World: Everybody's Miss Brooks

THE 24th President of the U.N. General Assembly, Liberia's ebullient Angie Brooks, is no stranger to the job of keeping order among large and contentious clans. Though long divorced, she still supports 19 adopted children in Liberia. Over the years, besides raising her own two sons, who are now grown and working in her country, she has been foster mother to 47 youngsters. The maternal image is enhanced by her ample figure and by the matching lappa (skirts) and turbans that she prefers to the businesslike suits worn by most other women delegates at the U.N.

At 41, Angie Brooks is a...

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