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    A dark horse sees the light

    When Jon Cooper began his underdog campaign this year for Suffolk County's 18th Legislative District, he figured he could raise enough money, attract a dedicated core of volunteers and nail down an extensive platform based on protecting the environme...

    by Laura Conaway on November 2, 1999
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    Looking up

    Dorothy Goosby knows what it's like to start at the bottom and stay there. Now a Democratic candidate for the Hempstead Town Board, Goosby grew up black, poor, iron-willed and sharp-witted in the late-1930s South. She attended an African-American u...

    by Laura Conaway on November 2, 1999
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    Metaphysical therapy

    Directed by MTV whiz Spike Jonze from Charlie Kaufman's highly original script, Being John Malkovich is the sort of prize head-scratcher that invites analogy-seekers to cast their nets wide. The most offbeat studio comedy since Rushmore, it drafts th...

    by J. Hoberman on November 2, 1999
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    May I take your order?

    Sick of power-trippers? Well, if you want to understand how you got hooked up with an unenlightened despot, the whole thing is pretty simple: It seems that the person who thinks he or she is in charge usually is. This power trip goes uncontested unti...

    by Ellen Burris on November 2, 1999
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    It takes two

    The way for small, chic labels to thrive in the '90s has apparently been to operate on two people's taste. Sub Pop was at its peak when it was all about what Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavitt liked; K, until recently, was Calvin Johnson and Candice P...

    by Douglas Wolk on November 2, 1999
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    The big wonderful

    Background check Ever since the original Cooking With Jazz in Whitestone opened, I have been a regular, making the trek to Queens with scads of other Long Islanders and squeezing into the tiny, cramped quarters for some of the best Cajun food you ar...

    by Ron M. Beigel on November 2, 1999
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    headline

    Phish The Siket Disc While Phish's first online-only offering (available through Phish Dry Goods at www.phish.com/bin/catalog.cgi) may do nothing to gain them commercial success, it gives phans exactly what they've been in a frenzy fortasty acid...

    on November 2, 1999
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    headline

    Home run Good story on the Mets. [Bums rush, Cover Story, Oct. 7]. But I like Jeter on the Yankees. He's a hottie. Maggie Henriquez Manhattan The yoke's on you If anything proves the desperation of the Nassau Republicans in their frenzied...

    on November 2, 1999
  • Lawless Arrests Under Giuliani - Howard Safir  I Am the Law!

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    Lawless Arrests Under Giuliani - Howard Safir I Am the Law!

    America has always been about rights.... While many nations are based on a shared language or ethnic heritage, Americans have made rights the foundation of their national identity.' Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution....

    by Nat Hentoff on October 26, 1999
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    Big Doings at the Big Ballyard - The World Series Has Yankee Stadium Rocking Even on an Off Day

    'We're waiting in line for tickets that may or may not go on sale,' Myles Lewis patiently explains to the radio reporter from W-something-some thing-something in Atlanta. 'Don't listen to him, he's a scalper, he's been divorced three times, arreste...

    by Allen St. John on October 26, 1999
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    The Million-Dollar Castaway - Smile, You're on 'Lord of the Flies'

    It is a bright, hot day in July and somewhere the clocks are striking noon. contestant Number One lays on the pristine white beach and instinctively checks his watch, but there is only a tan line where his Timex used to be. He has forgotten that on t...

    by Mark Boal on October 26, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    Forget the Latin music explosion-as of two minutes ago, it's all about the drag record boom. No less than three feather boa-ed Downtown divas have new records out, simultaneously urging us to bailamos with heels on. Richie (who's being promoted as 't...

    by Michael Musto on October 26, 1999
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    The Hate That Hate Produced - Inside the Black and Jewish Fight Clubs at the Anti-KKK Rally

    A jittery police captain checked his watch and straightened his sagging gun belt. It was 4:20 p.m. last Saturday and the commander's repeated radio calls for cops in riot gear had been muffled by the uproar of a surging crowd. Although 16 unmasked me...

    by Peter Noel on October 26, 1999
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    Longer Harder Faster - From Sex Parties to Raves, for Both Men and Women, It's Not Bob Dole's Viagra Anymore

    The party's in a semiconverted industrial loft in Dumbo, on the third floor of a former factory with scabbed plaster walls and thick pillars and huge windows admitting both the vaporous light of street lamps and the ambient, hungry-organism thrum o...

    by Guy Trebay on October 26, 1999
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    How Not to Revise a City Charter - A Guide to Subverting the Process of Democracy

    Charter Revision is supposed to be a chance for all New Yorkers to shape the constitution of our city. But few seem to be aware of the contents of the referendum on next Tuesday's ballot. Fewer still are fully aware of the steps Mayor Rudy Giuliani's...

    by Wista Jeanne Johnson on October 26, 1999
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    On Thin Ice - The NHL's Future Just Might Fall Through

    The National Hockey League rolled out of bed, stretched its limbs, and began its new season this month. It was greeted by yawns. New York hockey fans expect October indifference, especially if the town's baseball clubs are playing on autumn's frosty...

    by Stu Hackel on October 26, 1999
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    The People's Game

    The phrase "Senator Strom Thurmond" notwithstanding, democracy works. Case in point: baseball's All-Century Team. Sure there were a couple of howlers addressed by the postballoting review processNolan Ryan over Lefty Grove (and for that matter Tom S...

    on October 26, 1999
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    Pat Jumps - Third Party Lock & Load

    Pat Buchanan could win the Reform Party nomination if he gets the solid backing of the Perot faction. But it won't come free. "We estimate that we will need to raise approximately $4 to $6 million to win the nomination, which, although it is a lot of...

    by James Ridgeway on October 26, 1999
  • Tom Birkner and Claire Tondreau

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    Tom Birkner and Claire Tondreau

    Tom Birkner (painter) and Claire Tondreau (advertising account executive) Income about $200,000 (1998) Health Insurance $40/mo. (partially covered by employer) Rent $900/mo. Utilities $40/mo. Phone $70/mo. Food $800/mo. Transportation $280/mo...

    by Toni Schlesinger on October 26, 1999
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    The scary days when thousands were lobotomized on Long Island

    You have to wonder about Henry Brill's sanity. A Yale-educated psychiatrist, he was director of Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center from 1958 to 1974. During the latter stages of his tenure at the world's largest mental hospital, he was a national lead...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 26, 1999
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