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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 2650, July

A Century of American Art and Culture
A stunning two-part exhibition at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art "explores the evolution of the American identity as seen through the eyes of the nation's artists and examines the impact of such forces as immigration, technology, and the...
A Dim Future for the AMERICAN WORKPLACE
Technological advances and demographic changes are on a collision course. Unless the nation's workers are properly educated, the U.S. will not be able to compete in the global economy. FOR A SNAPSHOT of tomorrow's workplace, visit Fremd High School...
AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: Opportunities and Risks
Genetically engineered crops, fertilizers, and pesticides are the keys to the enormous challenges brought about by increasing population and environmental degradation. EVERY CENTURY poses new opportunities and challenges. One hundred years ago,...
Are Convicts More Ethical Than Students?
When it comes to ethical standards, convicts and MBA students rate about even, according to Shaheen Borna, professor of marketing, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. However, when it comes to loyalty, convicted felons may have the edge, his study...
Are You Saving Too Much for Retirement?
Are Americans struggling to save more for their retirement than they may need to? Yes, argued Kenn Tacchino and Cynthia Saltzman, associate professors at Widener University, Chester, Pa., addressing members of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners....
Baseball's "100 Greatest Players"-Sez Who?
WHEN the 19th-century-born Sporting News--once properly dubbed "The Bible of Baseball," but now no more than a Generation-X-style tabloid that tries to be hip by spewning out an endless stream of wisecracking sports commentary--released its "Baseball's...
Breaking Allies' Dependency on American Military Power
WHENEVER the Clinton Administration's stewardship of foreign affairs is attacked, spokesmen drag the isolationist straw man out of storage and give him a good public thrashing. Although conceding that, for the first time since the rise of fascism in...
Can U.S. Prosperity Avoid INFLATION?
Despite recent gains by organized labor and the lowest unemployment rate in three decades, careful control of the money market is keeping the economy on an even keel. FOR A BRIEF MOMENT, the conclusion of the United Parcel Service strike made it...
Clinton Flunked National Strategy 101
FOR AN ASSESSMENT of the Kosovo military action, let us look back at the key issues: The policy blunder. Pres. Clinton's initial decision to bomb Serbia was the most serious U.S. foreign policy blunder since Vietnam. Countless numbers of Kosovar Albanians...
Degas IN NEW ORLEANS
The French Impressionist's visit to Louisiana in 1872-73 inspired a series of memorable, sometimes haunting portraits of his New Orleans family, as well as stunning scenes of life in one of America's most beautiful cities. EDGAR DEGAS is widely...
Extramarital Affairs: An Exaggerated Myth
Surveys show that the incidence of sexual affairs is far less than suggested by Hollywood and adult magazines. "HALF of all married men and women in America have extramarital sex," shouts the talk show host. As you stare at the television set, you...
Have We Lost Our Virtue?
IN EARLIER TIMES, when a single woman had intercourse, she was referred to as "having lost her virtue." These were delicate matters, and euphemisms attempted to so portray them. Divorced women were called "grass widows," and society was told to watch...
Healing Emergency Workers' Psychological Damage
The stress on mental health professionals and volunteers involved with catastrophic disasters can linger long after those events have faded from the public's mind. A FEW YEARS AGO, I was puzzled by the remark of a client at the close of a therapy...
Heimlich Maneuver Works for Drowning Victims
At least 1,000 lives could be saved each year if more people knew the Heimlich maneuver wasn't just for saving choking victims. According to Henry J. Heimlich, president of the Heimlich Institute and inventor of the lifesaving technique, the maneuver...
How Not to Ask for a Raise or Promotion
Why do you think you should be paid a higher salary? Is it because you need to buy season tickets to your favorite team's games? Maybe you would like to start a bird farm. Or perhaps it's just that you want to earn more than your spouse does. Believe...
In Defense of the EXCLUSIONARY RULE
Legislative attempts to stop trial courts from excluding illegally seized evidence are a backdoor assault on the judiciary's warrant-issuing powers. THE FOURTH AMENDMENT to the U.S. Constitution reads: "The right of the people to be secure in their...
Investing Strategies for a Volatile Market
BIG UP AND DOWN MOVES in the stock market understandably make many investors wary and uncertain. What should you do in volatile times? First, put market volatility in perspective. Swings in the stock market over a few months or even a few years...
Is America Slipping in INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Unilateral trade sanctions, special export restraints, and tax and regulatory policies are eroding the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. IN 1997, Congress turned down Pres. Clinton's request to renew the traditional "fast track" treatment of...
Media Insensitivity to Victims of Violence
"Coverage of crime brings with it coverage of victims, frequently in dehumanizing ways and with traumatizing results." WATCHING THE STUDENTS who survived the Columbine High School massacre in Littteon, Colo., as they told their stories on television...
PLACEBOS: Fooling the Body to Heal Itself
Even though they do not contain active pharmaceutical ingredients, placebos often are beneficial in alleviating stress-induced ailments. CENTURIES of clinical experience show that placebos benefit a wide range of afflictions. Indeed, research over...
Re the President's Missed Deductions
Pres. William Jefferson Clinton The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: I have reviewed your 1998 tax return to see if you could have saved some more in taxes. The return shows that you paid $7,215 in 1998 for "Tax Prep. &...
Scaring Consumers Away from GOOD HEALTH
The Environmental Protection Agency, in its zeal to rid the worm of pesticides, fails to mention the hazards of dangerous strains of food-borne pathogens that may be present in organically grown "natural" foods. FEATURED AT your local supermarket...
SCHOOLS THAT TEACH: A Blueprint for the Millennium
Architects share the responsibility for creating safe, well-designed, and stimulating classroom environments. ANTHROPOLOGISTS are fond of examining a civilization's rains to recapture its essential values. What was important, they ask, to this specific...
Sports Gambling in College: Cracking Down on Illegal Betting
Without strong efforts to enforce state and Federal laws prohibiting illegal sports wagering, the integrity of college athletics may be at stake. IT'S SATURDAY AFTERNOON, and you are settled in a comfortable chair watching your favorite college...
Sunscreen Should Include UV-A Protection
When you select a sunscreen this summer, be sure that you are getting all the protection you need against ultraviolet radiation, cautions Alexa Boer, chief resident in dermatology at Stanford (Calif.) Hospital and Clinics. Look for a product containing...
The Historical Battle over DISPATCHING AMERICAN TROOPS
Ignoring Congress' constitutional role, presidents continue to dispatch troops first and ask for approval later. The NATO military action against Yugoslavia put the issue on the front burner again. UNDER THE WAR POWERS clauses of the Constitution,...
The Legacy of Stanley Kubrick
THE SUDDEN DEMISE this spring of master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was overshadowed by the death the following day of baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. It seemed that even Hollywood couldn't offer Kubrick his due. His eulogy at the 1999 Oscar ceremony was...
The Same Old Story, the Same Old Blame
IT PROBABLY GOES BACK to our earliest ancestors. When something horrible happens in our community, we want to find a reason, an explanation for the horror. Because if we don't, that means that somehow things happen to us over which we have no control...
What's New?
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Women View the 20th Century
"While women throughout the history of art have usually been relegated to the passive role of muse or object of desire, the photographers featured in this exhibition have actively engaged the audience, stimulating debate, contemplation, and discovery."...

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