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    Surf and Turd

    Is it just us, or does it seem weird that an advertisement for the release of Jaws and Jaws II on DVD is all over trash cans along the strand in Huntington Beach? The movie was all about city officials trying to silence warnings about a killer shark...

    by Matt Coker on July 13, 2000
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    A Wreck - Toll-road history under reconstruction

    For more than a decade, Stephen Burgard's editorial page at the Orange County edition of the Los Angeles Times has joined Newport Beach real-estate developers to tout the proposed international airport at El Toro. On Feb. 13, for example, Burgard--r...

    by R. Scott Moxley on July 13, 2000
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    Whoops!

    Illustration by Bob AulOn behalf of all Latinos, I apologize to all Anglos: sorry for discovering this county first and naming many of your streets and cities in Spanish. I regret that, because we settled primarily in North County, you had to develo...

    by ANONYMOUS on July 13, 2000
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    Not the Prince - El Toro Airport Watch No. 143

    For a guy who called himself a czar, Russia's Nicholas II didn't know a lot about power. During World War I, the Russian army was losing a hundred thousand soldiers each month to the Germans arrayed along the Eastern front. Onto this killing field m...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on July 13, 2000
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    Is Your Bed FDIC Insured?

    JUNE 17. In the increasingly intangible world of electronic money, where fast-food payments can be transacted by a windshield transponder, the following story is almost refreshing. That is, of course, unless you're the poor sap who got ripped off. A...

    by KEN WIDMANN on July 13, 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 July 13, 2000
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    Topless Clogging - Made you look!

    Photo by Jack GouldPerhaps you've seen the previews for Coyote Ugly: the slinky bartendrixes cut the neckties off customers and clog (slinkily) atop the bar, usually in leather pants. The plot (girl comes to New York City; despite inexperience and i...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 13, 2000
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    Lawnbot - It mows the lawn while you read a book

    I once knew an Italian man who, while sojourning in Minnesota as a college professor, would stand and stare out of his front window on Saturday mornings at the throngs of men working on their lawns. "Every weekend, they cut the grass!" he'd exclaim,...

    by JUDITH LEWIS on July 13, 2000
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    Bush 2000 Shocker! - Candidate mum as his old mans foundation hassles OC patron saint

    Photo by AP/Wide WorldYou've heard about his wild past, his Quayle-like verbal gaffes, his obvious disregard for world affairs and yet--at the risk of hyperbole--what is surely the most damning controversy ever to rock George W. Bush's presidential ...

    by Matt Coker on July 13, 2000
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    Were Being Stonewalled - OC grand jury says Surf City officials stand in the way of toxic cleanup

    Photo by Johan VogelHuntington Beach's infamous toxic dumpsite may not be California's biggest, but it's one of the most dangerous. The Ascon-Nesi hazardous-waste dump includes three 25-foot-deep oil lagoons (only partially covered) and a styrene ...

    by Nick Schou on July 13, 2000
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    Blow Hard

    Big scare in the state Capitol last week. Before the state budget was sent to the governor on June 21, negotiations between Assembly Democrats and Republicans ground to a screeching halt when all the hot air leaked out of Minority Leader Scott "Slim...

    by Matt Coker on July 6, 2000
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    Health Care Costs Still Rising

    JUNE 15. A 76-year-old man was working at a bank when he had to be rushed to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach for an emergency angioplasty. He had no relatives with him and a lot of money and valuables on his person. Unsure how best to secure them, he...

    by KEN WIDMANN on July 6, 2000
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    Mismanager

    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 July 6, 2000
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    CAC and Bull - El Toro Airport Watch No. 142

    for the past four months, I've watched the slow disintegration of the El Toro Airport Citizens Advisory Commission (CAC). Created in 1994 by the sham international airport-mandating Measure A, CAC's purpose (as described in the 1998 El Toro planning...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on July 6, 2000
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    Trivial Pursuit - Online journal makes the irrelevant relevant

    Most of us don't have to worry about sleeping with our husband's sister, talking our daughter out of becoming a child prostitute, or confessing to our lover that we secretly have sex with goats. But if you took your cue from godawful freak shows lik...

    by WYN HILTY on July 6, 2000
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    That 70's Blow! - Washburn lost on coke

    Illustration by Bob AulThis may come as a surprise to my many friends who have heard me inveigh against cocaine for years; who've heard me echo Bob Marley in calling it "the Devil's Dandruff," or deride it as "instant asshole" and "powdered Don Henl...

    by JIM WASHBURN on July 6, 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 July 6, 2000
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    Fight Night! - Chicks, violence, implants and fists of fury!

    So there we all are in good seats at the Pond for June 22's Daniel's Furniture Fight Night, and the pudgy, bloated, unhaired man in front of us keeps booming out, every minute or so, "C'mon, Seabass!" I inquire, and he offers that it's something out...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 6, 2000
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    Back to Business - OCs Tom Umberg leaves the White House for the Big Bucks

    When he lost the 1996 presidential race to Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole flew back to Kansas to take a high-paying job with agri-giant Archer Daniels Midland--for whom he promptly began lobbying his former colleagues on the Hill. When he left the g...

    by Nick Schou on July 6, 2000
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    Uncle Sham - A Yankee Doodle guide to mayoral mischief in Huntington Beach!

    Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo seems surprised to discover he's in deep trouble. If so, he's one of the last to know. Accounts of his crass audacity have been bouncing around Huntington Beach almost since the moment he showed up in town 30 y...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on July 6, 2000
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