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    Culture Shock - Anti-Asian rants rile netizens

    As difficult as it is to believe, there are people out there with nothing better to do than try to disrupt Usenet newsgroups. These strange, parasitic beings are known as "trolls," and they like nothing more than to embroil a newsgroup in a lengthy,...

    by WYN HILTY on November 19, 1998
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    Hot for Teacher - Defending the enemy du jour-so you don't have to!

    Election Night at the Republican Party shindig at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach wasn't exactly what you'd call fun-not even for me. It would have been rude to gloat, so every time I did, I had to preface my glee with: "Heck, I'm not gloati...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 19, 1998
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    The Weekly's Week in Review

    HEAD SHOPPerhaps you've seen the big cannabis leaf on advertisements plastered across bus benches along major thoroughfares and told yourself, "I don't know what they're selling, but I'll take two!" Too late: Coast United Advertising pulled its 106 ...

    by Matt Coker on November 19, 1998
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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 November 19, 1998
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    Cox and Bull

    On election night at Newport Beach's Sutton Place Hotel, teary-eyed Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Lungren and weeping supporters locked themselves in their hospitality suite. Somber GOP activists huddled in corridors, whispering about unexp...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 19, 1998
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    Eeeek! - Fire-breathing bands and fictional porn stars

    The drunks at Club Mesa were heckling the poets at Lob's Thee Word Thing mercilessly; when some guy poetized about being a virgin sacrifice, they shouted out: "We'll sacrifice him! Bend over, Rover!" We were there because the event was a blatant p...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 12, 1998
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    Hate Central - OC's bad reputation grows

    As our fair county slouches toward the next millennium, I've been thinking it would behoove its citizens to come up with a slogan that encapsulates the role OC hopes to play in the coming years. I've coined a few possibilities: ORANGE COUNTY: A LI...

    by WYN HILTY on November 12, 1998
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    Teach Your Children Hell

    Among the endless accusations fired at Steven J. Frogue has been the notion that the embattled South Orange County Community College District trustee's words and actions have legitimized hatemongers. Last fall, Frogue tried to book a seminar at Sadd...

    by Matt Coker on November 12, 1998
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    Political Football - Voting our conscience offers us a way to visionary leaders, a utopian society, and huge winnings in Vegas

    Well, there you go again. You voted for that putz, and he won. Or he lost, and the putz you didn't vote for, the putz you were hoping your putz would cancel out, won. And looking back, you can see it really didn't matter which one of the major par...

    by Steve Lowery on November 12, 1998
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    'Jeeeeeezuz Christ!' - Democrats in '98: the agony, the ecstasy, the scabs

    Orange county never looked so red. By early Wednesday morning, it was clear that in several of the county's hottest races, Republicans had choked, Democrats had won, and as Robert K. Dornan told anyone who would listen throughout election night, a "...

    by STAFF on November 12, 1998
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    White Trash Disco - Bob Dornan's shameful final hours

    Photo by Johan VogelSeemingly oblivious to the political massacre taking place, a smiling Dan Quayle stood before his fellow Republicans on election night at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach and said, "We have just begun to fight." It was, ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 12, 1998
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    The Crack-UP - What the CIA knew about the drug trade, in its own words

    In August 1996, a San Jose Mercury News reporter named Gary Webb broke the story of his life, a three-part series titled "Dark Alliance." Webb's story documented the exploits of a Nicaraguan drug ring that sold cocaine on the streets of the U.S. to ...

    by GARY WEBB on November 12, 1998
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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 November 5, 1998
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    Pirate Commie Girl - A week before Halloween, and all the boys have turned into ghouls

    If, perchance, you like to suffer fools, by all means head to Capo Beach Bar and Grill at midnight on a Friday. The very first thing we heard as we entered was, "Hey, One Eye!" For the past several weeks, I've been wearing a pirate's patch over my...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 5, 1998
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    Fondle Your Local Politician - Let the Web feed your mind before Election Day

    Judging by the number of pundits who have hailed the Internet as the dawn of a new era in politics, one in which citizens could sally forth into the cold November air bundled snugly in raw, unfiltered, unspun information, the Net should have revolut...

    by WYN HILTY on November 5, 1998
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    Things That Really, Really Scare Me - Rescinded invitations

    A campaign staffer for Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva phoned the Weekly the morning of Oct. 21 to invite us to a press conference that afternoon featuring Sheriff Brad Gates and Silva's Board of Supervisors colleague William Steiner. Faster than...

    by Matt Coker on November 5, 1998
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    Orange County's Scariest People! - Hey! It really IS the Year of the Woman!

    1. Gloria Matta Tuchman Mexican-American teacher who co-authored with troglodytic Ron Unz the "Save Our Children" initiative -the one that gives Latino kids in our state a year to learn English before being thrust into an English-only classroom se...

    on November 5, 1998
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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 29, 1998
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    Breakin' the Law! - When did Barney Fife transfer to the Costa Mesa PD?

    I am the Queen of Hellfire! Or, at least, I did some gay stuff this week, which in some circles is the same thing. We all wanted to get physical at Olivia Newton-John Night at Ripples. We weren't crazy about the host, a personable guy in Phyllis Dil...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on October 29, 1998
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    Geeks of the World, Unite! - And write!

    The Internet used to be a kind of reservation where geeks like me could freely engage in debate over who was sexier: Picard or Kirk. Then the World Wide Web glitzed it up, and business moneyed it up, and when the dust cleared, big business, governme...

    by WYN HILTY on October 29, 1998
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