What happened on April 11, 1999
The Backyard Missionary LARRY B. STAMMER, Larry B. Stammer is a religion writer for The Times
Pop Culture Icons Debra J. Hotaling, Debra J. Hotaling is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Her last feature for the magazine was on DNA paternity testing
Enemy Journals JAMES CACCAVO, James Caccavo is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
A Risk Taken and a Lesson Learned E. BING INOCENCIO, E. Bing Inocencio is president of Pierce College in Woodland Hills
For Democrats, Republicans, Education Is Priority No. 1 BRAD SHERMAN, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) represents portions of the West San Fernando Valley and Ventura County
Welfare for Hollywood? That's Rich! KENNETH L. KHACHIGIAN, Kenneth L. Khachigian is a veteran political strategist and former White House speech writer who practices law in Orange County. His column appears here every other week
Libraries Shortchanged in Education Reform Effort NITA WHALEY and GEORGE BERG, Nita Whaley and George Berg are president and vice president, respectively, of the Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation
County Line Defines a Debate About Growth MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH, Michael D. Antonovich is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of a Shared Vision WILLIAM FULTON, William Fulton of Ventura is publisher of California Planning & Development Report and chair of Ventura's Seize the Future Citizen Outreach Committee
Acting on Dual Intentions SCARLET CHENG, Scarlet Cheng is an occasional contributor to Calendar
He's Not Making This Up PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
Still a Classic Character DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten is a London-based writer and frequent Calendar contributor
Command Performer PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar
A Process of Inner Peace FLORE DE PRENEUF, Flore de Preneuf is a freelance writer in Jerusalem
Happiness in the Balance STEVE HOCHMAN, Steve Hochman is a regular contributor to Calendar
A Native Son Returns--a Leader JOSEF WOODARD, Santa Barbara-based Josef Woodard writes about classical music and jazz
No Ivory Towers in the Works NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
Zip Off the Old Block ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
The Good Old Days Are Now SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Some Enchanted Evenings MARK SWED, Mark Swed is The Times' music critic
Goya's Children GLORIA EMERSON, Gloria Emerson is the author of several books, including "Winners & Losers," an account of the Vietnam War, which won a National Book Award
Hot Damn Vietnam PAUL FUSSELL, Paul Fussell is the author of "Modern Memory and the Great War" and, most recently, "Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic."
The Arrogance of Power TOWNSEND HOOPES, Townsend Hoopes is the author of numerous books, including "The Limits of Intervention" and "FDR and the Creation of the U.N."
All Together Now CARLOS FUENTES, Carlos Fuentes is the author of many books. His new novel, "Los an~os con Laura Diaz" has just been published by Alfaguara. An English translation will appear next year. His essay will appear as the introduction to "Americanos."
Love Story JOHANNA NEUMAN, Johanna Neuman is a projects editor in The Times' Washington bureau. She is the author of "Lights, Camera, War: Is Media Technology Driving International Politics?"
How To Introduce Your Kids To Quality Children's Literature JANIE AND RICHARD JARVIS, Janie and Richard Jarvis are the authors of "The Magic Bookshelf: A Parents' Guide to Showing Growing Minds the Path to the Best Children's Literature," from which this series is adapted. "The Magic Bookshelf" can be ordered by calling Books America at (800) 929-7889
Feds Must Oversee Federal Lands TOM TURNER, Tom Turner is director of publications for Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund (formerly Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) in San Francisco
Do Tots, Computers Mix Well? Larry Cuban, Larry Cuban is a professor of education at Stanford University
Ponzi Game Needs Equitable Solution VICTOR R. FUCHS and JOHN B. SHOVEN, Victor R. Fuchs is an economics professor emeritus and John B. Shoven is an economics professor at Stanford University
Support of Rebels Was a Mistake ALAN J. KUPERMAN, Alan J. Kuperman, a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, is a doctoral candidate at MIT
The Price of Safety in a Police State Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz is the author of "The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier." She is currently at work on a novel about Jerusalem
The Woes of Too Much Democratic Success Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
A New World Disorder Tony Judt, Tony Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at New York University, is the author of "The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron and the French 20th Century."
In Them vs. Us, Who's Us? Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a research scholar at the Pepperdine Institute for Public Policy and a fellow at the New America Foundation
A New World Disorder Raymond L. Garthoff, Raymond L. Garthoff, retired senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, served as counselor to the U.S. Mission to NATO during NATO's 20th anniversary, and later as U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria. His books include, "The Great Transition: American-Soviet Relations and the End of the Cold War."
A New World Disorder Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman is a professor of American foreign relations at San Diego State University. She is the author of "All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s."
Pursuing Diplomacy of Small Things to Create a Lasting Peace Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newberg is author, most recently, of "Politics at the Heart: The Architecture of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan."