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The </FONT><FONT  COLOR="#000000" BACK="#ffffff" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=4 PTSIZE=14 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"><B>most widely reported article</FONT><FONT  COLOR="#000000" BACK="#ffffff" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=2 PTSIZE=10 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"></B> mentioning or featuring Quakers – the week ending 4th Month 9. 2005 (55 instances in the US and UK) was:<BR>
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<B>Quaker Schools /Politics and Economics/Violence/</B><A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-schools-politics-and.html">Pat Buchanan Doused With Salad Dressing At University Appearance/</A>CBS News /ALL/ALL/USA/01-Apr-05/Associated Press<BR>
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This week’s AP wire story, makes the second widely picked-up mention about a Quaker, (who attends Earlham College) who threw a pie in the face of a conservative political figure at a lecture/discussion on March 30.  The 2nd story, reported on April 1, involving Pat Buchannan, mentions that the student in Michigan was inspired by the act at Earlham college two days previous.<BR>
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The total of 129 instances of these two stories makes Food Throwing the most reported story about or mentioning Quakerism in 2005 so far, specifically reinforcing Quaker Schools and Politics and Economics in the minds of the public associated with ‘Quaker’.  Considering the many good works of Friends, this is sad in many ways.  What might have been planned as a humorous act mimicking black-and-white slapstick cinema, which some of us love, in a parody of the rich and powerful, really came off poorly in the eyes of the public.  This especially, considering the composure that was held and ultimate refusal to press serious charges by the 'Conservative' speakers after being hit with food.  One source close to the throwing action was quoted, commenting: “The cause (for this action) seems to be prolonged exposure to anarchists.  “  The source also said, “This is a good student who made a bad choice.”<BR>
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The </FONT><FONT  COLOR="#0000ff" BACK="#ffffff" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=4 PTSIZE=14 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"><B><A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-schools-sidwell-friendspublic.html">most inspiring story</A></B></FONT><FONT  COLOR="#000000" BACK="#ffffff" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=2 PTSIZE=10 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"></B> (to me) also regards Quaker schools and public schools.  This story was widely reported in the Education Section of USA Today - a national publication in the United States:<BR>
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<B>Quaker Schools /Sidwell Friends/Public Schools/Mahoney</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-schools-sidwell-friendspublic.html">Math teacher resets the learning curve</A>/USA Today /ALL/ALL/USA/06-Apr-05/<B>...</B><BR>
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<B>The other stories, for those who seek the many treasures buried within, are:</B><BR>
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<B>AFSC/Immigration//</B><A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/afscimmigration.html">US - Mexico Border Becomes Busy Northbound Highway After Nightfall</A>/Watchman Herald/TX/USA/09-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Arts/Film/James Dean/adherents.com/</B><A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/artsfilmjames-deanadherentscom.html">Religion in the media: A look at recent books, magazines and Web ...</A>/Fort Wayne News Sentinel/Fort Wayne/IN/USA/06-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Arts/Literature/Moby Dick/Starbuck/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/artsliteraturemoby-dickstarbuck.html">'Moby Rehearsed' is often Welles-run</A>/Washington Times/Washington/DC/USA/05-Apr-05<BR>
Arts/Theater/that of God in each person</B>'/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/artstheaterthat-of-god-in-each-person.html">Buck Celebrates Friends, 'Strangers'</A>/Washington Post/Washington/DC/USA/06-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Business/</B>///<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/business.html">How about a spiritually rich list?</A>/Guardian/London/England/UK/04-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Domestic Violence</B>///<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/domestic-violence.html">Bethel Friends holds benefit for Desert Rose</A>/Mooresville / Decatur Times/Mooresville/IN/USA/02-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Environment/Religious Diversity</B>//<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/environmentreligious-diversity.html">Coastline protection effort hitting the pews</A>/Times Picayune/New Orleans/LA/USA/05-Apr-05<BR>
<B>FCNL/Politics and Economics/Smith, Daniel/</B><A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/fcnlpolitics-and-economicssmith-daniel.html">US Economic Decline and the Rise of China</A>/Palestine Chronicle /Palestine/M.E./08-Apr-05<B><BR>
