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newspaper cover For the Week of
January 7-13, 1999

Cover: Coach Encounters
Has life in Silicon Valley become such an overloaded, unworkable mess that we need a personal coach to sort it out and cheer us on to our goals? More and more people are paying top dollar to find out.


News: Seven Heaven
Gilroy officials know how to get criminals out of town: have the police shadow them until they slip up.

Grand Stand: Even though the presiding judge disbanded the county civil grand jury over the holidays, dissident jurors say they're not going to go away quietly.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Willow Glen: Business will boom and traffic will thicken, but no scandals will rock the Glen.
  • Sunnyvale: Smoke still hasn't cleared over year-old tobacco law.
  • Los Gatos: Humane Society says it will no longer shelter stray animals.

Public Eye: Gonzo not in SJ on his first day.

United We Fall: Surly Skies adopts a new motto: it's not their problem! Got that?


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Sonic Sophisticates: Ben Wa's debut CD, Devil Dub, offers classic old-school dub.

Delta Doings: Nicky Baxter talks with the mastermind behind Palo Alto's hip-hop stars Trikkbaby.

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Jones for War: Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' The Thin Red Line gets lost in the jungle.

Anti-Semantic: Mundane decadence, much bellowing in Hurlyburly.

Just Chicken: Maya Angelou's directing debut, Down in the Delta, is nothing to crow about.

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Tractor Power: The Red Tractor Cafe's homestyle cooking is a comfortable addition to the trendy cuisine scene.

Bargain Bites: Egg rolls, fried rice and, yes, noodles are tops at Santa Clara's Pho #1.

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Winner of Discontent: With competition from The Rugrats, how does Peanuts survive?


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