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Articles from April 9, 1999

A 'Menace' Swoops toward Theaters
A business outplacement firm has predicted that "employers may be faced with the most widespread planned absenteeism in United States history, costing nearly $300 million in a single day in lost wages" on May 19.Why? Because that's the day the new "Star...
Augusta Club: Cool Handshakes, Alluring Grounds
There are always those unkind enough to vigorously criticize the Masters golf tournament, unfolding here in Augusta, Ga., this weekend, as snobby and elitist.That's not fair.It's true, of course, but not fair. The Masters is delightfully snobby and elitist....
Australia Makes Movies, but Can You Tell?
Della Churchill's new runner keeps getting lost.Ms. Churchill, one of Australia's bright young film-producing talents, is assistant location manager for the "Mission Impossible" sequel. To plan the shots in Sydney, Fox Studios is constructing a scale...
Books That Look beyond Film as Fast Food Thought-Provoking Reads on Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, and Cinema
Look at the theater or music section of an average bookstore, and you'll see lightweight fare - star biographies, consumer guides to current hits - alongside more thoughtful works helping readers understand important issues, such as the complex relationships...
Budgetary 'Walls' a Bad Idea
Having won a bruising battle last year to guarantee levels of highway and transit spending, Rep. Bud Shuster (R) of Pennsylvania, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, now wants to do the same for aviation.That would be a...
Egg Donor, or Seller?
At first I am amused by the item. My friend Cara has just shown me an advertisement in our Ivy League college newspaper. It offers $50,000 for an egg donor who is athletic, taller than 5 feet, 10 inches, and has SAT scores higher than 1400."That could...
Fine-Tune Your Traveling Terms
1. What kinds of travel mean "maybe no return": a trip, a voyage, or a journey?2. Which one always leads you out of town: a road or a street?3. What's the difference between the beginning of a vacation and its start? 4. Why isn't the Grand Canyon called...
From Americans, an Outpouring of Aid for Refugees Plight of Expelled Kosovars Stirs Citizens to Give at a Level Similar
Hands reaching for bread. Babies wrapped in thin blankets, clutched by mothers choking back tears. Bewildered faces staring out from crowded trains.The images of exiled Kosovars that confront Americans every time they pick up a newspaper or turn on the...
Homes Are Flung Open for Refugees in Ethnic Bond, Macedonia's Albanians Take Up the Slack Left By
Some 40 pairs of shoes are lined up outside the door to Imer Krasniqi's basement, each belonging to a new guest in the home. Mr. Krasniqi's house sits atop a narrow dirt road in Dijonska, the old- town section and the ethnic Albanian side of Skopje,...
How to Help Kosovo's Refugees
Some 400,000 ethnic-Albanians have been forced from their homes in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo to date. They continue to depart Kosovo for neighboring states, crowding border areas despite international airlifts out of the region. International agencies...
Hudson Artists Saw America as a Paradise
The Hudson River School artists were a romantic bunch. Considered America's first landscape painters, these men - and several women - wanted to present the land in the New World and all it had to offer: its beautiful countryside, sunrises, sunsets, seasons,...
Image of a Country 'Tingling Back to Life' Everyone in Rwanda Has a Story of the Genocide Five Years Ago, but Some
People who come to Rwanda for the first time generally want to turn around and catch the next flight out. There are many walking reminders of the genocide that began five years ago this week.But on the latest of several trips, I had an image - which...
Is Milosevic Game Plan on Schedule? Yugoslav Military Moves before Strikes Indicate Preparedness. Recent
Slobodan Milosevic has made such a swift consolidation of political and military power under two weeks of NATO airstrikes that some analysts here believe he planned all along to use the bombing for his own advantage.If such is the case, any negotiations...
Is That All Folks? the End . . . of Film as We Know It - Enter Digital
Imagine. You're riding through the jungle, surrounded by the chirping of unknown insects, the howling of unidentified night creatures, and the air is heavy with strange, exotic perfumes. The ground beneath you is rough, untraveled, and the ride is bumpy....
Letters
Need in Yugoslavia: spare Serb civilians The opinion article entitled "Serbian student's message to NATO" (April 2) added an important dimension to the complex issues facing us in Kosovo. Serbian opposition groups who had been actively working against...
Mom Throws in the Towel, Sort Of
There's her wet towel on the floor again! How many years have I been trying to get her to pick up her towel after she showers?It isn't as if I make it a practice to check my daughter's room each morning after she's left for school. The "enlightened parent"...
No Mystery Why PBS Series Is So Successful
Readers of mystery novels know and revere the name P.D. James, and "Mystery!" fans rejoice when one of her psychologically complex tales airs on PBS.With good reason.Ms. James's poetry-loving detective, Adam Dalgliesh (Roy Marsden), is a bright, benign,...
