What happened on October 29, 2000
Laugh Lines STUART PFEIFER and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
What Al and W Need to Know About O.C. JOHN J. PITNEY JR., John J. Pitney Jr. is associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and author of "The Art of Political Warfare." He lives in Anaheim
You Can't Put Dollar Limits on Free Speech JOHN C. EASTMAN, John Eastman is a professor of constitutional law at Chapman University School of Law. He also is director of the Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, in which capacity he represents the Lincoln Club of Orange County in its challenge against Irvine's campaign finance ordinance
Sugarcoating Death MICHAEL P. LUCAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
21st State Senate District BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is opinion page editor for the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County editions of The Times
Family Room DENNIS ARP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Week in Review / Oct. 23-27 Davan Maharaj and James Bates and Chris Kraul and Mark Magnier and James F. Peltz and Sharon Bernstein and Karen Kaplan and Karen Robinson-Jacobs
The Human Face of War ROBERT LEE HOTZ, Robert Lee Hotz is a Times science writer. His last piece for the magazine was a profile of Caltech President David Baltimore
Squashing The Competition WANDA HENNIG, San Francisco-based writer Wanda Hennig is former bureau chief for the South African edition of Cosmopolitan
Trojan Hoarse ROB FELTON, Rob Felton is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. This is his first storyfor the magazine
Eye Of The Beholder BILL SHARPSTEEN, Bill Sharpsteen's last story for the magazine was on female dockworkers
Grub It Is--and Ain't CHARLES PERRY, Charles Perry is a staff writer in The Times' Food section
Prophet Ann Stanford, From "In Mediterranean Air" by Ann Stanford (Viking: 88 pp., out of print)
Ouija Patricia Zontelli, From "Red Cross Dog: Poems" by Patricia Zontelli, (New Rivers Press: 84 pp., $12.95 paper)
Dangerously Plain JAMES LONGENBACH, James Longenbach is the author of "Threshold," a collection of poems. He teaches at the University of Rochester
Strange Brew EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of "Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages."
The Brodsky Paradox JOHN BAYLEY, John Bayley is the author of numerous works, including "Leo Tolstoy," "The Red Hat: A Novel" and "Elegy for Iris."
What Ever Happened to Robinson Jeffers? DAVID RAINS WALLACE, David Rains Wallace is the author, most recently, of "The Monkey's Bridge: Mysteries of Evolution in Central America." He is a recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing
Lieberman Talks the Talk; Bush Lives It RICHARD W. GARNETT, Richard W. Garnett is an assistant professor at Notre Dame Law School. This is excerpted from a longer article that appeared in National Review online
Gore Turns Global Wins Into Loses 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."
Milosevic Mustn't Be Allowed a Quiet Retirement Charles A. Kupchan and Diane F. Orentlicher, Charles Kupchan is the Shepardson fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and associate professor of international affairs at Georgetown University. Diane Orentlicher is professor of law at American University and a visiting scholar at Princeton University's program in law and public affairs
Support for Nader Undercuts the Progressive Cause ROBERT L. BOROSAGE, Robert L. Borosage is a founder of the Campaign for America's Future and co-editor of the forthcoming book, "The Next Agenda" (Westview Press)
Once Wooed, Now Nearly Forgotten David R. Ayon, David R. Ayon writes on U.S., Mexican, and Latino politics, and is a research associate at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University
In Need of a Moral Compass D. J. Waldie, D. J. Waldie, a Lakewood city official, is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir."
Outsiders May Be the Best Judges Samuel H. Pillsbury, Samuel H. Pillsbury is a professor of law at Loyola Law School
Lucius Battle Norman Kempster, Norman Kempster is a foreign-policy correspondent for The Times
Where's Perot When We Need Him? Michael Kazin, Michael Kazin's latest book, with Maurice Isserman, is "America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s." He teaches history at Georgetown University
The CIA's Other Untold Scandal Peter Kornbluh, Peter Kornbluh is a senior analyst at the National Security Archive, a public-interest documentation center, and the author of the forthcoming book, "The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability."