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    Talking Shit - Words speak louder than action in cleaning OC beaches

    At two government meetings in north and south Orange County coastal towns last week, diverse groups of politicians, bureaucrats, scientists and environmentalists agreed that the time has come to keep more crap from fouling our ocean. There was tal...

    by Matt Coker on October 21, 1999
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    Its a Gas, Gas, Gas - LA controversy raises concerns about Brea-Olinda High Schools safety

    Photo by Myles RobinsonWith a price tag currently running over $200 million, the Los Angeles Unified School District's Belmont Learning Complex in downtown LA ranks as the most expensive high school project in California history. Built on an abandon...

    by Nick Schou on October 21, 1999
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    Hes Frickin Tony Hawk! - Skatings poster boy comes in for a soft landing

    "I haven't won the finals in a long time," says Tony Hawk, tired and catching his breath after his final run at the Oct. 1-3 Vans World Championships of Skateboarding at Huntington State Beach. "I'm not having as much fun competing. I think I'm done...

    by ARRISSIA OWEN on October 21, 1999
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    This weeks featured game: Miami vs. Indianapolis

    Miami update: The shooting death of an unarmed African-American man by police once again has the city on red alert. Three times in the past 20 years, civil unrest has followed such shootings. Civil unrest in Miami. Who'da thunk it? If brutish cops, ...

    by Steve Lowery on October 14, 1999
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    Break Time

    Art by Bob AulI disappear for a week into the Sierras and return to find there's been a coup d'etat and that you people are doing nothing about it. Leaving the Sierras, I get bagged by a CHP patrolman. My offense: tint on my driver's side window, wh...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 14, 1999
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    Sellouts

    Photo by Bob AulIn case you hadn't heard, the OC Weekly is for sale. Stern Publishing, which owns this glorious publication, announced on Sept. 22 that it's on the block. What's now in your mitts could be sold with other Stern alternative weeklies o...

    by Matt Coker on October 14, 1999
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    Poster Bored - El Toro Airport Watch No. 120

    On Sept. 28, 5th District Supervisor Tom Wilson tried and failed to remove a pro-airport poster hanging in John Wayne Airport. Given the poster's poor placement and audience, it's clear county officials are the ones who should worry. The poster's ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on October 14, 1999
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    Y2K: Now With Fewer Cranky Christians! - Christians stop praying for high-tech Apocalypse

    Art by Bob AulThe odds of the world coming to an end on Jan. 1, 2000, currently stand at a million to one. That's according to Costa Rica-based online gambling firm NASA International (www.betonsports.com), on whose page you can wager on the likelih...

    by WYN HILTY on October 14, 1999
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    Letters

    Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly.com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspond...

    on October 14, 1999
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    Galaxy Girl - And the New Irvine Order

    So there we were Sept. 29 at Costa Mesa's Galaxy Concert Theatrefor Other Star People, and the bouncer didn't seem to know he wasn't supposed to let us backstage. That would have been great--and don't think we didn't appreciate it!--except there was...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on October 14, 1999
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    Sign Language

    A few days ago, the county Board of Supervisors voted down a proposal to post inspection grades in restaurant windows: A for edible, F for it'll pretty much kill you. Third District Supervisor Todd "In This Restaurant, Please Don't" Spitzer said let...

    by BOB AUL on October 14, 1999
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    Down the Drain - Despite activists efforts, county officials ignore urban runoff

    A year ago, Kendra Tillery and Aron Gould were local heroes. Under the cover of darkness and using only a video camera, the pair of environmentalists exposed a common practice among Orange County's car dealerships, auto-body shops and gas stations: ...

    by Nick Schou on October 14, 1999
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    School for Scandal - How does UCIs medical-school dean stay healthy?

    In Doing Battle, acclaimed author and World War II veteran Paul Fussell noted that a basic infantry principle is to "never . . . silhouette oneself on a hilltop." Fussell was referring to actual life-or-death combat. The maxim could, however, easily...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 14, 1999
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    Interview With the Hermaphrodite - The many faces of Lynn Harris

    As you talk to Lynn Edward Harris, he changes. When you first meet, Harris is a soft-spoken gentleman in his late '40s. He is elfin and elegant, with the frail, pale handsomeness of some tennis-playing dandy out of a Fitzgerald novel. Then, as Harri...

    by GREG STACY on October 14, 1999
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    This weeks featured game: New Orleans vs. Chicago

    New Orleans update: "The Big Easy," also known as "Show Us Your Tits, USA," is a charming, fun-filled burg whose delirious reputation hides the nasty fact that it's in Louisiana. Poor, backward--that is to say, Southern--Louisiana is where people ar...

    by Steve Lowery on October 7, 1999
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    Sleeping Disorder in the Court

    Art by Bob AulIn a state complaint filed Sept. 10, a Santa Ana resident accused Orange County Superior Court Judge Gary P. Ryan of snoozing on the bench. Here's the kicker--hizzonor was investigated for the same thing two years ago. No, wait a minut...

    by Matt Coker on October 7, 1999
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    A Too-Modest Proposal - El Toro Airport Watch No. 118

    That stink you smell emanating from the County Hall of Administration is the stink of defeat. On Sept. 28, pro-airport Orange County Supervisor Cynthia Coad recycled old proposals to reduce the devastating impact of El Toro International Airport--fe...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on October 7, 1999
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    God Forgive You

    Art by Bob AulRecently, I visited Orange County for my daughter and son-in-law's wedding renewal of five years. Five years?!? Now, I am a middle-aged widow and a lifelong Presbyterian. And I have heard of such renewals after 30 or 50 years of marria...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 7, 1999
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    Witness for the Scumbag - Let online pedophiles find us

    Police say Disney executive Patrick Naughton arrived in Santa Monica on Sept. 16 expecting to meet a 13-year-old girl he'd been corresponding with over the Internet. Instead, the 34-year-old Seattle resident, who was responsible for Disney's netwo...

    by WYN HILTY on October 7, 1999
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    Letters

    Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly.com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspond...

    on October 7, 1999
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