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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

I n the wake of the shooting rampage in Littleton, Colo., pundits across the country have taken to ink and air to pronounce their reading of the tragedy. The "Weekly Wire" columnists are no different, and this week several of them weigh in on related subjects, including guns, stupidity, the media, and more.

Countless kids have dreamed about Olympic boxing medals and championship belts, but confronted with the reality of running, exercising, and slugging away at heavy bags, many of those dreams quickly faded. Still, a few of the young dreamers give it their all.

Even with mandatory sentencing and fewer early releases, Arizona's prison population has ballooned more than nine-fold in 20 years. Now officials are searching for new methods of managing prisoners without sacrificing security.

We've also got features on university discrimination against women, a family of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, and a few more columnists not focused on Littleton.



Columns
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Wake Up, Dad [11]
Deadbeat dads get a present from Walter Jowers: a can of whup-ass.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
NYPD Blues [12]
Rudolph the red-faced lawman had a very shiny crime plan in New York -- what happened?
— Phil Ashford, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Nothing Xterraneous [13]
Nissan hangs its hopes on the new Xterra SUV.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [14]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [15]
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.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

Volume II, Issue 45
May 3 - May 10, 1999  
 
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Ring Masters [2]
In the win-or-lose world of Golden Gloves boxing, two fighters train, dream, and struggle for a chance at the Olympics.
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE
 
Supermax [3]
When it comes to incarcerating bad guys, the State of Arizona has a state-of-the art hidey hole. But does super maximum security really make sense from a crime-prevention standpoint?
— J.E. Relly, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Academic Angst [4]
MIT and the University of Texas release reports showing women lag behind men among tenured faculty.
— Erica C. Barnett, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Blattidae in the Park [5]
That Madagascar Hissing Cockroach between your bedsheets? Sorry -- my fault.
— Wayne Alan Brenner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Littleton
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Letters at 3AM [6]
Why is it safer today for an American soldier to be in a war zone than an American child to be in high school?
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Round And Round [7]
The 10 stupidest things said in the wake of the Littleton massacre.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
American Roulette [8]
Take everything anybody else has, that might conceivably be misused to cause injury or death to you and yours, and all you're going to do, ultimately, is die of something else.
— Jeff Smith, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Loose Wires [9]
Black coats, video games, and Web pages do not killers make.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
TV Eye [10]
TV coverage of the Columbine tragedy was a monumental failure.
— Belinda Acosta, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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