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September 30, 2004, Vol. 11, No. 21
- Drug Busts and the Mayor's Budget. Page 5
- Scripted Democracy: Debate Do's & Don'ts. Page 6
- Ron Sims on the Fight for Fair Taxes. Page 12
- Classics Corner: Drunk on Blood Again. Page 14
MISSING PAGE 15 (CALENDAR).
Note: The paper goes from page 6 to page 11. The Mockingbird Times was inserted between.
Table of Contents:
Making the Grade. Are charter schools the answer for minority students? Referendum 55 reprises the debate over charter schools, by Adam Hyla, Pages 1, 11, 13 [RE: Roberto Maestas, director and founding member of El Centro De La Raza]
- Picture: El Centro De La Raza Director Roberto Maestas says that he trusts the Latino community will run schools responsibly.
- Photo by Brooke Kempner
Mailbag, Page 2
- Up in arms about sitting down by Greg Spence Wolf | Seattle
The Company We Keep. Real Change welcomes our revised Advisory Board, Page 2
Another World is Possible. The Northwest Social Forum is coming. Here's what it's about by Dan Merkle, Page 3
News You Can Use! Close to Home, Page 4
- Moving Along: outdoor feeding site moves soon by Tom Cogbill.
- Photo by Bruce Savadow
North American Newsbriefs. Compiled by Patty Lane, Page 4
Prejudice Undercover. Activists want to cut biased drug stings from next year's city budget. Mayor Nickels wants to continue them by Shelly Martin, Page 5
- Quote by K.L. Shannon, Racial Disparity Project
- Picture: Heroin use is a serious problem in Seattle, but community activists question whether buy-bust is an effective means to control the problem.
- Photo by George Hickey
Poetry, Page 6
- A Dream by Marion Sue Fischer
- I Am A Person Without A Home by Jeffers Jefferson
- Waking Too Soon by John Gorski
Adventures in Poetry: Debate do's and don'ts with ©Dr. Wes Browning, Page 6
Following the money. Support from wealthy dwarfs labor led opposition, Page 11
Interview: A Bill of Goods. Gubernatorial candidate Ron Sims, soundly defeated in the September primary, talks about taxes, race, and Dino Rossi. Interview by Adam Hyla, Page 12
- Picture: Ron Sims speaks to a constituent at a 43rd District Democrats meeting.
- Photo by Ken Dean
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 13
Book Review: Reason. Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America by Robert B. Reich. Review by Anitra Freeman, Page 14
Classics Corner: Blood Thirst: a literary perspective on salty snacks by Perfess'r Harris, Page 14
Calendar. Compiled by Sandra Enger, Page 15
- The Attorney General's Office is recruiting Consumer Analyst Volunteers to resolve consumer complaints
- U-District Young Adult Shelter needs volunteers
- Become an advocate for abused and neglected children.
Calendar. Compiled by Sandra Enger, Page 15 (PAGE MISSING)
Citizens Participation Project: Act Now! Page 16
Support Human Need in the City Budget
- Issue: On Monday, September 27, 2004, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels presented his proposed 2005-2006 budget which protects and even expands some important community health and human services. At the same time, however, it reduces services that are just as critical, by almost $318,000. The City Council now has until the end of November to pass a final, balanced budget.
Mockingbird Times October 2004, Vol. IV, Issue 10, 4 pages