Class Dismissed NEAL GABLER, Neal Gabler, a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg, is the author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Appearances Count in Conflicts of Interest MARK HERTSGAARD, Mark Hertsgaard's books include "On Bended Knee," "Earth Odyssey" and the forthcoming "The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World."
El Toro, Round 3 PATRICIA BATES, Assemblywoman Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)
represents the 73rd State Assembly District.
El Toro, Round 3 SHIRLEY A. CONGER, Shirley A. Conger is a board member of the Airport Working Group and writes from Corona del Mar.
America's India Problem SELIG S. HARRISON, Selig S. Harrison has reported on South Asia since 1951 and written five books on the region. He is director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy and a senior scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Yesterday's Hero Now a Mere Memory ZAFFAR ABBAS, Zaffar Abbas is a Pakistani journalist who writes regularly for The Herald, a monthly magazine, and reports for BBC radio.