New Economy; Sandalistas; Dog; Morning After Pill; Indonesian Food

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Thu Aug 31 15:08:30 UTC 2000

     The latest DSNA NEWSLETTER (Spring 2000?) has a nice hot pic on page two
of Henry Ludwig McKean Gerharz.  But why only one (ahem) DSNA baby photo?


     From the FINANCIAL TIMES, 30 August 2000, pg. 10, col. 4:

     City analysts have acknowledged this by creating a new industry
category: "new economy" companies.  Coined in New York, this expression
signals to investors that they should treat dotcoms differently.

     "New Economy" was coined in New York?  Not in Silicon Valley?  Not by a
book that used that title in the 1980s?


     From the NEW YORK POST, 31 August 2000, editorial about Peru's treatment
of Lori Berenson, pg. 30, col. 1:

     ...would-be American revolutionaries--they used to be called,
derisively, "sandalistas"--...
     (Col. 2--ed.)  It is to be hoped, though, that her experience will deter
other would-be "revolutionary tourists" from following a similar path.


     From the VILLAGE VOICE, 5 September 2000, pg. 62, col. 2:

     Though one of the three undercovers who wound up confronting Dorismond
called him a "dog" and began barking at him, (DA Robert--ed.) Morgenthau's
letter dismissed these provocative acts as an attempt to turn "the situation
into a joke," claiming that "dog" is "street slang for 'guy' or 'man.'"


     I don't know what the OED has on this "M."
     From the VILLAGE VOICE, 5 September 2000, pg. 30, col. 2:

     On August 14, Planned Parenthood of New York City announced extended
hours on Mondays at its Manhattan center on Bleeker Street to increase the
availability of emergency contraception (EC), commonly known as "the morning
after pill."

     (Not related to "The Morning After," the Academy Award-winning song from
that great Shelly Winters movie classic, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE--ed.)


   From the VILLAGE VOICE, 5 September 2000, "Counter Culture" by Robert
Sietsema, pg. 18, col. 1:

_Ketchup Versus Ketjap_
     ...Indonesian food remains rare in New York. (...)
     Sweet-corn fritters that reflect the Dutch colonization of the
13,000-island archipelago, perkedel ($4) are laced with onions and garlic and
offered with ketjap, an ebony sweet-and-salty dipping sauce.  Most of the
appetizers are similarly fried, including lumpia (crisp vegetable spring
rolls), martabak (OED?--ed.)(filo pies layered with ground meat and eggs),
and risoles (supple crepes filled with carrot, cabbage, and chicken).  But
the tastiest of all is empek empek ($6), a Sumatran (Col. 2--ed.) curiosity
assembling noodles, cucumbers, and egg-yolk-stuffed sago dumplings in a cold
broth laced with vinegar and star anise.  There's a real thrill to the gooey
texture of the dumplings, and no soup is more refreshing on a sweltering day.
     Of course, the most famous Indonesian finger food is the satay. (...)
     Instead, order the spectacular rendang padang ($9), a dish from the
Sumatran city of Padang featuring hunks of beef that cavort in a dark sauce
teeming with the kinds of sweet spices--cloves, coriander, cinnamon, and
mace--that made Columbus search in vain for the Spice Islands. (...)
     The most familiar is nasi goreng ($7.50), a miniature rijsttafel of
fried rice, chicken satays, and a clean-tasting pickle of cucumber and carrot
called acar.  Another popular choice is bakso, Chinese soups of the sort that
are adapted to local tastes throughout Southeast Asia.  Mi pangsit ($5.50) is
a tour de force of savory broth mobbed with egg noodles, fried wontons, and a
delightful saute of ground chicken and mushrooms. (...)

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