(BEG ITAL)If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.(END ITAL)
John Street, 57, began coming to this city as a boy to go to church on Sundays, African American churches being scarce near his family's farm. Now, as mayor, he has made Philadelphia the foremost laboratory for what President Bush calls ``faith-based initiatives'' --involving religious organizations in the delivery of social services.
Picture this: Beneath a towering portrait of Chairman Mao, brutal Chinese dictators bask in the warm glow of international good will as the world's top volleyball players romp across imported sand spread over Tiananmen Square --
You can count on some things in life. The sun will come up. The Washington Redskins think they have another winning team this year. And in those lazy, hazy days of summer, PBS will take your tax dollars and air another offensive agitprop film promoting the righteousness of homosexuality.
Q: Mr. Answer Man, as an expert, can you explain why some schools are banning the game of dodgeball?