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Selected Articles from The New York Times—
December 2003
(* denotes news of special interest)

Wednesday, December 31, 2003:
On This Day: December 31 (Jacques Cartier 12/31/1491-9/1/1557, Charles Cornwallis 12/31/1738-10/5/1805, Robert Aitken 12/31/1864-10/29/1951, George C. Marshall 12/31/1880-10/16/1959, Elizabeth Arden 12/31/1884-10/18/1966, Nathan Milstein 12/31/1903-12/21/1992, Jules Stynes 12/31/1905-9/20/1994, Simon Wiesenthal 1908, Odetta 1930, Sir Anthony Hopkins 1937, Sarah Miles 1941, Diane Von Furstenberg 1946, Donna Summer 1948, Val Kilmer 1959)
Truman Declares Hostilities Ended, Terminating Many Wartime Laws (By BERTRAM D. HULEN, December 31, 1946)
* Art World Mourns Henri Matisse, Dead at Home in Nice at Age of 84 [12/31/1869-11/3/1954] (NY Times, November 4, 1954)

* ARTS: Michael Jackson's $1 Million Interview Deal (By SHARON WAXMAN, Dec. 31, 2003)

Tuesday, December 30, 2003:
On This Day: December 30 (John Milne 12/30/1850-7/30/1913, Asa Griggs Candler 12/30/1851-3/12/1929, Rudyard Kipling 12/30/1865-1/18/1936, Ramana Maharshi 12/30/1879-4/14/1950, Alfred Einstein 12/30/1880-2/13/1952, Sir Carol Reed 12/30/1906-4/25/1976, Bert Parks 12/30/1914-2/2/1992, Bo Diddley 1928, Paul Stookey 1937, Davy Jones 1945, Patti Smith 1946, Matt Lauer 1957, Tracey Ullman 1959, Tiger Woods 1975)
Nixon Orders a Halt In Bombing of North Above 20th Parallel (By BERNARD GWERTZMAN, December 30, 1972)
Alfred E. Smith Dies Here at 70; 4 Times Governor [12/30/1873-10/4/1944] (NY Times, October 4, 1944)

* BUSINESS TRAVEL: Art Exhibits Help Make Time Fly Between Flights (By SHARON MCDONNELL, Dec. 30, 2003)

Monday, December 29, 2003:
On This Day: December 29 (Jeanne-Antoinette Pompadour 12/29/1721-4/15/1764, Charles Macintosh 12/29/1766-7/25/1843, Charles Goodyear 12/29/1800-7/1/1860, William Gladstone 12/29/1809-5/19/1898, Pablo Casals 12/29/1876-10/22/1973, Jess Willard 12/29/1881-12/15/1968, William Gaddis 12/29/1922-12/16/1998, Tom Jarriel 1934, Mary Tyler Moore 1937, Jon Voight 1938, Marianne Faithfull 1946, Ted Danson 1947)
Nazis Bombings Set Big London Fires: Flames Leap High (By RAYMOND DANIELL, December 29, 1940)
Andrew Johnson Dead at 66 [12/29/1808-7/31/1875] (NY Times, August 1, 1875)

* 2 INDUSTRIES CONVERGE: Media and Technology in 2004 (NY TIMES, Dec. 29, 2003)
TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY: A Race to Enter the Flat-Screen Business (By ERIC A. TAUB, Dec. 29, 2003)
* INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS: Will Google Take the Plunge? (By LAURIE J. FLYNN, Dec. 29, 2003)
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: A Do-It-All Attitude Among Providers (MATT RICHTEL, Dec. 29, 2003)

Sunday, December 28, 2003:
On This Day: December 28 (Thomas Henderson 12/28/1798-11/23/1844, Edward Burnham 12/28/1833-1/9/1916, Woodrow Wilson 12/28/1856-2/3/1924, William Draper Harkins 12/28/1873-3/7/1951, Sir Arthur Eddington 12/28/1882-11/22/1944, Lew Ayres 12/28/1908-12/30/1996, Manuel Puig 12/28/1932-7/22/1990, Lou Jacobi 1913, Johnny Otis 1921, Maggie Smith 1934, Denzel Washington 1954)
First 'Test-Tube' Baby Born in U.S., Joining Successes Around World (By WALTER SULLIVAN, December 28, 1981)
Earl Hines, 77, Father of Modern Jazz Piano, Dies [12/28/1905-4/22/1983] (By JON PARELES, April 24, 1983)

THE HIGHS | ART: The Art and Artists of the Year [Special Effects: In a year of old master standouts (El Greco, Titian), the exhibition
of the French Enlightenment sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon at the National Gallery in
Washington reminded us what extreme virtuosity looks like in the service of humanism]
(By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Dec. 28, 2003)
ECSTATIC IN THE POISON: New Poems By Andrew Hudgins
[There is a subversive streak to Andrew Hudgins's orderly, accessible
poetry that sets him apart from his more transcendent peers]
(By Matthew Flamm , Dec. 28, 2003)

Saturday, December 27, 2003:
On This Day: December 27 (Johannes Kepler 12/27/1571-11/15/1630, Sir George Cayley 12/27/1773-12/15/1857, Louis Pasteur 12/27/1822-9/28/1895, Cyrus Eaton 12/27/1883-5/9/1949, Louis Bromfield 12/27/1896-3/18/1956, Inga Swenson 1932, Cokie Roberts 1943, Tracy Nelson 1944, Gerard Depardieu 1948, Arthur Kent 1953)
Afghan President Is Ousted and Executed in Kabul Coup, Reportedly With Soviet Help (By BERNARD GWERTZMAN, December 27, 1979)
* Marlene Dietrich, 90, Symbol of Glamour, Dies [12/27/1901-5/6/1992] (By PETER B. FLINT, May 7, 1992)

Friday, December 26, 2003:
On This Day: December 26 (Thomas Gray 12/26/1716-7/30/1771, Charles Babbage 12/26/1791-10/18/1871, Sir Norman Angell 12/26/1873-10/7/1967, George Dewey 12/26/1837-1/16/1917, Henry Miller 12/26/1891-6/7/1980, Robert Ripley 12/26/1893-5/27/1949, Leopold Mannes 12/26/1899-8/11/1964, Richard Widmark 1914, Alan King 1927, Carlton Fisk 1947, Chris Chambliss 1948, Lars Ulrich 1963, Jared Leto 1971)
Churchill Predicts Huge Allied Drive In 1943: Congress Thrilled (By FRANK L. KLUCKHOHN, December 26, 1941)
* Mao Tse-Tung: Father of Chinese Revolution Dies at 82 [12/26/1893-9/9/1976] (By FOX BUTTERFIELD, September 10, 1976)

Thursday, December 25, 2003:
On This Day: December 25 (Sir Isaac Newton 12/25/1642-3/20/1727, Clara Barton 12/25/1821-4/12/1912, Louis Chevrolet 12/25/1878-6/6/1941, Maurice Utrillo 12/25/1883-11/5/1955, Franz Rosenzweig 12/25/1886-12/10/1929, Conrad Hilton 12/25/1887-1/3/1979, Humphrey Bogart 12/25/1899-1/14/1957, Cab Calloway 12/25/1907-11/18/1994, Rod Serling 12/25/1924-6/28/1975, Tony Martin 1923, Dick Miller 1928, Jimmy Buffet 1946, Larry Csonka 1946, Barbara Mandrell 1948, Sissy Spacek 1949, Annie Lennox 1954)
Gorbachev, Last Soviet Leader, Resigns; U.S. Recognizes Republics' Independence (By FRANCIS X. CLINES, December 25, 1991)

Wednesday, December 24, 2003:
On This Day: December 24 (Kit Carson 12/24/1809-5/23/1868, Matthew Arnold 12/24/1822-4/15/1888, Michael Curtiz 12/24/1888-4/10/1962, Howard Hughes 12/24/1905-4/5/1976, Anthony S. Fauci 1940, Sharon Farrel 1946, Ricky Martin 1971)
Bush Pardons 6 in Iran Affair, Aborting a Weinberger Trial (By DAVID JOHNSTON, December 24, 1992)
I.F. Stone, Iconoclast of Journalism, Is Dead at 81 [12/24/1907-6/18/1989] (By PETER B. FLINT, June 19, 1989)

Aram Kevorkian Dies at 74; Lent Humor to French Law (By CRAIG R. WHITNEY, Dec. 24, 2003)
Dave Dudley, Pioneer of Truckers' Songs, Dies at 75 (By PHIL SWEETLAND, Dec. 24, 2003)
Les Tremayne, a Leading Man on Radio Shows, Dies at 90 (By BEN SISARIO, Dec. 24, 2003)
Sidney Rand, 87, President of College and Ambassador, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 24, 2003)
NATIONAL: Younger Sniper Gets a Sentence of Life in Prison (By ADAM LIPTAK, Dec. 24, 2003)
Gephardt Exudes Confidence That He Can Defeat Dean (By RACHEL L. SWARNS, Dec. 24, 2003)
* An Enormous Landmark Joins Graveyard of Malls (By PETER T. KILBORN, Dec. 24, 2003)
Unwrapped Gifts, Ribbons, Mud and Tears (By CHARLIE LeDUFF, Dec. 24, 2003)
Defense Dept. Halts Anthrax Vaccinations (By THOM SHANKER, Dec. 24, 2003)
CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Lieberman Talks Up Religion as Democrats Poke, Jostle, Warn and Joke
(By DIANE CARDWELL, Dec. 24, 2003)
Kerry Takes a Mortgage of $6 Million on His House (By GLEN JUSTICE, Dec. 24, 2003)
Nader May Run, but Not With Greens (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 24, 2003)
I.R.S. Focuses on Noncash Donations to Charities (By STEPHANIE STROM, Dec. 24, 2003)
WORLD: 3 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq (By CHRISTINE HAUSER, Dec. 24, 2003)
Once Skeptical, Briton Sees Iraqi Success (By JOHN F. BURNS, Dec. 24, 2003)
Pakistan Bombing Aimed at Military Ruler Highlights His Role (By DAVID ROHDE, Dec. 24, 2003)
Millions of AIDS Orphans Strain Southern Africa (By SHARON LaFRANIERE, Dec. 24, 2003)
* A Teenager Takes Italy by Storm, With Her Tale of Lust (By FRANK BRUNI, Dec. 24, 2003)
Iraq Christians Alter Plans for Christmas (By EDWARD WONG, Dec. 24, 2003)
LETTER FROM THE MIDDLE EAST: Saudi Women Find a New Ally: Muhammad's Wife (By NEIL MACFARQUHAR, Dec. 24, 2003)
* NY REGION: No Joke! 37 Years After Death Lenny Bruce Receives Pardon (By JOHN KIFNER, Dec. 24, 2003)
Mean Streets of New York? Increasingly, They're Found in Rochester (By MICHELLE YORKs, Dec. 24, 2003)
Mob Story Plays Out to the Usual Ending. Nobody Moved. (By SHAILA K. DEWAN, Dec. 24, 2003)
Around Tree, Smiles Even for Wives No. 2 and 3 (By N. R. KLEINFIELD, Dec. 24, 2003)
OUR TOWNS: Reality Check: Economics at Food Pantry (By RICHARD LEZIN JONES, Dec. 24, 2003)
* From a Young Teacher, a Way to Get Donors for Class Projects (By HOPE REEVES, Dec. 24, 2003)
* PUBLIC LIVES: Beyoncé's Blaring, So You Won't Hear a Shhh! (By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS, Dec. 24, 2003)
* SPORTS: In the Face of Sorrow, Favre Comes Up With a Captivating Effort
[an elite athlete's ability to have a laser beam focus and play through pain] (By DAMON HACK, Dec. 24, 2003)
BASKETBALL: Alonzo Mourning Goes Home 4 Days After Transplant (By LEE JENKINS, Dec. 24, 2003)
TIMBERWOLVES 98, KNICKS 92: Sprewell Helps Beat Knicks, Then Taunts Them (By CHRIS BROUSSARD, Dec. 24, 2003)
BASEBALL: Rangers Defiantly Say Rodriguez Isn't Leaving (By JACK CURRY, Dec. 24, 2003)
SPORTS: Taylor's Admission Tarnishes His Fame (By IRA BERKOW, Dec. 24, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Inventing a New Iraq (NY TIMES, Dec. 24, 2003)
EDITORIALS: THE CITY LIFE: Christmas Crush (By VERLYN KLINKENBORG, Dec. 24, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: The Pain of Good Intentions (By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Dec. 24, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Don't Stop Dean (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 24, 2003)
OP-ED: Scenes From the Smith Family Christmas (By ZADIE SMITH, Dec. 24, 2003)
LETTERS: Dean's Rivals Leave Few Bruises (2 Letters) (By ANDREW B. PACKARD, et. al., Dec. 24, 2003)
LETTERS: Massacre in Nanjing (By IRIS CHANG, Dec. 24, 2003)
LETTERS: Working on a Holiday (2 Letters) (By ANNE BERNAYS, et. al., Dec. 24, 2003)
LETTERS: A Menorah in Iraq (By STELLA TAWFIK COOPERMAN, Dec. 24, 2003)
LETTERS: Baghdad and Terror (By GORDON TOGGWEILER, Dec. 24, 2003)
BUSINESS: Stocks End Higher After Economic Data
[Dow +3, Nasdaq +19] (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 24, 2003)
$11 Billion Ruse Suspected as Parmalat Files for Bankruptcy (By JOHN TAGLIABUE, Dec. 24, 2003)
Its Finances Reeling, Parmalat Seeks Bankruptcy Protection (By JOHN TAGLIABUE, Dec. 24, 2003)
MARKET PLACE: The Auditors Never Noticed [Italy's Parmalat] (By FLOYD NORRIS, Dec. 24, 2003)
Consumers Want Rear-Projection TV's, and Now (By IAN AUSTEN, Dec. 24, 2003)
* Toy Sellers Wish for Just a Bit of Evil (By TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 24, 2003)
ADVERTISING: The Magazine Industry Struggles to Get Ahead (By DAVID CARR, Dec. 24, 2003)
DANCE: CENTRAL STATION: Comically Focused on Mysterious Tasks (By JENNIFER DUNNING, Dec. 24, 2003)
DANCE: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: Earnestly Striving Onward, but With Wit
(By JACK ANDERSON, Dec. 24, 2003)
FILM: 'MONSTER': A Murderous Journey to Self-Destruction (By STEPHEN HOLDEN, Dec. 24, 2003)
MUSIC: Songs by a Man With Heart Mean Christmas in Brazil (By LARRY ROHTER, Dec. 24, 2003)
MUSIC: 'THE MERRY WIDOW': How to Take a Widow Three Stages Past Merry (By ANNE MIDGETTE, Dec. 24, 2003)
* PHOTOGRAPHY: The Photographer David Douglas Duncan Distills a Lucky Life (By ALAN RIDING, Dec. 24, 2003)
THEATER CRITIC: First Person Plural: Two Onstage Autobiographies (By BRUCE WEBER, Dec. 24, 2003)
TV: A 'Seinfeld' Star Will Do the DVD but Asks for Pay (By SHARON WAXMAN, Dec. 24, 2003)
TV CRITIC: Santa Before His Beard and Some Bad-Boy Cheer (By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN, Dec. 24, 2003)
FOOD & DINING: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 24, 2003)
FOOD: A Sweet Dream for Sweet Cream: Butter Puts on a French Accent (By KAY RENTSCHLER, Dec. 24, 2003)
EGGNOG: If You Want It Delicious, Make It Yourself (By AMANDA HESSER, Dec. 24, 2003)
DINING: A Chinese Jewel in Melbourne, Striving Toward Perfection (By R. W. APPLE Jr., Dec. 24, 2003)
AT MY TABLE | NIGELLA LAWSON: The Ritual of Breakfast, Without the Stress
(By NIGELLA LAWSON, Dec. 24, 2003)
THE MINIMALIST: A Fast Bite of Mexico (By MARK BITTMAN, Dec. 24, 2003)
Casting for Caviar, in the Caspian and Beyond (By FLORENCE FABRICANT, Dec. 24, 2003)
SCIENCE: Countries Ban American Beef After First Mad Cow Case
(By MATTHEW L. WALD & ERIC LICHTBLAU, Dec. 24, 2003)
HEALTH: Unapproved Foreign Flu Vaccine Peddled in U.S. (By DENISE GRADY, Dec. 24, 2003)

Tuesday, December 23, 2003:
On This Day: December 23 (James Gibbs 12/23/1682-8/5/1754, Jean-Francois Champollion 12/23/1790-3/4/1832, Joseph Smith 12/23/1805-6/27/1844, Emil Brunner 12/23/1889-4/6/1966, Yosuf Karsh 1908, James Gregory 1911, Emperor Akihito 1933)
Experimental Plane Voyager Completes First Non-Stop, Around-the-World Flight Without Refueling (By SANDRA BLAKESLEE, December 23, 1986)
* Wealthiest Negress Dead at 51: Mrs. C. J. Walker, Real Estate Operator, Made Fortune in Few Years [12/23/1867-5/25/1919] (NY Times, May 26, 1919)

Oleg Troyanovsky, 84, Dies; Affable Soviet Voice at U.N. (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 23, 2003)
Blanche Davis Blank, 80, Dean and Hunter College Ex-President, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 23, 2003)
Rev. Joseph Ognibene, School-Fire Hero, Is Dead at 77 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 23, 2003)
* NATIONAL: Strong Earthquake Hits Central California (By CHARLIE LeDUFF and DEAN E. MURPHY, Dec. 23, 2003)
Security Tightens, but Public Seems to Take It in Stride (By PAM BELLUCK, Dec. 23, 2003)
Sniper's Youth Is Emphasized in Arguments on Death Penalty (By ADAM LIPTAK, Dec. 23, 2003)
Florida Judge Orders Limbaugh Medical Records Unsealed (By TERENCE NEILAN, Dec. 23, 2003)
WHEN WORKERS DIE: California Leads in Making Employer Pay for Job Deaths (By DAVID BARSTOW, Dec. 23, 2003)
Judge Halts Military's Required Anthrax Shots (By ROBERT PEAR, Dec. 23, 2003)
MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR: Choreography and Marathon Are Blended by Kerry in Iowa (By DAVID M. HALBFINGER, Dec. 23, 2003)
CONNECTICUT SENATOR: Lieberman Makes New Hampshire Home (By DIANE CARDWELL, Dec. 23, 2003)
Dean Rebuked for Statement Implying Brother Served in Military (By JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 23, 2003)
WORLD: Powell Defends Diplomatic Role (By STEVEN R. WEISMAN, Dec. 23, 2003)
* Talk of Tikrit's Favorite Diner: Hatred of Hussein, Fury at U.S. (By JOHN F. BURNS, Dec. 23, 2003)
China Moves to Protect Property, but the Fine Print Has a Caveat (By JOSEPH KAHN, Dec. 23, 2003)
DOCUMENTS: Rumsfeld Made Iraq Overture in '84 Despite Chemical Raids (By CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS, Dec. 23, 2003)
At Balkan Tribunal, Envy Over the Capture of Hussein (By ELAINE SCIOLINO, Dec. 23, 2003)
FINANCE: For Oil Contracts, Russia Will Waive Most of Iraq's $8 Billion Debt (By ERIN E. ARVEDLUND, Dec. 23, 2003)
Publisher Withdraws Clinton Book After China Refuses to Fix Changes (By JOSEPH KAHN, Dec. 23, 2003)
NY REGION: For Mrs. Clinton, Listening Subsides and Talk Is Louder (By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ, Dec. 23, 2003)
Applicants Rush to Meet Deadline for Sept. 11 Fund (By DAVID W. CHEN, Dec. 23, 2003)
A City of Silver Bells, Orange Alerts, and Shrugs (By DANIEL J. WAKIN, Dec. 23, 2003)
* PUBLIC LIVES: Master of the Self-Referential Realm of Blogs [Elizabeth Spiers]
(By SHAILA K. DEWAN, Dec. 23, 2003)
* NYC: In This House, a Little Girl Had a Question
[8 year-old Virginia O'Hanlon at 115 West 95th Street] (By CLYDE HABERMAN, Dec. 23, 2003)
SPORTS: The Rodriguez Trade Deadline Occurs Tuesday, Unless It Doesn't (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 23, 2003)
PACKERS 41, RAIDERS 7: Day After Father's Death, Favre Shreds the Raiders (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 23, 2003)
SPORTS: Isiah Thomas's Strengths Reflect Those Shown by His Mother (By IRA BERKOW, Dec. 23, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Pakistan's Nuclear Commerce (NY TIMES, Dec. 23, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Citizen Conrad's Friends (By PAUL KRUGMAN, Dec. 23, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: The Great Surrender (By DAVID BROOKS, Dec. 23, 2003)
OP-ED: Reading, Writing and Running for President (By CHIP FLEISCHER, Dec. 23, 2003)
OP-ED: The Rule of Law and the War on Terror (By RUTH WEDGWOOD, Dec. 23, 2003)
LETTERS: Was Qaddafi Swayed by the War? (5 Letters) (By REGINALD M. BARTON JR., et. al., Dec. 23, 2003)
LETTERS: Code Orange Says America Isn't Safer (2 Letters) (By SUZANNE RUSSIAN, et. al., Dec. 23, 2003)
LETTERS: A New Tower, Fraught With Symbolism (3 Letters) (By JOHN PARIS, et. al., Dec. 23, 2003)
LETTERS: Intellect Comes First [Washington University, St. Louis] (By CARL COHEN, Dec. 23, 2003)
BUSINESS: Dow Closes at 19-Month High
[Dow +60, Nasdaq +5] (By BLOOMBERG NEWS, Dec. 23, 2003)
* Toy Retailers Find Prices at Wal-Mart Tough to Beat (By CONSTANCE L. HAYS, Dec. 23, 2003)
Japanese Toy Makers Ride a Wave of Nostalgia (By KEN BELSON, Dec. 23, 2003)
When Paycheck Is Low, Discount Retailers Have Pull (By CONSTANCE L. HAYS, Dec. 23, 2003)
BUSINESS TRAVEL: Cheap Hotel Rooms via a Mouse and a Leap of Faith (By JANE L. LEVERE, Dec. 23, 2003)
ON THE ROAD: Captive Audience for Advertising (By JOE SHARKEY, Dec. 23, 2003)
ART: Art World Startled as Painter Switches Dealers (By ROBERTA SMITH, Dec. 23, 2003)
ARTS: LONDON JOURNAL: Blushing While You're Flushing, and All for Art's Sake
(By SARAH LYALL, Dec. 23, 2003)
FILM: With Father-Son Movies, a Zanuck Knows All About That (By ANNE THOMPSON, Dec. 23, 2003)
MUSIC: For a Timeless Song Style, a Chance at the Big Time (By RANDY KENNEDY, Dec. 23, 2003)
THEATER CRITIC: A Shrew and Her Tamer: Two Views, One Famous (By BRUCE WEBER, Dec. 23, 2003)
THEATER: 'HANDY DANDY': Cold War of Words: Heart Meets Mind in a Debate Over Justice
(By MARGO JEFFERSON, Dec. 23, 2003)
TV: Three Stars of 'Seinfeld' Boycott a DVD Deal (By SHARON WAXMAN, Dec. 23, 2003)
SCIENCE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 23, 2003)
* SCIENCE: A Border Whose Roots Grow Deep [T.E. Lawrence] (By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD, Dec. 23, 2003)
* Looking for a Little Life, 3 Visitors Descend on Mars (By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD, Dec. 23, 2003)
* Falling Physics, When the Weather Outside Is Frightful (By DENNIS OVERBYE, Dec. 23, 2003)
SCIENTIST AT WORK: A Career Spent Studying Creatures With Spit and Venom (By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr., Dec. 23, 2003)
* When Sand Dunes Collide, Sometimes They Mate and Multiply (By ANAHAD O'CONNOR, Dec. 23, 2003)
Danish Ethics Panel Censured for Critique of Book (By ANDREW C. REVKIN, Dec. 23, 2003)
* OBSERVATORY: The Color of Danger (By HENRY FOUNTAIN, Dec. 23, 2003)
* Q & A: Altitude and Weight [your weight at earth's center is 0] (By C. CLAIBORNE RAY, Dec. 23, 2003)
* HEALTH: From the Head of a Rooster to a Smiling Face Near You [hyaluronan] (By ALICIA AULT, Dec. 23, 2003)
A Room Comes Alive With Color and Sounds (By GWEN KINKEAD, Dec. 23, 2003)
* PERSONAL HEALTH: Stampede of Diabetes as U.S. Races to Obesity (By JANE E. BRODY, Dec. 23, 2003)
Doctors Use Casino as Lab to Test Secondhand Smoke (By ERIC NAGOURNEY, Dec. 23, 2003)
ESSAY: The Ghost of Medical Atrocities: What's Next, After the Unveiling? (By HOWARD MARKEL, M.D., Dec. 23, 2003)
More Teenagers Say No to Sex, but Experts Aren't Sure Why (By LINDA VILLAROSA, Dec. 23, 2003)
Obesity Can Add to Danger in Men With Prostate Cancer (By DENISE GRADY, Dec. 23, 2003)
VITAL SIGNS: Treatment: Attacking Prostate on 2 Fronts (By JOHN O'NEIL, Dec. 23, 2003)
VITAL SIGNS: Patterns: Shyness and Sickness, Arm in Arm (By JOHN O'NEIL, Dec. 23, 2003)

