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    A Dissenter Emerges

    Duc Ngyuen Au is a frustrated man. "I don't like the guy, personally," Au says, referring to Truong Van Tran, the Little Saigon video-store owner at the center of the First Amendment dispute that is rekindling raw emotions from the Vietnam War. But,...

    on March 4, 1999
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    Code Enfarcement - As Jeffrey-Lynne rental units crumble, Anaheim targets residents' cars

    Alonso Carballido Olegario was taking a shower on a recent morning when he felt something heavy hit his shoulder. A ceiling panel had suddenly collapsed under the weight of several months' worth of dripping water that had collected somewhere above O...

    by Nick Schou on March 4, 1999
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    Crossing Guard - El Toro Airport Watch No. 95

    For more than two years, county officials have claimed they could design an international airport at El Toro that is safe and profitable. County officials say the hills and mountains that surround the base on three sides-the same ones that force nim...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on March 4, 1999
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    Same Place, New Debacle

    The same county that brought us little-traveled-but environmentally destructive-multimillion-dollar toll roads, a neighbor-vs.-neighbor war over a proposed $2 billion international airport and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history present...

    on March 4, 1999
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    Don't Leak on Me - Does the anti-airport coalition need a little more internal debate?

    The anti-airport El Toro Airport Information Site (www.eltoroairport.org), a site we've written about quite positively in the past, regularly reprints copies of Anthony Pignataro's El Toro Airport Watch, a column that more regularly appears in the W...

    by WYN HILTY on March 4, 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 corresponde...

    on February 25, 1999
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    Valentine's Day Massacre - It's my pity party, and I'll cry if I want to

    Stop! Collaborate and listen! That's the only part of "Ice, Ice Baby" we know, but it didn't stop us from repeating it endlessly during the week before erstwhile teen-heartthrob Vanilla Ice's show at the Galaxy Concert Theatre. The show was rap-a-li...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 25, 1999
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    My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult - Wyn puts computer-game violence to the test

    Sniff the wind. Can you smell it? Keep trying. . . . Ahhh, there it is. That's the smell of a new media backlash brewing, this one (again) against violent video games that Corrupt Our Youth. The latest incident reared its pointy little head in the...

    by WYN HILTY on February 25, 1999
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    Cargo Hatched - El Toro Airport Watch No.94

    The hottest issue right now in El Toro base-reuse politics is air cargo. Proponents such as developer George Argyros and former Newport Beach City Councilman Tom Edwards point to recent letters from the current base commander indicating no local Mar...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 25, 1999
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    Sex and the City

    Irvine Mayor Christina Shea wants to make her megaplanned burg ssssssexy. She's forming an all-female panel (because, she says, women are "more 'right-brain' than most men") to suggest ways to make Irvine more romantic. It apparently sticks in Madam...

    by Matt Coker on February 25, 1999
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    Rekindling Faith - We all have a cross to burn

    Two weeks ago, three people-one adult and two minors-were sentenced to two years in jail for burning a cross on the lawn of a Jewish family in Huntington Beach. While some were outraged at the vile nature of the crime, others were outraged that thre...

    by Steve Lowery on February 25, 1999
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    Jailbird or Lab Rat? - Medical expert says Kubby should be studied, not busted

    Authorities in northern California want to put outspoken medical-marijuana patient/activist Steve Kubby behind bars. But a medical expert in Southern California wants to put Kubby in a research facility. Kubby, the editor of Alpine World magazine ...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on February 25, 1999
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    Constitutional Cuisinart - OC congressmen try to chop U.S. birthright out of the 14th Amendment

    The list of foreign crises facing the U.S. Congress is formidable. In Kosovo, Serb soldiers are shooting Albanian men, women and children despite international outrage. In Iraq, the president carries on a low-intensity war. Southeast Asian countries...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 25, 1999
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    Why I Hate Ho Chi Minh

    Political demonstrations are a regular feature of Little Saigon. But even by Little Saigon's hyperpolitical standards, the events of the past few weeks have been, well, hyper. The street politics culminated in a Feb. 15 demonstration when word swept...

    by VU NGUYEN on February 25, 1999
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    The Ho Story

    Thirty years after his death, nobody remains more loathed on the streets of Orange County's Little Saigon than Ho Chi Minh, the frail-looking Vietnamese nationalist who led his country through three wars of independence-against Japan, France, and ul...

    by Nick Schou on February 25, 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. Visit our Web site at www.ocweekly.com. Letters may be edite...

    on February 18, 1999
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    More Dance Clubs! - The boss bellows, Commie Girl delivers

    The chief was bellowing again and reaching for his Pepto Bismol. "Schoenkopf! In my office!" he shouted, and I could tell his mug would be as purple as a Tahitian sunset. "Sure, boss. What's the 911?" I shot out in staccato submachine-gun fire, prep...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 18, 1999
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    Jane Says - She guides you through online erotica

    My editor was online the other day, surfing an adult site (for factchecking purposes only, he swears), and he got stuck. Every time he tried to get out, they just kept pulling him back in: new windows would open for every one he closed, no matter ho...

    by WYN HILTY on February 18, 1999
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    Flying Hyperbole - El Toro Airport Watch No. 93

    Last week, 120,400 residents received a big shot of PR from county-airport spin doctors. The full-color mailer -called "Ticket to Tomorrow" and filled with images of white, well-to-do people doing everything from sailing to horseback riding to (hey!...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 18, 1999
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    Smoke on the Water

    Peter Brierty likens the "natural phenomenon" unfolding near Devore to a trash can filled with grass clippings. Hours after the grass has been mowed and piled up, it begins to decompose and, so, generate heat. Now imagine the heat generated by 60,00...

    by Matt Coker on February 18, 1999
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