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    Prague - Kafka and Disney

    Prague is like a beautiful woman. Unfortunately, she's dead. Don't get me wrong: I like Prague. But I don't see why I should wax lyrical about the town that drove Kafka nuts. It would be disrespectful. Besides, Prague drives me nuts, too. Maybe ...

    by RICK RICHARDSON on May 10, 2001
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    New York City - New Years rockin pee

    Photo by Rich KaneDick Clark is a big pussy. Every New Year's Eve, he sits safely perched above Times Square while hosting his eternally abysmal, teen-pop-laden, countdown TV show, oblivious to the hellish, steamy cesspool of human body fluids coagu...

    by Rich Kane on May 10, 2001
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    Italy - You didnt lose a band. You gained a compagna

    Rusty Phillips left Orange County to explore Europe with his band Tex Twil. After nine months and a whole bunch of drama, the lead singer returned to Orange County without a band. But if it's any consolation, Phillips did pick up a hot little souven...

    by FRANK SEDDIGH on May 10, 2001
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    Hiroshima - Sorrow and tears at ground zero

    It was impossible to ignore the three lanky, blue-blazer-clad Japanese teenagers on 10-speed bikes in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park. They laughed, hooted and narrowly avoided crashing into a group of unamused, elderly Chinese tourists posing for a...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 10, 2001
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    Ball Busting - And does anyone pray to the Lord of the Dance?

    The SnoopTown City Council has been busting promoter Mark diPiazza's balls like they're (Mark's balls, not the City Council) an actual problem--like polluted beaches; disastrous, city-planned, mass-entertainment projects that don't entertain the mas...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 10, 2001
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    Thats Not Acting

    Patient: Town and Country Profile: Warren Beatty stars in this stunningly bad flick about rich old coots who cheat on their wives, feel bad about it and then do it some more. Think Shampoo meets Ishtar meets Cocoon. Symptoms: Hopefully, the repo...

    by Steve Lowery on May 10, 2001
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    El Toro Airport Watch

    It is a fact that the County plans to build a massive international airport at El Toro in which commercial airliners will arrive and depart 24 hours per day. The county's still-unapproved Environmental Impact Report (EIR) makes this explicit: 300,...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on May 10, 2001
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    Night Drop - Argyros debacle reminds us of another HB scandal, this one involving a bank

    Photo by Jack GouldThese days, the political waters Dave Garofalo treads register approximately the same fecal count as the waves lapping at the shores of Surf City. A nine-month investigation into the Huntington Beach city councilman by the Orang...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on May 10, 2001
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    Full Court Press Room - Register kills union effort to organize press employees

    Photo by Jeanne RiceOrange County Registerpublisher Chris Anderson was in such a great mood on April 2 he just had to share it with someone. Having just learned that Local 404 of the Graphic Communications Union had withdrawn its petition to unioniz...

    by Nick Schou on May 10, 2001
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    Marxist Pinkos! - I went to an anti-hate rally, and a political-science class broke out

    Photo by Daniel C. TsangIt had the makings of a glorious fireworks display: a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based group called the Center for Reclaiming America held a meeting at a tony Newport Beach hotel to promote its version of Christianity and famil...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on May 10, 2001
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    Reign In Blood - Whats it take to get heard in Newport Beach?

    A tragic misunderstanding of technology may have led Newport Beach police officials to deny the request of gay, women's and minority groups to use a PA system as they demonstrated in front of a Newport Beach hotel last Saturday. Members of the Sto...

    by Steve Lowery on May 10, 2001
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    Tax day: A Diary of My Pain

    Photo by Paul MarsdenSunday, April 15 10:06 a.m.: Begin electronically filing federal taxes from my home computer. Twitch nervously at the amount being paid. 10:07 a.m.: Reconsider opposition to Dubya's tax cut. 10:08 a.m.: Realize I don't rea...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on May 3, 2001
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    She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

    Illustration by Bob Aul Why is it all these Virgin Mary visions just before Easter every year remind us of the preconditioning Jesus freaks employed when they played those supposedly satanic Led Zeppelin records backward? By the time you heard "geel...

    by Matt Coker on May 3, 2001
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    Under Where?

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to "Hey, You!" c/o OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. You...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 3, 2001
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    I Didnt Do It - Teens suit says she wasnt principal-biter

    Photo by Daniel C. TsangHeather Zetin, the teenager who co-founded El Modena High School's Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) and who last year successfully sued the Orange Unified School District (OUSD) for the group's right to hold meetings, has gone to ...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on May 3, 2001
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    Holy Shit - OC Christian radio: God wants national TV audience for McVeigh execution

    Orange County Christian radio briefly found something other than Bill Clinton or homosexuality to rant about on April 19, a day after a federal judge blocked an entertainment company's bid to televise the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mc...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 3, 2001
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    Prom Queen Scene - Nicole Bruckers big night out

    Like many a prom queen before her, the guest of honor was passed out fetchingly in the corner, her tiara refusing to stay nestled in her Cleopatra wig until a bobby-pin donor could be found--stat!--who let us harvest the pins straight from her prett...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 3, 2001
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    Patient: Josie and the Pussycats Profile: A girl band oh-so-loosely based on the wildly unpopular and lame '70s cartoon show hits it big only to find out that they're part of a corporate conspiracy to sell things to teenagers. Think Spice World meet...

    by Steve Lowery on May 3, 2001
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    Ready to Inhale - Alan Bock says the medical-marijuana war is over, and the good guys won

    Photo by Jack GouldAlan Bock may know more about pot than your average Rastafarian. As senior editorial writer for The Orange County Register, Bock has spent much of the past several years following the never-ending battle over Proposition 215, the ...

    by Nick Schou on May 3, 2001
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