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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, gained notoriety in 1981 when its founders, Alec Pacheco and Ingrid Newkirk, attempted to rescue 17 monkeys from a Silver Spring lab. PETA Education Coordinator Kathy Snow Guillermo gets still moremileage out of the situation in her sensationalistic new book, Monkey Business: The Disturbing Case That Launched the Animal Rights Movement. A press release for Guillermo reads “Debates Welcomed”—and, considering public ambivalence toward PETA, it’s a good thing. Start one when Guillermo reads at noon at Martin Luther King Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. FREE. (202) 727-1186. (NodB)