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    Cargo Hatched - El Toro Airport Watch No.94

    The hottest issue right now in El Toro base-reuse politics is air cargo. Proponents such as developer George Argyros and former Newport Beach City Councilman Tom Edwards point to recent letters from the current base commander indicating no local Mar...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 25, 1999
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    Sex and the City

    Irvine Mayor Christina Shea wants to make her megaplanned burg ssssssexy. She's forming an all-female panel (because, she says, women are "more 'right-brain' than most men") to suggest ways to make Irvine more romantic. It apparently sticks in Madam...

    by Matt Coker on February 25, 1999
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    Rekindling Faith - We all have a cross to burn

    Two weeks ago, three people-one adult and two minors-were sentenced to two years in jail for burning a cross on the lawn of a Jewish family in Huntington Beach. While some were outraged at the vile nature of the crime, others were outraged that thre...

    by Steve Lowery on February 25, 1999
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    Jailbird or Lab Rat? - Medical expert says Kubby should be studied, not busted

    Authorities in northern California want to put outspoken medical-marijuana patient/activist Steve Kubby behind bars. But a medical expert in Southern California wants to put Kubby in a research facility. Kubby, the editor of Alpine World magazine ...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on February 25, 1999
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    Constitutional Cuisinart - OC congressmen try to chop U.S. birthright out of the 14th Amendment

    The list of foreign crises facing the U.S. Congress is formidable. In Kosovo, Serb soldiers are shooting Albanian men, women and children despite international outrage. In Iraq, the president carries on a low-intensity war. Southeast Asian countries...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 25, 1999
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    Why I Hate Ho Chi Minh

    Political demonstrations are a regular feature of Little Saigon. But even by Little Saigon's hyperpolitical standards, the events of the past few weeks have been, well, hyper. The street politics culminated in a Feb. 15 demonstration when word swept...

    by VU NGUYEN on February 25, 1999
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    The Ho Story

    Thirty years after his death, nobody remains more loathed on the streets of Orange County's Little Saigon than Ho Chi Minh, the frail-looking Vietnamese nationalist who led his country through three wars of independence-against Japan, France, and ul...

    by Nick Schou on February 25, 1999
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    on February 18, 1999
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    More Dance Clubs! - The boss bellows, Commie Girl delivers

    The chief was bellowing again and reaching for his Pepto Bismol. "Schoenkopf! In my office!" he shouted, and I could tell his mug would be as purple as a Tahitian sunset. "Sure, boss. What's the 911?" I shot out in staccato submachine-gun fire, prep...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 18, 1999
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    Jane Says - She guides you through online erotica

    My editor was online the other day, surfing an adult site (for factchecking purposes only, he swears), and he got stuck. Every time he tried to get out, they just kept pulling him back in: new windows would open for every one he closed, no matter ho...

    by WYN HILTY on February 18, 1999
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    Flying Hyperbole - El Toro Airport Watch No. 93

    Last week, 120,400 residents received a big shot of PR from county-airport spin doctors. The full-color mailer -called "Ticket to Tomorrow" and filled with images of white, well-to-do people doing everything from sailing to horseback riding to (hey!...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 18, 1999
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    Smoke on the Water

    Peter Brierty likens the "natural phenomenon" unfolding near Devore to a trash can filled with grass clippings. Hours after the grass has been mowed and piled up, it begins to decompose and, so, generate heat. Now imagine the heat generated by 60,00...

    by Matt Coker on February 18, 1999
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    11 Songs to Make Love to (Solo)

    o "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," Jerry Lee Lewiso "Pump It Up," Elvis Costelloo "Pictures of Lily," The Whoo "I Touch Myself," The Divinylso "Rattlesnake Shake," Fleetwood Maco "Whip It," Devoo "Imaginary Lover," The Atlanta Rhythm Sectiono "Dan...

    on February 18, 1999
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    10 Songs (Plus One Singer) to Make Love to (Group or Duo)

    o "Let's Get It On," Marvin Gayeo "Tonight's the Night," Rod Stewarto "Love to Love You Baby," Donna Summero "Do Me," Teddy Pendergrasso "You Got Me Hummin'," Sam & Daveo "Drive All Night," Bruce Springsteeno "I Need Love," LL Cool Jo "Closer," Ni...

    on February 18, 1999
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    Some will give up everything for very little-the presidency, perhaps, in exchange for a glimpse of thong. But that's the definition of desire, isn't it? An inexplicable passion that defies reason and overthrows us? Type "Lolita" to search the Web (u...

    by SKIP BERGER on February 18, 1999
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    The Banality of Eros - It's a Living

    The building that houses the Pelican Theater once operated as a bank. It now looks like any of a hundred movieplexes. You enter and are surprised not to find a candy counter. You pay your money. You pass through a curtained doorway. Here, the lighti...

    by BOB EMMERS on February 18, 1999
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    OC's Sexiest People

    Rueben Martinez We dig Rueben because he's one of the county's best movers and shakers. And by mover and shaker, we're not referring to the fact that he founded and runs one of the best bookstores in Southern California-Martinez Books and Art in S...

    on February 18, 1999
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    Play Harder

    For one bright, blue, shining moment in 1998, Viagra united us in a way Mark McGwire only thought he could. Pumped up on the drug's sales, Viagra's manufacturer, Pfizer, slipped past Merck & Co. on some stock traders' lists to become the No. 1 pharm...

    by TODD MATHEWS on February 18, 1999
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    Love and Romance in the Eighth Grade

    I kissed my mom each morning as she left for work. When she closed the door, I'd move to the big window on the east side of our house and watch her Volkswagen sputter down Adwen Street, sound and motion suspended in front of the Shepherds' house as ...

    by Steve Lowery on February 18, 1999
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    Blown Coverage - How to keep ignoring the bankruptcy fallout

    In 1993, John Moorlach learned three important things about Orange County reporters: they're often lazy, almost invariably frightened of numbers, and usually reluctant to question a public agency or official unless someone else does so first. While ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 18, 1999
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