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Topic 41 of 71: Austin News

Thu, Oct 7, 1999 (08:49) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 1 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Oct  7, 1999 (08:51) * 30 lines 
 
The Yogurt Shop murders have finally been solved. This has tied this
community up in knots for years.

Eight days after four teen-age girls were killed in a 1991 yogurt shop
robbery, Austin police arrested a teen-ager with a revolver at Northcross
Mall. He told investigators he had loaned the .22-caliber revolver to a
friend who had used it in the yogurt shop slayings.

Almost eight years later, Austin police on Wednesday arrested and charged
four men with capital murder, including the two teen-agers they had
questioned long ago and dismissed as lying about the city's most notorious
unsolved killings.

Three of the accused were McCallum High School students, and the fourth,
who had attended several Austin schools, was not enrolled in Austin public
schools at the time of the killings. All are high school dropouts. They've
worked a variety of jobs, mostly as mechanics or maintenance workers or,
in one case, as manager of a McDonald's restaurant.

At a midafternoon news conference, Police Chief Stan Knee gave a spare
outline of the arrests, and police would say nothing else. But a sworn
police statement for the arrest warrant tells how police believe four
teen-agers -- 15 to 17 years old in 1991 -- plotted to rob the I Can't
Believe It's Yogurt store on West Anderson Lane and then shot the four
girls before setting the shop on fire.


From http://www.austin360.com




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 2 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Oct  7, 1999 (08:56) * 2 lines 
 
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 3 of 221: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Oct  7, 1999 (11:55) * 15 lines 
 
wow.
I had just been in Austin for a few months when those murders happened...
oddly enough I'd put all that outta my head...
remembering the grief and anger in the AUstin community though kinda reminds me (a LOT) of what has been going on here since Columbine...
the frustration was deeper in Austin though...
no killers were named...
we were kinda nervous to go out...
everyone wondered had they been raped, did they know their killers, was it drug related or a drug deal gone bad...

I'm relieved they've found the perpetrators...
after reading all their bios I feel sad that some of these guys had gotten their lives back together... too late of course to lead a happy successful life...
and their unsuspecting wives...
how truly frightening for them...

Thanks Paul for the heads up...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 4 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Oct  7, 1999 (12:13) * 3 lines 
 
Yeah, there's a collective big sigh or relief here in Austin, the
uneasiness of not knowing all these years has ended.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 5 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Oct 25, 1999 (18:21) * 23 lines 
 
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"Texas cheerleaders and Matthew McConaughey cheer on as #81 Mike Jones
runs into the end zone for a touchdown as #83 Kyle Vanden Bosch tries to
stop him in the fourth quarter of play at Royal-Memorial Stadium."

In Austin news today, actor Matthew McConaughey was arrested in his home
and taken to the downtown jail. He spent the night in jail. Seems there
was "loud noise" and when the cops got there he was naked and playing a
bongo drum. Coincidentally, he's on the front page of the Austin paper
shown cheering the winning touchdown. The picture above, he's between the
two cheerleaders.

Alex Jones and others on our tvshow website have been talking about the
heavy handedness of the Austin police. Now, Joe Turner, noted criminal
lawyer, will defend Matthew of these charges of excessive force. Also
found at the scene or Matthew's Tarrytown home, a bong and some pot. He
wasn't charged with this.






 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 6 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 25, 1999 (18:41) * 2 lines 
 
Oh My! At least my summation on who it was NOT was correct in your sports topic. Pretty nasty business if one is not allowed to be naked and playing one's bongo drums in the privacy of one's own home...! Is this a law in Texas?
(Is there a Tarrytown in Texas, too? I only know of the one in New York!)


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 7 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Oct 26, 1999 (08:59) * 7 lines 
 
Tarrytown is an older, nice Austin neighborhood. The lady judge said what
the cops did, bust into his home, was illegal. So they're trying him on
"resisting transportation". He wouldn't have been resisting
transportation if they'd left him alone like they should have. All the
neighbors interviewed on the news were saying what a nice guy he was, how
he watered their grass when they were away, etc. He gave the press a big
"hookem" sign at the release.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 8 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 26, 1999 (11:57) * 1 lines 
 
How unfortunate this all is...and I hope justice is served. He cannot but have helped his cause by using the Hookem sign *grin*. Thanks for the location of the second Tarrytown of which I am aware...if figured to be a "better" neighborhood...!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 9 of 221: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Tue, Oct 26, 1999 (12:16) * 2 lines 
 
Obviously this happened at night, when there are reasonable noise concerns. The cops should have knocked on his door, giving him an opportunity to put some shorts on, and told him there were complaints about the noise and to please stop playing the bongos until a reasonable hour. Then, if that didn't work. But the young, naked movie star partying at night with bongos in an old money neighborhood. Sure makes good fodder for the gossip mill. Resisting transportation? If the entry was illegal, all charg
s should be dropped. I'm sure he'll have a good enough lawyer.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 10 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Oct 26, 1999 (13:19) * 10 lines 
 
He's got the best lawyer you can get in Austin. The cops apparently
knocked but there was no answer and then they circled the place and
spotted a bong on a table and decided to enter. Matthew yelled at them to
leave but they arrested him. I guess he gave one of the arresting
officers a body slam, but hey, he was at the UT game earlier that day.
The Judge said they had no business entering his place without a warrant.
This probably happens a lot but we don't hear about it, in this case, it
happened to one of Austin's biggest movie stars.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 11 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 26, 1999 (17:40) * 1 lines 
 
Unfortunately, I am sure it happens a lot - all over the world - and far worse than that...but that does not make it any less repugnant that they did an unlawful search and seizure...!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 12 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (14:56) * 34 lines 
 
I subscribed to Austin 360 and got the holiday rundown on the goodies available for your spare hours:

Wanna go to the game? "I will straight trade two upper level Big 12 Championship tickets for two decent seats to the Texas/Arizona basketball game this Saturday night." -- says Tommer. Sell, buy or trade your tickets here.


Amid the fun, holidays can bring over-eating and depression. Use Austin 360's Health Tools to help fight flab and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Look after yourself

Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* Thurs., 12/2 - Chef Nick Stellino
* Fri., 12/3 - Vanity Fair's Dominick Dunne
* Mon., 12/6 - Santa Claus visits!


Exprience a slightly different spirit of Christmas as the UT Ballet Folklorico brings the traditional Mexican 'Posada' to Austin.
• UT Ballet Folklorico
• Get your group online


WEEKEND WEATHER
The rain gods seem to be smiling, but will Central Texas get enough much-needed moisture?. Check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.

FOLLOW THE STARS TO THE PERFECT GIFT
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 13 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (15:01) * 3 lines 
 
Wow, thanks for posting that! Full of suggestions for activities.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 14 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (15:06) * 1 lines 
 
I can post it with the hotlinks intact if you would like - but they are all on the website. The eLert they emailed to me just has them as items which do not copy.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 15 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (15:09) * 1 lines 
 
don't know how that happened again, but I did not do it. (oh ,yes I did accidentally....sigh) That little sentence is NOT a link...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 16 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (06:55) * 5 lines 
 
Sure keep the hotlinks live.

They'll be live if they have http:// automatically.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 17 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (13:04) * 2 lines 
 
unfortunately, they were of the "a href" sort with <> around them and that is how I ended up with the problems in post 15. I can go back and hunt all of them and rewrite them...or leave it to others to look around the website. Loads of links and other goodies are there:
Austin360


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 18 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (08:49) * 1 lines 
 
You can copy source in a case like that.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 19 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (11:21) * 88 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com



"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...
...everywhere you go." Okay, maybe its tough to get in the Christmas spirit when you're still running your AC and wearing shorts and a t-shirt. And "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" might earn you a citation from Travis County where the burn ban still is in effect. So Austin360 e-Lert! is here with some weekend highlights to help you get in the holiday mood.

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Saturday, December 4, 1999 -- Root for the Longhorn football squad as it looks to make it four in a row over the Cornhuskers in the Big 12 Championship game in San Antonio.
Hook 'em!

Sunday, December 5, 1999 -- Join thousands of your neighbors for an Austin holiday tradition, as the city lights the Zilker Park Christmas Tree.
Flick the switch
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Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
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• Sports: Big time hoops! The No. 9 Longhorns welcome No. 4 Arizona
• Arts: Step out on the dance floor at Saturday's swanky Holiday Salsa Affair
• Music: Mix with the folks from the Electronic Music Organization Saturday
• Movies: 'Man of the Century' is a refreshing new comedy. Find out where it's showing in town
• Dining: Got a hankering for good sushi? Kyoto could be worth the wait
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• Travel: Day-trip to Georgetown for the 'It's a Wonderful Life' Christmas Stroll
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Amid the fun, holidays can bring over-eating and depression. Use Austin 360's Health Tools to help fight flab and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
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Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* Thurs., 12/2 - Chef Nick Stellino
* Fri., 12/3 - Vanity Fair's Dominick Dunne
* Mon., 12/6 - Santa Claus visits!
http://www.austin360.com/shared/community/chat/stars.html/


Exprience a slightly different spirit of Christmas as the UT Ballet Folklorico brings the traditional Mexican 'Posada' to Austin.
• UT Ballet Folklorico http://www.austin360.com/community/groups/utbf/index.html
• Get your group online
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If you've got any questions or suggestions, let us know:
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WEEKEND WEATHER

The rain gods seem to be smiling, but will Central Texas get enough much-needed moisture?. Check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather http://austin360.com/news/1metro/1999/12/02rain.html

FOLLOW THE STARS TO THE PERFECT GIFT
Get some guidance on gift giving from the signs of the zodiac. You'll love this unique approach to holiday shopping.
Shop by Astrological Sign http://www.austin360.com/shared/horoscopes/giftguide.html
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*SPOTLIGHT*
Charitygift.com

Local Internet startup Charitygift.com is up and running just in time for the giving season. Make a donation to charity in a friends' name, design a Christmas card for them, and let them pick which charity your donation goes to -- all online.
http://www.charitygift.com

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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 20 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (12:28) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 21 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (12:31) * 49 lines 
 
More from e-Lert and Austin 360 with "a href" links so check the links in the last e-Lert as many of them are the same - or go to http://austin360.com/

Holiday Greetings from Austin360.com
The Zilker Tree is lit, the Trail of Lights is opening, and the Miracle on 37th Street neighborhood is in full swing -- the holiday season in Austin is officially opened. Santa's checking his Austin list, he's sorting it twice, doing a database search for who's naughty or nice. Santa Clause is .com-ing to town.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, December 10, 1999 -- Take a fast-paced trip through the life and times of December's most famous birthday boy, as 'Jesus Christ Superstar' explodes onto stage.
Light the fuse
Saturday, December 11, 1999 -- Enjoy a Heart of Texas Christmas as this men's chorus ushers in the festive season with an evening of song.
Prick up your ears
Sunday, December 12, 1999 -- Take a saunter with fellow Austinites down the Zilker Park Trail of Lights.
Hit the Trail

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Sports: Hit the hardcourts! The 'Horns try to hit the winning track against San Diego, Saturday
• Arts: Enjoy perhaps the world's best-known ballet as Ballet Austin presents 'The Nutcracker'
• Music: Open your ears Sunday to the mellow tones of Turtle Creek Chorale
• Movies: 'The Green Mile' is a worthy Oscar contender. Find out why, and where it's showing in town
• Dining: Discover what's surprisingly good about Cafι Josie
• Travel: Come closer to inner peace with a visit to the awesome Guadalupe Mountains
• Recreation: Makin' a list? Mike Leggett has a great Christmas shopping guide for the outdoorsy
• Community: Take the kids for a pancake breakfast with Santa

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Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 22 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (21:24) * 3 lines 
 
Trackmeets and Trails of Light.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 23 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (22:29) * 1 lines 
 
Sounds like the Olympic Torch relay or some permutation of same...or are they two different events?!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 24 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 10, 1999 (07:00) * 1 lines 
 
I just noticed these two events from the stuff you posted from 360.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 25 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 10, 1999 (12:44) * 1 lines 
 
It all sounds so festive - I guess that is what I miss the most living here. I'll just hole up and hope to survive the holidays for another year without family or those I truly care about...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 26 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec 13, 1999 (14:44) * 3 lines 
 
There has to be tons of things to do in Hawaii, if I was there I think I'd
be dazzled, imagine you've just arrived in town and go from there.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 27 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 13, 1999 (15:44) * 1 lines 
 
There are plenty of really nice students here from far-flung places in the same lonely position, so I think I shall throw a party and feed them. One must never be alone for the holidays. Maybe I can convince some of them to go hiking with me on New Year's Day...Kilauea caldera is pretty empty and very peaceful and fascinating no matter the weather or time of the year. Thanks, Terry! Not exactly what you chose, but I think this will do just fine. *hugs*


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 28 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (20:29) * 5 lines 
 
Good for you Marcia. My son Shey is here this week from California and
we're jamming around town having a ball. Push your limits Marcia, you'll
find good friends and good times.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 29 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (20:48) * 1 lines 
 
I think his coach was here for the Big Island Invitational - I heard our AD telling someone else that the man who had just left was the coach at Sonoma State...! Loads of fun folks here - and I plan to corral as many as I can fit into the house! Why vegetate when good things are out there just waiting for someone to do them?!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 30 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 15, 1999 (00:25) * 2 lines 
 
Absolutely, couldn't agree more. Did you see the new folks that showed up
today?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 31 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 15, 1999 (12:40) * 1 lines 
 
Not yet...(still looking for where I might find them...)It's finals week here so a lot of the local kids will be departing, west coast parents will be coming over to spend the holidays with their kids, and I get the rest from all over the world. I just might let they bring their national specialty to add to my traditional turkey feast...! We will surely have an eclectic menu!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 32 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 15, 1999 (12:43) * 2 lines 
 
Oh, and the Coconut Coast Classic teams do not show up for another week:
Ashland, Truman State, North Dakota, Nebraska-Omaha and UHHilo (a much smaller tournament but has fans who are just as rabid as Cincinnati's are!)


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 33 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 16, 1999 (13:38) * 3 lines 
 
I'm going to possibly check out the Armadillo Christmas Fair again this
year.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 34 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 16, 1999 (14:06) * 2 lines 
 
They have ethnic fairs of all sorts in Hilo, but none I can recall for animals.
OK, I can't even begin to guess what an Armadillo Christmas Fair entails. Please report back!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 35 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 16, 1999 (14:31) * 64 lines 
 
http://www.austin360.com/index.html

e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Counting down to Christmas on Austin360.com
Father Christmas has been spotted buying more printer paper, so it looks like his list is in its final stages. But you still have time to do some last-minute shopping, hit the Trail of Lights or find a local church in which to celebrate the season's meaning.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, December 17, 1999 -- Now's your chance to experience one of the world's most popular ballets as Ballet Austin presents "The Nutcracker".
Get more information
Saturday, December 18, 1999 -- Ever heard of Wofford College? Well, us either...but they did beat Clemson earlier this year. The Longhorns meet them at the Erwin Center at 1 p.m.
Horns hoops
Sunday, December 19, 1999 -- Tired of singing carols in the shower? Well, get yourself and some friends down to the 11th Annual Sing-It-Yourself Messiah and belt carols out for all Austin to hear.
Sing it loud

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Whoop it up with the juggling, whipcracking, balloon-eating Flaming Idiots
• Music: Jam with The Misfits, GWAR and the Derailers
• Movies: 'Bicentennial Man' aims for the heart this holiday season. Find out where it's showing in town
• Dining: Get the real scoop on why Dan McKluskey's steaks are so great
• Travel: San Antonio has just the zoo for you
• Recreation: Outdoorsy folks on the shopping list? Mike Leggett to the rescue
• Community: Join your Austin neighbors at the city's spectacular Trail of Lights

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There are only nine shopping days left before Christmas!! You had better get in gear! With just a few clicks, you can finish all your holiday shopping! Let the clicking begin....
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Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* Thurs., 12/16 - Author David Bach on his book "Smart Women Finish Rich"
* Thurs., 12/16 - Joan Lunden
* Mon., 12/20 - Meet Mr. Food
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WEEKEND WEATHER
It's beginning to feel a bit like winter -- for once cooler weather abounds. Check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather

POP SOME CORN AND SETTLE IN!
There's nothing like a good holiday TV special to get you in the spirit of the season. Find out when your favorite classics will return and what's new this year.
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*SPOTLIGHT*
Buy local
Amy's Ice Cream, Dr. Chocolate, Bark 'n' Purr, the Continental Club, Chuy's, Sabia Botanicals, Alamo Drafthouse, Art on 5th, the University Co-Op and many more local businesses are ready to deliver gifts to the doors or desks of your friends and family.
Get shopping

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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 36 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Thu, Dec 16, 1999 (15:39) * 2 lines 
 
oooh! I miss Amy's...
mexican vanilla w/ peanut butter cup...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 37 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 17, 1999 (08:41) * 21 lines 
 
Every year I go to the Armadillo Christmas Fair and there's one show
stopper booth. Two years ago it was the rubber ties.

Last year, no show stopper.

This year, it's gotta be the metal sculpture from Wisconsin. These
moving, gyrating works made out of parts from engine blocks and electrical
parts from cars are breathtaking. There's a guy on a harley, a chain of
basketball players collaborating on a dunk, incredible robots. it was
awesome. I may have to go back and get another look and get the guys
card.

Someone said "ooo, don't touch it" to her kid and the guy from Wisconsin
said, "Go ahead, see the sign that says 'please touch', I have a policy,
if you touch it and it breaks, I've done something wrong."

I really can't describe these. I just might have to go back and see if he
has a website with pictures. I might have to go against all my instincts
and buy one.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 38 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 17, 1999 (13:42) * 1 lines 
 
How neat! I have a small baseball player made of out screws nuts and small hardware then chromed - really cute. I think you just might need to get a small whatzit for the corner of your room... How many rubber ties are in your collection?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 39 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Dec 19, 1999 (10:31) * 4 lines 
 
Just one! But it's cool. And I still haven't made it back to the
Armadillo.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 40 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 19, 1999 (14:00) * 1 lines 
 
How do you tie it? (I know - very carefully!) or is it a clip-on? Guess it would have to be... Don't think I have ever seen a bungee tie!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 41 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 19, 1999 (18:41) * 41 lines 
 
You guys are gonna freeze your buns off:

Forecast For Austin, Tx
400 Pm Cst Sun Dec 19 1999
.Tonight...Fair This Evening...Then Becoming Cloudy...Windy And
Colder. A 20 Percent Chance Of Rain Toward Morning. Lows In The
Upper 30S To Near 40. Southerly Winds 5 To 10 Mph...Becoming North
15 To 25 Mph Around Midnight.
.Monday...Cloudy...Windy And Much Colder With A 20 Percent Chance Of
Rain Or Sleet Mainly In The Morning. Partial Clearing Late
Afternoon. Temperatures Holding In The 30S. North Wind 20 To 30 Mph.
.Monday Night...Clearing And Very Cold. Lows Around 20 To 25.
.Tuesday...Mostly Sunny. Highs In The Mid And Upper 40S.
.Extended Forecast...
.Tuesday Night...Mostly Clear And Very Cold. Lows Around 20.
.Wednesday...Partly Cloudy. Highs In The Upper 40S To Near 50.
.Thursday And Friday...Partly Cloudy. Lows In The 20S.
Highs In The 50S.
Special weather statement
300 Pm Cst Sun Dec 19 1999
...Colder Weather Coming Tonight And Monday...
A Cold Front Will Move Over The Hill Country And South Central Texas
Tonight. Temperatures Will Slowly Fall Into The 30S By Monday Morning
And Remaining In The 30S To Lower 40S Throughout The Day. Northerly
Winds Will Prevail At 15 To 30 Mph And Gusty.
There Is A Slight Chance Of Rain Developing Early Monday Morning And
Continuing Through Most Of The Day. Portions Of The Texas Hill
Country And South Central Texas May Have Rain Mixed With Sleet.
Driving Conditions Will Be Difficult And Motorists Are Urged To Use
Caution. Although The Sleet Will Be Light In Some Locations...Only
Light Accumulations Are Possible...It Only Takes A Small Amount To
Make Bridges...Streets...Highways And Walkways Extremely Slick And
Hazardous.
With Winds In The 15 To 30 Mph Range...Wind Chills Will Be In The
Single Digits...So Dress Warmly. Protection To Plants...Pipes...Pets
And Vehicles Is Advised Before The Colder Weather Comes Late Tonight
And Monday.
Stay Tuned To Noaa Weather Radio Stations...Cable Local Tv And
Radio Stations For Additional Statements.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 42 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (08:47) * 1 lines 
 
Woo, chilly willy!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 43 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (14:25) * 1 lines 
 
Get out the wooly clothes and long-handled underwear...Gonna be a frigid night!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 44 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (15:39) * 1 lines 
 
better yet... find a snuggle buddy!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 45 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (16:15) * 1 lines 
 
There you go! Hibernate with warm body of choice...my kinda winter wonderland!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 46 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (08:49) * 4 lines 
 
The cold front is hitting us for real today. The other day was just a
false alarm.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 47 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (10:27) * 1 lines 
 
We arrive tonight... should I bother to bring shorts???


