“I don’t think he was allowed to be a child,” said St. Anthony of Jersey City coach Bob Hurley, who watched Caracter play for the Jersey City Boys and Girls Club. “All of this attention comes too soon. I’ve been doing this for 35 years. Unless a kid is 6-10 or taller, how could you possibly know what you have?”
**Finally, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the commencement today of my alma mater, Wesleyan University. Obama is pinch-hitting for Ted Kennedy and should go over very well at Wes, a famously liberal school in Middletown, Conn.
“Everyone found out at the same time after we put it on our Web page,” Holly Wood (yes, but she’s actually just a working-class kid from the Poconos), co-founder of a widely read student blog, Wesleying (wesleying.blogspot.com), told the New York Times. “I got out of my car and everyone was screaming, and my phone went off and someone told me, and I screamed. I called my mom, and she screamed. It was like this relay effect of people on the campus, all screaming.”