What happened on December 03, 2000
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Block Party JENIFER RAGLAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
'I Am an American; I Am a Voter Who Makes a Difference' MARIO MATUTE, Mario Matute is director of the Pacoima Workforce Development Initiative. He lives in Santa Clarita
The Odd Couple JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building Homes to Build Communities GARY MUGRIDGE, Gary Mugridge is executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. For information, call 485-6065 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Time for a Rational Approach to Settle the Airport Dispute GEORGE L. ARGYROS, George L. Argyros, a Costa Mesa-based businessman, is chairman of the pro-El Toro airport group Citizens for Jobs & the Economy
Health or Education Isn't Choice CESAR HERNANDEZ, Cesar Hernandez is director of the Migrant Farmworker Project of California Rural Legal Assistance Inc
Practical Alternatives for No-Win Policing Scenarios VERNON COOK, Vernon Cook is a criminologist and part-time faculty member at Cal State Northridge and Cal Lutheran University. He is the former manager of the Ventura County Sheriff's Decision Support and Crime Analysis Unit. He lives in Thousand Oaks
Oi! Oi! Oi! MIMI POND, Mimi Pond last wrote for the Style section about hats
O Come, All Ye Fearful CATHERINE L. KEEFE, Catherine L. Keefe lives in Trabuco Canyon. This is her first piece for the magazine
This Way, L.a WADE GRAHAM, Wade Graham has written on the environment and science for The New Yorker and Harper's. He is a principal of the L.A. landscape design firm Nicholas/Graham, LLC
Bread Winner DAVID DOWNIE, David Downie last wrote for the magazine about Croque Monsieur
Top 10 Stories / Nov. 27-Dec. 1 James F. Peltz and Abigail Goldman and Jube Shiver Jr. and Elizabeth Douglass and Nancy Cleeland and P.J. Huffstutter and Greg Miller
The Demonization of Politics Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is a senior fellow of the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg and the author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
A Little Bit of Slowing in the Economy Wouldn't Be All Bad MARTIN FELDSTEIN and KATHLEEN FELDSTEIN, Martin Feldstein was chairman of the presidential Council of Economic Advisors, 1982-84. Kathleen Feldstein is an economist
Peace Still Has a Chance Henri J. Barkey, Henri J. Barkey, a professor of international relations at Lehigh University, served on the State Department's policy planning staff from 1998-2000
How to Bring Belmont Back to Life Xandra Kayden, Xandra Kayden a political scientist at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Research
God Save the Americans Stephen Games, Stephen Games, a British journalist, is a member of the faculty in the media departments of Boston University and AIU-London
The New Power Lines Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at Pepperdine University and a research fellow with the Reason Public Policy Institute. He is author of "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape."
Will Brethren Rule for Brethren to Protect All Courts? Dion Farganis and Gordon Silverstein, Dion Farganis is a graduate student in political science at the University of Minnesota. Gordon Silverstein is a senior scholar at the New America Foundation and the author of "Imbalance of Powers: Constitutional Interpretation and the Making of American Foreign Policy."
'Us vs. Them' Fires 'em Up JAMES P. PINKERTON, James P. Pinkerton, who writes a column for Newsday in New York, worked in the White House of President George Bush. E-mail: email@example.com
Hey, Martha Raye, Where Are You? LARRY DAVID, Larry David, the co-creator and executive producer of "Seinfeld," created and stars in HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
The Wealth Effect Faces Hard Times John H. Makin, John H. Makin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. This article is a condensed version of one that appeared on the AEI Web page
They Hold Elections, but Voters Have Little Say Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newburg is a consultant in countries encountering conflict and economic dislocation. She spent the autumn in Central Asia, and was formerly a consultant to the United Nations in Afghanistan
Martyrdom: The Most Powerful Weapon AVIGDOR HASELKORN, Avigdor Haselkorn is the author of "The Continuing Storm: Iraq, Poisonous Weapons and Deterrence" (Yale University Press, 1999)