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E mployees of a Nashville security company spent more than a year terrorizing the Hispanic residents of apartment complexes the firm was hired to guard. And the owner of the company was usually right in the middle of the action. The Nashville Scene reports on the results of a six-month investigation into the case.

Mortician for a day. Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it? Wayne Alan Brenner of the Austin Chronicle spent one day among the remains and cremains of some late fellow humans nearly two decades ago, and he's finally gotten around to writing about it.

We've got a couple of takes on the drug issue from the Weekly Alibi. Steven Robert Allen laments the bad reporting on a drug story from a local TV station, while the pseudonymous Captain Opinion thinks that drug law enforcement threatens Americans' morale.

Plus, societal confusion, cool gadgets, and more.



Columns
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Dope Smokers on the Air [6]
An Albuquerque TV station's report on drug policies in the Netherlands is proof that television news can do more damage to a brain than a snort of cocaine.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Sinking Morale [7]
If the Founding Fathers could see what has happened to their Constitution and concepts of freedom, they'd need drugs, too.
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
A Confused Society [8]
There are times when one senses that too much is ailing the system for it to be cured by patching.
— Harry Willson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
What's the Use? [9]
Gadgets are cool, but they're not all worth owning.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
It's Just Too Too [10]
The 2000 Audi TT Coupe.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Volume III, Issue 18
October 25 - November 1, 1999  
 

Features
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Above the Law [2]
At South Nashville apartment complexes, rogue security guards went on an 18-month rampage against Hispanics, beating and robbing immigrants -- and getting away with it.
— Willy Stern, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Abuser and the Abused [3]
How rogue guards at a Nashville security firm terrorized Hispanics they were paid to protect.
— Willy Stern, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Mortified [4]
Mortician-for-a-night, Wayne Alan Brenner ponders life as he faces death.
— Wayne Alan Brenner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Code We Share [5]
How a Nice Jewish Boy like Lorne Opler found G-d at a Christian seminary.
— Lorne Opler, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [11]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [12]
HAL, Hendrix, and Seven of Nine.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [13]
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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