Are Research Hospitals Headed for Critical List? : Official Says Facilities Such as His Cancer Center Are Being Stung by Competition From HMOs G. Peter Shostak is an administrator at USC/Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Center and Hospital in East Los Angeles. The hospital, which opened in 1983, has an active medical staff of about 100 physicians and an average daily caseload of 40 inpatients and 100 outpatients. It is one of eight hospitals nationally to be designated as a regional comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. USC/Norris treats all types of cancer patients, but specializes in urological, gynecological and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as cancers related to the AIDS virus. Shostak was interviewed by Karen E. Klein.
A Young Shooter's Biggest Lesson: It's Not Just a Game : Kris Johnson, a Crenshaw High star and son of a former Bruin and NBA star, gets an education at UCLA on commercialism and fans. When he was a junior at Crenshaw High, Kristaan Johnson's basketball fame had already grown to the point that he once was surrounded by autograph seekers at a high school tournament--in Alaska. Johnson, who led the Cougars to state championships in 1993 and 1994, was flattered by the attention, but it was just a sampling of what was to come. He is now playing for UCLA, the No. 1 team in the nation as the NCAA championship tournament began, and the spotlight has grown even brighter. Yet that spotlight has also cast some shadows. Sidelined by injuries, Johnson has had to watch from the Bruin bench as freshman teammates gained notoriety. And the commercial realities of big-time college basketball have been difficult to deal with as well. Former UCLA and NBA star Marques Johnson has kept a close eye on his son as the color commentator for Bruin home games. Kris Johnson was interviewed by Sean Waters
MEXICO'S NEW GAME : POLITICS : A Dispirited Left in Search of a Cause Wayne A. Cornelius, Wayne A. Cornelius is the Gildred professor of political science and director of studies and programs in UC-San Diego's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. His most recent book is "Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective" (Stanford University Press, 1994)
CUBA : Washington's Undying Obsession With Castro Wayne S. Smith, Wayne S. Smith is the former chief of the U.S. interests section in Havana. He is now a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University and a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy