What happened on November 15, 1998
Ali Shamkhani Robin Wright, Robin Wright, author of "Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam," covers global issues for The Times
U.S. Goals Fail Unless Ruler Falls Howard Teicher, Howard Teicher, the author of "Twin Pillars to Desert Storm," served on the staff of the National Security Council from 1982-87
Latino Clout Depends on GOP Remake Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, an associate editor at Pacific News Service, is a research fellow at the Pepperdine Institute for Public Policy
A National Soap Opera Finally Comes to a Close JAMES P. PINKERTON, James P. Pinkerton is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The First Nonproliferation War? JONATHAN B. TUCKER, Jonathan B. Tucker directs the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
It's No Longer About Inspections SCOTT RITTER, Scott Ritter was one of the most senior U.N. weapons inspectors assigned to Iraq. He resigned his post in August in protest over U.S. and U.N. policies
LAPD Inspector General Runs Head-on Into Success David D. Dotson, David D. Dotson is a former assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
As Public Grows Tolerant, Chattering Class Doesn't Martin Walker, Martin Walker, a contributing editor to Opinion, is European editor of Britain's the Guardian
How to Stop Communities From Growing Farther and Farther Apart Myron Orfield, Myron Orfield, a Minnesota state representative, is the author of "Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability."
In Post-Suburbia, 'The Best Surprise Is No Surprise'--With a Twist. Norman Klein, Norman Klein, a professor of critical studies at the California Institute of the Arts, is the author of "The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory."
In Endless Pursuit of Al D'Amato Nicholas Goldberg, Nicholas Goldberg, who covers the Middle East for Newsday, reported on New York politics throughout the 1980s
Tragic Legacy of Mitch Migrates to the North RICHARD RODRIGUEZ, Richard Rodriguez is the author of "Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father" (Viking) and an editor at Pacific News Service
A View From the Sealed Room YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI, Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior writer for the Jerusalem Report
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Zoning Issues Are Key in Secession Move TOM HOGEN-ESCH, Tom Hogen-Esch, a USC doctoral student in political science, is a researcher for the elected Los Angeles charter reform commission. His positions do not necessarily reflect those of the commission
Moral Compass on the Fritz Over Homeless Mentally Ill SUSAN VINSON, Susan Vinson of Ventura made these remarks last week to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors
FAA Study for Burbank Is Just Noise DAVE GOLONSKI and STACEY MURPHY, Dave Golonski is mayor and Stacey Murphy vice mayor of the city of Burbank
Local Control Lies in Decentralization SHIRLEY SVORNY, Shirley Svorny is a professor of economics at Cal State Northridge
Democrats Gaining Strength MARK P. PETRACCA, Mark P. Petracca, a Democrat, is chair of the Department of Politics & Society at UC Irvine
SOAR Saga Isn't Over; Vote Was Only a Start WILLIAM FULTON, William Fulton is the editor of the Ventura-based California Planning & Development Report. His new book, "California: Land and Legacy," has just been published by Westcliffe Publishers
Local Party Still Packs Power HUGH HEWITT, Hugh Hewitt, a Republican, is a law professor at Chapman University. His most recent book is "The Embarrassed Believer."
Judy Lazar's Experience Is Irreplaceable BEVERLY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley hosts KCLU's "Local Talk" on Monday nights at 7. She teaches in the communication arts department at Cal Lutheran University. Address e-mail to email@example.com
The Art of the Deal NOEL MALCOLM, Noel Malcolm is the author of "Kosovo: A Short History," published by New York University Press earlier this year
Fatal Attraction ROGER SHATTUCK, Roger Shattuck is the author, most recently, of "Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography."
Hit Parade STEVEN BACH, Steven Bach is the author of "Final Cut," "Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend" and a forthcoming biography of Moss Hart
Rosemary's Baby CARA MIA DI MASSA, Cara Mia DiMassa is an assistant editor of Book Review
I Love Lucy SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
The Pleasure and Wisdom of Chekhov MICHAEL HENRY HEIM, Michael Henry Heim has translated Chekhov's major plays, a collection of his letters ("Anton Chekhov's Life and Thought"), and Henri Troyat's biography, "Chekhov." He teaches in the department of Slavic languages and literatures at UCLA
Chekhov: Our Contemporary RICHARD FORD, Richard Ford is a novelist and short story writer whose books include the novel "Independence Day," which won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1996, and the recent story collection "Women and Men: Three Stories." His essay appears in a slightly different form in "The Essential Tales of Chekhov" (The Ecco Press)
The Prophetic Vision of Joseph Roth MELVIN JULES BUKIET, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of the novel "After" and the forthcoming "Signs and Wonders." He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College