Monday, December 22, 2003:
On This Day: December 22 (James Oglethorpe 12/22/1696-1785, Jean Henri Fabre 12/22/1823-10/11/1915, Frank Kellogg 12/22/1856-12/21/1937, Giacomo Puccini 12/22/1858-11/29/1924, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti 12/22/1876-12/2/1944, Giacomo Manzu 12/22/1908-1/17/1991, Lady Bird Johnson 1912, Jim Wright 1922, Steve Carlton 1944, Diane Sawyer 1945, Steve Garvey 1948, Jan Stephenson 1951)
SAVANNAH OURS: General Sherman's Christmas Gift to Lincoln (NY Times, December 22, 1864)
Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Acclaimed British Actress, Is Dead at 83 [12/22/1907-6/14/1991] (By PETER B. FLINT, June 15, 1991)

David W. D. Dickson, 84, Scholar and College Leader, Is Dead (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 22, 2003)
Gladys Shelley, 92, Songwriter for Cabaret and Advertising, Dies (By PETER KEEPNEWS, Dec. 22, 2003)
Hope Lange, Versatile Actress and Emmy Winner, Dies at 70 (By LYDIA POLGREEN, Dec. 22, 2003)
Gisela Konopka, 93, Dies; Studied Lives of Troubled Girls (By DAVID TULLER, Dec. 22, 2003)
* ADVERTISING: Networks Find Reality Has Become a Part of Life (By BILL CARTER, Dec. 22, 2003)
ARTS: Cooper-Hewitt Museum Tries Redesigning Itself (By JULIE V. IOVINE, Dec. 22, 2003)
DANCE: Can't Stop Dancing to the Music of Life (By ROBIN POGREBIN, Dec. 22, 2003)
* THEATER: 'UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT':
Crayon-Colored Excursion Into Positive Thinking
(By BEN BRANTLEY, Dec. 22, 2003)
TV: For 'Angels,' High Marks, but Fair Ratings (By BILL CARTER, Dec. 22, 2003)

Sunday, December 21, 2003:
On This Day: December 21 (Masaccio 12/21/1401-1428, Benjamin Disraeli 12/21/1804-4/19/1881, Dame Rebecca West 12/21/1892-3/15/1983, Josh Gibson 12/21/1911-1/20/1947, Heinrich Boll 12/21/1917-7/16/1985, Kurt Waldheim 1918, Paul Winchell 1922, Ed Nelson 1928, Phil Donahue 1935, Jane Fonda 1937, Carla Thomas 1942, Michael Tilson Thomas 1944, Chris Evert 1954)
Terrorist bomb exploded on Pan Am 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 (By CRAIG R. WHITNEY, December 21, 1988)
Joseph Stalin, Soviet Dictator, Dead at 72 [12/20/1881-12/9/1965] (NY Times, March 6, 1953)

Harold von Braunhut, Seller of Sea Monkeys, Dies at 77 (By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Dec. 21, 2003)
Henry Saglio, 92, 'Father' of Poultry Industry, Dies (By ANAHAD O'CONNOR, Dec. 21, 2003)
William Delano, 79, Peace Corps Lawyer, Dies (NY TIMES, Dec. 21, 2003)
CENTRAL PARK WEST, 105TH TO 106TH ST.: Columbia Help Puts Tower at Landmark Site
(NY TIMES, Dec. 21, 2003)
SPORTS BACKTALK: Baseball Makes a Mess in Milwaukee (By ANDREW ZIMBALIST, Dec. 21, 2003)
* THE BOSS: Dilbert, the Doodle (By Scott Adams As Told to BARNABY J. FEDER, Dec. 21, 2003)
* ART: From the Himalayas, Art for Your Soul's Sake (By HOLLAND COTTER, Dec. 21, 2003)
ARTS: Ad Reinhardt, Newspaper Cartoonist: The Abstract Double Agent (By RICHARD B. WOODWARD, Dec. 21, 2003)
* DANCE: The Ballerina With the Belly (Julie Kent Interview By Gia Kourlas, Dec. 21, 2003)
* FILM: Robert Altman Gets Ballet Right (By ANNA KISSELGOFF, Dec. 21, 2003)
THEATER: The Tyranny of the Standing Ovation (By JESSE McKINLEY, Dec. 21, 2003)
THEATER: The Season of the Female Playwright (By JASON ZINOMAN, Dec. 21, 2003)
* THEATER: Scientology's Child's Play (By ZACHARY PINCUS-ROTH, Dec. 21, 2003)
WEEK IN REVIEW: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 21, 2003)
* AFTERLIFE FOR EVERYONE: Heaven Comes Down to Earth (By JOHN LELAND, Dec. 21, 2003)
SUNDAY MAGAZINE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 21, 2003)
* ON LANGUAGE: Sh-Sh-Sh ‹ Quietism (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 21, 2003)
COVER ARTICLE: Playing Mogul [Video Games] (By JONATHAN DEE, Dec. 21, 2003)
* Dumpster-Diving for Your Identity (By STEPHEN MIHM, Dec. 21, 2003)
Rebuilding Iraq Is ... Nothing a Few Middle-Class Guys Couldn't Solve (By JOHN TIERNEY, Dec. 21, 2003)
BOOK REVIEW: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 21, 2003)
* 'Her Husband': Doomed Union or Creative Partnership? [Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath]
(By DAPHNE MERKIN, Dec. 21, 2003)
* ON WRITERS AND WRITING: The Life of the Mind in Close-Up (By MARGO JEFFERSON, Dec. 21, 2003)

Saturday, December 20, 2003:
On This Day: December 20 (Harvey Firestone 12/20/1868-2/7/1938, Irene Dunne 12/20/1898-9/4/1990, Robert Van de Graaff 12/20/1901-1/16/1967, Max Lerner 12/20/1902-6/5/1992, Sidney Hook 12/20/1902-7/12/1989, George Roy Hill 1922, Peter Criss 1945)
United States sends troops to Panama to topple General Manuel Noriega (By MICHAEL R. GORDON, December 20, 1989)
Branch Rickey, 83, Dies in Missouri; Leading Figure in Baseball for 50 Years [12/20/1881-12/9/1965] (By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, December 10, 1965)

John Dreves, Designer for Steuben Glass, Dies at 90 (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 20, 2003)
Felix Kaspar, 88, Figure Skater Who Was Known for High Jumps, Dies (By FRANK LITSKY, Dec. 20, 2003)
Abbott Washburn, a U.S. Official, Dies at 88 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 20, 2003)
Madlyn Rhue, Television Actress, Dies at 68 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 20, 2003)
Gary Stewart, Creator of Country Hits, Dies at 59 (NY TIMES, Dec. 20, 2003)
Glenn Cunningham, Former Lawmaker, Dies at 91 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 20, 2003)
Regina Ovesey, Advertising Executive, Dies at 82 (NY TIMES, Dec. 20, 2003)
Webster Young, Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 71 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 20, 2003)
ARTS: AN APPRAISAL: A Skyscraper Has a Chance to Be Nobler (By HERBERT MUSCHAMP, Dec. 20, 2003)

Friday, December 19, 2003:
On This Day: December 19 (Edwin Stanton 12/19/1814-12/24/1869, A.A. Michelson 12/19/1852-5/9/1931, Fritz Reiner 12/19/1888-11/15/1963, Sir Ralph Richardson 12/19/1902-10/10/1983, George Davis Snell 12/19/1903-6/6/1996, Jean Genet 12/19/1910-4/15/1986, Edith Piaf 12/19/1915-10/11/1963, Cicely Tyson 1933, Richard E. Leakey 1944, Robert Urich 1946, Jennifer Beals 1963, Alyssa Milano 1972)
Britain and China Sign Agreement on Hong Kong (By JOHN F. BURNS, December 19, 1984)
Brezhnev Dead at 85; Attempted to Advance Soviet Goals Through Detente [12/19/1906-11/10/1982] (NY Times, November 11, 1982)

Dr. Judd Marmor, Who Led Change in View of Gays, Dies at 93 (By LAURIE TARKAN, Dec. 19, 2003)
Johnny Cunningham, 46, Celtic Fiddler, Dies (By JON PARELES, Dec. 19, 2003)
Robert Stanfield, 89, a Tory Who Lost Twice to Trudeau, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 19, 2003)
Elizabeth Stevenson, 57, Who Led Tumor Group, Dies (NY TIMES, Dec. 19, 2003)

Thursday, December 18, 2003:
On This Day: December 18 (Sir J.J. Thompson 12/18/1856-8/30/1940, Francis Ferdinand 12/18/1863-6/28/1914, Paul Klee 12/18/1879-6/29/1940, Ty Cobb 12/18/1886-7/17/1961, Dame Gladys Cooper 12/18/1888-11/17/1971, George Stevens 12/18/1904-3/8/1975, Willy Brandt 12/18/1913-10/8/1992, Betty Grable 12/18/1916-7/2/1973, Ramsey Clark 1927, Lonnie Brooks 1933, Keith Richards 1943, Leonard Maltin 1950, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 1971, Christina Aguilera 1980)
Big Atomic Plant near Pittsburgh Supplying Power (By JOHN W. FINNEY, December 18, 1957)
Robert Moses, Master Builder, is Dead at 92 [12/18/1888-7/29/1981] (By PAUL GOLDBERGER, July 30, 1981)

* Otto Graham, 82, Cleveland Dynasty's Quarterback, Dies (By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN, Dec. 18, 2003)
David S. Lewis, 86, Executive Who Led General Dynamics, Dies (By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Dec. 18, 2003)
NATIONAL: Final Word: 'My Father's Name Was James Strom Thurmond' (By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, Dec. 18, 2003)
Man Who Shot Reagan Allowed Unsupervised Visits to Parents (By MICHAEL JANOFSKY, Dec. 18, 2003)
In Seeking Presidency, Braun Could Win Back Reputation (By MONICA DAVEY, Dec. 18, 2003)
2 Times Reporters to Testify in Scientist's Case Against U.S. (By JACQUES STEINBERG, Dec. 18, 2003)
EDUCATION: Charlotte, N.C., Students Lead in National 4th-Grade Math Test (By KIMETRIS N. BALTRIP, Dec. 18, 2003)
WORLD: Hussein Enters Post-9/11 Web of U.S. Prisons (By JAMES RISEN and THOM SHANKER, Dec. 18, 2003)
THE OCCUPATION: Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers Try to Adjust to Unfamiliar Roles (By ERIC SCHMITT, Dec. 18, 2003)
WHITE HOUSE MEMO: Remember 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'? For Bush, They Are a Nonissue
(By RICHARD W. STEVENSON, Dec. 18, 2003)
* OP-ED: The Worst Meal of the Year [Christmas Dinner in Britain] (By ROY STRONG, Dec. 18, 2003)
CIRCUITS: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 18, 2003)
* A Voice in the Calling Wilderness (By DAVID LEONHARDT, Dec. 18, 2003)
* WHAT'S NEXT: A Robotic Assistant in Need of Legs Gets Some Wheels (By JULIE FLAHERTY, Dec. 18, 2003)
* BASICS: Setting Out the Welcome Mat at Your Home on the Web (By LARRY MAGID, Dec. 18, 2003)

Wednesday, December 17, 2003:
On This Day: December 17 (Ludwig Beethoven 12/17/1770-3/26/1827, Joseph Henry 12/17/1797-5/13/1878, John Greenleaf Whittier 12/17/1807-9/7/1892, Ford Madox Ford 12/17/1873-6/26/1939, Mackenzie King 12/17/1874-7/22/1950, Edwin Cohn 12/17/1892-10/1/1953, Erskine Caldwell 12/17/1903-4/11/1987, William Safire 1929, Bob Guccione 1930, Tommy Steele 1936)
* Orville & Wilbur Wright had first successful man-powered airplane flights near Kitty Hawk, NC (NY Times, December 17, 1903)
* Arthur Fiedler, 84, Conductor Of Boston Pops 50 Years, Dies [12/17/1894-7/10/1979] (By ALLEN HUGHES, July 11, 1979)

John A. Mulheren Jr., 54, a Top Trader in 1980's Boom, Dies (By LANDON THOMAS Jr., Dec. 17, 2003)
E. N. Goodman, Stomach Surgeon and Innovator, Dies at 95 (By ANAHAD O'CONNOR, Dec. 17, 2003)
Jenifer Estess, Who Fought Lou Gehrig's Disease, Dies at 40 (By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Dec. 17, 2003)
Oscar Schachter, 88, Law Professor and U.N. Aide, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 17, 2003)
Elizabeth Bates, 56, Researcher on the Development of Language, Dies (By SANDRA BLAKESLEE, Dec. 17, 2003)
NATIONAL: Striking Workers Plan Safeway Boycotts (By NICK MADIGAN, Dec. 17, 2003)
Bush Authorizes a Black History Museum (By LYNETTE CLEMETSON, Dec. 17, 2003)
Final Arguments at Trial of Sniper Suspect (By ADAM LIPTAK, Dec. 17, 2003)
Kerry Says Dean Lacks Presidential Traits (By DAVID M. HALBFINGER, Dec. 17, 2003)
Judge Voids New Rule Allowing Snowmobiles in Yellowstone (By FELICITY BARRINGER, Dec. 17, 2003)
VIOLENCE: Iraqis Ambush a U.S. Convoy; G.I.'s Raid Cell (By IAN FISHER, Dec. 17, 2003)
FINANCING: France and Germany Join U.S. in Effort to Reduce Iraq's Debt (By CRAIG S. SMITH, Dec. 17, 2003)
Milosevic Trial Helps Clark Try to Gain Notice (By ELAINE SCIOLINO, Dec. 17, 2003)
HEARTS AND MINDS: Coming Soon to Arab TV's: U.S. (By JIM RUTENBERG, Dec. 17, 2003)
For Japan's New Homeless, There's Disdain and Danger (By NORIMITSU ONISHI, Dec. 17, 2003)
LETTER FROM ASIA: Seoul Has Big Plans for North Korea (Nightmares, Too) (By NORIMITSU ONISHI, Dec. 17, 2003)
Taiwan Passes 2 Resolutions Asking China to Remove Missiles (By KEITH BRADSHER, Dec. 17, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Trying Saddam Hussein (NY TINMES, Dec. 17, 2003)
EDITORIALS: The Face of Scare Politics (NY TINMES, Dec. 17, 2003)
* EDITORIALS: That First Flight [852 feet in 59 seconds] (NY TINMES, Dec. 17, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: China's Velvet Glove (By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Dec. 17, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Behind Closed Doors [Bush and Cheney] (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 17, 2003)
OP-ED: Saddam Is Ours. Does Al Qaeda Care? (By BRUCE HOFFMAN, Dec. 17, 2003)
* OP-ED: High Over Kitty Hawk, Looking for a Profit (By PAUL HOFFMAN, Dec. 17, 2003)
LETTERS: How to Treat a Vanquished Foe (6 Letters) (By ANNE MACKIN, et. al., Dec. 17, 2003)
LETTERS: The News From Iraq, and the Democrats (2 Letters) (By CHARLES KAISER, et. al., Dec. 17, 2003)
LETTERS: Bravo, Maestro! From Woodwinds and Strings (2 Letters) (By JOSEPH ROBINSON, et. al., Dec. 17, 2003)
LETTERS: Cheney's Pheasant Hunt (By PAUL MARSOLINI, Dec. 17, 2003)
* TECHNOLOGY: New Intel Chip for Digital TV Could Remake the Market (By JOHN MARKOFF, Dec. 17, 2003)
FOOD & DINING: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 17, 2003)
The Family That Eats Together... May Not Eat the Same Thing (By AMANDA HESSER, Dec. 17, 2003)
* For Some, It's a Very Moo Shu Christmas (By ALEX WITCHEL, Dec. 17, 2003)
THE CHEF: A Down East Holiday Chowder (By NANCY HARMON JENKINS, Dec. 17, 2003)
THE MINIMALIST: In 2 Hours, You're Greek (By MARK BITTMAN, Dec. 17, 2003)
* EATING WELL: The Kitchen Faucet Is a Vegetable's Best Friend (By MARIAN BURROS, Dec. 17, 2003)
FOOD STUFF: Many Things Chocolate, All Handmade (By FLORENCE FABRICANT, Dec. 17, 2003)
SCIENCE: Plans for Space Are Realistic, Official Says (By WARREN E. LEARY, Dec. 17, 2003)

Tuesday, December 16, 2003:
On This Day: December 16 (Catherine of Aragon 12/16/1485-1/7/1536, Jane Austen 12/16/1775-7/18/1817, Francois Boieldieu 12/16/1775-10/8/1834, George Santayana 12/16/1863-9/26/1952, Sir Noel Coward 12/16/1899-3/26/1973, V.S. Pritchett 12/16/1900-3/20/1997, Arthur C. Clarke 1917, Liv Ullmann 1939, Lesley Stahl 1941, Sam Robards 1961)
President Truman proclaimed a state of emergency to fight Communist imperialism (By ANTHONY LEVIERO, December 16, 1950)
* Margaret Mead Is Dead of Cancer at 76 [12/16/1901-11/15/1978] (By ALDEN WHITMAN, November 16, 1978)

* Jeanne Crain Is Dead at 78; Winsome Actress of the 40's (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 16, 2003)
NATIONAL: Officials at Foundry Face Health and Safety Charges (By DAVID BARSTOW, Dec. 16, 2003)
Dean's Speech on Iraq Brings Rebuttals From Rivals (By JODI WILGOREN & RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, Dec. 16, 2003)
THE PRESIDENT: If Anyone Wondered, Yes, Bush Is Running (By RICHARD W. STEVENSON, Dec. 16, 2003)
THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR: After Losing Momentum, Kerry Is Shifting Tactics to Gain 'Bounce' in Iowa
(By DAVID M. HALBFINGER, Dec. 16, 2003)
THE NEW YORK SENATOR: Mrs. Clinton Wary of Iraq Plan (By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ, Dec. 16, 2003)
ADVERTISING: New Democratic Group Finances a Republican-like Attack on Dean (By JIM RUTENBERG, Dec. 16, 2003)
Thurmond Kin Respond to Paternity Claim (By MICHAEL JANOFSKY, Dec. 16, 2003)
Sniper Suspect Is Described as Eager, Not Brainwashed (By ADAM LIPTAK, Dec. 16, 2003)
* A Big Museum Opens, to Jeers as Well as Cheers [B-29 Enola Gay] (By MATTHEW L. WALD, Dec. 16, 2003)
Teenagers Want More Advice From Parents on Sex, Study Says (By KATE ZERNIKE, Dec. 16, 2003)
WORLD: Hussein Tells Interrogators He Didn't Direct Insurgency
(By THOM SHANKER & JAMES RISEN, Dec. 16, 2003)
* THE SURRENDER: U.S. Officers Display the 'Rat Hole' Where Hussein Hid (By JOHN F. BURNS, Dec. 16, 2003)
THE WHITE HOUSE: With 'Good Riddance' to Hussein, Bush Vows Resolve (By DAVID E. SANGER, Dec. 16, 2003)
INTELLIGENCE: Finding Hussein Took Skill and Plenty of Legwork (By ERIC SCHMITT, Dec. 16, 2003)
After 12 Years, Sweet Victory: The Bushes' Pursuit of Hussein (By TODD S. PURDUM, Dec. 16, 2003)
* Video: The Capture of Hussein (NY TIMES, Dec. 16, 2003)
NAIROBI JOURNAL: Is Polygamy Confusing, or Just a Matter of Family Values? (By MARC LACEY, Dec. 16, 2003)
Bomb Aimed at Pakistani Leader Weighed Nearly Half a Ton (By DAVID ROHDE, Dec. 16, 2003)
Meeting on New Constitution, Afghan Women Find Old Attitudes (By AMY WALDMAN, Dec. 16, 2003)
NY REGION: Nurse Charged in Death; Says He Killed Others (By ROBERT D. McFADDEN and ROBERT HANLEY, Dec. 16, 2003)
New York, for Second Year, Is Nation's Safest Big City (By SHAILA K. DEWAN, Dec. 16, 2003)
After 6 Quiet Decades as 'Friends' and Partners, Gus and Elmer Eloped (By ANDREA ELLIOTT, Dec. 16, 2003)
In Secaucus, a Rail Station Brings Relief to a Workday (By RONALD SMOTHERS, Dec. 16, 2003)
PUBLIC LIVES: The Words Rule, but Her Music Sets Them Free (By ROBIN FINN, Dec. 16, 2003)
SPORTS: The Squabbling Illini: Rallying Cries Lead to Rift (By MIKE WISE, Dec. 16, 2003)
BASEBALL: Sizzling Hot Stove Rouses A.L. East (By JACK CURRY, Dec. 16, 2003)
FOOTBALL: A Tough Call on Touchdown Celebrations (By LYNN ZINSER, Dec. 16, 2003)
EAGLES 34, DOLPHINS 27: Philadelphia Wins Ninth in a Row (By CHARLIE NOBLES, Dec. 16, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Painting Hussein's Portrait (NY TIMES, Dec. 16, 2003)
EDITORIALS: APPRECIATIONS: Robert Bartley [Wall Street Journal's editor] (By BRENT STAPLES, Dec. 16, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Patriots and Profits (By PAUL KRUGMAN, Dec. 16, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Dreams and Glory (By DAVID BROOKS, Dec. 16, 2003)
OP-ED: A Brief History of the Resistance (By JAY WINIK, Dec. 16, 2003)
* OP-ED: Rebuilding Iraq With Clean Hands (By CLAUDIA ROSETT, Dec. 16, 2003)
LETTERS: Looking Ahead: The Trial of an Iraqi Tyrant (9 Letters) (By JAMES RADNER, et. al., Dec. 16, 2003)
LETTERS: Candor or Deceit? (2 Letters) (By BENJAMIN RUBIN, et. al., Dec. 16, 2003)
* LETTERS: A Poet in New York [Yevgeny Yevtushenko] (By ALEXANDRA POOLOS, Dec. 16, 2003)
BUSINESS: Stocks End Lower
[Dow -19, Nasdaq -31] (Associated Press, Dec. 16, 2003)
EMC Acquires Software Maker for $635 Million [VMware] (By STEVE LOHR, Dec. 16, 2003)
Congress to Weigh Easing U.P.S. Role on Pension Funds (By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, Dec. 16, 2003)
NBC Shifts Management Ahead of Merger (By BILL CARTER, Dec. 16, 2003)
* Crusaders Against Junk Faxes Brandish Lawsuits [Steve Kirsch] (By LISA NAPOLI, Dec. 16, 2003)
A Brand New Aircraft in Search of Buyers (By MICHELINE MAYNARD, Dec. 16, 2003)
Oracle Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates by a Penny (By LAURIE J. FLYNN, Dec. 16, 2003)
A Plea to Invest in What's Good [TIAA-CREF's $300 billion] (By JOSEPH B. TREASTER, Dec. 16, 2003)
* BUSINESS TRAVEL: Making a Toast Without Dropping One's Guard (By SHARON McDONNELL, Dec. 16, 2003)
ART: The Modern Adds Art as Its Building Grows (By CAROL VOGEL, Dec. 16, 2003)
ART: CRITIC: Uncertain Future for the Past's Treasures (By HERBERT MUSCHAMP, Dec. 16, 2003)
CABARET: 'A VERY LEA CHRISTMAS': A Club for Aspiring Scrooges (By STEPHEN HOLDEN, Dec. 16, 2003)
DANCE: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: Hearts in Harmony and in Chains
(By JACK ANDERSON, Dec. 16, 2003)
FILM: 'RETURN OF THE KING': Triumph Tinged With Regret in Middle Earth
(By ELVIS MITCHELL, Dec. 16, 2003)
* FILM: Spotlight on 'The Lord of the Rings' [Book & Film Reviews] (NY TIMES, Dec. 16, 2003)
FILM: With Acquisition, Lions Gate Is Now Largest Indie (By SHARON WAXMAN, Dec. 16, 2003)
THEATER: 'REGARD EVENING': Bill Irwin's Classic of Clowning, Illuminated With a Postscript
(By BEN BRANTLEY, Dec. 16, 2003)
TV: 'REMEMBER THE ALAMO': Remember, Please, All the Things It Wasn't (By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN, Dec. 16, 2003)
TV CRITIC: Camera Down the Hole, and the World Follows It [Saddam Hussein] (By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN, Dec. 16, 2003)
SCIENCE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 16, 2003)
* SCIENCE: Writing Science for Children in an Age of Discovery (By ERIC NAGOURNEY, Dec. 16, 2003)
Nuclear-Powered Spacecraft Is Proposed for Voyage to Jupiter (By KENNETH CHANG, Dec. 16, 2003)
* Honoring the Centennial of Flight With Flight (By MATTHEW L. WALD, Dec. 16, 2003)
A CONVERSATION WITH | JERRY MAHLMAN: Listening to the Climate Models,
and Trying to Wake Up the World
(By CLAUDIA DREIFUS, Dec. 16, 2003)
OBSERVATORY: Restoring Big Rams [Right Whales; Nudging Asteroids] (By HENRY FOUNTAIN, Dec. 16, 2003)
* Meteorite That Killed 90% of Species May Have Hit Tropics (By KENNETH CHANG, Dec. 16, 2003)
Q & A: Noise in Earthquakes [East Coast louder than West Coast] (By C. CLAIBORNE RAY, Dec. 16, 2003)
HEALTH: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 16, 2003)
HEALTH: British Ignite Debate in U.S. on Drugs and Suicide (By ERICA GOODE, Dec. 16, 2003)
HEALTH: F.D.A. Moves to Let Drug Treat Obese Teenagers (By ANAHAD O'CONNOR and DENISE GRADY, Dec. 16, 2003)
* A DOCTOR'S JOURNAL: Doctors Promote Healing, With a Zing of the String of a Harp
(By BEN DAITZ, M.D., Dec. 16, 2003)
Federal Panel Gives High Marks to Joint-Replacement Surgery (By ALICIA AULT, Dec. 16, 2003)
* BEHAVIOR: A Blue Holiday May Contain a Red Herring (By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D., Dec. 16, 2003)
ESSAY: AIDS After 'Angels': Not Gone, Not Forgotten (By DUDLEY CLENDINEN, Dec. 16, 2003)
* There Is No Joy in Toyville; Mighty Santa's Striking Out (By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr., Dec. 16, 2003)
* PERSONAL HEALTH: Well-Chosen Words Point Children to Right Track (By JANE E. BRODY, Dec. 16, 2003)
BOOKS ON HEALTH: Upper Hand on Manipulation (By JOHN LANGONE, Dec. 16, 2003)
VITAL SIGNS: At Risk: Sunscreen: No Link to Cancer (By ERIC NAGOURNEY, Dec. 16, 2003)
VITAL SIGNS: Consequences: Tiny Particles Put Heart in Peril (By ERIC NAGOURNEY, Dec. 16, 2003)

