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Table of Contents
August 24, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 33
- Kids Left Behind. Federal government must step in to save child welfare system. Page 2
- Outta There. Revamp of Montlake Park causes city to ignore citizen concerns. Page 3
- Labor John. Sen. Edwards stands up for union members at rally. Page 4
- Hate Goes Global. Homeless bashing crosses the Atlantic. Page 5
- Oops. Bad Boy bad boy watcha gonna do? The peace protesters gonna come for you. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Life Inside. Fircrest closure on hold, but residents’ families still ask: where to? By Kimburly Ervin, Pages 1, 10, 12
- Picture: Terry Hamley, accompanied by sister, Jerilynn, sits outside of Fircrest, a residential habilitation center in Shoreline. The center’s closure, Terry’s home for 40 years, has been stayed, for the short term, by Gov. Gregoire.
- Photo by Andrea Lee
Documented Difference. Congressional bills offer varying degrees of legal residency, labor protections to undocumented workers by Tom Cogbill, Pages 1, 12
The 43 Percent Problem. Federal government’s help needed for children who are documented victims of abuse, but get nothing by Rep. Jim McDermott, Page 2
Change Agents: Andy Himes and Beverly Boos by Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Picture: Andy Himes and Beverly Boos, bringing nonviolence to classrooms nationwide.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
No Parking. City not accountable to citizens on Montlake remake by Cydney Gillis, Page 3
Just Heard…Page 3
- Qwest: contract complete by Rosette Royale
- Activists: kicked to the curb by Adam Hyla
- From the horse’s mouth by Adam Hyla
Building Power. Edwards pledges allegiance to security officers’ union drive by Adam Hyla, Page 4
- Picture: Rallying for security officers’ financial security: former VP Candidate John Edwards.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
Short Takes, Page 4
- Ballot box gets higher by Adam Hyla
- Blaming the victim by Adam Hyla
Global Disgrace. Publicly unacceptable, violence against the homeless escalates in Europe by Cathryn Scott, Big Issue Cymru, Page 5
Law of the Streets. Have violent confrontations with the police knocked the wind out of the peace and justice movement? Interview with Rachel Blade, Jess Grant and Paul Richmond by Adam Hyla, Pages 6, 7
Building Bridges. Author Evan S. Connell’s pair of novels are a match made in heaven, Page 8
- Book Review: Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell
- Book Review: Mr. Bridge by Evan S. Connell
Review by John Siscoe
Stringing Out Growing Up. Film: Funny Ha Ha. Written and Directed by Andrew Bujalski. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Funny Business: While trying figure out her life, Marnie (Kate Dollenmayer) meets a suitor at work in Funny Ha Ha.
Adventures in Irony. Rage Against the Machine by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Obituary: In Memory: Sean Michael Joseph Jack Reid, died of cancer at 23
Street Watch. Complied by Emma Quinn
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Go, Cindy! By Steven | Seattle
- Deft move for a draft by Joyce O’Malley | Lake Forest Park
- Chainsaws don’t end homelessness by Maria Abdin | Seattle
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Social Security: Hands off, Page 11
- Issue: A plan proposed recently by Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and a similar plan presented by Re. Jim McCrery (R-LA) would create private accounts funded by the surplus taxes that will be paid into the Social Security system for the next 11 years. This might sound like a new type of plan for Social Security – but it’s still privatization.
Calendar, Page 11
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