June 9, 2006

Volume 25, Number 41

ON THE COVER:
news

Fare Fight

The pending sale of Roy's Taxi company raises a host of Austin memories

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Yogurt Shop Reversal

The CCA overturns Springsteen murder conviction

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Lame, the Halt, and the Parking Thieves

Crusading against handicapped-parking violators

BY MICHAEL MAY

Libertarian Ganders Goosed by Aleshire – 216 Times

After filing multiple campaign-finance complaints against others, Libertarians get slapped with their own

BY AMY SMITH

Ethanol Usage, Production Heat Up in Texas

Production of renewable fuel source still pollutes but offers longterm potential for clean energy

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

Point Austin: Budget Time

Running all the numbers, we have to pay for what we need

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

Bond package continues taking shape, and the McMansion ordinance's day of truth arrives

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

The Ruby Red Cocktail; and An Appeal to Evangelical Voters

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

It's Noon. Do You Know What Your Children Are Eating?

Fernando Saralegui is in 'Papi's Kitchen' trying to help kids with healthy habits

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

The Omnivore's Dilemma

The decisions we make regarding what foods we buy, where we buy them, and how we eat them have implications that touch on environmental, political, economic, moral, health, and agricultural issues

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup 2006

Saturday June 10 - Sunday, June 11

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

The nature of nonprofits; plus, the scoop on this week's culinary calendar

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Be Real

Sound Team's major label debut has Capitol

BY DARCIE STEVENS

TCB

TCB shields his eyes from the still-vampiric Bauhaus, says so long to Jay Clark and Clifford Antone (again), and counts down the decade's definitive songs ... so far

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

HORSE + DONKEY

Sound Team Reviewed

Sound Team

Movie Monster

Antone's Home of the Blues

Antone's Home of the Blues

San Saba County, the Weary Boys, the Mother Truckers, 10 City Run, the Derailers, Justin Trevino, Brennen Leigh

It's Not the Fall That Hurts, Jumpin' Jolie, Broke, Not Broken, Somethin' Else, Soldiers of Love, Before You Say Amen, Devil on My Trail

the Moonhangers, Walter Daniels with Chili Cold Blood

Home Grown, Traschcan Parade

Steve Arceri

The Entire City

Darling New Neighbors

Every Day Is Saturday Night

Buttercup

Hot Love

Household Names

Picture in My Head

Radney Foster

This World We Live In

Slaid Cleaves

Unsung

Lisa Loeb

The Very Best of Lisa Loeb

T Bone Burnett

The True False Identity, Twenty Twenty:The Essential T Bone Burnett

Roy Hargrove Quintet, the RH Factor

Nothing Serious, Distractions

Horse + Donkey, Baby Robots

Live Shot
screens

A Curiosity, Tough to Crack

The AFS Texas Documentary Tour: Don Bernier's 'In a Nutshell: A Portrait of Elizabeth Tashjian'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Going 'Beyond' With John LaZar and Erica Gavin

Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow, June 10

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film News

Touchdown! Cue the band and fireworks or whatever; plus, all 'Quiet' on the Burnt Orange front, and more

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Seasons' greetings

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Three Films by Louis Malle

As much codas to childhood as preludes to manhood, each of these films have a different cross to bear

Film Reviews

Cars

Muscling for rank in the crowded box-office speedway, this Pixar contender takes an early lead but loses momentum in the middle third.

Keeping Up With the Steins

This story about one-upmanship while staging a bar mitzvah in L.A., should, by all rights, be very funny, but, sadly, it is not.

The Omen

Julia Stiles is miscast, although Mia Farrow delights in this unnecessary remake of a perfectly good child-as-Antichrist movie.

One Perfect Day

This earnest, soulful, and jarringly melodramatic rave-culture love story is from Melbourne, Australia.

A Prairie Home Companion

It's been a very long time since any Robert Altman film has been as enjoyable as A Prairie Home Companion.

The Proposition

The Western is alive and well in the Australian outback, as this gritty film with a screenplay and score by musician Nick Cave demonstrates.
arts & culture

I'd Like to Thank ...

The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Requiem

When site-specific dance maker Sally Jacques was told that she could use the concrete shell of the Intel building for her latest production, she leapt at the opportunity

BY BARRY PINEO

A Place To Land

With 'A Place To Land,' dancer Leticia Rodriguez realizes a longtime dream of producing an event that encompasses the idea and meaning of home inside an actual residence

BY BARRY PINEO

In Memoriam

Austin juggling sensation Warren "Red" Ryder Schwartz, who opened for Esther's Follies for almost 20 years, was stabbed to death on Sunday, May 28

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Lonely, and You're No One's Nothing Special

Hyde Park Theatre lets Ann Marie Healy's short plays 'Lonely' and 'You're No One's Nothing Special' stand alone and creates a fully satisfying evening of theatre

'Pillar and Stretch'

David Leonard and Christopher St. Leger both make very precise paintings of the essential aspects of our urban environ, and they bring them together in a great show at Davis Gallery
columns

Page Two: Constitutional Conventions

A document birthed in controversy is understood by few and respected by fewer

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

The history of Mary Magdalene is more mysterious than any pulp yarn

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen remembers when his life was simply an orgy of sex and drugs and rock & roll... No, silly, not last week...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Is mangosteen really a more powerful antioxidant than blueberries?

The Common Law

Protesting High Property Taxes

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

McKinney recycles an aging courthouse making a performing arts center

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Prison populations and a Polish pope

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

World Cup fever!

BY NICK BARBARO

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