What happened on October 01, 2000
A Golfer's Mirage JACK MATHEWS, Jack Mathews is film critic for the New York Daily News
The Civil War Revisited DALE M. BROWN, Dale M. Brown is a frequent contributor to The Times' Travel section
Coasting in Corsica EDWARD HARPER, Edward Harper is an author and former reporter living in Virginia
The Civil War Revisited JAMES T. YENCKEL, James T. Yenckel is a veteran travel writer based in Washington, D.C
Puerto Rico Revival JUDI DASH, Judi Dash, a travel writer and photographer, writes the Times' monthly Gear & Gadgets column
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
A Shortage That's Killing Latinos David E. Hayes-Bautista and Robert M. Stein, David E. Hayes-Bautista is director and Robert M. Stein associate director of the Center for the Study for Latino Health & Culture at UCLA
Kennewick Man Still Has a Lot to Say MICHAEL J. KELLY, Michael J. Kelly is the director of legal research, writing and advocacy at Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law
Rampart Shadows Mayoral Candidates 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
Will the Winners Tough It Out? Susan Blaustein, Susan Blaustein is a freelance writer and senior consultant for the International Crisis Group
High Noon David M. O'Brien, David M. O'Brien is a professor at the University of Virginia and author of numerous books on the Supreme Court, including "Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics."
Charles Blake Edward J. Boyer, Edward J. Boyer is a Times staff writer
Bush's Survival Strategy Linda A. DiVall, Linda A. DiVall is president of a public-research firm and was a senior advisor to Bob Dole's 1996 campaign
Gore's Ace in the Hole Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a political analyst, served as campaign manager for Walter F. Mondale in 1984
Dishonest Campaign Reform Is Worse Than None RON UNZ, Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, led the campaign for Proposition 25, a campaign finance reform initiative defeated by the Democratic and Republican parties in March
The One-Way Strategy for Sex Offenders Makes Nobody Safe Michael Dear and Django Sibley, Michael Dear is director of USC's Southern California Studies Center. Django Sibley is a graduate student at USC and an officer in the Humberside Police (U.K.)
Amid Progress, Corruption Reigns Peter Eng, Peter Eng, a former Associated Press correspondent, has reported on Cambodia since the mid-1980s
Every Picture Tells a Story DAVID THOMSON, David Thomson is the author of "In Nevada: The Land, the People, God, and Chance" and "Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts."
That's Entertainment TOM ENGELHARDT, Tom Engelhardt, consulting editor at Metropolitan Books, is the author of "The End of Victory Culture."
Strange Fruit GREG GOLDIN, Greg Goldin is a contributing editor at L.A. Weekly. He reported on the Geronimo Pratt case from 1980 through 1997
Fair Exchange PETER GREEN, Peter Green is the former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph
Box Office Boffo NEAL GABLER, Neal Gabler is the author of several books, including "Life: The Movie" and "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood."
The Lay of the Land JOHN RECHY, John Rechy is the author of numerous books, including "City of Night" and "The Coming of the Night." He is completing his 13th novel, "The Naked Cowboy."
Light Years From Southern Noir SCARLET CHENG, Scarlet Cheng is a regular contributor to Calendar
Grand Passions, Real Issues JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Greetings From VANCOUVER BRIAN LOWRY, Brian Lowry is a Times staff writer
Nothing but the Human Truth PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar
Written in a Key All Her Own JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a regular contributor to Calendar
You Can Call Him Happy ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is the Times pop music critic
Our Kids' Innocence, Unprotected DENNIS PRAGER, Dennis Prager hosts a talk show on KABC radio, and is an author and lecturer. His latest book is "Happiness Is a Serious Problem." (HarperCollins)