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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

N ot too long ago, there was reason to hope that the two-party system would become as obsolete as Ma Bell's telephone monopoly. What's happened to third parties in America, and is there any hope for their future?

Catering to Adult Contemporary and Top 40 tastes is dumbing down country radio without helping the format to overcome a six-year ratings slide. Why hasn't country radio looked to the Americana scene for some bold new sounds and artists?

While it's nowhere near as sexy as a French franc note sporting a bare-breasted female revolutionary, the dollar coin's face lift is clearly a welcome bit of change.

Plus, nationally-known daylilies from Tennessee, uncomfortable truth from Ralph Cramden, drugs for dogs, and more.


Columns
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American Blasphemy: The Honeymooners [6]
Is this what you're willing to settle for?
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dogs on Drugs [7]
Hope for your aging dog in the form of new senility medication--as though dogs act differently when their minds start to go.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Social Climber [8]
2001 Mitsubishi Montero.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Now What? [10]
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Volume III, Issue 41
April 3 - April 10, 2000  

Features
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A Long Shot That Matters [2]
McCain's strong showing during the primaries proved that there is a demand for a third party to revitalize the tired Democratic and Republican agendas.
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Radio Interference [3]
Country music once thrived on the radio. But lately the music seems to be experiencing a crisis, and nowhere is this more evident than on the airwaves.
— Craig Havighurst, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
New Money [4]
Checking out cash's new cachet, the golden dollar coin.
— Ellen Fox, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Golden Flowers [5]
A hobby blooms into a nationally-known business in the Tennessee hills.
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Mr. Smarty Pants [9]
Hot tea in the summer, but beer popsicles anytime!
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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