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 48 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (10:34) * 5 lines 
 
Yep. Bring those shorts if want to use my guest pass at the Q and there
may be a warm front for Christmas. Will you call me please when you
arrive?




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 49 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (14:38) * 4 lines 
 
still the 512-303-3000 number?
I'll call you from SA... I'm not sure we'll make it up to Austin... but if we do we'll definitely do the beer or coffee thing...

Heard from WER lately?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 50 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 22, 1999 (09:31) * 6 lines 
 
I talked to wer yesterday and he's working a grueling schedule at Lil
Italy, grueling 16 hour days without many breaks. I did get his schedule
so I could schedule some time with him, he's been the workhorse and
driving force behind spring.net for so long, we owe him a heavy debt of
gratitude. He's really come a long way in his understanding and
capabilities in web authoring and in Yapp programming.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 51 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 22, 1999 (09:33) * 9 lines 
 
Call me at:
302-4000 Austin
303-4000 Cedar Creek
278-8065 Cedar Creek
699-4000 cellphone
838-4615 office

Leave a message with your SA contact number, hope you make it up to
Austin, I'd love to meet you guys for coffee.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 52 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 23, 1999 (12:21) * 55 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Austin360.com
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas..." Well, according to the KVUE five day forecast, it looks like Perry really was dreaming - and he sure didn't live in Austin. Christmas Day is just about upon us with last minute shopping, travelling to see your friends and family, baking goodies, and wrapping the last of the presents. Have a Merry Christmas, and if you are still around town, here is our list of holiday weekend highlights to help you enjoy the season.
NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, December 24 -- Fire and Bowling Pins. The Flaming Idiots have been called "one of the most brilliant juggling teams in America."
Get more information
Saturday, December 25 -- One ticked-off elf. Catch "The Santaland Diaries" featuring Martin Burke for an evening of merrily subversive holiday tales guaranteed to delight.
Get the low-down
Sunday, December 26 -- Ice Bats and Mud Bugs. The Expo center hosts another evening of ice hockey involving oddly-named teams.
Drop the puck!
NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Celebrate Kwanzaa with gospel, blues, jazz, rap and poetry at the Doris Miller Auditorium
• Music: Celebrate Christmas with Dale Watson's holiday show at the Continental Club
• Movies: 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' is not only creepy, but entertaining. Find out where it's showing in town
• Dining: See why the Driskill Grill is 'poised for greatness'
• Travel: Twenty lavish locales to ring in the New Year
• Recreation: Map out your holiday trip
• Community: Help your less fortunate neighbors by giving to Blue Santa
GOT IT ORDERED?
Even if you don't have the perfect gift in hand, you can say it's ordered and on it's way! Cover your bases with just a few clicks! Click away!!
Shopping
Chocolate-dipped strawberries. Texas Granite bookends. Ice cream gift certificates. Longhorns blankets. Fishing lure art. Dr. Seuss. Send friends and family gifts from local businesses. There's even free hand-delivery available.
Send a gift that screams 'Austin!'
GET CONNECTED
Chan the man? "I guarantee you there are 20 other teams that wish their coaches had gotten their team to the place Chan Gailey has his right now." -- says shanegot. Gripe, critique or cheer them, it's the Cowboys.
Should Gailey stay or go?
Getting the abode decorated for the season? Need some ideas for the chronic home improver in your house? Want to make sure your pipes survive the chill? Check in with Austin 360's Home Improvement for gift ideas and how-tos.
Home Improvement
Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings is:
* Throughout December -- visit Santa's Workshop!
People & Chat
Make contact with your university's alumni group in Austin. Or you can get your group on-line.
• Get your group online
• Austin Rice Alumni
• Capital of Texas Nebraskans
• LSU Alumni Association - Austin
• More alumni groups
If you've got complaints about your standing on the naughty or nice list, please take them up with Santa. If you have any questions or suggestions about the e-Lert!, let us know:
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Happy Holidays!
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WEEKEND WEATHER
Dreaming of a cool Christmas? Check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather
TOO POOPED TO SHOP?
Need an escape from the holiday rush? There's no better place to hide than a dark movie theater. But be sure to scope out the best flicks of the season before you blow your last 7 bucks!
Holiday Movie Guide
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*SPOTLIGHT*
Local Gifts
Amy's Ice Cream, Dr. Chocolate, Bark 'n' Purr, the Continental Club, Chuy's, Sabia Botanicals, Alamo Drafthouse, Art on 5th, the University Co-Op and many more local businesses are ready to deliver gifts to the doors or desks of your friends and family - Thursday, 12/23 is last day to order.
Get shopping



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 53 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (10:58) * 5 lines 
 
by the 22nd I was already in San Antonio... with your wrong phone#
we didn't make it up to Austin anyway...
just a week of some intense family time...

Give WER a hug for me... two years ago right around today-ish we all met at Little Italy... how quickly time passes...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 54 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 30, 1999 (09:33) * 5 lines 
 
All my phone numbers end in 4000

And begin with either 302, 303 or 699.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 55 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 30, 1999 (20:36) * 1 lines 
 
Y'll gonna have to wait till I am webbing before I can post Austin happenings herer. Doesn't want to copy and paste! But you can read it for this weekend at http://www.Austin360.com


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 56 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 31, 1999 (09:30) * 5 lines 
 
A2K's going to be happening tonight, the big celebration on Sixth Street.
It's 9:30 am, so we're about 14 1/2 hours away and counting. We'll see if
our server makes it, my backup plan will be to reset the year to 1976 if
the old www machine can't count to the year 2000. I'm not too worried
about access, it's a real new machine.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 57 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 31, 1999 (11:56) * 5 lines 
 
Have a good one, Terry. All of our stuff is new (thanks to the burglars) so we comply. I devoutly
hope that I will join the rest in Spring via the web. I found an updating gif of the sun. It is
the actual image of the sun and you can see the sunspots. That is most surely of interest to hams
and other users of the ionosphere. but, I cannot post it until I get on the web. Since you do not
go into Geo at all, shall I post it somewhere you can see it? Suggestions?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 58 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 31, 1999 (12:15) * 1 lines 
 
(I heard it was 1972 which replicates 1999 - but better get it done before midnight!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 59 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 31, 1999 (14:04) * 87 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com



Party of the century
There's not much going on around Austin this weekend -- it might be a good weekend to just stay indoors, read a book, and catch up on your knitting. Of course, there is that little once-in-a-lifetime New Year's Eve Millennium celebration that takes over all of downtown Austin with free music and a giant laser light show as we countdown to Year 2K. Other than A2K, the dozens of other New Year's Eve events, the Longhorns in the Cotton Bowl, there's really not much going on. Enjoy your knitting.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?

New Year's Eve -- You may have heard about this. There is a little shindig going on downtown called A2K, it's free and the fabulous music line-up includes Shawn Colvin, Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett.
Official information

There are plenty of other Y2K happenings in the A-town and around Central Texas. Several shows are dropping by the way-side so call before you make your plans!
Our listing for New Years

Saturday, January 1 -- Try to get some sleep before 10:00 a.m. The Longhorns take on the Arkansas Piggies at the Cotton Bowl in Big D.
Hook'em Horns!


NEED MORE IDEAS?

Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment

• Arts: New Year's at Zachary Scott Theatre is a dramatic extravaganza
• Music: A2K not for you? Check out the millennium parties at other clubs in town
• Movies: See for yourself why 'American Beauty' tops critics' lists
• Sports: The Longhorns welcome the Houston Cougars to the Erwin Center on Sunday
• Dining: The Granite offers 'delectable desserts to die for'
• Travel: Get Outta Town! Austin to Boston for $239 or San Diego for $178
• Recreation: Map out your holiday trip
• Community: Start the year off with Sunday's A2K Community Unity Fun day

TIME TO BUY FOR "YOU"!

Pamper yourself by buying some great New Year's treats. Visit our shopping channel to purchase all the things you wished your loved ones had given you.
Shopping

Gift certificates from Amy's Ice Creams, the Continental Club, Bark-n-Purr, the Alamo Draft House, Chuys, and more - give the gift of Austin.
Click here to purchase online.

GET CONNECTED

Get your motor running. "If anyone is interested in joining the Iron Butt or just ride somewhere, please post back. I ride a BMW K1100RS." -- says Irnbtt. Love motorcycles? Share your passion with other Austin bike enthusiasts.
Hop into the Bike Bar

Get the goods on this massive New Year's weekend with Austin 360's complete guide to the parties, possibilities and more.
New Year's Austin

Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings is:
* Now through Jan. 2nd - Celebrate 2000
People & Chat

Make a difference in an local student's life -- join the VICTORY Tutorial Program and tutor children at Austin Public Libraries.
• VICTORY Tutorial Program
• Educational Groups
• More Volunteer Opportunities


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Edit your profile
Happy New Years!

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WEEKEND WEATHER

Hot or cold? Begin your New Year in the know and check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather

BEST OF THE CENTURY

The last 100 years have been filled with exceptional people and innovations. Cast your vote in a variety of categories of who and what is tops in your opinion.
Vote for the Best
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*SPOTLIGHT*
Local Gifts

Amy's Ice Cream, Dr. Chocolate, Bark 'n' Purr, the Continental Club, Chuy's, Sabia Botanicals, Alamo Drafthouse, Art on 5th, the University Co-Op and many more local businesses are ready to deliver gifts to the doors or desks of your friends and family.
Get shopping

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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 60 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jan  3, 2000 (11:17) * 9 lines 
 
I missed the giant a2k party but I had a nice time and 4 other more
intimate affairs, winding up at Bob Nagy's out in Webberville for a nice
New Years eve around the campfire and we got to see Bob's pix from
Thailand. And I caught the Longhorn disaster the next morning. No one
seemed to care about this game.

So this is what life in the year 2000 is all about! I do feel like I'm
doing some refocusing. Sharpening up some rough edges. Maybe I'll get
this nameserver mess straightened out and complete the migration.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 61 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  3, 2000 (12:47) * 4 lines 
 
The game was forgetable and I cared about the game, but I was not playing in it...!
Our party consisted of cough medicine and soup and tv. Perhaps I shall reinvent myself
and change the old guard into something with which I really have something in common.
Happy New Year, Terry!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 62 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  3, 2000 (12:51) * 2 lines 
 
Anything I can do to help you refocus and get this nameserver mess atraightened out, I will
be most happy to do. I am not a natural telnetter. I am far too wordy...*sigh*


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 63 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jan  5, 2000 (11:25) * 16 lines 
 
The CEO of Digihost called me this morning and apologized, our nameservers
are back, or will be back as soon as the changes propagate through the
Internet. No domain name changes are instantaneous, they have to be
accepted by myriads of hosts all over the net. Things should be back to
normal by Friday at the latest. Let me know if anyone has trouble
accessing www.spring.net.

I'm thinking of changing our name to either austen.com or springfolks.com
and making that the main conferencing area. How do folks feel about this
name change. Of course, you could still use spring.net to access the
conferences, but austen or springfolks would be the main entryway. There's
also the name wholetech.com that I'm kicking around.

We're going to move ahead with the new hosts, but more slowly and
deliberately and we'll run parallel for a while till we finally pull the
plug on ddc and move our servers out of their facility.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 64 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan  5, 2000 (18:00) * 4 lines 
 
There has only been one problem today that I am aware of. A lady in Toronto is having
difficulties connecting. She has forgotten her login and password so I gave her the URL for
new user and she got the 404 message. Same with main. I am still working on it with her.
(Maybe it is Montreal she is from, but it definitely in Canada!)


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 65 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan  6, 2000 (12:51) * 3 lines 
 
Then there is this morning. I am back to telnetting even though the numerical ip's work.
Ladies in Springfolks are having anxiety attacks, but I shall reassure then that they are in
good hands.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 66 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan  6, 2000 (16:32) * 54 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
What a Party!
The millennium hoopla is over for now, but what a great party it was as over 200,000 revelers celebrated the new year on Congress Avenue partying like it was...no, we won't even say it. Re-live the A2K celebration by reading your neighbors' comments about the party, viewing slideshows, and experiencing the wrap-up on Austin's biggest party ever: Austin 360 Millennium Coverage
Now it's time to hit the hike and bike trail, burn off some of those excess holiday calories, and get back to the usual exciting Austin weekends. Here's our weekly list of Austin weekend favorites.
NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday through Sunday -- The Austin Home & Garden Show will have plenty of ideas and exhibits to help you remodel, redecorate and landscape. An 1100-square-foot 'cabin' will be on display. Whatever your style, your re-decorating juices will be flowing.
Get inspired
Friday and Saturday -- The Megabuck Bull Riding Championships are kicking at the Travis County Expo Center. More than 50 cowpokes compete against themselves, the clock and the big beasts.
No bull!
Saturday, January 8 -- Grab a cup of coffee and marvel at a unique performance by a dog and his man. "Circus Chicken Dog" also features a talking parrot, storytelling, frisbees and juggling. Catch it at Ruta Maya at 10:30 a.m.
Woof, Woof, Cluck!
NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Move beyond mainstream: "Transcending Limits" at Jones Center for Contemporary Art
• Music: Hey Baby! Ted Roddy's Graceland Revue is at the Continental Club. See who else is playing
• Movies: Tom Cruise as a sexy male chauvinist? See it only in P.T. Anderson's 'Magnolia'
• Sports: The Cowboys limp into the playoffs vs. the Vikings
• Dining: Suzi's China Grill serves great food that 'keeps packing them in'
• Travel: Explore Europe: Find flights from Austin to Venice, Barcelona or Zurich for $359
• Recreation: It's time to start getting ready for the Cap 10K
• Community: Rev up your engines! Head over to the Palmer Auditorium Car Show
GAME FOR WINDOW SHOPPING?
Click through our selection of shops and find the perfect thing for you or a friend! We've got Deals & Steals, Brand Names, Auctions and Coupons. Browse from the comfort of your home!
Shopping
The ultimate natural body-care gift basket from Sabia Botanicals - $75. Free hand-delivery to any Austin address.
Click here to purchase online.
GET CONNECTED
Future star athletes. "Westlake Girl's B-ball -- congrats to the Lady Chaps in their victory over Cleburne to win the championship game in their own tourney." -- says MandyH . Tell us how your favorite high school team is doing.
Cheer them on at 360
The holidays are over and time is a bit slower. Make some home improvements with some tips from Austin 360.
Austin 360 Home Improvement
Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings is:
* This Saturday night chat with the members of "Freaks & Geeks"
* If freaks aren't your speed how 'bout the new NBC game show "Twenty One?"
* Join Web career expert Sacha Cohen next Tuesday.
People & Chat
Looking to make wholesome strides in 2000? Let the Austin Herb Society show you how herbs compliment your health.
• The Austin Herb Society
• Health & Environmental Groups
Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.
WEEKEND WEATHER
The long arm of winter has finally found us - find out just how cold it's going to be and check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather
THE ROAD TO SUPER BOWL XXXIV
Before you join in the office pool, take a moment to shore up your picks. Reflect on the 1999 season, consult with other fans, and cast your vote for the greatest Super Bowl moments of all time.
Super Bowl 2000
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*SPOTLIGHT*
Get healthy
We've got tips and tools to help you keep those New Year's resolutions. Find a local gym, work off those love handles, and use our fast food calorie counters.
Get in shape
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 67 of 221: Marcia (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan  6, 2000 (18:40) * 2 lines 
 
Does anyone need me to post these E-lerts for Austin here? If not, I shall save Terry some
space. If so, I'd be happy to continue to do so. Just let me know...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 68 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jan  9, 2000 (08:18) * 2 lines 
 
No, I love them, perhaps you could cut out some stuff and just post the
highlights, a bit of editing perhaps!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 69 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jan  9, 2000 (08:59) * 4 lines 
 
Actually, they're good just like they are. I'm going to check out that
Home and Garden Show today. Thanks for the tip!




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 70 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan  9, 2000 (14:20) * 1 lines 
 
Only the one I posted in Telnet got through with all the junk attached. I do usually edit out the extraneous material which comes with these posts. I am delighted to continue to post them. It makes me feel like I am getting to know Austin better, and that is very good, indeed.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 71 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jan  9, 2000 (20:12) * 2 lines 
 
Hey, really.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 72 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 13, 2000 (11:46) * 52 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Austin Weekend Highlights
The Austin 360.com e-Lert! is here with our picks of the best events going on around Austin. From the opening of Austin Lyric Opera's "Candide," to the Longhorn hoopsters hosting the Oklahoma Sooners at the Erwin Center, to tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., this weekend offers a wide variety of entertaining and engaging events.
NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, January 14 -- The Generals finally gave up, but the Nationals will be the Harlem Globe Trotters victims when the clown-princes of the hardcourt make it to the Erwin Center on Friday.
They shoot, they score
Saturday, January 15 -- If the call of the wild and the open road are loud in your ears, you owe it to yourself to check out the Austin RV Show.
Answer the call
Sunday, January 16 -- Honor Martin Luther King Jr. as Austin churches from both sides of I-35 join for prayer, fellowship and celebration.
Join the celebration
NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Let yourself be dazzled by the Austin Lyric Opera's 'Candide'
• Music: Catch 2 Muses and other local acts at the Live Oak Coffeehouse benefit concert
• Movies: 'Girl, Interrupted' puts Winona Ryder in a mental institution. Get local showtimes
• Sports: Saturday, the Longhorns host the No. 16 Sooners at the Erwin Center
• Dining: Shed tears of joy when you treat your tummy at the Onion Creek Grille
• Travel: Explore West Texas this weekend with a drive along Highway 67
• Recreation: You got a hobbie? Find others like you in our recreation community
• Community: Nature calls tree lovers to Wild Basin's Family Trails Days
WANT TO BUY TICKETS?
Whether you want to go to a hip concert, see your favorite sporting team or take a vacation, check out the current selection. You may see something you hadn't even thought about. Let your mouse do the walking!!
Tickets
GET CONNECTED
Finger lickin' good! "This place is fabulous! Service was attentive, helpful (he suggested the second dish) and friendly." -- says amysue about Thai Garden. Be a food critic and tell us about Austin's best and worst restaurants.
Chew things over
Work off the holiday love handles by checking out our tips for improving your home, sweet home.
Hitch up your tool belt
Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings is:
* Friday night meet Washington Post's Karl Evanz
* The 2000 presidential race starts in Iowa and we'll be there chatting
* Country star Jessica Andrews chats Monday
People & Chat
Looking for an alternative to educate your children? The Austin Area Homeschoolers can help you explore your options.
• The Austin Area Homeschoolers
• More Educational Groups
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WEEKEND WEATHER
SNOW! ... is not in the forecast. To find out what is, check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS: 2000
Whether you've resolved to stop smoking, get off your duff and exercise, or just be happier in 2000; we've got some tips to keep you on track and great ideas for those focused on fitness.
Keeping Resolutions
Getting in Shape
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 73 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 20, 2000 (12:51) * 55 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Austin Highlights
Austin variety is at its finest this weekend -- the Flatlanders reunite at the Cactus Cafe, Austinites begin training for the Capitol 10k and FronteraFest takes to the stage. It's a great time for music, movies, dining out and more, with Austin360.com's e-Lert! bringing you the highlights.
P.S. Don't miss tonight's Lunar Eclipse.
NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, January 21 -- Get in touch with Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision as James Earl Jones gives a keynote speech in this week of celebration for the Rev. King's life.
Free your mind
Saturday, January 22 -- Experience the original vampire film, "Nosferatu", with live orchestral accompaniment at the Paramount.
Embrace the night
Sunday, January 23 -- Hunt for your favorite childhood book or pick up a copy of an ancient world map at the Austin Book and Paper Show.
Turn back the covers
NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Fill your days with FronteraFest 2000 drama
• Music: Witness the Cactus Cafe reunion of the Flatlanders
• Movies: 'Angela's Ashes' puts a face to poverty during the '40s. Get local showtimes
• Sports: Be there in spirit Saturday as the Horns battle the Red Raiders
• Dining: The buzz is out on Austin's Tocai ... and it's better than ever
• Travel: Long to see soaring cliffs and high peaks? Plan a trip to the Guadalupe Mountains
• Recreation: Get in training for this year's Capitol 10k
• Community: Feel the rhythm of Rio at the Capoeira Angola Workshop
CAN YOU SAY SHOP?
Options abound! Check out computers, software, books, music, movies, games or whatever suits your fancy. You might even find a coupon you need! Start clicking and shop away!
Shopping
Get all the gear you need to bike the Greenbelt in style.
Click for the best deals on the Internet.
GET CONNECTED
Light rail or not? "Bottom line -- clean house on the board of Cap Metro -- fire Rae and return the $60 million to the taxpayers of Central Texas" -- says Vic Vreeland. Feeling the traffic blues? Tell us about it.
Verbalize your road rage
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 74 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jan 21, 2000 (09:00) * 3 lines 
 
