Austin News and Views #12 – 7/25/11

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Austinites weighing on parking meter extension
A.A.M.P.E.D. (Austinites Against Metered Parking Extension Downtown) http://www.statesman.com/news/local/austin-to-explore-putting-off-construction-of-water-1638752.html
 
Water Treatment Plant
Austin to explore putting off construction of water treatment plant
Bill Spelman says it will be years before plant needed.
By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF 
 
“Responsible Water”  — Responsible Growth for Northcross spokesman Jason Meeker, who also ran for City Council in ’08
 
Ban plastic baggies at grocery stores?
Mayor pushing to ban plastic bags at Austin stores
byLarry Kolvoord / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
 
Debt talks
 
 

SMILES’ SPECIAL REPORTS

Toll roads losing money
Political Anomaly: Ron Paul

Norway’s 7/22/11 Attacks: More Updates

Copycat suicide – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A copycat suicide is defined as an emulation of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media.

The massive wave of emulation suicides after a widely publicized suicide is known as the Werther effect, following Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

Copycats of Norway?
 
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