lvis is everywhere! That's not just a great song by Mojo Nixon.
It also happens to be true (look in the mirror -- he's in your
hair). And this issue of Weekly Wire proves it. We've hidden
a variety of Elvis articles throughout, and it's your job to find
them. The prize? A brand-new Cadillac. No, actually the
prize is the pleasure of reading about the King. Who needs more?
ne of those pleasurable articles revolves around a 1977 myth-making
incident in which Jerry Lee Lewis showed up at Graceland drunk,
demanding to see his old friend from the glory days. No one knows
the truth about what really happened that night, as the author's
"Rashomon effect" style report reveals. Like I said:
the stuff of myths.
erhaps not so mythical but no less vexing is this article about
a much-despised Austin TV reporter whose belligerence has reached
legendary proportions. That same he-said, she-said "Rashomon
effect" is in effect here, making for quite compelling reading
-- so long as the reporter doesn't try to get a job in your town.
Then it's fearsome.
ut for a real taste of fear, try out this exquisitely written
story about what happened when unknowing soldiers were subjected
to a 1953 nuclear blast in the Nevada desert. Years later, the
government still drags its feet in responding to the cancers and
genetic problems faced by the victims of these "tests."
Or, for a less disturbing view of the desert,
try this article about the otherworldly Willcox Playa in Arizona.
It's a 50-square-mile no-man's land where military tests are no
match for the stunning, some even say mystical, power of the desert's
ou'll find plenty of other great reading here, covering a variety
of intriguing topics. Are conspiracy buffs and other groups on
to something, or just plain nuts? Should Buddhism be given full
tax-exempt religious status? Does an increase in minimum wage
help the economy, or damage it? Was it proper for a newspaper
to run a gruesome photogaph of the Jerusalem bombings? Ought the
Apple/Microsoft deal be considered a positive step? The answers
may seem obvious to you, but they're certainly not to everybody,
otherwise these wouldn't be stories.
ortunately there's one thing we can always agree upon no matter
what -- Elvis is everywhere. Keep checking your hair in the mirror,
keep reading Weekly Wire, and in times of distress always
remember to cheer yourself up with the King's magical words: brand-new
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Flights Of Fancy
As Arizona Governor J. Fife Symington III pulls a UFO hoax in Phoenix, a group of skeptics in Tucson still can't explain Arizona's mysterious lights. [07-02-97]
Volume I, Issue 10
August 11 - August 18, 1997
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Lamond Davis reflects on 44 years of pain and suffering brought on by the government's atomic bomb testing in Nevada. 
On The Playa
In that vast blank space near Willcox, the bizarre is commonplace. 
The New MeX-Files
Bigfoots, UFOs and Chupacabras. Oh, my! 
Devin D. O'Leary
Zen Buddhism looks like a religion, walks like a religion, and talks like a religion -- but according to Comptroller John Sharp, it can't be tax-exempt like a religion. 
Gabe Caggiano was either Austin television's biggest jerk or one of its most aggressive reporters -- but now, the former KTBC reporter is out of a job. 
Get on the Bus
ACORN "Tour of Shame" exposes poverty-wage payers with big city tax breaks. 
Media criticism from our esteemed publisher. 
Why Save Apple?
The computer giant is on life support. Should we pull the plug? 
David O. Dabney
Smilin' & Dialin'
Send in yah twenny five dollah donation, folks, them Rangers an' them chillrun countin' on y'all! 
Dial "M" for Money
A new state law puts the brakes on telemarketers raking in big profits under the cloak of police charity organizations. 
Odds & Ends
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside. 
Devin D. O'Leary
A journalist's personal compendium of Elvis sightings and takes on the life and times. 
Where Were You?
Memphians remember where they were when they found out the King had died. 
Is Elvis Cool?
Two Flyer columnists debate the essence of the E-Factor. 
Susan Ellis and Jim Hanas
Haunted By The King
Wherever you go, there's Elvis. 
Clash of the Titans
The night the Killer visted Graceland. 
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