What happened on August 21, 2005
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Many Candles, but Few Answers Steve Lopez, Reach the columnist at firstname.lastname@example.org and read previous columns at latimes.com/lopez.
Thou Shalt Not Make a Nuisance of Thyself Dana Parsons, Dana Parsons' column appears Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. He can be reached at (714) 966-7821 or at dana .email@example.com. An archive of his recent columns is at www.latimes.com/parsons.
The Glass Closet Sandra Kobrin and Jason Levin, Sandra Kobrin and Jason Levin are Los Angeles-based freelance writers. Kobrin last wrote for the magazine about the cost of medical care for older inmates.
The 99-Cent Archeologist Riley Ray Chiorando, Riley Ray Chiorando is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.
King Curtis' Echo Max Thayer, Actor Max Thayer has been a soldier, carpenter, limo driver and swimming-pool digger.
The truth about Islamic law Ahmed R. Benchemsi, AHMED R. BENCHEMSI is editor of TelQuel, a weekly French-language magazine in Morocco.
Peacenik paper fawns over antiwar mom Patrick Frey, Patrick Frey runs a blog called Patterico's Pontifications (www.patterico.com).
Texas two-step Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Battered and bruised -- by the city Alice Callaghan, ALICE CALLAGHAN, an Episcopal priest, directs Las Familias del Pueblo, a nonprofit community center in downtown Los Angeles.
Health cuts are the real 'death tax' Jacob S. Hacker and Harold Pollack, Jacob S. Hacker, a professor of political science at Yale University and a fellow at the New America Foundation, is completing a book on economic insecurity, "The Great Risk Shift." Harold Pollack teaches Social Service administration at the University of Chicago and is faculty chair of the Center for Health Administration Studies.
Why is Arnold afraid of the water? Jody Freeman, Jody Freeman is a professor at Harvard Law School. A longer version of this article appears in the Duke Law Journal.
Biting back Wade Graham, WADE GRAHAM has written on environmental issues for the New Yorker, Harper's, Outside, Environmental History and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
Money, morals and Islam Timur Kuran, Timur Kuran is professor of economics and law and King Faisal professor of Islamic thought and culture at USC. He also is the author of "Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism."
Uncle Sam really wants usted Linda Bilmes, LINDA BILMES teaches public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was an assistant secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration.
Eudora Welty, without the spinster cliches Tom Nolan, Tom Nolan is the author of "Ross Macdonald: A Biography" and editor of "The Couple Next Door: Collected Short Mysteries" by Margaret Millar.
Hammer Frank Bidart
A life on the noir side Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is at work on a book about the biblical book of Revelation and its role in American culture and politics.
Tracking a spirit to its source Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collection "Stealing the Fire."
Back in a mythic land of dragons and young heroes Denise Hamilton, Denise Hamilton is the author of the Eve Diamond crime series, including "Savage Garden" and "Last Lullaby." She also reads many young adult novels with her two children.
The poet's mailbox Andrew Frisardi, Andrew Frisardi is a poet and translator whose recent work includes an award-winning translation of "Selected Poems" by Giuseppe Ungaretti.
Misunderstood southern Italy Nathaniel Rich, Nathaniel Rich, an editor at the Paris Review, is the author of "San Francisco Noir."
What Columbus didn't find Jim Rossi, Jim Rossi is a San Francisco-based writer, covering science and the outdoors.