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    Chuckles - El Toro Airport Watch No. 122

    On Oct. 19, county Board of Supervisors chairman Chuck Smith cast four deciding votes for his airport-loving cronies. One extended El Toro legal adviser Mark Mispagel's term through the end of the year, despite the lapse that allowed opposition atto...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 4, 1999
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    Virtual Tax - Cox and Packard find a war they can winagainst a nonexistent tax

    In July, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released its annual Human Development Report. Included in the 250-plus-page document was a suggestion that one solution to the problem of poor countries being left on the wrong side of the infor...

    by WYN HILTY on November 4, 1999
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    Letters

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    on November 4, 1999
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    Scary! - White Lines, black helicopters

    Photo by Jack GouldYou may think that we are an exceptionally brave young lady. This is true. Also, we only blush about twice a year, but that's neither here nor there. There is one thing, however, of which we are terrified. And that thing is Barbar...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 4, 1999
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    Homeless Base - Affordable housing at El Toro faces the bulldozer

    Photo by Keith MayIn the past few weeks, the daily newspapers have trumpeted a new housing crisis in Orange County, as the booming economy drives rental rates skyward. One solution lies in plain sight, beyond the chainlink fence that surrounds the f...

    by Nick Schou on November 4, 1999
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    Were Gonna Puke - Patients rights? Not if Chris Cox gets his way

    During President Bill Clinton's first term, an insurance-industry television ad commonly known as the "Harry and Louise" spot (a hand-wringing husband and wife huddle in their kitchen to fret about rising medical costs) helped derail health-insuranc...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 4, 1999
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    Armed and Dangerous - A Weekling with a gun

    Beneath the carport of a perky yellow house, his body lay motionless at my feet, still bleeding but already dead. And as if mimicking the last beat of his heart, mine suddenly swelled with the rush of ultimate justice, then instantly drained with th...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on November 4, 1999
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    Crystal Method - Irvine Co.s Crystal Cove project raises eco-disaster fears

    Photo by Keith MayWatching a customer taking in the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean shimmering under a mid-October sun, a Crystal Cove Shake Shack worker struck up small talk by noting the obvious: "Beautiful day, eh?" Whip around and face the ...

    by Matt Coker on November 4, 1999
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    Orange Countys 31 Scariest People

    Photo by Myles Robinson1. RICHARD NIXON'S HEAD Walt Disney's cryonically chambered noggin was once the scariest severed head in Orange County, but that was before the Richard Nixon Library, Birthplace and Deathplace unveiled sculptor Robert Berks'...

    on November 4, 1999
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    Letters

    The Vatican Office of the Holy See Venerable Brothers and Dear Sons and Daughters, How're you doing? I'm fine. Well, fine, considering I'm a man in my late 70s who's forced to make more gown changes than Cher, but why should you worry about any...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1901-2000

    1901 Hiking the Trabuco Canyon valley. There's lots of wildlife and water flows through the streambeds pretty much year-round. The wooded areas are cool places to rest. Of course, getting there requires a 10-mile ride over a dirt road, but few undev...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1819-1900

    1819 Whoop-dee fucking do! 1820Non-postal postal workers at the post office on Lemon and Chapman in Orange. 1821 Crystal Burns, the octogenarian hostess/waitress extraordinaire at Rafts. Face it: you'll be lucky if you can change the rubber stop...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1601-1818

    1601 Slow-pitch softball guys who slide to break up the double play while wearing stretch shorts. 1602 Edmund Velasco, leader of the Edmund Velasco Quintet, an atomic mother on tenor sax. 1603 Walking through the halls of an Irvineoffice buildin...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1567-1600

    1567The calorie-filled aroma inside French's Bakery. 1170 Baker St., Costa Mesa, (714) 546-6386; 2773 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 642-0571; 14443 Culver Dr., Irvine, (949)262-9720. 1568 South Orange County Community College District rabble-rous...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1401-1566

    1401 At the risk of being accused of blasphemy, I submit that the greatest Mexican food can be found at Las Golandrinas. Favorites include the cheese enchiladas, rice/bean/cheese/ salsa burritos and the savory guacamole. Locations countywide. 1402...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1300-1400

    1300-1384 Each of the hits Randy Velarde got-in just 61 games-after being traded from the Angels to the Oakland A's. The Angels gave up Velarde and pitcher Omar Olivares for practically nothing, despite being the American League's worst-hitting team...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1201-1299

    1201-1261 Each of the 61 great local hikes, especially Trabuco Creek Trail and the Crystal Cove beaches, found in the best guide to Orange County hiking, Jerry Schad's Afoot and Afield in Orange County from Wilderness Press. 1262The sinus-clearing...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1101-1200

    1101 The War on Blanddeclared by Too Faced Cosmetics' entrepreneurs Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson. Stars like Madonna, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz sport their high-wattage lipsticks with a taste of chocolate, sparkly nail polishes, and eye ...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 1001-1100

    1001 C'mon, knowing you like it. 1002 Oh, yes, knowing very much that you do. 1003 Noshing large pickleson Tom Sawyer's Island. 1004 It seeming that pickles were larger when we were kids. 1005 And it seeming that time moved slower. 1006 An...

    on October 28, 1999
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    Guilty Pleasures - 901-1000

    901 I'm a wild pig. 902 Gwen Stefani's wild pinkhair. 903 (Does the carpetmatch the drapes? Heh, heh, heh.) 904 Breakfast at the aptly named Alice's Breakfast in the Park in Huntington Beach's Central Park. 662 Lakeview Dr., Huntington Beach, ...

    on October 28, 1999
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