Sept. 15, 2000

Volume 20, Number 3

ON THE COVER:
features

Best of Austin 2000

Readers' and critics' favorites
news

Road to Recovery

A private health care consultant has improved efficiency at the county's primary health care clinics. Looming Medicaid cuts protenda new crisis.

BY KEVIN FULLERTON

Naked City

Shane Phelps debates Ronnie Earle, Hyde Park Baptist gets go-ahead in the Quarries, KJFK changes formats and call letters

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Report

Joeseph Lieberman's corporate contributors, guacamole factories in Mexico, Starbucks bans local newspapers, pesticides in schools.
screens

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

columns

Page Two

Welcome to our annual free-floating thought-association game.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Starbucks vs. the Chronicle: Who's zoomin' who?

Public Notice

Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features the second of a three-part list of Austin area Volunteer opportunities.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Austin's Best Novelist

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Nothing validates a scene like its own magazine.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

Spinster frogs! Paunchy Filipinos! Miscreant ministers!

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Captain Daytrips announces his own annual Best of (in the daytripping vicinity of) Austin awards.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

The UT Longhorns have two very good quarterbacks, but it's a lie to say they're both starters. And in tennis, Venus and Serena Williams are making it look so easy, people may not recognize just what unique talents they really are.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Voyeurism can save your life!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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