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Table of Contents
November 1, 1998, Vol. 5, No. 11
- Taking Aim with Paul Dorpat
- Book Section: The Real Change Reading List
- Nordy Says No
Cover Photo: Paul Dorpat as Boy, courtesy of Paul Dorpat
Table of Contents:
Mailbag, Pages 3, 24
- Shut Up & Die by Anonymous
- We're a Bargain by Kate Debolt (via email)
- A Word from Mr. Jackson by Davis Oldham
- An Open Letter by Donna J. Stout
Vendor of the Month: Jerry Scott, Page 3
Thank You: Ten Good Reasons to Support Real Change/RCHEP This Holiday Season
Opinion: Nordys Says No! Retailer Denies Use of Public Money for Profit by Timothy Harris, Page 6 [RE: Nordstrom]
| Help Nordstrom do the right thing
Opinion: Unhappy Birthday. Welfare Reform Turns One Year Old by Geoff Cole, Page 7, 23
- Picture: Welfare to work makes no exception for people like Maria Sepulveda, who has three small adopted children, including Naomas, who suffers from cerebral palsy.
- Photo by Donna Steinberg
Interview: Paul Dorpat. The Then and Now Interview by Joan Pliego, Pages 8, 9, 26
- Photos courtesy of Paul Dorpat
3rd Friday monthly house concerts to benefit Real Change! Join us at the home of Sandy Bradley for an evening of music, food, and friendship. Join the Real Change Circle of Friends. Suggested donation $20, including food and beverages. All proceeds directly benefit Real Change!
- Friday, November 20, 1998
- WB Reid, Dave Leddel, and Sandy Bradley play Old Time music (Square dance music and vintage rural songs) and New England Dance Music.
- Friday, December 18, 1998
- David Mahler is a nationally renowned performance artist. His holiday tradition is getting together with groups of people every year and developing a repertoire of beautiful international non-standard carols. He plays the piano, leads the songs, and brings books for everyone to read the song from. Expertise of any kind is totally unnecessary.
News You Can Use, Close to Home, Pages 10, 11
- Too Many [RE: Operation Nightwatch Annual Count]
- The Real Olympians. [RE: Olympics Bid]
- Pretty in a Poison Pill. [RE: Section 8 vouchers]
- Right of first refusal news [RE: Exclude people from certain areas of the city without a trial]
- Settlement for the Last of Muni 5 [RE: John Hoffman, Sinan Demirel, Seattle Police officers PJ Manning, David Moore and Y. Edwards. Out of court settlement]
- Mark Your Calendar for:
- Fourth Homeless Women's Forum
- Third Annual Benefit Reading for Books to Prisoners featuring Sam Hamill.
- Third Annual Bread is Not Enough rally
- Portland Gets Radical [RE: City has first right to purchase certain properties]
- StreetWrites and Sherman Alexie, Page 11:
- Picture: On September 30th, 250 filled the Nippon Kan Theater to hear a benefit reading by StreetWrites and Sherman Alexie, the Heavyweight Poetry Champion of the World. The homeless and low-income writers group moved the audience to tears. Alexie delivered a side-splitting comedy routine and teased the audience with a rumor that he would run for Senator against Slade Gorton. Pictured are: Storm, Anitra Freeman, Luis Garcia, Sherman Alexie, Wes Browning, Elluage Anthony (obscured), Earle Thompson, Ruth Fox.
- Photo by George Hickey
Housing: Questioning SHA. Is This Any Way to Create More Housing? By John V. Fox, Page 12, 22
First Hand: Bottom. Hitting Hard and Coming Back Home by Julie Heter, Vendor #3099, Pages 14, 15
Obituary: In Memory of Brad Gierlich. October 23, 1956 - October 15, 1998. By Timothy Harris, Page 15
- Picture: Brad Gierlich, vendor #129
Books That Matter. The Real Change Reader's Lit Parade, Pages 16, 17, 18, 19
- Book: Ghost Country by Sara Paretsky. Review by Michele Marchand
- Book: Grand Central Winter: Stories from the Street by Lee Stringer. Review by Anitra Freeman
- Lit Review: "Apartments for Rent" by Gregory Hischak (Excerpt from Farm Pulp #34).
- Book: New American Blues: A Journey Through Poverty to Democracy by Earl Shorris. Review by Janet Welt.
- Lit Review: Poor Magazine Volume 3 (1998 Issue): "Work". Review by Bob Redmond.
- Book Review: The Sofa Surfing Handbook: A Guide for Modern Nomads. Edited by Juliette Torrez. Review by Bob Redmond.
Illustration. The Creepy One is Back. Lin Lucas' Creepy Joe is saving the world again in the brand-new issue #2, "Sister Secrets." With artist Raul Gonzalez, Lucas also includes a second tale, "Agents of the Sky." Not often do you find a comic that portrays women as strongly as this one, and the adventure is better than the X-files. Look for it a Mag Dayy, Milky World Gallery or write 213 - 18th Ave, #2, Seattle, 98122, Page 19
In last month's issue, we incorrectly identified the author of The New American Blues and the founder of the Bard Clemente College program. His name is Earl Shorris (Not Earl Jorris). Real Change regrets the error.
StreetLife: The Fullness of Life. StreetLife Artist Luis Cuacthemoc Garcia by Susan Forshey, Pages 20, 21
- Poem: Lost Love
- Picture: Luis Cuacthemoc Garcia
Share: Tent City Epidemic. Encampments Take the City by Storm by Bob Redmond, Page 26
- Pictures: Tents along the street; man laying down on street
Adventures in Poetry: Tetrameterissimo with © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 28
- Poem: Our Mayor Schell Sure Does Mayor Well!
Poetry: Pages 29, 30, 31
- Exodus by Earle Thompson
- in consequence by Stan Burriss
- To Melissa by Madeline Lewis
- recycling by Guy Palagi
- My Horse by Carol Leno, vendor #1769
- A Little Bit of Redemption by Holly Day
- (Untitled) by Young Ross
Anacrostic: Sickening Sweet, Page 32 (Answer: "America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people." Gloria Steinem)
Calendar, Pages 33, 34, 35. Special Thanks to Jean Buskin
Citizens Participation Project, Page 32
Pound Foolish. King County Budget Priorities Shortsighted
- Issue: King County Executive Ron Sims has submitted his proposed 1999 budget to the King County Council. Though it includes a total increase in spending (from $2.58 to $2.73 billion), a great portion of that is going to prisons and the criminal justice program, while vital human services are being cut.
- 35 programs that target children, families, and immigrants are seeing their budgets cut by 67% - essentially giving them four months in 1999 to find funding elsewhere. Those agencies, along with other groups such as the Seattle Human Services Coalition (to which 164 human service agencies in Seattle and King County belong), have protested the cuts, which total $2 million.
- Special thanks to Scott Winn and Julie Sterkovsky at the Seattle Human Services Coalition