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newspaper cover For the Week of
April 13-19, 2000

Cover: Public McEnemies
The rift between San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales and former mayor Tom McEnery reflects a shift: San Jose is in the regional game and it's not Tom's town anymore.


News: Tainted Love
Laurie Flower had been a foster mom for 10 years. One day she and a 13-year-old boy in her care began an affair that lasted 18 months. Thus began her slow descent into hell.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Sunnyvale: Officials clear student suspensions.
  • Willow Glen: Broadway High's robotics team grabs the gold at competition.

Black Madonna: Looking to the ancient Catholic icon for power.

Public Eye: It ain't no bull--Saddle Rack's days numbered. Gore and the Milpitas fax faux pas. Valley Fair vs. Town & Country.


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Diabolical Bravura: The San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Ivan Fischer did right by Haydn, Liszt and Bartok at Flint Center in Cupertino.

Hack or Herald: Ryuichi Sakamoto's movie themes never met an influence they couldn't absorb.

The Spirit of Swing: The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra takes a sophisticated look at big-band classics.

Aural Fixation: The California Music Awards went out with a whimper, not a BAM.

Audiofile: Reviews of new CDs by Kittie and Aqua.

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Killer Festival: Sophia Coppola's 'Virgin Suicides' leads off this year's San Francisco International Film Festival--our critics parse the crowded field.

In Search of Cool: The vapid preppies in James Toback's 'Black and White' crave a dose of hip-hop menace.

Feminist Gang Bang: The intellectual journey and strange psychology of porn queen Annabel Chong.

Second Chance: In 'Me Myself I,' a woman discovers her alternative life didn't run true.

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When, Where And Wyatt: Paul West's novel 'O.K.' tries to explain one of American history's most ambiguous heroes.

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Work: Wealth! Baths! Bah!

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In Like a 'Dralion': Cirque du Soleil continues to amaze with new variations on old tricks.

Casting a Wide Cygnet: Karen Gabay's evil Odile proved more alluring than her innocent Odette in SJ Cleveland's 'Swan Lake.'

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Hitting the Sauce: Christina Waters rates the pasta sauces, jar by jar.

A La Carte: California Cafe keeps savvy consumers from dropping when they shop.


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