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    Road Kill

    The dead boy lies among the folds of blue satin in the box at one end of the room. His long reddish hair and clipped goatee are framed by handwritten notes of farewell, two packs of Marlboros and a can of Mountain Dew. Will Zimmardi, not yet 18, ha...

    by Laura Conaway on December 21, 1999
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    Your Show of Shows

    Christmas comes early--at least for this reviewer--with a pair of highly audacious, hugely enjoyable, exceptionally well-written, brilliantly edited and exuberantly actor-driven extravaganzas. Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy is the year's least likely, most...

    by J. Hoberman on December 21, 1999
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    Seoritas' Choice

    Marc Anthony is cool, badthe kind of guy you hang out with. Enrique Iglesias comes off as intensethe type of guy you sleep with. And Ricky Martin, well, he's just too good to be true; there's no chance of getting with him. Those are the keen observ...

    by Grace Bastidas on December 21, 1999
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    From India, With Love

    Among the many things that Simeran has given up for loveor for just the prospect of loveare several centuries of Sikh tradition, handpicked men to date and a room in her family's home. An Anglo-Indian immigrant as a toddler, she's now, at age 19, a...

    by Stacy Albin on December 21, 1999
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    Now They tell Us

    A confirmed case of canine leptospirosis, a serious disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans, has closed two southeastern Nassau dog runs and left residents wondering about the county's underwhelming effort to notify them. The dog ru...

    by Karen J. Bannan on December 21, 1999
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    Sonny Cheeba Rocks the World Blackout Topaz Records Not often does an artist present a new genre. Try this one: blaxploitation electronica. From the groovy cover painting to the hopping beats and wah-wah guitars, Cheeba plays it hard like Shaft...

    on December 21, 1999
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    Minor infractions Regarding Bill Jensen's cover story on Steve Simmons and Sam Manzie [A man among boys, Dec. 9]: Simmons' last line, "I stayed with him from the beginning to the end," should be true. I feel that he should be convicted of crimi...

    on December 21, 1999
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    Letters

    Angela's Clashes Peter Noel's important article " Mumia's Last Stand" [November 16], on fair trial advocacy for Mumia Abu-Jamal, misstated key facts concerning the case of Angela Davis. Having edited The Angela Y. Davis Reader, referred to by Noel...

    on December 14, 1999
  • Loft in Former Factory

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    Loft in Former Factory

    Location Sunset Park Price $1500 (market) Square feet 2200 Occupants Darry Romano (artist; teacher, Kingsborough Community College; owner, Graphos Studios/Virtual Fine Art) You live right next to Green-Wood Cemetery, with all those marble urns...

    by Toni Schlesinger on December 14, 1999
  • Part 6: Ending the Epidemic - African Prostitutes May Play a Crucial Role in Developing an HIV Vaccine

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    Part 6: Ending the Epidemic - African Prostitutes May Play a Crucial Role in Developing an HIV Vaccine

    Additional articles in this series. NAIROBI, KENYAIn this city's Pumwani slum, everything seems inverted. Pumwani is one of the Kenyan capital's red-light districts, but the action happens during the day. After dark, it gets too dangerous even f...

    by Mark Schoofs on December 14, 1999
  • Football Femmes - But Will the Girls of the Gridiron Get Paid?

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    Football Femmes - But Will the Girls of the Gridiron Get Paid?

    The wind was from the east, the opposition was from the west, and the temperature was just plain freezing Saturday on Long Island when the New York Sharks took on the Minnesota Minx in their first Women's Professional Football League (WPFL) game. T...

    by Paula Hunt on December 14, 1999
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    Sports - Bobby Knight, Basketball Coach, 1966-Present

    "He's the kind of guy who would throw a beer party and lock the bathroom door." fellow coach George Raveling, on Bobby Knight For a final entry to our highly subjective endeavor, we offer up none other than The General as our ultimate standard-bea...

    by John Stravinsky on December 14, 1999
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    Sports

    Dollar Bills Forget raising taxes. Why not clear out Bill Bradley's basement to pay off the debt? With the former Knick looking better with each Gallup Poll, Bradley memorabilia is flying off retailer shelves. "His stock is definitely on the ris...

    on December 14, 1999
  • Green vs. Green - A Bitter Struggle in New York City Splits the Sierra Club

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    Green vs. Green - A Bitter Struggle in New York City Splits the Sierra Club

    It is late on a recent afternoon, and the front rows of Judge Elliot Wilk's courtroom at 60 Centre Street are lined with weary-looking attorneys. Behind them are 20 or so whispering civilians, men and women, young and old, in jeans and sneakers and c...

    by Karen Cook on December 14, 1999
  • Blurring Nonfiction and Fiction - Can You Trust What You Read?

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    Blurring Nonfiction and Fiction - Can You Trust What You Read?

    Unlike book publishers, who have months to check the facts in what they send out to readers, daily newspapers obviously cannot engage in extensive verification of stories, especially now, when competition is so intense. With the 24-hour news cycle, ...

    by Nat Hentoff on December 14, 1999
  • Pseudo’s Surveillance Palace - Happy New Year, Pod People!

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    Pseudos Surveillance Palace - Happy New Year, Pod People!

    'Big Brother' keeps getting biggeror at least more marketable. This sadistic Dutch TV show began in September, when eight ordinary people locked themselves into a one-story house for a hundred days with limited supplies, no outside contact, and rel...

    by Amanda Griscom on December 14, 1999
  • Rudy’s Most Wanted - Steven Powers 
Is the Latest Celebrity 
Quality-of-Life Offender

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    Rudys Most Wanted - Steven Powers Is the Latest Celebrity Quality-of-Life Offender

    Arresting an artist for making fun of Rudy Giuliani is hardly the worst of the police department's recent sins. At least Steven Powers is alive to promote himself. But it's truly scary to think that if you invite people to throw artificial dung at a ...

    by Richard Goldstein on December 14, 1999
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    Partial Fizzle - Antiabortion Strategy Loses Political Ground

    Whatever else there is to say about our virulently un-p.c. mayor, it appears he is living up to his pro-choice claims. While Michael Long, chairman of the Conservative Party, has insisted Giuliani renounce his stand on so-called partial-birth aborti...

    by Sharon Lerner on December 14, 1999
  • The Loophole Clause - On the Street With a 12-Step Santa

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    The Loophole Clause - On the Street With a 12-Step Santa

    Santa Claus has five years clean and sober. He's also got an apartment, a new girlfriend, a VCR, and a job. He's most psyched about the VCR at the moment because it lets him catch up on all the Hollywood product he missed during the 10 years he was h...

    by Guy Trebay on December 14, 1999
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    Saving Captain Gatto - Bobby Kennedy Jr. Swears by Him, but Is the Citys Top Watershed Cop Washed Up?

    THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WIFE of Captain Ronald Gattothe city's top watershed cop who blew the whistle on the vulnerability of New York's reservoirs to terrorist attacks, and who is suing the Giuliani administration for demoting himhas rallied to her h...

    by Peter Noel on December 14, 1999
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