New York for Natives and Visitors COLMAN ANDREWS, Andrews' latest book, "Everything on the Table," will be published by Bantam in November. His travel book review columns appear biweekly in this section
PLATFORM : Next Pay Cut Spells the End for Teachers GARY SURDAM and his wife, Mildred, are elementary school teachers for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has taught for seven years and she for six. He talked about the financial sacrifices teachers are asked to make:
PLATFORM : Stop Exploitation HOSEA ALEXANDER is a member of the Southern California Organizing Committee, a community organization based in South Los Angeles. Commenting on efforts to limit the number of liquor stores in that neighborhood, he told The Times: and
The Actress and the Novelist JAMES C. THOMSON JR., Thomson, who teaches the history of American-East Asian relations at Boston University, is the author of "While China Faced West" and "Sentimental Imperialists." He grew up in China as Pearl Buck's next-door neighbor.