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newspaper cover For the Week of
January 11-17, 2001

Cover Story: Kingdom Come
The market for female pleasure drugs is wide open. Is a female version of Viagra what women really want?


News: Can We Talk?
New research on stuttering is shattering myths about the speaking disorder.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Los Gatos: Bloodless Surgery program reaches Jehovah Witnesses.
  • Willow Glen: Local groups get infusions of new funding from Prop. 10.
  • Campbell: Work begins soon on light rail extension to Campbell.

Animal Foe-Paws: Animal rights group the Ark Trust Inc. cites offensive media in its annual blacklist.

Public Eye: Mayor reveals his latest vice. Man sues over foreskin removal. Another city lawmaker signs on with lobbying firm.


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Notes From the Underbelly: Tiburcio Vasquez, The Polite Bandit.

Work: Say the M-word, and you'll be free.

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Smooth Operation: Sade's new album, 'Lover's Rock,' takes an atmospheric approach to the blues.

Saving Grace: Last-minute sub Ani Aznavoorian sparked a marvelous Shostakovich at San Jose Symphony.

Aural Fixation: Papa Roach gets nominated for two prestigious awards.

Audiofile: Reviews of new CDs by Basement 3 and Remoter.

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Days and Confusion: 'Thirteen Days' plays fast and loose with the history of the missile crisis.

Noble 'Mirth': Gillian Anderson masterfully plays a rare bird caught in a gilded cage in 'The House of Mirth.'

Flight From Cuba: Julian Schnabel's hazy style doesn't illuminate life of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in 'Before Night Falls.'

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Way of the Gun: Historian Michael A. Bellesiles offers a fresh perspective on our love affair with firearms in 'Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture.'

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Spectacular Spago: One of Palo Alto's finest restaurants combines a first-rate dining experience with elegance and flair.


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