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    Long Game, Long Ball Go Down in Mets Lore

    The Apple said it all. As the rain turned to deluge and the fans filed deliriously to their flooded $14 parking spaces, it stood there engorged, defiant behind the outfield wall, a red delicious testament to the be in Robin Ventura's bop. "Red Foley ...

    by Allen St. John on October 19, 1999
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    Pedro's Masterpiece Burns the Rocket

    "Flags," says the Irish woman on the stairwell. "Get ya Dominican flags here." She has a whole table of goods laid out four hours before game time, nearly an entire afternoon prior to the third game of the American League Championship Series between...

    by Charles P. Pierce on October 19, 1999
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    A Favor for the Mayor's Favorite Restaurant - City Picks Up Tab for Private Fire Egress on Mulberry Street

    Just how much does Mayor Rudy Giuliani like Da Nico restaurant on Mulberry Street? Enough to have a very public lunch there with Arizona senator and presidential contender John McCain. Enough to dine there in 1996 on his first visit in two decades to...

    by Chisun Lee on October 19, 1999
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    Welfare Policy Relapse - City Just Says No to Poor Addicts

    Thousands of welfare recipients being treated for alcoholism and drug addiction may lose their benefits under new guidelines issued by the city's Human Resources Administration, the 'Voice' has learned. The rules, which are being widely criticized by...

    by Sharon Lerner on October 19, 1999
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    Leonard's Lips Are Sealed - Were the 'New York Press,' New Times Shut Out of Bidding on the 'Voice'?

    'One of the bidders is a brat-pack actor.' 'Times Mirror is in.' 'Yahoo! is out.' These were some of the rumors flying around last week, as the October 15 bidding deadline for Stern Publishing approached. The company, owned by Leonard Stern and made ...

    by Cynthia Cotts on October 19, 1999
  • Khallid Who? - Young Black Activists Are on the Moveó And on Their Own

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    Khallid Who? - Young Black Activists Are on the Move And on Their Own

    It's been six weeks since the Million Youth March, and the media glare surrounding Khallid Muhammad has dimmed. But according to Muhammad, his organizing and leading of the city's black activist youth continues out of the spotlight. Indeed, young org...

    by Steve Cupid Theodore on October 19, 1999
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    Buying Time - Fall '99's New Shops

    A hysterically overheated economy has stuffed the streets of New York City with new shops; just when you think a neighborhood can't sustain one more polar-fleece pullover or pair of khaki cargoes, another deli or laundromat goes belly-up and a store ...

    by Lynn Yaeger on October 19, 1999
  • Brain Humor - Playing Head Games with the Director, Writer, and Star of 'Being John Malkovich'

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    Brain Humor - Playing Head Games with the Director, Writer, and Star of 'Being John Malkovich'

    It was always self-evident that when Spike Jonze, the most offhandedly avant-garde and whacked-out of the MTV brats, moved on from commercials and music videos to feature films, the result would acquire instant cult significance. But even his most in...

    by Dennis Lim on October 19, 1999
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    All Dressed Up - Nowhere To Go

    Clinton is talking tough and raising more money for the Democrats this week as the struggling Gore preps to debate the fast-closing Bradley at Dartmouth on October 27. But behind the president's upbeat facade, he reportedly is feeling glum about bein...

    by James Ridgeway on October 19, 1999
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    White Boys in the Hood - The Dangers of Defending the KKK

    On the eve of his appearance in federal court to represent the rights of hood-wearing Ku Klux Klan members to rally in Manhattan, New York Civil Liberties Union executive director Norman Siegel received distressing news from Bell Atlantic: the agency...

    by Peter Noel on October 19, 1999
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    Mr. Natural - Is Masculinity a Cultural Construction or a Biological Fact? Science (and Sci-Fi) Enter the Gender Fray.

    Why they call boxing "the sweet science" is a mystery, unless you understand the sport as a powerful repository of ideas about men's primal nature. In the spectacle of a titanic fight and the glory of a world champion lie the deepest codes of male vi...

    by Richard Goldstein on October 19, 1999
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    Back in time to Williston Park

    Williston Park is still set firmly in another decade, one that owes more to Pleasantville than this futuro Clockwork Orange era. Shopkeepers hang gigantic leaves on the facades for autumn and sweep their sidewalks clean each morning. The Ivy Cottage ...

    by Tanya Indiana on October 19, 1999
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    Acid-washed genes

    Think the Long Island Rail Road can be scary? You ain't seen nothin' till you've seen "Hallucinate," a video-game installation that artist David Shapiro based on a bad high school LSD trip that ended up with him naked and freaked-out on the LIRR. T...

    by Beth Greenfield on October 19, 1999
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    Wednesday night bummer club

    Guys with a fetish for $10 whores love to sing along with Stephen Lynch. A frequent guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on WNEW-FM/102.7 the 28-year-old from Manhattan will hit Governors on Wednesday, Oct 13. He recently sang a lullaby to Bill Jensen:...

    by Bill Jensen on October 19, 1999
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    Dousing a blaze

    Natasha was on the prowl, anticipating that she'd flirt up a storm at NAPPER TANDY'S last Friday in Northport. The place, she bragged, was a happy-hour haven of guys who don't pile on hair gel. With a $270 pin-straight bob-styled wig on, she figured ...

    by Stacy Albin on October 19, 1999
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    Gelt trip

    Like many other people in a place ruled by a single political party, Marion Miller of Rockville Centre thought a campaign contribution to someoneanyonein the Nassau GOP machine "couldn't hurt." So a year ago, Miller, a registered Republican, sent $...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 19, 1999
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    That's my boy!

    One of the most clear-cut choices in the Nassau County Legislature races this fall is between two people who, in some ways, are remarkably similar on the surface. Both are young, white lawyers with rich political heritages. Rich Nicolello, a Republi...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 19, 1999
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    The love of her life

    Blanche Wiesen Cook caught hell from a disbelieving public when she wrote in a 1992 biography about Eleanor Roosevelt's love affair with journalist Lorena Hickok. But since Viking's release of the highly acclaimed second volume of her three-volume ER...

    by Beth Greenfield on October 19, 1999
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    The crying game

    While I lay on a gurney in the emergency room of a Phoenix hospital 12 years ago, broken and practically catatonic from depression, the first voice that penetrated my fog was that of a calm and confident doctor, saying, "Hello. We're here to help you...

    by Ward Harkavy on October 19, 1999
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    Give until it hurts

    Shock and embarrassment, tinged with dread, seep into Louis Panacciulli's voice like a slow-moving wave. Panacciulli, conductor of the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra, has just been asked by a reporter why his nonprofit group contributed last year to ...

    by Laura Conaway on October 19, 1999
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