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    Creole Lady Hearing Aid

    Patient: Moulin Rouge Profile: An eye-shattering, cinematic train wreck of a musical about doomed love that suffers from not being very musical but makes up for it by being both disorienting and predictable. My head hurts. Think Camille meets The ...

    by Steve Lowery on June 14, 2001
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    Thoroughness or Foot-Dragging - DA takes slow road in Garofalo probe

    Photo by Jack GouldWhat were DA investigators looking for during their crack-of-dawn raid on Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo's home, office, banks--and business partner Ed Laird? It's been eight weeks since they hauled computers, empt...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on June 14, 2001
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    Super Suckers

    Tired of defending the county's indefensible El Toro International Airport, the Newport Beach-based Airport Working Group has once again spent taxpayer money on a mailer attacking the South County's proposed Great Park Initiative. Featuring a great ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on June 14, 2001
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    Road Rules - Tips from an Orange County DUI defense lawyer

    Photo by Jack GouldFew people know as much about drunken driving as Mike Fremont. As a partner with the Newport Beach offices of Myles Berman's famous "Top Gun DUI" law firm, Fremont has successfully defended dozens of clients against drunken-drivin...

    by Nick Schou on June 14, 2001
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    No Food to Free Willy - Eco-activist fasts 31 days to protest Navy sonar linked to sea-mammal deaths

    Photo by Jack GouldWhen Diana Mann began her hunger strike this past April to protest a proposed Navy sonar system that some fear will kill whales, dolphins and other sea life, her husband, other family members and closest friends asked her to recon...

    by Matt Coker on June 14, 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. All correspondence must include your home city ...

    on June 14, 2001
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    SYNGEd - A year in the life of a dot-com employee

    Photo by Shem PamplinThis time last year, almost to the day, I was wrapping up the first week of my new job by viciously karate-chopping and roundhouse-kicking my now-former copy editor in the head. The action was happening on the screen of a vint...

    by MICHAEL ALARCON on June 14, 2001
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    Queer Things Done in the Midnight Sun - G. Love is the funkiest, bluesiest white boy ever

    Here's how very, very stupid the folks at Ogden Entertainment are. The word on the street is that when talent buyer Ken Phebus submitted a four-day, $400,000 proposal to Robert Plant's people, the folks at the Sun Theater's parent company nixed it b...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on June 7, 2001
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    He Learned It by Watching Bob! - Former Dornan aide Brian Bennett promises to save SoCal Edison by any means necessary

    Brian Bennett is shameless. While a closeted homosexual in the 1980s and '90s, Bennett proudly served as chief of staff and travel companion to Orange County's Bob Dornan, arguably the most viciously anti-gay congressman in U.S. history. The conserv...

    by R. Scott Moxley on June 7, 2001
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    Money and Lies

    Photo by Jack GouldFor years, John Wayne Airport (JWA) billed itself as "crowd-free." Ads for the airport in the Los Angeles Timesand The Orange County Register boasted that fact. Come fly with us, the ads seemed to say, because no one else is. Th...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on June 7, 2001
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    Want Fries With That?

    Illustration by Bob AulListen up: the Orange County grand jury came out five weeks ago with a report that blamed restaurant grease for dirty beaches. The reasoning: sewer lines are so choked with greasy buildup that the shit that's supposed to flow ...

    by Matt Coker on June 7, 2001
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    Little Big Man

    Illustration by Bob AulThis whole hysterical, SUV, cell phone, get-out-of-my-way-can't-you-tell-I'm-a-rock-star nonsense has gotten so far out of hand that I hate to leave the house anymore. You're all a bunch of arrogant, insecure, trendy, shallow,...

    by ANONYMOUS on June 7, 2001
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    A Naked Chick, Please! - Patient: The Dish

    Profile: Quirky, terrific, slice-of-life/history about a satellite dish in the middle of an Australian sheep farm that receives audio and video from the Apollo 11 moon landing. Think Local Hero meets Apollo 13 meets Strictly Ballroom. Symptoms: Th...

    by Steve Lowery on June 7, 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). Visit our website at www.ocweekly.com. Letters will be edited for clarity and length. All cor...

    on June 7, 2001
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    Freedom! We Think - Alleged terrorists family wants answers

    The May 23 release of Khalil Deek, arrested by Pakistani police two years ago as a "top lieutenant" of terrorist Osama bin Laden, confirms suspicions first raised by the OC Weekly five months ago that former Anaheim resident Deek was innocent all al...

    by Nick Schou on June 7, 2001
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    Little White Man - Hermandad plays race card to dis Davis

    Photo by Mark SavageIn addition to Governor Gray Davis' many problems--fumbling energy deregulation, plummeting approval ratings, and the resulting death of his political aspirations--comes a new one: a Santa Ana-based Latino-rights group has taken ...

    by Gustavo Arellano on June 7, 2001
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    More Fun Than a Tractor Pull! - Bulldozer Ballet symbolizes OCs love of art and construction

    You never know when you're going to run into art. You could be just walking around when WHAM! Art! Yep, you could be just walking around, say, the Balboa Peninsula, and there they'd be, six women in painters' pants, dancing in the middle of the stre...

    by Steve Lowery on June 7, 2001
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    Black and Blue and Orange - Demonstrator says May Day violence was the result of police misconduct

    Photo by Brian DavilaTroy Pickard arrived in downtown Long Beach on May Day expecting a carnival, and all he got was a lousy police riot. "The first thing I saw was something really weird: a huge police vehicle that was painted in wild colors and ...

    by Nick Schou on June 7, 2001
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    Last Call - Lindas Doll Hut, 1989-2001

    Photo by Jack GouldLinda Jemison would be the last person to point fingers, so I'll do it for her: You killed Linda's Doll Hut. You, and you, and probably you. All those nights you showed up at her legendary Anaheim roadhouse and didn't buy beers....

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on June 7, 2001
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    There Aint No Picnic

    Don't expect a third edition of the boffo This Ain't No Picnic alternative/indie/underground music festival--at least not this year. Paul Tollette of concert promotion firm Goldenvoice tells LowBallAssChatter that the decision to pass on a 2001 vers...

    on May 31, 2001
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