FCNL/War/Politics and Economics</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/fcnlwarpolitics-and-economics.html">President is not worthy of blank check for Iraq</A>/Palladium-Item/Indianapolis/IN/USA/06-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Intrnational Conflict/Genocide/Rwanda/Friends Peace Teams</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/international-conflictgenociderwandafr_11.html">Quaker discusses work in Africa</A>/Corvallis Gazette Times/Corvallis/OR/USA/06-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Obituary /Arts /Painting</B>//<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/obituary-arts-painting.html">Services to celebrate local artist Janet Church, 87</A>/Whittier Daily News, /Whittier/CA/USA/07-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Obituary /Business</B> ///<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/obituary-business.html">Community leader Jack Porter, 83, passes away</A>/Wabash Plain Dealer/Wabash/IN/USA/04-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker History/Architecture/Fire/Jordans</B>/<A HREF="http://www.local6.com/news/4337960/detail.html">OZZY OSBOURNE ON..EVERYTHING</A>/Sunday Mirror/London/England/UK/03-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker History/Business</B> ///<A HREF="http://www.local6.com/news/4337960/detail.html">Clarks left with a sole survivor after closure</A>/Times Online/London/England/UK/01-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker History/Geneaology</B>//<A HREF="http://www.local6.com/news/4337960/detail.html">Books help track down English ancestors</A>/Daily Press/Newport News/VA/USA/02-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker History/Natural Science /Ethnic Diversity/Cook</B> /<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-historynatural-science-ethnic.html">Making it up as you go along</A>/Age/Sydney/Australia/Oceania/01-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker History/Politics and Economics/Peace</B>//<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/businesspolitics-and-economicspeace.html">Inside the First Amendment: For advocates of workplace religious ...</A>/Naples Daily News /Naples/FL/USA/03-Apr-05<B><BR>
Quaker History/William Penn/Jury System/Law Breaking</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-historywilliam-pennjury.html">Why A Fully Informed Jury?</A>/Magic City Morning Star/Portland/ME/USA/06-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker History/Women</B> ///<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-historywomen.html">Alice Paul 1885-1977 Faithful Suffragist</A>/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette /Little Rock/AR/USA/03-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker Schools /Genocide/Genocide Intervention Fund/Swarthmore/</B><A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-schools-genocidegenocide.html">Students Fund Sudan Peacekeepers</A>/Harvard Crimson/Cambridge/MA/USA/07-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker Schools /Sidwell Friends/Partners for Peace/Council for the National Interest/</B><A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-schools-sidwell-friendspartners.html">'Peace' panel stirs debate at Sidwell</A>/Washington Jewish Week/Washington/DC/USA/07-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker Schools /Silence/</B>//<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-schools-silence.html">Treading softly</A>/Advance of Bucks County/Newtown/PA/USA/07-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Quaker Schools</B> ///<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/quaker-schools.html">Williamstown Youth Center director to leave after summer</A>/Berkshire Eagle/Pittsfield/MA/USA/08-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Religious Diversity/Catholicism/</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/religious-diversitycatholicism_11.html">Memorial joins area residentsof many faiths</A>/MLive.com/Detroit/MI/USA/08-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Religious Diversity/Catholicism/</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/religious-diversitycatholicism.html">Readers share their thoughts on the pope</A>/Salem Statesman Journal/Salem/OR/USA/06-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Religious Diversity/</B>//<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/religious-diversity.html">Davidson's rule change rooted in faith</A>/Charlotte Observer/Charlotte/NC/USA/04-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Religious Diversity</B>///<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/religious-diversity_11.html">Protestants say pope's message transcended religious boundaries</A>/Asbury Park Press/Asbury Park/NJ/USA/04-Apr-05<BR>
<B>Religious Faith /that of God in each person'</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/religious-faith-that-of-god-in-each.html">Cheshire man finding God within people</A>/Waterbury Republican American/Waterbury/CT/USA/07-Apr-05<BR>
<B>War/Conscientious Objecton /Jesus/</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/warconscientious-objection-jesus.html">'Conscientious objectors' discuss service alternatives</A>/University of Central Oklahoma Vista/Oklahoma City/OK/USA/06-Apr-05<B><BR>
War/Counter-Recruiting/Consensus/God-Connected</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/warcounter-recruitingconsensusgod.html">Grannies rage against the machine</A>/San Francisco Chronicle/San Francisco/CA/USA/01-Apr-05<BR>
<B>War/Counter-Recruiting/Politics and Economics/Cookville, TN</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/warcounter-recruitingpolitics-and.html">Censorship chips away at freedoms</A>/Provo Daily Herald/Provo/UT/USA/04-Apr-05<BR>
<B>War/Peace Activity/Iraq</B>//<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/warpeace-activityiraq_11.html">Iraq war vets events here</A>/The Capital Times/Madison/WI/USA/07-Apr-05<BR>
<B>War/Peace Activity/Iraq</B>//<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/warpeace-activityiraq.html">Arundel woman's anti-war message quiet but visible</A>/Baltimore Sun /Baltimore/MD/USA/06-Apr-05<BR>
<B>War/Peace Activity/Lynd, Staughton</B>/<A HREF="http://quakersinthenews.blogspot.com/2005/04/warpeace-activitylynd-staughton.html">Teach-in set at Albion</A>/The Jackson Citizen-Patriot/Jackson/MI/USA/08-Apr-05<BR>
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