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    Witness for the Persecution

    Last week, federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin of New York's Southern District ruled that the government cannot hold suspects as material witnesses for grand jury proceedings, one of the techniques Ashcroft's Justice Department is using to prosecute i...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on May 16, 2002
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    The Little Engine Who Took His Place in the Underclass - And other new-millennium stories for American kids

    I was driving around with friends not long ago, observing the usual suburban desolation--the endless dun-colored houses, drab block businesses, offensively bland signage--and one of my more sensitive friends was like to throwing up over the differen...

    by JIM WASHBURN on May 16, 2002
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    A Wee Bit Lame - But not in an insensitive way

    Photo by Davis BarberI don't normally lose a lot of sleep over the fact that I can't do the Power Jam. I don't normally lose a lot of sleep over anything, really. I'm quite talented when it comes to sleeping. Anyway, I'm always happy to try the redn...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 16, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    SUNDAY, April 28 A buncha kids and their parents fly kites, make posters and race for free candy at the American Lung Association of Orange County's Free to Breathe Kite Festival in Huntington Beach. The event kicks off somebody's idea to name May N...

    by Matt Coker on May 16, 2002
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    Hey, Professor! - UC Irvine snares renegade historian Mike Davis

    Photo by Anne FishbeinFew recognize the professor with the close-cropped mane as he quietly sips his coffee at a kiosk in front of UC Irvine's Humanities Office Building. Occasionally, a fellow professor walks by and waves or says hi, but most stude...

    by Nick Schou on May 16, 2002
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    Great Pork - Agrans plan for a Great Park will make Don Bren a far richer man

    Irvine Mayor Larry Agran has presented his plan for a Great Park at El Toro, and the Navy Department and county Board of Supervisors have said they love it. But it's likely no one is as happy as Irvine Co. chairman Don Bren. Agran's plan does ev...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on May 16, 2002
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    New Mothers Day Column! - A Mexican Spanish Grammar Guide to the Word Mother

    While the phrase "yo mama" is used as an insult worldwide, Mexican Spanish is unique in its use of the word "mother" to create some truly vicious vulgarities. Instead of concentrating on traits like weight and sexual proclivities, Mexican-Spanish sy...

    on May 16, 2002
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    Upon Further Review . . . - Sanchez staunchly supports Harald Martins INS jail program

    Photo by Davis BarberOn May Day, 100 masked protesters, most of them high school and college students, staged a protest in front of Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's district headquarters in Garden Grove. Their complaint: Sanchez played a c...

    by Nick Schou on May 16, 2002
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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. By submission of a letter, you agree that we ca...

    on May 16, 2002
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    Flush TwiceIts a Long Way to Huntington Beach - Why wont the sanitation district clean up the massive sewage plume off the countys coast? Follow the money

    Illustration by Mark DanceySewage is never far from the tip of Norman Z. Eckenrode's tongue, and after 11 years on the board of directors of the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), the past two as chairman, you'd expect that. "I can talk prett...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on May 16, 2002
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    Crotch Shot - Nashville Pussy goes all the way

    Photo by Pat Darrin/Sony Pictures I have the Ug boots and the acid-washed jeans. I have a cut-off T-shirt tied under my boob job, and I have bruises on my arms and outer thighs. I never did figure out why, but the other chicks had 'em, so I got some...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 9, 2002
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    Y Tu, Dude? - Patient: The inevitable Hollywood remake of Y Tu Mama Tambien

    Profile: The Spanish-language, Mexican-produced, coming-of-age, road picture has been so successful--you can find it in big-chain multiplexes--that it's inevitable there will soon be an American knock-off that will inevitably get all fucked-up in th...

    by Steve Lowery on May 9, 2002
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    Sushi Pig

    So maybe you don't know that Shrimp Boats are about as authentically Japanese as pizza, but get a clue from the people sitting around you at the sushi bar: the courteous thing to do is to place one order at a time--two if you're ordering for a coupl...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 9, 2002
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    Over the Edge - Shame on the Times Pasco

    It's not surprising that Stan Oftelie, longtime county government employee and now executive director of the Orange County Business Council, is disappointed that the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station isn't going to be turned into an international air...

    by MARK PETRACCA on May 9, 2002
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    Letter from Coachella

    Photo by Rich KaneMaybe it was our newly awakened allergies that got the better of us not long after we pulled into Indio Saturday afternoon for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (though there wasn't really much in the way of "art," unles...

    on May 9, 2002
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    Searched and Seized

    Last week, California lawmakers passed two new bills that will make search warrants and their supporting documents secret. Thus a Californian whose home is invaded by police may never know why the officers were demanding to search the property. Such...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on May 9, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    MONDAY, April 22 When ground was broken for the private 91 Express Lanesin July 1993, then-Governor Pete Wilson said the tollway was a historic project that would help California's economy by creating jobs and relieving congestion and wouldn't cost ...

    by Matt Coker on May 9, 2002
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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. By submission of a letter, you agree that we ca...

    on May 9, 2002
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    Run It Up the Poop Poll - Slanted survey supports sewage waiver

    What did Blake Anderson do in the face of relentless complaints about the massive sewage plume stretching along the Orange County coastline? The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) general manager hired a high-priced polling firm, which told th...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on May 9, 2002
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    Flame Thrower - Reflections on April 29, 1992

    Photo by Ted SoquiJust after dark, April 29, 1992 Parker Center, the towering concrete-and-glass headquarters of the LAPD, looms like a modern-day Bastille over a fist-waving crowd. That was 10 years ago, on the day the not-guilty verdicts came ...

    by Nick Schou on May 9, 2002
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