ver here at Weekly Wire we revel in arguing the burning
questions of the day. This week's disputes have been vicious,
leaving our staff disheveled and in some cases, emotionally wounded.
Raging issues included the following:
(1) Did the CIA help introduce crack into black ghettos during
(2) Are Southern whiskey stills still a great source of tasty
(3) Is a feeling of dissatisfaction inevitable in any relationship?
(4) Do prairie dogs talk using complex sentences?
(5) Can campaign finance reform be effectively implemented?
(6) Did the recent national conference on racism only make matters
(7) How will life change for those living in the new Hong Kong?
(8) Is there hope for abused children relocated by child protection
(9) Are raining toads a message from God?
(10) Has the celebration in Roswell, New Mexico succeeded in
scaring off any future visiting aliens?
es, I know that's a lot to cover, but you'd be surprised how
much time we spend around the water cooler (which has toppled
repeatedly). Now we've got something new and strange to argue
(11) Is it just a coincidence that each of this week's News &
Opinion articles answers the previous ten questions?
ithout fail, each piece this week applies directly to the subject
of one of our above spats. Unbelievable. It's amost as if I made
this all up, but I swear on a stack of Celestine Prophecy's,
everything about my story is absolutely, 100 percent true. Now
if you'll excuse me, I've got to break up another fight -- over
who has to replace the demolished water cooler.
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July 21 - July 28, 1997
The Truth Hurts
Why did the San Jose Mercury News recant reporter Gary Webb's story detailing the CIA's link to drug trafficking? 
Mainstream has a history of gullibility when it comes to reporting on the CIA. 
Media criticism. 
Mike Gibson sniffs out local moonshiners in East Tennessee and learns the ins and outs of their trade, as well as the history of 'shine in the state. 
Letters at 3AM
Life is about patterns -- living within them and breaking them. 
Look Who's Talking
Scientist Con Slobodchikoff says the prairie dog is one mouthy little bugger. 
Campaign Finance Reform. 
Desperately Seeking the News
The daily newspapers miss the point reporting on the Fisk Race Relations Institute's "Conversation on Race" events. 
Adapting Hong Kong
A letter from a resident of Hong Kong reveals that adapting to the new government is an exercise in practicality. 
How dangerous are the mentally-ill street people? 
Odds & Ends
Around the news in seven days. 
Devin D. O'Leary
Brave New World
Web sites to help you cool off from the summer heat. 
David O. Dabney
The 50th anniversary of a crashed UFO brings -- what else? -- tourist money to a podunk town in New Mexico. 
A Web link page chock full of resources, recommendations, and
staff picks pertaining to the subject of this section. 
Brave New World
Ticketmaster and Microsoft squabble about the right to link. [06-20-97]
David O. Dabney
From the ultra-close scrutiny of the female breast to racking micro-meteorites on the dark side of the moon, the amusing mind of physicist Peter Franken is always on the move. [06-20-97]