February 25, 2002 Issue
"Our pampered darlings have considerably longer lives
than their country counterparts -- partly because we keep them indoors, but also because they get the finest medical care money can buy."
-- "The Best Vets"
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Sex, Lies, and IMs
BY D. T. MAX
In a windowless room in White Plains, two criminal investigators spend their days pretending to be teenagers via online Instant Messages, hoping to draw the attention of pedophiles who troll Internet chat rooms for underage sexual partners. Their sting, the project of Westchester district attorney Jeanine Pirro, has netted 50 arrests -- most of them middle-aged professionals -- and become a model to other police departments. It's also ignited a controversy about whether it's a new kind of crime-fighting or plain old entrapment.
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BY RIMA SUQI
Seven stylish lamps to light up your life
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