Issue: July 19, 2012
Mayor Cashell's plans for his last two years are the topic of our
cover story this week. His Honor has about six months left with the
current city council, a body that has worked well with him. After
that, he will face a new majority on the council.
Speaking of the mayoralty, there's a theory floating around that
because the mayor and council members do essentially the same thing,
council members who have run out their term limits cannot run for
mayor just because the job has a different name than their current
posts. D. Brian Burghart tried to get an answer and his results will
be in the news section this week.
In Green, Ashley Hennefer writes about the radio frequency emitted by
those new "smart" utility meters installed on our homes and whether
there's any science behind the folks who say the frequency is a
threat to health.
Brad Bynum gives a listen to local band Southpaw Stranger, and writes
about things like its "sinewy melodicism" and "shoegazing guitars."
Kris Vagner talks with two of our area's most familiar art figures,
Walt McNamara and Jim McCormick; Bob Grimm gets frosted at Ice Age:
Continental Drift; Jessica Santina reviews a Tennessee Williams
outing at Bruka Theatre; and in "15 minutes," Carole Maupin
describes an upcoming Artown event at the Reno Buddhist Center.
Thanks for reading us. Without you, we might have to run for mayor.