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Articles from December 4

A Campaign of Terror
Eyal Artzi heard the noise before he saw the crowd--bottles smashing on the side of his car, stones hitting metal. He had left his home in the West Bank settlement of Hermesh at the usual hour that morning, driving his wife and daughter down a hillside...
An Indian Star's Kidnap Drama
For the revered Indian screen idol Raj Kumar, it was the biggest role of his life. Last July 30, the 73-year-old actor, who has made 220 films in his Kannada language, was abducted from his home in Gajanur, Tamil Nadu state. The raid was masterminded...
Behind the Science of Mad-Cow Disease
There's no room for squeamishness in Suzette Priola's line of work. An American virologist studying mad-cow disease and similar brain-wasting illnesses at Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, she often finds herself injecting infected tissue...
Europe's Beef Scare
At first, Arnaud Eboli's parents blamed his crying spells and screaming arguments on a tough bout of adolescence. Their 17-year-old had always been a normal boy, athletic and smart, fond of hanging out with his friends, practicing martial-arts moves...
Facing A Demon
Li Suijun, a chemical factory worker in Nanyang city, Henan province, didn't even know what "HIV positive" meant when he heard his son's grim diagnosis in 1996. Li soon found out. Neighbors taunted him, and one cruelly suggested a way to solve his...
Letters
MAIL CALL The Tortured Tale of Hanging Chads In the first week after the U.S. presidential elections, we've received more than 1,200 letters on the post-election drama. One reader observed, "Clunky old voting machines that break down must make...
On a Killer's Trail in Leicestershire
In October 1998 a newspaper in Leicestershire, a small patch of fox- hunting country in central England, reported that three local residents had died of a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease within the past year. All had close ties to the picture-book...
Perspectives
"It's clear that [the Gore team] is not going to give up until they're out of lawyers. And they're never going to run out of lawyers." Bush- campaign attorney Ted Olson, on the seemingly endless legal battle over Florida "I am confident the United...
The Atlas That Shrugged
As national-security adviser during President Clinton's first term, Anthony Lake was confronted with the new crises of the post-cold-war era. Now a professor at Georgetown University, he spells out both his fears and his policy recommendations in his...
The Worst Job in the World
At Mexico City's police academy--training ground for one of the world's most dishonorable police forces--an instructor launches into his ethics class. With 32 young cadets wearing crew-cuts and spit-shined shoes sitting at metal desks before him, he...
'Today, We Are Finally Free'
In the 10 years he ruled Peru, Alberto Fujimori built a reputation as a man of surprises. His last two weeks in office were no exception. First Fujimori duped the journalists camped outside the presidential palace in Lima by dispatching a police convoy...
'We Wanted to Die Together'
Xu Huande is a middle-aged cleaning lady who lives in a small town in Yunnan Province. Sitting in her tiny apartment, she looks up approvingly as her 16-year-old son enters the living room. The boy, named Feng Bingqing, is tall and has long hair that...