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April 28, 2000

Volume 19, Number 35

news

  • Loose Diamond

    New Ballpark Gem Sets Round Rock Apart
  • Shades of Gray

    In Texas Prisons, It's Hard to Tell Who Your Enemies Are

    BY NATE BLAKESLEE

  • Salt of the Earth

    Local activists remember Cesar Chavez on the seventh anniversary of his death.

    BY PAUL CIAVARRI

  • Naked City

    Willie Lewis and Danny Thomas campaigns turn ugly; Jeff Jack gets aide appointment in Beverly Griffith's office, Richard Arellano leaves Jackie Goodman's office.

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Council Watch

    City lays out new housing program, Southpark Meadows goes for world-class venue, Zilker Neighborhood Association holds council candidates forum

    BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

  • Carrying the Burden

    During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Food-o-File

    Updates on upcoming culinary events.

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Second Helpings: Pizza Restaurants

    Chronicle writer Greg Beets surveys local pizza establishments in this week's Second Helpings.

music

screens

the arts

  • Dance of the Prodigal Son

    Soft-spoken and self-effacing choreographer Stephen Mills seems an unlikely candidate for rebellious Prodigal Son. But he was, breaking away from Ballet Austin in 1996, only to return two years later. Now the newly named artistic director of Ballet Austin, Mills talks about his departure, his return, and the future of the company.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Evil New Yorkers and Bit-Whoredom

    They're horrible! They're evil, mean, and terrible! They're New Yorkers! They're the Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre, and they're giving laid-back Austin a shot of scrappy, sophisticated, lowbrow, smart-ass theatre.

    BY ADA CALHOUN

  • Articulations

    An honor for Don Toner at the State Theater.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

  • Page Two

    Louis Black sounds off on the Chronicle endorsement process.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Readers are baffled by the Chronicle's "no endorsement" for the mayoral race.
  • Public Notice

    Public Notice straps on the skates, picks some flowers for mom, and finds out if it is eligible to donate to the Mother's Milk Bank….

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Letters at 3AM

    Why a sizable number of heterosexuals feel threatened by the concept of gay marriage

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    A fetish club turned into a fashion catwalk at Atomic Cafe's recent fashion show.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    This week's hot topics: obituary attainment, bodily proportions, laugh tracks, magic numbers, and leaded gasoline

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Coach's Corner

    Aging stars and aging boomers spell an ongoing decline in the popularity of tennis, Coach muses, while dropping a bundle in a Vegas sports book.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • Day Trips

    Day trip in style with a Harley from Austin's EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • About AIDS

    A new bereavement support group is getting underway thanks to AIDS Services of Austin.

    BY BETH POMEROY

  • The Luv Doc: A Terror

    America has got to stop treating parenthood as some inalienable right, like assault weapon ownership or hydraulic fracturing

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books