What happened on March 05, 2000
Kilroy Was Here MARTIN GARDNER, Martin Gardner is the author of some 70 books, including "Visitors From Oz" and "The Night Is Large." His latest is "The Definitive Annotated Alice" (W.W. Norton)
'Wanna Nut!' CAROLINE FRASER, Caroline Fraser is the author of "God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church."
L.a Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author, most recently, of "Apocalypses."
First Blood ESMOND WRIGHT, Esmond Wright is emeritus professor of U.S. history at the University of London
Ape and Essence DANIEL J. KEVLES, Daniel J. Kevles is the author, most recently, of "The Baltimore Case." He is a professor at Caltech
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
New Taxes? E-liminate the Notion ELLEN FITZMAURICE, Ellen Fitzmaurice is co-chair of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. (VICA) Telecommunications and Technology Committee. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Lack of Health Insurance Looms Large By Laurence Wellikson, Dr. Laurence D. Wellikson practices internal medicine in Irvine and is a member of the board of regents of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
. . . and State Should Work Harder to Cleanse Campuses By Hannah-beth Jackson and Mary Haffner, Assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) represents the 35th District. Mary Haffner of Ventura is an attorney with Community and Children's Advocates Against Pesticide Poisoning
Fillmore's Decision Is Plain Wrong CLARENCE N. FREEMAN, Clarence N. Freeman is a retired civil engineer who lives in Fillmore
Funky Philosophy By JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Plant Halts a Dam, Can It Stop Flood Too? BEVERLY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley teaches in the Communication Department at Cal Lutheran University. Address e-mail to email@example.com
Ventura Schools Create an Environment for Change . . . LOLITA ECHEVERRIA, Lolita Echeverria is Central Coast Environmental Health Project coordinator for the Environmental Defense Center
Let's Take the Initiative to Help Minorities 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
Hot For Haas CAROLYNN CARRENO, Carolynn Carreno is a freelance writer who writes frequently about food
The Mysterious Stanford 9 ROBERT A. JONES, Robert A. Jones' last article for the magazine was about the gradual reemergence of urban life in Los Angeles
Bronze Ambition LORENZA MUNOZ, Lorenza Munoz is a staff writer in The Times' Calendar section
A Final Conversation in a Life of Confusion STEVE SALERNO, Steve Salerno last wrote for the magazine about his love affair with batting cages
Genethia Hayes Gayle Pollard Terry, Gayle Pollard Terry is an editorial writer for The Times. She interviewed Genethia Hudley Hayes in her office at L.A. Unified School District's downtown headquarters
McCain's Last Stand By Linda A. Divall, Linda A. DiVall, president of a public-opinion research firm, was a senior advisor to Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign
Positioning for a General Election By William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a political analyst for CNN
Unreasonableness and the Black Profile By 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."
Will the Early Primary Affect California's Other Races? Steve Scott, Steve Scott is political editor of California Journal, a nonpartisan monthly magazine covering state government and politics
The Price the Innocent Pay for the Politics of Prosecution Joseph P. Charney, Joseph P. Charney is a deputy district attorney and adjutant professor of law at Loyola Law School. All opinions expressed herein are his own
Candidates' Racial Views Outdated Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to Opinion, is an L.A.-based fellow at the New America Foundation
Bush's Big Problem Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a political analyst, served as campaign manager for Walter F. Mondale in 1984
Republicans, Take Back Your Party ROBERT LARKIN, Robert Larkin is president of the California Congress of Republicans, a statewide volunteer organization, based in Simi Valley
True Reform May Depend on the 'Greedy' Lawyers Joseph D. McNamara, Joseph D. McNamara is the retired police chief of San Jose and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His forthcoming book is "Gangster Cops: The Hidden Cost of America's War on Drugs."
Look Beneath the Surface of School Violence ELLIOT ARONSON, Elliot Aronson, a professor emeritus of psychology at UC Santa Cruz, is the creator of "the jigsaw classroom." He is author of the forthcoming book, "Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion After Columbine" (Worth/Freeman)
U.S. Must Stop Being a KLA Pawn CHRISTOPHER LAYNE, Christopher Layne is a visiting scholar at USC's Center for International Studies and a visiting fellow at the Cato Institute
Before His Visit, Clinton Rethinking U.S.-India Relations Selig S. Harrison, Selig S. Harrison, a senior fellow of the Century Foundation and a senior scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is the author of "India: The Most Dangerous Decades."
Different Strokes JUDI DASH, Judi Dash is a freelance travel writer living in Ohio
Leapin' Lizards! MARSHALL S. BERDAN, Marshall S. Berdan is a writer who lives in Alexandria, Va
Celestial Season GERALD HERTER, Gerald Herter is president of Sterman, Higashi & Herter, an accounting and consulting firm in Tustin