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    Taxi Standoff - County officials step in crap again

    Photo by Keith MayLeave it to the county to scandalize what should have been an honest bidding process. That's what happened when officials cozied up to one of the county's most powerful lobbyists --something that could end up costing the county mil...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 16, 2000
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    The Insider - Brave Dinesh DSouza comes to country club, worries about diversity

    Photo by Jack GouldConservative "scholar" Dinesh D'Souza couldn't have picked a safer venue than the Balboa Bay Club (BBC) to deliver his Nov. 4 harangue on the evils of multiculturalism. In the parking lot outside, pricy imported cars sat gleaming;...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 16, 2000
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    Waste Central - San Onofres nuclear waste aint going nowhere

    Photo by Mike McgillYou might say Orange County's nuclear chickens have come home to roost, except they never left. Last week, state officials cleared the way for the final approval of a plan to store highly radioactive fuel rods at the San Onofre...

    by Nick Schou on November 16, 2000
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    Throw the Baum! - This weeks featured NFL matchup: Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Kansas City update: There are plans to build a Wonderful World of Oz theme park just 20 miles from downtown K.C. The park would be based on L. Frank Baum's classic children's books, one of which later became the classic movie starring a drug-addled ...

    by Steve Lowery on November 16, 2000
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    The Prayer Witch Project

    Illustration by Bob Aul Sandi Ciz and a friend got more than they bargained for when they entered what they believed to be a typical haunted house in the parking lot of the Block at Orange on Halloween night. Called "Heaven-n-Hell," the joint featur...

    by Matt Coker on November 16, 2000
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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    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. We ...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 16, 2000
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    Closing Time - Greens go home early, celebrate nationwide whomping

    Avila's El Ranchito sports bar and restaurant in Santa Ana. Lots of brave talk at the Green Party "victory" celebration--there's not a dime's worth of difference between Gore and Bush, Gore and Bush are corporations running as humans, and it doesn't...

    by Nick Schou on November 16, 2000
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    Out on the town - Nausea, lots of nausea

    9:30 p.m. Election Night, and two wobbly 21-year-olds stand outside Costa Mesa's Kona Lanes smoking. Both are Bush supporters, but only one voted. "I didn't vote, but if I did, I'd vote for Bush," says the other one. "I don't want Gore in there. He'...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on November 16, 2000
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    Fantasy Land - Next time, for sure!

    Disneyland Hotel: the food was gone by 9:20 p.m., not an hour into the OC Demo cratic Party's Election Night gathering. But the party faithful's political appe tites weren't nearly as voracious. Seven teen national and state seats were up for grabs ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 16, 2000
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    Hey! We're all Liberals Now!

    Did anyone else notice that Republican Party officials were either Manchurian Candidate-treated to go off at 10 p.m. election night or were reading from the same prepared index cards? In separate television interviews, central committee member Jo El...

    by WILL SWAIM on November 16, 2000
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    Bush League!:Special Presidential Edition

    This week's featured NFL presidential matchup: George W. Bush and the Dallas Cowboys vs. Al Gore and the Tennessee Titans Bush/Cowboys update: Both were favored going into the season but have been inconsistent and prone to slumps. Each has attempted...

    by Steve Lowery on November 9, 2000
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    Good Cop, Bad Cop - Garden Grove mayor plays both in re-election bid

    Photo by Daniel C. TsangBruce Broadwater was at a Euclid Avenue mini-mall in late October, hoping to persuade his largely Vietnamese-American audience to make him mayor of Garden Grove again. His tactics? Warning the audience of the gravest threat f...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on November 9, 2000
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    The Empty Suit

    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. Hey, Mr. CEO: I sat just tw...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 9, 2000
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    Waterworld

    Illustration by Bob AulMovieland Wax Museum's soon-to-open Titanic exhibit nearly suffered from too much realism on Oct. 28 when a 20-foot-by-20-foot section of roof gave way, breaking a sprinkler pipe and causing water to fill up offices and the ma...

    by Matt Coker on November 9, 2000
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    Halloweenies - Lunatics, lunatics all

    Photo by Jack GouldThe Orange County Museum of Art was filled with mobsters and lunatics on Oct. 28. You would think this would make for a great party. You would be mostly right. With Super Cheez playing "the hits"--never "covers"--a veritable mob o...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 9, 2000
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    Indecision 2000! - Were voting for Nader. We think.

    Photo by Anthony JohnO judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. --William Shakespeare Is there any mob in all of literature so contemptible as Shakespeare's citizens at Caesar's funeral, so easily pushed this wa...

    by JIM WASHBURN on November 9, 2000
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    Measure H: It Mightve Been Great

    Photo by Jack GouldA 67-year-old woman--we'll call her Beatriz --goes to her community health clinic in Anaheim, where the doctor discovers she's suffering from congestive heart disease. In layman's terms, Beatriz's arteries are choking, and she run...

    by Nick Schou on November 9, 2000
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    Behind the Smoke - Measure G to the countys poor: Go to the end of the line, and wait there for 20 yearsagain

    Orange County Treasurer John Moorlach has called it "manna from heaven"--the estimated $950 million county government will receive over 25 years as a result of the state's litigation settlement with the tobacco industry. But the manna has hit the ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 9, 2000
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    Final Frontiers - Locals in Brea, Newport and San Clemente fight the power

    Photo by Jack GouldMarx called it capitalism's "internal contradictions." More contemporary wags might simply observe that what goes around comes around. In any case, it's clear that the county's most powerful developers have become victims of the...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 9, 2000
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    The Second Coming of Garofalo - Is HB ready to relive the nightmare

    Photo by Jack GouldBill Borden's run for a seat on the Huntington Beach City Council sounds like the second coming of Mayor Dave Garofalo. Check out the cover of his glossy campaign brochure, on which Borden proudly flaunts Garofalo's endorsement-...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on November 9, 2000
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