5th-Grader Hopes For Interview With Obama

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) - Damon Weaver may be small, but he has big

The 10-year-old fifth-grader reads announcements each morning at
his school, Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary in
Pahokee, and is the lead broadcaster for their in-house TV station.

Weaver became an Internet sensation in September when he landed
an interview with Vice President-elect Joe Biden during the senator's visit to Palm Beach County. Closing the bit, Weaver quipped: "Senator Biden is now my homeboy."

He now has his sights set on an even bigger prize - an interview
with President-elect Barack Obama.

Even after being denied media credentials to Obama's inauguration Tuesday, Weaver didn't give up hope.

With about $8,000 in donations, Weaver and his teacher, Brian Zimmerman, KEC TV's news director, are headed to Washington on Sunday to catch the inauguration.

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat from Miramar, has agreed to
give Weaver three tickets for the ceremony.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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