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I f the West wants to sell the concept of democracy without cynicism, it had better care about what happens to people in places like East Timor. Writer/director John Sayles files a report from that struggling nation.

Everyone on the Washington circuit is digesting the latest inside-the-Beltway punditry concerning George W. Bush's possible vice-presidential running mates. Is Tennessee's Fred Thompson a possibility or should he go back to movies? Thirty years ago, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, the appearance of President Nixon at a Billy Graham rally sparked anti-war protests. Some of the figures involved in that day share their remembrances.

Also, getting tickets when there aren't any, the implications of global warming, and more.


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Oddfellows [8]
Saturn's and Hyundai's new economy coupes.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [9]
Of French letters, English coats, and marching with sausages.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [10]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

Volume III, Issue 48
May 22 - May 29, 2000  

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A Work in Progress [2]
East Timor begins the process of reconstruction in its struggle for independence.
— John Sayles, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Fred for Veep? [3]
Thompson may be out right now, but wait till Bush gets into the cutting room.
— Jackson Baker, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The World Was Watching [4]
Thirty years ago this month, the most fractious student protests in the University of Tennessee's history erupted when Richard Nixon came to campus during the height of anti-war sentiment.
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE
 
Sold Out? [5]
The art of finding tickets when the man tells you there aren't any.
— Jonathan Mahalak, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
The Heat Is On [6]
Think it's hot now? Just wait until global warming kicks in.
— Michael Lindemann, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
A Modest Fashion Proposal [7]
For men stuck in Tucson during the sizzling summer, perhaps cleaning up our act is the best revenge.
— Dan Huff, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

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