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N ow that Al Gore's moment is upon us, it's painfully clear that the man whom Tennesseans launched as a national figure with his first Senate race in 1984 is not the same man as the one within grasping distance of the presidency.

The John McCain campaign is many things: an insurgent effort by an underfunded challenger, a crusade to clean up a corrupt political system, a book tour... Above all else, though, the McCain campaign is a media moment.

His scholarly pursuit of linguistics aside, what has lifted Noam Chomsky to the level of cult figure is his political theorizing and relentless activism in defense of the victims of U.S. foreign policy.

Also, the death of a teen transsexual in Austin, the sad life of street hookers in Knoxville, the last days of the Admiral Benbow Inn in Memphis, and much more.

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Letters at 3AM [10]
Death is not a separation, but a living presence.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
A Crutch Lost [11]
Looking across that wheel of life, which turns faster than it used to.
— Harry Willson, WEEKLY ALIBI
Bye-Bye Bonnie [12]
Mourning the passing of another family member.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
Fear of Flying Cabbages [13]
Instead of enjoying our prosperity, Americans are brooding.
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
King of Crew [14]
2001 Fod F-150 SuperCrew.

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [15]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside..
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Mr. Smarty Pants [16]
Lung disease, french fries, and sticks of fire.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Volume III, Issue 35
February 21 - February 28, 2000  

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Reinventing Gore [2]
When he was running in Tennessee, Al Gore told us he was conservative. Now, as he courts the liberal constituencies of Democratic presidential primaries, he's sprinting to the left.
The Love Bus [3]
The media loves McCain because he's accessible, but is he the reformer that he says he is?
Chomsky's Other Revolution [4]
Love him or hate him, few people have had as great an impact on 20th century thought as MIT linguist, activist, and political dissident Noam Chomsky.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
The Lauryn Paige Fuller Story [5]
How could it come to pass that a teenage boy would be brutally murdered in Austin, Texas, and no one would even ask why?
Sad Beauty [6]
Prostitutes get paid to give up a lot—their families, their health, their sense of self. A new coalition between law enforcement and social-service agencies wants to help these women take something back.
— David Madison, METRO PULSE
Brokendown Palace [7]
The last days of the Admiral Benbow Inn.
Bruin Trouble [8]
Is Arizona Game and Fish out to give Mount Lemmon bears the boot?
— Tim Vanderpool, TUCSON WEEKLY
Media Clips [9]
Microradio wins FCC approval, but advocates of the low-wattage stations say the rules for winning a license will prohibit most stations and silence the microradio community's radical voice.
Now What? [17]
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