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R eporters rarely recognize the solid connection between the alcoholism rate on the Indian reservations and economic despair. It's easier to say that Indians can't handle liquor. Then nobody has to do anything about the economics that drive them to it.

On the subject of economics, Captain Opinion begs to differ with some of the experts on the reasons for the declining numbers on food stamp rolls these days.

Tucson's Native Seeds/SEARCH may soon find itself up against The Terminator, a tiny package of genes that can be inserted into seeds in order to program plants to kill their own offspring.

Road rage a problem for you? You can't get rid of old driving habits without having new ones to replace them.

Plus, Future Homemakers, Y2K preparations, Elvis Presley, and more.



Columns
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Stamping Out Food Stamps [9]
To millions of Americans, freedom and dignity means making it on our own and not being beholden to bureaucrats and politicians for our food.
— Cap'n O, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Unsafe At Home [10]
A lawnmower explosion in Alabama puts that "grass is greener" myth out to pasture.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Keep Talking [11]
Beyond the confessions of the First Lady, Tina Brown's new venture shows promise.
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
25 Years Later [12]
The ship of state did survive Watergate--and so did we.
— Paula F. Casey, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
A Second Time for Second Grade [13]
Mom goes back to school.
— Spike Gillespie, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Good to Go [14]
More than an iMac with a clever handle, Apple's new iBook exemplifies "portable computing."
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Second-Stage Boosters [15]
2000 Saturn LS sedan and LW wagon.
— Marc K. Stengel, 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
 

Volume III, Issue 8
August 16 - August 23, 1999  
 
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Features
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Death and Detox in Indian Country [2]
Gallup and Window Rock battle poverty, alcohol and violence.
— Steve Devitt, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Food Chain-Gang [3]
As big agribusiness companies eliminate genetic diversity in our food crops, a Tucson organization fights to preserve seeds from vanishing crops.
— Kay Sather, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Do Not Go Gentle [4]
The idea was to drive around Boston's worst intersections with a road-rage guru and wait for him to snap. But in Boston traffic, nothing ever goes as planned.
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Home Free [5]
When the Future Homemakers of America descended on Boston for their annual convention, they knew exactly what they wanted: better resumes, a new name for their group, and a lock of Conrad Lucas's hair.
— Alicia Potter, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Y2Kitchens of the Super-Prepared [6]
People everywhere are gearing up for the coming of the year 2000, and Middle Tennesseans are no exception. While some area residents start hoarding food and supplies, certain merchants are seeing an better business.
— Nicki Pendleton Wood, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Auctioning Elvis P [7]
How Graceland is turning the rock god's goods into gold.
— Mary Cashiola, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Elvis is Alive [8]
Bill Beeny keeps the spirit, if not the actual body, of the King intact at his Missouri museum.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

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
 

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