The suffering voyeur—that being the average television couch tomatoe— has to put up with a lot. A lot means the mindless sitcoms, with punch lines telegraphed two minutes ahead. And the game shows, aimed at either those who don’t have jobs or those who don’t want or need them.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
For months, Western leaders watched helplessly as the slaughter in BosniaHerzegovina became ever more savage. International military action was too risky an undertaking against local militias, hardened by ethnic hatreds and steeled by months of guerrilla combat in Bosnia’s hilly terrain.
She is blond and glamorous, and was once the star of German track and field. As a result, the suspension last February of Katrin Krabbe, for allegedly manipulating urine samples to avoid doping controls, rocked the nation. Germany’s athletics federation later overturned that ban.
Her long blond hair pulled awkwardly through the top of a white helmet, Marde King bowed to the judges, to the referee and to her opponent, Sun Lee of South Korea. Then, the 21-year-old from London, Ont., adopted the hands-raised, legs-apart stance of a tae kwon do combatant prepared for battle.By C.W.2 min
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