July 16, 2004

Volume 23, Number 46

ON THE COVER:
news

PRISON WARDS

The Least That Money Can Buy

Prison health care is caught between growing demand and shrinking resources

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

Babies Behind Bars

In the mirror world of TDCJ, life goes on

BY LUCIUS LOMAX

You Can't Have That!

'Chronicle' sues city to release APD records

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Emmis Shoe Falls at KLBJ

The new radio business model comes to KLBJ-FM

BY KEVIN BRASS

Divided CAMPO Says Yes to Toll Plan

At a late and noisy meeting, CAMPO moves to toll Central Texas

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

House Park Skateboarders Roll for Action

A downtown skate fest raises the call for a city skateboard park

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

Breaking news stories from Austin and elsewhere.

BY MICHAEL KING AND LEE NICHOLS

Picking Up the CHIPs

Clarendon scandal opens a window on the joys of privatization

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Light rail – it's not just for lefties anymore; and parks officials are forced to be Bush spokesmen

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

New Look, Better Great Taste!

Doña Emilia's outgrew itself on East Seventh. It's outdoing itself on Cesar Chavez.

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

V.B.W.'s birthday treat for her sister Suzy is a summertime treat for all!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings

Slices of life, part II

BY ERIN MOSOW

music

Meet the New Boss

Slaid Cleaves, road warrior, conqueror

BY JIM CALIGIURI

TCB

This week's column brought to you by the letters J, O, U, R, N, E, and Y

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases and Stages

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Trying to Never Catch Up

The Polyphonic Spree

Together We're Heavy

Matson Belle

Goodbye Juggernaut

Sarah Sharp

Fourth Person

Catavento

Language of the Heart

Davíd Garza

A Strange Mess of Flowers

Antonio Dionisio

Songs from Javaland

Nick Curran & the Nitelifes

Player!

The Transgressors, Stevie Tombstone

The Transgressors, 7:30a.m.

the Put-Downs

No Worse Off

The Flatlanders

Live '72

Jeff Plankenhorn

Plank

Kris Kristofferson

Third World Warrior / Repossessed, Breakthrough
screens

Teen Beat on the Eastside

'Latinitas' magazine online is giving latina girls a louder voice

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Puppet Summit

Friday, July 16, 8pm

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

In filmmaking, it's best not to settle for the obvious target. Paul Stekler's 'Last Man Standing' shows why.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Short Cuts

The Austin Film Society asks for your assistance, and SXSW does the summer thing; plus, Mike Judge's garage sale

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

A Cinderella Story

Hilary Duff's Cinderella tale goes splat like a pumpkin.

De-Lovely

Affectionate biography of Cole Porter's life is packed wall-to-wall with song-and-dance numbers but is short on new insights.

I, Robot

This summer, Will Smith saves the world from … robots.

The Story of the Weeping Camel

A story about a Mongolian camel and her newborn calf becomes a transfixing lesson about the rhythms of life.

Valentín

Big-hearted Argentinean import sees life from a young boy's perspective.
arts & culture

Refresh Your Eyeballs

In "Summer Swim," 2040 Gallery owner Mo Scollan has put together a cooling and exquisite show

BY RACHEL KOPER

Hail to the Chiefs

By popular demand, the boys of 'The Dead Presidents' Club' are back in town

BY BARRY PINEO

'Idol' Hands

Comic art contest kept Austin's John Rubio drawing furiously for a month

BY ROBERT FAIRES

A Plum Job for Bloom

Michael Bloom plucked to head the country's oldest regional theatre

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Big Apple Benefit

Twisted Olivia star Everett Quinton joins the cast for Zach's House Arrest

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Debbie Does Dallas – The Musical

Much of the Seventies send-up Debbie Does Dallas – The Musical is so bad it's good, but overall, Naughty Austin's production is wildly inconsistent

The Secret Garden

Despite its seemingly morose story, Zilker Theater Productions' The Secret Garden is most assuredly uplifting, even moving

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

In Second Youth Family Theatre's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, two energetic actors perform a brisk version of the book with ingenuity and unexpected flair
columns

Page Two

There's no such thing as a free road, there's no such thing as an objective documentary, and there might be no such thing as our 1,000th issue

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Well, your Style Avatar is no stranger to sibling hijinks, so it's about time he got it together with the Olsen twins. (We don't even know what that means …)

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Bill, James, Lance, Tom, Burt, Ken, Festus, and Tommy

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

To Your Health

How can I reduce the amount of chlorine absorbed during showering?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Starting a local nonprofit organization

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

The Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center in Pampa is singing the praises of one of America's favorite folksingers

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

About AIDS

Fuzeon talk to explain new drug

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Luv Doc Recommends: Red, White & Americana

Threadgill's World HQ -, Sunday, July 18, 2004

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Top level South American football comes to Austin TV

BY NICK BARBARO

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