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I t's been five years since the suicide of Lisa Davis, an Austin photographer, activist, and music scenester. The Chronicle's Kate X Messer recalls the night she heard the news and fondly remembers Davis.

Route 66 is a highway of dreams and artery of despair, a two-lane narrative of the American experience stretching from Illinois corn fields to California beachfront, with a million captivating personal vignettes dotting the path.

If dying is easy and comedy's hard, where does that leave fencing? Find out in this report from the National Fencing Championships.

Plus, baiting druggies with cookies, a slave registry online, the high cost of cats, and more.


Columns
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Speaking in Tongues [7]
Robert Bly's translations of 20th-century poets enrich our language.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The High Cost of Cats [8]
Just how much is cat ownership worth, in monetary terms?
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Getting Here From There [9]
2000 Renault Scénic RX4.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Now What? [11]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

Volume IV, Issue 3
July 10 - July 17, 2000  

Features
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Cruel Summer [2]
Remembering Lisa Davis: professional photographer, Austin music scenester, activist, suicide victim.
— Kate X Messer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Chasing Dreams On The Mother Road [3]
A cruise down fabled Route 66.
— Tim Vanderpool, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Slave Data [4]
Checking out the Internet's slave ancestry archive.
— John O'Connor, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Crossing Swords [5]
This is the second time that the National Fencing Tournament has slashed it's way through Austin.
— Wayne Alan Brenner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Cookiegate [6]
Advocates say the latest victim in the War on Drugs is computer privacy.
— H.B. Koplowitz, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [10]
How sweet is your soda, sugar?
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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