Oct. 5, 2001

Volume 21, Number 5

ON THE COVER:
features

Best of Austin 2001

Readers' and critics' favorites
news

Jettisoned

American Airlines layoffs hit Austin.

BY AMY SMITH

Sidewalk Ordinance Softened

BY EMILY PYLE

Statesman Falls Off Its Bike

Statesman bungles a report about a local traffic incident

BY JORDAN SMITH

Last Rights

BY AMY SMITH

Some Time-Killers Do Matter

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

On a Short Lease

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

BY LAURI APPLE

The Hightower Lowdown

The media fails to report Alan Greenspan's pro-corporate zealotry; greedy doctors make for bad medicine; and subliminal advertising makes its way into books.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

The wise aftermath of Smart Growth

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capitol Chronicle

Pols play musical chairs -- to their own accompaniment

BY MICHAEL KING

screens

2001 Austin Film Festival Schedule

Film Reviews

Bread and Tulips

An endearing romantic daydream about an underappreciated housewife who decides on whim to not return home.

Extreme Days

Joy Ride

columns

Page Two

Our "Best of Austin" 2001 recognizes some heroes of daily life; the Chronicle celebrates its 20th anniversary with a number of upcoming special events.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

As events unfolded on September 11, it became difficult to overcome the impression that no one was in charge.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The Best of "Day Trips"

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

My child can no longer play soccer on his team because he developed "exercise-induced asthma." My grandfather died of asthma more than 50 years ago. Could my child die from this condition? How can I help him?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

HIV, Hep C, and STD Testing: Free & Easy

Coach's Corner

Political correctness be damned -- it's not unpatriotic, or disrespectful, to continue to recognize the everyday heroism that's all around us … even on the sporting field.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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