What happened on February 06, 2000
Back From the Bottom Beth Shuster, Beth Shuster is a Times staff writer. Her last story for the magazine was on the future of airports in and around Los Angeles
We Are the World MICHAEL SHERMER, Michael Shermer is the author of "Why People Believe Weird Things" and, most recently, "How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science." He is the publisher of Skeptic magazine
Tattletale PHYLLIS RICHARDSON, Phyllis Richardson is the author of "Portmanteau."
Pride and Prejudice MICHAEL MEWSHAW, Michael Mewshaw is the author of numerous books, including "Playing Away: Roman Holidays and Other Mediterranean Encounters."
L.A. Confidential Banner EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review
Our Times JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
Work That's Never Done SUSIE LINFIELD, Susie Linfield is a contributing writer to Book Review
The Rise of Authoritarianism and Our Crackpot Culture KENNETH ANDERSON, Kenneth Anderson is legal editor of "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know." He teaches law at American University in Washington, D.C
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Sizing Up Measure F WAYNE QUINT JR., Wayne Quint Jr. is president of the Assn. of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs
Sizing Up Measure F LEONARD KRANSER, Leonard Kranser is communications director of Citizens for Safe and Healthy Communities
Nowadays, Principals Must Walk a Fine Line MARY HELEN PONCE, Mary Helen Ponce lives in Sunland and is the author of "Hoyt Street: an Autobiography."
Working to Get Patients' Wait Down MARC ECKSTEIN, Marc Eckstein, MD, is medical director of the Los Angeles Fire Department and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at USC School of Medicine. He lives in the San Fernando Valley
Familiar Images JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Leonard Schaeffer Donna Mungen, Donna Mungen was a contributing editor to National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and a CNN commentator
Europe, Clinton Warily Eye Moral Price of E-Commerce 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" and is writing a book about U.S. foreign policy
The Dot-com Obsession Warping the U.S. Economy David Friedman, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a Markle senior fellow at the New America Foundation
Heart of the Presidential Race Is More Reform Sam Quinones, Sam Quinones, an Alicia Patterson fellow for 1998, is working on a book about Mexico
Brown the Mayor Rues Brown the Reformer Cynthia H. Craft, Cynthia H. Craft is managing editor of the California Journal, an independent monthly magazine that covers state government and politics
EU Says the Right Stops Here Anson Rabinbach, Anson Rabinbach is a history professor and director of the program in European cultural studies at Princeton University. His most recent book is "In the Shadow of Catastrophe: German Intellectuals Between Apocalypse and Enlightenment."
Is the race to the Anointed? Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips, a political historian, is the author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor" and "The Cousin's War: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America." His longer article "The Prospects of a Bush Restoration" is in the February Harper's
African Americans Are Owed for Years of Bottomness RANDALL ROBINSON, Randall Robinson, executive director of TransAfrica, is author of "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks" (Dutton, 2000)
Fault Lines Below Latino Politicians David R. Ayon, David R. Ayon is a research associate at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University
Seoul Cannot Go Halfway on Democracy YEARN HONG CHOI, Yearn Hong Choi is a professor at the University of Seoul Graduate School of Urban Sciences and a former assistant for environmental quality in the U.S. Defense Department
Marley: The Potent Legacy of 'One Love' Gregory Stephens, Gregory Stephens is author of "On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison and Bob Marley."