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    Killtastic! - This Weeks Featured Game: Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) vs. Dallas Cowboys (0-0)

    Philadelphia update: The city is understandably proud of its performance during the Republican National Convention (RNC). And why not? The police hardly kicked anybody in the head repeatedly, and they did so at only twice the budgeted amount--$10 mi...

    by Steve Lowery on September 6, 2001
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    Dick Nixons Revenge - El Toro Airport Watch No. 146

    Photo by Johan VogelFor at least four years, a small group of county residents has pushed for the construction of an urban park at the now-shuttered El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. They're not proposing your typical OC park--a sun-blasted, mile-sq...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 6, 2001
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    Sell Outs

    Illustration by Bob AulHa'iku resident Abby Grochowski doesn't recall seeing a "For Sale" sign out on Maui's county building. But, Grochowski wrote in an Aug. 16 letter to the editor of the Haleakala edition of The Times ("Maui's free press"), the c...

    by Matt Coker on September 6, 2001
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    Angry Granny

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to "Hey, You!" c/oOC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. I wa...

    by ANONYMOUS on September 6, 2001
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    Orange (County) Julius - Touch Paul Franks monkeyonline

    Photo by Mark SavageConsidering the fortunes of most cartoon characters, Julius the Monkey has had it pretty easy. His media exposure thus far has been limited to Paul Frank Industries T-shirts and purses, which made millions of dollars for the Cost...

    by ANDREW ASCH on September 6, 2001
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    Maid 4 You, NRA-Style

    Aug. 17. While executing a college prank, an anonymous friend of ours used to break into our dorm room each week and clean it up, leaving us standing cheerfully perplexed amid neatly folded laundry. Seems like this sort of rave is catching on, altho...

    by KEN WIDMANN on September 6, 2001
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    Dear Commie Girl - If you think its so easy, you write my damn column

    Dear friends: My boss is enthralled by the letters you people send. I always forward them to him so he knows how many people write to me, and that way I won't ever get fired. At least, not again. "Save those letters for a week when you need a colu...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 6, 2001
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    I'm Here to Help My Friends - DA investigation: Garofalo mixed business and politics

    DA investigators offered a first glimpse into evidence they say supports felony corruption charges against Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo. Much of the 86-page document released Wednesday retraces the nearly two-year investigation b...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 6, 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 September 6, 2001
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    Its a Living - You think your jobs tough? Try being the Ty-D-Bowl Man for Huntington Beach

    Photo by Jack GouldTo be honest, we started out to make fun of really bad jobs. Jobs where you pick up poop, set corpses afire, park cars, remove back hair, pick up golf balls or collect semen from dogs. So we talked to people who do all these thing...

    on September 6, 2001
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    The Big Flush - A plan to clean up Long Beach harbor might foul OC beaches

    photo by Jack GouldEnvironmentalists behind a proposal to "sink" the Long Beach breakwater acknowledge their plan to bring waves back to the city's shoreline might also flush 60 years' worth of toxic gunk onto Orange County shores. The breakwater-...

    by Matt Coker on September 6, 2001
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    Orange Countys Real Bad Boy - George Argyros connected to yet another alleged business scam

    Forget Dennis Rodman. George Argyros, the conservative Newport Beach billionaire and U.S.-ambassador-to-Spain designee, is fast becoming Orange County's real bad boy. Argyros is already under suspicion for his alleged role in a scheme to defraud t...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 6, 2001
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    Letters

    Contact us via phone (714-825-8432), 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. All correspondence must i...

    on September 6, 2001
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    Exodus - Orange teachers union destroying education to save it

    Photo by Joy BastThey may not win a contract for their teachers any time soon, but teachers union officials in Orange are closing in on a related goal--the total destruction of the Orange Unified School District. A July 30 report in the Los Angele...

    by TIM MELTREGER on September 6, 2001
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    Third Strike - Its time to dump a DA who has broken faith with the public in at least three crucial cases

    Eyewitnesses to the 1980 murder of a 19-year-old Burger King employee were pretty certain of a few things: the gunman was a clean-shaven, 6-foot-3-inch black man who did not limp. But Tony Rackauckas, then a deputy district attorney, vigorously pr...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 6, 2001
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    Hatching a revolution - How Chapman U. Produced a Socialist Student Leader

    Photo by Jack GouldWhen he was still a wide-eyed high school student growing up in Lake Forest, Steve Hatch was like most kids. His main concerns were mundane: music, friends, sports and school. All that began to change when his high school English ...

    by Nick Schou on September 6, 2001
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    OnStar Trek - Where in the hell would you go today if you could afford to go there?

    "Once you have it," confides the woman in the back seat of the brand-new Cadillac I am driving through seaside hills dotted with stands of pine and expensive homes, "you feel insecure when you don't have it." And I have cable and I've had sex, so I ...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on September 6, 2001
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    Trailer Park Confidential - My Short Life as a California Dreamer

    It was 90 degrees today in Toledo, Ohio, with 98 percent humidity, but at least it was overcast. I probably lost a layer of skin from my thighs sticking to mom's plastic-covered furniture. Air conditioner? Yeah, she has one, but there were so many J...

    by C.J. BAHNSEN on September 6, 2001
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    Im Not Laughing Yet

    Illustration by Bob AulI was surfing Salt Creek one hot afternoon, a few rip currents churning up the shallow sandbars. The lifeguards had been on the bullhorn warning swimmers about rip currents, but they hadn't pulled anyone in yet. Then a young g...

    by ANONYMOUS on August 30, 2001
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    Johnny Can't Write

    Republicans love to croak about saving taxpayers money and getting rid of unnecessary laws, so Clockwork couldn't help but take some delight in Governor Gray Davis--a Democrat, in case you're keeping score at home--on Aug. 13 vetoing state Senator R...

    by Matt Coker on August 30, 2001
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