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Volume III, Issue 2
July 5 - July 12, 1999  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

W hat good is a sign that reads "Thou shalt not kill" when school cafeterias are serving meat for lunch and this country kills 9 billion animals each year to satisfy our palates?

Tired of obnoxious players and greedy owners, many sports fans are finding joy and justice in the world of fantasy sports.

Five local Olympic hopefuls from Austin, wanting a chance to showcase their stuff on the world stage next summer, discuss their journeys to Sydney 2000.

Plus, Orient Night at the Gold Strike Casion, Western art in Fort Worth, the delights of blueberries, formative sports experiences, upcoming computer games, and more.


Featured Articles
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Orient Express [2]
Cultures combine at Gold Strike Casino's Orient Night.
— Mary Cashiola, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Looking for Charley and Fred [3]
In Fort Worth's Cultural Center, a search for the West in American art.
— Paul Gerald, MEMPHIS FLYER

Games
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Play on Worlds [11]
If the latest computer game releases don't keep you glued to your monitor all summer, there's plenty of new digital worlds to look forward to later in the season.
— Marcel Meyer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 








Food & Drink
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The Violence of Eating Meat [4]
From the earliest age, we inadvertently teach our children to disregard the sanctity of life when we place meat on their plates.
— Gail Davis, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Blue Heaven [5]
Harvest the delights of the modest blueberry.
— A. LaBan, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Recreation
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The Great Pretenders [6]
Sports fans find joy and justice in fantasy sports leagues.
— Lisa Tozzi, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Five for 2000 [7]
Five Austin athletes set their sights on the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
We Got Game [8]
Reminiscing about being banished to the bench, spending the summer at a bible/tennis camp, mastering Ping-Pong, and other formative sports experiences.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Tough Lessons [9]
Randy Horick gives passing advice to NCAA student athletes.
— Randy Horick, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Pharaohs vs. The Kats [10]
The Pharaohs versus the Kats could have made for a fun rivalry that benefited both Memphis and Nashville.
— Matt Walsh, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Now What? [12]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
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