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    The Disappeared

    Remember the homeless? Once, not very long ago, tens of thousands of New Yorkers slept in doorways, in corners of the subway, and in bleak city shelters. They pricked consciences, provoked annoyance, prompted outcries from politicians, and crowded th...

    by Andrew Hsiao on December 8, 1998
  • The Death of Hockey - The changes in the game that are turning it to slush

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    The Death of Hockey - The changes in the game that are turning it to slush

    What if they gave a hockey season and nobody cared? What if the world's most exciting team sport had, over a span of only three or four years, mutated into a dull gray hash that not even the most avid hockey fan could get jazzed up about? Like the so...

    by Karl-Eric Reif on December 8, 1998
  • Scandalous Beauty - Crooks with looks

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    Scandalous Beauty - Crooks with looks

    Paula Jones has a new face to go with her new hairdo. Hillary Clinton's been done over so many times even she doesn't remember what she looks like. Monica Lewinsky checked into a fat farm. And now betrayer to the stars Linda Tripp has a new face to g...

    by Linda Stasi on December 8, 1998
  • Scents and Sensibility - A Nose for the City

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    Scents and Sensibility - A Nose for the City

    True story. Artist friend from '80s develops smack problem, solves it during several trips to Silver Hill (famous alumni: Truman Capote, Joan Kennedy, and, uh, better not say), begins earning huge money from painting, lapses on, of all things, cocain...

    by Guy Trebay on December 8, 1998
  • Winterball Heats Up - Grading baseball's off-season moves

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    Winterball Heats Up - Grading baseball's off-season moves

    Pssss. That scent you smell is the aroma of flesh being singed against the hottest of hot stoves. Nobody's said it, but this is the best crop of free agents ever. On the market this off-season were five of the top 10 hitters in the game and four of t...

    by Allen St. John on December 8, 1998
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    NYPD Big Blue

    The Giants haven't been able to avoid the crime bug that's bitten so many professional teams over the years and now it's affecting their sleep. "When you get a call at your house at that hour in the morning, something is wrong," said head coach Jim ...

    on December 8, 1998
  • I Am a Camera

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    I Am a Camera

    Mikey Jackson (assistant cameraman) Income: $25,000 to $30,000 (this year) Health Insurance: none Rent: $930/mo. Utilities: $30/mo. Phone: $30/mo. Food: $40/mo. Transportation: $15/mo. Only yesterday, "someone was killing someone else at the ...

    by Toni Schlesinger on December 1, 1998
  • Looking Blackward - 100 Years of New York’s African American Art

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    Looking Blackward - 100 Years of New Yorks African American Art

    It was a reunion, but of people who'd probably never met. Packed into a basement room in Harlem one night last week, dozens of the artists featured in the Schomburg Center's new exhibition, "Black New York Artists of the 20th Century," stuffed themse...

    by Guy Trebay on December 1, 1998
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    Taking the Fifth - Theme Stores Eat Manhattan

    The last drip of Thanksgiving gravy will shortly be wiped from the chin, every streetlamp is groaning under the weight of a Styrofoam Santa, fake piety oozes from the lips of daytime talk show hosts: the holiday season is upon us. Soon, college roomm...

    by Lynn Yaeger on December 1, 1998
  • City on Trial - The NYPD is snared in its own surveillance net

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    City on Trial - The NYPD is snared in its own surveillance net

    The date is August 5 and police have raided the Hells Angels' clubhouse in search of a stolen motorcycle. It's a Keystone Kop moment, brought to you live by the NYPD: Cop with video camera: Are we clear to go upstairs yet? To video it upstairs?...O...

    by Karen Houppert on December 1, 1998
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    The Boss's Souvenirs - For Bronx-Bashing Steinbrenner, a Few Terms of Endearment

    George Steinbrenner may desperately want to relocate the Yankees to Manhattan, but he is angling to keep some souvenirs from the borough he would like to abandon, the Voice has learned. But unlike fans who scavenged for mementos prior to Yankee Sta...

    by William Bastone on December 1, 1998
  • Never Say Die - Bytes and Pieces Live on in AfterLife

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    Never Say Die - Bytes and Pieces Live on in AfterLife

    You will die, that much is certain. But now, if AfterLife has its way, your virtual doppelgnger, the personal home page, will survive. Headed by longtime industry writer and consultant David Blatner, the Seattle-based organization first floated th...

    by Athima Chansanchai on December 1, 1998
  • DC 37 Crashes - While the union leadership sinks, one reformer tries to stay afloat.

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    DC 37 Crashes - While the union leadership sinks, one reformer tries to stay afloat.

    When DC 37 executive director Stanley Hill's two top aides, Marty Lubin and Mark Shaplo, resigned on Monday, November 23, it signaled the beginning of the endgame between reformers and Hill's embattled old guard for control of the city's largest muni...

    by Bob Fitch on December 1, 1998
  • The New American Majority - Women and minorities swung the election to the Democrats. Can the Republicans now claim them?

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    The New American Majority - Women and minorities swung the election to the Democrats. Can the Republicans now claim them?

    Last week's most arresting political development was not Ken Starr's song and wiretap dance, but the election of a former football player named Julius Caesar Watts Jr. to lead the House Republican Conference. What made news was not his victory over a...

    by Richard Goldstein on December 1, 1998
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    Weeb Ewbank: A Man of His Era(s)

    Tributes to Weeb Ewbank from Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath last week recalled a remark ably adaptable coach. Unitas, as stiff and straight as his hightop black shoes and bristly crewcut, and Namath, as loose and wild as his white shoes and flowing hai...

    on December 1, 1998
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    Running on mpty - Tyrone Wheatley: A lost giant in a lost season

    When Giants' running back Tyrone Wheatley left the locker room after his team's 20-0 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday, his paycheck was still sit ting on the stool in front of his locker. Perhaps he felt he didn't deserve it. For the fourth time...

    by Brian P. Dunleavy on December 1, 1998
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    The Big Chill - Will HPD staff cuts freeze tenants out this winter?

    While meteorologists are forecasting a colder and stormier winter than New York has seen in a few years, some city housing employees are predicting that the weather could com pound problems for tenants. Attorneys at the city's Department of Housing P...

    by J.A. Lobbia on December 1, 1998
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    That Girl - New York Senator Hillary Clinton?

    Hillary as New York's junior senator, as Dick Morris speculated last week? A fetching prospect, but not likely, say the pros. Certainly, if the First Lady were to establish residence in the manner of the late Bobby Kennedy and jump into the 2000 ra...

    by James Ridgeway on December 1, 1998
  • Revenge of the Mad Rappers - When hip hoppers use violence to silence their critics

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    Revenge of the Mad Rappers - When hip hoppers use violence to silence their critics

    Hip hop journalists, under fire by rappers for portraying them as arrogant, real-life hoods and scantily clad gangsta bitches, braced for a new volley of attacks in the wake of last week's brazen assault on Jesse Washington, editor-in-chief of the ...

    by Peter Noel on December 1, 1998
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    Pundit Pattons

    Like boxing cornermen disappointed that their fighter had to settle for a draw, the U.S. commentariat exuded recriminations when American air attacks on Iraq were called off 10 days ago. "Once those planes were launched, they should have been allowed...

    by Andrew Hsiao & Jason Vest on December 1, 1998
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