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In The News: Money Matters

Jul 01, 2000

 "We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor." So declared the General Congress of the United States in the last phrase of the Declaration


In The News: The Lazio Effect

Jun 01, 2000

 Sex, mortality, remorse, the Other Woman, and then, the Other Man. Welcome to the world of NYC politics. Giuliani's recent sagas monopolized every column inch of the dailies, filled with


In The News: Roundup

May 01, 2000

 (may '00) McCain's Revenge The State Senate has just approved a plan to revise the State's Republican primary system. The proposed reforms would replace the arcane petition process


In The News:

Mar 01, 2000

 (apr '00) Money Train There have been an interesting development in the all-too-talked about Senate race between Hizzoner and HRC. While many put their money on Hillary, both


"Sensation" Ruling

Jan 01, 2000

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Nina Gershon ruled that the Mayor's efforts to punish the Brooklyn Museum for mounting "Sensation," its controversial exhibit of British shock art, violated the


The Top NYC News Stories of 2000

Dec 15, 1999

Our Experts Prognosticate... Mitchell Moss Director, NYU Taub Center: "1. Brooklyn D.A. Investigates Williamsburg Building Violations. 2. Developers Question New Zoning Proposal. 3. Immigrants Pour In As Russian Economy Collapses. 4.


News Round-Up

Dec 01, 1999

 The Topic: "Elections" refers to the processes through which candidates appeal to the citizenry, and the citizenry chooses who among those candidates will represent them. Also known as: the