguration, Stafford managed to book 300 rooms...Full Story
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