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    Miscellaneous Great Gifts!

    Illustration by Bob AulHORSE LEECH COST: $14. WHERE TO GET IT: Land of Lakes Bait, P.O. Box 474, Watersmeet, MI 49969, (906) 358-4155; www.lolbait.com. Unique and exotic? Check. Low-maintenance? Check. Affectionate? Check, check and check! Meet ...

    by Chris Ziegler on December 14, 2000
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    Gifts for the Starving Student

    URBAN BOHEMIAN FURNITURE SET COST: Free or up to a $500 fine or 200 hours community service. WHERE TO GET IT: Restaurants with easily distracted waitstaff; alleys; trash bins. Just because someone you know is one financial-aid check away from pa...

    by Chris Ziegler on December 14, 2000
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    Gifts for Pets

    GLAMOUR SHOTS COST: call for prices. WHERE TO GET IT: Le Image/Glamour Pets Photography, 779 E. Merritt Island Cswy., Ste. 784, Merrit Island, FL 32952, (800) 784-8772; www.glamourpets.net. Maybe your cat isn't scratching up the couch like he us...

    by Chris Ziegler on December 14, 2000
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    Gifts for Dads

    We at the OC Weekly DataLab understand how difficult it is to shop for Dad. To make your job easier, we conducted a series of rigorous studies to determine the best gifts for the big guy. Our results indicate that dads fall into four main shopping c...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 14, 2000
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    Happy Homeless Christmas

    Todd Rundgren once sang, "The most beautiful love of all is the love between the ugly." It's equally true that the most beautiful acts of giving are the gifts between the poor. Christmas season, 1989 or '90. Santa Ana. I'm helping in the kitchen o...

    by TODD MATHEWS on December 14, 2000
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    Shittygiftophobia

    Shittygiftophobia, from the Latin for "Wow, You Gave Me Musical Socks," is the crippling fear that the gift you've chosen to give someone sucks. Its onset is sudden and, more often than not, brought about by the phrases "extended store hours" and "a...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on December 14, 2000
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    Gifts for Lovers

    I have absolutely no proof of this, but I am willing to bet a slightly used (very slightly) $35 Replogle globe that most relationship breakups are precipitated by one of the four major relationship-gift-giving cycles: Christmas, Valentine's Day and ...

    by Steve Lowery on December 14, 2000
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    The Great Park Is Coming Back - El Toro Airport Watch No. 149

    On Dec. 12, the Irvine City Council--with Larry Agran once again sitting as mayor--will end the divisive politics that plagued the council before the Nov. 7 election and reassert the city's No. 1 priority: burying the county's hated El Toro Internat...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 7, 2000
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    The NY Times Deep Throat - How Chris Cox misused his committee to destroy Wen Ho Lee

    With the November publication of "Rush to Judgment," the American Journalism Review (AJR) has neatly wrapped up the mainstream media's investigation of its role in the China spy scandal. AJR reporter Lucinda Fleeson focused primarily on the March 19...

    by R. Scott Moxley on December 7, 2000
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    Full Metal House

    Illustration by Bob Aul How the hell did actor John Stamos scrounge up $30,700 to buy the old Disneyland sign on eBay? Aside from being married to the gorgeous and no doubt fabulously wealthy supermodel Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, what has this guy got g...

    by Matt Coker on December 7, 2000
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    Old-Folks Militia

    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. Thr...

    on December 7, 2000
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    Aggro-Rock Gets Aquabattered

    >>>The Aquabats, OC's very own live-action Saturday-morning cartoon show-cum-ska band, have a new album out, the cumbersomely titled Myths, Legends and Other Amazing Adventures of the Aquabats, Volume Two. It's filled with the 'Bats' usual batch of ...

    on December 7, 2000
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    The Naming Thing - Whatre we gonna call George W.?

    Photo by Jack GouldDespite all that lovely money left over when chains like Liz Claiborne pay overseas workers 74 cents to make a shirt that retails for $198, our holiday store displays have no oomph whatsoever, and we all know how important packagi...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 7, 2000
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    In the Hole - Santa Ana inmate who asked to go to juvenile hall sent to isolation

    Eddie Quiones' bizarre journey through Orange County's juvenile-justice system already reads like something out of a Kafka novel. And it's getting worse. A few weeks ago, the Santa Ana jail inmate missed a crucial hearing that might have gotten h...

    by Nick Schou on December 7, 2000
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    No More Mayor Nice Guy - Dave Garofalo says leaving the HB mayors job means the gloves will come off

    The Committee to Elect Dave Garofalo still has $11,240.84 in its account, but most of that was raised at a gala brunch in Garofalo's honor last December. Back then, he was still electable; now, after just one year as the ceremonial mayor of Huntingt...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 7, 2000
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    Just Declare Victory - Little Saigon embraces Vietnam trade

    AP/Wide World PhotosThere's a grim old joke about Vietnam: during the darkest hour of the American war effort there, someone suggested President Lyndon Johnson simply declare victory and leave. Life imitates humor in Little Saigon, where Vietnames...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on December 7, 2000
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    Political Football - Wouldja?!

    Illustration by Bob AulThis week's featured NFL game: Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dallas update: By the time you read this, George W. Bush, governor of Texas, will probably have been declared the winner of the presidential election sin...

    by Steve Lowery on December 7, 2000
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    Letters

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

    on December 7, 2000
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    The Drama Behind the Drama About Raoul Wallenberg

    Photo by Jack GouldThink of it as a drama within a drama: onstage at the Fullerton College theater, 19-year-old Addison Glines is portraying Raoul Wallenberg, a World War II-era Swedish diplomat twice his age. Sometimes called the Swedish Schindler,...

    by Joel Beers on December 7, 2000
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    Dick of Honor

    Illustration by Bob Aul Computers smoked at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda last week as staff apologists searched far and wide for any reports on how gracious their main man was in defeat to John F. Kennedy 40 years ago. As of...

    by Matt Coker on November 30, 2000
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