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Tuesday, May 9, 2000 by

Competition vs. open government drives debate concerning Austin's electric utility

Utility pushing for blanket resolution, consumer advocates ask for public debate Whether the City of Austin's electric utility morphs from an aircraft carrier that operates in full view into a submarine whose strategic operations are mostly hidden was to have…

Monday, May 8, 2000 by

Watson, Wynn and Thomas win election while avoiding a runoff

Television, money, and continuing low voter turnout In the 1967 hit movie, The Graduate, the tip for success for a young man fresh out of college was the word "plastics." For the 2000 City Council elections, the surefire winner was…

Friday, May 5, 2000 by

Some council candidates in runoff election will divvy up a cool $58,000

Austin Fair Campaign Finance Fund provides shot in the arm to candidates If Danny Thomas manages to get in a runoff with incumbent Council Member Willie Lewis in Place 6, Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson may need to dip into those lottery…

Thursday, May 4, 2000 by

Kirk Watson's only challenge setting new record for getting mayoral votes

When an election is not an election, it's a coronation We're down to the wire for the 2000 City Council elections to be held Saturday, May 6. Absentee voting has ended with 9,337 ballots cast, says City Clerk Shirley Brown.…

Wednesday, May 3, 2000 by

Wynn violated state rules by depicting himself as an architect in campaign ads

Complaint filed with State Board of Architectural Examiners blows whistle This is not like the infamous case of Railroad Commissioner Lena Guerrero, who got caught padding her résumé with a degree she didn't earn, but City Council candidate William Patrick…

Tuesday, May 2, 2000 by

Watson, Wynn burying opponents with an avalanche of big spending

Alvarez and Quintanilla more closely matched, as are Lewis and Thomas The mayoral and City Council elections will be held this Saturday, May 6, but for most candidates the fund-raising has produced slim pickings this year. With the weak opposition…