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    Mondo Washington

    Germ Theory Finally, after three months of screwing around, the FBI may be moving on the anthrax case--or maybe not. A report this week in The Washington Timessays investigators are homing in on a single suspect, a former U.S. scientist who learned...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on March 7, 2002
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    A Bridge Too Far-fetched - Gray Davis takes credit for CAs total lack of exploding bridges

    Gray Davis wants to be your governor for four more years. Why should you let him? First, he was in Vietnam, and second, none of California's bridges has been blown up since Sept. 11. That pretty much describes Davis' campaign platform, which he ou...

    by Nick Schou on March 7, 2002
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    Slim Pickins - Hold your nose and vote for these few good candidates

    FOURTH DISTRICT SUPERVISOR Chris Norby Like lots of people these days, this 17-year Fullerton city councilman opposes the county's maniacal plans for an El Toro International Airport. And it's a no-brainer that the Los Angeles Times endorsed him ...

    by STAFF on March 7, 2002
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    Measure This - Vote like us . . . or suck donkey

    MEASURE V: Direct election of county supervisors Yes.If an Orange County supervisor abandons his/her seat midterm, the California governor selects a replacement. Measure V would change that, creating a county charter allowing for the direct electio...

    on March 7, 2002
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    Our District Attorney Needs an Attorney - Rackauckas may beat Wade on March 5, but can he beat the rap?

    Things can't get much tougher for Tony Rackauckas. He's running strong against Deputy DA Wallace Wade in his bid for a second term as district attorney, but the campaign rhetoric is turning ugly. So far, Wade has called his boss "a desperate politic...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on March 7, 2002
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    Award Addendum

    Everything appears to be going smoothly so far for the inaugural edition of the Orange County Music Awards, slated to go down March 30 at the Galaxy Concert Theatre. Show co-producer Martin Brown, who also publishes the local freebie mag Live, says ...

    by Rich Kane on February 28, 2002
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    Lost About Town - Id like to teach the world to grout

    Photo courtesy of Jim WashburnI like to think that in this column, I go to the places Commie Girl doesn't go. Like my bathtub, for instance. I just spent the better part of two days there, and Little Miss "I'm Where the Action Is" was nowhere in sig...

    by JIM WASHBURN on February 28, 2002
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    Im a Puss - But sos Governor Gray Davis

    The press conference was packed with cameras and 30 or 40 reporters. They were not giving The Gov an easy time--at least, three of them weren't. Everyone else was silent. There was time for one more question, and Mark Z. Barabak from the Los Angeles...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 28, 2002
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    Someone Must Die

    Patient: John Q. Profile: Melodrama posing as "issue" movie about a man pushed too far by health-care industry who takes over hospital to get his son on a transplant recipient list. Think The Hospital meets Dog Day Afternoon meets Torn Between Two ...

    by Steve Lowery on February 28, 2002
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    Neighborhood Buzzcock

    Illustration by Bob AulFor the past small eternity, you have been constructing a wall around your residence on the hill above my little home. Your zeal and dedication are remarkable. For weeks, we have awakened to the sound of your power tools zippi...

    by ANONYMOUS on February 28, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Picture This! It's USA ?beralles for Father Serra at Mission SJC Photo by Jack Gould TUESDAY, Feb. 12 Newport Beach officials reveal that for the past 12 years they have not tested mountains of sewage sludge for toxics--as required under state...

    by Matt Coker on February 28, 2002
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    The Good Old Days - Pro-airport activists invoke anti-Semitism in their campaign to build El Toro International

    Illustration from the AWG websiteAs late as Valentine's Day, the Newport Beach-based Airport Working Group (AWG) displayed three remarkable cartoons on its website (www.awgpac.com/cartoons.html). The first equates anti-airport activists with the ter...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 28, 2002
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    on February 28, 2002
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    Remembering the Future of Orange Countys Great Park

    "History has shown us that the Great Park of Orange County . . ." The president of the United States stops in mid-sentence as a gust of wind unsettles the stage bunting, whooshes his hair and lifts the first lady's skirt. Overhead, a mini-tornado ...

    by NATHAN CALLAHAN on February 28, 2002
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    Bumping in the Night - Strange thrills in Silent Hill

    Early on in Silent Hill 2, I realized that its protagonist, James Sunderland, was the first video-game character I've ever really cared about. Given video games' well-earned rep as a medium targeted almost exclusively at the sensibilities of 12-year...

    by GREG STACY on February 28, 2002
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    Art, Gays and the American Way

    From Robert Mapplethorpe to Andy Warhol, USC professor of art history Richard Meyer's Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art (Ideologies of Desire) masterfully documents the collision between gay sensib...

    by TIM MILLER on February 28, 2002
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    Good Gaddi Almighty! - Even as Edison was claiming it was nearly bankrupt, it paid the new Peace Corps chief more than $300,000 in bonuses

    Photo by David KawashimaIn early 2001--at the height of the deregulation energy crisis that left Californians paying skyrocketing power bills--Southern California Edison (SCE) worked to convince consumers that the company was also a victim of price ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on February 28, 2002
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    Welcome to Jesusville

    Illustration by Bob AulHey! You with the gigantic, gaudy cross in my parents' neighborhood. You put up that 10-foot monstrosity for Christmas and now, deep into February, it's still up there, looming like a . . . like a 10-foot cross. It's not only ...

    by ANONYMOUS on February 21, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    TUESDAY, Feb. 5 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey says we Orange Countians spend more on cars, homes, clothes and grooming than the rest of the country but less on books, booze and cigarettes. Because it's better to lo...

    by Matt Coker on February 21, 2002
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    Zepeda Zaps Zelf

    Photo by Mark SavageIt seemed like a great idea at the time: Steve Zepeda, much-admired Long Beach club guy, booking bands into Kozmos, a Sunset Beach bar that has operated under innumerable names during its tenure near the corner of PCH and Warner ...

    by Rich Kane on February 21, 2002
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