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"...the former attorney general defraud the state out of tobacco settlement money -- was sentenced to six months in..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Human Stain
Despite some terrific moments, Philip Roth's words fail to stick to the screen.
"...the sound technician who captured the constant burn of tobacco and paper, as much a character tic of Faunia’s..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Limiting Personal Freedoms Can Be OK
"...he errs is in his next two words, "including tobacco." Once one chooses to light up a tobacco product..."

Nov. 10, 2003 Postmarks

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"...areas, also with a permit. Permit fees will fund anti-tobacco education and enforcement. The 5-2 vote was a major..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks sentences Dan Morales to prison -- and counseling
"...from the state's successful $17 billion lawsuit against the tobacco companies -- the case that might have remained the..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

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"...not want to take the progressive stance and push tobacco to the wayside?..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Column

Dumb and Dapper
The former AG lands in solitary in Lockhart after trying to buy two fancy cars while claiming to be indigent.
"...at least $200 million off the state's $17.3 billion tobacco settlement for his friend Marc Murr, a Houston attorney..."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Page Two
"...The staggering self-righteousness and self-satisfied moral superiority of the anti-tobacco gang pollutes the air more than any secondhand smoke...."

June 13, 2003 Column by Louis Black

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"...And of course, there is the tobacco industry, the ultimate special-interest group, marketing addiction and death..."

June 13, 2003 Column

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Beyond City Limits
"...in certain high-dollar cases. Like, for example, the states' tobacco settlements; the indictments against Morales spring from the massive..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Lege Too Far
With Six Weeks to Go, the Legislative Future Looks Dark and Darker
"...ambitious but more pragmatic proposals include increases in the tobacco tax or other "sin" taxes. Several legislators, including Austin..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

On the Lege
This week at the circus, er, Lege.
"...dollar, and its state funds are dedicated from the tobacco lawsuit settlement. Scuttling C.H.I.P. would end health-care coverage for..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Column by Michael King

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"...Chair, Tobacco Free Austin Coalition..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column

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Them That Bankrolls, Gets
"...by five individuals or five law firms -- the tobacco five cartel," referring to the five major lawyers who..."

Jan. 3, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Taxes
"...that money dedicated to anti-smoking programs for youth (the tobacco industry righteously denounced the proposal as "taxpayer profiling"). On..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature

To Your Health
I have now made it five years since breast cancer was diagnosed. I consider myself very fortunate and want to do everything I can to stay well and avoid future chemo. Where do I start?
"...smoking, it is still better than to continue using tobacco in any form...."

Sept. 6, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Yogurt Shop Trial Turns Fiery
Week Two of the capital murder trial of Michael Scott, the second defendant charged in Yogurt Shop Murders.
"...Littleton, an agent with the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, asking him to consider whether the fire..."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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"...drugs (caffeine and alcohol), and defeated my dependence on tobacco...."

Jan. 11, 2002 Column

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"...Filtered Tobacco..."

Dec. 28, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Lowdown
CEO hogs, the Bush / Cheney energy hypocrisy & science for sale
"...Rampton and Stauber report that in the early 1990s, tobacco companies paid $156,000 to 13 academic scientists to write..."

June 8, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Chemical Warfare
Public health advocates organize around a Bill Moyers PBS special on the chemical industry and the hazards it creates.
"...former nurse Charlotte Brody. "That's like relying on the tobacco industry to assess the risk of tobacco." Take the..."

March 23, 2001 News Feature by Don Hazen

Heartbreakers
"...playboy, but mom sets her sights on Hackman's hyper-phlegmatic tobacco scion William Tensy, whom they first spy collapsing on..."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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Conservative Federal Judge Edith Jones speaks to Federalist students at the UT School of Law. Will Jones be Bush's first Supreme Court pick?
"...philosophical antecedents. She attacked industry-wide lawsuits (such as the tobacco suit that netted this state $17 billion to pay..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Day Trips
The Texana Cigar and Coffee Company in Chappell Hill manufactures the state's newest custom-made cigars, roasts coffee, and showcases the owner's one-of-a-kind collection of antiques.
"...Texana Plantation between Chappell Hill and Washington-on-the-Brazos. The former tobacco plantation got Donnie to thinking that what Texans needed..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Down & Out in Atlanta
The Official Crock of the '96 Summer Olympics
"...with age, the grandiloquent drawl heard only in the tobacco-growing corners of the nation. William was brawny, dreamy-eyed, and..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Features Feature by Jonathan Hennessey

Naked City
Throughout the five-week trial of the Branch Davidians' case against the federal government inWaco, the ghosts of 84 people killed at Mount Carmel haunted the courtroom.
"...the children. Three weeks after the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms raided the building on February 28, 1993,..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Killing the Messenger
Seven years after the ATF's raid on the Branch Davidians' Waco compound, the government continues to blame the media for tipping off the Davidians about the raid while hiding information that tells a different story.
"...zipped up. Four agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and six Branch Davidians were dead. The..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Girl Next Door
"...starlet in the adult entertainment industry. Director Christine Fugate (Tobacco Blues) follows Stacy over two years, as she tangles..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

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"...Tobacco, Handguns, Nurses..."

April 14, 2000 Column

Feasts That Define the Millennium
Food, the Original Commodity
"...most urbane manner -- with a smoke from his tobacco pipe. Although the modern reader might not be surprised..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

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