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A s incredible as it may seem, seventy three years after the Scopes "Monkey Trial," the debate between creationism and evolutionism still rages in Tennessee. Nashville Scene's Jesse Fox Mayshark reports on this heated issue in regard to the Tennessee legislature, science community, and school systems.

Speaking of heated issues, let's move over to the right to bear arms and how it has impacted on this country. Why have there been five mass shootings in the last fifteen months with children killing other children? Jim Hanas of the Memphis Flyer tells us that the answer is right in front of us and makes the Gun Issue look pretty damn simple.

Don't miss FW Weekly's Paula Felps' piece on Amway, the vast "multi-marketing" business. Victims of Amway call it a Cult and a sham. Supporters say they're living the American Dream. Felps follows one woman's path through her experience with the company. What is Amway? Read on and you make the call.


Gun Laws
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It's The Guns, Stupid [11]
Contrary to popular belief, the gun issue isn't that complicated.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
An Early Casualty [12]
Even three decades ago, the time for gun laws was at hand.
— Jackson Baker, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Columns
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It's a New Year--in July [13]
Technology is enjoying a refreshing surge in business after a downward trend since February.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Letters at 3 AM [14]
The answer men don't want to know to the question they don't want to ask.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [15]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Odds & Ends [16]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Guitar Player Dead, Wouldn't Stop Singing [17]
52 years ago this week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Troublemakers [18]
Walter Jowers looks at the seeming center of all a households problems... the water heater.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Volume II, Issue 3
July 13 - July 20, 1998  
 
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As You Lay Dying [4]
One Boston hospital is leading the way toward "palliative care" for terminal patients.
— Alicia Potter, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Be It Ever So Humble [5]
Everybody's heard the slur "trailer trash." But how accurate is the image attached to life in a trailer home park?
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE
 
Super Sleuth [6]
Meet the man who thinks cyber-snooping hasn't gone far enough.
— Carl Kozlowski, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Retractable Headlines [7]
Don't believe the trendspotters. All retractions are not equal. Some don't even work.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Inside ScAmway [8]
Amway, the world's largest 'multi-marketing' business promises its distributors the world, but it closely resembles a sham.
— Paula Felps, FW WEEKLY
 
Dementia [9]
Freedom for the mentally ill. The right thing to do or the worst possible option.
SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
The Big Woo [10]
Marc Stengel investigates unorthodox and ambitious ideas in the automotive industry.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Evolution
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Monkey Business [2]
It's been almost 75 years, but we still don't know if we're men or monkeys.
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Disinherit the Wind [3]
Not much has changed in the Rhea County Courthouse since 1925... not even the evolution debate.
NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [19]
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WEEKLY WIRE
 

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