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NOVEMBER 13, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 19

C O V E R   S T O R Y
DRUGS: Is Happiness a Pill?
Ecstasy made its reputation in the teen rave scene, but it's moving out of Asia's dance clubs and into the mainstream. What does science say about this seemingly benign illegal drug?


A S I A
AVIATION: Tragedy in Taipei
A wrong turn onto a normally unused runway leads to Singapore Airlines' first fatal crash, with 81 deaths

CHINA: Selling Their Souls
Chinese villagers earn modest fortunes by peddling their own blood, but they're also fueling a dangerous rise in AIDS

INDIA: Way of Death
Parsis in Bombay rely on vultures to consume their corpses, but now the scavengers themselves may be dying out

CAMBODIA: Conduct Unbecoming
A pending case against a British schoolteacher will test Phnom Penh's declared resolve to crack down on child-sex offenders




T H E   A R T S
ART: In Her Own Image
Long before she met John Lennon, Yoko Ono was an avant-garde icon. A retrospective shows why

E N D   P A G E S
SPOTLIGHT

MILESTONES

TRAVEL WATCH
The little things count for a lot in this big city

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