What happened on March 14, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Enhanced Cable Can Foster the Arts DONNA GRANATA, Donna Granata, a photographer and arts advocate, lives in Casitas Springs
Building Communities, Not Carving Them ROBERT M. HERTZBERG, State Assemblyman Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) represents the 40th Assembly District
Natural Affinity JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Compromise Pretending It's Reform RICHARD H. CLOSE, Richard H. Close is an attorney, chairman of Valley VOTE (Voters Organized Toward Empowerment) and president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn
Past and Present PHIL WILLON and HARRISON SHEPPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ho Chi Minh Gave Protest Its Purpose 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
Disabled Ruling Should Force Funding Debate JAMES A. FLEMING, James A. Fleming is superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District
Old Tatters CAROL FARLEY, Carol Farley has written many books and stories for young people. Her latest book is "Mr. Pak Buys a Story," published by Albert Whitman Co
Her Next Overture KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel writes on culture and the arts
Bending Nature to Man's Will NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
One More for the Road DARYL H. MILLER, Daryl H. Miller is a Los Angeles-based theater writer
A Date With Destiny KENNETH TURAN, Kenneth Turan is The Times' film critic
In the Heat of the Limelight BILL DESOWITZ, Bill Desowitz is a regular contributor to Calendar
Passages to a Higher Plane SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Not All Their Work's Pure Gold DAMIEN BONA, Damien Bona is the co-author, with Mason Wiley, of "Inside Oscar: The Unofficial History of the Academy Awards" (Ballantine)
Look Back at Anger SOREN BAKER, Soren Baker writes about hip-hop for Calendar
So Focused, It Scares Her Betsy Sharkey, Betsy Sharkey is Calendar's television editor. Freelance writer Saul Rubin also contributed to this story
Outside of Africa DON HECKMAN, Don Heckman writes about jazz and world music for The Times
Where Have the Normal People Gone? MOLLY IVINS, Molly Ivins is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Grappling With Science and Religion 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."
Anatomy of a Failure Alan Tonelson and Ted Galen Carpenter, Alan Tonelson is a research fellow at the U.S. Business and Industrial Council Educational Foundation. Ted Galen Carpenter is vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute
Friendly Fire 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" and is writing a book about U.S. foreign policy
Friendly Fire Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn, a senior editor at the New Republic, recently returned after several months in Japan
Give Stay At-Home Parents Equity DAVID BLANKENHORN and ALLAN CARLSON, David Blankenhorn, president of the New York-based Institute for American Values, and Allan Carlson, president of the Howard Center in Rockford, Ill., are among the signatories to "A Call for Family-Supportive Tax Reform," recently released by the institute
Present at the Creation With Kubrick Chris Chase, Chris Chase is the coauthor of "Josephine: The Hungry Heart," a biography of Josephine Baker. She used the name Irene Kane when she starred in "Killer's Kiss."
Innocent Pawns in a World War George B. N. Ayittey, George B. N. Ayittey is an associate professor of economics at American University and president of the Free Africa Foundation, is the author of "Africa in Chaos."
How to Interject Fairness Into UC Admissions Mike Clough, Mike Clough, a research associate at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley
The Politics of Nuclear Espionage David Wise, David Wise is the author of "Nightmover: How Aldrich Ames Sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 Million."
What Really Happened During Those 11 Hours at the Ritz-Carlton RENATA ADLER, Renata Adler is the author of "Reckless Disregard: Westmoreland v. CBS: Sharon v. Time" and the novels, "Speedboat" and "Pitch Dark."
A Simple Man JANICE ROSS, Janice Ross, a dance critic and historian, is on the dance faculty at Stanford University
Beautiful Dreamer NEIL BALDWIN, Neil Baldwin is the author of "Legends of the Plumed Serpent: Biography of a Mexican God" (PublicAffairs), which was selected as one of the best nonfiction books of 1998 by the editors of Publishers Weekly. The Spanish translation will be published next year by Plaza & Janes of Barcelona
Mask of the Gods HECTOR TOBAR, Hector Tobar is author of the novel, "The Tattooed Soldier" and a national correspondent for The Times
The Astonishing New Novels of Two of Latin America's Most Gifted Writers CARLOS FUENTES, Carlos Fuentes is the author of numerous novels including, most recently, "The Crystal Frontier: A Novel in Nine Stories." "Caracol Beach" will be published by Alfred A. Knopf; "Margarita, esta linda la mar" does not yet have an English-language publisher