What happened on October 27, 2002
The Ninth Hawaiian Island LISA LEFF, Lisa Leff is a freelance writer living in Ventura. Her last article for the magazine was about the fate of Los Angeles County's unidentified dead.
A Well-Nourished Mogul DAVID DAVIS, David Davis is a Los Angeles writer who last wrote for the magazine about boxer Sugar Shane Mosley.
A Stain In Alabama SCOTT MARTELLE, Scott Martelle is a Times staff writer. His last story for the magazine was a piece on Isabel Emrich, included in last year's ''Growing Up in L.A.'' issue.
Out of Hiding Susan Baskin, Susan Baskin last wrote for the magazine about breast cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Ike-Like Diplomacy Instead of War James E. Goodby, James E. Goodby entered the U.S. Foreign Service in the Truman administration and retired during the Clinton administration, when he was chief negotiator for the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction programs.
Restraint Saved the Day in 1962 Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana" and the editor of "Cuba: A Traveler's Literary Companion."
The Secret War William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com
Policies That Smell of Death J. William Gibson, J. William Gibson is a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach.
A Diverse People Build Bridges That Span the Pacific Xiao-huang Yin, Xiao-huang Yin, professor and chair of the American studies program at Occidental College, is author of "Chinese American Literature Since the 1850s" and co-editor of "The Expanding Roles of Chinese Americans in U.S.-China Relations."
Tibet Issue Is Ripe for Solving Orville Schell, Orville Schell is a longtime writer about Chinese and Tibetan affairs and dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.
Rock the Vote Michael Soller, Michael Soller is a PhD candidate in history at UCLA.
His Fit Is Best Pitch of Night Mike DiGiovanna, Bill Shaikin, Bill Plaschke, From Staff Reports
Abbott Will Return for One More Pitch Bill Shaikin, Bill Plaschke, Jason Reid, Mike DiGiovanna, Diane Pucin, From Staff Reports
Angels Will Go With Rookie Bill Shaikin and Steve Springer, Times Staff Writers
Class Action Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Park Place Lance Pugmire and David Wharton, Times Staff Writers
A pilgrim's quest for answers to an ancient puzzle 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."
An illuminating crossroad of time and mind Richard Hamblyn, Richard Hamblyn is the author of "The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies," which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science and technology, and is the editor of a forthcoming anthology of 18th century science writing.
Oh, give me land, lots of land Frank Clifford, Frank Clifford is the author of "The Backbone of the World: A Portrait of the Vanishing West Along the Continental Divide." He is an editor at The Times.
An earlier time of terrorism in America Marc Aronson, Marc Aronson is the author of "Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado" and a forthcoming book on the Salem witch trials to be published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
The mestiza Scheherazade Salvador Carrasco, Salvador Carrasco is the director and writer of the film "The Other Conquest."
A liar's tale from the Middle Ages Iain Pears, Iain Pears is the author of, most recently, "The Dream of Scipio."
She would not be moved Kay Mills, Kay Mills is the author of "This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer" and "Something Better for My Children: The History and People of Head Start."
Blood feuds across the Straits of Florida Carlos Eire, Carlos Eire is the author of the forthcoming "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy." He is the T. Lawrason Riggs professor of history and religious studies at Yale University.
The latitude and longitude of L.A. lit Steve Wasserman, Steve Wasserman is the editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review.
The free speech education of Lenny Bruce Paul Krassner, Paul Krassner is the author of "Murder at the Conspiracy Convention and Other American Absurdities." He is working on a novel inspired by his association with Lenny Bruce.