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    Sports Journalist Of The Year

    Robert Lipsyte, The New York Times "I really believe that sports is incredibly important. A lot of definitions and values come out of sports and I think that it's really worth looking at," says Robert Lipsyte. "I believe it's a lot more important t...

    by Allen St. John on January 11, 2000
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    1999 Village Voice Sportswriters Poll Results

    Here are the vote totals for the Eighth Annual Sportswriters Poll. Everyone who contributed to the Voice sports section in 1999 was asked to vote for a first-, second-, and third-place finisher in each of the poll's seven categories (58 responded). A...

    on January 11, 2000
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    A New Kind of Crisis - The Security Council Declares AIDS in Africa a Threat to World Stability

    The United Nations Security Council, which usually deals with armed conflict, declared on Monday that there is a new kind of threat to political stability: a disease. AIDS in Africa is killing 10 times as many people as war, sabotaging the economy, a...

    by Mark Schoofs on January 11, 2000
  • Solanas Lost and Found - Valerie shot Andy when he couldn't find her play. Rediscovered, Up Your Ass opens at last.

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    Solanas Lost and Found - Valerie shot Andy when he couldn't find her play. Rediscovered, Up Your Ass opens at last.

    SAN FRANCISCOA gorgeous, henna-haired, six-foot-tall Cosmo girl in a miniskirt wanders onto the stage with a pair of chopsticks, which she uses to pick up, then reject, various pieces of street shit. "Say, Miss, did you, by any chance, see a turd an...

    by Judith Coburn on January 11, 2000
  • Hoo Goes There - A long-eared owl takes up residence in Central Park

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    Hoo Goes There - A long-eared owl takes up residence in Central Park

    For the last four or five years, from roughly November through March, a long-eared owlhas spent its days in a Norway spruce only a few dozen yards off a heavily traveled path just south of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On weekends, it attracts a cr...

    by Karen Cook on January 11, 2000
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    Nation

    Shrub on the Stump Senator Sway Religious Righteousness Gore's Choice Norquist and Hatch Aid Bush Shrub on the Stump MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRENot the least impressive aspect of George W. Bush's campaign is his squad of Secret Serv...

    by James Ridgeway on January 11, 2000
  • The Rabbi's Son Is a Murder Suspect - Family, witnesses tell contradictory stories as  cops hunt hasidic man in the killing of a polish cleaning woman two years ago

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    The Rabbi's Son Is a Murder Suspect - Family, witnesses tell contradictory stories as cops hunt hasidic man in the killing of a polish cleaning woman two years ago

    IN JACOB BLUM'S MUG SHOT, he resembles many of the young Hasidim who adhere to his ultra-Orthodox sect's strict dress code: an old-fashioned round-brimmed hat set squarely on his head above long, twisted peyos, or hairlocks, falling from his temples,...

    by Peter Noel on January 11, 2000
  • Miami Beach, Murder, Mayhem, the Mafia, Models, and the Madonna Connection - The violent rise of the New York THUG who became a high-fashion pretty boy.

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    Miami Beach, Murder, Mayhem, the Mafia, Models, and the Madonna Connection - The violent rise of the New York THUG who became a high-fashion pretty boy.

    Miami BeachLike the South of France, the American Riviera has long been a sunny place where shady characters go to reinvent themselves. But talk to the beautiful people along palm-tree-lined Ocean Drive about transplanted Staten Island tough guy Chr...

    by Frank Owen on January 11, 2000
  • BattleBot Galactica

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    BattleBot Galactica

    After four years of fine tuning and training, Vlad the Impaler was finally ready to waste the indomitable BioHazard. Having braved the spears, claws, cleavers, and tusks of fellow competitors like Mr. Bonestripper, Rhino, and Mechadon, Vlad, a 300-po...

    by Amanda Griscom on January 11, 2000
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    Bye-Bye, New Times - The 'Voice' Dodges a Hostile Takeover

    On January 4, as Leonard Stern was vacationing in the British Virgin Islands, his bankers faxed around a purchase agreement whereby The Village Voice and six other Stern papers would be sold to Village Voice Media, a company headed by David Schneider...

    by Cynthia Cotts on January 11, 2000
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    Fighting Back - One Womans Campaign Against Her Former Union Employer

    Louise Furio knew when she passed out leafletsillustrated with monkeys in the classic 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' posein front of the laborers' union meeting place last summer, she was flirting with trouble. But after seeking help t...

    by Bob Fitch on January 11, 2000
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    Letters

    OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY In response to Jason Vest's article "Hillary's Anti-Union, Slumlord Pals: Reviled Nursing Home Operators Raising Funds for Campaign" [December 21], we would like to submit the following open letter to Hillary Clinton: As h...

    on January 11, 2000
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    Lapse of Luxury - Court Blasts State as Unfair to Tenants

    A stinging decision from the state's highest court is expected to end a profoundly unfair process that allows landlords to evict tenants and pocket monstrous rents. The decision concerns 'luxury decontrol' of rent-regulated apartments, a practice tha...

    by J.A. Lobbia on January 11, 2000
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    The Saturday Stroll

    A new religion, based on one of the oldest, is arising in the Five Towns. You could call it Suburbodox Judaism. Drive down Central Avenue in Lawrence on a Saturday afternoon (unless you're an observant Jew) and you'll see its signs: hundreds of wel...

    by Ward Harkavy on January 11, 2000
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    A Couple of Startling Facts

    My parents brought up the grandchild thing during our last major blowout about my being gay. "You would have been such a wonderful mother," they said, looking alternately down at the floor with self-pity and into my eyes with sharp resentment. "I ...

    by Beth Greenfield on January 11, 2000
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    A Couple of Startling Facts

    My parents brought up the grandchild thing during our last major blowout about my being gay. "You would have been such a wonderful mother," they said, looking alternately down at the floor with self-pity and into my eyes with sharp resentment. "I ...

    by Beth Greenfield on January 11, 2000
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    Driven To Not Drink

    The local music scene took another hit last week with the closing of My Room Lounge in Massapequa on Jan. 1. The little stucco Spanish-styled bar on the south side of Merrick Road had become the hotspot last year when promoter Tom Conklin began his "...

    by Ian D'Giff on January 11, 2000
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    Three Cheers For The Red, White And Blue Cheese

    WHAT I WAS THINKING The year 2000 was almost upon us. It was time to leave angst-ridden contemporary America behind and return to a simpler time, the Colonial era. BACKGROUND CHECK Food maestro Michael Meehan is a Long Island-centric chef, a l...

    by Ron M. Beigel on January 11, 2000
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    No Meltdown-JustT Letdown

    If club attendance on Long Island was any indication, then partying like it was 1999 meant staying home on New Year's Eve. Folks in the nightclub biz asked the same question all night: Where were the crowds? "It was far from what was anticipated six ...

    by Stacy Albin on January 11, 2000
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    Fantasia 2000

    A bundle of animated shorts set to famous classical music pieces, Fantasia hitched a supposedly lowborn art form to a high-hat soundtrack; Mickey Mouse shaking hands with Leopold Stokowski on the podium is a statement of intent. Uncle Walt's pricey e...

    by Jessica Winter on January 11, 2000
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