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    Kevin Barry Artt

    Artt's still where he was when we profiled him in October 1996: living in San Francisco on bail and awaiting extradition to Northern Ireland. A darling of the Orange County Irish-American community, Artt's a convicted IRA murderer who in 1983 busted...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 14, 2000
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    Alexandra Nechita

    Toward the end of our first year, we examined the life's work of the "9-year-old Picasso," Alexandra Nechita. The moppet, as we called her because that's what she was, was possessed of a pair of beautiful gray eyes, a 30-year-old's poise and a compu...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 14, 2000
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    Bruce Sievers

    When last we saw OC's nicest Republican poet--Bob Dornan once showed up to read poetry with him--he was being boosted as a candidate for Poet Laureate. It was nothing new for Sievers. The late Barry Goldwater used to nominate him for Poet Laureate...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on September 14, 2000
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    Letter to Shredder

    In the summer of 1987, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North testified before the U.S. Senate that he once spent an entire evening shredding top-secret cables and other covert documents concerning the Iran-contra matter while Justice Department investigat...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 31, 2000
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    If These Walls Could Talk

    Photo by Mike McGill>>>Linda Jemison--the woman who puts the Linda in Linda's Doll Hut--is seeking old photos and personal stories about her much-revered Anaheim club. Especially of interest are the years before 1989, when Jemison took charge of the...

    on August 31, 2000
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    Whos Ass

    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. You...

    on August 31, 2000
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    Tong-Tied

    July 27. A Costa Mesa man left his $200 Audiovox cell phone on the seat of his '92 Chevy Blazer, locked the car, and went inside his house. One of the car's windows was left slightly ajar for ventilation. The man awoke the next morning to find his c...

    by KEN WIDMANN on August 31, 2000
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    Sweatin' to the Oligarchy - A baton to the ribs, winos and great weather!

    Photo by Jim WashburnThey say sweating is good for you, in which case I'm now the best person on Earth. I started last week by accompanying my country-singer pal Patty Booker (buy her bitchen album at patty booker.com, why don't you?) to the Yoga Co...

    by JIM WASHBURN on August 31, 2000
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    Daddy Dearest - My father, publisher of herointimes.com

    Commie Girl archive photoThere's a place for everyone on the World Wide Web. There's the National Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and the needlework newsgroups. And there's Heroin Times (www.herointimes.com), a monthly website for the devoted (rea...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 31, 2000
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    Wiggedy-Wiggedy - The very fonky Democratic convention won us back!

    Photo by Jack GouldWho exactly the New York Delegation thought they were is anyone's guess. But the ones Commie Mom and I were sitting among on the shuttle from the Century Plaza Hotel to the Staples Center were young, hip, very self-satisfied legis...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 31, 2000
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    Taxidermy - County contract governing airport taxis stinks

    Photo by Patricia InsheiwatLast month, county auditor Peter Hughes said there was nothing wrong with John Wayne Airport's (JWA) contract-bidding procedures. To anyone familiar with the care and feeding of corporate hogs at the county Hall of Adminis...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 31, 2000
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    The New-And-Improved HB City Council - Now with an abundance of caution!

    Photo by Jack GouldBy the time they got to it just shy of midnight on Monday, the Huntington Beach City Council's unanimous repudiation of Mayor Dave Garofalo was anticlimactic. Only one citizen remained in the audience--Connie Boardman, a just-anno...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on August 31, 2000
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    Culinary Criminal - Snack-bar-wielding OC activist detained for 7.5 minutes!

    Illustration by Bob AulI was returning from a long day of Libertarian Party activism at the Shadow Convention, Pershing Square, the Staples Center and the Four Days of Unity outdoor rave on the MTA Red Line train when it happened. Hungry and tired...

    by DOUG SCRIBNER on August 31, 2000
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    The Kid is Free! - Arthur Carmona released from jail 10 years earlyand two years too late

    Photo by Keith MayOn Aug. 22, Arthur Carmona walked out of jail a free man after serving two and a half years for a crime he didn't commit. The day before, Judge Everett Dickey told a packed courtroom that Carmona, 18, would be released from jail ...

    by Nick Schou on August 31, 2000
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    Shantae Molina is Innocent - Now we begin the search for the guilty

    Photo by Jack GouldAs an Orange County jury prepared on Aug. 14 to announce its verdict in State of California vs. Molina, homicide prosecutor Robin Park inhaled deeply, grabbed the arm of her investigator, and nervously whispered, "Okay." It seem...

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 31, 2000
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    Letters

    Contact us via phone (714-825-8432), 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 i...

    on August 31, 2000
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    SUCKER! - Times are good: Theres one born every 54 seconds!

    Perhaps you are one of those sweet innocents who were born yesterday. You get taken by the carnies at the Orange County Fair--all of whom, oddly, have clean hair and mouths full of teeth. You're a soft touch for the magazine sellers who come to your...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 24, 2000
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    Matt Suggs - Golden Days Before They End Merge

    If John Wayne were still alive and rambling around OC, this CD would have a permanent spot in the five-disc changer in the back of his Lincoln Town Car--though the perfect output device for Suggs' solo debut would be something more like a dusty, han...

    by KRISTIN FIORE on August 24, 2000
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    Rage Among the Weight Machines

    July 25. According to a police report, a Laguna Beach 40-year-old was lifting weights in front of a mirror at his Costa Mesa health club when he felt a strong push on his right shoulder that caused him to fall against the mirror. Looking up, he saw ...

    by KEN WIDMANN on August 24, 2000
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    Pol Dancing

    Photo by Davis BarberTo be honest, I never believed the letters you published in this space, and I probably still wouldn't if I hadn't been invited to a political fund-raiser the other day. Normally, I could not imagine anything more dull, but this ...

    on August 24, 2000
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