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P at Buchanan's defection to the Reform Party makes obvious what many Republicans have been discussing among themselves for quite some time: the party is in serious trouble.

The folks who live at Knoxville's Moonshadow aren't Y2K survivalists. They're part of a growing movement to create communities that break the suburban mold of cookie cutter homes and neighbors who don't know each other.

Before Halloween and All Saints' Day disappears into the chronological sunset, we take a look at Día de Los Muertos, the Magic 8 Ball, and a report from a Wiccan ceremony.

Plus, the second part of an investigation into a corrupt Nashville security company, problems with overcrowding in the Memphis jail, America as a nation of worker ants, and more.



Columns
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Letters at 3AM [9]
What does this so-called "boom" mean to most Americans?
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Headless Brits [10]
The English botch everything.
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Cutting Class [11]
Who wants hypocrites for kids?
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
H.O.T. is Cool [12]
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [13]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [14]
Haunting facts for Halloween season.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [15]
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
 

Volume III, Issue 19
November 1 - November 8, 1999  
 

Features
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Republicanism and Its Discontents [2]
GOP congressmen are weak; Pat Buchanan has fled. The Republicans are taking a nose-dive and headed for a Millennial crack-up.
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Home Life [3]
As we enter the next millennium, an old '60s concept is gaining renewed interest: communal living. Only they're not called "communes" any more—it's "intentional communities.
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE
 
Inside A Failing Jail [4]
Overcrowding has plagued Memphis' jail for years, but few have told the stories of its startling consequences.
— Ashley Fantz, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Above the Law Part II [5]
How Nashville security company Detection Services got away with unconscionable abuse thanks to tight connections with police.
— Willy Stern, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Día de Los Muertos [6]
Although Día de los Muertos celebrations vary by region and culture, the holiday is for honoring and remembering the dead and rejoicing in their journey.
— Valerie Yarberry, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Over the 8 Ball [7]
Anna Hanks consults one of the world's most enduring toy fortune tellers just in time for Halloween.
— Anna Hanks, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Witching Hours [8]
An eyewitness report from deep inside a Wiccan ceremony.
— Richard Knight Jr., NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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