THE NORTH COAST JOURNAL

of Politics, People and Art

Vol. VIII, Issue 6
serving Humboldt County, Calif.


Editor and Publisher: Judy Hodgson
Art Director/Production Manager: Carolyn Fernandez
Copy Editor: Howard Seemann
Staff Writer and Calendar: Jim Hight
Contributing Writers: Wally Graves, Betty Thompson,
Terry Kramer, Ron Ross

Photographers: Brandi Easter, Patricia Wilson
Graphic Design/Production: Rita Pender, Cindy Noble
Advertising Sales: Carla Strope, Colleen Luttrell
Office Manager/Production Assistant: Grace Kerr


JUNE 1997

Cover of the May 1997 NCJ
On the cover: Woodworker Anthony Kahn, photo by J. Patrick Cudahy

COVER STORY

" VALUE ADDED" by Jim Hight
Local woodworkers turn hardwoods into gold.

EDUCATION

"EDUCATION ON THE EDGE" by Jim Hight
"Daydreaming in school is nothing new, but turning fantasies into good grades
is something that can really happen at the Eureka High School's Oikos Academy,
an experimental program where students research topics of their own choosing. ..."

HISTORY

"HEALING THE WOUNDS OF WAR"by Wally Graves
"Fifty-two years have passed since the battle of Iwo Jima. But the story still unfolds. ..."

DEPARTMENTS

PUBLISHER
"County responds to allegation" by Judy Hodgson

LETTERS

UPFRONT
Humboldt County news


COLUMNS

GARDEN
"No WEED GARDENING" by Terry Kramer

"Fieldbrook gardeners Rose and Carson Bledsoe never weed their vegetable
patch because there are no weeds to pull. ..."

FOOD
"SPRING ROLLS VIETNAMESE" by Betty Thompson

"Think of tasty packets of Vietnamese salad made up of thin noodles,
savory bits of cooked chicken, beef, pork, tofu or shrimp
rolled up with shredded vegetables and fresh herbs in softened rice paper."

FISCAL FITNESS
"TIGHTER INVENTORIES FOR A STRONGER ECONOMY" by Ron Ross

"This style of inventory management, which has evolved in recent years,
is having profound effects on economic efficiency and the stability of the entire economy."

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