Kennedy: Smile doctor: Free haircuts push free enterprise

photo Dr. Thomas Rumph stands in Big Boom's Barber Shop and Hair Salon while speaking about plans to educate area children so that they, too, can become black business owners. Dr. Rumph will exchange a free haircut for a child's attendance in a church service where black business owners will speak about how they achieved their dreams.

photo Mark Kennedy

By the time he was 10 years old, Thomas Rumph was selling bags of peanuts and popcorn on the side of the road in Toombs County, Ga.

Young Thomas would tell his small-town customers -- truthfully -- that he was saving for college.

From little Vidalia, Ga.,