Paul Taylor Dancers Leap onto the Road
Paul Taylor has been making dances since the mid-1950s, when he was a young performer with choreographers such as Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham.Unlike the intensity of Graham or the abstract musings on the nature of dance by Cunningham, dance as...
Public Support Grows for War with Yugoslavia Images of Homeless Albanians and the Capture of Three US Soldiers
Just two weeks ago, most of the callers to Boston's WRKO radio station firmly believed that the US should not be the world's policeman. Kosovo was just too far away to get involved.But many listeners to this popular talk show now support NATO's bombing...
Pushing Back the Limits Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
My kids don't realize it yet. But I do. They now ski better than me. They've pushed back the limits. And they've done it with fewer opportunities, and less time on the slopes, than I had.Don't get me wrong. I have plenty of fun. But back when I was first...
Roadside Religion Goes Nationwide
Usually when people look for signs from God, they expect subtle, quiet messages.But not these signs.Last fall in south Florida, billboards throughout the region suddenly began offering public-service announcements - signed "God." "Let's meet at my house...
Searching for Aphrodite's Sister
At Fisnik and Aphrodite Idrizi's apartment, the phone rings about every eight minutes, always with news or questions about family. Nearly every Albanian in Skopje has a cousin, a brother, a friend from Kosovo. These days they stay in constant touch by...
Sports 101 Series: A Young Fan Displays His Autographed Ball from the N.Y. Yankees. BY J. PAT CARTER/AP
After last year's exciting home-run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and the New York Yankees' record-breaking season of 114 victories, how will the 1999 season stack up? It's difficult to say, but the '99 season has storybook potential too:...
States Act to Protect Gunmakers Lawmakers Consider Whether to Bar Local Governments from Suing Gun
To cities on the front lines of the battle against violent crime, it was a brilliant stroke: sue gunmakers. If the tobacco industry was partly culpable for the medical costs of smoking, the reasoning went, then gunmakers should bear some responsibility...
Teen Screen: Funny 'Kissed'; No 'Go'
Teenage characters are back in fashion, but the latest teen movies don't necessarily focus on average adolescents with everyday problems. Two new arrivals, "Never Been Kissed" and "Go," represent the lighter and darker ends of the spectrum, respectively.Never...
The Kosovo Miscalculation Instead of Delivering a Lightning Blow, NATO Is Shuffling the Masses
Did America and its allies miscalculate on Kosovo? Let me count the ways.First, last October when Richard Holbrooke, believing he could repeat the success of his Dayton agreement with President Milosevic on Bosnia, announced a peace plan calling for...
The Monitor Movie Guide
Reviews in this weekly guide are written by Monitor critic David Sterritt (the first set of '+' marks in each review) unless otherwise noted. Ratings and comments by the Monitor staff panel (the second set of '+' marks in each review) reflect the...
They Wore Their Flour with Pride
Undoubtedly unusual, our family has avoided addiction to the packaged, prepared foods and mixes, and I still love my conjugal housewife with appetizing fervor. But now and then, since we've been living abbreviated in our collective senior residence,...
Timber! Marauding Rodent Sharpens Teeth on Symbol of Spring
The capital's blossoming cherry trees aren't just a feast for the eyes of spring tourists.One busy beaver has been partaking of this Japanese delight as well, felling four flowering cherry trees in the famous grove at the Jefferson Memorial Tidal Basin,...
Today's Story Line
If NATO's war against Yugoslavia were chess, Slobodan Milosevic would have won most of the opening moves with a predictable strategy. At first his military was saved by cloud cover, then just by hiding. He's amassed more power among Serbs and, by one...
USA
President Clinton welcomed chinese Premier Zhu Rongji to the White House, praising his efforts to introduce economic reforms in China. Trade, Taiwan, and human-rights issues were said to be on the agenda. US officials said the two leaders were unlikely...
Warlord's Son with a US Touch Creating a 'New Somalia' Is the Goal of Hussein Aidid, Who Went to High
Even by Somalia's high standards of violence, during nine years of civil conflict the district of Bermuda was known as one of the most dangerous spots in the capital, Mogadishu.So imagine the local surprise when Somalia's youngest warlord - a clean-cut...
What's on TV
SATURDAY 4/10 The masters (CBS, 3:30-6 p.m.): The field is a who's who of active pro golfers. The 1998 Masters winner Mark O'Meara will try to win back-to-back titles, and Tiger Woods will attempt to duplicate his 1997 accomplishment when he won the...
Working with Qaddafi
The coming trial of two Libyans accused of planting the bomb that brought down Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 is welcome. It promises a measure of justice in a case that seemed stymied.For many of the families involved in the Flight 103 tragedy, the trial...
World
The forced return of ethnic-Albanian refugees from Kosovo border crossings may indicate that Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic plans to use them as human shields, two senior European officials suggested. NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana and Britain's...

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