Rye Barcott Goes to War

Two o’clock in the morning and the noise is deafening. Rye Barcott gets dressed, grabs his machete. It sounds like war coming down outside his shanty in Kenya, and swarms of people are running toward the railroad tracks on the border of the Kiberan slums. Barcott follows the candles, the flashlights, the moonbeams that shine like an interrogation lamp; he follows the banging, to a man who lies bloodied in the middle of an enormous mob. He’s a thief, a mwizi, and his tale makes Barcott lose his voice. A villager stands over the mwizi. He appears to be flicking something at him. Seconds later, the thief is in flames.
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Governer on Guard

Gaston Caperton overcame dyslexia to become a millionaire and rise to West Virginia’s highest office. Now he leads the venerable College Board into a new century – and, he hopes, a new relevancy – on the Web. … More Governer on Guard

A Natural High

From tiny Woodburn, Ind., to Washington, D.C., Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Jane E. Henney never faced a hurdle she couldn’t leap. The New Physician, November 1999 She was homecoming queen. If you know any facts about Jane E. Henney, this is probably not one of them. It’s not that it’s a great secret, … More A Natural High

Supporters say presidential bid is natural move for Dole — Critic: N.C. native’s about image instead of substance

Many observers say Elizabeth Dole’s Southern charm and graceful appearance — she long ago earned the nickname “Sugar Lips” for her ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations — have helped her bring combative sides together and foster Red Cross fund raising. Some say they also could help in a presidential race. … More Supporters say presidential bid is natural move for Dole — Critic: N.C. native’s about image instead of substance