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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
November 23, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 46
- Between Friends. Real Change asks, “How big is your community?” Page 2
- Li’l Red LaVette. A “soul singer” from back in the day, Bettye LaVette returns with a vengeance. Page 3
- Shake the Grade. Now UW admissions policy places student character on par with academic achievement. Page 4
- Able Vision. Regarding the disabled as full citizens will allow true equality to unfold. Page 5
- Not Be Moved. When Rosa Parks didn’t get up, she held fast because of an unsung community of activists. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Feeling the Squeeze. Middlemen tighten the screws on Port workers by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 10, 12
- Picture: Sea-Tac airport skycap James Collins says the tips that baggage handlers depend on have been cut in half at airlines that started making skycaps collect a $2-per-bag fee.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
Solidarity. Locals join in community relief efforts in Southeast. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
Editorial: And While You’re Passing that Drumstick…Think about what it means to ensure that people are well-fed, and well-tended, for the long haul. By Timothy Harris, Page 2
Change Agent: Lonnie Davis. By Amy E. Besunder, Page 3
- Picture: Lonnie Davis, using all his abilities to assist the disabled.
- Photo by Jude O’Reilley
Journey of a Lifetime: By Ghita Loebenstein, Page 3
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Sell, sell, sell by Adam Hyla [RE: Rachel Bjork, Daniel Lieberman, Boomtown Café]
- Mind the Gap by Rosette Royale [RE: A single person needs to earn $11.89 per hour to make a living wage, Searching for Work That Pays, Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, Will Pittz]
- Family, valued by Rosette Royale [RE: Atlantic Street Center wins $500,000, Lisa Rucker]
Sizing Up Students. New UW admissions policy weighs grades against character. By Austin Haskell, Page 4
| Quote by Jol Raymond, head counselor at Chief Sealth High
Short Takes, Page 4
- Council budget: more money, fewer beds by Adam Hyla [RE: Tom Rasmussen, Jan Drago, Nick Licata, SHARE, Safe Harbors, Mike Fong, Tenants Union, Siobhan Ring]
- Women with Heart by Amy Roe [RE: WHEEL’s 2005 Homeless Women’s Forum, Shirley Morrison, Raging Grannies, Women in Black, Peter Steinbrueck, Cynthia Lee Ozimek, Jessie Pedro, Peggy Hotes, 2005 Women of Light Award]
- Strong Fences Make Good Neighbors?
- Picture: Last week, 41 residents set up camp at Temple B’nai Torah’s Tent City 4 in Bellevue. A new Bellevue City Ordinance restricts the number of Tent City residents from 100 to 40 and limits the length of stay from 90 days to 60. In Tent City 4, Resident Don Goodwin says a fence surrounding the tents has always been to provide safety for the residents of the camp. “In Bellevue, we think the fence has been built so the Bellevue neighborhood does not have to see us,” says Goodwin. Text by Laura Cruikshank.
- Photo by Sherry Loesser
A New Frontier for Civil Rights. Close Fircrest and End Segregation of People with Disabilities. By Mark Strom and Sean Barrett, Page 5
Essay: The Real Rosa Parks. On the hidden influences and unsung community behind a Civil Rights icon’s signal act by Paul Rogat Loeb, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: On a bus seat with Rosa Parks name. Fill this seat, please.
- Photo by Justin Mills
A Road to Reality, Bumpy and Barely Believable. Book: Indecision by Benjamin Kunkel. Review by Austin Walters, Page 8
Bohos, though not in Soho. Play: Film: Directed by Chris Columbus. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Angel brings Christmas Cheer: Anthony Rapp Wilson, Jermaine Heredia, Adam Pascal in the musical Rent.
Adventures in Irony: Plymouth Crock by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Poem: November Rite by Pesha Joyce Gertler, Seattle’s Poet Populist 2005-2006
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Public Service Journalism by Maria Abdin | Seattle
- Turkeys Get Revenge by Stephan Jordan | Seattle
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar. Page 11
Director's Corner. By Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action, Page 11
Protect Programs for the Poor from Budget Cuts
- Issue: Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget bill making significant cuts in services and benefits for low-income and vulnerable people. The Senate, earlier, passed its own version, which also included deep cuts. Now the budget will go to a conference committee to determine the final budget.
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