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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
March 18-24, 1999

Cover: Trading Places
The valley's day traders play the stock market in record time, making and losing fortunes in minutes. But is it gambling? The SEC is mulling it over.


News: Bail of Confusion
Bad Boy's Bail Bonds started hustling customers on the street in front of the jail, and now the competition has joined them, creating what some say is a circus atmosphere around City Hall.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Los Gatos: Midpeninsula inks a $30 million deal preserving former Alma College site.
  • Saratoga: KSAR is sticking to its guns over possible channel move.
  • Cupertino: Robbers surprise patrons of restaurant.

Public Eye: USWeb founder Joe Firmage keeps seeking the Truth.

Valley vs. the Alley: A culture clash ensues as New York high-tech execs shelve their Armanis and their pride to suck up to the valley's post-geek money men.


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Shock Rock: Photos and a review from the concert most likely to annoy parental units--Marilyn Manson.

Bland Man's Blues: Bobby Blue Bland turns heartbreak into pained beauty on Memphis Monday Morning.

'Tongue' Lashing: From punk to neofolk, ex-Avengers vocalist Penelope Houston has got something to say on her new album, Tongue.

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Making Whoopi: A dose of wisecracks helps the self-glorifying medicine go down at this year's Oscars.

'Wide-boys' and 'Spivs': Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is the wildest British import since 'Trainspotting.

Keep on Truckin': Texans vie to touch the truck of their dreams in new documentary Hands on a Hard Body.

Go to Sleep ... It's Just Talk: P.J. Castellaneta's characters in Relax ... It's Just Sex don't know when to shut up.

Requel Welshes: The Rage: Carrie 2 features a Goth-lite telekinetic taking a revenge you've seen before.

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Frontier Adventure: Mountain View's spacious new Rio Grande saloon and dinner house cooks up some mighty tasty ideas.

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Narrow Escapes: One-woman acting troupe Tanya Shaffer turns her travels into theater.

If the Shoe Fetish Fits: Psychopathia Sexualis pokes fun at intimate foibles.

'River' Deep: Twain's Huck gets songified in Big River.


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