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"I am here because I want to be part of this extreme- ly important movement." said West Seattle resident Deborah Lawrence, protesting with her husband. Mike Derry. "I'm excited that new kinds of people showed up instead of just the same old Leftists, which I am one of" she added. "I don't like the criticism that people are leveling at them, that they don't have an agenda. They do. It's a populist movement." "I'm really frustrated with how our country is evolving," said Cathy Weirather, a Gatewood resident and executive assistant who was waving a cardboard sign from the curb to traffic passing by on 4th Ave. "There is so much more that should be done that's not being done. Howard Schultz of Starbucks emailed his employees and about 50 other top CEO's not to make political contributions. The purpose was, I believe, to stop and think about what that money is doing and to get their attention to act. "Yes, he is a 'one-percenter' but he gives his part time employees benefits and is good to his people. I'm not against corporations whatsoever. I mean. my God. Look, we've all got Nikes on. I've got my cell phone?' She shared Lawrence's enthusiasm about the young, diverse crowd. "There are families down here on Sat- urday," said Weirather. "It's fantastic. People honk and wave and the 'Ride the Ducks' bus goes by and people on board go nuts. it's a lot of fun. We're all m the same boat?' "I've been involved in political activism for about 10 years," said Kendra William, sporting a "Rolling Thunder" T-shirt, another, national protest group. "I have protested for years. I know what this is about. It's very heartening to see new, young people becom- ing involved in protesting. All of us are getting a little tired. It's their future so they've got to get out here and fight for it?' - See OCCUPY SEATTLE, page 20 Photos by Steve Shay Westwood resident Kaya says, "We're being screwed over by the American aristocrats, the bankers." She protested Saturday, Oct. 15, at Occupy Seattle downtown near Macy's. Over 2,000 showed. Seattle, helped support Laura dur- junior in the drama room and On Saturday, October 8, Ed ing this interview. I noticed him right off the Kingston dietJ suddenlydoing Ed Kingston was born in bat,'" she recalled ofifda/' his at Washington High School in 2. West Seattle and other Seattle "He learned to play soccer there. was wearing sweats. I-said, 'I hate those sweats" but I couldn't get my mind off of him. I joined the drama c]ub so we could be in plays together. He had a girl- turtle because he couldn t him ng t m front of he. remarkable husband, father, say ' ' ' " " h " r friend, teacher and coach. Two of say his 'R"s with his accent .... 'We never dated then." she her close friends, Debbie Petrusa she said. . said. "He was loyal and would. and Karen Schrantz, both of West I first saw Ed when I was a never break up with his girl- in Bellingham. I wasat PLU (Pacific Lutheran University) in Tacoma. In the summer of '95 I went up to visit. We met just as ing to Paul Simon. It was the Stu- pidest music to dance to. It was kissed and it was awesome, tt (OCT 12). I just remember being irritated that I found the one I was supposed to marry realty young,, but it kind of makes sense now. We understood each other and shared a simi- lair approach to life. We Were go masters. Hewent on t0get his mBos  a tz, West Seattle's Cathy Weirather protests on 4th Ave. in front of Westlake Park downtown Saturday, Oct. 15., with over-2,000 other Occupy Seattle protesters. She said she is not against large corpo- rations in general, but does not like how America is evolving. West Seattle's Stuart Ferguson protests in Westlake Park down- town Saturday, Oct. 15. with over 2,000 other Occupy Seattle protesters. He sees hypocrisy in the banking system and says he witnessed hypocrisy in the military in Vietnam. where he served. There re 29% less homes for sale compared to the same time iast year! We have buyers that are looking for homes in your neighborhood. With interest rates so low, more people can qualify for more house! 5o, if you are thinking about selling, give us a call. this is not a solicitation for your business. III118,:|[|1 l,lllllll f  1 ilIIIHHtlIIlll llllllli Bill IIt11] Iglll, T]TJF ,|t