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  • Pane Management - photographs by Nina Roberts

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    Pane Management - photographs by Nina Roberts

    Uptown they may be shiny and showy, loudly demanding attention from passersby, but down in the village of Greenwich the holiday windows sport a surpris-ingly demure air. Despite a century of high-rises and high commerce, the old streets around Bleeck...

    by Lynn Yaeger on December 21, 1999
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    Presents Pending - Christmas Is Almost Here.Been Naughty? Nice?

    Mary Valmont Age 42 Resides Brooklyn Occupation Research psychologist What's the worst Christmas present you've ever gotten? Two incredibly dull, plain sweatshirts from a new boyfriend. I found out he gave the exact genderless thing to his mo...

    by Coco McPherson on December 21, 1999
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    A Boom With Two Views - Real Estate Stretches Skyward; Poverty Scarcely Budges

    A real estate study crossed my desk recently, a nicely designed and almost regal-looking document issued on heavy stock paper with golden-hued headings. But the report's quiet and distinguished style belies its contents, which all but scream. Loaded ...

    by J.A. Lobbia on December 21, 1999
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    Sports

    Draft Dodgers The Liberty came out pretty well in last Wednesday's WNBA expansion draft, losing only fan-favorite-but-depth-chart-diver Sophia Witherspoon and all-but-forgotten backup point guard Coquese Washington to the new Portland franc...

    on December 21, 1999
  • Game Misconducts - College Football's Real-Life Top 25

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    Game Misconducts - College Football's Real-Life Top 25

    Bowl season is upon us again: Time to pull out the old school colors, the 'TV Guide,' and the phone number of your favorite bookie. But while you're glued to the tube or perusing the point spreads, be sure to remember what really matters in college f...

    by Brian P. Dunleavy on December 21, 1999
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    The Bunker Brigade - How Survivalists Will Endure Y2K

    It's not easy preparing for Y2K and the end of civilization. Between amassing the water jugs, batteries, and kerosene and lime, even the most devoted survivalist can let a crucial detail slip by. Fortunately, survivalist newsgroups are packed with la...

    by Mark Boal on December 21, 1999
  • DWB (Dialloed While Black)

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    DWB (Dialloed While Black)

    At about the time it was being announced last Thursday that a state appeals court had ruled that the trial of four white cops accused of murdering Amadou Diallo would be moved from the Bronx to Albany, the Civilian Complaint Review Board was faxing J...

    by Peter Noel on December 21, 1999
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    Dialysis Deals - Private Companies Lease Space in Public Hospitals

    Bellevue and Jacobi hospitals are entering unprecedented licensing agreements with private dialysis companies that have reignited concern over the privatization of city hospitals. Under the deals, which were quietly approved by the Health and Hospita...

    by Sharon Lerner on December 21, 1999
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    Nation

    Food Bankruptcy Excuse Me, but . . . Money Tips the Scales of Justice Love Knows No Boundaries Genetic Engineering New York's Hunger Machine Food Bankruptcy More than half a million people went hungry this year in New York City. Despite ...

    by James Ridgeway on December 21, 1999
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    Sweat Offensive - Garment Workers Assail Donna Karan Labor Practices

    Is there a pretender to Kathie Lee Gifford's throne? Outside the Madison Avenue DKNY flagship store Sunday afternoon, some 50 protesters weathered frigid winds and some chilly stares to propose Donna Karan for 'Sweatshop Queen of the Year.' But while...

    by Andrew Hsiao on December 21, 1999
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    Sue the Messenger, Part One - Rash of Lawsuits Shows No One Trusts the Media

    A good journalist is always willing to take it on the chin, but in the LAST year, it seems, the fourth estate has become everyone's favorite scapegoat. News organizations are getting sued by a raft of plaintiffs, from criminal suspects to victims' fa...

    by Cynthia Cotts on December 21, 1999
  • The Harlem Shuffle - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Boulevard

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    The Harlem Shuffle - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Boulevard

    If you don't know better, it's easy to swallow the hype about boom time in Harlem. There's all that stupendous real estate, for one thing ("Gracious Living! Strivers' Row! Hamilton Terrace! Convent Avenue! 12-room landmark mansion! 65-foot-long parlo...

    by Guy Trebay on December 21, 1999
  • Part 7: South Africa Acts Up - Building a Movement on the Ruins of Apartheid

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    Part 7: South Africa Acts Up - Building a Movement on the Ruins of Apartheid

    Additional articles in this series. KWAMASHU, SOUTH AFRICAIt's a hot, gray Sunday afternoon in March, and the sprawling Durban train station is almost desertedhardly the best stage for an AIDS demonstration. Yet sitting on the floor is a small ...

    by Mark Schoofs on December 21, 1999
  • Strike Behind Bars - Prisoners Plan a Work Stoppage To Protest Parole Cuts

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    Strike Behind Bars - Prisoners Plan a Work Stoppage To Protest Parole Cuts

    Prisoners first began circulating the photocopied manifesto more than six months ago inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility. "WAKE UP!!!" a longtime Sing Sing inmate urged his fellow prisoners. "As you probably have been noticing, since . . . [George...

    by Jennifer Gonnerman on December 21, 1999
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    Letters

    Mark Boal's article["FBI's Shutter Speed" (Machine Age, November 30) generated an unusual amount of mail. Boal's piece recounted how pressure from the FBI prompted filmmaker Mike Zieper's Internet service provider to drop his Web site after Zieper (u...

    on December 21, 1999
  • Quantum Leap - Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics.  The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.

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    Quantum Leap - Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.

    Times are tough on Robert Mills Sr.'s 91-acre grain farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania. "This year is very, very bad," he confides. "I'm glad the kids got out." His eldest, Robert Jr., has a water well drilling business, his daughter Raeleen is a...

    by Erik Baard on December 21, 1999
  • The Very Best Christmas Gift - A Song for Each Kid in Great Pain

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    The Very Best Christmas Gift - A Song for Each Kid in Great Pain

    One girl sings her song with me while she's having spinal taps done. Other children use their songs [written and performed for each one individually] to relax without sedatives. It enhances their confidence and self-esteem. No matter how sick these c...

    by Nat Hentoff on December 21, 1999
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    Hot Potato Sex!

    One potato, two potato, three potato (gettin' excited?), four; five potato, six potato (yes!), seven potato, more. I love potatoes in all their forms: salt and vinegar chips; garlic mashed; baked with melted butter; fresh herb-dusted baby potatoes; C...

    by Tristan Taormino on December 21, 1999
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    Left Holding a Bag

    WHAT I'M THINKING If shopping is the one religion we Long Islanders all share, then December must be Holy Month. The Internet is a decent alternative for the mall-phobic among us, but sooner or later, you're going to find yourself in one. My wife mak...

    by Ron M. Beigel on December 21, 1999
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    A Trip Down The Scary AMAZON.COM

    Flogging toys online can be a dizzying experience when you work for Amazon.com. For a few humble contract laborers in Seattle, Christmas came early this year. That's because Seattle-based Amazon.com decided to start selling toys. On July 13, the comp...

    by Mark Fefer on December 21, 1999
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