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June 15, 2001

Volume 20, Number 42

features

  • Mom's Travel Advisories

    Guerrillas, drug lords, landmines, limb loss, organ malfunction … According to my mother, these are just a few of the terrors that await me when I arrive in South America.

    BY KARLA ZIMMERMAN

news

  • Somebody Has to Die

    The conviction of Robert Springsteen in the yogurt shop murders leaves many questions unanswered.

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • Naked City

    Local news this week in Austin

    BY ERICA C. BARNETT

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    PG&E's shell game, Bush Incorporated & Nestle's genetic engineering

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

  • Capitol Chronicle

    A healthy death penalty, the Jenna and Barbara bust, and the Fannie Lou Hamer Project

    BY MICHAEL KING

food

music

screens

the arts

columns

  • Page Two

    Editor Louis Black praises the Texas Film Commission's marriage of art and commerce, finds the Austin American-Statesman's coverage of George W. Bush's European trip untrustworthy, and urges readers to vote in our annual "Best of Austin" poll.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Readers sound off on a variety of touchy subjects: politicos, abandoned kittens, even the brachiation of apes.
  • Public Notice

    Celebrate the emancipation of Texas slaves (albeit, two and a half years late) on Juneteenth!

    BY KATE X MESSER

  • Day Trips

    Fishing for striped bass in Lake Texoma.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    "After a Fashion" reviews the recent Summer Sweat & Schmoozarama presented by Star Costumes & Clothiers.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    This is what your brains wants when you aren't looking close enough.

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • To Your Health

    My 9-year old son is very active and somewhat easily distracted, so much so that I worry his teachers will someday suggest Ritalin or some other medication to control his behavior. If he really is ADHD, are there alternatives?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    Prevention is the Key!

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    What's worse, Patrick Roy's twitch, Dikembe Mutombo's stare, or what NBC laughably calls its "halftime show"? Coach gets a midnight call from his old pal, the Whipp.

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • The Luv Doc: Prissy Asses

    The Luv Doc tries to empathize

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

  • Pills, Thrills, and Bellyaches

    Irvine Welsh's first novel 'Trainspotting' is one of the most successful first novels in recent history, but in this interview with Chronicle writer Marc Savlov, Welsh, whose new novel 'Glue' brings him to BookPeople on Monday, June 18, at 7pm, admits to thinking that "you had to be a bit strange to be a writer, to sit in your room, spending all this time with people that don't actually exist, you know?"

    BY MARC SAVLOV

  • Postscripts

    How to celebrate Bloomsday and other 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