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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week's issue of Weekly Wire leads off with an in-depth look at the legal quagmire of Trademarking. Tom Socca of the Boston Phoenix reports on what can only be called a Trademark feeding frenzy. Ralph Lauren has tradmarked Polo (tm) but the U.S. Polo Association begs to differ. And that's only part of the story...

In Arizona, there's been a sharp drop off in candidates running for the State Legislature. Tucson Weekly's Emil Franzi takes a look at the media's disinterest in State House operations and how that has effected candidate interest.

Meanwhile over in Louisiana, Gambit Weekly's Christi Daughterty has found that the state is one of the few in country whose pollution levels are actually increasing. The state calling itself, the "Sportsman's Paradise," has the country's worst water pollution. Meanwhile, as the pollution levels climb; the penalties are dropping. What's going on? Check it out.


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Mr. Smarty Pants [8]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Odds & Ends [9]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Alamogordo Site of World's First Atomic Blast [10]
53 years ago this week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

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Volume II, Issue 4
July 20 - July 27, 1998  
 
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The Mark is the Beast [2]
Trademark mania is abroad in the land. With all this speculating in intellectual property before long, somebody will own every word you think.
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Hunter as Prey [3]
Even as an avid hunter and fisherman, I can't bring myself to be sympathetic, or even ambivalent, about Sheriff Harry Lee's recent legal troubles. He should have known better, and he should have done better.
— Clancy DuBos, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 

The Media
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Media Meltdown [4]
Suddenly the media are asking another big question: Why aren't more people running for office?
— Emil Franzi, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Elite Issues [5]
Big-Time Journalists Have Their Own Interests.
— Norman Solomon, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 

The Enviroment
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Nozone [6]
Walter Jowers explores the gullibility of the average environmentalist.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
A Fine Mess [7]
Louisiana's toxic emissions continue to rise, but penalties for pollution are falling. The state says that's a good thing.
— Christi Daugherty, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 

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