What happened on May 05, 2002
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He'll Be Back RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Good Place to Park KATHY PRICE-ROBINSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
State GOP Courting Political Disaster TONY QUINN, Tony Quinn is co-editor of the California Target Book, a nonpartisan analysis of legislative and congressional elections.
Bush Critics Tread Lightly JONATHAN V. LAST, Jonathan V. Last is online editor at the Weekly Standard.
Stumping Is a Risk for Bush JACK W. GERMOND, Jack W. Germond is a political writer in Washington, D.C.
Planning an Iraqi War but Not an Outcome WILLIAM M. ARKIN, William M. Arkin is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and an adjunct professor at the U.S. Air Force School of Advanced Airpower Studies. He is also a consultant to a number of nongovernmental organizations.
The New Comeback Kid GEOFFREY ARONSON, Geoffrey Aronson is director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
State Needs to Rein In Accountants LOU CORREA, Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) represents the 69th District and chairs the Assembly's Business and Profession Committee, overseeing the State Board of Accountancy.
Why Kline Should Resign STUART P. JASPER, Stuart P. Jasper, an Irvine lawyer, is a former chair of the Orange County Bar Assn. Judiciary Committee. These are solely his views.
The Heat's Off CELESTE FREMON, Celeste Fremon is the author of "Father Greg and the Homeboys."
Just How Much Gas Flows Below? J. WILLIAM GIBSON, J. William Gibson is a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach and author of "Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post- Vietnam America."
The Colombia Quandary PATRICK LEAHY, Patrick Leahy is a Democratic U.S. senator from Vermont and chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Operations of the Appropriations Committee.
Down These Mean Streets JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
The Good Fight MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Feminism's American Roots VIVIAN GORNICK, Vivian Gornick is a contributing writer to Book Review. This essay is adapted from a lecture that she will give Thursday at the Huntington Library in San Marino.
Bottom of the Ninth ROGER KAHN, Roger Kahn is the author of many books, including "The Boys of Summer," "The Head Game: Baseball Seen From the Pitchers' Mound" and "The Era: When the Yankees, the Giants and the Dodgers Ruled the World." He is visiting lecturer on creative writing at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Fairy Tale CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the Nation and teaches at the New School University in New York. He is the author of several books, including "Letters to a Young Contrarian" and his forthcoming study of George Orwell, "Orwell's Victory."
The Shape of the Story JILL LAURIE GOODMAN, Jill Laurie Goodman is a lawyer and writer.
House of Horrors SCOTT MORRIS, Scott Morris is the author of the novels "The Total View of Taftly" and the forthcoming "April."
Enemy of the State MICHAEL SCAMMELL, Michael Scammell is the author of "Solzhenitsyn: A Biography." He is writing a biography of Arthur Koestler.
Homo perfectus ROBERT LEE HOTZ, Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer for The Times.
Fire and Ice HELLER McALPIN, Heller McAlpin is a reviewer for the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor and other publications.
The Man Who Wasn't There LOUISE STEINMAN, Louise Steinman is the author of "The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War."
Ol' Blue Eyes HILLARY JOHNSON, Hillary Johnson last wrote for the magazine about shampoo
Razing Appalachia PETER SLAVIN, Peter Slavin is a writer based in Oakton, Va. He has been following events along the Big Coal River for seven years
Food on the Fly HUDSON SANGREE, Hudson Sangree is a freelance writer based in Davis