Don't forget Sunday's basketball game, Austin's Pro team the Cyclones is
playing with Kris Clack.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 75 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 21, 2000 (13:23) * 1 lines 
 
Good point...wonder why they did not report it?!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 76 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jan 22, 2000 (17:22) * 3 lines 
 
It was on the sports pages, Clack, or is it Klack?, was an athletic UT
standout and is a good NBA prospect. He was once a MacDonalds All
American in high school. The Celtics have an option on him.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 77 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 22, 2000 (21:04) * 1 lines 
 
It must be terrific to have a great team to root for in your town. Alas, ours is not. They are nice, polite, etc but they are not a NCAA Division I team despite the fondest wishes of our Athletic Director.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 78 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, Feb  2, 2000 (12:44) * 1 lines 
 
But they could probably still kick the pants of our Nuggets...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 79 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (08:22) * 1 lines 
 
I missed that Cyclones game, a little football game called the Superbowl was on and I struggled though it for another year of agonizing that I once owned the name superbowl.com and let it go. But there's another clyclone game Feb 5 here agagainst San Marcos.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 80 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (13:26) * 1 lines 
 
Oh no! Terry! This is gonna haunt you as long as there is a Superbowl. My sympathies!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 81 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (14:41) * 46 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Austin Weekend Highlights
It's shaping up to be a beautiful Austin weekend and Austin 360 is here with our list of recommended activities. There are lots of exciting things going on around town, including three Ice Bats games at the Bat Cave (Travis County Expo) this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Ice Bat Schedule
And speaking of Bats, do you know how fast the Congress Avenue Bridge Bats can fly? 50 mph? 60 mph? 70 mph? 80 mph? Take the TAT Test:
Truly Austin Trivia
NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, February 4 -- Let a little Latin jazz into your life as you sip on a mocha at Cafe Mundi.
Kick back and relax
Saturday, January 5 -- Support the UT hoops team, TV remote in hand, as they take on the UMass Minutemen.
Finger on the clicker
Sunday, January 6 -- Get your feet slapping the pavement in the 3M Half Marathon.
Start huffing and puffing
NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Try on a few styles, moods and media at UT's annual art exhibition
• Music: Clamor for the last few tickets to the Pretenders and Gay Dad
• Movies: Discover who dies this time around in 'Scream 3.' Get local showtimes
• Sports: Check out pictures and video of your favorite NASCAR drivers and cars
• Dining: If it weren't for a few niggles, eating at Mars could be out of this world
• Travel: Find South Texas flavor in Kingsville, just a four-hour road trip away
• Recreation: Don't run afoul of the law on Lake Travis. Check the new regulations
• Community: Hi-ho! Hi-ho! To summer camp search we go!
FLOWERS ARE ALWAYS GOOD!!
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Mack knows football. "At the least it gave me some reassurance that Mack and his staff have a definite understanding of what's required of them in this off-season" -- says "Scipio Tex" about Mack's press conference comments.
What do you think of UT's new recruits?
Discussing your body with a doctor often can be difficult. If you're a woman, find out the answers to 10 questions you may hate to ask.
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* Meet "Zoe" star Selma Blair
* Chat with the stars of "Passions"
* Meet former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart
People & Chat
Happy New Year! Celebrate the Year of the Dragon, with Chinese Society of Austin and Asian Chamber of Commerce events.
• Chinese Society of Austin
* Asian Chamber of Commerce
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 82 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 10, 2000 (12:44) * 51 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Austin Valentines
This is the last weekend before Valentines' Day, so make your plans to treat your someone special to someplace special. Austin360.com has dozens of reviews of the best restaurants in town, including Austinite picks of the best romantic restaurants.
Find the perfect romantic spot.
Truly Austin
The Texas Hill Country is big, really big, but just how big is it?
Test your local knowledge

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, February 11 -- Live la vida loca at Austin's Carnaval Brasileiro.
Prepare to party
Saturday, February 12 -- The Longhorn baseball team hosts Sam Houston for the second of three games this weekend.
Batter up!
Sunday, February 13 -- Join the Smashing Pumpkins for their record signing at Waterloo Records.
Grab a pen
Monday, VALENTINE'S DAY! -- Not-quite-too-late gift ideas and our Cupid Contest results.
Oui, je t'aime

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Examine 'El Ojo Fino,' photographs by great women of Mexico, opening Saturday
• Music: Catch 47 Indians, Bob Meyer, Tony Campise and more at Sullivan's
• Movies: Frolic on 'The Beach' with Leonardo DiCaprio. Get local showtimes
• Sports: UT will take the Tigers by the tails Saturday. Follow the game online
• Dining: Musashino Sushi Dokoro is learning the trouble with success
• Travel: Plan a trip to Big Bend before the height of the tourist season
• Recreation: The cold snap is over. It's time to train for the Cap 10K
• Community: Searching for spirituality? Check out dozens of Central Texas houses of worship

GIVE YOUR HEART AWAY...
...a chocolate heart that is. Whether it's a cookbook, gift basket or a box, chocolate is a great idea for Valentine's Day. Select the perfect option and melt the heart of your sweetie!!
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Wanted: allergy advice. "What ... are you taking? I've been on antibotics, all sorts of allergy medicine and nasal inhalors for the past 2 years and nothing seems to get rid of (them)," -- says "delayne" about her allergies.
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Got a tax question? Ask our IRS expert for help.
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* Meet Dr. John Gray, author of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus."
* Meet author Douglas Coupland
* Get makeup tips from Scarlett!
People & Chat
Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Way Off Broadway Community Players' "Crimes of the Heart."
• Bare your heart
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 83 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 17, 2000 (15:48) * 53 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Weekend Highlights
A rugby scrum, a big bird, a yellow submarine - just a few of the things you could see around Austin this weekend. Here is Austin360.com's list of featured favorite entertainment events.

Truly Austin
Awash in water Austin is not, but what's the average yearly rainfall for the state's capital city?
Test your local knowledge

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, February 18 -- Spend time with your toddler at storytime and listen to 'My Little Sister Ate One Hare'.
Once upon a time ...
Saturday, February 19 -- Prick up your ears for the crack of the bat at the Texas Invitational softball tournament.
Swing, batter, batter, batter
Sunday, February 20 -- Plunge into the depths of Beatlemania as the Alamo Drafthouse screens 'Yellow Submarine'.
Dive! Dive! Dive!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: It's worth the drive to San Antonio's Inter-American Bookfair & Literary Festival
• Music: Sons of Hercules, Belmont Playboys, Bellfuries hit the Continental Club Saturday
• Movies: If you turn out the lights, the party's over. Catch sci-fi thriller 'Pitch Black' in local theaters
• Sports: Join the scrum of the earth as the Austin Huns Rugby Club battles Woodlands
• Dining: 'Zoot' alors! Enjoy dinner at a Bistro full of new ideas, established care and quality
• Travel: Celebrate Marriage of the Port weekend at a world-class College Station winery
• Recreation: Experience ancient Chinese Kung Fu at Sunday's Shaolin-Do tournament
• Community: Set camp with Big Bird, Snuffy and Elmo

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Boom or bust? "I think we should remember our Smart Growth pledge and hold to it! We need to stop sprawl NOW." -- says "Bufason" about Austin's expansion.
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Get ready for spring. Find Austin's finest health clubs and gyms.
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Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* Superstar Brandy chats
* "Red Shoe Diaries" director Zalman King
* Grammy Awards chats!
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Kick up your heels with clogging lessons from the Clickety Cloggers of Austin. You're bound to have a stompin' good time.
• Get to cloggin'
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WEEKEND WEATHER
Chance of some rain, then it's back to the sun and shine. Check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 84 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (07:19) * 1 lines 
 
Nothing stands out, really.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 85 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (13:22) * 1 lines 
 
Nothing but the Rugby...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 86 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 24, 2000 (13:43) * 53 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
We love weekends like this one ... chock full of fun happenings around town. Want to take your dog for a walk? How about in the biggest dog walk in the world? Austin's going for the record again this year. Want to get outta town and cut loose a little? Try Mardi Gras in Galveston.
These and other events join our list of top Austin entertainment picks, February 24 -- March 1, but be sure to check our calendar for more fun besides.
Check today's events calendar

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, February 25 -- Bleeding to death isn't much fun. The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas is in dire need of blood, but you can help.
Roll up your sleeve

Saturday, February 26 -- The Texas A&M Aggies come to town for one of the Longhorns' last home games this season.
Poor Aggies?
Sunday, February 27 -- Spend a day with the kids at the Austin Stamp Show.
First class all the way!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Drumming, dancing and singing at "Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman"
• Music: Catch the Texas Swamp Pop and Blues Divas
• Movies: Live life Las Vegas style with Ben Affleck in 'Reindeer Games'. Find local showtimes
• Sports: High school hoops playoffs are happening all over
• Dining: Craving fine food? Round Rock's 'Main Street Grill' could be the place for you
• Travel: Enjoy Mardi Gras Texas-style in Galveston, Friday through March 7
• Recreation: It's time to Bowl for Kids' sake at Highland Lanes
• Community: Go for the world record Saturday at the Mighty Texas Dog Walk

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Pass or fail? "I for one think we have new leadership that actually might change the dysfunctionality of the district over the next few years." -- says "Dynamom" about AISD.
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What's in Goliad? Where's the Messina Hof Winery? Find out with a day trip to explore Central Texas.
Take a Texas trip

Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* actor and writer Danny Hoch
* Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains
* blues guitarist Jonny Lang
People & Chat
Get your vocal chords a good workout .Join the Austin Chord Rangers or just sit back and enjoy the harmonies of this a cappella men's chorus.
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WEEKEND WEATHER

A little rain may start things off, but the sun and heat are close behind. Check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 87 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Fri, Feb 25, 2000 (09:52) * 1 lines 
 
I'll be checking out the concert at Antones tonight. The UT Kansas game is the last big basketball event. Still haven't made it to a Cyclones game, they're Austin's under-reported, stealth pro team.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 88 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 25, 2000 (12:19) * 1 lines 
 
I thought it was the TAMU - UT game which was the big one...but I guess TAMU is not in the top 25 this year (like Penn State *sigh* ). Good luck, and have fun in the mosh pit!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 89 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sun, Feb 27, 2000 (20:25) * 1 lines 
 
Great Wailers concert, I put it out live on the website last night via remote feed, anyone catch it?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 90 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Feb 27, 2000 (20:40) * 1 lines 
 
I tried and tried and I could not get any picture or sound. "Turn of the Screw" is coming in just fine - but nothing of the wailers...Waaaaaa!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 91 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sun, Feb 27, 2000 (22:08) * 1 lines 
 
That's ok, I made a live tape, when do you want to see it?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 92 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sun, Feb 27, 2000 (22:56) * 1 lines 
 
How about right now?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 93 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sun, Feb 27, 2000 (23:21) * 1 lines 
 
Charming Wimberly.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 94 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Feb 28, 2000 (12:34) * 2 lines 
 
I really liked the trip to Wimberly. It is charming and reminds me of the gingerbread work on the Parker ranch houses on this Island. Thanks for such a neat trip, and special thanks for being up close and personal. That was a real treat! (Does Texas have all of the good-looking men???
(Btw, you need to rewind your tape!)


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 95 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Wed, Mar  1, 2000 (09:03) * 1 lines 
 
OK I'll rewind it now.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 96 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Wed, Mar  1, 2000 (09:09) * 1 lines 
 
Now it's playing and can be accessed via the movie link at http://www.spring.net.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 97 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar  1, 2000 (11:31) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks Terry!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 98 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar  1, 2000 (11:34) * 1 lines 
 
I shoulda checked first. Needs to be checked - same noise but can see the video (they are reading the play again.)


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 99 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (14:01) * 43 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com Friday 3rd through Tuesday 7th
Austin Native? -- a rare bird indeed who can say that they were born and raised in Austin, Texas. With the steady stream of invaders, er, newcomers to Austin, it may be hard for some to understand what all the "Texas Independence Day" fuss is about. But the dozens of events associated with Texas Independence Day give transplants a unique opportunity to throw themselves into the history and culture of their new town and new state.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
-- Son of a gun, you'll have big fun at Austin's Mardi Gras shindigs.
Laissez les bon temps rouler
Friday 3rd through Sunday 5th -- Get your thumbs green at the Spring Home and Garden Show.
Plant the seeds of creativity
Sunday, February 5 -- Hone your parenting skills with a free workshop on child/parent power struggles.
Start taking notes

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: See "Aοda," Verdi's fantastic Egyptian opera, at Bass Concert Hall
• Music: Play Bingo with El Orbits at the Continental Club
• Movies: Madonna tries a new approach to family in 'The Next Best Thing'. Find local showtimes
• Sports: Texas tries to head out in style at lowly K-State, in men's hoops.
• Dining: Louie's 106 offers fare from the good to the great
• Travel: Fly away cheap: Big Apple for $159, L.A. for $168
• Recreation: Catch the fun at the Open Bass Tournament on Lake Belton
• Community: Mmm, mmm, delicious! Get down to the crawfish boil and concert on 6th Street

BUY LOCAL!!
Browse "local sales" in your neighborhood. From music, to tires, clothes and CD players....it's a great place to find what you need.
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Musical haven? "$75 per wristband is a great way to cash in on this whole experience. For the people throwing the party, that is." -- says "SheRa" about the upcoming SXSW music festival.
Strike your chord
Got a remodeling job? Not looking forward to soliciting bids? Make it easy and do it online with pre-approved contractors on ImproveNet.
Contact a contractor
Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* Jean Paul Gaultier
* Country music legend Willie Nelson
* actress Lisa Rinna
People & Chat
Get your vocal chords a good workout .Join the Austin Chord Rangers or just sit back and enjoy the harmonies of this a cappella men's chorus.
• Sing along
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 100 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Fri, Mar  3, 2000 (07:01) * 4 lines 
 
I will be building a ten room additon on the cottage this weekend. My new roommate / friend William from Champaign Urbana IL and I may go see a Cyclones game, and possibly Nia dance this afternoon.

The Spring Home and Garden Show sounds good.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 101 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar  3, 2000 (13:58) * 1 lines 
 
Terry...when do you sleep?! 10 rooms over the weekend? How about a picture of this edifice that Terry built? Or was it that wood experior house on Your tour video with the two-storey flat back? (Poor description, but that came as quickly to mind as anything...)


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 102 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar  3, 2000 (14:01) * 1 lines 
 
At the home and garden show last year I won a shovel (with which I shovel the stuff into Geo...*grin*) Ours is this weekend again, as well. It is a great place to get ideas.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 103 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sat, Mar  4, 2000 (03:31) * 1 lines 
 
http://www.spring.net/directions or http://www.spring.net will show you the old stuff.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 104 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Mar  4, 2000 (12:06) * 2 lines 
 
Ok, the Cedar Creek house was the one you showed briefly in the video containing
your trip to Wimberley and the Raggae concert...I am becoming familiar with more of Austin. It is not at all the way I had pictured it. It seems to be very nice though there is not much grass around or amny plants with big leaves like we have...but, then, you do not get upwards of 200" of rain per year!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 105 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sat, Mar  4, 2000 (15:31) * 1 lines 
 
It's pretty green around these parts, and lotsa trees.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 106 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Mar  4, 2000 (15:48) * 1 lines 
 
I expected to see a lot of pale brown 'dirt' whisking around in the breezes and an occasional miserablly stunted tree. I absolutely go bonkers over trees. The one I planted when David was a baby is now at least 30 feet tall and unbrellas all over the lawn - and blooms, too. I am delighted that you have trees! What kind are they? All cottonwoods?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 107 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (21:09) * 39 lines 
 
Clear Channel to sell 72 radio stations to do deal
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - America's largest radio operator, Clear
Channel Communications, Inc., said Monday it has agreed to sell off 72
stations in 27 markets in conjunction with its pending merger with AMFM,
Inc.
The proposed divestitures, which are subject to regulatory approval and also
contingent on the closing of the AMFM merger, involve other major radio
operators, including Cox Radio Inc., Infinity Broadcasting and Hispanic
Broadcasting Corp.
The announcement comes a week after Clear Channel said it plans to acquire
sports and entertainment promoter SFX Entertainment Inc. for some $2.8
billion.
After the AMFM merger is completed this year, Clear Channel, with revenues
of $2.68 billion last year, will operate around 874 adio and 19 television
stations in the United States. It also has equity interests in over 240 radio
stations internationally. Clear Channel also operates more than 550,000
outdoor advertising displays, including billboards, street furniture and transit
panels across the world.
Clear Channel had no immediate comment on the radio divestitures, but
several of the purchasing companies did.
Infinity Broadcasting, a subsidiary of CBS Corp. said it will acquire 18
stations in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego and
Greensboro, N.C. from Clear Channel for approximately $1.4 billion.
``This acquisition is consistent with Infinity's strategy of acquiring radio and
outdoor properties in the nation's largest revenue markets,'' said Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Mel Karmazin. ``It expands the company's
presence into five new top 50 markets while increasing our position in the
communities Infinity Radio already serves.''
Atlanta-based Cox Radio said it will acquire three FM stations serving
Houston and three FM stations and one AM station serving Richmond, Va. for
a total of $380 million in cash.
Cox President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Neil said: ''We are
extremely excited about the growth opportunities these acquisitions bring to
Cox Radio and our shareholders. Houston and Richmond are both fast
growing markets with attractive demographics.''
In Dallas, Hispanic Broadcasting said it will acquire three Spanish-language
FM stations in Denver, Phoenix and Austin, Texas for approximately $127
million in cash.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 108 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 10, 2000 (12:17) * 45 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
SXSW
Live Music Capital of the World? Austin, Texas? At one time that claim to fame seemed so hollow and pretentious of us. But not anymore.
In the coming weeks Austin steps onto the stage, and lights up the night with a parade of bands from all over the world, offering a great chance to truly immerse yourself in live music - or in film, or in interactive - the SXSW Interactive Festival and SXSW Film Festival converge on the town as well.
Who are the must-see bands? What films should be on your list? What great speakers come to the Interactive Festival? Be sure to check Austin360.com's guide to the festivities before heading out.
Austin360.com SXSW 2000 Guide

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, March 10 -- Join throngs of high schoolers as they cheer their baskebtall teams at the UIL state championships.
Saturday, March 11 -- Saddle up for the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo as it kicks off with live music, carnival rides and lots of BBQ
Pull on your ropers
Sunday, March 12 -- Let your imagination soar as the Zilker Park Kite Fest fills the sky over the park with color and the giggles of children.
Up, up and away!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Learn about African-American culture through 'The Colored Museum'
• Music: Commemorate the 250th anniversary of Bach's death
• Movies: Get your tush-warmer ready, there's plenty to see at SXSW's Film Fest
• Sports: Join the Texas Longhorn men at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City
• Dining: Find out why the new upscale version of 'The Iron Cactus' is good, but could be better
• Travel: Heading to San Antonio for the weekend? Find out what's going on there
• Recreation: Lunker-mania is catching on big in West Texas
• Community: Watch your weekend blossom at the Wildflower Days' Artisan Festival

CHEERS!
Toast to St. Paddy's Day with an Irish charm! Learn about their unique traditions and social customs. Be ready for the big holiday!!
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Spread your wings. "I know I'm starting to sound like an evangelist for Southwest Airlines, but here's yet ANOTHER awesome sale they've got going...available only via Internet." -- says 360 travel guru "melissa360".
Check out the deal
Post your own travel tips
The ol' computer getting a little slow? Looking for more memory or a new machine? Find what you need with the Austin Computers Directory.
Seek and compute
Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* The Soap Opera Awards live chat!
* Actress Rachael Leigh Cook
* Gene Simmons of KISS!
People & Chat
What's going on in the Austin area that could impact your life? Find out when you meet local newsmakers at the Metropolitan Breakfast Club meetings.
• Get the scoop




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 109 of 221: Alexander  (aschuth) * Sun, Mar 12, 2000 (15:48) * 7 lines 
 
Yeah yeah, y'all be quiet about that stuff, I still can't afford tickets for the editors to come to SXSW.

And it starts getting on my nerve...! There are so many label folks from even tiny places over here popping over to check for talent, and so much talent from here checking for distribution there. And a certain private party I'd like to attend...



Darn. Gotta start doing the lottery ticket thang.


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 Response 110 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar 12, 2000 (18:02) * 1 lines 
 
*sigh*...me, too! This would be a perfect business deductions. However, one needs the where-with-all to find the trip in the first place...*sigh*


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Well, here's nothing to deduct from. We better strike gold soon.


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 Response 112 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 14, 2000 (13:42) * 1 lines 
 
Know that problem! I wish that for you, as well. You have certainly have paid you dues and put in the time.


