Volume 7, Number 1, 1997

Managing Editor

Cornelia Weil

Assistant Managing Editor

Beth Thomas

Art Director

Lane McLaughlin

Design Associate

Kathlene Wheatley

Copy Editors

John Brennan
Marianna Preston

Executive Editor

Mary Hempel

Executive Art Director

Monroe Givens

Coordinator of Photographic Services

Karen Pyle


Jack Buxbaum
Robert Cohen


Barbara Broge
Keith W. Heckert

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