Monday, December 15, 2003:
On This Day: December 15 (Nero 12/15/37 AD-6/9/68 AD, George Romney 12/15/1734-11/15/1802, Joseph Moses Levy 12/15/1812-10/12/1888, Gustave Eiffel 12/15/1832-12/28/1923, Niels Ryberg Finsen 12/15/1860-9/24/1904, Maxwell Anderson 12/15/1888-2/28/1959, Tim Conway 1933, Cindy Birdsong 1939, Dave Clark 1942, Don Johnson 1949)
* French Capture 7,500 in Big Verdun Drive; Smash Six-Mile Front (NY Times, December 15, 1916)
* J. Paul Getty Dead at 83; Amassed Billions From Oil [12/15/1892-6/6/1976] (By ALDEN WHITMAN, June 6, 1976)

William V. Roth Jr., Veteran of U.S. Senate, Dies at 82 (By MATTHEW L. WALD, Dec. 15, 2003)
Friede Roth, 89, Musicians' Representative, Dies (By ALLAN KOZINN, Dec. 15, 2003)
Michael Small, 64, Composer for Movies, Dies (NY TIMES, Dec. 15, 2003)
Norm Sloan, Who Ended U.C.L.A. Title Run, Dies at 77 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 15, 2003)
NATIONAL: Republicans Shift Focus to Helping the Uninsured (By ROBERT PEAR, Dec. 15, 2003)
* THE PRESIDENT: Bush's Cautious Demeanor Masks White House Elation (By ELISABETH BUMILLER and DAVID E. SANGER, Dec. 15, 2003)
MILITARY ANALYSIS: THE INSURGENCY: For U.S. Foes, a Major Blow: Fighters Now Lack a Symbol
(By MICHAEL R. GORDON, Dec. 15, 2003)
THE DEMOCRATS: Candidates Celebrate First and Worry Second (By ADAM NAGOURNEY, Dec. 15, 2003)
VOICES: News Prompts Americans to Wonder What's Next (By MONICA DAVEY & JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, Dec. 15, 2003)
New Tale in Legalized Las Vegas Vice (By JOHN M. BRODER, Dec. 15, 2003)
INTELLIGENCE: Spy Agencies Vindicated After String of Setbacks (By DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 15, 2003)
WHITE HOUSE LETTER: After Cheney's Private Hunt, Others Take Their Shots (By ELISABETH BUMILLER, Dec. 15, 2003)
WORLD: Arrest by U.S. Soldiers ‹ President Still Cautious (By SUSAN SACHS, Dec. 15, 2003)
* BETRAYED BY CLAN: Breakthrough Capped a Renewed Effort to Ferret Out Leads (By ERIC SCHMITT, Dec. 15, 2003)
* In the Streets, a Shadow Lifts (By JOHN F. BURNS, Dec. 15, 2003)
* Bearing Questions, 4 New Iraqi Leaders Pay Hussein a Visit (By IAN FISHER, Dec. 15, 2003)
* Video: The Capture of Hussein (NY TIMES, Dec. 15, 2003)
A Careful U.S. Plan to Dispel All Doubt on Hussein's Fate (By JIM RUTENBERG, Dec. 15, 2003)
GLOBAL REACTION: Leaders Set Aside Differences to Congratulate U.S. (By PATRICK E. TYLER, Dec. 15, 2003)
Pakistan's President Narrowly Escapes Assassin's Bomb (By DAVID ROHDE, Dec. 15, 2003)
ZARUBINO JOURNAL: China, Lacking a Key Port, Looks Longingly to Russia (By JAMES BROOKE, Dec. 15, 2003)
NY REGION: Traffic Flow Is Crucial Part of Debate at Trade Center (By DAVID W. DUNLAP, Dec. 15, 2003)
First Snow, Then Slush, Then Rain. So, What Else Is New? (By PATRICK HEALY, Dec. 15, 2003)
Rugs Depict Terror Attack, but New York Isn't Ready for 9/11 Kitsch (By COREY KILGANNON, Dec. 15, 2003)
On the Set at Navy Yard, It's Hollywood vs. a Blue-Collar Past (By GLENN COLLINS, Dec. 15, 2003)
Trying to Endure Misfortunes of Home, Health and Family (By ARTHUR BOVINO, Dec. 15, 2003)
* METROPOLITAN DIARY: Dear Diary (By JOE ROGERS, Dec. 15, 2003)
SPORTS: The Orioles Sign Tejada and May Not Be Done (By JACK CURRY, Dec. 15, 2003)
FOOTBALL: RAMS 27, SEAHAWKS 22: Rams Call Faulk's Number, and He Runs Over Seahawks
(By DAMON HACK, Dec. 15, 2003)
EDITORIALS: The Capture of a Dictator (NY TIMES, Dec. 15, 2003)
* OP-ED COLUMNIST: From the 'Spider Hole' (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 15, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Another Battle for Bush (By BOB HERBERT, Dec. 15, 2003)
* OP-ED: Saddam's Past, Iraq's Future (By PHEBE MARR, Dec. 15, 2003)
LETTERS: Saddam Hussein in Custody: A Chapter Is Closed (9 Letters) (By PETER J. PEIRANO, et. al., Dec. 15, 2003)
LETTERS: How to Make Sure That Your Vote Counts (4 Letters) (By RANNEY MOSS, et. al., Dec. 15, 2003)
LETTERS: Democracy in Russia (3 Letters) (By MICHAEL WEINSTEIN, et. al., Dec. 15, 2003)
BUSINESS: Roy Disney Goes Online in Battle to Oust Eisner (LAURA M. HOLSON, Dec. 15, 2003)
Bid for New York Magazine: A Dance of Money and Ego (By DAVID CARR, Dec. 15, 2003)
ADVERTISING: Thanks to Cable, Liquor Ads Find a TV Audience (By STUART ELLIOTT, Dec. 15, 2003)
DreamWorks Still Looking for a Hit in '03 (By LAURA M. HOLSON, Dec. 15, 2003)
TECHNOLOGY: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 15, 2003)
Phone Service Over Internet Revives Talk of Regulation (By MATT RICHTEL, Dec. 15, 2003)
* In India, a High-Tech Outpost for U.S. Patents (By SARITHA RAI, Dec. 15, 2003)
* For a Small Kingdom, a Visual History in a Big Book (By STEVE LOHR, Dec. 15, 2003)
* Using a Bicycle to Uplink on a Downtown Platform [Wi-Fi] (By DAVID F. GALLAGHER, Dec. 15, 2003)
U.N. Agrees to Examine How Internet Is Governed (By JENNIFER L. SCHENKER, Dec. 15, 2003)
MARKET PLACE: Viacom's Blockbuster Problem (By GERALDINE FABRIKANT, Dec. 15, 2003)
Technology Said to End Errors in Chips Caused by Radiation (By JOHN MARKOFF, Dec. 15, 2003)
NEW ECONOMY: Considering Computer Voting (By JOHN SCHWARTZ, Dec. 15, 2003)
E-COMMERCE REPORT: Internet Merchants Struggle With Traffic (By BOB TEDESCHI, Dec. 15, 2003)
* BOOKS: A Bookish Contretemps in Providence [Providence Athenaeum] (By ALISON LEIGH COWAN, Dec. 15, 2003)
DANCE: 'SWAN LAKE': Lovers in This 'Swan' Would Jump in the Lake (By JACK ANDERSON, Dec. 15, 2003)
MUSIC: NEW CD'S: Laid-Back Love Ballads and Fervent Promises (By KELEFA SANNEH, Dec. 15, 2003)
MUSIC: City Opera, In Flux, Is Changing Leadership (By ROBIN POGREBIN, Dec. 15, 2003)
MUSIC: 'THE EMOTIONAL ORCHESTRA': Players and Nonplayers in Floppy Sleeves (By ALLAN KOZINN, Dec. 15, 2003)
MUSIC: HSAING WAING: From Myanmar, Sounds That Surprise (By JON PARELES, Dec. 15, 2003)
THEATER: A Perfectionist Is at Home in a Role Funny and Loose (By ROBIN POGREBIN, Dec. 15, 2003)
THEATER: 'AS YOU LIKE IT': Actress Finds Shadows in Shakespearean Spunk [Rebecca Hall]
(By BEN BRANTLEY, Dec. 15, 2003)

Sunday, December 14, 2003:
On This Day: December 14 (Nostradamus 12/14/1503-7/2/1566, Tycho Brahe 12/14/1546-10/24/1601, Roger Fry 12/14/1866-9/9/1934, James Doolittle 12/14/1896-9/27/1993, Lee Remick 12/14/1935-7/2/1991, Clark Terry 1920, Don Hewiit 1922, Patty Duke 1946)
Israel annexed the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967 (By JOHN DARNTON, December 14, 1981)
* Shirley Jackson, Author of Horror Classic, Dies [12/14/1919-8/8/1965] (NY Times, August 10, 1965)

David P. Weikart, 72, Education Expert, Dies (By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
Dirk Flentrop, Builder of Organs, Dies at 93 (By CRAIG R. WHITNEY, Dec. 14, 2003)
Ethel Winant, 81, Pioneering Woman in TV Production, Dies (By STUART LAVIETES, Dec. 14, 2003)
Sturgis Riddle, 94, Dean Emeritus at Episcopal Cathedral in Paris, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Azie Taylor Morton, 67, U.S. Treasurer Under Carter, Dies (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 14, 2003)
NATIONAL: U.S. Suits Multiply, but Fewer Ever Get to Trial, Study Says (By ADAM LIPTAK, Dec. 14, 2003)
In Utah, a Notorious Killer's Death on Death Row Leaves Mixed Emotions (By MELISSA SANFORD, Dec. 14, 2003)
Union vs. Union on Iowa Campaign Battleground (By RACHEL L. SWARNS, Dec. 14, 2003)
THE ISSUES: Dean Formulates a Nuanced Approach to Foreign Policy
(By DAVID E. SANGER & JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 14, 2003)
Newly Released Nixon Tapes at Key Time Now Drawing Scant Interest (By DAVID E. ROSENBAUM, Dec. 14, 2003)
Woman, 78, Says She Is a Daughter of Thurmond (By MICHAEL JANOFSKY, Dec. 14, 2003)
* WORLD: Saddam Hussein, Found Hiding in Hole, Is Detained Without a Fight (By SUSAN SACHS and KIRK SEMPLE, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Slide Show: The Capture of Saddam Hussein (By Associated Press, Dec. 14, 2003)
* In Baghdad, Celebration and Mockery of a Captured Leader (By JOHN F. BURNS and EDWARD WONG, Dec. 14, 2003)
Hussein Likely to Face Iraqi-Led Tribunal (By NEIL A. LEWIS, Dec. 14, 2003)
President Sees 'a Hopeful Day' for Iraqi People (By ELISABETH BUMILLER, Dec. 14, 2003)
Hussein's Capture Restores Sense of Unity Among World Leaders (By PATRICK E. TYLER, Dec. 14, 2003)
Car Bomb West of Baghdad Kills at Least 17 (By EDWARD WONG, Dec. 14, 2003)
Capture to Give Big Lift to Bush, Analysts Say (By BRIAN KNOWLTON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Chinese Born Overseas Invest in a Distant Homeland (By JANE PERLEZ, Dec. 14, 2003)
THE RECONSTRUCTION: Saboteurs, Looters and Old Equipment Work Against Efforts to Restart Iraqi Oil Fields
(By EDWARD WONG, Dec. 14, 2003)
Blast Narrowly Misses Pakistani President's Car (By DAVID ROHDE, Dec. 14, 2003)
The Hunt for Bin Laden Is More Complex, Experts Say (By CHRISTINE HAUSER, Dec. 14, 2003)
Spanish Judge Harbors Bias, Says Reporter in Terror Case (By DESMOND BUTLER, Dec. 14, 2003)
African Girls' Route to School Is Still Littered With Obstacles (By SOMINI SENGUPTA, Dec. 14, 2003)
NY REGION: Storm Blankets the Northeast With Snow (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 14, 2003)
Trade Center Fireproofing Tests Suggest a Wider Safety Problem (By JAMES GLANZ, Dec. 14, 2003)
A Fast Boat to Rochester? (By MICHELLE YORK, Dec. 14, 2003)
FOLLOWING UP: Getting On With Life After Nearly Losing It (By, Dec. 14, 2003)
At Bard College, a Plan to Teach Teachers More of What They're Teaching (By KAREN W. ARENSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
SPORTS: Tejada Agrees to Deal with Baltimore Orioles (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 14, 2003)
SPORTS: Adversity, Defeat, Then a Heisman Victory [Jason White, Oklahoma quarterback]
(By JOE LAPOINTE, Dec. 14, 2003)
SPORTS: Not Everything Is Bigger in Texas (By JERE LONGMAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
SPORTS: The Red Sox Add a Closer, but Still No Rodriguez [Keith Foulke] (By JACK CURRY, Dec. 14, 2003)
SPORTS: Murray Chass to Enter Hall of Fame (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
OUTDOORS: Lying in Wait for Deer, Actually Loaded for Bear (By PETE BODO, Dec. 14, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Captain Yee's Ordeal (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
EDITORIAL OBSERVER: Nowadays, Owning a Ball Club Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry
(By ANDRÉS MARTINEZ, Dec. 14, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Saddam Hussein (International Herald Tribune, Dec. 14, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Hearts and Minds (By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
OP-ART: Want to Build a Bridge? (By DAVID MACAULAY, Dec. 14, 2003)
OP-ART (Graphics): Want to Build a Bridge? (By DAVID MACAULAY, Dec. 14, 2003)
ARTS OP-ED: FRANK RICH: Christmas Will Be Bloody This Year (By FRANK RICH, Dec. 14, 2003)
LETTERS: The King of Retail, in the Spotlight (5 Letters) (By DAN BENTLEY, et. al., Dec. 14, 2003)
LETTERS: Chinese Toy Makers (2 Letters) (By TOM CONLEY, et. al., Dec. 14, 2003)
LETTERS: A Memorable Cab Ride [Sam Goldstein] (By DUDLEY C. SMITH, Dec. 14, 2003)
* BUSINESS: Why Cash Is Still King at Some Stock Funds (By NORM ALSTER, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Wal-Mart Hopes It Won't Be Lost in Translation [Japan] (By KEN BELSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Political Savvy Gets U.S. Flags on Foreign Ship (By LESLIE WAYNE, Dec. 14, 2003)
MARKET WATCH: And You Thought Pension Funds Were Scary (By GRETCHEN MORGENSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Forecasts Are Upbeat for the Israeli Market (By JOHN KIMELMAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
Who's Afraid of Eliot Spitzer? (By LANDON THOMAS Jr., Dec. 14, 2003)
* ECONOMIC VIEW: Has Irrational Exuberance Hit China? (By KEITH BRADSHER, Dec. 14, 2003)
* STRATEGIES: Good News? Buy! Bad News? Buy Anyhow! (By MARK HULBERT, Dec. 14, 2003)
* OFF THE SHELF: Of Secrets, Shame and Solace (By DIANA B. HENRIQUES, Dec. 14, 2003)
MY JOB: Feeding Crowds Who Pay With Thanks [Soup Kitchen to Welcome Table]
(By CHARLIE BRUCE, Dec. 14, 2003)
SENIORITY: The Growing Market for Bigger Buttons (By FRED BROCK, Dec. 14, 2003)
Long Christmas List? You Can Outsource It (By JULIE FLAHERTY, Dec. 14, 2003)
MARKET INSIGHT: The Winners in the Medicare Bill, and Why (By KENNETH N. GILPIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
A Strategy Can Ease the Gift Hunt (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
The Goal: 'Sweatshop Free.' The Problem: Defining It (By LINDA BAKER, Dec. 14, 2003)
When a One-of-a-Kind Car Looks So Last Year [Chryser's PT Cruiser] (By MICHELINE MAYNARD, Dec. 14, 2003)
* ARTS: A Laboratory for Sign Language [typefaces] (By STEVEN HELLER, Dec. 14, 2003)
ARTS: 60's Comics: Gloomy, Seedy, and Superior (By JOHN STRAUSBAUGH, Dec. 14, 2003)
DANCE: A Truly Fairy-Tale Prince (By LIESL SCHILLINGER, Dec. 14, 2003)
DANCE: Toy Soldiers Take Aim at the Rockettes (By KATHRYN SHATTUCK, Dec. 14, 2003)
MUSIC: Britain's Great Black Hip-Hop Hope (By KELEFA SANNEH, Dec. 14, 2003)
MUSIC: Rap's Twangy Blond Balladeer (By ALAN LIGHT, Dec. 14, 2003)
* MUSIC: Restoring Order in a Cataclysmic Symphony [Mahler's 6th Symphony] (By GILBERT KAPLAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
* MUSIC: Letting 'Let It Be' Be: McCartney Wins (By ROBERT LEVINE, Dec. 14, 2003)
MUSIC RECORDINGS | 'THE FAURÉ ALBUM': Where a Perfumed Tone Meets a Pearly Sound
(By DAVID MERMELSTEIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
PHOTOGRAHY: Life on a Banana Peel: Elliott Erwitt's View of an Absurd Cosmos (By VICKI GOLDBERG, Dec. 14, 2003)
THEATER: A Show in Which the Turkey's the Thing (By ROBERT SIMONSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
THEATER: The Play That Tamed 'Taming of the Shrew' (By ERIK TARLOFF, Dec. 14, 2003)
THEATER: EXCERPT: 'Love & Taxes' (By JASON ZINOMAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
TV RERUNS: A Not-So-Little Nightmare on the Prairie (By EMILY NUSSBAUM, Dec. 14, 2003)
TV: The Evolution of a Daffy Species (By DAVE KEHR, Dec. 14, 2003)
TV: Remember (or Forget) the Alamo! (By ALLEN BARRA, Dec. 14, 2003)
FASHION & STYLE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
STYLE: In an Oversexed Age, More Guys Take a Pill (By WARREN ST. JOHN, Dec. 14, 2003)
Where There's Smoking Gun, There's Fire [Smoking Gun Web site] (By ALEX KUCZYNSKI, Dec. 14, 2003)
No, the Millennium Isn't Back, but Big-Buck Parties Flourish (By KATE ZERNIKE, Dec. 14, 2003)
THE AGE OF DISSONANCE: Kiss-Kiss. See You in a Year. (By BOB MORRIS, Dec. 14, 2003)
BOÎTE: Crobar Cometh (By By JULIA CHAPLIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
* FIELD NOTES: Stepping Out With My Baby, Gingerly (By GERIT QUEALY, Dec. 14, 2003)
* VOWS: Sarah Lawrence and John Stern (By ABBY ELLIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
TRAVEL: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Easter Island: a Faraway Land Steeped in Mystery (By JENNIFER VANDERBES, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Slide Show: Easter Island (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Detouring to Peru's Past (By ROBIN CEMBALEST, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Slide Show: Pre-Inca Culture in Peru (By, Dec. 14, 2003)
* CHOICE TABLES: In San Francisco, Good Things Come on Small Plates (By BRYAN MILLER, Dec. 14, 2003)
WHAT'S DOING: In Washington (By JENNIFER 8. LEE, Dec. 14, 2003)
The Lairs of Russian Literary Lions (By ROXANA ROBINSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
CORRESPONDENT'S REPORT: This Old House, the Versailles Version (By ALAN RIDING, Dec. 14, 2003)
ESSAY: Last Call for Cuba? (By MARY TANNEN, Dec. 14, 2003)
WEEK IN REVIEW: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
DIVORCE, WASHINGTON STYLE: When a Stab in the Back Is Business as Usual (By TODD S. PURDUM, Dec. 14, 2003)
* REARGUARD PROTECTION: Presidents' Power to Polarize Gives Them a Winning Edge (By SAM TANENHAUS, Dec. 14, 2003)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE: A Law Survives. Now, Let's Subvert It. (By JILL ABRAMSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
LEGAL LICENSE: Race, Sex and Forbidden Unions (By DAVID E. ROSENBAUM, Dec. 14, 2003)
Hear Them Roar: Let the Boom Begin (By MICHAEL BRICK, Dec. 14, 2003)
* LOVING WHAT WE LOST: Forever Wild About Trees [Christmas tree] (By DANA TIERNEY, Dec. 14, 2003)
* When the Chinese Consumer Is King (By LOUIS UCHITELLE, Dec. 14, 2003)
There Is No Crash Course in Democracy [Iraq] (By JOHN F. BURNS, Dec. 14, 2003)
In India, a New Heyday for English (the Language) (By AMY WALDMAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
The Cull of the Wild (By ANDREW C. REVKIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
It's a Magazine. It's a Catalog. It's Both. (By DAVID CARR, Dec. 14, 2003)
The Reading File [REVEALED: WHY SUPERMAN WEARS A RED CAPE] (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
SUNDAY MAGAZINE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
* ON LANGUAGE: Exit Stategy (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 14, 2003)
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: A Notion at War (By DAVID RIEFF, Dec. 14, 2003)
* QUESTIONS FOR RAYMOND DAMADIAN: Scanscam? [2003 Medicine Nobel Laureates for MRI]
(Interview by WILLIAM SPEED WEED, Dec. 14, 2003)
PHENOMENON: A Boss for the Boss (By ROGER LOWENSTEIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
THE ETHICIST: New Behavior (By RANDY COHEN, Dec. 14, 2003)
WHAT THEY WERE THINKING: Joshua Millett, Las Vegas, Dec. 4, 2003
(Interview by CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS, Dec. 14, 2003)
FOOD: Food for Thought (By JULIA REED, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Endpaper: A sampler of this year's crop of patents. (Illustration by KNICKERBOCKER, Dec. 14, 2003)
* LETTERS to SUNDAY MAGAZINE [Nov. 30th Design Issue] (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
* COVER ARTICLE: The Year in Ideas (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Airborne Humans [first to fly across the English Channel without an engine]
(By CLIVE THOMPSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Billboards That Know You (By JENNIFER BARRIOS, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Body Language Reveals All (By ADAM STERNBERGH, Dec. 14, 2003)
Cancer Vaccine (By SANDEEP JAUHAR, Dec. 14, 2003)
Cinema Meets Real Life ["American Splendor"] (By A. O. SCOTT, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Coincidence Theory (By JASON FELCH, Dec. 14, 2003)
Darknets (By GARY RIVLIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
Futures Markets in Everything [Pentagon's Policy Analysis Market] (By NOAM SCHEIBER, Dec. 14, 2003)
G.P.S. Art [Global Positioning System] (By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Gratitude Visits [Psychology Professor Martin E.P. Seligman] (By DAN PINK, Dec. 14, 2003)
Gray-Goo Problem (By LAWRENCE OSBORNE, Dec. 14, 2003)
Hit Song Science (By CLIVE THOMPSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Injectable Beauty (By CATHY HORYN, Dec. 14, 2003)
Instantly Passé Trend (By ADAM STERNBERGH, Dec. 14, 2003)
Jules Verne Project (By WILLIAM SPEED WEED, Dec. 14, 2003)
Kid Power (By DAN PINK, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Mind Over Matter, for Real (By STEPHEN MIHM, Dec. 14, 2003)
New Tools for an Occupation (By PETER MAASS, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Offloading Your Memories (By STEVEN JOHNSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Post-Belief Christianity [Elaine Pagels] (By PAUL TOUGH, Dec. 14, 2003)
PowerPoint Makes You Dumb (By CLIVE THOMPSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Projection Keyboard (By BRENDAN I. KOERNER, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Proving You're Human (By CLIVE THOMPSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
See-Through Coat (By SUSAN BURTON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Social Networks (By JON GERTNER, Dec. 14, 2003)
Spray-On Stockings (By PATRICIA MARK, Dec. 14, 2003)
Text Messager's Thumb (By CLIVE THOMPSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Theory Is Finished (By CHRISTOPHER SHEA, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Time Gap, The [atomic clocks] (By JAMES RYERSON, Dec. 14, 2003)
Tornado in a Can (By ERYN BROWN, Dec. 14, 2003)
Ultracams (By JEFF Z. KLEIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
Video-Game Art (By DEBORAH SOLOMON, Dec. 14, 2003)
* Young Success Means Early Death (By DAN PINK, Dec. 14, 2003)
BOOK REVIEW: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 14, 2003)
Never Forget: They Kept Lots of Slaves [Gore Vidal] (By GORDON S. WOOD, Dec. 14, 2003)
'I Am a Soldier, Too': Left Behind [By Rick Bragg, "Jessica Lynch Story"] (By DAVID LIPSKY, Dec. 14, 2003)
* 'Design for Living': When Icons Were Icons [Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne] (By JOHN SIMON, Dec. 14, 2003)
'Everything Will Be All Right': Marriages Are Made to Be Broken [Tessa Hadley]
(By ALICE TRUAX, Dec. 14, 2003)
'Alfred Kazin's America': A Combustible Soul (By PAUL BERMAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
* 'Greek Gods, Human Lives': The Advantages of Polytheism [Mary Lefkowitz] (By OLIVER TAPLIN, Dec. 14, 2003)
'Growing Up Fast': My Baby, Myself [Joanna Lipper] (By LUCINDA FRANKS, Dec. 14, 2003)
'Unsettled': So Was It Odd of God? [Melvin Konner's "An Anthropology of the Jews"]
(By JONATHAN ROSEN, Dec. 14, 2003)
CRIME: In Search of Evil (By MARILYN STASIO, Dec. 14, 2003)
* THE LAST WORD: The Lost Boy [Barrie's "Peter Pan"] (By LAURA MILLER, Dec. 14, 2003)
* HEALTH NEWS ANALYSIS: The Big Bad Flu, or Just the Usual? (By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, Dec. 14, 2003)
* SCIENCE: In Archimedes' Puzzle, a New Eureka Moment (By GINA KOLATA, Dec. 14, 2003)

