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September, 2004 - Volume 29, Number 09

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Another Family Court Horror Story By Jim Scanlon
  Even though V. conferred with counselors at the Marin County District Attorney's Victim Witness Assistance program for two and a half hours, before she left the state with her two special needs children
Why Did Judge Taylor Resign? By Jim Scanlon
Lynn O'Malley Taylor the first woman elected to the Marin Superior Court resigned suddenly last month after serving since 1982.
The 9/11 Investigation Final Report: WHAT'S WRONG WITH KANSAS? By Stephen Simac
Three years have passed since the 9/11/01 Attack on America. Two investigations into the events and details of that day have been conducted and results published. One conclusion has been reached by the investigations, the media and the shell shocked public.
Marin General May Lose Medicare Coverage By Karen Nakamura
Once again Sutter Health is taking flack for sloppy operational practices. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) have cited Sutter Health and Marin General Hospital with "extremely serious" violations of the Health and Safety Codes.
Judge Sutro Evicts Sick Elderly Man 81 Year Old Woman Evicted From Hospital By Jim Scanlon
At a brief ex parte hearing in June Superior Court judge John A Sutro, ordered that a 67 year old man, who uses a wheel chair and suffers organ paralysis from multiple sclerosis, be evicted from Marie Freitas Senior Housing in Terra Linda.
"Vultures Should Eat His Body!" By Jim Scanlon
Could This Happen In Marin? The NY Times of August 19, 2004 reported on an interesting case of "cronyism" and judicial corruption
 To Serve And Protect, Or To Frighten And Coerce? - What's Wrong With Complaining About Cops? - By Carol Sterritt
Few people like to deal with the police. On the one hand, you might have to call on them when you are facing danger because you need their help.
 Reporters Get Death Threats From Police
In early August, Iraqi police threatened to kill every journalist working in the holy city of Najaf, where US forces were locked in a tense stand-off with Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army.
Environmental Defense Supports Marine Sanctuary Expansion
Environmental Defense praised new legislation proposed by Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) that would substantially expand the existing boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries to include the Sonoma County coastline as far north as the town of Gualala.
North Sea Decline
Recent press reports have described the North Sea as an ecosystem on the verge of collapse.
John Walker Lindh Update: Could Abu Ghraib Have Been Avoided? By Jim Scanlon
It is a cliche that all history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce.
 Trinity County Votes to Ban Genetically Engineered Crops
It was another bad day for Monsanto and the Biotech Bullies and another victory for the grassroots. Today, August 3, 2004, Trinity County, California became the second county in the nation to ban the production of genetically engineered (GE) crops and animals.
 'Can't Blair See That Iraq Is About to Implode? Can't Bush?' By Robert Fisk
The Independent, 01 August 2004: The war is a fraud. I'm not talking about the weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist. Nor the links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda which didn't exist. Nor all the other lies upon which we went to war. I'm talking about the new lies.
 The MMOB Hits 100,000 Mom Milestone.
Mother-to-mother peer network mails voter registration forms and encouragement to unregistered single moms. Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush (The MMOB) is an grassroots, get-out-the-vote organization dedicated to registering single moms.
 Aljazeera Vows to Cover Iraq Despite Closure
Aljazeera has vowed to continue its Iraq coverage despite the one-month closure of its Baghdad office announced by the Iraqi interim government on Saturday.
 Bush Tries To Hide Growing Poverty
Anticipating the release of devastating new poverty and health care statistics, the Bush administration today took the extraordinary step today of trying to bury the numbers.
Bush Misleands On Tax Cuts
As a presidential candidate in 2000, George W. Bush pledged his tax cut proposals "are especially focused on low and moderate income families.
 Twisted Bush Medical Nomination
President Bush has announced his plan to select Dr. David W. Hager to head up the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee. The committee has not met for more than two years
 Hugo Chavez Could Teach US Leaders A Thing Or Two about Winning Votes By Medea Benjamin
I knew that the administration of Hugo Chavez had won my heart when I met Olivia Delfino in one of the poor barrios in Caracas.
Joseph Dentoni III passed away on July 12. The 1974 graduate of Tomales High School
 Candidates Invited To Seek Endorsement By NOW
The Marin Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Political Action Committee invites all candidates in Marin's November election to seek the NOW PAC's endorsement.
Halliburton Contracts Should Be Suspended By Feds
The government should consider suspending or debarring Halliburton from receiving future government contracts given their inability to account for $1.8 billion and numerous cases of corporate misconduct.
 The Thimerosal Controversy: An Overview By Dan Hamburg
Despite a plethora of studies demonstrating a significant link between vaccines containing the mercury-laced preservative thimerosal, and the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics continue to urge parents to give the shots to their children.
 Rumsfeld Misleads About Prison Abuse
Speaking yesterday in Phoenix, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld claimed that there was no way that he and other top military officials could have known about the abuse and torture that took place at Abu Ghraib and other prisons.
Don't Tread On Me By Edward W. Miller
"If there is one lesson Israel can impart to the Americans it is that every occupation is appalling; that it tramples the occupied and corrupts the occupier." Editor: Haaretz (Israeli newspaper)
Moo Town News By Judy Borello
K.O. Mayo (And that ain't mayonnaise) Being in the West Marin Community for over 34 years, I've never seen such citizen solidarity since the threat of offshore drilling.

A Failed Presidency
As Republicans gather in New York City, the Bush campaign will undergo a drastic makeover, camouflaging gutter tactics with a veneer of moderation calculated to help the President win another four-year term.
Hybrids By Harry Holdorf
In this town, as in many others, they keep building thousands of apartments and houses, and adding stop lights, guaranteeing that all of us'll spend significantly more future time stuck in traffic.
Losing Faith By Steve Wallis
The Christian values, shared by our national leadership, are a touchstone that lends them strength as they lead our nation through these troubled times.
How the News Media Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Rumsfeld By Norman Solomon
The nation's top dog of war is frisky again. Donald Rumsfeld has returned to high visibility-after a couple of months in the media doghouse following revelations about torture at the Abu Ghraib prison
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