For the Week of|
January 21-27, 1999
Cover: The Grim Sweepers
On the beat with local crime-scene cleanup firms.
News: Toxic Shock
New report warns of increasing health risks from local pesticides.
The Scoop: Pork-barrel swill permeates the federal educational budget.
Up to the Task?: See how your kids' school did in the state Standardized Testing and Reporting program.
Climbing Up on Capitol Hill: Check up on the your Congressional Representatives and U.S. Senators--where they stand, how they voted.
Rebel Yell: Rockabilly mavens Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys return.
Spins: A burst of punkish blues from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and more.
Movin' on 'Up Up' With Ani DiFranco: Rough, cocky and vulnerable, Ani DiFranco rewards her fans' obsessions on her new album, Up Up Up Up Up Up.
Europop With a Thousand Faces: Espen Lind, the Merrymakers and Cassius head a new European musical invasion.
Talking Pictures: Keith O'Brien--an esteemed hydrogeologist and sought-after expert witness--cross-examines the popular environmental courtroom drama A Civil Action.
L.A. Story: Hurlyburly a smorgasbord of over-the-top decadence.
Some Like it Hot: Passionfish serves up a Cajun feast.
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Get to the root of all things wine.
Acts of Love: Romance and Tenor focus on the heart.
Art Bytes: Penngrove artist Chris Finley collaborates with his computer.
Winner of Discontent: In praise of Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts'--a retrospective.
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