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newspaper cover For the Week of
April 12-18, 2001

Cover Story: C Notes
As the rock bands get older, the ticket prices get higher. Can U2 justify the soaring cost of fandom? Gina Arnold reports from Miami.


News: Livin' Extra Large
Rather than pretend that the 97 million overweight Americans are on their way to slimness, manufacturers are finally selling to them.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Los Gatos: Schools in Los Gatos and Saratoga represent how these communities differ from the county they call home.
  • Saratoga: Copycat hoaxes bedevil local schools and police.
  • Sunnyvale: City enacts tougher legislation for adult businesses.

Final Answers: What dotcom bust? Millionaires in the making right here.

Public Eye: McEnery looks for someone else to run for mayor. Girl strips for SJ cops. Gonzo slowly gears up for re-election.


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Notes From the Underbelly: Fortunes in Alviso.

Work: Craig's dead, baby, and nothing is real anymore.

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Focused Intensity: The Eroica Trio provided a lesson in taming the musical ego at Villa Montalvo.

All Shook Down: From South Beach to Ultra Fest, Miami presents many faces to the music-loving tourist.

Aural Fixation: Alien Ant Farm's major-label debut boasts high-yielding song crop.

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Dear 'Diary': 'Bridget Jones' gets uneven film treatment from new director Sharon Maguire.

Unleashed Resistance: Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Amores Perros' offers a powerful parable against violence.

Doubtful Shadow: 'Shadow Magic' imagines what the arrival of movies was like in early China.

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Beat Queen: Poet Diane di Prima's new autobiography is a feminine take on the Beat culture.

Cause for Celebration: Helen Fielding's latest outpaces 'Bridget Jones's Diary,' even though it was written first.

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'Mice' Roars: San Jose Stage keeps Steinback's edges rough in 'Of Mice and Men.'

Family Fervor: The characters in 'Table Manners' despise and desire each other all at the same time.

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Sumptuous Stump's: Downtown's power spot still brings in the crowds with a unique philosophy and an appealing menu.


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