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Byline: David R. Baker Daily News Staff Writer

AS the black-on-white words alleging President Clinton's sexual transgressions filled the computer screen before him Friday, Corey Lenoil shook his his head, unimpressed.

``It's a waste of time,'' he said, staring at Kenneth Starr's exhaustive report, fetched from the Internet. ``A lot of politicians have affairs.''

Sitting a few feet away in the cramped computer lab at Pierce College In 2006 the Library won a national Excellence award. Academics
Pierce College offers associate's degrees, mainly in the arts and sciences. There are also certificate programs in early childhood education, social services, dental hygienist, and others.
, Kirby Pringle wasn't quite so forgiving. Just a few months ago, he noted, Clinton denied having the sexual relationship with a former White House intern spelled out in such stunning detail in the report.

``He lied,'' the political science major said. ``I saw it on TV. He lied to my face.''

Starr's Internet-accessible report landed on computers, radios and televisions throughout the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley

Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills.
 on Friday like a bad bit of dirty gossip - embarrassing and compelling and very hard to ignore. Some of those who heard or read the more lurid details of the report reacted with disgust and anger, others with sadness and sympathy.

Many wished the issue had never been raised.

``This is a sad, sad day,'' said Barbara Fish of Malibu. ``Even if steps aren't taken toward impeachment impeachment, formal accusation issued by a legislature against a public official charged with crime or other serious misconduct. In a looser sense the term is sometimes applied also to the trial by the legislature that may follow. , it's hurt our country.''

At midday Fish was trying to print the report in a Pierce computer lab she supervises.

``It's history, and I think we need to be aware of it while it's happening,'' she said, as the document's table of contents rolled off the printer.

She wasn't surprised by the report's revelations, she said. All along she had figured Clinton was lying when he denied having an affair with former intern Monica Lewinsky Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom the former United States President Bill Clinton admitted (after initially denying) to having had an "inappropriate relationship"[1] while Lewinsky worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. . Still, Clinton's recent admission of his ``inappropriate'' relationship with Lewinsky after months of insisting otherwise left her disgusted.

``If you're caught, at least be honorable enough to be honest,'' she said.

The president, she said, should resign and let the government get back to business. ``That would be the cleanest, quickest resolution for the country,'' she said.

Others argued Friday that Clinton already had done exactly what he needed to do - say he was sorry.

``He shouldn't step aside,'' said barber Leon Green in Encino. ``He apologized for it. He didn't commit a crime.''

Green voted for Clinton during the last election and would vote for him again. What matters, he said, is that Clinton has protected Social Security and Medicare, not that he had an affair.

``This is about nothing,'' he said. ``He hurt his wife and family, he didn't hurt me.''

One of his customers, Kanan Kadjar, said the scandal diverts government attention from more important issues, among them economic turmoil engulfing Asia and Russia.

``We need the president to concentrate on the ruble, not this,'' he said.

The mood in the barber shop, however, was not unanimous.

``You want my opinion, they ought to hang him,'' said barber Andy Morlett, his hands smeared with hair coloring. ``He lied. He blew it.''

Despite the constant din of radio talk shows and television news bulletins Friday, some Valley residents tried to ignore the entire mess. Seated at a computer in a West Hills library, Robert Rouge said he had no interest in perusing the Starr report online. The former television sound technician was more concerned about rewriting his resume and finding a job.

``I've heard enough,'' he said. ``I don't want to see a D.C. hanging.''

WHERE TO FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

Now that Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report is in the hands of the House of Representatives, members of Congress will decide whether there is a basis for impeachment charges against President Clinton. This weekend, five San Fernando San Fernando, city, Argentina
San Fernando (săn fərnăn`dō), city (1991 pop. 144,761), Buenos Aires prov., E Argentina. It is a district administrative center in the Greater Buenos Aires area.
 Valley-area representatives return to their districts, but only two have scheduled public events with constituents. Most can be reached by e-mail.

HOWARD BERMAN Howard Lawrence "Howie" Berman (born April 15 1941) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1983, representing the 28th District of California (map).  

D-Mission Hills

In district; no public appearances scheduled.

E-mail: HowardBermanmail.house.gov

Local phone: (818) 891-0543.

ELTON GALLEGLY Elton W. Gallegly (born March 7 1944), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1987, currently representing the 24th District of California (map).  

R-Simi Valley

In district; no public appearances scheduled.

No e-mail address See Internet address.

e-mail address - electronic mail address
.

Local phone: (805) 485-2300.

HOWARD P. ``BUCK'' MCKEON

R-Santa Clarita

In district; no public appearances scheduled.

E-mail address: tellbuckmail.house.gov

Local phone: (805) 274-9688.

JAMES ROGAN

R-Pasadena

Local appearances:

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AYSO Albuquerque Youth Soccer Organization (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 
 opening on football practice field, Glendale Community College Glendale Community College can refer to one of two colleges in the United States.
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, 9 to 10 a.m. today.

Opening of Pasadena Republican Headquarters, 1033 Green St., Pasadena, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today.

E-mail address: jermail.house.gov

Local phone: (818) 577-3969.

BRAD SHERMAN Bradley J. "Brad" Sherman (born October 24 1954) is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing California's At-large congressional district.  

D-Woodland Hills

In Washington, D.C.

E-mail address: Brad.Shermanmail.house.gov

Local phone: (818) 906-0333.

WILLIAM THOMAS William Thomas or Bill Thomas may refer to:
  • William Thomas was the alias of Wilhelm Thomas, who gained notoriety in the Adolph Beck case.
  • William Thomas (American football), National Football League player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders
 

R-Bakersfield

In Washington, D.C.

E-mail: at Web site, www.house.gov (Once at site, type in state and ZIP code zip code

System of postal-zone codes (zip stands for “zone improvement plan”) introduced in the U.S. in 1963 to improve mail delivery and exploit electronic reading and sorting capabilities.
)

Local phone: (805) 327-3611.

HENRY A. WAXMAN

D-Los Angeles

Local appearances:

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, 10 a.m. Sunday.

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E-mail address: at Web site, www.house.gov (Once at site, type in state and ZIP code)

Local phone: (323) 651-1040.

CAPTION(S):

3 Photos, Box

PHOTO (1) Pierce College student Corey Lenoil, left, and computer lab manager David Cagan read Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report on President Clinton.

Michael Owen Baker/Daily News

(2--Color--Ran on Page 1) ``I've heard enough. I don't want to see a D.C. hanging.''

- Robert Rouge

Valley resident

(3--Color--Ran on Page 1) ``He shouldn't step aside. He apologized for it. He didn't commit a crime.''

- Leon Green

Encino barber

BOX: WHERE TO FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES (see text)
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