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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week it's a hot, humid, summer hodgepodge.. From the Austin Chronicle's Mary Jane Garza we have a look at the plans for a plaza in East Austin. This is just one piece of a special Chronicle issue focusing on that very old section of Austin. Other racially mixed neighborhoods in the nation, should be as be as proud of their local heritage as East Austinites.

From Memphis, Jim Hanas asks who and what exactly really stopped the tobacco bill . Tucson's Leo Banks takes us to Northern Arizona to discover the Anazasi who 1400 years ago were making sandals rivaling today's high tech manufacturers.

Also don't miss the rants and general weirdness from Captain Opinion, Nurse Ratchett, Odds & Ends, and Walter Jowers.


Opinion
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Supportive Community Overshadows Hate Crime [12]
The Alibi staff sounds off.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Political Notes [13]
The Nashville recording industry isn't too happy about a bankruptcy bill.
— Liz Murray Garrigan, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Columns
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Mr. Smarty Pants [6]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Coach's Corner [7]
Desperate times call for desperate measures. The plight of the summer season sports fan...
— Andy "Coach" Cotton, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Nonresult Oriented Column [8]
Angry young man or cranky old fart? You decide!
— Cap'n O, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Odds & Ends [9]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Nurse Ratchett [10]
Is that skin cancer on you back, or are you just happy to see me?
— Mike Ratchett, Staff Nurse, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Kinder, Gentler Ball [11]
Soccer sucks, sez Walter Jowers.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Volume II, Issue 1
June 29 - July 6, 1998  
 
Reader's Picks
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NOVEMBER 17, 1997:
Diary Of A Sex Change
The diary of a female-to-male transexual reveals a difficult struggle toward self-discovery.
— Anonymous, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
JANUARY 12, 1998:
Calling All White People!
An open message to the white race about the Ku Klux Klan.
— Phil Campbell, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
JULY 2, 1997:
Urban Ascention
Jack Neely visits Knoxville, Tennessee's southern sister, Chattanooga, and asks, "What has she got that we don't got?" The answers may surprise you. Or not.
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE
 

Features
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There Was Smoke, But Were There Mirrors? [2]
Did advertising kill the tobacco bill?
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
A Plaza for the City [3]
Olé Mexico's vision for a plaza is an attempt to redefine Eastside development and preserve culture.
— Mary Jane Garza, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Mugging In Progress [4]
All the bull market needs to bring it to an end is for a majority of investors to realize they're being lied to, that corporate earnings are to a large extent non-existent.
— Stephen Porter, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Anasazi's Amazing Feet [5]
Native Americans from 1,400 years ago wore a sandal with a sole so well-designed they're the technological equivalent of modern-day Nikes and Adidas.
— Leo Banks, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [14]
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