'I'm not lazy,' ousted Chicago contestant states

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By Misha Davenport Staff Reporter

Say what you will about Marlene Snipes, the first person to be ejected on "Oprah's Big Give." Just don't call her lazy.

"I made a lot of phone calls," the Bronzeville native said Monday in her own defense. "Unfortunately, none of my calls went through, but Kim's did."

The Amtrak worker was paired with Tennessee's Kim Prentiss and charged with finding housing for Karl Newman, a disabled and soon-to-be-discharged Marine. Prentiss appeared to do all the work, and the City of Big Shoulders contestant was called out for not doing enough heavy lifting.

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