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    Diary of a Mad County

    Illustration by Bob AulWEDNESDAY, April 21Every week, there's a lot of stuff that never gets into the paper, whether it's for reasons of space, content or that it was authored by Theo Douglas. It happens. And as you'd expect with any issue called "W...

    by Steve Lowery on April 29, 2004
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/April 29When are y'all going to listen to us about singer/songwriter/bassist Patty Booker? How many critics must wax rabid before you get off your ass and go see the real kind of country/rock you hipsters pee for when it's Lucinda Williams--bu...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 29, 2004
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    Strange Fruta - The Inevitable Death of Francisco Torres

    Francisco Torres was going to die, that much had been clear since the beginning of August. What other outcome was possible for a Mexican laborer who had killed his white boss in 1892 in Orange County? The only real question was how he was going to d...

    by PAUL BRENNAN on April 29, 2004
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    Letters

    Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or send to Letters to the Editor, c/oOC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. RACE-Y The article titled "Hung Out to Dry" ...

    on April 29, 2004
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    Faultless - Haidl team hits TV and newspapers to blame alcohol, porn, society, police and victim in alleged gang rape

    Photo by James BunoanFor 22 months, accused rapist Gregory Scott Haidl remained silent, letting defense lawyers--and, once, his middle finger--speak for him about his role in the videotaped gangbang of an unconscious minor. But on the eve of Orange ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on April 29, 2004
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    Crossing Over - Century High students tell their parents immigration stories

    Photo by Lisa HartAs part of this issue devoted to Mexican-bashing, we asked students from Santa Ana's Century High School to interview their parents about crossing over. More than 60 students participated, all members of the Puente Program, a unive...

    on April 29, 2004
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    Burning Bush - The presidents conservative critics

    Illsutration by Bob AulActor, director and producer Mel Gibson is not a man given to doubts. In fact, he shows a remarkable capacity for believing in things no matter how unlikely or objectionable they are, as long as they fit into his very conserva...

    on April 29, 2004
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    I Am the Eggman - Bullet Train to Vegas, the Governor and a famous flying yolk

    While speaking at Cal State Long Beach on Sept. 3, 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger was hit in the left shoulder with an egg. The egg exploded on contact, oozing goo across his jacket and--from the looks of the videotape--clinging to his chin. Salmonella...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on April 29, 2004
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    The Roof, the Roof, the Roof Is on Fire! - Firefighting vets charge HBs Pacific City fails safety 101

    Illustration by Aaron KratenBob Dingwall knows fire. Before he retired to Huntington Beach, Dingwall spent more than 30 years--including a decade as a company commander--putting out conflagrations in Los Angeles. "I would say that I have gone to m...

    by Nick Schou on April 29, 2004
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    Five Days - Task me a freaking sandwich!

    It was a bad Monday night, but it was about to get better. I had attended a Sierra Singles potluck with hope in my sweet, tender heart that it would at least be better than the Parents Without Partners fiestas Commie Mom was always trying to shove p...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 22, 2004
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    Earth Daddy - Denis Hayes organized the first Earth Day, and all he got was this lousy planet

    Today Denis Hayes is president of the Seattle-based environmental advocate Bullitt Foundation. But in 1969, he was a 24-year-old Harvard grad student. He'd been active in protesting the Vietnam War and other social causes, but three years hitchhikin...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 22, 2004
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    Porn Again

    Illustration by Bob AulYou and I work for the one of the biggest Internet porn companies in the world, and I used to love my job. It pays great, and it's easy: we just look at porn all day and send e-mails to webmasters introducing them to our progr...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 22, 2004
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    The presidents conservative critics

    Illustration by Bob AulDoug Bandow is a fellow at the Washington-based libertarian think tank Cato Institute and frequently appears in The Orange County Register's commentary pages extolling the virtues of free trade and the Republican Party. But th...

    on April 22, 2004
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    Letters

    Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or send to Letters to the Editor, c/oOC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. ZIEGLER FOLLIES I greatly enjoyed Chris Zieg...

    on April 22, 2004
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    My Eight Marriages for the Mob

    Additional reporting by Chris Ziegler Everyone complains about the fluorescent lighting. Everyone has a problem with the sterility and the cold, ominous glow. But I don't suppose the Homeland Security agent really cared if I was comfortable. It ...

    by NAT SAVAGE on April 22, 2004
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/April 22 Bring business cards and network till you drop at the OC Ad Clubmixer at Subject Matter Gallery! Yeah, networking sucks, but it beats dating online, and ad people are often kinda hot. Of course, that's what I said about the Sierra Sin...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 22, 2004
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Photo by James BunoanWednesday April 14. Weekly music editor Rich Kane just e-mailed: "So I went to the Angels home opener, and the National Anthem is being sung by R&B crooner Brian McKnight, accompanied by 'smooth jazz' saxophonist Dave Koz, both ...

    by Steve Lowery on April 22, 2004
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    Remilitarized Zone - Protestors ask their congressman to reopen El Toro housing, commissary

    "The only thing scarier than a serviceman is a serviceman's wife," licensed social worker Dr. Nicki Pike--fairly well-off wife of a Navy reservist--told me at a protest Friday aimed at reopening the former El Toro Marine Base housing north of Irvine...

    by THEO DOUGLAS on April 22, 2004
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    In one corner, Jimmy Breslin! - In another, the foremost clerical authority on degenerate sex!

    Photo by Keith MayAs the flap/firestorm/"Ah, no one gives a fuck" involving Newsday columnist Jimmy Breslin--arguably the nation's best-known daily journalist--and Anaheim's own Reverend Lou Sheldon--certainly our foremost clerical authority on dege...

    by Steve Lowery on April 22, 2004
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    Fire Foxes in the Hen House? - HB Fire Department overrules planners, residents on soil safety

    Huntington Beach City Hall hopes the Pacific City project--a sweeping expanse of shops, a hotel and more than 500 luxury condominiums near PCH--will turn their town into one of Southern California's top-rated tourist destinations. But there are seve...

    by Nick Schou on April 22, 2004
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