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January 14, 2000

Volume 19, Number 20

features

  • Even It Up

    Odd guy Charles Harp advocates for even number and ponders the inherent beauty of rounding.

    BY CHARLES HARP

  • The Millennium Phone Call

    When Margaret Thompson answers her phone, she never knows how distraught the person at the other end might be ...

    BY MARGARET THOMPSON

news

  • Bigger, Better, Smarter

    San Diego is everything Austin wants to be: livable, transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly, and downtown-centric. But will tools that worked in the nation's largest border and military base town translate to Central Texas?

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • New Kid on the Block

    Neighborhood Services office aims to help neighborhoods help themselves

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • Naked City

    Candidates lining up for city council races; things are heating up in the district 48 race; the austin police association is not happy with the manner in which chief stan knee has picked his assistant chiefs, and the jesus video is being mailed to every texas household.

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Council Watch

    Planning Commission and two council members consider measures to reduce commercial noise pollution near residential land; Vista Ridge PUD developer negotiates compromise agreement on its single-family development overlooking Bull Creek.

    BY KEVIN FULLERTON

food

  • At Home in the Outpost

    R.O.'s Outpost, 17 miles west of Austin in the Hill Country, serves the kind of food, reviewer Mick Vann reports, that "the old folks grew up on, and the kind rarely found these days in our modern, fast-food, a-go-go world."

    BY MICK VANN

  • Cookbook Lovers Are Invited to Shop!

    Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood gives the lowdown on the Westbank Community Library's upcoming cookbook sale.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Food-o-File

    Why were Pacifica's employees locked out of the restaurant, much to their surprise? Virginia B. Wood updates readers on that news and other restaurant updates.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Sushi

    Wes Marshall covers Austin's sushi scene.
  • Food Reviews

music

screens

the arts

columns

  • Page Two

    Cities can manage their destinies.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Light rail, affordable housing, and reverse racism.
  • Public Notice

    This week, Public Notice explores bike activism, the Y2K fallout, lesbians who lose their shoes, and so much more ...

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Day Trips

    All sixty-eight years and 170 members of the "the world's longest-running Western Swing band" are covered at the LIght Crust Doughboys Hall of Fame and Museum in Mesquite, Texas.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    Touching a nerve at Todd Oldham central.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    The jury's still out on the origins of the hockey haircut.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Coach's Corner

    He may not be smart enough to put up shutters, but Coach offers his NFL divisional playoff picks nonetheless.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • About AIDS

    Smart choices are the best -- and sometimes the only -- weapon against AIDS.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • The Luv Doc: Advice on Advice

    In general, people don’t want advice – even when they ask for it

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books