Library Juice 2:26 - July 7, 1999


1. Joyfully Subversive
3. New URL for Alternatives In Print Task Force
4. Information Resources for Information Professionals
5. A $70,000 Moment
6. New International Relations Round Table web site
7. Anti Globalization archive
8. FSU Professor Resigns from Editorial List in Protest
9. Special Days and Months
11. Independent Press Distributors Out In Force at ALA
12. Problem Libraries
13. A riot in Eugene and why you don't know about it
14. The Habits Of Highly Deceptive Media
15. The MIT List of Radio Stations on the Internet
16. Organ Transplants Are Best Left to Professionals

Quote for the week:

"Question Managerial Prerogatives"

-Sanford Berman

Home page of the week:

  John Leonard:


1. Joyfully Subversive

Ralph & Kacoo's
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 27th, 1999

I've been an ALA member since 1973, but with several
interruptions, when I just couldn't stand it anymore.  What
brought me back each time was SRRT, of course, and colleagues
like you: raucous, uncontrollable, outspoken, passionate folks
who really want to make libraries -- and the world -- a little
bit better, a little bit fairer, and a lot more fun.  For
everyone.  People who could all be comfortable wearing this
modest button with the simple inscription: "Joyfully Subversive."

In January 1977, I submitted five "professional concerns" when
running for ALA council.  They remain my primary concerns, and
perhaps yours, too:

* Enlarge "intellectual freedom" efforts to include opposition to
  economic censorship (like media monopolization and the chain
  superstore threat to independent booksellers and small presses);
  frank recognition, at least, of library censorship (e.g. the failure
  to select visual erotica, zines, labor materials, small press fiction
  and poetry, and graphic novels); and support for library staff to '
  express their views on professional and policy matters without fear
  of reprisal.

* Stop and reverse the increasing commercialization of libraries and
  of ALA itself, which threatens the very soul of the profession: its
  committment to genuine openness, diversity, and neutrality.  (Among
  other things, this means ensuring the libraries are spaces or
  refuges free from hype and otherwise incessant sales pitches.)

* Expand and simplify access to library resources for poor, unemployed,
  and homeless people, in part by energetically implementing ALA's
  "Poor People's Policy."  (Locally, this also involves abolishing
  fines when their major purpose is to generate revenue, not to get
  the books back, and avoiding fee-based services -- like bestseller
  rental programs -- that are predicated solely on the ability to pay.)

* Foster greater democracy within both ALA and library workplaces,
  combatting such traditional management and mystery cult practices as
  hierarchy, paternalism, elitism, and secrecy; encouraging library
  unionization as a means of real empowerment, a way to create
  countervailing power; and unmasking the latest versions of Taylorism
  and TQM as frequently manipulative and wasteful frauds and fads.
  (In this context, that ubiquitous maxim, "Question Authority,"
  might be modified to: "Question Managerial Prerogatives.")

* Maintain and dignify such activities as collection development and
  cataloging as "core functions" best performed in-house rather than

I'd now like to add another item, related to the shibboleth about
libraries being "bulwarks of democracy":

* Proactively foment and facilitate public policy debates on timely
  issues through programs, resource lists, and displays.  (How many
  libraries have done this, for instance, regarding classism or
  poor-bashing, corporate welfare, economic democracy, and corporate
  power?  These are not even LC-sanctioned subject headings!)

So what SHOULD libraries be?

+ Equally accessible to everyone
+ Dynamic sources of all kinds of information and ideas, available in
  a setting free of hucksterism
+ Open places, where rules and policies emerge from unfettered,
  transparent discussion among users and staff

I honestly don't think that's too much to ask.  Do you?



Distributed at the dinner for Sandy Berman in New Orleans was Katia
Roberto's zine, Kiss My Filing Indicators, issue number one, The
"Sandy Berman Rocks My Socks" issue.  It's a great little
festschrift-zine with contributions from Byron Anderson, Chris Atton,
Barbara Blair, "Karen Eliot," Steve Fesenmaier, Jenna Freedman, Mitch
Freedman, Dorchester Dog Hip, Earl Lee, Alison Lewis, Rory
Litwin, Peter McDonald, Mev Miller, A. Ralph Papakhian, Katia Roberto,
Suzanne M. Stauffer, Jessamyn West and Steve Willis.  You can get your
copy by sending a dollar to Katia.  You can email her for her address,
at <roberto[at]>.

