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August 5-11, 1999

Cover: Smoke Screen
Will the easy availability of drugs on the Internet make U.S. drug policy obsolete?


News: Make-Believe Mars
Scientists and engineers from the Bay Area are hard at work on a manned mission to Mars, starting with a simulated space station in the Canadian Arctic.

Understanding Gun Violence: Join Together Online, a project of the Boston University of Public Health, provides community resources for those trying to make sense out school shootings.

Up to the Task?: See how your kids' school did in the state Standardized Testing and Reporting program.


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Gas Pains: Suffering from bloodletting at the pumps.


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In the Raw: Uncovering the uncooked-food movement.

Wine Lines: Plenty of sparkling wines for Y2K.

Heard It Through the Grapevine: Get to the root of all things wine.

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Truly Frightening:Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child on the psychology of terror, evil real estate, and why 'The Haunting' isn't scary.

Mongol Sound: Documentary 'Genghis Blues' explores the world of Tuvan music.

'Gorgeous' Gorge: Teen pageant comedy 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' serves up a buffet of laughs.

Modern Classic: 'The Iron Giant' is an animated kiddie flick with lots of heart.

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Red Hot: Jason Marsalis brings Los Hombres Calientes to the North Bay.

Sound Series: Jackalope Records chief stages local music showcase.

SF Club Guide: Disco divas, hip-hop connoisseurs and salsa suaves to flannel-clad pinball players, jazz luminaries and more from the City by the Bay.

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Word Play: The Sonoma Valley Poetry Festival cooks up a new theme.


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