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newspaper cover For the Week of
July 1-7, 1999

Cover: Bumb Deals
How Bay 101 broke up San Jose's quirkiest millionaire clan, the Bumb family.


News: Turnaround Times
Two years ago, Ramon Johnson was a crazy guy wandering the streets. This week he greaduated magna cum laude from a local college.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Sunnyvale: Workers, city reach impasse over contract.
  • Cupertino: McAuliffe community raises $6,000 for ill kindergartner.
  • Los Gatos: Council puts off major decision on fate of tenants at mobile home park.

Public Eye: The Redevelopment Agency halts construction of the new Polly Esther's in the historic Studio Theater.

Waiting to X-hale: Uncle Sam's anti-drug message strives to fit in with the times.

County Fair Watch: A peek down the midway--this week, the Alameda County Fair.


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Killing Us Softly: Avoiding the solipsism of most rockers, the Flaming Lips see beyond mere rage at life's despair on 'The Soft Bulletin.'

Aural Fixation: I.B.O.P.A. gets soaked by Spongebath.

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Satan Sings!: The new 'South Park' film is exactly what the founding fathers had in mind, maybe.

Ohio Player: 'Edge of Seventeen' looks at a boy's coming out in Sandusky.

Hong Kong Style: Ruby Yang looks at the lives of five disparate citizens of Hong Kong in her new documentary.

Mild West: Barry Sonnenfeld and crew defang one of TV's scariest programs in 'Wild Wild West.'

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Meat My Date: Great atmosphere, a cozy bar and a meaty menu make Mackie's Supper Club a great Peninsula dinner date destination.

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'Sunday' Painter: Music clashes with ideas in 'Sunday in the Park.'

[Books]
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Cartoon Neurotics: The characters in Bruce Eric Kaplan's panels always blame themselves.


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