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S mell the fear as Nashville Scene's Michael Sims takes a whiff of the indoor pollution that threatens our health in "Invisible Enemies." On a lighter note, colleague Walter Jowers exposes the uselessness of spray-on roof sealer, snow chains in a can and other aerosol artifacts in "Let Us Spray."

As the impeachment drama nears its final act (please!), profiles of two pols illuminate the behind-the-scenes action. In "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington... And Kicks Newt's Ass!", Tucson Weekly's Emil Franzi shows how disgruntled hard-line conservatives such as Congressman Matt Salmon forced the most partisan showdown Washington has seen in decades. And in "End The Nightmare," Memphis Flyer's Jackson Baker essays former Sen. Dale Bumpers, the president's most eloquent defender during the Senate trial.

Following up on last issue's package examining the Olympics bribery scandal, Salt Lake City Weekly's Christopher Smart finds in "Getting Lucky?" that a bogus letter may have fired the starter gun on the investigation.


Breath of Foul Air
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Invisible Enemies [2]
How life as an indoor society is killing us--through the air that we breathe.
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Let Us Spray [3]
Keep that spray-on junk to yourself, sez Walter Jowers.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds & Ends [14]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Smoke Therapy [15]
60 Years Ago This Week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [16]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [17]
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Volume II, Issue 32
February 1 - February 8, 1999  
 
Mr. Smith' Goes To Washington... And Kicks Newt's Ass! [4]
Meet the man who lopped off Newt Gingrich's head.
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
End The Nightmare [5]
Dale Bumpers does his eloquent best to put the lingering impeachment drama to rest.
— Jackson Baker, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
A Man Of Letters [6]
One family's correspondence paints a haunting portrait of the Holocaust.
— L.S. Jones, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Call Of The Wild [7]
A Tucson-based group aims to establish broad, connected swaths of wilderness across North America.
— Tim Vanderpool, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Penguin Poises [8]
Saluting an alternative to the evil Microsoft empire--and its name is Linux.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Policing the Police [9]
Got a complaint against the SLC Police Department? Well, that's just too bad.
— Christopher Smart, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Only for Eternity [10]
The LDS church forbids polygamy on earth, but its male members continue to be sealed to more than one woman for the afterlife.
— Andrea Moore Emmett, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Getting Lucky? [11]
Was the letter that broke the Olympic scandal a fabrication fed to a reporter to forward an agenda?
— Christopher Smart, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 

Columns
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Memento Mori [12]
It's hard to seduce strangers when you're driving a minivan and you've chopped off your hair.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Bill And Frank [13]
Bill Clinton and Frank Hillary. Go figure.
— Jeff Smith, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

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