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Founded in September of 1982, USA Today is a national daily newspaper published by Gannett Co., Inc. The paper has a Mon.-Thurs. circulation of over 2 million readers. The Friday edition of the paper has a circulation of over 2.5 million readers.The Editor of USA Today is John Hillkirk.

Articles from Vol. 121, No. 2572, January

Adhesive Tape and Red Tape: The Strangling of Surgical Innovation in America
". . . What is needed is a balancing of innovation with a number of other legitimate public policy objectives such as safety, access, high quality, and cost-effectiveness." SURGICAL INNOVATION--the advancement of technique, technology, and practice...
Allocating Risk for Hazardous Waste Cleanups
Despite the strong demand for pollution liability policies, the insurance industry has not been willing to grant significant coverage, imposing instead extremely high premiums and protective terms and conditions " on prospective contractors. THE...
Bill Clinton and the New American Foreign Policy
WHETHER PRESIDENT-ELECT Bill Clinton explicitly alters direction or not, American foreign policy will be significantly different beginning in 1993. The post-cold War period--one that could not begin until the Cold Warriors had left behind the reins...
Building the Pentagon
Three times the size of the Empire State Building, covering 35 acres, it proved a marvel of construction, despite the material shortages of World War II. THE PENTAGON already had become a legend before it officially opened its doors on Jan. 15,...
Can Japan's Commercial Dominance Continue?
"Despite the problem with adjustment to new economic realities' [its] economy will be bigger than the US.'s by 2030. . . . WHEN Commodore Matthew Perry forced open Japan in the early 1850s, he brought a miniature train. The official American chronicler...
Can New Year's Resolutions Save Our National Pastime?
THIS WINTER's Hot Stove League isn't so hot. Instead of the usual welcome chatter among fans concerning new ballparks, player trades, managerial hirings and firings, the World Series, and spring training, a nationwide yawn is echoing throughout the...
College Kids' Parents Should "Keep Cool." (Avoid Overreacting to New Ideas and Behaviors)
What should parents do if their son comes home from college wearing an earring and quoting Marx? What if your freshman daughter says she wants to switch religions and move to Bolivia? The best advice is to avoid overreacting to the various new ideas...
Corporate Communicators on the Cutting Edge
Companies are exploiting the latest innovations in computers, satellites, and small format video to provide news and information to worldwide audiences. IN THE AGE of information, television is the national grapevine. During the past two decades,...
Dad and Daughter - a Special Bond
A late-night heart-to-heart talk; a comforting parental hug to soothe the sting of a classmate's hateful words; the right-on-target kidding from the one who knows us best--while the common stereotype would credit mom for such nurturing acts, researchers...
Everyone Hates the Media
WHAT DO Dan Quayle, Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan, and most of the film and television community have in common? They all hate the news media. If the conservatives would pause for a moment in their obsession with the so-called liberal cultural elite...
Gene Therapy: The Splice of Life
IN CONCORD, CALIF., a healthy 11-year-old boy rolls up his sleeve for his after-dinner injection of genetically engineered human growth hormone. His parents hope to "cure" their child of something most people don't think of as a disease--below-average...
How to Save America's Cities
SLAVERY was our original sin, just as race remains our unresolved dilemma. The future of American cities inextricably is bound to the issue of race and ethnicity. By the year 2000, only 57% of the people entering the U.S. workforce will be native-born...
Karsh: Master of Portrait Photography
TO STEAL a second, an infintesimal fraction of time--that's the potential of all photographs," says Yousuf Karsh, the world's most renowned portrait photographer. "As I understand it, a portrait is supposed to portray the personality of the person...
Matisse: Creativity and Experimentalism
From early still lifes through Cubism to paper cutouts, the artist's works spanned the Golden Age of modern art. MUSEUM TODAY THE MOST comprehensive exhibition ever held of the work of the French master Henri Matisse (1869-1954) comprises...
