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Cover Stories

Holiday of horror

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | 3/27: Suicide bomber Abdel-Basset Odeh paced outside the lobby of a hotel in Netanya where over 250 Jews were gathering for a Seder marking the beginning of…

Cover Stories

'Martyrs by the millions'

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Holiday suicide attacks by Islamic militants, Israel's military response, and Arafat's praise of the "martyrs" push the Middle East toward total war-and pull…

In this issue: "Guns & Poses," April 13, 2002

Features

Good and growing

By Lynn Vincent

National | Wal-Mart becomes the world's largest company, tax cuts help raise incomes, and other business news

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

L.A. TIMES SPOTLIGHTS COLSON'S RELIANCE ON GHOSTWRITERS Seeing ghosts Ghostwriting and celebrity-author marketing practices are in the spotlight again. The…

Quotables

He was a shadow of himself. -Los Angeles Lakers basketball coach Phil Jackson, after his former player, Michael Jordan, scored a career-low two points in a…

Top News

By The Editors

Scoring system:5 points for news stories appearing on the front page of The Washington Post, 3 for stories on the next two pages of the "A" section, and 1…

Flash Traffic

By The Editors

Political buzz from Washington

Quick Takes

By The Editors

LICENSE TO KILL The Netherlands became the first country to legalize mercy killings as the country's notorious euthanasia law went into effect this month.

'Breaking faith' update

By Lynn Vincent

Campus Crusade suspends speaker after scandal report

Reviews

Hope and hoops

Culture | Coaches and players overcome adversity to make it into this year's NCAA Final Four

Lights out in an empty room

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Can the decadent art world be brought back to life?

The Music

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 CDs for the week ending March 30, according to Billboard magazine

Voices

Mailbag

Chew on that For years our liberal culture has used the military as a testing ground for politically popular ideas and concepts, like women in combat and the…

Why so pushy?

By Joel Belz

We shouldn't "respect" people so much we show them no respect at all

I was a ghost

By Marvin Olasky

But it wasn't a deathly experience

Very great guilt

By Andrée Seu

Forget the settlement, where's the repentance?

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