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    The Bikini Turns 50

    I don't know about you, but when I think of international conflict--particularly this time of year, when things get as hot as the inside of a mushroom cloud--I dream of bikini. No other swimwear item--not the oversized belt, not the cocktail ring,...

    by THEO DOUGLAS on May 20, 2004
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    Burning Bush - The presidents conservative critics

    Illustration by Jack GouldIn the May 13 edition of theGuardian, one of the U.K.'s largest daily newspapers, Sidney Blumenthal described the growing hatred of the Bush White House among U.S. military officers: William Odom, a retired general and fo...

    on May 20, 2004
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    !Ay! !Mi Estomago!

    Photo by Tenaya HillsOne reason to let your small intestine lead you south of the border. Aaah, Mexico (pronounced Meh-jee-co, as per Orange County Register): nothing's cooler this time of year. And by cooler, I mean hotter--sunnier, lazier, cheaper...

    on May 20, 2004
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    Crunched! - Anaheim Mayor Pringle tries, fails to depose fellow council member to help toll-road cronies

    Photo by Gustavo ArellanoIn the mid 1990s, still in his 30s, boyish, bespectacled Curt Pringle was elected speaker of the state Assembly, was chairman of several key committees, collected more money from the powerful tobacco lobby than anyone in the...

    on May 20, 2004
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    Whiskey Tango 909er

    Photo by Jeanne RiceDrinking beer in the blazing hot sun with your shirt off--getting dehydrated while you work up a decent sunstroke--that's why we beat back the hated British. It's the American way. It's also multitasking at its finest, one made e...

    on May 20, 2004
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    Driving Miss Boozey

    Photo by Tenaya Hills"I LOVE BEER + ROCK N' ROLL!!!" This is the red-inked, beer-splattered punctuation to my sleepy Sunday afternoon spent taking increasingly illegible notes while on a pub drive along Coast Highway. And it's telling--not just of...

    by ELLEN GRILEY on May 20, 2004
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    Big Fish

    Photo by Jeanne RiceAaron Barrett gets ready to tee it up at Costa Mesa Golf Course. Meanwhile, his band Reel Big Fish gets ready to kick off their upcoming U.S. tour with a July 18 show at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Costa Mesa Golf Course, 17...

    on May 20, 2004
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    Go Fish

    Photo by Jeanne RiceWake up at Dark:30, thinking of fish? Yearn to be trapped aboard small vessels stinking of fish with nothing more to keep you warm than a cooler of beer and your own dark thoughts of fish? Hey, maybe it's time you went fishin'! Y...

    on May 20, 2004
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    The For-Profit College Follies! - California Coast University takes a Swan dive

    Photo by Randy Tepper/FOXIt's been quite the news-making season for Orange County's lower-rung universities--and we're not talking about Cal State Fullerton. Last month, the Weekly revealed that a Florida-based lawsuit against Santa Ana-based Corint...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on May 20, 2004
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    Star Fish

    Photo by Jeanne RiceThe waves? Nonexistent. But you'll find stars in the sky and (cue Kenny G) on the intimate (nine-by-12-foot) screen as you and your honey snuggle on the beach at the Newport Dunes summer film series. Friday- and Saturday-night of...

    on May 20, 2004
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    Not-So-Real Estate - In fraud investigation, will H.B. councilwoman claim the little-old-lady defense?

    Photo by Jack GouldOn May 12, Janet Shomaker resigned from the Huntington Beach Planning Commission, declaring she could no longer do her job in good conscience. A real-estate broker who owns Huntington Beach-based Pier Realty, Shomaker left just ...

    by Nick Schou on May 20, 2004
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    The Doctor Is In The Water

    Photo by Jeanne RiceWe figured if anyone in Orange County would be hydrophobic, it'd be Sunny Jiang. A UC Irvine professor of environmental health, science and policy, Jiang studies water quality in Huntington Beach, where she says she's found "huma...

    by WILL SWAIM on May 20, 2004
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    Sunscreen

    What's that sound outside? Is it those damn neighbor kids splashing around in their pool? That idiot neighbor of yours who blasts obnoxiously cheerful music during his backyard barbecues? Your misguided friends and relations, pounding on your door a...

    by GREG STACY on May 20, 2004
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    Summer Guide - Its very hot right now. Heres why

    NAKED Nude Bathing at San Onofre There's a tendency to think of nude beaches--or, for that matter, nude campgrounds and nude lumber yards--in terms of naked Brad Pitts and Jennifer Garners dangling about. In actuality, we all look much more like...

    on May 20, 2004
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/May 20Ladies and gentlemen, Your Anaheim Angels! take on the stanky Yankees. It's been just ages since we've seen Adam Kennedy, on whom I once had dastardly designs, but only to really piss off my fanboy ex-boyfriend. From just $7! A bargain a...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 20, 2004
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    Diary Of A Mad County

    WEDNESDAY, May 12 With a unanimous vote by its City Council, Garden Grove becomes the first U.S. city to officially declare itself a "no-communist zone," and rumor is the council may soon take steps against the Grange and Eugene V. Debs. The inane r...

    by Steve Lowery on May 20, 2004
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    Dude, There's Your Car!

    Illustration by Bob Aul Where's the love, man? First, you guys tow my car (from right outside my house! My house!!), leaving me stranded with no car before I have to go to work. I make frantic calls to get a ride, then you force me to haul my ass fr...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 13, 2004
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    Moscow Deli

    Photo by Joy WeberThey were the punch lines for a generation of funny men: borscht. Beluga. Blintzes. Beet salad. All favorites of the Russian diet, but also B-word standards in the American comic lexicon, so entrenched in standup routines that most...

    on May 13, 2004
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    Abu Huh? - The mean bouncer, the mad waitress and the bad valet

    Photo by James BunoanCher was on vacation in the Caribbean last week. "I'm walking through the airport in Fort Lauderdale," she told me, "and all the headlines are in 'WAR IS DECLARED'-sized fonts. 'I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY.'" Cher was concerned. ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 13, 2004
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    The presidents conservative critics

    Illustration by Bob AulMississippi Senator Trent Lott is certainly not one of the usual suspects when it comes to George W. Bush critics, but the prisoner-abuse scandal in Iraq has set off the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "I'd like...

    on May 13, 2004
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