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  • The Dis-Integration of Baseball - A Modest Proposal for the Great Game

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    The Dis-Integration of Baseball - A Modest Proposal for the Great Game

    Let's begin the new millennium with an ominous invocation by Lawrence Yogi Berra: 'You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going because you might not get there.' Baseball doesn't know. It's lost contact with its roots. It doesn't eve...

    by Eliot Asinof on January 4, 2000
  • The WTC BombingóRevisited - Court Says to Port Authority: No More Appeals

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    The WTC BombingRevisited - Court Says to Port Authority: No More Appeals

    On February 26, 1993, Mike Rapp, an architect, was working in the World Trade Center when the floor literally fell out from under him. He was surveying when an explosion hit and he tumbled two stories onto a slab just beneath a broken water pipe. The...

    by Claude Solnik on January 4, 2000
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    No Scrubs - Don't Want Your Money, Don't Want None of Your Time

    Memo to Jennifer Lopez: Lose the chump. You may think you're working out the career thing by dating a stocking-cap sporting, platinum-chain wearing, white-mink-coat having, and violence-prone gangsta pretender, but the street consensus is you're on ...

    by Guy Trebay on January 4, 2000
  • Heroin  Hassles - Medical and Legal Issues Keep Overdose Antidote Out of Users' Hands

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    Heroin Hassles - Medical and Legal Issues Keep Overdose Antidote Out of Users' Hands

    Valerie S. was getting high in her Brooklyn apartment when a friend "went out." She says, "I wasn't really close to the guy. He was a neophyte, a married, college-educated professional, about 30. I made connections for him and he sampled the product ...

    by Maia Szalavitz on January 4, 2000
  • All Heart - Johnny Tapia Fights Again . . . for His Career, for His Life

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    All Heart - Johnny Tapia Fights Again . . . for His Career, for His Life

    The toughest fighter you've never heard of is at the crossroads. When Johnny Tapia answers the bell on Saturday for his 50th pro bout, he'll be a month shy of 33, an age at which most 118-pound boxers have exchanged the gym bag and jump rope for an A...

    by Jeff Ryan on January 4, 2000
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    Date Nuts - The Clock Is Ticking. . . .How Scared of Millennial Meltdown Are You?

    John Van Means Age 54 Resides Manhattan Occupation Book vendor Are you nervous about Y2K? I think that fear is being whipped up by people wanting to make a profit. Any society that can put striped toothpaste in a tube and a man on the moon isn...

    by Coco McPherson on December 28, 1999
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    Sue the Messenger, Part Two - In 2000 the Media Takes It From All Sides

    Here's a safe prediction for the new year: News and entertainment companies will become the targets of more and more lawsuits. 'Hit Man' and 'Jenny Jones,' two cases that surfaced in 1999, are examples of this chilling trend. Those cases resulted in ...

    by Cynthia Cotts on December 28, 1999
  • The ACLU Strikes Back - Lawsuit Filed Against the FBI for Foul Play

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    The ACLU Strikes Back - Lawsuit Filed Against the FBI for Foul Play

    Give the ACLU a little credit. Here they are, ready with a lawsuit against the FBI less than a month after agents pressured an ISP and filmmaker to remove a film deemed dangerous from crowdedtheater.com. The plaintiffs are, of course, Mike Zieper, t...

    by Mark Boal on December 28, 1999
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    Sports

    Baseball's Cavalcade of Bigotry the perp: St. Louis Browns (1887) the rap sheet: Wrote letter to club owner Chris Von der Ahe before exhibition game against the all-black Cuban Giants: "We the undersigned . . . do not agree to play against Negroe...

    on December 28, 1999
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    Head Games

    The football world is so busy with the usual complaintsparity, showboating, blah blah blahthat the game's biggest missed opportunity is once again flying beneath everyone's radar. Uni Watch is referring, of course, to the Miami Dolphins' helmet des...

    by Paul Lukas on December 28, 1999
  • Hit or Myth - Examining the Legends of the World of Sports

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    Hit or Myth - Examining the Legends of the World of Sports

    Mythologies sprout up in all parts of our culture, including (especially) sports. As in other areas, they are there to explain the past, to caution against missteps, and, often, to reinforce stereotypes and the status quo. Obviously, that's not alway...

    by Allen Barra on December 28, 1999
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    Scout's Honor - Librarian Gets New Leash on Life

    Christmas is a laid-back affair for Scout, involving nothing more than three long walks, several naps, and the unexplained appearance of a new stuffed toy. Perhaps most unusual is what she doesn't do: don her official bright-orange work vest. Not t...

    on December 28, 1999
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    Y2Rudy - What's the Real Agenda Behind the City's Official Millennium Committee?

    The powerhouse committee charged with the awesome task of planning the city's official millennium events has convened only once since it was established a year ago. Over 30 prominent individualsincluding Donald Trump, Brooke Astor, Arthur Sulzberger...

    by Chisun Lee on December 28, 1999
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    Gary Ruskin's Christmas Present - Right Joins Naderite in Dicey Situation

    WASHINGTONThere is nothing mirthful, festive, or jolly about Office 3A at 1611 Connecticut Avenue NW. Except, perhaps, the man who has occupied the corner desk there for the past six and a half years. Not that one should conclude, based on his gri...

    by Jason Vest on December 28, 1999
  • Part 8: Use What You Have - Treating AIDS Without Money

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    Part 8: Use What You Have - Treating AIDS Without Money

    Additional articles in this series. GULU, UGANDAIt's four in the afternoon and Rose Ayo hasn't eaten yet. The 28-year-old mother of five eats only once a day, usually greens mixed with beans or maize meal. She has no job. Her family's food come...

    by Mark Schoofs on December 28, 1999
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    Letters

    Testost-Her-Own In Francine Russo's review of two works by women about women ["West With the Might," December 28], she writes that both have "ballsy attitudes about women." Does Russo not recognize the insult of equating c...

    on December 28, 1999
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    Nation

    Get Ready, Get Set, Get Out! Manhattan 10021 Broken Heartland Jesus Christ, Tough Guy Whites Trashed Doing the Dog Get Ready, Get Set, Get Out! With time running out, Y2K buffs have posted a last-minute checklist of dos and don'ts f...

    by James Ridgeway on December 28, 1999
  • Future Shock - Sci-fi Novelist Samuel R. Delany Imagines New York City  Circa 3000

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    Future Shock - Sci-fi Novelist Samuel R. Delany Imagines New York City Circa 3000

    The first scene of "The Graveyard Heart," by the late science-fiction writer Roger Zelazny, takes place at a party on New Year's Eve of the year 2000. It's a tale of fabulous wealth, beautiful women, and tiny ceramic dogs; of people who behave like v...

    by Samuel R. Delany on December 28, 1999
  • Knowledge Is Power Hair - The 1000-Year Cut

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    Knowledge Is Power Hair - The 1000-Year Cut

    Last minutes of epoch. Time to clear slate, review past both immediate and distant, undertake important changes to herald next 1000 years. What to do first? Make five-year plan? Take fearless moral accounting? Consolidate debt? Rearrange sock drawer?...

    by Guy Trebay on December 28, 1999
  • Voyeur Eyes Only - Guys Give It Up While the Whole World Watches

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    Voyeur Eyes Only - Guys Give It Up While the Whole World Watches

    Finding three horny gay guys who are willing to live rent-free in a Webcam-rigged Chelsea apartment is easy. Finding the right three guysnow, that's tricky. 'It's all about casting,' says Andy Fair, the brain behind apartment21.com. Fair's scheme ...

    by Beth Greenfield on December 28, 1999
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