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e-Lert! from Austin360.com

SXSW, March Madness, St. Patrick's Day
There are so many great things going on this weekend, its hard to know where to begin.
SXSW Interactive is done, but the Film Festival and Music Festival are in full gear. Check our complete guide to the fun:
SXSW 2000 Guide
The Longhorns have advanced to the second round of the NCAA tourney with a 77-61 win over Indiana State. Log onto to keep tabs on both the Men's and the Women's team progress.
NCAA Basketball TournamentGuide

When and where is the best St. Patrick's Day Party on Friday? Which grocery store has the best price on Guiness? Check our guide to how to best enjoy St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day Guide

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, March 17 -- When it comes to free concerts SXSW does it right. Rock legend Patti Smith live and free. This is not a joke.
We're serious

Saturday and Sunday, March 18 & 19 -- SXSW hub-bub got you needing some relaxation? Just wander down to the shores of Town Lake for the annual Heart of Texas Regatta. Stroke! Stroke! Stroke!
Saturday and Sunday, March 18 & 19 -- Another weekend of good ol' rodeo fun at the 2000 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo.
Giddeyup!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Enjoy a multimedia performance of original musical works
• Music: No wristband needed: King Soul, Rocket 69, Pat Griffin, SXSCongress
• Movies: Julia Robert's "Erin Brockovich," leads the new films opening in Austin. Check showtimes
• Sports: Keep up with the Longhorn men and women in the NCAA hoops tournament
• Dining: Rate South First's Tex-Mex restaurants
• Travel: Hit the beach at South Padre for $78 or Corpus Christi for $80
• Recreation: Learn to climb a rock or camp out at the REI Scout/Outdoor Jam
• Community: Sign up for the Cap 10k

FLOWERS FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY?
Oh, yeah, we've got them! Send an unexpected greeting that won't deflate your wallet. You'll light up those Irish eyes!!
Shopping


GET CONNECTED
Tax Q&A. "Married filing separate has the possibility of higher tax rates" -- says TAXMAN
Get your questions answered
Find the best contractor for your larger home improvement projects.
Get quotes
Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* Bernese Mountain Dog owners chat!
* psychic Mary Beth Wrenn
* Marian Wright Edelman of the Children's Defense Fund
People & Chat
It's a small world, so give peace a chance. Make new friends from around the world by joining The Friendship Force of Austin.
• Reach out
If you have any questions or suggestions about the e-Lert!, let us know:
Austin 360 Feedback
Enjoy the fun weekend!
Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.

WEEKEND WEATHER
Hot, cold, rain, fog, sun. Plan for them all this weekend; check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather

MARCH MADNESS
Embark on the road to the NCAA Final Four with complete coverage of the men's and women's tournaments. Look back on regular season stats, brush up on the competition with game previews, and debate your team's shot at the title with other fans.
Men's Tournament
Women's Tournament
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*SPOTLIGHT*
Truly Austin Trivia
How much is Southwestern Bell going to start charging for 1411 calls?
Test your local knowledge




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Music's new and old win out at SXSW festival
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Peering out at a packed crowd at the club La
Zona Rosa over the weekend, Tom Gray of the British band Gomez issued a
challenge to attendees of the annual South By Southwest music conference
and festival.
``Now it's time to decide whether this is a music conference or whether you
just ... love music,'' Gray said. ``You don't need to confer to work that out, do you?''
Put 7,000 musicians and record moguls in town together, and a conference is
more than likely to break out. But besides the usual schmoozing and
club-hopping, this year's SXSW celebrated renewed opportunities for
independent music-making in an industry reshaped in recent years by
corporate consolidation as well as the rise of MP3 and other Internet
technologies.
``We've got a corporate climate out there that can't help but create
opportunities,'' said Steve Earle, the maverick singer-songwriter who delivered
this year's keynote address. ''It's gonna be easier for a smaller, more
maneuverable entity to get involved in music on the Internet and a lot of other
things. Big, cumbersome corporations move slowly. That's, to independent
operators, an advantage.''
One had only to walk through the SXSW trade show to glimpse the ``dot-com
mania'' sweeping the music scene. No less than 40 exhibitors, representing
Web sites, online services and music download facilities, hawked their wares
to festival attendees.
Panel discussions took on topics ranging from ``DIY Digital Style'' and ``Hard
Realities of Web Marketing'' to Internet radio, Web site design and online
legal issues.
``The possibilities are endless as far as the promotion of music,'' said Kevin
Kareth, a director of emusic.com, an Internet site with a catalog of 70,000
songs available for downloading.
``It makes it easier for a band to get out there. It's not going make it easy to
be rock stars, but it makes it easier for five guys to put together a band and
launch a business.''
With nearly 1,000 acts playing live before the event wrapped Sunday night,
SXSW also championed making music the old-fashioned way. For five days,
music was everywhere in Austin, beginning with bands playing for arrivals at
the airport and continuing through SXSW evening showcases, after-hours
parties and unofficial events at the festival's periphery.
In fact, the hottest gig of all may have been a launch party for the new music
magazine, Revolver, which drew controversy after booking a non-SXSW band,
Guided By Voices, which delivered one of the week's best (and longest)
shows.
Out on the streets, established performers such as Mary Lou Lord (who
braved a chilling rain storm) and the Continental Drifters busked for
passers-by in addition to playing their own festival gigs.
Even rock veteran Neil Young gave up a day off from the Crosby, Stills, Nash
& Young tour to visit Austin and introduce his new concert film, ``Silver &
Gold,'' which will be released April 25 on DVD.
``I like Austin,'' Young said before the screening. ``It's a music town.'' He even
ventured out to catch SXSW favorite Jimmie Dale Gilmore's set, however,
rumors to the contrary, did not perform at all himself.
What set this year's event apart from previous editions was that no one act or
musical style stood out as a must-see attraction; that made the festival a
more open affair, and a number of veterans filled the breach with strong
performances.
Patti Smith, priming the world for her new album, ``Gung Ho,'' rocked an
intimate private party for her record knocking over cocktail tables as she sang
her cover of Them's ''Gloria'' then knocked out a crowd of about 6,000 the next
evening during a free show at Austin's Waterloo Park.
Other high-profile gigs included performances by Earle, former Led Zeppelin
member John Paul Jones, the regrouped Meat Puppets, hip-hoppers Cypress
Hill, country legend Ray Price and country rock group Whiskeytown.
But some of music's potential next-big-things surfaced as well. Shelby Lynne,
the country singer receiving rave reviews for her soulful new album, ``I Am
Shelby Lynne,'' won even more friends with her SXSW performances.
Marah, a roosty, loose-limbed outfit from Philadelphia that records for Earle's
E-Squared label, turned in a buzz-generating performance, and country singer
Ed Burleson established himself as a fresh force in a traditional form.
Swedish hard rockers Backyard Babies and the Nomads gave the festival
some crunch, while Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, a group fronted by
a former street singer from Detroit, offered several impressive displays of its
gritty soul-rock blend.
And the trippy, groove-laden concert given by Gomez was a killer that ranked
among the best SXSW sets ever.
There also was an abundance of the special collaborations that give the
festival its flavor. The Jayhawks backed former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn
at a private party, and he returned the favor that evening by playing with the
Minneapolis group onstage during its show.
The 14-year-old blues prodigy Shannon Curfman lent backup vocals to the
Robert Bradley gang, while Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely two-thirds of the
celebrated Flatlanders -- sang together as well.
The Continental Drifters backed up Kim Richey during her performance, then
were joined at theirs by Richey, Amy Rigby, Martha Wainwright and
members of the Bottle Rockets.
But the hardest-working musician of the weekend might have been the Black
Crowes' guitarist Audley Freed, who came to SXSW to help the Bottle
Rockets and also jammed with Robert Bradley, the Jayhawks and Gov't Mule.
``This is harder than I work in the band,'' Freed said as he watched the
Continental Drifters, pointedly avoiding another call-up to the stage. ``What a
blast!'' ----- ----- ----- -----
(Gary Graff, a nationally syndicated music journalist, is the supervising editor
of the award-winning ``MusicHound'' album guide series. Opinions expressed
here are his own.)


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Mary Lou Lord supposedly is very good. Short feature in superstar 1/2000, though she doesn't have distribution in Germany... And Gomez are pretty decent, too.


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I was hoping you'd see the above post...I know you'd love to be in Austin for this event - even Reuters is covering it. Even this Beethoven-lover would like to be there - especially if we could team up with some gentlemen from the Spring... Sounds terrific! ...and Way Cool...


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e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Post SXSW Recovery
Recovered from the fun yet? SXSW is gone, St. Patricks is over, but now it's time for more March Madness and the Oscars. What team will win the NCAA South Regional here in Austin this weekend?
Scout the South
If you are going to enjoy watching the Oscars, you better get out there and do your research.
Click for new movies
Which movie will win Best Picture? According to our poll, "Cider House Rules" and "The Sixth Sense" are in a dead heat.
Cast your vote

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, March 24 - Sunday 26 -- Get up close with the newest vehicles local car dealers have to offer at the Austin Auto Show.
Kick the tires
Saturday, March 25 -- Hear great music for a great cause at Cancer Jam 2000.
Kick it for the cause
Saturday, March 25 - Sunday 26 -- Take the family out to watch UT baseball, softball or tennis.
Get sporty

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Dance your Sunday away at Zilker Park
• Music: It's a Nasty Saturday night at The Fuzz Club
• Movies: "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," leads the new films opening in Austin. Check showtimes
• Sports: Update your NCAA hoops bracket and keep up with the South Regional at the Erwin Center
• Dining: Enjoy a taste of India at the Clay Pit
• Travel: Fly from Austin to Washington, D.C. for $158 or Sacramento for $169
• Recreation: Run, eat and cake walk at the CampFire Fun Run/FUNFEST
• Community: Experience family fun at the Wildflower Days Children's Festival

PLANNING YOUR SUMMER VACATION?
Check our "Recommended Items" for some nifty travel accessories. From cosmetic bags and shaving kits, to locks and alarms, you're sure to find something to lessen your stress! Packing is a breeze and you can enjoy your trip!!
Shopping

GET CONNECTED
Non-prescription sales tax: "The only difference with the tax, is that the state doesn't get as much money off of someone elses 'promiscuity'"." -- says kitte108
What do you think?
Learn 15 ways to save money on gas.
Begin pumping
Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* "Whatever It Takes" star Shane West
* Donny Osmond chats
* Mona Golabek, creator and host of "The Romantic Hours"
People & Chat

There are plenty of Owls in town, so why not join the Austin Rice Alumni for happy hour.
• Go Owls!
• Get your alumni group online

If you have any questions or suggestions about the e-Lert!, let us know:
Austin 360 Feedback
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Tax-Free Condoms Rub Conservatives Wrong Way
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A tax cut signed by Texas Gov. George W. Bush
has rubbed social conservatives the wrong way because it exempts condoms
from the state sales tax.
The conservatives say the tax break, part of a larger package of tax cuts the
Republican presidential hopeful approved last year which takes effect on April
1, would encourage sexual promiscuity in young people instead of the
pre-marital abstinence they believe should be taught.
``It's promoting promiscuity,'' Cathie Adams, president of the Texas Eagle
Forum, a conservative group, told the Dallas Morning News. ``It's giving young
people a confused message. At home they are learning one thing and our tax
code is teaching them something different.''
Bush, who draws strong support from social conservatives, has endorsed the
idea of teaching sexual abstinence to young people even though he admits he
was ``young and irresponsible'' in his youth.
He has also made tax cuts a cornerstone of his campaign for the Republican
presidential nomination, saying he has a record of cutting taxes in Texas.
Bush spokeswoman Linda Edwards said on Tuesday the governor did not
want condoms included in the tax cut bill, which eliminated sales taxes for
nonprescription medical products, but signed it the way the Texas Legislature
wrote it.
The law exempts from the 6.25 percent tax any item that has a ``National
Drug Code'' issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
``Bush did not propose that condoms be exempt from the state sales tax, but
this is still a very good tax cut. It saves the people of Texas $161 million a
year,'' she told Reuters.


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Former Dallas Cowboy Scores Big in Texas Lottery
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - In the game of life, former Dallas Cowboy Thomas
``Hollywood'' Henderson has apparently scored a touchdown by winning the
$28 million Texas lottery, officials said on Friday.
The former All-Pro linebacker who served 28 months in jail in the 1980s for
using crack cocaine had been preliminarily confirmed as the winner of
Wednesday's drawing, lottery spokesman Keith Elkins said.
``Hollywood called this morning and his ticket has passed the preliminary
inquiry. He has said he will be seeking legal and financial advice before
coming in (to cash in the winning ticket),'' said Elkins.
The ticket would not be confirmed as the winner until Henderson presented it
to the lottery commission, he said. Henderson has six months to cash it in.
Henderson told the Austin American-Statesman that he bought $100 worth of
lottery tickets at an Austin drugstore on Wednesday. The winning ticket had
the numbers 5-8-17-35-38-41.
Henderson, 46, who played with Dallas from 1975 to 1979, said he already
had plenty of money and would use the lottery winnings to help
underprivileged children. In recent years, he has devoted his time to drug
counseling and community service in predominantly black Austin
neighborhoods.
``I have worked hard and lived a good life and amassed money of my own.
This is just more money,'' he said.
``Nothing will change except that I will be able to do more of the work I think
is important for the underprivileged youth of East Austin,'' Henderson said.



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It will mean more rec centers and stuff for the kids in East Austin. It's kind of cool Hollywood got it.


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I think so! Apparently he learned the hard way and succeeded anyway. It is a win-win situation, especially for the kids!


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e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Running Time
Spring forward this weekend. Don't forget to advance your clocks an hour on Saturday night. And then move yourself forward another 6.2 miles in the 23rd Annual Austin American-Statesman Capitol 10,000.

More than 15,000 of your Austin neighbors are expected to take part in the race -- the largest of its kind in Texas. For your complete guide to the weekends' festivities, including where to register Thursday through Saturday, check out the official Capitol 10,000 Web site.
capitol10k.austin360.com

When Pigs Fly -- You can beef up before the big race at Spamarama, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Austin Music Hall.
Insert your favorite pig joke here

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2 -- Find ideas, gadgets and advice for making your home and garden the best they can be.
Home & Garden Show

Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2 -- Join the Munchkins as they set Dorothy off down an icy yellow brick road at 'The Wizard of Oz on Ice'.
Click your heels together

Saturday, March 31 -- Spring football winds down in a big way with the Orange and White scrimmage and Jamboree.
Hook'em!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Watch the moon come up over 'Sunset Boulevard' this weekend
• Music: Dip into the Christian music arena with Clay Crosse's Friday night gig
• Movies: Jimmy Smits' "Price of Glory," leads the new films opening in Austin. Check showtimes
• Sports: UT tennis teams have a full weekend of matches
• Dining: Empanada Parlour offers superbly unique, tasty eating experience
• Travel: Escape to Paris for $398. But hurry, this Wednesday Web Fare expires Friday
• Recreation: Fish the clear streams of the Texas Hill Country
• Community: Honor American hero, Cesar Chavez, then rally to be counted for the U.S. Census

GET READY FOR EASTER!!
Our Easter Collection provides all sorts of goodies for your Easter baskets. Check our "Recommended Items" and shop away. Chocolate is key!
Shopping


GET CONNECTED
Austin Schools: pass or fail?: "It seems quite a lot of decisions are made without being thought through or including personnel actually familiar with the district in the decision making process."." -- says Dynamom
How do you grade AISD?

It feels like summer's upon us. Get out the bike and hit the trails!
Central Texas Biking Guide

Join us and Talk City for the most interesting celebrity and special interest chats. Among this week's offerings are:
* Psychic Mary Beth Wrenn
* Dream Landscapes
* Trailer Park Tea Time
People & Chat
Check mate. Hone the tactical bits of your brain with the Austin Chess Enterprises (A.C.E.) Chess Club.
• Make your move

If you have any questions or suggestions about the e-Lert!, let us know:
Austin 360 Feedback
Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.

WEEKEND WEATHER
Looks like rain and some fine temperatures own the weekend; check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather
Tornado Watch 2000

*SPOTLIGHT*
Truly Austin Trivia
OK, so this isn't strictly an Austin question, but how much does a dugout level ticket cost at the new Enron Stadium? $28? $27, $29, $26?
Test your local knowledge
Virtually tour the new Enron Stadium.







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Austin360.com e-Lert! - April 6 - April 12

Does it ever slow down around here?
That was the question a recent Austin newcomer asked of us this week.
Springtime in Austin is bustling with fun - as events are held before the summer heat kicks in. This weekend alone features something for everyone: Texas Relays, Wine and Food Festival, Austin Fine Arts Festival (formerly the Laguna Gloria "Fiesta"), Lance Armstrong's Ride for the Roses, Old Settler's Music Festival, and Austin Paddlefest 2000.
When it comes to fun, no, Austin does not slow down.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Through Saturday, April 8 -- The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays feature the fastest man on two legs and a bevy of track and field standouts from all over Texas, and beyond.. Churnin' and burnin'

Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9 -- Revel in local cuisine and 'grape juice' as the Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival sweeps into town.
Wine and dine

Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 9 -- Let life blur past you in a whir of wheels as you soak up the high-paced atmosphere of Lance Armstrong's Ride for the Roses. Ride, sally, ride

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Party arty downtown all weekend at The Austin Fine Arts Festival, formerly Fiesta
• Music: Bluegrass, roots and folk abound at the Old Settler's Music Festival
• Movies: David Duchovny's 'Return to Me' leads the new films opening in Austin. Check showtimes
• Sports: See scrums and hookers at the 32nd Annual Austin Rugby Tournament
• Dining: Hudson's on the Bend's got game. So get down there and eat it.
• Travel: Find out why two million people a year trek to Zion Canyon in Utah
• Recreation: Test drive canoes and kayaks Saturday at Austin Paddlefest 2000
• Community: Run for the American Cancer Society at the Relay for Life

DINNER PARTY?
Why not!! Whether it's just for cocktails or a five course dinner, ideas abound. Check in the "Recommended Items" and let Martha Stewart help you plan. Bon appetit!
Shopping


GET CONNECTED
Austin Schools: pass or fail?: "It seems quite a lot of decisions are made without being thought through or including personnel actually familiar with the district in the decision making process."." -- says Dynamom
How do you grade AISD?

Buying a new car? Get terrififc consumer advice on the best new vehicles around.
Kick the tires

Join us and Talk City to chat with interesting celebrities and special guests. Among this selections this week are:
* Dave the Movie Guy
* Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
* The Psychic Love Doctor
People & Chat
Check mate. Hone the tactical bits of your brain with the Austin Chess Enterprises (A.C.E.) Chess Club.
• Make your move

Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.

WEEKEND WEATHER
Breezy and sunny or sunny and breezy? Check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com. Weather Tornado Watch 2000

TAX HUMOR...AND MORE!
As the tax deadline approaches, it's time to have a few laughs on the IRS. Chuckle at stupid taxpayer tricks, get free advice from the taxman or download the forms you need now.
Tax Fun!




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April 13, 2000 e-Lert! from Austin360.com

Less-Taxing Weekend
Take it (1040) easy this weekend. A little music, a little baseball - it's clear to deduct that this weekend will be an entertainment windfall.
"Unplugged at the Grove" is a great way to begin the weekend unwind a little early - the first show is tonight and we've got your official website of the whole 22-week Unplugged calendar. And, if you miss the show, you can log on live tonight starting at 8:00 PM, or anytime after Friday at noon, to watch the webcast of the live music. Tonight features the Bob Schneider Group.
Plug In To Unplugged.
NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Through Saturday, April 15 -- The Latino Comedy Project strikes out to avoid the future in "Time Bandidos" their latest full-length send-up.
Back to the future
Saturday April 15 - Sunday, April 16 -- Get some Jah at the Bob Marley fest on the shores of Town Lake this weekend and help support those less fortunate.
Stir it up
Sunday, April 16 -- The Round Rock Express finally open up Dell Diamond in the first home game ever for the Round Rock Express.
All aboard!
NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Austin International Poetry Festival is in its eighth stanza
• Music: Got the blues? Koko Taylor, Lou Ann Barton and Sued Shoes Blues can cure you
• Movies: Get a double dose of Sandy with weekend movies "28 Days" and "Gun Shy"
• Sports: The Aggies come to Austin to take on the Longhorn tennis squad
• Dining: Guzzle Cajun to your heart's content at Gumbo's
• Travel: Find out why two million people a year trek to Zion Canyon in Utah
• Recreation: Get your buns in gear! Schlotsky's annual 5K road race hits the streets
• Community: Kick up your heels for kids' sake
SHOP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
Find all kinds of deals unique to your area. Our "local sales" offers an ala carte menu of options. Shop away!!
Shopping

GET CONNECTED
Last chance: "How do I avoid being taxed 2x when I cash out? "." -- Robi asked our tax expert about multiple mutual funds.
TAXMAN's response
Get some advice
Austin summers can be taxing on your prized auto. Find a local professional and get a tune-up.
Austin 360 Autos Switchboard
Join us and Talk City to chat with interesting celebrities and special guests. Among the selections this week are:
* Singer, songwriter Pat McGee
* Dr. Demento!
* Robert Pinsky, United States Poet Laureate
People & Chat
Moooove over Bevo, there's a new steer in town. If you're a cattle fan, then meet The South Texas Longhorn Association -- livestock enthusiasts.
• Join the herd
If you have any questions or suggestions about the e-Lert!, let us know:
Austin 360 Feedback

Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.

