What happened on September 27, 1998
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Nothing to Sneeze At KATHLEEN DOHENY, Kathleen Doheny is a Los Angeles freelance writer. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Audio ROCHELLE O'GORMAN FLYNN, Special To The Times; Rochelle O'Gorman Flynn reviews audio books every other week. Next week: Margo Kaufman on mysteries
A Potential Star Is Torn Bruce Newman, Bruce Newman writes about television and movies from Los Angeles
After Shock Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn, The Times' pop music critic
A Time to Wax Rhapsodic David Schiff, Composer and critic David Schiff's "Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue" (Cambridge Music Handbooks) was published last year
Friends, Romans, Cameramen . . . David Gritten, David Gritten, based in England, is a regular contributor to Calendar
Visiting Visionaries on Campus Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
A Little Nile Music Mark Swed, Mark Swed is The Times' music critic
A Veteran Returns to the Ring Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
This Crew Gladly Went Overboard Marshall Fine, Marshall Fine covers film and entertainment for Gannett Newspapers in New York
Four-Star Performers Soren Baker and Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair),
three stars (good), four stars (excellent). and Hear the Music and * Excerpts from these albums and other recent releases are available
on The Times' World Wide Web site. Point your browser to: http://www.latimes.com/soundclips
The President's 'Darkness at Noon' George Packer, George Packer is a regular contributor to Dissent and his new novel, "Central Square," will be out next month
What if Toyko Never Changes? Bruce Stokes, Bruce Stokes is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and director of its trade program
The 'Factory School' Should be Retired Les Birdsall, Les Birdsall, a curriculum designer, has been a teacher and principal. He co-chaired the Early Childhood Education Committee, in 1971, and directed the California School Improvement Network
Arab Media: New Player in the Quest for Peace Shibley Telhami, Shibley Telhami, who holds the Anwar Sadat chair for peace and development at the University of Maryland, is author of "Power and Leadership in International Bargaining: The Path to the Camp David Accords."
Clinton, Liberals and the Third Way WILLIAM BRADLEY, William Bradley writes on politics and other topics. E-mail: email@example.com
The Triumph of Rank Partisanship Carl Bernstein, Carl Bernstein is co-author of "All the President's Men." His most recent book is "His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time."
Merrick Bobb JOE DOMANICK, Joe Domanick is the author of ''To Protect and to Serve: LAPD's Century of War in the City of Dreams.'' He is working on a book about the three-strikes law.
The Drug Crisis Isn't Just in Mexico J. JESUS BLANCORNELAS, J. Jesus Blancornelas is the editor of the weekly Zeta. Less than one year ago, he suffered an attempt on his life that left his bodyguard dead and Blancornelas with several bullet wounds
We Cling to Dogma as a Nation Collapses STEPHEN F. COHEN, Stephen F. Cohen is the author of "Rethinking Russia," due next year from Oxford University Press. A version of this article appears currently in the Nation
Trying the Drugs They Prescribe Scott Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, a fourth-year medical student at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has recently returned from Britain, where he completed a fellowship on the editorial staff of the British Medical Journal
Sweet Little Toot-Toot SEAN WILSEY, Sean Wilsey works in the fiction department at the New Yorker. He has just completed his first novel, "Zeros and Ones."
Ain't Misbehavin' MERLE RUBIN, Merle Rubin is a writer and critic who writes frequently for Book Review, the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor
The Suit RICHARD SCHICKEL, Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time magazine and author of "The Disney Version."
Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
The Illusionist RICHARD EDER, Richard Eder is Book Critic for The Times
Melting Pot LISA SEE, Lisa See is the author of "Flower Net" and "On Gold Mountain."
Up and Down CARA MIA DI MASSA, Cara Mia DiMassa is an assistant editor of Book Review
Die Laughing PAUL FUSSELL, Paul Fussell is the author of many books, including "The Great War and Modern Memory." His essay will appear as the introduction to a new edition of "Good-Bye to All That" to be published by Anchor Books
America's Classical Music GROVER SALES, Grover Sales is the author of "Jazz: America's Classical Music" and lecturer in jazz studies at Stanford
Deep Shallow JACOB HEILBRUNN, Jacob Heilbrunn is a senior editor at the New Republic