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JANUARY CALENDAR

Fri, Jan 4thAnnual Open Pool
Sat, Jan 5thBuddy Craig Band
Sun, Jan 6thCountry Rock
Fri, Jan 11thBlue Blazes
Sat, Jan 12thOmm Trio
Sun, Jan 13thBuddy Craig
Fri, Jan 18thAlvarados
Fri, Dec 21stJenny Kerr Band
Sat, Jan. 19thBlackdog
Sun, Jan. 20thBuddy Craig
Fri, Jan. 25thOrdinary K
Sat, Jan. 26thTom & The Cats
Sun, Jan. 27thOpen Mic
Fri, Feb. 1stNight Watchmen
Sat, Feb. 2ndMushroom
Sun, Feb. 3rdBuddy Craig
January, 2002 - Volume 27, Number 1

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ARTICLES:
Johnny Walker: Only One Life To Give - By Stephen Simac
  Marin terrorists used to be confined to mountain bikers or skateboarders but now the little county that could has it's own official terrorist. Johnny Walker, not the whiskey but the Taliban terrorist has emerged from the packs of pot smoking Marin teenagers as the new Benedict Arnold.
EDITORIAL - John Walker; Hold On Just a Minute!
John Walker has been held prisoner, incommunicado, on a US Aircraft Carrier somewhere in the Arabian Sea for the last three weeks while being interrogated by US officials. He has so far, not yet been charged with any crime, yet never in the history of the world, has there such an uproar of discussion and argument over his guilt and his parents guilt and liberal, affluent Marin County's guilt for something or other.
Corporate Government Take-Over Of American Civil Rights,
Basic Freedoms, Afghan Pipeline Rights - By Carol Sterritt
Shortly after the attacks of September 11th George W. Bush expressed the notion that "this has been an attack on Freedom." I assume that he meant that whoever the terrorists were, their goal was to destroy our way of life.
Oh little town of Bethlehem - By Karen Nakamura
Oh little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie. Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, The silent stars go by.
The Coastal Post Is Going To Alaska!
The Coastal Post is going to Alaska on June 18 with 100 readers-friends, writers, select politicians and just plain folks from Marin and beyond. Fifty cabins on Princess Cruses Regal Princess have been reserved at significant savings with incredible dining, dancing, workouts in the gym, assorted intellectual debauchery and selected stops along the Coast of the last Wilderness.
Toxic Dump Under Ballfield; Army Blows Off Other Agencies - By Elena Belsky
In the latest episode of the bizarre story that is the Hamilton Air Force Base (HAFB) re-use, the United States Army has unilaterally declared that it is the lead regulatory agency for toxic clean up work on their own parcels, blatantly dismissing the authority of other agencies. This move attempts to eliminate the roles of State of California environmental regulatory and oversight agencies-namely, the State Department of Toxic Substances Control [DTSC] and the Regional Water Quality Control Board [RWQCB]-from key positions of authority on Hamilton clean up issues.
Making MGH Earthquake Safe - By Norman Carrigg, MD
What with the media absent, a special open December 6 meeting at Marin General Hospital (MGH) of the Marin Healthcare district board was not reported. MGH, like all California hospitals, has to comply with the seismic upgrade requirements of SB 1953.
The Grinch That Stole The Constitution - By Stephen Simac
"He knows when you've been sleeping, He knows when you're awake. Who the hell are you, John Ashcroft?" John Ashcroft. Senate testimony.
Special Presentations on Foster Care and Adoption Offered in Spanish
Spanish speaking children need loving foster (temporary) and adoptive (permanent) homes. Do you speak Spanish? Do you have room in your heart and home for a child waiting to belong? Are you interested in making a meaningful contribution to your own community?
Contest Seeks Spiritual Poems
Great news for poets. The Texas Poetry Alliance is offering a $1,000.00 grand prize in their annual spiritual poetry contest open to the public. There is no entry fee and everyone is invited to submit a poem.
"Geographical Correctness" Could Be A Jolt - By Norman Solomon
And now, a news dispatch from the Media Twilight Zone... WASHINGTON -- There were unconfirmed reports yesterday that the United States is not the center of the world. The White House had no immediate comment on the reports, which set off a firestorm of controversy in the nation's capital.
Colonial Nightmares - By Edward W. Miller
As I write this December 20, one day before the winter solstice, CNN from eastern Afghanistan shows a cold, dirty-white mist hanging over the peaks of the Hindu Kush, a mist soiled by the awesome debris of exploding bombs. Far below, but purposely avoided by their reporters' camera, struggling through the frozen valleys and narrow mountain passes, tens of thousands of starving Afghans, their few belongings on their backs or in horse-drawn wagons, are marking their tortuous way towards a military-sealed Pakistani border many will never survive to cross.
Letter from Lynn Woolsey
To Mr. Frank Scott [Coastal Post Columnist] Thank you for contacting me about the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Since Sept. 11, my office has received more than 5,000 letters, emails, faxes and phone calls related to the attacks and our nation's response. I appreciate that you've taken the time to share your thoughts and given me the opportunity to let you know what Congress is doing. I regret the delay in responding.
Eternal Vigilance - By Antonio Serna
Before we totally get carried away by the current frenzy of showering our commander-in-Chief with undeserved "Hosannas" for the effectiveness by which his administration has plunged us into a senseless conflict, let us stop for a moment and reflect why we find ourselves in this tragic situation.
Loving God Or Eyes For Eyes? - By Stephen Simac
"Religion is like liquor, in moderation a social lubricant, in excess a homewrecker and the scourge of society."
Since 9-11 many Americans, both Muslim and not, have rushed to proclaim that Islam is a religion of Peace and Allah is a God of Love. Not to criticize the teachings of Mohammed, because that can quickly get a price put on your head, but to be perfectly honest many of the passages in the Koran contradict that claim. Like most Holy Books it is open to interpretation of course and that may be where the trouble begins.
Letters To The Editor





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