Issue: July 03, 2014

Good morning, readers,

This week's feature story is all about overcoming life's obstacles. When

personal trainer Angelo Poli suffered a back injury nearly a decade ago, he

went from a picture of fitness to walking with a cane. But he fought

through the crippling pain, and today he's stronger than ever. Frequent

CN&R contributor Vic Cantu tells his story of triumph.

In other news: Staff writer Ken Smith checks in on the peaceful protesters

at Food Not Bombs; News Editor Tom Gascoyne gets into the nitty gritty of

the Grand Jury Report; CN&R intern Ashiah Scharaga learns a few lessons in

Slow Theatre with Amanda Detmer; and fellow intern Katherine Green does a

Q&A with a local woman who makes some very unique jewelry (hint: she gets

her supplies from local gun ranges).

Happy almost Fourth of July!

Meredith J. Graham, associate editor