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Uptown neighborhood news
Uptown Neighborhood News
is a monthly publication of Calhoun Area Residents ActionGroup (CARAG) in cooperation with the East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO).
covers the news of Uptown and is delivered free to households within the area boundedby Lyndale Ave. S. and Lake Calhoun, between Lake Street and 36th St. W. Extra copies aredistributed to businesses in the Uptown area, along Lake Street, and Lyndale and HennepinAves. Circulation is 5,200, with a pass-along readership of 10,000. Publication and distribu-tion is before the first of every month.Contributors are area residents who volunteer their time to bring the news of the area to resi-dents. Articles, letters to the editor and story ideas are welcomed and encouraged. The editorreserves the right to edit for length, clarity, relevance to the area or other reasons. Editorialand advertising guidelines are available. Please contact the editor:
News, tips & letters to the editor
UNN3612 Bryant Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 55409
Phyllis Stenerson (CARAG)
Bruce Cochran (CARAG)
Art directioN & productioN
Susan Hagler (CARAG) 612.825.7780
(ECCO)Ruth Cain (ECCO)Samantha Strong (CARAG)
Bruce Cochran, Anja Curiskis,Bethany Heemeyer, Kay Nygaard-Graham
Bruce Cochran, Scott Engel,Kay Nygaard-Graham, Wendy Schadewald,Mary Ann Schoenberger, Monica Smith,Sarah Sponheim, Phyllis Stenerson,Meg Tuthill
CARAG/ECCO/Uptown Circulation:Bill Boudreau, Justin Jagoe
5th preciNct coMMuNity AttorNey
Lisa Godon 612.673.2005
Uptown Neighborhood News reserves the right torefuse publication of articles or advertisements as itsees fit. But we will see fit to publish most things.Copyright © 2011 Uptown Neighborhood News.
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Write to us, provided you write fewer than 250 words. Your let- ter may be edited and we don't know if it will be published, butwe will certainly try to do so.We need to know your name, address, phone number and neighborhood. Send to uptown- firstname.lastname@example.org by the dead-line each month.
Please submit your opinion pieces to the editor. We encour- age thoughtful essays about anything that’s going on in the neighborhood. On occasion, wewill solicit contrasting views on one subject and run multiple opinions. We reserve the right to edit for space or clarity, taste andlegal concerns.
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Uptown Neighborhood Newsis managed by a board of localcitizens. The ECCO Boardand the CARAG Board eachappoint three representatives.Uptown residents are urgedto participate in their commu-nity newspaper by submittingnews items, writing letters tothe editor and/or attendingBoard meetings.UNN Managing Board meet-ings are open to the public.Anyone is invited to observeand a time for public com-ments will be scheduled.Meetings are held at St. Mary’sGreek Orthodox Church, 3450Irving Avenue South.Meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. and held the first Mondayof the month, unless otherwisescheduled. (July meeting isJuly 11.)
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.Minneapolis, MN612.825.3019Lyndaleucc.org
Lyndale Church Back On Lyndale Avenue
125 years ago Lyndale Church started on theWedge (NW) corner of Lake and Lyndale.We’re back.We are sharing space with Intermedia Arts(and Salem Church) at 2822 Lyndale Ave. S.Come check us out.
9:15 .m. Christieuctio for ll
10:30 a.m. Worship in either the IntermediaArts theater or gallery
No matter who you are or where you are on your journey, you’re welcome here.
8:30am Traditional Worship10:30am Jazz Worship
The Building Begins!
English Lutheran Church
Now worshipingat Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale So.discoversalem.com
After more than ten years at 2914 Hennepin Ave., Booksmart has moved intothe basement of Cheapo Records at 1300 W. Lake St. Replacing Booksmartwill be Roam Interiors
, which “brings quality, creative, functional and beautifullydesigned modern accessories and furniture from around the globe for your homeand urban lifestyle.” More info at www.roaminteriors.com
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
Cover to Cover
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just pow- ers from the consent of the governed…
With this revolutionary, visionarydocument the world’s first democ-racy was established along withthe founding prin-ciples of America.Democracy is oftencited as one of themajor accomplish-ments of civilizationand the best formof government everinvented.
“I never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodiedin the Declaration of Independence
” saidAbraham Lincoln,one of our mostadmired presidents.Now, 235 years later, we need toface the fact that we’re not livingup to the vision of our foundersand the potential of democracy.Problems and divisiveness haveescalated to the point democracy isendangered.In Minnesota, government couldshut down unless Republicansand Democrats can reach a com-promise. The waste of taxpayermoney and pain to countless citi-zens would be awful. At the fed-eral level a stalemate between thetwo parties over the debt ceilinghas major potential negative reper-cussions.We’re mired in seemingly endlesswars and the military is our majorexpenditure, shortchanging edu-cation, infrastructure renewal andnumerous other investments need-ed to continue the nation’s prog-ress. An economic collapse wasavoided but we’re left with massivedebt. The Wall Street bankers thatcaused the crash are getting richerwhile millions of ordinary peoplehave lost their jobs through nofault of their ownand record num-bers of people arefalling into pov-erty. Congress isignoring thosein need. Incomefor middle classworkers hasdeclined so thatthis backboneof a democraticsociety is severelyendangered. TheAmerican Dreamis slipping awayfor many.The Americanpublic is nowthe most deeplydivided since the Civil War. We’vealways had diversity of opinionbut it has reached epic propor-tions. For instance, the incomegap between the rich and the restof us is the worst since the GildedAge of robber barons at the start of the 20thCentury. Cultural differ-ences involving racial, economicand gender justice are rampantand increasingly contentious withviolence erupting all too often.Corporations and the wealthyhave gained control of the politi-cal process by pouring massiveamounts of money into creatingand communicating their messageplus making huge financial contri-butions to campaigns, substantiallydrowning out the voice of the grassroots.This is the culture war,and it is real.At the root of mostcontroversies is ourworldview – the waywe see the world andour place in it, ourphilosophy of life.There are two domi-nant worldviews, oneusually labeled con-servative and the otherliberal or progressive.Or left and right. Somuch has changedover the past 30 yearsthat there’s now nocommon understanding of whatthose terms actually mean. Mostpeople are spread across the con-tinuum but the political debate isstuck at either end.We have con-flicting visionsof what kind of country we wantAmerica to be.People argueabout who is a“real” Americanand what is the“real” America.We basically donot understandeach other.The splitemerged inthe turbulent1960’s but didn’tbecome domi-nant and toxicuntil about tenyears ago. The invasion of Iraqwas the catalyst for many of us. Itseemed so obviously wrong, evenstupid, to some of us and an essen-tial, even righteous, act to others.We can’t even agree on our history.Information presented by histo-
“Educate andinform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
“It must be laid down as a primary position and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal service to the defense of it.”
- GEORGE WASHINGTON
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Editorial by Phyllis Stenerson
The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America