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    A League In Need of a Miracle - New MLS Commissioner Don Garber looks to deliver fans from their soccer hell

    He's been called the second coming. OK, the second coming of former NFL commish Pete Rozelle . . . but still. In a country still reluctant to embrace soccer beyond suburban kiddie leagues, new Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber will hardly...

    by Denise Kiernan on August 17, 1999
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    Really Gone, Man

    There were lots of naked chicks hanging around the bar while Bishopsgate, an original Long Island rock and roll act, ripped through the hot chicken-wing-scented air with bar chords and screaming leads that no TV, video game or Internet garbage could ...

    by Danny deBruin on August 17, 1999
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    Ferry Drama

    Throughout the cocktail-soaked, double-entendre-loaded glimmering afternoon of a Labor Day weekend on Fire Island, during which more than 50 drag queens swathed in gold lam and fuschia chiffon strutted down a poolside runway, each with the hope tha...

    by Beth Greenfield on August 17, 1999
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    Pee Wee's Excellent Career - Reese over Rizzuto and not just because of Robinson

    It's not hard to find nice things to say about Pee Wee Reese. He was the heart and soul of one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball history. He was one of the true heroes of the Jackie Robinson story (even if no one can seem to agree ex...

    on August 17, 1999
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    Julian Koster's loop-the- loop

    I still have the scar on my left butt cheek from the time Julian Koster strategically placed a pencil on my chair in fourth grade. Fifteen years later, the multi-instrumentalist from the Neutral Milk Hotel and the mastermind behind the cacophonic dre...

    by Bill Jensen on August 17, 1999
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    The Royal We

    I've been to every other Thai place in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. At this one, we're accompanied by our friendly neighbor and his wife. He travels to Thailand twice a year for business. He never told me until I spied him drinking a Singha beer on hi...

    by Ron M. Beigel on August 17, 1999
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    Jason Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young

    When Lo Faber, frontman and principal songwriter for God Street Wine, needs a keyboardist, he hightails it to Sea Cliff to grab Jason Crosby. But he'd better take a number. The 25-year-old Crosby has been getting more action than the Viagra bottle ...

    by Ian D'Giff on August 17, 1999
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    Lingerie Survivors Tell All

    Talk to some women and you'd think it's a miracle that any female ever gets laid wearing a Miracle Bra. For every tale of unbridled passion inspired by satin, these women can tell a story of getting their knickers in a twist when it comes to sexy und...

    by Ellen Burris on August 17, 1999
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    When Words Collide

    Right now, deep under the Pine Barrens of Suffolk County, subatomic particles of gold may be racing in opposite directions around a 2.4-mile track, preparing to collide as you sit reading this newspaper. Perhaps the particles are already barreling in...

    by Laura Conaway 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
  • Racism and Favoritism In Pataki Land - Lawsuit Exposes the Secret Albany World of a Disengaged Governor


    Racism and Favoritism In Pataki Land - Lawsuit Exposes the Secret Albany World of a Disengaged Governor

    With special reporting by Ron Zapata A hornet's nest of revelations about the inner workings of the Pataki administration including admissions about an asleep-at-the-switch governor whose staff controls a secret patronage machine, damning black emp...

    by Wayne Barrett on August 17, 1999
  • Dancin' Queens - photographs by Nina Roberts


    Dancin' Queens - photographs by Nina Roberts

    The torpor of summer Saturdays has been delightfully shattered of late with the reappearance of Warm Up, the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center dance party. Held in the heretofore deeply unfashionable of four until nine p.m., this showcase of electronic...

    by Lynn Yaeger on August 17, 1999
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    Byte Me, Retail Boy

    Put a computer in the home, and women are nearly as likely as men to go online. But despite their surging Internet savvy, millions of women won't buy a computer unless a man helps choose it, buy it and set it up. -Cox News Service wire, Aug. 4 O...

    by Angela Gunn on August 17, 1999
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    Zone Defense Beats GOP Machine Beats GOP Machine

    Against all odds, a little group of homeowners in Bethpage rose up and slew the mighty GOP machine in a neighborhood zoning battle. The residents of Evergreen Avenue staved off an attempt by a Town of Oyster Bay official who moonlights as a develope...

    by Ward Harkavy on August 17, 1999
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    Tracts of My Tears

    High school football players roam the landscape like wild dogs through decaying ruins. Gold-chained guidos and their hairsprayed honeys lurk about in perpetual crassness. Anesthetized mothers think pleasant thoughts as car alarms ring deafeningly aro...

    by Michael Giacalone on August 17, 1999
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    Colombian Coke Caper - Wife of U.S. Anti-Drug Commander Nabbed in Smuggling Case

    The wife of the Army commander leading the U.S. government's antidrug efforts in Colombia has been charged in connection with a cocaine smuggling ring that shipped the drug from an American military base in Bogot to New York City, the Voice has lear...

    by William Bastone on August 10, 1999
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    The Boogie Doctor - What gives Dr. David Seitz the greatest pleasure is having the music he loves "get more respect."

    David Seitz (physician; record producer; recording engineer; record label founder) Income: $80,000 (1998) Health Insurance: covered by employer Rent: $1500 Utilities: $50/mo. Phone: $35/mo. Food: $300/mo. Transportation: $250/mo. Listening t...

    by Toni Schlesinger on August 10, 1999
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    Sexism & the City - On the Bias

    The peace and love of Woodstock '99 was shattered by a volley of charges that included multiple rapes and women heckled to take their clothes off. Is it the dawning of another age of sexism? Lennox Douglas Age: 35 Resides:...

    by Edmund Lee on August 10, 1999
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    Bait and Switch

    In July, after Congress allowed the independent counsel law to expire, you barely heard a word out of Ken Starr. But last week, Starr's friends and foes were back to talking about one of the juicier subplots of the impeachment scandal: the allegation...

    by Cynthia Cotts on August 10, 1999
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    Gangsta Gamin' - Rage Against the Machine in KingPin's Urban Underworld

    In the early days of video games, circa 1980, players fell in love with Space Invaders, and the simple act of moving green polygons away from red polygons. The red shape was supposed to be a cannon and the green ones aliens, but nobody who played rea...

    by Mark Boal on August 10, 1999
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