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Sat, May 7Czech Republic
Sun, May 8Open Mic
Wed, May 11LARRY KARAOKE
Fri, May 13RACHEL SEDACCA
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Sun, May 29Open Mic w/Chris Brown
May, 2005 - Volume 30, Number 5

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ARTICLES:
Jim Scanlon

1934-2005

Jim Scanlon Dies
  Jim Scanlon, writer, scientist, youth advocate and friend to so many was swept away on the morning of April 14, suffering a fatal heart attack while driving in San Rafael. He was on his way home after complaining about respiratory discomfort in his regular yoga class early Thursday morning. Taken to Marin General Hospital, he was dead on arrival.
Marin High Schools Move To Video Monitoring; Crime Prevention Or Privacy Invasion? By Karen Nakamura
Parents of Marin high school students have been on edge lately. Negative and fear provoking elements seem to have crept into the relative safety of the local school system.
The Bullets Were Intended for Giuliana Sgrena
In what visibly constitutes a cover-up, The Pentagon's preliminary investigation confirms that "the soldiers had followed their rules of engagement and should therefore face no charges of dereliction of duty."
Peabody Award Honors Dan Rather, Mary Mapes As Excellent in Their Field By Carol Sterritt
When is a journalistic endeavor real journalism, and when is it not? For one thing, a report may be real journalism when it comes from a producer who receives an award as prestigious as the Peabody Award.
Silenced Science: Arctic Ozone Loss By Jim Scanlon
Vital information on environmental change is being withheld from the public by the print and broadcast media.
Arnold Wants To Crush Unions By Karen Nakamura
On April 8, California teachers, nurses, police officers, firefighters and state employees, i.e., the backbone of America, sighed a collective sigh of relief.
Taking I On The Road: The Revolutionary Safetycycle! By Stephen Simac
After reading about the horrors of depleted uranium in the Coastal Post, I could hardly sleep. I was sure I must have snorted up one of those nano- particles floating around. My brain was working oddly.
Ozone Decline Stuns Scientists By Katy Human and Kim McGuire Denver Post Staff Writers
Solar flares and frigid temperatures are believed to be working with human chemicals to eat away at the protective ozone layer above the North Pole.
Help For Child Victims Of Agent Orange
I am writing to seek help in advocating better treatment for children with Agent Orange related Spina Bifida.
Belgium Wants To Ban Nukes In Europe By David Heller FME
The Belgian Senate has this evening passed a resolution on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, calling for the withdrawal of the 480 US nuclear weapons based in Europe.
Downwinders Be Damned: Bush Administration Kills Nuclear Fallout Study By Jeffrey St. Clair
Just as the Bush administration contemplates ordering up a new generation of nuclear weapons
Earth Absorbing More Heat Than It Radiates By Fred Pearce
The Earth is absorbing more energy from the Sun than it is emitting to space, according to a new modelling study
The State of the World? It Is On the Brink of Disaster By Steve Connor
Planet Earth stands on the cusp of disaster and people should no longer take it for granted that their children and grandchildren will survive in the environmentally degraded world of the 21st century
Jim Scanlon Dies-Coastal Post Reporter, Citizen Scientist, Compassionate Gentleman By Virginia McCullough
A kind, gentle man died yesterday, April 14, 2005, in San Rafael, California. A small silver car hit a tree.
Become A Foster Parent
Learn about becoming a foster parent at an information meeting offered by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services.
MMOB Launches "Moms To Maria"
In April at the CDP Convention in LA, Mainstreet Moms (The MMOB) announced their first state-specific Bite Size Action.
Peace Mural For San Anselmo
The Peace Center of Marin announced on April 18, an agreement with the owner of 711 SFD Boulevard, near the Hub, in San Anselmo, for the painting of a 900 square foot community mural on the west-facing wall of the building.
Environmental Forum Of Marin Training
The 2005-2006 Training Program begins in September 13th, and students meet every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through February 7, 2005.
Students For Social Security
Social Security reform is the hot political topic in Washington and across the country.
West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Town Meet In Pt. Reyes
The Marin County West Nile Virus Task Force, a collaboration of agencies involved in WNV awareness and prevention
Axis And Fallow Deer: National Park Says "Off With Their Heads!" By Richard Kirschman
Something doesn't ring quite true with the National Park Service's campaign to eliminate the Axis and Fallow deer
Mortality vs. Morality By Frank Scott
"Those not busy being born are busy dying." Bob Dylan Sometimes reality can seem reduced to that notion, writ large on the TV screen of mass consciousness.
McCarthyism Deja Vu: Zionist Thought Police On Campus By Edward W. Miller, MD
The military expansionism of Zionist Israel has occupied the media for well over half a century.
MOO TOWN NEWS From the Pope To Exodus Of Ranching By Judy Borello
As I commenced to write this article, the news just came that Pope Benedict XVI was elected the head of the Catholic Church.
SKEPTIC'S JOURNAL Why Are We Here In West Marin? By Jeanette Pontacq
Many mornings, I drive TWCD (the world's cutest dog), Scrunchie, to Millerton Point
Connecting The Dots By Larry Kelley
"If you can't help people, try not to hurt them."-The Dali Lama She was young, energetic and beautiful. But most importantly, she really cared.
Incomplete News Is Distorted News; Undermines US Values By Peter Phillips
Dozens were kidnapped by roving gangs off the streets of their hometowns, disappeared from families, hooded, chained, repeatedly interrogated, incarcerated for years in military prisons, and then told it was all a mistake.
LOWE LETTERS Terrie Schiavo Used By Lunatic Fringe
The Terrie Schiavo spectacle and tragedy - it has all become very clear now - at the end.
Letters to the Editor

Forever Grateful to Jim Scanlon By Stan Salthe
For all of the sadness and frustration I experienced in the Marin County Probate Court, one good thing came of it. I met Jim Scanlon

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