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    So??? - The heckler within

    Photo by Jack GouldIt was the heckler. We thought at first that his continuous, singsongy "Fuck off!"s were yelled in affection: having just covered the KROQ Weenie Roast and Luau?, where everyband yelled, "Fuck you!" and exhorted the madding crowds...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 8, 1999
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    Whats the Frequency, Sheriff? - OCs top cops should face facts about teen crime

    If Orange County's latest middle-aged rage killing fails to shake Sheriff Mike Carona and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas out of their kid-bashing refrains, nothing will. On June 13, a Sheriff's deputy was slain in an AK-47 barrage allegedly produ...

    by MIKE MALES on July 8, 1999
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    A Higher Fire Power - Carona puts his faith in more guns after ambush of deputy

    In June 13, Maurice Gerard Steskal allegedly walked out of a Lake Forest 7-Eleven, aimed a knockoff AK-47 assault rifle at an Orange County Sheriff's deputy, and fired without warning. Deputy Brad Riches, who had just pulled into the convenience-sto...

    by Nick Schou on July 8, 1999
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    Perpetual Indulgence - How taxpayers subsidize the Irvine Co.s Newport Coast development

    Photo by Keith May"There is nothing more important to the Irvine Co. than its image," Martin Brower, onetime director of media relations for the Irvine Co., conceded in 1986. "The company has to communicate goodwill in order to continue getting perm...

    by R. Scott Moxley on July 8, 1999
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    Pomp & Circumstances - Five graduations! Hot students! Good vs. evil! Dave Brubeck vs. Eleanor Roosevelt! All this and a pack of Trojans!

    Photo by Keith MayI went to five high school graduations this year. I'd like to say I went because so many people have been talking about high school--how it's changed, how it never changes. But I never thought of that until I actually started going...

    by Steve Lowery on July 8, 1999
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    Shaq Update

    The Lakers' hiring of Phil Jackson inspired more than a few snide remarks about our piece last week that Los Angeles would never win an NBA title with Shaquille O'Neal at center ("Shaq Trap," June 18). The feeling seemed to be that Jackson's mere pr...

    by Steve Lowery on July 1, 1999
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    But Wait! Theres More - Whats behind PC giveaways?

    Art by Bob AulWhat would you do for a free computer? Would you be willing to let ads pop up on your computer screen? Would you let marketers spy on you while you surfed the Web, including your surreptitious visits to the HOT SEX PARTY SLUTS site? Wo...

    by WYN HILTY on July 1, 1999
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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 July 1, 1999
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    Keep Your Shirt On - We get Lit at the Weenie Roast

    Photo by Jack GouldWhenever we're dissatisfied with our lot in this increasingly fragmented society of CEOs and worker drones--the baby hungry and bawling, the miserable coals keeping just the ends of our toes thawed, our hair lifeless and our roots...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 1, 1999
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    Ain't He a Pisser?

    Representative Christopher Cox's high-profile congressional committee alleges that 20 years of spying on the U.S. allowed China to modernize its nuclear arsenal. But on June 10, the Newport Beach Republican endorsed easing U.S. limits on technology ...

    by Matt Coker on July 1, 1999
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    Kat Killers - Critics charge OCs animal shelter still kills cats the old-fashioned way: Painfully

    It has been a month since officials of Orange County's troubled Animal Control department promised to end a highly controversial method of cat euthanization that often had horrific results. But recent reports from inside the shelter indicate that an...

    by BOB EMMERS on July 1, 1999
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    Ho Chi Minute Rice - Congress debates trade with Vietnam, Little Saigon goes shopping

    Photo by Jeanne RiceLittle Saigon made national news earlier this year when thousands protested outside the shop of a Westminster merchant who had posted a photo of Ho Chi Minh in his video store. But those protests appear to have distracted Little ...

    by Nick Schou on July 1, 1999
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    The Smell of Victory - Please welcome your world champion Anaheim Bullfrogs!

    Remember when the best seat in the house wasn't in your house? Remember when being a fan of Southern California professional sports included a championship season or two from the home team? Hello? We're waiting. Well, maybe you don't remember,...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on July 1, 1999
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    The Bullet-Proof HMO - How the federal government helps shield health-maintenance organizations from negligence suits

    Steve Silen says he learned about health-maintenance organizations (HMOs) the hard way. In January 1998, his 16-year-old daughter, Serenity, went to Silen's HMO doctor complaining of a sore throat. (Silen later sued, and his settlement agreement bar...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on July 1, 1999
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    Summer Eats - Part Two

    LAGUNA WOODS Nothing against giant chain restaurants, but I wouldn't consider the Olive Garden a restaurant so much as a feeding center--what happens inevitably when, as Marx predicted, the thesis of capitalism meets up with the antithesis of comm...

    on July 1, 1999
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    The Demand Game - El Toro Airport Watch No. 110

    After spending a morning in the cargo companies' parking lots along the John Wayne Airport (JWA) runway, it's difficult to understand why the county is pushing so hard for a much larger international airport at El Toro. Sure, the airliners sit nose-...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on July 1, 1999
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    Summer Eats

    Photo by Mike McGillMusic may be the food of love--and beans the musical fruit--but right now, what we'd like to hear most is that our New York steak is up. In search of great places to eat, we've stumbled into a North County eatery famous for its m...

    on July 1, 1999
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    Hey, Neighbor!

    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. I'm ...

    by ANONYMOUS on June 24, 1999
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    Follow the Bouncing Car

    Orange County: the proud home of Gloria Matta Tuchman (bilingual education's Wicked Witch of the West), Barbara Coe ("Welcome to California: The Illegal Immigrant State" poster child), Lowrider magazine . . . Huh? Has someone pulled his lowered Ch...

    by JOHN MCELLIGOTT JR. on June 24, 1999
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    The Talking Drug

    Photo by Jack GouldEverybody's talking about GHB about its function as a "party drug" a "new synthetic weight-loss drug" a "nightclub sex drug" a "new designer drug" a "lethal drug" a "dangerous synthetic-steroid drug" and a "killer aphrodisiac" but...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on June 24, 1999
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