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newspaper cover For the Week of
March 26-April 1, 1998

Cover: Whole Latte Tradin'
The underground economy of workers trading goods with each other on the sly has some business owners frothing at the mouth, others installing video cameras.


News: Sheriff in a Blue Dress
Sheriff candidate Laurie Smith has done battle with the male law enforcement hierarchy for two decades and is not surprised that some people want to trash her reputation.

Public Eye: Candidates who get no respect.

Fraternal Flame: The dwindling populations of the fraternal orders of the Eagle, the Moose and the Elk.


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Beat Goes On: Beat Takeshi arrives on American screens with Fireworks.

Primarily Colorless: Mike Nichols' presidential satire is more nice than naughty.

Good Big Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway comes as close to the novel as modernly possible.

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Pet Sounds Redux: Apples in Stereo, Tommy Keene and You Am I are just a few of the new pop bands trying to recreate the magic of the Beatles and the Beach Boys.

Underground Grooves: The hip-hop nation converged on the Maritime Hall for sets by Rasco, the Living Legends and the Hieroglyphics.

A Family Affair: John Lee Jr. joins father's blues train.

Beat Street: The Ska Against Racism tour pulls into Palo Alto with Blue Meanies, MU33O and more.

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Flying High: Morton Marcus breathes warmth into prose poems.

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Farce Italian Style: The melody outcharms the silly story line in Opera San José's production of Rossini's comic Turk in Italy.

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French Accents: Christina Waters revisits a Gallic favorite, Palo Alto's L'Amie Donia.


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