WEEKEND WEATHER
Adios to the rain! Get ready for a warm and sunny weekend. Check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather
Tornado Watch 2000

DISNEY, HERE I COME!
Now that you've emptied your pockets for Uncle Sam, there's no better time to strike it rich! Check with us every week for the latest lottery results, consult the stars on your chances of winning, and tell us what you'd do with the dough.
Show Me the Money!
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*SPOTLIGHT*
SanAntonio360.com
Have you visited our new sister site, SanAntonio360.com? If you enjoy Austin360.com, be sure to check SanAntonio360.com for what's going on all around the Alamo City.
SA360.com
Guides to SanAntonio

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Hoppin' Weekend
Ditch the business suit and jump into a bunny suit -- Easter weekend is here.
If you're looking to explore Austin's religious diversity, check out the Austin360.com Guide to:
Houses of Worship
Or if you'd rather explore a killer taco, check out the SanAntonio360.com Guide to Fiesta -- which starts in the Alamo City this weekend. SanAntonio360.com Guide to Fiesta
Or check out some of Austin's great events below.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Saturday April 22 -- Spend a day with the wee ones at the Kids Fest in Zilker Park.
Hurry, mommy and daddy!
Saturday, April 22 -- The Big 12-leading Texas baseball team plays host to the second-place Baylor Bears.
... Set 'em down
Sunday, April 23 -- Cuddle up with the kids for a bilingual storytime.
Once upon a time...
All weekend -- Celebrate Easter with the ones you love.
Calvary Chapel Easter Celebration
Community Easter Celebration with Caedmon's Call
Find a House of Worship

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Don't wait until the 11th hour to see Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'
• Music: Bush, Moby, Beenie Man and Tina Turner hit town
• Movies: Matthew McConaughey's 'U-571', is just one of the movies opening Friday
• Sports: Join the Round Rock Express for a weekend series against the Midland Rockhounds
• Dining: Discuss the finer points of Austin cuisine with fellow food fans
• Travel: Hit the Hill Country for wonderful winery tours
• Recreation: Flex your glutes for a good cause at the Tooth Fairy 5K fun run and race
• Community: Hop on over to the Kid's Fest Easter egg hunt

NEED A GOOD BOOK?
We have a plethora of choices for you....from mystery and suspense to sex and romance. Curl up with that novel you've been dying to read!! Relax...
Shopping


GET CONNECTED
Bumper-2-bumper blues: "... this community has ALWAYS been behind the growth pace of the local traffic. I have always found that if I leave early or late to avoid the 8:00 and 5:00 traffic congestion, there is no congestion." -- says JohnLD on Austin traffic.
What's your traffic gripe?

Work out the best course of action for your stock portfolio.
Begin your calculations

Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's special guests are:
* Joyce Carol Oates
* Roseanne Barr
* Blair Underwood
People & Chat
Eat your heart out, Holmes. Ever thought of writing a mystery? Then buddy up to the Heart of Texas Sisters in Crime for support.
Spies-R-Them. Get your writing group online

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Happy Easter!
Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.

WEEKEND WEATHER
Sunny, cloudy, sunny, cloudy, sunny, cloudy. But this is Texas, so best check the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather Tornado Watch 2000

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY...
Get in touch with your inner child with our collection of fun and wacky games. Everything you need to play online - plus free demos and downloads.
Let the games begin!
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Unplugged at the Grove
Did you miss last week's show? Check out the webcast replay of Bob Schneider, or see who's playing this week. Plug In To Unplugged.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 128 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (13:09) * 1 lines 
 
And Matthew himself will be at the premiere. I'm going to a play about Bucky Fuller Sat night.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 129 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (13:12) * 1 lines 
 
Bucky-Ball time for Terry! Enjoy and report back. Sounds fascinating! Ever think of building a structure using his method? There are several homes here like that and inside it is lovely but a little like living inside an egg.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 130 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (13:14) * 1 lines 
 
The Matthew? Wow! Going to see the movie? ...or Matthew?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 131 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (13:38) * 3 lines 
 
".... and on the 874th day there was road."
--Sign on business across the street from St. Edward's University in Austin
after more than two years of street construction.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 132 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (23:16) * 1 lines 
 
Maybe both.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 133 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Apr 21, 2000 (19:05) * 1 lines 
 
Go for it! I'm gonna go back to watch us get beaten to a plup by Fresno State. We lost 15-3...!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 134 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Fri, Apr 21, 2000 (19:23) * 1 lines 
 
Sound like a volleyball game score.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 135 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Apr 21, 2000 (20:01) * 1 lines 
 
Or football...sad! We used 5 pitchers, each one worse than the last...*sigh* It will be a pretty night for baseball, though, and with John doing the calling, it is gonna be fun in any case. I got state-wide recognition when he thanked me by name for being his "unofficial spotter." The man is amazing!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 136 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Fri, Apr 21, 2000 (22:20) * 1 lines 
 
I noticed the Texas Tower was glowing orange tonight, must mean a win!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 137 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr 22, 2000 (12:44) * 1 lines 
 
We lost by less last night 8-3 but it was less exciting than the presious day's was. Today we play in Kona so I will just listen to it. John used your "Voleyball Score" comment in his opening remarks (I had sent them on to him).


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 138 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr 22, 2000 (16:01) * 1 lines 
 
Make that score 8-0 last night...ouch!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 139 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sat, Apr 22, 2000 (16:18) * 1 lines 
 
Any theories on the Orange glow the other night?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 140 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr 22, 2000 (18:57) * 2 lines 
 
I looked back through the posts to see to what it might have referred. Texas Day was longer ago than that, and it is not Nov 22nd. Did the Rangers finally win a game? (But, they are in Arlington...) Anything to do with the Cowboys?
Gimme a hint...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 141 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr 22, 2000 (21:37) * 1 lines 
 
WE WON!!! The UHHilo Vulcans beat Fresno State 5-4 in the 11th inning. Yay!!!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 142 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sun, Apr 23, 2000 (02:35) * 4 lines 
 
Hint: Ut Tower = Texas Longhorns

Hint 2: baseball maybe



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 143 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr 23, 2000 (11:51) * 1 lines 
 
I knew that...but why are they illuminating a building in Dallas for a victory in Austin? Or is this "Texas Tower" not the Texas Book Repository, which is what is confusing me?! You guys own first place in the national ranking of collegiate baseball. We are at the bottom of the WAC...*sigh* Congratulations!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 144 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sun, Apr 23, 2000 (14:46) * 1 lines 
 
No, the Texas Tower is at the UT campus. Remember the Whitman shooting spree years ago? Same Tower. UT is first place in baseball, you're kidding?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 145 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr 23, 2000 (16:46) * 1 lines 
 
I'll post the standings in college baseball - they are in the top 10 if not the top 5 (if not number 1)... Theu are red hot and we know since we just played in Texas against Rice and TCU and lost most of the games. They were in Hilo for the away series in April and it was so lovely! Never saw so many tall, handsome Texans all at once. And, as far as I am concerned, Rice has the nicest fans and players of any school we have ever played.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 146 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr 23, 2000 (16:47) * 1 lines 
 
[Yup - remember now about the Texas Tower sniper...] off to post the baseball standings...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 147 of 221: terry (sprin5) * Sun, Apr 23, 2000 (18:32) * 18 lines 
 
I'm going to austin360 now to see. Let's see.

Ooops, if we're number one it may not last.

AUSTIN -- Mike Huggins and Jace Brewer each drove in three runs to lead Baylor to an 11-8 victory over Texas Sunday.

Brewer drove in all three runs with a double in a four-run seventh inning. He was 2-for-4 and scored two runs.

Huggins finished 3-for-6, including a double.

Justin Taylor (4-0) allowed one unearned run on two hits in four innings of relief. Starter Josh Scott allowed four runs--one unearned--on six hits in four innings.

Texas starter Ryan France (3-4) allowed five runs, including four earned, on five hits in 3 1-3 innings. He struck out three and walked three.

Todd West was 2-for-3 and drove in a run for Texas.

Steve Dorneman was 3-for-4, including a double, for Baylor.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 148 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr 23, 2000 (18:48) * 3 lines 
 
Nope - I posted in Sports, but you were 3rd last week and 5th this week.

John said we did not win the game against Fresno State - they just didn't play their usual game and gave it to us. *sigh* He was there calling the game and I was listening on the radio, so he should know.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 149 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr 23, 2000 (18:50) * 1 lines 
 
(ah...Baylor! Yes, I read of that win which was such a big deal, but did not know how good Baylor was...)


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 150 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 27, 2000 (15:16) * 64 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Hee Haw
One weekend it's bunnies, the next it's donkeys.
Eeyore's Birthday is here this weekend - one of those uniquely Austin celebrations that remind us of Austin's slacker/hippie roots. More dogs than cell phones, less clothing than Barton Springs, and more music and food than you can shake a bongo drum at - this is one event where you can throw yourself into the legendary lifestyle of what Austin once was.

See our guide to the festivities, including slideshows and videos of last year's celebration:
Eeyore's Birthday.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, April 29 -- Wildflower Days continue with the Ethnobotany Festival: Plants & People in Communities
Flower fun!
Saturday, April 29 -- This one's for the ladies -- this golf tourney, that is.
Tee up for charity
Sunday, April 30 -- Volunteer for the 10K race for the human race.
Ready to sweat?

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Get a glimpse of Jersey street life in "Fruits and Vegetables" at the Vortex
• Music: Buddy and Julie Miller have a homecoming at Continental Club
• Movies: Travel back in time with 'The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas', just one of the movies opening Friday
• Sports: The Longhorns and Aggies baseball squads play Friday at the Disch!
• Dining: Discuss the finer points of Austin cuisine with fellow food fans
• Travel: Plan a last-second road trip to the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2000
• Recreation: Find others that share your interest in one of our hobbie groups
• Community: Figure-eight your way to the 'Wheels for Wheels' benefit

OUT OF SHAPE?
Get ideas on what you need to do to get fit. Buy a magazine or two with ideas! Look under our "Recommended Items." You'll be ready for swimsuit season!
Shopping

GET CONNECTED
Trading bongos for torpedos? "Excellent movie!! Well worth seeing, even if you're not into war movies...and Matthew is HOT, and his acting aint bad either!"" -- says amylu110 of McConaughey's 'U-571'
You be the critic

'T'is the season to be building, so find an approved professional to put the finishing touches on your home.
ImproveNet on 360
Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's special guests are:
* Enrico Colantoni of "Galaxy Quest"
* "Passions" star Jesse Metcalf
* NBA Insider Chris Monter
People & Chat
What's under the kilt? Get the skinny on Scottish music at Capitol City Highlanders bagpipe performance, or become part of the band!
Hum along
Get your band online

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WEEKEND WEATHER
The temps continue to climb as May approaches. Check how high the mercury will rise this weekend, with the KVUE 24 five-day forecast on Austin360.com.
Weather
Tornado Watch 2000
AUTO RACING 2000
Take our auto racing pages for a spin! Get driver stats and profiles, series schedules and standings, and the latest racing headlines. Plus buy tickets to an upcoming race or find that perfect gift for a racing fan.
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Fiesta - San Antonio
If you are heading to San Antonio to enjoy Fiesta, be sure to check out SanAntonio360.com for the lowdown on the hoe-down.
SanAntonio360.com Fiesta



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 151 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Thu, Apr 27, 2000 (16:00) * 1 lines 
 
The pool is edging up toward 80 degrees.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 152 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 27, 2000 (16:12) * 1 lines 
 
Bathwater at that temp. Too much warmer and it no longer is refreshing! Summer begins early in Central Texas, I guess. Shall I send some fragrant tradewinds to go with your pool?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 153 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Thu, Apr 27, 2000 (20:16) * 7 lines 
 
It'll get to around 84 at the peak of summer. I just was in the water. I have the computer hooked up by the pool. Actually, I rigged up an Aten device which goes to a KVM switch which lets me switch between a half a dozen systems, including the old www.spring.net, access.spring.net, barton.spring.net and four Win type systems that I'm building. Aren't I always building computers? I can punch in whichever system I want to be on with a few keystrokes.

It's twilight time right now. I've got the pool lights on. The temperature outside is perfect. And the insects and birds are giving the city sounds some competition.

I'm getting ready for DSL, which will let us put our old servers back on line.

It should take about 30 days to get DSL.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 154 of 221: west of Austin  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 27, 2000 (20:57) * 1 lines 
 
No spare parts lie around unused very long in your place! It is fun to do that and you can solder circles around anyone else, anyway. (You had to be able to do that in the "old days" to get your ticket...) I am delighted more than I can say that you have Barton Springs back. I remember clearly the sad day you took it down and stashed it in your garage. You sounded like you had lost a child, as you so well equated it. Time for the Paganizing ceremonies yet? We did that for our sailboats each new season.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 155 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Thu, Apr 27, 2000 (21:38) * 1 lines 
 
We're about 30 days away, minimum, for putting these boxes back on the net with dedicated ip addresses.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 156 of 221: west of Austin  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 27, 2000 (21:41) * 1 lines 
 
The rebirth! Party time!!!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 157 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Fri, Apr 28, 2000 (07:26) * 1 lines 
 
Don't break out the balloons and party hats just yet, I'm going to have to try and get Jacob Leveridge to help with some of the dns setup, or maybe if Peter's in town.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 158 of 221: Spring-at-Sea  (MarciaH) * Fri, Apr 28, 2000 (12:35) * 1 lines 
 
Ok. I'll be patient, but I have some stashed just in case you have a sudden break-through or need some cheering up. Do we need an excuse for a party?!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 159 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Sun, Apr 30, 2000 (10:57) * 11 lines 
 
Matthew McConaughey in a eonline interview regarding the bongo thing:

There's a rumor going around the hotel that earlier today you were wearing a T-shirt that said "I'd rather be playing bongos naked."
No, no. It's already turned into a myth. It says, "What part of naked bongos don't you understand?" A friend of mine made it for me. It's good. I liked it when I read it.


So, you seem to have a sense of humor about the whole thing.
It's not a joke at all, and it wasn't at the time. But do I have a sense of humor about it? Yeah.

I get asked if it is regrettable. No, I didn't think I did anything wrong. What did I learn from it? Shut the back window. Everyone said I shouldn't have been playing loud enough to wake somebody up. No. I should have shut the window. Could [my neighbors] have gone about it in another way? Yeah. But you know what? Maybe they didn't want to get out of bed, so they weren't wrong.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 160 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr 30, 2000 (15:03) * 1 lines 
 
He is wiser than I gave him credit for, previously. Life goes on - get on with it! Still do not know why they had to storm his house, but apparently that is the way they do things nowadays...look at Miami!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 161 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Mon, May  1, 2000 (08:21) * 1 lines 
 
Well his sub movie made $12 mil last weekend, number one on the charts. It's a good movie I hear.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 162 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May  4, 2000 (17:15) * 65 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com

GOTV - Get Out The Vote
Even a local election can be entertaining in Austin. This weekend Austinites go to the polls to elect a mayor, three additional City Council Members, and new representatives to the school board. Five minutes on our election package will make you a more informed voter.
May 6, 2000 Election
Would you ever vote for Leslie?

Who's playing at the Shady Grove tonight? Austin360.com is the official website of "Unplugged at the Grove."
Plug In To Unplugged

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, May 5 -- Cinco de Mayo festivities are breaking out all over Austin with food, dancing and music.
Viva Mexico!
Saturday, May 6 -- Artsy, craftsy, funsy. The Old Pecan Street Festival is gearing up for another weekend of knick-knack hunting. Ye olde Pecan

Sunday, May 7 -- It's the last homestand of 2000 for the University of Texas baseball team during the regular season.Hook'em

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Forget the "Love Bug" virus. Get your "Love Letters" onstage at the Paramount
• Music: Elliott Smith, Staind and Indigenous pass through town
• Movies: Roman tigers or sub-Saharan lions? "Gladiator," "I Dreamed of Africa," more opening Friday
• Sports: Tulsa comes to Round Rock for a weekend series with the Express
• Dining: Let City Grill prove its passion -- and don't forget your coupons!
• Travel: Rough it at one of Texas' top 50 state parks
• Recreation: Bird watch the more than 340 migratory species flying through Texas
• Community: Rescue a cute pooch or kitten at Pet Adoptathon 2000

A TRIBUTE TO HER
Mother's Day is right around the corner. Remember the soft kisses for your booboos, the words of encouragement on a bad day? Our extensive Mother's Day guide offers everything you need to pamper her and show your appreciation. Let her know she is the best. Gifts for Mom

GET CONNECTED
A tradition on trail. "Let's allow the wide-open opportunity for more students to die because short-sighted college administrators are afraid to offend cash-supplying alums and students" -- says Kenwritez of A&M bonfire findings
Do you think it should continue?

'T'is the season to be building, so find an approved professional to put the finishing touches on your home.
ImproveNet on 360

Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's special guests are:
* Ringo Starr
* Drs. Richard and Rachael Heller
* Gardening expert John Fech
People & Chat
It's a small world after all. Make new friends from around the world with members of The Friendship Force of Austin.Go international

If you have any questions or suggestions about the e-Lert!, let us know:
Austin 360 Feedback

Get out and vote!
Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.

WEEKEND WEATHER
Looks like the rain is taking the weekend off. Keep up with lake levels and pollen counts so you can enjoy the fun!
Weather Tornado Watch 2000

EIGHT GREAT ROADSTERS
Get caught in a web of fun with the new Toyota MR2 Spyder and seven other great roadsters. Drop the top and let the sun shine in as you explore specs, pics and more of these awesome machines!
Vroooom!
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SanAntonio360.com
If you are heading to San Antonio this weekend, be sure to check out our sister-site - SanAntonio360.com.
SanAntonio360.com



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 163 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, May  5, 2000 (15:52) * 14 lines 
 
May 5, 2000 TFTD-L@TAMU.EDU

May 6th is one of the Uniform Election Days in Texas. This means
that tomorrow there will be many city and school elections in the state.
tftd requests that you cast an INFORMED vote tomorrow or whenever it is
election time for your community.

Also tftd has determined a general rule. If there are seven propositions
on the ballot one should vote for the first five and against the last two.
Disclaimer: This general rule is based on one set of observations at a
single location.





 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 164 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Tue, May  9, 2000 (16:02) * 3 lines 
 
local Austin news...
I'll be in town May 15-19... wanna grab a veggie burger?
Business 8am-6pm kinda thing but I should have a few nights of free time.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 165 of 221: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Tue, May  9, 2000 (20:34) * 1 lines 
 
Sure, sounds great! Email me a contact number for you when you're in town, where are you staying?


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 166 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, May 10, 2000 (10:51) * 2 lines 
 
Hampton Inn off of West Braker.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 167 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Wed, May 10, 2000 (22:04) * 9 lines 
 
That's just a few miles from the Quail house, bring your swim gear
becvause the water's fine! And you're welcome to use the computers in
the house to access the Spring/Internet/email whatever. Looking forward
to seeing you again.

My 'scope says " Life just got better when you hear that a certain person is back in town."





 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 168 of 221: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Thu, May 11, 2000 (08:20) * 2 lines 
 
*grin*
Thanks Paul. I've got the swimsuit packed!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 169 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May 11, 2000 (13:03) * 64 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com

Be nice to your mom
You owe it to your mother to be nice to her this weekend. Just think of all the pain and suffering you've put her through (or was that your stinky little brother?). We've got the scoop on events around town that will show your mom just how much she means to you.
Mother's Day doings
Who's playing at the Shady Grove tonight? Austin360.com is the official website of "Unplugged at the Grove."
Plug In To Unplugged

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, May 12-Sunday, May 14 -- This musical version of 'A Clockwork Orange' takes center stage this weekened.
Come along, fellow droogs
Saturday, May 13 -- You don't have to be a NASA engineer to learn how to build and launch your own backyard rocket.
Up, up and away
Saturday, May 13-Sunday, May 14 -- The Sam Houston State Bearkats sneak into town for one last series against Texas.
Hook'em

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Name that art! You could take home a free masterpiece
• Music: Cure those blues at the Antone's Blues Festival
• Movies: "Time Code"'s Salma Hayek heats up the screen in Friday's new movie line-up
• Sports: Fast times and fleet feet are in town at the UIL state track meet
• Dining: A Chinatown by any other name still serves good food
• Travel: Do up Dallas family-style this Mother's Day Weekend
• Recreation: Get your bike blessed and help support the Pediatric AIDS League
• Community: Blow out the candles, read and celebrate 25 years of RIF

STARLIGHT STARBRIGHT
When the humdrum of city life is biting at your nerves, take a weekend and hit the trail. Camp in comfort after checking out our buyer's guide for the best camping gear to fit your needs.
Find a tent.

