What happened on February 25, 2001
Nota Bene MELVIN JULES BUKIET, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of "Signs and Wonders" and the forthcoming "Strange Fire."
Kicking Out the Jams KENT CARROLL, Kent Carroll, a longtime publishing executive, is publisher and editor-in-chief of Carroll & Graf, a subsidiary of the Avalon Publishing Group
Is Publishing Dead? MARIAN WOOD, Marian Wood is vice president of G.P. Putnam and publisher of Marian Wood Books. A veteran of many years in publishing, she has worked with numerous writers, including Sue Grafton, Hilary Mantel, John Lanchester, Linda Bierds and Daniel Woodrell
Apocalypse Now? RICHARD SEAVER, Richard Seaver, an editor and publisher for more than 40 years, is president of Arcade Publishing, an independent house distributed by AOL Time Warner. His many past posts include managing editor of Evergreen Review, editor-in-chief of Grove Press and publisher of the trade division of Holt, Rinehart & Winston (while it was a subsidiary of CBS Inc.). He has edited and published many authors, including Samuel Beckett, John Berger, William Burroughs, E.M. Cioran, Jean Genet, Eugene Ionesco and Andrei Makine. He is also the translator of Pauline Reage's "Story of O" and the works of the Marquis de Sade, among other writers
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First Resort MARY McNAMARA, Mary McNamara is a staff writer in The Times' Southern California Livingsection
Liquid Assets HEATHER JOHN, Heather John is a senior editor at the magazine
Chess JACK PETERS, INTERNATIONAL MASTER
Dropping the SATs Is an Excuse to Drop Standards VIRGINIA POSTREL, Virginia Postrel, editor-at-large of Reason magazine, is the author of "The Future and Its Enemies" (1998, Free Press)
Randall Swisher Jim Crogan, Jim Crogan has written for LA Weekly, Newsweek and Time magazine
Pardon Reignites Jewish Stereotypes WALTER REICH, Walter Reich, a psychiatrist and professor of international affairs, ethics and human behavior at George Washington University, is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He was director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum from 1995 to 1998
Redesigning California William Fulton, William Fulton is president of Solimar Research Group and a senior research fellow at the Southern California Studies Center at USC. His latest book is "The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl," coauthored with Peter Calthorpe
Transition: Less Seems to be More Stephen Hess, Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, has been involved in presidential transitions since the 1960-61 Eisenhower-Kennedy transition and has written a series on them for the Presidential Appointee Initiative, a Brookings project funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts
The China and Nuclear Reunion Is Only a Motive Away David E. Mosher and Lowell H. Schwartz, David E. Mosher, who spent a decade at the Congressional Budget Office analyzing nuclear and missile defense issues, is a nuclear policy analyst at Rand. Lowell H. Schwartz is a research programmer at Rand
What Does San Diego Really Want From the MWD? Steven P. Erie, Steven P. Erie is director of UC San Diego's urban studies and planning program. He is researching "DWP: The Politics of Water and Power in 20th Century Los Angeles."
The Go-Between for Mexico, U.S. Harmony Along the Border Robert S. Leiken, Robert S. Leiken is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of "The Melting Border: Mexico and Mexican Communities in the United States."
All the Fugitive's Men in Israel Yossi Melman, Yossi Melman is an Israeli author and journalist for Haaretz
Don't Tread on the Pardon Power ROBERT DALLEK, Boston University historian Robert Dallek is the author of "Hail to the Chief: The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents." He is writing a biography of John F. Kennedy
Diamonds Are a Spy's Best Friend David Wise, David Wise writes frequently about intelligence. He is the author of "Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas."