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Activists, AIDS organization employees, and people with HIV/AIDS protest the Texas Department of Health's funding allocations for AIDS service organizations in the year 2002-2003 on Saturday. Funds were slashed and directed solely at target populations, such as African-Americans in the Rio Grande Valley, causing major service disruptions and loss of services in many areas.
Activists, AIDS organization employees, and people with HIV/AIDS protest the Texas Department of Health's funding allocations for AIDS service organizations in the year 2002-2003 on Saturday. Funds were slashed and directed solely at "target populations," such as African-Americans in the Rio Grande Valley, causing major service disruptions and loss of services in many areas. (Photo By Jana Birchum)

Quote of the Week: "[Florida] Gov. [Jeb] Bush is on the defense over a matter of integrity, an issue that has not generally confronted his brother in Washington." -- Statesman editor Richard Oppel in his Sunday missive.

Seton Healthcare Network's plans to either compete with or abandon Children's Hospital of Austin have health care advocates up in arms and city officials weighing their options (see Seton Gives Up on Children's?).

Noam Chomsky spoke to overflow crowds throughout the weekend in Austin, attacking U.S. policy in the Middle East and encouraging resistance (see Chomsky on Power and Hope).

The UT student government voted 20-17 Tuesday night to oppose war in Iraq.

Local airwaves got instantly muddier as GOP state Senate candidate Ben Bentzin put up a sensational TV ad featuring police video of incumbent Gonzalo Barrientos' 2001 drunken-driving arrest (see Low Road at High Speed).

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