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    Picking a Fight - Braceros want whats theirs

    Photo by James BunoanEzequiel Acevedo wants you to know he and his friends are not extortionists. "We're not asking for what's not ours," the ex-farmworker tells me as he marches outside the Santa Ana Mexican Consulate. "If we did that, that wouldn'...

    on September 12, 2002
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    Internal Affair - The ex-cop, the ex-fiance and the X-rated video

    Photo by James BunoanAs an involuntary porn star, John Nelissen hasn't done badly, earning $15,000 for just one video role. Of course, he also sacrificed his career as a cop. Nelissen's appearance in a tape, now locked in the offices of county i...

    by Nick Schou on September 12, 2002
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    William Millionaire Plaschke - While pounding millionaire baseball players, the Times columnist cashed checks from MLB owners

    Illustration by Bob AulEverybody is entitled to their overbaked opinions, but Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke gets paid handsomely to spew his hot-and-bother. Not that Plaschke doesn't earn that money--most recently with his ranting...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on September 12, 2002
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    Can We Sleep in Your Great Park? - Agran downsizes plan to turn military units into affordable housing

    Photo by Keith MayThree years ago, Irvine Mayor Larry Agran toured base housing at the abandoned Tustin and El Toro Marine Corps Air Stations and swiftly declared the county's plan to knock it down outrageous. Within the borders of the two bases wer...

    by Nick Schou on September 12, 2002
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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 September 12, 2002
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    Rogue Statesman - Congressman Dana Rohrabachers absolutely crazy, quite possibly illegal back-channel chats with the villains of Sept. 11

    Photo courtesy Congressman Dana Rohrbacher "[Rohrabacher] says the Taliban are devout traditionalists--not terrorists or revolutionaries. He believes a Taliban takeover [of Afghanistan] would be a positive development." --Washington Report on Mi...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 12, 2002
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    Food Fight

    Illustration by Bob AulEveryone warned against going to a restaurant on opening night. True to form, the Friday night launch of a little Chinese joint was a total clusterfuck. But I understand that restaurants need time to work out the kinks. What I...

    by ANONYMOUS on September 5, 2002
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    Picnic Power

    After a year off, the day-long This Ain't No Picnic alternative/indie/underground music fest has been resurrected and will return to its familiar Oak Canyon Ranch site at Irvine Lake on Oct. 5 for a third go-round (if you're reading this on Thursday...

    by Rich Kane on September 5, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    MONDAY, Aug. 19 The Jew-hatin', Alta California reclamation-promotin' La Voz de Aztlan--which bills itself as a "totally independent news service"--announces that its website ranks among the top on the Internet, beating out most other Latino, Chican...

    by Matt Coker on September 5, 2002
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    Steven Hatfill's Big Idea

    So far, Dr. Steven Hatfill has gotten attention as the former army scientist named by John Ashcroft as a "person of interest" in last year's anthrax attacks. Less well-known are Hatfill's intriguing proposals for responding to a biowar assault in Am...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on September 5, 2002
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    One Gigante Mess - How a multibillion-dollar corporation played the victim and got its liquor license

    Photo by Gustavo ArellanoThere was a time when Amin David fancied himself the Carrie Nation of Anaheim. Take, for instance, the night of April 10, 2001, when the prominent Latino activist confronted his city's elementary school board over the issue ...

    by Gustavo Arellano on September 5, 2002
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    Political Theater - The best of the anti-Bush demonstration at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Aug. 23, 2002

    Photo by Jack GouldPresident Bush came to town last week, hoping to accomplish two mutually exclusive goals: raise money for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bill Simon and avoid being photographed with the controversial Simon. Outside, abou...

    by ANDREW TONKOVICH on September 5, 2002
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    Flashes of Lunacy - DA says FU to GJ

    On Aug. 26, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas "went on the offensive" (according to the LA Times) and "fired back" (according to The Orange County Register) when he responded to the grand jury's June findings of prosecutorial incompetence, mismanage...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 5, 2002
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    Waiting for Barbara Coe - CCIR picnics, activists eat French fries

    Photo by Gustavo ArellanoScott Keltic Knott and Matt Martnez sit underneath a willow tree in Ponderosa Park. Like most of Orange County's progressive community, they received the e-mail last week that "CCIR HAVING PICNIC IN ANAHIEM. LETS GET OUT TH...

    on September 5, 2002
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    Confessions of a Border-Jumping Drug Smuggler

    Waiting to cross the border into the United States with hundreds of pills in a plastic bag in my underpants, I sometimes wonder: What will happen if I'm caught this time? But not very often. Mainly I think about snorting OxyContin, about how tha...

    by JEROME WEIR on September 5, 2002
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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 September 5, 2002
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    Girls Make Passes at Guys Who Wear Glasses

    Illustration by Bob AulHey, you! Yeah, you in the Dickies & black Converse sneakers! I was the redhead in black, and I have a confession to make to you: I saw you first at the Ben Kweller show, then at the Hey Mercedes, Sensefield/Benefit for Leilan...

    by ANONYMOUS on August 29, 2002
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    The Lowballasschatter Quickie Index

    Number of times Axl Rose has been on the cover of Spin Magazine in the past five years: 2 Number of new studio albums released by Axl or variations of Guns N' Roses in the same period of time: 0 Number of minutes it took after word got out about...

    on August 29, 2002
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    November Surprise?

    Photo courtesy of the Department of DefenseThe word among wags in Washington is that George W. Bush will invade Iraq right after the fall congressional elections, giving himself time to get the war out of the way before his own presidential campai...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on August 29, 2002
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    Design Matters - You can sit on irony, but its hard and unyielding

    Photo by Jim WashburnIt seems you can hardly be in a social situation these days without meeting someone who tells you she or he is a designer. As in "I have designs on you?" you might wonder because they are a suspect lot, these designers, always...

    by JIM WASHBURN on August 29, 2002
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