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THE VALUE OF A DONATION

A religious college refused a donation of at least $15,000 from Wayne Newton, complaining he made sexual references during his act.

The singer recently opened a theater in Branson, several miles from the College of the Ozarks, and offered to donate proceeds from his opening-night show.

The school's president, Jerry Davis, went to two shows and complained afterward that Newton had made fun of the sexual practices of the elderly and made other raunchy remarks.

"We believe in traditional mid-America values and we don't want to change," Davis said. "He needs to honor what the people of this area believe in."

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