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March 9, 2001

Volume 20, Number 28

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  • The Future's So Bright ...

    Johnston High School has problems with grades, attendance, dropouts, a magnet program resented by the host school, and a high turnover rate among principals. Will new principal Sal Cavazos stay and can he make a difference?

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • No Commitment Necessary

    As the economy takes a dive, many high tech workers find themselves stuck on the temping treadmill

    BY ERICA C. BARNETT

  • Welcome to Austin. You're Screwed.

    Can you get there from here? In downtown Austin, the answer is no.

    BY ERICA C. BARNETT

  • Naked City

    The House considers a Top 10% law to address inequities at magnet high schools, and UT is embroiled in a free speech debate after a scuffle between faculty and university police.

    BY LOUIS DUBOSE

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    Bush's 'Real, Live Americans'; Nike's 'Freedom to Choose'

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Tinkering With the Machinery of Death

    The Texas Legislature moves slowly to consider alternatives to the death penalty

    BY MICHAEL KING

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  • Putting Himself 'Out Here'

    Theatre Arts and English teacher Rick Garcia has put himself "out here," on Austin's fringes, n the off-the-map, lost-worldness of Johnston High School, to reach out to some of the poorest kids in one of Austin's most neglected neighborhoods and make a difference through that rare and vital cocktail: art and education.

    BY ROBI POLGAR

  • Articulations

    Big career moves for a couple of Austin playwrights and big parties thrown by a couple of Austin arts organizations.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

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  • Page Two

    SXSW: The glorious onslaught begins with film.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Hyde Park Baptist foofaraw and assorted cultural allegations.
  • Public Notice

    This week's "Public Notice" goes techy and says, 'Let's tear down the digital divide and give all these laid-off geeks something to do!'

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • After a Fashion

    Our Style Avatar's career in fashion design dons funeral black.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Day Trips

    The Painted Churches of Fayette County.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    The farandolae of trivia's mitochondrion.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • About AIDS

    Don't Touch the Monkey.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • To Your Health

    Are soy foods really good for us or not?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • Coach's Corner

    Juwan Howard's negative image is almost entirely a media invention; moreover, he could be the key piece in the Dallas Mavericks' growth into a championship team.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Whoopsy!

    You’re not the nearly flawless person you believe other people think you are

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

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