June 4, 2004

Volume 23, Number 40

ON THE COVER:
news

Here Come the Transporters

In the endless Central Texas transportation wars, the lions and the lambs look for ways to make peace

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

ACC Run-Off: Levin Defends His Record

A preview of the ACC Board of Trustees Place 6 run-off election

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Questionable Ethics at the Ethics Commission?

A whistleblower lawsuit and a gubernatorial appointment raise questions about the state of ethics at the Texas Ethics Commission

BY JORDAN SMITH

No Mother's Milk Here: Hospitals Cut Breast-Feeding Support

Following hospital cuts, a task force forms to defend breast-feeding support services

BY AMY SMITH

Endorsements

The Chronicle endorses Veronica Rivera

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin @ Large: Where's the Mayor?

Mayor Will Wynn visits European capitals – will anybody in Austin notice he's missing?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Testing, Testing, 1 2 3 ...

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics … and then there's the TAKS test

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

George W. Bush goes easy on the rich … and Donald Trump needs it!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sixth Street Survivors

The cafes Paradise and Pecan Street: still plating after all these years

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Food-o-File

Farmers, parties, and more Zen

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

A Little Italy, part II
music

The Haven

Exploring the grounds and sounds at the International Festival-Institute at Round Top

BY GRAHAM REYNOLDS

TCB

AMN loses its plumbing while Cinemania sinks altogether

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

The Streets

A Grand Don't Come for Free

Morrissey

You Are the Quarry

Ron Sexsmith

Retriever

GhostfaceMethod ManMasta Killa

The Pretty Toney Album, Tical 0: The Prequel, No Said Date

Greyboy, DJ Mel

Live shot

Muslimgauze, Sigur Rós, Skullflower, Kinski, Throbbing Gristle, Craig Taborn

Alms for Iraq, Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do, Exquisite Fucking Boredom, Don't Climb on and Take the Holy Water, The Taste of TG, Mutant Throbbing Gristle, Junk Magic
screens

Tyranny Killed the Radio Star

Jonathan Demme on 'The Agronomist'

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

Our Man in Cannes

UT filmmakers and mo(o)re

BY RUSSELL COBB

Short Cuts

Cinemania implodes at the last minute; plus: South by Southwest moving to Dallas?!

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

If they launch it, viewers will come

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Agronomist

Jonathan Demme's riveting documentary about slain Haitian populist and radio personality Jean Dominique.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The boy wizard rides again and this outing proves zippier and spookier than the previous two.

The Saddest Music in the World

Strange, marvelous, and unique, Guy Maddin's new film starring Isabella Rossellini is his best work to date.
arts & culture

O Pioneers!

The eight members of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2004 led the way to culture

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Pros@Cons

Flimflam experts (and old pals) Harry Anderson and Turk Pipkin reunite in Austin at One World Theatre

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

All in the Timing

Austin artist Patrick Joseph's story NOW will be published in the 24-Hour Comics Day anthology

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Bullets

Physical Plant Theater's first Garden Party raised more than $8,000, Ann Hume Wilson has been appointed associate director of the Blanton Museum of Art, Blue Lapis Light is exhibiting – and auctioning off – bras and breastplates for angels, and the city unveils a new mural at the Pan Am / A.B. Cantu Recreation Center

Arts Reviews

The Misses Overbeck

Different Stages' production of The Misses Overbeck generates an affectionate quality that personalizes the particular objects surrounding all of us

Crimes of the Heart

Onstage Theatre Company's production of Crimes of the Heart focuses on the relationships among Beth Henley's small-town Southerners and describes them simply, truly, and beautifully

The Blue Menace

The latest program from the Violet Crown Radio Players is an appealing return to yesteryear via the nostalgic delights of radio drama
columns

Page Two

We celebrate the opening of Jonathan Demme's complex and moving The Agronomist and cherish the sensibilities of horror-film art director Robert Burns, who passed away this week

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

What did the drag queen teach Stephen, and when and where will he get Wilde?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Horn-dogs, the runs, death, pants, and accordions forever

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

St. Mary's Grotto in Windthorst isn't your normal piece of modern sculpture

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I may be allergic to sulfites – is this common, and what should I do now?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Small disputes, should I hire a lawyer?

BY LUKE ELLIS

About AIDS

Research Needs HIV+ People -- Get Paid!

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccerwatch

World Cup qualifying has begun, and Texas is hosting

BY NICK BARBARO

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