Joining Hands To forge a 4,152-mile chain

To forge a 4,152-mile chain

If you figure a typical hand-to-hand spread of, say, 4 ft. per person (averaging in the lofty Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the dollhouse-size Mary Lou Retton, who both plan to take part), that gives you 1,320 folks per mile--or 5,480,640 people to form a squiggly chain of 4,152 miles from sea to shining sea. But the planners of Hands Across America, a spin-off of USA for Africa (We Are the World) that is trying to raise some $60 million for America's hungry and homeless, are hoping for a turnout of at least 6 million people (each contributing at least $ 10) on...

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