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Table of Contents
October 1, 1998, Vol. 5, No. 10
- Why Are These Men Smiling? The Nordstrom Boys and Their Very Excellent Deal
Cover Photo: Nordstrom CEO John Whitacre and the 6 Co-Presidents Nordstroms, Nordstrom 1997 Annual Report
Table of Contents:
Mailbag, Page 3
- Ruth Gordon | Seattle
- Doug Mitchell (via email)
- Lori Johnston (via email)
Opinion: Party on Pine Street. The Nordstrom Boys' Very Excellent Deal, or Why Don't We All Just Shut Up and Go Away? [no author listed] Page 5
Solutions: Bard Clemente Program. A "Harvard-level" education for the poor by Geoff Cole, Page 6, 22
See Correction in Nov 1998. Author of The New American Blues and the founder of the Bard Clemente College program is Earl Shorris (not Earl Jorris).
Opinion: United We Stand. Communities Affirm Affirmative Action by Scott Winn, Page 7, 17
Official RC Clip 'N' Save Voter's Guide
Interview: Uncle Bob [Bob Santos]. A Conversation with Seattle's Best-loved Public Official by Alice Quaintance, Pages 8, 9
News You Can Use, Close to Home, Pages 10, 11
- Olympic Vote on October 5, 1998 (Hosting Olympics)
- Another 100 on Streets (Shelter space lost)
- Sort of an Angel. RE: KPLU Journalist Paula Wissel
- Victory on Beacon Hill (Medical waste incinerator shut down)
- Feds Give TU Major Bucks (Tenants Union)
- Gateau at the Chateau (Birthday part for Mayor Paul Schell)
- City Council Stands Up for Tenants (just kidding).
- Women Take Back the Night:
- Picture: One of the sobering facts of sexual assault is that in the US, a woman is raped every 46 seconds. On September 19th, hundreds of women rallied and marched through Pioneer Square to demand an end to violence against women and children and celebrate their survival and healing in the face of it.
- Photo by George Hickey.
StreetLife: A Bold Vision. Alexandro Lozano at StreetLife Gallery by Susan Forshey, Page 12
- Picture: Canvasses by Alexandro Lozano
StreetWrites: Trampella. A Fractured Fairy Tale by Mona Johnson (Fiction), Page 14
New On The Net, The Big Picture, Page 16
- Affirmative Action Works
- Poverty Data Questioned
- Youth on Street Common
- Senate Nixes Wage Hike
Poetry: Cooking With Koon. The Truth in Rented Rooms by Koon Woon. Kava Press, NY, 1998. Review by Steve Potter, Page 18, 19
Tenant Talk: Legal Action Center, Page 21
Adventures in Poetry: Thor for Senate. Faith Ireland for Pope, and other Electoral Nonsense with © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 24
Poetry, Page 25, 26, 27
- The Streets by Marisa
- Human Rights in China by David Newman
- Encounter at Pike's by Nana Mahugh
- After the Honeymoon by Holly Day
- Share by Stan Burriss
- Sunshine by Holly Day
- Lottery by Roberto Valenza
- Illness by Lisa O'Neill
Selling "Real Change" restored my pride
Panhandling, People did sneer and deride.
Now there is purpose to my stride
No reason for THEM to berate and chide.
--by Lance B. Vendor #3159
Anacrostic: Be Reasonable. Demand the Impossible. Page 28 (Answer: “Everything depends on what people are capable of wanting.” E. Malatesa)
Calendar, Page 29, 30, 31
Citizens Participation Project, Page 32
Unacceptable!!! No Health Care Cutbacks for the Poor
- Issue: The Seattle-King County Department of Public Health is 9 million dollars short on its 1999 operating budget. In order to make up the difference, they say, they are consolidating services. Critics say they are really cutting services to children in the South End, adults in need of dental care, and anyone on Medicaid or without insurance.
- Clinic Director Alonzo Plough insists that the reorganizations honor County Executive Ron Sims and Mayor Paul Schell’s priorities, and “expand the safety net” for poor and low-income people. But with more uninsured people seeking help, and less resources to assist them, it seems like a set-up for already overburdened health clinics.
- With groundbreaking on the new Seahawks stadium to occur October 3, it is hard to miss the connection between a $300 million public subsidy on one hand, and a $9 million budget shortfall on the other. Meanwhile, the Public Health budget and related proposals are currently under review by the city and county executives.