Oct. 8, 2004

Volume 24, Number 6

ON THE COVER:
news

Can Schlotzsky's Be Saved?

John Wooley and the battle to bring Schlotzsky's back to life

BY AMY SMITH

Sheriff Hopefuls: Looking-at-Jail Time

Both McNeill and Hamilton say a new lockup is TCSO's top priority

BY JORDAN SMITH

Rankings Give Schools a One-Two Punch

Both state and federal accountability measures leave Austin ISD cold

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Weed Watch: Oh, All Right, Eat the Hemp

Feds give up three-year effort to ban foods with hemp seeds and oil

BY JORDAN SMITH

Another Slowdown on Rainey Street

Staff redevelopment plan hits a roadblock at the Design Commission

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

UT Students Sell the CIA

Controversial biz-school course offers 'real-world' marketing for spy shop

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

A 'Culture of Excellence' at UT Inc.

The Commission of 125 report calls for a first-class (and blue-chip) university

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Will Alcoa Clear the Air?

The aluminum giant's power-plant replacement plan hasn't convinced enviros

BY LEE NICHOLS

World Energy Week's Hometown Highlights

Events in Austin and Fredericksburg show off region's clean-energy champions

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Global Test

Whatever happens next month, we all have plenty of work to do

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin @ Large: Triangle, Full Circle

Seven glorious years later, and did we learn anything?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Hightower Report

Bloomberg applauds as New York's finest crack down on the First Amendment; and 'foolproof' electronic voting looks foolish

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Ultimate Church Supper

St. Elias expects thousands to satisfy their spirits and appetites at its Mediterranean Festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Pace yourself and brace yourself: October is a very busy month for foodies

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Ararat Middle East Restaurant

Attitude aside, this contemporary Xanadu is a feast for the imagination

Sunflower Restaurant

The atmosphere is mediocre, the tables are a little too close together, the service can occasionally border on indifference – but we love this place!
music

Holy Ghost

Austin's Revenant Records follows up its Grammy-winning Charley Patton box set with free jazzman Albert Ayler's 9-CD 'Holy Ghost'

BY HARVEY PEKAR

TCB

Rocking out on Red River, all the way to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Zykos

Zykos

Daniel Johnston

Discovered Covered

Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada

El Niño y El Sol

Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez

A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One

Traci Lamar, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Sue Foley

Apasionada, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell: The Early Years, Change

Book of Shadows

Hanged Man

Ian Moore

Luminaria

Robert Earl Keen

No Kinda Dancer, A Bigger Piece of Sky, No. 2 Live Dinner

Redd Volkaert

For the Ladies

Charlie Robison

Good Times

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Los Lonely Boys

Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985, Texican Style: Live from Austin
screens

Imperfect Game

The Texas Documentary Tour: 'Small Ball' follows a Little League team – and their parents – to the World Series

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

AFF Opens With 'Overnight' and More

For admission information and more, see www.austinfilmfestival.com, or check back here next week for our preview

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Many Splendors of Resfest

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 8-10

BY MARC SAVLOV

'SXSW Presents'

Mobilus Media Sampler

Westlake High and 'Friday Night Lights'

Though it's really about Odessa's Permian High School, Westlake figures prominently in 'Friday Night Lights,' which opens in Austin on Friday, Oct. 8

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Short Cuts

SXSW comes up fast on the outside, and the ascent of one Keun-Pyo Park

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The world-views of 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Boston Legal' might be absurd and sobering, but they're also worth keeping an eye on

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

John Cassavetes: Five Films

Always popular in Europe and film school, Cassavetes was largely underappreciated in his lifetime and criticized for being boring, terse, and difficult, but these films are fresher than ever

Film Reviews

Faster

Loud, swooping documentary about the sport of motorcycle racing follows 24 riders on the international circuit.

Friday Night Lights

H.G. Bissinger’s classic book about the secular religion of high school football was lovingly adapted for film prior to becoming a TV show.

I Heart Huckabees

An existential comedy, to be sure, but in the end this movie quite happily tips toward being and everythingness.

Ladder 49

No scorcher this, but nonetheless a sturdy tribute to firefighters and male camaraderie.

The Motorcycle Diaries

Young Che Guevara takes a road trip up the length of South America and discovers his humanity in this portrait of the future revolutionary as a young man.

Shark Tale

Animated Shark Tale lacks bite.

Uncovered: The War on Iraq

The filmmaker, who is also responsible for the recent documentary Outfoxed, argues that intelligence data have been manipulated by this administration to justify the decision to go to war.

The Yes Men

The Yes Men are a couple of prankster activists whose target in this movie is the World Trade Organization.
arts & culture

Expert Marx Man

Gabe Kaplan knows Groucho, and he's bringing him back to life on stage.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Payne Pleasures 2004

Sam Bass Theatre's Forever Plaid took top honors at the 30th anniversary B. Iden Payne Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Ancient History Alive!

In Marc Silva's painting 'Diatessiraq,' the artist's archaic language fits like a glove around his image of fragmented stone hands touching an engraved tablet

BY RACHEL KOPER

Culture Flash!

Tapestry can dance this season after all, Austin artists may be the new Marfa lights, Angelina Eberly fires up the Avenue, and 'Cracks in the Pavement' gets national recognition

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

As produced by Austin Playhouse, Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' leaps and lands on its feet with aplomb

Battle of Hickory Ridge

testsite 04.4: Annette Lawrence and Annette Carlozzi

In their testsite collaboration, two Annettes, Carlozzi and Lawrence, both move into rewarding new territory, transforming the experience of the art on display
columns

Page Two

The mainstreaming of extremism

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

About AIDS

Latino AIDS: 'Open Your Eyes' October 15

BY SANDY BARTLETT

After a Fashion

How does Stephen M. M. repeatedly get such hot dates? By being the Avatar's Avatar, that's how. See what local gigs he appeared at this week …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Is there any nutritional help in dealing with hemorrhoids?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Name changes in Texas

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

'Star Wars' and Honey Mushrooms

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Cornfield mazes offer fun for all ages

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Assisting UT; breakfast with Beckham

BY NICK BARBARO

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