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Helen Thomas celebrates 90th birthday, quietly


Helen Thomas, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Helen Thomas's 89th birthday last year was a big to-do: President Obama surprised her in the briefing room with cupcakes and led the press corps in "Happy Birthday." Her 90th this week was much a quieter affair: A group of friends treated her to dinner Tuesday at Mama Ayesha's, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Adams Morgan where she's been a regular for many years. The veteran columnist has barely been seen in public since retiring under fire in June over her controversial comments urging Jews to leave Israel -- but a guest told us she seemed to be in good spirits, reading a short typed speech of gratitude aloud. Lucky Roosevelt, Bill Plante and former Arab League ambassador Clovis Maksoud were among the guests; Ralph Nader, who couldn't make it, sent a letter; most of the group of 25 or 30 were family or friends from outside media or politics.

By The Reliable Source  |  August 6, 2010; 1:04 AM ET
 
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I think, at 90, it's okay to go gray. Actually, there should probably be a law about women over 70 coloring their hair....

Posted by: lydandy | August 6, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Any update on the bronze statue Al Qaeda is having made of her?

Posted by: jiji1 | August 6, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

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