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    Nailing Coffin Nails - Trader Turned Activist Blasts Second-Hand Smoke

    Joe Cherner may soon be looking for a job. Its not because he needs the money; the 41-year-old did so well on Wall Street in the 1980s that he never has to work again. Its just that Cherner, the citys foremost unpaid antitobacco activist, thinks h...

    by Sharon Lerner on September 7, 1999
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    Gray Hair? Pink Slip! - At Cond Nast, If You're Postmenopausal, You're Dead

    In recent weeks, as two thirtysomething editors were hired to replace two fiftysomethings at Cond Nast Publications (CNP), some observers saw the news as a baleful sign for aging employees. Or, as one framed the issue, "Where do Cond Nast women go...

    by Cynthia Cotts on September 7, 1999
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    Read My Lips: Jeff Dunham and Friends

    Cranky, old-fart dummy Walter has spent his entire life with Jeff Dunham's hand up his ass. The Texas-bred ventriloquist will bring Walter and a host of other characters to Governor's in Levittown on Saturday and Sunday. Dunham and Walter recently ha...

    by Bill Jensen on September 7, 1999
  • Kent Graham's Giant Steps

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    Kent Graham's Giant Steps

    Something's noticeably missing in Giants camp this fall. It isn't veteran wide receiver Chris Calloway, who was cut last spring despite placing third on the team's all-time receptions list. And it isn't run-stuffing defensive end Chad Bratzke, who fo...

    by Brian P. Dunleavy on September 7, 1999
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    Route 110: The Boulevard of Dreams

    From his apartment over a garage in Huntington Station, store clerk Ricardo Alcos sees a Long Island where the car is not king, where single people have housing choices, where children are perhaps seen but not heard or at least just not so damn loud...

    by Bill Jensen on September 7, 1999
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    Ethnic Mysteries Revealed

    Rajesh Kumar was managing fast food stores around Long Island in the mid-'80s when his wife, Geeta, decided she wanted a career of her own. She thought it would be nice to open a small Indian grocery on the Island, to give their community a place to ...

    on September 7, 1999
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    Brando Didn't Get Fat By Accident

    Background Check People seem to have trouble finding Bayville even with their Hagstrom's out. This is okay with Bayvillagers. Outsiders only seem to come up here for The Breakers and Steve's Pier One. And only when the sun is out. What I Was Think...

    by Ron M. Beigel on September 7, 1999
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    Rachel's Selenography Quarterstick This unique chamber-music collective fuses avant-garde and minimalist "classical" styles with the tactile rock aesthetic of such outfits as Slint and June of 44. Most of the time this makes for an enticing combi...

    on September 7, 1999
  • September Song - The Silly Symphony of the Fall Fashion Magazines

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    September Song - The Silly Symphony of the Fall Fashion Magazines

    Fashion magazine articles are specious and silly all year long, but the gargantuan heft of the September issues provides an especially rich goldmine of the hilarious, the incongruous, the patently offensive, and the just plain idiotic. On the assum...

    by Lynn Yaeger on September 7, 1999
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    Party, boys! Ward Harkavy's recent article [Golden Boy, Cover Story, Aug. 5] regarding the financial situation of Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta hit the nail right on the head. Harkavy made it obvious that the county's fiscal problems are n...

    on September 7, 1999
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    'Dollar Bill' Bucks the Odds - The Great Liberal Hope from Wall Street

    Washington The Democratic nomination would seem to be Al Gore's to blow. Despite his probable ascendency, however, the myriad missteps of the vice president's inept (and increasingly rightward-tilting) campaign compared to Bill Bradley's ploddin...

    by Jason Vest on September 7, 1999
  • Tools of the Trader - Could the NYSE Hold the Key to the Future of Electronic Trading?

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    Tools of the Trader - Could the NYSE Hold the Key to the Future of Electronic Trading?

    It's a slow day on Wall Street in late August, but the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) still feels like the inside of a Jiffy Pop. Old-boy brokers are capering with the bored confidence that accompanies an economic heyday. One p...

    by Amanda Griscom on September 7, 1999
  • Jews Too  'No Justice, No Peace'

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    Jews Too 'No Justice, No Peace'

    'This Isn't the Movies,' Said Safir 'Jewish blood is not cheap.' One of hundreds of Jews in the streets of Borough Park, August 31; 'Who was trained to act like this?' Another Jew in borough Park that night. Brian Lehrer, who conducts On the ...

    by Nat Hentoff on September 7, 1999
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    Splendor in the Grass

    Cross Rushmore with Cheech and Chong and you might get Outside Providence, an unassuming fish-out-of-water, coming-of-age movie for stoners. Based on a novel by Peter Farrelly (of the Farrelly brothers) about growing up working-class in Rhode Island ...

    by Amy Taubin on September 7, 1999
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    Eating Reform For Lunch

    You can't tell from Charlie O'Shea's wide-eyed, innocent expression that he's one of the Nassau GOP machine officials who are mortgaging the futures of county residents through the next generation. The chairman of the county's Board of Assessors (he...

    by Ward Harkavy on September 7, 1999
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    Letters

    Hillary and the Heights Peter Noel, in an article headlined "Hillary 'Banned' in Crown Heights" [August 31], reported that a spokesman for the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council expressed various views about the probable Senate race between Hi...

    on September 7, 1999
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    Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm EMO

    The first time I heard Last Days of August was in the spring of 1984. The fact that the Nassau-based quintet didn't officially form until early '97 might make that pretty tough to believe, but let me explain. When I put the band's new self-titled F...

    by Valerie Acklin on September 7, 1999
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    A Leg To Stand On

    He's been performing on one leg for more than three decades now, and this Thursday, Ian Anderson leads Jethro Tull into the Jones Beach stage. He recently came out of the wood to take a phone call from Ian D'Giff: What's the story with the one-legge...

    by Ian D'Giff on September 7, 1999
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    A Change Is Gonna Come

    When Phoebe Goodman is told that Charlie O'Shea's Nassau Assessment Improvement Commission wants to see her report, she rolls her eyes and says, "I gave it to them!" Like all the other sober, detailed reports and analyses the Nassau Citizens Budget C...

    by Ward Harkavy on September 7, 1999
  • Ava Gerber - Artist; investor; furniture dealer

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    Ava Gerber - Artist; investor; furniture dealer

    Income $13,591 (1998) Health Insurance $0/mo. Mortgage $1462/mo. (paid by two tenants) Utilities $80/mo. Phone $150/mo. Food $400/mo. Transportation $150/mo. Is Ava Gerber like Dostoyevsky's Alexey Ivanovitch at the gaming table, when he says...

    by Toni Schlesinger on September 7, 1999
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