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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-07-21

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metro

>> cover story

After Internet uproar, Oak Park dismisses charges
against woman with front-yard garden.

metro / news analysis

Out Of Work, Out Of Luck?

Robin Schwartz I Contributing Writer

Julie Bass, =dove

center, with her

children Yehoshua,

11, and Hadassah, 6,

check out their
front-yard garden.

Bounty from a TheraGarden project in Franklin.

F

or several weeks, the front lawn of Julie and Jason Bass' modest Oak Park
home was a crime scene. The alleged crime: planting fresh vegetables.
City officials said the Bass' organic garden, now thriving in five raised
beds in the front yard of their Dartmouth Street property, violates a vaguely
worded ordinance that reads, "All unpaved portions of the site shall be planted

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2011

Covering and
Connecting
Jewish Detroit
Every Week

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Bleak jobs report offers little hope
for the unemployed.

Jackie Headapohl
Managing Editor

I

f you're out of work, finding a job can seem as elusive as
finding the proverbial needle in a haystack (and about
as likely). Unfortunately, the labor market isn't expected
to improve any time soon.
On July 8, the government reported only a paltry 18,000
jobs were created nationwide in June — after an anemic
25,000 new jobs in May. Blame it on high oil prices, the
debate about cutting the deficit, unrest in the Middle East,
the spring earthquake in Japan — take your pick — the
result is the same: a rising unemployment rate. According

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