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MAY CALENDAR

Sat, May 1HUCKLEBUCK & THE WHAT YOU WANTS
Sun, May 2Open Mic
Wed, May 5Karaoke
Thur, May 6SHARREL'S GROUP
Fri, May 7MOST CHILL SLACK MOB
Sat, May 8MOTHER TRUCKERS
Sun, May 9Open Mic
Wed, May 12Karaoke
Thur, May 13ILEANE ADAR
Fri, May 14RUSTY EVANS
Sat, May 15CHROME JOHNSON
Sun, May 16OPEN MIC
Wed, May 19Karaoke
Thur, May 20CINDY KALMENSON
Fri, May 21CHIX PAK, LOS CRAZY
Sat, May 22JENNY KERR BAND
Sun, May 23Open Mike
Wed, May 26MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER
Fri, May 28BUDDY CRAIG
Sat, May 29JIMBO TROUT & THE FISH PEOPLE
May, 2004 - Volume 29, Number 05

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ARTICLES:
Did Judge Dufficy Deceive The Voters? Tainted Case, Tainted Election By Jim Scanlon
  In all trial court proceedings, a judge shall disclose on the record information that the judge believes the parties or their lawyers might consider relevant to the question of disqualification, even if the judge believes there is no actual basis for disqualification.
County Gives "Green-Light" To Elder Swindles Judge Admits Errors-Orders New Trial By Jim Scanlon
Over the past two years, Marin County officials have spent thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars in legal fees and court costs defending and protecting a county employee, a social worker, who befriended one of her clients
War on Iraq Is A Nuclear War And The Fallout Is Coming This Way By Stephanie Hiller
In May, 2003, the United States dumped 2,200 tons of depleted uranium on Iraq, according to reliable sources, and it's logical to assume that more depleted uranium is being employed in the current attacks
By Endorsing Sharon's Plan Bush Has Legitimized Terrorism By Robert Fisk
So President George Bush tears up the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and that's okay. Israeli settlements for Jews and Jews only on the West Bank.
The Wall Revisited By Karen Nakamura
The International Court of Justice in The Hague is deliberating a lawsuit brought by Palestine against Israel over its building of a security fence/barrier/wall in the West Bank.
Well Connected Computerized Voting Companies Hack Democracy By Carol Sterritt
Some facts related to the Black Box Voting issue are easily proven. It is now understood that at least twenty percent of all voting machines in the United States will NOT provide any type of paper trail.
Marin Mom Forms A MMOB
Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush is the newest get-out-the-vote organization to spring from the grassroots. Inspired by Howard Dean's campaign, Megan Matson, a Bolinas mother of three, decided she had the power to reach out to the millions of women that did not vote in the 2000 presidential election.
Nobody For President; The Only One Who Can Do The Job
When Ralph Nader announced his run for President he pissed the Anybody But Bush Again people off more than even crooknecked Cheney or clawhanded Rumsfeld could.
Bush Allows Gays To Be Fired For Being Gay
Despite President Bush's pledge that homosexuals "ought to have the same rights" (1) as all other people, his Administration this week ruled that homosexuals can now be fired from the federal workforce because of their sexual orientation.
Bush Misleads Seniors On New Drug Cards
Less than a year ago, President Bush promised Americans that he would "provide seniors with a drug discount card that saves them 10 to 25% off the cost of all drugs, so they'll start seeing savings immediately" on their medications
Environmental Forum Training
Become a member of the Environmental Forum of Marin by graduating from the 2004-2005 Training Program. The course begins September 14, 2004, and continues every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through February 8, 2005. Cost is $300.
Emerging National Leaders Honored with AVA Awards
The Marin Health Fund has named the recipients of their 2004 Awards for Vision and Achievement (The AVAs). This year's honorees are:
Farallones Marine Sanctuary Volunteers Halt Harbor Seal Pup Mortality
San Francisco-April 19, 2004. For Earth Day 2004, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary celebrates a significant victory for the Bay Area's harbor seal population.
MoveOn To Raise $50 Million To Defeat Bush;
Internet Effort to Reduce Republican Advantage
"MoveOn.org is a huge threat and has hurt the President." -Bush/Cheney '04 Campaign Director Ken Mehlman. The Hill, April 20, 2004
News Briefs

Corporate Welfare For Companies, Asbestos Insurers By Alex Horvath
Companies that were at one time involved with asbestos are scrambling to fend off lawsuits. More than 600,000 people nationwide are suing 8,400 companies for asbestos-related claims.
Bush Stiffs Workers On Overtime By The Daily Mislead
While touting the economy this month, President Bush said, "A more productive worker makes more money" (1). But if he has his way on new overtime regulations, that will no longer be the case for tens of thousands of workers.
International Festival At Coleman School
Coleman Elementary School's PTA will host its annual International Festival on Saturday, June 5th from 11:00 - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Another Non-Native Species Found in West Marin's Creeks By Reuven Walder
Forest Knolls, CA - The recent discovery of a nine inch long non-native spiny softshell turtle in Marin's Lagunitas Creek Watershed has caused environmental groups and state agencies to warn of the potential harmful impact on native species
Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest By Frank Scott
"The greatest rule of safety is justice, and stopping injustice and aggression. Oppression kills the oppressors... The situation in occupied Palestine is an example. What happened on 11 September (NY) and 11 March (Madrid ) is your commodity returned to you."
Killing Miss Liberty By Edward W. Miller
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearsome master. -George Washington
MOO TOWN NEWS Let There Be Light By Judy Borello
No sooner were the elections over with than County Supervisor Steve Kinsey heralded a potential new policy limiting homes on ranches to 3,000 square feet. How absurd and unfair is this?
Walking Fast in West Marin
I found the perfect dog-personality plus, great hiker, cute and cuddly, and ignores the cat. He is also smarter than a number of people I have met.
Can The President Imprison Anyone, Forever? By Gene Healy
Does the president have the power to order the military to seize an American citizen on American soil, declare him an outlaw to the Constitution, and lock him up for the duration of the war on terror-in other words, forever?
Country Joe Band, 2004: "Uncle Sam Needs Your Help Again" By Norman Solomon
Taking the stage at a community center in the small Northern California town of Bolinas, a group of four musicians quickly showed themselves to be returning as a vibrant creative force centered very much in the present.
Illegal Immigration: A World Concern By Domenico Maceri
Twenty-one Albanians died recently in the Adriatic Sea as they tried to enter Italy illegally. Another twenty Chinese illegal immigrants suffocated in a truck a few years ago. They were headed for Great Britain.
My Computer And Me By Joe Garrett
Everyone tells us that thanks to technology, we're getting much more productive these days. But if I'm so much more productive, why am I working longer hours?
Letters To The Editor

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