Aug. 23, 2002

Volume 21, Number 51

news

Savings or Slush?

In a tight budget year, Austin Energy's debt management fund is under scrutiny.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

A False Confession?

Witness testimony in the capital murder trial of Michael Scott, the second defendant to stand trial for the yogurt shop murders, began August 14.

BY JORDAN SMITH

To Dog or Not to Dog

The leash-law controversy continues in Old West Austin

BY LAURI APPLE

Poor, Bankrupt Bradley

BY AMY SMITH

No Parking Garage, Says Downtown Crowd

The proposed Convention Center garage finds few friends, and even trips over a city official's own testimony.

BY AMY SMITH

Weed Watch

BY JORDAN SMITH

Corrections Officers Demand Raise

The Travis County Sheriff's Officers Association is fighting for a fair pay raise for all sheriff's office employees -- particularly corrections officers.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

News items from near and far

BY LAURI APPLE

The Battle for Senate District 14

Incumbent Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos faces a serious challenge in Dellionaire Ben Bentzin

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Before the Flood

The Waller Creek Tunnel could have been a boon to Downtown; now its just another failed proposal in the City of Ideas.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Bush's Social Security Fantasies; Congress Does It Again

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL

Central Heat (No AC)

Welcome to the 12th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival!

BY ROBB WALSH

The Hottest Commodity

Once green with envy, Texas now joins New Mexico in championing the chile … just in time for the 12th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival!

BY SANDY SZWARC

Chiles 101: The Science Behind the Burn

BY MICK VANN

Profiles in Courage ...

Book Burn ...

Second Helpings: Hot Town ...

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood goes stream of consciousness in this week's "Food-o-File."

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Redemption Song

Kelly Willis follows up her career best -- Easy.

BY ANDY LANGER

The Way They Get By

Spoon ladles up another winner

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Dancing About Architecture

Rave debacle leaves one dead.

BY KEN LIECK

Spoon Reviewed

Spoon

Kill the Moonlight

Bruce Springsteen

The Rising

Camper Van Beethoven

Tusk
screens

Coming of Age

Recommended at aGLIFF 2002

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Age of Restoration

Reviled at the time of their release, silent cinema classics Metropolis and The Thief of Bagdad get their due at the Paramount Theatre this weekend.

BY WILL ROBINSON SHEFF

Breaking Out

"I wanted to write a prison movie, and it felt like the Retail Rodeo was the perfect place to set it," says screenwriter and actor Mike White of his new film, The Good Girl.

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Short Cuts

Beware the mighty roar of Werner Herzog.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell remind us of a time when a talk show largely meant listening.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Written on the Wind

Pure camp, with a capital C.

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Articulations

Texas Folklife Resources gets a new executive director, and the Texas Commission for the Arts honors five outstanding Texas artists, arts administrators, and organizations.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

4th Annual Austin Latino Comedy Fiesta

All the acts taking part in this year's Austin Latino Comedy Fiesta in the Paramount Theatre on Saturday night did a great job of working the crowd, but the audience didn't demand much in the way of innovation from them.
columns

Page Two

Returning from vacation offers a new appreciation for the city -- and for uniquely Austin events like the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Stephen talks about a few up and coming fashion events and tells Brooks Coleman what he can do with his Erector set.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I had stopped worrying about brain cancer from cell phones until another worrisome report came out recently. I can't give up the convenience of my cell phone, so how real is the risk, and are there ways to reduce it?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Letters at 3AM

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Coach's Corner

Odds and Ends: Hello to Rich Beem and the baseball strike; farewell to Dennis Miller and Terrell Davis.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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