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Volume III, Issue 7
August 9 - August 16, 1999  

A ustin is considered the Mecca for Middle Eastern dance in America due to the quality and quantity of its dancers. The city is home to an association which boasts 200 members, as well as many dancers, musicians, students, teachers, and professionals deeply involved in the practice and promotion of Middle Eastern dance, a subculture which is vital, vibrant, and close-knit.

For more than 150 years, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstien" has served as a cautionary tale about the potential dangers inherent in scientific discovery. Today, British and European consumers are raising the specter of the monster in their battle against genetically engineered foods.

Plus, a slightly subjective compilation of 20th-century greatness in the field of sports from The Nashville Scene.

Now What? [6]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.

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The Body Is the Music [2]
Whether you call it Middle Eastern dance, Raqs sharqi, Oriental dance, or American Tribal, the dance form formerly known as "bellydance" is a real art form.
— Barbejoy A. Ponzio, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature [3]
Genetically engineered food is big business in the Nineties. Biotech firms claim it can boost food production and eliminate world hunger. But is this so-called scientific wonder bringing Frankenstein into the kitchen?
— Virginia B. Wood, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Getting to Know More [4]
Learning more about genetically-engineered food.
A Hundred Years of Qualitude [5]
A century of greatness and not-so-greatness in the world of sports.

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