February 22, 1999

The succession question 4445
WORLD

The succession question

Among the host of enduring images to emerge from the funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein, there was none so poignant—nor politically charged—as that involving Hafez Assad. Syria’s president was captured in a pensive mood, gazing down upon the coffin of his old foe, palms upturned in Muslim supplication, lips murmuring a silent prayer.
BEST-SELLERS 1617

BEST-SELLERS

FICTION 1. The Testament, John Grisham (7) 2. Southern Cross, Patricia Cornwell (9) 3. Blindness, José Saramago (1) 4. The River Midnight, Lilian Nattel 5. The Love of a Good Woman, Alice Munro (3) 6. Amsterdam, Ian McEwan (2) 7. Seize the Night, Dean Koontz (4)
Bad attitudes that kill 3637
COVER

Bad attitudes that kill

At 27, Daniel Emond was overweight, working long hours and aware that high cholesterol levels ran in his family. The Ottawa salesman would get winded walking uphill, but he did not fully understand that he was a prime candidate for heart disease until he went into hospital for unrelated knee surgery in 1996.
PAYBACK TIME? 4041
World

PAYBACK TIME?

Bill Clinton has had the better part of a year to learn how to get it right, how to say “I’m sorry” and sound like he means it. He flubbed it last August, when he turned a would-be apology for his misbehaviour in the White House into a stinging attack on his accusers.
WHY MEN ARE VULNERABLE 3435
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WHY MEN ARE VULNERABLE

The search for the causes of cancer leads many researchers to the mysterious, microscopic world of damaged molecules and defective genes. But Richard Gallagher, director of cancer control research programs with the Vancouver-based B.C. Cancer Agency, looks at a bigger picture—one of environment and behaviour.
MENS HEALTH 2829
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MENS HEALTH

Anatoli Chrenowski, a 46-year-old Ottawa computer specialist, was immersed in a busy and successful life. Working days for Revenue Canada, he taught computer classes three evenings a week, took care of several small apartment buildings he owns, and tried to find time to spend with his wife, Anna, and their two young children.
When the male equipment fails 3031
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When the male equipment fails

For years, Dave (not his real name) was plagued by a crushing lack of self-confidence. Family problems in his childhood had left scars. He was chronically overweight. And there was the problem with his penis—Dave was obsessed by the belief that it was too small.
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