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T his week leads off with a sobering story from Ron Harris of the Memphis Flyer. Although there has been little in the news on crack cocaine recently, the drug is still very much in the community and busy destroying lives. Harris' "An American Tale" reminds us with one family's nightmare.

Moving to corporate America, the Boston Phoenix's Ellen Harris looks at the 90's "gendered management studies" and how the new view of a women's place in the workforce is in contradiction with the 70's feminist stand. Bye bye Betty Friedan and hello Ally McBeal.

On a slightly lighter note--at least in regard to the previous two stories-- financial wizard and host of the call-in radio show, The Money Game, Dave Ramsey explains why it's really dumb to buy a new car. Ramsey makes a logical case for buying used cars and never buying new. When you finish the story, check his figures and draw your own conclusions. Ramsey makes a good case.


Technology
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Rational Enquirers [5]
Several "big science" projects are underway in the Knoxville, TN area--cutting-edge projects that are expanding our knowledge of the universe in a variety of fields.
— Mike Gibson, METRO PULSE
 
Canning Spam [6]
Sometimes you've got to play hardball to get rid of junk e-mailers.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [12]
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Volume II, Issue 5
July 27 - August 3, 1998  
 
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An American Tale [2]
Just because you no longer hear about crack cocaine doesn't mean the problem is solved.
— Ron Harris, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Mars and Venus Go To Work [3]
The pop-psych craze for recognizing gender differences is a bad fit with the modern workplace, where men and women are equal by law.
— Ellen Barry, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
All Under One Roof! [4]
An excursion to Bloomington, Minnesota's Mall of America.
— Greg Beets, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Columns
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Odds & Ends [7]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [8]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Myth Management [9]
Walter Jowers shoots down some cherished myths of home ownership.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Get 'Used' To It [10]
Why financial pundit Dave Ramsey doesn't buy new cars.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Native Americans Sue Feds For Land [11]
73 years ago this week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

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