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    The Honeymoon Continues - The press and politicians protect John Moorlach from tough questions about Edison investments

    Illustration by Jack GouldOne of the juicier tidbits to emerge from Orange County's 1994 bankruptcy was that then-county Treasurer Bob Citron secretly relied on two Anaheim psychics and a $4.50 star chart to manage as much as $22 billion in taxpayer...

    by R. Scott Moxley on February 8, 2001
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    Aint No Mountian Low Enough

    The county's proposed El Toro International Airport is the answer to a question no one asked. At tremendous cost--in money and in environmental impact--the airport would allow more than 800 additional commercial airliners to fly in and out of the co...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 8, 2001
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    One Hand Clapping

    Illustration by Bob AulThe feds have launched an investigation into the toy rifles on Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island following a freak accident on Jan. 21 that cost a 6-year-old North Hollywood girl most of her left index finger. It would be callous...

    by Matt Coker on February 8, 2001
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    Teletubby

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

    on February 8, 2001
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    Whats Your NAAM?

    What could possibly be more terrifying than being trapped in a roomful of Trekkies and/or comic book conventioneers? Try spending an afternoon at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) confab, which returned to its regular Anaheim Conven...

    on February 8, 2001
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    Super Weekend! - If I looked like a fetus, could I be famous, too?

    Photo by Jack GouldIt was awfully hard to decide: Go inside the Blue Caf and gaze dreamily at roots crooner Jimmy Intveld? Or stay on the patio and watch the drunk, bantam Norwegian try very hard, again and again, to twirl his way past J the bounce...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 8, 2001
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    The Dark (Chocolate) Side

    Patient: Chocolat Profile: Adult fairy tale set in charming French village where mysterious stranger's appearance and preparation of exotic foods beguile charming villagers with many magical and charming outcomes while butting up against the villa...

    by Steve Lowery on February 8, 2001
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    Back up to Speed - Recent votes suggest HB Councilman Garofalo is up to his old tricks

    Photo by Jack GouldGovernment investigators are still looking at Huntington Beach Councilman Dave Garofalo's alleged political corruption, and residents have launched a recall effort to blow him out of City Hall. The city attorney has given him a li...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on February 8, 2001
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    The Making of a Free-Speech Activist - Strip-club owner says his battle with La Habra is principle now

    Photo by Jack GouldThe King James Bible sat atop a beige filing cabinet in a back office; out front, nude women danced onstage at the Pelican Theater in La Habra. You might say the Bible was a going-away gift: a group of about 25 prim ladies present...

    by BURNIE THOMPSON on February 8, 2001
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    Letters

    Letters Letters Contact us via regular mail (Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627), e-mail (letters@ ocweekly.com) or fax (714-708-8410). Letters will be edited for clarity and length. All correspondence must inclu...

    on February 8, 2001
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    Lucha F@!#%n Libre! - The Mexican-American War, every Sunday in Anaheim

    Photo by Jack GouldA diminutive, withered lady in the front row of the wrestling ring is shouting, her neck muscles standing out like ropes, forehead veins a-poppin', gunmetal-gray hair tied back in a ponytail as stiff as a nightstick. She is scream...

    on February 8, 2001
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    Slim Shady and the Second Lady

    >>> Lynne Cheney is panting over Eminem again. Yep, the newly crowned Second Lady is all flushed and squeaky because the so-called Slim Shady has received a Grammy nomination for his white-trash, encyclical The Marshall Mathers LP. Have you seen her...

    on February 1, 2001
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    Flack Attack - El Toro Airport Watch No. 151

    The county has at last dropped the gloves. On Jan. 4, the Three Amigos--Supervisors Chuck Smith, Jim Silva and Cynthia Coad--approved a monster $1.5 million plan to push the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of the Navy to hand over...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 1, 2001
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    The Super Bowl Edition - This Weeks Super Bowl Matchup: Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants

    [Editor's note: So many people to thank--Katherine Harris ("Wouldja?"), Strom Thurmond (". . . answer to the question, 'Does God really give a flying flip?'"), Florida (". . . where Satan would vacation if he could stand the humidity"). But there wa...

    by Steve Lowery on February 1, 2001
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    Electric Light Orchestra - The states biggest newspapers continue to defend the power companies

    On Jan. 17, Governor Gray Davis declared a state of emergency and announced plans to use $1 billion in public funds to bail out Southern California Edison (SCE) and the state's two other privately owned power monopolies. If Davis' plan is approved b...

    by R. Scott Moxley on February 1, 2001
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    Joan of Park

    Illustration by Bob AulWow, that Joan Irvine Smith really knows how to draw a crowd. The Irvine family heiress made a rare public appearance at Crystal Cove State Park on Jan. 16 to say she supports an environmental coalition's efforts to stop the I...

    by Matt Coker on February 1, 2001
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    The First 100 Days - Selected transcripts from President Bushs Oval Office records

    Photo by Jack GouldJan. 21 Still getting' over the inaugural bash. Why couldn't we get Fleetwood Mac? Ricky Martin's good for what pappy calls "that outreach thing"--probly shudda put him in the cabnit--but that yi yi yi stuff gets hard on the ear...

    by JIM WASHBURN on February 1, 2001
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    Fired! - Enemies new and old in the return of the Dark Ages

    Photo by Jack GouldIn this week of one icky news day after another, there have been a few beams of light. One has been watching the batty Ted Crisell trying very loudly to get elected chairman of the OC Democratic Central Committee. Wait! Come back!...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 1, 2001
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    Bronx Bomb

    Patient: Finding Forrester Profile: Good Will Hunting meets Field of Dreams, calls Stand and Deliver and invites it for coffee with Tall Story, and then heads over to To Sir, With Love's for a nightcap. Reclusive, J.D. Salinger-esque writer, who h...

    by Steve Lowery on February 1, 2001
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    Letters

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    on February 1, 2001
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