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newspaper cover For the Week of
August 12-18, 1999

Cover: Mouthing Off
A two-year rocket ride to fame has left local alternative rock band Smash Mouth breathless and ready for more.


News: Lockdown Shocker
The months-long lockdown at Salinas Valley Prison has families worried that inmate health and safety have been sacrificed to protect the guards.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Sunnyvale: Human head turns out to be a goat's--or a coconut.
  • Willow Glen: Politicians have say in Broadway's move to Muir.
  • Campbell: After months of speculation, Starbucks' plans are disclosed.

Deconstructing Betty: Latest incarnation of a helpful homemaker takes the cake.

Public Eye: Cowboy for Congress? A World's Fair in San Jose? Dems backing off Campbell?

Best of Silicon Valley 1999: Fight voter apathy! Win free stuff! Use our online ballot to speak your mind about the best the valley has to offer.


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Musical Program: One man's plan for navigating the sights and sounds of the San Jose Jazz Festival.

Rock y Revolucíon: Look out for the Watcha Tour, a massive Latin rock festival that translates 'alternative' into a whole other language.

Picante y Sabroso: Los Hombres Calientes cook up rhythm and spice and everything nice.

Like Father, Like Son: Big Bill Morganfield carries on the legacy of his father, Muddy Waters, with traditional blues.

Aural Fixation: Papa Roach rocked the joint last Friday at the Cactus Club.

Audiofile: Reviews of a new CD by The End.

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Espionage 101: Rereleased on its 50th anniversary, 'The Third Man' offers a blueprint of Cold War spy films.

Food for Thought: A Parisian yuppie eats crow in 'The Dinner Game.'

Polymorphously Perfect: 'Better Than Chocolate' imagines Vancouver as a sexual paradise.

Bust of Friends: Two Americans get a taste of Third World injustice in 'Brokedown Palace.'

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Beasts of Burden: The much-hyped movie 'The Mystery Men' originates in the weird comics of Atlanta genius Bob Burden.

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Truth Decay: Success can be too sweet for the almost-famous in 'As Bees in Honey Drown.'

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Hare at Last: The fare at Menlo Park's Wild Hare includes wild boar, ostrich and bison prepared to utopian perfection.


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