What happened on January 30, 2000
The Death Zone DAVID CRAIG, David Craig is the author of a trilogy of outdoor books, "Native Stones," "On the Crofters' Trail" and "Landmarks." His most recent book is "Arch," coauthored with Andy Goldsworthy
Cornucopia MICHAEL FRANK, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review
Bell-Bottom Blues ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell is the author of the forthcoming "The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election."
Op Art DIANE JOHNSON, Diane Johnson is the author of "Dashiell Hammett: A Life" and numerous novels, including "Le Divorce" and the forthcoming "Le Mariage."
The Olsens Inc. CAROLYN RAMSAY, Carolyn Ramsay's last piece for the magazine was a profile of Jared Diamond, author of "Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Society."
Rebel With a Pause HILLARY JOHNSON, Hillary Johnson's last article for the magazine was a profile of Radha Mitchell
Digging Up The Truth DON RAY, Don Ray is an investigative journalist and the author of "The Investigator's Handbook."
Napoleon Chagnon's War of Discovery Michael D'Antonio, Michael D'Antonio last wrote for the magazine about Dr. David Pegues, UCLA Medical Center's infection control expert. His new book, "Tin Cup Dreams," will be published in March
Ahead Of The Curve ADELE CYGELMAN, Adele Cygelman is the author of "Palm Springs Modern: Houses in the California Desert" (Rizzoli, 1999)
The Gas Menagerie Tamar Brott, Tamar Brott is a contributor to the So SoCal section of the magazine
Yes, They Remember It Well DARYL H. MILLER, Daryl H. Miller is a Los Angeles-based entertainment reporter
Behind the Palace Doors SCARLET CHENG, Scarlet Cheng is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Dreams No Longer Deferred JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Keeping Them Off-Balance JENNIFER FISHER, Jennifer Fisher is a regular contributor to Calendar
Their Reputation Precedes Them, Alas STEPHEN FARBER, Stephen Farber is the movie critic for Movieline magazine and is the author of several books about Hollywood
A Test of Wills, Take 2 PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a Times staff writer
A Political, Yet Spiritual, Reawakening HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is a frequent contributor to Calendar
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Surer Footing GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Governor vs. the Senator in California JOHN J. PITNEY JR., John J. Pitney Jr. of Anaheim is an associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. His column will appear from time to time on a rotating basis with a group of Orange County writers
It's Impossible to Smear Schools Without Spattering Good Teachers JACK S. MOSCOWITZ, Jack S. Moscowitz is a retired Los Angeles Unified School District principal and a consultant for the Assn. of California School Administrators
Improving Education Need Not Hurt Taxpayers GEORGE RUNNER, Assemblyman George Runner (R-Lancaster) is vice chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee
O.C. 'Machine' Must Loosen Its Grip on Party GIL FERGUSON, Gil Ferguson, a conservative Republican, represented Newport Beach and South County in the Assembly from 1984 to 1994
In Loving Color JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hispanic Values at the Polls CARLOS E. GARCIA, Carlos E. Garcia is president of Garcia Research Associates Inc., a Burbank-based consumer research company that specializes in studying the U.S. Hispanic market. He lives in Thousand Oaks
LAFCO Seems Determined Not to Play by Its Own Rules ROSEANN MIKOS, Roseann Mikos, a Moorpark resident, is on the board of the Environmental Coalition and led the campaign for the Moorpark SOAR and against the Hidden Creek Ranch project. She can be reached at email@example.com
Books Behind Bars WILLOUGHBY MARIANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a (Street) Name? Plenty DAN BAGOTT, Tarzana resident and history buff Dan Bagott is a retired journalist and publicist
Memo to Bush: Go All Out By Edward J. Rollins, Edward J. Rollins, a political consultant, served as White House political director from 1981 to 1985 and was campaign manager for Ronald Reagan in 1984
Transforming a Flag--and Its Meaning Robert Bonner, Robert Bonner, a professor of American history at Michigan State University, is working on a book, "The First Confederate Flag Controversies: Popular Patriotism in the Civil War South."
Casualties in the Mayor's Brawl With the Council Xandra Kayden, Xandra Kayden, a political scientist at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Research, is writing a book on the political structure of Los Angeles
New Battle Fronts in the L.A. vs. San Diego Water War Steven P. Erie and Pascale Joassart-Marcelli, Steven P. Erie is a UC San Diego political scientist and Pascale Joassart-Marcelli is a USC postdoctoral research associate. Their research, "Unraveling Southern California's Water/Growth Nexus," will be published this spring
Give Success a Big Payoff HOWARD MILLER, Howard Miller, a former president of the LAUSD board, is the district's chief operating officer
Don't Write Bradley Off Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a political analyst, served as campaign manager for Walter F. Mondale in 1984
Why Pentagon Spells 'Safety' N-M-D William D. Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca, William D. Hartung is a president's fellow at the World Policy Institute and Michelle Ciarrocca is a research associate there. They are coauthors of "Star Wars Revisited."
The Cast of Characters in a Family Melodrama Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach, visiting professor of international journalism at UC Santa Barbara, has written extensively about Cuba in the New York Times, the New Republic and Vanity Fair
It's All About Clinton William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a political analyst for CNN
Solitude Reigns at Santa Margarita Lake JOHN McKINNEY, John McKinney is the author of "Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks" (Olympus Press, $14.95)
Mining Art in the Mojave CARLA L. HENRY, Carla Henry is a cookbook author and freelance writer who lives in West Hills
Cozumel's Wild Mayan Heart CINDY ROSS, Cindy Ross is a writer specializing in outdoors treks. She lives in New Ringgold, Pa
Tails From the Terai LESLIE NEVISON, Leslie Nevison is a freelance writer who moved from Singapore to Croatia this month
The Wander Year MIKE McINTYRE, Mike McIntyre is the author of "The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America" (Berkley Books: $12)