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WIT & WISDOM - December 2, 1998
It is in identifying yourself with the hopes, dreams, fears, and longings of others that you may understand them and help them. - Wilfred A. Peterson 
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Jackie Robinson made history when he became the first black baseball player to break into the major leagues by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. Branch Rickey, owner of the Dodgers at that time, told Robinson, "It'll be tough. You're going to take abuse you never dreamed of. But if you're willing to try, I'll back you all the way."
And Rickey was right. Jackie was abused verbally (not to mention physically by runners coming into second base). Racial slurs from the crowd and members of his own team, as well as from opponents, were standard fare.
One day, Robinson was having it particularly tough. He had booted two ground balls, and the boos were cascading over the diamond. In full view of thousands of spectators, Pee Wee Reese, the team captain and Dodger shortstop, walked over and put his arm around Jackie right in the middle of the game.
"That may have saved my career," Robinson reflected later. "Pee Wee made me feel that I belonged." - Bits & Pieces, October 14, 1993
(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/ )
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write, if the copy is right. If however, your copy falls over, you must right your copy. If you write religious services you write rite, and have the right to copyright the rite you write.
Very conservative people write right copy, and have the right to copyright the right copy they write. A right wing cleric would write right rite, and has the right to copyright the right rite he has the right to write. His editor has the job of making the right rite copy right before the copyright can be right.
Should Jim Wright decide to write right rite, then Wright would write right rite, which Wright has the right to copyright. Duplicating that rite would copy Wright right rite, and violate copyright, which Wright would have the right to right.
Right? (By Shelley Herman) 
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Some years ago Bishop Fulton Sheen was scheduled to speak at the Town Hall in an unfamiliar city. He decided to walk and on the way got lost. He saw some boys so asked them the way to City Hall.
"What are you going to do there?" asked one of the boys.
"I'm going to give a lecture," replied the bishop.
"On how to get to heaven. Would you care to come along?"
"Are you kidding?" said the boy, "You don't even know how to get to Town Hall!" 
Is it true that a duck's quack doesn't echo? - To verify that a duck's quack DOES echo (can you believe that people had to actually take the time to debunk this foolishness), two Michigan researchers grabbed a duck and took it to an environment that's conductive to reflective sound. When the duck quacked, as expected, the sound echoed. - Sources: THE STRAIGHT DOPE column by Cecil Adams and The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia 
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