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Weekend editorials: Music education, urban wasteland, citizen patrols

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on May 30, 2008 at 1:56 pm with No Comments »
May 30, 2008 1:56 pm


It may come as little comfort to Tacoma parents fighting cutbacks in school music education offerings, but theirs is a fight that’s going on all over the country.


1. A little planning could have made all the difference in the Tacoma Mall area, which is now marred by haphazard townhouse development and an appalling lack of playgrounds.

2. After five years of bloodshed, the formidable weight of the U.S. military is barely holding Iraq together. Next door, the United States appears completely out of options in dealing with Iran’s apparent drive for a nuclear arsenal.


Nothing else works like citizens patrols to keep a lid on crime and prevent troublemakers from taking over a neighborhood.

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