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SEPTEMBER 18, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 11

C O V E R   S T O R Y
HEALTH: Seeing the Light
Laser eye surgery is helping thousands to see better, but the non-essential procedure poses risks. Is it worth it?
A Cautionary Tale: I'm still waiting for my miracle


A S I A
INDONESIA: In Harm's Way
After the gruesome murder of three U.N. relief workers in West Timor, pressure mounts for Wahid to rein in the militias

BURMA: No Exit
The junta tightens its grip, calculating that the West won't care

CHINA: Cloak and Dagger
Missionary 007s are converting more and more Christians

SINGAPORE: Viewpoint
Philip Bowring praises efforts to lift the birth rate

INDIA: A Life Apart
Eunuchs are banding together to demand basic rights



S P O R T
SUMMER OLYMPICS: One More Scandal
On the eve of the Sydney Games, China suspends several athletes for, you got it, illegal drug use

T H E   A R T S
MUSIC: Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
Thailand's biggest country music star is a blue-eyed Swede

E N D   P A G E S
SPOTLIGHT

MILESTONES

TRAVEL WATCH
Seeking Out Kunming's Hidden Charms


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