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W ant to confuse your local water company's billing? While traditional water harvesting in the desert involves community well and canal systems, some folks have found an even better way to gather the desert's most scarce resource. Read about it in Kay Sather's "Bountiful Harvest" from Tucson Weekly.

This week's Technology section covers everything from spamming to Mac upgrades to an overview of Microsoft's legal troubles for those of you unfamiliar with the tug of war over monopolies in the computer industry. The Austin Chronicle's John Avignone wraps up his PC upgrade feature with tips for outside the case options.

News and Opinion Columns take a diverse path beginning with Jeff Smith's "Shooting Star" detailing the primal fun of the shooting range. Walter Jowers of the Nashville Scene explains that the cat you've adopted is probably so fat because he's scamming two or three other families into believing he's theirs as well. Read all about it in "Traveling Cats."


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Shooting Star [9]
In Raton, N. M., they really know how to stink up the place in old-fashioned style.
— Jeff Smith, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Traveling Cats [10]
Walter Jowers says in truth there's only one stray cat making the rounds all over the world under different names.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Letters at 3AM [11]
Like the self-involved folk of Titanic, we too would prefer not to admit that our ship may be sinking.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Death, Taxes and Indians [12]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [13]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Volume II, Issue 9
August 24 - August 31, 1998  
 
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Bountiful Harvest [2]
Wanna do something to save the environment? Something simple, but very satisfying? Try saving all that rainwater.
— Kay Sather, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Platinum for the People [3]
The price of luxury has gone up, but selling to the rich is easy -- as long as the pitch doesn't make them feel guilty.
— Tom Scocca, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Technology
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The Other Legal Story [4]
The battle between Microsoft and the Department of Justice has not been settled.
— Ann Mulhearn, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Despamming [5]
Celebrating a temporary victory against spam.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Just the Facts for Macs [6]
So you want to upgrade your Mac, eh? Here we present two routes, official and nonoffical.
— John Avignone, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Cheap and Easy Upgrades for Macs [7]
Web sites that can guide you along your path to a faster, better machine.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
... In With the New [8]
Part 2 of our guide to upgrading PCs takes you outside the box.
— John Avignone, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [14]
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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