Party time

Monday, May 12th, 2003 - 8:28 am PDT

“The time to party has come,” announced a Rev. Smith today through a megaphone, from atop a makeshift platform, to a crowded gathering of college-age students at a local beach, many of whom were decked out in little more than bikinis and swim trunks, and several of whom had brought surf boards, coolers full of alcoholic beverages, beach vollyball kits, boomboxes, and plently of sun tan oil, intending to enjoy another beautiful day under the California sun. “And gone,” added Smith dolefully. “Please collect your belongings and remove yourselves from the beach immediatley.”