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November 5, 2000

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[Photo: Emilio Flores]
Debbie Beacom and June Kittay sort through photos of their sons by the pool at the Oakwood in Los Angeles. They usually hang out together while their sons take acting classes.
Where Dreams Live
The Oakwood apartment complex in Los Angeles caters to child actors, offering career guidance, acting workshops -- and a history of helping make dreams come true.

The perils of child stardom
Former child actors Tracey Gold and Melissa Gilbert say strong support from their families helped them cope with their celebrity status.

A tale of two families
I got the call at my summer hideout on the northern coast of California. Marie, our 89-year-old nurse, was sick down in Oakland. My younger daughter said, "Drive down there and make her well."

Striking back at cancer
A Tampa lawyer and the Tampa Bay Lightning are teaming up to promote cancer awareness at tonight's game against the Washington Capitals.

The pol and the pool
A pool reporter tracks several one-on-one sessions between presidential candidate Al Gore and members of the media as Gore's campaign bus speeds across Michigan.

Rocking the orchestra
A composer's new concerto for electric guitar aims to unite rock 'n' roll and classical music -- without making the result sound like elevator music.

The Zen of Tommy Smothers
The 1960s TV hit The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour long behind him, these days he and brother Dick own a vineyard in northern California and perform about 50 shows a year.

Watch This
Seven years had sapped the sparkle from the once-provocative show. In an astonishing turn of events, its own malaise opens the drama's way to an exciting new season.

Audio Files
LIMP BIZKIT, CHOCOLATE STARFISH AND THE HOT DOG FLAVORED WATER (FLIP/INTERSCOPE) Oh, man. Somebody shoot me.

Arts Talk
Showings of local artists' work

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