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    Redumpvelopment - City and residents clash over future of HB dumpsite

    Photo by Johan VogelFor residents of southeastern Huntington Beach, there are at least three things worse than living next to a hazardous-waste dump: living next to a gun range, a desalinization plant or a city bus yard. The dump in question is Hu...

    by Nick Schou on December 28, 2000
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    Toys from Hell - In China, Santas elves labor in a Dickensian workhouse

    Walk the aisles of any toy store and try to locate a toy that was not made in China. Not gonna happen. All the major companies--Hasbro, Mattel, even Disney --moved their manufacturing plants to Asia years ago. The reason: cheap labor. According ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 28, 2000
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    In the Name of the Father - Growing up Wiley Drake Jr.

    Photo by Jack GouldFirst Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park. Wednesday night youth Bible study. Eleven kids, just like those you'd see loitering at your finest Orange County shopping malls, sit on sofas and chairs formed into a semicircle in the ...

    by Matt Coker on December 28, 2000
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    Aguileras Armpit - This weeks featured NFL game: Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Illustration by Bob AulWashington update: Redskins. Nice. What, Filthy Stinkin' Guinea Wop Bastards wouldn't fit on the team stationery? Pittsburgh update: Sure, you know Pittsburgh as a dying city, but you may not be aware of the city's rich cult...

    by Steve Lowery on December 21, 2000
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    Please Rewind

    Illustration by Bob Aul San Juan Capistranans will get a surprise in their mailboxes this holiday season. Tucked between residents' gas bills and the Ed McMahon "You may have already won $10 million!" magazine solicitation will be a free video on th...

    by Matt Coker on December 21, 2000
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    If You Build It, 24 Million Will Come - El Toro Airport Watch No. 150

    A friend once told me the only limit to how big a goldfish can grow is the size of its bowl. As long as you keep feeding it, it'll keep growing. Airports are like that, too. They start small, but as the years go by, they expand to include bigger t...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 21, 2000
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    Sort Of

    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. I v...

    by ANONYMOUS on December 21, 2000
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    You May Say I'm a Dreamer

    >>>but I can'tbe the only one who--as people observed the 20th anniversary of John Lennon's murder last week--sometimes wonder instead: What if Robert Hilburn had lived? What if the exhilarating promise born about 30 years ago (when the Los Angeles ...

    on December 21, 2000
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    Bedtime for Democracy - The voting booth has become the abattoir of the national will

    Photo by Jack GouldWas that a little wake-up slap or what? Are you sufficiently outraged? If this putsch of an election had happened in a Central American nation, wouldn't we be sending in the Marines right now to restore democracy, at least if left...

    by JIM WASHBURN on December 21, 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). Visit our website at www.ocweekly.com. Letters will be edited for clarity and length. All corr...

    on December 21, 2000
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    Club Fed - A brief history of two bad ideas

    Photo by Keith MayAnyone who has whizzed through the intersection of 19th Street and Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa over the past 15 years will experience the dj vu tingles once they check out the recently unveiled artist's rendering for the Balb...

    by Matt Coker on December 21, 2000
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    Shop Now, or Else! - Jan. 1 gun deadline looms

    Only two Saturday nights remain before Christmas to shop for the Bryco J-22, the special little junk gun that has been slapped together by the thousands at Bryco Arms in Costa Mesa. But that's not the only reason you've gotta hurry. One Saturday nig...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 21, 2000
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    Going Home - After five months in jail, Eddie Quinones is free

    Photo by Jack GouldThe man who begged a judge to put him in jail and then couldn't seem to get out again is free. By the time you read this, Eddie Quiones, an 18-year-old former Anaheim gang member whose Kafkaesque time in jail was the subject of...

    by Nick Schou on December 21, 2000
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    Take a Picture, Itll Last Longer - What do we want from whats left of Orange Countys open space?

    Photo by Jack GouldMay He not hurt us, He who made earth, Who made the sky and the shining sea? Who is the God to whom we shall offer sacrifice? --Veda START HERE My wander through the wilderness in search of the biggest old oak tree...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 21, 2000
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    When Pigs Fly

    Illustration by Bob Aul The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says US Airways did nothing wrong when it allowed a 300-pound pet pig to fly in first class on a Philadelphia-to-Seattle flight in October, Reuters reported on Nov. 30. Having "Charlo...

    by Matt Coker on December 14, 2000
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    DJ Mule Boy

    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. Hey...

    by ANONYMOUS on December 14, 2000
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    The Metamorphosis - John Moorlach re-fights Measure H

    Photo by Jack GouldNearly lost in the clamor over the presidential election was this news item: on Nov. 22, the U.S. Census Bureau announced an 89 percent increase in the number of Orange County children living in poverty. According to the agency, m...

    by R. Scott Moxley on December 14, 2000
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    I Was Not a Beaver - This weeks featured NFL game: Philadelphia vs. Cleveland

    Illustration by Bob AulPhiladelphia update: Another victim of our politically correct times fell when, after more than 125 years, Philadelphia's venerable Beaver College announced it was changing its name to Arcadia University because officials, stu...

    by Steve Lowery on December 14, 2000
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    Santa Lost - 'Jesus, Santa, that wasnt nice!

    Illustration by Jim WashburnSanta sat in his lanai, kicking back with some primo myrrh and Chris Gaffney and the Cold Hard Facts' Live and Then Some on the hi-fi. Ximino, his chief elf and current No. 1 son, came in ringing a hand bell and looking...

    by JIM WASHBURN on December 14, 2000
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    Mauled - Commie Girl goes shopping so you dont have to!

    Photo by Jack GouldYou know, if there's one place I feel at home, it's clicking my heels down the hallowed halls of South Coast Plaza (SCP), plastic dangling from my eager and extremely well-formed fingers. It was for just that reason that I trilled...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 14, 2000
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