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Table of Contents
March 15, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 12
- Day In, Day Out. Immigrants seeking honest pay for day labor find they suffer poor treatment. Jusk ask Artemio and Francisco. Page 2
- High and Dry? With a deadline looming for a city funding decision, emergency shelters wonder if they’ll be told that the tap has run dry. Page 3
- Building Vox. Q. How does a city comprehend what it means for the working class to hear the word “development”? Ask them. Page 4
- Global Warning. Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert has talked to countless environmental experts. What they told her could make your heart sink. Page 6
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Nations Divided. Oscar-winning foreign film looks at South Africa’s race fissures. By Chitra Ramaswamy, Street News Service, Pages 1, 12 [RE: Gavin Hood, Tsotsi]
A Trickle-Up Movement. Calls for impeaching Bush grow louder across nation by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 10.
- Picture: A groundswell moves from father to son In calls for the impeachment of President for misleading us into war. And other things as well.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
Editorial: The Cold Light of Day Labor. Immigrant workers face injustice in search for employment. By Hilary Stern, Page 2
Change Agent: Debra Sullivan by Rachel Davis, Page 3
- Picture: Debra Sullivan, Ed.D. … in the classroom
- Photo by …
Shortchanged. City decision on emergency shelters comes in two weeks. By Laura Cruikshank, Page 3
- Picture: Daniel Davis is scared that he and 211 other men will be without a place to go if St. Martin de Porres shelter has to close three nights a week.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Streetcar costs aimed higher? By Rosette Royale [RE: Mayor Greg Nickels, South Lake Union Streetcar, Jan Drago, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell, Nick Licata, Peter Steinbrueck]
- Blaine: new Berlin Wall? By Cydney Gillis [RE: Matt Morrison, Pacific Northwest Economic Region, Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Anacortes)
Upzone, Downzone. Council hears both sides on development proposal. By Tom Cogbill, Page 4
| Quote by Maureen Bo, Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
- [RE: Mayor Greg Nickels has proposed allowing developers to exceed current building-height limits, Peter Steinbrueck, William Justen, Don Stark, Chair of the Business Climate Coalition, Nancy Eitreim, president of the League of Women Voters]
Short Takes, Page 4
- Justice for the trees by Cydney Gillis [RE: Judge Joan Dubuque, 17 sycamore trees cut down in Occidental Park, Jim Klauser]
- In a Banner of Speaking
- Picture: Fresh from their weekend performance of “Daughter Courage,” the theatrical piece on Rachel Corrie, members of the Bread & Puppet theatre troupe took advantage of clear skies to present small “banner plays” – which comment on the state of the world through use of painted banners – and jam on downtown streets Monday, March 13, 2006.
- Photo by Terry Divyak
Poetry, Pages 4, 5, 7
- Mood Cup by Fryma Mantel, Page 4
- Restraint II by Crysta Casey, Page 5
- Mister Hat Man Guitar by Patrick McCabe, Page 7
Interview: Turning the Battleship. Elizabeth Kolbert on global warming’s threat to civilization. Interview by Adam Hyla, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: From rising sea levels in the Netherlands to disappearing permafrost in Alaska, the New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert documented the evidence of climate change for her new book Field Notes from a Catastrophe.
- Photo courtesy Bloomsbury Press
A Woman for All Seasons. Book: Sex and the Seasoned Woman by Gail Sheehy. Review by Sally James, Page 8
Ask: We Shall Receive. Film: Ask the Dusk. Written and Directed by Robert Towne. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8 [RE: John Fante]
- Picture: Colin Farrell and Selma Hayek in Ask The Dust
Adventures in Irony: Don’t Rain on my Pleasure by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Local Trend Letters by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Cable lines by Bart Preecs
- Real Change gave an incorrect start time for a special public hearing of Seattle City Council’s Energy and Technology Committee. The hearing, focused on the proposed 10-year franchise deal with Comcast Cable, is set for Thursday, March 30, 2006, 5:30 p.m. (speakers sign up at 5 p.m.) at the Shaw Room of Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.
- Note: Real Change herby tenders an apology to the Spokane-based property management company Moland Management for not contacting them in the course of preparing our January 25, 2006 article “Slumlord Survival.” We did not intend to impugn Moland Management’s reputation.
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
Make Downtown Development Work for All
- Issue: The Seattle City Council is getting ready to pass legislation that will change the future of the city for decades to come. The changes in building height and density regulations being considered are intended to absorb the growth coming to downtown neighborhoods over the next 20 years, including possibly 30,000 new jobs and 10,000 new households. The council is currently considering two proposals, one from the Mayor and one from Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.