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Table of Contents
December 21, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 50
- The third of seven new poems from Sherman Alexie. Page 5
- One Year Later. Nearly twelve months after the tsunami struck, hundreds of thousands are still homeless. Page 3
- Gimme Shelter. Shelter advocates lament a city funding decision that shuttles funds to transitional housing. Page 4
- Never Again. Humanitarian Ruth Messinger says claims to end genocide haven’t stopped the deaths in Darfur. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Radio Activity. During a disaster, ham operators fill gaps in emergency-response system by Justin Ellis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: When disaster strikes, volunteer ham radio operator Bill Dockstader keeps the city’s emergency response personnel in touch with what’s going on.
- Photo by Luke McGuff.
Back to the Chopping Block. Public school closures reconsidered. By Donna Stefanik, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: MLK Elementary principal Barry Dorsey doesn’t dwell on the possibility that the Central District school will again be on the chopping block.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
Editorial: Under the Cable. Proposed 10-Year Cable Deal Pays Lip Service to Arts and Culture by Jonathan Lawson, Page 2
Change Agent: Nancy Phokayasupatt by Amy Besunder, Page 3
- Picture: Nancy Phokayasupatt, feeding the notion of share and share alike.
- Photo by Terry Divyak
Living in Limbo. Red Cross reports 75,000 tsunami victims still live in “intolerable” conditions. By Adam Ferguson, Street News Service, Page 3
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Flu’s Dues by Rosette Royale. [RE: Ron Sims]
- Coming Together by Rosette Royale [RE: Rev. Katie M. Ladd]
- Post-election depression by Adam Hyla [RE: Jim Compton]
It’s All in the Timing. Shelter providers alarmed by city funding decision. By Adam Hyla, Page 4
- Picture: Housing is the answer – but shelter on a cold night is the next best thing.
- Photo by Sherry Loeser
Short Takes, Page 4
- King County to consider MLK logo by Adam Hyla [RE: Larry Gossett, Jane Hague, Jim Brewer, Adam Kline, Christine Gregoire]
- SHA sued over door décor by Cydney Gillis [RE: Residents Action Council, Virginia Felton, Eric Dunn, Northwest Justice Project]
- Living Small by Austin Haskell [RE: Jim Nicholls, Peter Steinbrueck]
Poetry, Pages 5, 7, 9
- Our Fathers by Sherman Alexie, Page 5 (Poem 3 of 7)
- View by Shannon Hale, Page 7
- To Feel as Though by David Trotter, Page 9
- Member by Stan Burriss, Page 10
Interview: Nightmare Not Over. In Sudan, genocidal violence and displacement continues, and the American Jewish World Service wants you to help end it. Interview with Ruth W. Messinger by Timothy Harris, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Ruth Messinger holding an infant while in Darfur last August. The infant’s twin sister received medical assistance at a clinic partially funded by American Jewish World Service.
- Photo courtesy American Jewish World Service
- Picture: A woman carries a malnourished child to a clinic funded in part by the AJWS.
- Photo courtesy of Ruth Messinger/ American Jewish World Service
Everything that Rises Must Converge. Book: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. Review by John Siscoe, Page 8
Trans Poses. Reviews by Lester Gray, Page 8
Film: Transamerica. Written and Directed by Duncan Tucker.
Film: Breakfast on Pluto. Directed by Neil Jordan.
- Picture: Patrick, also known as Kitten, is played by Cillian Murphy in Breakfast on Pluto.
Adventures in Irony: Spy in the Ointment by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Tough old coots with tough old roots by John Hushagen, Owner, Seattle Tree Preservation, Inc.
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Stop Brazil’s Homeless Murders Now
- Issue: The International Network of Street Papers (INSP) demands that Brazil investigates domestic human rights abuses before joining the United Nations Security Council.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.