May 19, 2006

Volume 25, Number 38

ON THE COVER:
news

The Hells Angels Hit

Anthony Benesh was shot down by a sniper – the suspects, and theories, are legion

BY JORDAN SMITH

ELECTION RESULTS

2006 City Election Results

Props. 1 & 2 Supporters Lick Wounds, Ponder New Strategies

Bunch and Maxey admit strategic failures

BY AMY SMITH

Wynn Again

Incumbent mayor retains his seat decisively

BY MICHAEL KING

Place 2

Former firefighters union chief wins spot on council

BY JORDAN SMITH

Place 5

Brewster McCracken trounces his challengers

BY CHERYL SMITH

Place 6

Lawyer promises promotion of affordable housing

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

AISD

School board changes could set new tone

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

ACC

Victors list funding and facilities as top priorities

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

2006 Election by the Numbers

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

(Don't) Take Them out at the Ball Game

At Dell Diamond, there's more than one kind of boob to be found in the stands.

BY MELANIE HAUPT

War of Words – and Tacos – on Airport Boulevard

On Tamale House turf at E. 51st. and Airport, a taco is a taco ... or is it?

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Naked City

Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond

Point Austin: Green Fallout

Picking up the parties and the pieces, there remains much work to be done

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

The tentative bond election starts solidifying this week

BY WELLS DUNBAR

On the Lege

Lawmakers accomplish what they failed to do so many times – approve a new education funding package that doesn't look half bad on paper

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

Pity for CEOS; and the Granny Peace Brigade

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Power Surges

The 2006 'Austin Chronicle' Restaurant Poll
music

Fortunate Son

Bass player to the stars, past and present, Mark Andes

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

TCB is away on vacation, but not before leaving readers with (hopefully) a couple of laps – and this year's ACL Fest lineup

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Neil Young

Living With War

James Brown

Live shot

Scott Walker

The Drift

Shooter Jennings

Electric Rodeo

The Streets

The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living

James Hunter

People Gonna Talk

Cheikh Lô

Lamp Fall
screens

Home Grown

Down on Pioneer Farm with KLRU's 'The Biscuit Brothers,' ready for season two but still struggling for funds

BY MARRIT INGMAN

The Big Pitch

A horror film starring UT students aiming for the big screen

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Notes From a Few Minutes With 'Over the Hedge' Creator Michael Fry

Austinite sees his comic strip hit the big screen

BY KEN LIECK

TV Eye

Mediocrity rises

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Japón and Battle in Heaven

The former, an arthouse darling, was lauded at Cannes and numerous international festivals; the latter received scant attention during its meager release

Film Reviews

Kinky Boots

One man's ailing boot factory and a transvestite's need for extra-large thigh-highs become a perfect match in this British comedy about tolerance.

Over the Hedge

Canny casting and a sly anti-consumerist message give this animated feature extra adult appeal, but like a lot of animated fare it’s overly busy and splashy.

Sir! No Sir!

The GI anti-war movement during the Vietnam war is recounted in this revelatory documentary whose current implications cannot be underestimated.

Somersault

This Aussie coming-of-age film features a mesmerizing performance by stateside newcomer Abbie Cornish as the 16-year-old lead.

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

This Oscar nominee from Germany chronicles the last desperate hours of Sophie Scholl, a real-life German university student who, in 1943 Munich, ran afoul of the gestapo while distributing anti-Nazi leaflets.
arts & culture

Cream of the Crop

Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The 24th Day

Naughty Austin may not be known for dramatic fare, but its production of the thought-provoking thriller The 24th Day could change that perception

BY BARRY PINEO

UT Symphony

After a season of auditioning conductors to find a new Director of Orchestral Activities, the UT School of Music has named Gerhardt Zimmermann to the post

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Conspirare

Conspirare has just been awarded $75,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to explore the question: What in American music makes it American?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Mario DiGiorgio

Mario DiGiorgio, Austin stand-up comic and author of 'A Cynic's Guide to a Rich and Full Life,' shares tips on looking at life through coal-colored glasses

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

4:48 Psychosis

One really gets the full abysmal experience of being clinically depressed in the 48 minutes of Vortex Repertory Company and Renaissance Austin Theatre's 4:48 Psychosis

'The Christening: Ali Fitzgerald and Cruz Ortiz'

Risa Puleo's concept for her new gallery The Donkey Show and the paintings by Ali Fitzgerald in it are provocative in a way that only the strongest incitements to thought can be

'Justice for All? Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty'

The Texas Moratorium Network's juried exhibition Justice for All? Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty is a must for anyone with feelings about capital punishment
columns

Page Two: Original Intentions

What the framers talked about when they talked about democracy – plus, how to put your money where your vote is

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen suggests cross-stitching to a crusading mom, recommends various philanthropic weekend endeavors, and scouts for a talented costume designer

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

What kind of magnesium is most tolerable and what foods are richest in magnesium?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

E-Mail Privacy–Can My Boss Read My Emails?

BY BRANDY WINGATE AND LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

The Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum in Plano offers all things buggy, if you've got the stomach for it

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Simian septuagenarians

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Strings Attached Performance of the White Album

University Baptist Church, Friday, May 19, 2006

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Exciting finishes in FA Cup and European Champions League finals, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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