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  • The Felonious Faxman - There Were No Threats in the 'Criminal' Faxes

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    The Felonious Faxman - There Were No Threats in the 'Criminal' Faxes

    On July 30, Thomas Mcgowan was arrested and charged with four counts of harassment and aggravated harassment in the second degree. His crime: sending faxes to free-speech radio WABC-AM. (to the station's listeners, he is known as Danny from East New ...

    by Nat Hentoff on August 24, 1999
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    Liberals On Loan - Lender that preys on poor fights the state with help from leading democrats

    Former Attorney General Robert Abrams and Former Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch, two stalwarts of the state Democratic Party's liberal wing, have been working in a decidedly unliberal fashion in recent weeks. Negotiating with state officials, they have been...

    by Andrew White on August 24, 1999
  • A Torch Song Named Desire - Rufus Wainwright plays the most dangerous game: devotion to a man

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    A Torch Song Named Desire - Rufus Wainwright plays the most dangerous game: devotion to a man

    The Chelsea Hotel is the perfect setting for a Tennessee Williams play, with its almost accidental decor of art and ruin. Sitting in the musty lobby, you can easily imagine the Princess Kosmonopolis meeting her latest beau for hire. This museum of th...

    by Richard Goldstein on August 24, 1999
  • In Defense of Liberty - Stinginess is the strategy as New York marches into the playoffs

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    In Defense of Liberty - Stinginess is the strategy as New York marches into the playoffs

    When the imposing pipe organ at Madison Square Garden starts tolling in ascending minor thirds, Liberty fans chime right in with what well might qualify as the squad's theme song: "DEEE-fense! DEEE-fense!" The crowd wails as if its incantation might ...

    by Alisa Solomon on August 24, 1999
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    Competing With Cancer

    Stellar athletes often seem superhuman just doing what they do best riding bicycles up mountain ranges faster than the rest of us can ride down them, running the 100-meter hurdles in less time than it takes your cell phone to connect, nailing the no...

    on August 24, 1999
  • Union Jacked - How DC 37 became America's most indicted municipal union

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    Union Jacked - How DC 37 became America's most indicted municipal union

    Over 300 delegates from DC 37, America's biggest, richest, and most indicted municipal union, crowded into the basement of their 125 Barclay Street headquarters last Wednesday night to elect replacements for two fallen leaders: Stanley Hill and Al Di...

    by Bob Fitch on August 24, 1999
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    The Heat Is On - Brooklyn landlord faces charges of broiling tenants again

    It has been a year and a month since Lena Hurt died in her sweltering Crown Heights apartment, but her landlord is still blaming the deceased senior for troubles he faces today. "I'm assuming the problem is that there was a ringleader living in the...

    by J.A. Lobbia on August 24, 1999
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    Letters

    Busy B Re Norah Vincent's article "B Is for Bistro" [August 17]: Although I understand the feelings of hostility that gentrification brings about, I was disturbed by the romanticization of the days when Alphabet City was little more than a hellhol...

    on August 24, 1999
  • Service Interrupted - The crisis at North Central Bronx Hospital

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    Service Interrupted - The crisis at North Central Bronx Hospital

    On July 24, Al Gore visited Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and declared political war on asthma, a disease that plagues children in that borough at five times the national rate. "We have to fight to prevent and reduce cases of child asthma," ...

    by Sharon Lerner on August 24, 1999
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    Recordings

    Ministry Dark Side of The Spoon Warner Bros. Ministry has always been made up of astute students of the transmutation of sound and its infinite possibilities. They continue to show the fruits of this education on their latest CD, which offers a ...

    on August 24, 1999
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    Brokedown Palace

    As if more proof were needed that there are almost no good roles for women in Hollywood, we have the very talented Claire Danes who seemed on a fast track, after My So-Called Life, to becoming a star reduced to being just about the only thing worth...

    by Amy Taubin on August 24, 1999
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    Finding Their Religion

    In the religion of the movies, Sergio Leone is a prime candidate for beatitude. Among his miracles, the Italian director who is getting his first local retro at the American Museum of the Moving Image on the 10th anniversary of his death reinvented...

    by J. Hoberman on August 24, 1999
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    Bring Him Back Alive

    The guy working the door of Docker's had the puss of a cop. Stone faced, an average build, hiding his eyes behind metal-framed sunglasses. When he told Kelly that she couldn't hand out her invites inside the pier-side happy hour spot, he had the same...

    by Stacy Albin on August 24, 1999
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    Letters

    Is he glowing? I really loved the Libido Beach column written by Ellen Burris [Why define normal?, July 1]. I found it to be very different and interesting (and sexy). I'm interested in reading more of Ms. Burris' columns. Once again the LI Voice ...

    on August 24, 1999
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    Borgo Pass

    If you've never heard of Borgo Pass, you've been hanging out in sports bars way too much. They've been around since '93 and have been performing relentlessly ever since. I first saw Borgo Pass more than six years ago at the Roxy in Huntington and w...

    on August 24, 1999
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    Casting no doubts

    It's estimated that there are 75,000 actors in New York City. Joel Manaloto, attending an average of 10 plays a week, is on his way to seeing every single one of them. Born in Lakeview and raised in Baldwin, Manaloto, 25, is the rare person who can ...

    by Ambrose Clancy on August 24, 1999
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    Big kahunas need not apply

    Izzy, a 26-year-old stockbroker, gets a call from a friend. "The waves are breaking good," is all that he hears. He doesn't even stop to tell his boss a lie. He just grabs his jacket, turns out the light at his desk and heads for the LIRR. When he ge...

    by Rebecca Shalomoff on August 24, 1999
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    Scrap Metal

    The irony of Evan Himmel's situation is completely lost on him. As he downs two Sicilian slices outside Gino's Pizza in Great Neck, the 10th grader admits that, like most teenagers, he has caved into peer pressure in order to bolster his popularity a...

    by Valerie Acklin on August 24, 1999
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    Crying For Help

    Being a Jones Beach lifeguard must not have the same cachet it once did. Or maybe high school kids are spending too much time watching Baywatch instead of wanting to live it. Lifeguard lieutenant Thomas Aird, for example, reported to the lifeguard s...

    by Valerie Kellogg on August 24, 1999
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    Meltdown Over BNL Evacuation

    Suffolk County environmentalists and legislators have filed a lawsuit demanding the state do something they admit may be impossible: Prepare an emergency evacuation plan to be used in the event of nuclear meltdown at Brookhaven National Laboratory. ...

    by Laura Conaway on August 24, 1999
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