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  • Refill Madness - Hemp-Powered Car Rolls Its Own Fuel

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    Refill Madness - Hemp-Powered Car Rolls Its Own Fuel

    While high-powered lobbyists clashed, seduced, and debated their way to a House energy bill last Wednesday that called for drilling Arctic preserves and left renewable fuel by the wayside, the dialogue at the helm of one alternative-fuel program went...

    by Erik Baard on August 7, 2001
  • Standing Guard at the Revolving Door - A Day in the Life of a Parole Officer

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    Standing Guard at the Revolving Door - A Day in the Life of a Parole Officer

    Mike Taylor decides people's fates from a tiny second-floor room at 119 West 31st Street in Manhattan. Every Thursday, a few dozen people stop in to see him. They do not come because Taylor gives them a paycheck or because they enjoy his company. The...

    by Jennifer Gonnerman on August 7, 2001
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    Red Tape 101 - A Young Mother Fights for Education and Training on Welfare

    Delia Soto missed her chance to meet the mayor. By the time she made it through City Hall security last wednesday morning, he had already given his speech and left the event she was attending. Soto, a 20-year-old single mother and student on welfare,...

    by Chisun Lee on August 7, 2001
  • Tech Wars in Meat Space - Protest Goes ‘Star Trek’ With Nonlethal Weapons

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    Tech Wars in Meat Space - Protest Goes Star Trek With Nonlethal Weapons

    When Carlo Giuliani's rage at the new world order turned violent during the recent G-8 summit in Genoa, he was hit with an old-fashioned response: two bullets that ripped through his head. Police forces are asking themselves if that kind of death is ...

    by Erik Baard on July 31, 2001
  • The Black Book - At a Literary Retreat, Authors Debate the Mainstreaming of African American Lit

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    The Black Book - At a Literary Retreat, Authors Debate the Mainstreaming of African American Lit

    My favorite writer of all time is Toni Morrison, which prematurely reveals much about where I stand on the major issues of modern black literature. When literary tastemaker Oprah Winfrey canonized Morrison's Paradise in her book club years ago, I was...

    by Miles Marshall Lewis on July 31, 2001
  • Tulia Blues - How the Lingering Effects of a Massive Drug Bust Devastated One Family in a Small Texas Town

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    Tulia Blues - How the Lingering Effects of a Massive Drug Bust Devastated One Family in a Small Texas Town

    TULIA, TEXASOnly a few years ago, Mattie White liked to sit on the front porch of her one-story house. In the park across the street, young people played basketball and hung out on the swings, their shouts echoing through the neighborhood. These day...

    by Jennifer Gonnerman on July 31, 2001
  • An Orgy of Abstinence - Federal Funding Pushes No-Sex Education Into the Mainstream

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    An Orgy of Abstinence - Federal Funding Pushes No-Sex Education Into the Mainstream

    Rene is going out with Ronald. Anyone can deduce this from the "Rene 'N' Ronald" hearts she has doodled on her notepad alongside a few crucifixes. But still. As Dirk Been, a handsome, 25-year-old former Survivor contestant, climbs onstage at the wo...

    by Sharon Lerner on July 31, 2001
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    Graham Crackers and Other Chastity Devices

    These days, kids can choose from a variety of items to help them abstain. Available at the conference were ATMabstinence-till-marriagecards (expiration date: wedding day); chastity rings (to be replaced only with a wedding band); "Don't Play With ...

    by Sharon Lerner on July 31, 2001
  • Eric Adams for Police Commissioner - But How Black Is Mark Green?

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    Eric Adams for Police Commissioner - But How Black Is Mark Green?

    Lieutenant Eric Adams, the outspoken head of a black police officers' group that was once the target of an undercover investigation by the NYPD, is being touted as a serious candidate to become the city's next police commissioner. For the past thre...

    by Peter Noel on July 31, 2001
  • Limited-Equity Co-op in Eight-Unit 1872 Building

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    Limited-Equity Co-op in Eight-Unit 1872 Building

    You'd been living here 13 years before Smokey moved in with his coriander from the East. But let's go back to 1969 when . . . [Sally] I drove here in a BMWBMWs then were only $200 more than a Volkswagen Bug. I had an avocado tree in the back. I came...

    by Toni Schlesinger on July 31, 2001
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    Dyke Debauchery

    SAN FRANCISCOThere are plenty of queer women who work as porn stars, strippers, and sex workers, but there are a lot fewer of us willing to fork over cash for cooch. Sure, we'll spend our savings on WNBA season tickets, but when it comes to sex, les...

    by Tristan Taormino on July 31, 2001
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    Refund Policy - Your Tax Refund Check Is in the Mail. Happy?

    ESAU REYES Age 26 Resides Bronx Occupation Teacher What do you think of this summer's tax refund? I think it's very political. There are people who really need the money, but I think it's designed so that when people get their checks, they're...

    by Coco McPherson on July 31, 2001
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    Horoscope

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Here's a great way to nurture your astrological potential: Plunk yourself down in New Orleans for a week. The Big Easy is elegant and eccentric, just as you're primed to be. It knows how to party with a more relaxed intensit...

    by Rob Brezsny on July 31, 2001
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    NY Mirror

    It's true confessions time: I didn't go to any of the Madonna concerts last week and didn't even call for free press tickets! After years of following and/or emulating her every moveI wore pj's to her Bedtime Stories party and dressed like the pope ...

    by Michael Musto on July 31, 2001
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    Letters

    ORBITING THE 'PLANET' Cynthia Cotts's Press Clips column headlined "Holy Libel Suit" [July 24] misstates key points in Steven Emerson's lawsuit against the Tampa, Florida, newspaper the Weekly Planet, its senior editor John Sugg, and former Associa...

    on July 31, 2001
  • Flatbush Fast-Forward - Full Force Float on, From ‘Roxanne Roxanne’ to Britney and Beyond

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    Flatbush Fast-Forward - Full Force Float on, From Roxanne Roxanne to Britney and Beyond

    East Flatbush, Brooklyn, mid '80s. Full Force, a six-man group of singer-producers, reluctantly put their recording dreams on hold to produce U.T.F.O., a rap trio from their block, and a 16-year-old girl from Hell's Kitchen named Lisa Velez. Both act...

    by Rhonda Baraka on July 31, 2001
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    Listings

    Let me introduce you to the Young Man and his battle between good and evil: He's an innocent soul who heads to the big city, drawn by the Magneta nirvana-like stage he hopes to reach while driving his magical vehicle, the Eggmobile. This ready-to-ha...

    by Camila Gamboa on July 31, 2001
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    Thompsons Keyspan Conflict - Comptroller Candidate Misleads Ethics Board and Sidesteps Rulings

    William Thompson, the former Board of Education president who is running for comptroller, failed to comply with two rulings issued by the city's Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB), the Voice has learned. The rulings involved Thompson's ties to Key...

    by Wayne Barrett on July 31, 2001
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    Listings

    The Foundation crew is back in action, moving their techno-friendly party Chic to the Roxy's swanky VIP lounge. Resident DJs Kimyon and Rich Bourque, those Detroit techno fetishists, welcome special guest Alexi Delano to help kick things off. Delano,...

    by Tricia Romano on July 31, 2001
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    Sports

    We will Control the Horizontal . . . Someone once asked Professor Irwin Corey if there was a scientific way to speed up the game of baseball. "Of course," replied the great comic scholar. "Make it quicker." Clearly, Sandy Alderson, Major League ...

    on July 31, 2001
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