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Sara Hensley Turns Over a New Leaf
The new PARD director has big ideas – to realize them, she'll have to raise big bucks
News Story  July 24, 2009, by Katherine Gregor
"..."Things like solar panels on youth sports fields, rainwater collection, making each park self-sustaining, replacing the fill-and-draw pools with splash pads – that all aligns with our budget and our values." Hensley asked Austin Energy to use PARD as a city pilot program so she can buy only electric, eco-conscious mowers, blowers, and vehicles. She's planning to reduce her vehicle fleet – and put PARD staff on bicycles and scooters..."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  July 17, 2009
"...• Texas Sunshine in Denmark At the recent Roskilde Festival in Denmark, South by Southwest sponsored the SolarPump – a fun solar-charging station for electric scooters. Part petro-retro – it adaptively reuses an iconic 1950s gas pump – and part clean energy, SolarPump provided emissions-free transport for journalists around festival grounds..."

An American at Camp Nou
In Spain, soccer is a way of life
DAILY Sports  March 5, 2009, by Christopher Bond
"...Locals seem to warm up quite quickly once they realize I’m trying to speak their language and am on their side. There are more scooters than cars and more high heels than sneakers, but one thing remains constant throughout our cultural differences: Soccer...."

ANC: Do More With Less
ANC members see breath of fresh air in new Parks director
News Story  February 6, 2009, by Katherine Gregor
"...She's already read and forwarded recommendations for expanded parks facilities from the "Families & Children Task Force Report." She's asked Roger Duncan at Austin Energy to use PARD as a city pilot program for buying only electric, eco-conscious mowers, blowers, and vehicles. She wants to reduce her vehicle fleet – and put her staff on bicycles and scooters..."

Wish List
Here's your chance to give back to the areas of our community that need it the most
News Story  December 12, 2008, by Kate X Messer and Meghan Ruth Speakerman
"...Scooters..."

Plugging In to Austin's Future
The cars of the future are here
News Story  October 24, 2008, by Daniel Mottola
"...I was one of very few to drive the $70,000 prototype eBox, but many expo-goers did get to cruise alt-cars like a natural-gas-fueled Honda Civic, a propane-powered Chevy Impala, and an all-electric three-wheel pickup made by ZAP, among others. Inside, dozens more green wheels were on display, including hybrid buses, electric scooters, and propane lawn mowers..."

The Making of an Endorsement
News Story  October 24, 2008
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Ride to Live
Local biker clubs share the secrets of the open road
Features Story  June 13, 2008, by Abe Louise Young
"...WW: When we moved to Sun City, we thought about getting a golf cart – a lot of the folks drive those here. You'll also see a whole lot more older people riding scooters now, with the gas prices..."

Wish List
Give 'Til It Helps, Part 2
Features Story  December 21, 2007
"...Skates, scooters, or skateboards..."

Wish List
Give 'til it helps: Part 1
Features Story  December 14, 2007
"...Skates, scooters, or skateboards..."

Food-o-File
No rest from the fests; plus, Paul Petersen in the pages of Esquire
Food Column  September 28, 2007, by Virginia B. Wood
"...38½, 478-2257) is adding neighborhood delivery service. General manager Duke Correa reports that they've gotten scooters from Scooter Revolution and have positions available for aspiring delivery drivers....."

Elvis Lives!
Allison Orr choreographs a new comeback special for the King
Arts Story  August 3, 2007, by Robert Faires
"...In that 10-minute piece, Orr blended comical images (the three Elvises gliding across the stage on scooters, the three dancers being knocked down by flying footballs) with repetitions of the King's signature gestures (windmill arms, popping knees, twitching buttocks), to great effect. It went over extremely well with audiences, who laughed and cheered and tapped their feet throughout..."

A Long, Watt Summer
The citywide Kill-a-Watt Challenge kicks off
Features Story  May 25, 2007, by Nora Ankrum
"...Then, at the end of the summer, the biggest overall savers will win, among other things, a bicycle from the Peddler, wristbands to South by Southwest, 2,000 feet of radiant-barrier spray from Home Energy Savers, and an electric scooter from Alien Scooters. The businesses with the best savings can win 1,000 pounds of on-site paper shredding from Austin Shred and a $10,000 work of art from Austin Green Art..."

The Comics (Artist) Panel
Five Austinites on the state of the sequential art, from comics to comix to manga and beyond
Arts Story  December 22, 2006, by Joey Seiler
"...Doyle has gone on to do much more. In addition to working at the Alamo Drafthouse, he opened successful galleries of his paintings, which are a mixture of Vespa scooters, Iron Man, and Nintendo..."

Food-o-File
Around town, with an appetite
Food Column  November 17, 2006, by Virginia B. Wood
"...It's no wonder the salsas are so good: chef/owner Rypka is a frequent individual winner in the annual Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival. Torchy's sells a full line of distinctively delicious tacos from 7am-11pm daily, and they deliver in the downtown and SoCo areas on zippy little Vespa scooters....."

Holiday Wish Lists 2004
Presents for Public Service
Features Story  November 26, 2004
"...• Ages 0-2 – warm clothes, nursery items, mobiles, and musical toys• Ages 2-4 – warm clothes, books, kids games, trucks, and dolls• Ages 4-6 – warm clothes, Barbie dolls, skates, scooters or skateboards, educational toys (LeapFrog), books, board games, puzzles, colors sets, and paints• Ages 6-8 – warm clothes, watches, cameras, shoes or tennis shoes, dolls or Barbie dolls, and educational toys• Ages 8-10 – warm clothes, make-up sets, nail polish, beauty supplies, jewelry,fashionable clothes, purses, watches, skateboards, cameras, soccer balls or footballs, baseball/softball gloves, sports gear, and tennis shoes..."

Election 2004 Updates
The latest electoral happenings in Central Texas, updated daily
News Story  October 29, 2004
"..."Kooks Against Rail (KAR), less a group than a collection of individuals who don't seem to agree on much besides their shared anti-rail fanaticism, will attempt to get along long enough to hold a press conference É and wow a local media desperate for conflict and controversy," reads the release, sent to this reporter, the Statesman, the Texan, and In Fact Daily. Among the kooks called out for ridicule are "Max "Scooters are the Answer' Nofziger" and "James "A Road Through Every Neighborhood and a Helicopter in Every Garage' Skaggs." As we write, nobody has taken responsibility for the prank..."

Sex, Lies and Fairytales
Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks' season opener seemed to be about journeys, with six choreographers charting the ways we get from here to there and what they mean
Arts Review  February 13, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...For "The King and I," Allison Orr utilized three women and a trio of Elvis impersonators (late Vegas era, thankyaverramuch) to playfully delve into our relationship with this seminal pop culture figure. Orr mixed silly images – three Elvises gliding across the stage on scooters, women being knocked down by flying footballs – with windmill arms, popping knees, and twitching buttocks made legendary by the King..."

Saving Darma
A UT linguist travels to northern India in a quest to preserve the local language of the Darma Valley
News Story  January 23, 2004, by Dan Oko
"...The Darma have followed this route for generations. If modern life in the form of racing jeeps, motor scooters, and garishly painted "Public Carriers" -- India's ubiquitous trucking fleet -- steadily encroach on this annual resettlement, the vehicles have no choice but to idle at pedestrian speeds until the livestock can be herded to the shoulder...."

Animation Revelation
Charging toward a movie, TV, or computer screen near you: HorseBack Salad Entertainment
Screens Story  November 21, 2003, by Marc Savlov
"...Mercado: "Foosball, definitely. No Razor scooters here."..."

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