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» Fighting Addiction
A new "recovery rabbi" carries on Friendship House's
strong tradition of helping addicts recover. See page 16.
» Food On Fire!
Squeeze out every precious drop of summer living by
grilling on a hot fire. See page 42.
» How Does Your Garden Grow?
TheraGarden shows you ways to create sustainable gardens.
See page 45.
>> 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
11, and Hadassah, 6,
check out their
Bounty from a TheraGarden project in Franklin.
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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Bleak jobs report offers little hope
for the unemployed.
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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