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April 21, 2000

Volume 19, Number 34

features

  • Passion Forward

    The Chronicle's style avatar, Stephen M. Moser, explores the fashion program at the University of Texas.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

news

  • Winds of Change

    As electric industry restructuring opens utilities up to competition, some, including Austin's municipally-owned utility, are looking to renewable energy sources to win customers and meet the requirements of a 1999 law.

    BY KEVIN FULLERTON

  • Margin of Error

    Some Texas high schools may be violating the "top 10%" law, which guarantees admission to UT and other Texas colleges and universities, by exaggerating the number of students in the top 10% of their graduating classes.

    BY JONATHAN DAVID CARROLL

  • Slimed!

    Is Barton Springs Pool Losing Its Soul to Algae?

    BY ROBERT BRYCE

  • Endorsements

  • Naked City

    Brigid Shea resigns from the Save Our Springs pac over the board's refusal to endorse Kirk Watson for mayor; Millennium March on Washington is April 30.

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Crossing That Bridge

    Council approves a separate bike and pedestrian bridge over Town Lake near the existing Lamar Street Bridge, and hears neighborhood concerns about moving central booking to the new criminal justice center downtown.

    BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

  • Media Clips

    The Internet offers new opportunities for newspapers to expand their coverage, but so far, Texas dailies have yet to heed the call.

    BY LEE NICHOLS

food

  • True to Their (New) Roots

    The Loiacono family, who own Bellagio Italian Bistro, apparently believe in two cornerstones of traditional cuisine -- fresh ingredients and sizable portions. They pride themselves in making upward of 30 different pastas on the premises : from bright spinach fettucine to rippled radiatore and ribbon-edged tagliatelle.

    BY PABLEAUX JOHNSON

  • Two Texas Menus With a Gallic Twist

    BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

  • A Flurry of Fowl

    BY BETH VLASICH PAV

  • Food-o-File

    Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood explains why Austin is home away from home for several French chefs and updates readers on local restaurant changes.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Free Happy-Hour Buffets

    Poor? Hungry? Have we got the restaurants for you!
  • Food Reviews

music

screens

the arts

columns

  • Page Two

    Limousines?!? At Springsteen?

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Readers hash over the war on drugs in response to an AISD principal's being busted for marijuana possession.
  • Public Notice

    Public Notice is noticing that spring is in full swing with so many kid-friendly opportunities to make community spirit grow.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Texhoma's pointless Dalmations; dancing about economics; and more fun facts.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • After a Fashion

    Remembering Halston on the 10th anniversary of his death.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Day Trips

    Explore the Texas Underground -- literally -- with the help of Blair Pittman's new travel guide, Texas Caves.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Coach's Corner

    The San Antonio Spurs, left for dead around mid-season, are still very much alive, and a good underdog bet for the upcoming NBA playoffs.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • About AIDS

    Some new delivery techniques are easing testosterone replacement therapy.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • The Luv Doc: Something Vaguely Comprehensible

    Sometimes what you believe to be your strength is actually a weakness

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Habits of Mind

    Texas has a wealth of universities and colleges that offer creative writing classes, but four of them -- the University of Texas at Austin, Southwest Texas State University, University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Houston -- offer Masters of Fine Arts degrees in creative writing. Here's all the information about each program you could hope to find.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Postscripts

    Texas -- not just the place, but the idea -- is always being celebrated in some way, it seems. But Texas writers are often behind the scenes, which is why last week's spate of events celebrating Texas writers has seemed so odd, and compelling.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Local Bestsellers

    Local bestsellers are based on recent sales at Austin bookstores selected to reflect varied reading interests.
  • Book Reviews