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SEPTEMBER 6, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 9

C O V E R   S T O R Y
The Heart: Everything You Know Is Wrong
First eggs were bad and margarine good. Now margarine's bad and eggs are O.K. What's really going on, and how do we know the experts won't change their minds tomorrow?

Drugs: When diet isn't enough
Cancer: Can food stave off malignancy?
Dr. Dean Ornish: Dean of the low-fat diets


A S I A
INDONESIA: No Pain, No Gain
As East Timorese decide on their future, continuing violence threatens to muddy the outcome of the historic vote

Interview: Xanana Gusmão looks to independence

Viewpoint: Megawati and the army still don't get it

SOUTH KOREA: Samsung Slugger
Lee Seung Yup sets his sights on the Asian home-run record

INDIA: Lost Tribe
In the hills of Mizoram, some locals are convinced they are descended from one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel

LINE OF FIRE: Fighting Unfit
Neither China nor Taiwan can afford a war now




T H E   W O R L D
LATIN AMERICA: Chokepoint
Efforts to make the Panama Canal profitable prompt a furor as rights are granted to a Hong Kong shipping company

E N D   P A G E S
SPOTLIGHT

MILESTONES

TRAVEL WATCH:
Take A Hike (But Don't Get Lost) in Hong Kong



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