What happened on June 14, 1998
Exile on 2nd Street ALAN RIFKIN, Alan Rifkin is a resident of Belmont Heights
A Most Unlikely Star MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Michael J. Ybarra's last article for the magazine was a profile of competitive lifeguard Craig Hummer
War of the Roses MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, Michael Krikorian, who covered South-Central Los Angeles and Watts for The Times, is now a writer based in Fresno
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Time Out ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 4th R-Riding BRETT JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Business as Usual Sidelines Citizens RICK COLE, Rick Cole, an expert on planning issues, is a former Pasadena mayor who was recently chosen to be Azuza city manager
Transit Talk Ignores the Riders KYMBERLEIGH RICHARDS, Kymberleigh Richards is a member of Southern California Transit Advocates and of the MTA Passenger Advisory Committee, Northern Region, West Valley
Feeding the Soul MIMI KO CRUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Solid as a Rock SUSAN SNYDER, STANDARD-EXAMINER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
3rd-Party Review Could Curb IRS Abuses HOWARD P. "BUCK" McKEON, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, a Republican congressman, represents the Antelope, Santa Clarita and northern San Fernando valleys
We Can't Count on a 'Sampled' Census DICK ACKERMAN, Dick Ackerman (R-Fullerton) represents the 72nd Assembly District
In Lompoc, Pressure Is Bringing Change GEORGE RAUH, George Rauh, founding president of Volunteers for a Healthy Valley, is a substitute teacher who lives in Lompoc
Hit Men BEN WALKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Hero of Our Time JACK NELSON, Jack Nelson is the chief Washington correspondent for The Times. In the 1960s, he was the paper's Atlanta bureau chief and covered the civil rights movement
Alfred Kazin: The Good Enemy VIVIAN GORNICK, Vivian Gornick is author of several books, including "Fierce Attachments" and "The End of the Novel of Love."
Musical Interlude DAVID THOMSON, David Thomson is the author of "Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts."
Alfred Kazin: The Good Enemy JAMES ATLAS, James Atlas is a staff writer for The New Yorker
Under Analysis MICHAEL FRANK, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review
Telling Tales PETER GREEN, Peter Green is the author of "Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age" and is visiting professor of history at the University of Iowa
Glory Days JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch is the author of "The Harlot by the Side of the Road" and the forthcoming "Moses: A Life" (Ballantine). He is a contributing writer to Book Review
Inside Out BEN GERSON, Ben Gerson, an editor at Fortune magazine, is former editor-in-chief of the National Law Journal
Balancing Act IRENE OPPENHEIM, Irene Oppenheim is an adjunct professor of humanities at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and the artistic director of the Firehouse Theater Company
Classics For Kids DORIS ORGEL, Doris Orgel is the author of numerous children's books. Her latest, "We Goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Hera," will be published by Dorling Kindersley next year. Her essay is provided exclusively to The Times by The Five Owls, a monthly magazine that encourages literacy and reading among young people. For a copy of The Five Owls, send $1 for postage and handling to The Five Owls, 2004 Sheridan Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
All Critics Are Mortal ALFRED KAZIN, Alfred Kazin was the author of numerous books, including "Writing Was Everything," from which this essay was reprinted with the kind permission of Harvard University Press. Kazin died June 5 on his 83rd birthday
The Queen Gets a Makeover Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Sunday Calendar
Descended From the Ancients Christopher Knight, Christopher Knight is a Times art critic
Pop Eye Dave Jennings, from London
His Heart Belongs to Salsa Ernesto Lechner, Ernesto Lechner writes about pop music for Calendar
After the Onslaught Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
Scoring Some More Respect Josef Woodard, Josef Woodard is an occasional contributor to Calendar
A Crumbling Legacy Patrick Pacheco, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar from New York
'All My Fears Went Away' Diane Haithman, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
What Becomes a Legend Most? Gish Jen, Gish Jen is the author of "Mona in the Promised Land." Her new book, "The Fortune-Telling Pineapple," will be published next year
Family? Valueless. Brian Lowry, Brian Lowry is a Times staff writer
'Bulworth': Right on the Money Robert Shogan, Robert Shogan has been The Times' national political correspondent since 1973
An African Tradition Holds the Key George B.N. Ayittey, George B.N. Ayittey, an associate professor of economics at American University and president of the Free Africa Foundation, is the author of "Africa Betrayed" and "Africa in Chaos."
Kazin: Debate About Topics That Matter Thomas Bender, Thomas Bender, who teaches history at New York University, is the author of "New York Intellect" and "Intellect and Public Life."
Julian Bond Kay Mills, Kay Mills is author of "Something Better for My Children: The History and People of Head Start." She interviewed Julian Bond at his American University office
The Loss of Humanity in 'Hate Crime' Martin E. Marty, Martin E. Marty is a professor of the history of religion at the University of Chicago and senior editor of the Christian Century magazine. He directs the Public Religion Project, a nonprofit group analyzing the role of religion in public life
Can Any War Be Overreported? William Prochnau, William Prochnau, a former reporter for the Washington Post, is author of "Once Upon a Distant War: Young War Correspondents & Their Early Vietnam Battles."
Nuclear Deterrence Is a Western Illusion EDWARD M. LUTTWAK, Edward M. Luttwak is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington
End California's Split Ticket BROOKS FIRESTONE, Republican Assemblyman Brooks Firestone represents parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties
The Army Reasserting Its Power to Intimidate Victor Perera, Victor Perera is the author of "Unfinished Conquest: The Guatemalan Tragedy" and "The Cross and the Pear Tree: A Sephardic Journey."
Cousins at War Need Elders' Intervention JOHN RUDE, John Rude, an educational consultant in Salem, Ore., was a Peace Corps volunteer in Eritrea before the country's independence. He monitored the Ethiopian elections in 1992 and has led tours to Eritrea
Crusade Against the Disciples of Hate JOHN LEWIS, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a veteran civil rights leader, is the author of "Walking With the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement" (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
Reclaiming 'Everyone's Downtown' Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Pepperdine Institute for Public Policy and a research fellow at the Reason Foundation