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JULY 24, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 3

C O V E R   S T O R Y
ALZHEIMER'S: The Quest for Answers
Startling medical breaththroughs may lead to drugs capable of slowing--or even halting--the disease's progress


A S I A
JAPAN: Caught Between Two Worlds
Is it an American outpost or a Japanese backwater? Neither? Both? Host to this week's G-8 summit of the world's most powerful leaders, Okinawa is an island in search of an identity
Namie Amuro: The singer made it hip to be Okinawan

THAILAND: Can Anybody Do This Job?
In Bangkok's gubernatorial race, the candidates seem unable (or unwilling) to focus on the key issue: the urban mess

T H E  W O R L D
SOUTH PACIFIC: Far From Harmony
Rebels release the hostages, but that may not end Fiji's chaos

T H E  A R T S
INNOVATORS: The New, New Look
Our new series on the next wave of influential people begins with designers who are changing the way we see the world




B U S I N E S S
CASINOS: Bad Boys Abound in "Vegas East"
Glitzy gaming houses, some of them owned by drug lords and mass murderers, are popping up along Thailand's borders

T H E  A R T S
CINEMA: Showdown With China's Censors
Will Jiang Wen be barred from moviemaking for seven years?

E N D   P A G E S
SPOTLIGHT

MILESTONES

TRAVEL WATCH
Imagine: Airline Food You Can Actually Eat


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