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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

L as Vegas is no longer a gangster-ruled mecca for losers and drifters. Over the past two decades, while many other Southwestern cities have stagnated or declined economically and culturally, Las Vegas has remade itself. It is now a world city, the preeminent virtual capital of virtual capitalism.

With the Mississippi River at record low levels, new worlds open up along its banks, ripe for exploration, in search of a Civil War cannonball, or an Indian spearhead, or some other treasure.

With two condemned killers down to their last legal appeals, reality is setting in on Tennessee's death row, and prisoners are expressing mounting anxieties to their lawyers and ministers.

Plus, retiring Beanie Babies, the scam of property taxes, assessing security systems, and more.



Columns
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Beanie Burial [5]
The joys of Beanie Babies--for kids, not for toy collectors.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Captain Opinion [6]
Property and homeowners, if they don't know it by now, are being robbed and lied to by local governments.
— Cap'n O, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Safe and Insecure [7]
Security systems--effective deterrents or just a big pain in the butt?
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Gettin' funky! [8]
Mini SUVs.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Volume III, Issue 15
October 4 - October 11, 1999  
 

Features
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Mondo Vegas [2]
Las Vegas is a city of signs.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Looking for Mr. Sandbar [3]
Exploring another world, just across the Mississippi River.
— Bruce VanWynGarden, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
On Death Row [4]
As executions approach, it's a state of high anxiety.
— Jeff Woods, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds & Ends [9]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Now What? [10]
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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