What happened on June 24, 2001
Top 10 Stories / Week Of June 18-22 Megan Garvey and Jube Shiver Jr. and Bonnie Harris and Leslie Earnest and Davan Maharaj and Lisa Girion and Chris Kraul and Terril Yue Jones and Myron Levin
The Voice of AIDS Calls From Africa KABATI ISHAYA, Kabati Ishaya is a high school student from Billiri, Nigeria. UNICEF provided this narrative
School Reform Yields to Politics MICHAEL GREVE, Michael Greve is the John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
A Nation Longing for a Higher Cause NEAL GABLER, Neal Gabler, a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg, is author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Forgive the Debt of the Dying Millions SALIH BOOKER, Salih Booker is executive director of Africa Action, a nonprofit organization incorporating the American Committee on Africa, the Africa Fund and the Africa Policy Information Center
Why Riordan Can't Be Governor TONY QUINN, Tony Quinn is co-editor of the "California Target Book," an analysis of California legislative and congressional campaigns
Sometimes We Do All Get Along RUBEN MARTNEZ, Ruben Martinez is an associate editor at Pacific News Service and author of the forthcoming book "Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail."
The Uncomfortable Truths of Compton ERIN AUBRY KAPLAN, Erin Aubry Kaplan is a staff writer at the LA Weekly
The Threat of Annihilation Is Still Real ROBERT S. MCNAMARA and JAMES G. BLIGHT, Robert S. McNamara was secretary of defense to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson; James G. Blight is a professor of international relations at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. Their recent book is "Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing and Catastrophe in the 21st Century."
Is Hahn Prepared to Govern the New Los Angeles? D.J. WALDIE, D. J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir." His forthcoming book, in collaboration with photographer Marissa Roth, is "Real City: Downtown Los Angeles Inside/Out."
Judge Putin by His Democratic Acts, Not His Talk MICHAEL McFAUL and NIKOLAI ZLOBIN, Michael McFaul is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Nikolai Zlobin is editor of Washington On Line, a Russian language news agency
The Office Dog R. DANIEL FOSTER, R. Daniel Foster last wrote for the Metropolis section of the magazine
The Remote-Control Revolution ERIC PAPE, Eric Pape last wrote for the magazine on exiles living in Southern California
Asleep at the Meal ANDY DEMSKY, Andy Demsky has written for Better Homes and Gardens and the San Francisco Chronicle
My Dinner With The Doyle's MATTHEW HELLER, Matthew Heller last wrote for the magazine about the death of Herbalife founder Mark Hughes
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
The Low Road to Success AGUSTIN GURZA, Agustin Gurza is a Times staff writer
Writing to Live CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Charles Champlin is the former film critic, arts editor and critic at large columnist for The Times. He retired in 1991. This piece is based on his book, "My Friend, You Are Legally Blind," which is being published by John Daniel & Co. of Santa Barbara
Not Characters-Family JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Media Monsters Know Best BRIAN LOWRY, Brian Lowry is a Times staff writer. His "On TV" column appears Wednesdays in Calendar
Untruths and Consequences ROBERT W. WELKOS, Robert. W. Welkos is a Times staff writer
Her Body on the Line SASHA ANAWALT, Sasha Anawalt is the author of "The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company," and a performing arts critic for KCRW-FM
Undaunted-and With Good Reason JON BURLINGAME, Jon Burlingame is an occasional contributor to Calendar
Rock That Runs From Art to Full of Heart ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn, The Times' pop music critic, can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Irving Gill and the Enigma of Genius KEVIN STARR, Kevin Starr is state librarian of California and a professor at USC. His most recent book, "Troubled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950," will be published by Oxford University Press in the fall
All in the Family JOSEPH HOROWITZ, Joseph Horowitz is the author of five books, including "Wagner Nights: An American History." He teaches at the Eastman School of Music and serves as an artistic advisor to various orchestras, including the Pacific Symphony
Life Is Everywhere BERYL BAINBRIDGE, Beryl Bainbridge, five times a Booker Prize nominee, is the author of 16 novels, among them "Master Georgie" and the forthcoming "According to Queeney."
Religion 101 (The Short Course) ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell is a contributing writer to Book Review
Mammy Dearest D. J. CARLILE, D.J. Carlile is the author of a new translation of "Rimbaud: The Works," published by Xlibris.com
Forever Young KATHERINE BUCKNELL, Katherine Bucknell is the editor of "Juvenilia: Poems 1922-1928" by W.H. Auden, and "Lost Years: A Memoir 1945-1951" and "Diaries: 1939-1960," both by Christopher Isherwood