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    Forbes Play - Flat tax competes with big breasts on presidential-campaign site

    A colleague at the Weekly World Headquarters had been surfing the Web, looking for the site of presidential hopeful Steve Forbes, when he stumbled upon a site put together by UC Davis students for the 1996 presidential primaries: PEP 96 (moby.ucdavi...

    by WYN HILTY on July 22, 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 22, 1999
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    The Huckster Cometh - A salute to The Orange County Register

    Photo by Jack GouldWe thought the Orange County Fair's theme this year--"Join the Rush: Saluting Gold and Grain"--was silly. But then we saw a list of past themes--like "Everything's Coming Up Rosy," a salute to pigs; "Don't Miss the Egg-Citement," ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 22, 1999
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    Burning Bush - In opening round, Bauer led all presidential hopefuls in OC fundraising

    During a June 29 swing through Irvine, Republican candidate George W. Bush reportedly took in a cool half-million dollars for his fledgling presidential campaign. Deploying near-screaming headlines on his behalf, the local media energetically trumpe...

    by R. Scott Moxley on July 22, 1999
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    Surf City, Here We Go - Australia steals professional surfing . . . and Texas still sucks

    Illustration by Bob AulYou don't have to be a surfer to feel a little sad that the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has closed its international headquarters in Huntington Beach, a place we've come to think of as "Surf City," and moved the...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on July 22, 1999
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    Silenced Sonics

    Orange police are working with America Online to nab the thieves who stole an estimated $72,500 worth of equipment belonging to New York noise-rock band Sonic Youth. The band was in OC to headline the This Ain't No Picnic fest on July 4 at Irvine La...

    by Rich Kane on July 22, 1999
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    The Ol Switcheroo

    On June 28, the Angels and Dodgers settled into last place in the western divisions of their respective leagues (both were seven games out of first place with near-identical records). Perhaps now everyone can agree that the preseason hype and expect...

    by Matt Coker on July 15, 1999
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    Somethings Remiss - El Toro Airport Watch No. 111

    In mid-April, the city of Irvine released a report detailing the powerful Irvine Co.'s history of opposition to a commercial airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station as far back as 1972. The report (see El Toro Airport Watch No. 103, April ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on July 15, 1999
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    Dana Swings

    Photo by Johan VogelWhen the Galaxy Concert Theater's concert schedule for June dropped into our hands a few months ago, we scarcely took notice. When we saw that the Irish rock band the Fenians (who usually pack the tiny Harp Inn in Costa Mesa) wou...

    on July 15, 1999
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    The Few, the Proud, the Spies - Spying on civilians was part of El Toros mission

    Photo by Myles RobinsonJarheads and KC-130 Hercules planes aren't the only things gone for good from the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, which officially closed on July 2. A small military surveillance operation that spied on Orange County ...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on July 15, 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 15, 1999
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    Hey, Baby - Its the Fourth of July

    Photo by Jack GouldWe had considerably more success getting into the Hootenanny this year than last. For those who don't remember that fiasco, it boils down to very unhelpful peoplelosing our tickets at will-call. Also, members of at least one of th...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 15, 1999
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    Another Fine Mess

    Photo by Keith MayClockwork asked Irvine Valley College (IVC) philosophy and ethics professor Roy Bauer the other day: Roy Bauer, you just won a $98,000 decision against the South Orange County Community College District. What are you going to do no...

    by Matt Coker on July 15, 1999
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    Embracing Amazon - Why one indie bookseller loves the online giant

    Photo by Myles RobinsonAmazon.com's new headquarters loom on a hill overlooking Seattle's clogged freeways like an orange Deco nightmare. The hulking building--a former hospital--is all curved angles and gaping windows: bricks meet neatly, floors ar...

    by WYN HILTY on July 15, 1999
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    Rim Job - Hoop dreamers try to defy the odds

    Photo by Jack GouldIt's a beautiful Saturday, and you'd have to be an idiot to be sitting in Long Beach State's dank West Gymnasium. An idiot or a relative or a scout or a guy looking for a job. As it stands, there are about 40 people inside the g...

    by Steve Lowery on July 15, 1999
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    Everyones A Critic - Cartoons, communists and other things that upset people

    Last week, South Park, an animated film about censorship, opened while protesters outside the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art demanded the museum pull the plug on a Vietnamese art exhibit they charge is pro-communist. Do you see where we're going wi...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on July 15, 1999
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    Ethnic Cleansing - Anaheim redevelops away the poor

    Photo by Myles RobinsonGreat news for residents of Anaheim's Jeffrey-Lynne neighborhood: the city plans to increase parking and widen streets and alleys. There is one drawback: anywhere from several hundred to more than 1,000 of the mostly Spanish...

    by Nick Schou on July 15, 1999
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    The Phantom Menace - Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?

    On a humid March afternoon, U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) found herself in a rather uncomfortable position:squatting in the heat of a mosquito-filled jungle clearing in Cu Chi Province, a rugged, forested area located a few hou...

    by Nick Schou on July 15, 1999
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    Superpower Like Us

    Dana Parsons at the Times Orange County had better watch his step. Should we point out the obvious--that Gordon Dillow has a rat face--The Orange County Register columnist would be wise to keep his sidearm holstered. In fact, we think it's about tim...

    by Matt Coker on July 8, 1999
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    The People Formerly Known as Fans - Faced with a lawsuit from their idol, online Prince worshipers turn the tables on the Artist

    Art by Todd StarksIn 1994, a year after Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, David Magdziarz received a disk containing the symbol font along with instructions that stated "[This] is now the Artist's legal name and should be used wh...

    by ANDREW CARTER on July 8, 1999
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