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    Rap Sap

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent --to "Hey, You!" c/o OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. He...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 10, 2001
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    Party Pooper

    Illustration by Bob AulAn April 11 letter from Orange County Republican Party chairman Thomas A. Fuentes took Orange Unified Education Association president John Rossmann by surprise. Fuentes sought support for "three good Republican school board me...

    by Matt Coker on May 10, 2001
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    See No Evil Republicans - Blackouts at the Times

    The Orange County edition of the Los Angeles Times told its readers there was only one important story from Huntington Beach on April 13: a nursery employee had been electrocuted while moving a potted palm. That same day's Orange County Register rep...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 10, 2001
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    Dont Come Back Dead - Local bands invade Kern County

    Photo by Stoopid JohnnyThis is not Orange County. This is a band, crammed into a boxing ring, lit by one dim, red bulb. This is wild-eyed kids in fraying sweaters hanging from the rafters, toppling keister-over-cabesa over the ropes, and shouting ...

    by Chris Ziegler on May 10, 2001
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    Sri Lanka - Not my war

    Photo by Jim SoliskiColombo, Sri Lanka, is an agreeable city--except for the fact that the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government have been locked together in a grueling civil war since the early 1980s. The downtown area boasts lovely Palladian ...

    by JIM SOLISKI on May 10, 2001
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    Cambodia - Smiles and skulls

    Phnom Penh gets its name from the Cambodian phnom(meaning mountain or hill) and penh(meaning full). Traditionally, it is known as "Mountain of Plenty." They've got that right: plenty of heat and dust. Cambodia's capital city doesn't suffer beneath t...

    by JIM SOLISKI on May 10, 2001
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    Dalat - Welcome to Vietnams Disneyland

    As kitschy as life-size dinosaur sculptures hanging out by a desert highway or an open-all-year boutique dedicated to Santa, Dalat is Vietnam's most unusual destination, a low-rent Las Vegas for honeymooning couples and bemused tourists. Dalat is se...

    by ADAM BREGMAN on May 10, 2001
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    Poland - Post Cards From Auschwitz

    Emerging from the train with a throng of people, I glance around the station in Cracow, Poland, to get my bearings. I have not slept for two days. I search my pockets for the travel book I brought from the United States, the one that lists hotels an...

    by BRETT COKER on May 10, 2001
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    Prague - Kafka and Disney

    Prague is like a beautiful woman. Unfortunately, she's dead. Don't get me wrong: I like Prague. But I don't see why I should wax lyrical about the town that drove Kafka nuts. It would be disrespectful. Besides, Prague drives me nuts, too. Maybe ...

    by RICK RICHARDSON on May 10, 2001
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    New York City - New Years rockin pee

    Photo by Rich KaneDick Clark is a big pussy. Every New Year's Eve, he sits safely perched above Times Square while hosting his eternally abysmal, teen-pop-laden, countdown TV show, oblivious to the hellish, steamy cesspool of human body fluids coagu...

    by Rich Kane on May 10, 2001
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    Italy - You didnt lose a band. You gained a compagna

    Rusty Phillips left Orange County to explore Europe with his band Tex Twil. After nine months and a whole bunch of drama, the lead singer returned to Orange County without a band. But if it's any consolation, Phillips did pick up a hot little souven...

    by FRANK SEDDIGH on May 10, 2001
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    Hiroshima - Sorrow and tears at ground zero

    It was impossible to ignore the three lanky, blue-blazer-clad Japanese teenagers on 10-speed bikes in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park. They laughed, hooted and narrowly avoided crashing into a group of unamused, elderly Chinese tourists posing for a...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 10, 2001
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    Ball Busting - And does anyone pray to the Lord of the Dance?

    The SnoopTown City Council has been busting promoter Mark diPiazza's balls like they're (Mark's balls, not the City Council) an actual problem--like polluted beaches; disastrous, city-planned, mass-entertainment projects that don't entertain the mas...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 10, 2001
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    Thats Not Acting

    Patient: Town and Country Profile: Warren Beatty stars in this stunningly bad flick about rich old coots who cheat on their wives, feel bad about it and then do it some more. Think Shampoo meets Ishtar meets Cocoon. Symptoms: Hopefully, the repo...

    by Steve Lowery on May 10, 2001
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    Tax day: A Diary of My Pain

    Photo by Paul MarsdenSunday, April 15 10:06 a.m.: Begin electronically filing federal taxes from my home computer. Twitch nervously at the amount being paid. 10:07 a.m.: Reconsider opposition to Dubya's tax cut. 10:08 a.m.: Realize I don't rea...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on May 3, 2001
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    She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

    Illustration by Bob Aul Why is it all these Virgin Mary visions just before Easter every year remind us of the preconditioning Jesus freaks employed when they played those supposedly satanic Led Zeppelin records backward? By the time you heard "geel...

    by Matt Coker on May 3, 2001
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    Under Where?

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to "Hey, You!" c/o OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. You...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 3, 2001
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    I Didnt Do It - Teens suit says she wasnt principal-biter

    Photo by Daniel C. TsangHeather Zetin, the teenager who co-founded El Modena High School's Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) and who last year successfully sued the Orange Unified School District (OUSD) for the group's right to hold meetings, has gone to ...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on May 3, 2001
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    Holy Shit - OC Christian radio: God wants national TV audience for McVeigh execution

    Orange County Christian radio briefly found something other than Bill Clinton or homosexuality to rant about on April 19, a day after a federal judge blocked an entertainment company's bid to televise the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mc...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 3, 2001
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    Prom Queen Scene - Nicole Bruckers big night out

    Like many a prom queen before her, the guest of honor was passed out fetchingly in the corner, her tiara refusing to stay nestled in her Cleopatra wig until a bobby-pin donor could be found--stat!--who let us harvest the pins straight from her prett...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 3, 2001
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