May 21, 2005 |
While much of the national media was focusing on the Michael Jackson trial or Georgia's runaway bride, Mark Amann sat in a coffee shop here recently, trying to explain why the civil war in Uganda mattered. "It's a story about children -- 1.6 million people are being held hostage by a child army," he said. "You have women with their ears and noses cut off. These stories are compelling, and someday they will affect us all."