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  • At The Crossroads - Will the Broadway Blueshirts head uptown or down?

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    At The Crossroads - Will the Broadway Blueshirts head uptown or down?

    They don't shoot. They don't score. But they want to thrive as hard-working underdogs. They are a bit younger. They are more aggressive. They have some depth and more discipline. Their bright new uniforms scream for a revised nickname (the Great Whit...

    by Stu Hackel on November 10, 1998
  • Bronx Bombshell

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    Bronx Bombshell

    Are the Yankees planning to stay in the Bronx after all? That's what Jockbeat hears from well-placed political staffers and City Hall reporters, who have suggested that the plan to build the Yanks a West Side billion-dollar behemoth is now a ruse. ...

    on November 10, 1998
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    Pain in the Neck - How a Doctor Persuades HMOs To Pay

    Dr. Jordan Stern treats cancers of the neck and throat. But the surgeon also has another specialty: getting managed-care companies to pay his patients' bills. As Stern puts it, the illnesses he deals with "aren't among the choices listed in their com...

    by Sharon Lerner on November 10, 1998
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    The Green Menace

    It's been a remarkable month for the merchants of "ecoterrorism." In the two weeks since a group calling itself the Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for fires that engulfed a Vail, Colorado, ski resort, dozens of news stories have raised...

    by Andrew Hsiao on November 10, 1998
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    Iron Age - A gathering of old-time strongmen is not for the weak of heart

    The restless crowd of aging bodybuilders, former champion weightlifters, and old-fashioned strongmen becomes quiet. Terry Todd, a gray-bearded man with a soft Southern accent, is beginning a story about the time a few years back when he traveled to N...

    by Peter Duffy on November 10, 1998
  • Room at the Top - The Spring '99 Collections

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    Room at the Top - The Spring '99 Collections

    Mizrahi belly-up. Todd Oldham in the toilet. Halston hanging by a thread. Sprouse sinking. It's been a devastating season for many who were until a few months ago the cream of the fashion aristocracy. "Remember all those times Isaac didn't invite m...

    by Lynn Yaeger on November 10, 1998
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    State of Siege: Antiabortion Violence, 1993-1998

    Attacks on abortion clinics are treated as isolated incidents, covered briefly in the media, and then forgotten. But as this map shows, these individual acts of violence together add up to far more: a campaign of terrorism that has touched nearly eve...

    by Jennifer Gonnerman on November 10, 1998
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    Race Matters - Political Animals

    The election takes place on Tuesday with, among other things, a heated senate race (D'Amato-Schumer). Also up for grabs: the highest statewide office (Vallone goes up against Pataki for governor). But hey, who cares? Christi...

    by Karen Houppert on November 3, 1998
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    Letters

    Mass Appeal Thank you, Michael Feingold, for your sensitive, intelligent review of Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi ["Texas Nativity," October 20], which has inspired so much narrow-minded sentiment from religious groups offended by the portrayal o...

    on November 3, 1998
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    NY Mirror - Footloose turns out to be like Stupid Kids without the irony, but not as bad as that sounds.

    The imminent Gods and Monsters is a bizarre little talky tango between faded Frankenstein director James Whale and a lawn worker who taunts him, admires him, and poses seminude for him. The film's use of flashbacks and monster symbolism is often cont...

    by Michael Musto on November 3, 1998
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    Money Talks - Well-heeled incumbents heavily favored in city congressional races

    With a week to go, you'd hardly know there were congressional races in New York City. Big-bucks incumbents dominate the field in the city's 13 districts. To run against most of them would cost a fortune. Generally, their opponents have less than $...

    by James Ridgeway on November 3, 1998
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    Absentee Al - D'Amato Missed 966 Votes When He First Ran for Senate

    Al D'Amato missed 10 of his final 11 Nassau County Board of Supervisors' meetings--a 91 percent absentee rate--when he first ran for Senate in 1980, failing to vote on 966 ordinances and resolutions over the course of the year, a Voice review of boar...

    by Wayne Barrett on November 3, 1998
  • D'Amato's Final Days - Oy! is foul-mouthed Fonz headed for a fall?

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    D'Amato's Final Days - Oy! is foul-mouthed Fonz headed for a fall?

    At the close of the "Week of the Putz," it was Alfonse D'Amato who was struggling with a bad case of tsuris. And with recent polls trending in the wrong direction, he may soon also want to plotz. In fact, as the junior senator droned on and on and ...

    by William Bastone on November 3, 1998
  • Finally, a Progressive Party - Working families party forges a left-liberal coalition

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    Finally, a Progressive Party - Working families party forges a left-liberal coalition

    In the aftermath of his unsuccessful 1997 run for mayor, Sal Albanese hooked up with Bob Master, political director of the New YorkNew England arm of the Communication Workers of America. Albanese came across an article Master wrote for the labor p...

    by James Bradley on November 3, 1998
  • Blight To Life - Antiabortion extremists and another murdered doctor

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    Blight To Life - Antiabortion extremists and another murdered doctor

    Just after Buffalo-based OB-GYN Barnett Slepian was killed by a sniper bullet last Friday night, the two other doctors who provide abortions in the Buffalo area went into seclusion in the hope of avoiding a similar fate. Slepian, 51, was shot shortly...

    by Sharon Lerner on November 3, 1998
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    The Music Choice Artifacts And Inspired Counterfeits

    There's never been a movie musical quite like Todd Haynes's Velvet Goldmine. Dense and deliriously volatile, the film's narrative is a compound of loosely disguised fact, imaginative extrapolation, and wistful wish-fulfillment. The music--arguably th...

    by Dennis Lim on November 3, 1998
  • Wait Till Next Year! - Will The Yankee Juggernaut Crash In '99?

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    Wait Till Next Year! - Will The Yankee Juggernaut Crash In '99?

    Okay, okay, the Yankees are the greatest team in the history of baseball. But like the Roman Empire and 49-cent Big Macs, all good things must come to an end. But how soon before the cosmic bartender calls last round? As the last of the ticker tape f...

    by Allen St. John on November 3, 1998
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    Jersey Move for Yanks Swamped

    With the World Series trophy safely stowed in City Hall and the fate of Yankee Stadium safe from the will of the people, attention now turns to the future home and owner(s) of the Bronx Bombers. We know that George Steinbrenner will not divulge his...

    by Joanna Cagan on November 3, 1998
  • Foul Balls

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    Foul Balls

    These days, the time is right for price gouging in baseball memorabilia. Hell, a Scott Brosiussigned baseball is currently going for $60; last week it probably cost little more than the actual ball. But at least with the Mickey Mantleautographed me...

    on November 3, 1998
  • Lump Sum - A Cancer Patient Says CIGNA Stiffed Him

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    Lump Sum - A Cancer Patient Says CIGNA Stiffed Him

    Joel Feldstein went to the doctor because he thought he'd strained a throat muscle and instead learned he had a rare cancerous tumor on his esophagus. "They said I didn't have years," remembers Feldstein. Three years later, Feldstein, 55, is endles...

    by Sharon Lerner on November 3, 1998
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