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    Fare Game - Cab Drivers Face a Cell Block

    It's a rainy Sunday afternoon and cabbie Bakhshish Singh is trying to settle a family dispute as he weaves in and out of traffic on Seventh Avenue. Pausing only to let out a young couple and pick up the next fare, Singh is on his cell phone, dealing ...

    by Grace Bastidas on April 20, 1999
  • The Critical Masses - The Conversation Amazon.com Won't Let You Hear

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    The Critical Masses - The Conversation Amazon.com Won't Let You Hear

    "My name is Rachel Brown and I am one of the characters in the book," begins the review posted by annoyed_rachel@hotmail.com. "I felt that this book definately [sic] portrayed cheerleading in a true style. However, there were statements in the book t...

    by Austin Bunn on April 20, 1999
  • Seduction Theory - Erogenous Zoning South of Times Square

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    Seduction Theory - Erogenous Zoning South of Times Square

    Why does erotica always seem so unerotic? Is it because, as the philosopher (and C cup) Raquel Welch once noted on Johnny Carson, the mind is the largest erogenous zone? Welch's remark, coming from a stunning but presumably retarded poster girl for s...

    by Guy Trebay on April 20, 1999
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    Dead Reckoning - Dr. K

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison last week, a term that at his age, 70, is virtually a death sentence. Are you in any pain? Eleanor Knowles Age: 67 Resides: Salt Lake City, Utah Occupation: Re...

    by Edmund Lee on April 20, 1999
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    Dream Teams - Women's squads from around the city

    Team sports represents an ideal of camaraderie and selflessness in a common cause, a subservience of the one to the many; in turn the individual always has someone watching her back. That's what athletics is about that and perseverance, pride, pain...

    by Athima Chansanchai on April 20, 1999
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    Letters

    Serbversion Jason Vest, in "Clinton Bombs Again" [April 13], didn't mention that our president, by disregarding international law and bombing hospitals, schools, monasteries, residences, and using cluster bombs, has demonstrated that he is just as...

    on April 20, 1999
  • Rag Time - Ten Tips For Vintage Shopping

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    Rag Time - Ten Tips For Vintage Shopping

    Veterans will rush the racks at the opening bell of the Metropolitan Pavilion's vintage fashion show next weekend (110 West 19th Street, 463-0200 ext. 236), ripping flapper frocks off hangers, pulling poodle skirts over their heads, hard-bargaining w...

    by Lynn Yaeger on April 20, 1999
  • Blood and Bridges - Rudy's Wrongs Stir a Movement at the Diallo March

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    Blood and Bridges - Rudy's Wrongs Stir a Movement at the Diallo March

    Human rights movements are different from the rest. Unlike revolutions, which come together in order to overturn empires, or labor unions, which exist to boost wage increases from capitalists' pockets, human rights movements tend to coagulate over th...

    by Greg Tate on April 20, 1999
  • Be Here Then - At 40, the Judson Arts Project Cultivates No Limits

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    Be Here Then - At 40, the Judson Arts Project Cultivates No Limits

    There are no tie-ins with Versace here, no banners heralding the martini of the moment or meager grants from gutless government agencies, as is usually the case these days when "culture" rears its capital-appreciating head. There is only an empty spa...

    by Richard Goldstein on April 20, 1999
  • Wag This! - Last Week's Contempt Finding Could Be Trust Buster for Clinton

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    Wag This! - Last Week's Contempt Finding Could Be Trust Buster for Clinton

    Washington Though none of the president's men (and this includes you, Madeleine) had, by last week's end, apparently even entertained the notion of reparations for the survivors of what the Commander in Chief coolly characterized as the "regrettab...

    by Jason Vest on April 20, 1999
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    Vulture Press

    It looks to be a lucky year for New York Press publisher and editor in chief Russ Smith. In the last few months, Smith, 43, has enjoyed a run of publicity, including a profile in New York magazine. Last week, his mug appeared in a new print ad for th...

    by Cynthia Cotts on April 20, 1999
  • Girl Power? - How will the revolution in women's sports play out for the next generation?

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    Girl Power? - How will the revolution in women's sports play out for the next generation?

    It's the first really good Saturday in April but the fifth weekend that the girls of East Harlem Little League are assembling at a field on 112th Street to practice their softball fundamentals. Though the ground is still a little spongy from the s...

    by Alisa Solomon on April 20, 1999
  • They Call Me Coach - The women who dare to lead men into battle

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    They Call Me Coach - The women who dare to lead men into battle

    "There are two kinds of men among football coaches," says Rachael Walder, who has worked as an assistant for a number of them. "The ones who believe in you and nurture you, and the ones who think you're just an attractive ornament around the office."...

    by Sarah Smith on April 20, 1999
  • Playing with the Big Boys - Women who compete on coed teams

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    Playing with the Big Boys - Women who compete on coed teams

    Maybe if Dori Carlson were a guy, she would have slid into second base instead of trotting in, head up. Maybe if Rich Reid were a woman, he wouldn't have thrown the ball so hard, or maybe he wouldn't even have tried making the double play. Maybe the...

    by Joanna Cagan on April 20, 1999
  • Busted in the Tunnel - The View From Gatien's Camp

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    Busted in the Tunnel - The View From Gatien's Camp

    The day after a small army of undercover narcotics cops infiltrated the Tunnel disco and arrested 14 people on charges relating to the sale and use of the popular dance-floor drug Ecstasy, the club's owner Peter Gatien is in deep denial. Speaking on ...

    by Frank Owen on April 20, 1999
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    Rescuing Kids From Bad Schools - Can Giuliani Pass This Test?

    A recent poll on "Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation and Qualifications of Public School Teachers" revealed that only 20 percent of the 4049 full-time public school teachers surveyed across the nation feltaccording to The New York Times (J...

    by Nat Hentoff on April 20, 1999
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    The Spy Who Bugged Me - Amateur Sleuths Have Their Day

    Woody Allen once joked that he cheated on a metaphysics exam by peering into the soul of the kid sitting next to him. Like a lot of fantasies, though, X-ray voyeurism would probably turn ugly if it became real. After all, it might be cool to know wha...

    by David Kushner on April 20, 1999
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    NYPD's Tunnel Vision

    Concerned that another criminal probe of Peter Gatien's teetering operation would look like harassment, police officials were initially hesitant to investigate informant reports that drug dealing at the Tunnel nightclub was rife and occurring "out in...

    by William Bastone on April 20, 1999
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    DDDD - Double Dutch

    They say the best athletes are the ones who make it look effortless. They're talking about DDDD (the Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch) or any one of the other couple of hundred girls who sweat it out between the ropes for one of the city's cou...

    by Frank Ruscitti on April 20, 1999
  • The Long Way Home - Women's World Cup '99: the latest stop on the U.S.'s road to glory

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    The Long Way Home - Women's World Cup '99: the latest stop on the U.S.'s road to glory

    It will be the largest women's-only sporting event in history and there won't be a figure skater or gymnast in sight. It's the Women's World Cup the third ever, beginning June 19 and running through July 10 and the crowning event in a short but i...

    by Denise Kiernan on April 20, 1999
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