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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 2658, March

21st-Century Technology, Medieval Information
TECHNOLOGY in the 21st century can take us anywhere in the world in a flash, making the international community smaller and smaller and giving us a feeling of euphoria as we switch from one capital to another as easily as we watch another rerun of...
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America's National Historic Trails
AMERICA'S NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAILS BY KATHLEEN ANN CORDES UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS 1999, 369 PAGES, $19.95 For the traveler who has run out of places to go and sites to see, this book offers an entirely new challenge. It presents a detailed...
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An Aging America Faces the Assisted Living Alternative
"The challenge for society will be to provide affordable, safe, and high-quality facilities that respect the independence, dignity, and autonomy of the elderly." AMERICA'S POPULATION is getting older and, along with it, there is a dramatic rise...
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Ancient Masks, Modern Masks
From cavemen to astronauts, humans have worn masks for protection, as a disguise, or as a means of transforming themselves spiritually. THE LARGEST global exhibition to explore the power of masks in the human experience unites visual, cultural,...
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BARRY GOLDWATER: Icon of Political Integrity
The godfather of American conservatism was far from being the right-wing ideologue his critics labeled him. BARRY GOLDWATER, the rugged, unpredictable godfather of conservatism's rise as a powerful force in America, died May 29, 1998. The plain-spoken...
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Blame Mattress for Bad Bed Relationships
More than 30,000,000 Americans are not satisfied in bed. According to research conducted for the Better Sleep Council by International Communications Research, 25% of men and women surveyed reported that they would sleep better if their spouses were...
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Caligula: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
CALIGULA: TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION PENTHOUSE VIDEO 155 MINUTES, $29.99 (DVD) Now that DVD has proven itself to a receptive audience, producers are rushing to fill the stores with the same extensive backlist that made VHS such a success....
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CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM Must Not Be Ignored
Americans should ask themselves this simple question: "Do you believe your government works as hard for you as it does for special interests?" FIVE YEARS after America elected a Republican Congress, the conservative agenda it promised the voters...
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Combat for Sale: The New, Post-Cold War Mercenaries
Private military companies are working hand in glove with various governments to fight their wars in a businesslike manner. THEY'RE BACK! The new and improved mercenaries are now the good guys--at least to some. No doubt Niccolo Machiavelli, the...
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Cooking Skills Bring Joy to the Kitchen
Is cooking drudgery or food for the soul? The results of a Corningware national survey indicate that the more you know about cooking, the more personal fulfillment it offers. The results help explain why the new breed of kitchenware stores are targeting...
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DEATH WITH DIGNITY: Choices and Challenges
Terminally ill patients' right to refuse medical treatment has been established, but the issue of physician-assisted suicide remains a hotbed of controversy. WHILE AMERICANS consider themselves free to live the lives they choose, most don't realize...
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Disney Does Dvd
When DVD first came on the market, some of the studios embraced it wholeheartedly, immediately starting to pour new and, soon after, old titles into the young medium. Others were more cautious, back until consumers beholding began to show acceptance,...
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Do Successful Entrepreneurs Owe a Debt to Society?
"Consumers receive more economic benefit from using products than entrepreneurs earn from producing them." "TODAY, multimillionaire John Doe established a foundation to provide financial support for worthy causes. After arriving in America 62 years...
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Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles Are a Mirage
Alternative vehicular technologies are, at best, decades away from mass commercialization. OIL-BASED FUELS and the internal combustion engine are the kings of the transportation mountain. Of the world's approximately 650,000,000 motor vehicles,...
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Front Row at the White House
FRONT ROW AT THE WHITE HOUSE BY HELEN THOMAS SCRIBNER PUBLISHING 1999, 425 PAGES, $26.00 Helen Thomas, the woman who asks tough questions of presidents and other political figures, has been on the job for United Press International (United Press...
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Furniture Trends for the 21st Century
Faxes, e-mail, cellular phones, the Internet--Americans literally have tomorrow's technology today. As their lives become more complex and high-tech during the new millennium, people will place an even greater emphasis on the home as haven--a place...
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Global Warming, Global Warning
SHOULD GLOBAL WARMING be of concern to Americans? Here's one indication. A Yahoo! search on the Internet results in more than 150,000 citations of websites with something to say about the issue. Points of view range from alarm to complete dismissal....
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How to Make a "Last"-Ing Impression
THIS IS NOT an essay on eschatology, a branch of theology that deals with ultimates such as death, judgment, heaven, hell, etc. Rather, it is a caution against always believing that first things should come first. In point of fact, while most people...
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It's Never Too Early to Give a Child a Book
"When will my child start to read?" is a common question for parents of first-graders, unless the youngster happened to master the skill in kindergarten--or even before. "It's a very individual process," notes Beverly Cox, professor of language and...
