What happened on December 06, 1998
A Life of Twists and Turns BRUCE NEWMAN, Bruce Newman is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Calendar
A Real Texas Mensch DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
Divided They Stand ERNESTO LECHNER, Ernesto Lechner is a regular contributor to Calendar
The Few, the Proud, the Rockettes JENNIFER FISHER, Jennifer Fisher is a regular Calendar contributor who is too short and a few too many inches to the left to be a Rockette
High Above It All NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
Playing to the Gallery CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, Christopher Knight is The Times' art critic
A Cappella Artistry KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a writer living in Paris
Into the Woodsiness KEN SMITH, Ken Smith is a regular contributor to Calendar from New York
Mass Hysterics PAUL BROWNFIELD, Paul Brownfield is a Times staff writer
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Sweatin' to the Internet STEVE CHAWKINS, Steve Chawkins is a Times staff writer
Where's Debate in the Planning of Light Rail? DAVID MOOTCHNIK, David Mootchnik is a retired systems engineer with an interest in transportation. He writes from Huntington Beach
Davis Taking Politically Safe Middle Road KENNETH L. KHACHIGIAN, Kenneth L. Khachigian is a former White House speech writer who practices law in Orange County. He is a veteran political strategist who ran Bruce Herschensohn's 1992 campaign. His column appears here every other week
Making Spirits Warm ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Tobacco Deal Is So Great, Why the Rush? ADAM B. SCHIFF, State Sen. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and, in addition to Burbank, represents Glendale, Pasadena and surrounding communities
At What Cost Care? SCOTT HOLLERAN, Scott Holleran is editorial director for Newport Beach-based Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
The Case for Strong, Independent Police Oversight HARRIET K. BILFORD, Harriet K. Bilford is an attorney in Van Nuys. She will testify before the City Council's Public Safety Committee, which meets at 1 p.m. tomorrow at City Hall, room 300. The meeting is open to the public
On a Regional Trojan Horse, Enter Sprawl PATRICIA FEINER ARKIN, Patricia Feiner Arkin is active in a number of groups working to preserve the rural nature of Somis
Pet Overpopulation Crisis Makes Low-Cost Clinics a Necessity JOHN SALUPPO, John Saluppo of Oak View is co-founder of Greyfoot Rescue, a cat / kitten rescue organization based in Ventura County
Light and Heat CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair. Among his books are "The Elgin Marbles," "Prepared For the Worst" and "Blood, Class, and Nostalgia."
Glub, Glub OSHA GRAY DAVIDSON, Osha Gray Davidson is the author of "The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature on the Coral Reef," which is short-listed for the Natural World Book Prize co-sponsored by British Petroleum and the Wildlife Trusts. He is working on a book about sea turtles
Hothouse Thriller DAVID RAINS WALLACE, David Rains Wallace is the author, most recently, of "The Monkey's Bridge: Mysteries of Evolution in Central America."
Eight Miles High JASON EPSTEIN, Jason Epstein is an editor at Random House
Back to the Garden D.J. WALDIE, D.J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir" and recent recipient of a Whiting Writers Award. He is a city official in Lakewood
Afterglow ELIZABETH KAYE, Elizabeth Kaye is a contributing editor of Dance magazine
Deep Throat MICHELLE KRISEL, Michelle Krisel is assistant to Placido Domingo, artistic director of the Washington Opera
Holiday Books For Kids ANNE CONNOR, Anne Connor is coordinator of children's services at the Los Angeles Public Library
Of Gadgets and Gizmos ROBERT LEE HOTZ, Robert Lee Hotz is a Times science writer
Breathless MARTIN GARDNER, Martin Gardner is the author of "The Annotated Alice," "More Annotated Alice" and "The Annotated Snark."
Telling Tales KARLA KUSKIN, Karla Kuskin is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children, among them "Roar and More," "The Philharmonic Gets Dressed" illustrated by Marc Simon and, most recently, "The Sky Is Always the Sky," a collection of verse illustrated by Isabelle Dervaux
Sex Machine GEMMA N. N. FABRIS, Gemma N. N. Fabris is an artist and an avid motorcyclist
Bright Lights, Big City RICHARD ELLIS, Richard Ellis is the author of "Imagining Atlantis," "Deep Atlantic" and, most recently, "The Search for the Giant Squid."
Toy Story CAROLINE FRASER, Caroline Fraser is the author of "God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church," forthcoming next fall from Metropolitan Books
Spain Forgets Franco, But Not Pinochet Stanley Meisler, Stanley Meisler was The Times' correspondent in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy
Echoes of Ann Arbor in UC's Fight With Graduate Students Daniel C. Tsang, Daniel C. Tsang, a member of University Council-AFT Local 2226, is a UC Irvine bibliographer and host of the KUCI show "Subversity."
Broaden Nuclear Doctrine to Include Non-Nuclear Weapons Robert A. Manning, Robert A. Manning, a senior fellow and director of Asian studies at the Council of Foreign Relations, is author of "Back to the Future: Toward a Post-Nuclear Ethic."
To Capitalism, in Stages JERRY HOUGH, Jerry Hough is a professor of political science at Duke Uni versity and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
Is Brown Up to the Job? Michael Clough, Michael Clough is a research associate at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley
Could Valley Be a City Without Water? LEON FURGATCH, Leon Furgatch is a retired manager of community relations and educational services for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Democracy Spreads, But Not the Rule of Law David I. Hitchcock, David I. Hitchcock, a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, was a U.S. diplomat for 35 years, with extensive experience in East Asia
Make Them Work and Pay JEFF GILLENKIRK, Jeff Gillenkirk, a speech writer for former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, is a member of the board of Death Penalty Focus of California, a statewide organization working to abolish the death penalty
Is Bigger Better? Against the Odds, Exxon and Mobil Hope So Charles R. Morris, Charles R. Morris, a Wall Street consultant, is the author of "The Cost of Good Intentions," an analysis of the New York fiscal crisis. His new book "Money, Greed and Risk: The Course of Financial Crises" will be published next year
Into the Light from the Heart of Darkness Adam Hochschild, Adam Hochschild is the author of "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa."
Larry Irving Jube Shiver Jr., Jube Shiver Jr. covers telecommunications policy and regulation for The Times