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    Dillow Interruptus - Ramblings from an ink-stained Reg wretch

    Gordon Dillow has been anOrange County Register columnist since the 1990s. We think his prose is getting a bit creaky and clichd. And yet there is something addictive about stringing a bunch of homespun Dillowisms together--it's certainly more ente...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 8, 2001
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    No Beer Here

    Illustration by Bob AulSo it's Friday night, and me and my friends are hanging out in Anaheim Hills of all places. All we wanted was a little booze. Fuck you, yuppie town. That's right: this letter is addressed to the entire town of Anaheim Hills, t...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 8, 2001
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    Very Unscary - Yeah. Boo. Whatever

    Halloween is OC's hardest-partying holiday: The Orange County Register's resident clubster ancien Barry Koltnow said so (and, yes, the lovable old Koltnow still uses "party" as a verb). And where were you? Re-enacting New Year'sat the millennium and...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 8, 2001
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    More Questions, Less Answers

    Patient: K-PAX Profile: Half-hearted, retread-feeling psychodrama about a man who shows up in a New York mental hospital claiming to be from another planet. He confounds doctors, comforts patients and generally turns the established structure upsid...

    by Steve Lowery on November 8, 2001
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    Letters

    Contact us via e-mail (letters@ocweekly.com), regular mail (Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627) or fax (714-708-8410). Letters will be edited for clarity and length. By submission of a letter, you agree that we ca...

    on November 8, 2001
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    This is Where We Pray - As earthmovers move in, local Indians move to save their sacred land

    Photo courtesy of Lillian Robles' familyA large brown hawk wheeled over the circle of 70 people standing in the San Mateo Campground parking lot, listening to a middle-aged spiritual leader. Was it just coincidence? At each of the next five stops ...

    by Matt Coker on November 8, 2001
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    High Cost of Freedom - Patriotism means opening your wallet

    Photo courtesy of HomeAidIt is a peculiarly American thing to claim that certain facets of human behavior are peculiarly American. We claim a unique pioneer spirit of expansion, though that spirit was pioneered by the Greeks. Cultural wags talk abou...

    by Steve Lowery on November 8, 2001
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    OC Mans Ties to Terrorism Only Skin Deep - On the trail of the man with the bin Laden tattoo

    Illustration by Bob AulJust two weeks after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., the terror of Sept. 11 hit home in Orange County with the arrest of a man with a portrait of Osama bin Laden tattooed on his chest. According to a Se...

    by Nick Schou on November 8, 2001
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    Surf City Gets New Launderer - Past fines dog council-hired lobbyist

    Photo by Jack GouldThe lobbying firm just hired to promote Huntington Beach's interests among state legislators in Sacramento is headed by a man who seven months ago was fined $32,000 by the state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for laund...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on November 8, 2001
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    Spin Recycle - Truth still grounded after El Toro approval

    Photo by Myles RobinsonWith all the elegance of a 1978 Pinto with a busted muffler, the Orange County Board of Supervisors finally approved the El Toro Airport Master Plan last week after a month of false starts and delays. To celebrate, county airp...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 8, 2001
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    Apocalypse Nigh! - Sex, violence and Detroit

    Nick Sjobeck paints signs and plays guitar and sings in Dodge Dart and lives in Costa Mesa. Do you think you're going to get laid tonight? My wife's at home, and there's a 0 percent chance in the next two or three days. Then why are you here? To see...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on November 1, 2001
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    Cut and Pace - Patient: My First Mister

    Profile: Lonely Goth chick connects with lonely middle-aged clothing salesman. A movie about connections that go beyond age and fashion that ends up rushing through its promising premise to get to a schmaltzy third act that plays like James L. Brook...

    by Steve Lowery on November 1, 2001
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    Anthrax Schmanthrax

    Illustration by Bob AulLest anyone think Clockwork has been knocked from our perch alongside the nation's media elite because--as of press time, despite repeated trips to our mailbox and desperate calls to the PostMaster General--we had not yet rece...

    by Matt Coker on November 1, 2001
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    Wiener Dog Wars!

    Illustration by Bob AulMy Dearest: Sometimes when I think of you, I visualize a stubby little wiener dog. A sweet, small dog that somebody feeds human food, therefore causing the poor wiener dog to have digestive problems that lead to abnormal gas. ...

    on November 1, 2001
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    The Bob Dornan Hall of Fame - 2001 Inductee: LOU SHELDON

    Photo by Keith MayTo be considered exceptional in one's field, one must be able to produce on a consistent basis. And when it comes to homosexual sex, sex with poop, monkey sex or sex with the dead, the Reverend Sheldon most definitely delivers. In ...

    on November 1, 2001
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    Letters

    Contact us via e-mail (letters@ocweekly.com), regular mail (Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627) or fax (714-708-8410). Letters will be edited for clarity and length. By submission of a letter, you agree that we ca...

    on November 1, 2001
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    Patriot Games - How a Newport Beach businessman used granny, apple pie and the flag to bilk patriotic investors

    Orange County businessman Edgar Dale "Eddie" Allen tells many exciting stories of his wartime heroism, but the best one goes like this: it's late 1963, and the U.S. military is gearing up for a major land war in Asia. Air Force Captain Eddie Allen, ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 1, 2001
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    Pulling His Cheney - Shabbir Mansuri critiques the Second Ladys critique of multiculturalism

    Photo by Keith MaySince Sept. 11, there have been two kinds of Americans: those who think the U.S. is out of touch with the rest of the world, and those who think the rest of the world can take a hike. Take Second Lady Lynne Cheney. In an Oct. 5 s...

    by Nick Schou on November 1, 2001
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    Simon Says - The countys airport czar spins himself dizzy

    Photo by Myles RobinsonGary Simon is trying to argue that federal aviation officials recently cleared El Toro International Airport for takeoff. That's his job: as the county's El Toro airport boss, Simon has the unpleasant task of alchemizing bad n...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 1, 2001
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    The T Word - Rigoberta Menchu Tum gives OC a new definition of terrorism

    Rigoberta Mench Tm is not on Nightline's short list of terrorism experts. It's their loss. A Guatemalan refugee who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, Mench Tm knows something of terror. Touring Orange County college campuses this past week, s...

    by Nick Schou on November 1, 2001
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