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Big Brother and Big Sister Programs - 4

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Barbara Comte, Exec. Director of Tacoma/Pierce Co. Big Brothers/Sisters, stands at one of the several doors of the organizations Bingo Hall at 84th and Sprague Streets which will have to be brought up to county guidelines (including "panic" bars).
Geff Hinds/photo

Indians, Puyallup (General) - 13

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Indians, Puyallup

“Members of the Puyallup Tribe celebrate Yekabotsa Mills’ ninth birthday with a Native American Church prayer ceremony.” A tepee is backlit, showing the people sitting inside. Photo by New Tribune staff Dean J Koepfler

Nativity House Charity - 3

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J. R. Robinson of "Superhair" hair salons works his wares on one in a long line of folks who waited patiently for one of a couple of dozen free haircuts donated by Robinson and Migael Schieder of "Suno Contemporary Hair Design" (both Tacoma bizs) today at the Nativity House on Commerce in Tacoma. The gesture was the brainchild of Anna Maria Garcia with the "Outreach" program of the Pierce County Health Department. Garcia used the opportunity to provide cutee's with informational literature and condoms to help fight AIDS.
Geff Hinds/Photo

Safe Streets Program (Fighting Drugs and Gangs) - 5

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Charles Carson, 19, (of Tacoma) a member of the Safe Streets Youth Initiative, laughs during his speech, as Governor Booth Gardner shares in the joke. The two were speakers at a press conference at Safe Streets Headquarters where the governor announced grants to communities fighting drugs. Carson, who used to be involved with drugs, said that now he helps young kids stay away from drugs. The laughter came when Carson said that he wants to do this work now, because in 5 or 6 years he'll be 25 and too old to relate to the young kids.
Photo by Therese Frare

South Hill (Puyallup) - 4

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The signs on Puyallup's South Hill are being discussed as the Pierce County Council considers measures to cut down on the eye pollution in heavy commercial areas.
Dan Voelpel/Story
Bruce Kellman/Photo

Tacoma--Parks and Recreation - 1

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Park Police/ Photo by Dean J. Koepfler
Park Police Officer Pat Murphy, feels that Tacoma's parks, such as Point Defiance Park won't be as safe if police are disbanded, sighting increased gang and drug activity in other city parks.

Police--Assaults and Deaths - 2

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Brenda Cook, sister of Samuel Johnson who was killed by an Auburn police officer, is consoled by Tanya Nelson, step-daughter of Samuel Johnson, and Dawncelie Johnson, daughter of Samuel Johnson comes up the hall.
Cook was overcome with grief in the court room and fled to the hallway in tears after gruesome descriptions of the physical evidence of her slain brother during the inquest into the shooting b Auburn police officer Michnik.

Hilltop Area - 20

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News/ National Night Out/ Hilltop Celebration and Prayer service.
Members of Safe Streets, and Hilltop neighbors joined their hands in prayer on the corner of S. 16th and L streets, where two Tacoma residents where shot and killed July 16th of 1990. The men, Scott Higley, and Chris Sherrod were remembered during a Hilltop celebration of National Night Out, with the theme "Sweep, Walk and Talk" for our neighborhood, or "SWAT." Two members of the gathered held hands and then placed a flower on the spot of the drug related shootings. Left to right in main pic are Randy Herrid, Sister Laura Neal, organizer of celebration, Father Bill Bichsel, and Theda Cherry.

Asian-Americans - 12

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Cultural Fair sponsored by South Puget Sound Adoptive Parents.
As part of a cultural fair to educate children and adults about different cultures Jennifer Yoon, 24, left and Angela Synn, 13, right performed some traditional Korean dances including fan and basket dancing.

Salishan Housing Development - 10

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--Salishan Residents Alliance--
Part of the Salishan Residents Alliance's goal is to give children a safe place to have activities such as this classroom in the East Side Neighborhood Center in the Salishan Project, where children left, Charles Ferrell Jr., 6, and Lashaunda Williams, 7 right, draw on the board before pizza.
Photo by Dean J. Koepfler

Stallings, Rev. George - 4

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The Rev. George A. Stallings talks about his split with the Roman Catholic Church, and founding his own Imani Temple in Washington D.C., in Rev. Vernon Burroughs office prior to services at Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Staff photo by Bill Hunter

Aged and Age--Activities - 5

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Norbert Paul and Maggie Heasley were a whirlwind at the weekly square dance at the Kent Senior Center called "Ring N Swing" last Thursday. Every Thursday from 1 to 3 seniors from around the area get together for the dance with a live caller.

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