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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
September 13, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 38
- Living Large. The movement that fought for a living wage must now motivate to end excesses in executive pay. Page 2
- Poop Shoot. Downtown biz group want monitors to sniff out illegal behavior in public toilets, or else given then the flush. Page 3
- Banned Aid. A reading at a downtown bookstore will peer into the pages of books that have been banned. Page 4
- Drug Fee Zone. In the search for cheaper meals, consumers make a beeline for Canada or hit the Web. Page 5
- Nixed Media. Critic Eric Boehlert thinks that news agencies should be taken to task for being lapdogs to Bush team. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Sleep Tight? Bed bugs bed down in downtown facility. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12 [RE: Lyon Building, Nicole Macri, DESC]
- Picture: Bed bugs were discovered in the Lyon Building, an affordable housing facility downtown.
- Photo courtesy of Michael Potter, U. of KY
Bad Medicine. Rise in uninsured patients spurs plan for health clinic’s closure by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Ericka Berg goes to one of three county Public Health clinics that would close next year under a budget plan, leaving North King County with no community clinics. “It only means other clinics will be inundated…If it closes down, I don’t know what I would do.”
- Photo by Michael Dopps
Editorial: A Little Off the Top. The living wage movement ups the lot of low-wage workers. How about cutting back outrageous pay in the executive suites? By Sam Pizzigati, Page 2
Change Agent: Rick Meyers by Jess Grant, Page 3
- Picture: Rick Meyers, a member of the Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, readies the Yesler Community Center for its Sept. 17 opening.
- Photo by Ken Dean
Plumb Crazy. High-tech toilets eyed for closure by downtown business group. By Adam Hyla, Page 3 [RE: Sandy Kraus, Seattle Public Utilities, Downtown Seattle Association]
- Picture: I, Toilet: the self-cleaning commode at Victor Steinbrueck Park. The Downtown Seattle Association is suggesting the city post attendants at the toilets to curb illicit behavior.
- Photo by Sherry Loeser
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Hit the road by Rosette Royale [RE; i-917, Tim Eyman short enough signatures. Ron Sims, Transit Now will be on ballot]
- Paper freeze by Cydney Gillis [RE: Seattle Times employees vote on new contract]
- SHA’s scattered sites by Cydney Gillis [RE: Will city allow SHA to sell 46 scattered sites]
Gag Rule. Local Banned Books Week to highlight repressed writers worldwide. By Kevin Himeda, Page 4
- Picture: Chinese writer Shi Tao, sentenced to prison from 10 years, is one of the writers features at a Banned Book Week reading event at Elliott Bay Book Co.
Short Takes, Page 4
- A first for deaf women by Angie Jones [RE: “A Place of Our Own” for deaf and deaf-blind victims of domestic violence and sexual assault opens in Northeast Seattle]
- Rainier Beach residents want results by Billy Joyce [RE: Lake Washington Apartments, Barbara Bohn, AF Evans Management, Southeast Effective Development (SEED), Frances Johnson, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Bill McClure]
- Grievous Harm:
- Picture: Korean protesters in funeral dress symbolized the effect of a potential trade agreement on their country’s agriculture Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 outside the Seattle site of talks between their home country and the United States.
- Photo by Elliott Stoller
Bargain Hunter. Hitting the road, or surfing the Internet, for low drug prices. By Cydney Gillis, Page 5
- Picture: Retired doctor Bob Fithian shirked Medicare to shop around for his and his wife’s multiplying prescription needs.
- Photo by Sherry Loeser
Interview: The Watchdog Muzzled. Media critic Eric Boehlert on the abysmal coverage of war, scandal, and President Bush. Interview by Robin Lindley, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Eric Boehlert, media critic, finds the media coverage, well, dreadful.
- Photo courtesy of Eric Boehlert
High on Power. Reviews by Joe Martin, Page 8
- Book: Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina by Peter Dale Scott
- Book: Oil, Power, and Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda by Larry Everest
Poetry, Pages 8, 10
- Night Shift: Vancouver, B.C. by Michael Magee, Page 8
- Unclaimed Ashes by Carol Kosche, Page 10
Adventures in Irony. Men with Guns Shoot Man in Buns by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Good Vibes at the Wheel by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Page 10
- KBCS’ Future by Steve Ramsey, General Manager, KBCS 91.3FM
- KBCS… Mark Taylor-Canfield
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar. Compiled by Dena Burke, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
Tell King County Officials: Keep Health Clinics Open
- Issue: Public Health of Seattle and King County provides affordable health care across the county – even when people don’t have health insurance. In order to balance the county budget, the Public Health Department submitted a proposal to the King County Executive that would close two public centers and a satellite dental clinic, which together provided 80,000 clinic visits last year.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.