first_imgA former winner on “Survivor” has been suspended from his job at the Ohio transportation department after an investigation concluded he took an unauthorized leave of absence. The agency suspended Chris Daugherty of South Vienna for 20 days without pay Friday. Investigators said he used a bogus medical excuse to leave work for a month last fall to attend a promotional tour for the CBS reality TV show in Europe. Daugherty, 55, won $1 million in 2004 for “Survivor: Vanuatu – Islands of Fire,” but returned to his $34,000-a-year job, working roads in central Ohio for the steady paycheck and benefits. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 – Associated Press Oprah getting a custom jet Oprah Winfrey is about to receive the custom-built, $42 million executive jet she ordered from Bombardier Aerospace, a Canadian newspaper reported. The talk-show host’s production company, Harpo, is paying for the Global Express XRS jet, which will have seating for about 10 passengers, the Montreal newspaper La Presse reported. – Associated Press Stoppard plays to run marathon A trilogy of plays by Tom Stoppard will feature 30 actors portraying more than 70 characters and last more than nine hours. Lincoln Center Theater will devote much of its 2006-07 season to “The Coast of Utopia,” the collective title for a trio of plays by the author of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” The huge project, directed by Jack O’Brien, starts with “Voyage,” opening Nov. 5; moves on to “Shipwreck,” Dec. 21; and finishes with “Salvage,” opening Feb. 15. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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