What happened on August 30, 1998
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Bring Democracy Back to Initiative Process ADAM B. SCHIFF, State Sen. Adam B. Schiff, a Democrat, represents Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and surrounding communities
Federal Study a Small Price to Pay for Health MARALYN SOIFER, Maralyn Soifer is a West Hills educational therapist, teaching at Napa Street School in Northridge
If Clinton Still Isn't Resigned to His Fate ... KENNETH L. KHACHIGIAN, Kenneth L. Khachigian is a veteran political strategist and former White House speech writer who practices law in Orange County. His column appears here every other week
Enter Entertainment KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Restoring Faith LIZ SEYMOUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Family Violence Solutions Can Be Adaptable EILEEN C. MOORE, Eileen C. Moore is a Superior Court judge and chair of the Orange County Family Violence Council
Old Depot Deserves New Station RICHARD KAHLENBERG, Richard Kahlenberg is a regular contributor to The Times
Reassessing Technology for Time-Warp Space Travel ROGER K. LEIR, Roger K. Leir, a Thousand Oaks podiatrist, is state section director of the Ventura / Santa Barbara county chapter of the Mutual UFO Network
Why Is This Woman Smiling? MARK EHRMAN, Mark Ehrman's last article for the magazine was a profile of Fred Segal buyer John Eshaya
Potatoes for the Purist NANCY SPILLER, Nancy Spiller last wrote about phyllo dough pizza for the magazine
School Daze DAVE GARDETTA, Dave Gardetta is a regular contributor to the So SoCal section of the magazine. His last feature for the magazine was on "worm king" Hy Hunter
'Accurate Lies': The Legal World of Oxymorons Stephen Gillers, Stephen Gillers, law professor at New York University School of Law, teaches legal ethics and evidence
As New York Grew, L.A. Gazed Back George F. Custen, George F. Custen, a professor of film at the City University of New York, is author of "Twentieth Century's Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Culture of Hollywood."
U.S. Cheats Justice in Opposing World Court Diane F. Orentlicher, Diane F. Orentlicher is professor of international law and director of the War Crimes Research Office at American University's Washington College of Law
'50s Redux Ann Douglas and Ann Douglas, who teaches cultural history at Columbia University, is the author of "Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s." She is working on a book about Cold War culture.
More Fun Ideas for the Beach Bruce McCall, Bruce McCall is a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He is author of a memoir "Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada."
Ritter's Resignation Is a Wake-Up Call JONATHAN B. TUCKER, Jonathan B. Tucker directs the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He served on an UNSCOM biological weapons inspection team in Iraq in February 1995
The Future of L.A. Transit Just Might Be Via the Bus James E. Moore II and Robert W. Poole, James E. Moore II is an associate professor of civil engineering and urban planning at USC. Robert Poole is president of the Reason Foundation in Los Angeles
Time to Stop Arming the Wrong Regimes WILLIAM D. HARTUNG and ERICA WEINBERG, William D. Hartung is a senior research fellow and Erica Weinberg is a research associate at the World Policy Institute at the New School in New York City
The Dangers and Limits of the Reproductive Arts Karen Wright, Karen Wright, a science journalist, has written for Scientific American, Discover, Nature and Science
A Chronic Search for Security JAMES CLAD, James Clad, formerly South Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, is a professor of Asian studies at Georgetown University
Summer's Pinnacle JEAN HASTINGS ARDELL, Ardell is a freelance writer based in Corona del Mar
Reverie on the Mekong LESLIE M. NEVISON, Nevison is a freelance writer and photographer based in Singapore
Steinbeck Country THOMAS CURWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Curwen is Deputy Editor of Book Review
All Together Now ROBERT C. BERWICK, Robert C. Berwick is co-director of MIT's Center for Biological and Computational Learning and MIT professor of computer science. His most recent book is "Cartesian Computation."
The One and Only JANE SMILEY, Jane Smiley is the author of numerous works of fiction, most recently "The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton."
The Two-eyed King FERDINAND MOUNT, Ferdinand Mount is the editor of the (London) Times Literary Supplement
The Parent Trap KAREN STABINER, Karen Stabiner is the author of "To Dance With the Devil: The New War on Breast Cancer."
Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
Exactly Right K.C. COLE, K.C. Cole is a Times science writer and the author of "The Universe and the Teacup."
Less Is More JEREMY BERNSTEIN, Jeremy Bernstein is a professor emeritus of physics at the Stevens Institute of Technology and the author of several popular books on science
Essential Adorno RUSSELL JACOBY, Russell Jacoby teaches in the departments of history and education at UCLA. He is author of "Dogmatic Wisdom," "The Last Intellectuals" and other works. His new book, "The End of Utopia" (Basic-Perseus), will be published next year