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2006 ISSUES

March 24, 2006

Volume 25, Number 30

news

  • A Question of Fairness

    Austin voters will have another chance to broaden city insurance coverage

    BY WELLS DUNBAR

  • Chipping Away at CHIP

    Kids' health coverage still touch and go in Texas

    BY AMY SMITH

  • Death and the Unpatriotic Act

    Among amendments tacked onto newest version of the PATRIOT Act is a section allowing U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to grant legal fast-track for death-penalty appeals in states that have enacted standards for attorney appointments to indigent death row inmates

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • Trashing the Trash Rules

    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently adopted the most significant rewrite of the state's garbage rules in a decade

    BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

  • Polygamous Prophet Property Report

    Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been hard at work on yet a third secluded compound – much like its gated spread in West Texas

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • Whose House Is Fattest?

    The original "McMansion or Not?" contest

    BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

  • If a Tree Falls on a Corndog ...

    Austin novelty card company gets crushed by lawyers and money

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • Naked City

    Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
  • Point Austin: Chasing the Money

    Austin campaign finance reform is much less than meets the eye

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Beside the Point

    As usual, the Statesman editorial page gets it completely wrong

    BY WELLS DUNBAR

  • The Hightower Report

    Doing Something About Global Warming; and Taking Care of Number One at the ATF

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

music

screens

the arts

  • Gentle Disturbances

    Creating ripples in public space with large-scale public art

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • David Huntsberger

    Straddling all things rascally and erudite, David Huntsberger's stand-up odyssey on evolution is more fun than a barrel of Scopes Monkey Trials

    BY STEVE BIRMINGHAM

  • Art Outside

    Art Outside reinvents the art show by placing art outside of its normal context, in a wood filled with 120 plots, each occupied by a different visual artist

    BY BARRY PINEO

  • ProArts Collective

    After a cruel 2005, ProArts is moving forward in the new year, with its first stage show, Kissing the Goodbye, by award-winning Austin writer Zell Miller III

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Austin Lyric Opera

    Austin Lyric Opera announces what's coming when it turns 20 next season and serves up a banquet of opera on celluloid in a party, titled Lights, Camera, Opera

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two: Location, Location, Location

    The key to South by Southwest is, as always, Austin

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • After a Fashion

    After SXSW, everything is an afterparty!

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    Is SOD available in food or do I need to get it in a supplement? I've been reading that it's a great free-radical neutralizer.

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • The Common Law

    Listen up – burning CDs and copyright law

    BY LUKE ELLIS

  • Day Trips

    Nowhere in the state takes more pride of its dogwood trees than Palestine, and nowhere can you find a greater concentration of the blooms than in Davey Dogwood Park

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    Those crazy, crazy presidents

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • The Luv Doc: In Through the Out Hole

    Like singing and dancing, everyone is a self-appointed expert when it comes to anal sex

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

sports

  • Soccer Watch

    U.S. men falter in a WC warm-up, West Ham United blowing bubbles, and more

    BY NICK BARBARO