GET CONNECTED
Failing board? "Caring just gets in the way of all the cool-hearted, short-sighted decisions that are a tradition for the School Board" -- says mthr of AISD
What do you think?
Bring in the birds, plant the roses and build a pond. Check out Austin 360's Home Improvement tips.
Home Improvement on 360
Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's special guests are:
* Majandra Delfino
* Marilyn Chambers
* Barry Williams (Greg Brady)
People & Chat
Have a preschooler at home? Get information and support at Central Austin Preschool Mother's Club meetings.
Join the club
Get your group online
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Austin 360 Feedback

Happy Mother's Day!
Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.

WEEKEND WEATHER
Rain may come down, but the temperatures aren't going anywhere but up. Check the KVUE forecast.
Weather

MISSION POSSIBLE
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find what movies will tickle your fancy this month. A warning though -- this message could lead to buttery fingers and tasty treats!
See the future.
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SanAntonio360.com
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SanAntonio360.com



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 170 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May 18, 2000 (13:52) * 50 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert! - May 18 - May 24

Heating Up
As we bear down on 100-degrees here in mid-May, it's time to start looking indoors for entertainment in Austin. Austin360.com is here with some cool entertainment recommendations.
Summer Concerts
Austin360.com is the official website of "Unplugged at the Grove". See who's playing tonight, view the photo galleries, relive previous shows via the archived webcasts, or even watch tonight's show live starting at 8:00 PM tonight! Plug In To Unplugged

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, May 19 -- Kids love 'em, dads want 'em. Monster trucks aren't all steel and testosterone....there's big giant tires too! Not manly enough? There will be WWF superstars too.
Friday, Friday, Friday

Saturday, May 20 -- UT alum Bill Moyers will speak to the University of Texas graduating senior class of 7,300.
Move the tassle

Sunday, May 21 -- Kid's Day at the Dell Diamond has the Express welcoming the Arizona Diamondback's rahabbing Matt Williams and the El Paso Diablos.
Batter up

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: See (and hear) "Liberated Voices," post-apartheid South African art at AMA
• Music: Your favorite Austin bands croon TV theme songs at Hole in the Wall's "TV Hoot Night"
• Movies: The kids will love "Dinosaur," leading the charge into Austin theaters this weekend
• Sports: It's simple: Hit a hole-in-one, win a million bucks and benefit Children's Hospital of Austin
• Dining: Find out who has the hottest tamales on South First Street
• Travel: Plan your weekend or Memorial Day road trip to a Texas hot spot
• Recreation: Work off the Wiener Schnitzel at the Deutschen Pfest 5K fun run and walk
• Community: Go batty! Bring the family out for Saturday's "Free-Tail Free-For-All" bat watching party

BUY A BIKE
Launch a lifetime of fun for your children with their very own bicycle. Our buyer's guide offers all the guidance you'll need to find just the right bike for your young ones or yourself!
Get up to speed.


GET CONNECTED
Whoah! How much? "These continued rent hikes are obscene.The apartment industry ought to ashamed of themselves. Bloodsuckers - the whole lot of them!!" -- says Rick of Austin rents.
Has it effected you?

Bring in the birds, plant the roses and build a pond. Check out Austin 360's Home Improvement tips.
Home Improvement on 360
Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's super chats are:
* Rookie of the Year Tony Stewart
* Say farewell to Andy Richter
* SBA Head Aida Alvarez
People & Chat
Get a bit of culture in your life. Visit some of the scheduled 'Women & Their Work' exhibits during the month of May .
Women & Their Work
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 171 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May 25, 2000 (13:30) * 51 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert! - May 18 - May 24

Heating Up
As we bear down on 100-degrees here in mid-May, it's time to start looking indoors for entertainment in Austin. Austin360.com is here with some cool entertainment recommendations.
Summer Concerts
Austin360.com is the official website of "Unplugged at the Grove". See who's playing tonight, view the photo galleries, relive previous shows via the archived webcasts, or even watch tonight's show live starting at 8:00 PM tonight!

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, May 26 -- Head on out to Kerrville for Folk Festival 2000.
Unroll your sleeping bag
Saturday, May 27 -- Learn how to turn your garden into a wildlife haven.
Dig in
Friday through Sunday -- Sign up for a weekend of culinary nirvana.
Get stuffed!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Guess whodunnit while you dine at Dave & Buster's Saturday
• Music: N'Sync, Rev. Horton Heat, Herbie Hancock and more
• Movies: Tom Cruise, Jackie Chan lead the action-packed barrage at local theaters
• Sports: Root for the home team as the Round Rock Express hosts the San Antonio Missions
• Dining: Plan a last-second holiday picnic or dinner party on a shoestring
• Travel: The season is peachy for a Memorial Day road trip to Fredericksburg
• Recreation: Cool off underground at these Central Texas caves and caverns
• Community: Take the kids to learn about clouds, wind & weather at the Wildflower Center
No Ties for Dad
Find nifty tidbits to pay homage to your father. If tradition mandates a tie, we've got that, too.
Let him know he's the best.

GET CONNECTED
"I had a chance to see the sequel to MI-1. It should be titled 'Mission Improbable'" -- says dp4hire of Mission: Impossible II.
What do you reckon?

When those tax appraisals hit, so did tax-bill shock. Find out how to protest and search your area's appraisal rates.
Austin appraisals
Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's super chats are:
* Redbook Food Editor, Tamara Holt
* "Passions" star Julian Crane
* Rock Trio Samantha-7
People & Chat
Get a bit of culture in your life. Visit some of the scheduled 'Women & Their Work' exhibits during the month of May .
Women & Their Work
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WEEKEND WEATHER
There's a slight chance of rain, but mainly the temps are going sky high. Check the KVUE forecast.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 172 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May 25, 2000 (13:31) * 1 lines 
 
The above e-lert just arrived and it is already outdated. Sheesh! I thought EVERYTHING was bigger and better in Austin...*sigh*


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 173 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun  1, 2000 (17:45) * 46 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert! - June 1 - June 6

It's Already June?

We're into the heat of it now, and the 'Horns are in the heat of the season, with the NCAA super regional series at Disch-Falk Field. For your primer on the NCAA Baseball Tournament, click on our guide to the College World Series.
Austin360's College World Series Guide.
Or if its too hot at "the Disch" for you, plunge into some cool Central Texas waters in your new swimwear.
Swimsuits and Shamu.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, June 2 -- Legendary jazz star Nancy Wilson will be swinging at the Paramount.
Women in Jazz
Saturday, June 3 -- The Men's Garden Club of Austin hosts the Summer Flower and Vegetable show at Zilker.
It's man's man's man's world
Sunday, June 4 -- Free music by Los Romanceros and Van Wilks in the great outdoors at Zilker Park.
Spread out the picnic blanket

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: "Islands of Order: A Decade of Collection" at the Harry Ransom Center
• Music: Waterloo Park is getting swampy at the Bayou Boogie
• Movies: Heather Graham is "Committed" at the box office this week
• Sports: Longhorns baseball plays Penn State at the sold out Disch-Falk field
• Dining: Find a place to do lunch on the cheap
• Travel: Lose your stomach at the best amusement parks in Texas
• Recreation: Spoil a good walk at one of Central Texas' golf courses
• Community: Tool around Austin and find over 250 murals
Protect Your Hide!
Our buyer's guide offers a selection of products to block harmful effects of the sun and keep your skin looking healthy and young.
Don't risk a sunburn.

GET CONNECTED
On yogurt shop murders: " I agree, innocent until proven guilty. Let's get on with the trials..my biggest complaint, people spouting 'facts' and seldom getting them straight." -- Phoenix .
Share your thoughts
You drive it. You hate it. Find out what's going to happen at the plans for the I-35/Ben White interchange.
Spaghetti bowl
Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's super chats are:
* "Shanghai Noon" director Tom Dey
* Rockers BBMak
* "Silver Screams" movie chat
People & Chat
Summer is here so why not stay cool and get in shape with Austin Aquatics master swim team?
Stroke! Stroke!




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 174 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun  8, 2000 (22:55) * 45 lines 
 
 e-Lert! from Austin360.com

Summertime Fun
Austin summertime fun -- find out what time that pool opens, how to get to a Central Texas amusement park, or when the movie starts -- all on the Austin360.com Summer Guide.
Austin360's Summer Guide
Summer Swimsuit Slideshow

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Today through Friday, June 9 -- Texas' top baseball teams are in Austin and Round Rock for the UIL tournament.
Put me in coach

Friday, through Thursday, June 15 -- You don't have to risk your neck for your brother man to join in Austin ShaftWeek.
Shut Yo' Mouth!
Friday through Sunday, June 11 -- Satisfy your motorcycle cravings at the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. Hogs, rice-burners, beemers and more will descend on 6th Street and the Austin area for music, rides and refreshments.
Rev it up!


NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Glimpse South African art at 'Liberated Voices'
• Music: 3 Balls of Fire, Pop Gun, Taboo playing this weekend
• Movies: 'Gone in 60 Seconds' screeches into Austin this weekend
• Sports: Keep score while the 'Horns World Series drive is taking off in Omaha
• Dining: Find a Texas wine for any occasion
• Travel: Fly to Toronto and back from Austin for $215
• Recreation: Find a place to take a dip and beat the heat in Central Texas
• Community: Join with Literacy Austin to help local residents learn to read
A Tribute to Dad
He held your hand and guided you along the way. Now use our Father's Day shopping guide to hand him something that will show him how much you care.
Shop for Dad.

GET CONNECTED
On movies: "The few laughs that I did get from what was on the screen was so few and far between as not to count...This Trip is a bad one. " -- says FletchMan about "Road Trip".
Share your thoughts
Are you wheezin, sneezin' and praying for a break from the sinus torture? Heal thyself. Allergy, away!
Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's super chats are:
• David Ledbetter
• Garcelle Beauvais
• Dr. Sharon Boyse
People & Chat
Here's to your health. Let the Austin Herb Society help you find the herbs that complement your lifestyle.
Austin Herb Society

Copyright 2000 Cox Interactive Media.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 175 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 15, 2000 (15:13) * 48 lines 
 
Summer in Austin

How about some groovy tunes under the big oaks at the Shady Grove? Or an October hunt in the middle of June at the Paramount? Maybe a refreshing dip into the icy waters of Barton Springs?

Austin360.com is here with some cool ideas to beat the heat this summer weekend.
Austin360's Summer Guide
Hunt for Red October at the Paramount
Unplugged at the Grove

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Thursday June 15 through Saturday, June 17 -- The first half of the first season is almost up, get out to Dell Diamond for the Express vs. the Arkansas Travelers
Thirsty Thursday and Fireworks Friday

Thursday through Sunday, June 18 -- The Greatest Show on Earth, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus makes its stop in River City.
To the Egress

Saturday June 17 & Sunday, June 18 -- Tour one of Austin's great neighborhoods during the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association Historic Homes Tour.
Old time Austin

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Exhibit: 'Islands of Order: A Decade of Collection'
• Music: Where's Willie? Ctach up with Mr. Nelson as he tours Europe
• Movies: 'Shaft,' struts into Austin theaters this weekend. Dig it?
• Sports: Rugby teams from all over our region are here for "Bloodfest"
• Restaurants: Follow the Tex-Mex mile, South First's bevy of border-state fare
• Travel: Head to Fredericksburg for a perfect day of peach-picking
• Recreation: Get your sprockets in gear and learn to take care of your bike
• Community: Give a hoot. Join the Town Lake Clean Up efforts
Sex in the City
Get the entire first season -- 12 episodes of the award-winning HBO comedy series on two DVDs that takes an outrageous look at dating, mating and relating in New York City.
Buy it now.

GET CONNECTED
Waving debate: "I don't ask any one to give up or hide their Heritage, so why am I being asked to hide mine? " -- says susan_f_32221 about the Confederate flag.
Share your thoughts
Get outside and explore one of Texas' top 50 best state parks.
Into the brush
Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's super chats are:
• Music editor Michelle Lee
• Rock group Neve
• Dr. Adam Cotsen of "Sex and the City"
People & Chat
Looking to get your kids into sports? Let the University Hills Optimist Club direct you in the right direction.
Go team!
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 176 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 22, 2000 (17:11) * 54 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert! - June 22 - June 28
 
Music in the Park
"Summerfest" this Sunday in Waterloo Park features 13 different local and national acts performing from 11:15 in the morning until 10:00 at night. Tickets at the gate are $15, but you can pick up $10 advance tickets at Star Tickets or at Hooters - so you've got that going for you. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Summerfest is #2 on the Austin360.com Ten Around Town.
What's #1?
Who's playing at Summer Fest?

Visit SanAntonio360.com if you are looking for a fun day-trip this weekend.
SanAntonio360.com

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Starting Friday, June 23 -- Send up the silent film era with the production of "Merton of the Movies."
Acting!

Saturday, June 24 -- Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, two of the best in one of Hitch's best, "Rear Window." It's playing at the revamped Paramount.
Good evening

Sunday, June 25th -- Summerfest will be rocking Waterloo Park downtown with the Toadies, Pushmonkey and Monte Montgomery
Rockin' the Park

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Exprience African-American culture at the Expo Center
• Music: Where's Willie? Join Willie Nelson each day on his European tour
• Movies: See the two sides of Jim Carey in "Me, Myself & Irene,' opening Friday
• Sports: Hop aboard the Round Rock Express this weekend
• Restaurants: Craving calamari? Manic for marinara? Get it here
• Travel: Austin to Chicago for $181; Dallas to Portland for $158
• Recreation: Learn how to avoid falling victim to heat-related illnesses
• Community: Pet lovers unite. Adopt one of 50 cats at Kitten Fest.
Connect with Music
Sinιad O'Connor is back after a six year hiatus with Faith and Courage, an expressive collection of songs that traverse the human experience, touching on such universals as love and lust, respect and responsibility, strength and spirit.


GET CONNECTED
Are you ready for some football? "Even considering Washingtons two first round picks, I think Tampa Bay won. I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the Superbowl this year. " -- says shanegot.
Catch the pre-season football fever

Stop the spam! Learn how to reduce the clutter in your mailboxes, both online and off.
Block it

Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's super chats are:
• Dr. Patrick Woods on Liver Disease
• World Class Scientists!
• All is revealed by Psychic Mary Beth
People & Chat
Calling all Owls! Join the Austin Rice Alumni for happy hour or a good read.
Owls in Austin
Get your alumni group online
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 177 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 29, 2000 (14:11) * 53 lines 
 
Fourth of July in Austin

Ever since thomas.jefferson@usa.com sent that "Important - Please Read ASAP!" e-mail over to king.george@uk.com with the "seeya.doc" attachment, the world has never been the same.

Austin is a wonderful place to celebrate our great nations' Declaration of Independence (seeya.doc) just the way our forefathers envisioned it - by blowing up fireworks, eatin' barbeque and watching Wimbledon on TV. Austin360.com is here with your guide to the weekend's festivities.
Fourth of July Guide

The right to vote -- what's your favorite part of Fourth of July? Austinites currently have "Beer" beating out "Fireworks" by two votes?!?!?
Vote for your favorite part of the Fourth of July tradition.

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, June 30 through July 4 -- It's Independence Day weekend. Use our comprehensive July Fourth events guide to plan your celebrations
Celebrate!

Beginning Friday, June 30 -- It's a great weekend for family films, with 'The Sound of Music', 'Chicken Run' and dozens more movies playing in town.
To the theater!

Friday, June 30 through July 4 -- Music from The Gourds, Willie Nelson, Guy Forsyth and hundreds more bands.
Hit the clubs

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: The Last weekend to see Rivera's "The Tortilla Maker"
• Music: Jack Ingram, RB Morris, Damon Bramblett live at the Continental Club
• Movies: Testostarone over doze with 'The Patriot' and 'The Perfect Storm' opening Friday
• Sports: Enjoy the fireworks on the field and in the air at the Dell Diamond
• Restaurants: A wee bit of the Emerald Isle for Austin diners
• Travel: Austin to Nashville for for $198; Dallas to Orange County for $208
• Recreation: Find local spots to drop a tube into a cool river
• Community: Seeking: Thoughtful, generous, single volunteers

Star Wars Action!
Return to a galaxy far, far away and see how the saga began with the first episode: The Phantom Menace. Buy the video and delve into a time when the Jedi Knights are the guardians of peace in a turbulent galaxy and a young Queen fights to save her people. In the shadows lurks an evil force waiting for the right moment to strike.
Discover the Force.

GET CONNECTED
Are you ready for some football? "I love Tien Hong on Burnet -- we order out from there quite frequently, and it has always been outstanding ... They have a very extensive menu and reasonable prices."
-- says mamaross22 of the local eatery.
You be the food critic

Looking for some new wheels or do yours need some help? Look no further.
Autos 360

Join us and Talk City to chat with celebrities. Among this week's super chats are:
• The Daytime Diva dishes Soap trivia
• A $27 million jackpot winner talks
• All is revealed by Psychic Mary Beth
People & Chat
1-2-3 and 4. Let the Austin Tango Connection teach you a thing or two about dancing.

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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 178 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Fri, Jun 30, 2000 (10:01) * 1 lines 
 
I'd rather be at Ragweed, but I'm stuck in Austin due to rental business. The first of the month is always a harried time and a bad time for trips.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 179 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jun 30, 2000 (15:46) * 1 lines 
 
I just need some coole people to hang with...do not care where! I am B O R E D.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 180 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (07:27) * 1 lines 
 
Don't worry, hang with us, we will PUMP YOU UP!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 181 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (13:13) * 1 lines 
 
Here I be! Hunting up goodies on Google.com to entertain me and maybe readers of Spring. Gotta get those train-hoppers back into action when they are next at a cyber cafe. That was fun!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 182 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (16:08) * 1 lines 
 
Really, god speed to our train hoppin' buds.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 183 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (16:38) * 1 lines 
 
Yup, I am concerned about them when they do not get in touch now and then...


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 184 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jul  6, 2000 (15:43) * 32 lines 
 
e-Lert! from Austin360.com - July 6, 2000

Time for a little R&R
It's hard to believe it's almost the weekend again. Maybe we should lobby to have Tuesday off every week!
With the heat building and water shortage worsening, this weekend might be a good time to check out our energy- and water-saving guides:
• Slash your energy bill
• Save cash on gas
• Conserve water & save money
Or get out & about at one of the following superb Austin-area events.
Have a terrific weekend!

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Thursday, July 6 through July 7 -- The playoff-bound Round Rock Express battle the Midland RockHounds at the Dell Diamond.
Play ball!

Beginning Friday, June 30 -- You know it's summer when the Zilker Hillside is alive with their series of free shows. West Side Story starts Friday.
Bring a blanket

Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 -- Shop and swap your Chatty Cathy, baseball cards, or anything else at the Austin Collectors Exposition at the Crockett Center.
Dust it off!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Celebrity dolls, comics and kitsch at the Austin Collectors Exposition
• Music: Metal head? Metallica, Korn and more moshers are playing just up the Interstate
• Movies: 'Disney's The Kid', 'Scary Movie', others open Friday in local theaters
• Sports: Get in the water for a good cause at Swimathon 2000
• Restaurants: How fresh is fresh? The Eastside Cafe seems to know the answer
• Travel: Find screams and thrills at Central Texas amusement parks
• Recreation: Use our Water Sports Guide to hit the lakes in a rental boat, canoe or watercraft
• Community: Discover how SWE unites women engineers


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 185 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 14, 2000 (01:26) * 37 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: July 14 - July 16

Some like it hot

Triple-digit days are here again, so make sure you're prepared when you hit the lakes, outdoor concerts or the hike & bike trails.
Beat the heat
If you're game, you can cool off in a number of ways:
• Rent a boat or personal watercraft
• Hit area lakes
• Find a swimming pool
• Go tubing
Have a terrific weekend!

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, July 14 -- Meet the Austin team which hopes to win this year's Discovery Channel EcoChallenge in Borneo. Live music, food and more await you -- free!
Lend your support

Friday, July 14 to Saturday, July 15 -- Help keep your city beautiful by volunteering for the Austin Watershed Vegetation Restoration Project.
Do your part

Saturday, July 15 -- Friends, Romans, countrymen, buy me a beer! Taste dozens of local brews at this year's Texas Beer Tasting.
Bottoms up!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Jet your way to Zilker Park for a free, futuristic 'West Side Story'
• Music: The North Mississippi Allstars transform the Continental Club into a rollicking backwoods blues joint
• Movies: 'X-Men' mutate in Austin theaters Friday
• Sports: Swimathon 2000 raises money for the Austin State School on Saturday
• Restaurants: Carnivore cravings? Find out what you'll find at Sullivan's
• Travel: Be a tourist in Austin, on foot or via duck
• Recreation: Lazy days are here to stay - take a tube ride down the Guad or Gruene River
• Community: The AAU Championships-bound Austin Braves are having a garage sale to raise funds

If you have any questions or suggestions about the e-Lert!, let us know:
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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 186 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Fri, Jul 14, 2000 (17:50) * 1 lines 
 
Hmm wonder what the Ecochallenge is all about and where this event is going to be, being Friday night and all.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 187 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jul 20, 2000 (14:30) * 30 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: July 14 - July 16

Dry times ahead
Plan on watering your garden this weekend? Austin and some surrounding cities are under mandatory water restrictions, so you'd better check it's your day to water.
• Austin watering schedule
• Avoid a $2,000 fine
• Water-saving tips
• Water-saving incentives
• Share your water-saving tips
Have a terrific weekend!

