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N othing offers a testament to Elvis Presley's iconic status like the proliferation of impersonators in the years since The King's death. The story of one such artist is not just about the American fixation with celebrity, but about the ways in which the myth of stardom can go awry and shoot off in the oddest of trajectories.

So you think you know who all the candidates for President are? Think again. And read about three gentlemen from the Knoxville, Tenn., area who are seeking the highest office in the land.

For all their bravado as they arrive upon the used-car scene, it's impossible to say that the superstores have been immediately super successful. But more choices for the consumer promise to put purchasers back in the driver's seat where they belong.

Plus, Hello Kitty addiction, learning lessons about racism, questions of ownership, and more.



Columns
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Slow to Learn the Lessons of Racism [5]
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
— Harry Willson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Idiots on the Lake [6]
Would you sink tens of thousands of dollars into building a house on land that you didn't own?
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Checkup Time [7]
It's time to have your furnace checked.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Shocking Truth [8]
Super-sleuthing the super dealers.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Volume III, Issue 20
November 8 - November 15, 1999  
 

Features
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It's Only Make-Believe [2]
In a town steeped in strange success stories and dashed dreams, here's one of the most curious ever. Meet Orion, the sound-alike who made people believe that Elvis was indeed still alive.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Say Hello to Kitty [3]
Join Austin writer Anna Hanks in her desperate search for the "Hello Kitty" hotline.
— Anna Hanks, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Looking Presidential [4]
If you think your only presidential choice from Tennessee is that Gore fellow, you'd be wrong. Meet three more aspiring candidates from Knoxville.
— Mike Gibson, METRO PULSE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [9]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [10]
I've never met Willie Nelson either.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [11]
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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