What happened on May 16, 1999
A Line on the Future KATHY SENA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES. Kathy Sena is a freelance writer in Manhattan Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
A Life-and-Death Journalism Practitioner JEFFREY BRODY, Jeffrey Brody, an assistant professor of communications, teaches a course on the Vietnamese American experience at Cal State Fullerton
Spin Heavy but Light on Real Reform TONY STRICKLAND, Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) represents the 37th District
When The Reading Light Went On EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, Edward James Olmos, actor, U.N. goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and co-editor of "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States":
For El Toro Runways, V Marks the Spot RUSSELL NIEWIAROWSKI and CHARLES GRIFFIN, Charles Griffin of Newport Beach is a retired aviation systems engineer and Russell Niewiarowski of Santa Ana Heights is a marketing consultant. They write as members of the New Millennium Group
Reading Tips And Notes / Insights From The Classroom ROBIN RADLAUER-CRAMER, Robin Radlauer-Cramer teaches fifth grade at Valley Elementary School in the Poway Unified School District in northern San Diego County
Reading Tips And Notes ROBIN RADLAUER-CRAMER, Robin Radlauer-Cramer teaches fifth grade at Valley Elementary School in the Poway Unified School District in northern San Diego County
When Duty Calls LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fringe Benefits JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
School News: It's Better Than You May Think GRACIA A. ALKEMA, Gracia A. Alkema is president of Corwin Press Inc., a Sage Publications company, headquartered in Thousand Oaks
Changing a Culture of Violence SUSAN ROGERS, Van Nuys resident Susan Rogers is a spokesperson for the nonprofit Center for Media Literacy, which publishes the community education curriculum program "Beyond Blame: Challenging Violence in the Media."
Heaven Sent ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Mystery of Human Desire VICTOR BROMBERT, Victor Brombert, the Henry Putnam University professor of romance and comparative literatures at Princeton University, is the author, most recently, of "In Praise of Antiheroes: Figures and Themes in Modern European Literature 1830-1980 ."
Get Real GAVIN LAMBERT, Gavin Lambert is a novelist, screenwriter and film historian whose most recent book is "Nazimova."
Dark Star LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN, Lesley Chamberlain is the author of "Nietzsche in Turin" and a collection of fictional Cold War episodes, "In a Place Like That," which was published in the United Kingdom last year by Quartet Books. A former journalist, she is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement in London
The Best and the Brightest TOM ENGELHARDT, Tom Engelhardt is the author of "The End of Victory Culture." He is also consulting editor at Metropolitan Books
Blowback MELVIN JULES BUKIET, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of "After" and, most recently, "Signs and Wonders." He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College
Never Again STANLEY KARNOW, Stanley Karnow, author of "Vietnam: A History," was awarded the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in history. His latest book is "Paris in the Fifties."
Once Upon a Time in the West ALLEN BARRA, Allen Barra is the author of "Inventing Wyatt Earp: His Life and Many Legends."
Dreams Die Hard BENJAMIN SCHWARZ, Benjamin Schwarz is a correspondent for Atlantic Monthly and a contributing writer to Book Review
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the author of, most recently, "Apocalypses."
Keeping Wit in the Family BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Roiling Over Beethoven JUSTIN DAVIDSON, Justin Davidson, Newsday's music critic, was a finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in criticism
It's No Mere Child's Tale ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer
Drawing From Perspective KRIS EX, Kris Ex is a freelance writer based in New York
Bertolucci's Next: The Opposite of X DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten writes about entertainment from London and is a regular contributor to Calendar
He's Wired About Life GEOFF BOUCHER, Geoff Boucher is a Times staff writer
Picture the Concept . . . CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, Christopher Knight is The Times' art critic
Translating Memories With a Light Touch HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an occasional contributor to Calendar
Redefining Sovereignty Michael Lind, Michael Lind is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and Washington editor of Harper's
Economy Charles R. Morris, Charles R. Morris, a Wall Street consultant, is author of "The Cost of Good Intentions," about the New York fiscal crisis. His new book, "Money, Greed and Risk: Why Financial Crashes and Crises Happen," will be published in August
A Spate of Storms Test U.S.-China Relations Robert A. Manning, Robert A. Manning, a former State Department advisor for Asia policy, is a senior fellow and director of Asian studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
When Protector and the Protected Clash KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, Karen Grigsby Bates is a regular contributor to this page
A Tale of Two Countries Coping With Economic Emergency Frank Gibney, Frank Gibney is president of the Pacific Basin Institute and a professor of politics at Pomona College. He is the author of "The Pacific Century: America and Asia in a Changing World."
In Politics, It's Movement vs. Mainstream William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a political analyst for CNN
The Quiet Before the Election Storm DAVID ELIEZRIE, Rabbi David Eliezrie is the president of the Rabbinical Assn. of Orange County. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intelligence Milt Bearden, Milt Bearden was in the CIA's clandestine service for 30 years. He lived and worked in Hong Kong for many years and was also in charge of the CIA's covert war in Afghanistan from 1986-89
Move Over, Alben Barkley BOB ZELNICK, Bob Zelnick, a former Washington correspondent for ABC-TV News, is a professor at Boston University and the author of "Backfire: A Reporter's Look at Affirmative Action" (Regnery Publishers, 1999)
The Mexican Economy That California Really Trades With Jock O'Connell, Jock O'Connell is an international business consultant and a former analyst for the state Commission for Economic Development
Breaking the Glass Shield for Women Joseph D. McNamara, Joseph D. McNamara is a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution
Thomas Schiltgen Sandra Hernandez, Sandra Hernandez, a former staff writer for LA Weekly, has written extensively about immigration and Latino issues
'Why Can't They See Things Like We Do?' NICOLE MONES, Nicole Mones is the author of "Lost in Translation" (Delacorte Press, 1998)
Pleasure Principle NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic. His last article for the magazine was a profile of Frank Gehry
Mr. Wise Guy Builds His 'Smart House' TOM CONNOR, As co-author of the magazine parodies Martha Stuart Living and the Smyth-Hawk'em Gardening Catalogue, Tom Connor regularly lampoons high society and other American perversions
A Lesson in Ephemeral Style VIVIENNE WALT, Vivienne Walt last wrote for the magazine about a painter's views of the Owens Valley
In Praise of Togetherness MICHELLE HUNEVEN, Michelle Huneven's last article for the magazine was an essay on a beloved white horse