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newspaper cover For the Week of
August 3-9, 2000

Cover: Poker Face
Local Muwekma Indians are keeping their cards close to their chests about possible casino plans if they gain federal recognition as a tribe. Oh, and by the way, where are they getting the millions for their lobbying effort?


News: Shaken Down
A sitter accused of murder waits in jail, while experts debate the new science of 'shaken baby syndrome.'

Metropolis News Extras

  • Willow Glen: Hissed at, lizard's captor has no plans to adopt.
  • Saratoga: Planning commission tables a talk about communication.
  • Campbell: Out of the sewer comes a long-missing diamond ring.

Driven to Distraction: Can't afford that new car? How about slathering it with advertising?

Public Eye: Landlord tells Dolly goodbye. San Jose's first lady first in family to back Honda. 'Merc' drops S.J. from masthead.


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Work: When life imitates cartoons.

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A Jazz Moment: Trumpeter Roy Hargrove--one of the headliners at next week's AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival--tries his hand at caressing ballads on his latest CD.

Sign of the Whoosh: DJ Jenö weds British acid house to West Coast psychedelia.

Royal Rhythms: Cuban singer Celia Cruz still rules as the 'Queen of Salsa.'

Conductor Becoming: Marin Alsop keeps her ears open for new American classics at the Cabrillo Music Festival.

Aural Fixation: The breaks keep falling Papa Roach's way with TV slots and MTV nominations.

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Inside Out: Kevin Bacon's 'Hollow Man' is all surface, no substance.

Lost Cause: Even Brenda Blethyn can't rescue wispy 'Saving Grace.'

Past Imperfect: 'Time Regained' offers bold but confusing interpretation of Proust's novel.

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Playing at Playing: In Shakespeare Santa Cruz's 'Kean,' busy postmodernism wins out over wit.

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Slice of Sicily: Palo Alto's dining hotspot, Palermo, serves up a sea of Mediterranean treats with a California twist.

A La Carte: California winegrowers tote their pride and joy to Santa Cruz Mountains.


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