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By HOWARD McQUITTER II
oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com
howardmcquitter68@gmail.com

Burt Reynolds
Feb. 11, 1936 – Sept. 6, 2018
The man with the rakish mustache, keen eyes and good looks started with acting on television such as playing in 50 episodes of “Gunsmoke” (1962-1965) and various roles in “The Twilight Zone”, “Perry Mason”, and many other shows in the 1960s. Then Reynolds got his big break on silver screen in John Boorman’s drama-adventure- thriller “Deliverance” (1972) joining the cast with Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox and Bill McKinney. Reynolds takes a role in Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)” (1972) . He played in “The Longest Yard”(1974) and at one time played high school college football before quitting because of an injury. Also known for acting in other comedies “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977) and the sequel in 1980.

He plays the sheriff in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (1982).

All together he starred in 186 movies and television shows. One of his most memorable roles is playing a producer of “soft” pornography in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights”(1997).

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Choosing safer cleaning products to improve air quality

By EMILY WORMAN

This summer, 15 businesses and housing complexes in Phillips participated in a project to improve air quality and community health by switching to safer janitorial products. Eleven businesses have committed to switching to safer products, and they are improving local air quality by reducing the emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A total of 26 products were switched, which resulted in 2,730 pounds of cleaning product replaced with safer alternatives annually. Additionally, 105 pounds of HAPs, 155 pounds of VOCs, and 385 pounds of ground-level ozone will be removed each year.

Thank you to the following businesses and housing complexes for participating in this project! Ebenezer Tower apartments, Center for Changing Lives, Greenway Building, Hiawatha Tower Apartments, Hope Community, the Latino Economic Development Center, Many Rivers East and West apartments, Midtown Global Market, Normandale House, Our Saviors Housing, St. Paul’s Apartments, Trujillo’s Tax Services, and Wells Fargo Mortgage Campus.

Emily Worman was a summer Intern at MnTAP, sponsor of this project

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Move N’ Eat

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The 4th Annual Power Health Tour

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An important dialogue between members of LGBTQ community and Minneapolis Police

By KATHLEEN SULLIVAN

Out In the Backyard (OIBY), All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church and Minneapolis South Rotary recently hosted an event to help reduce the gap of understanding between the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-plus communities and the Mpls. police force. A special community event was organized with the showing of a documentary called STONEWALL UPRISING as a catalyst to raise awareness and conversation about the many complex issues with the police and policing system.

Jeff Hayes, the Minneapolis Police Department’s new LGBTQ community engagement liaison attended the event and dialogue. He is a civilian gay man recently hired by the police department for this position.

Many questions were asked and discussed: Was it reasonable to use the June LGBTQ+ Pride march as a time to protest the killing of people of color by police? After all, the history of Pride beginning in 1969 IS protest and uprising—protest against violence by police and protest against a social structure that trampled all rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ individuals. How could the Pride organizers better communicate what was happening for those along the line-up route to the many hundreds in the parade who had no idea what the long wait was about? Should this protest have been expected by all, given that there was press leading up to the Pride parade about this?, Or been expected because last year groups protested the “whitewashing” of the LGBTQ+ community at Pride, as well as protesting the inclusion of police at Pride celebrations*? Are frustrations about waiting in the heat for the Parade to get under way equal to frustrations of the murder of loved ones by the police? When groups lack equal access to power, how can they be heard, and what are the costs and benefits of various approaches?

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The Fate of The Alley

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Raise Your Voice – When patriots speak up

BY PETER MOLENAAR

September 8, 2018, was a nationwide day of action around the theme: RISE FOR CLIMATE, JOBS, AND JUSTICE. The Minnesota summit was venued at the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center. The prevailing millennial voices were heard, still fresh from the financial crisis of 2008, and they were not hesitant to link the climate crisis to capitalism. To which I will add: The drive for infinite growth upon a finite planet suggests that this system is unsustainable and hostile to Earth’s ecology.

Meanwhile…

In our country, the top 10% own 80% of the wealth. These are the lazy stockholders who live high on the dividends of our collective labor. Actually, the planet’s richest eight people own wealth equal to the poorest half of the world’s population. Capitalism, which exists to maximize profits, is incapable of reversing this accelerating process.

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Community Learning Sessions about Park Safety and Park Policing

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MPCA Reports to East Phillips

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will give an update on the permits for Bituminous Roadways and Smith Foundry at the EPIC October 11th Meeting at East Park Center 2307 17th Av 6:30.

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Backyard Initiative Back Page – October

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