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    Rodney King for a Day - Riots and the rise of the Southern California SUV culture

    Photo by Thomas Van DoRodney King was--and possibly remains--a piece of crap. He was convicted in 1987 for beating his wife, convicted in 1989 for robbing a convenience store with a tire iron, and speeding on city streets at 115 miles per hour on th...

    by JIM WASHBURN on May 2, 2002
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    Losing Their Sexy - In a clinch, always go bisexual!

    It has been suggested by no less an august personage than my editor that I make a trek to the dark heart of Huntington Beach to give an ear to the much-vaunted new jukebox at the much-praised new Ten Count. This, from Thanksgiving until now, I have ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 2, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    SUNDAY, April 14 "Why so happy?" we ask a whistling-while-he-works janitor at The Block at Orange. "'Cause I'm a union man," he beams. The popular shopping mall recently became the first in California to allow its janitors to join a labor union, acc...

    by Matt Coker on May 2, 2002
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    Every Day is Casual Friday

    Illustration by Bob AulWe got excited enough to go check out your new bar. We loved it. Loved it so much we went again the next night. Loved it so much we told all our friends about the only cool bar in town. We raved about how different it was, how...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 2, 2002
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    on May 2, 2002
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    Mondo Washington - Fossil Fools

    In the myopic view on Capitol Hill, last week's Senate vote to block the drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was a signal victory for the Democrats, who are nominally fighting off Bush's pro-oil approach. Meanwhile, the present U.S. ener...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on May 2, 2002
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    Crack Cop - New FBI documents add to the mystery surrounding a former Laguna cop who says he ran coke for the Nicaraguan rebels

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has always denied that former Laguna Beach cop, international arms merchant and convicted drug dealer Ronald J. Lister ever worked for the CIA or other U.S. intelligence agencies. But the FBI also insists that rev...

    by Nick Schou on May 2, 2002
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    No Cake for Adolf - Moose rebuke moves Hitler party to Palmdale

    Look, it's not like we wanted to stop the gaggle of Nazi nitwits and white-power wackos from celebrating Hitler's birthday at a La Habra Moose lodge on April 20 (featuring speakers, a raffle and a set from racist OC rock band Youngland); we here at ...

    by Rich Kane on May 2, 2002
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    Our DA Now Has an Attorney

    District Attorney Anthony "Tony" Rackauckas has retained high-profile attorney Tom Umberg as his counsel in the ongoing California attorney general/Orange County grand jury criminal investigation of his office, the Weekly has learned. Neither Rack...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on May 2, 2002
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    All In the Family - Former Manson Family Disciple Susan Atkins Wants to Be Your Neighbor

    Four years ago, in the shadow of the Happiest Place on Earth, Charles Manson--the incarcerated 67-year-old leader of a cult that horrified Los Angeles and the world in the summer of 1969 with a string of savage murders--received a notable but unnote...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 2, 2002
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    Victims of the Dragnet

    Syed Ali likes to tell the story of taking his family down to Washington to attend President George W. Bush's inauguration. He contributed $1,000 to Bush's presidential campaign. As a Pakistani immigrant who came to the U.S. more than 20 years ago, ...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on April 25, 2002
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    Baby-Back Ribs

    Illustration by Bob AulHey, Dumbshit! Let me set the stage for you: it was a hot February day. You were driving a minivan. Parked outside the library and raced in for a book. Left two kids in the car--a girl, perhaps seven, and an infant in a car se...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 25, 2002
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    Diary of a mad county

    MONDAY, April 8 With the Anaheim Angels leading 2-0 over the Seattle Mariners--who last season tied with the 1906 Cubs for winning more regular-season games than any team in Major League Baseball history--you'd think the on-field action would be com...

    by Matt Coker on April 25, 2002
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    Nazis Invade La Habra!

    Another gathering of Nazi nuts, white-supremacist cretins, and the racist rock bands that love them is set to go off this Saturday night. But for a change, this fascist fest will not be taking place at dingy Anaheim club the Shack, site of several s...

    on April 25, 2002
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    Couched in Ignorance - Your TV and the Middle East

    Photo by Jack GouldWe see the world through our TVs, which may explain why we know so little about it. So let me use a TV example to explain our role in the Middle East crisis. It's like Father Knows Best, and the United States is Robert Young. We'r...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 25, 2002
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    Whos the Bigger Lowlife? - Newport Beach battles seedy Stantonboth win!

    We were waiting for popcorn at the marveilleuse Lido Theater on the Balboa Peninsula. Air kisses were being perpetrated in the general vicinity of the cheeks of artists and musicians and flacks and ad execs and people in Janet Jackson headsets and m...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 25, 2002
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    Gimmick Me More

    Patient: Frailty Profile: Dark, tense, very effective suspense/horror film about serial killing in the name of God (where do they come up with this stuff?). Man believes the Almighty has given him the power to see "demons" and has commanded him to ...

    by Steve Lowery on April 25, 2002
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    An Excuse to Write Shuttlecock - Badminton fever grips OC

    Photo by Keith MayJust inside the Orange County Badminton Center (OCBC) in Orange is a sign that warns, "Please no food or shuttlecocks from outside." That admonition greeted anyone walking into the OCBC during the first weekend of April. Other si...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on April 25, 2002
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    Why Dont This Druid Hit the Road? - Druidry leads to Libertarian bitch-fight

    Photo by Jeanne RiceThere are some who say there's no such thing as bad press . . . unless it's in OC Weekly. Gary Copeland isn't one of them, but it would be difficult to blame him if he were. Copeland, the California Libertarian Party's gubernator...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on April 25, 2002
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    Reading & Righting - Look, kids! The world according to the Orange County Republican Party!

    Lois Lundberg likes to tell people she doesn't make waves--an astonishing statement for someone who considers herself one of President Richard Nixon's friends and advisers. From early 1977 to late 1984, Lundberg chaired one of the most conservative ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on April 25, 2002
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