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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
September 27, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 40
- The Haves Have It. While the poor are trying to find the money to eat, the über-rich amass fortunes that grow fatter. Page 2.
- Trolley Pop. Good news, Westlake Ave. biz owners: now you can “sponsor” a streetcar. Too bad it might set you back $50K. Page 3
- Rummy Punch. A mock trial puts Donald Rumsfeld on the stand, to judge whether the DOD chief is guilty of prisoner abuses. Page 4
- Go To Seed. Rainier Valley apartment dwellers take complaints of needed repairs to Southeast Effective Development. Page 5
- Ron Garde. Even though his father may have skirted the issues, the ultra-liberal Ron Reagan doesn’t mince words. Page 6
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Safe at Work. State Supreme Court could protect jobs of domestic violence survivors by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Ramona Danny was fired by a King County contractor after taking time off to safeguard her five children from her abusive husband. Now divorced, Danny has taken her ex-employer to the State Supreme Court in an attempt to ensure the job security of women in similar situations.
- Photo by Ginny Banks
Leaving Them Cold. Union claims Latino carpenters paid poorly at Arctic Hotel. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
Editorial: Yachts, Jewelry, Stock Options – and Food Stamps. More indications that the gap between the haves and the have-nots is not insupportably large by Rap Lewis, Page 2
Change Agent: Bonnie Baker by Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Picture: Bonnie Baker, getting food banks’ organizational ducks in a row.
- Photo by Terry Divyak
A Streetcar Name for Hire. Area businesses asked to “sponsor” trolley operations. By Cydney Gillis, Page 3 [RE: Streetcar Partnership Program will let a company “brand” a whole streetcar]
- Picture: Portland’s iconic bookstore, Powell’s, sponsors one of the Pearl District’s streetcars.
- Photo courtesy Kay Dannen
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Bye bye, Buju? By Rosette Royale [RE: Buju Banton in song and word has called for violence against gays, LGBT activists asking Neumos to cancel performance]
- Waiting for the impact by Cydney Gillis [RE: The cost of the tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way viaduct jumped up to $5.5 billion]
- Back in the neighborhood by Adam Hyla [RE: SHA completing Rainier Vista]
Grim Rummy. Secretary of Defense stands for mock trial on deadly serious charges. By Kevin Himeda, Page 4
- Picture: “War is Peace” (Donald Rumsfeld), Feb. 11, 2006, a limited-edition offset litho reprinted with permission of guerilla artist Robbie Conal (www.robbieconal.com). A different Rumsfeld likeness graces Seattle during the Oct. 7 mock trial.
Short Takes, Page 4
- Budget: credit is due by Adam Hyla [RE: Mayor Greg Nickels, Julia Sterkovsky, Seattle Human Services Coalition, money remains in budget for homelessness, Adrienne Quinn]
- Braam stoker by Cydney Gillis [RE: Braam Oversight Panel created to improve foster care]
- The Cheney Gang’s All Here:
- Picture: Likenesses of the Commander-in-Chief and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice crossed the bridge to Indian Island, near Port Townsend, where 35 anti-ware protesters were arrested for blocking the entrance to the island’s naval weapons depot on Sat., Sept. 23, 2006.
- Photo by Elliott Stoller
Deferred Maintenance. Residents unite to press SE Seattle landlord for security, maintenance. By Billy Joyce, Page 5
| Quote by Shamso Basal, resident of Lake Washington Apartments
- Picture: Shamso Basal wants more responsive management at Rainier Beach’s Lake Washington Apartments, where she’s lived for two years.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Interview: A Culture of Life for the Living. Ron Reagan on stem cell research, challenging the right, and more. Interview by Robin Lindley, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Two Rons don’t make a right: Ron Upshaw of KIRO Radio’s Ron & Don show clowns around with Ron Reagan
- Photo by Ken Dean
Caught in Iraq’s Unraveling. Book: The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq by Rory Stewart. Review by John Siscoe, Page 8
Poetry, Pages 8, 10
- A Story about the Projects by Carol Leno, Page 8
- Found Object by Michael Magee, Page 10
Adventures in Irony. Mend It Like Beckham by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. The Things She Carried by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Page 10
- Platform Blues by Charlie Peters | Seattle, WA
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
A Just City Looks After Its Hungry
- Issue: Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels made his budget recommendations to the City Council on Monday. In many ways his budget sets smart priorities – increasing human services funding overall. But the budget also contains some cuts and some missed opportunities for investment that would make a real difference. One cut that the City Council should restore is $52,000 for the Meals Partnership Coalition.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.