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  • Savings and Groans - Trading the Piggy Bank For an Investment Strategy

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    Savings and Groans - Trading the Piggy Bank For an Investment Strategy

    When Andrea Platzman's parents asked her what she wanted for her 30th birthday, she requested "money toward a stock or mutual fund, instead of a pair of earrings." Platzman, a dietician and freelance writer, is one of many young investors taking char...

    by Grace Bastidas on April 13, 1999
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    Exposing the Voucher Spin - Public Money Is for Public Schools

    Neither the state nor any subdivision shall use... any public money... directly or indirectly, in aid or maintenance... of any school or institution of learning wholly or in part under the control or direction of any religious denomination, or in wh...

    by Nat Hentoff on April 13, 1999
  • NY Mirror - At Veruka, the crowd of fashion-crazed heterosexuals seemed a little lost, wanly kissing actual cheeks instead of air.

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    NY Mirror - At Veruka, the crowd of fashion-crazed heterosexuals seemed a little lost, wanly kissing actual cheeks instead of air.

    Geri Halliwell's press conference to promote her imminent record, "Look at Me," invited us to look at her, but with more restrictions than are placed on hostages in Serbia. The rules for this only-moderately-appealing-to-begin-with event were so elab...

    by Michael Musto on April 13, 1999
  • East of Eden

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    East of Eden

    "Everybody turn to the person on your right and massage their shoulders!" shouts a tall young man standing at the front of an auditorium. The students, who are virtually all Korean or Korean American, turn awkwardly and laugh, then launch into should...

    by Claire Barliant on April 13, 1999
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    Play Dough - Money For (Almost) Nothing

    College debt scares you. So avoid it. Try perusing one of the many telephone-book-sized scholarship guides that list prizes for everything from dog care and training to simply being a white Virginia resident. A quick flip-and-clip session came up wit...

    by Karen Mahabir on April 13, 1999
  • Crisis In Family Court - The City Gets Tough On Child Abuse and Neglect, And The Judicial System Staggers Under The Load

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    Crisis In Family Court - The City Gets Tough On Child Abuse and Neglect, And The Judicial System Staggers Under The Load

    The stakes are high and time is short in family court. On a Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan, Judge Gloria Sosa-Lintner makes quick and careful decisions based on limited information and hopes for the best. Hour after hour, sometimes till late at ...

    by Karen Houppert on April 13, 1999
  • Out Takes

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    Out Takes

    "Where's all the homosexual desire?" I used to wonder at the University of Pennsylvania, trudging through a survey course of classical Greco-Roman literature and yawning over Sophocles. Apparently, I had enrolled in the wrong class and school. C...

    by Ernie Glam on April 13, 1999
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    Breaking Camp - Historic Bungalows Face The Bulldozer

    Nude vegetarian communists haven't occupied the stretch of shoreline on Staten Island known as the Spanish Camp for decades now. But that doesn't mean that the slice of land fronting Raritan Bay is without controversy. To the contrary, the spot is in...

    by J.A. Lobbia on April 13, 1999
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    Reality Check - Sudents Take Back the Streets With Video Cameras

    Adding new names to the Hollywood repertory is not the priority of the Downtown Community Television Center, whose very essence is the antithesis of Tinseltown artificiality. Through their lens, real life is unflinchingly captured by homegrown auteur...

    by Ioana Veleanu on April 13, 1999
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    WELL Done

    On April 5, the day the Web magazine Salon morphed into a network, the media had lots of stories to pursue. First, Salon introduced a new URL (www.salon.com), a new site design, new editorial content, and a new ad campaign. Then, two days later, Salo...

    by Cynthia Cotts on April 13, 1999
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    Letters

    Rape of the Truth In Peter Noel's piece about Al Sharpton's latest grab for respect ["Father of the Movement," April 6], he writes that Norman Siegel, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, had "to clear his conscience" before l...

    on April 13, 1999
  • Estrangedland - Turning glacial galleries into comfort zones

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    Estrangedland - Turning glacial galleries into comfort zones

    En route to the Pacific and eager to devise a guns-for-horses trade needed to complete his journey, Meriwether Lewis the ill-fated prospecting partner of William Clark mastered just one Shoshone phrase with which to greet the tribe should he stumbl...

    by Tim Gilman-Sevcik on April 13, 1999
  • War To Save Clinton? - He's Back in Bed— With the Republican Right

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    War To Save Clinton? - He's Back in Bed With the Republican Right

    The war may save Clinton yet, by putting defense back on the front burner and reinventing the coalition with the Republican right that blew apart in Monicagate. Congressional economists estimate that the Yugoslav campaign is costing several hundred m...

    by James Ridgeway on April 13, 1999
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    Sound Factory - Charting Musical Dreams

    A generation ago, teens with headlining hopes dreamed of riffing with guitar god Jimi Hendrix. Soon, though, reveries gave way to reality and, as careers and family took center stage, music became a spectator sport. But, for baby boomers with visio...

    by Tina Whelski on April 13, 1999
  • Baseball's New Pitch - The National Pastime Finally Reaches Out To Its International Fan Base

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    Baseball's New Pitch - The National Pastime Finally Reaches Out To Its International Fan Base

    In 1994, Richard Kraft, then New York Yankee vice president of community relations, made headlines after New York magazine quoted him referring to the kids playing in Macombs Dam Park next to Yankee Stadium as "monkeys" and "colored boys." The ensuin...

    by Brian P. Dunleavy on April 13, 1999
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    Education Listings

    academics | computers | cooking | dance | drama | fashion | film | finance | international study | language | music | nature | photography | religion and spirituality | visual arts | writing academics Focusing on a wide variety of ecologi...

    on April 13, 1999
  • Shoah Business - Lisa Kron Tells Her Father’s Story of the Holocaust

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    Shoah Business - Lisa Kron Tells Her Fathers Story of the Holocaust

    Sometimes I think I became a performer so I could tell this story," says Lisa Kron. "In a way, it's the central story of my experience." Those who know Kron's work as a comic raconteur and member of that irreverent troupe of sapphic satirists The F...

    by C. Carr on April 13, 1999
  • Auto Erotica - The Romance poetry of Detroit

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    Auto Erotica - The Romance poetry of Detroit

    The sleek sexy models are here. They're pneumatic and aerodymanic and come in cool shades of fire-engine red and bottle-fly green. They've got shiny exteriors, plush interiors, and can not only tell you the name of a two-star Chinese restaurant in Sc...

    by Guy Trebay on April 13, 1999
  • Who Got Game? - The WNBA and ABL Continue To Battle

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    Who Got Game? - The WNBA and ABL Continue To Battle

    It wasn't supposed to come to this. Just two years ago, the U.S. had two professional women's basketball leagues: the WNBA and the ABL. It was a heady time. Two pro leagues; decades of hard work paying off. It meant players like Bridgette Gordon an...

    by Joanna Cagan on April 13, 1999
  • Paying Disorders - Insurers Shortchange Bulimics and Anorexics

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    Paying Disorders - Insurers Shortchange Bulimics and Anorexics

    Eating disorders are tenacious. In its secretive, compelling way, bulimia can hang on undetected for years. Its sufferers overwhelmingly women binge and purge in private. Even after they seek help and improve, bulimics frequently relapse. Anorexia ...

    by Sharon Lerner on April 13, 1999
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