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George Johanson, Three Kayakers, oil on canvas

There is something for everyone at Portland Community College's 19th annual Art Beat festival.

Art Beat 2006 will spread across all of the PCC campuses from May 8 through 12, offering students and the community access to local, regional and national artists, as well as an extensive collection of visual art, dance, music, theater and literary events to help expose them to art. Art Beat is free and open to the public.


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The city is taking suggestions to name two yet-undeveloped plots

Seattle Parks and Recreation is inviting the public to submit names for two new parks in the Central District and Rainier Beach neighborhoods. The properties in question — listed here with their working names — are yet to be developed:

• "Colman School Parking Lot." Located next to Colman School at 2400 S. Massachusetts St. in the Central District, this land was acquired by Seattle Parks and Recreation in 1948.


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The American Red Cross invites the public to join in observing "World Red Cross Day" with a viewing of the documentary Valentina's Nightmare, followed by a panel discussion on children and war.

Children and War will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. N.E.

Valentina's Nightmare is the story of a 13-year-old girl who survived the 1994 massacre of 800,000 Tutsis by the Hutu majority in Rwanda.


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Actor George Clooney, left, looks on as U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addresses the crowd April 27 at a Washington, D.C. rally about the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

WASHINGTON—Thousands of people joined celebrities and lawmakers at a rally Sunday urging the Bush administration and Congress to help end genocide in Sudan's Darfur region.

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Mary Kavet Anderson, best known as a longtime activist for peace and justice, racial equality, women's rights, gay rights and a broader role for laity in the Catholic Church, died late last month. She was 80.

A memorial celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 N.E. Alberta St.
Beginning in 1958, she was active in civil rights issues with several intercultural dialogue groups, prejudice reduction workshops and People of Faith Against Bigotry. She was co-founder and board member of Health Help Center, a free health clinic in North Portland, as well as co-founder and board member of the Center for Urban Education, FISH and East-CAP. She also was an associate member of the Sisters Of Holy Names


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Portland State's Business Outreach helps new entrepreneurs

When Pat DiPrima first started to think about opening an Italian bakery and café, she asked everyone for advice. But among the best suggestions she received was to check out the Business Outreach Program at Portland State University.

"They helped me tremendously," said DiPrima, whose DiPrima Dolci Italian Bakery and Café is a neighborhood gathering spot at 1936 N. Killingsworth St. "They did everything from helping me gather data to apply for loans, to advising me on marketing and advertising plans and employee issues.


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Neal Brown

Since its inception, the Neil Kelly Memorial Foundation has presented dozens of scholarships to outstanding young people from the North/ Northeast Portland community.

The Rotary Club of Albina and the North/Northeast Business Association — the co-sponsors and co-creators of the foundation — along with members of the community at large, have often asked whatever happened to some of the foundation's past scholarship recipients.


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State's highest judicial body will hear three cases on campus

The Oregon Supreme Court is coming to Portland Community College next week.

Sponsored by the college's criminal justice and paralegal programs, the visit will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, in Room 104 of the new Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building at the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. The court will hear three cases.


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Portland Community College Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood, left, presents Rosalie Tucker with her Cooke Foundation scholarship certificate.

Rosalie Tucker dreams about doing many things. Now, she doesn't have to dream.

Tucker, 25, was selected as one of 38 students across the nation to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship that will enable her to attend the University of California at Los Angeles.


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Seattle demonstration echoes those held all over the United States

An immigration rights march that drew thousands of people of all ages and races was marred by a car that struck a group of marchers at a downtown intersection.

Demonstrators surrounded and began beating on the car after it hit and slightly injured three people Monday afternoon, and the driver was arrested for investigation of assault, said police Officer Debra Brown.

Five other people were arrested for possible weapons violations and one person for obstructing police, Brown said.


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