Cotton Sack: A Short Story FRANCISCO JIMENEZ, Francisco Jimenez is the author of the forthcoming "The Circuit: Stories From the Life of a Migrant Child" (University of New Mexico Press, 134 pp., $10.95), from which this story is excerpted with permission
Holy Land D.J. WALDIE, D.J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir" (St. Martin's Press) and the recipient of the 1997 California Book Award for nonfiction. He is a city official in Lakewood
The Last Word Ron Rapoport, Ron Rapoport is deputy sports editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, sports commentator for NPR's "Weekend Edition" and collaborator on "Betty Garrett and Other Songs," which will be published in November by Madison Books
Bilingual Is a Damaging Myth RON K. UNZ, Ron K. Unz, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, is the chairman of the "English for the Children" initiative campaign. In 1994, he challenged incumbent Gov. Pete Wilson for the Republican nomination
TV-H: Hazardous to Your Hypocrisy ROBERT DAWIDOFF, Robert Dawidoff is a professor of history at Claremont Graduate School and coauthor, with Michael Nava, of "Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America."
Fred Thompson Alan C. Miller and Glenn F. Bunting, Alan C. Miller and Glenn F. Bunting are investigative reporters in the Washington bureau of The Times
Confronting Vichy--After More Than 50 Years Charles S. Maier, Charles S. Maier teaches modern European history at Harvard and directs its Center for European Studies. His most recent book is "Dissolution: The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany."