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From Seattle’s East Precinct, Friday, December 12, 2008

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  1. I believe this protest is about the Garfield basketball player Tony Wroten being ruled ineligible because of questions about his residency.

  2. I think you’re right. There was a petition circulating at GHS this morning. From what I heard in class, his family rented an apartment in town, and they stay there Monday through Friday and then go back to their Renton home on the weekends, which, as I heard it, is what the district had requested. However, I didn’t know anything about any of this before about 7:45 this morning.

  3. Once again, CDN has the scoop! The marchers are moving at a good clip. They marched past Saigon Deli (12th & Jackson) as we were waiting in line there around 12:35. Definitely Garfield students and 200 sounds like about what we saw. A bunch were carrying clipboards, but we were too obsessed with getting our sandwiches to make it out in time to ask them what was up.

  4. I got my info from KJR am (sports) which has been discussing the eligibility story for several days. They happened to mention the protest/march during one of their sports score updates around noon.

  5. Here is the story about Tony Wroten: He happns to be one of the most highly recruited prep basketball propects in the nation.This issue has a bit to due with the underside of high school athletics — positioning kids for higher-profile college recruitment, etc.