In a nod to summer, POINT lightens up this month. We're skinnier, for one thing; trimmed to 16 pages from our usual 20. And we're sunnier - that is, we have some fun stuff in here this time. Like our story on the skate scene at Beiringville, a huge wooden bowl on James Island, a formidable structure proclaimed by at least one to be the "eighth wonder of the world." Meet the skate rats who live for the next adrenaline fix, and appreciate in a new way how extraordinarily ordinary you are.

Cecil Bothwell III, the cat from North Carolina, is back. Look for him in a regular new column he calls, for reasons known only to him, Duck Soup. It's on page 14. It's about Shakespeare and Playboy and heckling Margaret Mitchell.

If you read nothing else in this issue, please make it the environmental voting record of your elected representatives in Washington, which runs on page 5 along with descriptions of the 10 key votes before the House in its first 100 days.

The rundown of the issues, compiled by the League of Conservation Voters, is a guide to help you keep track of how members of Congress weighed in on matters most critical to the environment. Take a look at how your representatives voted, and let them know what you think about their records. Two decades of work are at stake.

In an effort to be more efficient at getting POINT on the streets, we are asking readers to suggest possible distribution sites in their neighborhoods. If you own or work in a business that would like to distribute POINT, call us at 254-1803. We have a few racks left. Likewise, if you know of an existing distribution site where POINT is doing nothing but turning yellow, please let us know so we can put them to better use.

As always, thanks for getting the POINT. Drop us a line and let us know what's on your mind.

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