3. New URL for Alternatives In Print Task Force

The Alternatives In Print Task Force of ALA/SRRT has a new URL for its
web pages:

Update your links or pay us a visit for the first time.

-Rory Litwin


4. Information Resources for Information Professionals

compiled by Joe Ryan

"This is a guide to basic resources information professionals use
when looking to the written record to solve a problem or learn more
about ourselves as a profession."

This is a well organized resource, large but not unmanageably so.
You are likely to find something there that's right up your alley.
It is arranged by category.  For a good example of Joe's work take
a look at the page on Women in the Information Professions, at:

5. A $70,000 Moment

I was holding a sign at the protest against Colin Powell's $70,000
keynote speech at the ALA conference along with about 20 other
protesters, when I noticed Joyce Kelley across the room, trying to
tell me something.  Joyce Kelley is in ALA's public information
office; I had met her earlier when I registered for the conference as
a member of the press.  Well, Joyce didn't like my participation in
the protest, and called it a conflict of interest.  She said that
a journalist has no business taking sides on an issue.  I told her I
thought the middle was also a political position.  It seems obvious
to me that the way we talk about something necessarily takes some
position in relation to it.  It's in the words we chose to use. 
The "neutral center" that a journalist can create is a political
position.  This seems completely obvious and natural.  Joyce's
response was the following:  "I've heard all the arguments." 

I don't know what HER argument is. 

It is not a problem.  ALA made no official complaint and I happily
held my sign (about Powell's My Lai coverup) as conference goers
streamed past, shaking their heads in annoyance, and reporters
counted us as many more than we were.  Some non-SRRT members were in
our ranks, including the tall and important Peter Graham.  That was
good.  Not so good was the reported turning away of a gay activist who
wanted to hold a sign condemning Powell's homophobia.  He was told "We
don't want to push that issue."  SRRT members are unhappy that this
happened and hope that the planning process of future protests is
better advertised to groups outside SRRT who might share our

Powell himself was in the auditorium somehow, as much a TV
personality as ever to those of us who didn't see him.  He did not
get a pie in the face, as some had wondered about.  70,000 very useful
dollars were wasted on a homophobic warmonger who knows nothing about
libraries and wants to be President of the United States.  And people
think SRRT is crazy.

-Rory Litwin

6. New International Relations Round Table web site

Please visit the newly revised and updated IRRT web site at

Included are links to IRRT activities at annual conference in New Orleans,
volunteer opportunities for international involvement in New Orleans,
information about the IRRT and announcements of publishing opportunities,
including editor of International Leads and IRRT web editor.

Acknowledgements for the design and implementation of the web site go to
the IRRT Publishing Subcommittee in general and to Tracy Lay specifically
who has really gone above and beyond in her efforts to create a place for
the IRRT on the web.

See you in New Orleans.

Lucinda Covert-Vail, Chair
ALA International Relations Round Table
70 Washington Square South   tel: 212-998-2497
New York, New York 10012   fax: 212-995-4070

7. Anti Globalization Archive

Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 12:39:02 -0700
From: Sid Shniad <shniad[at]>
To: mai-not[at]
Subject: World's largest on-line globalization archive

World's largest on-line archive of news, documents and
discussion of globalization issues, starting with the MAI
and expanding from there, can be found at

As of 10 Jun 1999 11:20:56 -0400 there were 12016
articles posted to that searchable archive.


8. FSU Professor Resigns from Editorial List to Protest Pricing Policies

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 16:20:04 -0400
From: Barbara von Wahlde <bvw[at]>
From: Alison Buckholtz <alison[at]>
To: Multiple recipients of list <arl-sparcmem[at]>
Date: Wed, Jun 9, 1999, 11:28 AM

To SPARC Members:

We received the following announcement from Charles Miller, director of
the FSU library.  We'll keep you posted on developments. In the meantime,
please join us in applauding Dr. Riley's action.

