What happened on August 01, 1999
The Darkness to Ricky's Light ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is a Times staff writer
Art of the Con PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco writes regularly about arts and entertainment for Calendar from New York
Yes, She's a Hit (Get Over It!) DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten is a London-based writer and frequent contributor to Sunday Calendar
Tricky Business AMY WALLACE, Amy Wallace is a Calendar staff writer
A Most Willing Villain PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar
The Sacred and the Mundane NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
A New Voice, Fully Formed JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
They Deserve a Listen Too ERNESTO LECHNER, Ernesto Lechner is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Not Just a Woman Thing KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Cue the Composer ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
A General Aviation Tragedy Is No Cause for Overreaction EVELYN JEROME, Evelyn Jerome earned her pilot's license in 1996 and has logged approximately 200 hours of flight time. She is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn. and the Ninety-Nines Inc. international organization of women pilots, as well as the Airventurers of Southern California
Lawmakers, Davis Are Not of Like Mind 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
Will Work for Fuel ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Multiply Kids' Curiosity With More Resources MARTHA L. MECARTNEY, Martha L. Mecartney is associate dean of graduate studies and associate professor of materials science and engineering at UC Irvine. She also is a member of the American Ceramics Society, an international association of ceramic engineers and scientists
An Overlay Is the Least Obtrusive Solution . . . ELLEN FITZMAURICE, Ellen Fitzmaurice is co-chair of the Telecommunications and Technology Committee of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. E-mail: email@example.com
Reading Tips And Notes J. CYNTHIA MCDERMOTT, J. Cynthia McDermott is a professor of education at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She also serves as the president of the California Professors of Reading
Parity in Mental Health Coverage Is Sound Public Policy HANNAH-BETH JACKSON, Assembly member Hannah-Beth Jackson represents the 35th Assembly District, which includes portions of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties
Plot Device ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Beware the Law of Unintended Consequences BEVERLY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley teaches in the communication department at Cal Lutheran University. Praeger has released her book, "Reelpolitik: Political Ideologies in '30s and '40s Films." Address e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Wealth of Ways to Build Assets in Youth LISA SAFAEINILI, Lisa Safaeinili is director of resource development and resident services for Many Mansions, an affordable housing organization in the Conejo Valley. She previously was project director for a statewide healthy communities initiative in Iowa that included the asset-building model. For more information on asset building see www.search-institute.org or call (800) 888-7828
Greek, But Islands Apart H.R. KOHL, H.R. Kohl is a freelance writer based in the Washington, D.C., area, and a longtime specialist in the Eastern Mediterranean
Isolation Location DIANA MARCUM, Diana Marcum is a freelance writer based in Palm Springs
Happy Tails to You EDWARD WRIGHT, Edward Wright writes the Travel Advisory column for The Times
At Point Reyes, a Wilderness of Water and Wind JOHN McKINNEY, John McKinney is the author of "Coast Walks: 150 Adventures Along the California Coast" (Olympus Press, $14.95)
Greek, But Islands Apart MICHAEL KENYON, Michael Kenyon is a freelance writer in Southampton, N.Y
Spain's Greatest CEO I.A.A. THOMPSON, I.A.A. Thompson is honorary professor of history at Keele University, Staffordshire, in England
The Big Chill PAULA L. WOODS, Paula L. Woods is the author of "Inner City Blues: A Charlotte Justice Novel."
Austen Powers WILLIAM TREVOR, William Trevor is the author of "Death in Summer," a finalist for the 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction. His essay appears as the introduction to a new edition of "Pride and Prejudice," published by Oxford University Press
Pharaoh's Favorite ROBERT L. WILKEN, Robert L. Wilken is the William R. Kenan Jr. professor of the history of Christianity at the University of Virginia. His books include "Remembering the Christian Past" and "The Land Called Holy: Palestine in Christian History and Thought."
Premier Danseur BILL PLASCHKE, Bill Plaschke is a sports columnist for The Times and the author of "Hard Knox" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy."
Just Doing It MIKE CLOUGH, Mike Clough is a research associate at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley
Slam Dunk BILL LITTLEFIELD, Bill Littlefield edited "Best American Sports Writing, 1998." He is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, "Only A Game," and the author of "Keepers: Radio Stories from Only a Game and Elsewhere" and "Champions: The Stories of Ten Remarkable Athletes."
Lust for Life JOHN BALZAR, John Balzar is the author of the forthcoming "Yukon Alone: The World's Toughest Adventure Race" and a national correspondent for The Times
First Fiction MARK ROZZO, Mark Rozzo's "First Fiction" column appears monthly in Book Review
The Crack-Up EDITH KURZWEIL, Edith Kurzweil is a professor at Adelphi University and the editor of Partisan Review. Her books include "The Age of Structuralism: Levi-Strauss to Foucault," "The Freudians: A Comparative Perspective" and "Freudians and Feminists."
Criminal Investigation Is Just a Human Art FRANKLIN E. ZIMRING, Franklin E. Zimring is law professor and director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute, UC Berkeley
Will Barak Really Make a Difference? HENRY SIEGMAN, Henry Siegman is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. These views are his own
Divorce Politics From Weapons Development WILLIAM B. PORTER, William B. Porter is a former technical director of the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, Calif
The New Entitlement Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips, a political historian and commentator, is the author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His new book is "The Cousin's War: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
Building a Better Grape, Despite USDA HENRY I. MILLER, Henry I. Miller is a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the author of "Policy Controversy in Biotechnology: An Insider's View" (R.G. Landes Co. 1997). E-mail: email@example.com
Tapes: Hearing a Wrong Leaning, er, Meaning Max Holland, Max Holland is a research fellow with the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
Military Strongmen Just Fading Away Andrew Reding, Andrew Reding, a Pacific News Service associate editor and analyst of Latin American politics for 15 years, is senior fellow for hemispheric affairs at the World Policy Institute
Averting the Dangers of Overreaction Donald P. Gregg, Donald P. Gregg, chairman of the Korea Society, served as an ambassador to South Korea from 1989 to 1993
A Conflicted Attitude Toward Gays Jason Berry, Jason Berry, who won an Alicia Patterson fellowship for his work on David Duke in the late 1980s and early '90s, is author of "Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children," which won a Catholic Press Assn. book award
A County of Spite, Road Rage D.J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir."