Summit Starts as Presidents Clean Up Inner-City Street Thousands Gather in Philadelphia to Promote Volunteerism
Compiled From News Services, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
In a festive kickoff of a three-day national conference on volunteerism, ordinary people stood shoulder-to-shoulder Sunday with the president and two former presidents, in a frenzy of paint-up, cleanup, fix-up along north Philadelphia's gritty Germantown Avenue.
Bill Clinton, George Bush and Jimmy Carter, along with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barbara Bush and Rosalyn Carter splashed pastel paint on the grimy, graffiti-soiled walls along the thoroughfare marred by razor wire and bullet holes.
Also taking part were Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper. Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, the instigator of the event, raked trash. Former President Gerald Ford and …
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