Saturday, December 13, 2003:
On This Day: December 13 (Carlos Gozzi 12/13/1720-4/4/1806, Sir William Hamilton 12/13/1730-4/6/1803, Lawrence Lowell 12/13/1856-1/6/1943, Emily Carr 12/13/1871-3/2/1945, Archie Moore 12/13/1913-12/9/1998, George P. Shultz 1920, Dick Van Dyke 1925, Christopher Plummer 1929, Richard Zanuck 1934, John Davidson 1941)
Poland Restricts Civil and Union Rights; Solidarity Activists Urge General Strike (By JOHN DARNTON, December 13, 1981)
* Carlos Montoya, 89, Flamenco Guitarist, Is Dead [12/13/1903-3/3/1993] (By ALLAN KOZINN, March 5, 1993)

H.A. Aliyev, K.G.B. Officer and Azeri Leader, Dies at 80 (By PAUL LEWIS, Dec. 13, 2003)
Hans Hotter, 94, German Opera Bass-Baritone, Dies (By ANNE MIDGETTE, Dec. 13, 2003)
Frank P. Schubert, Lighthouse Keeper Since 1939, Dies at 88 (By ROBERT D. McFADDEN, Dec. 13, 2003)
Rev. Dr. Carl F. H. Henry, 90, Brain of Evangelical Movement, Dies (By LAURIE GOODSTEIN, Dec. 13, 2003)
Lloyd E. Rigler, Industrialist and Backer of a Variety of Arts Groups, Dies at 88 (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 13, 2003)
(Rev. William O'Donnell, a Rebel With Many Causes, Dies at 73 By CAROL POGASH, Dec. 13, 2003)
Sol Leon, Talent Agent With Influence Since TV's Early Days, Dies at 90 (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 13, 2003)
NATIONAL: Schwarzenegger Gains Approval for a Fiscal Plan for California (By DEAN E. MURPHY, Dec. 13, 2003)
With Flu Shots Dwindling, Nasal Spray Vaccine Surges (By ANDREW POLLACK, Dec. 13, 2003)
* Flu in the West: Clinics Filled, Schools Empty (By SARAH KERSHAW, Dec. 13, 2003)
* Dean's Manager: Inside Savvy and Outsider Edge (By JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 13, 2003)
ROCKY MOUNT JOURNAL: King Statue, a Unity Symbol, Severely Tests the Dream (By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, Dec. 13, 2003)
* RELIGION JOURNAL: A Surge in Popularity in Jewish Mysticism (By DEBRA NUSSBAUM COHEN, Dec. 13, 2003)
EDUCATION: Duke Selects Yale College Dean, English Professor, as President (By KAREN W. ARENSON, Dec. 13, 2003)
Barney Cam Is 'Reloaded' for a Christmas Sequel From the White House (By ELISABETH BUMILLER, Dec. 13, 2003)
WORLD: RECONSTRUCTION: Bush Sees Need for Repayment if Fee Was High (By RICHARD W. STEVENSON, Dec. 13, 2003)
INQUIRY: Iraqi Agent Denies He Met 9/11 Hijacker in Prague Before Attacks on the U.S.
(By JAMES RISEN, Dec. 13, 2003)
Iranian Rebels Urge Pentagon Not to Let Iraq Expel Them (By DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 13, 2003)
Afghan Leader Asserts Taliban Insurgency Will Fail (By CARLOTTA GALL and DAVID ROHDE, Dec. 13, 2003)
Likud Debates a Palestinian State to Save Israel (By JAMES BENNET, Dec. 13, 2003)
Keiko, Killer Whale Star of 'Free Willy' Movies, Dies (By REUTERS, Dec. 13, 2003)
Funny, Perhaps, Told in Italian? (By REUTERS, Dec. 13, 2003)
THE SATURDAY PROFILE: An Indonesian Voice in the Antiterror Wilderness
[General A. M. Hendropriyono] (By JANE PERLEZ, Dec. 13, 2003)
* To Brazil, Orville and Wilbur Were Fly-by-Nights [Alberto Santos- Dumont flew in 1906]
(By LARRY ROHTER, Dec. 13, 2003)
THE MILITARY: General Says Cash and Arms Are Cut Off in Iraqi Hotbed (By ERIC SCHMITT, Dec. 13, 2003)
NY REGION: What Remains of the Day (By JIM O'GRADY, Dec. 13, 2003)
Rutgers Says No to Proposal for Merging 3 Universities (By MARIA NEWMAN, Dec. 13, 2003)
PUBLIC LIVES: A Pragmatic Eye on the Downtown Site Plan [Bruce S. Fowle]
(By ROBIN FINN, Dec. 13, 2003)
SPORTS: Clemens Considers Joining Pettitte on Astros (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 13, 2003)
BASEBALL ANALYSIS: What's Up With the Boss? (By JACK CURRY, Dec. 13, 2003)
SPORTS: With Lofton in Fold, the Yankees Look to Right (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 13, 2003)
Bullpen Brawl Arguments Are Heard [Jeff Nelson & a Red Sox grounds crew] (NY TIMES, Dec. 13, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Toward a Final Design (NY TIMES, Dec. 13, 2003)
EDITORIALS: The Story Gets Worse (NY TIMES, Dec. 13, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Sir Mick (NY TIMES, Dec. 13, 2003)
* OP-ED COLUMNIST: Coffee, Tea or Freedom? (By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Dec. 13, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: A Fetish of Candor (By DAVID BROOKS, Dec. 13, 2003)
OP-ED: The Ballet Russia Didn't Want (By JENNIFER FISHER, Dec. 13, 2003)
OP-ED: Our Enemies at Home (By DANIEL LEVITAS, Dec. 13, 2003)
LETTERS: In Iraq, Who Gets the Rewards? (3 Letters) (By DANIEL REIDY, et. al., Dec. 13, 2003)
LETTERS: Car Alarms? There Ought to Be a Law! (2 Letters) (By MARTIN MOSER, et. al., Dec. 13, 2003)
* LETTERS: Needed: A George Marshall (By CARLYN KINGSTON, Dec. 13, 2003)
BUSINESS: Dow Pushes a Little Bit Farther Above the 10,000 Mark
[Dow +34, Nasdaq +7] (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 13, 2003)
Natural Gas Prices Surge and Fingers are Pointing (By SIMON ROMERO, Dec. 13, 2003)
A Houston Holiday: Barbecue, Al Green and 5,000 Guests (By JONATHAN D. GLATER, Dec. 13, 2003)
Cocoa-Cola Plans to Buy Back $2 Billion in Stock (By BLOOMBERG NEWS, Dec. 13, 2003)
* China Inflation Rate Is Up; Higher Food Prices Cited (By KEITH BRADSHER, Dec. 13, 2003)
Claimants Approve Halliburton Revamping (By BLOOMBERG NEWS, Dec. 13, 2003)
Business Confidence Surged in Japan in Recent Quarter (By KEN BELSON, Dec. 13, 2003)
ARTS: Landmark Mies House Goes to Preservationists (By CAROL VOGEL, Dec. 13, 2003)
ARTS: Discriminating? Yes. Discriminatory? No. (By FELICIA R. LEE, Dec. 13, 2003)
BOOKS: Three Israelis Divide Their Lives Between Literature and Life (By AMY WILENTZ, Dec. 13, 2003)
BOOKS: SHELF LIFE: Annals of Homosexuality: From Greek to Grim to Gay (By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN, Dec. 13, 2003)
DANCE: 'JUBA': A Barrage of Stamping That Releases the Spirit (By ANNA KISSELGOFF, Dec. 13, 2003)
DANCE: BADCO: Wanderers from Central and Eastern Europe (By JACK ANDERSON, Dec. 13, 2003)
DANCE: DUSAN TYNEK DANCE THEATER: Curiousity Follows a Choreographer's Debut
(By JACK ANDERSON, Dec. 13, 2003)
MUSIC: NY PHILHARMONIC: Finding the Innate Excitement in Some Familiar Selections
(By ALLAN KOZINN, Dec. 13, 2003)
THEATER: 'GIFT OF THE MAGI': Oh, Combs! Oh, Fob! O. Henry! Musical 'Magi' for the Holidays
(By ANITA GATES, Dec. 13, 2003)
TV: 'THE AWARD SHOW AWARDS SHOW'; 'GOLDEN GLOBES':
Thanks to the Fans, the Family, the Dog, the Goldfish...
(By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, Dec. 13, 2003)
HEALTH: Study of Women With Breast Cancer Finds Half Didn't Get All Suggested Chemotherapy
(By DENISE GRADY, Dec. 13, 2003)

Friday, December 12, 2003:
On This Day: December 12 (Alvaro de Bazan Santa Cruz 12/12/1526-2/9/1588, John Jay 12/12/1745-5/17/1829, William Lloyd Garrison 12/12/1805-5/24/1879, Gustave Flaubert 12/12/1821-5/8/1889, Edvard Munch 12/12/1863-1/23/1944, Alvin Kraenzlein 12/12/1876-1/6/1928, Edward G. Robinson 12/12/1893-1/26/1973, Bob Barke 1923, Ed Koch 1924, Connie Francis 1938, Dionne Warwick 1940, Cathy Rigby 1952)
Joyful Kenya Gets Independence From Britain (By Robert Conley, December 12, 1963)
* Frank Sinatra Dies at 82; Matchless Stylist of Pop [12/12/1915-5/14/1998] (By STEPHEN HOLDEN, May 16, 1998)

John W. Sidgmore, Ex-Chief of WorldCom, Dies at 52 (By BARNABY J. FEDER, Dec. 12, 2003)
Joseph R. Daly, Ad Man Who Led the Doyle Dane Agency, Dies at 85 (By STUART ELLIOTT, Dec. 12, 2003)
Eugene A. Cafiero, President of Chrysler in Time of Crisis, Dies at 77 (By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, Dec. 12, 2003)
Ross R. Millhiser, 83, Marketer of Cigarettes for Philip Morris, Dies (By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Dec. 12, 2003)
NATIONAL: Efforts to Fight Terror Financing Reported to Lag (By ERIC LICHTBLAU and TIMOTHY L. O'BRIEN, Dec. 12, 2003)
Closer Look at Deductions for Donations to Charity (By STEPHANIE STROM, Dec. 12, 2003)
NASA Plans Wing Sensors for Shuttle to Detect Hits by Debris (By WARREN E. LEARY, Dec. 12, 2003)
Draft Federal Advisory Warns Some Groups to Limit Tuna (By ANAHAD O'CONNOR, Dec. 12, 2003)
Lieberman Is Working to Capitalize on Sympathy (By DIANE CARDWELL, Dec. 12, 2003)
WORLD: U.S. Sees Evidence of Overcharging in Iraq Contract (By DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 12, 2003)
Bremer Expects Rise in Violence as Iraq Builds Democracy (By SUSAN SACHS, Dec. 12, 2003)
Bush Defends Barring Nations From Iraq Deals (By ELISABETH BUMILLER, Dec. 12, 2003)
DISPATCHES: THE MILITARY: Marines Plan to Use Velvet Glove More Than Iron Fist in Iraq (By MICHAEL R. GORDON, Dec. 12, 2003)
OSIJEK JOURNAL: A Homeless Veteran's Sad Plight in Near-Feudal Croatia (By NICHOLAS WOOD, Dec. 12, 2003)
German Judge Frees Qaeda Suspect; Cites U.S. Secrecy (By DESMOND BUTLER, Dec. 12, 2003)
* New 'Immortal' for France, but Some Wish It Otherwise [Valéry Giscard d'Estaing]
(By CRAIG S. SMITH, Dec. 12, 2003)
NY REGION: Sharpton's Support Slips Despite National Attention (By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ, Dec. 12, 2003)
Residents Help Banish a Blinking Billboard (By MICHAEL LUO, Dec. 12, 2003)
* An Online Search for Fun, Without a Look for Love (By S. LEE JAMISON, Dec. 12, 2003)
SPORTS: Yankees Lose Part of Their Core as Pettitte Signs With the Astros (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 12, 2003)
SPORTS: Yankees Embark on Life After Pettitte (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 12, 2003)
SPORTS: A Different End if the Red Sox Were Involved [Pettitte] (By DAVE ANDERSON, Dec. 12, 2003)
BASEBALL: In Milwaukee, a Bookkeeping Brouhaha (By PAT BORZI, Dec. 12, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Cutting James Baker's Ties (NY TIMES, Dec. 12, 2003)
EDITORIALS: The Shortage of Flu Vaccines (NY TIMES, Dec. 12, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Calling 'Candid Camera' (NY TIMES,, Dec. 12, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: A Deliberate Debacle (By PAUL KRUGMAN, Dec. 12, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: No Will to Win? (By BOB HERBERT, Dec. 12, 2003)
OP-ED: Master Planner or Master Builder? (By RAFAEL VIÑOLY, Dec. 12, 2003)
OP-ED: In the Land of the Lead Foot (By JUDY BLUNT, Dec. 12, 2003)
LETTERS: The Business of Rebuilding Iraq (7 Letters) (By DAVID JACOBSON, et. al., Dec. 12, 2003)
LETTERS: Who's Scarier: The Hunter or the Hunted? (4 Letters) (By DARREN COHEN, et. al., Dec. 12, 2003)
LETTERS: The Real Dean, and the Real Bush (3 Letters) (By JAY PARINI, et. al., Dec. 12, 2003)
LETTERS: Return to the Moon (By ROGER ANGEL, Dec. 12, 2003)
LETTERS: The Study of Religion (KATHERINE MEEKS, Dec. 12, 2003)
BUSINESS: Dow Closes Above 10,000 for the First Time in 18 Months (By JONATHAN FUERBRINGER, Dec. 12, 2003)
Fed Minutes Suggest Rates Could Stay Low Until 2005 (By EDMUND L. ANDREWS, Dec. 12, 2003)
* After the Gold Rush: Parsons on the Future of Time Warner (By PETER THAL LARSEN and TIM BURT, FT.com, Dec. 12, 2003)
US Airways' Stock Hurt By Southwest's Route Plans (By MICHELINE MAYNARD, Dec. 12, 2003)
* FLOYD NORRIS: This Management Wants Investors' Money, Not Their Opinions (By FLOYD NORRIS, Dec. 12, 2003)
Investor Money Still Flowing Into Russia (By ERIN E. ARVEDLUND, Dec. 12, 2003)
ADVERTISING: Trying to Sell California's Lottery (By STUART ELLIOTT, Dec. 12, 2003)
* ART: 'CHRISTOFFER WILHELM ECKERSBERG': A Danish Eye Stops Time, Holding All in Balance
(By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Dec. 12, 2003)
ART: 'GORYEO DYNASTY'; 'LEANING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK':
Korean Art, Serenely Unconcerned, Finally Gets a Chance to Shine
(By HOLLAND COTTER, Dec. 12, 2003)
ART: 'ARTIST'S CHOICE': When an Artist's Eye Guides a Museum Show (By ROBERTA SMITH, Dec. 12, 2003)
ART: 'SUPERSTUDIO': Rebels Who Saw the World as Being Too Full of Objects (By KEN JOHNSON, Dec. 12, 2003)
DANCE: NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL: 'THE FLIGHT PROJECT':
For Those Daring Young Men in Their Flying Machines
(By JACK ANDERSON, Dec. 12, 2003)
DANCE: COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD: Creatures in Torment Seek Their True Nature (By ANNA KISSELGOFF, Dec. 12, 2003)
MUSIC CRITIC: Far-Flung Opera Lovers Hope to Tune in Next Time (By ANTHONY TOMMASINI, Dec. 12, 2003)
MUSIC: REVERBERATIONS: In Evaluating a Conductor, Do the Musicians Know Best? (By JOHN ROCKWELL, Dec. 12, 2003)
POP: THE RAPTURE: A Cacophony of Arty Funk, Drawn Together by a Dance Beat (By JON PARELES, Dec. 12, 2003)
THEATER: 'DUET': One Stage, One Play and Two Conquering Heroines of Art (By MARGO JEFFERSON, Dec. 12, 2003)
TV: DINOSAUR PLANET: Those Dinosaurs Weren't Even as Sweet as They Looked (By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN, Dec. 12, 2003)
* SCIENCE: Comparing Genomes Shows Split Between Chimps and People (By NICHOLAS WADE, Dec. 12, 2003)
* SCIENCE: Magnetic Field Is Fading, but No Dire Effects Are Foreseen (By KENNETH CHANG, Dec. 12, 2003)
* HEALTH: Flu Illnesses Are Widespread in 24 States (By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, Dec. 12, 2003)
HEALTH: Debate on Selling Morning-After Pill Over the Counter (By GINA KOLATA, Dec. 12, 2003)

Thursday, December 11, 2003:
On This Day: December 11 (Leo X 12/11/1475-12/1/1521, Hector Berlioz 12/11/1803-3/8/1869, Alfred de Musset 12/11/1810-5/2/1857, Robert Koch 12/11/1843-5/27/1910, Max Born 12/11/1882-1/5/1970, Sir Kenneth MacMillan 12/11/1929-10/29/1992, Alexander Solzhenitsyn 1918, Jean-Louis Trintignant 1930, Rita Moreno 1931, Donna Mills 1943, Brenda Lee 1944, Lynda Day George 1946, Teri Garr 1948, Jermaine Jackson 1954)
U.S. NOW AT WAR WITH GERMANY AND ITALY (By Frank L. Kluckhohn, December 11, 1941)
La Guardia Is Dead at 64; City Pays Homage To 3-Time Mayor [12/11/1882-9/20/1947] (NY Times, September 21, 1947)

Robert L. Bartley, Who Led Journal Editorial Page, Dies at 66 (By JACQUES STEINBERG, Dec. 11, 2003)
Rudolph Peterson, 98, Chief of Bank of America in 1960's, Dies (By PATRICK McGEEHAN, Dec. 11, 2003)
NATIONAL: Bush's Advisers Focus on Dean as Likely Opponent Next Year (By RICHARD W. STEVENSON, Dec. 11, 2003)
EDUCATION: Easing the Wait for Early College Admissions (By JANE GROSS, Dec. 11, 2003)
WORLD: Pentagon Finds Halliburton Overcharged on Iraq Contracts (By DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 11, 2003)
RECONSTRUCTION: Allies Angered at Exclusion From Bidding (By ERIN E. ARVEDLUND, Dec. 11, 2003)
DIPLOMACY: Bush Seeks Help of Allies Barred From Iraq Deals (By DAVID E. SANGER and DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 11, 2003)
British Warning on Antidepressant Use for Youth (By ERICA GOODE, Dec. 11, 2003)
Arafat Seeks to Restore His Mideast Status (By JAMES BENNET, Dec. 11, 2003)
TORONTO JOURNAL: Comedians in the Rough: Canada's Very Special School (By CLIFFORD KRAUSS, Dec. 11, 2003)
U.S. Says Other Afghan Children Died in Earlier Raid (By CARLOTTA GALL, Dec. 11, 2003)
In Speech, Nobel Winner Rebukes the U.S. [Shirin Ebadi] (By CRAIG S. SMITH, Dec. 11, 2003)
NY REGION: At Russian Paper, a New Hint of Intrigue (By SABRINA TAVERNISE, Dec. 11, 2003)
BLOCKS: The New Look at Ground Zero May Be the Oldest (By DAVID W. DUNLAP, Dec. 11, 2003)
Signs Point to End of City's Recession (By ERIC LIPTON, Dec. 11, 2003)
No Jail Time for 9/11 Photographer in Securities Fraud Case (By WILLIAM GLABERSON, Dec. 11, 2003)
BOLDFACE NAMES: Do You Have What it Takes for a Career in Gossip? (By JOYCE WADLER, Dec. 11, 2003)
METRO MATTERS: A Whistle Still Ringing in Wall St. Ears (By JOYCE PURNICK, Dec. 11, 2003)
SPORTS: Pettitte Goes Home, Choosing Astros Over the Yankees (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 11, 2003)
Astros' Bid for Pettitte Puts Yanks in a Bind (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 11, 2003)
BASEBALL ANALYSIS: And Exactly What Were They Thinking? (By JACK CURRY, Dec. 11, 2003)
Mets Give Matsui His First Taste of the Bright Lights in the Big City (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 11, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Bidding for Isolation (NY TIMES, Dec. 11, 2003)
EDITORIAL OBSERVER: Just as Mexican Movies Become Chic Again, the Government Pulls Its Support
(By TINA ROSENBERG, Dec. 11, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Breaking and Entering (By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, Dec. 11, 2003)
OP-ED: George Marshall's World, and Ours (By ANDREW J. GOODPASTER, Dec. 11, 2003)
OP-ED: All That Noise for Nothing [car alarms] (By AARON FRIEDMAN, Dec. 11, 2003)
LETTERS: Jolting the Democrats: The Gore-Dean Connection (9 Letters) (By DANIEL M. SCHULGASSER, et. al., Dec. 11, 2003)
LETTERS: When Your Mom Calls to Sell Me Something (4 Letters) (By CELIA BALLEW JONES, et. al., Dec. 11, 2003)
LETTERS: Gifted Students: Opening the Doors to Success (By E. LEO MILONAS, Dec. 11, 2003)
BUSINESS: S.& P. Declines on Concerns About Rising Interest Rates
[Dow -2, Nasdaq -4] (By, Dec. 11, 2003)
SMALL BUSINESS: Bouncing From Start-Up to Start-Up, and Loving It (By ANNE FIELD, Dec. 11, 2003)
* AT&T Joins Fray for Cheaper Calls Through the Web (By MATT RICHTEL, Dec. 11, 2003)
At I.R.S., a Systems Update Gone Awry (By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON, Dec. 11, 2003)
Daimler Leader Explains Why He Called Deal Merger of Equals (By DANNY HAKIM, Dec. 11, 2003)
ADVERTISING: New Men's Fashion Magazine (By DAVID CARR, Dec. 11, 2003)
* ARTS: A Playboy Calls on His Memories [Hugh Hefner] (By RANDY KENNEDY, Dec. 11, 2003)
ARTS: Afghanistan's Tragedy Through a Teenager's Eyes (By TARA BAHRAMPOUR, Dec. 11, 2003)
* BOOKS: A Russian Poet Steeped in America [Yevgeny Yevtushenko] (By STEPHEN KINZER, Dec. 11, 2003)
MUSIC: Like Father, Like Son: Burmese Sounds in New York (By BEN SISARIO, Dec. 11, 2003)
THEATER: 'THE STORY': Ambition and Ethics Wage War at a Paper (By BRUCE WEBER, Dec. 11, 2003)
TV: White House at Christmas: Lots of Gloss, No Humbug (By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, Dec. 11, 2003)
CIRCUITS: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 11, 2003)
* If the Kitchen's Warm, It May Be the PC (By KATIE HAFNER, Dec. 11, 2003)
Hold It Right There, and Drop That Camera (By JO NAPOLITANO, Dec. 11, 2003)
STATE OF THE ART: Conjuring a Superphone, With 3 Formulas to Choose (By DAVID POGUE, Dec. 11, 2003)
GAME THEORY: Everything the Adventurer Could Want, and Less (By CHARLES HEROLD, Dec. 11, 2003)
ONLINE SHOPPER: Reaching for a Last-Minute Lifeline (By MICHELLE SLATALLA, Dec. 11, 2003)
WHAT'S NEXT: For Hearing Aids, a Lesson From a Fly on the Wall (By ANNE EISENBERG, Dec. 11, 2003)
HOW IT WORKS: An Electronic Assist for Perilous Driving (By IAN AUSTEN, Dec. 11, 2003)
* For Doodlers and Pack Rats, a Multimedia Binder [Microsoft's OneNote] (By JOHN MARKOFF, Dec. 11, 2003)
Smart Plug May Banish Cable Clutter (By ERIC A. TAUB, Dec. 11, 2003)
Avoiding The Squall Ahead [Storm Hawk from WeatherData] (By IAN AUSTEN, Dec. 11, 2003)
Capturing Baby as She Hurls Her Bowl of Mush at Daddy (By J.D. BIERSDORFER, Dec. 11, 2003)
A $200 PC (but Don't Expect Bells, Whistles or a Monitor) (By ANDREW ZIPERN, Dec. 11, 2003)
A Phone Chat, Warts and All (By THOMAS J. FITZGERALD, Dec. 11, 2003)
When the Garçon Gets Snooty, Enlist a Fluent Palmtop (By ERIC A. TAUB, Dec. 11, 2003)
INCOMING LETTERS: A New Charge Called 'Oops': Readers Recount Misadventures (NY TIMES, Dec. 11, 2003)
Q & A: For Rugged Conditions, a Laptop That Endures (By J.D. BIERSDORFER, Dec. 11, 2003)

