Edited By Mike Clark-Madison, Fri., June 6, 2003
Quote of the Week: "It is exactly the Stenholms of the world who will disappear ... the moderate Democrats. They will go so that no Texan need grow up thinking that being a Democrat is acceptable behavior." -- Leading Republican gasbag and anti-tax crank Grover Norquist, responding to comments from a bitter U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm, D-Abilene, about the congressional redistricting crusade. See Beyond City Limits for more redistricting news.
The 78th Legislature is sine-dead -- at least until October, the current favored date for a near-inevitable special session to wrangle with school finance. See Adiós! for the lowlights.
A total of 15,502 Austin voters -- 3.9% -- voiced their choice for either Brewster McCracken or Margot Clarke in early voting for the Place 5 City Council run-off. Election Day is Saturday. Time Warner digital-cable subscribers who remain undecided can replay McCracken and Clarke's News 8 Austin debate at will -- it's video-on-demand Channel 1301. See It's All Over But the Votin' for more on the Place 5 race.
On the City Council agenda today (Thursday): six different items related to the Seton/ Mueller deal for a new Children's Hospital (see Children's on Fast Track); the third and final(?) reading of the smoking ordinance (see Austin@Large); and yes, of course, superduplexes (see Judge Triana vs. Superduplex) and neighborhood planning. Council Member Daryl Slusher also has an item directing staff to explore crafting an ordinance to regulate parking-lot sealants -- the all-but-certain culprit behind the Great Barton Springs Toxic Crisis.
Arts and civic philanthropist Angela Topfer died Tuesday following a lengthy battle with cancer. Topfer and her husband, former Motorola and Dell executive Mort Topfer, donated millions to Austin organizations through a family foundation they established in 2000.
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