What happened on January 16, 2000
Star Trek ROBERT LEE HOTZ, Robert Lee Hotz is a Times science writer
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell is the author of the forthcoming "The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election."
Love Hurts PAULA L. WOODS, Paula L. Woods is the author of "Inner City Blues: A Charlotte Justice Novel."
L.A. Confidential Banner EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the author of, most recently, "Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs Through the Ages."
Blowback KARL E. MEYER, Karl E. Meyer, a former editorialist for The New York Times, is coauthor with Shareen Blair Brysac of "Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia."
Shooting Star GARY INDIANA, Gary Indiana is the author of several books, including "Let It Bleed," "Gone Tomorrow," "Resentment" and, most recently, "Three Month Fever," the story of Andrew Cunanan
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Growing Pains MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Strange Portals JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From Brownfields to Green BRIAN BRENNAN, Brian Brennan is a member of the Ventura City Council
No Compromise for Children's Vaccine DR. PAUL QAQUNDAH, Dr. Paul Qaqundah is board-certified in pediatrics, allergy and immunology, and practices in Huntington Beach
A Superintendent's Legacy: Fostering Good Schools, Citizenship BEVERLY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley teaches in the communication department at California Lutheran University. Address e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Tall Order DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephanie Carter BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is opinion editor for the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County editions of The Times
Immigration Lessons of a 6-Year-Old Ruben Navarrette Jr., Ruben Navarrette Jr., a student in public administration at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, is the author of "A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano" and political editor of OYE, an L.A.-based Latino men's magazine
Davis Keeps Pushing Education, but Public Support Fading Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
From Clay to Ali: Extreme to Mainstream David Dante Troutt, David Dante Troutt, a law professor at Rutgers Law School, is the author of "The Monkey Suit: Short Fiction on African Americans and Justice."
No Rest for the Wicked: Pinochet's Gift to Us All ARIEL DORFMAN, Ariel Dorfman's latest novel is "The Nanny and the Iceberg" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999)
Bring Courage Back Into Fashion FRANKLIN E. ZIMRING, Franklin E. Zimring teaches law at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall and is the author of "American Youth Violence" (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Politics With a Populist Flavor Michael Shifter, Michael Shifter is senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue and teaches Latin American politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service
What Syria Really Wants Howard Teicher, Howard Teicher, an international business consultant, served on the staff of the National Security Council from 1982-1987
Headed for a Fall? Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips, a political historian, is the author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor" and "The Cousins' War: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
Jack Germond Scott Kraft, Scott Kraft is national editor of The Times
Accounting: How Firm a Foundation? KIRK O. HANSON, Kirk O. Hanson is a senior lecturer in business ethics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1978
The Tragic Abuse of King's Famous 34 Words Michael Eric Dyson, Michael Eric Dyson, the Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at DePaul University, is author of "I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr."
Cigarettes and a Beer for African AIDS Victims ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, Arianna Huffington writes a syndicated column. E-mail: email@example.com