What happened on July 18, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Richard Close BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is opinion editor of the Valley and Ventura County editions of The Times
Bible's 'Love the Sojourner' Applies on I-5 BENJAMIN J. HUBBARD, Benjamin J. Hubbard is a professor and chairman of the Department of Comparative Religion at Cal State Fullerton. His e-mail address email@example.com
Launch Time DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don't Forget Peace Lovers' Hate Crimes 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
Saluting as One TINI TRAN and LOUISE ROUG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pipe Dream STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Older and Wiser ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A First Step Toward Real Campaign Finance Reform BRAD SHERMAN, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills) represents portions of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley
Parents Need to Say More Than 'No' SARAH ASPLIN, Sarah Asplin, a 16-year-old senior at Santa Susana High School, is a member of the Simi Valley Youth Council and chairs its teen crisis education committee
Totalitarian Leanings in Oxnard KENT WILLIAMS, Kent Williams is pastor of the Wells Road Baptist Church in Ventura
The Iranian Revolution, Part II, Comes Into Focus Robin Wright, Robin Wright, global affairs correspondent for The Times, has been covering Iran since 1973. She is the author of the forthcoming book, "The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran."
Whatever Happened to Voting? William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a political analyst for CNN
Amid a Mock Debate, Opportunity Is Lost Robert L. Borosage, Robert L. Borosage is co-director of the Campaign for America's Future and an adjunct professor at American University School of Law
The Valley Unmasked Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Pepperdine Institute of Public Policy and a senior fellow at the Reason Foundation
Will Bush Save State GOP? Consider the Brown Family 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
An Overreaching U.S. Spurs Fears Worldwide ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH and MICHAEL M. MAY, Robert F. Ellsworth is vice president of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, based in London, and former deputy secretary of Defense under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Michael M. May is co-director of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation and director emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
NAACP Needs to Act, Not Just Talk EARL OFARI HUTCHINSON, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is the author of "The Crisis in Black and Black" (1998, Middle Passage Press. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vartan Gregorian Paul Lieberman, Paul Lieberman is a New York-based cultural reporter for The Times
Why Revive an Inhuman Program? Kitty Calavita, Kitty Calavita, professor of criminology, law and society in the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine, is the author of "Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the INS."
Greek Lam PETER GREEN, Peter Green is the author of three historical novels. The most recent, "The Laughter of Aphrodite," Sappho's fictional memoirs, was reissued in 1993 by the University of California Press
Peepshow KENNETH ANDERSON, Kenneth Anderson teaches law at American University, Washington D.C.; he is legal editor of "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know" (W.W. Norton)
Dirty Realism PETER BISKIND, Peter Biskind is the author of "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood."
Love, Hitch PATRICK McGILLIGAN, Patrick McGilligan is the author of "Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast" and is working on a new biography of Alfred Hitchcock
A Thread of Years PATRICIA HAMPL, Patricia Hampl is the author of, most recently, "I Could Tell You Stories" and the memoir, "A Romantic Education."
A Car, a Trumpet, Comedy Icon JULIO MARTINEZ, Julio Martinez writes about entertainment for Daily Variety and La Opinion and has played guitar professionally with vocalist Al Jarreau and other performers
What He Really Wants to Do Is Direct CARLA HALL, Carla Hall is a Times staff writer. Her last piece for the magazine was about the popularity of straight hair
The Ears Have It BRENDA BELL, Brenda Bell last wrote about tiramisu for the magazine