What happened on December 12, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
An Indian Feast MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Internet Emphasis Does Not Compute REGINA POWERS, Regina Powers is a student teacher at Cal State Fullerton
External Review Gives Patients Recourse ADAM B. SCHIFF, Democratic state Sen. Adam B. Schiff represents the 21st Senate District, including Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena
When The Reading Light Went On SARADESHAPRANA, Saradeshaprana, 54, Hindu nun and book buyer for the Vedanta Bookshop in Hollywood
Pesticide Is Poison; Who Needs a Study? BEVERLY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley teaches in the Communication Department at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Address e-mail to email@example.com
Kapow! DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran Teachers: Overprotected, Not Underpaid WILLIAM CHITWOOD, William Chitwood, a former junior high school teacher, is a private-sector language arts instructor who lives in La Canada Flintridge
Radar Emissions Study Will Define Debate for Nation VICKIE FINAN, Vickie Finan is president of the Beacon Foundation and a resident of Silver Strand. E-mail her atVFinan@aol.com
Sentenced to Serve Community LOUISE ROUG and HUDSON SANGREE and HECTOR BECERRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Why Limit Access to Initiative Process? JOEL FOX, Joel Fox is a Los Angeles consultant and president emeritus of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn
John Kenneth Galbraith Elizabeth Mehren, Elizabeth Mehren is New England bureau chief for The Times
Mars: Risk Is Always Basic to Exploration Gregg Easterbrook, Gregg Easterbrook is a senior editor at the New Republic and author of "Beside Still Waters: Searching for Meaning in an Age of Doubt."
Feinstein May Face Anything but a Coronation 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
The Fourth World Roger C. Altman, Roger C. Altman, an investment banker, served as deputy Treasury secretary in the first Clinton administration
The Perils of Being No. 1 Robert A. Manning, Robert A. Manning, a former State Department advisor for policy, is a senior fellow and director of Asian studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the forthcoming book "The Asian Energy Factor (Revisited)."
Inventors Don't Win 'em All DAVID DREIER, David Dreier (R-San Dimas) is chairman of the House Rules Committee
Beware of the Real Galactic Ghoul STEVEN A. STOLPER, Steven A. Stolper was a flight software engineer for the 1997 Mars Pathfinder spacecraft mission
An Adult's Game of Child's Play E. Benjamin Skinner, E. Benjamin Skinner is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations
OK, All Together Now: 'You Have the Right to . . .' Akhil Reed Amar, Akhil Reed Amar, a professor at Yale Law School, specializes in constitutional law and criminal procedure
Drug War Money Brings Ever More Corruption Eva Bertram and Kenneth Sharpe, Eva Bertram, a policy analyst, and Kenneth Sharpe, professor of political science at Swarthmore College, are coauthors of "Drug War Politics: The Price of Denial."
A Mac Upgrade SALLY SCHNEIDER, Sally Schneider last wrote for the magazine about fresh-dried beans
Perfect Town, Perfect Jury Kerry Madden-Lunsford, Kerry Madden-Lunsford is the author of the novel "Offsides" (Morrow). This is her first piece for the magazine
The Uncle's Apprentice JAMES BATES, James Bates covers the entertainment industry for The Times. His last article for the magazine was a profile of Rupert Murdoch
The Legacy of Vidal Sassoon Robin Abcarian, Robin Abcarian's last article for the magazine was a profile of Susan Sarandon
California Corner LAURIE K. SCHENDEN; Schenden's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amadeus PETER GAY, Peter Gay, director of the Center for Scholars and Writers at New York Public Library, is the author of numerous books, including "The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud" and "Mozart."
When Memory Comes : The Unbearable Lightness of Being EVA HOFFMAN, Eva Hoffman is the author, most recently, of "Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews."
When Memory Comes : The Unbearable Lightness of Being ABRAHAM BRUMBERG, Abraham Brumberg has written widely on Russia, Poland and East European Jewish history and is editor of "Poland: Genesis of a Revolution."
Terra Infirma PETER GREEN, Peter Green is the former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph
The Law of Unintended Consequences CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the Nation and the author of several books, including "Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger."