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  • 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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    Erode to Knowledge

    The life of Dr. Beach is not always glamorous. When he's not rating the best surf or advising millionaires about where they should build their showy oceanfront mansions, he's often just plain Stephen P. Leatherman, scientist, chasing after clues or r...

    by Valerie Kellogg 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
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    Arcade Pimp #1

    Rarely has something so superficially cute ended up being so strangely moving. This collection of comics by new romantic (and Long Island Voice contributor) Dave Kiersh mixes early-'80s teenage angst with a grown-up sense of isolation and yearning. H...

    by Michael Giacalone 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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    What Price Beauty?

    There he is, standing waist-deep in the surf, muscles rippling. Somehow, even as the wind whips at ocean's edge, his hair is perfect. As the waves crash, he turns toward you and smiles, his teeth glistening. He approaches you on the sand, the sea wat...

    by Ellen Burris on August 24, 1999
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    The Darkies

    Remzi Ari has tan armpits. They match the rest of him a melting, chocolate brown of a tan meticulously singed by the sun as he lies, for a certain span of each day, with his arms stretched up alongside his ears. Sometimes he's spread eagle, his nak...

    by Beth Greenfield on August 24, 1999
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    Gerbil in a Microwave

    In the dark and dense forest of The Blair Witch Projectnot the movie itself, but in the hype surrounding its Net-heavy publicity blitzit's easy to forget that there are filmmaking tactics a lot more "indie" than using handheld cameras and writing a...

    by Angela Gunn on August 24, 1999
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    Bread Amid the Circuses

    What I Was Thinking Napeague Stretch is not so much forgotten as passed by, literally, by the sweaty multitudes heading for Montauk. Pig 'n' Whistle East, sibling to the Manhattan joints, lies between the landmark "LUNCH" sign of the Lobster Roll and...

    by Ron M. Beigel on August 24, 1999
  • Casualties of War - In Congo, civil strife allows polio to survive

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    Casualties of War - In Congo, civil strife allows polio to survive

    Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the CongoIn a dusty field in Kinshasa earlier this month, a military guard snaps its rifles to attention. Fixed bayonets gleam, and the crowd settles into a hush broken only by the sound of babies crying. Laurent K...

    by Mark Schoofs on August 24, 1999
  • Film Previews - A rundown of the season's moviesó handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.

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    Film Previews - A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.

    Delicious and Good For You American Beauty An Ice Storm minus the puritanism and nostalgia. Director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball lay bare the horrors of upper-middle-class normalcy in this unexpectedly profound tragicomedy. With Kevin Spacey ...

    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
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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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    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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    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
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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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    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
  • Black Bouquet - African American choreography blooms in city parks and theaters

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    Black Bouquet - African American choreography blooms in city parks and theaters

    Call them the fourth generation. Some of their inspiring eldersAlvin Ailey, Ulysses Doveare dead. Others, like Donald McKayle and Joan Myers Brownteachers as well as choreographers beckon them in rewarding directions. Their art, a fusion of moder...

    by Elizabeth Zimmer on August 17, 1999
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    Ill Effects

    New York legislators recently gave courts the power to force mentally ill patients to undergo treatment or face hospitalization. Feel safer? Anibal Torres Age: 62 Resides: Lower East Side Occupation: Plumbing Does this new...

    by Edmund Lee on August 17, 1999
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