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    Shop 'Til You Drop - Beyond Health Plans' Glossy Brochures

    Let's say you have the good fortune to have health insurance. Now let's stretch the imagination a bit further and say you have a choice of health plans. Maybe (you lucky dog) you work for a big employer who offers a range of health benefits. Or maybe...

    by Sharon Lerner on January 12, 1999
  • No-Collar Workers - Is There Room for Unions in the New Media World?

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    No-Collar Workers - Is There Room for Unions in the New Media World?

    You know them by their e-mail. It comes from places like hotmail.com or yahoo.com free accounts that they can check from anywhere or bargain providers like Panix. Even when they've got a steady gig, they won't use a corporate address because they w...

    by Austin Bunn on January 12, 1999
  • Eminent Domain - Scavenging for funds in the age of for-profit education

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    Eminent Domain - Scavenging for funds in the age of for-profit education

    Ram-Shackled Customer satisfaction. Strategic alliances. Cost efficiency. Market forces. Such concepts are usually more synonymous with the mechanisms of corporate America than with the day-to-day functions of a college that is, unless you're referr...

    by Deirdre Hussey and Carla Spartos on January 12, 1999
  • The Art of Effacement - The Whitney Returns Ray Johnson to the Fold

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    The Art of Effacement - The Whitney Returns Ray Johnson to the Fold

    When artist Ray Johnson walked off a Sag Harbor bridge in 1995, and began backstroking through the frigid waters of Sag Harbor Cove, there was little reason to suspect that death would bring the recognition that had proved so elusive in his lifetime....

    by Guy Trebay on January 12, 1999
  • Safety Dance - Senseless shootings usher in new security measures for schools

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    Safety Dance - Senseless shootings usher in new security measures for schools

    In the 1950s, under the halo of A-bombs and the onset of the Cold War, a heightened sense of self-preservation gripped schools across the country. Drills in man-made as well as natural disaster preparedness were as common as rock'n'roll and soda foun...

    by Karen Kim on January 12, 1999
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    Bowery Mission

    While hundreds of thousands of young people greeted the last year of the millennium in Times Square, waiting for the ball to drop before scurrying home along Giuliani's squeaky-clean streets, a rather more bohemian crowd gathered at another landm...

    by Lynn Yaeger on January 12, 1999
  • Recreating a Rialto - Can the global village be saved from monotony?

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    Recreating a Rialto - Can the global village be saved from monotony?

    Their entrepreneurial gumption may sound familiar: Two young guys with pricey educations and a lifelong friendship dream up an online business venture over drinks at a nightclub in Italy. Armed with Barron's Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms...

    by Amanda Griscom on January 12, 1999
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    Gatien's Last Dance?

    Peter Gatien lives in an exquisite East 63rd Street townhouse, just steps from Fifth Avenue. So it is understandable that the 46-year-old impresario has never quite grasped why Chelsea residents have long been repulsed by the clamor surrounding Limel...

    by William Bastone on January 12, 1999
  • The Jets Take Offense - Gang green breaks a playoff rule of thumb

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    The Jets Take Offense - Gang green breaks a playoff rule of thumb

    The Jets have spent this season violating the axioms of the NFL: Vinny Testaverde will never live up to his Heisman Trophy potential. Bryan Cox is out of gas. The Jets will never win a division title. But if the Jets hope to continue their st...

    by Paul Forrester on January 12, 1999
  • Down for the Count - Christy Martin has fallen. The women's boxing world hopes she won't get up.

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    Down for the Count - Christy Martin has fallen. The women's boxing world hopes she won't get up.

    Whether for fame, fortune, or in the name of her sport, nearly every female professional boxer has wanted to get her mitts on Christy Martin, "The Coal Miner's Daughter." Yet Martin's first major loss since she became boxing's most famous and highest...

    by Rachel Ellner on January 12, 1999
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    The Miller's Tale

    The postmortems on the NBA labor dispute have been arriving fast and furious since last week's settlement, and one of the most surprising assessments comes from Marvin Miller, the former head of the baseball union, who led a successful strike against...

    on January 12, 1999
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    Star Search - The future looks blight

    I don't like to brag, but I'm quite a gifted psychic. Really. And I'm not talking cheesy tabloid predictions, either. You won't find me predicting that an earthquake will sink California, or that President Clinton will marry Budd, or even that Burt R...

    by Linda Stasi on January 12, 1999
  • Rehnquist's Glass House - The man who will preside over Clinton's trial has veracity issues of his own

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    Rehnquist's Glass House - The man who will preside over Clinton's trial has veracity issues of his own

    Washington It seems only fitting that the final act of the Clinton Impeachment Saga should highlight the role of a judge who garbs himself in a designer black robe adorned with gold-striped sleeves in emulation of Iolanthe's Lord Chancellor, a Gilbe...

    by Jason Vest on January 12, 1999
  • World War II Chic

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    World War II Chic

    As the Senate gears up for a ritual caning of the president, it's telling that the most acclaimed film is Saving Private Ryan; the best-selling nonfiction book is The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw's paean to the fighting men of World War II; and ...

    by Richard Goldstein on January 12, 1999
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    Blue Genes - You've got jail

    Governor Pataki's State of the State address last week proposed tougher crime measures, including mandatory DNA mapping of all convicted felons. Is Big Brother coming to town? Edna Araujo Age: 43 Resides:: Newark, New Jer...

    by Edmund Lee on January 12, 1999
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    Letters

    So Sweet and Low Re Dennis Lim's review of Patch Adams in "Licensed To Ill" [December 29]: Oh dear Movie Critic, are you bitter? This is what the low, low ends of the Hell Curve will say. But my bitterness for the moment is silenced by the sweet, swe...

    on January 12, 1999
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    Rent To Die For? - Downtown Landlord Admits Murder Plot

    Being a tenant in New York City can almost be murder. That's what two Lower East Side residents learned last week when their landlord, 46-year-old Alvin Weiss, admitted in criminal court that he had hired a hit man to kill them in hopes of getting hi...

    by J.A. Lobbia on January 12, 1999
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    Murder on a Liquor High - A 17-year-old is dead. his alleged killer is only 15, troubled, and facing life in prison

    About 20 past midnight on the wintry day of December 6, James Harris, a bumbling 15-year-old roughneck high on Aliz liqueur, hovered momentarily over the bullet-riddled body of a high school senior he'd mistaken for a member of a Brooklyn gang and g...

    by Peter Noel on January 12, 1999
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    Wishful Reporting

    Why ruin a good story with the truth? That's the credo of many journalists, who would gladly downplay accuracy and fairness for entertainment value. They rarely cop to that standard, but you don't have to look far to see it in action. Case in point: ...

    by Cynthia Cotts on January 12, 1999
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    In the Interest of Justice - Rehnquist Opposes Impeachment

    The Senate's presiding officer in the impeachment trial, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, could turn out to be the trial's big surprise. Hovering in the background, this icon of the conservative movement adds nuance to the drama played out across ...

    by James Ridgeway on January 12, 1999
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