Newsgeist: 3/4/11

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Newsgeist: 3/4/11

Today's Newsgeist will keep your SXSW needs satisfied while feeding your mind other useful info. Check the scene in Wisconsin, learn about food prices, and debate the topic of cockfighting. Read more for the links.

-The world is dealing with drastic food price hikes, which is leading to serious problems for developing countries.

-The Wisconsin Governor is through messing around with the absent senators.

-If proposed governmental budget cuts are approved, we could be spending more time in line at the airport.

-A Lockhart man is trying to find the loopholes in the state's cockfighting laws.

-In the spirit of this week's SXSW issue, here's ten don't-miss local Austin businesses to check out.

-Get a load of the Guardian's project surrounding SXSW: "Innovative Journalism" is music to the Chron's ears!

-And finally, when it comes to peace-talk mediation in Libya, who would be better than "Comrade" Hugo Chavez?

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