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I s there a way to eliminate the kind of hatred that drives a human being to drag another by a rope behind a truck for miles, torturing and then killing the person? Some lawmakers and civil rights attorneys think that tougher laws can do the job. Read more in "Hate Crimes and Punishment."

Athletes and drugs. A perfect fit? Robert Bryce of The Austin Chronicle asserts that it should be. What better way to find out how much the body can take before it craps out? With all the bickering over testing, why not just eliminate the process. Read more in "This Is Your Athlete on Drugs."

Rounding out news is the scoop on dog poop, turning your computer into a Star Trek spaceship, and more.


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Odds & Ends [6]
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Mr. Smarty Pants [7]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Volume II, Issue 12
September 14 - September 21, 1998  
 
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Hate Crimes and Punishment [2]
Does the Texas hate crimes law need more teeth? Some legislators and civil rights activists believe a stronger hate crimes statute is needed in light of the brutal murder of James Byrd in Jasper.
— Janet Heimlich, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
This Is Your Athlete on Drugs [3]
Athletes should be able to use anything and everything they can to win.
— Robert Bryce, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World [4]
Michael Sims gets the poop on dog shit.
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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Speaking Freely [5]
Once again, James Hanback learns, reality imitates "Star Trek."
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Hotel Hijinks [8]
100 years ago this week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

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