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newspaper cover For the Week of
October 15-21, 1998

Cover: Chasing Amy
Fiery South Bay Labor leader Amy Dean won't rest until economic justice materializes in Silicon Valley. And she's not tired yet.


News: Drive-In Reign
The Campbell City Council plans to plunk a giant R&D park on the site of the old Winchester Drive-In, but a group of citizens has a field of dreams.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Cupertino: A gang may be behind burglaries in the West Valley.
  • Willow Glen: River Glen Elementary teaches in Spanish despite Prop. 227.
  • Alviso: Alviso's English-only master plan.
  • South San Jose: Redevelopment Agency throws cash at Candescent Technologies.

Public Eye: Law lady Laurie Smith's poker face.

Men at Work: Silicon Valley network of dads-at-home grows.


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For Whom the Music Twangs: Son Volt, Whiskeytown and Golden Smog pursue new takes on classic Americana.

Korn Again: Korn and Ice Cube go through the motions at Family Values concert in Oakland.

Are We Not Geeks?: Devo and Beck enlivened the not-so-funky crowd at Silicon Planet.

Feast of Beats: Dr. Loco brings rhythm & blues to the barrio.

Audiofile: Review of the latest CD by Baby Fox.

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Night of the Baby: Oprah Winfrey and Jonathan Demme's adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved is faithful to a fault.

My So-Called Habit: Permanent Midnight is the slight story of a narcissistic heroin addict.

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Midnight Munch: Marina Wolf believes that the all night diner is a trusted friend. How to survive and thrive among pigs in blankets and Texas toast.

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No Play Is an 'Island': A hard case learns to ease up in SJ Stage Company's King of City Island.

Critical Affairs: Boomers vie with Xers in Monogamist.

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Rewired Western: Robert Coover's Ghost Town rides the frontier of our cowboy memories.


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