What happened on April 29, 2001
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
These Homes Have a View, but the Future Is All Downhill SHIRLEY L. GRINDLE, Shirley Grindle, a longtime community and Orange County government activist, writes from Orange
Boon to Bane MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cheap, Clean Nuclear Power Is the Answer TOM McCLINTOCK, State Sen. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) represents portions of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley
For Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers, Help Is Available SANDRA McMULLEN, Sandra McMullen holds a master's degree in gerontology and is director of education for the Alzheimer's Assn. Ventura County Chapter
Prejudice Is a Choice; So Are Change, Living in Harmony CAROLYN OKAZAKI, Carolyn Okazaki is a licensed clinical social worker on staff with University Counseling Services at Cal State Northridge
How Kilowatt Socialism Saved L.A. From the Energy Crisis JEFF STANSBURY, Jeff Stansbury is a PhD candidate in American history at UCLA. His dissertation is on the role of the labor movement in the building of L.A.'s infrastructure
100 Days on the Job, Still No Hard Choices ERIC COHEN, Eric Cohen, former managing editor of The Public Interest, is a resident fellow at the New America Foundation
A Nominee Who Stands for War OSCAR ARIAS, Oscar Arias was president of Costa Rica from 1986-1990 and winner of the Nobel peace prize in 1987
National Interests, First; Soldiers' Lives, Second JAMES ZUMWALT, James Zumwalt, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps, has written extensively on foreign policy and defense issues
In the Grip of Drug War Logic, an 'Isolated Incident' Isn't PETER H. SMITH, Peter H. Smith, director of Latin American studies at the University ofCalifornia, San Diego, is author of "Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American Relations."
Ally Chastens Bush Over Taiwan Outburst CHALMERS JOHNSON, Chalmers Johnson is the president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, a nonprofit educational organization located in Cardiff, Calif
Don't Take Bush Plan on Faith SUSAN ANDERSON, Susan Anderson was director of External Affairs for Local Initiatives Support Corp., the nation's largest community-support organization
Bringing Down Baby PEGGY ORENSTEIN, Peggy Orenstein is the author of "Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids,
Love, and Life in a Half-Changed World."
'Yellow Peril' Fears Still Run Deep LISA SEE, Lisa See is author of "On Golden Mountain: The 100-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family" (Vintage, 1996)
An Unreasonable View of the 4th Amendment AKHIL REED AMAR, Akhil Reed Amar, a law professor at Yale Law School, is author of "The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction."
The Shot Heard 'Round the World ERIC FONER, Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton professor of history at Columbia University, a past president of the Organization of American Historians and the author of numerous books, including "The Story of American Freedom."
The Remains of the Day JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
Hot Hopes and Hangovers JIM SLEEPER, Jim Sleeper, author of "The Closest of Strangers" and "Liberal Racism," is writing a book on American national identity and teaching a political science course at Yale on journalism, liberalism and democracy
Unscripted Paradise DANIEL AARON, Daniel Aaron, professor emeritus at Harvard, is the author of numerous books, including "Writers on the Left." He is writing his memoirs, titled "Circlings: A Personal History of the United States, 1912-2000," which Harcourt will publish in 2002
What's Right, What's Wrong, What's Missing TAMAR JACOBY, Tamar Jacoby, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is the author of "Someone Else's House: America's Struggle for Integration."
PHENOMENON (n.) CHRIS MARKER, Chris Marker, essayist, novelist, journalist and filmmaker, is best known for his 1962 film "La Jetee," the basis of Terry Gilliam's 1995 "Twelve Monkeys." He lives in Paris. His short story was translated from the French by Dorna Khazeni
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah MARK HERTSGAARD, Mark Hertsgaard is the author of "A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles," now being reissued as an electronic book by Barnes & Noble.com, as well as of "Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future.'
Before the Barking Gets Too Loud THOMAS LYNCH, Thomas Lynch is a poet, essayist and the author, most recently, of "Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality."
TOP 10 STORIES / April 23-27 Lisa Girion and Terril Yue Jones and Sallie Hofmeister and James Bates and Peter Pae and Jeff Leeds and Nancy Rivera Brooks and Peter Gosselin
Walking With Saints, Talking With Fools VICTOR MERINA, Victor Merina, a former Times staff writer, is a Freedom Forum teaching fellow at UC Berkeley and an online writer/editor for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies
The Sound of One Soybean Clapping WANDA HENNIG, Wanda Hennig last wrote for the magazine about butternut squash soup
The Footprint of a Whale DIANA MARCUM, Diana Marcum, a staff writer for the Fresno Bee, last wrote for the magazine about Palm Springs card dealer schools
Working The American System RICHARD A. SERRANO and STEPHEN BRAUN, Richard A. Serrano and Stephen Braun are staff writers in The Times' Washington bureau