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M ore hype on the looming Y2K crisis, this time a humorous look at the event from Austin Chronicle. Mr. Smarty Pants explores whether there is actually any relevance to the upcoming year 2000, or if it is just a fluke of history in "Party Like It's 2659." Meredith Phillips looks at the state of her life in regards to the upcoming chaos in "Etiquette for the End of the World."

Tucson Weekly's Emil Franzi takes a stroll through the booby-trapped obstacle course that has become the impeachment process. No matter how you slice it, Franzi says that independent counsel involvement has soured the milk. Meanwhile, Captain Opinion runs down the ways politicians really ought to handle their constituents in "Stop Being Stupid."

Also this week: FCC regulation of low-power radio, commercialization of national parks, and new autos from Asia.


Features
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Pointless Partisanship [4]
The creation of an independent counsel has made it simultaneously easier to impeach for a marginal offense and harder to remove for a major transgression.
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Forest Service Prime Evil [5]
If we're not careful pretty soon we'll all be paying Mickey Mouse and the rest of the corporate pirates just to hang out in our national forests.
— Sam Negri, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Balance of Power [6]
The FCC takes a look at licensing low-power radio station.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Now What? [11]
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Volume II, Issue 38
March 15 - March 22, 1999  
 

In the Year 2000
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Party Like It's 2659 [2]
Cancel your subscription to those survivalist zines and take comfort in other religions' takes on the millennium.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Etiquette for the End of the World [3]
What's a gentle society girl to do when Y2K forces one to loot from one's peers?
— Meredith Phillips, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Columns
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Stop Being Stupid [7]
Angry young man or cranky old fart? You decide!
— Cap'n O, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Asian Equations [8]
They're overlooked and misunderstood. They're the middle class of automobiles.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds & Ends [9]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [10]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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