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23 -- A car and truck show for the guys and a bridal show for the gals. It's all in the planning, folks.
His and Hers
Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22 -- Elgin's Western Days will bring out the Cowboy and carnivore in everyone.
Get along, little doggies!
Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 -- Get some culture, it's good for you. Dance, art shows, Buddhist celebrations and more.
Art. It does a body good

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Bask in the warmth of dance and song from Austin's different cultures
• Music: Get your groove on with Patti Smith, Soulhat or Tom Russell
• Movies: Teen flicks 'Loser', 'The In Crowd', open in Austin theaters Friday
• Sports: Root for Lance Armstrong as he battles for victory in the Tour de France
• Restaurants: Caffeine is life! So don't waste your life in naff coffee shops. Find a good 'un near you
• Travel: Cool off in Chicago for $149 roundtrip from Austin
• Recreation: Lazy days are here to stay -- take a tube ride down the Guad or Gruene Rivers
• Community: Something old, new, blue -- all at the Fine Gift Charity Bizaar


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 188 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug  3, 2000 (13:49) * 34 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: August 3 - August 6

Tax Holiday weekend!
I-35's going to be a complete disaster, but don't let that slow down your fun! Austin 360 will guide you through the highways and the buy-ways.
• What's for sale, what's not
• Get the most out of the sales tax holiday weekend
• Find out what's on sale at local stores

Have a terrific weekend!
NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Saturday, Aug. 5 -- Take the kids for a day full of family fun at the Millenium Center.
Load up the minivan
Saturday, Aug. 5 -- Help a neighbor pay for their liver transplant.
Lend a hand
Sunday, Aug. 6 -- Delve into the intricaces of a new culture during India Month.
Expand your horizons

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Watch the Well Hung Jury break a non-existant world record for longest monologue
• Music: Bring out your Dead! The Jerry Garcia fest has Deadheads flocking to the lake
• Movies: 'Hollow Man,' and 'Coyote Ugly,' 'Space Cowboys' open in Austin theaters Friday
• Sports: Those San Antonio Missions battle the Express at Dell Diamond
• Restaurants: Re-re-born, the Granite Cafe is still serving
• Travel: Take your pick, Chicago, L.A. or Phoenix for less than $200 from Austin by air
• Recreation: Watercraft-less in Austin? Find out where to rent boats, jet skis and canoes
• Community: Lonely? Adopt a pet this weekend

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Austin360.com e-Lert!: August 10 - August 13
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Festival of films
Life is a film festival in Austin. In the pool, at the restaurant, the art house, the multi-plex or the Paramount, the oppurtunities are endless. This weekend's 'Reel Women Presents Real Stories' festival features the strong and diverse works of female documentary filmmakers.

• Deep Eddy Pool: The Road to El Dorado
• Paramount: 'Willy Wonka' and 'My Fair Lady'
• Theaters: The Replacements, American Pimp and more

Have a terrific weekend!

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Saturday, Aug. 12 -- Latino Comedy Project's Fiesta returns to the Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., with local and national comic sensations.
Estamos felizes

Friday August 11 - Oct. 14 -- 'To Whom Was This Sacrifice Useful?' an exhibit on The Texas Revolution and the Narrative of Josι Enrique de la Peρa, including historical documents, maps, and photographs.
Remembering the Alamo

Friday August 11 - Sunday, Aug. 13 -- Marble Falls welcomes big-time drag boat racers to the friendly waters of Lake LBJ for Lakefest.
Vroom! Vroom!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Guest Conductor Jeff Tyzik will direct the Austin Symphony Orchestra in a free concert at the Capitol
• Music: America's musical sweethearts, the Dixie Chicks, head this way Saturday
• Movies: Wanna land a TV or silver screen role? Chek out the latest casting call news for local auditions
• Sports: The Round Rock Express hosts the Diablos this weekend at Dell Diamond
• Restaurants: Pop in for a quick caffeine-charged lunch at Bouldin Creek Coffee House
• Travel: Take off! Toronto for only $216 in our web-fare round-up
• Recreation: Find a golf course you haven't played in our Central Texas Golf Guide
• Community: Dine and wine for a a good cause during the Fourth Annual SIMS Supper benefit

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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 190 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 17, 2000 (12:38) * 35 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: August 17 - August 20

e-Lert! from Austin360.com
Make it a hill country weekend
Now's the time to rediscover Austin's stately neighboring beauty. Hit the road and take the Hill Country Harvest Wine Trail through newly picked vineyards, to wineries filled with the smells of new wine and the excitement of the harvest season. Make it a weekend and top off your day with a visit to a local Bed and Breakfast.

• Map your route
• Visit Fredericksburg
• Find a local Bed and Breakfast

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20 -- Get your tonsils ready, the Austin Fiery Foods Show featuring around 1,000 spicey delectables lights up the Palmer.
Burnin' down the house

Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19 -- More evidence that Gen Xers are getting old, 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' is playing at the Paramount.
I'm so wasted

Thursday, Aug. 17 through Sep 7 -- The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival is kicking off this weekend. Hit the opening festivities.
aGLIFF

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment

• Arts: Places of Peace and Power: The Sacred Site Slide Show of Martin Gray
• Music: Antone's will be hipping and hopping with the Jungle Brothers
• Movies: 'Godzilla 2000,' 'Original Kings of Comedy,' others open Friday
• Sports: Join up with the Austin Tri-Cyclist Couple's Triathlon benefiting the American Diabetes Association
• Restaurants: The Chinese restaurant where Chinese people eat? Sea Dragon
• Travel: Fly to L.A., Salt Lake City and St. Louie on the cheap
• Recreation: Find your way to the closest swimming hole and cool off
• Community: Be good to your best friend. Visit the EmanciPet Free Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

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Austin360.com e-Lert!: August 24 - August 27

Music for every drummer's beat
You'll find tunes to satisfy everyone's musical appetite this weekend in Austin. Sting comes to the Erwin Center on Saturday night while the Gipsy Kings grace The Backyard. Meanwhile, the Continental Club has The Hollisters and Eleven Hundred Springs, and the Mercury presents Superjane DJ's, with Heather, Colette, Dayhota, Electric Indigo and Lady D. As you head out, find a great place to eat, then have a cuppa joe while you give those barking dogs a rest before you head home.

• Check out the other best bets
• Listen to some local bands
• See what they look like

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, Aug. 15 -- Make way for the Buzztopia tour is coming to Austin, featuring the Jazz Mandolin Project and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Swingin' at Stubbs

Sunday, Aug. 27 -- Texas Home and Garden Show will fill the Austin Convention Center with a "living magazine" of home and garden products and services.
Good things

Friday, Aug 25 through Sept. 7 -- We mean it this time, the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival kicks off this weekend.
aGLIFF

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment
• Arts: Hitch is all over the screen this weekend at the Paramount
• Music: What's tops in Austin? Check Waterloo's Top 50
• Movies: Quentin Tarantino is back in Austin with QT Quatro
• Sports: Thursday night's alright for fighting at the Texas Title Fight
• Restaurants: If you are going to be waiting anyway, might as well make it Vespaio
• Travel: Your vacation photos could win you a 14-day trek for two in Nepal's Himalayas to Gokyo Lakes
• Recreation: Tube the San Marcos, Guadalupe or Gruene rivers
• Community: Learn all about bamboo and even make earings at the Texas Bamboo Fest

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 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 192 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Thu, Aug 24, 2000 (18:02) * 1 lines 
 
I'll definitely be heading to the H&G Show Friday night. Woo, woo, what a night on the town!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 193 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 24, 2000 (19:30) * 1 lines 
 
Sounds fantastic. Report back when you come back to earth!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 194 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 31, 2000 (21:58) * 36 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: August 31 - September 3

Labor Day plans, we got 'em
The last blast of the summer is here. Whether you are headed to the beach, down the Guadalupe or South to San Antonio, we can help plan your way. Even if you're staying at home we can help your barbecue go beyond the usual burgers and dogs .... not that there's anything wrong with them.
• Plan it!
• Beach it!
• Tube it!
• Grill it!
• Whatever it!

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Saturday, Sept. 2 - Sunday, Sept. 3 -- It's jazz, it's Zilker and it's free. Sounds like the Zilker Jazz festival is back for its 20th annual event.
Take a blanket

Thursday, Aug. 31 - Tuesday, Sept. 5 -- The students are back at UT, and the bands are kicking it into gear. We'll help you keep track of who's playing where.
Get out

Sunday, Sept. 3 -- Shake your salsa thang to saucy acts while enjoying spicy food at Waterloo Park
It's hot!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment

• Arts: Fall 2000 show opens at the Museum of Fine Arts
• Music: Catch the 70's musical that is sans Donna Summer, '8-TRACKS (no disco)'
• Movies: aGLIFF rolls on at venues all over town
• Sports: Friday night football is taking off this week
• Restaurants: It's only taken three months for Aquarelle to stand out in Austin
• Travel: You still haven't seen San Antonio?
• Recreation: Time to go skinny dipping! Splash Day at Hippy Hollow!
• Community: Learn about the wild orchids of Texas with Joe Liggio at the Wildflower Center


(unfortunately it is all in hyperlinks which does not translate to Yapp. Please check their home page for more information on the above events)



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 195 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Fri, Sep  1, 2000 (09:31) * 1 lines 
 
Aquarelle? Never heard of it. The Salsa and Jazz events sound cool.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 196 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep  7, 2000 (13:30) * 31 lines 
 
...cool...or depending the ignition point of the salsa and the kind of jazz...

Austin360.com e-Lert!: September 7 - 10

Cooooool!
You lived through it -- the hottest day ever in Austin! Now, get out of that air-conditioned cocoon and celebrate life by browsing the expo dedicated to improving self, grabbing a healthy and tasty meal, or getting a funny bone check up from Nurse Betty. So much to do. So little time. So get going!

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Thursday, Sept. 7 - Sunday, Sept. 10 -- Fancy a romantic meal out this weekend? Then let our brand new & much improved Restaurant Guide help you find the ideal eatery
Take your pick

Friday, Sept. 8 - Sunday, Sept. 10 -- The weekend has rain and cooler weather in the forecast. Seize the opportunity and take your wee ones to a water park.
Make a splash!

Sunday, Sept. 10 -- Soak up the splendor of a close encounter with Cypress Hill, Everlast, Weezer, Kottonmouth Kings, Nixons, Wheatus & more.
Kick it!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment

• Arts: Dig inside the presidency with 'TIME and the Presidency' at the LBJ Library & Musuem
• Music: KRS One and MC Overlord crank up for Antone's Saturday
• Movies: Renee Zellweger's 'Nurse Betty,' opens in Austin
• Sports: UT battles at home against the Ragin' Cajuns Saturday. But getting to the game could be tricky
• Restaurants: Cut out the junk but hold onto the flavor at East Austin's Mr. Natural
• Travel: Oh, Canada! Head north from Austin for $216 round trip
• Recreation: Use our handy Golf Guide to hit the greens before they go brown
• Community: Head to the Self-Transformation Expo 2000




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 197 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 14, 2000 (13:44) * 26 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: September 14 - 17


Thursday, Sept. 14 - Sunday, Sept. 17 -- Celebrate Mexico's independence from Spain at Diez y Seis de Septiembre.
Viva Mexico!

Thursday, Sept. 14 - Sunday, Sept. 17 -- The Austin Shakespeare Festival continues it's run of free shows, this weekend Julius Caeser takes the stage.
Et tu, Brute'?

Friday, Sept. 15 - Saturday, Sept. 16 -- Gird your tongue and head South to San Marcos for the official Texas State Men's Chili Cookoff, Chilympiad 2000. Robert Earl Keen performs Saturday night.
No beans

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment

• Arts: The Museum of Fine Arts features woodcut prints and acrylic paintings by Lori Baugh
• Music: Discover our town's blossoming jazz scene at the Austin Jazz and Arts Festival
• Movies: 'Duets,' 'Bait, and 'Aimee & Jaguar' open Friday in Austin
• Sports: The Longhorns take on the pass happy Cardinal out in Palo Alto. Get prepped on Austin 360
• Restaurants: Find a great new spot or vote for an old favorite in our new Restaurant Guide
• Travel: Buzz off to Las Vegas, Long Island or Toronto for around $200 from Austin
• Recreation: This weekend could actually be fairly cool, so hit a trail!
• Community: Get your running shoes on and join the Teddy Bear Picnic & 5K Run




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 198 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 28, 2000 (22:00) * 53 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: September 28 - October 1


Perfection Personified
It's one of those weekends that define Austin. A stroll down Sixth, swinging to live blues, and the celebration of nature. Great weather, lots to do, and Austin 360 to help you do it. The Mind Over Money Festival is one good bet with over 100 performances at various venues throughout the city.
MoM Fest

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, Sept. 29 -- The B.B. King Blues Festival 2000 will be rockin' Auditorium Shores this Friday night with Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, and Corey Harris.
Lucille!

Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday Oct. 1 -- The Old Pecan Street art festival will be hopping along Sixth Street with arts and crafts, music, food and fun.
Get out your Christmas list

Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday Oct. 1 -- The Texas Wildlife Expo features a variety of hands-on activities, many designed for youngsters. Activities include shooting sports, fishing, rock climbing, birding, mountain biking, game calling, wild game cooking, fly fishing, and kayaking.
It's free!

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment

• Arts: Beckett's classic 'Waiting for Godot' plays the Hogg Auditorium
• Music: New Bohemians and Kelly Willis headline Make A Wish Foundation benefit
• Movies: 'Girl Fight,' and 'Remember the Titans' open Friday in Austin
• Sports: Ricky Williams' jersey retired as OSU visits DKR
• Restaurants: Jonesin' for a taco? Find a taqueria near you
• Travel: Fly from Austin to any Southwest or America West destination for $198 or less
• Recreation: Put your foot down for Downtown Classic 10K
• Community: Join in the 15th Annual Driftwood Heritage Day festivities


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WEEKEND WEATHER
The weather warms up a little, but it's still cooooolll.
Check our local forecast.


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In San Antonio
Win tickets to hear Creed in concert with Collective Soul at the Alamodome on Oct. 5.




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Jason and Freddie Would Ge Proud
It's that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you eat too many of those candy corn things. The satisfaction you get from putting the fear of God into your next door neighbor's kids. It's Halloween and Austin 360 has the best guide in town. Plus this weekend has great music, charity runs and a slew more terrific events besides. Start your weekend here.
Talk about football
See a movie
Sniff out a good airfare

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday Oct. 27 - Tuesday, Oct. 31 -- Creak, wail, screeeeechhhh, rattle, moan! Scare the pants off yourself and the family with an Austin-area Halloween happening.
Ba-ba-booooooo!

Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 -- Do the Pink Floyd thing and run, run, run, run ... for a good cause.
On your marks

Saturday, Oct. 21 -- Music. Sweet music. Fill your head with melodies from the best as Tina Turner, Junior Brown and Bo Diddley make separate appearances this weekend.
Let the beats control your body

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment

• Arts: "The Return of Nate's Mojo" is a collection of multi-dimensional experiments on and with canvas and oil paint
• Community: Help keep Austin beautiful. Take part in the Walnut Creek Trail Restoration day
• Kids: 13th Annual Hogeye Festival offers greased pig chases, cow patty bingo and pony rides
• Movies: 'The Yards,' 'Lucky Numbers,' and others hit Austin theaters Friday
• Music: Catch Karl Denson and Critter's Bugging at the Mercury, Reckless Kelly and Chris Whitley at Antone's
• Recreation: Improve your bicycle handling skills, from bunny hopping to cornering and more
• Restaurants: Don't feel like going out in the rain? Find the best Chinese delivery
• Sports: Predict your score for Saturday's UT vs. Baylor
• Travel: Step out of Austin and into a 16th Century English village in Houston



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 200 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov 10, 2000 (13:32) * 12 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: November 9 - November 12

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 11 -- Get a little au natural with the Wild Basin Preserve's 5th annual 'Natural Palette', featuring local art, music and hiking.
Go wild

Saturday, Nov 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12 -- Celebrate Texas books and authors, and maybe see the new prez or the same old guv at the 'Texas Book Festival'.
Once upon a time ...

Thursday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 12 -- Two bits, four bits, six bits, four dollars will get you into the Alamo Drafthouse's midnight extravaganza, 'Cheerleader Camp Weekend'. Leave the wee ones at home.
Ready? Ohhhhhh-kaaaaay!



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 201 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 22, 2000 (15:21) * 31 lines 
 
Austin360.com e-Lert!: November 16 - November 19

Turkeys Trotting and Longhorns Hopping
No, it's not a new dance. It's Thanksgiving weekend in Austin. We've got the best guide to make this Thanksgiving holiday one to remember. There's the traditional Texas vs. A&M brawl starting in the wee hours of Friday morning. And for those of you anxiously awaiting holiday shopping, check out our links to some of the best steals and deals in town.
• Austin Thanksgiving Guide
• Store sales in Austin

NEED WEEKEND PLANS?
Saturday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 26 -- Hear ye, hear ye! Pray assemble for ye olde worlde looke at a Victorian Christmas, Austin style.
Dust off your Christmas spirit

Wednesday, Nov 22 - Sunday, Dec. 3 -- Enjoy one of life's most romantic fairy tales as 'Beauty and the Beast' graces the Bass Concert Hall.
Start your magical journey

Saturday, Nov. 25 -- Transport the wee ones and some toys to Congress Avenue for Chuy's annual 'Children Giving to Children' parade.
Give a little Christmas cheer

NEED MORE IDEAS?
Here are our Austin weekend entertainment highlights. For details and even more, see our Movie Guide, Best Bets and the complete calendar at:
Entertainment

• Arts: Let this photo exhibit transport you to the tranquil world of fly-fishing
• Community: Join in tax-free day at Umlauf Sculpture Gardens
• Movies: A Grinch, angels and clones fill Austin screens. Get show times
• Music: Love The Pogues? Well, Shane MacGowan's in town. Get the skinny
• Recreation: Fill your day with color as you seek out Central Texas' fall foliage
• Restaurants: Enjoy a meal at one of Austin's Top 10 high-end eateries
• Sports: Prepare yourself for Friday's big UT game
• Travel: Map your route before setting off for the holidays




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 202 of 221: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 28, 2001 (23:16) * 59 lines 
 
Is This true???

Rules for Living in Austin

1. First you must learn to pronounce the city name. It is AWS-TUN
and it does not matter how people pronounce it in other places.

2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Austin has its
own version of traffic rules. There's no book about them. You've just
got to get in your car and hope you survive to learn them.

3. All directions start with, "Go down Mopac...cause you don't want
to get on 35."

4. Burnet, Braker, and Lamar have no beginning and no end.

5. It's impossible to go around a block and wind up on the street
you started on. The Chamber of Commerce calls this a "scenic drive."

6. The 8:00am rush hour is from 6:30am to 9:30am. The 5:00pm rush
hour is from 3:30pm to 7:15pm. Friday's rush hour starts on Thursday
morning.

7. If you actually stop at a yellow light, you cannot be from
Austin.You may only apply your brakes when the end of the yellow light
and the
beginning of the red light create a "burnt-orange" hue.

8. If you like being an individual, don't even think of working for Dell.
You'll be branded like cattle and made to walk all over town with
your "Dell tag" around your neck or clipped on your belt loop. 98%
of the people within a 200 mile radius work for Dell. When someone says,
"Michael Dell", Dell employees are trained to face Round Rock, hit
their knees, put their face to the ground, weep, and rock back and forth.

9. Just remember that Mopac IS Loop 1 and Research IS 183. 2222 is
Northland or Allendale or Koenig. Don't try to figure it out. Just accept it.
If you question the intelligence behind this naming convention, people will
simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you.

10. If moisture is determined to be rain, not sweat, all traffic must
immediately cease; ditto for daylight savings time, girl applying
eyeshadow across the street, or a flat tire three lanes over. Do not
attempt to access any road after an apocalyptic event like snow or
South X Southwest.

11. Construction on I-35 is a way of life, and a permanent form of
entertainment. Get used to it!

12. Keep in mind that the sloppily dressed "hippie" in sandals and
earrings is probably the latest IPO millionaire around here.

