What happened on July 07, 2002
Exorcising Somalia Kim Murphy, Kim Murphy is The Times' Seattle bureau chief. She last wrote for the magazine on the murder of gun control advocate Tom Wales.
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Sometimes a Rose Is Just a Rose DAVID PLANTE, David Plante is the author of numerous novels, including "The Family," "The Woods," "Annunciation" and "The Age of Terror."
Passage to Hong Kong JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review.
True Confessions STANLEY I. KUTLER, Stanley I. Kutler is the author of "The Wars of Watergate" and the editor of "The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War."
Zap, Pop and Crunch THEA KLAPWALD, Thea Klapwald has written for the (London) Times Literary Supplement and other publications, and is working on a novel about expatriates living in Hong Kong.
The Queen's Throat PATRICK GILES, Patrick Giles is associate editor of Interview magazine.
The Second Coming GAVIN LAMBERT, Gavin Lambert is the author of "Inside Daisy Clover" and "The Slide Area," which were recently reissued. His most recent books are "On Cukor" and "Mainly About Lindsay Anderson."
Holding On and Letting Go PAULA L. WOODS, Paula L. Woods is the author of "Inner City Blues" and "Stormy Weather: A Charlotte Justice Novel."
Smoking Gun MICHAEL FRANK, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Architects of Genocide RICHARD BREITMAN, Richard Breitman is the author of "The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution" and "Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew."
Bad Moon Rising DAVID EBERSHOFF, David Ebershoff is the author of "The Rose City," "The Danish Girl" and "Pasadena," just out this month.
State Budget Is Test for O.C. Legislators STEVEN B. FRATES, Steven B. Frates is a fellow at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College.
Two Primaries Are Better Than One TONY QUINN, Tony Quinn is co-editor of the California Target Book, a nonpartisan analysis of California legislative and congressional elections.
Axis of Evil World Tour 2002 MITCHELL KOSS, Mitchell Koss is a producer for Channel One News. His work has appeared on public television's "Nova" and "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and on ABC and MTV.
All Rockfished Out MARC COOPER, Marc Cooper, a contributing editor to the Nation magazine and LA Weekly's editor-at-large, spent his teenage summers as a deckhand on Santa Monica sport fishing boats.
The Dollar Doldrums JOCK O'CONNELL, Jock O'Connell is an international business consultant.
A Dream That Dares Disaster PATRICIA NELSON LIMERICK and WILLIAM TRAVIS, Patricia Nelson Limerick, a professor of history and environmental studies, is the author of "Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West." William Travis, a professor of geography, is the editor of the Atlas of the New West. Both work at the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado.
Terror's Aftermath JERROLD M. POST and EHUD SPRINZAK, Jerrold M. Post is director of the political psychology program at George Washington University. He is co-author of "Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics of Hatred." Ehud Sprinzak is dean of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliah, Israel.
Runoff Is Far Greater Threat to Coast Than Sewage Plume STANLEY B. GRANT, Stanley B. Grant is a professor of environmental engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences at UC Irvine.
Terror's Aftermath ALAN KAUFMAN, Alan Kaufman is the author of the memoir "Jew Boy."
Capitalism's Best Pals: Liberals ROBERT L. BOROSAGE, Robert L. Borosage is co-director of the Campaign for America's Future and editor of the Next Agenda.