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LCRA Express Spawns Hamilton Pool Traffic Jam
Despite plenty of reasons to go slow, the agency – and its developer friends – are in a big hurry
News Story  May 14, 2004, by Amy Smith


Users Find Back Roads During Internet Traffic Jam
While the mainstream Internet news sites faltered during Tuesday's attacks, people picked up the slack.
Screens Column  September 21, 2001, by Michael Connor
"...In response, Web sites of all stripes published information about the attacks, some even creating mirror sites for news sources like NPR.org so that more people could tune in to the overburdened webcast. While mainstream media Web sites buckled and phone lines jammed, e-mail also helped pick up the slack, in some cases carrying the first news to Americans abroad: An American in Indonesia for whom the only sign that something was amiss was a dramatic drop in the dollar value, for example, was able to get information about the events only via e-mails written by New York eyewitnesses and then forwarded from around the world...."

Traffic Jam? Call Management.
New alliance forms to address mobility issues Downtown
News Story  May 6, 2011, by Lee Nichols


Jam City
Managing Congestion
News Story  August 11, 1995
"...Meanwhile, compulsory trip reduction is under fire in Congress and may be removed from the Clean Air Act entirely, eliminating much of the incentive for voluntary compliance and leaving open the question: Will Austinites ever willingly get out of their cars? Big Streets, Bad Jams Some Austinites may be willing to tolerate poorer air quality in exchange for the smoother traffic flow that they anticipate from traffic light synchronization and completion of the US183 and US290 freeways. But the bad news is that more roadway capacity not only worsens air pollution, but ultimately produces more traffic congestion as well, according to Anthony Downs, one of America's leading transportation experts..."

Symphony No. I-35
Finally, a Traffic Jam we can enjoy, thanks to composer Steve Parker
Arts Story  April 9, 2015, by Natalie Zeldin
"...But while the rest of us have been stuck under that particular black cloud, composer Steve Parker has been molding the silver lining. The result is Traffic Jam, a punny name for the eccentric but thoughtful musical offering being presented at the Blue Starlite Drive-In on Saturday as part of the Fusebox Festival...."

World War Z
This bio-disaster movie with zombies and Brad Pitt is smart and ambitious, even if it doesn't break the mold.
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Film Review  June 21, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Marc Forster. Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Elyes Gabel, Peter Capaldi, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga, Moritz Bleibtreu, Sterling Jerins and Abigail Hargrove...."

Man on a Ledge
This semi-functional thriller tingles but never terrifies.
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Film Review  January 27, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Asger Leth. Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Genesis Rodriguez, Afton Williamson and Edward Burns...."

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Music Greats Overlooked
Columns  January 21, 1999
"...Yeah, I'm one of those people who read Amy B's letters every week in the Chronicle and scream, "You go, Girl!" I do, however, hope that you devote equal time and space in your column to lampoon the sprawl that is engulfing us ... or are strip malls, asphalt-ocean parking lots, endless traffic jams, horrific air quality, and thousands of SUVs with cattle guards (CATTLE GUARDS!!!!?????) your idea of utopia?..."

Steve Parker's Song for Bat / Man
For this year's Fusebox, composer Steve Parker flies a batty Austin concert with live echolocation
Arts Story  April 7, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Besides the bats, Parker tells us, the shells of giant mollusks are a big part of the composition. "And funnels," says the man who's also in charge of the SoundSpace events for the Blanton Museum of Art, the man responsible for last year's uproarious Traffic Jam concert that included community participants performing a chorus on their car horns..."

Learning Curve
Lessons from the Long Center's first six months
Arts Story  October 3, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...No kidding. The business of motor-vehicle storage for the Long Center was a source of contentious debate during its construction (neighborhood groups fought for a smaller garage than center supporters wanted), but that turned out to be a tea party compared to the firestorm ignited by a massive traffic jam on April 20, when thousands converged on the area for Austin Lyric Opera's Carmen and Austin Community College and ProArts Collective's Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil at the Long Center, the Gem and Jewelry Show at Palmer Events Center, and the Austin Reggae Festival at Auditorium Shores..."

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  October 11, 1996, by Louis Black
"...Twenty years ago, driving north from McColl, South Carolina to Bartonsville, Vermont, at about 6am, in the deep dark of the early morning, we encountered stop-and-go traffic on the Beltway outside of Washington, D.C. Probably it was to be expected, a traffic jam in the still dark, near D.C., though not that close, but we didn't. Starting out the trip in the early evening, we had been taking advantage of the night, racing north..."

Gridlock Lifts on Lamar Bridge
Councilmembers Demand a Second Look at Alternative Routes
News Column  November 8, 1996, by Alex de Marban
"...Traffic will increase by 48%, they say, necessitating added lanes. Heed their dire prophecies, and envision cars veiled in smog, stretching to the horizons amid a virtual block party of merchants and panhandlers, giving new meaning to the phrase "traffic jam."..."

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Libertarians Say No to Doggett
Columns  October 16, 1998
"...Other dead-on giveaways of TLE are Carroll's writings of Alice's experiences with jamais vu and feelings of expanding and shrinking, both very common in TLE petit mal seizures. Understanding TLE should dismiss the suspicions surrounding the life of Lewis Carroll...."

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Columns  October 9, 1998
"...Another minor detail which Ms. Babich conveniently overlooks is the fact that a traffic jam will result no matter where you put the garage..."

We Built This City ...
Postmarks  June 30, 2016
"...I moved to Austin after living in Columbus for six years. Columbus deserves it. During my six years in Columbus, I was never in a traffic jam on a Sunday..."

The Road to 10-1: Now We Begin
Partisan Traffic Jam
News Story  July 17, 2014, by Brandon Watson
"...District 6: Partisan Traffic Jam..."

Developing Stories
Why can't Jennifer Kim find a co-sponsor on council for a resolution to explore a public-private partnership for the redevelopment of Northcross Mall?
News Column  May 4, 2007, by Katherine Gregor
"...Topics for discussion include the forthcoming lawsuit, related fundraising needs, and an upcoming "Drive Away Wal-Mart" event to raise awareness of Wal-Mart's anticipated traffic impact, said RG4N's Jason Meeker. Activists plan to intentionally create a traffic jam at rush hour, on the streets surrounding Northcross, to vividly portray exactly what daily traffic could be like – based on realistic traffic counts for similar stores – if a Wal-Mart Supercenter is built at Northcross...."

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Our readers talk back.
Columns  October 8, 2004
"...Recently, New Orleans was evacuated for Hurricane Ivan. Everyone who had a car got into it, and a grand traffic jam was the result..."

We Need Bicycle/Walking Paths Between Cities
Postmarks  September 29, 2004
"...Dear Editor, Recently, New Orleans was evacuated for Hurricane Ivan. Everyone who had a car got into it, and a grand traffic jam was the result..."

Playback
Q: What do you get when you combine the Continental Club, Trophy's, and the Rome Inn? A: C-Boy's.
Music Column  May 4, 2012, by Kevin Curtin
"...That's when cops and volunteer security rush in with flashlights and make everyone stop drumming. Some wide-eyed djembe drummers on mushrooms might flee at the sight of authority, but most stay to finish the jam..."

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