Alison Buckholtz*Communications Manager*SPARC
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
21 Dupont Circle*Washington, DC*20036
phone: 202 296 2296 x115
fax: 202 872 0884
email: alison[at]

FSU Professor Resigns from Editorial List to Protest Pricing Policies

During the last 10 years, Elsevier Science has driven the costs of its
journals up at a rate so high that it has damaged the ability of FSU's
libraries and other research libraries throughout the nation to meet
the needs of their faculty and students.  However, Elsevier continues
to hold a prominent place in the academic publishing industry.

What follows is a letter sent by Prof. Mark Riley, who is an international
leader in the area of nuclear structure physics and a member of our
Physics Department, to the editors of Nuclear Physics A, an Elsevier
journal that costs $15,000 per year.  Prof. Riley is taking a courageous
stand on this issue.

Dear Editor,

Although I have been a referee for Nuclear Physics A (and Physics Letters
B) for many years I request that my name be removed from your list of
referees. I therefore will be unable to referee the manuscript NUCPHA

As a faculty member at a state university (where resources are finite) I
have become deeply aware of the spiraling cost of journal subscriptions
over the last few years. These increases are having a dramatic, and
negative, effect on our library materials budget and thus our educational
institution.  I am dismayed by the pricing and inflation policies of
Elsevier and the significant part they have played, and are playing, in
the present journal budget crisis. So while I respect the quality of
Nuclear Physics A as a scientific journal, I feel honor bound to minimize
my involvement with Elsevier Publishing at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Mark A. Riley
Professor of Physics, The Florida State University

9. Special Days and Months

A ResPool Conversation

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We always hear that this is ___?___ Month - fill in the blank.

It maybe be African American History Month, or Breast Cancer Awareness
Month, Earth Day or whatever.

Congress and the President, both, announce these spacial days and months
(seems at times, that there are more special days and months than there are
actual days and months in the year!)

Does anyone know where I can find a list of all these?



Jonathan Prince           : The Most Complete Source For
jonathan[at]   : RealAudio/Video World News :
   'If you can imagine a thing,
    conjure it up in space - then you can make it.'
    - Alexander Calder

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I have been looking for such information for a while, e.g. when is
secretary's day or when is the next weedless Wednesday. This should also
include the year, e.g. the U.N. declared International Women's Year a
while back. I would be satisfied with finding such an events calendar
for Canada and U.S.
The best I found is:
You have to scroll down the page, and what you find is rather sparse.

Margaret Gross, MLS
Bibliothécaire & Conseillère en information
Librarian and Information Officer
EMS Technologies Canada, Ltd.

Visit the Librarians' Resource Centre
"Success is a state of mind"
"La réussite est un état d'esprit"

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One of the best sources for this type of info is Chase's Calendar of
Events. The print version and/or CD-ROM version can be found in most
public library collections.

An online subscription based version exists at:
A free trial is available using the January calendar.


Gary D. Price, MLIS
Reference Librarian
George Washington University

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Have at it...

Shirl Kennedy
Web Doyenne
City of Clearwater (Florida)

We are not afraid to entrust the American people
with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies,
and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid
to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an
open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
     -- John F. Kennedy
Ari's Today Page
Daily Almanacs
The Old Farmers' Almanac
Daily Miscellany
The Moron's Almanac ("Almost as reliable as the Farmer's Almanac®,
but without all that crap about farming.")
Information Please Daily Almanac
The Living Almanac of Disasters
The Calendar Zone
Romantic Holidays, Celebrations and Special Days
Today's Calendar and Clock Page
Months of Edible Celebrations
Earth Calendar ("This page is intended to let you know
that everyday, somewhere in the world,
someone is celebrating something.")
The Daily Bleed:  A wake-up call better than boiled coffee! A calendar of
events your
mom & pop forgot to tell you about...
dMarie Time Capsule
The Mother of All Today in History Sites (aesthetically awful but packed
with links)
The History Net:  Today in History
Any Day Today in History Page of Scopes Systems
On This Day
Today in History
Today in Radical History
Today in Black History
This Day in Ancient History
Library of Congress Today in History
This Day in Music History
Today in Rotten History
Literary Almanac:  This Day in Literary History

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The best source for this kind of information is still in paper:

Chase's Calendar of Events

The following is the info on the book from

Chase's 99 Calendar of Events (Serial)
                                         Our Price:

                                         Usually ships
                                         within 24 hours.

