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Submitted photo In 2003 Greg Mortenson visited Westside School a second time, telling the children about his efforts to start schools in Pakistan. Three years later he published "Three Cups of Tea," a book about his work promoting education for Pakistani children, especially girls.

Westside teachers skeptical about allegations against author who inspired them

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River Falls educators heard with disbelief and sorrow recent allegations that a bestselling author many of them have supported for years may have misused donations and exaggerated his heart-touching tales.


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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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