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Monday, November 20, 2000
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Island Of Faith; As Havana's Fortunes Fall, Yoruba's Prayers Are Rising Up
By Eugene Robinson, Page C01
The babalawo is in. Step this way; he will see you now.

Small Films, Now Smaller Than Ever
By Sharon Waxman, Page C01
It's fall, the Serious Movie Season, and theaters were packed this past weekend with fans eager to see one of the best-reviewed movies of the year, "You Can Count on Me," winner of the Sundance Film Festival.

Requiem for an Asylum; At a Deserted Mental Hospital, Finding Closure With Bach
By Tim Page, Page C01
Northampton State Hospital, a vast Victorian brick structure that is in equal parts imposing, dreary, frightening and magnificent, has stood on a hill high above Smith College for more than 140 years. One of the oldest of American mental institutions, the hospital, which eventually grew into many buildings, reached a peak population of about 2,500 in the 1950s. Since 1992, it has been deserted altogether, a genuinely haunted house, and it is now slated for demolition.

The Results Are Finally In
By Howard Kurtz, Page C01
The media may want to demand a recount.

'Dracula,' From Vlad to Worse
By Sarah Kaufman, Page C01
The part where Dracula is impaled on high, suspended belly up as if he were pierced by one of those old-fashioned message holders--love it.

Not in Our Front Yard
By Jonathan Yardley, Page C02
Lawyers, lawyers, lawyers. Some of my best friends and all that, et cetera et cetera, but come on now: How long has it been since you've seen anything more bizarre and distasteful than the battalions of lawyers fleeing their accustomed prowling grounds and invading Florida in the transparent hope of jiggering the electoral process to suit the convenience of the candidates and/or parties that are paying their ludicrously inflated bills?

First President's Election Was the Last Thing He Wanted
By Sarah Booth Conroy, Page C03
As the battle for the presidency goes on, it's a good time to look back at 1789, the year of our nation's first presidential election. Unlike today's candidates, George Washington did not want to serve, even though many believed him the only man for the job.

Out & About
By Roxanne Roberts, Page C03
Deion, Crossing The Goal Line

The Painful Making of an Ironman
By Jonathan E. Kaplan, Page C04
It should come as no surprise to learn that there's a Starbucks in Kona, Hawaii. At 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, after swimming 2.4 miles and cycling 112 miles, I was 1.2 miles away from completing the 26.2-mile marathon. And I'd never been so relieved to see a coffeehouse. But I'd never been so frustrated either. I could see the finish line. I could hear the cheers. But the race wouldn't end.

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Sea and Cake

BOOK WORLD; From the Inner Circle of a Dictator's Hell
By William E. Odom, Page C05

The BSO, Getting the Best of Mahler
By Joseph McLellan, Page C05
Everything came together impressively Friday evening in Meyerhoff Hall. With Yuri Temirkanov conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 1, the music, the musicians and the clear, mellow acoustics seemed made for one another.

By John Maynard, Page C07
Local News Special

NBC, We Have a Problem
By Lisa de Moraes, Page C07
NBC's Mir reality series is looking a lot like Vice President Gore's presidential bid these days--going down in flames while interested parties frantically scramble to keep it alive.

Stealing Food for Children at the Grocery
By Bob Levey, Page C09
To judge from the 71-year-old's story, the answer is: What rules?

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Dear Readers:

The Red Pencil
By Chris Redgate, Page C09
Samuel Clemens's pen name is Mark Twain. People seem to know that. If not, they're more familiar with Clemens's pen name Mark Twain than his original name. But Charles Dickens's pen name is another matter. Despite his enormous popularity, most people are surprised to learn that Dickens has a pen name. Even some English majors I've asked have had trouble coming up with it.

Today's Horoscope
By Sydney Omarr, Page C10
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Deception exists in area of employment. Be realistic. See people, places as they are and not merely as you wish they could be. Pisces figures prominently.

By Lubomir Kavalek, Page C11
After his victory against Garry Kasparov this month the new world champion Vladimir Kramnik revealed that his match strategy was inspired by the way the Czech Republic's ice hockey team won the gold medal at the Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998. I always thought that chessplayers should teach strategy to hockey players, but I should have known better. My son stops pucks for a Reston Raiders junior hockey team.

By Frank Stewart, Page C12
Classic Kantar

The Week; Nov. 20-26
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Monday 20

The Name Game
By Scott Moore, Page C13
What's in a name? Well, for sport teams, a name is more than just something to put on the front of a shirt. Often the name has a story behind it explaining where the team is from or how it got its start.

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