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Lifestyle 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Besieged by new species

THE Hawaiian Islands emerged from the ocean fuming and angry, but nature turned gracious and cloaked the steaming volcanic rock with a mantle of splendour.

Health 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

New lease of life

Retired teacher S. Neelam shares her experience of being the first person in the country to undergo total disc replacement surgery in Putrajaya Hospital last August. The procedure was pioneered by clinical orthopaedic surgeon Dr K. Selva Kumar. The following day, R. Rameshvaran, a golf tourney promoter, underwent a similar operaton. Here are their accounts.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kill the apathy

Writes Lydia of Klang.

Health 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cauliflower, anyone?

Cook it right, and cauliflower may become a favourite veggie, write SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR.

Lifestyle 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM


The English-Speaking Union of Malaysia will hold its annual general meeting on March 8, from 3pm.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Haunting encounters

Our story I>Ghoulish guests/I(I>StarTwo/I>,Feb 24) prompted the following readers to share their accounts of close encounters of the hair-raising kind...

Lifestyle 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Children with reading problems

B>D/B>YSLEXIA? What is that?#148; I asked my good friend, KC, when she mentioned that my six-year-old son, Foo Shearn, could be dyslexic as he failed all his tests in his final year in kindergarten in October 2001.

Lifestyle 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Working wives

B>A/BDECADE ago, at the height of the boom, her husband often worked through the night on the assembly line, spooling coils of cable for the electronics giant that gave the town of Hitachi its name. He worked and she stayed home, taking care of the two children, tidying up and preparing his lunch box.

Lifestyle 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't confuse us, please!

I WAS one of many delegates that were in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday for the Malaysian Chess Federation#8217;s (MCF) annual general meeting.

Lifestyle 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Better bandages on the way

For all the emphasis placed on technology by the American armed forces, until recently, dressing the wounds of soldiers had advanced little in hundreds of years.