Wednesday, December 10, 2003:
On This Day: December 10 (Battista Guarini 12/10/1538-10/7/1612, Adriaen von Ostade 12/10/1610-?/2/1685, César Franck 12/10/1822-11/8/1890, George Macdnald 12/10/1824-9/18/1905, Emily Dickinson 12/10/1830-5/15/1886, Nelly Sachs 12/10/1891-5/12/1970, Mary Norton 12/10/1903-8/29/1992, Morton Gould 12/10/1913-2/21/1996, Mako 1933, Gloria Loring 1946, Susan Dey 1952, Kenneth Branagh 1960, Sarah Chang 1980)
U.N. General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights (By JOHN KENTON, December 10, 1948)
* Dr. Melvil Dewey, Library Expert and Educator, Dead at 80 In Florida [12/10/1851-12/26/1931] (NY Times, December 27, 1931)

Paul Simon, Former Senator From Illinois, Dies at 75 (By DAVID E. ROSENBAUM, Dec. 10, 2003)
Lewis M. Allen, 81, Tony-Winning Producer, Dies (By JASON ZINOMAN, Dec. 10, 2003)
Ruben Gonzalez, 84, Buena Vista Club Pianist, Dies (By PETER KEEPNEWS, Dec. 10, 2003)
NATIONAL: 3 Men Are Indicted in Fire at Rhode Island Nightclub (By PAM BELLUCK, Dec. 10, 2003)
NEWS ANALYSIS: Dean's Role Is Redefined by Gore's Endorsement (By R. W. APPLE Jr., Dec. 10, 2003)
Democrat Wins San Francisco Mayor's Race (By DEAN E. MURPHY, Dec. 10, 2003)
Gore's Endorsement Was Won Over Time and Under the Radar
(By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE & JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 10, 2003)
Democrats Wrestle With the Gore Factor in Debate (By ADAM NAGOURNEY & EDWARD WYATT, Dec. 10, 2003)
Call by Gore Does Little to Soothe Lieberman (By DIANE CARDWELL & EDWARD WYATT, Dec. 10, 2003)
Iowa and Harlem Rallies Set Scene for Gore's Endorsement (By JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 10, 2003)
Official Memo on Jackson Casts Doubt on a Charge (By CHARLIE LeDUFF, Dec. 10, 2003)
Sheriff Reports a DNA Match in Abduction (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 10, 2003)
WORLD: Pentagon Bars Three Nations From Iraq Bids (By DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 10, 2003)
High Payments to Halliburton for Fuel in Iraq (By DON VAN NATTA Jr., Dec. 10, 2003)
VIOLENCE: Suicide Bombers Strike at 2 U.S. Bases, Wounding Dozens of G.I.'s (By IAN FISHER, Dec. 10, 2003)
Iraqi Governing Council Sets Up Its Own Court for War Crimes (By SUSAN SACHS, Dec. 10, 2003)
Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in Moscow Near Red Square (By STEVEN LEE MYERS, Dec. 10, 2003)
* Seeking Balance: Growth vs. Culture in Amazon (By JUAN FORERO, Dec. 10, 2003)
Bush Lauds China Leader as 'Partner' in Diplomacy (By DAVID E. SANGER, Dec. 10, 2003)
France and Germany Flex Muscles on Charter (By ELAINE SCIOLINO, Dec. 10, 2003)
LETTER FROM EUROPE: Switzerland Is Odd Piece in the Continent's New Mosaic (By ALAN COWELL, Dec. 10, 2003)
NEWS ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Strategic Miscalculation (By JOSEPH KAHN, Dec. 10, 2003)
ALLIES: Japan Commits Itself to Sending Up to 600 Ground Troops to Iraq (By NORIMITSU ONISHI, Dec. 10, 2003)
NY REGION: More Revisions in Plans for New York's Tallest Tower (By DAVID W. DUNLAP, Dec. 10, 2003)
Nursing Homes Face Challenge as the Young Fill the Beds (By PATRICK HEALY, Dec. 10, 2003)
The Homeless and the Meatless (By ALISON LEIGH COWAN, Dec. 10, 2003)
OUR TOWNS: 'Volunteer' Versus `Firefighter' (By RICHARD LEZIN JONES, Dec. 10, 2003)
Drugs Cited as N.Y.U. Leap Is Ruled Accident, Not Suicide (By KAREN W. ARENSON, Dec. 10, 2003)
SPORTS: Yankees' Approach Upsets the Pettittes (By JACK CURRY, Dec. 10, 2003)
BASEBALL: Matsui Officially Joins the Mets (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 10, 2003)
BASEBALL: Anaheim Signs Colón for 4 Years [$48 million/four-years] (By JACK CURRY, Dec. 10, 2003)
BASEBALL: All Bets Off as Yankees Reconsider Right Field (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 10, 2003)
FOOTBALL: U.S.C. Still Controls Its Fate in One Poll (By BILL FINLEY, Dec. 10, 2003)
SPORTS: Namath, 60, to Earn Degree (By DAVE ANDERSON, Dec. 10, 2003)
SPORTS: At Baseball's Extremes, It's a No-Win Situation (By HARVEY ARATON, Dec. 10, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Al Gore Places an Early Bet (NY TIMES, Dec. 10, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Attack of the Killer Bras (By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Dec. 10, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: The Russian Reversion (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 10, 2003)
OP-ART: The Diary of a Nobelist (By MARJANE SATRAP, Dec. 10, 2003)
LETTERS: Iraq, the West Bank and Vietnam (7 Letters) (By PATRICIA M. ROBERTS, et. al., Dec. 10, 2003)
LETTERS: Learning Arabic (By IVAN HUBER, Dec. 10, 2003)
LETTERS: Hunters, Gatherers and Modern-Day Shoppers (2 Letters) (By HILARY DAVIDSON, et. al., Dec. 10, 2003)
LETTERS: Virtual Colonoscopy (By ARIE E. KAUFMAN, Dec. 10, 2003)
BUSINESS: The Dow Breaks Through 10,000 Before Falling Back
[Dow -42, Nasdaq -40] (By JONATHAN FUERBRINGER, Dec. 10, 2003)
Restaurant Hiring May Lead the Way to Wider Job Gains (By SHERRI DAY, Dec. 10, 2003)
Chief of AOL Europe Expected To Take a Job at Sony Pictures (By LAURA M. HOLSON, Dec. 10, 2003)
Brand Names Are Paying the Price for a Change in Shopping Trends (By TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 10, 2003)
Fed Keeps Rates Steady but Paves Way for Rise (By EDMUND L. ANDREWS, Dec. 10, 2003)
ADVERTISING: Abercrombie & Fitch to End Its Racy Magazine (By DAVID CARR and TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 10, 2003)
MARKET PLACE: Stock Exchange Disciplines Analyst (By FLOYD NORRIS, Dec. 10, 2003)
ARTS: Aye, Hal, Such Commotion as if 'Twere the Globe (By WILBORN HAMPTON, Dec. 10, 2003)
BOOKS: 'CITY IN THE SKY': Dividing Reality and Myth in the Fate of the Towers
(By MARTIN FILLER, Dec. 10, 2003)
* BOOKS: Knockout of a Book for the Greatest [Muhammad Ali] (By RICHARD SANDOMIR, Dec. 10, 2003)
DANCE: An Apprenctice Is a Classic Overachiever (By JACK ANDERSON, Dec. 10, 2003)
MUSIC: Musicians Urge Board to Keep Maazel (By ROBIN POGREBIN, Dec. 10, 2003)
MUSIC: Maturity Doesn't Diminish His Keyboard Idiosyncrasy (By ALLAN KOZINN, Dec. 10, 2003)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Reviving Cheerful Spirits in Kodachrome Holidays (By ERIK PIEPENBURG, Dec. 10, 2003)
POP | SEAL: With the Passion Polished Out (By KELEFA SANNEH, Dec. 10, 2003)
THEATER: 'JUVENALIA': That Old College Try at Being Sophisticated (By BRUCE WEBER, Dec. 10, 2003)
FOOD & DINING: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 10, 2003)
The Powering Up of the Power Lunch (By DAVID CARR, Dec. 10, 2003)
Cooks' Gifts, With Shelf Life (By FLORENCE FABRICANT, Dec. 10, 2003)
AT LUNCH WITH TOM VALENTI: For Grandma, With Amore (By ALEX WITCHEL, Dec. 10, 2003)
AT MY TABLE | NIGELLA LAWSON: A Signpost of Greece, a Cloak of Italy (By NIGELLA LAWSON, Dec. 10, 2003)
Handmade Pottery Pie Plates as Canvas for Artist and Cook (By DENISE LANDIS, Dec. 10, 2003)
THE MINIMALIST: A Braised Winter [Recipe: Beef Stew With Prunes] (By MARK BITTMAN, Dec. 10, 2003)
FOOD STUFF: A 'Village' Renaissance for Sant Ambroeus (By FLORENCE FABRICANT, Dec. 10, 2003)
* SCIENCE: Scientist Links Man to Climate Over the Ages (By KENNETH CHANG, Dec. 10, 2003)

Tuesday, December 9, 2003:
On This Day: December 9 (John Milton 12/9/1608-1/5/1674, Carl Wilhelm Scheele 12/9/1742-5/21/1786, Comete Claude-Louis Berthollet 12/9/1748-11/6/1822, Clarence Birdseye 12/9/1886-10/7/1956, Emmett Kelly 12/9/1898-3/28/1979, Grace Murray Hopper 12/9/1906-1/1/1992, John Cassavetes 12/9/1929-2/3/1989, Kirk Douglas 1916, Dina Merrill 1925, Dick Van Patten 1928, Morton Downey Jr. 1933, Beau Bridges 1941, Dick Butkus 1942, John Malkovich 1953, Donny Osmond 1957)
Charles and Diana Are Separating 'Amicably' (By WILLIAM E. SCHMIDT, December 9, 1992)
Thomas P. O'Neill Jr., a Democratic Power in the House for Decades, Dies at 81 [12/9/1912-1/5/1994] (By MARTIN TOLCHIN, January 7, 1994)

Ellen Drew, 89, Film Star of 30's and 40's, Dies (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 9, 2003)
C. Arana Osorio, 85, Guatemala Ex-Leader, Dies (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 9, 2003)
NATIONAL: Medicare Law's Costs and Benefits Are Elusive (By ROBERT PEAR, Dec. 9, 2003)
Gore to Endorse Dean, Remaking Democratic Race (By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 9, 2003)
Lieberman Is Hit Hardest by Decision (By DIANE CARDWELL, Dec. 9, 2003)
Raid at High School Leads to Racial Divide, Not Drugs (By TAMAR LEWIN, Dec. 9, 2003)
Lawmaker Guilty of Manslaughter (By MONICA DAVEY, Dec. 9, 2003)
Psychologist Testifies on 'Indoctrination' of Sniper Suspect (By JAMES DAO, Dec. 9, 2003)
Ex-Government Officials Recommend Intelligence Overhaul (By JAMES RISEN, Dec. 9, 2003)
WORLD: U.S. Asks Taiwan to Avoid a Vote Provoking China (By DAVID E. SANGER, Dec. 9, 2003)
Taiwan to Go Ahead With Referendum (NY TIMES, Dec. 9, 2003)
Putin Revels in Election; Others See Flaws (By STEVEN LEE MYERS, Dec. 9, 2003)
COMMERCE: With More Money to Spend, Middle-Class Iraqis Go Shopping (By EDWARD WONG, Dec. 9, 2003)
U.S. Raid in Afghanistan May Have Missed Target (By CARLOTTA GALL, Dec. 9, 2003)
* ROME JOURNAL: An Obelisk Is Going Home; a Bolt of Lightning Helped (By FRANK BRUNI, Dec. 9, 2003)
Sale of Nuclear Plant to China Puts German Aide on the Spot (By RICHARD BERNSTEIN, Dec. 9, 2003)
NY REGION: College Tests for 120,000 Are Delayed by the Storm (By KIMETRIS N. BALTRIP, Dec. 9, 2003)
Climate Scientists Zoom In on Changes (By KIRK JOHNSON, Dec. 9, 2003)
A Bill to Ease Restrictions on Living With Pets (By DAVID W. CHEN, Dec. 9, 2003)
PUBLIC LIVES: In Him, Storyteller Meets Architect [Robert Sabuda] (By CHRIS HEDGES, Dec. 9, 2003)
SPORTS: Mets and Matsui All Smiles as He Arrives in New York (By RAFAEL HERMOSO & KEN BELSON, Dec. 9, 2003)
BASEBALL: Yankees Near Deal With Wells (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 9, 2003)
EDITORIALS: How Not to Pick a Flu Vaccine (NY TIMES, Dec. 9, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: The Mysterious Stranger [Howard Dean] (By DAVID BROOKS, Dec. 9, 2003)
OP-ED: The New Bear in Town (By CHARLES SIEBERT, Dec. 9, 2003)
OP-ED: Stacking the Hunt (By WAYNE PACELLE, Dec. 9, 2003)
LETTERS: Is Dean a McGovern, or a Dean? (7 Letters) ((By KEVIN KELTON, et. al., Dec. 9, 2003)
LETTERS: Shoes to Die For (or at Least to Suffer For) (5 Letters) ((By LAWRENCE HALPERIN, M.D., et. al., Dec. 9, 2003)
LETTERS: Mars Is Our Goal (ROBERT ZUBRIN, President, Mars Society, Dec. 7, 2003, Dec. 9, 2003)
BUSINESS: Shares Close Higher as Market Awaits Fed Meeting Today
[Dow +103, Nasdaq +11] (By REUTERS, Dec. 9, 2003)
ADVERTISING: Forecasters Expect End to Ad Industry's Recession in 2004 (By STUART ELLIOTT, Dec. 9, 2003)
Job Cuts Follow Recovery in South Korea (By SAMUEL LEN, Dec. 9, 2003)
Time Warner to Use Cable Lines to Add Phone to Internet Service (By MATT RICHTEL, Dec. 9, 2003)
Memo Shows MFS Funds Let Favored Clients Trade When Others Couldn't (By LANDON THOMAS Jr., Dec. 9, 2003)
Insurers Ready to Sell Medical Savings Accounts (By MILT FREUDENHEIM, Dec. 9, 2003)
ARTICLE (By, Dec. 9, 2003)
BUSINESS TRAVEL: Gaining Time and Clients While in the Pilot's Seat (By FRANCINE PARNES, Dec. 9, 2003)
ARTS: Only a Move Will Prevent Bankruptcy, Barnes Says (By CAROL VOGEL, Dec. 9, 2003)
* FILM: Smoldering Daughter of Delft: Fleshing Out Vermeer (By ALAN RIDING, Dec. 9, 2003)
FILM: While They Can, Studios Rush to Send Videos to Oscar Voters (By SHARON WAXMAN, Dec. 9, 2003)
MUSIC: 'ENOCH ARDEN': The Attraction of Melodrama, in the Best Sense of the Word
(By ANNE MIDGETTE, Dec. 9, 2003)
THEATER: 'RIGHT YOU ARE': Loose Lips Can Sink People in a Pirandello Fishbowl
(By BEN BRANTLEY, Dec. 9, 2003)
TV WATCH: In a Made-for-Television Romance, the Most Telegenic Man Wins (By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, Dec. 9, 2003)
TV: The Next Reality Show: Bumpkins Join Jet Set (By DAVID CARR, Dec. 9, 2003)
TV: 'I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN!':
Lots of Familiar Punch Lines, Charlie Brown
(By ANITA GATES, Dec. 9, 2003)
SCIENCE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 9, 2003)
* SCIENCE: More Than a 'Scream': A Blast Felt Round the World (By LEON JAROFF, Dec. 9, 2003)
* Humanity? Maybe It's in the Wiring
[Specialized neurons at work— large, cigar-shaped cells called spindle cells]
(By SANDRA BLAKESLEE, Dec. 9, 2003)
If SARS Hits U.S., Quarantine Could Too (By DAVID TULLER, Dec. 9, 2003)
Mars Mission's Invisible Enemy: Radiation (By MATTHEW L. WALD, Dec. 9, 2003)
OBSERVATORY: Snail-Sustainable Farming (By HENRY FOUNTAIN, Dec. 9, 2003)
Tagging Sharks? No Problem. They're Big Babies. Really. (By JAMES GORMAN, Dec. 9, 2003)
* Yes, They Can! No, They Can't: Charges Fly in Nanobot Debate
[Dr. K. Eric Drexler accused Dr. Richard E. Smalley of misrepresenting his nanobot work]
(By KENNETH CHANG, Dec. 9, 2003)
* SCIENCE: Coming: Superthread From Nanofibers
[Scientists have now spun yards of thread made of almost 100% nanotube]
(By KENNETH CHANG, Dec. 9, 2003)
IMAGES | DEATH IN 3-D: Autopsy That¹s Graphic but Not Gory (By Dr. Michael Thali, Dec. 9, 2003)
HEALTH: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 9, 2003)
In Ethiopia's Malaria War, Weapons Are the Issue (By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr., Dec. 9, 2003)
Pocket of Opposition to Vaccine Threatens Polio Eradication (By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, Dec. 9, 2003)
CASES: Momentarily Overcome by Paisley (By KENT A. SEPKOWITZ, M.D., Dec. 9, 2003)
Secondhand Smoke May Harm Family Pets, Too (By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr., Dec. 9, 2003)
PERSONAL HEALTH: With Childbirth, Now It's What the Mother Orders (By JANE E. BRODY, Dec. 9, 2003)
* VITAL SIGNS: Patterns: In Aging, Distress Takes Its Toll (By JOHN O'NEIL, Dec. 9, 2003)
VITAL SIGNS: Regimens: How High? Just Jump, Girls (By JOHN O'NEIL, Dec. 9, 2003)
VITAL SIGNS: Technology: Learning How to Save a Life (By JOHN O'NEIL, Dec. 9, 2003)
VITAL SIGNS: Maladies: Adding Attitude to Arthritis (By JOHN O'NEIL, Dec. 9, 2003)
BOOKS ON HEALTH: Dyslexia Myths Dispelled (By JOHN LANGONE, Dec. 9, 2003)
BOOKS ON HEALTH: Smart Approach to H.I.V. (By JOHN LANGONE, Dec. 9, 2003)

Monday, December 8, 2003:
On This Day: December 8 (Queen of Scots Mary 12/8/1542-2/8/1587, Queen Christina 12/8/1626-4/19/1689, Eli Whitney 12/8/1765-1/8/1825, Aristide Maillol 12/8/1861-9/27/1944, Camille Claudel 12/8/1864-10/19/1943, Jean Sibelius 12/8/1865-9/20/1957, Diego Rivera 12/8/1886-11/2/1961, James Thurber 12/8/1894-11/2/1961, Elzie Segar 12/8/1894-10/13/1938, Josephine Bell 12/8/1897-4/24/1987, Maximilian Schell 1930, David Carradine 1936, James MacArthur 1937, James Galway 1939, Gregg Allman 1947, Kim Basinger 1953, Teri Hatcher 1964)
U.S. DECLARES WAR, PACIFIC BATTLE WIDENS (By FRANK L. KLUCKHOHN, December 8, 1941)
* Sammy Davis Jr. Dies at 64; Top Showman Broke Barriers [12/8/1925-5/16/1990] (By PETER B. FLINT, May 17, 1990)

