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    Disney Owns the Night - Why not? They own everything else

    You've likely seen the new exit on the 5 freeway, the one that warrants its own offramp from the diamond lane. It's Disney Way, and it feeds you directly into the ravenous maw of the Happiest Place on Earth. Ever since Walt and a sense of propriety ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 12, 2001
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    Cinderella Stories - Amd then we have sex with Simon LeBon

    Once upon a time--okay, last Tuesday--booker-to-the-stars John Pantle gave me superduper, VIP, loge-section seats to Duran Duran at the House of Blues. Why? Because I have all kinds of dirt on him, and he will pay and pay and pay. You hear me, Pantl...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 12, 2001
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    More Feather Dusters

    Patient:The Brothers Profile: Four guys--one married, one afraid to commit, one who doesn't respect women, one good-looking one who rarely wears a shirt--wrestle with and talk about relationships, getting older and feather dusters. Think Diner meets...

    by Steve Lowery on April 12, 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 corr...

    on April 12, 2001
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    We Missed On This One - A county committee established to clean up the beaches produces a law that excuses polluters

    Photo by Keith MayA state bill that would have stopped regulators from punishing polluters originated in an advisory group founded by county Supervisor Tom Wilson to improve beach-water quality. But the legislation sparked such an uproar that Wils...

    by Matt Coker on April 12, 2001
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    DA: Please Call This Guy! - Cops and prosecutors ignore eyewitness testimony that puts Big J-Mo miles from the scene of the crime

    Photo by Jack GouldEither Joshua Moore is godlike in his omnipresence or somebody is badly mistaken. At precisely the moment one eyewitness says Moore was robbing her in a Fullerton video store--Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, 11:50 a.m.--another eyewitnes...

    by Nick Schou on April 12, 2001
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    Leaving for Spain, Developer Takes a Moment to Grab Newport City Hall

    It's by now old news that chief California GOP fund-raiser, El Toro caesar and alleged tenant-swindler George Leon Argyros may soon be winging his way to Madrid as the next U.S. ambassador to Spain. But anti-airport forces need not fear that Argyros...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on April 12, 2001
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    Aaaiiiiiiiiieeeeeeee!!! - Alison M. Rosen confesses her love of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light

    The following is a list of people you, as an enlightened individual, are not allowed to like: Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Bob Dornan, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Chris Cox, Dave Garafalo, Bob Saget, Dana Rohrabacher, Thomas Kinkade, Satan, Barney the...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on April 12, 2001
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    Laugh-In

    Illustration by Bob AulCops in two Philadelphia suburbs compared notes last week and discovered a heinous crime wave plaguing their fair townships: whipped-cream huffings. Employees found 19 discharged cans of whipped cream in the women's bathroom o...

    by Matt Coker on April 5, 2001
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    Busted

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

    by ANONYMOUS on April 5, 2001
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    Clear-Cutting Sherwood Forest - Angry hippies haunt our past

    The Amerikan government was on trial for crimes against the people of the world. We now find the government guilty and sentence it to death in the streets. Pretty catchy stuff, huh? It's from an Orange County alternative publication. It's also...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 5, 2001
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    How Many Popes In the Pizza? - Give us some of that old-time religion!

    I've changed her name to Tania. Her real name wouldn't do in a spot like this, and since she's as much in need of a skilled deprogrammer as the cute-as-a-bug Hearst heiress/ revolutionary terrorist ever was, Tania it is. Hey, hey, SLA! How many cops...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 5, 2001
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    Missed Target

    Patient: Enemy at the Gates Profile: A Russian sharpshooter's talent for picking off Nazis is exploited by Soviets to rally support during the Battle of Stalingrad, causing Nazis to send their best shot to hunt him down. Think Sergeant York meets My...

    by Steve Lowery on April 5, 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 April 5, 2001
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    Fox Hunt - Immigrant-bashers razz Mexicos prez

    Photo by Jack GouldYou might have thought that California's ongoing power crisis was the fault of deregulation and money-hungry power companies. Not so, according to about 20 protesters who waved anti-immigration signs during a visit to Santa Ana by...

    by Nick Schou on April 5, 2001
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    Goodbye, Gurza - Plus, the powers out! The Times bites! Let Freedom wring!

    E-mails were flying between Latino rights activists on March 27 when word got out about the demise of Agustin Gurza's column in the LA Times. For the past 25 months, every Tuesday in the Times Metro section and Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Orange...

    by Matt Coker on April 5, 2001
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    Bad Rap, Vol. II - Big J-Mos best friend says hes ready to testify for the defense

    Photo by Jack GouldGary Johnson has regrets. He regrets the day he and his best friend, Joshua Moore, blew off post-high-school-graduation steam by taking photographs of themselves posing with Johnson's pellet gun, a .45-caliber look-alike. He regre...

    by Nick Schou on April 5, 2001
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    Window Pain - Suddenly zealous Costa Mesa officials go after stickery business

    Photo by Jeanne RiceDrive around Costa Mesa, and you'll see all the signs of bureaucracy run amok--or rather, you won't see many signs at all. Thanks to suddenly zealous code-enforcement officials enforcing a formerly ignored city ordinance, local b...

    by Chris Ziegler on April 5, 2001
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    This Could Be the Year Register Reporter Robin Hinch Gets to Know You

    Photo by Jack GouldRobin Hinch's old dog recently slipped into poor health, so she may be thinking about mortality a little more than usual. "She's an old dog, but her paws still smell like puppies," Hinch is saying, and she has stopped typing the...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on April 5, 2001
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    Dine and Dashboard

    Illustration by Bob AulThe American Automobile Association's Foundation for Traffic Safety released a study on March 16 that found nearly 20 percent of car crashes are caused by drivers being distracted by something outside the vehicle, such as bill...

    by Matt Coker on March 29, 2001
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