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newspaper cover For the Week of
September 9-15, 1999

Cover: Civilian Oversight
A strange series of events catapulted Darryl Williams to the helm of the Citizens Tribunal, and now he can't stop until justice is served.


News: High-Tech I.D.'s
Researchers at SJSU's biometrics lab say their Defense Department-funded fingerprint, iris scan and palmprint ID systems are here. And do not be afraid.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Willow Glen: Longs Drug Store to move into bank building on Avenue.
  • Los Gatos: Mountain residents get break with stickers for Highway 17.
  • Campbell: Parks and Rec debates skate park relocation.

'Zine Scene: Teens bash tech and raise ire of Palo Alto school with 'Black Sheep' zine.

Public Eye: Do you recall this masked woman? Judge swims among the sharks. Downtown UA to close--many never knew it opened.


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Culture Blend: Los Otros have forged a sound rooted in Latino culture with a modern-day vision.

Cornell's Moody Blues: Ex-Soundgarden star Chris Cornell mixes grunge and hobbit rock on solo release.

Aural Fixation: Day on the Green returns; Family Values follows; and lots of CD releases.

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Multitrack Minds: With their scores for the new movies 'Stigmata' and 'Laid Back Plans,' Billy Corgan and Craig Armstrong reinvent the soundtrack album.

Anointed by Fed Ex: Pulp novelist and screenwriter John Ridley hates Hollywood but likes Steve Martin's satirical 'Bowfinger.'

Taxi Driver: Angry fundamentalists perplex a worldly cabbie in 'My Son the Fanatic.'

Divided City: 'West Beirut' highlights annual Arab Film Festival.

Belgrade Blast: 'Cabaret Balkan' looks at Belgrade life after the war and before the bombing.

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Religious Motives: Jane Rogers takes faith seriously in her new novel, 'Mr. Wroe's Virgins.'

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A Home For Heritage: San Jose celebrates the opening of the Mexican Heritage Plaza this weekend.

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Micro-Climate: At Gordon Biersch, the food gets equal billing with great beer.

A La Carte: Palo Alto's popular Beppo opens up a new Sicilian party palace in Campbell.


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