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T his week in News & Opinion, we take a look at a few local issues with larger ramifications. The first is brought to us by Salt Lake City Weekly's Karen Denton who looks at educating welfare recipients on the benefits available. More in "Working Out Welfare."

Next up, we look at the plight of the beluga whale at Shedd's Aquarium in Chicago. After the strange deaths of the aquarium's two original adult whale inhabitants and a calf born in 1998, the Humane Society is shining a critical light on the operation. Newcity Chicago's Sam Weller tells the story in "Beluga Caveat."

36 years after the Cuban revolution, Austin Chronicle's Turk Pipkin accompanies a group of Americans who want to be socialists to visit a Cuba teeming with people striving for capitalism. From barely-teen prostitutes to pet chickens to the tour's own mini revolt, explore the country in "Revolution in Cuba."

Also this week, musings on stupidity legislation in "Hate Bait," web browser problems in "Out of Line," and more.


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Volume II, Issue 18
October 26 - November 2, 1998  
 
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Working Out Welfare [2]
A look at welfare reform.
— Karen Denton, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Beluga Caveat [3]
The Shedd has had bad luck with belugas, but in the face of animal-rights ire, hopes the third time's the charm.
— Sam Weller, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Revolution in Cuba [4]
The embargo has maintained the gulf of cultural differences between the U.S. and Cuba.
— Turk Pipkin, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Columns
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Out of Line [5]
Is your Web browser a hacker's best friend?
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Hate Bait [6]
More legislation won't stop stupid people from committing wretched acts.
— Jeff Smith, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Body Talk [7]
30 years ago this week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

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