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It's Time to Get Government out of the SPORTS BUSINESS
"... Politicians are attracted to sports subsidies like moths to a flame, but it is the taxpayers who get burned." THE 1990s were a decade of hyperactivity regarding new ballparks, stadiums, and arenas for professional sports teams. While Chicago's...
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Just Sit Back and Let Your Computer Do It
Within the first 20 years of the new century, mail carriers' loads will become a little lighter, appliances will communicate with one another, and personal computer monitors may be replaced with holographic, three-dimensional images, says Brandon Dixon,...
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Keeping Up with Tax Code Changes
ACCORDING TO the Internal Revenue Service, it takes 12 hours and 51 minutes to do a simple 1040 tax form. Add a Schedule A and Schedule B (itemized deductions and interest/income) and it's another seven hours. That includes learning the rules, however,...
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Michael Mann's Band of Outsiders
THE PAST HOLIDAY SEASON did not offer a great deal of outstanding movie fare. Even if the arena were crowded with works of distinction, a clear standout would be Michael Mann's "The Insider," and its achievement makes us reconsider his accomplishments...
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Millennium Mouse Simply Won't Quit
All the hoopla leading up to the new millennium pretty well had petered out by the wee hours of Jan. 1, 2000, as parties around the world started to wind down, One place where it is stubbornly hanging on, though, is at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla.,...
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MINORITY HIRING May Be Facing Retrenchment
Will a court-ordered change from mandatory to voluntary hiring of minorities and women change the face of broadcasting? "BY ALL ACCOUNTS, I should not have succeeded in this business," says Will Wright, news director at WWOR-TV in New York City....
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PHILANTHROPHY Is Revolutionizing Education
Philanthropists are providing a different approach to educational reform through a system of private vouchers that offer scholarship aid to poor families. THE POWER of memory is central, not just to the life of a person, but to the life of a people....
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Requiem for HENRY ROTH
What led the author to wait 60 years between publication of his first and second novels? "YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED to finish," declares the Talmudic dictum that Henry JL Roth, wracked by rheumatoid arthritis as he tapped out every word, adapted as an...
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Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate
SHADOW: FIVE PRESIDENTS AND THE LEGACY OF WATERGATE BY BOB WOODWARD SIMON & SCHUSTER 1999, 593 PAGES, $27.50 Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward has given us another best-seller on presidential politics. This time, he investigates how the...
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Shakespeare on Screen
A few years ago, Jane Austen seemed to be the hottest screenwriter around, never mind the fact that she had been dead for more than 175 years. Proving that even being 200 years older is no deterrent, the Bard of Avon is looking to reclaim his crown...
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The Looming Water Wars: FARMS vs. CITIES
With not enough supplies to satisfy the demands of both agriculture and urban life, allocation of this vital resource is becoming more contentious and problematic. WHY WOULD the billionaire Bass brothers of Texas, enriched by real estate and oil...
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The Puzzling Politics of the Center
THE 20TH CENTURY ended with numerous changes that will affect the 21st. Empires and totalitarian systems crumbled; the globalized economy has given the nation state an uncertain future; and information technology is transforming business, education,...
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This, That, and the Other Thing
WHATEVER HAPPENED to free speech in this country, at least where white athletes are concerned? San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds, recently retired NBA forward Charles Barkley, former Georgetown University men's basketball coach John Thompson,...
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TIPPER GORE and the Overreaching of Mental Health Coverage
"Mrs. Gore's well-motivated, but not so well-thought out, expansion of mental health coverage to the point of actual parity [with physical illnesses] would represent an irresponsible and overly expensive change in the status quo." IT WAS MAY, 1993,...
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UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING: Insurance against Future Diseases?
Researchers are continuing to seek answers to the scientific and ethical questions surrounding this experimental and controversial medical procedure. CINDY MONROE was pregnant with her first child when doctors found a malignant tumor on the tissue...
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Updating Contract Law for the Digital Age
The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act will promote electronic commerce and protect consumers by providing predictability an new rights regarding dealings in the digital marketplace. ELECTRONIC commerce over the Internet promises to become...
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Westward No!
Great Britain's South West is a study in contrasts, from the holiday atmosphere of the English Riviera to Dartmoor's harsh, rugged landscape, making it a fascinating area to explore. A LIFETIME of books, movies, and television shows had definitely...
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What Do Academic Economists Contribute?
Rather than taking policy positions and engaging in intellectual challenges, they seek tenured positions, easy grant money, and influence over graduate students and the profession PEOPLE USED TO COMPLAIN that 10 economists got you 11 opinions. (John...
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What's New?
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