13.Stay away from the Congress bridge at sundown if you do not like the
thought of being in an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

14. And yes we all know that's a man in a teddy and tiara on Congress.It's
Leslie and he probably makes more money than you do.




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 203 of 221: austin spring (sprin5) * Sun, Mar  4, 2001 (12:50) * 11 lines 
 
Hey, Will Kreth is beaming out of page 52 in this weeks Chronicle (March 2,
2001). Way to go, Will, "idea guy and marketing pioneer". Says Will feels
it's 1991 all over again. It says Kreth feels "online business culture is
ripe for reinvention"

It talks about Lifeset.com and Wills effort to do the media legwork for CD
labels, concerts and booksignings and deliver news of new releases, etc to
customers.

This is all in the context of SXSW Interactive, where he's a panelist.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 204 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, May  3, 2001 (23:51) * 1 lines 
 
Need to call Will about happy hour tonight, why it's Friday!


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 205 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (16:19) * 3 lines 
 
http://www.texasobserver.org/showArticle.asp?ArticleID=78

Good article no the new Bob Bullock Museum.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 206 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Aug  9, 2002 (08:44) * 31 lines 
 
Busted.

Tish Hinojosa.

For smuggling some pills from Mexico.

It's in today's snakeskin:

Musician Hinojosa faces drug charge
Singer is accused of trying to smuggle 30 Rohypnol pills across Texas-Mexico
border
By Tony Plohetski

AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

Friday, August 9, 2002

Austin singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa was set to headline a show at the
Paramount Theatre on Thursday night.

She abruptly canceled her performance two days after her arrest on charges
of trying to smuggle 30 pills of Rohypnol into Texas from Mexico.

The 46-year-old singer, who has gained national attention for her children's
books and her staunch support of bilingual education as well as her music,
faces a federal misdemeanor charge that carries a punishment of up to 20
years in prison.



. . . if the Feds have her, she's toast.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 207 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Aug 14, 2002 (08:49) * 4 lines 
 
Kelso got all over this, as you can imagine. No further news.

She accepted responsiblity at the scene, stating she thought they were "x"; ecstasy pills. They were in her 25 yr old companions shoe.



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 Response 208 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Aug 14, 2002 (08:50) * 37 lines 
 
more from the above article

Hinojosa, who has not faced previous criminal charges, told federal agents in Laredo that she thought the stash in her companion's boot was Ecstasy, police said.

Drug experts said Ecstasy can resemble Rohypnol but has sharply different effects.

Ecstasy is a psychotropic drug that heightens physical sensations. Rohypnol is a common sleep aid in other countries but is banned in the United States. It's often referred to as the date-rape drug because of its use in such crimes.

Both drugs can resemble aspirin in appearance.

Law officers said Hinojosa acknowledged the pills were hers and said she had asked her friend, Jason Miles Phillips, 25, of Woodland Park, Colo., to bring them across the border.

Phillips and Hinojosa, who has served as spokeswoman for the National Women's Caucus and the National Association of Bilingual Education, were charged with possessing Rohypnol with the intent to distribute and were released on $25,000 bond Wednesday.

"The alleged incident stands in contrast to Miss Hinojosa's decadelong tradition of community involvement," her publicist, Marsha Milam, said. "She is confident she will be able to address this in full."

Hinojosa was back in Austin on Thursday, friends said. She could not be reached for comment.

U.S. Customs Service spokesman Rick Pauza said Hinojosa and Phillips crossed the Gateway to Americas bridge -- one of Laredo's four border crossings -- at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Federal agents, he said, were suspicious of their behavior and decided to conduct a search. The pills were uncovered in a small box in her friend's left cowboy boot.

Hinojosa could face a trial later this year.

"It's so out of left field," said Hinojosa's agent, Val Denn. "I've worked closely with her for five years and have never seen or heard of her doing any drugs whatsoever. It's so out of character."

Denn was one of dozens of Hinojosa's friends, fans and supporters who didn't learn of the allegations until Thursday. Others also were stunned and quickly denounced the charges.

"It must definitely be a mistake," said Nilda De La Llata, owner of El Sol y La Luna, a restaurant on South Congress Avenue where Hinojosa was scheduled to perform this month. "She wouldn't be smuggling pills across the border."

Hinojosa has spent the past decade building her music career and has recorded for major record labels such as Warner Brothers and A&M. Her most recent recording, "Taos to Tennessee," was released last year.

Thursday's event at the Paramount would have given Hinojosa a chance to perform for dozens of booking agents from across the country.

tplohetski@statesman.com; 445-3605




 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 209 of 221: Stacey   (stacey) * Wed, Apr 23, 2003 (21:53) * 2 lines 
 
WOW! We didn't hear about this up 'north' or out 'west'...
What ever happened to Tish??


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 Response 210 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Apr 25, 2003 (09:25) * 1 lines 
 
I think the whole thing has blown over. It's sure been off the radar screen.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 211 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Apr 25, 2003 (09:27) * 1 lines 
 
The biggest news in Austin these days is the Dixie Chicks and the Mayors race. And they've both been blown off the radar screen by the War.


 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 212 of 221: Admin Guy 2004 (admin) * Thu, Feb 12, 2004 (12:14) * 2 lines 
 
Now, it's the coming boom. Especially out in Bastrop. Our place is rocking and rolling with the new place. We're up to about 8300 square feet not and we have a space for Nia, Yoga, T'ai Chi Chuan, exercise, sculpture classes, meetings, and seminars. It's woodsy, let luxurious. And the rates for a day up to a month our very reasonable. $1500 a month for 5,000 square feet of meeting and sleeping space, enough to hold up to 42 folks comfortable in one to four person perroom configurations. Four kitchens. Four baths. An efficiency room with mini kitchen and bath. Swimming pool. Overlooking Cedar Creek and big pecan trees. Basketball. Football. Baseball and softball. Roque court in planning stage.



 Topic 41 of 71 [austin]: Austin News
 Response 213 of 221: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jan 25, 2005 (09:44) * 5 lines 
 
Toilet flap could sink the states water plan. The Leg has plans to bar sale of flapper dependent low flow toilets.

And the Leg also has a bill to rquire state agencies to post info in Spanish ontheir websites.

The Texas Online Authority is coordinating this Spanish website effort.


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WASHINGTON – Ten Commandments displays should be allowed on government property because they pay tribute to America's religious and legal history, the Supreme Court was told Wednesday, in cases that could render a new definition of the role that religion plays in the life of the nation.



AP
This 6-foot Ten Commandments monument is displayed at the Texas Capitol.
"The idea of having a fence around the Ten Commandments to make clear the state has nothing to do with it, I think that is bending it too far," said acting Solicitor General Paul Clement, in arguing against a strict First Amendment wall between church and state.


David Friedman, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union who is challenging courthouse displays in Kentucky countered: "An assertion that the Ten Commandments is THE source, THE foundation of our legal system ... that is simply wrapping the Ten Commandments in the flag, and that's endorsement."


In their comments and questions from the bench, justices were reluctant to adopt a blanket ban on such displays. They struggled to formulate a clear constitutional rule that could determine the fate of thousands of religious symbols on public property around the country, including one in their own courtroom featuring Moses holding the sacred tablets.

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KVUE's Dave Cassidy reports

Justice Antonin Scalia noted that legislative proclamations and prayer invoking God's name are permissible. "I don't see why the one is good and the other is bad," he said.


In the high court's first confrontation with the Ten Commandments issue in a quarter-century, a case from Texas also was being argued.


Erwin Chemerinsky, a lawyer representing a man who seeks its removal, told the justices the display is a "religious symbol." The prominence of the display on the capitol grounds and the fact that so many of the commandments deal with God "does promote religion," he maintained.


Monuments carrying the Ten Commandments are common in town squares, courthouses and other government-owned land around the country. Lawyers challenging these displays argue that they violate the First Amendment ban on any law "respecting an establishment of religion."


The question has sparked dozens of heated legal battles, including one in Alabama by Roy Moore. He lost his job as chief justice a year ago after defying a federal order to remove a 5,300-pound Ten Commandments monument he had installed in the state courthouse.


More than 50 groups have filed "friend-of-the-court" briefs weighing in on the issue.


Outside, nearly a hundred demonstrators gathered in front of the Supreme Court in the icy cold for rallies following a candelight vigil by supporters of the displays. Many shouted "Amen" and broke into refrains from "Amazing Grace," as in the form of a prayer meeting, as several kneeled before the court steps.


Opponents of the displays, meanwhile, waved signs reading "Keep Government and Religion Separate" and "My God Does Not Need Government Help."


"I don't think government should be in the business of morality," said David Condo, 40, of Beltsville, Md.


While the cases strictly involve Ten Commandments displays, a broad ruling could define the proper place of religion in public life - from use of religious music in a school concert to students' recitation of "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. A decision is expected by late June.


The Bush administration, which sided with a California school district last year to keep "God" in the Pledge, is now joining Texas and Kentucky officials to back the Ten Commandments displays.


"Countless monuments, medallions, plaques, sculptures, seals, frescoes, and friezes - including, of course, the Supreme Court's own courtroom frieze - commemorate the Decalogue. Nothing in the Constitution requires these historic artifacts to be chiseled away or erased," writes Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in his court filing.


Ten Commandments displays are supported by a majority of Americans, according to an AP-Ipsos poll. The poll taken in late February found that 76 percent support it and 23 percent oppose it.


In the Texas case, Thomas Van Orden lost his lawsuit to have a 6-foot granite monument removed from the state Capitol grounds.


The Fraternal Order of Eagles donated the exhibit to the state in 1961, and it was installed about 75 feet from the Capitol in Austin. The group gave thousands of similar monuments to American towns during the 1950s and '60s, and those have been the subject of multiple court fights.


Two Kentucky counties, meanwhile, hung framed copies of the Ten Commandments in their courthouses and added other documents, such as the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence, after the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the display.


While one lower court found the Texas display to be predominantly nonreligious because it was one of 17 monuments in a 22-acre park, another court struck down the Kentucky displays as lacking a "secular purpose." Kentucky's modification of the display was a "sham" for the religious intent behind it, the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.


The last time the Supreme Court weighed in on the issue was when it struck down a Kentucky law requiring Ten Commandments displays in public classrooms. Since then, more than two dozen courts have ruled in conflicting ways on displays in various public contexts.


The Supreme Court frieze, for instance, depicts Moses and the tablets as well as 17 other figures including Hammurabi, Confucius, Napoleon and Chief Justice John Marshall. Because it includes secular figures in a way that doesn't endorse religion, the display would be constitutional, Justice John Paul Stevens suggested in a 1989 ruling.




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Election expert Texas law was violated:
[World News]: AUSTIN, Texas, March 1 : A former chairman of the Federal Election Commission testified Tuesday that a Texas Republican political action committee violated state election law.

Trevor Potter, a Washington attorney with ties to former President George H.W.Bush, said the Texans for a Republican Majority failed to report corporate money it spent in the 2002 elections, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Potter testified on behalf of five Democratic legislative candidates who lost in that election.They are suing Bill Ceverha, treasurer of the political action committee.

Potter also said the group's $190,000 contribution to the Republican National Committee raised questions about whether the corporate funds were laundered into non-corporate donations for Texas candidates.

Texas election law bars spending corporate or union money on political activity, although the funds can be used to cover administrative expenses.

- UPI



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See http://spring.net for details of today's Whole Foods Grand opening


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Posted on Fri, Mar. 04, 2005







Austin should bag those grocery boasts

By Bud Kennedy

Star-Telegram Staff Writer


Foodies are feeding in Austin this week, where the "World's Greatest Whole Foods Market" grand opening is drawing the biggest crowd since the Grateful Dead played Willie Nelson's picnic.




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Bud goes on to tout Dallas Food Worth as the food capitol of Texas. Sorry, Bud, Austin did bag it on the strength of the new WF store alone. It's awesome babee!

Everything about the new WFM has upped the ante for what a natural foods store is about. This takes natural foods to another level. The pure ambience is one of frenzied excitement. It's the place to be to to be seen more than ever. And the culture still surfaces despite the way up the scale ambience. It's still the friendly, down to earth Whole Foods team running the place.




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 Response 219 of 221: not so good Austin news  (cfadm) * Sun, Mar  6, 2005 (10:06) * 13 lines 
 
AUSTIN, Texas Jokes about a burning nightclub have drawn suspensions for five Texas police officers and four dispatchers.

One officer quoted the line "burn baby burn" from the song "Disco Inferno" in a computer message to other officers. Witnesses at Austin's Midtown Live club saw that message on a computer screen inside an officer's car during the February 18th fire.

Documents released Friday show a dispatcher also wrote "gives a whole new meaning to the roof, the roof is on fire." That's a reference to a dance club line.

The club draws a mostly black clientele and some accused police of racial bias.

The messages indicate officers were tired of responding to calls at the club. Records show police responded to 129 calls at the club last year.

The police chief says more officials are under investigation.

from AP report


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Bush camp eyes Texas cities in search for library location

Published Sunday, March 6, 2005
WASHINGTON - Momentous policy calls lurk ahead for President George W. Bush - Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Social Security. But the other big-time decision of his second term - where to put his library - is all but settled.

The White House will invite proposals this spring from several Texas cities eager to snag the prestigious plum. But Bush insiders say that barring a major turnabout by the first family, the library will be in Dallas, on or near the campus of Southern Methodist University.

"The decision hasn’t been officially made yet," one Bush insider told the New York Daily News, "but anyone who understands George and Laura can see where it’s going."

A second source in a position to speak authoritatively on the subject said flatly: "It’s going to be in Dallas."

A White House official cautioned: "We’re nowhere near any announcements or decisions or anything."

But another highly placed Bush source told The Daily News that former Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, one of Bush’s closest friends, has already been tapped to head the library advisory committee.

First lady Laura Bush might have inadvertently let the secret slip in January when she told an interviewer she and her husband will divide their post-White House life between their Prairie Chapel Ranch in central Texas and Dallas.

One Bush source said the Bushes already are eying condominiums in the elegant Turtle Creek area just north of downtown, not far from where they lived when Bush ran the Texas Rangers baseball club before being elected governor in 1994.

"People forget that Dallas was his political base when he ran for office," a Bush official said. "Many of their best friends still live there."

Moreover, Laura Bush is a 1968 graduate and current trustee of Southern Methodist University, which has quietly bought parcels of land adjacent to the campus that could be candidates for the library site.

Some other Texas contenders have acknowledged that Dallas is the clear front-runner, but that hasn’t stopped them from lining up to make their case - and spending millions crafting their bids.

The candidates include Baylor University in Waco, Tech University in Lubbock, A&M University in College Station and the city of Midland, where Bush grew up and began his career in the oil business.

The University of Texas-Austin, which already has the Lyndon B. Johnson library and museum, and the city of Arlington, the booming suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth, have belatedly entered the competition.

more at

http://www.columbiatribune.com/2005/Mar/20050306News011.asp


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Press Release Source: Whole Foods Market


Whole Foods Market(R) Prepares for March 3 Grand Opening of New Landmark Store and World Headquarters
Tuesday February 22, 6:00 am ET
Store Anchors Austin's Downtown Revitalization, Offers Its Hometown Shoppers a Mixture of Food and Theater Unparalleled in the Industry


AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI - News), the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket, will celebrate the grand opening of its Austin landmark store and world headquarters on March 3. The opening coincides with the Austin-born company's 25th anniversary year. Even more than any other Whole Foods Market location, this landmark store represents a fresh and often surprising approach to the grocery shopping experience -- as cooking demonstrations, food sampling, sit- down dining and takeout selections mingle with thousands of fresh and all natural ingredients in every department.
Located just blocks from where Whole Foods Market began as a small neighborhood grocer 25 years ago, the new store at the corner of Sixth Street and Lamar Boulevard is the company's largest, at 80,000 square feet. Though much larger in size, the store retains the charm and accessibility of its first location, with an intimate, village-style layout and passionate, attentive Team Members eager to assist guests.

"To put this store in perspective, every department features more variety than you'd find in a stand-alone specialty shop -- but with products free of artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings, preservatives and hydrogenated oils," notes Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey. "We're proud to offer such a world-class customer experience to our hometown Austin shoppers, who've been loyal to us from the beginning. Whole Foods Market is committed to the goal of being, not only the best natural foods store, but the finest food retailer in every community we serve."

Before shoppers even enter the new Lamar store, they will be greeted by the bright colors of the Market Hall, reminiscent of an outdoor farmer's market, with its extensive array of local products and the freshest seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Just inside, nestled near the hand-stacked organic produce, is Lamar Street Greens, a sit-down dining area where customers can enjoy made-to-order salads and sip a glass of wine as they watch the chef at work.

Seafood can be described in one word -- theater -- with more than 150 fresh seafood items and on-the-spot shucking, cooking, smoking, slicing and frying to order. You may be reminded of the excitement of Seattle's famous Pike Place Market when you see the trained fishmongers pitching whole fresh fish to each other. In addition, natural and organic meats will be aged on site, and an in-house smoker will prepare ready-to-go items and special orders. There's more fun at Candy Island, a sweet tooth's paradise, which will tempt with treats from toffee and fudge to handmade lollipops, popcorn balls, and a chocolate fountain for enrobing fresh and dried fruit. A Hot Nut Bar will be stocked with fresh nuts daily from an in-house nut roaster, and the World Foods section will feature the best pre-packaged and to-go items from Brazil to India for shoppers who crave exotic flavors.

This marriage of food and fun continues at dine-in eateries sprinkled throughout the store, all dishing up freshly prepared, restaurant-quality salads, seafood, sushi, pasta, and desserts. Additional takeout counters will offer noodle bowls, satays, stir fries, "living foods" and fresh squeezed juices.

"Our Team Members have tasted their way around the world to bring the most authentic flavors to our new Whole Foods Market," says Whole Foods Market Southwest Regional Vice President Bruce Silverman. "Our focus on ethnic cuisine, combined with our respect for and support of Texas products from the best local food artisans and growers, will ensure that our guests can explore countless new ideas in food."

A Snapshot of Variety: By the Numbers
* 1,800 wines, with suggested food pairings and tasting flights
* More than 800 beer selections in a walk-in beer cooler
* More than 600 of the world's best varieties of fresh, soft, hard-
ripened, artisan and aged cheeses
* 70 cuts of fresh meat prepared in house, 32 varieties of fresh-made
sausage and more than 50 chef-prepared, oven-ready selections
* 50 fresh-baked hearth breads available every day
* 40 varieties of stuffed and marinated olives, capers and other
antipasto
* 18 flavors of handmade gelato, with flavors ranging from vanilla
orange fig to chocolate chipotle
* 14 pastry chefs concocting creations from baked Alaska to apple pie
a la mode


In addition to raising the bar on culinary offerings, the Whole Foods Market landmark store features a Whole Body section of natural and organic body care and cosmetics, where customers can sample new lotions and other body care products or consult with Team Members on an expanded selection of fitness products and supplements. Organic cotton apparel for adults and kids will be featured in the Natural Home section, alongside such home necessities as linens and towels. Whole Baby completes the store's lifestyle area, with baby food, diapers, shampoo and other needs placed together to make shopping easier for (and with) small children.

Anchoring a Downtown Revitalization

Whole Foods Market's landmark store will be a major fixture in Austin's growing downtown economy. The store will serve as a key community gathering spot. It features a 25,000-square-foot roof garden and plaza with 200 shaded seats, a space for entertainers, a playscape, flowing stream, native landscaping and prime city views.

"Austinites value authenticity, innovation and a commitment to cultivating a unique culture," says Austin Mayor Will Wynn. "Whole Foods Market embodies all these attributes, and we're honored one of our city's greatest success stories is coming full circle to provide our residents with experiences they can't find anywhere else in the world."

Keeping with the trend of growing up rather than out, the store offers 900 parking spots with three levels of underground parking to shelter shoppers in any weather. A special moving sidewalk will carry shopping carts from the store down to the garage, or a complimentary Grocery Valet will allow Team Members to deliver bags efficiently right to customers' cars as they exit the garage.

The new building also includes Whole Foods Market's new world headquarters, a six-story, 200,000-square-foot tower above the store, with office space for up to 500 Team Members.

About Whole Foods Market(R)

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (www.wholefoodsmarket.com ) is the world's leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America's first national certified organic grocer. In fiscal year 2004, the company had sales of $3.9 billion and currently has more than 165 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Whole Foods Market motto, "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet"(TM) captures the company's mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Whole Foods Market, Harry's Farmers Market(R), and Fresh & Wild(R) are trademarks owned by Whole Foods Market IP, LP. Whole Foods Market employs more than 33,000 team members and has been ranked for eight consecutive years as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by Fortune magazine.

CONTACT:
Ashley Hawkins (ashley.hawkins@wholefoods.com )
512.542.0381

Kate Lowery (kate.lowery@wholefoods.com )
512.542.0390


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