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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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    Goodbye, Old Friends - The Circle of Life rolls on

    Photo by Keith MayIt was a sad week, my dears, as two old friends passed on to that great big nightclub in the sky. The Abilene Rose, holding down an empty corner of Fountain Valley since April of 1998, held its last sock hop Sunday night, pulling t...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on January 25, 2001
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    John G. Schmitz, In His Own Words

    Illustration by Bob AulIn honor of John G. Schmitz's Jan. 10 passing at age 70, Clockwork turns this week's installment over to the ultraconservative firebrand and former Orange County lawmaker. And now, ladies and gentlemen, heeeeeerre's Johnny: ...

    by Matt Coker on January 25, 2001
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    Electric Doomsday! - How Edison convinced you that deregulation reform was a bad idea

    Illustration by Bob AulCalifornia's power companies are threatening bankruptcy, massive employee layoffs, rolling statewide blackouts and Soviet-style rationing. Utility company executives want an estimated $10 billion taxpayer-funded bailout and ho...

    by R. Scott Moxley on January 25, 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 cor...

    on January 25, 2001
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    Censorship With a Happy Face - How Anaheim bans books without banning them

    Photo by Jack GouldIf you believe the court papers, this is what happened: on Sept. 8, 2000, Christine Enterline, school librarian and Tom Kovac, the library technician, were going about their jobs at Anaheim's Orangeview Junior High School, unpacki...

    by Steve Lowery on January 25, 2001
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    Bring on the End Times - Is clonejesus.com for real?

    Christmas is over, and the pressure is on for a group of Christians committed to killing everything and restoring the kingdom of God on earth beginning in December 2001. According to some interpretations of the Book of Revelation, the End Times wi...

    by PAUL BRENNAN on January 25, 2001
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    A Temendous Day in History - Janitors win countys first-ever union contract

    Photo by Jack GouldOrange County's reputation as right-wing and anti-union suffered a nasty blow on Jan. 13, when approximately 200 janitors okayed the county's first-ever union contract--after an organizing campaign that lasted less than a year. ...

    by Nick Schou on January 25, 2001
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    Jim Jakel - Drummer for Split Decision, original cable guy

    Photo by Jeanne Rice> Nitro Records. In my opinion, this has to be the greatest indie/punk label, with all their great bands of past and present. > Pacifica High School. This so-called learning establishment has produced some of Orange County's gr...

    on January 18, 2001
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    Dropping Some NYC

    >>> New York City might not strike some as the primo locale for a nice, relaxing, unstressful holiday weekend getaway. But when your main gig involves fending off incoherent rantings from assorted doofi who have nothing better to do with their sad, ...

    on January 18, 2001
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    Megaperplexed - O art, where art thou?

    Remember back when the as-yet-undeveloped Pacific Amphitheatre was being sold to the citizens of Costa Mesa as a modest cultural jewel that would present Shakespearean plays and the like? The hulking venue did eventually feature Shakespeare's countr...

    by JIM WASHBURN on January 18, 2001
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    Ewww. Enemas

    The following story contains graphic language and anal sex. Honestly, it's quite gross. No, really. It'll turn your stomach. I'm not joking. You might think I am, but I'm not. I swear. I wouldn't lie to you. Not now. Not ever. Especially after all y...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on January 18, 2001
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    Shut That Bitch Up!

    Tired of near-'round-the-clock yelping at the popular Huntington Beach Central Park bark park, eight neighbors claiming emotional distress have filed a $1 million suit against the city, according to a Jan. 2 story in The Orange County Register. The ...

    by Matt Coker on January 18, 2001
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    Anonymous

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

    by ANONYMOUS on January 18, 2001
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    Somebodys Gonna Pay! - In the battle over power deregulation, the Reg figures it ought to be you

    It was a moment to remember. On Jan. 4, The Orange County Register posed a powerful question on its editorial page: "Who will and should bear the biggest burden" of paying current high electricity costs in California? "Utility company shareholders? ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on January 18, 2001
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    Bucky Ball

    This week's featured NFL playoff game: Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders. Baltimore update: Still lovely. Oakland update: News from northern California is never good, but the world was put into a panic last week when M. Riad Manaa, a scientis...

    by Steve Lowery on January 18, 2001
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