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Newsom’s Tax Package: The Trap Is Baited

Posted June 14, 2004 by Marc Norton

(Where’s the Money? Part Five)Surprise, surprise. Mayor Gavin Newsom included a couple of kickers in the business tax legislation he introduced on Tuesday, June 8. His proposed new business tax, a somewhat anemic one-tenth-of-one-percent levy on gross receipts, unaccountably expires
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Dutchman

Dutchman

Posted June 12, 2004 by John Hutchison

He was sitting against a wall at the entrance to the bar, alternately swigging from a bottle of wine and peering intently inside through the open door. From where I stood at the bus stop a few feet away I
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‘Vishy’ Anand: One Man Indian Chess Revolution

Posted June 11, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

In a chess world dominated by the Russians since the 1950’s, India’s Viswanathan Anand, is an anomaly. Popularly known as “Vishy, the Tiger from Madras”, is currently the number 3 player in the world, behind current and former World Chess
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Bring On the Fun…Buddy Rockets Back Into Town

Posted June 11, 2004 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story opened this week at The Post Street Theater near Union Square and what a spectacular production it is. I’ve seen it before in San Francisco – but never have I seen a production so
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On NPR, Its All Reagan, All the Time

Posted June 11, 2004 by Randy Shaw

National Public Radio has spent the week trying to disprove charges by conservatives that it has a liberal bias. How else to explain wall to wall coverage of Ronald Reagan’s death that was short on analysis and long on personal
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Paradise in Ashes by Beatriz Manz

Posted June 10, 2004 by Sara Campos

Hope After the Devastation of a Guatemalan VillageWithin the first few pages of the introduction to Paradise in Ashes, Beatriz Manz paints a picture of the Guatemalan Army’s slaughter of indigenous peasants in the highlands. The facts are grim and
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Speakers Denounce Transfer of DBI Funds

Speakers Denounce Transfer of DBI Funds

Posted June 10, 2004 by Jeremy Elprin

The Board of Supervisors Finance Committee issued another one-week continuance of the hearing to transfer $1.3 million from the Department of Building Inspection to the Planning Department after an outpouring of speakers passionately condemned the proposed transfer. The hearing, originally
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