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    Fair Deal - Will the OC Fair finally stop blowing corn-dog chunks?

    Photo by Keith MayI've made nearly an annual payday from writing about how uninspired the OC Fair is compared with Seattle's annual Labor Day fair, Bumbershoot. Bumbershoots past have featured the likes of Tony Bennett, P-Funk, Nirvana, the Seattle ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 20, 2001
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    Slam-Dunk Soliloquies

    Patient: O Profile: Mostly excellent adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, this time with the green-eyed monster cast as a high school basketball god, that wavers only when it stops looking at large themes and gets mired in the muck of contemporary...

    by Steve Lowery on September 13, 2001
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    Real Women Wear Black? - Scabs and Raiders on Labor Day weekend

    The referees were pretty good--for scabs. We've all seen regular referees do a lot worse, anyway. But I was going to have to keep my attendance at the Oakland Raiders/Green Bay Packers game on the down-low until I could figure out my rationalization...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 13, 2001
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    The Adolescents

    Illustration by Bob AulThis week's featured NFL game: Indianapolis Colts (0-0) vs. New York Jets (0-0) New York update: The local press reacted to news that Danny Almonte, star pitcher of the "Baby Bronx Bombers" Little League team, had lied about...

    by Steve Lowery on September 13, 2001
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    Flat Cat

    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. Your...

    by ANONYMOUS on September 13, 2001
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    Take the Last Train to Modesto

    Illustration by Bob AulThe Monkees were forced to cancel their Aug. 24 show at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim due to the illness of drummer Micky Dolenz. The Monkees are a 1960s pop band that was manufactured for television--just like the controversy sw...

    by Matt Coker on September 13, 2001
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    Springboard for Hitler - Anaheims the Shack has become Nuremberg-rally central for OC racists

    Photo by Eric MayfieldIt's Sept. 2, the day before Labor Day 2001, and inside the Shack, neo-Nazis are setting up band equipment and literature tables for another Sunday show of racist rock and recruitment. Outside the Anaheim rock club, the scene...

    by Rich Kane on September 13, 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 13, 2001
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    Hes Certain Hes Not Sure - Prosecutors star witness in Lopez case says he remembers the gun better than the gunman

    Like most victims in a holdup, Hector Patino says he got a good look at the gun. Patino was one of several employees working at an Anaheim commercial loan store on May 17, 1999, when three Latino men entered, stole cash at gunpoint and left. Thoug...

    by Nick Schou on September 13, 2001
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    Little Big Saigon - The DAs outreach has done more to embitter Vietnamese civic leaders than seduce them

    Photo by Vu NguyenA committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. --Barnett Cocks Catch Tony Rackauckas in a moment of candor, and he's likely to admit that life as Orange County's district attorney has been a ...

    by VU NGUYEN on September 13, 2001
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    Ringing the Taco Bell - Activists ask Irvine-based quesadilla kings to raise tomato pickers pay

    The guy behind the Taco Bell counter--Javier, according to the red chile-shaped name tag pinned to his purplish company-issue shirt--seemed puzzled when I asked him if he knew about the boycott sweeping the nation and the demonstration that is comin...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on September 13, 2001
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    The Gospel According to the Galaxy

    Everyone knows about the wildly popular Sunday gospel brunches that the House of Blues chain has put on for years. It's all good, but the folks over at the Galaxy Concert Theatre have decided to modernize the theme a bit--and voila! Punk Rock Brunch...

    on September 6, 2001
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    LChaim! - Washburns wedding day! El Dorados reunion! Mike Boehm on air guitar!

    A year or two ago, Bridget Jones' Diary was soothing the hearts of fat girls like a delicious Twinkie, and every sitcom season finale centered on the hero getting hitched (anybody remember Christina Applegate as Jessie?). It was easy ratings--and th...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 6, 2001
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    Summer Flop

    Patient: Summer Catch Profile: Latest Freddie Prinze Jr. vehicle (Brake! Brake!!) ostensibly about baseball on Cape Cod but actually about closeups of Prinze supplemented with hack plot devices including an ending of such epic preposterousness tha...

    by Steve Lowery on September 6, 2001
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    The Bird

    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 am...

    by ANONYMOUS on September 6, 2001
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    Bottle Rockets

    You know, lots of unenlightened folks could have saved themselves a lot of time and trouble by picking up the OC Weekly as long as you have. Like you, they'd remember way back to May 19, 2000, when we published Michael Collins' "Russians, Rockets an...

    by Matt Coker on September 6, 2001
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    Hitting the Wall

    Photo courtesy www.tomwall.orgFor years, retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Tom Wall has been the county's official voice--and face--of the proposed El Toro International Airport. This makes perfect sense: Who better to shill for a mothballed Marine ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 6, 2001
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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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