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Are the Kids All Right?
Ecstasy has been around for a while now, but it appears to be more popular than ever. [08-14-00]
— Rebekah Gleaves, NASHVILLE SCENE

Revenge of the Nerd
He has a mohawk hairdo and 16 body piercings, and he can't legally buy a beer for three more years, but he's leading a group of Nashvillians into the new century's computer age. [07-24-00]
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE

Publish or Perish
In this age of megacorporations, small publishers are still flourishing and represent a vital niche in the book-publishing business. Nashville is home to several noteworthy small presses. [06-26-00]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Court of Last Resort
Critics say he's coddling criminals, but don't tell that to the drug addicts and alcoholics trying to pass muster with Judge Seth Norman. [06-19-00]
— Matt Pulle, photos by Eric England, NASHVILLE SCENE

Feathers and Blood
Cockfighting may be illegal, but that doesn't keep hundreds of Middle Tennesseans from enjoying the controversial sport. [06-12-00]
— Rob Simbeck, NASHVILLE SCENE

To Make a City Beautiful
Public art is important to a city's identity, and a new bill could help guarantee that such works become an integral part of the Nashville landscape. [05-15-00]
— Donna Dorian Wall, NASHVILLE SCENE

The River of Life
Four years ago, a solitary man swam the Cumberland River's entire 700 miles to bring attention to its polluted state. That inspired a new group of advocates to work to save the river. [05-08-00]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

To The Limit
Serving as a test for local runners, the inaugural Country Music Marathon is pulling in an international field of around 10,000 participants -- from the hard-core racer to the charity-driven runner. [05-01-00]
— Rob Simbeck, NASHVILLE SCENE

Women at Work
Cheri Kempf and her cohorts are giving young local softballers the kind of training that will help them improve their game and might even earn them college scholarships. [04-24-00]
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE

Word From The Hood
Three decades after idealistic young Democrats formed the first neighborhood association in Belmont-Hillsboro, community groups are getting more recognition from Metro government than ever. That's not to say it's perfect. [04-17-00]
— Liz Murray Garrigan, NASHVILLE SCENE

Radio Interference
Country music once thrived on the radio. But lately the music seems to be experiencing a crisis, and nowhere is this more evident than on the airwaves. [04-03-00]
— Craig Havighurst, NASHVILLE SCENE

Page Turner
After years of pursuing a career as a writer, Nashvillian Sallie Bissell has finally achieved the sort of success that few writers can claim. [03-28-00]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Workman's Last Chance
Will the discovery of an autopsy X-ray save the life of the condemned prisoner Philip Ray Workman? [03-20-00]
— Jeff Woods, NASHVILLE SCENE

Family Tradition
Hank Williams III is part of country music's most famous--and notorious--family line. It's a tough legacy to live up to, but after some years of struggle, he's starting to find his own voice. [03-13-00]
— Michael McCall, photos by Eric England, NASHVILLE SCENE

God's Dog
Coyotes have been in Middle Tennessee for several decades now, but they're still among nature's most misunderstood creatures. If they're not so harmful, why do they get such a bad rap? [02-28-00]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

Reinventing Gore
When he was running in Tennessee, Al Gore told us he was conservative. Now, as he courts the liberal constituencies of Democratic presidential primaries, he's sprinting to the left. [02-21-00]
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE

Big Steps
For millions of multiple sclerosis patients throughout the world, the future is cloudy. There's still no cure. But that may change thanks to groundbreaking work at Vanderbilt University. [02-14-00]
— Matt Pulle, NASHVILLE SCENE

Changing Channel
Change is a good thing, right? It seems to be at WDCN-Channel 8, Nashville's PBS affiliate, which is shaking off a reputation for unduly conservative programming. [02-07-00]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Carving a Name
Few know the work of William Edmondson, the son of former slaves who gained notoriety in the '30s and '40s for his limestone sculptures. Now, decades after his death, he's getting the recognition he deserves. [01-31-00]
— Angela Wibking, NASHVILLE SCENE

Toy Story
Two Nashville couples hit upon an idea that became a board game. But, the inventor's path to success in business is long and confusing. Their story mirrors their invention -- it's called Inc., The Game of Business. [01-24-00]
— Liz Murray Garrigan, NASHVILLE SCENE

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