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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

M any great people have overcome bouts of depression, including Abraham Lincoln, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Winston Churchill. But we're more forgiving of people who are safely dead and aren't going to ask us for votes.

George Wallace mortgaged his career, his life, perhaps his soul, to the evil of racism. More crucially, his life's major work showed that a place, a culture, and a nation, were in debt to that same evil.

The Tucson Weekly's Tom Danehy is having trouble blocking out the voices. No, not the ones in his head, the ones coming from outside his head.

Plus, the government plays with your numbers, treating a cave with sewage, and more.


Columns
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Hearing Problems [6]
Tom endures the unhappy inevitability of overheard conversations.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Gaydar for Sale [7]
It had to happen: Someone has finally made and manufactured an honest-to-goodness Gaydar.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
When "Almost" Doesn't Count [8]
An "F" doesn't stand for "Fantastic," it stands for "Failure."
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Percentage Bet [9]
The 2000 Range Rover 4.6 HSE.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [12]
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Volume III, Issue 38
March 13 - March 20, 2000  

Features
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Prozac Politics [2]
The public praises U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy for admitting he was on anti-depressants, but a serious illness can still render a candidate "unelectable."
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Least of These [3]
Horace Newcomb reflects on the segregation South on the release of his friend and colleague Paul Stekler's documentary "George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire."
— Horace Newcomb, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Your Number's Up [4]
How local governments routinely abuse the federal Privacy Act.
— Dave Devine, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Caving In [5]
Environmentalists are up in arms because Tennessee is about to allow a sewage treatment plant to discharge waste into a pristine cave near Fall Creek Falls State Park.
— Liz Murray Garrigan, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [10]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [11]
It's Tom vs. Jerry vs. Butch vs. horses vs. Hitler in this week's fact smackdown.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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