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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

J effrey Davidow, the current US ambassador to Mexico, cut his diplomatic teeth as an officer in the US embassy in Chile during the 1973 military coup which placed General Augusto Pinochet in power. Davidow's record on human rights doesn't seem to have improved.

Although thousands of peaceful and well-informed opponents of free trade protested in Seattle during the World Trade Organization conference, it was the youthful carnival of conflict that enjoyed most of the media coverage.

An unhappy customer who put up a web site detailing her experience is being sued for trademark infringement by the corporation named at that site. Does this bode ill for free speech on the Internet?

Plus, Al Gore faces money trouble in his run for the White House, a conversation with a legendary barbecue cook, the adventure of buying your first house, and more.


Columns
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What Millennium? You Missed It! [8]
The millennium fever is stirring up deep mythic feelings, and much balderdash.
— Harry Willson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Room to Move [9]
They may seem ugly now, but 1960s houses are a great bargain.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Poster Trucks [10]
Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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]
Delivery in a half hour, or it's free.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Volume III, Issue 26
December 20 - December 27, 1999  

Features
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Borderline Behavior [2]
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Jeffrey Davidow's murky history in Chile during Pinochet era could explain his Nixonian policies in Mexico today.
— Al Giordano, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
WTO Carnival in Seattle [3]
"The Battle in Seattle" was supported by a media-savvy cast almost subconsciously fluent in the mass marketing of protest.
— Charles Duhigg, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Pest Control [4]
Could a trademark suit brought by Terminix silence criticism of corporations on the web?
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Going For Broke [5]
Al Gore's spending habits may cost him the Democratic nomination, while likely GOP nominee George W. Bush is sitting on a gold mine.
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
He Chose Cooking [6]
A conversation with famed barbecuer Lawrence Craig.
— John T Edge, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
A Home Loan of Our Own [7]
Homeowning may be the American Dream, but seems so far out of reach for so many. Bernadette Noll's story of finding and buying a house offers hope for the hapless.
— Bernadette Noll, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [13]
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