Paperback - 752 pages (October 1998)
Contemporary Books; ISBN: 0809228211 ; Dimensions
(in inches): 1.57 x 10.97 x 8.53

Donna Goldthwaite



>From Elbow Grease, a Wired WebMonkey e-newsletter ...
Bill Doskoch
Saskatoon, SK
CAJ-L moderator

I thought I'd take a little break from the relentless onslaught of
content to ask if anyone has any questions. Anyone? Well, chances are you
can find your answer right here:


This is the home of the Internet FAQ Archive, a huge and searchable
collection of FAQs culled from Usenet. So if you're the inquisitive type
and are wondering about, say, Pez or back rubs or woodworking or Mariah
Carey (or all four, like me), you're in luck.

11. Independent Press Distributors Out In Force at ALA

If you have neglected buying from the alternative press because it's
just too inconvenient, you may be interested in some small press
jobbers and distributors that were out in force at the ALA

* Consortium Book Sales and Distribution

Consortium's main catalog covers 66 independent  publishers that
represent important sources of books and information for your
library.  (Some of the publishers are South End Press, New Society
Publishers, Graywolf Press, Cinco Punto Press, Blue Heron Publishing,
and Green Integer.)  Consortium also has a separate children's
catalog, which is a must if you purchase children's books.  They
offer toll free telephone and electronic ordering via PUBNET, sales
representation, easy terms for new accounts, discounts for
established accounts, and fast turnarounds.  Their Fall 1999 catalog
offers a 50% discount special.  To order the free catalogs or to get
other information, call Consortium at 1-800-283-3572.

* SPD/Small Press Distribution, Inc.

Small Press Distribution is best for literary titles, and does a good
job of opening the market to the small press titles they carry by
feeding their catalog to bigger jobbers such as Baker and Taylor,
Blackwell's and Brodart.  If you want to start focussing on small
presses then take a look at SPD:

Small Press Distribution
1341 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA  94710
tel. 510/524-1668
fax. 510/524-0852
orders: 800-869-7553
email orders[at]

* The Independent Publishers Group distributes books from about 250
independent publishers.  They offer catalogs on specific subjects,
as well as a children's catalog and a general catalog. The publishers
they carry tend to be experts in specific subjects (e.g. American Bar
Association, Bridal Guide Ltd.) but much of their stock is extremely
valuable and hard to acquire otherwise. You can contact them for a
catalog at:

Independent Publishers Group
814 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60610
tel. 800-888-4741
fax. 312-337-5985
email frontdesk[at]

* Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) (associated with IPG)

PMA isn't a distributor or a jobber but "a non-profit trade
association of independent publishers."  (Sort of an Independent
Press Association for book publishing.)  "Founded in 1983, it serves
book, audiobook, and video publishers located throughout the United
States and those international publishers who wish to market their
titles within the U.S....PMA has a membership of 3,000+ publishers
and continues to grow each year."  One of their services is the
production of an annual Resource Directory which can be used to
supplement the reference work _Alternative Publishers of Books in
North America_ as a guide to independent publishers.  This guide is
arranged into the sections:
- PMA Publishers Catalog New and Active Backlist Titles
- PMA Yellow Page Directory, Category Buying Handbook
- Vendor Resource Directory
- Member Company Listings
- Member Geographic Listings
- Member Genre Listings
- PMA Vendor Members

You can order your free copy of the resource directory by contacting

Publishers Marketing Association
627 Aviation Way
Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
tel. 310/372-2732
fax. 31-/374-3342
email pmaonline[at]

-Rory Litwin

12. Problem Libraries

This is an article by Carol Reid, originally for the in-house
newsletter of the NYS Office of Cultural Education, also to be
published in the Spring 1999 issue of "Pressure Point" (the NYLA IFRT
newsletter, of which she is editor):

-- -- --

Bad libraries, like bad marriages, used to be a matter of relative
privacy. But, as with everything else, we've learned some things. For
some, the problem is an autocratic patriarch (or matriarch). Others
quarrel over the children. Many fight about money. Quite a few form
questionable alliances. But, as long as the lines of communication
are kept open, such sticking points can often be convincingly
resolved. Perhaps the most alarming trend then, or at least one we
seem to be hearing a lot more about lately, is the attempt by library
administrators to quell communications and quiet their critics,
especially those from within the "family."

