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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he games rich people play keep making headlines. Kicking off a package on the Winter Olympics bribery scandal, Salt Lake City Weekly's Katharine Biele contends in "Power Play" that public accountability was sorely lacking in the bidding process. And as Michael Jordan segues into a life of celebrity golf and corporate shilling, Boston Phoenix's Michael Crowley leads the attack on his heroic legacy in "Hot Air."

As the Clinton impeachment trial threatens to wind down, two other infamous figures from U.S. history are recalled. In "Public Enemy No. 1," Tucson Weekly's Leo Banks recounts the 1934 manhunt that brought a bank-robbing John Dillinger to justice. And Weekly Alibi's Sue Schuurman revisits one of the most famous trials of the Cold War in "Alger Hiss, Perjurer." Looking to what awaits America after impeachment, Austin Chronicle's Michael Ventura contends, in "Letters at 3AM," that the president and Congress have reached bipartisan agreement on many key issues.


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Hot Air [11]
Is Michael Jordan the Ali of the '90s? No way.
— Michael Crowley, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Not a Crappy Gift [12]
Exploring the modern technology of kitty poop scooping.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Letters at 3AM [13]
Is the Constitution just a screenplay?
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [14]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Odds & Ends [15]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Now What? [16]
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
 

Volume II, Issue 31
January 25 - February 1, 1999  
 
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Projecting the 21st Century [7]
Wherever technology is going in the next millennium, Gary Chapman, director of the LBJ School of Public Affairs' 21st Century Project at UT, is likely to be there.
— Jon Lebkowsky, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Presidential Ponderings [8]
A conversation with Jimmy Carter.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Racking Up [9]
Serving ribs at Memphis' legendary Rendezvous can be the career of a lifetime.
— Carey Checca, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Not So Tall Tales [10]
Jack Neely sets the record straight by debunking a good number of Knoxville, Tennessee's favorite local urban legends.
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE
 

Agony of the Cheat
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Power Play [2]
Guns, escorts, money--allegations regarding the SL Olympic Bid Committee's acquisition practices continue to unfold. Would more accountability have prevented the entire debacle?
— Katharine Biele, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
We're No Angels [3]
How the Olympics scandal tarnished Utah.
— City Weekly staff, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Man-Eating Mascot [4]
The Olympics scandal spawns a plush toy.
— D.P. Sorensen, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 

Criminals Past
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Public Enemy No. 1 [5]
It was big news in 1934: John Dilligner, slick and violent bank robber extradonaire, was brought down by the hick town Tucson police.
— Leo W. Banks, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Alger Hiss, Perjurer [6]
49 years ago this week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

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