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      Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens speaking at Clemson

      Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens is visiting Clemson University to give a talk on leadership.

      CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens is visiting Clemson University to give a talk on leadership.

      Pickens is giving a lecture on Thursday at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. His talk is free and open to the public.

      The Holdenville, Okla., native is a descendent of Revolutionary War hero and congressman Andrew Pickens, for whom South Carolina's Pickens County is named.

      A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Pickens is a generous philanthropist, giving more than $1 billion in donations to various efforts in his lifetime. He has given more than $500 million in support of academics and athletics at his alma mater.

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