Plastic Surgeons' Ethnic Challenges
Would Whitney Houston be just as striking if she had Madonna's nose? If Denzel Washington had Kevin Costner's jawline, would he still have the same physical appeal? Would Connie Chung be as attractive with Farrah Fawcett's cheekbones? Probably not,...
Predicting Clinton's Programs
THE TORCH has been passed to a new generation. Bill Clinton and Albert Gore, America's first baby boom ticket, have been elected President and Vice President of the United States. What are the economic problems facing the new Administration and the...
Put on a Happy Face
Dozens of books are written each year on how to uplift oneself and be happy, while study after study indicates people will live longer if they have an optimistic attitude toward life. Thinking happy thoughts tends to result in a happier existence,...
Reclaiming Cities for People
THE SUBURBAN shopping mall inspires little ambivalence--one either despises or adores it. To some architecture critics, the mall is a sterile monstrosity; to environmentalists, a blight on the landscape and testament to car-dependence. To many others,...
Resolving the Crisis in Higher Education
Allowing parents to deduct a portion of college expenses from their taxes and granting eligible students vouchers to use in qualified institutions can bring an end to inefficient bureaucracies of evolving megaversities. THE PUBLICATION of A Nation...
Some Worthwhile Advice for the New President
AS BILL CLINTON assumes office, he should be humbled by a simple fact--we have five living ex-presidents (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush). Only Reagan left the office after two full terms to the general applause...
Teens Not Ready to Live Alone
If confronted by a teenager who wants to strike out on his or her own, parents need to be prepared to present the strongest argument possible to prevent such a move. In many states, that action is illegal and parents are held liable for their children's...
The Cinema of Human Obsolescence
THE RELEASE of the director's cut of Ridley Scott's masterful 1982 science-fiction film "Blade Runner" has reminded audiences not only of the centrality of this picture to the sci-fi of the 1980s and 1990s, but of the importance of the movie in its...
The Fairness Issue Won't Go Away
We must decide whether our immediate economic prosperity is worth mortgaging our children's future. THE BUMPER STICKERS are right--we are spending our children's inheritance on ourselves. What they don't say is that this selfishness is compounded...
The Golden Age of Egypt
Amenhotep III, the self-proclaimed "Dazzling Sun Disk of All Lands," led his country into an era of unsurpassed power and prosperity. Artifacts from the period now are on display in Forth Worth. Tex. NEBMAATRA AMENHOTEP III reigned from around 1391...
The Myth of Predatory Pricing
Any company attempting to monopolize a market by lowering its prices to such a low level that all competitors are driven out of business would be acting irrationally. One of the oldest big business conspiracy theories--predatory pricing--was popularized...
Venerable Venice
Though slowly sinking into the Adriatic, Italy's city of canals still remains a historic, cultural, and artistic mecca. COLE PORTER kicked off "Kiss Me Kate" with the rousing number, "We Open in Venice." Taking a cue from this Broadway immortal,...
We Must Educate Prisoners
They require classes that lead to skills which can be parlayed into jobs upon their release. Otherwise, they invariably will revert to lives of crime. ALMOST TWO decades ago, a cartoon appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer that depicted a prison...
Who Cares about Caring?
ONE OF THE MORE long-lived current buzzwords is "caring." Its popularity can be tested by the many uses and meanings. We send CARE packages to the needy overseas. Pres. John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps was seen as a world-caring organization. Children...
Why Don't We Act like the Opposite Sex?
SOCIAL SCIENTISTS long have been aware of the distinctive sex roles characteristic of tribal societies around the world, but many are reluctant to conclude that this is anything other than learned behavior. Most American cultural anthropologists have...
Winter Advice: Avoid Overexertion
Snow and ice may look scenic from inside the warmth of your home, but getting out in it may be a different story. Exerting yourself by pushing a car out of a snowbank or shoveling wet, heavy snow in freezing temperatures may strain your muscles and...