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    Exhibit X-Rated - UPDATED: The Blockbuster DVD the Haidl Defense Doesnt Want You to See

    As a superior court judge prepared to view the DVD of a 16-year-old girl's alleged 2002 rape by three teenage boys in Corona del Mar, a red-faced Don Haidl stood in the spectator section of the courtroom. The lanky Orange County assistant sheriff--a...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 20, 2003
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    We Respond to Register Letters

    On Nov. 8, Orange County Registerletter writer Charles Schwartz observed that because we are at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, different rules should apply. "We have nine Democrats running for president of the United States who are aiding our opponent...

    by SCOTT GIFFIN on November 20, 2003
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    The Inspector

    Illustration by Bob AulWe've lived in the same apartment complex for years and always got along well with the management. Now you get installed as the property manager, and suddenly there's a regimen of inspections--inspect each apartment, inspect t...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 20, 2003
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    Good News! - Jim Washburn helps the president share the joy in Iraq

    Photo by James BunoanPerhaps you've heard President George W. Bush's recent complaint that the media hasn't been doing enough to tell about the "good progress" we've been making in Iraq. Bush was quoted recently by the Associated Press as saying tha...

    by JIM WASHBURN on November 20, 2003
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    How to Equip Your Band for Less than $100

    One day while surveying the booty accrued via years' worth of swap meets, garage sales and Pennysaver ads, I realized I could equip a rock trio for less than $100. The gear in question wasn't monkey chow, but a '60s Gibson Firebird snagged for $7, a...

    by JIM WASHBURN on November 20, 2003
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    How to Get an Education From the Real School of Rock

    It's the early '80s. My friend Mark Soden is running the audio-visual lab at a central county high school, which, as at schools everywhere, was a magnet for the campus malcontents. It was the early days of MTV, which they're watching, which gets the...

    by JIM WASHBURN on November 20, 2003
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    How to Survive Your First Rock Band Interview

    Photo by Jeanne RiceIt wasn't until I drove past the three bundled-up smokers standing outside Limerick's Pub in Long Beach that I realized just how in-over-my-head I really was. With an untested, hours-old tape recorder on the seat next to me and a...

    by ELLEN GRILEY on November 20, 2003
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    How to Sneak a Latin Alternative Band into the United States Without John Ashcroft Finding Out

    BY VINCENTE FOX The easiest thing is getting people over. Most of the people we cross over already look "American"--the way they dress or just carry themselves. And they've been there already so many fucking times they're not even scared about cro...

    on November 20, 2003
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    How to Start Your Own Club

    Photo by James BunoanThe volunteers at Koo's have suffered through a lot of shit: chafing city regulations, unruly patrons, cranky neighbors and crankier PA systems, and bands that could make a grown man weep--for all the wrong reasons. Oh, and also...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 20, 2003
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    How to Record an Album Like Joe Ongie

    Photo by Jeanne RiceEver wonder why the Renaissance ended? It was probably because a Renaissance man is so annoying. Look at Joe Ongie. He and his wife, Catherine Graziano, make the three Gypsy Dens the eclectic community hubs they are. There, Joe d...

    by JIM WASHBURN on November 20, 2003
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    How to Write a Review for Rolling Stone

    ? Anything good is "crucial." ? A good guitar solo is "searing." ? A really good guitar solo is "blistering." ? A good vocal performance is "urgent." ? -A really good vocal performance is "angst-ridden." ? -The word "groove" shall be inser...

    by BUDDY SEIGAL on November 20, 2003
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    How to Go From Codpieces to Country Like Walter Clevenger

    Photo by Jeanne RiceIt's 1986, and a bunch of miscreant students at Mater Dei High School decide to enter the senior-class air-guitar contest. These are some of the Catholic campus' outcasts --drinkers, losers and reprobates--so what could be a bett...

    by Rich Kane on November 20, 2003
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    How to Blow a Fuse - The Intelligista get out into the light

    Photo by James BunoanTonight is probably a school night for the Intelligista, but no one says a word about it. Instead, speeding toward a show in Hollywood inside a minivan with a busted passenger window, guitarist Nick Waterhouse and organ player K...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 20, 2003
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    How to Be a Rockabilly Guy

    ? -Make sure grime is embedded under your fingernails at all times; claim it's from working on your '49 Merc. ? -Learn to recognize the subtle textural and aromatic distinctions between Royal Crown, Dixie Peach and Murray's pomades; discuss in dep...

    by BUDDY SEIGAL on November 20, 2003
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    Heir Guitars! - Weekly and Sam Ash Guitar giveaway winners!

    Photo by Tenaya HillsSometimes we change music, and sometimes music changes us. With the promise of a free guitar from Sam Ash, we lured scores of readers to tell us how music gave them purpose, a career, a second chance with Dad. We selected three ...

    on November 20, 2003
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    The Optimist - When good things happen to blog people

    Has it been a rough week? Have your love affairs gone to pot? Does your bank account look like Conrad Black's been let loose on it? Do you feel black and mean inside, like Rosie O'Donnell? Are you crabby, pitiful, low and unloved? Well, take comfort...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 20, 2003
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    Feel the Love

    FEEL THE LOVE One thing you can say about Huntington Beach's Barbara Coe, chairwoman of the immigrant-bashing California Coalition for Immigration Reform: at least she spreads the hate. Coe normally targets those from south of the U.S. border who se...

    by Matt Coker on November 20, 2003
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    Anti-Smart

    The following e-mail exchange took place between R. Scott Moxley and Bill Orton. Moxley is the Weekly's lead investigative reporter and the author of a Sept. 26 interview with a gay Republican activist who identified Orange County Assemblyman Lou Co...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 13, 2003
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    Exhibit X-Rated - The Blockbuster DVD the Haidl defense doesnt want you to see

    As a superior court judge prepared to view the DVD of a 16-year-old girl's alleged 2002 rape by three teenage boys in Corona del Mar, a red-faced Don Haidl stood in the spectator section of the courtroom. The lanky Orange County assistant sheriff--a...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 13, 2003
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    Kisser Me Again!

    Illustration by Bob AulYou: No costume at a Gilligan's Island party. Me: Thurston Howell III, bumping and grinding, dirty dancing with you to Peaches' "Diddle My Skittle." We get more intimate. I think I'm in love. I reach around for a grope. You ...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 13, 2003
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