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    Party, boys! Ward Harkavy's recent article [Golden Boy, Cover Story, Aug. 5] regarding the financial situation of Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta hit the nail right on the head. Harkavy made it obvious that the county's fiscal problems are n...

    on September 7, 1999
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    WABC Attacks Free Speech - Was a Wrongful Arrest Committed?

    'If Thomas McGowan is punished for sending these faxes to WABC, what does this do to the expressive nature of talk radio? It chills speech for sure. Talk radio is great, even though I get a licking on those shows. They're the last people in the world...

    by Nat Hentoff on August 31, 1999
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    Girls Who Squirt

    Recently my friend Cooper looked quizzically at the bookshelf next to my bed. Pointing to the bulky pink plastic package nestled between a row of space-age sex toys and a box of baby wipes, she asked, "What are those for?" Extra Large Underpads for...

    by Tristan Taormino on August 31, 1999
  • One-bedroom apartment with terrace in 1960s Mitchell-Lama regulated high-rise

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    One-bedroom apartment with terrace in 1960s Mitchell-Lama regulated high-rise

    Location Brighton Beach Rent $236.80 (government subsidized) Square feet 450 Occupant Etta Sherez (retired; former hatmaker; supervising clerk, Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity) You're going away from here soon, from your apart...

    by Toni Schlesinger on August 31, 1999
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    More Monkey Business

    The Kansas Board of Education doesn't want the Theory of Evolution to be taught in its public schools. Are you a man or a mouse? Franco Richard Age 51 Resides East Village Occupation Teacher Do you believe in evolution, c...

    by Edmund Lee on August 31, 1999
  • Coney Island High - Photographs By Regina Monfort

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    Coney Island High - Photographs By Regina Monfort

    A hundred years of cotton candy, a hundred years of boardwalk romance, a hundred years of anything but solitude: Luna Park and Steeplechase may be long gone, but the last hot days of the century continue to draw seekers of summery pleasures to th...

    by Lynn Yaeger on August 31, 1999
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    Too Hot for 'Harper's' - 'Elle' Mag Rescues Gaitskill Essay on Not Wanting To Have Kids

    In a month when the fashion magazines become swollen with hundreds of pages of advertising and fluff, the September issue of 'Elle' offers a dangerously thoughtful essay by fiction writer Mary Gaitskill, who believes it is possible for a woman to cho...

    by Cynthia Cotts on August 31, 1999
  • Release the Hounds - Dog Racing— The Sport of Plebes

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    Release the Hounds - Dog Racing The Sport of Plebes

    Picture the hallowed sport of kings, with all its attendant aesthetic charms; a slowly unwinding day at a rural setting while beautiful, muscular horses gallop mightily across red dirt in a powerful, natural rhythm. Now picture horse racing stripped...

    by Sinclair Rankin on August 31, 1999
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    Sole Searching - Men Meet To Find Feet

    Maybe it was when they were four, or seven, or maybe even 18, but at some point the serious foot lovers at last week's Foot Friends party realized that the bony, veiny body parts at the end of the leg were much more than a way to get around. "It was ...

    by Sharon Lerner on August 31, 1999
  • Digable Planet Community - Connect Launches Af Am Site as Next Step in Minority Content Empire

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    Digable Planet Community - Connect Launches Af Am Site as Next Step in Minority Content Empire

    Omar Wasow is walking through the Soho offices of Silicon Alley company Community Connect looking for some fruit. The small staff of about 24 are harried, crisscrossing the floor, shouting across the room to each other. But Wasow is relaxed and cordi...

    by Edmund Lee on August 31, 1999
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    NY Mirror

    Who wants to be in the studio audience for 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?' I did don't ask but my innocuous attempt to see the Regis Philbin hosted game show ended in disaster when press-phobic production assistants asked me to kindly slither b...

    by Michael Musto on August 31, 1999
  • It's Nation Time. Again. - A new vanguard of rap activists takes to the streets

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    It's Nation Time. Again. - A new vanguard of rap activists takes to the streets

    This past weekend, a contingent of American rappers and activists boarded a plane for Havana to participate in the fifth Cuban rap festival and colloquium, an annual gathering convened to discuss that country's protean scene from perspectives musical...

    by Jon Caramanica on August 31, 1999
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    Tip o' the Cap

    Far be it from Uni Watch to discourage anyone from writing anything by hand in this keyboard-driven age, but the trend of ballplayers putting little handwritten tributes on their caps is getting seriously weird. The practice had appeared sporadically...

    by Paul Lukas on August 31, 1999
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    Bad Call - Baseball's Big Shots Strike Out At The Umpire's Union

    Their strategy was so bad that they now claim it wasn't serious. The major league umpires' mass resignation last month dared the lords of baseball to make do without them and, well, the lords said "ok." Now the umps claim they never really meant to r...

    by Joshua D. Gaynor on August 31, 1999
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    They Teams They Are A-Changing

    Hope you've enjoyed the Liberty's WNBA title run, because the team could look very different come next season. Kym Hampton, the All-Star center who's battled balky knees all year to bring the Lib to the brink of a championship, is retiring at season'...

    on August 31, 1999
  • Pec'ing Ardor - Readers Pumped Up Over Pines Piece

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    Pec'ing Ardor - Readers Pumped Up Over Pines Piece

    Guy Trebay's article "Babes in Boyland: Pumping It Up in the Pines," which appeared in the August 24 Voice, prompted an unusually large reader response. Following are some of the letters received in reaction to it. Out of this World Very go...

    on August 31, 1999
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    Letters

    Jack-Off In response to Michael Musto's August 24 column: You secretly adore Michael Jackson, Mr. Musto, and feel that you must belittle him to hide your deep affection. But writing that you "would like to gossip about how fascinating that recentl...

    on August 31, 1999
  • Confronting the Pride Divide - Blood, Sweat, and Fed Up Queers at the Log Cabin Republican Conference

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    Confronting the Pride Divide - Blood, Sweat, and Fed Up Queers at the Log Cabin Republican Conference

    Last Saturday evening at Midtown's Roosevelt Hotel, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani gave the keynote address at the annual leadership conference of the Log Cabin Republicans, a national gay and lesbian conservative group. But an evening that began with the mo...

    by Norah Vincent on August 31, 1999
  • Wackenhut Detention Ordeal - For One Immigrant in Queens, Hunger Strike Continues

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    Wackenhut Detention Ordeal - For One Immigrant in Queens, Hunger Strike Continues

    Emmy Kutesa propped his chin on his hand to keep his head from drooping as he waited on Thursday for an immigration judge to decide his fate. By then, he had not eaten for a month. And on Monday the day the Voice goes to press Kutesa refused solid ...

    by Alisa Solomon on August 31, 1999
  • By Any Means (Unnecessary) - A History of the Confrontational Politics That Led to the 'Assault' on Councilman Bill Perkins by the Bully Boys of The Million Youth March

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    By Any Means (Unnecessary) - A History of the Confrontational Politics That Led to the 'Assault' on Councilman Bill Perkins by the Bully Boys of The Million Youth March

    The Black Rage Khallid Abdul Muhammad had so carefully finessed with super-rationality to cover up his extremist agenda degenerated into a kind of obscene entertainment when he suddenly reappeared in New York City recently, vowing that "no devil, rac...

    by Peter Noel on August 31, 1999
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