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2001 ISSUES

February 23, 2001

Volume 20, Number 26

news

  • Double Jeopardy

    The state of Texas jailed Cuban exile Carlos Lavernia for 16 years for a crime he did not commit. Now the INS might send him back to Cuba.

    BY AMY SMITH

  • New Forensics, New Laws

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Who You Gonna Call?

    Small Texas towns look to Austin and Washington to jump-start economic development

    BY KEVIN FULLERTON

  • Naked City

    Off the Desk

    BY LOUIS DUBOSE

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    A lobbyist "volunteers" for Bush, the WTO plays peek-a-boo in Qatar, and China represses independent unions

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Turn Out the Lights ...

    The Lege Has Barely Begun, and the Official Accountants Say We're Broke

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

music

screens

the arts

  • What a Piece of Work Is Woman!

    After four centuries of being berated, belittled, betrayed, bullied, battered, and butchered by the men in Shakespeare's plays, the women have had enough. They're ready to speak out, to give Will a piece of their minds. And in playwright Susan Kelso's Roses and Thistles, they do just that.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • The Commissioner Has Left the Building

    Johnny Torrez was one of the first Austin comics to work on a professional level, and every local comic who ever made a living in the business credits the self-proclaimed "Commissioner of Comedy" as an early influence and inspiration. On Valentine's Day, the Commissioner died. Here's how he is remembered.

    BY J. C. SHAKESPEARE

  • Articulations

    The past few weeks have seen the passing of Johnny Torrez, Dana Ravel, and Clarence Brisco, three individuals all distinguished by their support of and advocacy of artists besides themselves.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

  • Page Two

    Heralding the techno-cultural explosion known as SXSW.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Good cops and bad cops, radio waverings and global warming warnings.
  • Public Notice

    This week's Public Notice takes a trip down memory lane and barfs all over its prom date, as we explore Eighties revisionism.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • After a Fashion

    Guest reporter (and Blackmail owner) Gail Chovan brings news of the bountiful Mens Fashion Week in Paris.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Virtual wheatgrass shots for your gray matter smoothie.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    Bacterial assault on Hill Country wineries.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • About AIDS

    Pushing Testing.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    Like Bill Murray in Groundhog's Day, the UTmen's basketball team is doomed to repeat its failures anew each year, and it seems to come as a total shock each time.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Girl Farts

    She farts a lot

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

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