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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
May 10, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 20
- Bottom Dollar. Congress yet again makes it hard for people of color to obtain economic security. Page 2
- Voice of Reason. Military mom Cindy Sheehan says an immediate withdrawal from Iraq is far more humane than ongoing occupation. Page 3
- Sit Down. Sen. Cantwell talks about Iraq with peaceniks. Peaceniks go away dissatisfied. Page 4
- Be Happy. Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert has a few ideas on what money can and can’t buy. Page 6
- Dead End. Author Kevin Brockmeier keeps it simple in fantastical novel The Brief History of the Dead. Page 8
Table of Contents:
Drift Catchers. Study probes pesticide exposure on agricultural workers. By Julie Chinitz, Pages 1, 10, 12
- Picture: Manuel Perez set up “Drift Catcher” air-monitoring equipment in the Yakima County orchard he owns to monitor airborne pesticides.
- Photo courtesy of Manuel Perez
Out of the Hole. Unheralded school tax levy proves popular by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Beth Sanders is behind a voter initiative to raise the property tax and get the Seattle School District, in which her daughters are enrolled, out of its $22 million deficit.
- Photo by Sherry Loeser
Editorial: The Color of Money. The widening wealth gap adversely affects – surprise! – people of color by Betsy Leondar-Wright. United for a Fair Economy, Page 2
Change Agent: Duane Wright by Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Picture: Duane Wright, silently working to remember those who died while biking on Seattle’s streets.
- Photo by Katia Roberts
Mother of Intention. Cindy Sheehan wants an immediate withdrawal from Iraq. By Cydney Gillis, Page 3
- Picture: Cindy Sheehan before the Capitol building.
- Photo credit unknown
Just Heard… By Adam Hyla, Page 3
- The Nordstrom campaign [RE: I-920, John N. Nordstrom gave $50,000 to abolish the state’s estate tax on the wealthy, George Scarola]
- Sonics: Let’s make a deal [RE: SuperSonics, KeyArena, Adam Glickman, Service Employees International Union Local 775]
- At the table [RE: Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, Sgt. Rich O’Neill, Nick Licata]
From Sit-In to Sit-Down. Aggrieved dad, antiwar activists get time with Cantwell. By Rosette Royale, Page 4 [RE: Senator Maria Cantwell, Joseph Colgan,
Short Takes, Page 4
- Tanked in Wallingford by Cydney Gillis [RE: Suzie Burke, Genevieve Vayda]
- No way, NSA by Cydney Gillis [RE: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Lisa Graves, ACLU, John Dean]
- An accurate count by Toni Sutton [RE: Elections director Dean Logan, Julia Patterson, Bob Ferguson, Nathaniel Kiehn]
- Whose door is it, anyway?
- Picture: Last fall, the Seattle Housing Authority tried to impose a rule forbidding posters on the front of tenant doors. Residents sued SHA and, on April 28, 2006, won their case. For now, the agency, which may appeal the ruling, will have to live with the clutter of free speech.
- Photo by Justin Mills
Poetry, Pages 5, 7
- Mister Hat Man Guitar by Patrick McCabe, Page 5
- To Dionysius by Frank Langer, Page 7
- Glory by Glenn Evans, Page 7
Interview: Hedonic States. Harvard happiness researcher Daniel Gilbert says money isn’t everything, but it helps. Interview by Timothy Harris, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: On the sunny side: Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert says people tend to overestimate the effect of having material things on their temperament.
- Photo by Mary Oliphant
Dead Reckoning. Book: The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. Review by Sally James, Page 8
Women Studies. Reviews by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Film: La Petite Jerusalem. Directed by Karin Albou
- Film: Somersault. Directed by Cate Shortland
- Picture: Abbie Cornish as Heidi in Somersault
Adventures in Irony: Dr. Wes’ Missionary Position by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. They say it skips a generation by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor, Page 10
- Where’s the Beef? By Dan Vanderkolk
The photos on page 6-7 of the interview with (“Eyewitness to Genocide,” April 26 were taken by Capt. Brian Steidle and republished with his permission.
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
So long, Sonics
- Issue: Last month, the Seattle Sonics sent a letter to city officials demanding a $220 million remodeling of Key Arena and saying they’d be willing to pay $18.3 million of that price. Their letter stated that if they didn’t get the deal they were after, they might leave town.
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