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    You've Got To Be Kidding!

    Illustration by Bob AulTo the woman who refused to be seated next to our family: how dare you assume that dining next to a child will ruin your meal! We have gone to this restaurant for family gatherings on special occasions for nearly a decade. The...

    by ANONYMOUS on February 24, 2005
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/Feb 24 Gypsy Singerssing, accompanied by a guitarist, while SpanishDancersdance! Who would have thunk it? Also, there's an art expo with Spanish flamenco artists displaying their work! How delightful is that? Meanwhile, of course, I'll be cele...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 24, 2005
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    Loftus' Luster Lost - Controversial professor is latest UCI employee associated with pedo-priests

    Photo by Slobodan DimitrovFor years, attorneys for the damned have called upon UC Irvine Professor Elizabeth Loftus to save their clients' asses. And save asses she did--Loftus signed on with numerous defense teams and earned a reputation as an acad...

    on February 17, 2005
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    !Ask a Mexican!

    Illustration by Mark DancyDear Mexican, I have very, very light skin because of my Scandinavian heritage. Around Halloween, someone asked me if it was white-face makeup. Why is it that Mexican men find my pallor so fascinating? --Fair Maiden ...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on February 17, 2005
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    A Pawn In Her Game

    Illustration by Bob AulI want my chess set back. Yeah, so we haven't spoken in months, and we're each happy with someone new. But I want my chess set back. It's not the fanciest of chess sets. It was old and missing pieces. I remember we would use q...

    by ANONYMOUS on February 17, 2005
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    Endangered Species - The Crazy Horse is demolished, the Golden Bears Rick Babiracki passes on

    Photo by Tenaya HillsUnless you like ghosts and rubble, this hasn't been a good month for OC's musical legacy. Driving down the 55 one morning last week, I couldn't help but notice a pile of bulldozed debris where the legendary Crazy Horse nightclub...

    by JIM WASHBURN on February 17, 2005
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    Pretty Fraulein - I Put the Me in Me!

    Photo by Rebecca SchoenkopfOh, we completely forgot to write anything about Valentine'sDay,didn't we? Huh. I can't imagine how that slipped by us. Oh, I'm lying! Yes, I can! It's because, well, I hate everyone! Yes! I do! That's right, child...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 17, 2005
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/Feb 17 Do join OCMA--andmaybe rope yourself a raunchy, grody sk8r boi of your very own--at OrangeCrushNights,featuring a performance by Fielding,skate demos, and a screening of DogtownandZ-Boyswith a Q&A with Stacy Peralta(mmmm!) and others. B...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 17, 2005
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    Hollingshead's Deli

    Photo by Tenaya Hills"Man," my friend marveled while gnawing through a glistening veal bratwurst decorated with spicy mustard, relish and Cheddar-cheese shavings. "If that television was tuned to a hunting show instead of basketball, I'd swear I was...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on February 17, 2005
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    This Week In Choo-Choo Chow

    One unintended benefit of the CenterLine's supposed demise is that the slew of taqueras along its proposed Bristol Street path will no longer face demolition. But fans of train whistles alongside their appetizers need not worry: Orange County is bl...

    on February 17, 2005
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    Spitzer Out? - Epic clash with DA Rackauckas now unlikely

    Tony Rackauckas can breathe. Assemblyman Todd Spitzer will soon abandon plans to challenge Rackauckas for the county's most powerful office, according to sources close to Spitzer. Talk of a Spitzer-Rackauckas race for DA dominated local political ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on February 17, 2005
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    Personnel Bile #3: The Milwaukee Monster - #The Milwaukee Monster

    Last week, lawyers in Milwaukee did what Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter Lichtman has yet to do: release personnel files on child-raping priests who worked in the Diocese of Orange. The pederast in question is Siegfried Widera, who molested a...

    on February 17, 2005
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    Letters

    Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or send to Letters to the Editor, c/o OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. OUR MISS S. I cannot believe that someone as...

    on February 17, 2005
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Courtesy Comedy CentralWednesday, Feb. 9 Fox, the network that brought you The Simpsons and Who Wants to Get Anally Probed . . . Again, announces that the funniest show on TV not called The Venture Brothers had its season-episode order cut from 22 t...

    by Steve Lowery on February 17, 2005
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    Dead End - Feds deny connection between CIA and ex-Laguna Beach cop and drug dealer. So why are his files secret?

    Courtesy Costa Mesa Police Dept.The San Jose Mercury News published a three-part series in August 1996 in which reporter Gary Webb connected the CIA to California's crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. Several months later, Webb's editors published ...

    by Nick Schou on February 17, 2005
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    This Case Doesn't Gyve - An open letter to DA Tony Rackauckas

    Photo by James BunoanHi, Tony: It's been a long time--19 months, to be exact--since my last open letter to you. Remember "Whiskey Night," my story about the July 2003 shooting incident involving several of your employees who were returning fro...

    by Nick Schou on February 17, 2005
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    Next Stop: Immobility - An A to Z Guide to Surviving the Death/Pause/Sunshine of the CenterLine

    Photo by Tenaya HillsTwo weeks ago, readers of the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register learned that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) board of trustees would snuff out the pipe on which they'd all been taking hits for a ...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on February 17, 2005
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    Haidl Laughed - Gang-rape defendant busts up as Jane Doe cries on stand

    All photos courtesy pool photographer Ygnacio Nanetti/ The Orange County RegisterGang-rape defendant Greg Haidl stands each time the jury enters or exits the courtroom. Jurors see Haidl lock his hands as if in prayer, slouch his shoulders and bow ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on February 17, 2005
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    Murder He Wrote - DA used a convicted murderer for a campaign photo opthen told state officials the man was still guilty

    Weeks before his heated 2002 re-election bid, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas stood outside his Santa Ana office, shook hands, smiled and traded words of affection with Dwayne McKinney, whom Rackauckas had successfully prosecuted for robbery and m...

    by R. Scott Moxley on February 17, 2005
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    Personnel Bile #2: Surf City Sinnin' - Surf City Sinnin

    The following seven files are excerpts from a 1986 Huntington Beach Police Department report on Father Andrew Christian Andersen, who remains one of only two Orange County Catholic priests to be jailed for molesting children after pleading guilty to...

    on February 10, 2005
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