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Leno Motorcycle Tours for Tsunami Relief

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ A Jay Leno motorcycle touring the U.S. to raise money for tsunami relief is stopping at a museum in Little Rock thanks to former President Clinton.

The Clinton Presidential Library a few blocks away became a home base of sorts for the country's most prominent tsunami relief effort.

``We thought it was fitting to bring the bike to Little Rock because of President Clinton's efforts in tsunami relief and to help out the Museum of Discovery's newest exhibit,'' said George Wheatley, director of governmental affairs for Waste Management, which bought the celebrity-signed motorcycle from Leno on eBay. ``Hopefully, this bike will continue to help raise awareness and funds for the ongoing tsunami relief efforts.''

Waste Management raised more than $800,000 for the American Red Cross' aid for victims of the deadly Indian Ocean waves by purchasing Leno's Harley Davidson, which the bike-loving ``Tonight Show'' host had signed by more than 60 celebrities. Denzel Washington, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx and Nicole Kidman are among those who signed the bike.

It will be displayed in Little Rock for a week starting Friday. It is the first time on its national tour that the bike will be displayed in a museum, Wheatley said.
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