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    American Cheese - The Feedback Music Quiz

    Illustration by Bob Aul You should read some of the fantastic crap-filled press releases we writers wade through every day. EVERY DAY! It's enough to make you scream. It's enough to make you claw your eyes out. It's enough to make you compulsively...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on July 27, 2000
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    Mostly Guilty - Of boring me to death!

    Photo by Jack GouldThe day I got my jury summons was a day of much rejoicing. I don't think you understand just how excited I get about jury duty. I am all about doing my civic duty--just one of the many reasons I overthrew the will of the people ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 20, 2000
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    Fest-O-Mania Wrap-Up

    Photo by Jack GouldSo were those 120 hours from Thursday, June 29, through Monday, July 3, the biggest, most mega five days in OC rock history? Sure, why not? And even if they weren't, we'll just say they were! Inevitably, with such mammoth aural ov...

    on July 20, 2000
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    Weenie Roast

    The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council reported that Americans consumed a record 155 million weenies on the Fourth of July. That beat the old record set on July 4, 1999, by 5 million hot dogs. How the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council figures out e...

    by Matt Coker on July 20, 2000
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    Drug Stink - UCI goes deep cover to bust student for Excedrin possession

    Photo by Daniel C. TsangA recent drug sting in Irvine netted authorities three suspects, 11 marijuana plants and 11 grams of pot in a plastic bag. But it also turned upside-down the life of an innocent UC Irvine student when his over-the-counter pai...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on July 20, 2000
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    Order Up!

    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 s...

    by ANONYMOUS on July 20, 2000
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    Welcome to Long Breach Airport

    June 19. As the summer travel season reaches its zenith, it's always frustrating to wait in long lines at the airport as baggage is x-rayed and examined for added security. No waiting or security seems to take place for certain local airport workers...

    by KEN WIDMANN on July 20, 2000
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    I . . . Shot My Son - Everyone Agrees that Shantae Molina killed her baby. The only question is: Was it murder?

    Photo by Jack GouldAlone in her parents' Laguna Niguel house with her baby on Oct. 16, 1998, 20-year-old Shantae Marie Molina says she was watching All My Childrenon television and putting away just-washed clothes when she was startled by sounds com...

    by R. Scott Moxley on July 20, 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 20, 2000
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    The Terrorist Next Door - The U.S. says a former Anaheim resident is trying to kill us all

    Photo by AP/Wide WorldKhalil Deek is either one of the world's most dangerous men --a close friend of terrorist financier Osama bin Laden--or a naive computer geek whose religious beliefs and social connections led overzealous authorities to mistake...

    by Nick Schou on July 20, 2000
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    Island Fever - Lidos wealthy consider keeping the barbarians outside a gate

    Photo by Keith MayThe neighborhoods of Lido Isle are like something you'd find in Leave It to Beaver, if Ward had a better job. It's old Newport Beach at its finest, with a yacht club, a tennis club, a junior sailing club, a women's club, a men's cl...

    by LETA MCLAUGHLIN on July 13, 2000
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    Song O' Th' Week!

    >>>US Bombs singer Duane Peters has a side project, Duane Peters and the Hunns, who've just released an album, Unite, on a label with the oh-so-punk name of Disaster. It's a good ol' reliable, snarling, Pistolsesque punch, just what you'd hope for. ...

    on July 13, 2000
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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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