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    Putting the FUN Back in Funerals! - Last requests of the grateful dead

    You can tell a lot about a family by what they play at their loved one's funeral. When disgraced ex-President Richard Nixon died in 1994, his family played Richard Rogers' rousing "Victory at Sea" during the services. Elton John performed "Candle in...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on March 22, 2001
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    99 Percent Certain - Did Fullerton police help a witness identify somebody she never saw?

    Evidence uncovered by the Weekly suggests Fullerton police may have prejudiced the testimony of a key prosecution witness in the case of Joshua Moore, a robbery suspect convicted largely on the basis of his affection for gangster rap. Moore was co...

    by Nick Schou on March 22, 2001
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    Shut Up, Dave - Attempting to scuttle conservation deal, Garofalo jacks up value of Bolsa Chica mesa real estate

    Photo by Keith MayIf there's a plan that would finally end the battle over the Bolsa Chica mesa, you can bet that Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo will surely defend his constituents to the end. And by constituents, we mean, of course,...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on March 22, 2001
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    Poop Chute - County agency will ask EPA to renew ocean-dumping permit

    Photo by Keith MayAbout 240 million gallons of partially treated sewage--the equivalent of three Anaheim Stadiums filled to the brim with Orange County's shit, piss, table scraps, whatever--will pour into the local ocean today. Same thing tomorrow...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on March 22, 2001
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    How to Become the Worlds Greatest Skateboarder - From Indiana to Orange County by air: The life of Brian Patch

    If you want to set the world skateboard-jump record, you'd better be willing to wait. Brian Patch waited 54 feet in the air for more than 12 hours, his head above the rafters of a Van Nuys airport hanger, unable to see the end of the ramp that was m...

    by Steve Lowery on March 22, 2001
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    No News Is News

    This week, the price for a single copy of the Los Angeles Times doubled to 50 cents. The hike reflected not merely the rising cost of paper, said Times president and publisher John Puerner, but also "the high quality of the Times' journalism." The...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on March 15, 2001
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    Breaking News!

    Illustration by Bob Aul This just in to Clockwork's Action Live Eyewitness Station of the People Storm Watch 2001 Desk: HOLYFREAKIN'MOTHEROFGOD, IT'S NOTRAINING! Our cousins in TV news may have overhead choppers, blown-dry hair, inflated salaries, e...

    by Matt Coker on March 15, 2001
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    Im a Dick

    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. To t...

    by ANONYMOUS on March 15, 2001
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    Don't You Know Me?

    Photo Jack Gould LowBallAssChatter is very proud and happy that Dave Alvin's Public Domain album won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Recording. OC Weekly used a track from the album, "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down," on Roots Canal, our latest compi...

    on March 15, 2001
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    Your Rainy-Day Reader - Too much time on your hands? Clone Bukowski from barf

    Did you know that since last June, we've had more rainfall than Seattle? Meanwhile, here's an idea Starbucks can have for free: Starbricks--ground coffee pressed into brick shapes. The commercials could use doctored footage from the earthquake to sh...

    by JIM WASHBURN on March 15, 2001
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    In Praise of Faux Castrati - And list in the lines in Willie Nelsons face

    Photo by Jack GouldIf there's one thing out there that sounds about as fun as a roiling case of scabies, it's four hours of Handel at the Los Angeles Opera. Truly, it doesn't sound bearable, does it? But if you had just a little more class and manag...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on March 15, 2001
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    And Jesus, Too

    Patient: Carmen: The Champion Profile: A former boxing champ makes a comeback to raise cash to build big church despite mean streets, a crooked brother, various Italians and the fact that with one punch, he may die. . . . Oh, and, you know, Jesus....

    by Steve Lowery on March 15, 2001
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    Going Ballistic - Headlines from around America

    Feb. 8: "One dead, six arrested in police drug raid" (Clayton, MO). Feb. 7: "Officer testifies cars were not moving when fatal shots fired" (Pittsburgh, PA). Feb. 7: "70-year-old wounded in gun fight with police" (Tulsa, OK). Feb. 7: "Officer shoots...

    by R. Scott Moxley on March 15, 2001
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    Death Trap

    Illustration by Bob AulThe Environmental News Service reports that a brown pelican was found dead by workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant on Feb. 22--the same day a coalition of environmental groups released "Licensed to Kill," a study that...

    by Matt Coker on March 15, 2001
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    Bad Dog!

    Illustration by Bob Aul 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. You ...

    by ANONYMOUS on March 15, 2001
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    More Costner!

    Patient: 3000 Miles to Graceland Profile: Ultraviolent, ultralong Kevin Costner-Kurt Russell heist flick in which elaborately costumed, Elvis-impersonator bad guys rob a Vegas casino and then turn on each other. Think Sugar and Spice meets Oceans ...

    on March 15, 2001
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    Gorillas in the Mist - Look, Ma! I'm Dian Fossey!

    Photo by Jack GouldI have tracked the young professionals to their den: the enviably appointed Corner Office, just down the street from South Coast Plaza (naturally). Here, there are many, many very large television screens, on which young professio...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on March 15, 2001
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    Letters

    Contact us via 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 include your home city ...

    on March 15, 2001
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    Show Us Your Scars! - Anaheim cops discover long-ignored law, enforce it

    The rich are very different from you and me: they don't have to show cops their distinguishing marks and scars before they even commit a crime. But janitors, bartenders, restaurant workers, models and dancers in Anaheim? A bizarre city law require...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on March 15, 2001
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    Just Build More Roads - Is the Auto Club working for you or for the auto industry?

    Photo by Keith MayThere are few feelings worse than the loneliness and desperation that hit you like a crowbar on the head when you're standing on a freeway shoulder next to a broken car while hundreds of other motorists race by at 70 miles per hour...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on March 15, 2001
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