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Volume II, Issue 7
August 10 - August 17, 1998  
 
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

F orget about the Pet Rock, the Cabbage Patch Doll, or the Captain Midnight decoder ring. We've got two words for you: Beanie Babies. This is truly a merchandizing phenomenon that caused mini-riots in retail outlets, trading wars on the Internet, and lots of people itching for more. And as Paul Lewis of the Metro Pulse reports, there seems to be no end in sight.

If you've ever wondered what goes into being a triathelete--more specifically, an Ironman. Read about Nashville's Bruce Gennari--his history and his obsession in "There Is No Second Place." Follow Gennari in his participation in Hawaii's Ironman Triathlon and be amazed.

There's an ample Food & Drink mini-section this week. Check out the profile of Master of Wine: Mary Ewing-Mulligan, two reviews of coctail recipe books, and an article on the delicious Cherry. Bon apetit.


Recreation
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There Is No Second Place [5]
A true Iron Man describes his punishing regimen, and the maniacal devotion one needs to follow it.
— Rob Simbeck, photos by Susan Adcock, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Rock On [6]
More than 21,000 petroglyphs adorn the rocks at the Bureau of Land Management's Three Rivers Petroglyph Site in New Mexico.
— Kevin Franklin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Me and Mr. Jones [7]
It wasn't all birdies and pars at the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament. Not by a long shot.
— Bruce VanWyngarden, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
For Example... [8]
As a coach, you get to be around kids and witness their joy, their innocence, their...oh, stupidity.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Now What? [15]
A gallery of captivating links to keep your imagination churning while the paint dries.
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Featured Articles
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Holograms of a Different Stripe [2]
Austin's Zebra Imaging is taking holograms way beyond Prince CD covers and Cracker Jack toys.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Beanie Boom [3]
People fight over them at fast food restaurants. Counterfeiters try to duplicate them. Black marketers import them back into the country from overseas. Will the Beanie Baby madness ever end?
— Paul Lewis, METRO PULSE
 
Diary of a Card Shark [4]
What does it take to make a living at poker? Card sense, steady nerves, and a supply of Diet Coke. A Harvard degree, it turns out, doesn't help much.
— Bruce Shulman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Performance
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That's Deep [12]
Volcano Productions debuts with "Seascape" at the KiMo.
— Steven Robert Allen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Distant Relations [13]
The regional premiere of "Skylight" isn't the usual community-theater chestnut.
— Lisa A. DuBois, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Tragic Proportions [14]
The Oresteia, a modernist adaptation of Aeschylus' three-play package that wowed 'em way back in 458 B.C, represents a significant achievement for 20-year-old Stuart Bousel.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Food & Drink
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Cocktail Culture [9]
The boozehound's bookshelf.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Bottled Up [10]
Kay West talks to a world-class oenophile.
— Kay West, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Cherry Jubilee [11]
A survey of sweet and tart fruit treats.
— A. LaBan, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

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