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  • Execution-Style - Amateur Boxer Says Cop Shot Him

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    Execution-Style - Amateur Boxer Says Cop Shot Him

    In the midst of an uproar over fatal confrontations involving police and blacks, a white Brooklyn patrolman claimed that he shot a black drug suspect in the head after the man tried to grab a sergeant's gun during a struggle, but the cop's story was ...

    by Peter Noel on June 15, 1999
  • Taking on the World - The U.S. Team Begins Another Hard Road To Glory

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    Taking on the World - The U.S. Team Begins Another Hard Road To Glory

    It all gets rolling on June 19, when the United States meets Denmark to kick off the 16-team tourney at the Meadowlands. Ticket sales have already surpassed the most optimistic of expectations, with more than 500,000 already sold. Only nosebleeds rem...

    by Denise Kiernan on June 15, 1999
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    Women of the World: The Class of '99

    When the Women's World Cup kicks off on Saturday, the United States team enters as one of the favorites, playing intelligent, entertaining soccer and having done more for the public profile of U.S. women's sports than a whole year of Gabrielle Reece ...

    by Matthew Yeomans on June 15, 1999
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    Nation

    V-K Day Behind the Shrubbery Primarily Colorless Jungle Fever Strafing Puerto Rico Lawrence of Arabia 'Weyr Witch' Rides Again V-K Day Clinton Cleans Up The full extent of Clinton's victory in Kosovo hadn't sunk in as George W. Bu...

    by James Ridgeway on June 15, 1999
  • Brain Food - How Hannibal Lecter Gets Inside Our Heads

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    Brain Food - How Hannibal Lecter Gets Inside Our Heads

    "This is like the Second Coming," said a bookstore spokesman quoted in Publishers Weekly. He was talking about Thomas Harris's Hannibal, the long-awaited return of Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, last seen preparing to have an old friend for dinner i...

    by Mark Dery on June 15, 1999
  • The Knicks' Storybook (Post)Season - The Plots Thicken for the Orange and the Blue

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    The Knicks' Storybook (Post)Season - The Plots Thicken for the Orange and the Blue

    They keep calling it a short season, but even with the abbreviated schedule, the current NBA cycle seems like it's been with us forever. Some of that owes to the dragged-out lockout; the rest, at least locally, to the roller-coaster fortunes of our f...

    by John Stravinsky on June 15, 1999
  • The Hillary Clinton Cheat Sheet - A Guide to the Scandals and Issues That Could Stall Her Senate Run

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    The Hillary Clinton Cheat Sheet - A Guide to the Scandals and Issues That Could Stall Her Senate Run

    Every night before her latest hairdo hits the pillow, Hillary Clinton probably crams a few more facts about New York into her head. Like an immigrant studying for a citizenship test, she must prepare for the pop quiz that, were she to flunk, could ho...

    by William Bastone on June 15, 1999
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    eBay Item of the Week

    click for full screen-shot at The Smoking Gun It was a rough week for the king of the online auction sites. Twenty-four hours of site outage resulted in millions of dollars of lost revenue, tens of thousands of unhappy customers, and a 45-point d...

    by Joseph Jesselli on June 15, 1999
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    No Union Label at a PEN Gala - Picket Lines Are Labors Free Speech

    Refusing to hire a person just because he belongs to a union is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act. [Local 6, Hotel, Restaurant and Club Employees Union] has filed that charge with the National Labor Relations Board [against the Cipriani...

    by Nat Hentoff on June 8, 1999
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    Open City - University Heights

    Herman Badillo, longtime New York politico, is CUNY's new president, and, a la Giuliani, is a critic of open admissions. Who paid your way? Dan Elreda Age: 22 Resides: Astoria, Queens Occupation: Research technician Do ...

    by Edmund Lee on June 8, 1999
  • Love’s Labor Found - Photos by Michael Sofronski

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    Loves Labor Found - Photos by Michael Sofronski

    Long before Zeckendorf Towers and Toys "R" Us edged its landscape, Union Square was the stamping ground of trade unionists, social reformers, and activists of every stripe. The Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and Cornell University's Special Pro...

    by Lynn Yaeger on June 8, 1999
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    Letters

    Jane Dark's article ''Suffer the (White, Middle-Class) Children," which appeared in the June 1 Voice, generated an unusual amount of mail. Following is a sampling of letters received and Dark's response. Through a Class Darkly One glaring error...

    on June 8, 1999
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    Rockin' in Rhythm - Edited by Gary Giddins Coordinated by Elora Alexander

    Fifteen years ago, we ran a section called "Ellington at 85," combining a few longish essays with a survey of records. This time, we've asked more than 40 jazz critics and historians to write 200 words each on any Ellington selection, album, tune, mu...

    on June 8, 1999
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    Rockin' in Rhythm - Part two of our Jazz Supplement

    Ink on paper: "Six Persimmons" by Mu Ch'i. Two blue. One indigo. One blueblack. Two pearly white. Five in a row and one just below. In the background: empty space. That's it. A masterpiece of 13th-century Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist painting. The caption sa...

    on June 8, 1999
  • Silence of the Lambs - A 17-Year-Old Lesbian Brings Her Censored Play to New York

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    Silence of the Lambs - A 17-Year-Old Lesbian Brings Her Censored Play to New York

    This is a Culture War story with a happy ending. Act I unfolds in Jesse Helms's backyard Charlotte, North Carolina where 17-year-old Samantha Gellar won a Young Playwright's contest last February for her short drama Life Versus the Paperback Romanc...

    by C. Carr on June 8, 1999
  • Ticket to Tomorrow - Now Arriving at Penn Station, an Era of High-Tech Building

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    Ticket to Tomorrow - Now Arriving at Penn Station, an Era of High-Tech Building

    Between meetings with Governor Pataki and Senator Moynihan, the City Landmarks Commission, and the Federal Railroad Administration, Alex Washburn scavenges a New Jersey junkyard. The 36-year-old president of the Penn Station Redevelopment Corporation...

    by Amanda Griscom on June 8, 1999
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    Through the Carpal Tunnel - Tired of Typing? Slip on Some Cyborg Gloves.

    Overuse of the keyboard and mouse have caused an epidemic of repetitive stress injuries, the Information Age's limp answer to black lung disease. Researchers of keyboard alternatives gathered recently in Pittsburgh for CHI 99, a conference focused o...

    by Tanya Bezreh on June 8, 1999
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    Jazz Listings - Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis

    1999 JVC Jazz Festival New York Monday, June 14 Music of Benny Goodman, performed by Ken Peplowski, with Randy Sandke, Bob Miliken, Byron Stripling, Eddie Bert, Bobby Pring, Loren Schoenberg, Scott Robinson, Ben Aronov, Mike Peters, others. Kaye...

    on June 8, 1999
  • Europe Unplugged - The Global Village Protests Its Connection Fees

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    Europe Unplugged - The Global Village Protests Its Connection Fees

    Internet users in 15 European countries staged the largest ever "Net strike" on Sunday when they turned off their modems for the day to protest against what they see as high phone charges in Europe. Many Web sites across the continent were also broug...

    by Niels Bryan-Low on June 8, 1999
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    Going Postal

    An e-mail circulating last week expressed outrage over a bill proposed by the U.S. Postal Service that would charge Internet users a five-cent fee for every e-mail sent. The money, according to the document, would be collected by Internet service pro...

    on June 8, 1999
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