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hounds" - we can't get enough information about current issues
and events. Fortunately, the Internet has enough news sources
to keep our minds soaked, even sloshing, with data. This page
provide resources that will help you attain a similar level of
saturation. You'll be a news hound in no time. Sit! Sit!
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be read from this one easily accessible spot. Strongly recommended
For people who love some sections of the paper but
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Up From Oppression
What was it like to be a minority student at the University of Arizona back in the days when racism was even more virulent than it is today? Excerpts from an inspiring new book on the subject. [06-06-97]
Jay M. Rochlin
What Blake de Pastino learned from Albuquerque's top water wasters. [06-06-97]
Blake de Pastino
Trim Your Waste
Tips for saving water and money. [06-06-97]
Best Of Guides - If you want to get the full flavor of local
politics in a number of cities, check out the Best Of guides from
our contributors. Not only do these yearly issues contain information
about a town's "Best Chinese Restaurant" or "Best
Park," they're also full of telling, boastful, and sometimes
just plain vicious details about local politics and celebrities.
Examples might include "Best Idiotic Soundbite by a Local
Spokesman" or "Best Reason to Vote 'None of the Above'
in the Gubernatorial Election." Find out for yourself -
especially if the newspaper represents a town you plan to visit.