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    Letters

    Sumo Softy Jeff Yang's article on the sumo competition in Atlantic City inaccurately reflects sumo wrestler Emanuel "Manny" Yarbrough's career in Ultimate Fighting ["Size Matters," December 22]. The 720-pounder's record in the octagon is an unimpr...

    on January 5, 1999
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    Twisted Misters - A Year of Ill Repute

    It was the worst of times; it was the worst of times. This was the first year in our history that federal philandering, lying, and warmongering business as usual were taken to such new heights (or depths) that the whole nation felt the need to show...

    by Linda Stasi on January 5, 1999
  • What's Happening to the Left? - Bill Clinton Has Consistently Violated the Bill of Rights

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    What's Happening to the Left? - Bill Clinton Has Consistently Violated the Bill of Rights

    During the 1960s, many of the people I knew were deeply involved in actions for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. Some of us, me included, committed civil disobedience, marched on Washington, and blocked the streets leading to the induction c...

    by Nat Hentoff on January 5, 1999
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    Bill Rides Jets to Playoffs - Parcellicus Tyrannicus

    Bill Parcells is as much known for his coaching ability as for being a screamer. Will his bully tactics take the Jets all the way? Powerful Age: 25 Resides:: North Bronx Occupation: Office administrator Would you like...

    by Edmund Lee on January 5, 1999
  • NY Mirror - ''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''

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    NY Mirror - ''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''

    It's been painfully difficult to face the new year with any real abandon, thanks to all the mildly perverse holiday memories that refuse to dislodge from the mid-century modern, burnt-sienna corners of my mind. I'm still haunted by the sight of macho...

    by Michael Musto on January 5, 1999
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    A Famous Co-op on the Lower East Side - Four-Room Apartment in 244-Unit Art Deco Co-Op

    Location: Lower East Side Rent: $1675/mo. (sublet) Square Feet: 1200 Occupants: Susan Enochs (marketing manager, Library of America); David Blankenship (graphic designer, Eric Baker Design Associates) You just moved into a apartment house with a...

    by Toni Schlesinger on January 5, 1999
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    Losing the Body - What happens when you separate the dancer from the dance?

    A photo: Bill T. Jones, the vanguard modern dancer-choreographer, buck naked in a drab, cement room. Twenty-four white Ping-Pong balls are taped all over his etched and lithe body (with a last one fixed to the tip of his manhood). The medical-test-su...

    by Austin Bunn on January 5, 1999
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    Deep Impact - What happens when NFL players collide?

    They say that when standing on the sidelines of an NFL football game, the force of the collision between a 250-pound linebacker and a 200-pound wide receiver sounds like buckshot coming out of a 12-gauge shotgun but it doesn't hurt nearly as much as...

    by Edmund Lee on January 5, 1999
  • Sports Journalist of the Year

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    Sports Journalist of the Year

    This year, for the first time ever, Adam Smith was a bigger part of the sports landscape than Bruce Smith, Ozzie Smith, Red Smith, or Dean Smith. You couldn't open a page of any sports section without finding a story with a dollar sign in the headlin...

    on January 5, 1999
  • The Trueman Show - One lawyer's crusade against managed-care's protective wall

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    The Trueman Show - One lawyer's crusade against managed-care's protective wall

    David Trueman sees himself as a thorn in the side of managed care, one of the few lawyers trying to hold the emerging industry accountable for its vast and growing power. "There aren't many of us out there," says the 48-year-old attorney, who pract...

    by Sharon Lerner on January 5, 1999
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    Letters

    'Hail' Storm I was impressed with Jason Vest's article "Clinton's Hail Mary" [December 29], which raised points I have not seen discussed in the mainstream media. As Vest pointed out, the Congress should deal with some of President Clinton's real i...

    on January 5, 1999
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    Payback Politics - People in need pay the price for Rudy's revenge

    For Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, revenge is apparently a form of therapy. His tirade last week against a Brooklyn psychiatric clinic prompted by rage that the City Council had overridden his veto on a homeless shelter bill seems to have been an elixir ...

    by J.A. Lobbia on January 5, 1999
  • Anti-Rebel Yell - Wingers nail Veep

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    Anti-Rebel Yell - Wingers nail Veep

    Even before Vice President Al Gore formally announced he was running for president, the conservative Washington Times launched a mighty effort to demonize the boring veep by hinting that his running mate in 2000 may be the man right-wingers love to h...

    by James Ridgeway on January 5, 1999
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    One in the Chamber - A reluctant witness to the alleged torture of Abner Louima contemplated suicide as the 'blue wall of silence' crumbled

    An undercover cop, who prosecutors formally accused last month of lying to the FBI to protect colleagues charged with torturing Abner Louima, considered killing himself as the "blue wall of silence" crumbled around him in the wake of an FBI and NYPD ...

    by Peter Noel on January 5, 1999
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    Tits Revisited

    Here's how to make a man groan with dismay: tell him Pamela Anderson Lee is on the cover of the February issue of Esquire. It's not that her career is hurting. It's not that she's already turned up on the covers of three magazines in the last year, ...

    by Cynthia Cotts on January 5, 1999
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    Winners Take All - The Seventh Annual Village Voice Sportswriters Poll

    They say that sports year 1998 was the best ever. Was it? Below, some views from the Voice on the year gone by. Chicken Soup for the Sporting Soul Call it the Year of the Happy Ending. Not Walt Disney, not Frank Capra, not even Steven-Fucking-...

    on January 5, 1999
  • Bother From Another Planet - Aliens Invade New York

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    Bother From Another Planet - Aliens Invade New York

    Suddenly the lingua franca in Central Park is Italian. French is Fifth Avenue's new mother tongue. In Soho, it's Spanish, as spoken with Argentine accents. Rockefeller Center is overrun with Russians, or, as one unamused worker there calls them, "Mus...

    by Guy Trebay on January 5, 1999
  • Dressing Like It's 1999 - The Year in Frock

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    Dressing Like It's 1999 - The Year in Frock

    Sometimes, in a perverse kind of way, problems bring on an 'it's-later-than-you-think' mind-set. You want to feel good about things when there are negative things around," mused Arie Koppelman, president and chief operating officer of Chanel, whistli...

    by Lynn Yaeger on January 5, 1999
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    Fire Rudy Crew - The state fails 97 New York City schools

    Rudy Crew, chancellor of this city's public schools, is paid $245,000 a year more than the mayor, the governor, or William Jefferson Clinton. That salary includes the $50,000 raise Crew got earlier this year, when his contract was extended. For ...

    by Nat Hentoff on December 29, 1998
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    The Buying Game - Present Tense

    It's that time of year. Ugh! Simi Tolani Age: 18 Resides:: Union Square Occupation: Student How much do you plan to spend on gifts? Normally, I'd buy at least 10 gifts. But this year, I'm only getting four, about $80. ...

    by Edmund Lee on December 29, 1998
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