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    Growing Up Bunny - One man speals out

    The news last week that exterminators would be given permission to shoot bunnies at Leisure World brought with it a storm of controversy. But for a small group of Southern Californians, it also brought back painful memories and an unwanted spotlight...

    by Steve Lowery on May 18, 2000
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    There Goes Peter Cottontail - Leisure World declares war on wabbits

    Photo by Joy BastLEISURE WORLD--Standing under the massive rotating globe near the high walls and barbed wire that surround this Seal Beach old-folks home, it's difficult to tell this is a community under siege. The guards checking autos at the gate...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on May 18, 2000
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    None Dare Call It Coincidence - A brief history of rabbits in America

    1901 Thomas Edison invents the Easter Bunny. Originally developed as a more practical conduit for his electric light bulb, Edison, a raging atheist, finds the bunny successfully diverts attention away from the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ....

    by Steve Lowery on May 18, 2000
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    Its Food, Stupid! - Lapin a la OC Weekly

    Tom Brokaw calls them members of the Greatest Generation, these people who survived the Dust Bowl and the Depression, whipped the Nazis and the Japanese, and then came home in their millions to wheedle and whine for every social program imaginable--...

    by TODD MATHEWS on May 18, 2000
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    My Guess Is Definitely No - Would you run your presidential library the way we run Nixons?

    Photo by Joy BastWhatever your opinion of Richard Nixon, well-known president and potty mouth, you have to admit one thing: his Yorba Linda library certainly is lame. From the gift shop that sells Nixon-and-Elvis plastic floatpens ($2.95) to the bro...

    by Steve Lowery on May 18, 2000
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    Wake Me When Its Sexy - Watching Playboys Sex Court

    A guard with a headset and clipboard stands outside the entrance to Culver Studios' Stage 5. He lets you into the plush, dimly lit lobby, and another guard lets you into the production office, which, unlike the lobby, is bright, fairly small, inform...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on May 18, 2000
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    The Gift That Keeps on Giving - Irvine Co. donations generate publicity but little evidence of giving

    Photo by Keith MayFollowing the April 11 defeat of a tax designed to bail out Irvine's financially troubled school district, the Irvine Co. and its reclusive billionaire owner, Donald Bren, promised to donate $1.9 million to the district and help ra...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 18, 2000
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    Too Much Company

    Ilustration by Bob AulHey, Dickhead: nice meeting you at the company party last week. Nice to have you introduce me and my girlfriend to your wife. Nice to see you send your wife home early "to relieve the baby sitter." (Nice to have a wife who can'...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 11, 2000
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    *%#@! - Richard Nixon and the rise and fall of a slang term for intercourse

    Illustration by Bob AulI was sitting and writing at my home-office computer the other day when a kid, maybe 6 at the oldest, ran past the house, and, in that exuberant way children have, shouted, "Fuck you!" to a youthful compatriot and anyone else ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on May 11, 2000
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    Chill With Hill

    Illustration by Bob Aul In a Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila survey of 500 Americans of legal drinking age, first lady and would-be New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was cited as the politician most people would like to party with, it was re...

    by Matt Coker on May 11, 2000
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    Chill With Hill

    CHILL WITH HILL In a Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila survey of 500 Americans of legal drinking age, first lady and would-be New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was cited as the politician most people would like to party with, it was reported o...

    by Matt Coker on May 11, 2000
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    Chill With Hill

    CHILL WITH HILL In a Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila survey of 500 Americans of legal drinking age, first lady and would-be New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was cited as the politician most people would like to party with, it was reported o...

    by Matt Coker on May 11, 2000
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    The Birds

    Sunday, April 23. Police were summoned by a Laguna Beach resident who complained that a man in the neighboring apartment unit was shooting birds with a BB gun. The caller also said the man was "causing a mess with bird's blood after striking the bir...

    by KEN WIDMANN on May 11, 2000
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    THATS LOWBALLASSCHATTER TO YOU!

    If you haven't heard, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater no longer exists --the name, that is. Last week, OC's only large-scale outdoor concert venue announced that it has joined the ranks of such corporate-monikered local arenas as the Arrowhead Pond of A...

    on May 11, 2000
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    The Dollar Sign Invades Medieval Europe! - Dark magic among level-51 elves

    The online game EverQuest is so addictive for some that they've taken to calling it "EverCrack." There's a story circulating about one player (who shall remain nameless) going AWOL from his job for three days and finally getting fired because he was...

    by WYN HILTY on May 11, 2000
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    Thank Yew, Richuhd Blade! - But its Riverside in tha house

    Photo by Jack GouldIt was a sad week in Radioland: venerable (he's looking pretty good for 74) Aussie Richuhd Blade finally retired his turntable at the world-famous KROQ. "Sad?" say you. "All he did was deliver spit-soaked blowjobs to Berlin and go...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 11, 2000
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    24 Hours of Livin' Large

    Somehow, for 24 hours during the summer of 1998, Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo owned a lavish dream house in the No. 1 location in the No. 1 neighborhood in the city's crown-jewel Holly-Seacliff development. Yeah, it was only for 24 hours. ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on May 11, 2000
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    A Second Chance - Now free, OC cannabis crusader Marvin Chavez is ready to open a new front in the war on the War on Drugs

    Photo by Johan VogelOn April 21, Marvin Chavez--the founder of the Orange County Patient-Doctor-Nurse Support Group and OC Weekly's 1998 Man of the Year--walked out the doors of Vacaville State Prison in northern California more than four years ahea...

    by Nick Schou on May 11, 2000
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    Letters

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    on May 11, 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. Visit our Web site at www.ocweekly.com. Letters may be edit...

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