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    Auto Clubbed - Retiree fights mighty Southern California behemoth

    Photo by Keith MayMost people know Mark Seidenberg as an unassuming retired guy who trawls used-book stores for textbooks, children's books and atlases that he packs up and ships by the ton to book-poor schools overseas. But Seidenberg is also fea...

    by STAN BRIN on April 18, 2002
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    Dull Blade - Patient: Blade II

    Profile: Ongoing saga of vampire hunter who is part human, part bloodsucker--you know, like Rupert Murdoch--who must team with his sworn enemies to hunt a race of mutant supervampires with an unquenchable bloodlust--you know, like the Boy Scouts. Th...

    by Steve Lowery on April 11, 2002
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    Seizures in the Middle East

    Ariel Sharon's siege of Yasir Arafat's headquarters may well turn out to be Saddam Hussein's major victory in his struggle to convince the Arab world to oppose a planned attack on Iraq. While George W. Bush says rhetorically that he hasn't decided...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on April 11, 2002
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    Fullerton's Jam at the Dam blowout will return July 27 after skipping last year, and the city's Community Services Department is on the hunt for bands to either perform (Longfellow and Nice are already booked) or compete (bands will vie for cash pri...

    on April 11, 2002
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    Dude, Wheres My Envelope? - And white dopes are punks

    The first annual Orange County Music Awards Saturday night may have been sadly lacking in nipples and J.Lo's ass, but it made up for it by not featuring performances by Lit or Sugar Ray. Yes, the poppy charmers are the only proof we have (them and s...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 11, 2002
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    Burning Bush - The prez ignores UCI professors warnings on global warming

    I try to give President George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt. Really I do. So when he recently made a decision on power-plant emissions that essentially blew smoke in the face of a global-warming report he had requested from the National Academy ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 11, 2002
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    Tenants Court

    Illustration by Bob AulI know you've been talking shit about me--I heard that your underage, immigrant, lesbian friend told you what a bitch I am because my roommates and I maliciously plotted to kick you and all your delinquent friends out to the c...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 11, 2002
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    Diary of a mad county

    Illustration by Bob AulSUNDAY, March 24 Back before Clockwork could tell time, the Whammo toy company hawked a fat-barreled pistol that made a loud popping noise as it discharged a rush of air. Kids were supposed to use it to knock down Whammo-suppl...

    by Matt Coker on April 11, 2002
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    Mayor Moonbeam, Meet Donald Bren - The Irvine Co. backs its old nemesis: Larry Agran

    Photo by Jack GouldThe longest-running feud in Orange County has pitted the insatiable Irvine Co. and its associates against Larry Agran, the city of Irvine's veteran progressive politician. Since the 1980s, the developers have called Agran "onerous...

    by R. Scott Moxley on April 11, 2002
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    To Protect and Swerve - Garden Grove police say their chaplain, a man with ties to neo-Nazis, is no problem

    Photo by Jack GouldWilliam Baker brings God to cops, serving as a chaplain for the Garden Grove Police Department despite evidence he once ran a neo-Nazi political party and, until recently, sold an anti-Semitic book over the Internet. Baker is on...

    by STAN BRIN on April 11, 2002
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    on April 11, 2002
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    John Waters - The man, the moustache

    John Waters: Are you planning to record this? OC Weekly:No, I'll just be taking notes. [Grumpy] Hmm. Well, okay. Then I'll speak slooowly. Okay. Nowadays, with shows likeJackass andSouth Park andTom Green andJerry Springer, you can turn on TV any t...

    by GREG STACY on April 11, 2002
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    Would Somebody Please Tell Gary Simon the Airport Is Dead?

    Somebody ought to tap county El Toro director Gary Simon on the shoulder. In no time, he's going to look like one of those emaciated Japanese soldiers pulled out of some Pacific island jungle in the 1960s, oblivious to the end of World War II. It ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on April 11, 2002
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    'Jesus, Remeber Me?' - Homeless kids spend Good Friday in shadow of Santa Anas Glamour Slammer

    Like Good Friday observances of the crucifixion throughout the world, Santa Ana homeless-relief agency Catholic Worker's Stations of the Cross began with Jesus Christ being condemned to death and ended with him (14 "stations" later) entombed. Father...

    by Matt Coker on April 11, 2002
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    The Second-Chance Motel - Doing time for the wrong crime may have saved Richard Flores

    Photo by Nick SchouRichard Flores is convinced that going to jail for a crime he didn't commit saved his life. The way he sees it, he might have lost more than two years of freedom. When he got busted, his life was a mess: he had recently been shot ...

    by Nick Schou on April 11, 2002
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    Cold Sore War

    Illustration by Bob AulWe were both bored with our respective love lives and were looking for fun elsewhere (read: outside marriage). Before the clothes came off and anything got started, I told you I had genital herpes, and I even told you that I c...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 4, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    MONDAY, March 18 Los Alamitos marriage-and-family therapist Yaffa Balsamdrops us a line to say she's launching "Emotional Endurance," the first support group for people suffering from that dreaded terrorist-attack anxiety. "Emotional endurance durin...

    by Matt Coker on April 4, 2002
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    Manila Enveloped in Oklahoma Bombing Case

    Fourteen survivors and victims of the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995 filed suit against Iraq in federal district court in Washington, D.C., last week, claiming that Iraqi officials gave money and training to Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols. McVei...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on April 4, 2002
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    Monsters Ball - Not Halle Berry! Dave Grave!

    I did not see even one of this year's Oscar?-winning pictures. Not Training Day. Not A Beautiful Mind. Not even Gosford ParkorMoulin Rouge. I spent my entertainment dollars more productively: on booze and the occasional lap dance. And when I think o...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 4, 2002
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    Zip It!

    Patient: Ice Age Profile: Animated tale that could have been exceptional if filmmakers had stuck to animation and not fallen into the talk for talk's sake mode that, along with Asian sweatshop labor and Gilbert Gottfried, currently contaminates mu...

    by Steve Lowery on April 4, 2002
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