What happened on October 20, 2002
Vaccines as a First Line of Defense Wendy Orent, Wendy Orent writes frequently on infectious disease and is writing a book about plague.
A Media Mouse That Roared Jill Stewart, Jill Stewart is a former columnist for New Times Los Angeles.
Lawmakers Hand Reins to the Voters Bill Boyarsky, Bill Boyarsky, a former city editor and columnist for The Times, is senior consultant for the Center for Governmental Studies and teaches journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication.
California's Blue-Collar Blues David Friedman, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
County Campaign Laws Need Update Shirley Grindle, Shirley Grindle is a longtime community activist.
Musharraf's Win, Pakistan's Loss Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newberg is the author of "Judging the State: Courts and Constitutional Politics in Pakistan."
Preventive Attacks Fail Test of History Robert Dallek and Robert Jervis, Robert Dallek is a presidential historian at Boston University. Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson professor of international politics at Columbia University.
Think Globally, Act Tribally Sandra Mackey, Sandra Mackey is the author of "The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein."
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Passings From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Zestfully Yours MARTIN BOOE, Martin Booe last wrote for the magazine for the annual restaurant issue.
The Better Part of Valor Peter McQuaid, Peter McQuaid last wrote for the magazine about casual Friday fashion.
Burn It to Save It Wade Graham, Wade Graham last wrote for the magazine about artist James Turrell's Roden Crater project.
In Defense of an Urban Survivor Deanne Stillman last wrote for the magazine about researching her book "Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines in the Mojave" (William Morrow), a Los Angeles Times selection as one of the top nonfiction books for 2001.
Can The Pta Get A Passing Grade? MOLLY SELVIN & GAIL ZELLMAN, Molly Selvin is an editorial writer at The Times whose last article for the magazine was an essay about her mother and growing older. Gail Zellman is a senior researcher at Rand Corp. and a clinical psychologist.
A View From the Hills Raphael Simon, Raphael Simon, a screenwriter, lives in Silver Lake.
Stuart Spencer Has A Few Zingers Left Mark Z. Barabak, Mark Z. Barabak is a Times staff writer who covers politics. He last wrote for the magazine about Arnold Schwarzenegger's political aspirations.
A tribute to his 'sad and frenetic light' Lesley Chamberlain, Lesley Chamberlain is the author of "Nietzsche in Turin" and "The Secret Artist: A Close Reading of Sigmund Freud."
Campus rebels with a cause Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
When David was Goliath Peter Collier, Peter Collier is the author, with David Horowitz, of "The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty."
Radical thought: The scientific sun rose in the East Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space From Dante to the Internet."
The tough guy at the typewriter still sizzles Tom Nolan, Tom Nolan is the author of "Ross Macdonald: A Biography" and the editor of "Strangers in Town: Three Newly Discovered Mysteries by Ross Macdonald." From 'Farewell, My Lovely'
Their lives, her camera, full of passion Linda Gordon, Linda Gordon is writing a biography of Dorothea Lange. Her most recent book is "The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction." She teaches history at NYU.