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newspaper cover For the Week of
April 22-28, 1999

Cover: Preppie Power
How the brotherthood of an old, Jesuit-run boys school has evolved into a breeding ground for a wealth and power elite.


News:
100 Days Behind the Dais

He doesn't have quite the drama of Oakland mayor and hatchetman Jerry Brown, but San Jose's Ron Gonzales is setting a decidedly new tone at City Hall.

Hole in the Headwaters: The citizens of California spent $450 million to protect the Headwaters forest from the chain saws. So why is Charles Hurwitz's Pacific Lumber about to log in the middle of it?

Metropolis News Extras

  • Campbell: Questions about money and parking heat up Vasona Light Rail meeting.
  • Saratoga: Sheriff Captain Wilson says he'll retire if not given undersheriff job.
  • Willow Glen: Proposed 'teardown' on Franquette shows--one man's castle is another man's monster.

Public Eye: The Planning Commission stops District Attorney George Kennedy from subdividing his property.

Hubba Hub: In the heart of the second-busiest intersection in cyberspace, MAE West.


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Beaucoup Beats: Underworld's Darren Emerson talks about the band's beautiful new album.

Stoned Again: Time has not withered the energy of the Rolling Stones.

Corrs Values: A special edition of Talk on Corners by the Corrs' improves on the original.

Aural Fixation: Local band gets ESPN stamp of approval.

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Virtual Reality Bites: David Cronenberg escapes The Matrix in eXistenZ, a smarter, more cerebral look at the perils of technology in the near future.

A World of Movies: A selective guide to the best of this year's San Francisco Film Festival.

Expressly Marrakech: Growing up Bohemian isn't easy in Hideous Kinky.

Hong Kong King Kong: Mighty Peking Man is an often inspired variation on a much filmed theme.

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Saint's Alive: After four decades in Palo Alto, newly remodeled St. Michael's Alley still attracts acolytes.

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Mother Memories: Recollections connect the generations in The Joy Luck Club.

A Miller's Tale: San Jose Stage Company revives Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge.


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