What happened on November 28, 1999
On Air With the High Priest of Classical Music PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott last wrote for the magazine about three men joining the priesthood
Pizzas and PeaceMaking HEATHER KING, Heather King's last piece for the magazine was about the joys of living in a warm climate after growing up in bone-chilling New England
Out of the Fire NANCY SPILLER, Nancy Spiller last wrote about pomegranates for the magazine
Dilbert Doesn't Live Here LISA LEFF, Lisa Leff last wrote for the magazine about surgeon and cancer research Dr. Helena Chang
Tough Guys Don't Dance * KENNETH R. WEISS, Kenneth R. Weiss is a Times education writer whose last article for the magazine was on the aspirations of the Class of 2003 and the challenges it faces
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
What About What's Right With Youth? BARBARA ANTHONY RHODES, Barbara Anthony Rhodes is professor of Pan African Studies at Cal State Northridge and director of the Dubois-Hamer Institute for African-American Achievement
Schools Initiative Would Undercut Prop. 13 BRUCE KEELER, Bruce Keeler is co-chair of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. Education Committee and is a financial consultant with Salomon Smith Barney in Woodland Hills
Money From Home PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hopeful Signals ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Council Has a Role in Noise Relief LAURA CHICK, City Councilwoman Laura Chick represents the West San Fernando Valley. Chick chairs the Government Efficiency Committee and Charter Reform Implementation Committee
China Deserves Access to Global Economy JAMES L. DOTI and ESMAEL ADIBI, James L. Doti is president and professor of economics at Chapman University. Esmael Adibi is director of the university's Anderson Center for Economic Research
'Awareness' Threatens Our Concept of Oneness WILLIAM A. ANDERSON, William A. Anderson is a physician practicing in Ventura and a member of the California Republican Central Committee
Balancing Act JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Living Wage? MARCOS VARGAS, Marcos Vargas is chair of the Ventura County Living Wage Coalition, a group of community, labor and faith-based organizations. He is a doctoral candidate in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning and a professor of Chicano studies at Cal State Channel Islands. Vargas was executive director of El Concilio from 1987 to 1995
OCTA's Surveys on CenterLine May Not Tell the Whole Story DAVE MOOTCHNIK, Dave Mootchnik is a member of DHS Transportation Forum, an organization of citizens in Orange County concerned with public transportation issues. He writes from Huntington Beach
How a School Salad Bar Can Be a Learning Experience, Too Robert Gottlieb and Michelle Mascarenhas, Robert Gottlieb is professor of urban and environmental policy at Occidental College. Michelle Mascarenhas is director of Occidental's Community Food Security Project
Pentagon Speak Translated Ronald Fraser, Ronald Fraser, a freelance writer in Washington, served as a defense analyst
The L-Word Rides Again? Probably Not Michael Kazin, Michael Kazin, who teaches history at Georgetown University, is coauthor of "America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s."
Let Pinochet Back Only on His Deathbed ARIEL DORFMAN, Ariel Dorfman's latest novel is "The Nanny and the Iceberg," (Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 1999)
Flew a Medevac in 'Nam? Give That Man a Point JEFF DANZIGER, Jeff Danziger is an editorial cartoonist. He served as an intelligence officer with the First Air Cavalry in Vietnam, 1970-71
Pipeline Politics Put Democracy in Back Seat Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newberg has published several books on politics in South and Central Asia, including "Judging the State: Courts and Constitutional Politics in Pakistan."
A Bourgeois Revolution D.J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie, a city official in Lakewood, is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir."
A WTO Celebration Faces People Power Robert L. Borosage, Robert L. Borosage is a founder of Campaign for America's Future
Susan Rice Norman Kempster, Norman Kempster covers the State Department for The Times
The Fascist Response to Globalization Martin A. Lee, Martin A. Lee is the author of "The Beast Reawakens," a book about neo-fascism
'A Pecular People' KENNETH ANDERSON, Kenneth Anderson teaches at American University Law School, Washington, D.C., and is legal editor of "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know."
First Fiction MARK ROZZO, Mark Rozzo is a contributing writer to Book Review
His Master's Voice LARRY B. STAMMER, Larry B. Stammer is a Times religion writer
Thunder in the Soul DAN WAKEFIELD, Dan Wakefield is the author of, most recently, "How Do We Know When It's God? A Spiritual Memoir."
The Echo Chamber DOUGLAS HOFSTADTER, Douglas Hofstadter is the author of "Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" and "Le Ton beau de Marot" and is a visiting professor in the departments of physics and Slavic languages at Stanford University
Soul Music BONO, Bono is the lead singer of the musical group U2. His essay will appear as the introduction to "The Pocket Canon" series edition of "The Book of Psalms," which will be published next month by Grove Press
The Executioner's Song ANDREW MOTION, Andrew Motion is the British poet laureate. His essay will appear as the introduction to "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Death's Duel" by John Donne, to be published by Vintage Books next month