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newspaper cover For the Week of
September 10-16, 1998

Cover: Synchronicity
Bill May just wants to compete like any other synchronized swimmer. But in the international arena, boys must 'keep out.' On the cover: Bill May and duet partner Kristina Lum.


News: Power Plague
Since the 1996 deregulation of California's energy utility industry, only 1 percent of PG&E's 4.5 million customers has made the switch. What gives?

Metropolis News Extras

  • Santa Clara: Santa Clara University will close its Institute for Paralegal Studies.
  • Gilroy: School Internet connections are filtered, but not the county library.
  • Los Gatos: Mysterious problems at the Lexington Reservoir Dam.
  • Berryessa: A grand jury monitors Berryessa Union School District board meetings.

Public Eye: Scrappy pol plays hard to get.

Mariachi Merger: Americano embraces Mexican music, teaches others to do the same.


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Celebrity Skin Graft: Courtney Love plays the fame game on Hole's new album.

Cogito, Ergo 'Sumo': Australia's alterna-rock champs, the Superjesus, wrestle sonic havoc on new Sumo album.

Medicine Man: Dr. Cosmo cures with reggae beat.

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When in Rom: Gadjo Dilo delves into Gypsy life.

Ante Antics: Matt Damon bluffs his way through Rounders.

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Botanical Bistro: Still sporting miles of style, Bistro Elan is a cool oasis for a late-summer dinner--especially an alfresco meal on the patio.

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Spin Daughter: Politics perverts gender in An American Daughter.


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