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newspaper cover For the Week of
January 4-10, 2001

Cover Story: Manny Power
It's not easy being a male nanny in Silicon Valley. These days people love them, or they fear them. Or they love them in, ahem, the wrong way.


News: Remains of The Day
The repeated discovery of decapitated animals at a county park has stumped law enforcement.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Campbell: Theresa Spinler wants civic-minded types to join the ranks of the League of Women Voters.
  • Saratoga: Planners allow family's mini house to remain.
  • Los Gatos: Story inspires local couple to donate for new K-9 unit.

Brushing Up: Put a lowly toothbrush in the hands of a Palo Alto design team and watch 'em flash those pearly whites.

Public Eye: Clinton invites local Bushwhacker to White House. Peninsula lawmakers stung by high office rents. New jobs for pols.


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Notes From the Underbelly: Leonard McKay's Memorabilia.

Work: Hollywood sucks, as the real D&D people already know.

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For Whom Belle Tolls: The Gentle Waves--spun off from Belle and Sebastian--produce pining pop ballads.

Beastie's Feast: A new DVD shows off the Beastie Boys' cinematic side.

Aural Fixation: Remoter takes aim with its latest CD, 'gun.'

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Scorpion Logic: The sting of complexity takes Steven Soderbergh's 'Traffic' beyond the platitudes of the war on drugs.

Sicilan Pie: Alternately teasing and brutal, 'Malena' is Giuseppe Tornatore's answer to 'Summer of '42.'

Flatula 2000: Wes Craven's name can't save this retelling of the vampire myth.

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Room With a View: The Grandview Restaurant, high on Mt. Hamilton, still offers the best view around.

A La Carte: Cleaning out the refrigerator is a chore fit only for martyrs or masochists.


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