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    Noxious Talk

    When the county auditor reported the Great Park Initiative wouldn't raise taxes, disgusted pro-airport shills realized they were in trouble. How would they bash the popular park? How could they get voters back to supporting their unnecessary and rui...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 7, 2002
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    The Layoff Planet

    Photo by Rich KaneThere was undoubtedly much instrument techie-talk to be found last week at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the majority of the music-retail world gathered for the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show. But...

    on January 31, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Illustration by Bob AulMONDAY, Jan. 14On his morning radio show (broadcast locally on KLSX-FM 97.1), Howard Stern asks Dana Reeve, the wife of actor/director Christopher Reeve, if they killed the horse that threw the Superman star, who was left para...

    by Matt Coker on January 31, 2002
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    If I Had a Hammer! - Good times at the NAMM show

    An artist friend once told me that the kids in the Artists Village were making bets on whether I was getting hot, sloppy loving in any particular week. The basis for their pool was the acidity of my art columns. Too nice, and it was immediately clea...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on January 31, 2002
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    More Bang, Less Muck

    Patient: Black Hawk Down Profile: Movie about disastrous American military operation in Somalia that's terrific when it's about the military operation and disastrous when it's about being the kind of movie every other movie is. Think Platoon meets ...

    by Steve Lowery on January 31, 2002
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    The Snake of the Union Address - A preview of the Jan. 29 speech

    Photo by Jack Gould "Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States." The president moves into the Capitol Rotunda, pressing the flesh of the congressfolk clogging his path to the dais. That's quite a grip, Mr. Thurmond. . . . I say, Ms....

    by JIM WASHBURN on January 31, 2002
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    Postscript

    Illustration by Bob AulI don't know if there's an afterlife, but if there is, and if you can still pick up newspapers, please read this. None of us knew you were suffering. Maybe we were deaf and blind to obvious signs, but you must admit you did a ...

    by ANONYMOUS on January 31, 2002
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    Bingo! - Charitable gaming scores big money for Brea businessman

    Twenty-five years ago, after California legislators gave the state's charities a monopoly on bingo, high school football teams, senior citizen centers and religious organizations got in on the act. But nobody has earned more money from so-called cha...

    by Nick Schou on January 31, 2002
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    Terminal Illness - Airport taxi system screws drivers, riders

    Photo by Keith MayFor the past two months, a consortium of three cab companies has been providing taxi service at John Wayne Airport (JWA). The companies--Anaheim Yellow Cab, California Yellow Cab and Fiesta Taxi--took over for the bankrupt American...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on January 31, 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 c...

    on January 31, 2002
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    Nice Dish! - 100 things you should put in your mouth

    Photo by Joy BastYou eat food, not restaurants. Yet a couple of times every year, we run restaurant guides. What the hell is wrong with us? When someone tells you about a restaurant, what's the first thing you ask? Probably, "Really? What's good the...

    on January 31, 2002
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    Mike Spiked - OC Weekly publisher Michael Sigman sacked

    Photo by Raul VegaJust a few months after OC Weekly took off in September 1995, we hit turbulence. Following a cover story on financial trouble at Diedrich Coffee, the coffeehouse chain demanded a meeting with Weekly publisher Michael Sigman. Sigm...

    by STAFF on January 31, 2002
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    No, Gracias - GOP bailing out of congressional race against Sanchez

    The moderator calls the meeting to order, though he's hard to hear over the sound of ice cubes falling into someone's plastic cup. This meeting of Anaheim Republicans is being held in a banquet room of a Carl's Jr., a banquet room equipped with a bi...

    by Steve Lowery on January 31, 2002
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    Running On Apathy

    Patient: Impostor Profile: Ordinary guy in the future gets caught up in extraordinary circumstances when he's arrested for being an enemy cyborg. Then he escapes. Heavy breathing and discharged firearms ensue. Think The Fugitive meets Farenheit 451...

    by Steve Lowery on January 24, 2002
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    Wellbutrin Time! - For the clubgoer who wants the insouciant paranoia, edginess and frighteningly fast mood swings of some good Colombian without the feelings of euphoria and well-being

    Since I don't spend nearly enough time in the discos these days--at least, not in the straight ones--I figured it was high time to hit one or two, but probably only one. Yes, for you, I would spend my precious Saturday night at Laguna Beach's White ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on January 24, 2002
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    How to Profit From Your Coming Extinction - Making it through 2002

    Photo by Jeanne RiceAre you in the same mood as me? As we scamper into 2002, are you feeling somewhat less than scamperific? Does it seem like it's not so much a new year as the same exhausted old one, where only the odometer has ticked over to let ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on January 24, 2002
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    First the movie, now the band

    When the Reverend Carl Musker needed a name for his band of trash-talkin', boot-stompin', gar-chawin', shades-sportin', cow-punkin', Australian (the city of Sydney, to be exact) rock & rollers, he wanted to make sure he picked something that sounded...

    on January 24, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    MONDAY, Jan. 7 Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustee Jim Ferryman pleads guilty to a misdemeanor drunk-driving charge, something he hoped would close the book on the case. It didn't. Fellow trustee Wendy Leece, one of those Christian, conserv...

    by Matt Coker on January 24, 2002
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    Mr. Physics

    Illustration Bob AulThe next time you decide to cut off someone driving a classic car, please consider this physics problem: I'm driving my '63 Chevy Nova, which weighs about 2,500 pounds and has stock drum brakes in front and rear (drum brakes are ...

    by ANONYMOUS on January 24, 2002
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    Keep Your Trap Shut - Traveling through the new Vietnam

    Photo by R. Scott MoxleyHO CHI MINH CITY--It's Sunday, Dec. 16, moments before 6 a.m. I'm sleeping like a dead man. In my suitcase on the credenza in my hotel room is a copy of UC Irvine's "World Values Survey 2001--Vietnam." Back home in Orange Cou...

    by R. Scott Moxley on January 24, 2002
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