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newspaper cover For the Week of
December 1-8, 1999

Cover: Screen Gems
The computer-game industry has overtaken the movies, and some Santa Cruz developers are busy making the future.


News: Designer Drug War
As lawmakers try to quash designer drugs like GHB and GBL, chemists and distributors outrun the legislation by tweaking the formulas.


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Bruce Bratton: India Joze, the Grey Bears Holiday Dinner, and the Downtown Plaza Commission.

[Music]
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Salsa Search: A Santa Cruz fan goes looking for a musical fix from Manolín, the rhythm doctor.

Geek Grrl Anthems: Underground pop animates grrl-hood on 'Le Tigre.'

Sights and Sounds: The music and storytelling of Utah Phillips isn't glitzy, just focus-group tested among people who work for a living.

Notes From the Underground: New bands experiment at Stevenson College show with mixed results.

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Print the Legend: Batman gets carried away with righteous anger in latest comic-book adventure.

Winged Ardor: 'Nabokov's Blues' charts famous author's other career with a net and a mounting pin.

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The Best of the Worst: As the millennium winds swiftly to a close, we bid good riddance to the food clichés that defined our dining experience for the past century of culinary excess.

A La Carte: 'Seasonal Recipes From the Great Chefs' highlights local culinary luminaries.

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Showdown: Arnold Schwarzenegger faces off with the devil in 'End of Days.'

A Hitch in the Works: Atom Egoyan's 'Felicia¹s Journey' gives us a serial killer in the pre-Manson mode.

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Fairy Tale Reborn: Shakespeare Santa Cruz goes over the top and brings back plenty of laughs with new 'Cinderella.'


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