What happened on July 05, 1998
Where FDR Took R&R NAEDINE JOY HAZELL, HARTFORD COURANT; Hazell is the Travel writer of the Hartford Courant in Connecticut
Not for Members Only SHARON BOORSTIN, Boorstin is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Decline and Rejuvenation for a Cherished Spot MARY HELEN PONCE, Mary Helen Ponce is a Sunland writer who teaches literature and creative writing at Cal State Los Angeles
Language Immersion Does Work C.A. DELGADO, C.A. Delgado is a writer and elementary school teacher who lives in Moorpark
Rumble in Paradise MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Endangering the Habitats for Humanity 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
4th Is a Day for Red, White and Boom HECTOR TOBAR and PATRICK KERKSTRA and KARIMA HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Costliest Toll Road Plan in All the Land PETE DeSIMONE, Pete DeSimone is manager of the National Audubon Society's Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon. He has been active in Orange County land-use issues for 10 years
Safe and Sane Holiday MIMI KO CRUZ and JOHN CANALIS and LISA ADDISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Initiative Sells Out Local Control for Santa Clara River HOWARD P. 'BUCK' McKEON, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon is a Republican congressman representing the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and a portion of the San Fernando Valley
Pilot in Fatal Crash Was the Exception GEORGE JEROME, George Jerome, who chairs the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council, is an instrument-rated pilot. He earned his pilot's certificate in 1968 and has more than 2,500 hours of flight experience
An African American Reflects on the Fourth THERON C. COLBERT, Theron C. Colbert, an electrical engineer, is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy stationed at Point Mugu Naval Air Weapons Station
River Initiative Sells Out Local Control HOWARD P. 'BUCK' McKEON, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon is a Republican congressman representing the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and a portion of the San Fernando Valley
Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
Citizen Carter MONICA CROWLEY, Monica Crowley served as foreign policy and research assistant to former President Richard Nixon from 1990 until his death in 1994 and is author of "Nixon Off the Record" and, most recently, "Nixon in Winter."
Reading L.A.? THOMAS CURWEN, Thomas Curwen is deputy editor of Book Review
Daddy Dearest CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY, Christopher Buckley is the author, most recently, of "God Is My Broker."
Picture This RICHARD SCHICKEL, Richard Schickel reviews movies for Time magazine. He is executive producer of the television series "AFI's 100 Years . . . 100 Movies."
Sunrise, Sunset ALEX RAKSIN, Alex Raksin is a member of the editorial board of The Times and chairman of the 1998 PEN Center USA West literary awards
Troublemaker GIOIA DILIBERTO, Gioia Diliberto is the author of a biography of Jane Addams that will be published next year by Scribner
The Politics of Cynicism BILL BOYARSKY, Bill Boyarsky is The Times' city editor and is writing a biography of the late political leader Jesse M. Unruh
Patriotic Gore FRED ANDERSON, Fred Anderson teaches history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of "A People's Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years' War."
Globalism May Bring Mexico's Politics to American Soil Sam Quinones, Sam Quinones, a reporter for Pacific News Service, is a recipient of a 1998 Alicia Patterson fellowship
Beyond the Rhetoric on China Maurice Meisner, Maurice Meisner, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the author of "The Deng Xiaoping Era: An Inquiry into the Fate of Chinese Socialism 1978-1994." He will be centennial professor at the London School of Economics in 1999
An Anxious Fourth Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips, publisher of American Political Report, is author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His most recent book is "Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street and the Frustrations of American Politics."
John Brademas Steve Proffitt, Steve Proffitt, a contributing editor to Opinion, is director of the JSM+ New Media Lab. Dr. John Brademas spoke with him from London, where the former congressman and Rhodes scholar was attending a series of lectures at Oxford University
Give Some Coyotes a Break Michael Huspek, Michael Huspek is associate professor of communication at California State University, San Marcos. His analysis of human and civil rights violations along the U.S.-Mexico border will appear in the summer issue of Social Justice
Rethinking Miss Liberty Ilene Beckerman, Ilene Beckerman is the author of "Love, Loss and What I Wore."
What News? Media Focus Only on Scandal Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a Democratic political analyst, served as campaign manager for Walter F. Mondale in 1984
Exaggerating an 'Ethnic' Rift FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is assistant to the editor of The Times and a regular columnist