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Rochelle L. Stanfield

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HUD Ache

October 1, 1998 rstanfield@njdc.com ne day last May, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo waved a pen and raised HUD's magic number from 7,500 to 9,000. An audible sigh of relief wafted through HUD headquarters in Washington and at the agency's offices around the country. Maybe, some optimists thought, this new number ...

Cuomo tries to clean house at HUD

June 15, 1998 Andrew M. Cuomo, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, may be at a crossroads. A year ago, he launched a massive reorganization and management reform effort to save his department. His own political future may well ride on the outcome. "There's certainly an element of 'improve, or die' in ...

Identity Crisis

November 25, 1997 When Tiger Woods is polled in the 2000 census, he will no longer be forced into a racial pigeonhole. The young golf champ doesn't want to be described as an African-American, as he usually is, but as a multiracial "Cablinasian"--a person of caucasian, black, American Indian and Asian ancestry. The ...

Testing! Testing!

September 22, 1997 "This should be something that has nothing to do with party politics," President Clinton said on Sept. 8 as he described one of his top political priorities. "There's no politics in this, only our children." He was touting his plan for voluntary national achievement tests that would examine all fourth-graders ...

Mapping Government's Reach

May 5, 1997 rstanfie@njdc.com Someday, brilliantly designed and spectacularly colorful computer-generated maps are likely to portray every nuance of government subsidies and incentives. They don't yet. Promoters of computer mapping insist, however, that supersophisticated designs are just around the corner. After all, they note, using these maps for simple tasks such as community ...

Why An Agency Blinked

April 7, 1997 The Census Bureau blinked. Under pressure to be more customer-friendly--and to spend less public money than it did in its 1990 head count--the Census Bureau plans to scale back the number of subjects covered by its census 2000 questionnaires. Big users of census statistics have mixed reactions to the plans, ...