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D espite reports that have circulated for two years of Roberto Hernandez Ramirez's alleged involvement in the drug trade, he hosted President Clinton's anti-drug summit with the Mexican president in February.

How about a different kind of high school story, one that's less about brutality than longing, not an exposé, but remembering what it was like to be 17?

Odelia Sedillo's compulsion takes her out on the streets at 3 a.m., looking for a white truck. She must because she is a mother whose son was murdered.

In addition, this week we've got a glimpse of Berlin, which will soon be capital of Germany again, a scam that should make taxpayers angry, opinions about audiences, organ donation, Kosovo, and more.


Columns
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Quiet On The Set [7]
When the audience acts out, it's time for action.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Organ Grind [8]
Available donor organs should go wherever they can be delivered on time, solely on the basis of need. It just makes sense.
— Jeff Smith, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Don't Crucify Parents [9]
Angry young man or cranky old fart? You decide!
— Cap'n O, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Letters At 3AM [10]
Kosovo's danse macabre.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Euro Cat [11]
Ford revives the Mercury Cougar.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [14]
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Volume II, Issue 47
May 17 - May 24, 1999  
 
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Clinton's Mexican Narco-Pals [2]
The press ate up Bill Clinton and Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo's February drug summit. But they forgot to report that the presidents' host was a powerful banker accused of drug trafficking.
— Al Giordano, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
It All Goes Down At Prom [3]
Going undercover at high school's biggest night reveals that you can go back to prom.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Murder In The First [4]
A mother searches for her son's killers.
— Dennis Domrzalski, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Millennium City [5]
Germany's government is moving back into Berlin, a city whose two-sided nature existed long before the Wall.
— Jeffrey Gantz, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Great Arizona Rent-A-Cow Conspiracy [6]
The real reason so many land speculators wanna be cowboys.
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [12]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Odds & Ends [13]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

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