What happened on August 15, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Reading Tips And Notes / Expert Advice KRIS GUTIERREZ, Kris D. Gutierrez is an associate professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Good Idea; Poor Choice of Tools JONATHAN SHARKEY, Jonathan Sharkey is a Port Hueneme City Council member and a founding member of the Sustainability Council of Ventura County
Out of the Fold JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What If We Expect Kids to Succeed? GLADYS LIMON, Gladys Limon, 21, earned a bachelor's degree in Chicano studies and sociology from UC Santa Barbara in June and plans to attend law school
Rocky Young BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is opinion page editor for the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County editions
No Summer Vacation for Clinton Follies 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
School Transfer Policy Change Hurts Students JAN OSBORN, Jan Osborn is a teacher at Chapman University in the School of Education and the School of Communication Arts. She writes from Huntington Beach
Forget Earthquake, Think Flood D.J. WALDIE, D.J. Waldie, a Lakewood city official, is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir."
Bright Lights, Big City TOM VANDERBILT, Tom Vanderbilt is a contributing editor to I.D. and The Baffler and has written for Metropolis, Preservation and Harvard Design Magazine. He is the author of "The Sneaker Book: Anatomy of an Industry and an Icon" (New Press)
Wild Thing ( You Make My Heart Sing ) JENNIFER PRICE, Jennifer Price is the author of "Flight Maps: Adventures With Nature in Modern America."
How the West Was Really Won EDWARD LAZARUS, Edward Lazarus is the author of "Black Hills, White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present."
Prometheus Unbound EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber writes the monthly column, "L.A. Confidential."
Tinderbox MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is an editor at the Riverside Press-Enterprise and a freelance writer
The Living Dead HERBERT GOLD, Herbert Gold is the author of many books, including "She Took My Arm as if She Loved Me" (St. Martin's Press). His new novel, "Daughter Mine," will be published next year
Why Daniel Bell Keeps Getting It Right MICHAEL LIND, Michael Lind is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the Washington editor of Harper's magazine
The Political Hysteria That Keeps Our State Crumbling Jock O'Connell, Jock O'Connell, an international business consultant, was an analyst for the California Commission for Economic Development from 1983 to 1989
Keeping the World Safe by Consuming 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."
From Reason to Millennial Silliness Paul L. Montgomery, Paul L. Montgomery, a freelance journalist, has worked as a reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal
The Fear Fixation Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is the author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood" and "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Julian Burke RON WHITE, Ron White is an editorial writer for The Times
Caregivers for Elderly Need More Help NICOLAUS MILLS, Nicolaus Mills, a professor of American studies at Sarah Lawrence College, is author of "The Triumph of Meanness: America's War Against Its Better Self" (Houghton Mifflin, 1997)
How to Avoid Another Kosovo in South Asia Mike Clough, Mike Clough is a research associate at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley
The Big Risk of Tinkering With Success Roger C. Altman, Roger C. Altman, an investment banker, served as deputy Treasury secretary in the first Clinton administration
The View From the European Bus MOLLY SELVIN, Molly Selvin, an editorial writer for The Times, was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Munich
Badness or Madness? SALLY SATEL, Sally Satel, a psychiatrist, is a senior associate at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C
The Logic in Yeltsin's Madness Steven Merritt Miner, Steven Merritt Miner, professor of Russian history at Ohio University, is the author of "Selling Stalin," about Soviet propaganda
The Intellectual Sand Undergirding NATO's New Style Henry A. Kissinger, Henry A. Kissinger, secretary of state under Richard M. Nixon, writes frequently for The Times