Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Lessons from Turkey

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Can a colossal earthquake in Turkey's industrial heartland hold lessons for posh California? A team of American scientists and California engineers who…

Cover Stories

Keeping count

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | In a calamity of biblical proportions, numbers are one way to impose order. For Turkey's earthquake survivors, however, the numbers hold no solace. As the…

In this issue: "Turkey: A terrible toll," Sept. 4, 1999

Features

Piracy and privacy

By Chris Stamper

National | Feds collar their first pirate-and privacy advocates search for ways to limit the government's reach

Don't adjust your set

By Cal Thomas

National | George Stephanopoulos's rise at ABC is one more example of the decline of broadcast journalism

Dispatches

Quotables

I do not want to be expelled from school for using the word God in a reverent manner. 16-year-old Stephanie Vega, a Texas public-school student selected by…

News & Reviews

By The Editors

Judge kills voucher plan, but schools & parents vow: We'll work things out Johnnietta McGrady used vouchers to enroll her two children in St. Thomas…

Culture

Music: Beach Boys revisited

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | From the offensive Chili Peppers to barbershop quartets, the Beach Boys' summer never ends

Reinventing yourself

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Garth's morphing himself into a rock star illustrates the new postmodern psychology

Reviews: Charmed, I'm sure

By Roy Maynard

Culture | TV shows and books aimed at young people are building up the latest fad: pop-culture paganism

An idea falls out of orbit

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Consumers may be suckers, but the failure of Planet Hollywood and Roseanne show that we can say no

Columnists

Oh, grow up

By Joel Belz

Both the candidates and the media have something to learn

Mailbag

Tabloid TV I was pleased to read Cal Thomas's piece on the media coverage of the death of JFK Jr., his wife, and her sister ("TV grieve-a-thon an…

Labor Day

By Marvin Olasky

Remembering those who run uphill and don't give up

Whence and why?

By John Piper

Finding meaning in the earthquake in Turkey

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