Barry Morell, 75, Tenor Partial to Puccini, Dies (By ANNE MIDGETTE, Dec. 8, 2003)
Mary Jane Russell, 77, Model Seen Often on Magazine Covers, Dies (By CATHY HORYN, Dec. 8, 2003)
An Tzu Yang, Who Developed a Geometric Theory for Broad Use, Dies at 80 (By ANAHAD O'CONNOR, Dec. 8, 2003)
Meyer Steinberg, Philanthropist and Real Estate Developer, Dies at 84 (By JONATHAN P. HICKS, Dec. 8, 2003)
NATIONAL: California's New Governor Is Fighting a Familiar Battle (By JOHN M. BRODER, Dec. 8, 2003)
A Snow Deep and Deadly Leaves a Region in a Daze (By PAM BELLUCK and KATIE ZEZIMA, Dec. 8, 2003)
CHALLENGING BUSH: A Centrist, Lieberman Fights for Votes in an Extremist Era (By JANNY SCOTT, Dec. 8, 2003)
LOS ANGELES JOURNAL: Los Angeles by Kayak: Vistas of Concrete Banks (By CHARLIE LeDUFF, Dec. 8, 2003)
For Hire in Seattle: A Rebel in Rhinestones (By SARAH KERSHAW, Dec. 8, 2003)
In Hawaii, Survivors Recall a Day That Lives in Infamy (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 8, 2003)
Chastened Dean Makes Multiracial Appeal in South (By JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 8, 2003)
In TV Interviews, Senator Clinton Criticizes Bush's Handling of Iraq (By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ, Dec. 8, 2003)
WHITE HOUSE LETTER: Dispatches, With Some Asides, From the Pool (By ELISABETH BUMILLER, Dec. 8, 2003)
WORLD: U.S. and 2 Allies Agree on a Plan for North Korea (By DAVID E. SANGER, Dec. 8, 2003)
Russia's Voting for Parliament Bolsters Putin (By STEVEN LEE MYERS, Dec. 8, 2003)
Afghan Villagers Torn by Grief After U.S. Raid Kills 9 Children (By CARLOTTA GALL, Dec. 8, 2003)
HUMAN RIGHTS: Iraq Prepares to Create Tribunal to Prosecute War Crimes Under Hussein (By SUSAN SACHS, Dec. 8, 2003)
KIBBUTZ REVADIM JOURNAL: Ousting Unlikely Intruders in a Cemetery Already Apart (By JAMES BENNET, Dec. 8, 2003)
POLITICAL LEADERS: Iraqi Exiles Face Uncertainty as Enthusiasm for Them Dims at Home & in Washington
(By JOEL BRINKLEY & DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 8, 2003)
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Great Divide: The U.S. and Europe Stretch to Close It (By ELAINE SCIOLINO, Dec. 8, 2003)
INSURGENCY: General Sees More Attacks as Elections Near (By JOEL BRINKLEY, Dec. 8, 2003)
Complaints and Concern Rise Over Poor Policing in China (By JIM YARDLEY, Dec. 8, 2003)
NY REGION: After Storm, Now Comes the Great Slush Shove (By ROBERT D. McFADDEN, Dec. 8, 2003)
Homesteading a Little Place in History (By COLIN MOYNIHAN, Dec. 8, 2003)
Keeping Canyons Lighted After Bulls and Bears Leave (By DAVID W. DUNLAP, Dec. 8, 2003)
Where Friends of Bears Foresee Slaughter, Homeowners See Defense Against Invasion (By ROBERT HANLEY, Dec. 8, 2003)
* METROPOLITAN DIARY: Dear Diary (By JOE ROGERS, Dec. 8, 2003)
SPORTS: Absurdities of the B.C.S. Are Exposed [Sugar & Rose Bowls] (By WILLIAM C. RHODEN, Dec. 8, 2003)
SPORTS: Sooners to Play L.S.U., but Numbers Crunch U.S.C. (By JOE DRAPE, Dec. 8, 2003)
Kazuo Matsui Is a Met, Two Reports Say (NY TIMES, Dec. 8, 2003)
BASEBALL: Deadline Leaves Teams Scrambling on Free Agents (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 8, 2003)
BOXING: Klitschko Smashes Way to Possible Fight Against Lewis (By MICHAEL KATZ, Dec. 8, 2003)
EDITORIALS: A Paper Trail for Voters (NY TIMES, Dec. 8, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Russians Inch Toward Democracy (NY TIMES, Dec. 8, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Jump-Starting Winter (NY TIMES, Dec. 8, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Hillary, Congenital Hawk (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 8, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Stalking the Giant Chicken Coop (By BOB HERBERT, Dec. 8, 2003)
OP-ED: Seeing the Futures (By PHILIP BOBBITT, Dec. 8, 2003)
OP-ED: Don't Hang Up, That's My Mom Calling (By BOBBI BUCHANAN, Dec. 8, 2003)
LETTERS: When New Textbooks Aren't New (4 Letters) (By ALFRED S. POSAMENTIER, et. al., Dec. 8, 2003)
LETTERS: Iraq, Looking Familiar (By JAMES W. COLLITON, Dec. 8, 2003)
LETTERS: Not a Material World (By MARTHA REILLY, Dec. 8, 2003)
LETTERS: Ensuring Food Safety (By PETER J. PITTS, Dec. 8, 2003)
BUSINESS: Criticism of Disney Chief Grows Bolder (By LAURA M. HOLSON and SHARON WAXMAN, Dec. 8, 2003)
Will the Fed Stick to Its Plan on Low Rates? (By EDMUND L. ANDREWS, Dec. 8, 2003)
Nations Chafe at U.S. Influence Over the Internet (By JENNIFER L. SCHENKER, Dec. 8, 2003)
For Growth, Spanish Media Company Plans to Go West (By JOHN TAGLIABUE, Dec. 8, 2003)
ADVERTISING: TV and Movie Characters Are Selling Chilren Snacks (By COURTNEY KANE, Dec. 8, 2003)
In Land of Big-Budget Egos, Private Investigators Are a Part of Life (By JOHN SCHWARTZ and JONATHAN GLATER, Dec. 8, 2003)
In Search of a Way to Get Viewers More Involved With Their TV's (By ERIC TAUB, Dec. 8, 2003)
Hackers Steal From Pirates, to No Good End (By JOHN SCHWARTZ, Dec. 8, 2003)
A New Use for a CD's Flip Side (By CHRIS NELSON, Dec. 8, 2003)
Heads-Up Displays Move From Cockpits to Cyclists' Helmets (By JOHN MARKOFF, Dec. 8, 2003)
A Way to Print Detailed Photos for Secure ID's (By BARNABY J. FEDER, Dec. 8, 2003)
Talking to the Boss, and Writing About It (PATRICK McGEEHAN, Dec. 8, 2003)
* E-COMMERCE REPORT: Last-Minute Shipping for Online Buyers (By BOB TEDESCHI, Dec. 8, 2003)
* NEW ECONOMY: Dell Moves Some Customer Service Operations Back to the U.S. (By LAURIE J. FLYNN, Dec. 8, 2003)
PATENTS: Haven't I Seen That Tie Before? (By SABRA CHARTRAND, Dec. 8, 2003)
ARTS: Five Eminences of the Arts Are Honored, and They Don't Even Have to Perform
[Carol Burnett, Mike Nichols, Itzhak Perlman, James Brown, and Loretta Lynn]
(By JOHN FILES, Dec. 8, 2003)
* ART: Painting to Sound the Alarm in the Wake of Pearl Harbor (By DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, Dec. 8, 2003)
* ARTS: Making Faces, in the Style of Picasso [Web Cubists] (By BOB TEDESCHI, Dec. 8, 2003)
ARTS: Transvestite Potter Wins Turner Prize in Art (By ALAN RIDING, Dec. 8, 2003)
BOOKS: Speed Dialing S for Satire (By BERNARD WEINRAUB, Dec. 8, 2003)
DANCE: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: Now Guys Are Vulnerable and the Girls Are Tough
(By ANNA KISSELGOFF, Dec. 8, 2003)
DANCE: NEW YORK CITY BALLET: 50 Years of Bunnies, Candy Canes and Mice (By ANNA KISSELGOFF, Dec. 8, 2003)
MUSIC CRITIC: Drawn to What's Next, Not What Has Been (By ALLAN KOZINN, Dec. 8, 2003)
MUSIC: NEW CD'S: Doing What He Pleases, Vol. 2 [Ryan Adams, "Love Is Hell"] (By NEIL STRAUSS, Dec. 8, 2003)
POP: AL GREEN & CASSANDRA WILSON: Two Studies in Finding the Soul of a Song
(By JON PARELES, Dec. 8, 2003)
THEATER: 'NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH': The Ashes of Apartheid Don't Fit in a Tiny Box
(By BEN BRANTLEY, Dec. 8, 2003)
TV: 'BATTLESTAR GALACTICA': The Cylons Are Back and Humanity Is in Deep Trouble (By NED MARTEL, Dec. 8, 2003)
* HEALTH: 50 and Ready for a Colonoscopy? Doctors Say Wait Is Often Long (By GINA KOLATA, Dec. 8, 2003)

Sunday, December 7, 2003:
On This Day: December 7 (Gian Lorenzo Bernini 12/7/1598-11/28/1680, Allan Cunningham 12/7/1784-10/30/1842, Pietro Mascagni 12/7/1863-8/2/1945, R.W. Sears 12/7/1863-9/28/1914, Joyce Cary 12/7/1888-12/18/1939, Eli Walach 1915, Ellen Burstyn 1932, Carole Simpson 1940, Johnny Bench 1947, Larry Bird 1956)
* Japan Wars on U.S. and Britain; Makes Sudden Attack On Hawaii (By FRANK L. KLUCKHOHN, December 7, 1941)
* Willa Cather Dies at 73; Author of 'Lost Lady' Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922 [12/7/1873-4/24/1947] (NY Times, April 25, 1947)

Margaret Singer, a Leading Brainwashing Expert, Dies at 82 (By ANAHAD O'CONNOR, Dec. 7, 2003)
Mary Jane Russell, 50's Fashion Model, Is Dead at 77 (By CATHY HORYN, Dec. 7, 2003)
NATIONAL: Some Dean Rivals Pin Hopes on Feb. 3 Voting (By ADAM NAGOURNEY, Dec. 7, 2003)
New Medicare Bill Bars Extra Insurance for Drugs (By ROBERT PEAR, Dec. 7, 2003)
An Ohio Town Is Hard Hit as Leading Industry Moves to China [Bryan's Etch A Sketch]
(By JOSEPH KAHN, Dec. 7, 2003)
Left Faces Left in San Francisco Mayor's Race (By DEAN E. MURPHY, Dec. 7, 2003)
That Skunky Smell Is the Odor of Success (By CHRIS DIXON, Dec. 7, 2003)
* The Folksy Outsider Who Tackled Big Problems and Won Over M.I.T. [Charles M. Vest]
(By KATE ZERNIKE, Dec. 7, 2003)
Trampled Shopper Has History of Injury Claims Against Stores (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 7, 2003)
Legislature Rejects Schwarzenegger Plans (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 7, 2003)
How a Shady Iranian Deal Maker Kept the Pentagon's Ear [Manucher Ghorbanifar] (By JAMES RISEN, Dec. 7, 2003)
WORLD: Tough New Tactics by U.S. Tighten Grip on Iraq Towns (By DEXTER FILKINS, Dec. 7, 2003)
Russian Parliament Elections Could Add to Putin's Power (By STEVEN LEE MYERS, Dec. 7, 2003)
$2 Billion Rise in Foreign Aid Is Mostly to Fight AIDS in Africa (By ELIZABETH BECKER, Dec. 7, 2003)
As Iranian Elections Approach, Voters Lose Faith in the Reformers (By NAZILA FATHI, Dec. 7, 2003)
THE WORLD'S SWEATSHOP: THE ETCH A SKETCH CONNECTION: Ruse in Toyland: Chinese Workers' Hidden Woe
(By JOSEPH KAHN, Dec. 7, 2003)
Secular Leaders Worry That, Torn by Turmoil, Iraqis Will Elect an Islamic Theocracy
(By JOEL BRINKLEY, Dec. 7, 2003)
ON TOUR: Rumsfeld, on the Ground in Iraq, Gets a Report on Progress Against the Insurgency
(By THOM SHANKER, Dec. 7, 2003)
To Fill an Empty Far East, Russians Look to Refugees (By JAMES BROOKE, Dec. 7, 2003)
Volunteers in Japan Give Mount Fuji a Makeover (By JAMES BROOKE, Dec. 7, 2003)
NY REGION: Second Day of Snow Pummels Region, Setting Records (By ROBERT D. McFADDEN, Dec. 7, 2003)
Go Directly to Jail, and Collect Your Pension (By PAUL von ZIELBAUER, Dec. 7, 2003)
* 46 Years in Cab, Recalling That Tip From Marilyn [Sam Goldstein, 80] (By MICHAEL LUO, Dec. 7, 2003)
FOLLOWING UP: Stand Inside His Shoes (Just Not on 4th St.) (By JOSEPH P. FRIED, Dec. 7, 2003)
Traditional Women's Groups Are Neither (By KATE STONE LOMBARDI, Dec. 7, 2003)
OUR TOWNS: Neighbors Unhappy With a Drummer's Day Job: Jersey Shore Developer
(By RICHARD LEZIN JONES, Dec. 7, 2003)
SPORTS: No Time Off In Rivalry Between Sox And Yanks (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 7, 2003)
BASEBALL: Hot Stove Gets Hotter as Mets Close In on Deal With Matsui (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 7, 2003)
FOOTBALL: Chiefs' Dick Vermeil Is a Player's Coach Who Wins (By DAMON HACK, Dec. 7, 2003)
SPORTS: Southern Cal Has Embraced a Symbol of Its Revival (NY TIMES, Dec. 7, 2003)
BOXING: Once Again at the Garden, There's Room to Rumble (By GEOFFREY GRAY, Dec. 7, 2003)
EDITORIALS: HARVESTING POVERTY: The Case Against King Cotton (NY TIMES, Dec. 7, 2003)
EDITORIAL OBSERVER: Brandeis's Views on States' Rights, and Ice-Making, Have New Relevance
(By ADAM COHEN, Dec. 7, 2003)
* OP-ED COLUMNIST: Presidents Remade by War (By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, Dec. 7, 2003)
OP-ED: A Million Miles From the Green Zone to the Front Lines (By LUCIAN K. TRUSCOTT IV, Dec. 7, 2003)
ARTS OP-ED: FRANK RICH: 'Caroline,' Kennedy and Change (By FRANK RICH, Dec. 7, 2003)
LETTERS: Is the Canadian Border Now a Gulf? (By TERRY PHELPS, et. al., Dec. 7, 2003)
LETTERS: Teacher, Mother, Citizen-Voter (By SANDRA GORDON PETTIJOHN, Dec. 7, 2003)
LETTERS: Saving Kilimanjaro's Ice (By EUAN NISBET, Dec. 7, 2003)
After Gains, Foreign Stocks May Still Be Cheap (By CONRAD DE AENLLE, Dec. 7, 2003)
A Tale of Two Troubled Turnarounds [Ford & Chrysler] (By DANNY HAKIM, Dec. 7, 2003)
MARKET WATCH: The Mutual Fund Scandal's Next Chapter (By GRETCHEN MORGENSON, Dec. 7, 2003)
ECONOMIC VIEW: Imports Don't Deserve All That Blame (By EDMUND L. ANDREWS, Dec. 7, 2003)
ON THE CONTRARY: Illegal Immigration: So Harmful and So Beneficial (By DANIEL AKST, Dec. 7, 2003)
MARKET INSIGHT: As the World Turns, See Oil Prices Turn With It (By KENNETH N. GILPIN, Dec. 7, 2003)
PORTFOLIOS: Disappointment Is Relative With Junk Bond Funds (By JONATHAN FUERBRINGER, Dec. 7, 2003)
Getting a Refund After the Scandal: Gauging the Odds (By RIVA D. ATLAS, Dec. 7, 2003)
INVESTING WITH: MATTI VON TURK: American Century Small Company Fund (By CAROLE GOULD, Dec. 7, 2003)
* AT LUNCH WITH: RABBI BENJAMIN BLECH: Making a Fortune, Losing It and Moving On (By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH, Dec. 7, 2003)
LOVE & MONEY: When Parental Gifts Come With Strings Attached (By ELLYN SPRAGINS, Dec. 7, 2003)
Spa Luxuries for Less Money (By JANE L. LEVERE, Dec. 7, 2003)
ARTS: Finally, Healing a Wound at the Heart of Venice (By ALAN RIDING, Dec. 7, 2003)
ARTS: Ground Zero's Only Hope: Elitism (By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Dec. 7, 2003)
ARTS: Keeping It Together by Living in Public (By ALAN RIDING, Dec. 7, 2003)
* ART: Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Sol LeWitt (By ELIZABETH BARD, Dec. 7, 2003)
DANCE: Tripping the Flight Fantastic (By JENNIFER DUNNING, Dec. 7, 2003)
DANCE: Honoring Ailey With a Dance Set Between Anger and Jubilation (By VALERIE GLADSTONE, Dec. 7, 2003)
MUSIC: Alicia Keys Fights for Soul's Survival (By JON PARELES, Dec. 7, 2003)
MUSIC: This 'Lost' Album Was Worth Finding (By FRED KAPLAN, Dec. 7, 2003)
MUSIC: This Battle of the Bands Is Peaceable (By BARBARA JEPSON, Dec. 7, 2003)
MUSIC HIGH NOTES: Serenading a Tree via AT&T (By JAMES R. OESTREICH, Dec. 7, 2003)
PHOTOGRAPHY: The Mysterious Photo Album of a Country Priest (By LYLE REXER, Dec. 7, 2003)
THEATER: Finding Her Own Way to Get the Story Right (By JESSE McKINLEY, Dec. 7, 2003)
THEATER: A Working Stiff, With Style (By JEREMY McCARTER, Dec. 7, 2003)
TV: When It Comes to TV Angels, He's Batting .500 (By ALEXANDRA JACOBS, Dec. 7, 2003)
TV: Back to the Sci-Fi Future (By HAL HINSON, Dec. 7, 2003)
FASHION & STYLE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 7, 2003)
STYLE: Miami Puts On an Arty Party (By GUY TREBAY, Dec. 7, 2003)
* Dear Ringo: Having a Great Time. Wish You Were Here. (By LIZETTE ALVAREZ, Dec. 7, 2003)
Groundhog Almighty (By ALEX KUCZYNSKI, Dec. 7, 2003)
If the Shoe Ties, They Don't Wear It (By STEVE LOHR, Dec. 7, 2003)
* POSSESSED: A Little Piece of Paris, the Fantasy [Paloma Picasso] (By DAVID COLMAN, Dec. 7, 2003)
ON THE STREET: Shaggy Chic [sheepskin boots] (By BILL CUNNINGHAM, Dec. 7, 2003)
BOOKS OF STYLE: Well-Worn Legends (By PENELOPE GREEN, Dec. 7, 2003)
GOOD COMPANY: A Party That Did and Didn't Take Off [Robert Forcelli] (By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, Dec. 7, 2003)
A NITE OUT WITH Keisha Castle-Hughes, an Innocent Abroad (By LINDA LEE, Dec. 7, 2003)
VOWS: Bo Chen and Rui Su (By JENNIFER TUNG, Dec. 7, 2003)
TRAVEL: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 7, 2003)
HOTEL CHECK-IN: Sleek Chic Warms Up (By PILAR VILADAS, Dec. 7, 2003)
TRAVEL: Rooms on the Lagoon in Venice (By FRANK BRUNI, Dec. 7, 2003)
WHAT'S DOING: In Oaxaca (By TIM WEINER, Dec. 7, 2003)
FRUGAL TRAVELER: In Central London, Four Hotels for Less (By KATHERINE ZOEPF, Dec. 7, 2003)
* CYBERSCOUT: Cutting the Cord [Wi-Fi spots] (By BOB TEDESCHI, Dec. 7, 2003)
CORRESPONDENT'S REPORT: Hong Kong's Latest Fight Over Harbor Turns Nasty
(By KEITH BRADSHER, Dec. 7, 2003)
TRAVEL ESSAY: Bathing Beauty (BY EMILY LAURENCE BAKER, Dec. 7, 2003)
SUNDAY MAGAZINE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 7, 2003)
* ON LANGUAGE: Metrosexual (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 7, 2003)
* THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: The Feeling Is Not Mutual (By RICHARD TODD, Dec. 7, 2003)
QUESTIONS FOR WILLIAM NOVELLI: A Seniors Moment [AARP] (Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON, Dec. 7, 2003)
PHENOMENON: School Away From School (By EMILY WHITE, Dec. 7, 2003)
* DIAGNOSIS: Shortness of Breath, High Cholesterol, No Fever or Cough (By LISA SANDERS, M.D., Dec. 7, 2003)
THE ETHICIST: Drug Providers (By RANDY COHEN, Dec. 7, 2003)
WHAT THEY WERE THINKING: Fabiola Bertolini de Moura and
Kathia Bellevue, Saks Fifth Avenue, NY, Nov. 20, 2003

(Interview by CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS, Dec. 7, 2003)
* COVER ARTICLE: The Dean Connection (By SAMANTHA M. SHAPIRO, Dec. 7, 2003)
Pakistan Is... (By BARRY BEARAK, Dec. 7, 2003)
When Political Art Mattered (By JESSE GREEN, Dec. 7, 2003)
STYLE: Fashion for Dummies (By IRA LEVIN, Dec. 7, 2003)
FOOD: Kebabing Along (By JULIA REED, Dec. 7, 2003)
LIVES: One Degree of Separation (By DR. KENNARD CLARK as told to EDWARD LEWINE, Dec. 7, 2003)
BOOK REVIEW: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 7, 2003)
HOLIDAY BOOKS: Editors' Choice (NY TIMES, Dec. 7, 2003)
FICTION: Notable Books 2003 (NY TIMES, Dec. 7, 2003)
'No Fixed Points': The Story of Dance [Nancy Reynolds & Malcolm McCormick] (By ROBERT GOTTLIEB, Dec. 7, 2003)
'The Pythons': It's 8 O'Clock. Time for the Penguin to Explode (By DAVID KELLY, Dec. 7, 2003)
'The Perfect Prince': The Great Pretender [Ann Wroe] (By GERARD KILROY, Dec. 7, 2003)
* 'Hiding the Elephant': Now You See It... [Jim Steinmeyer] (By TELLER, Dec. 7, 2003)
'Over the Edge of the World': Little Ship of Horrors [Laurence Bergreen] (By W. JEFFREY BOLSTER, Dec. 7, 2003)
'Kennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice': Let's Go to the Tape (By ROY REED, Dec. 7, 2003)
'The Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser': The Man Who Rhymed 'Barbasol' (By DAVID LEHMAN, Dec. 7, 2003)
How 'The Nutcracker' Became an Institution [Jennifer Fisher] (By NICHOLAS FOX WEBER, Dec. 7, 2003)
'The Unexpurgated Beaton': I Could Have Dished All Night [Cecil Beaton Diaries] (By RICHARD EDER, Dec. 7, 2003)
'The Last Ridge' and 'Climb to Conquer': Of Ice and Men [McKay Jenkins; Peter Shelton]
(By JAMES GORMAN, Dec. 7, 2003)
'Deems Taylor': Practicing What He Preached [James A. Pegolotti] (By JOHN ROCKWELL, Dec. 7, 2003)
HEALTH: If Shoe Won't Fit, Fix the Foot? Popular Surgery Raises Concern (By GARDINER HARRIS, Dec. 7, 2003)

Saturday, December 6, 2003:
On This Day: December 6 (Baldassare Castiglione 12/6/1478-2/2/1529, Niccolo Zucchi 12/6/1586-5/21/1670, Sophie von LaRoche 12/6/1731-2/18/1807, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin 12/6/1805-6/13/1861, Max Müller 12/6/1823-10/28/1900, Evelyn Underhill 12/6/1875-6/15/1941, Joyce Kilmer 12/6/7/30/1918, Sir Osbert Sitwell 12/6/1892-5/4/1969, Ira Gershwin 12/6/1896-8/17/1983, Dave Brubeck 1920, Wil Shriner 1953, JoBeth Williams 1953, Steven Wright 1955)
A Million Persons Will Hear Coolidge's Voice When He Addresses Congress [more than any man in history] (NY Times, December 6, 1923)
* Alfred Eisenstaedt, Photographer of the Defining Moment, Is Dead at 96 [12/6/1898-8/23/1995] (By CHARLES HAGEN, August 25, 1995)

J. A. Kenney Jr., Medical Pioneer, Dies at 89 (By DAVID TULLER, Dec. 6, 2003)
Jeff Brown, Children's Writer Who Created 'Flat Stanley' Series, Dies at 77 (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 6, 2003)
A. Schreier, Who Helped Design Trade Center, Dies at 72 (By ERIC LIPTON, Dec. 6, 2003)
John Haley, Whitewater Figure, Dies at 72 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 6, 2003)
Mesrob Ashjian, Armenian Prelate, Dies at 62 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 6, 2003)
Walter T. Redmond, Kellogg President, Dies at 80 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 6, 2003)
NATIONAL: Terrorism Warning for Airlines Focuses on Shoes and Clothing (By PHILIP SHENON, Dec. 6, 2003)
Torture Is Possible in Prosecutor's Death [Jonathan P. Luna] (By JAMES DAO and ERIC LICHTBLAU, Dec. 6, 2003)
Democrats Try to Regain Ground on Moral Issues (By RACHEL L. SWARNS & DIANE CARDWELL, Dec. 6, 2003)
BELIEFS: Mideast Initiative Pushes Beyond Platitudes (By PETER STEINFELS, Dec. 6, 2003)
With Flu Cases Spreading, Demand for Vaccine Grows (By DENISE GRADY & LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, Dec. 6, 2003)
WORLD: Wal-Mart Invades, and Mexico Gladly Surrenders (By TIM WEINER, Dec. 6, 2003)
Running for Re-Election, Taiwan Leader Takes on China (By KEITH BRADSHER & JOSEPH KAHN, Dec. 6, 2003)
Suicide Bombing on Russian Train Near Chechnya Kills 42 (By STEVEN LEE MYERS, Dec. 6, 2003)
Rumsfeld Visits Georgia to Bind a Strategic Partnership (By THOM SHANKER, Dec. 6, 2003)
European Group Takes Wraps Off Study Linking Muslims and Anti-Semitism (By RICHARD BERNSTEIN, Dec. 6, 2003)
SATURDAY PROFILE: A Dynamo and Her Daughters Turn Leftovers to Gold (By FRANK BRUNI, Dec. 6, 2003)
NY REGION: Storm Blankets Eastern States in Ice and Snow (By JAMES BARRON, Dec. 6, 2003)
At a Venerable Manhattan Haunt, Ghosts of a Speakeasy Past (By MICHAEL BRICK, Dec. 6, 2003)
ABOUT NEW YORK: Promise of Cots Keeps Homeless on the Move (By DAN BARRY, Dec. 6, 2003)
SPORTS: U.S.C.'s Garrett Succeeds Doing Things His Way (By WILLIAM C. RHODEN, Dec. 6, 2003)
SPORTS MEDIA & BUSINESS: An Overloaded Foreman Turns in His HBO Mike (By RICHARD SANDOMIR, Dec. 6, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Too Few Hires, Still (NY TIMES, Dec. 6, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Unneeded Quarrel Over Taiwan (NY TIMES, Dec. 6, 2003)
EDITORIALS: THE RURAL LIFE: Over the Fence (By VERLYN KLINKENBORG, Dec. 6, 2003)
OP-ED: There They Go Again [Dean another McGovern] (By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Dec. 6, 2003)
OP-ED: Going Native for 2004 (By DAVID BROOKS, Dec. 6, 2003)
OP-ED: One More Seat at the Table (By PARAG KHANNA, Dec. 6, 2003)
OP-ED: Tom Cruise, Bob Dylan, Commodore Perry (By CHRISTOPHER BENFEY, Dec. 6, 2003)
LETTERS: Is the 'Texas Miracle' a Mirage? (5 Letters) (By NEIL J. LISS, et. al., Dec. 6, 2003)
LETTERS: Palestinian Despair and the Arab World (3 Letters) (MARTIN H. SOKOL, et. al., Dec. 6, 2003)
LETTERS: The Greater Threats [more urgent than Iraq] (DAVID KERNS, Dec. 6, 2003)
LETTERS: That Turkey You Ate (By ALICE L. JOHNSON, Dec. 6, 2003)
BUSINESS: Shares Slide After Job Report Falls Short of Expectations
[Dow -68, Nasdaq -31] (By BLOOMBERG NEWS, Dec. 6, 2003)
Troubles at Paramount: Is It Just the Money? (By GERALDINE FABRIKANT, Dec. 6, 2003)
Employers Balk at New Hiring, Despite Growth (By LOUIS UCHITELLE, Dec. 6, 2003)
Another Setback for Martha Stewart Ahead of Criminal Trial (By CONSTANCE L. HAYS, Dec. 6, 2003)
Air Force Pursued Boeing Deal Despite Concerns of Rumsfeld (By DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 6, 2003)
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: Grasping at the Statistics on the Self-Employed (By FLOYD NORRIS, Dec. 6, 2003)
MARKET PLACE: Computer Mishap Sends a Stock on a Wild Ride (By FLOYD NORRIS, Dec. 6, 2003)
Money Manager Resigns at Janus (By BLOOMBERG NEWS, Dec. 6, 2003)
ARTS: Arms Control Racing Time and Technology (By JUDITH MILLER, Dec. 6, 2003)
BOOKS: 'THE ROSE MAN OF SING SING': A Sense of Adventure, All the Way to Sing Sing
(By PATRICIA COHEN, Dec. 6, 2003)
FILM: Judge Upsets Studios' Ban on Film Copies for Critics (By RANDY KENNEDY, Dec. 6, 2003)
JAZZ: 'MONK'S MOOD': Taking a Spin in the Old Monkmobile (By BEN RATLIFF, Dec. 6, 2003)
* MUSIC: $2 Million for Beethoven Manuscript [Opus 127] (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 6, 2003)
OPERA: 'BENVENUTO CELLINI': A Goldsmith's Tale, Told Larger Than Life (By ANTHONY TOMMASINI, Dec. 6, 2003)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographs That Cry Out for Meaning (By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Dec. 6, 2003)
POP: ANTHONY HAMILTON: Songs of Love's Sacredness, Mixing Holiness and Heat (By JON PARELES, Dec. 6, 2003)
ROCK: MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: Up From the Underground, With Camaraderie for All (By BEN RATLIFF, Dec. 6, 2003)
TV WATCH: Seasonal, Sticky, Inevitable: Not Fruitcake, Those Movies (By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, Dec. 6, 2003)

