Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Some news stories just really make your morning.
Like this one from Phoenix, Arizona. Thomas O'Brien, a bishop who reached an immunity agreement in the sex abuse cover-up scandal - on charges he allowed pedophile priests to continue in their ministry - is now himself charged with a hit-and-run killing of a 43-year-old male pedestrian.
O'Brien reportedly told the arresting officer that he didn't stop his car because he thought "he had [only] hit a cat or dog." Shame, shame.
...and an, ahem, sign of the times: recalling the Depression-era practice of hiring homeless people to carry "Eat At Joe's" sandwich boards, Pizza Schmizza - a Portland, Oregon pizza company - is now reviving the practice for the new millenium.