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    D'Amato Paste After 18 years of relentlessly and courageously chronicling the malfeasances of Al D'Amato, you leave us with William Bastone's entertaining but rather shallow snapshot ["Sealed With a Kiss," November 17] and Wayne Barrett's bland scor...

    on November 24, 1998
  • Soul on Ice - Kwame Ture's last freedom ride


    Soul on Ice - Kwame Ture's last freedom ride

    Ten days before he died, Kwame Ture, the thundermouth '60s black power advocate, repeated accusations that for 32 years "U.S. imperialism [had been] seriously planning to assassinate" him and may have succeeded "this time [with] an FBI-induced cancer...

    by Peter Noel on November 24, 1998
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    Un-Covering Livingston

    Whatever visceral joy Press Clips took in watching last week's postelection punditry meltdown has, alas, been replaced by a great sense of disappointment in working political reporters or, at least, those who have been charged with the mission of be...

    by Jason Vest on November 24, 1998
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    Nation - ''I didn't I swear I didn't get into politics to feather my nest or feather my friends' nests. . . .'' Texas Governor George W. Bush

    Boy George Dad's Aides, Past Deals Haunt Texas Governor Capitol Hill scouts for Texas governor George W. Bush are fending off tired retainers from his father's administration in the wake of young George's emergence as Republican presidential front-...

    by James Ridgeway on November 24, 1998
  • 'Barbwire - Postcards from the edge of NASCAR's infield


    'Barbwire - Postcards from the edge of NASCAR's infield

    It's a long haul from Thunder Road to Speedway Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can't measure it in miles The old moonshine runners, who, legend has it, took their daredevil driving skills into stock car racing to make some legitimate mon...

    by Michael Swindle on November 24, 1998
  • Slap Happy - Two Photographers Document the S/M Life


    Slap Happy - Two Photographers Document the S/M Life

    They came to the work from divergent places. He was a young Jewish gay man from Milwaukee who grew up fantasizing over the elaborate tortures he found in picture books on the Christian martyrs. She was a young receptionist who married the producer of...

    by Guy Trebay on November 24, 1998
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    Red Holzman, 19201998

    In the school yards and rec centers of New York circa the 1970s, the voice of Marv Albert imitators filled the air. "Frazier brings it up the left side. Over to DeBusschere. Down low to Reed. Reed kicks it to the top of the key to Monroe. In the corn...

    on November 24, 1998
  • Ready, Willing, and ABL - The women's pro league looks to fill the B-ball void


    Ready, Willing, and ABL - The women's pro league looks to fill the B-ball void

    Ken Rudnick counted himself a convert on Wednesday night as he cheered on the Philadelphia Rage in their 83-70 rout of the Colorado Xplosion at Temple University's Apollo Arena. A 76ers season-ticket holder, Rudnick was feeling deprived as the NBA lo...

    by Alisa Solomon on November 24, 1998
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    Striking Out - Rotten to the Corp

    Last week the sports world was rocked again. This time hard as it is to believe the capo di tutti capi of the Mets was accused of not keeping his bat and balls in his bullpen. Shocking! The alleged offender, Mets General Manager Steve Phillips, a...

    by Linda Stasi on November 24, 1998
  • The 1998 Wacko Awards


    The 1998 Wacko Awards

    Launched almost 20 years ago, the Wacko Awards are presented on a periodic basis to a wide array of nincompoops, boodlers, putzheads, and other undesirables. Just about everyone who is anyone in New York government and politics has a Wacko on their m...

    by William Bastone and Wayne Barrett on November 24, 1998
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    The Jeffersons - Blood Simple

    Last week, the journal Nature published a DNA report showing definitively that ole Tommy Jefferson did in fact father at least one child with Sally Hemings, one of his slaves. Whom do you date? Janelle Benjamin Age: 19 ...

    by Edmund Lee on November 17, 1998
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    NY Mirror - Limelight's updated layout is sort of like Jocelyne Wildenstein's new face not better or worse, just different.

    I wasn't really wanted at the Donovan Leitch/Kirsty Hume Halloween party at Lot 61 too pretty but my friends were, so at least I heard secondhand what went on behind the masks and girdles. Among the very first people to show up was Edward Norton, w...

    by Michael Musto on November 17, 1998
  • To the Lighthouse


    To the Lighthouse

    Denise Jalbert a/k/a Giselle (Hair Colorist) Income: About $60,000 (last year) Health Insurance: covered by employer Rent: $1100/mo. Utilities: $50/mo. Phone: $200-$300/mo. Food: $1200/mo. Transportation: $500/mo. The opera m...

    by Toni Schlesinger on November 17, 1998
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    Autopsy on Alfonse - A Look at the Real Numbers in '98 Sweepstakes

    George Pataki, the latest New York governor with national illusions, got 54 percent of the vote, less than all but three of the 16 Republican incumbents across the country sent back to their statehouses. The only GOP gubernatorial winners who did wor...

    by Wayne Barrett on November 17, 1998
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    Sealed With a Kiss - Finally, the Fonz Falls. And Our Watch Stops.

    What will be the lasting image from Alfonse D'Amato's swan song last week at the Hilton? Sure, that episode in the elevator with Ed Koch and George and Libby Pataki may be a keeper (the doofus governor probably made jokes about the ups and downs of...

    by William Bastone on November 17, 1998
  • Road Rage - Cars Rule in Prospect Park


    Road Rage - Cars Rule in Prospect Park

    How many bureaucrats does it take to change a lightbulb (or post a "Do Not Enter" sign)? Users of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, who once again find their park open to increased weekday vehicular traffic as of last week, have discovered that a simple pl...

    by Karen Houppert on November 17, 1998
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    The Church's HMO - Fighting for Reproductive Choice for Medicaid Patients

    When Nicole got pregnant three years ago, she asked her doctor about an abortion. The 27-year-old mother felt her family was already complete: Her son and daughter had just reached school age, freeing her to take a part-time job. But Nicole says her ...

    by Sharon Lerner on November 17, 1998
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    Machine Age: Postcards From The Inside

    In the fall of 1993, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) released the Mosaic browser, opening up the World Wide Web (now affectionately known as "dub-dub-dub") for general use and exponentially accelerating the colonization ...

    by Hillary Rosner on November 17, 1998
  • Marooned! - So you can't survive without the Internet? Try living with nothing else.


    Marooned! - So you can't survive without the Internet? Try living with nothing else.

    There is no greater disaster in the spiritual life than to be immersed in unreality... Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude One Wednesday, I holed up in my apartment no radio, no television, no phone, no contact. Just me, my ThinkPad, and a 2...

    by Austin Bunn on November 17, 1998
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse - The Big Allure of Tiny Photography


    Welcome to the Dollhouse - The Big Allure of Tiny Photography

    I was thinking of you when I ducked under the curtain of that strange new photo booth in Penn Station, just inside the subterranean Kmart there. A black-haired cartoon girl, perky and Japanimated, winked and chirped at me from the video screen. "...

    by Julian Dibbell on November 17, 1998
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