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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2002-01-09

In this week's issue:  A murderer critiques his colleagues,
the euro debuts, America's fattest cities are revealed, and
an artistic critique of "Seinfeld"...
Salon reviews a book by a British serial killer on the topic
of serial killing.
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A Computer User article gauges the effects of China's entry
into the WTO upon the U.S.'s biggest tech players.
Mobile Computing has a buying guide for a batch of digital
video camcorders.
Chipmakers Intel and AMD are jockeying for the speed crown
again with 2-GHz chips.  PC World tests systems equipped
with the new processors.
Time covers the development and launch of Apple's new
desklamp- and sunflower-inspired iMac.

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A Business 2.0 article helps investors avoid stocks that
could face Enron-like collapse by presenting warning signs
to look for.
A Time Europe article covers the introduction of euro notes
and coins in the Eurozone.
Britain is in the way of the euro, according to Time Europe.
But does it make sense for the U.K. to stick with sterling?
Globalization deserves a reasoned defense, but also deserves
reform, according to an American Prospect article.
Men's Fitness rates and ranks America's 50 largest cities
from fattest to fittest.
In Managed Care, a physician expresses distinct unease about
new companies that are selling full-body "preventive" MRI
scans direct to the public.

A Salon article tells the story of Google's effort to round
up and preserve a large chunk of the Usenet newsgroup
A Kiplinger's article claims class actions are getting out
of control, both in number and in lack of substance.
In a Salon interview, a science writer describes the
attempts underway to clone and recreate the woolly mammoth,
which has been extinct for nearly 4,000 years.
A Business 2.0 piece reports on the promise and
uncertainties associated with genetically-engineered trees.

---Social Issues---
Officials in Britain are proposing that Scotland Yard keep
track of child troublemakers, in an attempt to head off
delinquency, according to Education Week.
Education Week writes about the process of rebuilding the
educational system in Afghanistan.
An Outside article reports on the efforts of Russian and
Ukrainian spelunkers to chase caving's ultimate prize:  a
descent 2,000 meters below ground.
A Salon piece judges "Seinfeld" on its artistic merits,
calling the sitcom "one of the most complex and troubling
art works of our time."

---U.S. Society & Politics---
Salon covers the issue of compensation for the victims of
the September 11 attacks and explores the moral and
financial questions of charity and disaster relief posed by
the effort.
A Salon editor writes on why he's convinced the American
military has been in the right ever since the Gulf War.
The American Prospect reports on how small-time religious
broadcasters stand to make billions by selling, to wireless
telecom companies, electromagnetic spectrum they got for