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T he Web has become the communications phenomenon of our time. The number of Americans 16 and older who use it grew to 40 percent of the adult population between 1997 and 1998. But the Internet frenzy has not extended to journalism.

The idea that women might like to slog around outdoors getting just as grubby as men may seem like an offshoot of women's lib, but the word "feminist" is pretty much taboo at Becoming an Outdoorswoman.

Will a Supreme Court decision that media presence during a police search violates the Fourth Amendment have an impact on the First Amendment rights granted to the press?

Plus features on misunderstood urban sprawl, a new program in New Mexico for controlling gangs in prisons, the joys of fishing the Tennessee River, millionaire Steve Forbes' campaign for President, and columns about the tribulations of swearing, life in the Fifties, Hawaii Five-O lust, and lots more.



Features
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Lone Rangers [2]
Web magazines were supposed to change journalism. Why aren't they making any money?
— Dan Kennedy, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Crashing the Gun Club [3]
A woman's weekend at a gun club proves that feminism is where you find it.
— Michelle Chihara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Making Prisons Safe [4]
New Mexico wages war against prison gangs.
— Dennis Domrzalski, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Politics of Sprawl [5]
Why some people like the 'burbs.
— Phil Ashford, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Old Men River [6]
Despite the pollution, the urban banks of the Tennessee River has its faithful adherents to summertime fishing.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE
 
Primary Objective [7]
Have money, will campaign.
— Jim Nintzel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [18]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

Volume II, Issue 51
June 14 - June 21, 1999  
 
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Columns
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Supreme Court Goofs [8]
Supreme Court decision regarding media observation of police activities is troubling.
— Erica Ford, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Swearing Oath [9]
Maybe I want my child to be a potty mouth.
— Roseanna Auten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Letters at 3AM [10]
Brooklyn, 1955: Something that was separate isn't separate anymore.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A New Galaxy [11]
In a mere 100 years, whatever is troubling me now won't matter very much.
— Harry Willson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Book Me, Danno! [12]
The lingering legacy of Hawaii Five-0.
— Anna Hanks, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Battle of the Bathroom Bowls [13]
Bidets bowl over Walter Jowers.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
No Way Out [14]
The arduous, unsettling existence of a pregnant woman.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Niche-y Is Peachy [15]
Dodge Durango SUV and Mercury Sable station wagon.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds & Ends [16]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [17]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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