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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A fter nearly 75 years, the Scopes "monkey trial" in Dayton, Tenn., and the questions about religion and evolution upon which it centered are still the focus of debate in this country.

To many, the Anasazi people of the ancient Southwest appear to have been skilled at astrology, peaceful, cooperative and wise, but a new book speculates that cannibalism was widespread among the Anasazi.

Can Americans transcend institutional racism if the South doesn't discard its self-serving myths and face its history? It's time that the flags come down and the myths be shattered.

Also, another of Tucson's famous female architects, Nashville's PBS station loosens up, a couple of Austin Chronicle writers go to the dogs, and more.

Columns
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Letters at 3AM [8]
It's time for the American South to reject its "rebel" hypocrisy of states rights and atone for the sins of the slave economy of the Confederacy.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
School Daze [9]
Education is important and parents have an obligation to help and to push their kids.
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Wood-Free Tennessee [10]
Bad news, boys: Tennessee has a no-boner law just like Mississippi's.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Taxman Cometh [11]
Towards a kinder, gentler, and more efficient IRS.
— Bill Steinberg, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Titanic Terror [12]
What's a football-hating mom to do during the Super Bowl.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Winter Wear and Tear [13]
How does winter affect a car's depreciation?
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [16]
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Volume III, Issue 33
February 7 - February 14, 2000  
 
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Monkey Business [2]
Seventy-five years later, the Scopes trial still rivets the nation.
— George Shadroui, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Bones of Contention [3]
Anthropologist Christy Turner's new book on cannibalism and violence in the Southwest puts the Anasazi diet under scrutiny.
— James Bishop Jr., TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Master Builder [4]
Architect Judith Chafee melded sleek modern design with the Sonoran desert.
— Margaret Regan, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Changing Channel [5]
Change is a good thing, right? It seems to be at WDCN-Channel 8, Nashville's PBS affiliate, which is shaking off a reputation for unduly conservative programming.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Little Darlings [6]
Addison DeWitt and Miss Caswell come back to life as chihuahuas, and it's All About Margaret.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Statesman of the House [7]
Meredith Phillips shares space with a persnickety purebred named Winston.
— Meredith Phillips, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [14]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [15]
An assortment of facts and hearsay that incisively and subtly captures the human condition.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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