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B ig is the word in News & Opinion this week. More than half of the U.S. population is trying to lose weight, according to recent surveys. One group thinks that's crazy. Find out about their philosophies and activities in "The BIG Issue."

Call Mulder and Scully 'cause Tennessee is crawling with alien abduction victims. Some are fearful of their experience and strive for anonymity. Others seem like media hounds with stories straight out of UFO films. Disappearances, strange deaths, and more to be found in "Out There."

Back down to Earth is the story of Amber; just another kid in the city. This isn't "NYPD" or "The Real World" on MTV, this is the real story of an inner city kid trying to get from one day to the next. A girl with goals, ideals, and some strong opinions including a word or two on President Clinton. She tells her story in "Life According to Amber."


Teeny Tidbits
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Odds & Ends [7]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [8]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [9]
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 II, Issue 15
October 5 - October 12, 1998  
 
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The BIG Issue [2]
At this very moment, according to surveys, more than half of the U.S. population is trying to lose weight. So maybe it's time to change our attitudes about fat.
— J.E. Relly, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Out There [3]
Tales of alien visitation and abduction have become part of the pop culture "norm," even in Tennessee. Is the truth really out there?
— Mike Gibson, METRO PULSE
 
Life According to Amber [4]
You see the headlines all the time about inner-city youth succumbing to drugs or gangs or pregnancy. What's it really like to grow up in such an environment?
— Betty Bean, METRO PULSE
 

Columns
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Media Mix [5]
Research reveals the best way to get rid of annoying phone solicitors is to express increasing sexual excitement at the sound of their droning voices.
TUCSON WEEKLY
 
American Apartheid [6]
36 Years Ago This Week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

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