Weekly Wire

News & Opinion


T he Elián Gonzalez we have come to know is a fiction, a series of poster boys for anti-Castro political activists, pro-Cuba forces, fathers'-rights advocates, child-welfare workers, and champions of fairer immigration policies. The story of the motherless boy, caught between his fanatically anti-Castro Miami relatives and his Cuban father, has struck a raw social nerve.

If you're like most people, April 15 isn't your favorite day of the year. Sometime in the last couple of months you've been bewildered by IRS forms, baffled by arcane formulas and convinced that everybody else is paying a lot less in taxes than you are.

Male contraceptives are finally in the U.S. news. Four major drug companies are looking into male contraceptives. Articles on the subject have recently run in national magazines. University scientists are working on the problem. When will the first one be available?

Also, pimping web domains, neighborhood groups thirty years on, enjoying an MRI, and more.

Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

Letters at 3AM [8]
Hang Ten, Dude.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Parent-Rearing [9]
Gen X'ers have to face the challenges of bringing up Mom and Dad.
— Rebekah Gleaves, MEMPHIS FLYER
Look Closely [10]
So what makes a home inspector qualified to look at your house?
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
Modern classic [11]
2001 Acura 3.2 CL.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE

Teeny Tidbits
Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

Mr. Smarty Pants [12]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Volume III, Issue 43
April 17 - April 24, 2000  

Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

Playing The Kid Card [2]
The story of Elián González has uncovered the enormous anxiety and ambivalence that many Americans feel about children.
— Michael Bronski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
Good News, Bad News [3]
As April 15 comes around, let's remember that income taxes really do soak the rich.
— Jim Nintzel, TUCSON WEEKLY
Too Much To Swallow? [4]
Because of the stringent FDA guidelines, it's likely that the already lagging US will be one of the last nations to gain access to male contraceptives.
— Audrey Schulman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
Master of Its Domain [5]
Radio giant Clear Channel pimps the Web address of an obscure Southeast Asian island.
Word From The Hood [6]
Three decades after idealistic young Democrats formed the first neighborhood association in Belmont-Hillsboro, community groups are getting more recognition from Metro government than ever. That's not to say it's perfect.
— Liz Murray Garrigan, NASHVILLE SCENE
Magnetic! Resonant! [7]
Wayne Alan Brenner might be the only fool alive who actually digs getting shoved into one of those terrible tubes for an MRI.
— Wayne Alan Brenner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Now What? [13]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.

Build your own custom paper. To find out more about this feature, click here.

Search & Archives
Search the archives using the form below or browse through them by issue, author, or column.

Enter one or more keywords to search for:

Page Back Last Issue Current Issue Next Issue Page Forward

News & Opinion: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Cover . News . Film . Music . Arts . Books . Comics . Search

Weekly Wire    © 1995-99 DesertNet, LLC . Info Booth . Powered by Dispatch