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SAD SACK AL DUNLAP

Monday, July 27, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another peek [Lifestyle theme] into the "Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Cranky."

Today we visit the opulent -- but suddenly lonely -- world of Al Dunlap,... [read more]

A BILLIONAIRE'S CHUMP-CHANGE

Friday, July 24, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another peek [Soap Opera theme] into "The Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Cranky."

Today's featured Fat Cat is Michael Dell, the multibillionaire computer tycoon who last... [read more]

FREE CAKES; TERRI HENDRIX

Friday, July 24, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Clinton frees $100 Million for Heat Relief
Heat wave continues
Texas will get help for the heat

Rebecca Rather: brings... [read more]

HOMEMADE ECONOMIC GROWTH

Thursday, July 23, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Commonsense has been called "genius with its work clothes on."

Finally, some economic-development specialists in America's rural areas are beginning to apply a little common-sense in their work. For decades,... [read more]

NAME THAT DRUG!

Wednesday, July 22, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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And now [Game-show theme], let's play "Name That Drug!"

It's the new game sensation that's rocking the nation, as giant pharmaceutical companies try to out-do each other in devising snappy, new,... [read more]

"SPENDING" EQUALS "SAVINGS"

Tuesday, July 21, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Preaching the virtue of frugality, old Ben Franklin wrote: "A penny saved is a penny earned."

But wait a minute. That ancient aphorism doesn't fit with today's corporate ethic... [read more]

CORPORATIZING WATER

Monday, July 20, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another voyage [Far-out space music] into the Far, Far, Far-Out Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today, Spaceship Hightower takes you waaaay out -- much farther than you might want to... [read more]

BERKELEY'S PARKING-METER REBELLION

Friday, July 17, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The New American rebellion has started [Yankee Doodle or other fife & drum music]! This time it's not the Boston Tea Party that's rallying patriots to defy tyrannical authorities -- it's the Berkeley Parking-Meter... [read more]

TAINTED CHICKENS

Thursday, July 16, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Say it t'ain't so!

But it is. According to an investigative report by Cox Newspapers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is allowing big poultry processors like Tyson to sell tainted... [read more]

"JAIL" FOR THE RICH

Wednesday, July 15, 1998   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that the rich "are different from you and me," he could have had in mind the special privileges being granted in the County, Virginia, to Susan Cummings.

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