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O�SOU TH 8�Y <br /> � O <br /> F <br /> Pence <br /> I865 <br /> Office oft e Mayor <br /> News Release <br /> Wednesday, March 7, 2007 <br /> Contact: Mikki Dobski, Director of Communications & Special Projects, 235-5855 or <br /> 876-1564 <br /> MarkDollinger, Weed& Seed Coordinator, 235-7619 or 876-5699 <br /> Weed & Seed Premieres Safe Haven Program Video <br /> The South Bend Weed & Seed Alliance, Inc. (SBWSA), Prevention and <br /> Treatment (PIT) Committee is pleased to present their second in a series of short <br /> documentaries featuring youth who participate in the Weed & Seed Safe Haven <br /> programs. The title of the video is "The Way It Is". The video serves as an educational <br /> tool for the youth and provides them an opportunity to learn the intricacies of film and <br /> video production, along with continuing the strategy of weeding out the negatives and <br /> seeding in the positives. <br /> On Saturday, March 10, 2007, at 10 A.M., in the auditorium of the South Bend <br /> Police Department, members of the Weed & Seed Alliance, along with representatives of <br /> the Common Council, and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office, will preview this <br /> video, which the majority of was written and filmed by youth in the Weed & Seed area <br /> "This behind the scenes look from the perspectives of our youth, will bring about an <br /> awareness of their concerns and what we as a City can do to help improve and expand on <br /> the good things happening in their neighborhoods," commented Mayor Stephen Luecke. <br /> The film will also highlight the problems that exist in the area, and what has been <br /> done to correct them. Drawn from the "mouths of babes", these short film series will be <br /> used by the Weed & Seed Alliance Board of Directors, in evaluating the progress of the <br />