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  • Egg Hunt - Fertility Companies Hit the Silver Screen

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    Egg Hunt - Fertility Companies Hit the Silver Screen

    What was John Wayne's real name? What was Julia Roberts's first onscreen role? In what movie did Ronald Reagan star with a monkey? Oh, and do you want to make $5000 by "donating" your eggs to an infertile woman? With the fertility industry pumping o...

    by Sharon Lerner on August 10, 1999
  • Written on the Body - Brian Murphy's Piercing Analysis

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    Written on the Body - Brian Murphy's Piercing Analysis

    There's a glyph for the breath of a dragon behind his right ear. His back is elaborately adorned with a dense Polynesian tattoo. His feet are covered with stylized Maori bats, and the image of a holstered handgun is inked on his calf. He's got some p...

    by Guy Trebay on August 10, 1999
  • Profile in Courage - Jeffrey Kalinsky Takes on the Meatpacking District

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    Profile in Courage - Jeffrey Kalinsky Takes on the Meatpacking District

    In 1793, during the most harrowing winter of the French revolution, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women and foremother of modern feminism, tripped on a wet patch while crossing the Place de la Revolution and realized t...

    by Lynn Yaeger on August 10, 1999
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    Chucking It Away - Chuck Knoblauch's Bronx Backslide

    It starts out like a Brothers Grimm fable, or maybe the beginning of a Charlie's Angels episode: Once upon a time there were three second basemen who played in the American League. They were each different, but each so good in his own way, that peopl...

    by Allen St. John on August 10, 1999
  • Joe Rose in Spanish Harlem - Planning Commissioner Weighs Options for Factory Site

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    Joe Rose in Spanish Harlem - Planning Commissioner Weighs Options for Factory Site

    In this city of contrasts, among the most remarkable is the one between Eighth Avenue from 42nd to 57th streets and the six blocks of Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem. Eighth Avenue is lined with glass-and-steel towers and jammed with stores, restauran...

    by J.A. Lobbia on August 10, 1999
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    Breakfast of Champions - Wade Boggs: Fowl Food for Fair Balls

    Wade Boggs's road to 3000 wasn't an easy one. Despite needing to average about 176 hits per season over 17 years of play, he's also had to keep true to his superstitious chicken diet he chomps on the bird before every game. At the end of this seaso...

    by Edmund Lee on August 10, 1999
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    Madison Queer Garden

    "The fans were our sixth man," said game hero Sue Wicks just after the Liberty upset the two-time WNBA champion Houston Comets in a fiery 74-71 finish on Sunday. "They really pushed us up over the top." But as they absorbed the energy from the crowd...

    on August 10, 1999
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    Ty Cobb, Major League Baseball 19051928

    "Ty Cobb, the greatest of ballplayers and an absolute shit," is the way Hemingway once put it. Correct on both points, Papa swore off his onetime friend after he witnessed the Georgia Peachpit decking a hunting guide for taking them down the wrong tr...

    by John Stravinsky on August 10, 1999
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    Bait and Switch

    In July, after Congress allowed the independent counsel law to expire, you barely heard a word out of Ken Starr. But last week, Starr's friends and foes were back to talking about one of the juicier subplots of the impeachment scandal: the allegation...

    by Cynthia Cotts on August 10, 1999
  • Tap, Tap . . . Who's There? - The FBI, Courtesy of the New York Court of Appeals

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    Tap, Tap . . . Who's There? - The FBI, Courtesy of the New York Court of Appeals

    Washington The collective ear of the capital-in-the-throes-of- summer-doldrums has been hopelessly cocked toward New York. Insipid New York, anyway: between the kinder, gentler riffs of the retooled Rudy, Hillary's continuous "clarifications," and ...

    by Jason Vest on August 10, 1999
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    Read My Rips - Clinton Confronts Governors

    As Al Gore continued to flounder, Bill Clinton's weekend shootout at the National Governors' Conference set the cutting-edge issue of the presidential campaign in sharp relief. The president warned the mostly Republican governors that the GOP's "risk...

    by James Ridgeway on August 10, 1999
  • School of Hard Knocks - Pro-Wrestling Wannabes Learn the Ropes at the North East Wrestling Facility Story

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    School of Hard Knocks - Pro-Wrestling Wannabes Learn the Ropes at the North East Wrestling Facility Story

    For Furious George, making it to the pros won't be tough. He's anxious to learn all the moves and his personality is meant for steel-chair bashing. George Kanakarakis is going through an identity crisis. At age 15, the 255-pound Queens resident is ...

    by Howard Z. Unger on August 10, 1999
  • B Is For Bistro - The Bittersweet Transformation of Avenue B

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    B Is For Bistro - The Bittersweet Transformation of Avenue B

    Four years ago the NYPD rolled a tank onto Avenue B to squelch the squatters' uprising on East 13th Street. Today it's not uncommon to see a Mercedes, a BMW, a Lexus, or a limo cruising the same block. In the summer of 1995, police in riot gear wer...

    by Norah Vincent on August 10, 1999
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    High Crimes

    Imagine you are caught smoking pot in Washington Square Park. You might expect to have your reefer confiscated or have the cops haul you down to the local precinct. But the last thing you'd anticipate is that you would not be going to school in the f...

    by Hillary Chute on August 3, 1999
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    Brain Drain - Morphing student techies into a modern-day breakfast club

    The day Max Adelman got a pepperoni pizza delivered to his doorstep, he knew he was being courtedheavily. Max was a computer engineering junior at the University of Michigan and the pie came from an interested party over 200 miles away in Chicago. ...

    by Michael Zilberman on August 3, 1999
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    Public Access - Injecting Pop to Revitalize Area Museums

    Although it was once coolly dubbed the modern cathedral, the reconceived museum of todayhaving shed its elitist wrappingsoften bears little resemblance to a place of worship. Due, in part, to a radical and calculated makeover intended to turn museu...

    by Frantiska & Tim Gilman-Sevcik on August 3, 1999
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    Bittersweet Hereafter

    With preparations already under way to usher in the next century, many will turn to an onslaught of retrospectives for a remembrance of things past. There's certainly much to remember. After all, the most innovative feats that shaped this millennium ...

    by Clare Saliba and Athima Chansanchai on August 3, 1999
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    Education Supplement Listings

    Computers The fact is, every piece of technology out there has a little manual to go with it. Computer Technology workshop instructor Henry Toromoreno of the Lighthouse Learning Center (718-846-9768) has done the reading so you won't have to. Forg...

    on August 3, 1999
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    Hype and Glory - Dissecting scientific promise from reality

    As we barrel toward the potential scientific splendor of next century's Oz, few may stop to question whether the road there is really paved in gold. And why should we? Over the past decade, science has advanced further than at any other period this c...

    by Karen Mahabir on August 3, 1999
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    Electronic Yields - Charting the Race to Artificially Gauge Intelligence

    After 90 minutes of intense laboring at his keyboard, Jon Corey couldn't believe his eyes. A recent graduate of NYU's nursing division, he could nimbly bandage a bullet-wound victim. But when his computer went black during an electronically administe...

    by Ginger Adams Otis on August 3, 1999
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