Cover: Squat Busters
Just as the world of domain ownership was starting to turn profits for some small-time operators, like computer consultant Zack Exley, corporate America wants to criminalize it. Plus: The latest assault by big business and the political right on free speech and net culture is a bill that just passed the Senate unnoticed. Should the state use police powers to regulate Internet domain use?
News: Former Model
Sunnyvale rose to national fame when it was given 'model city' status by the Clinton/Gore administration for its well-run government. But oh, how times change.
Call of the Wild: Silicon Valley wildlife center needs a warm touch--and cold cash--to save critters.
Public Eye: Historic hotel's future in limbo again. Honda keeps it all in the family. Demoted Merc columnist fights pay cut.
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.
Doctors in the House: Basement Jaxx are good for what ails you with blissful house music on their new album, 'Remedy.'
Worldwide Vibe: A reggae conference and showcase brings lots of jah music to San Jose.
Cher and Cher Alike: The famed chanteuse leads a Shoreline audience through a career's worth of hits.
Nonstop Musica: Rock en español bands meshed genres with ease in all-day Watcha show.
Aural Fixation: Hometown honeys the Donnas teased and pleased at the Edge last week.
Shock City: 'Detroit Rock City,' a contrived tribute to '70s rockers Kiss, goes for the gross every time.
S.F. Story: A teen's documentary steals the show in the Asian film anthology, 'Young and Dangerous.'
La Vie Bohème: A local girl makes good in Bay Shore Lyric Opera's 'La Bohème.'
Great Balls of Fire: Big hair, big smiles, big menu and big steaks make the Three Flames an eternal light.
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