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  • Killer Instinct - APB Online Hopes Crime Will Pay

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    Killer Instinct - APB Online Hopes Crime Will Pay

    Enter a life of crime and there's a good chance more than notoriety will follow. Breathing down the necks of criminals are legions of buffs who track all aspects of illicit acts and law enforcement's quest against them. Some news outfits are counting...

    by Athima Chansanchai on February 16, 1999
  • The Other New York City Opera - Chinese Traditions Survive a Transplant

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    The Other New York City Opera - Chinese Traditions Survive a Transplant

    It's the Ming dynasty, wartime. A young scholar in a tasseled hat, platform boots, and an embroidered robe searches the Chinese countryside for his sister. He finds, instead, a lost woman with the same name who asks for an escort to safety. Thunder c...

    by Angela Starita on February 16, 1999
  • Newsday's Dumbest Editorial - The 'Honor' of Working at the White House Requires Total Loyalty

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    Newsday's Dumbest Editorial - The 'Honor' of Working at the White House Requires Total Loyalty

    Thomas Jefferson warned that this constitutional democracy can only survive if we, the people, know enough about what's actually going on so that we can protestand vote againstofficial dishonesty. But institutional loyalty in the White House has be...

    by Nat Hentoff on February 16, 1999
  • Raging Bull - Giuliani's Knee-Jerk Cop Defense Is as Incendiary as It Is Inaccurate

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    Raging Bull - Giuliani's Knee-Jerk Cop Defense Is as Incendiary as It Is Inaccurate

    He stood in the closetlike vestibule of his Soundview home, reaching for the keys in his pocket, his eyes filled with terror at the four barking white faces just feet from him with guns as large as history. This newly arrived African, who chose Ameri...

    by Wayne Barrett on February 16, 1999
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    Pirate King Music's No. 1 Bootlegger Gets Busted Again

    Three weeks ago, Charles Larocco, the embattled King of Bootleggers, found himself in a Brooklyn holding cell waiting for the third time in 30 months to be arraigned on federal criminal charges. Just like in June 1996 and May 1997, the 42-year-old ...

    by William Bastone on February 16, 1999
  • Chinatown Take Out - Street vendors say they're being pushed out of their neighborhood

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    Chinatown Take Out - Street vendors say they're being pushed out of their neighborhood

    For Chinatown street vendors as for immigrant vendors across the city the Year of the Rabbit has begun ominously. Even as one group is preparing a class-action suit charging that cops have harassed them from familiar Chinatown spots and into unempl...

    by Andrew Hsiao on February 16, 1999
  • The Second Sex and SI - Women models win out over women writers

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    The Second Sex and SI - Women models win out over women writers

    For many female sports fans, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, its regular foray into t&a, is an annual slap in the face a reminder that the supposedly triumphant convergence of women and sports has its limitations. But maybe that mixed message i...

    by Joanna Cagan on February 16, 1999
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    IOC SOBs

    With reports of International Olympic Committee members demanding and receiving all sorts of riches, and with Salt Lake City officials bent out of shape about rumors of escorts and lap dancers being supplied in order to secure the Winter Games, Joc...

    on February 16, 1999
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    Mixin' It Up

    It's been another good season of center-ice soirees so far in 199899, with the league's best grill dusters throwing 'em hard and heavy across the circuit. Although actual fighting numbers are down from years past, the good news for fight fans is tha...

    by Mike Beaver on February 16, 1999
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    Letters

    Winning Spre Nelson George ["All Eyez on Spre," February 9] might turn out to be right that Latrell Sprewell's arrival in New York means the Knicks have "crossed to the dark side," but he misses a crucial point that Sprewell is on orders from the Kn...

    on February 16, 1999
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    Rent in the 21st Century - Tenants organize for next millennium battle

    Never mind that emergency medical equipment is bound to fail, that air traffic control will falter, and that communication systems will crash on January 1, 2000: The real Y2K problem for New York City tenants comes on March 31 of that year, when the ...

    by J.A. Lobbia on February 16, 1999
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    What's Up, Doc? - High-paid physicians insist they need unions

    Doctors are not entirely unlike basketball players, another group of rich and powerful professionals who've chosen to defend their rights with unions. "Their job is rough," says Jim Butler, president of Local 420, which represents many of the hospita...

    by Sharon Lerner on February 16, 1999
  • Gore to the Fore - Landow Lurks in Background

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    Gore to the Fore - Landow Lurks in Background

    With the lame-duck president ready to be stuffed into the dustbin of history, Democratic operatives are contemplating how to keep Al Gore out of the clutches of Ken Starr. While Starr probably wouldn't prosecute a sitting president, he could still ...

    by James Ridgeway on February 16, 1999
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    Purple Passion - Jerry Falwell Outs Tinky Winky! Musto Beat Him to It.

    Here's a first: I'm totally aligned with the Reverend Jerry Falwell! I thoroughly agree with the guy that Tinky Winky is a Pansy Wansy we only seem to differ on what to make of this information. While Jerry's convinced that the Teletubby's supposed...

    by Michael Musto on February 16, 1999
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    Tough Love

    Last week, editors at The New Republic found out they had dodged a bullet: Rolling Stone is getting sued by D.A.R.E., but they're not. In the complaint against Rolling Stone, lawyers for the drug education program explain why: in California, where th...

    by Cynthia Cotts on February 16, 1999
  • Bench Coach - Herb Williams doesn't get on the court often, but he's invaluable off it

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    Bench Coach - Herb Williams doesn't get on the court often, but he's invaluable off it

    It was a rare sight for any Knicks observer: Herb Williams, New York's perennial 12th man, was on the court, with sweat on his brow, and stepping up to the free-throw line for a foul shot. It's unusual to see Williams in any game situation and this ...

    by Sarah Smith on February 16, 1999
  • My Mugger, Myself - An assault and its aftermath

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    My Mugger, Myself - An assault and its aftermath

    Walking home to my Brooklyn apartment, my mind is idly fixed on the groceries in my bag. The package of smoked salmon, which is wedged in with my work papers, needs to go in the fridge, I remind myself. The oranges can stay so I have something to sna...

    by Sharon Lerner on February 16, 1999
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    Teach the Children Well - Sex Ed

    Jane Fonda urged parents to speak more openly to their children about sex last week at a press conference for a campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy. Who taught you? Drew Smith Age: 29 Resides:: East New York, Brooklyn ...

    by Edmund Lee on February 16, 1999
  • Totemic Totes - The Rise of Manhattan Portage

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    Totemic Totes - The Rise of Manhattan Portage

    The well-manicured, invariably white hands of the fashion professionals gathered in Bryant Park this week hold the straps of many handbags: Fendi baguettes, Prada packs, Gucci satchels, baby blue Louis Vuitton buckets. But on downtown streets, where ...

    by Lynn Yaeger on February 16, 1999
  • The Wiseguy and the Nun - How Salvatore Miciotta got away with murder

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    The Wiseguy and the Nun - How Salvatore Miciotta got away with murder

    Sometime this year, Salvatore Miciotta will walk out of a federal prison somewhere in America. The Mafia turncoat will carry with him a new identity and a clean slate, though given his history, odds are that will eventually be sullied. Miciotta's c...

    by William Bastone on February 9, 1999
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