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    Letters

    Copout Land Why Is It OK for Greg Tate ["Copland," May 25] to refer to Justin Volpe and Charles Schwarz, two of the cops accused in the Abner Louima case, using the "Nation of Islam term 'Cave Boy' "? Or write that Volpe and Schwarz seem "the sort ...

    on May 25, 1999
  • Old and in the Way - As Market Booms, Seniors Get Squeezed

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    Old and in the Way - As Market Booms, Seniors Get Squeezed

    On June 1, Tony and Liz Colacino will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary. While etiquette calls for gifts of gold or emeralds, the Colacinos' landlords regaled the octogenarians with a present more suited to newlyweds, who traditionally mark th...

    by J.A. Lobbia on May 25, 1999
  • Rehab Runaround - An Insurer Dithers and an Addict Dies

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    Rehab Runaround - An Insurer Dithers and an Addict Dies

    Robert Payton was the kind of guy who could take care of business. A 42-year-old lawyer who handled real estate and construction cases, he was articulate, well-educated, and insured. So after Payton, who was also addicted to drugs and alcohol, accide...

    by Sharon Lerner on May 25, 1999
  • Suffer the (White, Middle-Class) Children - Teen Outcasts Change the Face of Identity Politics

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    Suffer the (White, Middle-Class) Children - Teen Outcasts Change the Face of Identity Politics

    "Geek profiling" refers to the automatic mistrust and harassment of anyone who rocked a trench coat or black nail polish in the days after the Columbine High meltdown. As with the highway of folks pulled over for Driving While Black, geek profiling d...

    by Jane Dark on May 25, 1999
  • Digital Ink - Is Art for the Web Coming of Age?

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    Digital Ink - Is Art for the Web Coming of Age?

    Time was, the World Wide Web was a wide-open space peopled by the cyberspace equivalent of Hyde Park speakers: long on energy, but short on thought, talent, artistry, or . . . ahem . . . bandwidth. Faster modems and faster microprocessors, though, so...

    by Fred Moody on May 25, 1999
  • Article

    Convicted Club Maven May Cut A Deal - Steven Lewis: Villain or Scapegoat?

    In the wake of the conviction of former Peter Gatien aide Steven Lewis on drug charges two weeks ago, speculation persists that Gatien continues to be the target of federal and/or state prosecutors. Will convicted felon Lewis a downtown fixture for ...

    by Frank Owen on May 25, 1999
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    War of the Words

    Truth is the first casualty in war, as the old clich goes, but in the case of Kosovo, truth must be unscathed, since there is no war. Throughout the '90s, the media has witnessed repeated instances of carefully chosen words, spins, spoken sleights...

    by Jason Vest on May 25, 1999
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    Language Barrier - On the Net, Talk Is Cheap but It Isn't Free

    The Internet has long been a platform for vitriolic loudmouths. Then again, so have the printing press, radio, television, and the happy hour nacho line at Bennigan's. But in these days of post-Columbine digital punditry, the preferred topic is hate ...

    by David Kushner on May 25, 1999
  • Tell-Tale Hearts?

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    Tell-Tale Hearts?

    Who are you? Are you defined by what you think or what you were dealt at birth? Corporate America is betting on the latter. Biometrics is science's authentication of identity through unique body markers. Identity theft costs billions every year, and ...

    by Athima Chansanchai on May 25, 1999
  • Dead Chic - The Killer Trade in Shahtoosh

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    Dead Chic - The Killer Trade in Shahtoosh

    The Tibetan antelope, or chiru, may be nearing extinction. According to reports by environmental groups, the numbers of the high-altitude ungulate, whose millions were reduced in recent years to an estimated 75,000 worldwide, have recently plummeted....

    by Guy Trebay on May 25, 1999
  • Sterile, Cuckoo - Art and Fashion at the Anchorage

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    Sterile, Cuckoo - Art and Fashion at the Anchorage

    What is it about art and fashion that mixes into such a sour brew? Why do the most exciting runway fashions wither and die when they're stuffed into a museum showcase? Is it because clothes are meant to be admired in three dimensions, not cooped up i...

    by Lynn Yaeger on May 25, 1999
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    Boola, Boola, Boola! - Yalies Pataki and Bush Agree on Presidency, Disagree on Rudy

    In his ignored yet moving 1998 autobiography, George Pataki wrote about his days at Yale in the mid '60s with George W. Bush, noting that the gang from the university's political union had Bush pegged from the beginning as presidential timber. "By...

    by Wayne Barrett on May 25, 1999
  • It Takes a TV - Like the Net, Public-Access Television Brings Power to the People

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    It Takes a TV - Like the Net, Public-Access Television Brings Power to the People

    Last October, months before most Americans had even heard of Kosovo, a group of Albanian Americans tried to boost awareness of the simmering conflict by making appearances on the ultimate attention-getter television. But not as guests on CNBC or Lar...

    by Ann Farmer on May 25, 1999
  • Men's Wear Daily - Style on the Diamond Is Ever Changing

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    Men's Wear Daily - Style on the Diamond Is Ever Changing

    Time was when a baseball team's uniform was, y'know, uniform, staying relatively constant for years at a clip. But now, thanks to the huge revenue stream provided by sales of licensed merchandise, teams update their uni designs and sometimes even th...

    by Paul Lukas on May 25, 1999
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    Twisting and Tainting Title IX

    The Times runs an Ira Berkow story headlined "The Other Side of Title IX." PBS airs a program called, "Title IX and Women in Sports: What's Wrong With This Picture?" And in a CNN/SI Web site piece, Sports Illustrated columnist David Fleming cries, "I...

    on May 25, 1999
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    Dave Schultz, NHL 197180

    With so many worthy candidates, it's tough to single out any one all-time bad guy in hockey. But for pure malevolence, Dave Schultz stands pretty tall. Over a relatively short career mostly with the Broad Street Bully Philadelphia Flyers "The Hamme...

    by John Stravinsky on May 25, 1999
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    Nation

    Flying Carpetbagger A Shrub Grows in Texas War in Court 'Cleansing' the Capital Gun Battle Strom's Back Flying Carpetbagger Hillary's N.Y. Bubble Bound To Burst With every visit to New York, every use of the collective "we," it will be...

    by James Ridgeway on May 25, 1999
  • 'No One Decides To Be Destitute' - How One New Yorker Came To Commit the 'Crime' of Poverty

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    'No One Decides To Be Destitute' - How One New Yorker Came To Commit the 'Crime' of Poverty

    In this recent letter to the Voice, Magie Dominic, a poet and theater veteran, describes how her life was knocked off its axis following an accident two years ago. As a result, she has been forced to seek public assistance, a numbing descent into...

    by Magie Dominic on May 25, 1999
  • Second String Saviors? - The Knicks Place Their Fate in the Hands of Their Bench Players

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    Second String Saviors? - The Knicks Place Their Fate in the Hands of Their Bench Players

    The New Look Knicks that fancy, fleet-footed team that seemed so destined for greatness back in early February have finally arrived. It took a while a whole season, in fact but they're here, coming off the bench for the most part, and driving and...

    by Sarah Smith on May 25, 1999
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    The Making of a Guilty Plea - Volpe Family Adviser Played Key Role

    A confidant of accused cop torturer Justin Volpe's father ultimately may have been the one who prevailed on the former detective to persuade his son to plead guilty. "Bob and I discussed this," says James Ridgway De Szigethy, a self-styled investig...

    by Peter Noel on May 25, 1999
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