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    Tip o' the Cap

    Far be it from Uni Watch to discourage anyone from writing anything by hand in this keyboard-driven age, but the trend of ballplayers putting little handwritten tributes on their caps is getting seriously weird. The practice had appeared sporadically...

    by Paul Lukas on August 31, 1999
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    Bad Call - Baseball's Big Shots Strike Out At The Umpire's Union

    Their strategy was so bad that they now claim it wasn't serious. The major league umpires' mass resignation last month dared the lords of baseball to make do without them and, well, the lords said "ok." Now the umps claim they never really meant to r...

    by Joshua D. Gaynor on August 31, 1999
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    They Teams They Are A-Changing

    Hope you've enjoyed the Liberty's WNBA title run, because the team could look very different come next season. Kym Hampton, the All-Star center who's battled balky knees all year to bring the Lib to the brink of a championship, is retiring at season'...

    on August 31, 1999
  • Pec'ing Ardor - Readers Pumped Up Over Pines Piece

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    Pec'ing Ardor - Readers Pumped Up Over Pines Piece

    Guy Trebay's article "Babes in Boyland: Pumping It Up in the Pines," which appeared in the August 24 Voice, prompted an unusually large reader response. Following are some of the letters received in reaction to it. Out of this World Very go...

    on August 31, 1999
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    Letters

    Jack-Off In response to Michael Musto's August 24 column: You secretly adore Michael Jackson, Mr. Musto, and feel that you must belittle him to hide your deep affection. But writing that you "would like to gossip about how fascinating that recentl...

    on August 31, 1999
  • Confronting the Pride Divide - Blood, Sweat, and Fed Up Queers at the Log Cabin Republican Conference

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    Confronting the Pride Divide - Blood, Sweat, and Fed Up Queers at the Log Cabin Republican Conference

    Last Saturday evening at Midtown's Roosevelt Hotel, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani gave the keynote address at the annual leadership conference of the Log Cabin Republicans, a national gay and lesbian conservative group. But an evening that began with the mo...

    by Norah Vincent on August 31, 1999
  • Wackenhut Detention Ordeal - For One Immigrant in Queens, Hunger Strike Continues

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    Wackenhut Detention Ordeal - For One Immigrant in Queens, Hunger Strike Continues

    Emmy Kutesa propped his chin on his hand to keep his head from drooping as he waited on Thursday for an immigration judge to decide his fate. By then, he had not eaten for a month. And on Monday the day the Voice goes to press Kutesa refused solid ...

    by Alisa Solomon on August 31, 1999
  • By Any Means (Unnecessary) - A History of the Confrontational Politics That Led to the 'Assault' on Councilman Bill Perkins by the Bully Boys of The Million Youth March

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    By Any Means (Unnecessary) - A History of the Confrontational Politics That Led to the 'Assault' on Councilman Bill Perkins by the Bully Boys of The Million Youth March

    The Black Rage Khallid Abdul Muhammad had so carefully finessed with super-rationality to cover up his extremist agenda degenerated into a kind of obscene entertainment when he suddenly reappeared in New York City recently, vowing that "no devil, rac...

    by Peter Noel on August 31, 1999
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    Sexgate North - Ready or Not, Here They Come

    In a nightmare sequence from hell, the Monicagate cast is bringing white-trash cracker politics to the Empire State. Over the weekend, Lewinsky herself relocated to The Archive apartments in the West Village, where she presumably will dabble in the b...

    by James Ridgeway on August 31, 1999
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    The User Who Got Used - For years, Tony Merritt Did the Dirty Work for Cops and Landlords, Helping Them Bust and Evict Drug Dealers. So Why Is the Times Square Hotel, His Latest Home, Showing Him the Door?

    When the Kenmore Hotel on 23rd Street reopened on May 4, politicians flocked to the ceremony, anxious to be associated with a project that had reincarnated the building from a murderous drug den into 326 units of affordable housing. In a famous 1994...

    by J.A. Lobbia on August 31, 1999
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    Net Pill Bill? - This Fall, Congress Will Consider Legislation To Regulate Online Drug Sales. Barely.

    When Congress goes back in session next week, drugs will be a topic of discussion though not the question of what George W. may have snorted. Legislators are puzzling over what to do about the unfettered growth in Internet prescription centers wher...

    by Reet Rana on August 31, 1999
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    Dirty Work

    Before porn moved to California to become a mass-produced, straight-to-video industry, most of the money shots were made in New York. While the epicenter of the biz was at 42nd and Broadway, the ripple effect took the skin trade out to Queens and Lon...

    by Bill Jensen, Stacy Albin and Jon Hart on August 31, 1999
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    Funk and Spunk

    Back in the '70s, funk reigned supreme not only in films like Shaft but in shaft-like films. Today's porn flicks are mostly videos with throwaway tunes mixed among the grunts and groans. How did this evolution happen? While Marilyn Chambers, John Ho...

    by Ian D'Giff on August 31, 1999
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    VeggieHead Wilson

    The prolific Annie Hart is back. This is "The Tightwad Issue," which means it's packed with money-saving tips from shopping at bodegas (sometimes), to the price-per-calorie difference between dry and canned beans. Annie's earnest approach and endea...

    by Michael Giacalone on August 31, 1999
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    File This Fetish

    Never thought of the dime-a-dozen long nails of LI babes as a fetishy turn-on? Wake up and smell the polish. (Which isn't difficult, considering that there are more than 400 nail salons just in Nassau.) The Island could easily be considered a sexual ...

    by Beth Greenfield on August 31, 1999
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    Schmoozing with the Original Sweater

    As the golden-throated, sweater-clad nice guy of Sesame Street's original human Fab Four along with Gordon, Susan and Mr. Hooper Bob McGrath has spent more than 30 years on public TV. He was a workhorse in the early days, when they taped 130 shows ...

    by Bill Jensen on August 31, 1999
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    Kitschy Koo In Port Washington

    In Village Green, Amy Kraker's vintage kitchenware store in Port Washington, pink elephants frolic on old jelly jar juice glasses (four for $40), mariachis serenade beautiful seoritas on starched cotton dish towels ($15) and an unusual set of marble...

    on August 31, 1999
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    None More Black

    The ranter of the moment is Lewis Black. With saliva flying as fast as his insults, Black goes on a two-minute diatribe virtually every night on his Back in Black segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. He will be performing at ...

    by Bill Jensen on August 31, 1999
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    Teaching Mrs. Tingle

    Yet another black comedy that misunderstands and misrepresents the genre call them Very Bad Jawbreakers Kevin Williamson's first (pre-Scream) script, also his first attempt at directing, is a take-that-you-bitch fantasy told from the point of view ...

    by Dennis Lim on August 31, 1999
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    Thank Goddess

    The Muse is light summer fare about a middle-aged Hollywood screenwriter so desperate to brainstorm a light summer fare he hires a Greek goddess to help him. The premise feels practically weightless, but because the writer is played by the doggedly e...

    by J. Hoberman on August 31, 1999
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