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P at Buchanan's defection to the Reform Party makes obvious what many Republicans have been discussing among themselves for quite some time: the party is in serious trouble.

The folks who live at Knoxville's Moonshadow aren't Y2K survivalists. They're part of a growing movement to create communities that break the suburban mold of cookie cutter homes and neighbors who don't know each other.

Before Halloween and All Saints' Day disappears into the chronological sunset, we take a look at Día de Los Muertos, the Magic 8 Ball, and a report from a Wiccan ceremony.

Plus, the second part of an investigation into a corrupt Nashville security company, problems with overcrowding in the Memphis jail, America as a nation of worker ants, and more.

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Letters at 3AM [9]
What does this so-called "boom" mean to most Americans?
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
The Headless Brits [10]
The English botch everything.
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
Cutting Class [11]
Who wants hypocrites for kids?
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
H.O.T. is Cool [12]
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero.
— Marc K. Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [13]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Mr. Smarty Pants [14]
Haunting facts for Halloween season.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Now What? [15]
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.

Volume III, Issue 19
November 1 - November 8, 1999  

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Republicanism and Its Discontents [2]
GOP congressmen are weak; Pat Buchanan has fled. The Republicans are taking a nose-dive and headed for a Millennial crack-up.
Home Life [3]
As we enter the next millennium, an old '60s concept is gaining renewed interest: communal living. Only they're not called "communes" any more—it's "intentional communities.
Inside A Failing Jail [4]
Overcrowding has plagued Memphis' jail for years, but few have told the stories of its startling consequences.
— Ashley Fantz, MEMPHIS FLYER
Above the Law Part II [5]
How Nashville security company Detection Services got away with unconscionable abuse thanks to tight connections with police.
Día de Los Muertos [6]
Although Día de los Muertos celebrations vary by region and culture, the holiday is for honoring and remembering the dead and rejoicing in their journey.
— Valerie Yarberry, WEEKLY ALIBI
Over the 8 Ball [7]
Anna Hanks consults one of the world's most enduring toy fortune tellers just in time for Halloween.
Witching Hours [8]
An eyewitness report from deep inside a Wiccan ceremony.
— Richard Knight Jr., NEWCITY CHICAGO

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