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All Quiet in Little Beirut

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Berkeley's done it. So has Ann Arbor, Denver, even Eugene. Seventeen U.S. cities have passed an anti-Patriot Act resolution, but Portland--that bastion of radicalism once dubbed "Little Beirut" by ...   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 Amy Roe

Profs Decry "Terrorism" Label

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In a rare move of political activism prompted by the plight of three former students charged with arson, two Portland State University professors are calling on public officials to stop using the ...   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Amy Roe

professor soundbite

Gary Perlstein is a "terrorism expert." Because we said so.

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Gary Perlstein, professor emeritus in the administration of justice, is slight in stature, a feature exaggerated by a slouch. The Winstons he chain-smokes have sandpapered his 62-year-old voice to ...   More
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 Amy Roe

Ginger Does Portland

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Homer Williams is in love. The object of the developer's affection? Ginger--petite, speedy, agile as Fred Astaire, guaranteed to turn heads wherever she goes.Ginger is the code name for the Segway H ...   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 Amy Roe

Out of Africa

The conflicted worlds of Muslim refugee Mohamud Abi.

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Mohamud Abi, a 22-year-old refugee from Somalia, is sitting on a cream-colored sofa in his sparsely decorated, one-bedroom Portland State University dorm, flipping through photo albums with a gues ...   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2002 Amy Roe

Mural Lovers Unite!

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When Russian muralist Liya Kot attempted to finish a mural on the side of Restaurant Russia on Southeast Foster Road, she hit a brick wall: Portland's sign ordinance. Even murals, such as the rest ...   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 Amy Roe

Vera Hits the Road

An advocate for the homeless says the mayor blindsided her cafe.

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When protesters show up at City Hall this Wednesday, Mayor Vera Katz may want to cut an olive branch for Genny Nelson, director of Sisters of the Road Cafe.The event, scheduled for 11 am, is to pr ...   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 Amy Roe

Feeding Frenzy!

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Greek Cusina owner Ted Papas' quest to quash Portland's food carts is gaining political muscle. Papas' nascent organization, FARE (Formal Association of Restaurant Entrepreneurs), is joining force ...   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2002 Amy Roe



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Growing up in Cork, Ireland, Peter Cullen had his life's work laid out for him. "The greatest expectation for a male was to be a priest," he says. "And I always wanted to be the best."Cullen achie ...   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 Amy Roe

High Priest

Four decades later, Paul Krassner is still taking pot shots at reality.

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He dropped acid with Timothy Leary and published a nude picture of himself in Hustler, but when Paul Krassner wrote about doing coke with the Pope, he was only joking. Long before The Onion, Krass ...   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Amy Roe
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