What happened on November 21, 1999
The Price of China's New Policy 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."
The Stealth Coup Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips, a political historian, is author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor" and "The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
L.A.'s Universities Can Help Heal the City Kevin Starr, Kevin Starr, a contributing editor to Opinion, is State Librarian of California and University Professor at USC
Mike Moore Paul L. Montgomery, Paul L. Montgomery, a freelance journalist, has worked as a reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal
Got a While? She's Got a Story to Tell You NARDA ZACCHINO, Narda Zacchino is Times' associate editor and readers' representative
Another Province Seeking Independence Donald K. Emmerson, Donald K. Emmerson, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Asia/Pacific Research Center, is editor and coauthor of "Indonesia beyond Suharto."
Arms Control to Suit a New World Henry A. Kissinger, Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger frequently writes for The Times
Beyond Good Cop, Bad Cop Joseph D. McNamara, Joseph D. McNamara, retired police chief of San Jose and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the author of the forthcoming book "Gangster Cops: The Hidden Cost of America's War on Drugs."
What Hath Term Limits Wrought--Regional Government? Xandra Kayden, Xandra Kayden, a political scientist at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Research, is writing a book on the political structure of Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Recheck It Out ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Putting a Roof Over Heads Is No Small Task LOU CORREA, Rep. Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) represents the 69th Assembly District, which includes Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and parts of Fountain Valley and Orange
Those Who Served Won't Be Forgotten 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
Classroom Teachers Can't Do It All LUCY WALKER, Lucy Walker, an Ojai resident, works as a substitute teacher in various Ventura county school districts
Experiment in Creating Permanent Open Space Takes Shape in Ojai JOHN BROESAMLE, John Broesamle is president of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. To contact the conservancy call 646-7930 or email@example.com
A Certain Likelihood of Facing Global Warming MATT LANDRY, Matt Landry, a former manufacturing engineer for Motorola, General Dynamics and Eaton Corp., lives in Oak Park
A Damning Indictment--of D.A.'s Office DANA PARSONS, Dana Parsons' column appears Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Readers may reach Parsons by calling (714) 966-7821 or by writing to him at the Times Orange County Edition, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
LAPD Needs Ongoing Training for Officers CINDY MISCIKOWSKI, City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski represents portions of the San Fernando Valley and Westside
Lights, Camera, Angst JOAN SAUNDER WIXENJ, Joan Saunders Wixen has lived in Los Angeles for nearly a half-century. She was West Coast correspondent for the Detroit News Sunday Magazine and has written for many other major American newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times
The Man from Wild Blue Yonder PRESTON LERNER, Preston Lerner's last article for the magazine was on movie market researcher Joseph Farrell
Mothers of the Banished JUANITA DARLING, Juanita Darling is The Times' Central America bureau chief. Her last piece for the magazine was about the Bogota Gold Museum
Glee=mc2 Debra J. Hotaling
Raging Bull DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, Douglas Brinkley is the author of "Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years" and "Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal." He is director of the Eisenhower Center and professor of history at the University of New Orleans
Fool's Gold JAMES WOOD, James Wood, a senior editor at The New Republic, is the author of "The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief" (Random House)
Dynasty FREDERIC MORTON, Frederic Morton is the author of the National Book Award finalist "The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait," "A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889" and "Crosstown Sabbath: A Street Journey Through History."
It's a Wrap ALLEN BARRA, Allen Barra is the author of "Inventing Wyatt Earp: His Life and Many Legends."
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the author, most recently, of "Apocalypses."
Soft Focus PETER BISKIND, Peter Biskind is the author of "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood."
ON TOP of the WORLD JUDITH DANCOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Judith Dancoff is a fiction writer and a part-time English teacher at Cal State L.A. and Los Angeles City College