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    Virtual Pansy Road Game - A virtual tour of touring

    By now, you're undoubtedly taken with the idea of starting a band and hitting the highway. But touring takes money, no matter how on-the-cheap you manage to pull it off. But why not really save moolah? Leave it to San Francisco-based Pansy Division,...

    by PANSY DIVISION on July 29, 1999
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    Hey, Mom, Im a Rock Star - On tour with a wildly famous Orange County band

    For anyone dying to know about all the drugs, booze, women, parties and general mayhem involved in being on the road with a major-label rock band, this saga is for you. Sure, there were a few perks in my brief tenure with Sugar Ray, such as playing ...

    by GEORGE FRYER on July 29, 1999
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    Ho-ing for Boeing - $50 billion-per-year company continues to receive welfare handouts

    In April, Boeing made a killing in Rio de Janeiro. During the four-day Defentech arms bazaar, executives from the world's mightiest defense contractor (which maintains offices and plants in Anaheim, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach) offered their dea...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on July 29, 1999
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    Everythings Fine - At Tinseltown Studios, the show goes on?

    Photo by Jack GouldIt was a balmy night, the kind that plays tricks on you like a wayward masseuse, and the moon was as fat as a busted lip. We were feeling a little off, a little Rod Serling, if Rod Serling were a chick sucking in her gut in a real...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 29, 1999
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    Inside Revolutionary Anaheim - People power turns city redevelopment project upside-down

    Photo by Jack GouldFor a moment, it looked as if the city of Anaheim's highly controversial plan to "revitalize" the notorious Jeffrey-Lynne neighborhood might be no match for the moral economy of the crowd. At a July 8 meeting to sell the Jeffrey-L...

    by Nick Schou on July 29, 1999
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    Pearls of Wisdom from our Vice-President

    "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." Vice President Al Gore "Democrats understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child." -- Vice President Al Gore "Welcome to President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, and my fellow astronaut...

    on July 29, 1999
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    Reg Spanks Spanky - And Daily Pilot gives new meaning to press release

    Kudos to The Orange County Register's Mark Katches, who in two noteworthy July 18 articles offers solid evidence that when it comes to abusing California's taxpayers, there is no difference between conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats. Acc...

    by R. Scott Moxley on July 29, 1999
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    One Mall Step - Dick Nixon and the marketing of the moon landing

    Clad like a moon-bound huggy Bear in a blue jump suit and white moon boots, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin took a few steps in wet cement at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace last week. Aldrin was commemorating the 30th anniversary of man's first...

    by Steve Lowery on July 29, 1999
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    Forbes Play - Flat tax competes with big breasts on presidential-campaign site

    A colleague at the Weekly World Headquarters had been surfing the Web, looking for the site of presidential hopeful Steve Forbes, when he stumbled upon a site put together by UC Davis students for the 1996 presidential primaries: PEP 96 (moby.ucdavi...

    by WYN HILTY on July 22, 1999
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    Illustration by Bob AulAm I the only person in Orange County who doesn't suffer from Cell Phone Dependency Disorder? Yesterday, on my way home from work, I was nearly sideswiped by some asshole cutting across four lanes of traffic with no direction ...

    by ANONYMOUS on July 22, 1999
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    on July 22, 1999
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    Putting the P-U in Public/Private Partnerships

    Illustration by Bob AulA few Orange Countians still blindly adhere to the notion that "government should be run more like a business." Thus do we have a city (Huntington Beach) that proudly boasts a corporate sponsor (Coca-Cola); a municipal bankrup...

    by Matt Coker on July 22, 1999
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    The Huckster Cometh - A salute to The Orange County Register

    Photo by Jack GouldWe thought the Orange County Fair's theme this year--"Join the Rush: Saluting Gold and Grain"--was silly. But then we saw a list of past themes--like "Everything's Coming Up Rosy," a salute to pigs; "Don't Miss the Egg-Citement," ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 22, 1999
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    Off Again - El Toro Airport Watch No. 112

    For the past three years, county officials have insisted that at least two-thirds of all planes departing the proposed El Toro International Airport will take off to the east on Runway 7. For just as long, two major commercial-pilots unions have ins...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on July 22, 1999
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    Burning Bush - In opening round, Bauer led all presidential hopefuls in OC fundraising

    During a June 29 swing through Irvine, Republican candidate George W. Bush reportedly took in a cool half-million dollars for his fledgling presidential campaign. Deploying near-screaming headlines on his behalf, the local media energetically trumpe...

    by R. Scott Moxley on July 22, 1999
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    The Computer Wore Colors - How a software glitch produced the DAs gang problem

    Recent headlines in both local dailies screamed that while gang crime in Orange County is falling, gang membership is swelling. On July 3, the Times Orange County ran a story headlined "Gang Membership Up, Crime Down." The Orange County Register led...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on July 22, 1999
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    Surf City, Here We Go - Australia steals professional surfing . . . and Texas still sucks

    Illustration by Bob AulYou don't have to be a surfer to feel a little sad that the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has closed its international headquarters in Huntington Beach, a place we've come to think of as "Surf City," and moved the...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on July 22, 1999
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    Silenced Sonics

    Orange police are working with America Online to nab the thieves who stole an estimated $72,500 worth of equipment belonging to New York noise-rock band Sonic Youth. The band was in OC to headline the This Ain't No Picnic fest on July 4 at Irvine La...

    by Rich Kane on July 22, 1999
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    Swimming from Vietnam

    Swimming From VietnamWhile the first official art exchange between the U.S. and Vietnam caused some of their former countrymen to rail against "communist" art in Santa Ana, a group of 18 Vietnamese nationals arrived quietly in Orange County to spend...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on July 22, 1999
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    The Ol Switcheroo

    On June 28, the Angels and Dodgers settled into last place in the western divisions of their respective leagues (both were seven games out of first place with near-identical records). Perhaps now everyone can agree that the preseason hype and expect...

    by Matt Coker on July 15, 1999
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