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  • Soul on Ice - Kwame Ture's last freedom ride

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    Whatever visceral joy Press Clips took in watching last week's postelection punditry meltdown has, alas, been replaced by a great sense of disappointment in working political reporters or, at least, those who have been charged with the mission of be...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

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    '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

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    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

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    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

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    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
  • Cracking the Code of Ethics - Upstart Computer Pranksters Scramble Hacker Unity

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    Cracking the Code of Ethics - Upstart Computer Pranksters Scramble Hacker Unity

    In the spare halls of WBAI's new offices on Wall Street, a few hackers loiter around, talking to one another about the newest digital phones, the bureaucratic nuances of Bell Atlantic, and what to eat for dinner (either upscale diner or Mexican). It'...

    by Edmund Lee on November 17, 1998
  • Community Service - Will Free Home Pages Kill the BBS?

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    Community Service - Will Free Home Pages Kill the BBS?

    We live in a Dilbertian strip of isolated drones, so the story goes, but online the water never runs dry; you can connect, kibitz, fall in love. It's a ubiquitous mantra: "community." Free home page services like Tripod and GeoCities boast 2 million ...

    by David Kushner on November 17, 1998
  • A Confederacy Of Idiots - Followers of Cult Radio DJ Build Their Temple Over the Net

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    A Confederacy Of Idiots - Followers of Cult Radio DJ Build Their Temple Over the Net

    The Idiots came from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Some came alone; others arrived with spouses and children. Many brought musical instruments; many more brought food. Agewise, they spanned generations from early Boomer to lat...

    by David Marc Fischer on November 17, 1998
  • Duke Lives! - 'He Deals With Kids' Crises. He Is Rare— He Changes Lives.'

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    Duke Lives! - 'He Deals With Kids' Crises. He Is Rare He Changes Lives.'

    In 1974, the year Duke Ellington died, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts was born in Washington, D.C. Over 90 percent of the graduates go on to college and beyond. Alumni are in movies, on stages, in the American Ballet Theater, and on the profes...

    by Nat Hentoff on November 17, 1998
  • Call Of The Kyle - Jets Tight End Kyle Brady Is Loosening Up

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    Call Of The Kyle - Jets Tight End Kyle Brady Is Loosening Up

    The Jets' rise from early-season joke to mid-season juggernaut has been fueled by an offense as versatile as it is surprising. Career scapegoat Vinny Testaverde has become the top-rated quarterback in the AFC, while running back Curtis Martin has alr...

    by Paul Forrester on November 17, 1998
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    Pile-Driving The Bosses

    At least Minnesota won't be a "right-to-work" state any time soon. Jesse "the Body/the Mind" Ventura, it turns out, is a union man. In the mid '80s, the governor-elect attempted to bring organized labor to the World Wrestling Federation. Ventura te...

    on November 17, 1998
  • Mike Beaver's Mixin' It Up

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    Mike Beaver's Mixin' It Up

    Ah yes. The air is turning crisp and cool. The trees are starting to shed their leaves. And thundering uppercuts are landing upon soft flesh. It must be hockey season! Get ready for a full dose of pugilistic pandemonium, as the league's ice warriors ...

    on November 17, 1998
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    Letters

    Beyond Brutality Thank you for your excellent coverage of the murder of Matthew Shepard ["Beyond the Fence," November 3]. Guy Trebay, Alisa Solomon, Austin Bunn, and the eyewitness testimonials from the march in Manhattan put the events in perspe...

    on November 17, 1998
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    Martha Washington Goes Coed - 'Suitable Males' Allowed At Women's SRO

    Claiming that it is illegal to bar tenants based on gender, the Hotel Martha Washington on East 30th Street is open to men for the first time in its 95-year history. But tenants at the single-roomoccupancy hotel including women who are elderly, dis...

    by J.A. Lobbia on November 17, 1998
  • Nation - ''...it is possible that once she has been arrested she will make a suicide attempt.''
—From FBI Psychological Profile of Suspect Terry Squillacote

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    Nation - ''...it is possible that once she has been arrested she will make a suicide attempt.'' From FBI Psychological Profile of Suspect Terry Squillacote

    House Divided Gingrich Fall Opens Old GOP Wounds The demise of Newt Gingrich and the likely accession of Bob Livingston as speaker of the House once again tears open the splits among Capitol Hill Republicans, pitting America First social conservati...

    by James Ridgeway on November 17, 1998
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    Pundit-cide

    What a week: Newt Gingrich does two things that Press Clips can applaud. He resigns as speaker, perhaps the sole act of his political career that will measurably improve the nation, and before he goes, he lambastes the Washington media establishment ...

    by Andrew Hsiao & Jason Vest on November 17, 1998
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