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Austin participants in the recent World Trade Organization protests in Seattle will lead a public discussion about the events on Friday, Dec. 10, at 7pm in the AFL-CIO building at 11th and Lavaca. Call Jackie Dana at 276-9597 or jad@larkspirit.com for more information.

Capital Metro will hold a public meeting today, Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7pm at the Pflugerville Community Library to discuss its Suburban Equities Program and services to the city of Pflugerville, where voters will decide in 2000 whether to stay in Cap Metro's service area.

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    Town Lake Park stakeholders say ARTS Center Stage is trying to pull a fast one on getting a bigger parking garage constructed; City Manager Jesus Garza is up for a raise, or is he? Mayor Kirk Watson announced his re-election bid and Amy Babich runs for city council.

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    Longtime director Mark Rose leaves the LCRAfor a lucrative gig as president and CEO of Public Strategies Inc., a political consulting firm.

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    City Council Members continue to debate the fate of the proposed Congress Ave. Gotham condominiums, with debate now centering on height restrictions and the city's Waterfront Overlay ordinance.
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    The case of the missing atheists took a big step toward resolution on Tuesday when an Austin grand jury issued a federal indictment for Gary Paul Karr of Novi, Mich., on charges of kidnapping, extortion, and robbery.

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    Interim uses for Mueller Airport now include film production facilities, in addition to the city departments that have already relocated there temporarily from downtown.

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    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses a lawsuit filed by Irian Jayan Amungme tribal leader Tom Beanal against Freeport-McMoRan, which he claimed had violated international environmental law.

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