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Table of Contents
August 8, 2002, Vol. 9, No. 17
- The INS and the Patriot Act
- Luv Yer Country Music
- Mockingbird Turns One
- The Return of Notes from the Kitchen
Table of Contents:
Abandoned. King County opts out of social services. What now? By Andrea Iglar, Pages 1, 8
| Quote by Boomtown Café Associate Director Elizabeth Osborne
| What to do without King County social services
- Picture: Janine Bell and her 19-month-old son, Gabriel Bell, who is director of the day care, says the center may lose $50,000 in King County funds next year because of cuts to the county’s community and human services budget.
- Picture: Julia Sterkovsky, executive director of the Seattle Human Services Coalition, says citizens should continue asking elected officials to develop long-term funding solutions.
- Picture: Boomtown Café Associate Director Elizabeth Osborne, and Volunteer Coordinator Johannes Schnitter say the $50,000 they could lose in county funds next year supports a program that allows people to work a 15-minute shift in exchange for a meal.
- Photos by Hedvig Hjelm
Mailbag, Page 2
- The gonifs in charge by Marion Sue Fischer | Morro Bay, CA
- Real Change in Texas by Stacy Schoolfield
- Real Change on Tour by The BOOKMOBILE collective
CORRECTION: Last issue’s interview with Christopher Paul Curtis (“A Storyteller for All Ages”) was made possible by the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, which brings dynamic authors, politicians, and artists in town. Look for cool events on their web site, www.cdforum.org, or call (206) 323-4032.
Opinion: Information Is Power. City funding for anti-poverty advocates holds government accountable. By Merril Cousin, Page 3
| Hold government accountable
News You Can Use! Close to Home, Page 4
| New backpacks, old squares
- National news digest, August 1, 2002. News from around the U.S. and Canada, provided by the Street News Service. Compiled by Molly Rhodes
- Backpacks beat the blues and Andrea Iglar
- Against the espresso tax by Adam Holdorf
- Picture: Four Tent City residents get their groove on at a barbecue and dance at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral July 27, 2002. The afternoon barbecue was paid for by a recently deceased Seattle resident, who set aside the money in her will. The Peripatetic Tent City, now with 100 residents, packed up and moved north to Haller Lake United Methodist Church at the end of July.
- Photo by Hedvig Hjelm
Union Grounded: Labor charges that INS helped squelch Sea-Tac organizing campaign. By Andrew Block, Page 5
| Did Sea-Tac squelch organizing campaign?
- Picture: At Sea-Tac airport, members of several local unions and human rights groups marched in protest of what they see as a move by INS against an organizing campaign for Sky Chefs workers.
- Photo by George Hickey
Adventures in Poetry: Space to think in peace with ©Dr. Wes Browning, Page 6
Poetry, Pages 6, 7
- Panhandler by Stan Burriss
- Cascade by Marion Meadows
- no reply by Stan Burriss
- Stuart’s Café by Marion Meadows
- Transient by Edward C. Condart
Working and Writing for Change: The Mockingbird Times. By Sara McCleskey, Page 9
- Picture: Valerie Douglas helps staff writer Dennis Fisher work on a piece for the Mockingbird Times
- Picture: Douglas goes over the content for the upcoming Times issue
- Picture: Molly Rhodes helps staff writer Brittany Lucas with a piece
- Picture: Staff writer Justin Reynolds
- Photos by Casey Kelbaugh
Sweet Odes to God and Country: By Paul Rogat Loeb, Page 10
| Patriotism post Sept. 11
- Illustration: Graphic by Ross Smart
The True Philanthropists: Review of the Play Nickel and Dimed. By Susan Platt, Page 11
- Picture: Actress Sharon Lockwood as Barbara, trying her hand at low-wage work
- Photo by Chris Bennion
Notes from the Kitchen. Man woman sun lake rowboat By Liz Smith, Page 12
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 13
Blind-sided. Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative by David Brock. Review by Bill Butler, Page 14
Classics Corner: Crazy for justice. By Perfess'r Harris (Timothy Harris), Page 14
Calendar. Compiled by Sandra Enger, Page 15
Citizens Participation Project. ACT NOW! Page 16
Take Time to Mark National Prison Justice Day
- Issue: Activists will gather in Vancouver, B.C., August 10, to call for reform in North American prisons.