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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
December 27, 2006, Vol. 14, No. 1
- Bum Wrap. A Program to direct people away from panhandlers and to charities presents tough moral choices. Page 2
- Storm Blast. Labor activists give Puget Sound Energy heat for paying some workers less than a living way. Page 3
- Extra Extra. With issues set for Liberia, Cameroon, and Kenya, street newspapers are poised to become an African force. Page 4
- Flood States. A local woman who fell in love with New Orleans on a honeymoon, returns to the city post-Katrina. Page 5
- Hearing Voices. Writer Julia Phillips interviews public radio personalities, recording the stories that have shaped their lives.
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Trial and Error: Funding cuts may thwart AIDS clinical studies locally, nationally by Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
Rough Crossings. More children seeking parents caught by Border Patrol by Tim Gaynor, Street News Service, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Children, recently caught by U.S. Border Patrol and repatriated, eat lunch at Camino a Casa (the Path Home) in Nogales, Sonora State. Mexican authorities say some 6,800 youngsters have been repatriated to Northern Sonora after crossing into southern Arizona in 2006, a rise of 20 percent over the same period in 2005.
- Photo courtesy of Reuters
The Panhandling Dilemma: The answer to the question is that there is no easy answer by Timothy Harris, Page 2
Change Agent: Don Brown, Page 3
- Picture: Don Brown, outgoing president of the Real Change board. Thanks, Don!
- Photo by Elisa Huerta-Enochian
Lights Out for PSE. Labor accuses private utility of supporting poverty-level wages. By Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Picture: Taking aim at Washington’s largest electric and gas utility outside its Bellevue offices.
- Photo by Adam Hyla
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Dude, where’s my partridge? By Adam Hyla [RE: A list of items Real Change reported]
- The Grinch loans money by Adam Hyla [RE: Grinch of the Year, Dennis Bassford, president, founder, and CEO of MoneyTree]
Dateline Africa. Street newspapers are starting up on the world’s most troubled continent. By Joanne Zuhl, Street News Service, Page 4
- Picture: Young people in Kenya’s Kibera slum, where a newspaper sold by the poor is starting.
- Photo by Lisa MacLean
Short Takes, Page 4
- Braam budget battle by Cydney Gillis [RE: Not enough money for Braam foster care settlement]
- Ballard neighbors want more for car campers by Andrea Sherrodd [RE: Ballard for Ballard Needs Assessment]
- Longest Night
- Picture: Deanna Davis, Anitra Freeman, Ravadee Janjai, Marcia McLaughlin, and Leah Heasly stand at Westlake Park for Homeless People’s Memorial Day Dec. 21, the longest night of the year, to mark the deaths of 52 homeless people in King County over 2006. In a proclamation marking the day, Gov. Christine Gregoire encouraged the state’s citizens “to commit themselves to promoting compassion and concern for all.”
- Photo by Katia Roberts
Walkin’ in New Orleans. A Seattleite returns to the city she loves, post-Katrina. By Melissa Riesland, Page 5
- Picture: A “Hurricane Free Zone” sign hangs on a street pole in New Orleans.
- Photo by Melissa Riesland
Interview: Now Hear This! Writer Lisa A. Phillips on the Voices Behind Public Radio. Interview by Robin Lindley, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Living jazz legend Marian McPartland, host of Piano Jazz on NPR, is one of many on-air personalities interviewed in Lisa Phillips’ new book Public Radio
Poetry, Pages 7, 8, 9
- Jean of Interbay by Michael Magee, Page 7
- Take Time to Whittle by J. Glenn Evans, Page 8
- Old Man by Casey Fuller, Page 9
Landscape Architect. Book: Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem. Review by Jill Owens, Powellbooks.com Page 8
Adventures in Irony: Loads of Bon Mots by © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
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
Olympia 2007: Get down there
- Issue: There are lots of groups hosting days for citizens to meet with their elected officials. Most groups will provide a legislative briefing, training for talking with your legislators, and sometimes even lunch! Your job is to pick an issue you care about and join in on the fun.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.