President Woodrow Wilson liked to tell a
story of his incognito visit to Hannibal, Missouri, famous for its
association with Mark Twain, who grew up there. President Wilson fell
into conversation with a native and asked, "Have you ever heard of Tom
Todd Stave is the landlord of
Reproductive Health Services Clinic, a medical clinic that offers
abortions. The clinic always has protesters outside the office park
property. These protesters pray and hold vigils.
In Taiwan, Chen Shu-Chu
works hard selling vegetables, getting up at 3 a.m. and staying in her stall
until 7 or 8 at night. She is the first to arrive at and the last to leave the
market. She is frugal and over the years has donated to charities NT$10 million
(New Taiwan dollars), which is $321,550 in American money.
Margot Fonteyn once telephoned
Hungarian ballet dancer Viktor Rona to invite him to dance with her at a
benefit. However, when he told the other dancers that the great Fonteyn
had called him, they replied, "And I suppose the President of the
United States invited you to Washington, too! Come off it."
On Oct. 11, 2008 (Coming-Out Day), a Daily Kos reader who is a PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)Mother and who posted using the name "1864 House," wrote about how she acquired two gay sons.
The 1,049-mile-long Iditarod Trail Sled
Dog Race in Alaska is taken seriously. During and after the race the
urine of the sled dogs used in the race is tested to make sure the dogs
have not been given any performance-enhancing drugs.