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Person of the Week
MEATY ISSUES As foot-and-mouth disease sweeps Britian, Prime Minister Tony Blair has a full plate of issues to chew over. Should he vaccinate herds rather than send them to slaughter? And should he delay May's general electionŚrather than send distracted voters to the polls?


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Mega-producer named a commander of French Legion of Honor, dons funny cap and epaulets. No, wait, that's the French Foreign Legion
JIM SHEKHDAR
English rower crosses Pacific under his own power, swimming last...

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