Aug. 16, 2002

Volume 21, Number 50

news

Internal Affairs

One night on adult trauma at Brackenridge

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Descent into Hell

The City Council kicked off its budget talks in earnest last week, with the least grim part of the FY2003 proposed budget -- public safety -- along with aviation, the Convention Center, and Solid Waste Services.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Moldering Heights

More mold at AISD schools.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hinojosa Busted

BY MICHAEL KING

Former APD Officer "Speaks"

Former Austin Police Officer Tim Enlow lashes out at the department's renewed campaign to conquer drug dealing, prostitution, and other crimes in the Rundberg area neighborhood.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Kind of an Ally

BY LEE NICHOLS

I-35 Planning Not a Two-Way Street

To some East Austin residents, the Texas Dept. of Transportation is an Orwellian evil empire-like state agency that will pave over your house if not watched closely, despite the agency's best efforts to put on a happy face.

BY DAVE MANN

Naked City

This Week's Headlines

BY LAURI APPLE

Capitol Chronicle

C.L.E.A.T. calls for a moratorium on political advertising; we call that pointless.

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large

It's time to look more intelligently at economic development

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Dubya plays corporate performer -- but it's just pretend; and Congress sells out its trade authority for cold, hard cash.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Southern Comfort on SoCo

Lambert's has the buzz, the location, the pedigree, and the menu to make some noise in Austin. But does it have MM Pack's recommendation?

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood sets the record straight on Rocco's Grill and sets the town to stompin' grapes this weekend in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: Gourmet Takeout

Have the need to feed with a relative degree of speed? Erin Mosow takes you on a gourmet takeout tour in this week's "Second Helpings."
music

Spreading the Word

Six new roots act for roots Austin

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Dancing About Architecture

The strange border tale of Tish Hinojosa

BY KEN LIECK

Phases and Stages

Yes

In a Word (1969-)

Rush

Vapor Trails

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

Neil Peart

Rhys Chatham, Acid Mothers Temple, DJ Spooky, Spaceheads, Cul de Sac, Yume Bitsu, Tribes of Neurot

A Rhys Chatham Compendium, In C, Optometry, Low Pressure, Immortality Lessons, Golden Vessyl of Sound, Adaptation and Survival
screens

Confessions of a 'Little House' Lover

Bonnets and braids and pioneer lovin': Christina Smith treks to the land of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

BY CHRISTINA SMITH

Love Story

Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein's The Kid Stays in the Picture documents the larger-than-life story of Robert Evans, actor, producer, and "legendary cocksman."

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Short Cuts

Back to school with Professor Mims

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Film actors take flight for the small screen.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Black Orpheus (1959)

Bossa nova and an wonderful spin on a timeless Greek tragedy make Black Orpheus a keeper.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Erin Cone at the Wally Workman Gallery

"The figurative acrylics and oils of Austin's Erin Cone reveal no specific flow of story; neither are they reproduced as visual elements of what the hipper literati like to call graphic novels. Cone's portraits stand alone," writes Wayne Alan Brenner. See Cone's second annual exhibition at the Wally Workman Gallery during August, and be pleased with your decision.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

columns

Page Two

BY NICK BARBARO

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Stephen goes to a Mega bash and wonders if window dressings can be plagiarized.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

What are the safest non-prescription pain remedies and how do they work compared to the regular pain relievers?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Cedrick Trout (shudder) comes to dinner. But that's not quite as big a joke as Major League Baseball's idea of steroid testing.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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