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Articles from October 12, 1994

A Book
HEAD:For Spiritual Explorers SOMETIMES when I read books about the early explorers such as Columbus, whose landing in the New World we are commemorating this month, I think that all the frontiers have been used up! Where is the excitement and...
China Coach Tries to Outrun Doubts Beijing Athletes' Wins at Asian Games Renew Cries of Illegal Drug Use
A YEAR ago, Ma Junren was the toast of China: His team of women distance runners - known as "Ma's Family Army" - shattered world track records and left the international sports world agog at their endurance and speed. Coach Ma's innovative methods of...
China Seeks Foreign Investment to Boost Sagging Infrastructure
WITH its basic infrastructure straining under the burden of booming economic growth, China is going to great lengths to draw the attention of foreign investors.At an international conference in Beijing late last month, China opened its Great Wall project...
Confidence in Reform Shaken by Ruble's Fall
THE Russian government's economic reform efforts took a heavy blow as the ruble fell by a record amount on Oct. 11, plunging 27.4 percent against the United States dollar.The Russian currency crashed from 3,081 rubles to the dollar on Oct. 10 to 3,926...
Conservatives' Message: We Aren't `Stale' at Conference, British Ruling Party Regroups
BRITAIN'S Conservatives have launched a two-year battle to turn back a political tide that appears to be running heavily in the opposition Labour Party's favor.As they opened their annual conference Oct. 11, Prime Minister John Major urged his followers...
Dora Carrington:A Diffident Artist Dug from Obscurity the Art of Dora Carrington by Jane Hill Thames and Hudson, 144 Pp., $24.95
IT is, perhaps, slightly disenchanting to end a book on a artist by observing that: "Although she had the makings of a great painter, {she} was too gently made and seemingly had no desire for posterity through progeny or paint."</P><P>But...
Events
EDTN:All 10/12/94 DATE:10/12/94 MAGELLAN'S FINAL MISSION The spacecraft Magellan headed toward its demise in the atmosphere of Venus after a five-year mapping mission that revealed towering volcanoes and crisp-edged craters on that planet's surface. ...
Frankfurt Book Fair: Tradition Carries Day
WHEN the first Frankfurt Book Fair convened, the jet age had just begun, television was still in its embryonic stage, and the word fax was a long way from breaking into the lexicon.Now, 46 years later, communications can travel at hyperspeed, yet some...
French Look at Their Politicians and Wonder If They're Seeing Italy Demands for Government Reforms Are Growing as Several Ministers and Leading Businessman Are Questioned - and Some Jailed for Wrongdoing
ARE the French going through their version of the "clean hands" movement that saw the destruction of dozens of political and business careers in Italy and led to the election of Silvio Berlusconi as prime minister?That's a growing question here as several...
From First Dukedoms, Bavarians Have Done It Their Way
IN a nation full of cultural differences, Bavaria enjoys the reputation of being the most distinct of Germany's 16 states.Foreign tourists may view Bavaria through the prism of lederhosen and oom-pah bands, but Germans associate Bavaria with the distinct...
Grass-Roots Groups Reorganize in Haiti
HAITIAN reform groups are resurfacing after having spent the better part of three years underground.Leaders from peasant, labor, neighborhood, and student groups are reorganizing their members. Since Haiti's military seized control in 1991, reformers...
Haitian Military Confused after Transfer of Power Aristide Must Select New Commander Who Will Promote Basic Change in Military `Culture'
THE resignation and anticipated departure of military chief Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras marks a milestone for the Haitian people and the international community.But after an emotional ceremony in which General Cedras was barely audible above the crowd's taunting,...
Haiti Sans Cedras
THE last of the Haitian junta's terrible trio - Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras - officially stepped down Oct. 10. He joins Brig. Gen. Philippe Biamby, who resigned Oct. 8, and Port-au-Prince police chief Michel Francois, who fled earlier to the neighboring Dominican...
Have Name, Will Run: Kin Abound in US Races
A RADIO ad that recently aired against Texas gubernatorial candidate George W. Bush, former President Bush's son, shows the flip side of being a political daddy's boy."That young Bush boy, you know the former president's son. Every business he's ever...
Italy's Berlusconi under Pressure to Give Up Control of TV Empire
ITALIAN lawmakers are debating solutions to the conflict of interest between Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's political role and his considerable business interests.On Oct. 8, the government made public a report by three experts appointed by Mr. Berlusconi...
Mother of Bad Policy: Iraq's Mobilization Unites UN Members against It
JUST why Iraq's President Saddam Hussein chose to flex his Army's muscle near the Kuwait border at the moment he did remains a mystery. But the net effect is almost sure to leave Iraq further from its long-stated goal of relief from crushing United Nations...
Nationhood: Palau Enters Brave New World under US Authority for Five Decades, the String of Pacific Islands Known as Palau Gained Independence on Oct. 1. Located Close to the Boom Economies of East Asia, the New State Has Excellent Prospects. but Sovereignty Also Poses New Challenges to the Environment and National Identity
LAPSES in protocol began almost immediately.In the days before independence, honored guests arriving to witness the dawning of Palau's sovereignty were duly met and escorted to their hotels.But when the Oct. 1 independence celebrations were over, officials...
New York Filmfest Hosts Healthy Mix of Commercial, Art Fare
SOME jokesters dubbed this year's New York Film Festival the first annual Miramax Filmfest, referring to the prominence of Miramax Films - a major distributor of overseas and independent productions - in the Lincoln Center lineup.The implication of this...
One Enclave's Solution to Ties with Mother Russia
PRESIDENT Boris Yeltsin has arrived and departed in Washington. But another president from the Russian Federation arrived for official meetings this weekend - President Mintimer Shaimiyev of Tatarstan, the oil-rich Volga Republic that has a population...
Russia's Reemergence US Faces Frictions as Moscow's Internal Troubles Ease
IF summit communiques are to be believed, the "pragmatic partnership" between the United States and Russia remains sound. But in discussion of outstanding foreign-policy questions - from Bosnia to Russia's role on the territory of the former Soviet Union...
The Finger of Suspicion
PRIDE, a legacy, an established machine - all add to the reelection drive of long-time politicians. This is particularly true of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D) of Massachusetts, who is locked in a horse race with newcomer Mitt Romney, a businessman and former...
Trans-Atlantic Links
AN American in Europe today recognizes that in several respects this post-cold-war period is a turning point in trans-Atlantic relations.Signs of the past are still there. United States troops remain in Germany, although in reduced numbers. A US general...
Wages on the Line: US Workers Slip Behind European, Japanese Wages Rose in 1980s as US Hit Set of Woes
THE roller-coaster economy of the 1980s may have created 18 million new jobs in the United States, but for most American employees, the decade brought smaller and smaller paychecks, even after being adjusted for inflation.This is the finding of a study...
Whose Is the Victory in Haiti? Missing from US Efforts to Restore Democracy Is Input from the Haitian People, They Say
AFTER a three-year effort, the restoration of Haiti's exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide appears to be only days away. His return will be a clear victory for the international community, although it is unclear how much the Haitian people have won.Never...
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