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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

B y concentrating on one well-known personality, is the media missing the real guts of the recent flap over John McCain's letters to the FCC: a classic conflict between the public interest and commercial interests?

Bill Bradley is a professional politician, but his hopes lie in convincing voters that he's something else: a crusader come to rescue the American people from a corrupt and malignant political establishment.

George Bush's New Hampsire strategy is simple: conservatives -- in the prized primary state and elsewhere -- hate McCain more than they hate him.

Also, the precarious future of the American West, some psychics' predictions for this year and beyond (strictly for entertainment purposes!), the beauty of round numbers, and more.


Columns
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The Danehy Quiz [9]
Conversation pieces for those agonizing lulls.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Fat Police Will Die [10]
Death is not preventable. Just wait and see.
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
A Living Thing [11]
What good is a house if you keep it pristine, white, and unwelcoming to visitors?
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Itchin' for a Fight [12]
Saab's 9-3 Viggen coupe.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [13]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [14]
The jury's still out on the origins of the hockey haircut.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Volume III, Issue 30
January 17 - January 24, 2000  

Features
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Bad Reception [2]
The McCain story is really about "which big money controls media," according to Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting Director Jerry Starr.
— Danny Schechter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Slick Billy [3]
Bill Bradley offers the style of genuineness, hoping his audience will infer the substance. But he's the real phony in the New Hampshire primary.
— Dan Kennedy, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
New Hampshire Diary [4]
There's no better place than the New Hampshire primary get a good look at just how the presidential candidates fight their political battles.
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Conservation in the West [5]
The West captivates the imagination with symbols of wilderness ingrained in the human psyche like strange links to the primordial past.
— Ben Ikenson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Of Tumultuous 2000... And Beyond! [6]
A list of general areas worthy of otherworldly insight using tarot cards, spirit guides, and good old-fashioned crystal balls.
— Os Davis, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Even It Up [7]
Odd guy Charles Harp advocates for even number and ponders the inherent beauty of rounding.
— Charles Harp, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Millennium Phone Call [8]
When Margaret Thompson answers her phone, she never knows how distraught the person at the other end might be ...
— Margaret Thompson, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [15]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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