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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

S ince the early Nineties, with the birth of the electronica/dance, music/rave culture, the little love drug that could has become a multimillion dollar illegal industry for its shadowy manufacturers.

Cockfighting has hundreds of thousands of fans across the country, lettered and unlettered, teetotaling Christians and drug-abusing heathens, poor farmers carrying on an old family tradition, and rich executives drawn to the betting action.

Unlike the Old West variety who chased down "wanted" men for rewards, today's bounty hunter is likely to earn his or her keep by tracking down the ubiquitous and elusive bail bond jumper.

Plus, tourist traps... er, attractions in Tennessee, protecting the ironwood tree in Arizona, and more.


Columns
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Letters at 3AM [7]
Advice to a high-school graduating class: Face your fear and take risks.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Right to Suck [8]
Moog synthesizers aside, musicians have a right to play badly.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Romancing the Road [9]
The final installment of a threefold evaluation of three new sports cars.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [11]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

Volume III, Issue 51
June 12 - June 19, 2000  

Features
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Countdown to Ecstasy [2]
A new drug for a new millennium.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Feathers and Blood [3]
Cockfighting may be illegal, but that doesn't keep hundreds of Middle Tennesseans from enjoying the controversial sport.
— Rob Simbeck, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Run at Your Own Risk [4]
Modern day bounty hunters keep thugs off the streets.
— Joe Renouard, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Tourist Traps Ahoy! [5]
Setting out to find the finest tourist traps East Tennessee has to offer, ones of uncommon weirdness that will delight you and your fellow road-trippers.
METRO PULSE
 
Tree Of Life [6]
Why we need to protect the ironwood.
— Gary Paul Nabhan, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [10]
Leaks, landfills, and the XXX signature of Monica Lewinsky.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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