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    Letters

    Jar Wars Re Richard Goldstein's piece on whether Jar Jar Binks is gay ["The Nelly Menace," June 15]: either Goldstein has decided to take a vacation from writing on anything relevant or he truly believes some of the tripe he states in this article...

    on June 15, 1999
  • Smack Attack - Heroin Deaths Rattle The East Village

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    Smack Attack - Heroin Deaths Rattle The East Village

    It all started on a Monday about a month ago. Three people, thought to have bought their heroin in the East Village, overdosed in one day. Richard Spadafora, a 42-year-old printer, died on Hudson Street. Matthew Boyd, a 26-year-old who used to hang a...

    by Sharon Lerner on June 15, 1999
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    True or Faux?

    To hear his critics tell it, the Swiss man known as Binjamin Wilkomirski is as outrageous a liar as Stephen Glass, the New Republic writer who was fired for making up stories last year. Or maybe worse. Wilkomirski is accused of pretending to be a Hol...

    by Cynthia Cotts on June 15, 1999
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    The Literati and Their Servers - The Two Faces of Carl Bernstein

    The right to free labor, one of the most sacred rights of man. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field, 1875 Salman Rushdie did not exactly cross the Hotel, Restaurant and Club Employees union picket line outside PEN's gala fundraising dinner May 1...

    by Nat Hentoff on June 15, 1999
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    Nation

    V-K Day Behind the Shrubbery Primarily Colorless Jungle Fever Strafing Puerto Rico Lawrence of Arabia 'Weyr Witch' Rides Again V-K Day Clinton Cleans Up The full extent of Clinton's victory in Kosovo hadn't sunk in as George W. Bu...

    by James Ridgeway on June 15, 1999
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    Stand-Up Conspiracist - UFOS, JFK, and Richard Belzer

    Washington The baby looked utterly horrified upon beholding the approaching man in a dark suit and even darker glasses. And who could blame him? Even if his cognizance of the shadowy world of conspiracy theories couldn't be articulated, the infant ...

    by Jason Vest on June 15, 1999
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    Plastic Kills - Card Sharks

    Credit card companies are getting students hooked on plastic early, according to a study released last week by the Consumer Federa tion of America. Charging, anyone? Stephen Dillon Age: 25 Resides: Bayside, Queens Occup...

    by Edmund Lee on June 15, 1999
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    eBay Item of the Week

    click for full screen-shot at The Smoking Gun It was a rough week for the king of the online auction sites. Twenty-four hours of site outage resulted in millions of dollars of lost revenue, tens of thousands of unhappy customers, and a 45-point d...

    by Joseph Jesselli on June 15, 1999
  • Rookie Mystiques - Staten Island Gets Immersed In The Yankee Way

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    Rookie Mystiques - Staten Island Gets Immersed In The Yankee Way

    Staten Island Yankees assistant general manager Jason Smorol was sitting behind his cluttered outer borough desk recently, recalling his days as GM of the Batavia Muckdogs of the New YorkPenn League (A ball). He was reminiscing about one particular ...

    by Jon Cooper on June 15, 1999
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    Signal & Noise - Little Green Men

    Back in the day, the search for little green men took time and labor. The truth might be out there, sure, but to find it one needed faith, ardor, a certain courage of convictionand, of course, plane tickets to Roswell. But since Berkeley's SETI (Sea...

    by Jeff Howe on June 15, 1999
  • My Own Private Y2K

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    My Own Private Y2K

    The countdown continues: Less than six months to go before the computer industry's two- digit oversight sends everyone into their basements with their shotguns, canned beans, and festering millennial fears. Not me, though. I've made my digital daily ...

    by Richard A. Martin on June 15, 1999
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    Rudy's Landlord Giveaway - Fat City About to Get Fatter for Owners

    How would you like to hand over several million dollars more to the city's landlords starting this fall? Like it or not, that's what's on order for New York's 2.4 million rent-stabilized tenants, as the Rent Guidelines Board heads into the final stre...

    by J.A. Lobbia on June 15, 1999
  • Market Driven - Finding fashion at the fleas

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    Market Driven - Finding fashion at the fleas

    The preternaturally hot weather of the last several weeks has made more burning than usual the question that haunts even the least fashionable people between Memorial and Labor days: What to wear as the mercury rises? How to look vaguely stylish with...

    by Lynn Yaeger on June 15, 1999
  • Ticket to Tomorrow - Now Arriving at Penn Station, an Era of High-Tech Building

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    Ticket to Tomorrow - Now Arriving at Penn Station, an Era of High-Tech Building

    Between meetings with Governor Pataki and Senator Moynihan, the City Landmarks Commission, and the Federal Railroad Administration, Alex Washburn scavenges a New Jersey junkyard. The 36-year-old president of the Penn Station Redevelopment Corporation...

    by Amanda Griscom on June 8, 1999
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    Jazz Listings - Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis

    1999 JVC Jazz Festival New York Monday, June 14 Music of Benny Goodman, performed by Ken Peplowski, with Randy Sandke, Bob Miliken, Byron Stripling, Eddie Bert, Bobby Pring, Loren Schoenberg, Scott Robinson, Ben Aronov, Mike Peters, others. Kaye...

    on June 8, 1999
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    Peter's Poisoned Pen - Will Vallone Write a Sickening Lead-Paint Bill to Please Landlords?

    Peter Vallone may boast that his City Council passed its budget on time, but what the Speaker accomplished in efficiency could be totally trashed by his last-minute maneuvering that threatens to literally poison children citywide. In an effort to del...

    by J.A. Lobbia on June 8, 1999
  • Human Shields For Clinton - Interventionist Liberals Sanction a Jingoistic War

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    Human Shields For Clinton - Interventionist Liberals Sanction a Jingoistic War

    Washington If ever there was an example of wishful thinking being realized, President Clinton's address to graduating Air Force Academy cadets last Wednesday was it. "We cannot abandon a just cause because an adversary holds out for more than a few ...

    by Jason Vest on June 8, 1999
  • Women's Lib - The Liberty Strive To Be the Equal of the WBA's Elite

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    Women's Lib - The Liberty Strive To Be the Equal of the WBA's Elite

    The Liberty were wrapping up a practice session last week with a half-hour scrimmage, and coach Richie Adubato was loping down the court just behind each play, offering generic words of encouragement: "Nice cut." "Good hustle." But one of his terse p...

    by Alisa Solomon on June 8, 1999
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    Hal Chase, Major League Baseball 19051919

    Considered the best fielding first baseman of his day, Hal Chase (who broke in with the Yankees) managed to lead the American League in errors over four seasons a direct result of his dishonest play. Toward the end of his career, the second-greatest...

    by John Stravinsky on June 8, 1999
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    Giant Steps

    Last weekend, amid the so-called Greatest Day in New York Sports, the National League New York Giants entered the picture and managed to go 1-1. The win came at the expense of Roger Clemens, whose defeat by the Mets Sunday night halted the threat to ...

    on June 8, 1999
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