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402 Tacoma 1019 Pacific Avenue, Avenue S., Suite Suite 1216 200 PO Box 1303, TACOMA, WA TACOMA, 98402 WA 98401 PHONE (253) 627-4853 FAX (253) 627-2253 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 Vol. CXXIV, No. 177 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF TACOMA Devoted to the Courts, Real Estate, Finance, Industrial Activities, and Publication of Legal Notices Published Published Since Since 1890 1890 Visit our Web site at at INSIDE: LEGAL NOTICES BANKRUPTCIES LIENS ORDERS FEDERAL COURT AUDITORS OFFICE NEW BUSINESSES Mayor Strickland in Birmingham to discuss economic justice File Photo By Todd Matthews, Editor Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland this week will join three other U.S. mayors on a panel to discuss economic justice. The event, which will be held in Birmingham, Ala., is part of a larger community event sponsored by the STRICKLAND U.S. Conference of Mayors to commemorate Birmingham's role in the civil rights movement of 1963 and the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four young girls. "I am honored to be part of this historic discussion at the 16th Street Baptist Church to acknowledge the progress we've made, and how we continue to move our communities forward by living up to the promise of equal opportunity and justice for all," said Strickland. Working with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the U.S. Department of State, the Conference of Mayors is establishing the U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination as part of the International Coalition of Cities Against Racism. UNESCO has asked the Conference of Mayors to organize the U.S. Coalition and serve as its secretariat. The Coalition's 10-Point Action Plan Against Racism and Discrimination will be released in Birmingham. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,295 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. The panel discussion will be held on Thurs., Sept. 12 at 7 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (9 a.m. Central Standard Time). Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans and Paul Soglin of Madison, Wis. will join Mayor Strickland on this panel. The event will air live on C-SPAN. The panel discussion is part of a larger community event to commemorate Birmingham's important role in the civil rights movement of 1963 and the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four young girls. The event will air live on C-SPAN. Tacoma ďŹ reďŹ ghters remember 9/11 tragedy Photos Courtesy Tacoma Fire Department The Tacoma Fire Department hosted a public remembrance ceremony at Marine Park along Ruston Way Wednesday morning to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Guest speakers included Tacoma City Councilmember Robert Thoms and Tacoma Fire Chief James P. Duggan (pictured above). The event was part of a nationwide salute to firefighters, police officers, emergency medical services workers and civilians whose lives were forever changed on that day. "We are grateful to those who joined us in honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11," said a Tacoma Fire Department spokesperson. "Thank you for helping us keep our nation's solemn vow to never forget the sacrifices made."

Tacoma Daily Index, September 12, 2013

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