What happened on September 03, 2000
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Focus on Boys' Lives, Not Building Prisons AARON KIPNIS, Aaron Kipnis of Santa Barbara is the author of "Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers, and Counselors Can Help 'Bad Boys' Become Good Men" and president of the Fatherhood Coalition, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping men to contribute their unique gifts to children, families and the community. Learn more by visiting www.malepsych.com
Watery Solution MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School Budgets Get Caught in Political Mire STEVEN B. FRATES, Steven B. Frates is a fellow at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College and lives in Newport Beach
O.C. Needs Rapid Transit for New Ideas DAVID H. BLAKE, David H. Blake is dean of UC Irvine's Graduate School of Management
Things to Consider When Trying to Make Sense of the Stanford 9 Scores RICHARD FERRIER, Richard Ferrier lives in Santa Paula and teaches at Thomas Aquinas College. He serves on the board of the California Assn. of Scholars and writes on education issues for the California Political Review
To Cut Violence, Focus on At-Risk Boys, Not Law Enforcement AARON KIPNIS, Aaron Kipnis of Santa Barbara is the author of "Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers, and Counselors Can Help 'Bad Boys' Become Good Men."
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back RANDALL KENNEDY, Randall Kennedy is a professor at Harvard Law School and the author of "Race, Crime and the Law."
Tattletale EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber, emeritus professor of modern European history at UCLA, is the author, most recently, of "Apocalypses."
The Human Touch ALEX SOOJUNG-KIM PANG, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a historian and Web developer in the Stanford University library. He recently produced an online exhibit on "Making the Macintosh," a history of the Macintosh computer
Will It Ever End? NEIL BELTON, Neil Belton is the author of "The Good Listener" (Pantheon), which was awarded the Irish Times Literature Prize in 1999
The Necessity of War DAVID RIEFF, David Rieff is the author of "Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West."
The Puzzle of Murder Statistics: A Search for Cause and Effect Eric H. Monkkonen, Eric H. Monkkonen, a professor of history and policy studies at UCLA, is the author of "Murder in New York City," a historical analysis, due out in December
The Nuclear Graveyard Below Lloyd J. Dumas, Lloyd J. Dumas, a professor of political economy at the University of Texas, Dallas, is the author of "Lethal Arrogance: Human Fallibility and Dangerous Technologies."
Stem Cells and the Logic of the Nazis GEORGE WEIGEL, George Weigel is senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C
A Lack of Labor Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is the author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His most recent book is "The Cousin's War: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
As Politicians Demonize Pop Culture, Young Voters Tune Out Danny Goldberg, Danny Goldberg is president of Artemis Records and president of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California
Some Modest Proposals for L.A.'s Next Mayor Robert Gottlieb and Marianne Brown and Carlos Porras, Robert Gottlieb, a professor of urban and environmental policy at Occidental College, is co-chair of the Progressive Los Angeles Network (PLAN). Marianne Brown, director of the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, and Carlos Porras, executive director of Communities for a Better Environment, direct the PLAN task force on the urban environment
The Business Model Won't Fix Schools Dorothy Shipps, Dorothy Shipps, assistant professor of education at Teacher College, Columbia University, and a Carnegie scholar, is co-editor of "Reconstructing the Common Good in Education."
The Land of Fresh Starts Plays the Old Blame Game Patricia Nelson Limerick, Patricia Nelson Limerick is the author of "Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings of the New West" and chairwoman of the board of the Center of the American West
RICO Is Worst Possible Way to Handle Rampart THEODORE B. OLSON, Theodore B. Olson, a constitutional lawyer practicing in Washington, D.C., was a top official in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Reagan administration
Education Stops Cold for the Children of War MARY ANNE SCHWALBE and SUZI SCHIFFER PARRASCH, Mary Anne Schwalbe serves on the board of directors for the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children and recently returned from Myanmar, Sudan and Serbia. Suzi Schiffer Parrasch is a writer and consultant for the commission
Anita DeFrantz Paul L. Montgomery, Paul L. Montgomery, a freelance journalist, has worked as a reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal
Globalization Splitting Into Three Blocs Robert A. Manning, Robert A. Manning, a senior fellow and director of Asian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, is author of the forthcoming "The Asian Energy Factor: Myths and Dilemmas of Energy, Security and the Pacific Future."
More Than Wen Ho Lee Was Wronged VICTOR HWANG, Victor Hwang is the managing attorney of the Asian Law Caucus, the nation's oldest civil rights law firm serving the Asian Pacific American community. The caucus has filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Wen Ho Lee, alleging selective prosecution
Alliance With a Predator William M. LeoGrande and Kenneth E. Sharpe, William M. LeoGrande is professor of government at American University. Kenneth E. Sharpe is professor of political science at Swarthmore College. They coauthored "Two Wars or One? Drugs, Guerrillas, and Colombia's New Violencia," in the fall issue of World Policy Journal
A Journalist's Confession MARTIN J. SMITH, Martin J. Smith is a senior editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine. His third novel, "Straw Men," will be published by Jove on Jan. 2
Udder Bliss JANET BUKOVINSKY TEACHER, Janet Bukovinsky Teacher last wrote for the magazine about her stepson's favorite noodle dish
Bright Flash. Bad Luck. Or Bad Karma. MARTIN MILLER, Times staff writer Martin Miller's last feature for the magazine was a plea for corporate sponsorship to defray the costs of raising his newborn son
The Trouble With Harry DAVID WEDDLE, David Weddle is the author of " 'If They Move . . . Kill 'Em!' The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah," published by Grove Press. His last piece for the magazine was a profile of screenwriter and director Rick Famuyiwa
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