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    Smith Says F to You! - El Toro Airport Watch No. 127

    As of Dec. 7, the anti-airport force's Safe and Healthy Act has an official ballot name--Measure F. The act, which requires all future airports, jails and toxic waste dumps to win a two-thirds vote before any construction or expansion, would end pla...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 23, 1999
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    This weeks featured NFL game: San Francisco 49ers (4-9) at Carolina Panthers (6-7)

    San Francisco: Well, well, well, well, well. Did our 'ittle 49ers fall down go boom? Huh? DID THEY!? Say they did! Say the 'ittle frigging 49ers fall down and go frigging boom! Now the one thing you had to brag about sportswise royally sucks. God kn...

    by Steve Lowery on December 23, 1999
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    Inquiring minds want to know . . . - Is Donald Trumps Presidential Role Model Richard Nixon?

    Illustration by Bob AulAddressing 20,000 success-minded sycophants at motivational speaker Tony "Lurch" Robbins' "Peak Performance for the New Millennium" conference at the Pond in Anaheim on Dec. 7, supermodel/supermoney magnet and possible Reform ...

    by Matt Coker on December 23, 1999
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    Happy Anniversary! - The Times celebrates the rise of Jan Mittermeiers Soviet-style politics

    To reasonable observers, this month's fifth anniversary of Orange County's $1.64 billion bankruptcy was a somber occasion. County taxpayers will shell out as much as an extra $90 million per year for three decades to pay bailout costs; residents--in...

    by R. Scott Moxley on December 23, 1999
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    All Clubs Are Gay

    Dear Dr. Physiks:Last week, the Orange Unified School District's Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to bar a gay-straight alliance club that would promote understanding and tolerance among high school students. In my estimation, this wasn't just stupid; it...

    by Steve Lowery on December 23, 1999
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    Crime Times - Safety Zone reinforces suburban fears

    Illustration by Bob AulI've gotten a lot more paranoid about things lately. I suspect my hairdresser of plotting to kill me. Golf courses suddenly seem like death traps. I shriek involuntarily at the sight of a sprout on my plate. The reason? I've...

    by WYN HILTY on December 23, 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 December 23, 1999
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    My So-Called Political Life - Diary of a mad Libertarian

    Photo by Jeanne RiceTUESDAY, NOV. 16 6:30 p.m. Arrive at Gypsy Den Caf Grand Central for release party of my new book of poetry, Learning to Speak. Buy delicious French roast. Pace. 6:45 p.m. Smoke vigorously. 7 p.m. Comprehend immense compet...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on December 23, 1999
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    'And Don't Call Us Straight!' - OUSD board fiddles while students, teachers burn

    Well, of course the notoriously conservative, seven-member Orange Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Dec. 7 to deny students at El Modena High the right to create a gay-straight student alliance club. Considering t...

    by Rich Kane on December 23, 1999
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    Vegas Vacation - Sid Soffer says hes coming homewith goods on an OC judge

    Photo by Keith MaySome view Sid Soffer as an uncompromising libertarian who endlessly needles the wankers at City Hall to protect his (and our) individual rights; a wildly successful tavern owner whose Blue Beet Caf brought legendary jazz and blues...

    by Matt Coker on December 23, 1999
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    Wheres George? - Argyros a no-show at HB mayors not-so-fun fundraiser

    Sunshine was bouncing off the Pacific Ocean, streaming through a huge picture window and fanning out across a delectable brunch buffet arranged in the nook of an elegant hotel ballroom. Ed Laird was beaming, too, weaving through the crowd like a cro...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 23, 1999
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    Redemption Song - Dave Herrick's strange odyssey through the U.S. war on drugs

    Photo by Johan VogelWhen the letter arrived, David Lee Herrick was sitting on his bunk during a lockdown at California's Salinas Valley State Prison. He opened it, scanned the first few pages, and decided he couldn't bear the pressure. He passed the...

    by Nick Schou on December 23, 1999
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    Merry F#!@*ing Christmas! - El Toro Airport Watch No. 126

    This is the month the county's draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the final configuration of El Toro should finally come out. Already postponed twice, the original schedule had the county Board of Supervisors actually voting this month on th...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 16, 1999
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    Fatheads

    Illustration by Bob AulI recently made the terrible mistake of eating at a Carl's Jr. near a high school at lunch time. Although annoyed by the constant laughter, I was glad to see that at least someone was having a good time. My unfortunate choice ...

    by ANONYMOUS on December 16, 1999
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    This weeks featured game: Seattle (8-4) vs. San Diego (5-7)

    Seattle update: Locals, who normally reserve their scorn for anyone who moved to Seattle after they did, were recently treated to a cornucopia of World Trade Organization protesters ranging from union members to environmentalists to Gray Panthers to...

    by Steve Lowery on December 16, 1999
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    Bye Bye Birdie

    Illustration by Bob AulA guy walks into the Fountain Valley Petco on Nov. 28. He picks up a plastic dog-food container. He goes over to the rare birds section, grabs a rose-breasted cockatoo, and places it in the dog-food container. At the checkout ...

    by Matt Coker on December 16, 1999
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    Son of Dornan - Coming soon to a campaign near you

    Republicans nationwide must have wept with joy on Dec. 1 when bitter, defeated ex-Congressman Bob Dornan--whose puerile antics have embarrassed the GOP for decades--announced he would not be a candidate for the first time since Richard Nixon's first...

    by R. Scott Moxley on December 16, 1999
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    Computer Girls Christmas Guide - Confessions of an online Christmas shopper

    Illustration by Bob AulI'm all for supporting the booming economy by spending my hard-earned dollars in a three-week frenzy at the height of the holiday season; I'd hate to have the collapse of international capitalism on my conscience. But the crow...

    by WYN HILTY on December 16, 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 December 16, 1999
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    The New New World Order - Legal demonstrators, the Idiot Party and Arthur Carmona

    Photo by Jack GouldWe've attended one or two charity fund-raisers in our day, and we've gotta say we've never seen anyone quite as smashed as the debutantes who want to stop multiple sclerosis. We've really begun to enjoy these Newport Beach philant...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 16, 1999
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