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    Power to the People

    Despite the pervasive fear of Y2K across the nation, New Yorkers will still be able to get health care and water, ride the subway, and flush the toilet, according to a report issued a few weeks ago by the Regional Plan Association (RPA). The city's ...

    by Edmund Lee on July 20, 1999
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    Cat power - One-Bedroom Apartment with Terrace in Pre-War Five-Story Building

    Location: Upper West Side Rent: $1600 (rent stabilized) Square Feet: 630 Occupants: Fred (cat) and his providers (man and woman) You've been lying on your orange back with your white stomach in the air for about three months now in this small but...

    by Toni Schlesinger on July 20, 1999
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    No Relief - Giuliani's New York: The View from Below

    One month ago, the Voice published a letter from Magie Dominic, a 54-year-old poet and theater veteran, whose life was knocked off its axis following a traumatic accident two years ago. In the letter, Dominic described how her subsequent need for pub...

    by Magie Dominic on July 20, 1999
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    Letters

    X-Orcism In response to Eric Weisbard's "Generation Ex" [July 13]: From the year of my birth came the thundering chaos, the end of all that might have been before its time, cut short, my needle eyes see clearly, the frumpish parody, where girls u...

    on July 20, 1999
  • Cancerous Cells? - Voicing Concerns About Wireless Phones

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    Cancerous Cells? - Voicing Concerns About Wireless Phones

    Richard Branson, the chairman of the Virgin Group of companies, isn't taking any chances. There may have been no concrete evidence as yet that indicates cell phones are hazardous to a user's health, but Branson has requested that employees of Virgin ...

    by Meg Mcginity on July 20, 1999
  • Taking Care of Business - Senate Fails to Close Loopholes Protecting Insurers

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    Taking Care of Business - Senate Fails to Close Loopholes Protecting Insurers

    In 1996, Alan Shapiro had a brain tumor. His doctors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering advised aggressive, emergency therapy for the 44-year-old, but Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield refused to cover the therapy on the grounds that it was experimental. A ...

    by Sharon Lerner on July 20, 1999
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    Malcolm X's Killer Axed - Insiders Say Aziz Has Been Forced Out of Top Nation of Islam Posts

    He was Louis Farrakhan's handpicked general, a fire-in-the-belly soldier some in the Nation of Islam hoped would guide scores of wayward Muslims back to the disheveled black separatist theocracy. But 16 months after Farrakhan tried to elevate the con...

    by Peter Noel on July 20, 1999
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    FBI Probes Purloined X Files - How did Malcolm's bullet-riddled diary land on the auction block?

    The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into how a bullet-riddled diary found in Malcolm X's coat pocket following his February 1965 murder recently ended up on a California auction block, the Voice has learned. The blood-stained artifact is su...

    by William Bastone on July 20, 1999
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    Search and Recovery - The Kennedy Dialogues

    10 A.M., Saturday, July 17, a telephone conversation. First man, son of former famous politician: "Are you up?" His friend, a reporter: "Of course I'm up." First man: "Turn on the TV." Second man: "What happened?" First man: "John Kennedy's dead...

    by Guy Trebay on July 20, 1999
  • Scare Yourself Shiftless - In a 24-Hour mountain bike race, life begins at 4 a.m.

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    Scare Yourself Shiftless - In a 24-Hour mountain bike race, life begins at 4 a.m.

    As unlikely as it might seem, bicycle racing used to be one of America's top spectator sports. Granted, it was before George Mikan or even Ty Cobb, but in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of fans would come to Madison Square Garden a...

    by Daniel Green on July 20, 1999
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    Free Speech for Sale?

    At 6 p.m. on July 13, all hell broke loose at KPFA, the progressive radio station in Berkeley, California. Dennis Bernstein had just finished broadcasting Flashpoints, his public affairs show, and news director Mark Mericle was in the announcer's boo...

    by Cynthia Cotts on July 20, 1999
  • Higher and Higher - Drug Cocktails—  Pleasures, Risks, and Reasons

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    Higher and Higher - Drug Cocktails Pleasures, Risks, and Reasons

    Dormil is HIV positive. Each day he takes four different AIDS medications, including AZT. For recreation, he goes to dance clubs where he gets high on a nocturnal medley of Ecstasy, Special K, and crystal methamphetamine. Fidgeting in his seat at a C...

    by Frank Owen on July 20, 1999
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    Bickering Buddhists - Midwest Enclave, Beset By Factional Strife, Braces for the Arrival of the Dalai Lama

    Bloomington, Indiana Having just had its national profile raised by a hate crime, this small midwestern city is looking forward to a round of positive news coverage a few weeks hence when His Holiness the Dalai Lama after stopping in New York for ...

    by Jason Vest on July 20, 1999
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    Child's Play - Photographs By Hiroyuki Ito

    The sweet taste of soccer victory! The thrill of watching the Liberty at the Garden! The summer of '99 finds women in sports reaching a new zenith of popularity and prowess. We took to the streets and parks of New York and noticed a wonderful phenome...

    by Edmund Lee on July 20, 1999
  • Long-Ball Basics - The Anatomy of a Home-Run Swing

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    Long-Ball Basics - The Anatomy of a Home-Run Swing

    Mike Piazza's monster three-run shot against the Yankees. Mark McGwire's 13 moon balls during the Home Run Derby. How do they do it? What exactly does it take, say, for a 6-3, 215-pound catcher to hit a five-and- one-eighth-ounce ball 482 feet? It's...

    by Edmund Lee on July 20, 1999
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    Pinstriped Perfection

    A few notes on David Cone's perfect game: It was perhaps the most dominant game ever pitched. Pitching is about control, and Cone's control Sunday was quite possibly the best in baseball history. David Wells, last year, had two three-ball counts a...

    on July 20, 1999
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    NY Mirror - Mr. Mayor, you are so cute, the way you continually fuck with my schedule!

    A really wild, wanton night in Giuliani-era New Yorkyou know, Pleasantvilleinvolves scouring a deserted pier for a shred of a good time, only to crawl home in abject defeat to watch Golden Girls reruns. That happened to a friend of mineall right, ...

    by Michael Musto on July 13, 1999
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    Fortune Teller - An Interview With Silicon Valley Voyeur Po Bronson

    "It's very hard to discern the extent to which people care about money," Po Bronson writes in The Nudist on the Late Shift, his candid new book on Silicon Valley. "These are high achievers; they want to succeed, they want to win. For the highest achi...

    by Hillary Rosner on July 13, 1999
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    Summer of Cinema - Vulgar Variety

    Lots of this summer's blockbusters have moviegoers in stitches with their curious brand of toilet-trained humor. Offbeat or offensive? Dorine Somenzi Age: 28 Resides: Miami, Florida Occupation: Teacher What are you going...

    by Edmund Lee on July 13, 1999
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    Letters

    Murder Ink Peter Noel, in "Getting Away With Justifiable Murder" [July 6], advances a distorted version of the truth about the tragic shooting of a seriously disturbed man by the police in 1992. His article parrots, without any skepticism the h...

    on July 13, 1999
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