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    Rage Against the Machine's Machine

    How do hip-hop-metal-shredding political activists Rage Against the Machine pick their causes from among the cornucopia of benighted peoples, wrongly imprisoned innocents and endangered wildernesses? It turns out the band has a political adviser--a ...

    on June 1, 2000
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    If You Believe They Put Mine on the Moon

    Illustration by Bob AulThe U.S. in the late 1950s considered detonating a nuclear bomb on the moon to prove our military and technological might to the Soviets, a physicist involved in the project revealed in a May 16 New York Times interview. Ivan ...

    by Matt Coker on June 1, 2000
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    Mission: Possible

    May 2. The store manager of Lady Foot Locker at South Coast Plaza had noticed large amounts of merchandise mysteriously missing from inventory since November of last year. In total, 1,045 items of clothing were unaccounted for. The disappearances we...

    by KEN WIDMANN on June 1, 2000
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    Animal Avenger

    Illustration by Bob AulSend 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. Newp...

    by ANONYMOUS on June 1, 2000
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    Revolting - Reg attack on insurance reformer produces a counterattack

    Photo by Ted SoquiState insurance commissioner Chuck Quackenbush let insurance companies dodge $4 billion in potential fines for alleged wrongdoing following the 1994 Northridge earthquake after the companies secretly paid $12 million to private Qua...

    by R. Scott Moxley on June 1, 2000
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    The Future of Beer - We call it 'urination fermentation'

    To alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems. --Homer Simpson In the future, according to various speculative Hollywood movies, we will jet around in atomic-powered flying cars, hunt down robots that look like people, and/or...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on June 1, 2000
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    Here come the Sufabus! - We just made that up for the bikini of the future

    Illustration by Jamie Jung/Point conceptionOver the past 50 years or so, the bikini has wreaked havoc upon the world, enslaving millions, demanding tribute and short-circuiting America's acceptance of the metric system. Is it any wonder that women a...

    by Steve Lowery on June 1, 2000
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    The Future of the Beach

    Photo by Keith MayIf Gregory Benford is right about the future of OC's benighted yet still beautiful beaches, we've got more to worry about than high E. coli counts. Benford is a professor of physics at UC Irvine and a renowned science-fiction wri...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on June 1, 2000
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    Deck Hand on a Fishing Boat, Balboa

    Illustration by Bob AulI worked for Xerox for 33 years--I was a manager-- and when I retired in '97, I thought I'd like to work on a boat because I've enjoyed fishing from the time I was a kid and doing it with my dad. The first year, I was a fill-i...

    by Steve Lowery on June 1, 2000
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    Bodyshaping

    Illustration by Bob AulHey, you done with that bench, guy? I gotta work my deltoids. Keep pulling 'em. Bet you didn't think I was 40, right? But I am. The big four-oh. How old did you think I am? I get that all the time. I moved here from Florida th...

    by KEN WIDMANN on June 1, 2000
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    Bikini Model

    Photo by John G. BlairI do most of my beach modeling at Crystal Cove. It's really beautiful and isolated. We'll typically wait until sunset --there's not much time left, but you want perfect color. I've done a few sunup shots at the part of the beac...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on June 1, 2000
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    Balboa Trailer Park Weekend Manager

    Illustration by Bob AulWhen you talk to the residents, you're not allowed to say "trailer." You have to say "mobile home" or "coach." That's just part of the protocol; they think it's Philistine to refer to them as trailers. The people here have a l...

    by Steve Lowery on June 1, 2000
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    Man on the Street on the Beach

    Photos by Jeanne Rice Thanks to global warming, oceans will rise over the next several centuries, creating a new coastline inland. We tried to ask people if they had made any plans for this, but most of them were very mean, especially at the Clubhou...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on June 1, 2000
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    Summer-Rama! - 39 of the best things about the next 104 days

    Photo by Keith Mayby CJ Bahnsen, Eric Greenwell, Victor D. Infante, Steve Lowery, Arrissia Owen, Anthony Pignataro, Rebecca Schoenkopf, Will Swaim, Ken Widmann and Dave Wielenga BEST CHEAP VIEW Yeah, Las Brisas is nice, and the view can't be beat. T...

    on June 1, 2000
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    Endless Bummer

    Photo by Myles RobinsonScott Morlan has no problem getting students to enroll in his class. He teaches Surfing 101 at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach. "They have a blast," he said of his 30 or so beginning-surfing students. "While 2,00...

    by Matt Coker on June 1, 2000
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    Kids Write the Darnedest Things

    This city is called Newport Beach. BEACH! Doesn't that sound like the name of a place where surfers would live, where all the citizens in this city would love and be conscious of the ocean? Personally, I was raised by two generations of beachgoers...

    on June 1, 2000
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    Letters

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    on June 1, 2000
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    Working for Beans - Demo at Diedrich Coffee is no Battle in Seattle

    Photo by Keith May"Is this where we're supposed to be?" The protester looked confused. Twenty minutes late, she had just arrived at Diedrich Coffee on 17th Street in Costa Mesa and wasn't sure where she was supposed to be. Her confusion was justifia...

    by Nick Schou on June 1, 2000
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    Political Practices Omission - State agency blows investigation into HB scandal

    Photo by Jack Gould"The Mission of the FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION is to promote the integrity of representative state and local government in California through fair, impartial interpretation and enforcement of political campaign, lobbying,...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on June 1, 2000
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    Union Maid - Apathy is sooo 1990s

    Photo by Jeanne RiceRay Cordova is Central Casting for a backroom pol. He's old and kind of crinkly, and he's got a mouth as foul as Lyndon Johnson's. We're pretty sure he dyes his hair, and he calls legs "pins," at least when they're on a woman. Th...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 25, 2000
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