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    Russian Roulette - Peace Moves Amid Belgrade Power Struggle

    The key to Clinton's cutting his losses in the failed Yugoslavian air war will be the price Boris Yeltsin's government demands in return for negotiating a peace settlement. At a minimum, this means U.S. support for $4 to $5 billion in IMF loans and a...

    by James Ridgeway on April 27, 1999
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    Letters

    Ironic Investments After reading Grace Bastidas's article "Savings and Groans" [April 20], I asked myself, "Has it come to this?" A left-wing workhorse like The Village Voice printing financial advice to invest in companies that have "withstood th...

    by Letters on April 27, 1999
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    Giuliani Jihad - Rudy's Budget Blows Up CUNY, Board of Ed, and Youth Programs

    Tuesday Rudy Giuliani was hugged at Saint Patrick's by Calvin Butts. Wednesday he was embraced in Washington by Strom Thurmond. Thursday the mayor announced a budget containing $882 million in city funding over four years for baseball stadiums and z...

    by Wayne Barrett on April 27, 1999
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    School's Been Blown to Pieces - Everyday Terror in the Suburbs South of Denver

    Littleton, Colorado They were 18 and 17, it was almost the end of the school year, and you look forward at the end of the school year to freedom. Eighteen and life: the whole vista, the whole landscape, is opening in front of you. They saw nothing....

    by Frank Kogan on April 27, 1999
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    Snapshots Of Blackness

    Sonia Pai, senior at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, adjacent to Littleton: Mostly I would hear and use these names as a freshmanthere are preppies and there are skaters, and if you're a preppie that meant like you could not ever buy ...

    by Frank Kogan on April 27, 1999
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    Giving You Shit

    Garret P., graduate of Cherry Creek High School, 1988: I went to Cherry Creek, almost 4000 students, and the biggest thing was, if you found one group in high school who was going to give everybody else shit and go out of their way to make people mis...

    by Frank Kogan on April 27, 1999
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    NY Mirror - Ivana Trump made a surprise appearance at the Roxy and special-requested a visit to the go-go boys' dressing roomno doubt to compare jewelry.

    Hideous Kinky is neither hideous nor kinky. Discuss. But David Cronenberg's eXistenZabout people ramming electrodes into each other for recreational purposesis certainly eXistenZ-ial. Watching the trippy, oozy flick, I agreed with Jude Law's charac...

    by Michael Musto on April 27, 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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    NY Mirror - On Divas Live '99, the bewigged trio of Cher, Elton John, and Tina Turner rocked on Elton's theme song, 'Proud Mary.'

    I was thrilled that Gods and Monsters's writer-director, Bill Condon, looked so young on the Oscars last month, mainly because I'd told everyone I went to school with the guy. On the phone from L.A. the other day, Condon confirmed that we were Columb...

    by Michael Musto on April 20, 1999
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    Hard copy

    Michael Harper (drummer; machine operator, Kinko's) Income: $20,000 (1998) Health Insurance: none Rent: $393/mo. Utilities: $30/mo. Phone: $30/mo. Food: $280/mo. Transportation: $63/mo. Michael Harper reflected on his life. "Drums are the o...

    by Toni Schlesinger on April 20, 1999
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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
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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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    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
  • 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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    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
  • 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
  • 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
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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
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