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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

W e gave our news and feature writers Labor Day weekend off, so we're dipping into the Weekly Wire archives for these offerings from the first half of this year:

  • What kind of people participate in karaoke and why do they do it?
  • Pierre Secher's efforts to translate his family's letters which describe their experiences in the Holocaust.
  • We've added rich people to the pantheon of heroes from sports and the movies.
  • How to stay afloat amidst the sea of junk that threatens to swamp your curbside mailbox.
  • Two boxers struggle for a chance to go for the gold at the Olympics.
  • There are reasons that have nothing to do with drugs that might make George W. Bush a poor choice for president.
Plus, Walter Jowers goes under the knife, Margaret Renkl's son finds the holy outside of church, and purchasing your car on the web.



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Gotta Have Heart [2]
Facing heart trouble of the most serious sort.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Kid Theology [3]
Tadpoles demonstrate God's plan.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Electronic Sticker Shock [4]
Auto sites on the Information Superhighway.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds & Ends [5]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Volume III, Issue 11
September 7 - September 13, 1999  
 
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We Are the Stars [4]
For karaoke devotees, completing the" empty orchestra" is a spiritual pursuit.
— Kim Mellen, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Man Of Letters [6]
One family's correspondence paints a haunting portrait of the Holocaust.
— L.S. Jones, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Mogul This! [3]
America has always had a certain soft spot for the entrepreneur, but why are today's wealthiest businesspeople enjoying the kind of adoration traditionally reserved for movie stars and sports heroes?
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Take Back Your Mailbox! [6]
You can't really stop junk mail, but there's a certain satisfaction in fighting back.
— Andy Hermann, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Ring Masters [2]
In the win-or-lose world of Golden Gloves boxing, two fighters train, dream, and struggle for a chance at the Olympics.
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE
 
The Can't-Miss Kid [2]
It doesn't take a genius to figure out why George W. Bush will be our next president; but there are also a few reasons why he won't.
— Robert Bryce, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [6]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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