HIGH LIFE : Gridlock Helps Drive Pupils to Make Point Hot Topic responses gathered by Lynda Kim (Cypress), Chris Bergerud (Dana Hills), Dawn Stone (El Toro), Michele Mitchell (Esperanza), Soojin Kang (Kennedy), Maureen McFadden (Laguna Hills), Laurene Harding (Los Alamitos), Tanya Diaz (Mater Dei), Monica Neal (Orange), Amy Burke (Rosary), Gabriel Saldivar (Santa Ana), Stephanie Jeffers (Trabuco Hills) and Margaret Suchan (Troy)
Get Into the Swing of Things With Long Lens, Fast Reflexes ROBERT LACHMAN, Times Staff Writer and The photography column, which runs each Saturday in Orange County Life, is intended to help both the serious amateur and weekend shooter. Questions and ideas are encouraged. Write to Robert Lachman, Chief Photographer, L.A. Times, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626
HIGH LIFE : Mater Dei Puts Its Heart and Hands Into Helping Some Special Athletes TANYA DIAZ and WENDY DUMBOLTON, Tanya Diaz, a junior, is the features editor on the Mater Dei newspaper, Scarlet Scroll, a statistician for the varsity football team, and she enjoys dance, water and snow skiing and wind surfing. Wendy Dumbolton, a junior, is executive editor of Scarlet Scroll, a member of the varsity volleyball team, campus ministry and vice president of the girls' athletic board
Tomorrow's City Is New but Not Improved HOWARD MANSFIELD, Howard Mansfield is the author of "Cosmopolis--Yesterday's Cities of the Future," to be published by the Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University.