Don't Settle for Teachers with Patchwork Credentials NATHAN KRAVETZ, Nathan Kravetz is a professor emeritus of education of the City University of New York, Hunter College and Lehman College. He is also a retired dean from Cal State San Bernardino and author of nine children's books
Security in an Era Without Enemies ROBERT O. KEOHANE and CELESTE A. WALLANDER, Robert O. Keohane is a professor of political science at Duke University. Celeste A. Wallander is associate professor of government at Harvard University
Has Commission Wearied of Oversight? GARY GREENEBAUM, Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, the former president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, is Western regional director of the American Jewish Committee
The Creole Trinity ABBY MANDEL, Mandel's latest book is "Celebrating the Midwestern Table" (Doubleday & Co., 1996)
Black Coffee Afternoons on Myrtle Avenue VINCENT SCHIAVELLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; This story was excerpted from the soon-to-be-published "Bruculinu, America" (Chapters/Houghton Mifflin, $24). Versions of three of the book's chapters ran previously in The Times Food section. Schiavelli is at work on a book about his family's hometown in Sicily but spends most of his time as an actor. Among his best-known films are "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt."