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T his week's News section is devoted to the three P's: Privacy, Psychics and Philanthropy. What? Never heard of them? Come on, everybody's heard of the three P's!

In the Privacy department, read this story to find out why thanks to the advent of the information age, privacy is quickly going out of style. If you're more Psychic-minded, focus your mental energies on this article about a psychic who helped a family locate a killer. Yeah, I didn't believe it either. Then there's the third P, Philanthropy. This story profiles a group of rich people who have come to realize philanthropy's just not enough. They want to change the system that makes philanthropy necessary.

What's that? Still confused? Ohhh, you must have thought I meant the other three P's: Past-one's-prime, Persistence, and "Potty." Well, duh on my part. Let's see what we've got in those departments.

Past-his-prime isn't exactly how I'd describe Michael Ventura: he's more of a seasoned sage, or perhaps an Old One, and his "Letters @ 3AM" column remains as insightful as ever. I'm not so sure what to make of Walter Jowers, though. The dog discussed in Jowers's latest "Helter Shelter" column may be the very embodiment of Persistence, but don't expect this Pointer's tale to have a point. As for the last P -- the "Potty" P -- well, you'll just have to sit back, heat up a cup of tea, and read it for yourself, 'cause I ain't giving any hints.

Opinion
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Clinton Works the Gays
But what did the president do except go through the motions? [8]
Mubarak S. Dahir

Orrin-Come-Lately
What is affirmative action and why is it driving Utah Senator Orrin Hatch bonkers? [9]
City Weekly staff

Potty Parity
During the Revolution, colonists dumped tea into Boston Harbor -- and John Bridges thinks the practice should be continued. [10]
John Bridges

Letters @ 3AM
Ventura's 100th column: Allowing your Old One to thrive as much as your "inner child." [11]
Michael Ventura

Volume I, Issue 25
November 24 - December 1, 1997

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Virtual Peeping Toms
In the cyber-thriller "The Net," Sandra Bullock's life is turned upside down by sinister computer hackers. But what happened to Bullock is not restricted to the movies. [2]
Mel Parkinson

The Psychic Solution
10 years ago, a local family used a psychic to apprehend a trio of killers. [3]
Dalt Wonk. Photos by Cheryl Gerber

Global Citizens
Imagine that -- extremely rich people banding together to argue for higher taxes and an economy that's fair to the middle class and poor. Surely we must be dreaming. [4]
Donella H. Meadows

Tipping Over the Giant
Will the Justice Department foil Microsoft's aggressive expansion? [5]
Ann Mulhearn

Off-Year 1997 Elections Predict '98
New Mexico politics from the mouth of our resident mole. [6]
Jack Moczinski

The Neighbors From Hell...
The quality of our lives depends upon who's living next door. Too bad for the residents of Eli Street. [7]
Vicki Hart


Columns
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Safe Sex in Cyberspace
Surfing the Internet with a guy who can't swim. [12]
Devin D. O'Leary

End Times
A rake's progress through Margaret Renkl's leaf-strewn yard. [13]
Margaret Renkl

Walk-On Dog
A remembrance of hippie dogs past. [14]
Walter Jowers

Odds & Ends
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside. [15]
Devin D. O'Leary

Mr. Smarty Pants
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia. [16]
R.U. Steinberg


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