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February 8, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 7
- Cut and Waste. Slicing community clinic funding will amount to higher health care costs for all of us. Page 2
- Voting Fights. Ex-cons looking for the power of the ballot find that debts to the state hinder their freedom. Page 3
- Mean Streets. Want to know the worst U.S. cities to be homeless? Here they are, the bottom 20. Page 4
- Lyons Share. Eight years after being caught in an abortion clinic bombing, nurse Emily Lyons tells her story. Page 6
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Higher Education. ACLU, students say financial aid shouldn't end over drug convictions. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Jennifer Macone was denied Federal financial aid due to a drug conviction. Now she's joined an ACLU class-action suit to fight the law. She's pictured with son, Audric.
- Photo courtesy of Jennifer Macone
What the Children Saw. Darfur’s refugee children tell their stories through crayons and paper by Laura Cruikshank, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Sudanese children, displaced by the Genocide in Darfur, were given crayons and paper to recount their experiences. Here, a youth named Mahmoud shows men in green abducting women and girls. A house burns, center, while a helicopter hovers above, upper left.
- Photo courtesy of Human Rights Watch.
- Picture: Refugee and worker Olivier Bercault asked displaced Darfur children to draw what had happened to them in the ethnic conflict that's consumed Western Sudan. Their work is on display on the University of Washington Campus until Feb. 22, 2006.
- Photo by Fred Abrahams
Editorial: Don’t Close the Clinics. Cuts in community health clinic funding mean higher costs – for everyone by Linda McVeigh, Page 2
Change Agent: Kathleen Kelly of the Seattle Raging Grannies by Dena Burke, Page 3
- Picture: Kathleen Kelly
- Photo by Dena Burke
Ex-felons Fight for Vote. ACLU court challenge awaits ruling. By Cydney Gillis, Page 3
| Quote by Terry L. Shanklin
Just Heard..., Page 3
- Chainsaws at Occidental by Cydney Gillis [RE: Judge Joan Dubuque, Jim Klauser, David Takami]
- Saving Darfur by Cydney Gillis [RE: Senator Adam Kline, Senate Joint Memorial 8030]
- Disaster by Adam Hyla [Health care in trouble]
It's Criminal. Homeless advocates compile list of "meanest" U.S. cities. By Street Roots, Portland, OR, Pages 4, 5
Short Takes, Page 4
- Excluding Cal Anderson by Cydney Gillis [RE: Cal Anderson Park Exclusion Zone, Ken Bounds, Parks Superintendent]
- Innocence regained by Jeff Brown [RE: Wilton Dedge, Jessica Sanders, Mark Simon, Innocence Project]
- I want you - gone by M. C. Simmel [RE: Ban military recruiters from public schools, colleges, and university campuses]
- New Year's Resolution
- Picture: Vietnamese girls dressed in red gowns for TET, the Vietnamese New Year, which was celebrated Feb. 4-5 at Seattle Center and featured a Lion Dance and a spelling bee. Traditionally on Tet, children say wishes for their elders and vow to be well-behaved.
- Photo by Ginny Banks
Poetry, Pages 5, 7
- Phyliss and Son by David S. Pointer, Page 5
- Ellen’s Good Day by Esther Altshul Helfgott, Page 7
Interview; What a Bomb Does. Recovered but not fully restored, nurse Emily Lyons educates people about the extremism that nearly took her life. Interview by Laura Peach, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Nurse Emily Lyons, after being pulled from the wreckage of a Birmingham, Ala. Abortion clinic bombing in 1998.
- Picture: Sue Lyons, in nursing uniform, prior to becoming caught in the crosshairs of the battle over abortion.
- Photo courtesy of the Lyons family.
Regrets, They've Had a Few. Book: The Last TIme I Saw You by Rebecca Brown. Review by Adam Hyla, Page 8
One Great Big Fight Club. Film: Why We Fight. Directed by Eugune Jarecki. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: President Eisenhower speaks to the nation about the Military Industrial Complex
Adventures in Irony: Eating from Aesop’s Table by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Bus Chick’s Manifesto by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Hatred at home by Bert Sacks | Seattle
- The Color of Council by Yalonda Sindé | Seattle
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
- Picture: Event with Thailand-based photojournalist Nic Dunlop. Author of The Lost Executioner, a story of Comrade Duch. University Bookstore. Feb 8, 2006, 7 p.m. at the University Bookstore
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Get the money influence out of local politics
- Issue: Every year, campaigns get more and more expensive, preventing many qualified candidates from running for office and making it harder to even consider running against an incumbent. The state legislature is currently considering two bills (Senate Bill 6221 and House Bill 1436) that would allow local governments to institute public financing for local political campaigns.
Mockingbird Times February 2006, Vol VI, Issue 2
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