What happened on July 23, 2000
The Road From Trang Bang MARK EDWARD HARRIS, Mark Edward Harris is a photographer and writer based in Los Angeles. His book "Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work" (Abbeville Press) features the work of 20 of the century's most acclaimed photographers
Searching for Ricky Jay MAX JACOBSON, Max Jacobson is a food and wine journalist whose last piece for the magazine was on Disneyland food. He is currently working on making his waistline disappear
Getting To Know The General JOHN M. GLIONNA, John M. Glionna last wrote for the magazine about writer/performance artist Sandra Tsing Loh
Bread Winner DAVID DOWNIE, Paris-based writer David Downie is the author of several books, including "Enchanted Liguria: A Celebration of the Culture, Lifestyle and Food of the Italian Riviera."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
The Graying of Orange County Is Underway JAMES L. DOTI, James L. Doti is president and professor of business and economics at Chapman University
Peachy Idea: Giving Parents a Few Plums JENNY BIOCHE, Jenny Bioche is a Newport Beach writer who has three children. She can be reached at email@example.com
Regional Plan With Multiple Options Makes Sense SHEILA JAMES KUEHL, Assembly member Sheila James Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) represents portions of the San Fernando Valley
The Big Picture ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ER on Wheels TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dead Poets: Good Society for the Aging Teacher ALICIA A. REYNOLDS, Alicia A. Reynolds lives in Ventura and teaches English at Oxnard High School
'Boring' Texts No Excuse for Doing Less in High School CAROL JAGO, Carol Jago teaches English at Santa Monica High School and directs the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Chase Knolls, a Larger Issue SHIRLEY SVORNY, Shirley Svorny is professor of economics at Cal State Northridge
The Five Books You Would Take To A Desert Island And Why GLORIA ROMERO, Assemblywoman Gloria Romero, 45, represents the 49th District in the San Gabriel Valley. She is on leave as a psychology professor at Cal State Los Angeles
A Link Between Times, Places RICH HANDLEY, Rich Handley is an educator and writer who lives in Ojai
Dept. of Fish and Games MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Marla Cone is an environmental reporter for The Times
Americans Urged to Leave Unstable Fiji EDWARD WRIGHT, Edward Wright is a former assistant foreign editor at The Times. His column appears monthly
Niagara's Second Act SHARON WATSON, Sharon Watson is a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C., area who specializes in theater and dining
SUMMER IN Sun Valley CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Take a Walk on the Park's Mild Side JOHN McKINNEY, John McKinney is the author of "Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks" (Olympus Press, $14.95)
In Emilia-Romagna, Music and Food in Concert GWEN O'SULLIVAN ROMAGNOLI, Gwen O'Sullivan Romagnoli is a freelance writer who recently returned to Boston after a six-month stay in Italy
Livin' La Vida Logo Ilene Beckerman, Ilene Beckerman is the author of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" and the recently released "Mother of the Bride: The Dream, The Reality, The Search for a Perfect Dress."
The Distance Between Two Points May Narrow With Time AMOS OZ, Israeli novelist Amos Oz's latest book is "The Silence of Heaven," (Princeton University Press, 2000)
Gore Once More, With Feeling ROBERT KUTTNER, Robert Kuttner is co-editor of the American Prospect
Inmate Terms Are Cheap Fuel for Davis' Ambition By JEAN ARNOLD, Jean Arnold, a freelance writer in the Bay Area, taught night classes at San Quentin for six years. E-mail: email@example.com
Paper Misses a Turnaround in Blame NARDA ZACCHINO, Times Associate Editor Narda Zacchino is the readers' representative
West Confronts the Riddle of Putin 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."
Jerusalem's Compelling Presence Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz, who lived in Jerusalem for four years, has written about the Middle East for the New Yorker. She is working on a book about Jerusalem
Sprawl Reaches the Wilderness Richard Nelson, Richard Nelson is author of "The Island Within," which received the John Burroughs Award for nature writing
How to Build Affordable Housing for Low-Wage Workers Nico Calavita, Nico Calavita, a professor in the graduate program in city planning at San Diego State University, is the former chair of the City of San Diego Housing Trust Fund Board of Trustees
Have You Heard About the Incredible Recovery? Charles Wolf Jr., Charles Wolf Jr. is senior economic advisor and corporate fellow in international economics at Rand, and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
Francisco Arias Cardenas Sandra Hernandez, Sandra Hernandez, a former staff writer for LA Weekly and the Associated Press, has written extensively about immigration, Latino issues and Latin America
Pills for What Ails You Socially Scott Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb is a resident in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and a staff writer for the British Medical Journal
As We Gather at the River D.J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is a city official in Lakewood and the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir."
The Shadow and the Myth ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell is a contributing writer to Book Review
What, Me Worry? TODD GITLIN, Todd Gitlin is the author of "The Sixties"; "The Twilight of Common Dreams"; the novel, "Sacrifice"; and the forthcoming "The Infinite Glimmer of Images."
The Caw of the Upstart Crow A.R. BRAUNMULLER, A.R. Braunmuller is co-general editor, with Stephen Orgel, of the Pelican Shakespeare Series and a professor in the English department at UCLA
Monster Mash LYNDA OBST, Lynda Obst, a producer at Paramount Pictures, is the author of "Hello, He Lied: And Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches."