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City tales | Philip Mangano isn't out to reduce homelessness, he's out to end it
by Mark Bergin
Posted 4/19/08, 12:00 am

SEATTLE- For nearly two decades, Philip Mangano dedicated himself to helping people on the streets the best way he knew how-shelters, soup kitchens, bread lines. He traces the call of compassion to Christian thinkers like St. Francis of Assisi and Simone Weil. But in recent years, now as executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), Mangano has adopted more innovative solutions and demanded quantifiable results for his efforts. He traces that calling to President George W. Bush.

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City tales | The government took and destroyed the homes of Fort Trumbull, but so far the only thing to go up in their place is weeds
by Alisa Harris
Posted 4/19/08, 12:00 am

NEW LONDON, Conn.- Michael Cristofaro stood in a weed-flecked field here and pointed to a stretch of sand between two telephone poles: "The driveway used to go right in here." The driveway used to lead to a Victorian home where Cristofaro's mother cooked Italian dinners for her six children and a yard where Cristofaro's father grew grape vines for his homemade wine.

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City tales | The growing crisis of child prostitution in the United States has hit major cities like Phoenix, where Christians and local officials are joining together to break free young girls
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 4/19/08, 12:00 am

PHOENIX- In a sun-bleached Phoenix suburb, a diverse group gathers in the living room of Chad DeMiguel, a professional videographer. Charles Booker, a lanky college student who longs to break into acting, is sprawled in a red, overstuffed chair. Lexie Rich, 16, sits on the sofa, a selection of skimpy halter tops in her lap. Pat McCalla, 36, a nonprofit manager, stands to DeMiguel's left.

Several men in their 20s and 30s have posted themselves around the dimly lit room, which also features an odd accessory: an empty black cage, 3 feet by 3 feet by 4 feet.

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