Friday, December 5, 2003:
On This Day: December 5 (Pope Julius II 12/5/1443-2/21/1513, Martin Van Buren 12/5/1782-7/24/1862, Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz 12/5/1822-6/27/1907, Christina Rossetti 12/5/1830-12/29/1894, George Armstrong Custer 12/5/1839-6/25/1876, Marcus Daly 12/5/1841-11/12/1900, Clyde V. Cessna 12/5/1879-11/20/1954, Fritz Lang 12/5/1890-8/2/1976, Werner Heisenberg 12/5/1901-2/1/1976, Kate Simon 12/5/1912-2/4/1990, Strom Thurmond 1902, Little Richard 1932, Joan Didion 1934, Calvin Trillin 1935, Morgan Brittany 1951)
Prohibition Repeal Is Ratified at 5:32 PM; Roosevelt Asks Nation to Bar the Saloon (NY Times, December 5, 1933)
* Walt Disney, 65, Dies on Coast; Founded an Empire on a Mouse [12/5/1901-12/15/1966] (NY Times, December 16, 1966)

Alan Davidson, 79, an Envoy Who Loved the Kitchen, Dies (By WILLIAM GRIMES, Dec. 5, 2003)
Mary Pinkett, 72, a Longtime Councilwoman, Dies (By SABRINA TAVERNISE, Dec. 5, 2003)
* David Hemmings, 62, a Film Star in 'Blowup,' Dies (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 5, 2003)
* Priscilla C. Kidder, 86, Outfitter to Brides as Priscilla of Boston, Dies (By GINIA BELLAFANTE, Dec. 5, 2003)
NATIONAL: Big Snowstorm Packs a Punch Along Eastern Seaboard (By JAMES BARRON, Dec. 5, 2003)
Younger Sniper Suspect's Lawyers Press Insanity Defense (By ADAM LIPTAK, Dec. 5, 2003)
NEWS ANALYSIS: Backing Down on Steel Tariffs, U.S. Strengthens Trade Group (By DAVID E. SANGER, Dec. 5, 2003)
Pentagon and Bogus News: All Is Denied (By ERIC SCHMITT, Dec. 5, 2003)
Sharpton Runs for Presidency and Influence (By MICHAEL SLACKMAN, Dec. 5, 2003)
Dean Organizers Take Lesson From Labor (By ADAM NAGOURNEY, Dec. 5, 2003)
Guantánamo Chaplain and His Wife Speak Out (By SARAH KERSHAW, Dec. 5, 2003)
M.I.T.'s President Is Expected to Announce His Retirement [Charles M. Vest] (By KATE ZERNIKE, Dec. 5, 2003)
WORLD: Bush Sending Baker to Iraq to Deal With Its Debt Problem (By MARIA NEWMAN, Dec. 5, 2003)
Bush and Jordanian King Confer on Palestinian Plan (By STEVEN R. WEISMAN, Dec. 5, 2003)
DIPLOMACY: Powell Calls for Increased NATO and U.N. Roles in Iraq (By CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS, Dec. 5, 2003)
THE RECONSTRUCTION: At U.S. Meeting, Iraq Appears Open for Business (By MICHAEL JANOFSKY, Dec. 5, 2003)
THE FOE: A Tale of War: Iraqi Describes Battling G.I.'s (By IAN FISHER, Dec. 5, 2003)
Israelis Conclude Hamas Has Suspended Its Suicide Attacks (By GREG MYRE, Dec. 5, 2003)
RIO JOURNAL: An American Family Abroad: Horror Strikes in the Night (By TONY SMITH, Dec. 5, 2003)
Rumsfeld Confers With Afghan Leader and Warlords (By THOM SHANKER, Dec. 5, 2003)
* NY REGION: A Hindu Temple of Discord (By ROBERT F. WORTH, Dec. 5, 2003)
School System Performance Getting New Measuring Sticks (By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN, Dec. 5, 2003)
Car Kills Boy, 5, as His Mother Takes Him to School (By ROBERT F. WORTH, Dec. 5, 2003)
PUBLIC LIVES: Filmmaker Who Gravitates Toward Rising Stars (By ROBIN FINN, Dec. 5, 2003)
* BOLDFACE NAMES: So, It's Like a Sci-Fi Movie? (By JOYCE WADLER, Dec. 5, 2003)
* NYC: 50-Something, but Feelin' Forever Groovy [Simon & Garfunkel] (By CLYDE HABERMAN, Dec. 5, 2003)
SPORTS: Yankees Trade Away Johnson for Expos' Vazquez (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 5, 2003)
BASEBALL: Reyes to Shift to Second if the Mets Sign Matsui (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 5, 2003)
Inquiry on Steroid Use Gets Bonds Testimony (By JERE LONGMAN, Dec. 5, 2003)
SPORTS: For the Nets, Even Kidd Is Vulnerable to Change (By HARVEY ARATON, Dec. 5, 2003)
EDITORIALS: The Doctor and His Documents [Howard Dean] (NY TINMES, Dec. 5, 2003)
EDITORIALS: A Lynching Memorial Unveiled in Duluth (NY TINMES, Dec. 5, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Looting the Future [Bush's policy] (By PAUL KRUGMAN, Dec. 5, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: Returned to Life (By BOB HERBERT, Dec. 5, 2003)
OP-ED: The Mistaken Arab Experience (By MICHAEL YOUNG, Dec. 5, 2003)
* OP-ED: Fly Me to L 1 (By BUZZ ALDRIN, Dec. 5, 2003)
* LETTERS: Iraq, Through the Soldiers' Eyes (5 Letters) (By ANITA SHARMA, et. al., Dec. 5, 2003)
LETTERS: Concert Policy: Three Coughs and You're Out (By WALTER BECK, Dec. 5, 2003)
LETTERS: The 311 Hot Line (By FREDRIK OLAV ANDERSON, Dec. 5, 2003)
BUSINESS: Equity Indexes Edge Higher in 'Meandering' Market Day
[Dow +57, Nasdaq +9] (By Associated Press, Dec. 5, 2003)
At Many Stores, Early Numbers Disappoint (By TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 5, 2003)
Hot Item Smells Like a Fig [candles] (By TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 5, 2003)
Washington Post Picks Leiby as 'Reliable Source' Writer (By DAVID CARR, Dec. 5, 2003)
* FLOYD NORRIS: Manufacturing Leap Is Good News for Jobs, but for Investors? (By FLOYD NORRIS, Dec. 5, 2003)
Hospitals Say They're Penalized by Medicare for Improving Care (By REED ABELSON, Dec. 5, 2003)
Hug a Japanese Banker? Nah! Lay on the Tough Love (By KEN BELSON, Dec. 5, 2003)
ADVERTISING: Soymilk Maker Chooses Agency (By STUART ELLIOTT, Dec. 5, 2003)
TECHNOLOGY: Cellphone Number Transfer Hits a Snag (By MATT RICHTEL, Dec. 5, 2003)
Intel Raises Its Revenue Forecast (By LAURIE J. FLYNN, Dec. 5, 2003)
ART: KIKI SMITH: The Body in All Its Mortal Urgency (By HOLLAND COTTER, Dec. 5, 2003)
ART DESIGN: 'MARIMEKKO': When Stripes and Flowers Ruled, and Smocks Were All the Rage (By ROBERTA SMITH, Dec. 5, 2003)
ART: 'REMEMBRANCE': Nyet to Passé Soviet Realism, Yes to Lenin as Mickey Mouse (By GRACE GLUECK, Dec. 5, 2003)
ART: 'CORPORAL IDENTITY ‹ BODY LANGUAGE': Celebrating the Flesh: Its Fullness, Its Frailties, Its Forbidden Secrets
(By GRACE GLUECK, Dec. 5, 2003)
ART: 'SARGENT'S WOMEN': Whatever He Felt for Women, Sargent Loved to Paint Them (By KEN JOHNSON, Dec. 5, 2003)
INSIDE ART: A Brooklyn Home for Feminist Art (By CAROL VOGEL, Dec. 5, 2003)
* BOOKS: 'SEDUCTRESS' AND 'COURTESANS': Stop Purring, Ladies, and Pounce
[Betsy Prioleau; Katie Hickman] (By JANET MASLIN, Dec. 5, 2003)
DANCE: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: Ailey Starts Its New Season by Remembering Its Founder
(By JENNIFER DUNNING, Dec. 5, 2003)
DANCE: Fleeing Cuba, Hoping to Soar on New Stage (By MIRTA OJITO, Dec. 5, 2003)
FILM: 'THE LAST SAMURAI': From the Wild West to the Honorable East (By ELVIS MITCHELL, Dec. 5, 2003)
FILM: 'HONEY': She's Aiming for the Stars, With Feet Planted in the Bronx (By A. O. SCOTT, Dec. 5, 2003)
MUSIC: With a Load of New Albums Aboard, the Holiday Bandwagon Rolls (By JON PARELES, Dec. 5, 2003)
MUSIC: Rap Rules Among the Grammy Award Nominations (By NEIL STRAUSS, Dec. 5, 2003)
MUSIC: REVERBERATIONS: Going Beyond 'Carmina Burana,' and Beyond Orff's Stigma (By JOHN ROCKWELL, Dec. 5, 2003)
OPERA: NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL: 'THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER': Giving Voice to an Act of Terror
(By ANTHONY TOMMASINI, Dec. 5, 2003)
THEATER: Mary Tyler Moore, Chided by Neil Simon, Quits His Play (By JASON ZINOMAN, Dec. 5, 2003)
THEATER: 'NEVER GONNA DANCE': Tapping Toward Love in Celebrated Slippers (By BEN BRANTLEY, Dec. 5, 2003)
TV: 'WORD OF HONOR': What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (By RON WERTHEIMER, Dec. 5, 2003)
SCIENCE: A Fossil, Decidedly Male, and Old as the Hills (By JAMES GORMAN, Dec. 5, 2003)
HEALTH: As the Flu Spreads Early and Quickly, Colorado Expands Its Vaccination Campaign (By NICK MADIGAN and ANAHAD O'CONNOR, Dec. 5, 2003)
HEALTH: Test May Aid Chemotherapy Decisions (By ANDREW POLLACK, Dec. 5, 2003)

Thursday, December 4, 2003:
On This Day: December 4 (Thomas Carlyle 12/4/1795-2/5/1881, Crazy Horse 12/4/1849-9/5/1877, Lillian Russell 12/4/1861-6/6/1922, Wassily Kandinsky 12/4/1866-12/13/1944, Rainer Maria Rilke 12/4/1875-12/29/1926, Fung Yu-lan 12/4/1875-11/26/1990, Alfred Hershey 12/4/1908-5/22/1997, Jeff Bridges 1949, Tyra Banks 1973)
UNO Bill Approved By Senate, 65 to 7, With One Change (By C. P. TRUSSELL, December 4, 1945)
Out of the Crucible of Civil War, Franco's Iron Hand Forged a Modern Spain [12/4/1892-11/20/1975] (By ALDEN WHITMAN, November 20, 1975)

James Carter, 77, Who Sang Award-Winning Song in Film, Dies (By BERNARD WEINRAUB, Dec. 4, 2003)
George A. Murphy, Irving Trust Chairman and N.Y.U. Trustee, Dies at 97 (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 4, 2003)
Edward W. Scudder, 91, Owner and President of Newark News, Dies (NY TIMES, Dec. 4, 2003)
NATIONAL: Bush Set to Lift Tariffs on Steel (By RICHARD W. STEVENSON, Dec. 4, 2003)
Missing Prosecutor Is Found Dead in Pennsylvania (By BRIAN KNOWLTON, Dec. 4, 2003)
LETTER FROM DULUTH: It Did Happen Here: The Lynching That a City Forgot
[June 15, 1920] (By MONICA DAVEY, Dec. 4, 2003)
Arabs Increase in U.S. [860,000 to 1.2 million (1990-2000)] (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 4, 2003)
Early Flood of Political Ads Saturates Airwaves in Iowa (By JIM RUTENBERG, Dec. 4, 2003)
Absence of Formal Charges Against Michael Jackson May Point to a Weakening of the Case
(By JOHN M. BRODER, Dec. 4, 2003)
WORLD: Court Convicts 3 in 1994 Genocide Across Rwanda (By SHARON LaFRANIERE, Dec. 4, 2003)
Europe's Vision of Unity Meets Headwinds (By RICHARD BERNSTEIN, Dec. 4, 2003)
U.S. Rejects Iraqi Plan to Hold Census by Summer (By JOEL BRINKLEY, Dec. 4, 2003)
NEWS ANALYSIS: Into Thin Air: Kyoto Accord May Not Die (or Matter) (By ANDREW C. REVKIN, Dec. 4, 2003)
India's Political Women: Progress or Window Dressing? (By AMY WALDMAN, Dec. 4, 2003)
Chinese Officers Say Taiwan's Leaders Are Near 'Abyss of War' (By JOSEPH KAHN, Dec. 4, 2003)
His Dream, to Be the Light at the End of the Israeli-Palestinian Tunnel
[Alexis Keller] (By ELAINE SCIOLINO, Dec. 4, 2003)
* BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL: Britain's No. 2 City Gets Respect (After All These Years) (By WARREN HOGE, Dec. 4, 2003)
Iraqi Political Parties Will Form Militia to Work With American Forces (By EDWARD WONG, Dec. 4, 2003)
Billionaire Wants to Be Moscow's Mayor [Aleksandr Lebedev] (By ERIN E. ARVEDLUND, Dec. 4, 2003)
NY REGION: Mayor Agrees to Allow Panel to Examine Sept. 11 Records (By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ, Dec. 4, 2003)
* So, You Were Expecting a Pigeon? (By JOSEPH BERGER, Dec. 4, 2003)
Keep the Sex R-Rated, N.Y.U. Tells Film Students (By DANIEL J. WAKIN, Dec. 4, 2003)
METRO MATTERS: Just a Few Miles, and Hours, From Home (By JOYCE PURNICK, Dec. 4, 2003)
BOLDFACE NAMES: And Usually, They Are So Straight With Us [Tom Cruise] (By JOYCE WADLER, Dec. 4, 2003)
SPORTS: Mets, in Shift, Bid for Japanese Infielder (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 4, 2003)
BASEBALL: Sheffield All but Signed With Yanks (By TYLER KEPNER, Dec. 4, 2003)
Red Sox Hire Terry Francona as Manager (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 4, 2003)
For a Cadet Football Player, a Typical Day Is Rough Yet Rewarding (By BILL PENNINGTON, Dec. 4, 2003)
* EDITORIALS: A Meteoric View of Life (NY TIMES, Dec. 4, 2003)
* OP-ED COLUMNIST: God and Man in Baghdad (By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, Dec. 4, 2003)
OP-ED: Making Sure the Money Goes Where It's Supposed To [oil] (By ANTHONY RICHTER & SVETLANA TSALIK, Dec. 4, 2003)
OP-ED: Can Profits Promote Democracy in Africa? (By DAPHNE EVIATAR, Dec. 4, 2003)
OP-ED: If Geology Is Destiny, Then Russia Is in Trouble (By MOISÉS NAÍM, Dec. 4, 2003)
LETTERS: Election Scandals, Past and Future (5 Letters) (By REBECCA SCHLAM LUTTO, et. al., Dec. 4, 2003)
LETTERS: The Air We Breathe in Lower Manhattan (By MARILENA CHRISTODOULOU, Dec. 4, 2003)
* LETTERS: Offspring of Genius (3 Letters) (By JOHN R. WALLACH, et. al., Dec. 4, 2003)
LETTERS: Productive, but Tired (By JOSEPH J. STERN, Dec. 4, 2003)
LETTERS: How Well Are We Doing? (GERNOT WAGNER, Dec. 4, 2003)
BUSINESS: Nasdaq Hits 2,000, Then Falls as Investors Take Profits
[Dow +20, Nasdaq -20] (By Reuters, Dec. 4, 2003)
Boeing Lags in Building Spy Satellites (By DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 4, 2003)
S.E.C. Proposes Rules to End Late Trading in Mutual Funds (By STEPHEN LABATON, Dec. 4, 2003)
Microsoft Eases Policy on Licensing Its Technology (By STEVE LOHR, Dec. 4, 2003)
Automakers to Redesign S.U.V.'s to Reduce Risks (By DANNY HAKIM, Dec. 4, 2003)
In Eastern Germany, the Auto Plant as Showplace (By MARK LANDLER, Dec. 4, 2003)
ADVERTISING: Breastfeeding Ads Delayed by a Dispute Over Content (By MELODY PETERSEN, Dec. 4, 2003)
SMALL BUSINESS: Sales Jump After Star Touts Cosmetics Company (By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH, Dec. 4, 2003)
Profits Fall for Big Board's Market Makers (By Bloomberg News, Dec. 4, 2003)
* BOOKS: 'W. B. YEATS': Near-Perfect Poems, Imperfect Poet [R. F. Foster] (By RICHARD EDER, Dec. 4, 2003)
BOOKS: Top Editor Returns to Random [Phyllis Grann] (By JACQUES STEINBERG, Dec. 4, 2003)
DANCE: Remembering 'Nutcracker' Ballets Past (By JENNIFER DUNNING, Dec. 4, 2003)
DANCE: LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL: Experiments in Jazz-Inspired Tangles, Some Only a Minute Long
(By JENNIFER DUNNING, Dec. 4, 2003)
MUSIC: Record Label Drops Murder, Keeps Inc. (By LOLA OGUNNAIKE, Dec. 4, 2003)
THEATER: 'I AM MY OWN WIFE': Inventing Her Life as She Goes Along (By BRUCE WEBER, Dec. 4, 2003)
TV: 'The Reagans' Not One of Cable's Biggest Hits (By BILL CARTER, Dec. 4, 2003)
CIRCUITS: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 4, 2003)
In the College Bowl Race, the Crucial Players Are the Programmers (By COREY KILGANNON, Dec. 4, 2003)
TECHNOLOGY: Head Out (Wirelessly) on the Highway (By JEANETTE BORZO, Dec. 4, 2003)
Games Made for Remaking (By MICHEL MARRIOTT, Dec. 4, 2003)
STATE OF THE ART: Checking Your Bill for a New Charge Called 'Oops' (By DAVID POGUE, Dec. 4, 2003)
WHAT'S NEXT: With Roadside Data, Better Forecast for Snow Removal (By IAN AUSTEN, Dec. 4, 2003)
* GAME THEORY: A Teenage Sleuth in Fine Formula (By CHARLES HEROLD, Dec. 4, 2003)
BASICS: For Little Fingers, an Array of Digital Tutors (By WARREN BUCKLEITNER, Dec. 4, 2003)
ONLINE SHOPPER: Spare Change? Good. Old Miles? Better. (By MICHELLE SLATALLA, Dec. 4, 2003)
Catching Up on the Classics? Bring Tissues. [Netflix's DVD's] (By JONATHAN D. GLATER, Dec. 4, 2003)
Speeding Scrutiny of Senate Donors (By REBECCA FAIRLEY RANEY, Dec. 4, 2003)
ONLINE DIARY: Political Profiling and American Choices (By PAMELA LiCALZI O'CONNELL, Dec. 4, 2003)
Put Your Life on the Record, 30 Seconds at a Time (By HOWARD MILLMAN, Dec. 4, 2003)
Stretching the Rainbow With New Paper and Inks [Pantone] (By ROY FURCHGOTT, Dec. 4, 2003)
Left Jab! Right Hook! Step Into the Ring on Your Cellphone Screen (By MICHEL MARRIOTT, Dec. 4, 2003)
* Backing Up Files Shifts to Automatic When a Server Moves In (By IAN AUSTEN, Dec. 4, 2003)
A Karaoke Assist for the Budding Top 40 Star (By JUDY TONG, Dec. 4, 2003)
Q & A: Ways to Coax Sound From Silent Audio Files (By J.D. BIERSDORFER, Dec. 4, 2003)

Wednesday, December 3, 2003:
On This Day: December 3 (Gilbert Stuart 12/3/1755-7/9/1828, George B. McClellan 12/3/1826-10/29/1885, Cleveland Abbe 12/3/1838-10/28/1916, Charles A. Pillsbury 12/3/1842-9/17/1899, Ellen Swallow Richards 12/3/1842-3/30/1911, Joseph Conrad 12/3/1857-8/1924, Anton von Werbern 12/3/1883-9/15/1945, Richard Kuhn 12/3/1900-8/1/1967, John von Neumann 12/3/1903-2/8/1957, Andy Williams 1927, Jean-Luc Godard 1930)
Gas Leak in Bhopal India Kills More Than 4000 (By ANJOY HAZARIKA, December 3, 1984)
* Anna Freud, Psychoanalyst, Dies in London at 86 [12/3/1895-10/9/1982] (By REUTERS, October 10, 1982)

