July 2007

Thank you to all that attended at supported the important work of Northwest Harvest. - tn

Northwest Harvest is a Washington original, begun here in 1967, and still the only hunger relief agency distributing food statewide for free to about 300 member food banks and meal programs. Northwest Harvest is privately supported and independently operated. They receive all their food and funds from you: individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations, not from the government or a parent organization.

In an interview today on KUOW's Weekday, sportswriter Frank Deford discusses his new novel The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball.

He discusses how young athletes "gain a sense of entitlement, because it comes so early to them...  At an early age, people are giving them things, people are cheating for them.  They come to understand this is part of the package of being good.  There are now lists of the best 8th grade basketball players in the country.  It's so ridiculous, it goes without saying.  It starts at that exceptionally early age." 

This sets the stage for athletes and celebrities that feel even more entitled and expect everything, including the book's main character Jay Alcazar.

Listen at www.kuow.org or click here.

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