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Table of Contents
August 10, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 31
Note: Issue says Vol. 12, No. 32 in error
- Civil Plights. Communities of color must band together to demand more police accountability. Page 2
- Mean Sweep. Homeland Security force rids federal buildings and environs of the homeless. Page 3
- Welfare Bait. State considers telling welfare recipients: show compliance or lose benefits. Page 4
- Learning Verve. Local program assists young adults in returning to school. Page 5
- Freak Show. Reporter Alexandra Pelosi finds covering a presidential election to be a three ring circus. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Hijacked. Neighbors’ plan for Occidental Park toppled by Mayor Nickels by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Bench Press: Four years of community planning to protect Occidental Park’s integrity were supplanted by a mayoral consulting team.
- Photo by Terry Divyak
Environmental Studies. Audubon Society wants Seward Park learning center accessible to South Seattle students by Amy Roe / Contributing Writer, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Natural Resource: Candy Castellanos, of the local Audubon Society, hopes a Seward Park learning center will allow students from financially strapped schools to engage with the natural world.
- Photo by Brooke Kempner
Police accountability isn’t getting better. Communities of color need to take action by K.L. Shannon, Page 2
Change Agent: Bill Grace, Page 3
- Picture: Bill Grace pointing inward.
- Photo courtesy of Center for Ethical Leadership
Out and About. Federal security force takes on new role: clearing government buildings, surroundings, of homeless by Israel Bayer, Page 3
Just Heard…by Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Share and the Sheraton
- Oops! [Election rule mistake]
- Downtown dreaming
Sanctioned. State considers saving money by pushing families off welfare by Adam Hyla, Page 4
Short Takes, Page 4
- Communication Breakdown [Communication Workers of America] by Rosette Royale
- Next up: City Hall Park [Redesign] by Cydney Gillis
Picture: Emma and Sophia participated in the Toro Nagashi Lantern Floating ceremony at Green Lake on Aug. 6, 2005. The annual event commemorated the 60th anniversary of the deaths of Japanese civilians during the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all the victims of war and violence. This years ceremony drew 2,000 participants. The two girls’ lanterns bear Japanese for Truth and Love.
Honor Society. Seattle Education Access helps poor people get back to school by Kona Shen, Page 5
- Picture: Heather Rastovic coped with class thanks to Polly Trout and Seattle Education Access, a two-year old tutoring, counseling, and scholarship program that helps homeless young people get back to school.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Fear, Loathing and Dysfunction on the Campaign Trail. Alexandra Pelosi on Presidential Politics, the Press, and Voter Tune-Out. Interview by Robin Lindley, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Camera Ready: Alexandra Pelosi, capturing the flying circus on film.
- Photo courtesy of Alexandra Pelosi
- Picture: Book: Sneaking into the Flying Circus. How the Media Turn our Presidential Campaigns into Freak Shows by Alexandra Pelosi
War without End. Book Review: Citizens Without Shelter: Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion by Leonard C. Feldman. Review by Trevor Griffey, Page 8
The Beast Within. Film: Grizzly Man. Written and Directed by Werner Herzog. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. Notes from the Underground by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Obituary. In Memoriam Cynthia Ozimek, 48 by Anitra Freeman, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Elections 2005: Won’t be fooled again by Dorli T. Rainey | Seattle
- Tenants turn to TU by Siobhan Ring, Executive Director, Tenants Union
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Tell Congress: Pass Violence Against Women Act
- Issue: Each year, approximately 2 million women are physically or sexually assaulted or stalked in the U.S. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expires September 30, 2005 yet the Senate Judiciary Committee failed to bring the act for a vote before the August recess. When they return in September, they will be busy working on the Supreme Court nomination so they’ll need reminders to ensure they pass VAWA.
Calendar, Page 11
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.