The New Power in Sacramento Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the Center for Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate School and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
Ensure 'America the Beautiful' THEODORE ROOSEVELT IV, Theodore Roosevelt IV is a managing director of Lehman Brothers, New York. He is the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt
Pollard Revisited: Is Mr. X Spying Again in Washington? Yossi Melman, Yossi Melman, a journalist for the Daily Ha'aretz, specializes in intelligence and terror affairs. He is coauthor of "Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community" (Houghton Mifflin)
'We prefer a grave in Colombia to a cell in the United States' GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Columbia, in 1928. He is the author of many novels and collections of stories, including "One Hundred Years of Solitude," "The Autumn of the Patriarch," "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Of Love and Other Demons." Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City and Bogota
Lust for Life DIANE DI PRIMA, Diane di Prima is author of numerous books, including "Memoirs of a Beatnik" and the long poem "Loba."
Alaska...awesome! ANNE HILLERMAN, Hillerman is the author of "Done in the Sun," a book of solar energy experiments for children and "Ride the Wind USA to Africa," about a record-setting balloon flight from Maine to Morocco. She lives in Santa Fe, N.M