Archives - April 2, 2010 Issue - The Austin Chronicle

April 2, 2010

Volume 29, Number 31

ON THE COVER:
news

UT FOOTBALL

UT to End Football Program

Governor, Lege order budget cuts: 'Need to tighten belts ... and jockstraps'

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Ending Football

A chronology

Quarterback Gilbert Transfers – Guess Where?

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Football by the (Negative) Numbers

Welcome to the real athletics budget

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Nickels, Dimes, and Quarterbacks

Godzillatron vs. Megacuts

Longhorn City

Libraries and social services to the rescue?

BY THE NEWS STAFF

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

April 13 primary run-offs – early voting April 5-9

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Point Austin: The Chief Considers His Options

Dallas' recruitment of Art Acevedo deals him a very strong hand

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Of Human Bondage

Transpo bond to cost 100 mil in dead presidents – and dead precedents

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, April 1-8

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and nowhere else

Headlines

Reefer Madness: Let's Roll

California voters will decide pot question on November ballot

BY JORDAN SMITH

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

One Dem Run-Off: Sage vs. Montford

A hard-fought race heads to the finish line

BY JORDAN SMITH

Republicans Vie for Bolton's Seat

Workman and Turner go head to head for chance to wrest HD 47 from Dems

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SBOE District 10

A close contest between different shades of conservative

BY LEE NICHOLS

Where There's Smoke, There's Hazing

It wasn't gender discrimination, says Fire Department – it was hazing

BY JORDAN SMITH

City Loses Appeal in Property Case

City is considering taking the case to Texas Supreme Court

BY AMY SMITH

AWU Supervisor Cleared of Discrimination Charges

Assistant director expected to return to work

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Pecan Street Project Unveils Smart Grid Solutions

Report highlights path toward clean energy future

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

ARA Needs to Go, Groups Say

Should private developers complete what ARA failed to do?

BY LEE NICHOLS

Sen. Carona Sees End of the Road ... Money

Are taxes the only solution to Texas' transportation problems? One Republican thinks so.

BY LEE NICHOLS

Texas Supremes Ponder 'Pole Tax'

Debate over stripper surcharge goes to state's highest court

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

U.S. Supremes Give Skinner a Reprieve

Death row inmate awaits decision on DNA

BY JORDAN SMITH

Manor Expressway OK, Feds Say

Federal Highway Administration says expressway doesn't violate Civil Rights Act

BY LEE NICHOLS

Why Not Just Throw a Tomato?

Dewhurst supports cancellation of 'morally reprehensible' play at Tarleton State

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Eco-Currents

Appliance rebates, solar panel projects, and more

BY NORA ANKRUM

Rethinking Downtown Zoning

Proposed changes address sustainability, mixed uses, and urban design

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

'Statesman' Buys In Fact Daily

Austin's daily buys online political newsletter

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

How to Buy Government; and So Long, Limbaugh

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Fess Parker: In Honor of a Good Man and the Festival He Founded

The man behind the Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Local farmers' markets let us know that spring has arrived

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Drinking wine benefits charities? Of course!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Apothecary

Apothecary is a comfortable cafe and dynamic wine bar that, after only five months, already fits into the surrounding community

Teji's

Half market and half restaurant, Teji's offers authentic cuisine worth getting giddy over

European Bistro

At European Bistro, even the schnitzel, sauerkraut, and spaetzle are airy, greaseless, and wholesome
music

Represent Texas

Austin Music Awards 2009-10 Hall of Fame inductee Denny Freeman gets a second chance to deliver his induction speech

BY DENNY FREEMAN

Off the Record

Back in the saddle at the Phoenix Saloon, Woxy pulls the plug, and the latest on the Cactus Cafe

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Joanna Newsom

Have One on Me

Charlotte Gainsbourg

IRM

Basia Bulat

Heart of My Own

Megadeth, Testament, Exodus

Stubb's, March 26

Hall & Oates

The Long Center, March 27
screens

Witty, Pretty People

The real deal on Austin as a reality TV casting mecca

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

The Long and Short of It

A new program showcases the Zellner Bros.' evolution from home movies to shorts handpicked by Sundance

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

A Piece of the Action

Previewing the Game On! Texas symposium

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Screens Reviews

Vengeance Trilogy

Park Chan-wook's masterful trilogy explores the true cost of revenge on the person who willfully engages in it

TV Eye

Austin gets a sneak peek at the return of Glee

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Clash of the Titans

A messy assemblage of mythic odds and ends, Clash of the Titans takes a nosedive off Mount Olympus.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

This Swedish film is an icily sleek masterwork of sustained suspense, much like Noomi Rapace's visceral, envelope-pushing performance.

Hot Tub Time Machine

Consider this comedy yet another nail in the Eighties coffin.

The Last Song

Miley Cyrus steps out of her Hannah Montana comfort zone to play a rebellious teen in this Nicholas Sparks melodrama.

The Yellow Handkerchief

Based on an 800-word story by Pete Hamill, this small-scale relationship drama stars William Hurt, Kristen Stewart, Maria Bello, and Eddie Redmayne.
arts & culture

No Time Like the Present

As usual, dancemaker Deborah Hay is making every moment count

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Keeping Track'

Latino Comedy Project vet mixes domestic conflicts and high tech surveillance

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Humana Festival of New American Plays

A report from Louisville, where Austin theatre artists stood tall

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

How the Other Half Loves

City Theatre turns out a high-energy, quick-tempoed sex farce that entertains

New American Talent / Dance

Energy and choreographic craft keep this competition springtime fresh

'Pornsaints'

Interesting and provocative visuals fill this crossroads of sex, art, and religion
columns

After a Fashion

The Long Center celebrates two years – with Hall & Oates?!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

If there's queer up in this hizzy is it a quizzy?

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Davy Crockett National Forest is a cathedral of towering pine trees bordered by flowering dogwoods and stately oaks

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Lascivious lice, Beaver, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Texas Relays

There's more to the Texas Relays than the afterparties

BY LEE NICHOLS

Soccer Watch

Aztex add valuable piece to the puzzle with right back Lance Watson, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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