Re: [NYTimes] Austin, we have a problem

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From: Lorin Rivers (
Date: Sun Aug 20 2000 - 14:06:06 PDT

At 4:18 PM -0700 8/19/2000, Adam Rifkin wrote:
>Sounds like a nice place to visit, but I'm not sure why people are
>so insistent on living there right now... Jeff or Lorin, set me
>straight, what's so nice about Austin?

Nothing. It sucks. Stay away!

It's been over 100 F almost everyday for almost 6 weeks and rained
once. We've had over 30 Ozone Action days this year. The roaches are
huge, and they fly. Not to mention the mosquitos...

My family's lived here since 1870. Like anyone who grew up in a
mega-growth area, I remember when.

Hopefully the .com flameouts won't suck all the business down...

Austin's had a couple of huge reversals in my lifetime, one so bad I
had to leave town to get a job doing anything other than waiting


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