Freudian slip, last day to vote, high-school angst
We thought John Stanford was the only communist in town until Express-News reporter Greg Jefferson called activist and attorney Amy Kastely one in his coverage of a press conference about the PGA Tour project. The story, posted on the E-N's website May 23 at 2 p.m. read: "'Since that time in August 2002, the mayor and city officials have worked diligently to make sure that Lumbermen's gets (something close to the original deal) without a vote of the people, and that's outrageous,' said Amy Kastely, a legal adviser to the communist activists fighting the development."
The story was corrected with the word "community" by 4 p.m., but not until it had been widely distributed via e-mail. `See "The world is a ghetto" in this issue of the Current.`
Last day to vote:
Early voting continues through Friday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Go to bexar.org/election or sanantonio.gov/clerk/elections/ElectionInfo.asp to see a list of early voting locations and precinct polling sites. Election Day is Tuesday, June 7; the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You must vote in your precinct on this day. The Current has received reports that some San Antonians are confused about their voting eligibility. Even if you voted in the May 7 election, you can vote in the run-off; your previous vote does not carry over. Conversely, if you did not vote in the May 7 election, you can still vote in the run-off.
Bored? Angst-ridden? In high school?
Here's the bad news: Adulthood isn't much better. The good news is that serving on the City's Youth Commission could be a way to break out of your funk. The commission's fall agenda includes reducing the number of teen driving fatalities, youth crime, and voting. Due to the number of graduating seniors, there are up to 15 vacancies on the commission. Two teens from each City Council district are appointed by their respective councilperson and two teens are appointed by the mayor. You must be a high school student in good standing and willing to attend monthly meetings. Contact Fred Saucedo at 207-7523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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