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JRS VOLUME #12; ISSUE #04

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 12, Issue #4
October 12, 2007

Greetings from your new rabbit, humbly standing in for the unstoppable Ms. Actiongrrl, who is busy attending to much more important matters for a while. It's my first time ... please be gentle. Onward! We've got some important Friday-posting-worthy matters to relate ... check it out!

SF Decom was widely regarded as the best ever ever, and why wouldn't LA Decom follow suit? Good question ... and it's yours to make happen ... Saturday!

BLM citations on playa were up a LOT this year, and some generous, community-focused Burner lawyers are looking to help those who found themselves staring at the business end of a BLM officer. And if you're lawyerly yourself, you can lend a hand.

We relate a sad story of arson on playa this year (it's not the one you think), and how you can help the victim.

Plus various other tidbits to tickle your Burner fancy.

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

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- CALLING ALL BURNERS WHO GOT BLM CITATIONS! (AND LAWYERS WHO WANT TO HELP)
- 5th ANNUAL L.A. DECOMPRESSION STREET FESTIVAL
- PLAYA ARTIFACTS GALLERY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS
- BURNT: PLEASE SUPPORT THIS BURNING MAN ARTIST, A VICTIM OF ARSON
- SEEKING PHOTOS OF 'GLOBAL WARMING' PROJECT
- PYRAMID LAKE CLOSED TO OVERNIGHT CAMPERS -- CORRECTION!

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CALLING ALL BURNERS WHO GOT BLM CITATIONS!
CALLING ALL LAWYERS WHO WANT TO HELP!
www.lawyersforburners.com

A group of burner attorneys are mounting a grassroots project to challenge BLM citations that may have been issued WITHOUT probable cause and/or where consent to search was NOT freely given. If you or anyone you know was issued a federal citation from a BLM Officer or BLM Ranger at Burning Man 2007 and you are interested in contesting the citation then read on. (Please note this only applies to BLM citations; not Pershing County arrests or citations for state law violations.)

The same story has been recounted from numerous participants, and if the reports are true, then there seems to be a pattern. It goes something like this. Participant is stopped by BLM Rangers for no reason in particular, or for a very minor reason, and is then told that they have no choice but to allow a search. However, there may have been violations of the Fourth Amendment in these types of an interaction.

The problem is that in order to fight the fine, the participant would need to show up at a hearing in Reno, and possibly return later for a trial. Since the cost of most BLM citations is $525 or less, it makes it easier to just pay the fine than to take days off work to travel to Reno. Also, $525 is cheaper than hiring an attorney. Accordingly, most participants simply pay the fine as the lesser of two evils.

Enough is enough! We are looking for attorneys to volunteer with contesting these tickets en masse. This will require getting the facts from each defendant, advising them of their options, filling out pro hac vice's for each, and traveling to Reno for the hearings and trials. All of the attorneys can get together several evenings and weekends to tackle this project together.

For the Participants who received citations, or who are expecting citations in the mail, please note that in order to contest these tickets, you might need to travel to Reno. You would be responsible for your own travel costs. If you want to fight your citation then please fill out our BLM Citation Survey Form on the web at www.lawyersforburners.com.

Specifically, we are looking for Nevada licensed attorneys to sponsor the work of attorneys who are not licensed in Nevada. But, attorneys licensed anywhere can still help with research, filing forms and other projects. Attorneys who live too far to travel to Reno or the Bay Area can still do some of the work remotely. If you are an attorney then please send us an e-mail at lawyers (at) lawyersforburners (dot) com.

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5th ANNUAL L.A. DECOMPRESSION STREET FESTIVAL
Fundraiser for Black Rock Arts Foundation
NEW LOCATION: Sante Fe between 4th and 6th St Bridge, Artist District
Downtown LA

Main gate is located on MATEO STREET AND PALMETTO.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th, Noon until 11 PM
$10 in Playa wear/$15 in non-Playa street wear
Children under 12 are FREE
www.LA-BURNINGMAN.com
rain or shine, it's PLAYATIME!

It's that time again! Time to grab those dusty boots you just don't have the heart to clean off and experience the art, the culture and the thrill of Burning Man, brought to life on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. This is an annual event to bring the spirit of Burning Man alive in our community.

This is an art event. Come, immerse yourself in eleven hours of art and performance with theme camps, art cars, art installations, street performers and 2007 imagery.

8 stages featuring DJs, live bands, performance art, spoken word poetry, fire troupes, aerialists, workshops and lectures on sustainability, new green technology and the Earth friendly movement.