Take the case of Sanford Berman, the up till now irrepressible
Minneapolis maverick, who has gained the admiration, bordering on
hero worship, of librarians worldwide. He is the author and editor of
numerous books and articles about cataloging, social responsibilities,
and intellectual freedom in libraries. Through persistent petitioning
he has persuaded the Library of Congress to drop or amend hundreds of
outdated, inaccurate, and politically incorrect subject headings (most
famously, "Jewish Question" and "Yellow Peril") and to add countless
others. Berman has given many inspiring addresses and won several
major awards. Though still alive (thankfully, after a serious surgery
last spring), a festschrift has already been published in his name.

It is because of him that the Hennepin County Library has acquired
the outstanding reputation among catalogers that it currently enjoys.
HCL's records, especially its fiction records, are of the highest
quality, surpassing those of LC itself. Where LC subject headings
prove inadequate, catalogers now borrow Hennepin headings instead. As
head of Cataloging there, he had also elected to depart from
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, by writing out or translating
obscure abbreviations and Latinisms, and avoiding unnecessary
punctuation. All in the noble aim of increased "accessibility and
intelligibility," as one bemoaning admirer wrote to American
Libraries, in the wake of Berman's sudden and unimaginable retirement.

Hennepin, you see, had recently been asked to become a major
contributor to OCLC, an online database of bibliographic records. In
the press release announcing this fact, Berman's part was warmly
acknowledged. However, back at work, he was being rebuked for having
stated his opinion to staff that HCL should insist on OCLC paying
royalties for some of their records, for having failed to be in
lockstep with AACR2, and for objecting to a PR-skewed misquoting of
his views. While unsure of the business aspect, I suspect he had a
point, and, as the man of the hour, was in a good position to push
it. When his boss refused to withdraw the reprimand and continued to
harass Berman privately, while "praising Caesar" publicly, ultimately
"kicking him upstairs" to produce a manual on the type of cataloging
for which he had put them on the map, Berman had finally had enough
and disgustedly decided to resign.

He had also been upbraided a couple of years ago for the
"insubordination" of speaking out against his library's bizarre
proposal to double the overdue fines on children's books as a means
of increasing revenues. Jane Rustin, director of the Allegany County
Library System, in Maryland, who also believed that the kids in her
library were being ill-served, felt similarly at pains to relinquish
her post in November 1998 when the library board cobbled together a
filtering policy in too-ready response to the admonishments of three
area ministers about the ensnarements of the Net. Presumably, like
Berman, she felt that political concerns had overridden professional

Another library director who was unable to withstand the force of
facile change-mongers was West Virginia's Fred Glazer, described by
John Berry, the editor of Library Journal, as "arguably, one of the
greatest state librarians in the history of our nation." During 24
years of dedicated (or, as American Libraries' Will Manley sadly put
it, "joyous") service, Glazer managed to increase the number of
public libraries in that often benighted state from 25 to 179. He
also raised the amount of money allocated them from five cents per
capita in 1972 to $3.81 in 1996, which put them in the top five
nationwide. Glazer died from kidney failure a year and a half after
his "nasty shove out the door." The cause of death did not, but no
doubt should have listed a broken heart, and the stress of being
assailed by yuppie downsizers as well.

Although the Leroy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund of the American
Library Association gave funds to help Glazer fight his unjust
firing, which, according to Berry, "reek[ed] of political and
professional vendetta, personal disloyalty and jealousy, and
incredible misuse of the power of the state," it was tragically a
case of too little, too late. Although the ridiculously low salary
advertised for his replacement attracted very few applicants, the
state commission eventually gave the job to David Price, who, amid
controversy over his management abilities, had left two different
California libraries, most egregiously the San Francisco Public
Library, where he supervised the contentious opening of their new

Sometimes the ethical catalyst that leads to such upsets has to do
with a perception of the way employees in general are being treated.
This is what happened here at the Albany Public Library, long a site
of physical disrepair and staff disaffection. One fateful day in
1993, the director decided to dock the pay of managers who had chosen
to close the library and send people home during a blizzard. This
penurious act proceeded to snowball as it attracted the detritus of
those workers' wintry discontent, along with some local and national
media attention. Subsequently, the library's employees joined a union
and the director eventually stepped down.

