Low-Income Renters Can Get Help With Security Deposit KEVIN POSTEMA, Kevin Postema is editor of Apartment Age magazine, a publication of the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, an apartment owners' service group. Mail your questions on any aspect of apartment living to "Rentformation," Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, 621 S. Westmoreland Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90005-3995.
Cheating at Hostage Chess : OCTOBER SURPRISE by Barbara Honegger (Tudor Publishing: $19.95; 323 pp.) Mansour Farhang, Farhang, currently professor of politics at Vermont's Bennington College, served as revolutionary Iran's first ambassador to the United Nations, resigning in May, 1980, when Ayatollah Khomeini broke his promise to accept the U.N. Commission of Inquiry's recommendation to release the American hostages in Tehran. His latest book, "The U.S. Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference" (University of California Press), is co-authored with William A. Dorman
The Lure of Magic and Mystery VIRGINIA HAMILTON, Hamilton's "In the Beginning: Creation Stories From Around the World" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) was a 1989 Newbery Honor Book. Her newest book for children, "The Bells of Christmas," will be published in October by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
How India Lost a Great Indian Writer KHUSHWANT SINGH, Singh is a novelist as well as an editor. Among his works is "Train to Pakistan," a novel about the Hindu-Muslim war that preceded Indian independence and led to the creation of Pakistan
Setting Priorities for Budget Cuts Murray Weidenbaum, MURRAY WEIDENBAUM is director of the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of "Rendezvous With Reality: The American Economy After Reagan."