President Pardons Former Moonshiner, Gun Dealer

"Praise the Lord!" rejoiced 69-year-old Georgian Daniel Freeman when he learned last Wednesday that President Bush had pardoned him. The former pawn- and gun-shop owner had run a little moonshine ages ago. He served his time and moved on. But when a 2004 background check turned up the 41-year-old conviction, the Feds shut him down. Freeman told The New York Times he was seeking the pardon because he wanted to go out with a clean slate. Now he has it.