FEATURING THE MUSICAL TALENTS OF (in alphabetical order): 20 MEAT 6 FRY, 40 FT. JESUS, ALBINO, ANTON TUMAS, ARLAN'S ORGANISMS, AUDIO VOID, BONNIE DELIGHT DELIGHT, BRAIN GARDEN, BRASSWORK, BRIAN RAY, BROOKLYN, CARLY D/TAMO, CHAPLIN MXR, CHRIS RYAN, CONNIE JEAN, COOKIMON, COUSIN LOVERS, DAT GIRL (WITH HEAVENLY FATHER), DAVE SWEETEN, DAVID HUGHES, DIRT RYTHYMS, DISINTEGRATE, DJ ASTRAL, DJ CORY SAGE, DJ GUTI, DJ MYCHO PAN COCOA, DJ SEAMLESS, DMT, FANTUZI, FATFINGER, FLOW, FUXEDOS, THE GEOMETRIST, GODESS VIBE TRIBE, GOOFERMAN, HENRY STRANGE, HOWARD AMB, IMAGIKA, INTERACTIC GODDESS THEATER, JUSTIN PAUL, KIVA, LA MUD PEOPLE, LAZY SLAVE, LEE MAYJAHS, MANNY, MARQUES WYATT, MEE MU, MOJO W & VIBRATION ARMY, NICK THE NECK, NICOLA, NIELS MAYER, NIGEL RICHARDS, NOVATRON, ORIGINAL BOOTY BURGLARS, PETER JOBS, RENFEY, ROOTABREAKA, ROVER'S PINKY, RUFF HAUSER, RYANART, SAMANTHA GIRON DANCE PROJECT, SEDA/SQUARE ONE, SHADOW PORN THEATER, SPYROS, STEVE BOYETT, STILT CIRCUS, SUN BYTE, SWITCH MISTRESS, SYRENA, THE, LUMINARIES, THE MAGICAL HARP/HIGH PRIESTESS, THOMAS LANN, TIKO DRUMS, TODD SPERO, TOSHI, TREVOR, UCLA BATU, ULKULADY, UNITED BY SOUND, VENICE VIBE TRIBE/SATCHI OM, VIDEO MONTAGE, WARDEN AND JUNE, WARLORDS, YEH-BE-DE

Main gate, located at MATEO and PALMETTO, downtown los angeles.

FOR FULL LIST OF ARTISTS, THEME CAMPS, AND PERFORMERS, AND FOR TIME SLOTS, PLEASE VISIT:
WWW.LA-BURNINGMAN.COM

For info on the black rock arts foundation, please visit: www.blackrockarts.org

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PLAYA ARTIFACTS GALLERY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS

Some of you may not know that we have a fascinating online gallery of the amazing, diverse objects that Burners make as playa gifts or commemorative items: http://pa.burningman.com/index.cgi. Every year we accept these items at the ARTery in center camp, or by mail, and we place them in our physical archive at the office. But you can also use our self-service online gallery and add a scan or photo of your object yourself - the preferred method, just like our Image Gallery. We love all things DIY!!

Take a look at some 2007 items already uploaded by participants: http://tinyurl.com/24yrxf

Here are the instructions for uploading your images: http:// tinyurl.com/22rnyq

Please have at it - we look forward to seeing what our community has come up with this year! You're also welcome to add items from past years.

If you are unable to upload images of your gifts, you can mail them - multiples always appreciated - to:
Playa Artifacts
PO Box 885688
San Francisco, CA 94158

You'll need to print out this form, fill it out, and include it with the items:
http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pdf/print_forms/playa_artifacts.pdf. We will (eventually!) scan your items and put them online, but we really prefer if you can do this yourselves, and you'll see them on the website much more quickly.

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BURNT: PLEASE SUPPORT THIS BURNING MAN ARTIST, A VICTIM OF ARSON

Please Support Burning Man Artist who Lost a Significant Portion of His Lifelong Collection of Tools to Arson at This Year's Event

Matthew Welter, a.k.a. Timeless, is an accomplished wood sculptor who brought his collection of sculptures, "America Empowering the World ... Again", to Burning Man this year.

Unfortunately, Saturday night of the Man burn, fire was set to the main Liberty sculpture with the gasoline from the installation's generator-destroying a specially configured display trailer, scaffolding, a generator, photography equipment, some power tools, 2 chainsaws and related tools needed in his work. All in all about $10,000 of property was destroyed.

The insurance company is not forthcoming in helping to rectify this anonymous criminal arson case and Timeless is without his life-long collection of tools to do his paid work. His remaining works are still at the staging ranch, near BRC pending a trailer to transport them with so at this point he is even lacking sculptures to sell.

Please help support Timeless in buying the tools he needs to support himself. Check out his sculptures and consider commissioning one at www.timelesssculptures.com. And you can Pay Pal any dollar amount to timeless.sculptures (at) gmail (dot) com.

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SEEKING PHOTOS OF 'GLOBAL WARMING' PROJECT

If you took photos/video of me rolling the big, heavy 7' wooden ball around the playa, or saw me painting it or watched it burning in the remains of the (second) burning of the man, I'd love to see any of your images and possible post them on my site. Please email me at wizzard (at) wizzard (dot) com.

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PYRAMID LAKE CLOSED TO OVERNIGHT CAMPERS -- CORRECTION!

We were informed that our previous post about Pyramid Lake being closed to overnight campers is only partially true. A few little birds let us know that camping is only prohibited on the east shore of Pyramid Lake. Camping is still permitted on the west shore.

"CAMPING REGULATIONS. 11.5.1 PERMITS REQUIRED (Applies to Non-Tribal members)
The beaches on the East side of the Lake (Pyramid/Stone Mother) are designated for day use only. Long Beach (North Nets) and the Sutcliffe Marina Beach are designated for family use beach only (No Alcohol). Illegal Drug use is prohibited on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation."

Complete changes to tribal regulations can be found at: www.crosbylodge.com/index_links/public_notice.html

Any questions or comments can be sent to:
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council
208 Capitol Hill
PO Box 256
Nixon, NV 89424

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