Pinochet's Bad Name Will Be His Legacy ARIEL DORFMAN, Ariel Dorfman is author of the play, "Death and the Maiden," and the memoir, "Heading South, Looking North" (Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 1998)
Crossing the (Blue) Line David D. Dotson, David D. Dotson is a former assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
Crossing the (Blue) Line Eric Monkkonen, Eric Monkkonen, professor of history and policy studies at UCLA is the author of "Police in Urban America, 1860 to 1920."
Make TV Milosevic's Worst Nightmare Eugene Secunda, Eugene Secunda, a professor of media studies at New York University, is writing a book about television's impact on the social and political environment in Eastern Europe
Buchanan's Wrong: Two Parties Differ 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
County Must Wake Up to Meth Menace ANNETTE PADILLA, Annette Padilla is a member of the Orange County Methamphetamine Task Force and director of YMCA Communities in Prevention-North, an alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention project in north Orange County
Small Stories of Hope, Inspiration LORRIE NELSON, Editor's note: Lorrie Nelson of Poinsettia Middle School in Ventura last week was named Ventura County Teacher of the Year. The letter of introduction and essays that helped judges to select her for that honor offer inspiring thoughts for children and former children, parents and future parents. Here is an excerpt