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T here is a sense of nervous excitement in the robotics community right now. Many believe the field is on the brink of a technological revolution similar to the one the computer industry has undergone in the past two decades.

The AFL-CIO's early endorsement of Gore's presidential campaign may be more about protecting corrupt labor union leaders than about advancing the interests of American workers.

Thanks to technology and the desire among minors to drink, the production of false driver licenses and IDs is flourishing.

Plus, big media corporations in Austin, a winning program for school kids, a millennial rant, and more.


Columns
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Ranting the Millennium In [9]
What does a Dark Age demand of a good person?
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Sorry, But... [10]
Tom backs off a bit from his earlier position on home schooling--but just a bit.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Highlight Reel [11]
Looking back on four years of Jowers-style pontificating.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Persistence of Vision [12]
Ford's new Focus models.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [13]
Merry Tiswas!
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [14]
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Volume III, Issue 27
December 28, 1999 - January 3, 2000  

Features
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Robot Wars [2]
It's almost the 21st century, so where are all the robot servants that we were supposed to have by now?
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Labor Pains [3]
The AFL-CIO needs Gore because of his lenient approach to corruption in the labor movement.
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Playing 21 [4]
New computer software and the Internet have swung wide the bar doors to underage college students.
— Anna Roe, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Media Clips [5]
The world's major corporations have realized that the media can be big money, and they have invested heavily.
— Lee Nichols, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Journey Into Clarity #83 [6]
For years he'd blamed his sister for destroying his comic book, a book worth over two grand today. Why losing that darned comic book at age seven meant so much.
— Wayne Alan Brenner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Sleigh Ride [7]
Robin Bradford takes a trip back to examine love, trust, and safety.
— Robin Bradford, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Nashvillian of the Year [8]
Don McGeehee's "I Am Somebody" program is helping to teach inner-city schoolchildren the value of self-esteem, altruism, perseverance, and education.
— Jonathan Marx, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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