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2002 ISSUES

January 11, 2002

Volume 21, Number 19

news

  • Something Short of Miraculous

    Months in the making, the city's plan to maintain reproductive services at Brack still raises questions.

    BY LAURI APPLE

  • Pumping Edwards Dry?

    Creedmoor-Maha's request to pump more water gets nixed by the Barton Springs / Edwards Aquifer Conservation District.

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Road TRIPping

    Austin has the fifth-highest rate of traffic fatalities in the nation, according to a highway lobbyist organization.

    BY LEE NICHOLS

  • Aluminum Can'ts

    Three environmental groups take aluminum giant Alcoa to court.

    BY LEE NICHOLS

  • Naked City

    BY LAURI APPLE

  • Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

    Jesus Garza goes out on top, but not necessarily to universal acclaim.

    BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

  • The Hightower Lowdown

    Bill Clinton won't go away; a Harvard economist says you're poor because you deserve to be; Charles Schwab needs taxpayer help … to hunt ducks.

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

music

screens

the arts

  • 25 Minutes and Nothing to Lose

    Onstage, as in life, the impulse to be adventurous is often curbed by Practical Concerns, but FronteraFest is a performance jamboree that gives artists the freedom to go for broke.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Music to Chortle By

    Whenever Steve Saugey and Lyova Rosanoff are at the keyboards, musical shenanigans are the natural order, especially when these two pianist-parodists are spoofing classical music through one of their Forbidden Classics programs.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Articulations

    Ballet Austin's presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC enjoyed sell-out crowds, enthusiastic responses, and a glowing review in the Washington Post.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

  • Page Two

    Judging resigning City Manager Jesus Garza's performance in a difficult job will take some time; XLent's recent cover controversy brings back memories and reminds us how cool talk radio is; screwball comedies were the funniest movies ever, and the Austin Film Society is showing eight of them in the next two months.

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Letters at 3AM

    Michael Ventura weighs in with his Top 5 list of 2001's best film and television moments.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • Mr. Smarty Pants

    Trivia, trivia, and more trivia

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • Day Trips

    Captain Day Trips plans your travel itinerary for the coming year.

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • After a Fashion

    Your Style Avatar tells us about how Winona Ryder's troubles just won't go away.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    For years my periods have been getting worse, but I'm afraid if I go to the doctor he would find endometriosis, and I don't want to use hormones. Are there any alternatives?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • About AIDS

    New gene test shows if HIV drugs will work

    BY SANDY BARTLETT

  • Coach's Corner

    Coach on the couch: A long, dreary series of bowl games is a lousy way to start the new year, isn't it?

    BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

  • 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

  • Postscripts

    Not one day back from vacation and the growing list of noble souls who need to be congratulated is making Books Editor Clay Smith uneasy.

    BY CLAY SMITH