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March 8, 1999
Crisis In The Cathedral

Even before he demoted Robert Stephanopoulos, popular dean of Manhattan's Holy Trinity Cathedral, Archbishop Spyridon was under ferocious attack from Greek Orthodox clergy and laity across America. Is the new archbishop getting a bum rap from a disgruntled splinter group? Or is he in way over his miter?

March 8, 1999
Material Guy

With a mix of marketing moxie and British charm, Guy Ritchie has turned his movie "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" into an indie sensation. Being Madonna's boyfriend hasn't hurt, either.

March 1, 1999
"We gave him up to save his life"

For five increasingly horrific years, the adoption agencies insisted that Chad Ostrowski's memory of a father in Korea was fantasy. When Anne Marie and John finally learned the truth about their beloved boy, they made the ultimate sacrifice.

March 1, 1999
Win, Place, Snow

Far from Saratoga and Churchill Downs -- but right here in South Ozone Park -- thousands of hard-core horse players routinely brave the elements for a fix of winter racing at Aqueduct.

March 1, 1999
The Time Is Nigh

They're not the kind of band to give up just like that -- oh, no. Seventeen years on, Blondie pick up where they left off: squabbling and, perhaps, hit-bound.

February 15, 1999
Counter Culture

An acclaimed boy soprano who was put out of business by puberty, Bejun Mehta remained silent for fifteen years. Now, at 30, the countertenor is again hitting the high notes.

February 15, 1999
The Life of Brian

After a drought in Hollywood playing invisible roles in disposable movies, two-fisted actor Brian Dennehy rebounds on Broadway with a crushing portrayal of Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman."

February 15, 1999
Hoops Spring Eternal

Think all pro-basketball owners are greedy? Think again.Lewis Katz and the other new owners of the New Jersey Nets are using the team to drive urban renewal while donating profits to charity. Why can't we have owners like that on this side of the Hudson? Well, we might.

February 8, 1999
Fashion Faux Pas

Though he portrayed himself as a charming playboy with a Midas touch, Tommaso Buti emerged from the ashes of the Fashion Cafe with his reputation tarnished, his marriage over, and his partners at his heels. Then The Donald stepped in.

February 1, 1999
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

How do the city's crankiest critics celebrate 30 years at New York? Very much in character.

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