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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

    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). Visit our website at www.ocweekly.com. Letters will be edited for clarity and length. All corr...

    on February 1, 2001
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    A Guide to our Advertisers

    Anaheim House of Blues 1530 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 520-2334 The House of Blues serves up a menu already brimming with nighttime entertainment everyone from Social Distortion to They Might Be Giants but they're just as ready to keep your ap...

    on February 1, 2001
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    Cox Proposes $6,000 IRS Loophole! - You just have to be a rich white guy to get it

    Moments after Fox News executive John Ellis prematurely declared his Republican cousin the next president on election night, Christopher Cox reflexively flashed his infamous artificial toothy smile. Though careful never to appear bourgeois, the natt...

    by R. Scott Moxley on February 1, 2001
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    El Valiente Chicano - We live in the world Bert Corona helped create

    Photo by David BaconBert Corona belonged to the generation that gave us Social Security, unemployment insurance and industrial unions. It was a generation hardened by the Great Depression--in the Los Angeles of Corona's youth, violent industrial war...

    by DAVID BACON on February 1, 2001
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    Rude Reception - Manners are the least of our worries in Anaheim schools

    About 10 minutes into the Anaheim Union High School District's Jan. 18 meeting, the school board paused for a less-than-dramatic agenda item: the expulsion of 11 students. With no debate and no explanation, the board swiftly and unanimously voted to...

    by Nick Schou on February 1, 2001
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    Comparison Shopping - Fast-food fish sandwiches

    Photo by Keith MayIf you catch yourself with a fish fetish past midnight, your options are limited. Your best bet is fast food, and you should put all of your money on McDonald's Filet O' Fish. It's a Cadillac of a sandwich in a world of fast-food f...

    by JEREMY SCHERER on February 1, 2001
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    The People Behind the Food...

    KATHY KUNDLEY International Game Fish Tournament Inc. in Tustin "Armstrong's in Avalon on Catalina Island: the swordfish, the way they cook it--they broil it--is wonderful. It tastes great. We hold fishing tournaments over there, and that's alway...

    on February 1, 2001
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    Holy Mackerel! - We came, we saw seafood, we ate it, we left

    Photo by Jack Gould"'Tis no man; 'tis a remorseless eating machine." --Sea Captain McAllister, The Simpsons The good skipper was talking about Homer Simpson, but you could say the same thing about the Weeklings. We've spent the past several week...

    on February 1, 2001
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    Coachella Rumblings

    Photo by Jack GouldIt's looking like there will indeed be a springtime sequel to the October 1999 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (CVMAF), which featured sets from Beck, A Perfect Circle, Chemical Brothers, Rage Against the Machine, Moby and ...

    on January 25, 2001
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