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June 16, 2006

Volume 25, Number 42

news

  • 'Y' Can't We Be Friends?

    The Fix290 Coalition provides a test case for highway and community compatibility

    BY KIMBERLY REEVES

  • Follmer Fights Back

    Fired APD Officer Joel Follmer to seek reinstatement

    BY JORDAN SMITH

  • Good Morning, Afghani-Stan!

    Stan Knee will be one of thousands of former U.S. police officers now working abroad in lucrative postings, typically as private employees of international conglomerates under contract to the U.S. government

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Media Watch: Libel Suits Ain't Pretty

    Suit against KVUE alleges story defamed local modeling and acting school owner

    BY KEVIN BRASS

  • Naked City

    Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
  • Point Austin: Up or Out?

    Debates over open space and neighborhoods are the discourse of community

    BY MICHAEL KING

  • Beside the Point

    At 3am, who cares what's going into the bonds?

    BY WELLS DUNBAR

  • The Hightower Report

    State Secrets; and The GOP's Xenophobic Goofiness

    BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

  • Working-Class Heroes

    The restaurants on the resurgent Airport Boulevard are solid, simple, and affordable

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

  • Austin Tea Party

    The Tea Embassy presents Best on Ice

    BY MM PACK

  • Food-o-File

    Reports from rumor patrol; plus, it's that time of year for many, many different kinds of beer

    BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

screens

the arts

  • Austin Power and Light

    A guide to 10 new companies that are charging up Austin's theatre scene

    BY ELIZABETH COBBE

  • Texas in Bold, Dark Strokes

    When Jack Jackson wasn't studying, researching, and presenting history in painstakingly drawn graphic novels, this wildly talented artist and scholar was making it himself

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • The True Originals

    In her solo show 'True Originals,' painter Daphane Park has created a series of mutant portraits that are 1/3 female creature, 1/3 creepy textures, 1/3 dreamy background

    BY RACHEL KOPER

  • In Memoriam

    Bil Pfuderer, an actor, director, and designer in Austin theatre for 20 years and producer of the Zilker Summer Musical from 1980-1995, died in Canton, Ohio, on June 4

    BY ROBERT FAIRES

  • Mozart! (Like You've Never Heard It Before)

    Austin choral ensemble Conspirare marks Mozart's 250th birthday with the newly finished version of his 'Mass in C Minor' in the concert Mozart! (Like You've Never Heard It Before)

    BY BARRY PINEO

  • Arts Reviews

columns

  • Page Two: Loss Upon Loss

    Legendary cartoonist, historian, and Texan Jack Jackson passes on

    BY LOUIS BLACK

  • Postmarks

    Our readers talk back.
  • After a Fashion

    Stephen takes on the statewide political landscape ... and throws a Tupperware Party ... sort of.

    BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

  • To Your Health

    Is there a reliable and inexpensive way to test a home for radon?

    BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

  • The Common Law

    Protesting High Property Taxes – Persuasive Evidence

    BY LUKE ELLIS

  • Day Trips

    Col. Charles Goodnight's home and all of his many accomplishments are being remembered and restored by the Armstrong County Museum and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

  • Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

    Prison populations and a Polish pope

    BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

  • The Luv Doc: A Sexual Savant

    On the dangers of following someone into a dark basement

    Postmarks

    Letters to the editor, published daily

books

sports

  • Soccer Watch

    Places to watch the WC, and more

    BY NICK BARBARO