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The Buzz

"The Buzz" Continued...

Issue: "Cities of God and Man," March 27, 2010

But in Erskine's Christian understanding, Jackie Robinson was made in the image of God. Erskine treated him with a dignity and respect then unusual across racial lines. Erskine and his wife Betty looked at Jimmy in a similar way-made in God's image: "She said he's not going to an institution. He's coming home with us."

Jimmy, now 50, works at a restaurant in Anderson. His father has a World Series ring from 1955, but he sees great value in Jimmy's Special Olympics honors. -by Russ Pulliam

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