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newspaper cover For the Week of
May 7-13, 1998

Cover: Ron Amok
Mayoral candidate Ron Gonzales is known for his efficiency and calculating political maneuvers. But what is in the heart of the man who would be San Jose's king?


News: Backup Busters
The city council let the airport expansion sail through without worrying about little incidentals like traffic. But Councilman David Pandori and a band of angry citizens are not about to take it lying down.

Public Eye: Party on, George.

Life in the Fast Lane: Silicon Valley documentary doesn't paint a rosy picture.


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Hong Kong Elegy: Chinese Box explores a world that will never be the same. Plus, an interview with director Wayne Wang.

Long Riders: The sport exceeds the story in surfing movie In God's Hands. Plus, an interview with surf stars Matt George and Matty Liu.

Woody Abroad: Wild Man Blues follows musical gagster through Europe.

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Old and in the Way: Sonic Youth squanders its talent on a new album that sounds very old.

A Geyser of Blues Notes: The Metro Fountain Blues Festival looks to the future of the genre with Deborah Coleman and Ray Bailey.

Audiofile: Reviews of the latest CDs by David Kersh, Killah Priest and Fastball.

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The X-Filings: Scully and Xena? Kirk and Buffy? Mulder and Data? In the free-for-all world of 'fanfic' on the Internet, nothing is impossible.

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Happy Scrappy Hero Pup: Clerks director Kevin Smith turns his film characters into comic-book heroes with a sexual subtext.

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Swimming for the Sun: San Jose Repertory Theatre's Icarus flies in the face of the beauty myth.

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El Niño Dining, Part II: A few days in the hospital will cause even ecumenical taste buds to long for the pure comfort of recognizable ingredients.


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