Feb. 25, 2000

Volume 19, Number 26

ON THE COVER:
news

Cross Examination

An El Paso medical supplier says the American Red Cross took part in an illegal scheme to ship medical supplies and other goods into Mexico without paying import taxes, and conspired to keep it a secret even after he was wrongfully imprisoned as a direct result.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

Grand Old Mess

Can Travis County Republicans Ever Get It Together?

BY AMY SMITH

The Whole Truce

Gary Bradley ponders the significance of his proposed settlement agreement with the city of Austin.

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Endorsements

Naked City

Off the Desk

BY AMY SMITH

Council Watch

The Bradley deal is out in the open but no one seems to have an opinion on it.

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

Macro Education

There's more to macrobiotic cooking than brown rice and tofu. Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts founders Fran Moody and Dawn Black are showing Austinites why, Cuisines editor Virgina B. Wood writes.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Austin Chronicle Food editor Virginia B. Wood tells readers about several upcoming charity events that involve food (the best kind!) and mentions a Home Winemaker Conference that readers can attend.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Bakeries

Chronicle writer Greg Beets writes up local bakeries in this week's edition of Second Helpings.

Food Reviews

music

More a Man Than a Legend

Observing as the golden-throated Flatlander becomes a record-label executive

BY JIM CALIGIURI

The Right Profile

Austin singer-songwriter grows a up, grows a beard, and grows out of a strict DIY ethic.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Live Shots

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Live Shots

BY JERRY RENSHAW

Dancing About Architecture

More record label shuffles for the Meat Puppets, the Hole in the Wall gets bigger, Ray Benson gets taller, and music lawsuits get uglier

BY KEN LIECK

One Endless Night Reviewed

screens

Show and Tell

Spring Previews 2000

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN, SARAH HEPOLA AND MARCEL MEYER

A Long, Strange Trip

The long, strange trip of The Saragossa Manuscript, Jerry Garcia's favorite film.

BY DAVID LYNCH

TV Eye

Phil Alden Robinson's Freedom Song, premiering on TNTthis Sunday, is a touching depiction of a small town's grassroots Civil Rights movement; also, cheers to Frasier and jeers for Fox's Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Andre the Giant Has a Posse

The Cup

Filmed in Bhutan with a cast of unknown Tibetan nonprofessionals, The Cup takes its charming premise – pint-sized monks striving against all odds to watch a satellite broadcast of the 1998 World Cup match between Brazil and France – and runs with it.

Hanging Up

arts & culture

Two Generations, One Art

Like twins who have grown up apart and are finally reunited, writer-performer Terry Galloway and the Austin theatre company Rude Mechanicals are creative soulmates who have at last discovered their kinship through their collaboration on Galloway's dark comedy In the House of the Moles.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Articulations

The announcement of Ballet Austin's new artistic director; the release of facility specifications for the Long Center.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

columns

Page Two

Defending the Lauryn Paige Fuller murder story.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Readers react to last week's cover story on the murder of Lauryn Paige Fuller.

Public Notice

Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Get thee to the Wal-Mart, but don't take the bus.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

The nutty world of etymology and mistranslations (and cornea transplants).

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Coach's Corner

Television may have birthed the modern NBA, but now it's turned into a monster intent on killing her young.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

Day Trips

Fayetteville, Texas, pop. 500.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

The herb St. John's Wort could be dangerous in combination with some HIV drugs.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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