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    Inside the Big Floop - Threatening Mount Zion means curtains for the clowns who have mismanaged the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger

    The press release was ominous, but not surprising. Last week, Stanford University President Gerhard Casper and University of California President Richard Atkinson announced that they were asking their respective staffs to "reassess the structure" of ...

    by Lisa Davis on August 11, 1999
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    We're Honored

    Two SF Weekly staff writers have been recognized in this year's Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards, a national competition sponsored by the journalism school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Staff writer Matt Smith received the first pl...

    on August 11, 1999
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    Letters

    Vintage What great stories ("The Vintage People," Aug. 4). I, too, have been caught up in the romance and mystique of the fabulous '40s ever since Mom plopped me in front of an old Lana Turner movie at the tender age of about 3. I have been ...

    on August 11, 1999
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    Shut Up or Park - Want to escape cell-phone-wielding drivers? Move to Ohio.

    Pick any street, road, or highway in the Bay Area, and you'll see them: cars suddenly switching lanes, whipping through stop signs, screeching to halts at red lights. Inside, the drivers are anxiously looking from side to side, because they're blabbi...

    by Jack Boulware on August 11, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    Willie Wide Web Every so often, when Dog Bites is hanging around with the usual gang of highly placed sources in the new media industry, some of those sources start complaining about how out of touch Mayor Willie Brown is with the business concer...

    by Laurel Wellman on August 11, 1999
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    The Vintage People - Long before there was a swing-dancing fad, there were the vintagely correct, who live the 1940s all day, every day, everywhere

    Two young women patiently wait for the bus at the corner of Hayes and Gough streets, enduring the typical push and shove of the evening rush-hour commute. The pretty blonde and brunette are caught up in the grumpy, congested madness, yet seem detache...

    by Joel P. Engardio on August 4, 1999
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    Letters

    The Finer Points of Water Balloons Like Jojo, I, too, have found it rewarding to take personal actions against the drug dealers that congregate below my window all night ("Tender Box," July 21). I prefer water balloons, however, for a few reasons...

    on August 4, 1999
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    Cut-and-Paste Pols - Don't think any of the candidates for mayor measure up? Then build your own.

    Willie Brown has his head so far up his crown he can't see. Clint Reilly could scare Norman Bates. Tom Ammiano's a freaking lefty, and Frank Jordan, well, he has to be watered twice a week. Then there's Leland Yee, who has good posture, if nothing el...

    on August 4, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    Two! Four! Six! Eight! It's Tavolino That We Hate! Dog Bites was interested to learn this week that Kevin "Nestor Makhno" Keating may be planning to branch out. "I'd be happy to see two, three -- many Yuppie Eradication Projects," San Francisco's...

    by Laurel Wellman on August 4, 1999
  • By Joel P. Engardio

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    By Joel P. Engardio

    Two young women patiently wait for the bus at the corner of Hayes and Gough streets, enduring the typical push and shove of the evening rush-hour commute. The pretty blonde and brunette are caught up in the grumpy, congested madness, yet seem detache...

    on July 28, 1999
  • Bay View

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    Bay View

    illie Brown has his head so far up his crown he can&185;t see. Clint Reilly could scare Norman Bates. Tom Ammiano&185;s a freaking lefty, and Frank Jordan, well, he has to be watered twice a week. Then there&185;s Leland Yee, who has good posture, if...

    on July 28, 1999
  • Dog Bites - Two! Four! Six! Eight!  It&185;s Tavolino That We Hate!

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    Dog Bites - Two! Four! Six! Eight! It&185;s Tavolino That We Hate!

    Two! Four! Six! Eight! It&185;s Tavolino That We Hate!Dog Bites was interested to learn this week that Kevin &179;Nestor Makhno&178; Keating may be planning to branch out. &179;I&185;d be happy to see two, three -- many Yuppie Eradication Projects...

    by Laurel Wellman on July 28, 1999
  • Night Crawler

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    Night Crawler - Da Da Da

    Da Da DaSan Francisco is dappled by the shadows of dada: Coffee tables crawl out of abandoned windows at Defenestration, fun-fur-festooned chickens and pogoing turnips follow their faith to the St. Stupid&185;s Parade, and the Mud People squirm their...

    by Silke Tudor on July 28, 1999
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    Tender Box - Inflamed by crime, drugs, and rising rents, Tenderloin residents are now launching lawsuits to clean up the city's dumping ground

    A soft-spoken woman in her mid-40s, Jojo moved to the Tenderloin District in 1983. She keeps her small, one-bedroom apartment immaculate: simple wood furniture; a few well-placed vases; framed prints; a velvety, purplish plant that creeps like ivy al...

    by Greg Hugunin on July 21, 1999
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    Letters

    Transsexual Torture The issues raised in Joel Engardio's article "Torture of a Transsexual" (July 7) are poignant and essential to our humanity. Set aside the issue that lack of equal opportunity made Amanda DuValle a felon in the eyes of U.S. la...

    on July 21, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    Last One Out of the Rubble's a Rotten Egg! Well, thank heavens the dreadful heat wave is at an end. Dog Bites has noticed that San Franciscans seem to feel that whenever the mercury hits a scorching 78 degrees, normal rules of the road may be dis...

    by Laurel Wellman on July 21, 1999
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    Sticking Point - An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.

    Sitting in the bayside corner suite of the Brisbane office tower from which he steers his new venture capital start-up, VaxGen Inc., Don Francis is quick to display the qualities that have made him perhaps the most polarizing figure in the fight agai...

    by Matt Smith on July 14, 1999
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    TheirNameHere.com - New domains -- including .store -- likely to multiply Internet trademark conflicts

    Joseph Karwat was a bit surprised when friends and business associates began congratulating him on having taken his Oakland-based company, E-Fax Communications Inc., public. A total stranger even stopped one of Karwat's sales managers in the gym one ...

    by Lisa Davis on July 14, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    Not in My Parking Lot Dog Bites wouldn't normally get worked into a froth over Willie Brown's developer friends' latest schemes, but this time, they've gone too far: They're threatening our parking space. Here at the swanky China Basin Landi...

    by Laurel Wellman on July 14, 1999
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    Letters

    Torture Relief Kudos to SF Weekly for your important and well-written story "Torture of a Transsexual" (July 7). Unfortunately, cases of such torture and discrimination are very common throughout the world. I believe that your readers will want t...

    on July 14, 1999
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The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall

Within eyeshot of the capitol dome sit buildings filled with warrens of cubicles equipped with phones and little else. Every day, elected representatives amble out of the former structure and… More >>

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