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The debate over the smoking ban is about rights, and saying it isn't is just silly
"...same fears of being run out of business. Most bars closing during or after the smoking ban were plagued..."

April 22, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Supports Some of Smoking Ban
"...smoking in live music venues. But what about straight-up bars that are there solely for the purpose of providing..."

April 20, 2005 Postmarks

Arguments Against Ban Are Ludicrous
"...rights. The argument that nonsmokers should not go to bars where smoking is allowed is ludicrous. Why should I,..."

April 19, 2005 Postmarks

Amused That Club Owners Are Worried
"...same fears of being run out of business. Most bars closing during or after the smoking ban were plagued..."

April 18, 2005 Postmarks

Black's Opinion Cockeyed; Here's the Truth
"...fair, but your brain went on vacation on the smoking-in-bars issue. I have been to Austin bars since the..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

Smoking Ban: The Cart Before the Horse

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

Austin Will Survive and Thrive With Ban
"...those radical cities that implemented a smoking ban in bars and clubs – that's right, a city with a..."

April 15, 2005 Postmarks

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"...of live music venues are classified as restaurants (not bars) and consequently are now nonsmoking. Following passage of that..."

April 15, 2005 Column

Smoking Is Not What Makes Austin Weird
"...on March 30 Minneapolis implemented a smoking ban in bars and restaurants. That evening I went to see Texas'..."

April 14, 2005 Postmarks

Anti-Smoking Ordinance Wins Federal Round
Judge tells bar owners they filed in the wrong court
"...at (open-air) local swimming pools while banning it at bars – more testimony to its vagueness and ineffectiveness...."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition, and will feature Books Not Bars, dealing with youth and the prison industrial complex. For..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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Welcome to Deadwood: Sorting SXSW's cocksuckers from the hoopleheads
"...to the breaking point by the city and state, bars now face the nearly certain passage of an anti-smoking..."

March 18, 2005 Music Column by Christopher Gray

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"...shopping opportunities for low-income people. Might I mention more bars within walking distance might reduce the incentive to drink..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Column

Cover Austin
"...shopping opportunities for low-income people. Might I mention more bars within walking distance might reduce the incentive to drink..."

Jan. 12, 2005 Postmarks

Red Lights
Leave it to the French to fashion an anguished psychological thriller that, in its last moments, also turns out to be a tender love story.
"...soundtrack and the increasingly boisterous rock riffs in the bars. Kahn creates a mood that calls to mind the..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Corporation
An immensely informative and provactive documentary about the growth of corporate entities within the legal sphere, marketplace, and human imagination.
"...psychopathic behaviors that would get ordinary individuals tossed behind bars. Somewhere around the movie’s midpoint, the filmmakers become caught..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Turning Taylor Around
The Williamson Co. authorities bring law-and-order urban renewal to the Taylor black community
"...told Texas Lawyer magazine in 1995. "We shut four bars down and put 24 drug dealers behind bars."..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the rules is likely to continue. The ordinance allows bars (defined as establishments where alcohol sales account for 70%..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Short Cuts
UT filmmakers get Guggenheims, spots at Cannes, and more. Plus: SXSW is never over.
"...on the PBS documentary Troop 1500: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (which sounds like a Roger Corman vehicle, but trust..."

April 30, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

New Year's Eve Events
"...JOSE The two things closer to you than the bars in either of these south-side sluggers are Jo's Coffee..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Features Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Human Stain
Despite some terrific moments, Philip Roth's words fail to stick to the screen.
"...that it appears that Faunia is the one behind bars, not the crow. With this metaphor, Benton wordlessly distills..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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The 'Chronicle' Sells Out, Again; Go Ahead, Lament Us; Table of Contents Not Useful on Page 4; Envision a Correct Map; Fair Reporting on Police
"...opposition to an ordinance getting smoke out of the bars. Gee, I wonder if it has anything to do..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Column

The Chronicle Sells Out, Yet Again
"...opposition to an ordinance getting smoke out of the bars. Gee, I wonder if it has anything to do..."

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"...honest debate. I just visited San Francisco, and the bars and clubs were doing fine business despite the ban..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Column

Naked City
Dueling proposals for tweaking -- or gutting -- the smoking ordinance
"...concession made by Tobacco-Free forces is to give "free-standing bars" nine extra months -- until September 2004 -- to..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Sorry, We Never Assume Readers Agree With Us
"...honest debate. I just visited San Francisco, and the bars and clubs were doing fine business despite the ban..."

Oct. 13, 2003 Postmarks

Oye Como Va
This trio of brothers from San Angelo aren't gonna be lonely for long.
"...story, hastening the happy end of gigging in dive bars and living hand to mouth...."

Aug. 1, 2003 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

TCB
"...Though it successfully, if still theoretically, eliminates smoking in bars and nightclubs -- those without an outdoor patio, that..."

July 25, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

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"...nonsmoking anyway, so we are really only talking about bars. I think it is safe to say bar employees..."

July 4, 2003 Column

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"...the ban on smoking in Austin's indoor restaurants and bars...."

June 27, 2003 Column

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