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T he Minneapolis-based Dayton Hudson Corporation wants to turn its upscale discount Target stores into a strong national brand, but the company is mired in allegations of sweatshop conditions in factories that supply it.

Over the past few years, northern Maine has witnessed a burst of methamphetamine trafficking and use, and arrests and seizures, virtually unheard-of in the region a decade ago, have jumped dramatically.

Jerry "the King" Lawler is nearing the end of his World Wrestling Federation career, but he would like to hang up his famous caveman leotards in order to serve Memphis as its new mayor.

In this week's columns, Michael Ventura meditates on the meaning of humanity and Harry Willson relates a conversation about dying. Plus, features about poverty in Tucson, philosophical and psychic connections, wireless electronics, and more columns.



Columns
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Letters At 3 AM [10]
Little fleshlets on the run.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Early and Late [11]
A conversation about dying.
— Harry Willson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mob Justice [12]
Time and rust and mental adjustment turn ugly to curious to cute to cultural icon.
— Jeff Smith, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Destination: Hell [13]
On a long roadtrip, the husband and kids can drive you crazy.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Gotta Dig Deep [14]
The biggest problems with new homes often aren't the ones you see.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
V Ship [15]
Volvo's 2000 S40 and V40.
— Marc 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
 

Volume III, Issue 5
July 26 - August 2, 1999  
 
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Features
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Target Practice [2]
Target discount stores went to a lot of trouble upgrading their image, only to face "Gaplash" over Asian labor practices.
— Michelle Chihara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Northern Exposure [3]
Methamphetamine has finally hit New England -- in the remote and rural reaches of northern Maine.
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Yes, Folks, Jerry Lawler is Serious [4]
A wrestling legend and wannabe mayor thinks he can get a hold on the problems of Memphis.
— Jackson Baker, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Nightmare In Tin [5]
Tucson's slums can be a deadly place.
— Dan Huff, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Philosophical Counselor [6]
Is philosophy a tool that can help people cope with real-world problems?
— Daniel Connolly, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Searching for a Psychic Connection [7]
Visiting two of Knoxville's "spiritual advisors."
— Greg Siedschlag, METRO PULSE
 
The Cult of the Palm Pilot [8]
The Palm Pilot has brought the Internet into our shirt pockets, and it's time we started to worry.
— Dan Kennedy, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Look, Ma! No Wires! [9]
New pagers allow you to be fully plugged in--without the wires.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
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
 

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