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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2002-09-11

Our sympathies go out to those who lost loved ones a year
ago.  In this week's issue: top colleges, "weirdo"
governors, and crash reconstruction.

Angola, once beautiful but long ravaged by civil war, is
starting to recover, according to Outside.

An antiques expert with Antiques Roadshow talks about what
old furniture can tell us about history, in Humanities

IDB America looks at the unique challenges facing
entrepreneurs in Latin America.

PC World tells readers how to fix myriad little annoyances
that crop up from your Windows PC's hardware, software, and
the web.

Kiplinger's lists 100 public colleges and universities that
provide the best value in higher education.
Thousands of Mexican-American teenagers who were born in the
U.S. are still not fluent in English.  An Education Week
article asks what is going wrong.
A Red Herring article asserts that it's tech companies, not
students, that are benefitting from a technology build-out
in the classroom.
Researchers and civil rights advocates are worried about
resegregation in public schools in the South, reports
Education Week.

Spotlight on Financial Services reports on a study that
paints a more responsible picture of college students'
credit-card usage than what is normally seen in the media.

Has the FDA been pressured to approve new drugs without
thorough enough testing?  An American Prospect articles

A Salon contributor endeavors to explain, for a nontechnical
audience, the kind of work being done by the mathematicians
recently honored with that discipline's highest prizes, the
Fields Medals.

Thirteen Outside contributors write about what really scares
them, from freezing, to deadly bugs, to lightning, and more.

---U.S. Politics---
A Reason article speaks critically of the "forever war" on
terrorism for forcing Americans to give up freedoms for an
indefinite period of time.

---World Politics---
Economic discontent in Japan has led to the rise of fiercely
independent "weirdo" regional governors, according to Time

Science News reports on the U.S. Coast Guard's biggest
shark-fin-smuggling bust ever -- 32 tons.
Car and Driver has an article about crash
reconstructionists, who can tell a great deal from tire
marks and aid greatly in law enforcement.