The former U.S. House speaker's political organization was set
to give Dawn Rizos an "Entrepreneur of the Year" award last
month. But the group reneged, saying it had mistaken her business
for another. Rizos, who owns the Dallas topless club The Lodge, was
refunded the $5,000 fee required to receive the award.
Disappointed, Rizos says she decided to "make something
positive out of his bad manners."
She redirected the money to Animal Guardians of America's
sanctuary for rescued dogs in Celina, about 35 miles north of
Gingrich didn't attend the opening of "Newt's Nook -- A Home for