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Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on July 22 at 8:04 AM

by Rebecca Tapscott

Sk8ter news: On Monday, the City Council will vote on the opening of a new skate park.

Jail news: In 2012, King County plans to stop housing small-misdemeanor offenders, prompting the development of new jails.

Pagan news: A Sunday feature on Paganism, brought to you by the Yakima Herald-Republic.

White Pass news: A money dispute with the county causes the fire commissioner to stop sending crews to medical emergencies in the White Pass area, increasing emergency response time by fifteen minutes.

Endangered animal news: Federal officials announced a plan to review some decisions of an ex-Bush administration official on wildlife. The review will not include the controversial decisions on the spotted owl, the bull trout, or the marbled murrelet.

Sex news: Since 2001, the sexual activity rate for American teenagers has plateaued. Some note that this coincides with the implementation of abstinence only sex education.

Sex AND alcohol news: Ex-participants of Alcoholics Anonymous expose their experiences pimping and being pimped to older male members of the organization.

Famine news: Ethiopian government enforces a food and trade blockade on rebel led areas of the country, putting hundreds of thousands at risk of starvation.

Palestinian news: Members of the Fatah movement in the West Bank hand in their weapons and pledge to support Abbas. A militant leader says it’s time to try the “political stage.”

Turkish delight: Young activists in Turkey use satire and comedy to protest the government hierarchy in their country.

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Nice to see the sexual activity rate for teenagers peek...although it'd be hard for it to keep rising forever.

Posted by Shawn | July 22, 2007 10:10 AM

I think sexual activity had actually been declining during the 1990's - and then starting in 2001, it stopped declining. And the kids continue to get jiggy wit it?

Posted by ames | July 22, 2007 12:23 PM

I just wanted to correct a mistake that Gordon King made in the Yakima Herald's article about Pagaism and our coven. My dog's name is spelled 'Paige', not 'Page'. Also, the Rev. Jennifer L. Morgan's last name is not 'Morrigan'. Morrigan is her magickal name. I was also misqouted in a couple of places. I had never said that "Pagans have the freedom to do what they want, knowing they must take responsibility for their actions. They subscribe to the idea that whatever you do comes back to you several times over." I was referring to a majority of Wiccans, not Pagans as a whole. That's okay, though. I was trying to provide him with many years of Pagan related material in a very short amount of time. So, the Yakima Herald is intitled to make a few mistakes. Blessed Be!

Brightest Blessings,
The Rev. Jasper Sparrowhawk
Church of the Sacred Moon
Selah, WA


Posted by The Rev. Melvin T. Neifert | July 22, 2007 12:44 PM

Apparently the number of sexually active teenagers has plateaued as long as they don't get sober.

Posted by patrick | July 22, 2007 6:19 PM

If you all want to see an audio slideshow of the Beltane Celebration click the following link:


Posted by The Rev. Melvin T. Neifert | July 28, 2007 2:56 AM

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