What happened on April 04, 1999
Baring the Scars of Shame DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
Silent Partners CARI BEAUCHAMP, Cari Beauchamp is the author of "Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood" (UC Press) and will introduce Marion's films Saturday
Drawn to the Nature of Building RUSS SPENCER, Russ Spencer is an arts writer based in Santa Barbara
In Full Voice KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel writes on arts and culture
Well Traveled but Hopeful MARC WEINGARTEN, Marc Weingarten is a regular contributor to Calendar
By and for the People DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
Fresh Paint CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, Christopher Knight is The Times' art critic
A Glimmer of 'Greed's' Riches BILL DESOWITZ, Bill Desowitz is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Renaissance for a Firebrand JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a regular contributor to Calendar
The Patience of a Saint DAVID HOLLEY, Foreign correspondent David Holley is currently posted to Eastern Europe as The Times' Warsaw bureau chief
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Somis Bypass Would Reroute a Problem JOHN F. KERKHOFF, John F. Kerkhoff, a Somis resident, is an automotive engineer specializing in accident reconstruction. He is a member of Save Our Somis and the Las Posas Valley Ad-Hoc Committee
Running the Business of Knowledge B.A. SETHURAMAN, B.A. Sethuraman is a professor of mathematics at Cal State Northridge
Reversal of Fortune PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Discovering Books Shirley Russell, former schoolteacher and owner of Catch Our Rainbow children's bookstore in Torrance
Now a Father to All PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nature Inspires a Design Concept for Sustainable Living DAVID WHITE, David White is a leader of the Ojai Permaculture Guild. Contact him at 646-9809 or email@example.com
Whatever the Level, Reinforcing Reading Is No Joke JERRY C. GROSS and JANICE SOMPLE, Jerry C. Gross is superintendent of the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Janice Somple teaches English at Westlake High School
The War on Drugs Can't Ignore 2 Big Targets: Alcohol, Tobacco ANNETTE PADILLA, Annette Padilla is co-chair of the Orange County ATOD Policy Council and director of YMCA Communities in Prevention-North
Sacred Grab Bag JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Who Wins the Fight for Public Opinion? DAVID SILVER, David Silver is president of Silver Public Relations, a Los Angeles-based firm
Suicide Is Not a Treatment for Anything GEORGE RUNNER, Republican Assemblyman George Runner represents the cities of Lancaster, Palmdale and Santa Clarita
Gumshoe Master CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Charles Champlin was arts editor of The Times from 1965 to 1991
Centaur of the North CARLOS FUENTES, Carlos Fuentes is the author of many novels, including "The Old Gringo" and "The Crystal Frontier: A Novel in Nine Stories." His new novel, "Los an~os con Laura Diaz," published by Alfaguara, will appear in English next year. His review was translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam
Telling Lives MARC PACHTER, Marc Pachter, a cultural historian at the Smithsonian Institution, is the editor of "Telling Lives: The Biographer's Art."
Republic of Memory TOM ENGELHARDT, Tom Engelhardt is a consulting editor at Metropolitan Books and the author of "The End of Victory Culture."
The Wizard of Wall Street ROBERT HEILBRONER, Robert Heilbroner is Norman Thomas professor emeritus at the New School for Social Research in New York and the author of numerous books, including "The Worldly Philosophers" and "Visions of the Future."
The Truant of His Age CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the Nation and the author of "Imperial Spoils: The Curious Case of the Elgin Marbles." His latest book, "No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton," is forthcoming from Verso
Mise en scene ANNETTE INSDORF, Annette Insdorf is the author of the critical study "Francois Truffaut," and of "Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski," to be published by Miramax Books in the fall. She is director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University
Will Reforms Defy the Past? Les Birdsall, Les Birdsall, a school reformer and 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
Making a Mess Others Clean Up Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition."
Go Ahead--Blame China WANG JISI, Wang Jisi is director of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. He teaches at the Central (Communist) Party School. This commentary is from Global Viewpoints
Barney Frank Janet Hook, Janet Hook covers Congress for The Times
Creating a Pariah State in Pursuit of Serbian Ideology Paul W. Schroeder, Paul W. Schroeder, professor of history and political science emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of "The Transformation of European Politics, 1763-1848."
The Voice of Spring Blooms ZEV YAROSLAVSKY, Zev Yaroslavsky is a Los Angeles county supervisor
The Loss of a Corporate Citizen Xandra Kayden, Xandra Kayden is a political scientist at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Research and president of the League of Women Voters
In Global Village, But Other Side of Town Todd Gitlin, Todd Gitlin, a professor of culture, journalism and sociology at New York University, is the author of "The Twilight of Common Dreams: Why America Is Wracked by Culture Wars."
Russia: Indispensable Thorn in U.S. Side Michael McFaul, Michael McFaul is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a professor of political science at Stanford University
Well-Armed and Very Dangerous WILLIAM C. POTTER and JONATHAN B. TUCKER, William C. Potter is director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Jonathan B. Tucker directs the center's Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project