* Meyer Kupferman, Composer in Many Forms, Dies at 77 (By ALLAN KOZINN, Dec. 3, 2003)
Julian Hirsch, 81, an Engineer Who Wrote About Audio Gear, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 3, 2003)
Earl Bellamy, 85, a TV Director of Shows With Cactus or Comedy, Dies (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 3, 2003)
Jerome Evans, 65, the Furys' Lead Singer, Dies (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 3, 2003)
NATIONAL: Health Industry Bidding to Hire Medicare Chief (By ROBERT PEAR, Dec. 3, 2003)
Justices Resist Religious Study Using Subsidies (By LINDA GREENHOUSE, Dec. 3, 2003)
42 A-Plants Found to Lack Enough Cash for Cleanup (By MATTHEW L. WALD, Dec. 3, 2003)
Researchers Split on Plague Expert's Case (By KENNETH CHANG, Dec. 3, 2003)
Muhammad Looms Over Sniper Trial of Teenager (By ADAM LIPTAK, Dec. 3, 2003)
Little Hope Given Brain-Damaged Woman [Terri Schiavo] (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 3, 2003)
* EDUCATION: Teasing Brains Into a Love of Learning (By MICHAEL WINERIP, Dec. 3, 2003)
* A MIRACLE REVISITED: Gains in Houston Schools: How Real Are They?
(By DIANA JEAN SCHEMO & FORD FESSENDEN, Dec. 3, 2003)
Dean Says He's Now Considering Unsealing Vermont Files (By JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 3, 2003)
Edwards Tries Personal Touch to Gain in Iowa (By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, Dec. 3, 2003)
Ohio Study Finds Flaws in Electronic Voting (By JOHN SCHWARTZ, Dec. 3, 2003)
WORLD: Russia to Reject Pact on Climate, Putin Aide Says (By STEVEN LEE MYERS & ANDREW C. REVKIN, Dec. 3, 2003)
THE FUGITIVE: After Raids, U.S. Denies Capturing Hussein Aide (By DEXTER FILKINS, Dec. 3, 2003)
LETTER FROM ASIA: China Is Romping With the Neighbors (U.S. Is Distracted) (By JANE PERLEZ, Dec. 3, 2003)
China Tells Its Public of Enormity of AIDS Toll (By JIM YARDLEY, Dec. 3, 2003)
Israeli Warns Powell on Peace Team; He Rejects Criticism (By GREG MYRE, Dec. 3, 2003)
Attacks by Arabs on Jews in France Revive Old Fears (By ELAINE SCIOLINO, Dec. 3, 2003)
DEMOLITION: A Joyful Palace Event: Four Heads Roll in Baghdad, and All of Them Are Hussein's
(By JOEL BRINKLEY, Dec. 3, 2003)
Turkish Reports Cite Qaeda Order in Bombings (By CRAIG S. SMITH, Dec. 3, 2003)
SHORTAGES: With All That Oil, Baghdad Wonders at Lengthy Gas Lines (By EDWARD WONG, Dec. 3, 2003)
CASUALTIES: Rumsfeld Says Allied Nations Are Undeterred by Iraq Losses (By THOM SHANKER, Dec. 3, 2003)
Powell Begins Trip to Europe and Africa, Seeking Cooperation (By CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS, Dec. 3, 2003)
NY REGION: 2 Chinatown Stores Raided in Counterfeit-Goods Sweep (By MICHAEL WILSON, Dec. 3, 2003)
They'll Take Manhattan: Republicans Drop Ship Idea (By MICHAEL SLACKMAN, Dec. 3, 2003)
Ferry Manager Is Investigated In Staten Island Crash (By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM & MICHAEL LUO, Dec. 3, 2003)
Brooklyn Waterfront Landmark, Long Abandoned, Awaits New Life (By GLENN COLLINS, Dec. 3, 2003)
The Smell of the Greasepaint, the Roar of Those Third Graders (By CLAIRE HOFFMAN, Dec. 3, 2003)
British Universities Increasingly Look Abroad for Leadership (By KATE GALBRAITH, Dec. 3, 2003)
ABOUT NEW YORK: The House That Ruth Didn't Build (By DAN BARRY, Dec. 3, 2003)
SPORTS: A Big Deal? The Yankees Still Aren't There Yet (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 3, 2003)
* SPORTS: A Hard Case From the Streets Makes Good [Jack Ryan] (By IRA BERKOW, Dec. 3, 2003)
* BOXING: Would-Be Marciano Faces Test at Garden [Joe Mesi 27-0] (By GEOFFREY GRAY, Dec. 3, 2003)
EDITORIALS: The Syrian Leader's Curious World (NY TIMES, Dec. 3, 2003)
EDITORIALS: New Test for Colorectal Cancer (NY TIMES, Dec. 3, 2003)
* OP-ED: Lovers Under the Skin (By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Dec. 3, 2003)
* OP-ED: Beware 'Animal Spirits' (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 3, 2003)
OP-ED: Iraq's Hidden Treasure (By RAJA HABIB KHUZAI and SONGUL CHAPOUK, Dec. 3, 2003)
OP-ED: Making a Nation More Equal (By NOELEEN HEYZER, Dec. 3, 2003)
LETTERS: For Mideast, Blueprint or Illusion? (5 Letters) (By DAN KURZMAN, et. al., Dec. 3, 2003)
LETTERS: Republicans on the Hudson, and a Bronx Cheer (4 Letters) (By ELLEN KANTRO, et. al., Dec. 3, 2003)
LETTERS: Memorializing 9/11 (By CYNTHIA EARDLEY, Dec. 3, 2003)
LETTERS: Upper East Side Rents [immigrants can't afford $1,200 studio] (By REBECCA SCOTT, Dec. 3, 2003)
BUSINESS: Stocks Retreat Modestly
[Dow -45, Nasdaq -10] (Associated Press, Dec. 3, 2003)
Bush Is Urged to Maintain Import Tariffs for Steel (By RICHARD W. STEVENSON, Dec. 3, 2003)
Pentagon Delays $20 Billion Boeing Deal (By DOUGLAS JEHL, Dec. 3, 2003)
FAO to File for Bankruptcy and Break Up Toy Empire (By CONSTANCE L. HAYS, Dec. 3, 2003)
Retailers Struggle to Size Up Teenagers (By TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 3, 2003)
ADVERTISING: On ABC, Sears Pays to Be Star of New Series (By STUART ELLIOTT, Dec. 3, 2003)
* The Search for the Perfect Gift Grows at Small Online Stores (By SAUL HANSELL, Dec. 23, 2003)
* ART: Casting a Fresh Eye on China With Computer, Not Ink Brush (By JANE PERLEZ, Dec. 3, 2003)
* BOOKS: 'RAMBAM'S LADDER': Charity Begins at Home, and You Live in the World (By GAIL BUCKLEY, Dec. 3, 2003)
* BOOKS: A Novelist So Revealing His Life Is a Closed Book [Jim Crace] (By MEL GUSSOW, Dec. 3, 2003)
DANCE: Wanted: A Good Home for a Space-Starved Art (By JENNIFER DUNNING, Dec. 3, 2003)
FILM: Meaty Role Pulls Actor Beyond Beefcake (By LOLA OGUNNAIKE, Dec. 3, 2003)
MUSIC: Listen Up! Insights From a Quirky Music Tutor (By KATHRYN SHATTUCK, Dec. 3, 2003)
* POP: Simon and Garfunkel, Together Again, but Worn by Time (By JON PARELES, Dec. 3, 2003)
THEATER: 'LYSISTRATA': The Greeks Had Many Words for Sex, and Here They Are (By D.J.R. BRUCKNER, Dec. 3, 2003)
THEATER: 'BIRDY': Wartorn Fledgling Hides, to Fly Free in Friendship (By BRUCE WEBER, Dec. 3, 2003)
FOOD & DINING: Contents (NY TIMNES, Dec. 3, 2003)
FOOD: Hints of Wine? Chocolate Enters the Tasting Room (By JULIA MOSKIN, Dec. 3, 2003)
AT LUNCH WITH MARION CUNNINGHAM: A Grande Dame of Home Cooking Is Still at the Stove
(By MARIAN BURROS, Dec. 3, 2003)
THE CHEF: He's Young, Famous, and He's Got Plans (By AMANDA HESSER, Dec. 3, 2003)
THE MINIMALIST: Duck's Day in the Pan (By MARK BITTMAN, Dec. 3, 2003)
In Search of the Perfect Baked Apple (By MELISSA CLARK, Dec. 3, 2003)
The Secrets Behind Many Chefs' Not-So-Secret Ingredient [yuzu] (By DAVID KARP, Dec. 3, 2003)

Tuesday, December 2, 2003:
On This Day: December 2 (Georges Seurat 12/2/1859-3/29/1891, Charles Ringling 12/2/1863-12/3/1926, George Richards Minot 12/2/1885-2/25/1950, Sir John Barbirolli 12/2/1899-7/29/1970, Gianni Versace 12/2/1946-7/15/1997, Adolp Green 1915, Alexander Haig 1924, Julie Harris 1925, Stone Phillips 1954, Tracy Austin 1962, Britney Spears 1981)
Final Vote Condemns M'Carthy, 67-22, For Abusing Senate and Committee (By ANTHONY LEVIERO, December 2, 1954)
Maria Callas, 53, Is Dead of Heart Attack in Paris [12/2/1923-9/16/1977] (By RAYMOND ERICSON, September 17, 1977)

* Clark Kerr, Leading Public Educator, Dies at 92 (By GRACE HECHINGER, Dec. 2, 2003)
Barber B. Conable, 81, Congressman and Bank Chief, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Dec. 2, 2003)
Sylvia Sebastiani, 87, Head of a California Wine Family, Dies (NY TIMES, Dec. 2, 2003)
Walter J. Fried, 99, Lawyer Involved in Co-op Conversions, Dies (By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Dec. 2, 2003)
Edmund Hartmann, 92, Comedy Screenwriter, Dies (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 2, 2003)
Albert Nozaki, 91, Hollywood Art Director, Dies (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 2, 2003)
NATIONAL: Shifts in States May Give Bush Electoral Edge (By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE, Dec. 2, 2003)
President in a Political Vise Over Steel Tariff Decision
(By ELIZABETH BECKER & DAVID E. SANGER, Dec. 2, 2003)
Bucking Trend, They Stay, Held by Family and Friends (By PETER T. KILBORN, Dec. 2, 2003)
Laura Bush Ponders Trip to Afghanistan (By ELISABETH BUMILLER, Dec. 2, 2003)
Bush Aides Say Attacks Won't Scare Allies Into Leaving Iraq (By STEVEN R. WEISMAN, Dec. 2, 2003)
2 Candidates Criticize Bush on Security [Gephardt & Kerry] (By DAVID M. HALBFINGER, Dec. 2, 2003)
Dean Defends Sealing His Papers as Governor (By JODI WILGOREN, Dec. 2, 2003)
In Kansas, a Growing Phone Company Helps Keep a Small Prairie Town Alive
(By PETER T. KILBORN, Dec. 2, 2003)
WORLD: U.S. Sees Lesson for Insurgents in an Iraq Battle (By DEXTER FILKINS & IAN FISHER, Dec. 2, 2003)
Rumsfeld Calls Peril in Iraq, Along With Progress, a 'Contradiction' (By THOM SHANKER, Dec. 2, 2003)
BAGHDAD JOURNAL: For a Respite in Iraq, a Nickel Ride Across the Tigris (By ALEX BERENSON, Dec. 2, 2003)
Big Business Plays Largest Role in Current Russian Vote (By STEVEN LEE MYERS, Dec. 2, 2003)
World Bank Again Giving Large Loans to Indonesia (By JANE PERLEZ, Dec. 2, 2003)
Canada's View on Social Issues Is Opening Rifts With the U.S. (By CLIFFORD KRAUSS, Dec. 2, 2003)
Secessionists From Georgia Hold Talks With Russia (By SETH MYDANS, Dec. 2, 2003)
* One Spoonful of Bee Pollen Each Day, and You, Too, Might Make It to 113
(By MICHELLE YORK, Dec. 2, 2003)
PUBLIC LIVES: Shhh! A Public Educator Has Gone Private (By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS, Dec. 2, 2003)
NYC: No Smoking, and Don't Try Putting It Out (By CLYDE HABERMAN, Dec. 2, 2003)
SPORTS: Working on Sheffield, Yanks Make Other Deals (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 2, 2003)
Milwaukee's Richie Sexson Goes to Arizona in Nine-Player Deal [45 HR, 124 RBI]
(ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 2, 2003)
SPORTS: The S.E.C. Has Its First Black Football Coach (By JERE LONGMAN and RAY GLIER, Dec. 2, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Trading Favors (NY TIMES, Dec. 2, 2003)
OP-ED: Hack the Vote [Diebold's touch-screen voting machines] (By PAUL KRUGMAN, Dec. 2, 2003)
* OP-ED: Boots on the Ground, Hearts on Their Sleeves (By DAVID BROOKS, Dec. 2, 2003)
OP-ED: The Two Terrorisms (By JONATHAN STEVENSON, Dec. 2, 2003)
* OP-ED: Same Book, New Look [high price of college textbooks] (By ERWIN V. COHEN, Dec. 2, 2003)
LETTERS: Dissenting From Disaster in Iraq (7 Letters) (By MICHAEL G. PARKER, et. al., Dec. 2, 2003)
* LETTERS: A Memorial to Evoke the Horror of That Day (5 Letters) (By JAMES MECHALAKOS, et. al., Dec. 2, 2003)
BUSINESS: Shares Reach 18-Month Highs on Manufacturing News
[Dow +117, Nasdaq +30] (Bloomberg News, Dec. 2, 2003)
Automakers to Offer Plan to Make S.U.V.'s Safer in Accidents (By DANNY HAKIM, Dec. 2, 2003)
2nd Member of Board Resigns at Disney (By LAURA M. HOLSON, Dec. 2, 2003)
Retail Analysts Yawn at Early Holiday Sales (By TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 2, 2003)
* Search Engines Limit Ads for Drugs but Ease Rules on Sex (By SAUL HANSELL, Dec. 2, 2003)
Time Out Expands to Chicago (By DAVID CARR, Dec. 2, 2003)
'Cat in the Hat' Is Tops at the Box Office [$24,459,685 Thanksgiving weekend]
(ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 2, 2003)
ON THE GROUND: Business Continues to Thrive in Fort Myers, Florida (By JOE SHARKEY, Dec. 2, 2003)
BUSINESS TRAVEL: Lawsuits Cast Attention on Passenger Blood Clots (By EDWARD WONG, Dec. 2, 2003)
* ART: A Siena Hospital Becomes a Museum (By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, Dec. 2, 2003)
* ART: No Guillotine in Sight, but a Bit of a Revolution at the Louvre (By ALAN RIDING, Dec. 2, 2003)
MUSIC CRITIC: Pardon Me, Sir, but Your Auricular Instrument Is Flat (By ANTHONY TOMMASINI, Dec. 2, 2003)
THEATER: Actors in All-Latino Cast Savor a 'Historic Moment' (By MIREYA NAVARRO, Dec. 2, 2003)
TV: 'THE SIMPLE LIFE': With a Rich Girl Here and a Rich Girl There (By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, Dec. 2, 2003)
TV: 'LINE OF FIRE': Small, Bespectacled and Polite, but a Wiseguy Just the Same
(By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, Dec. 2, 2003)
TV: 'TRACY MORGAN SHOW': An 'S.N.L.' Veteran Samples Life on the Sitcom Side
(By ANITA GATES, Dec. 2, 2003)
* TV: 'BATTLE FOR SOULS': Christianity and Islam Battle Fervently for African Souls
(By NED MARTEL, Dec. 2, 2003)
SCIENCE: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 2, 2003)
* Scientists Unearth Urban Center More Ancient Than Plato (By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD, Dec. 2, 2003)
Research on Ecstasy Is Clouded by Errors (By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr., Dec. 2, 2003)
* Q & A: Cheese and Vegetarians (By C. CLAIBORNE RAY, Dec. 2, 2003)
HEALTH: Contents (NY TIMES, Dec. 2, 2003)
* A Gentler Type of Colonoscopy Proves Effective (By GINA KOLATA, Dec. 2, 2003)
* Prevention Can Start Young, Studies Suggest; but How? (By LINDA VILLAROSA, Dec. 2, 2003)
* Cholesterol Challenge: How Low Can You Go? (By GINA KOLATA, Dec. 2, 2003)
* For a Good Time, Well, Don't Call Dad (By MARY DUENWALD, Dec. 2, 2003)
A CONVERSATION WITH | STEFFIE WOOLHANDLER: Heal Health Care System? Start Anew
(By JUDY FOREMAN, Dec. 2, 2003)
* PERSONAL HEALTH: Antidotes for Poisons Are Just a Phone Call Away (By JANE E. BRODY, Dec. 2, 2003)
CASES: That Ounce of Prevention Grew Too Big (By SANDEEP JAUHAR, M.D., Dec. 2, 2003)
Medical Students Go Beyond Books to Learn About Activism (By SHARON LERNER, Dec. 2, 2003)
People Hearing Persistent, Mysterious Hum Aren't Alone (By MINDY SINK, Dec. 2, 2003)
BOOKS ON HEALTH: Preparing for 2 or More (By JOHN LANGONE, Dec. 2, 2003)
BOOKS ON HEALTH: A Child's Body, Lyrically (By JOHN LANGONE, Dec. 2, 2003)
* VITAL SIGNS: Patterns: A Big Professional Headache
[Neurologists suffer many more migraines than the general population]
(By ERIC NAGOURNEY, Dec. 2, 2003)
* VITAL SIGNS: Prevention: Zapping Germs From Office Air (By ERIC NAGOURNEY, Dec. 2, 2003)

Monday, December 1, 2003:
On This Day: December 1 (Étienne-Maurice Falconet 12/1/1716-1/24/1791, Martin Klaproth 12/1/1743-1/1/1817, Marie Tussaud 12/1/1761-4/16/1850, Red Stout 12/1/1886-10/27/1975, Walter Alston 12/1/1911-10/1/1984, Minoru Yamasaki 12/1/1912-2/6/1986, Mary Martin 12/1/1913-11/3/1990, Stansfield Turner 1923, Lou Rawls 1935, Lee Trevino 1939, Dianne Lennon 1939, Richard Pryor 1940, Bette Midler 1945, Charlene Tilton 1958, Carol Alt 1960)
12-Nation Pact Makes Antarctic Science Reserve (By WALTER SULLIVAN, December 1, 1959)
Gerard Swope, 84, Ex-General Electric Head, Dies [12/1/1872-11/20/1957] (NY Times, November 21, 1957)

* Gertrude Ederle, the First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel, Dies at 98 (By RICHARD SEVERO, Dec. 1, 2003)
Raymond J. Pettine, 91, Judge in Rhode Island Prison Case, Dies (By KATIE ZEZIMA, Dec. 1, 2003)
Sylvia Bernstein, 88, Civil Rights Activist, Dies (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 1, 2003)
Anton Burg, 99, Who Developed New Compounds, Dies (By STUART LAVIETES, Dec. 1, 2003)
NATIONAL: Amid Dying Towns of Rural Plains, One Makes a Stand (By TIMOTHY EGAN, Dec. 1, 2003)
White House Signals Reverse of Steel Tariffs (By DAVID E. SANGER, Dec. 1, 2003)
New State Laws May Strengthen Jackson Prosecution (By DEAN E. MURPHY, Dec. 1, 2003)
Liberal Radio Group Says It Is Close to Acquiring 5 Stations (By JIM RUTENBERG, Dec. 1, 2003)
PORTLAND JOURNAL: A City Proud of Its Underbelly Slims Down and Tones Up (By MATTHEW PREUSCH, Dec. 1, 2003)
WORLD: 46 Iraqis Die in Fierce Fight Between Rebels and G.I.'s (By EDWARD WONG, Dec. 1, 2003)
Syrian Pressing for Israel Talks (By NEIL MacFARQUHAR, Dec. 1, 2003)
Aznar Says Iraq Killings Won't Alter Spain's Policy (By JOHN TAGLIABUE, Dec. 1, 2003)
For the Iraqis, a Missile Deal That Went Sour (By DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER, Dec. 1, 2003)
HARTLEPOOL JOURNAL: British Greet Navy Rustbuckets With a Volley of Venom (LIZETTE ALVAREZ, Dec. 1, 2003)
U.S. in Talks to Return Scores Held at Base (By NEIL A. LEWIS, Dec. 1, 2003)
China Frees 3 'Cyber Dissidents' (as a Diplomatic Visit Nears) [6.1 Earthquake] (By JIM YARDLEY, Dec. 1, 2003)
Despite Danger, Japan Says, Its Troops Will Still Go to Iraq (By NORIMITSU ONISHI, Dec. 1, 2003)
NY REGION: G.O.P. Option at Convention: Luxury Liner (By MICHAEL SLACKMAN, Dec. 1, 2003)
* Sorry, Your Wallet Says Upper East Side [renting apts] (By SABRINA TAVERNISE, Dec. 1, 2003)
* New Yorkers Love to Complain, and Hotline Is Making the Most of It [311] (By WINNIE HU, Dec. 1, 2003)
In Brooklyn, a Grand Temple of Government, Without Much Governing Going On (By MICHAEL BRICK, Dec. 1, 2003)
* METROPOLITAN DIARY: Dear Diary (By JOE ROGERS, Dec. 1, 2003)
SPORTS: Yankees Close to Signing Sheffield and Gordon (By RAFAEL HERMOSO, Dec. 1, 2003)
EDITORIALS: The U.N.'s Challenge in Iraq (NY TIMES, Dec. 1, 2003)
EDITORIALS: Fresh Produce, the Downside (NY TIMES, Dec. 1, 2003)
OP-ED COLUMNIST: On Same-Sex Marriage (By WILLIAM SAFIRE, Dec. 1, 2003)
OP-ED: An Accord to Remember (By YOSSI BEILIN and YASIR ABED RABBO, Dec. 1, 2003)
More Medicine Is Not Better Medicine (By ELLIOTT S. FISHER, Dec. 1, 2003)
The State of Health Care, in One Easy Number (By REXFORD E. SANTERRE, Dec. 1, 2003)
LETTERS: Cheating in School, Cheating in Life (6 Letters) (By PAM PAXTON & PAUL VON HIPPEL, et. al., Dec. 1, 2003)
LETTERS: Saudi Arabia Must Change (By PAUL BLOUSTEIN, Dec. 1, 2003)
LETTERS: Iraq Exit Strategy [50 years, still in Korea] (By ARLEN WESTBROOK CLINARD, Dec. 1, 2003)
LETTERS: Curly, and Proud of It (By MOLLY BLOOM, Dec. 1, 2003)
BUSINESS: Leaving Board, a Disney Heir Assails Eisner (By LAURA M. HOLSON, Dec. 1, 2003)
Early Sales Appear Modest as Holiday Season Begins (By TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 1, 2003)
* Selling to 45-Plus Generation: That's Where the Money Is (By KENNETH GILPIN, Dec. 1, 2003)
Hotels to Flaunt Brands and Add Amenities (By JOE SHARKEY, Dec. 1, 2003)
TV's 'Pay More for Less' Pattern Is Under Pressure (By BILL CARTER, Dec. 1, 2003)
Thailand, a Retail Paradise (By WAYNE ARNOLD, Dec. 1, 2003)
OUTLOOK: A Special Issue of Business Day (NY TIMES, Dec. 1, 2003)
* Why Americans Must Keep Spending (By LOUIS UCHITELLE, Dec. 1, 2003)
* ECONOMY & BUSINESS: The Pain of Coping When a Job Is Snatched Away (By JILL ANDRESKY FRASER, Dec. 1, 2003)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: Consumerism Grows in China, With Beijing's Blessing (By KEITH BRADSHER, Dec. 1, 2003)
ADVERTISING: Hunting for the Next Cool in Advertising (By STUART ELLIOTT, Dec. 1, 2003)
Competition Keeps Up as Air Travel Returns (By JOE SHARKEY, Dec. 1, 2003)
Change in Consumer Confidence and Thus the Presidency (By DANIEL AKST, Dec. 1, 2003)
* STATISTICS: Portrait of the Consumer (By FLOYD NORRIS, Dec. 1, 2003)
* To Grab Young Readers, Newspapers Print Free, Jazzy Editions (By JACQUES STEINBERG, Dec. 1, 2003)
In a Hurry? Here You Go (JACQUES STEINBERG, Dec. 1, 2003)
ECONOMY & INDUSTRY: The Teenage Market: Young, Hip and Looking for a Bargain (By JENNIFER BAYOT, Dec. 1, 2003)
2004: The Year of the Breakup (By MATT RICHTEL and DARRIN BELL, Dec. 1, 2003)
PENDING: UAL Aims to End Bankruptcy (NY TIMES, Dec. 1, 2003)
PENDING: Europe's Union to Grow by 10 (NY TIMES, Dec. 1, 2003)
PENDING: Fight Over F.C.C. Deregulation (NY TIMES, Dec. 1, 2003)
Japan Builds a Recovery on the Boom or Bust of Exports (By KEN BELSON, Dec. 1, 2003)
* Only One Life to Spend and Spend (By JOE QUEENAN, Dec. 1, 2003)
Retailers Seeking to Lure Customers With Service (By CONSTANCE L. HAYS, Dec. 1, 2003)
PATENTS: Idea for Online Networking Brings Two Entrepreneurs Together (By TERESA RIORDAN, Dec. 1, 2003)
Rampant Epidemics of Powerful Malicious Software (By JOHN SCHWARTZ, Dec. 1, 2003)
TALKING SHOP WITH: PETER WILLIAMS: From a London Retailer, Ways to Create a Sense of Theater
(By TRACIE ROZHON, Dec. 1, 2003)
Slowly, Home Loans Catch On in Russia (By ERIN E. ARVEDLUND, Dec. 1, 2003)
A Hangover in South Korea After a Binge on Credit (By JAMES BROOKE, Dec. 1, 2003)
In Fight Between Cable and Satellite, Customers Gain an Edge (By GERALDINE FABRIKANT, Dec. 1, 2003)
E-COMMERCE REPORT: Music at Your Fingertips, and a Battle Among Sellers (By BOB TEDESCHI, Dec. 1, 2003)
DANCE: NYC BALLET: Come On, Valiant Toys. Let's Fight Evil Mice. (By JACK ANDERSON, Dec. 1, 2003)
FILM: Producers Give Thanks for a Windfall of Family Films (NY TIMES, Dec. 1, 2003)
MUSIC: Beiderbecke Reimagined, With an Eclectic Approach (By PETER KEEPNEWS, Dec. 1, 2003)
MUSIC: NEW CD'S: Universal Vibe From South America (By BEN RATLIFF, Dec. 1, 2003)
THEATER: 'CAROLINE, OR CHANGE': Outsiders Bond in a South of Roiling Change (By BEN BRANTLEY, Dec. 1, 2003)
THEATER: Out on the Heath, Storm Still Raging (By ALAN RIDING, Dec. 1, 2003)
* TV WATCH: A Holiday in a Haze, Until News Breaks Out (By ALESSANDRA STANLEY, Dec. 1, 2003)
HEALTH: W.H.O. Aims to Treat 3 Million for AIDS (By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, Dec. 1, 2003)

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