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Longtime school benefactor meets with Obama, Biden
Longtime school benefactor meets with Obama, Biden

Some 80 years after graduating from school, Vivian Bailey has taken the field trip of a lifetime. The 97-year-old Columbia woman — a World War II veteran and retired federal employee who for more than a decade has been raising money for Howard County students — met Tuesday with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Bailey, who grew up in segregated Tulsa, Okla., in the 1920s, never had an opportunity to travel as a student. After serving in the Army and two federal agencies, she has spent much of her retirement raising money so that students at Running Brook Elementary in Columbia can afford to take field trips. Earlier this year she accompanied a group of...