t

TRAVEL HAZARDS

International diplomacy is supposed to be President Bush's strength. But after Japan, and getting gassed in Panama last week, what could go wrong next? Might be prudent to avoid the Ring of Fire.

WORD WATCH

The politically correct are endlessly inventive. A high school in Portland, Ore., described a song as a "spiritual of color."

PAY THE $2

So many Californians attend traffic class (T.C.) after getting tickets that now they can choose from a number of entertaining forms of driver re- education: Pizza T.C., Gourmet Lunch T.C., and even Comedy T.C., where a Robin Williams videotape is shown....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!