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2000 Stories by Sharon Lerner

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  • Abortion's New Choice

    published October 3, 2000

    Ruth Lesnewski is trying to find a spot in her office for a sonogram machine. "We'll need to have that nearby," says Lesnewski, a physician with... More >>

  • RU Pissed Off Yet?

    published August 29, 2000

    The year is 1990. George Bush (no "W") is president. MC Hammer is number one on the pop charts. Ghost is in the theaters. And a woman in... More >>

  • Fishy Business

    published July 25, 2000

    Samuel Edwards has several theories about why the fish weren't biting last Friday. "The noise from the bridge drives them away," he offers,... More >>

  • Black Women and HIV

    published July 18, 2000

    THIS IS THE FIFTH ARTICLE IN A SIX-PART SERIES By the time she found out she was HIV-positive,... More >>

  • A 'New Rudy' Health Plan

    published July 4, 2000

    Since the mayor's recent brushes with illness and love, New Yorkers have been treated to what many are calling the "new Rudy," a man who tears up,... More >>

  • The Whys of Grope 'Sex'

    published June 27, 2000

    What is it about being in a crowd that can make a man want to douse a woman with water, rip her clothes off, and poke and prod her while she... More >>

  • The Right to Choose Ads

    published June 13, 2000

    The Pro-Choice Public Education Project is trying to reach out to the 90210 crowd. PEP is the group behind those subway and bus ads that show a... More >>

  • A Girl's World

    published June 13, 2000

    Prishani Naidoo, a 23-year-old South African, is worried about virginity testing. The practice is keeping sexually active girls out of high school... More >>

  • Legal Needles

    published May 16, 2000

    In Connecticut, getting needles was "a whole lot fucking easier," reminisces Ben. As a teenager who grew up—and started using... More >>

  • Ill Wind

    published May 2, 2000

    The mayor's prognosis looks good—medically, anyway. Ninety-three percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer live at least five years, and... More >>

  • Managing Maximus

    published April 18, 2000

    Last week's state supreme court decision barring the Giuliani administration from awarding more than $100 million in welfare-to-work contracts to... More >>

  • The Shrink Brigade

    published April 4, 2000

    The therapists are not happy. Proceeding from a teach-in at the Methodist Church on West 4th Street to a rally in Washington Square Park on April... More >>

  • Pure Poison

    published March 21, 2000

    Natural American Spirit has just introduced the world’s first organic cigarette, which should come as a relief to anyone who’s looking... More >>

  • The Cult of Lauersen

    published March 7, 2000

    Prolonged jury deliberations are not unlike childbirth. There are the false alarms, the times when the end seems near only to disappear for... More >>

  • Presidential Prescriptions

    published February 29, 2000

    Democrat and our wooden-yet-slightly-wacky centrist Democrat? The substantive conflict, most pundits will tell you, has to do with health care,... More >>

  • A Question of Privacy

    published February 22, 2000

    Even before it's begun, a new program designed to place nondisabled, HIV-positive people in workfare has reignited concerns about the misuse of... More >>

  • Diversionary Tactics

    published February 8, 2000

    Buried under last week's headlines about whether unionized fire department ambulance drivers diverted patients away from St. Barnabas hospital in... More >>

  • No-Sex Ed

    published January 18, 2000

    It is snack time at the abstinence program run by the Church Avenue Merchants Block Association (CAMBA), so the fifth and sixth graders have a... More >>

  • Emergency Turf War

    published January 4, 2000

    In an inauspiciously timed move that could affect the city's handling of medical emergencies, a committee that has long overseen the 911 system... More >>

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