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    Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm EMO

    The first time I heard Last Days of August was in the spring of 1984. The fact that the Nassau-based quintet didn't officially form until early '97 might make that pretty tough to believe, but let me explain. When I put the band's new self-titled F...

    by Valerie Acklin on September 7, 1999
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    A Leg To Stand On

    He's been performing on one leg for more than three decades now, and this Thursday, Ian Anderson leads Jethro Tull into the Jones Beach stage. He recently came out of the wood to take a phone call from Ian D'Giff: What's the story with the one-legge...

    by Ian D'Giff on September 7, 1999
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    Do The Continental

    Cz moge miec piwo? That's Polish for "Can I have a beer, please?" But knowing that much wasn't enough to even begin breaking down language barriers at POLONEZ. By day, it's a Polish restaurant, when "kielbasi" can let you pass. But on weekend nights,...

    by Stacy Albin on September 7, 1999
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    Read My Lips: Jeff Dunham and Friends

    Cranky, old-fart dummy Walter has spent his entire life with Jeff Dunham's hand up his ass. The Texas-bred ventriloquist will bring Walter and a host of other characters to Governor's in Levittown on Saturday and Sunday. Dunham and Walter recently ha...

    by Bill Jensen on September 7, 1999
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    Patchogue Before the Flood

    Phil and I are ensconced in his car, air-conditioning blasting. This time we are sans Smokey, his big black almost newfie/almost chow mix. We're on our way to Suffolk to check out the charity thrift shops, to see if they measure up to the Nassau Co...

    by Tanya Indiana on September 7, 1999
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    Brando Didn't Get Fat By Accident

    Background Check People seem to have trouble finding Bayville even with their Hagstrom's out. This is okay with Bayvillagers. Outsiders only seem to come up here for The Breakers and Steve's Pier One. And only when the sun is out. What I Was Think...

    by Ron M. Beigel on September 7, 1999
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    Rachel's Selenography Quarterstick This unique chamber-music collective fuses avant-garde and minimalist "classical" styles with the tactile rock aesthetic of such outfits as Slint and June of 44. Most of the time this makes for an enticing combi...

    on September 7, 1999
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    headline

    Party, boys! Ward Harkavy's recent article [Golden Boy, Cover Story, Aug. 5] regarding the financial situation of Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta hit the nail right on the head. Harkavy made it obvious that the county's fiscal problems are n...

    on September 7, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    How cool am I? I figured out the trick ending of 'The Sixth Sense' only halfway through! (And by the way, anyone who's been spilling it to friends is as evil as I was that year I spent running around screaming, 'Thelma and Louise drive off a cliff!')...

    by Michael Musto on September 7, 1999
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    Nailing Coffin Nails - Trader Turned Activist Blasts Second-Hand Smoke

    Joe Cherner may soon be looking for a job. Its not because he needs the money; the 41-year-old did so well on Wall Street in the 1980s that he never has to work again. Its just that Cherner, the citys foremost unpaid antitobacco activist, thinks h...

    by Sharon Lerner on September 7, 1999
  • Ava Gerber - Artist; investor; furniture dealer

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    Ava Gerber - Artist; investor; furniture dealer

    Income $13,591 (1998) Health Insurance $0/mo. Mortgage $1462/mo. (paid by two tenants) Utilities $80/mo. Phone $150/mo. Food $400/mo. Transportation $150/mo. Is Ava Gerber like Dostoyevsky's Alexey Ivanovitch at the gaming table, when he says...

    by Toni Schlesinger on September 7, 1999
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    Chillin' With Uncle Sam - Feds to Teens: Just Say No, Dude

    The strangest site on the Internet has to be freevibe.com. Check it out if you're skeptical, and read the bizarre postings about the dangers of illegal drugs. They are written in the style of Seventeen magazine, in which grown-ups pepper their prose ...

    by Mark Boal on September 7, 1999
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    Mayor Foreman

    A Harlem Man Is Suing His Landlord for Getting His Testicles Scalded in the Shower. The Bizarre Part? Mayor Giuliani Is on the Jury. Oliver Huston Age 53 Resides Teaneck, New Jersey Occupation Sales/psychiatrist Do you thi...

    by Edmund Lee on September 7, 1999
  • When Pigskins Fly - New York, New York, It's a Hell of a Football Town

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    When Pigskins Fly - New York, New York, It's a Hell of a Football Town

    It takes about a 20-minute bus ride to discover how far the New York Jets have traveled in their two years under coach Bill Parcells. That's just enough time for a Giants fan with a brown-bagged beer on his way to the annual Jets-Giants preseason scr...

    by Paul Forrester on September 7, 1999
  • Kent Graham's Giant Steps

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    Kent Graham's Giant Steps

    Something's noticeably missing in Giants camp this fall. It isn't veteran wide receiver Chris Calloway, who was cut last spring despite placing third on the team's all-time receptions list. And it isn't run-stuffing defensive end Chad Bratzke, who fo...

    by Brian P. Dunleavy on September 7, 1999
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    Spoilsports of the Century - Robin Ficker, NBA Heckler, 1980s90s

    "Hey future governor Barkley," Robin Ficker once screamed from courtside at the old Capital Centre, "how do you feel about NAFTA, about health care reform, about tax cuts?" "Uh, I don't know," replied the NBA all-star aspiring politician. "But I do...

    by John Stravinsky on September 7, 1999
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    Gender Bending in Queens

    It took an unprecedented rash of injuries in the tournament's early days, but there's been a welcome reversal of gender roles at this year's U.S. Open. With three of the planet's top five hard-court players out world No. 1 Pete Sampras; defending ch...

    on September 7, 1999
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    WABC Attacks Free Speech - Was a Wrongful Arrest Committed?

    'If Thomas McGowan is punished for sending these faxes to WABC, what does this do to the expressive nature of talk radio? It chills speech for sure. Talk radio is great, even though I get a licking on those shows. They're the last people in the world...

    by Nat Hentoff on August 31, 1999
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    Girls Who Squirt

    Recently my friend Cooper looked quizzically at the bookshelf next to my bed. Pointing to the bulky pink plastic package nestled between a row of space-age sex toys and a box of baby wipes, she asked, "What are those for?" Extra Large Underpads for...

    by Tristan Taormino on August 31, 1999
  • One-bedroom apartment with terrace in 1960s Mitchell-Lama regulated high-rise

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    One-bedroom apartment with terrace in 1960s Mitchell-Lama regulated high-rise

    Location Brighton Beach Rent $236.80 (government subsidized) Square feet 450 Occupant Etta Sherez (retired; former hatmaker; supervising clerk, Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity) You're going away from here soon, from your apart...

    by Toni Schlesinger on August 31, 1999
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