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W e seem to have a theme this week at Weekly Wire--The Evil Men Do. Leading off, a postal worker seemingly on the job fast track fell chronically ill after drinking toxic drinking water at work. That was eleven years ago and Caroline Gilbert continues to battle the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Labor for financial and medical assistance. The Tucson Weekly's Tim Vanderpool tells Gilbert's horrific tale in "Northern Exposure."

You'd think that with us poised at the beginning of the next century, gay bashing would be a disturbing memory. Chicago NewcityNet's Shelly Ridenour in "Pink and Blue" reports it just ain't so. Shelly details the Chicago Police's stance on hate crimes and how they deal with it.

Is there a need for a resurgence of the Black Panthers? Some would argue that with the recent slaying of a black man in Jasper, Texas by admitted white supremacists and continued institutional racisim, the answer is yes. FW Weekly's Alan Rankin interviews "Brother Eric," the local leader of the eastside Fort Worth chapter. You decide.

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Mr. Smarty Pants [10]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
About AIDS [11]
Information to help people whose lives are affected by HIV.
— AIDS Services of Austin, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Coach's Corner [12]
The media has written the script for the Chicago Bulls' downfall.
— Andy "Coach" Cotton, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
She Was a Good Pig [13]
Perhaps guinea pigs exist solely to teach children about death.
— Spike Gillespie, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Odds & Ends [14]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI

Volume II, Issue 6
August 3 - August 10, 1998  
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Northern Exposure [2]
When you think of Caroline Gilbert, think of raw, putrid, stinking sewage.
— Tim Vanderpool, TUCSON WEEKLY
Panthers City [3]
Alan Rankin ventures into Fort Worth's East Side to talk to the local leader of the New Black Panthers about Jasper, gangs, and activism.
— Alan Rankin, FW WEEKLY
Pink & Blue [4]
A look at how cops handle gay-bashing complaints.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
Good Riddance [5]
No dirty rat's too tough for Walter Jowers.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
Ready or Not [6]
Margaret Renkl surveys the cosmic crap shoot of conception.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
Is That All There Is? [7]
Outgoing Assistant City Manager Joe Lessard seems to be caught in a fairly public midlife crisis.
Withering on the Vine [8]
One community garden is thriving and another is dying as they wrangle with the city over funding.
— Erica C. Barnett, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
The End of History [9]
Our weekly editorial.

Now What? [15]
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