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    Account Dracula

    The German philosopher Hegel observed that all great persons and "facts" appear twice in history. Marx added, "The first time as tragedy, the second as farce." The controversies surrounding Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo got more farcical la...

    on August 24, 2000
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    Huntington Beach Babbitt - The story of Dave Garofalo

    "He is not of an age, but for all time." --Inscription beneath Dave Garofalo's senior picture in the 1963 Cranston High School West yearbook Dave Garofalo really wanted to live in that house up on Poppy Hill Circle, but it's just a little too far...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on August 24, 2000
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    Death Pool - Pick the dot-com stiffs

    Remember Nancy Kerrigan? For a few months after Tonya Harding's husband had her right knee tenderized, she was America's darling--Snow White to Harding's Evil Queen, Jerry to her Tom. Then people discovered that she was capable of making catty remar...

    by WYN HILTY on August 17, 2000
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    Rifling Victorias Drawers - The Smoking Gun picks copyright fight with panty peddler

    By Bob AulAn internal document recently leaked by an unnamed Victoria's Secret insider, and posted online by the Smoking Gun has the lingerie company's thong in a twist. In June, the website (the smokinggun.com) reproduced a six-page Dress for Succe...

    by DONNA LADD on August 17, 2000
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    Daily Affirmation

    Photo by Johan VogelWe couldn't stomach watching C-SPAN's gavel-to-grovel coverage of the Republican National Convention July 31 through Aug. 3, so we'll give a sno cone to anyone who loans us the tape of the nutbars praying during the gay guy's spe...

    by Matt Coker on August 17, 2000
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    For This I Tomahawked the Enemy? - How would the founding fathersor a bald eagle that could talkview contemporary politics?

    Didn't catch George W.'s nomination acceptance speech live on Aug. 3, as I was instead watching the Mel Gibson-propelled The Patriot in a megaplex. It's a movie about freedom and the grand exertions our forebears endured to achieve it--I mean, Mel j...

    by JIM WASHBURN on August 17, 2000
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    We're Just Sampling - Mad props to Tone-Loc!

    So political writer Molly Ivins is a plagiarist again. A story in June alleged that Ivins hijacked the work of Betty Brink; the story was written by Fort Worth Weekly's Marsha Brown; I saw it on James Romenesko's Media Gossip site; the website is br...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 17, 2000
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    We're Just Sampling - Mad props to Tone-Loc!

    So political writer Molly Ivins is a plagiarist again. A story in June alleged that Ivins hijacked the work of Betty Brink; the story was written by Fort Worth Weekly's Marsha Brown; I saw it on James Romenesko's Media Gossip site; the website is br...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 17, 2000
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    Yoove Gott a Frend in Gee-zus

    July 20. As transcribed in a police report, an Easter candle inside St. Joachim's Church at 1964 Orange Ave. in Costa Mesa was stolen from its perch "next to the Baptist Tree." Baptist Tree? Ow. No wonder church attendance is declining. SWF Seeks ...

    by KEN WIDMANN on August 17, 2000
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    Doorman

    I stand outside a sushi bar, card people, and then stamp their hands so the people inside know they are of legal age to imbibe alcohol. No stamp means no alcohol. Actually, I'm employed by a security company, and in this case, the company needed a g...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 17, 2000
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    Fear and Clothing

    Send 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. One recent morning, unable ...

    by ANONYMOUS on August 17, 2000
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    Dear Mr. Fuentes - Letters to the most powerful Republican in Orange County

    April 28, 1999 Tom Fuentes Tait & Associates 701 N. Park Center Dr. Santa Ana, CA 92701 Dear Mr. Fuentes, In January [1999], you were re-elected as chairman of the Orange County Republican Party for the 14th consecutive year. You'r...

    by NATHAN CALLAHAN on August 17, 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). Visit our website at www.ocweekly.com. Letters will be edited for clarit...

    on August 17, 2000
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    File M for Moron - Documents show the states political watchdog botched its first Garofalo investigation

    Photo by Jack GouldMayor Dave Garofalo is pleading with the public, the press and his colleagues on the Huntington Beach City Council to end his "trial in the press" until investigating officials from the California Fair Political Practices Commissi...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 17, 2000
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    Blitzkrieg Development - Irvine Co. deploys its troops on eastern border, prepares for war with city of Orange!

    Photo by Keith MayLooking south from the entrance to Irvine Regional Park, visitors once saw nothing but wild hillsides blanketed with bristly brown sagebrush. Those venturing along a not-too-steep trail past the mountain-lion-warning signs could fi...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 17, 2000
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    Cop Out - Why arent OC agencies following Garden Groves lead?

    Photo by Jack GouldJust after dawn on Jan. 6, 1999, nearly 200 officers from more than a dozen local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies raided 21 homes in Placentia's Atwood neighborhood. In the largest anti-gang sweep in Orange County hist...

    by Nick Schou on August 17, 2000
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    All That Glistens

    The Irvine Co. has always kept generous friends in influential positions. When the company needed unswervingly pro-developer appointments made to the county's Board of Supervisors and superior court, Republican governors Ronald Reagan, George Deukme...

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 10, 2000
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    Generation Next

    Unless you work at the Irvine Co.'s Irvine Apartment Communities (IAC), skip this item and check out the 1-800-WASH-NED ad in the back. Hey, IAC: we stopped dead in our tracks at the Lab on July 24 when we came across a stack of your slick glossies ...

    by Matt Coker on August 10, 2000
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    Dear Lost - New hope for the wretched

    Dear Lost, Unlike some women, I have no trouble meeting men whom I'm attracted to. I dig cops, and there's always a cop around when I need one. I can usually find a looker at the local bar where they hang out and score meth, the Tarnished Shield. ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on August 10, 2000
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    Val Garay, Laguna Beach-Based Superproducer - What's humming through the skulls of Orange County?

    Photo by Jeanne Rice> Koo's Art Cafe and Linda's Doll Hut. "My favorite places to see shows live, and two great places to discover fresh new talent." > The Beatles, "I Want to Hold Your Hand." "That song changed my life. I was going to college at ...

    on August 10, 2000
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