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2001 ISSUES

May 25, 2001

Volume 20, Number 39

features

  • The Graduates

    Sarah Hepola goes back to Connally High School to find out how some of her ex-students are doing, now that they are preparing to graduate.

    BY SARAH HEPOLA

news

  • Jesus Saves

    With the city facing its biggest budget crunch in a decade, city manager Jesus Garza has begun to make some tough financial choices.

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • Naked City

    Local news this week in Austin.

    BY ERICA C. BARNETT

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    Bush's Little Helpers; The Drug War's Dr. Strangelove

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

music

screens

the arts

columns

  • Page Two

    City Manager Jesus Garza has one of the toughest jobs in town. When things go well, nobody can remember his name; when they go badly, he receives the blame.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    A fresh melange of reader responses to our recent issues.
  • Public Notice

    Things are gearing up in public service-land for Austin's sizzling summer. Here are a few things to do this weekend, plus a jump on next, to boot.

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • 'Great' Gen an' Their 'Good' War

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    A dollop of creme de la trivia atop your weekly data eclair.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    Sandora's Box in Dallas fixes up some mighty fine vittles.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    Personal style in the eye of the beholder? No way, baby.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • About AIDS

    Pokeweed protein kills HIV without harming sperm.

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • To Your Health

    I am watching my grandfather fade away because he is losing his eyesight to macular degeneration. He was always the healthiest of my grandparents, but now he can't drive or read, and he is too proud to take advantage of the services available for the blind. Is there any hope for a cure?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • Coach's Corner

    Coach rates the announcers on the NBA playoff broadcasts.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Introducing

    The awkwardness that exists between complete strangers

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Texas Tales

    For those of you who are still pondering the eternal question that seems to arise wherever beer and English majors appear together in the Lone Star State, the answer is: Texas does indeed have a separate and distinctive literature, Tom Doyal writes. If you have been arguing the other side of this proposition, the writers and publishers of Texas have issued you a sharp rebuke in their new spring releases.

    BY TOM DOYAL

  • In Person

    "When I was talking to my wife about coming to speak at the conference I told her that I expected to be pelted with rotten tomatoes," environmental journalist Michael Pollan said at the opening session of the Organic Trade Association's (OTA) first annual All Things Organic Conference & Trade Show, held in Austin last week. "She said, 'Well, at least they'll be really good, organic tomatoes. Hopefully, Muir Glen.'"

    BY MARIA HONG

  • Postscripts

    Upcoming literary events in Austin.

    BY CLAY SMITH

  • Local Bestsellers

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