Most librarians possess a fundamental belief, intuitive or practiced,
in intellectual freedom, or freedom of speech. So it tends to rankle
when they're told not to talk, or even, as is their celebrated wont,
to whisper amongst themselves. In Hawaii, it was an interoffice "gag
order" that galvanized the mobilization culminating in the
cancellation of the outsourcing contract with Baker & Taylor, the
firing of the State Librarian, and the legislative edict against
further such outsourcing in Hawaii libraries. Again, as I always say,
nothing backfires quite so satisfyingly as censorship does.

As in Hawaii, bad publicity has forced the main players to move on,
yet fallout from the San Francisco Public Library "book dumping"
debacle continues to cast a pall over its long-suffering staff,
notably one distinguished children's librarian, who "just happened"
to have been the primary signatory on a petition protesting the
ill-conceived plans for the New Main Library, and was then falsely
accused of child molestation and hitting on female colleagues
(despite his being openly gay) and summarily fired from his job three
years ago. Fortunately, SFPL is a union shop and the local is at long
last taking up his cause.

One of the rarest qualities, and therefore most prized in my
estimation, is the ability of those in authority to concede an error,
or confess that a wrong has been done. Most such people, perhaps out
of a nagging need to justify how it is they merit so much more money
than their coworkers, invest tremendous amounts of energy
rationalizing these things, because to allow their own fallibility
might be to suggest that they do not deserve their exalted status. It
is for this reason that I was so gratified, after slogging grimly
through the all-too-predictable stories recounted here, to have come
across one about a librarian in Victoria, British Columbia, a lovely
place where I am lucky to have an uncle now living, once again due to
the inability of those in high places to admit the colossal mistake
that was the Vietnam War, fired during the fifties for at one time
having edited a left-wing publication.

Half a century later, the Greater Victoria Public Library has
publicly apologized to this former employee, and acknowledged the
grave insult to both him and our wonderful, freedom-loving profession
that such a craven and conformist move implied. Canada is often
characterized as a more censorious place than America, with our
vaunted Bill of Rights, but in this humble and belated act of
contrition, they evinced a greater regard for the rights of the
individual and intellectual freedom than some wielders of library
power in this country have recently shown themselves to possess.


13. A riot in Eugene and why you don't know about it

Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 09:47:27 -0400
From: "Carol Reid" <creid[at]MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]>
Subject: Riot in Eugene
Mime-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: srrtac-l[at]
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Martha Sherwood has given me permission to post this message. You may contact her at: vetus[at] ...
Carol Reid

I would like to call people's attention to a what I see as a
serious threat to freedom of expression and media independence, which
occurred in my own home town and which will probably not make it into
normal media channels.  Last Friday we had a serious riot here in Eugene.
The anarchists and some of the more militant eco-activists staged an
unauthorized parade to protest capitalism.  The organizers (to the extent
there were any) made it clear that their intentions were peacable, if not,
strictly, legal.  Increasing numbers of people locally feel that they have
exhausted legal means of redress for very real grievances.  Based on what I
have observed and experienced, I believe that they are right.
        At some point, a violent confrontation erupted between the
demonstrators and the police, in which windows of shops and cars were
smashed, and two policemen and an unknown number of demonstrators were
injured, none very seriously.  There are conflicting accounts as to who
started it, as well as accusations of questionable behavior by the police.*
        There were two television newsman on the scene with video cameras,
both clearly identified as such - one working for the mainstream KVAL news
and the other for alternative public access television.  They were standing
side by side when the police arrested the alternative journalist, claiming
he was participating in the riot.  Later they claimed they had arrested him
to prevent him from participating in the riot, and finally, after keeping
him in jail over the weekend, released him without pressing charges.  They
confiscated his videotape.  This, of course, means the public has no access
to television footage which might throw into question the actions of the
Eugene police during the whole affair.  No doubt our alternative papers
will have verbal accounts, but such are more easily denied.
        The journalist indicated that he had been harassed by the police on
several other occasions.
        I did not get the above account from either the alternative press
or one of the anarchists; it appeared in the stuffy establishment-oriented
Eugene Register-Guard.

