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Table of Contents
February 8, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 7
- Cut and Waste. Slicing community clinic funding will amount to higher health care costs for all of us. Page 2
- Voting Fights. Ex-cons looking for the power of the ballot find that debts to the state hinder their freedom. Page 3
- Mean Streets. Want to know the worst U.S. cities to be homeless? Here they are, the bottom 20. Page 4
- Lyons Share. Eight years after being caught in an abortion clinic bombing, nurse Emily Lyons tells her story. Page 6
What the Children Saw. Darfur’s refugee children tell their stories through crayons and paper by Laura Cruikshank, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Sudanese children, displaced by the Genocide in Darfur, were given crayons and paper to recount their experiences. Here, a youth named Mahmoud shows men in green abducting women and girls. A house burns, center, while a helicopter hovers above, upper left.
- Photo courtesy of Human Rights Watch.
Editorial: Don’t Close the Clinics. Cuts in community health clinic funding mean higher costs – for everyone by Linda McVeigh, Page 2
Change Agent: Kathleen Kelly of the Seattle Raging Grannies by Dena Burke, Page 3
- Picture: Kathleen Kelly
- Photo by Dena Burke
Poem: Phyliss and Son by David S. Pointer, Page 5
What a Bomb Does. Recovered but not fully restored, nurse Emily Lyons educates people about the extremism that nearly took her life. Interview by Laura Peach, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Nurse Emily Lyons, after being pulled from the wreckage of a Birmingham, Ala. Abortion clinic bombing in 1998.
- Picture: Sue Lyons, in nursing uniform, prior to becoming caught in the crosshairs of the battle over abortion.
- Photo courtesy of the Lyons family.
Poem: Ellen’s Good Day by Esther Altshul Helfgott, Page 7
Adventures in Irony: Eating from Aesop’s Table by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Bus Chick’s Manifesto by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Get the money influence out of local politics.
- Issue: Every year, campaigns get more and more expensive, preventing many qualified candidates from running for office and making it harder to even consider running against an incumbent. The state legislature is currently considering two bills (Senate Bill 6221 and House Bill 1436) that would allow local governments to institute public financing for local political campaigns.
Calendar, Page 11
- Event with Thailand-based photojournalist Nic Dunlop. Author of The Lost Executioner, a story of Comrade Duch. University Bookstore. Feb 8, 2006, 7 p.m. at the University Bookstore
Mockingbird Times February 2006, Vol VI, Issue 2
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.