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    Rise of the Vaccine Nation - 'The New Yorker' Joins the Campaign for a Disease-Free America

    In the last decade, the U.S. pharmaceutical industry has spent billions of dollars to develop an arsenal of state-of-the-art, DNA-based vaccines, which are targeted at all manner of childhood, adult, and sexually transmitted diseases. Clearly, the ri...

    by Cynthia Cotts on October 12, 1999
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    Low Anxiety - Fear of the Subway Derails Thousands

    Regina Stafford is slightly ill at ease as the B train lurches out of the 55th Street station in Boro Park. There are a few moments in the short ride to Coney Island when the thin mother of two seems threatened. When the lights in the car flicker and...

    by Sharon Lerner on October 12, 1999
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    Out of the White House Closet - Gay Rights Steps Out As Presidential Politics Comes to New York

    Gay and lesbian rights, once treated like an embarrassing stepchild in presidential politics, is now assuming the role of favorite son in the race to the White House. President Clinton made a rousing appearance before 1800 gays and lesbians and suppo...

    by Andy Humm on October 12, 1999
  • The Stems Win - Expect the Unexpected as the Amazins Roll On

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    The Stems Win - Expect the Unexpected as the Amazins Roll On

    The crucible that is playoff baseball reveals so much about a team. Witness this exchange between injured catcher Mike Piazza and the ink-stained wretches after the Mets' crucial Game 3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night. Mike Piazza...

    by Allen St. John on October 12, 1999
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    Uni Watch: Mets Concede

    Amid all the hoopla recently generated by the possibility of a Subway Series, nobody's noticed that the Mets appear to have conceded a small aspect of the battle for New York. The team's interlocking "NY" insignia, which appears on the club's caps an...

    on October 12, 1999
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    The New Whitey Ford - But Is It the End of the Line for David Cone, the New Chairman of the Board?

    Jimmy Cannon, a great sportswriter from an earlier time, was known for his 'You're' columns. They went like this: 'You're Joe Louis, and you're 37, and the combinations don't come as fast as they used to.' Or, 'You're Joe DiMaggio and you're 37 and t...

    by Allen Barra on October 12, 1999
  • Unwelcome Mat - New Public Housing Rules Shun the Poorest New Yorkers

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    Unwelcome Mat - New Public Housing Rules Shun the Poorest New Yorkers

    Of the 17 benches in Collect Pond Park across from Manhattan's criminal court, Roger Tyson says the best are the six that flank the Lafayette Street side. Pointing to another group of green benches on the other side of a low iron fence, Tyson explain...

    by J.A. Lobbia on October 12, 1999
  • Freedom Fighters - Will Groundbreaking New Privacy Software Restore Anonymity to the Net?

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    Freedom Fighters - Will Groundbreaking New Privacy Software Restore Anonymity to the Net?

    Psst. Want to be a secret agent? Use the software that makes the NSA, CIA and FBI anxious and afraid? It's called Freedom, and the uninspired name belies a radical edge. Freedom is the market's first answer to surveillance online a "privacy solution...

    by Mark Boal on October 12, 1999
  • The Charlatans

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    The Charlatans

    In his new book Group, Paul Solotaroff chronicles a turbulent year in the life of six Manhattan yuppies and their compassionate, innovative psychiatrist. Through a score of dramatic group-therapy sessions, the patients sorted through their cripp...

    by William Bastone on October 12, 1999
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    Nation

    Gore Labors On Tennessee Sting Giuliani Bugged Plummeting Hopes Choice Shopping Washington Nuts Gore Labors On Eats Dubya's Dust Big Labor's endorsement this week may give Al Gore a boost in the media, where his Tennessee reincarnatio...

    by James Ridgeway on October 12, 1999
  • Every Step You Take - Stalk Stories

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    Every Step You Take - Stalk Stories

    He was the perfect romance-novel suitor. He called regularly. He sent flowers and almost daily notes. He remembered her birthday and seemed to have her on his mind all the time. When she changed apartments, he sent a funny little housewarming present...

    by Guy Trebay on October 12, 1999
  • Bigger and Blacker - How the former mayor made Al Sharpton kosher and is winning back the hearts of African Americans

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    Bigger and Blacker - How the former mayor made Al Sharpton kosher and is winning back the hearts of African Americans

    'Do you miss me?' the gangly figure chimed, his nutcracker face, once pudgy and jowly like a self-described overweight 'Jewish god,' beaming in response to a standing ovation from a jam-packed, predominantly black audience at Al Sharpton's 45th birt...

    by Peter Noel on October 12, 1999
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    Incognito #10

    Cher, Beth and the crew at Incognito return with Issue Ten, and it is yet another satisfying feast that relies upon the old-school recipe for compelling zine-making namely music, poetry, art, rantings, nonsense and a bit of the kitchen sink arranged...

    by Michael Giacalone on October 12, 1999
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    A Staggering Blow

    For nine years, Irish Day has been the biggest party-in-the-streets day in Long Beach. West End roads would close to traffic. Bars and delis would sell food and drinks curbside. The local Ancient Order of Hibernians would organize a parade and fundra...

    by Stacy Albin on October 12, 1999
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    Warren Von Kruck

    http://www.mp3.com/ artists/34/ warren_von_kruck.html Warren Von Kruck has been floating around the Island scene for some time now, singing lead vocals for the popular band Talkbox. But those pop-star days are gone for this Patchogue resident. Von K...

    by Ian D'Giff on October 12, 1999
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    The New Jesus on the Same Ol' LI

    Pearse Lambert arrived in Northport this year to join his friend Brian Higbee, a C.W. Post M.F.A. student, so they could earnestly pursue the band they'd been conceptualizing since they stood side by side on their high school soccer team back in Penn...

    by Michael Giacalone on October 12, 1999
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    Eerie Candy

    Cecilia Brauer sits in the music room of her Merrick home, treating me to a Chopin etude with all the skill and sensitivity expected from a pianist who plays with the Metropolitan Opera. In the great American virtuoso tradition, her manner seems effo...

    by Michael Murphy on October 12, 1999
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    A Sporting Chance

    Dating athletes has its advantages. For one thing, you can usually find some buff people unless you're a groupie on the professional bowlers' tour. For another, jocks are used to performing under pressure. After a few drills, you'll know if they're ...

    by Ellen Burris on October 12, 1999
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    Young Blood

    A jaggedly impressionistic reverie, Steven Soderbergh's The Limey works best as a brutal yet delicate gloss on the Orpheus myth. A man journeys to the underworld looking for his lost love (in this case a child) only to lose her againalbeit through t...

    by J. Hoberman on October 12, 1999
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    Swooping Down on the West Nile Outbreak

    Virus-carrying mosquitoes, moribund crows and the mysterious deaths of zoo birds creatures with wings have captured the collective imagination. Nowhere is this more true than on eBirds, an online tag team that passes avian information along a swath ...

    by Matthew Cowan on October 12, 1999
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