Saturday, January 24, 2009

James Taylor: Another Celebrity Hero

Celebrity heroes are becoming a trend around here but since I'm a fan of James Taylor, I couldn't let this go unnoticed:
James Taylor said he will give a California woman a brand new music player loaded with his songs to replace the one she said she had to give up to a taxi driver when her credit card was declined after a trip to the airport last month.

Natalie Lenhart, 20, said officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport made her give the $140 iPod nano to the driver as payment for the $49 ride from Manhattan on Dec. 8. The driver said he'd return her iPod for the fare.

Lenhart's red iPod was loaded with oldies, including songs by the folk singer. Taylor has written classics such as "You've Got a Friend" and "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)." Taylor said he might upgrade Lenhart's device to an iPhone.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency responsible for police at the airport, said it is investigating.

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