2002 KATY RECKDAHL Scaling Back examined devastating budget cuts faced by the New Orleans Legal Assistance Corp., which has argued thousands of civil cases on behalf of the poor over a 35-year period. Another article examined police harassment of kids who tap dance for spare change on street corners, a long tradition in New Orleans, because local authorities have decided they are in violation of the city’s panhandling laws. Both articles were published in Gambit, a weekly newspaper.