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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
March 22-28, 2001

Cover Story: Virtual Insanity
VR pioneer Jaron Lanier insists computers ae just too dumb to take over the world.


News: Get 'Em Out
Businesses in the path of San Jose's new City Hall say the SJRA has botched relocation efforts--again.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Saratoga: Cat apparently killed by roaming dogs.
  • Sunnyvale: Sunnyvale School District boosting salaries, slashing budgets in order to hire teachers. However, it's still difficult to remain competitive.
  • Willow Glen: WG student returns lost wallet that held $3,400.

Size Doesn't Matter: So 'the longest bar in town' ain't. So what?

Public Eye: Jay T. Harris calls it quits. SJ mayor's new energy-inefficient ride. Redevelopment takes on old Dimensions.


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Notes From the Underbelly: A Scamp Experience.

Work: Semiotic Whatever.

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String Theory: Krista Bennion Feeney, violinist and recently appointed artistic director of the New Century Chamber Orchestra, prepares for a strange pairing of Vivaldi and Cage.

Mansion Expansion: Villa Montalvo remodels its image and hits the road for its 2001-2002 season.

All Shook Down: It's about time a hip musician won a gold statue.

Into the Abbess: Singer Norma Gentile brings Dark Ages chant to light with a program dedicated to the works of Hildegard von Bingen.

Aural Fixation: 'Rockin' Rob' memorial show a huge success.

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Web Exclusive: Richard Von Busack's wrap-up of the 73rd Academy Awards.

Von Busack Predicts: A look into the crystal ball reveals truths about this Sunday's Oscars that may be too horrifying to contemplate.

Stalingrad, Mon Amour: 'Enemy at the Gates' uses the apocalyptic battlefield as a background for gunslingers' duel.

Always a Bride: A robust Brazilian woman acquires a houseful of husbands in 'Me, You, Them.'

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Life Sentences: The narrator of A.S. Byatt's peculiar new novel would prefer not to be.

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Polished Surfaces: U.S. Navy personnel can't see the real Japan when stationed in 'Far East' at TheatreWorks.

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Wing's Fling: A walk up the creaky stairs of this venerable Chinese dining establishment is a journey through time.


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