What happened on June 20, 1999
On The Trekkie Trial ROGER NYGARD, Roger Nygard directed the comedy features "High Strung" and "Suckers." His next documentary is "6 Days in Roswell," about UFO devotees
Eminence Grise SUSAN BASKIN, Susan Baskin, a Santa Monica screenwriter, last wrote for the magazine about taking her daughter to Marilyn Monroe's grave site
Extraordinary Person, Ordinary Personage MARTIN BOOE, Martin Booe's last story for the magazine was a parody on the revival of the Hollywood entertainment district
Java That Jiggles ROSE DOSTI, Rose Dosti is a frequent contributor to The Times' Food section
Searching for Justice ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Alan Abrahamson is a Times staff writer
Some Spirited Halloween Sailings SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH, Shirley Slater and Harry Basch travel as guests of the cruise lines. Cruise Views appears the first and third week of every month
Pool Party LUCRETIA BINGHAM, Lucretia Bingham is a freelance writer based in Sherman Oaks
A Summer Classic PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Pamela Warrick is a writer for the Southern California Living section
Going Full Tilt at Half Dome DENNIS POTTENGER, Dennis Pottenger is a freelance writer from Carmichael, Calif
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Expert Advice CLARA M. CHU, Clara M. Chu is an assistant professor of library and information science at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
A Parent's Love ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Flies First? Let's Rethink Our Priorities KENNETH L. KHACHIGIAN, Kenneth L. Khachigian, a veteran political strategist, ran Bob Dole's California campaign. He practices law in Orange County. His column appears here every other week
O.C. Challenge: Finding Ways to Share Wealth FRANK BENEST and RUSTY KENNEDY, Frank Benest is city manager of Brea, and Rusty Kennedy is executive director of the Orange County Human Relations Commission
Pop Talk ART MARROQUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Complex Nature of Organic Reality JIM CHURCHILL, Jim Churchill grows tangerines and avocados in Ojai. He is a coordinator of the Lighthouse Farm Network, a self-education group for farmers interested in expanding their knowledge of sustainable, biologically based farming practices. E-mail him at email@example.com
Hantavirus Safety Must Take Priority ELTON GALLEGLY, Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) represents most of Ventura County
A Darker Shade of Green David Friedman, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, writes frequently on economics and development
Will 'Generation Mex' Politicians Break From Their Elders? Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a research fellow at the Pepperdine Institute for Public Policy and a fellow at the New America Foundation
The Coming Campaign for the Environmental Vote Mark Hertsgaard, Mark Hertsgaard is the author of "Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future."
Bad Economy, Ethnic Violence Threaten a Nascent Democracy Walter P. Falcon and William P. Fuller, Walter P. Falcon is Farnsworth professor of international agricultural policy at Stanford University. William P. Fuller is president of the Asia Foundation
Use Economic Aid as Leverage for Cease-Fire SELIG S. HARRISON, Selig S. Harrison, a fellow of The Century Foundation, is a former South Asia bureau chief for the Washington Post and the author of five books on South Asia and U.S. relations with the region
Barak Must Confront Power Wielded by Ultra-Orthodox Party YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI, Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior writer for the Jerusalem Report and author of "Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist," Little, Brown & Co., 1996)
The Need for High-Tech, Networked Cyberwar John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt, John Arquilla is a professor of defense information sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School. David Ronfeldt is a senior analyst at Rand
Kosovo's the First 'Third Way' War William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a political analyst for CNN
Pat Robertson and the Scottish Enlightenment, Part II Martin Walker, Martin Walker, a contributing editor to Opinion, is European editor of Britain's the Guardian
Bunin Who? EDMUND WHITE, Edmund White is the author of a recent biography of Proust and has just completed a novel, "The Married Man."
What If? PETE HAMILL, Pete Hamill is the author of "A Drinking Life: A Memoir," "Snow in August" and "Why Sinatra Matters."
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber's most recent book is "Apocalypses." He writes the "L.A. Confidential" mystery column, which appears monthly in Book Review
The Erotics of Virtue KENNETH ANDERSON, Kenneth Anderson teaches law at American University, Washington, D.C., and is legal editor of the forthcoming "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know" (W.W. Norton)
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the author, most recently, of "Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages."
Darkness Visible JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of "A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel."
Both Eyes Open THOMAS MCGONIGLE, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "Going to Patchogue" and "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov."
The Art of Rural Renewal PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
Her Journey Goes On LYNELL GEORGE, Lynell George is a Times staff writer
Out of His Shadow JORDAN LEVIN, Jordan Levin is an arts writer in Miami
They Are a Rock ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
She's Made Her Case a Bit Too Well PAUL BROWNFIELD, Paul Brownfield is a Times staff writer who covers comedy and television
Bridging L.A.'s Cultural Divide NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
He Left Fans in Stitches DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
A Praiseworthy Collection LYNELL GEORGE, Lynell George is a Times staff writer with a love of gospel music
It's Been a Jungle Out There JOHN TALIAFERRO, John Taliaferro is the author of "Tarzan Forever: The Life of Edgar Rice Burroughs" (Scribner)
Two Brothers, at War and in Peace PATRICIA DAGANSKAIA, Patricia Daganskaia is a researcher in The Times' Moscow bureau