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April 19, 2004

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A different path

Irvine, Calif.-- A group of American business leaders took an uncommon lesson in spiritual wisdom from an expert in the field: The Dalai Lama.

They asked the 69-year-old Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader about trade, technology and social investing and got some honest answers.

"If I end up in business, I'll probably end up creating more debts for the company," he said.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke Friday to 115 business executives who paid $100 each to be in the audience as part of a conference.

"It's simple wisdom to put us on the right course," said Dr. Charles Denham, of Austin, Texas.

The Dalai Lama also spoke with high school, junior high and college students Friday, donning a University of California-Irvine visor for the visit.

Cochran recuperating

Los Angeles -- High-profile attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. will temporarily curtail his work while recuperating from an undisclosed neurological condition, his publicist said.

Cochran's family has requested the nature of his condition remain private, publicist Bill Baker said Friday.

The condition is not life-threatening, and Cochran is expected to make a full recovery, Baker said.

Cochran, 66, is best known for representing former football star O.J. Simpson at his murder trial in the stabbing deaths of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

Simpson was acquitted.

A good deed

Los Angeles -- Sofia Milos, star of the CBS drama "CSI: Miami," can add the title of good Samaritan to her resume.

During an appearance on "The Late Late Show" on Friday, Milos told host Craig Kilborn she recently helped an elderly woman stuck in the back seat of a car that was rolling into traffic.

Milos, who plays detective Yelina Salas on "CSI," said she was driving in Beverly Hills when a car almost sideswiped her as it rolled down a hill. An elderly woman was sitting in the back seat with her legs sticking out the door, but nobody was in the driver's seat, Milos recalled.

Milos said she put her car in park and ran after the car, which was moving slowly.

"I put my foot in (the car), pull the brake and stop the car," she said.

Milos said two men arrived to help the woman. Milos continued on to work.

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