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W hat would you do with $40 million? Spend it exploring the sex lives of friends and neighbors? Memphis Flyer's Eileen Loh-Harrist muses about Kenneth Starr's use of the chunk of cash and how it could have been better spent. Meanwhile, Tucson Weekly's Emil Franzi looks at the Clinton-Starr issue from an Arizona perspective. After all, Arizonans did manage to remove former governor Evan Mecham for acting like an ass, even though that isn't criminal.

On the technology front, some educators are questioning whether computers in school really do much for improving the quality of education. Many studies question why technology has been given the priority in the classroom, over improvements like more and better trained teachers. Boston Phoenix's Jason Gay looks at this debate and its political sideshow in Massachusetts. As these students are geting hooked up to the Internet, the issue of regulating decency and obscenity on the Internet is becoming more immediate. James Hanback of the Nashville Scene takes a look at the legislative wrangling surrounding this issue.

Also in News & Opinion, take a look at role models in "We Can be Heroes ," genetics in "Test-Tube Sex," and factoids you probably won't see on Jeopardy in our three-part Teeny Tidbits.

Teeny Tidbits
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Stuff You Missed [9]
The Arizona Diamondbacks decide to raise ticket prices during Fan-Appreciation Week, and other subtle delights.
Odds & Ends [10]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Mr. Smarty Pants [11]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.

Volume II, Issue 16
October 12 - October 19, 1998  
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Magic Boxes [2]
Every politician spouts off about more computers in the classroom, but voters in Massachusetts are beginning to see through the hype.
The Mecham Principle [3]
Who better to judge the current proceedings against President Slick Willy than the people of Arizona?
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY
Was It Worth It? [4]
Thoughts on alternative uses for Ken Starr's budget.
— Eileen Loh-Harrist, MEMPHIS FLYER
We Can Be Heroes [5]
Our role models, ourselves.

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Obscenity 2.0 [6]
An alternative bill that could regulate obscenity on the Internet.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
Test-Tube Sex [7]
Margaret Renkl ponders made-to-order genetics and gender.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
A-Bomb Survival [8]
48 years ago this week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI

Now What? [12]
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