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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
June 8, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 22
Note: Issue says Vol. 12, No. 23 in error
- The Pitch. We’re closing in on our Summer Fund Drive goal. But we need a little more help. P. 2
- What a Dump! DOC says Belltown apartment unfit for sex offenders. P. 3
- Court Order. Community court offers community service for petty crimes. P. 4
- Group Hug. Amma spreads the love around, not to mention the rupees. P. 5
- Breaking Rank. Former SPD Chief Norm Stamper, a whistleblower. P. 6
Table of Contents:
Reefer Sadness. Having kept their home, medical marijuana users walloped with Supreme Court ruling. By J. Jacob Edel, Page 1, 10, 12
- Picture: Bruce and Rainee Osman after their victory in King County Superior Court.
- Photo by Andrea Lee
Thunderball. Seattle's own wheelchair rugby team preps for new blood, new season. By Sean Reid, Pages 1, 12
Community. Have We Mentioned Our Fund Drive? Reader support offers dignity and opportunity for our vendors. You can make the difference. By Timothy Harris, Page 2
Change Agent: Arthur Miller. By Jade Ingmire, Page 3
- Picture: Arthur Miller, undeterred by legal crucibles, helps Tacoma’s Wobblies.
- Photo by Elliot Stoler.
From Prison to Pit. Sex offenders welcome, but Corrections Dept. protests conditions at Belltown apartments. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 3, 9
- Picture: At one time, as many as 35 of the 40 residents of Belltown's Franklin apartments were registered sex offenders. Now, citing shabby conditions, the state no longer sends parolees to landlord Howard Close.
- Photo by Matthew Sumi
Just Heard...Page 3
- Yakima: Off the Hook by Adam Hyla [RE: Alexander Hooks, Lisa Daugaard, Judge John Erlick]
- Growing the Garden by Adam Hyla [RE: Memorial for Homeless people who have died on the streets, Women in Black, Peter Sackett, AIA Seattle]
Connecting the Dots. Community court system offers alternative services, not jail. By Carrie Wood, UW News Lab, Page 4
- Picture: In an effort to divert low-level offenders from jails and get them needed social services, Seattle Municipal Court Judge Fred Bonner has helped organize the city's Community Court system.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Short Takes, Page 4
- Section 8: Thinning the Soup by Megan Lee [RE: Emily Paddison, Jacqueline Smith]
- CSI: Seattle by Rosette Royale [RE: Civil Streets Initiative, Nick Licata]
Group Hug. What I found in the embrace of the Indian "hugging saint". By Timothy Harris, Pages 5, 8
- Picture: Amma was in town last week, doing what she does best.
Crossing the Thin Blue Line. Former SPD chief Norm Stamper spills the beans about drugs, bureaucrats, and the WTO. Interview by Cydney Gillis. Pages 6, 7.
- Picture: Norm Stamper, still done up in blue, enjoys retirement and canine.
- Photo courtesy of Norm Stamper.
Cast Aside in L.A. Film: Ellie Parker. Directed by Scott Conley. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Naomi Watts and Rebecca Rigg in Ellie Parker
Adventure in Irony. Google-y Eyed. With © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Long live local radio by Billy King | Seattle
- Politicians and other dirty laundry by Estelle Wallace
Classified, Page 10
Calendar. Compiled by Sandra Enger, Page 11
Director's Corner. By Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Build a Shelter in New City Hall
- Issue: The Seattle City Council is considering legislation from the Mayor to develop unused space in City Hall to make it available for at least 75 severe-weather shelter beds starting this winter. The Council should support the effort to stabilize this important shelter. It's a smart proposal that will ensure the availability of shelter for years to come.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.