Why Mickey Wears No Pants MAURICE SENDAK, Sendak is the award-winning author of many children's book including "In the Night Kitchen" and "Where the Wild Things Are." This essay was delivered as a speech at the American Booksellers convention earlier this month
For Swanie, Bless His Heart ELMORE LEONARD, Leonard's latest novel, "Maximum Bob," will be published in July by Delacorte Press. Harold Norling (H. N.) Swanson, legendary literary link between Hollywood and some of the English-speaking world's major writers, died on May 31 at the age of 91. Among agent Swanson's clients were Fitzgerald, Faulkner and Hemingway; Christie, Cain and Chandler; Oates, Theroux--and Elmore Leonard . .
Prosecuting Police Difficult at Best PAUL PFINGST, Attorney Paul Pfingst, a member of San Diego's Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices, successfully prosecuted California Highway Patrol Officer Craig Peyer for the 1986 murder of Cara Knott
PLATFORM : Why Take a Bus? GREGORY GARDNER, GREGORY GARDNER considers the bus line his lifeline. He also rides the same RTD bus line on which two people died in a hail of bullets last month. Gardner, an executive assistant for a local theater chain, told The Times:
BOOK MARK : The Iran-Contra Affair: Government by Cabal Theodore Draper, Theodore Draper is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and author of numerous books. What was most significant about the Iran-Contra affairs was the takeover of governmental policies by a few strategically placed insiders infatuated with their own sense of superiority and incorruptibility. How could this happen? An excerpt:
Spies Who Save Lives : How the Mossad cuts secret deals Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, Dan Raviv, a CBS News correspondent based in London, and Yossi Melman, an Israeli journalist, are the authors of "Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community" (Houghton Mifflin)
Screening Can Detect Unacceptable Tenants KEVIN B. POSTEMA, Postema is the editor of Apartment Age magazine, a publication of the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, an apartment owners' service group. and