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    'Stray Not From Righteousness' - And other lessons for the countys poor

    Photo by Keith MayI've been reading Loitering With Intent:_The Child, actor Peter O'Toole's book about growing up during World War II. There is a swell quote in it from O'Toole's father, reflecting upon the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor: "The pape...

    by JIM WASHBURN on October 12, 2000
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    Waiting - El Toro Airport Watch no. 147

    I wasted 82 hours of my life in the past year sitting in traffic in Southern California. Each of us did. We wasted it sitting in our cars with a bunch of other schmucks on the freeway, listening to some dork on the radio as the minutes slipped away....

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on October 12, 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). Letters will be edited for clarity and length. All correspondence must i...

    on October 12, 2000
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    Boy Scouts Like It Both Ways

    We don't expect much of our county supervisors--don't bankrupt the county, don't bang up the cars we lend you, don't sit at your desk pretending to work for less than 20 hours per week. But really: Are we asking too much when we ask that the supes b...

    by WILL SWAIM on October 12, 2000
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    The Birds - Why OCs crow problem wont go away

    Photo by Mark SavageEvery morning for the past several months, the pre-dawn silence of eastside Costa Mesa has been broken by the squawking of dozens of excited crows. Angry residents have done everything to scare the birds away, but to no avail. La...

    by Nick Schou on October 12, 2000
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    Naked! In A Freaking Truck! - And other highlights of a not-weak week

    Photo by Jack GouldHey! What's up with all these lazy, lollygagging kids we keep having to hear about? Seventeen percent of them live in "poverty"? Oh, waaaah! Why don't these children who managed to get themselves "poor" stop their bitching --"Oh...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on October 12, 2000
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    Damien JuradoGhost of David (Sub Pop)

    You might begin your most painful therapy session ever just as Damien Jurado does his newest CD: by settling noisily into a chair and saying, "It just so happens I have many concerns." On Ghost of David, Jurado's many concerns--often sung in a disaf...

    by WILL SWAIM on October 12, 2000
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    True Grit, With a Side of Pie

    Sept. 12. A 6-foot, twentysomething man with dark sunglasses and bleached hair walked into a Denny's restaurant in Costa Mesa and ordered a cherry pie. When the $6.99 bill arrived, the man explained he could only pay by traveler's check. Assured by ...

    by KEN WIDMANN on October 12, 2000
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    Ty-D-Baugh Man

    Illustration by Bob Aul Local officials went absolutely apeshit on Sept. 25 when Governor Gray Davis vetoed a $6.9 million bill that was supposed to address OC's urban-runoff problem. Ray Silver, Huntington Beach's city administrator, expressed outr...

    by Matt Coker on October 12, 2000
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    Jesus Would Vote Green!

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent --to "Hey, You!" c/o OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. Yo...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 12, 2000
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    Magics Team! - This weeks featured NFL game: Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

    Green Bay update: Oh, boy, it's gonna be a cold one, that's for sure. Yep, it's gonna be cold, I'll betcha, huh? Detroit update: The city is still reeling from the Aug. 29 fatal shooting by police of Errol Shaw --a deaf man wielding a rake. Though...

    by Steve Lowery on October 12, 2000
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    Peaced Off - National Missile Defense rankles OC peaceniks

    Photo by Jack GouldA new Orange County peace coalition was formed in an Orange conference room on Sept. 29, but any urge to celebrate was quickly muted by a military expert's sobering news that the U.S. and Russia are on the brink of blowing each ot...

    by Matt Coker on October 12, 2000
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    What Can You Buy for $82,320? - No daycare, a beaver exhibit

    Photo by Keith MayOrange County leaders are not happy that OC ranks No. 54 out of 58 California counties for its supply of child-care. They apparently want to be dead last. On Sept. 13, the Orange County Board of Education killed a daycare program...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 12, 2000
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    Nixons Rap Sheet - Anthony Summers on Americas Most Dangerous President

    Photo by Hank Williams/TimepixPeople go through that psychological bit nowadays. They think they should always be re-evaluating themselves. That sort of juvenile self-analysis is something I've never done. --Richard Nixon, 1966 His fragile mascul...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on October 12, 2000
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    Romance!

    This week's featured NFL game: New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans. New York update: It's autumn in Gotham, when a New Yorker's fancy turns from the summer whimsy of garbage strikes and race-baiting to thoughts of romance. Out in an enchanted bur...

    by Steve Lowery on October 5, 2000
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    Clintonesque Cox - Cox loses China, gains Russia

    Photo by Jack GouldGrave-sounding Congressman Christopher Cox made the national-media rounds last week, meeting with news organizations ranging from the Fox News Network to The Washington Post. The endlessly ambitious Newport Beach Republican wanted...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 5, 2000
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    Release the Hounds

    Illustration by Bob AulIrvine Barclay Theatre's fall preview guide (we're clueless as to how it landed on our uncultured desk, too) touts a production of MacHomer hitting the stage on April 1, 2001. MacHomer apparently combines The Simpsons with Sha...

    by Matt Coker on October 5, 2000
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    VU All Over Again

    Aug. 31. A 42-year-old Anaheim man entered Hoag Hospital for an undisclosed surgical procedure, leaving his $250 Palm Pilot with hospital security. When the man returned to his room following the operation, hospital officials were unable to locate t...

    by KEN WIDMANN on October 5, 2000
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    Rollergirl!

    Illustration by Bob AulIt's 8 p.m. I've just gotten ready for work and I'm going to my car--but it's gone. You, whoever you are, took it. Frazzled, I phone the police. At 8:15, the police arrive. By 8:25, the report has been filed. I explain to the ...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 5, 2000
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    Buy Jim's Book - Its about a rich, conservative businessman, and it doesnt suck

    Photo by Davis BarberProbably because most of what I own was bought used or at a drastic discount, I tend to think that products haven't truly filtered into our society until they turn up in a swap-meet heap or on a remainder table. So I can barel...

    by JIM WASHBURN on October 5, 2000
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