FREE SPEECH — The Associated Press reports that the widely reported stand against public profanity taken by Pasadena's McKay Hatch, the 15-year-old founder of the No Cussing Club, has suddenly subjected him to a torrent of four-letter-word abuse and other harassment. 

Unordered but doorstep-delivered pizzas began proliferating shortly after New Year's Day. Also,

pornographic magazines began filling up his mailbox last week. He and his family drew the line when the death threats started coming in over the Internet. They contacted police, who confirmed Wednesday that an investigation was under way.
He's surprised by the sudden ire he seems to have drawn from the pro-cussing crowd. "They say I'm trying to take away their freedom of speech, but I'm not," he says. "I'm just trying to improve people's speech."