The low-rise, cement-block structure in which Ed Taylor has run his printing business for the past 17 years sits alone in a dusty construction site hard by the commercial heart of downtown Atlanta. Until recently, Taylor’s place was surrounded by warehouses and auto-body shops.By JAMES DEACON7 min
The media frenzy surrounding the mercury amalgam issue ("The furor over fillings,” Backpack, March 18) is just one of the many sensitive issues confronting the dental profession. Amalgam use for 150 years and billions of fillings placed does not by itself justify amalgam’s safety.
It was arguably one of the most electric nights of men’s figure skating ever— superb performances combined with human drama in the final long program at last week’s World Figure Skating Championships. The capacity crowd at Edmonton Coliseum not only forgave Elvis Stojko his stumble in the earlier short program, it seemed positively touched by the poignancy of the moment.By MARY NEMETH6 min
Training police to go it alone It is a sunny Saturday, the type that inspires. Suddenly, the coastal road outside Port-auPrince clogs to a steamy standstill. As drivers jump from their cars to investigate, the word comes down a Haitian highway grapevine: roadblock at Gressier.By NOMI MORRIS6 min
With only 320 northern right whales still in existence, the deaths of five earlier this year off the Florida-Georgia coast was a devastating blow to the endangered species. Animal rights activists have linked the deaths to U.S. navy exercises in the coastal waters, which are also the whales’ calving grounds.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
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