What happened on June 18, 2000
Marion Joseph Richard Lee Colvin, Richard Lee Colvin covers education for The Times
The Power Politics Behind Deciding Who's a Democracy Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newberg has served as an advisor on governance, rights and democratic transition to the United Nation and is the author of "Judging the State: Courts and Constitutional Politics in Pakistan."
Charting a New Course Robin Wright, Robin Wright, who covers global issues for The Times, is the author of "The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran."
Golden Summit for Two Koreas Donald P. Gregg, Donald P. Gregg, chairman of the Korea Society, served as U.S. ambassador to South Korea from 1989 to 1993
Enough of L.A. Unified's Big Foot in Construction Funds David W. Gordon, David W. Gordon is superintendent of the Elk Grove Unified School District in Sacramento County. Elk Grove and several other districts have filed amicus briefs opposing the L.A. lawsuit
The Job Is Governing, Not Fund-raising Bruce J. Schulman, Bruce J. Schulman, who teaches history and American studies at Boston University, is the author of "Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism."
Emperor in a Can Bruce McCall, Bruce McCall, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, is the author of "Zany Afternoons."
Mystery of Missing Disks Deepens David Wise, David Wise is the author of "Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas."
Let's Get a State Law to End Racial Profiling DANNY J. BAKEWELL Sr., Danny J. Bakewell Sr., president and CEO of the Brotherhood Crusade in Los Angeles, is chairman and co-founder of the National Black United Fund
Charting a New Course Howard Teicher, Howard Teicher served on the staff of the National Security Council from 1982-1987
So a Rabbi, a Priest and a Minister . . . STEVEN LEWIS, Steven Lewis is author of "Zen and the Art of Fatherhood" (Dutton, 1997)
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The South Vietnamese Soldier's Sacrifice THUY REED, Thuy Reed is founder of New Viet Woman, a San Pedro-based organization that does social work
Gender Generated JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
L.A. Should Adopt an Open-Access Cable Policy ALEX PADILLA, City Councilman Alex Padilla, who represents portions of the northeast San Fernando Valley, is chair of the Information Technology and General Services Committee
Planning for Growth? Then Expect to Pay for Water RANDELE KANOUSE, Randele Kanouse for more than 20 years was legislative coordinator with the state Water Resources Control Board and, more recently, for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. The views stated in this article are not necessarily those of his employer
Planning for Growth? Then Plan for Water RANDELE KANOUSE, Randele Kanouse worked for more than 20 years as legislative coordinator with the state Water Resources Control Board and, more recently, for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. The views stated in this article are not necessarily those of his employer
All Roles Great and Small CHRISTOPHER NOXON, Christopher Noxon is a regular contributor to Calendar
A Swan Takes Flight PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
Quick Cuts KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL and KEVIN CRUST
Batty About Each Other STEVE HOCHMAN, Steve Hochman is a regular contributor to Calendar
Champion of the Overlooked SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Suspenseful Moves a la Hitchcock JENNIFER FISHER, Jennifer Fisher is a regular contributor to Calendar
Big Splash From the Little Pond F. KATHLEEN FOLEY, F. Kathleen Foley is a regular theater reviewer for daily Calendar
Taking Her Chances Again RANDY LEWIS, Randy Lewis is a Times staff writer
The Perseverance of Delta Burke WILLIAM KECK, William Keck is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
All of Her Heart and Soul BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg, a frequent contributor to Calendar, is the author of "Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical." Her oral history "State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work" will be published by William Morrow in October
Black,Blue and Gray All Over MATTHEW HELLER, Matthew Heller lives in Los Angeles. This is his first story for the magazine
A Taste of What Falls From The Sky JAMES BROWN, James Brown is a professor of English at Cal State San Bernardino. His last novel was "Lucky Town" (Harcourt Brace). This piece is an excerpt from his autobiography in progress
Guerrilla Griller JAMIE PURVIANCE, Jamie Purviance last wrote about abalone for the magazine
I'm Mundane, You're Insane. Or Are You? DEBRA J. HOTALING, Debra J. Hotaling writes regularly for the magazine's So SoCal section
The Thigh's The Limit MICHELLE HUNEVEN, Michelle Huneven last wrote for the magazine about chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques
Digging for Lew Archer TOM NOLAN, Tom Nolan is the author of "Ross Macdonald: A Biography," published last year by Scribner. His last article for the magazine was a reminiscence of Musso & Frank restaurant in Hollywood
The Reading Wars KENNETH ANDERSON, Kenneth Anderson teaches law at American University, Washington D.C
Rosebud KEVIN STARR, Kevin Starr is the author of a series of books on California's history, including "Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era." He is the state librarian of California and a professor in the School of Policy, Planning and Development at USC
First Draft EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the author of "Apocalypses" and a contributing writer to Book Review