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    Bruce Sievers

    When last we saw OC's nicest Republican poet--Bob Dornan once showed up to read poetry with him--he was being boosted as a candidate for Poet Laureate. It was nothing new for Sievers. The late Barry Goldwater used to nominate him for Poet Laureate...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on September 14, 2000
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    Bob Dornan

    Illustration by Lloyd DangleBitter, defeated ex-Congressman Robert K. Dornan may be the person most responsible for OC Weekly's quick success. Early on, our circulation numbers told us that any time Dornan's face or name appeared on our cover, custo...

    by Steve Lowery on September 14, 2000
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    Jeanne Carmen

    Three years ago, we ran a piece about the former B-movie icon and gal pal to, among others, Sinatra and Presley, and her son Brandon James, whose life work is keeping his mom's name before the public. All of James' work--there is no man faster with ...

    by Steve Lowery on September 14, 2000
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    The Day Dornan Came to Visit

    Photo by Myles RobinsonCritics have said the Republican congressman--now, thanks in part to Weekly reporter R. Scott Moxley, former congressman--was a part of our business plan from the beginning, that we couldn't have survived without an anti-hero ...

    by WILL SWAIM on September 14, 2000
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    Up Against The Wally

    Years ago, I pitched a cover story about local conservative talk-show host Wally George. I'd held a sick fascination with Wally ever since I was a kid, and I really looked forward to mauling him in print. I was convinced that the piece would write i...

    by GREG STACY on September 14, 2000
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    I will wear a suit

    "There's a dead guy I want you to photograph," OC Weekly editor Will Swaim tells me. I ask for some background, and he tells me that the dead guy in question is Harold Ezell. "Wasn't he the Reagan-appointed Immigration and Naturalization Service c...

    by JACK GOULD on September 14, 2000
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    Monique Ponte

    When last we left writer/dominatrix/punk musician/ phone-sex entrepreneur Mistress Monique, she was getting the Secret Service shakedown/up for an innocuous gesture with a toy laser gun on the Hot Seat With Wally George. Monique, who had pulled the ...

    by Steve Lowery on September 14, 2000
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    A Penile Postscript - Hanging out with Jim Washburn

    Photo by Lee Lee YuenI think I've written some good stuff over the years. "Pithy article on the drug war, Jim." "Way to go on the ocean-pollution piece, pal." "Washburn, you have captured in words what so many of us feel about the Sobakawa pillow. T...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 14, 2000
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    Bernard Rappaport

    When we investigated Dr. Bernard Rappaport during 1997 and 1998, he was still head of the county's Children and Youth Services (CYS). His exploits included ignoring complaints concerning at least one psychiatrist who gave patients at the Orangewood ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 14, 2000
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    Joan and Mario Lescot

    Photo by Johan VogelThe Lescots founded the Theatre District some five years ago. Housed first at the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse and then in the barn-like building behind the Lab in Costa Mesa, the company staged some of the most memorable and matur...

    by Joel Beers on September 14, 2000
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    Charles Marowitz

    Photo by Johan VogelIn 1996, critic, playwright, director and commentator Charles Marowitz brought his rich pedigree to Cal State Long Beach. A theatrical gadfly since the 1950s (when he worked with the legendary Peter Brook in England), the Malibu ...

    by Joel Beers on September 14, 2000
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    Our Remotest Reader - Radioactive Beagles Here? Sure!

    Photo by: Clayton NewbillPaul Brennan is a writer in a small town outside New Orleans, Louisiana. He entered--and won!--our fabulous most-expenses-paid "Win a Date with Commie Girl" contest. What follows is his winning submission. What can I offer...

    by PAUL BRENNAN on September 14, 2000
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    Wank

    A couple of years ago, we wrote about Wank's apparently phenomenal deal with Madonna's Maverick Records. The Anaheim foursome released "Get a Grip (on Yourself)," graced MTV for a little while, toured, and then . . . and then seemingly disappeared. ...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on September 14, 2000
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    Supernova

    Photo by Mark SavageTwo years ago, we followed Costa Mesa pop band Supernova to Austin, Texas, and wrote about their experiences at the South by Southwest Music Convention, where they handed out a lot of tin foil and played a packed industry show. T...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on September 14, 2000
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    Excerpts: Part 1

    1995 Sept. 15, 1995 I haven't polled my co-Weekers on this, but to me, our chief order of business is to try desperately not to be boring, to instead produce the sort of publication we ourselves would be excited to discover in our community, one w...

    on September 14, 2000
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    A Commie Girl FAQ

    You know, we get a lot of letters here at OC Weekly worldwide headquarters! And most of them are about the notoriously cute Rebecca Schoenkopf, a.k.a. Commie Girl! Got something you need to know? Afraid you'll run into the Girl out on the town and w...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 14, 2000
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    Out of Nothing, This - An OC Weekly Time Line

    4.5 million years BC Swirling dust and crap from the Big Bang form the Earth. 2.5 million years BC Man appears. Nothing to read. 1955 After a bunch of wars and stuff, rampant demand for something to read is finally satiated when three guys--...

    by Matt Coker on September 14, 2000
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    Fanmail 1995-1996

    FANMAIL 1995-1996 Your merciless bashing of The Orange County Register and the OC edition of the LA Times is futile and infantile. Your writer is simply out of touch with most of us in Orange County, and across America. Your paper must really be har...

    on September 14, 2000
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    We Are Five! - A Brief History of the Orange County (Calif.) Weekly Tribune and Times-Dispatch

    Five years ago, feral pigs wandered the streets of Orange County, feeding upon the corpses of our unburied dead. From the salty shores of the Pacific to the towering summit of Mt. Santiago, oceanic herds of buffalo grazed upon native grasses. Beans ...

    by WILL SWAIM on September 14, 2000
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    Letter to Shredder

    In the summer of 1987, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North testified before the U.S. Senate that he once spent an entire evening shredding top-secret cables and other covert documents concerning the Iran-contra matter while Justice Department investigat...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 31, 2000
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