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Geraldo Rivera, the talk-show host, has announced he will donate the profits from his steamy, tell-all autobiography, Exposing Myself, to help pay for the college educations of a group of disadvantaged New York City high-school students.

Three years ago, Mr. Rivera--whose new book chronicles his numerous sexual affairs--"adopted" an 8th-grade class at Cordero Bilingual School in Manhattan. He hired a full-time counselor for the students and has promised to pay for their college educations.

Of the 28 students in that class, four have dropped out, one has died, and the remainder are now 11th graders in schools throughout the city.

"This is a case of sin paying for virtue," Mr. Rivera told the New York Times.

Marilyn A. Campbell, an acting deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Education, has been named acting education commissioner.

Ms. Campbell, 55, will head the agency while the state searches for a successor to Gerald N. Tirozzi, who has resigned effective Oct. 1.

The state has hired a search firm and hopes to begin interviews by mid-October. Preference will be given to Connecticut candidates, officials said.

Vol. 11, Issue 04, Page 3

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