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newspaper cover For the Week of
March 23-29, 2000

Cover: Pay Up Time
For more than half a century, European banks and corporations have dodged financial responsibility for the profits they made from slave labor and assets they obtained as a result of the Holocaust. While payments cannot undo the damage, compensation still matters to the dwindling number of survivors still alive today.

Editor's License: Burning the Mortgage.


News: This Drug Bites
While the fed's anti-drug forces work to prove that Ecstasy causes brain damage, it ignores a far more common and serious problem for ravers: that the jaw-clenching drug is causing them to crack and ruin their teeth.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Sunnyvale: Residents teed off by lack of preference.
  • Los Gatos: County craves empty nest; residents won't fly away.

Aerosol Kings: Mountain View High School gives space to graffiti artists.

Public Eye: Ex-sheriff candidate turns up at mortuary. Judge battles with public defender over domestic violence.


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Aural Fixation: The outdoor tent at Bennigan's rocked all night on St. Patrick's Day.

Audiofile: Reviews of new CDs by Bad Livers, Tara MacLean and Nilsson.

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The Sixties Sense: 'Waking the Dead' tells an unusual political ghost story.

Worst-Case Oscars: There were some good films made in 1999, but don't expect to see any of them walk off with an Oscar this Sunday. Richard von Busack handicaps the categories.

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Work: Beyond the Valley of the Silicon.

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Battling Barriers: In August Wilson's 'Fences,' past pains weigh heavily on Troy Maxson and his family.

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Three generations meet across the years in 'Love in the Title.'

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Thai One On: Food critic Andrew Pham has fiery words of praise for West San Jose's High Thai.

A La Carte: He's leaving downtown, but John Erwin will still dish up BBQ at his old eatery.


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