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newspaper cover For the Week of
July 15-22, 1998

Cover: Forest Firefight
Massive redwoods and firs around Lexington Reservoir may soon fall--but not before embroiling landowners, loggers and preservationists in a heated battle of threatening letters, accusations and a lawsuit.


News: Families Valued
Gays and lesbians often face barriers when they want to become parents. Pending legislation will either help or hinder their efforts.

Public Eye: The search for a new San Jose police chief continues.

Helen Tells Herstory: Widow of famed local historian gets the last word.


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The Fine Art of Turning Inside Out
'Tis the season for Metro's guide to summer indulgences, with outdoor concerts, theater and our best picks for relaxing daytrips. There's also day-by-day calendar of summer events that you'll want to bookmark for the long and luxurious days ahead.

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Late-Night Jungle: At 301 Stockton, the drum 'n' bass groove rolls on all night long.

Vibrant Vibes: The vibraphone is championed by young Stefon Harris.

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Gun With the Wind: Lethal Weapon 4 has action--and heart.

Full Mooning: Even Elisabeth Shue can't save vulgarized Balzac adaptation, Cousin Bette.

Rocky Road: The radical sheen of Picnic at Hanging Rock has faded.

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Latin Connection: Gary Palmer and the San Jose Dance Theatre collaborate with Peruvian and Chilean dancers on 'Americas Series.'

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Classics Under Siege: Is the wisdom of the Greeks and Romans still worth teaching? A Santa Clara University professor fights back against the deconstructionists and syllable counters.

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Zen and the Art of Eating Tofu: An unscientific poll on soy protein: ashen-hued blob or life-affirming shield against everything from cancer to road rage?


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