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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
November 11-17, 1999

Cover: Siliporn Valley
A giant porn-industrial complex is overtaking the military as the local high tech economy's 800-pound gorilla. Rrrrrr.


News: Cyberstalkers
Deirdre Des Jardins says she's been harassed in cyberspace by an ex-boyfriend for years, and a new spate of laws may not even help.

Metropolis News Extras

  • San Jose: Weeds get whacked in council chambers.
  • Sunnyvale: Local teachers win big for cool Internet ideas.
Reefer Modness: John Cassady will talk about his Beat dad at the Cannabis Cup, but that's it.

Public Eye: Cop watcher assumes lower profile. Labor endorses VC. Santa Clara City Council seeks first pay raise in 30 years.


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Swing Has Swung: The swing scene has played itself out, but bands like Royal Crown Revue and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy keep up the beat.

Caddies Stretch: On new album, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs depart from ska punk to focus on tradition.

Aural Fixation: The Edge hosts high-energy True to Form.

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Nothing Much at Stake: Milla Jovovich stars in 'The Messenger' as Joan of Arc, medieval riot grrrl.

New Jersey Devil: Kevin Smith's 'Dogma' is funny as hell and twice as sloppy.

Clown Guilt: Radu Mihaileanu's 'Train of Life' tries to laugh in the face of historical horror.

Ari Spotting: An angry gay Greek man wars with Australian society in 'Head On.'

Takeshi Time: Two of Beat Takeshi's films get revived.

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Sili Screed: Ohio zine pokes Silicon Valley from the outside.

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The Other Nutcracker: Craig Bohmler and Opera San Jose put a new spin on an old favorite.

Irish Rappers: 'Riverdance--The Show' combines Irish music and dance with high theatrics.

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Millennial Snake Oil: A glance at the designer soda-pop market produces Y2K jitters.


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