The Week in Reverse

September 3, 2005

TCC is asking all its readers to contribute to the American Red Cross and other reputable charities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Everyone will be affected by this tragedy, whether you know someone directly in danger or needing relief.

The sight of many gas stations in Atlanta without fuel eerily reminds us of the 1973 gas shortages. And this time, there's no family station to avoid the dreaded odd-even curse. Hey, Detroit - how's them fuel-cell cars coming?

Lexus' big forehand at the U.S. Open -- Andy Roddick -- may have made an early exit, but the Toyota brand will be a certain winner in the ratings. Especially if that nice Lindsay Davenport girl brings home one more championship (but we like Serena, too).

Ford's hot Iosis concept for Frankfurt is supposed to be the sign of European Fords to come. Can we all assume, then, that the days of the stodgy Mondeo are over?

The latest cuts at Ford involve 400 white-collar workers. Sounds like a prelude to some heavy talks with the UAW about plant closures and benefits to us.

Hyundai says it's leaving minivans to Kia so it can focus on a new crossover vehicle and a seven-seater SUV. Has the friction between essentially competing brands ever been so carefully worded in a press release?

In case you hadn't noticed...A new Solstice, Civic, Jaguar XK and S-Class this week alone. Don't mind us while we test our blood sugar.

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