Martha Sherwood
Ecology and Evolution
University of Oregon

*Since I wrote this, the liberal Eugene Weekly came out with a description
of the riot which I trust.  It appears that it started when several
motorist endangered people who were blocking traffic by lunging their cars
at them, and one man jumped out of his pickup and bashed a demonstrator
over the head with a wrench, injuring him badly enough that he had to be
taken to the emergency room.  The police made no effort to stop the good
citizens of Eugene from attacking nonviolent demonstrators, so the
demonstrators fought back.  Breaking up the demonstration with tear gas and
hauling 20 of the protestors off to jail occurred after the group had left
the downtown area and had congregated in a public park, where they were
neither trespassing nor impeding traffic.  To date, no evidence has come to
light linking any of those arrested to specific acts of vandalism.  The man
who assaulted the demonstrator has not been arrested, though there were
many witnesses and his license plate number is known.

14. The Habits Of Highly Deceptive Media

The habits of highly deceptive media: decoding spin and lies in
mainstream news. By Norman Solomon. Common Courage Press, 1999. 294p.
Columns and essays; includes index. (Box 702, Monroe, ME 04951,
207-525-0900,; $15.95, paper,

15. The MIT List of Radio Stations on the Internet
Last updated: May 27, 1999.
Links to Over 8000 Radio Stations
This list currently includes:
U.S. Radio Stations
Canadian Radio Stations
African radio stations (9K) sorted by country.
Asian radio stations (23K) sorted by country.
European radio stations
Middle Eastern radio stations (8K) sorted by country.
North American (not US or CA) radio stations (21K) sorted by country.
South American radio stations (33K) sorted by country.
Oceanic/Australian radio stations(29K) sorted by country.
Stations who broadcast live on the Internet
U.S. and Canadian Bitcasters (165K)
Bitcasters Around the World (132K)
If you know of any other radio stations on the World Wide Web, that should be
included on this list, please use this submission form
to let us know about them. Thank you.

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16. Organ Transplants Are Best Left to Professionals

The opening credits of The Simpson's show Bart Simpson writing the same
sentence over and over again on a chalkboard, the old "write it 100
times" punishment, which establishes him as a troublemaker.  Each
episode is different.  Someone has listed many of these openings of The

Write 100 times:

I will not carve gods.
I will not spank others.
I will not aim for the head.
I will not barf unless I'm sick.
I will not expose the ignorance of the faculty.
I saw nothing unusual in the teacher's lounge.
I will not conduct my own fire drills.
Funny noises are not funny.
I will not snap bras.
I will not fake seizures.
This punishment is not boring and pointless.
Mr. name is not Dr. Death.
I will not defame New Orleans.
I will not prescribe medication.
I will not bury the new kid.
I will not teach others to fly.
I will not bring sheep to class.
A burp is not an answer.
Teacher is not a leper.
Coffee is not for kids.
I will not eat things for money.
I will not yell "She's dead" at roll call.
The principal's toupee is not a Frisbee.
I will not call the principal "spud head."
Goldfish don't bounce.
Mud is not one of the 4 food groups.
No one is interested in my underpants.
I will not sell miracle cures.
I do not have diplomatic immunity.
I will not charge admission to the bathroom.
The cafeteria deep fryer is not a toy.
All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy.
I will not say "Springfield" just to get applause.
I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers.
My homework was not stolen by a one-armed man.
I will not go near the kindergarten turtle.
I am not deliciously saucy.
Organ transplants are best left to professionals.
The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with "Hail Satan."
I will not celebrate meaningless milestones.
There are plenty of businesses like show business.
Five days is not too long to wait for a gun.
I will not waste chalk.
I will not skateboard in the halls.
Underwear should be worn on the inside.
I will never win an emmy.
The Christmas Pageant does not stink.
I will not torment the emotionally frail.

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