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    Union Maid - Apathy is sooo 1990s

    Photo by Jeanne RiceRay Cordova is Central Casting for a backroom pol. He's old and kind of crinkly, and he's got a mouth as foul as Lyndon Johnson's. We're pretty sure he dyes his hair, and he calls legs "pins," at least when they're on a woman. Th...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 25, 2000
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    Notes From E3 - A day with the booth babes at the Electronic Entertainment Expo

    Illustration by Bob AulLA Convention Center Thursday, May 11 9:30 a.m. Waiting patiently with a herd to get onto the expo floor. Rumor has it 50,000 journalists and computer pros are expected at the expo this year, to gaze in awe and occasional c...

    by WYN HILTY on May 25, 2000
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    Feel the Gastro-Ambient Love!

    The long-awaited--dare we say hotly anticipated?--third installment of Daniel Bremmer and DJ Chowderhead's immersive Shamballa dinner parties, an orgy of live ambient/tribal/trance/drone/psychedelic/what-have-you grooves (plus tons of whup-ass India...

    on May 25, 2000
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    Coin Return

    May 2. Last week, we saw a Costa Mesa couple attempt to "recover" a set of $3,500 gold wheels they said were missing from their impounded 1988 Chrysler LeBaron. This week, the stakes have risen. Our story begins this way: a resident left his 1990 Me...

    by KEN WIDMANN on May 25, 2000
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    No-Show Perot

    Illustration by Bob AulIf Pat Buchanan wins the Reform Party's nomination, billionaire cartoon character H. Ross Perot will apparently ditch the party convention Aug. 10-13 in Long Beach, according to a May 10 CNN report. And that makes us very sad....

    by Matt Coker on May 25, 2000
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    LA Hex - El Toro Airport Watch No. 140

    The county's El Toro office is once again up and running. The army of planners, lobbyists, consultants and attorneys is back, uneasily pretending that a judge's recent ruling that Measure F's spending caps are "vague" means the plan to build a massi...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on May 25, 2000
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    Russians, Rockets and the Santa Ana River - A closed weapons plant in the Chino Hills may be leaking hazardous chemicals into the Santa Ana River

    Photo by Heather SwaimFred Sharp thought it was funny the time his son brought home 20 rounds of machine-gun ammo he had found in his Chino Hills neighborhood. But Sharp, a Vietnam vet and bomb expert, was less amused on March 14, 1999, when a neigh...

    by MICHAEL COLLINS on May 25, 2000
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    Dis-Union - Orange Unified union boss John Rossmans weird little war

    Photo by Joy BastIt's no surprise that John Rossmann hates the Orange Unified school board. As head of the district's teachers union, Rossmann has watched a school board that is the pedagogical equivalent of a hand grenade with the pin removed. Arch...

    by TIM MELTREGER on May 25, 2000
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    Santa Anas Filthy Little Secret - Economy-class animal shelter pretty much guarantees Fido a one-way ticket into the next world

    Directorless, vetless, feckless, the Orange County Animal Shelter has problems: paperwork screw-ups lead to dead animals, animal cages are exposed to the elements, adoptions are complicated by Byzantine policies and hours, volunteers leave after rep...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on May 25, 2000
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    Letters

    Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly.com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspond...

    on May 25, 2000
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    Preventing Care - Proposition 187 still sickens immigrants

    Proposition 187 may have stalled in the courts, but it seems to have scored at least one victory: persuading immigrants--legal and otherwise--not to apply for services such as Medi-Cal, which provides free access to health care for low-income reside...

    by Nick Schou on May 25, 2000
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    The Rabbits Are Coming! - Cute woodland critters or sex-crazed maniacs?

    As told to Alison M. Rosen Ever watched a rabbit lick a salt spool? Watched as it just sits there, licking away, like some kind of heathen, heady from the rush of the salt, no longer listening to reason, just following one thing and one thing only, ...

    on May 18, 2000
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    Oddit - El Toro Airport Watch No. 139

    Doug Wilson is a good example of why the county El Toro Program office needs an independent auditor. He's the senior staff analyst who answers all the county supervisors' questions concerning their current El Toro study sessions. Sources close to th...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on May 18, 2000
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    Call Your Mother! - Henry Rollins sweats pure love

    Round about this time last year, a few people wrote in begging us to tell them more about the life of Commie Mom. Our editor, on the other hand, thinks people do not want to hear constantly about our family and friends--fascinating though they may b...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 18, 2000
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    Call Your Mother! - Henry Rollins sweats pure love

    Round about this time last year, a few people wrote in begging us to tell them more about the life of Commie Mom. Our editor, on the other hand, thinks people do not want to hear constantly about our family and friends--fascinating though they may b...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 18, 2000
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    Baked Alaska Airlines

    Illustrtation by Bob AulYou're better off scarfing down a McDonald's Big Mac, French fries and a strawberry sundae than you are eating airline food, according to a survey released on May 1 by the Online Health and Fitness Network, a.k.a. eFit (www.e...

    by Matt Coker on May 18, 2000
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    Is My Faberge Egg in the Trunk, Too?

    April 28. Several weeks ago, a Costa Mesa man's weathered '88 Chrysler LeBaron was impounded after he was caught driving without a license, and he was subsequently thrown in jail. Before towing, the car was catalogued by police. The report listed "f...

    by KEN WIDMANN on May 18, 2000
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    Pump Up the Volume

    Photo by Jeanne Rice When Fullerton's 21-and-up venue Club 369 shut its doors to the alterna-rock crowd in January (its lease was sold to a group that planned to turn the club into a Latin-music bar), longtime booker Randy Cash had big plans for som...

    on May 18, 2000
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    Letters

    Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly.com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspond...

    on May 18, 2000
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    Whats So Funny about Peace, Bugs and Understanding?

    Comics and newspaper columnists have mined yuks from Leisure World's rabbit problem. Exterminators stand ready to blast bunnies that have overrun the Seal Beach retirement community back to kingdom come. Animal-rights activists are crying "Fowl!" (a...

    on May 18, 2000
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