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March 31, 2006

Volume 25, Number 31

news

  • ELECTION

  • ELECTION

  • ELECTION

    • ACC

      Five candidates battle for three open spots on the Austin Community College Board of Trustees

      BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

  • Endorsements

  • Elementary School Limbo Continues

    Decisive vote on whether to close two AISD elementary schools comes down to indecisive 4-4 tie at Monday's board of trustees meeting

    BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

  • Hidden Evidence?

    Reed's attorneys insist evidence unavailable to him during his 1998 trial casts serious doubt on his guilt of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, and strongly supports the defense theory that another man was the killer

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • Connecting the Food Dots

    What the war in Iraq has to do with tomatoes and the Red-Headed Stranger

    BY CHERYL SMITH

  • For Their Eyes Only

    TWP says there isn't enough money to give them all canes

    BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

  • Naked City

    Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
  • Point Austin: Greens vs. Greens

    Charter election rhetoric begins rising all around

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Beside the Point

    It's trump and counter-trump in the council vs. charter wars

    BY WELLS DUNBAR

  • The Hightower Report

    Turning Cookies Into Armor; and A Regime of Injustice

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

  • Restaurant Service: A Discussion

    Twelve Austin professionals come to the table in an effort to define, demystify, and defend the most controversial aspect of dining out.

    BY MM PACK

  • Food-o-File

    El Mesón gets some competition – from itself; plus, an extended Event Menu

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

screens

the arts

  • Author? Author?

    Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? Writer Amy Freed plays the question for laughs.

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • American Fiesta

    The American Theatre Critics Association has awarded Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta its 2005 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Director's Choice

    With her choreographic achievements being showcased in Ballet Austin's 'Director's Choice / Evolution,' Gina Patterson explains what makes a choreographer

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • In Memoriam

    Alfred King, one of Austin's greatest cultural benefactors and advocates, has died at age 89

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Bad Dates

    The day after opening in the solo comedy 'Bad Dates,' actress Helen Merino broke her foot, forcing director Dave Steakley to bring in Jill Blackwood as a ringer

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • OilBash

    Literate, greasy ladies throw down on the Eastside

    BY CINDY WIDNER

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two: Life, Fiction, and Selling Out

    Life, fiction, and selling out

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • Letters at 3AM

    No matter if it's an unknown young singer like 17-year-old Sahara Smith in a little club on South Lamar (the "unknown" part won't last long in her case), no matter if it's in the room of an unknown poet destined to remain unknown, no matter – there are acts of creation, however desperate, that cannot be stopped.

    BY MICHAEL VENTURA

  • After a Fashion

    Stephen takes on 'Project Runway'

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    Useful tips on counteracting the side effects of Fosamex

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • The Common Law

    Listen up – illegal downloads & copyright law

    BY LUKE ELLIS

  • Day Trips

    Jaree Basher helps emerging talent find a voice at the Garland Opry

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    Redefining "going postal," and dirty, dirty Americans

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • The Luv Doc: Come On, Big Boy

    Sometimes it's hard to know when a woman is just begging for it

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

sports

  • Soccer Watch

    Italians fair to middling; and the return of MLS

    BY NICK BARBARO