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    Clinton Wars Kudos to Nat Hentoff for joining Christopher Hitchens as one of the few on the left who have not sacrificed intellectual integrity and independence to worship at the altar of the expedient and empty careerist Clinton. After fearlessly ...

    on February 9, 1999
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    NY Mirror - At Limelight, my friend was screaming 'Tacky!' through our entire five minutes there, but the place was surprisingly mobbed.

    The upcoming Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is sort of like The Usual Trainspotting Rounder Suspects, but somehow original (though I'm rapidly tiring of these tough-guys-together flicks, even when they half-spoof the genre). At Lock, Stock's spo...

    by Michael Musto on February 9, 1999
  • Trash Talking

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    Trash Talking

    Vinny Rienzo (Sanitation Worker/Personal Trainer) Income: $60,500 (1998) Health Insurance: $60/mo. copay Rent: $650/mo. Utilities: included in rent Phone: $50/mo. Food: $450/mo. Transportation: $150/mo. Hardly a moment goes by that ...

    by Toni Schlesinger on February 9, 1999
  • The Wiseguy and the Nun - How Salvatore Miciotta got away with murder

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    The Wiseguy and the Nun - How Salvatore Miciotta got away with murder

    Sometime this year, Salvatore Miciotta will walk out of a federal prison somewhere in America. The Mafia turncoat will carry with him a new identity and a clean slate, though given his history, odds are that will eventually be sullied. Miciotta's c...

    by William Bastone on February 9, 1999
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    Suite Deal - Will HPD do a favor for hotel converter?

    Is the city serious about protecting single-room-occupancy tenants from landlords who harass them, or is it willing to cut slack for owners who want to turn affordable housing into lucrative hotels? Answers to those questions will likely be known in ...

    by J.A. Lobbia on February 9, 1999
  • Rod Sorge - 1968-1999

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    Rod Sorge - 1968-1999

    Rod Sorge, one of New York's most articulate, knowledgeable, and empathic voices on harm reduction for drug users, died last Thursday from complications of AIDS. Only 30, Rod had already had an enormous influence on how people think about drug use an...

    by Sharon Lerner on February 9, 1999
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    Death of a Disco Dancer - New details about Tunnel drug overdose allegation

    Steroids and coronary problems may have contributed to the widely sensationalized death of a frail 18-year-old at the Tunnel disco two weekends ago, the Voice has learned. Wire reports attributed the death of Sound Beach, Long Island, resident Jimmy ...

    by Frank Owen on February 9, 1999
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    West Village, R.I.P. - Developers target a legendary neighborhood's last open spaces

    "This doesn't feel like the village," says Zack Winestine, a filmmaker and activist. He is looking down Horatio Street, a cobblestoned sliver surrounded by large-bulk buildings, some dating back to the early part of the century when rail freight roar...

    by James Bradley on February 9, 1999
  • Bubble Economy

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    Bubble Economy

    Three weeks ago, employees at the Kaplan Educational Center, the standardized-test prep company, received a surprising e-mail. After more than five years of research, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) was introducing the e-rater, an electronic e...

    by Claire Barliant on February 9, 1999
  • Three That Got Away - Shots in the Dark

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    Three That Got Away - Shots in the Dark

    These are three of the bullet holes pitting the walls of the Bronx vestibule in which Amadou Diallo died last Thursday. The markings BH2, BH3, and BH4 denote where some wayward NYPD 9mm slugs landed. Somehow, 22 of the 41 shots fired at the Guinean ...

    by William Bastone on February 9, 1999
  • Life After Duane - Four Candidates Vie for 'the Gay Seat'

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    Life After Duane - Four Candidates Vie for 'the Gay Seat'

    Residents of the two housing projects that fly in the face of Chelsea chic must have been surprised to see so many Big Cup types parading through their grounds last week. Few tenants in the projects are aware of the special election being held on Feb...

    by Richard Goldstein on February 9, 1999
  • Soft Money Rudy - Giuliani busts city and federal campaign limits on his way to possible senate run

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    Soft Money Rudy - Giuliani busts city and federal campaign limits on his way to possible senate run

    As someone whose work as United States Attorney laid at least some of the foundation to this [campaign finance] law by the exposure of municipal corruption, I am a very, very strong advocate of it. . . . I believe that it is demonstrable that public ...

    by Wayne Barrett on February 9, 1999
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    Impeaching Neil Smith - But should The Rangers GM be removed?

    This is a tough time for presidents. nn nn nn nn nnnEvery goal Pavel Bure scores for the Florida Panthers and he tallied eight in his first six games is another indictment against Rangers presidentgeneral manager Neil Smith. To Smith's detractors,...

    by Stu Hackel on February 9, 1999
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    Iron Mike: Heart of Gold?

    On assignment in Vegas, Jockbeat once chanced upon the sports media's ogre of the decade. "Hi, I'm Mike Tyson," chirped the then champion, smiling and offering his hand. While no further socializing occurred, one simple, unsolicited gesture was micro...

    on February 9, 1999
  • Back to the Future - The Democratic Dilemma After Clinton

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    Back to the Future - The Democratic Dilemma After Clinton

    Gloating though they may be over what looks like the conquest of the Republican right in impeachment, Clinton's embattled supporters have little to look forward to. The Democrats are deeply divided in Congress, with much of the party gearing up to fi...

    by James Ridgeway on February 9, 1999
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    Libel Bible

    Matt Drudge was squirming the other night as he was forced to listen to legal heavyweights lecture him about silly things like fairness and accuracy, relevance and corroboration. "I'm the only one getting beaten up here and I don't know why!" he comp...

    by Cynthia Cotts on February 9, 1999
  • The AIDS Race - Can new drugs keep up with the wily virus?

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    The AIDS Race - Can new drugs keep up with the wily virus?

    A milliliter is a tiny amount of fluid, barely a drop. But in 1994, more than 650,000 AIDS viruses swarmed in every milliliter of Dawn Averitt's blood, seeking out and destroying her few surviving immune-system T cells. Desperate, she entered a clini...

    by Mark Schoofs on February 9, 1999
  • Black in the Saddle - The great African American jockeys are riding back into history

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    Black in the Saddle - The great African American jockeys are riding back into history

    A naught's a naught/And a figger a figger/All for the white man/And none for the nigger. from a "widely circulated ditty," circa 1890 General Ulysses S. Grant was in the stands. And so was William "Boss" Tweed. They were joined by some 25,00...

    by John D. Thomas on February 9, 1999
  • Wrap Sheet - The bloody trail of this year's fashion must

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    Wrap Sheet - The bloody trail of this year's fashion must

    As luxury items go, it's almost disappointing. The undyed color is mouse brown. The texture resembles surgical gauze. It costs as much as a Rolex and yet has no label glitz and little high-concept value. In fact, it's so reverse chic you'd notice it ...

    by Guy Trebay on February 9, 1999
  • Love Saves - The heart is a retail hunter

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    Love Saves - The heart is a retail hunter

    If the prospect of Valentine's Day gift-prospecting on 8th Street leaves you cold, if you believe that thoroughfare has succumbed irrevocably to booteries and marijuana-accessory shops, if you're convinced that your current state of penury makes gift...

    by Lynn Yaeger on February 9, 1999
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