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posted by Mike on September 1st, 2006

Jan Griffiths: There was a second prayer vigil for Jan Griffiths yesterday.

Catholic Worker blocks garbage truck: Catholic Worker Liza Apper of the Fresno CW interfered with the city’s attempt to roust a bunch of homeless people, as pictured below. Indymedia and ABC have the story.

When I visited the Fresno CW a couple years ago, they were running a soup line outside the county jail, and had a pretty good rapport with the police. Liza told me how the experience had changed her: “I realized that the Body of Christ is more than just liberals and poor people.”

Liza Apper blocks a garbage truck in Fresno
Photo: Indymedia

Paxton vs. Lukes: WCCA has posted the video of City Councilor Konnie Lukes interviewing Brendan “Buck Paxton” Mellican. I was disappointed that the first topic of discussion was not CitySquare or the idiocy of the City Council, but instead ICANN.

CPF on BBC: Mike Schorsch was interviewed by the BBC for a program you can listen to on-line. (You can listen to it, but I can’t; those confounded limeys use the Real Audio format.) Mike is involved with both the Catholic Peace Fellowship and GI Rights hotline.

Worcester graffiti: Indymedia has a nice story about my main man Asa Needle and his dad cleaning up sidewalk graffiti outside a boarding house run by the social service agency SMOC.

Worcester money: Indymedia also has a list of the top 100 best-paid city employees. The only two non-cops in the top 25 are the City Manager and the Superintendant of Schools. The best-paid woman seems to be Helen A. Friel at #54.

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  1. On September 1, 2006 at 19:36 paxton said:

    Hey I can only work with the script!

  2. On September 2, 2006 at 14:27 Mike said:

    I have been profiting from the advice of John Sawatsky when it comes to interviewing….

    But we probably also need some advice for those being interviewed. For example, how do you take an interview that seems to be going nowhere and get it back on track?

    Tip #1: When asked “How do you start a blog?”, pretend that you were just asked, “What’s your opinion of public drinking in Worcester?”

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