What happened on February 14, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Futuristic, Now Past: Farewell to the Cinedome JEFF BLISS, Jeff Bliss is director of public information at Pepperdine University. He grew up in Orange County
The Search for Mary Murphy BARBARA MURPHY, Barbara Murphy is a freelance writer
Expert Advice Laurie MacGillivray, Laurie MacGillivray is an assistant professor at USC's Rossier School of Education and a principal investigator with the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
Kids Learning English Faster in Immersion 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
Love and the Solo Goddess CYNTHIA DADDONA, Cynthia Daddona is a journalist / comedienne who is writing a book called "The Modern Day Goddess Guide to Life." She lives in Santa Barbara
Representation Fears Unfounded ADAM GIFFORD JR. and SHIRLEY SVORNY, Adam Gifford Jr. and Shirley Svorny are professors in the Department of Economics at Cal State Northridge. Gifford chairs the department
Shattering the Many Myths of Mental Illness SUSAN VINSON, Susan Vinson is the owner of the Business Digest and Working Parent publications and organizer of the Mental Health Players. A former resident of Santa Barbara and Ojai, she lives in Ventura
The Downside of Accountability ROSS K. GOLDBERG, Ross K. Goldberg of Westlake Village has worked in health care for 23 years and is a former senior vice president of Woodland Hills-based CareAmerica Health Plans
A Year-Round University Makes Sense GEORGE RUNNER, Assemblyman George Runner, a Republican, represents portions of the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys
Backstory DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is the Times theater writer
Love Story ABRAHAM VERGHESE, Abraham Verghese is the author of "The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Love." He is professor of medicine at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, El Paso
Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
Family Values SUDIP BOSE, Sudip Bose is associate editor of Preservation magazine
Who Was Shakespeare? COPPELIA KAHN, Coppelia Kahn is the author of "Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds & Women" and a professor of English at Brown University
Love and Happiness JUDY STONE, Judy Stone, a former film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, is the author of "Eye on the World: Conversations With International Filmmakers."
Ed Krupp's Star-Studded Cosmic Extravaganza K.C. COLE, K.C. Cole is a Times science writer and the author of "The Universe and the Teacup: the Mathematics of Truth and Beauty" and "First You Build a Cloud: Reflections on Physics as a Way of Life."
The Gratitude of a Militant Non-Driver ANDREI CODRESCU, Poet Andrei Codrescu is the author of "Messiah," a novel (Simon & Schuster). His PBS film "Road Scholar" won a 1996 Peabody award. He lives in New Orleans, where cars are as necessary as cockroaches
A Dessert After Her Own Heart AMELIA SALTSMAN, Amelia Saltsman last wrote about roast pork for the magazine
A Pit Bull in the World of Fine Art EMORY HOLMES II, Emory Holmes II last wrote about dancers Fayard and Harold Nicholas for the magazine
A Dress Turns Into a Mattress: Malaysia's Own Monicagate Robert A. Hooper, Robert A. Hooper, a visiting associate professor of communication at the University of California, San Diego, was a Fulbright scholar and an Eisenhower fellow in Malaysia
A Casualty of a Quest to Punish Evan H. Caminker, Evan H. Caminker is professor of constitutional law at the UCLA School of Law
Media-Political Loop Cuts Public Out Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is the author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood." His new book is "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
All Airlines Flying Out of L.A. Should Get on Board RICHARD J. RIORDAN and MIGUEL CONTRERAS, Richard J. Riordan is mayor of Los Angeles and Miguel Contreras is executive secretary-treasurer of Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
Will Clinton Throw GOP a Lifeline? Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is the author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His new book is "The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
Let's Change Our Tune on Cuban Ties FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is an associate editor of The Times and a regular columnist
A National Nightmare Is Ended . . . or Is It? LEON E. PANETTA, Leon E. Panetta, former chief of staff to President Clinton, is director of the Panetta Institute on Public Policy
Paul Simon and Alan Simpson 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."
The Last Thing That California's Republicans Need 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
Questions for Future Historians Jack N. Rakove, Jack N. Rakove is a professor of American history at Stanford University. He won the Pulitzer Prize in history for "Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution."
The Gang's Still Here Harry Shearer, Harry Shearer, creator of "Le Show" on KCRW, is the author of "It's the Stupidity, Stupid: Why (Some) People Hate Clinton and Why the Rest of Us Have to Watch."
Post-impeachment / A Quest For Meaning Ann Douglas, Ann Douglas, who teaches cultural history at Columbia University, is the author of "Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s." She is writing a book on Cold War culture
George Washington Didn't Lie, and That's Not All MARK WESTON, Mark Weston is the author of the forthcoming "Giants of Japan, the Lives of Japan's Most Influential Men and Women" (Kodansha America)