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Oliver North to Lead Talk on Constitution

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Conservative icon Oliver North, along with Assemblyman Bill Morrow (R-San Juan Capistrano), will speak and lead a public forum Friday at Saddleback College.

North, a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and White House aide who gained fame during the Iran-contra hearings, will discuss the relevance of the U.S. Constitution.

Last year, Saddleback College became the center of a controversy because student leaders there refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings.

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“Oliver North heard about the flag salute controversy last year and shared my alarm about students being denied the opportunity to salute the flag,” Morrow said.

Last month, a new student administration changed that policy, prompting Morrow to consider the school as an ideal location for the forum, a spokesperson said.

The free forum will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Saddleback gymnasium, 28000 Marguerite Parkway. Information: (714) 489-2404.

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