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SCHOTT GETS FRUIT BASKET BUT NOT THE MESSAGE

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Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott said she has received letters and phone calls of support following her remark last week that "only fruits wear earrings."

She also said, "I did get a basket of fruit sent to me with earrings." She would not say who sent the basket.Homosexual activists criticized her remark, which she made to a group of Ohio county treasurers, as offensive to gays. "Fruit" can be used as a derisive term for gay men.

Schott was at the Cincinnati Zoo on Friday, where she visited a 19-year-old Asian elephant named Princess Schottzie.

She bought the 9,000-pound elephant for the zoo in 1975 from Denmark.