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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Evie
Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth want to beat each other every time they get on the track.
Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny has given up her tight, flowery dresses, her brocade vest and her bras, and is living in fear on Indonesia's streets.
"Bent Road" (Dutton), by Lori Roy: In the late 1960s, Arthur Scott flees from the race riots in Detroit, uprooting his wife and three children to return to small-town Kansas and the comforts of farmland, family and a racially homogenous town.
"I couldn't believe my eyes," she says, breaking into a huge grin.
She says she didn't know the boy she helped raise won the 2008 U.S. presidential election until she saw a picture of the family in local newspapers and on TV.